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July Newsletter

July Newsletter
        JULY CALENDAR 2014 

Hello families!  HAPPY SUMMER!  FUN in the SUN is our theme for the MONTH!  We have lots of fun field trips to all the local water & spray parks, summer fun excursions, special savings & outings this month! Check out the info below & RSVP at .
SAVINGS & PRIVATE EVENT INVITES for our OFFICIAL HHH MEMBERS! (OHM) Check out all of your current savings & how to become a member & more!  Monthly membership can be as low as $7.50 a month & comes with all of the bonus savings!
The Month of JULY Savings & Specials include:
*SMALL TALK FAMILY CAFE: 10% off ALL Admission, Pass & Class Purchase Savings! *Exception is Food
*FREE Swim Class Trials at Swimlettes & Little Dippers Aquatic Center plus Registration Fee & Tuition Savings
*Chris Luna of J.Rockcliff Realty Group FREE Consultations
*Music Together & Kindermusik Savings per Session & Free Trial Classes
*Itsy Bitsy Yoga & Baby Sign Language Playgroup Savings & Bonus Free Class
*MYGYM OHM Private Party (Evite sent to current members!)
*GRAND OPENING! ICE MONSTER Restaurant, Special OHM Perks to come!

                     MIX & MINGLE PLAYSPACE
in Walnut Creek! 
Saturday, 7/19 from 5:45 pm till 7:45 pm 
OHM Invite Private Party & POTLUCK!
Special Invite for members ONLY!
PRIVATE PARTY PERK for OHM families of on Saturday, 7/19 from 5:45 pm to 745 pm for a fun playtime and potluck dinner mix and mingle party for parents and kids!Let your little ones explore and play while us adults socialize and see what MyGym has to offer and get to know fellow Members! 

Cost: FREE to play as an OHM PERK for the night, please see EVITE for suggested Potluck item! will be providing drinks, all the papergoods and a dinner entrée!


Don’t forget to RSVP on the Evite!


BONUS: OHM PERK Benefits for OHMs are as follows: FREE TRIAL CLASS, $75.00 registration fee WAIVED when you enroll for membership and class packages


We’ll be visiting ALL of the AQUATIC & WATER SPRAY PARKS in the Area for JULY!      


Wed. July 9th:  Field Trip to Contra Loma Water Lagoon in Antioch from 1 pm & on, a man made beach with swimming pool and sand, it’s a great place to bring sand toys and enjoy water play for all ages. Bring an umbrella and picnic blanket as there isn’t much shade.  $5.00 parking; $2.00 admission for kid over 2 yrs. old.


Fri. July 11th: Rankin Water Park Playdate  12:30 pm, bring a lunch and swimsuit for a fun day in the sun at the Martinez Aquatic Pool & Splashpark! Great for all ages. $3.00 for kids over 2 years old.


Wed. July 16th: Prewett Water Park Playdate: Join us from 4-7pm (only $6.00 entrance fee after 4 pm) for loads of water slides, play pools, splash pools great for all ages! Food is allowed in!  $6.00 for after 4 pm entrance; $12.00 if come all day.


Mon. July 28th:  San Ramon Aquatic Park Playdate: 1:15 pm, fun in the sun and bring a snack to share if you’d like!  Great for all ages!


Wed. July 30th:  Field Trip: Siliman Aquatic Center in Newark:  Field Trip to Newark for an Indoor Aquatic Playarea, lots of fun for the whole family, we’ll be there from 1 pm and on, bring your own cooler of food and drinks for a full day at the all ages friendly water park!  There is a PLUM DISTRICT coupon right now and we are planning to be there all day so use this link for your coupon!




**Due to recent news of dangerous & violent incidents near and around the Meadow Homes Spray Park, we have cancelled our intended playdate there. Please be aware if you visit there!

Cooking Club & Water Play @ Pleasant Hill Pool & Spray Park Playdate
Fri. July 25th from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm  
Join us at the Pleasant Hill Aquatic Center & Spray Park with a dish to share in the theme of Party! Party! Party Appetizers!
We select a new park to check out and play at with our little ones while we nibble on  potluck lunch around a theme for the month!  Don’t forget your picnic blanket and BYOBeverage, utensils &paper goods are provided.  Don’t forget our swimsuit, towel & change of clothes for your little one to enjoy the pool and the Spray Park!
ADMISSION: Kids 2 and under are free; $4 for under 6; $4.50 for under 18 years old; $5.00 for 18 years+.
RSVP: on where we’ll be at the park & what others are bringing too!

Sun. July 27th from 3:00-5:00 pm  

Join us for an afternoon of hands on, parent participation fun class as we learn how to make some delicious & creative items and culinary skills that you can apply for a buffet, as a gift or a plating presentation!

KIDS COOKING CLASS: “Create your Own Culinary Masterpiece.”  Hands On Kids Cooking Class w/ Parents, your little one (3.5 and up) are invited to WATCH, LEARN & CREATE!

They will make animals and shapes out of a variety of fruits & veggies, learn how to best ‘DIP’ their items into chocolate, decorate their own “POT” and then “arrange” it as their own CULINARY MASTERPIECE!

Lots of hands on fun with many techniques shown, great for kids and adults.  $25.00/OHM & $30/Gen. Members, Sibling Discounts available.


TIME: 3-5 pm in Concord. enjoy with your family, don’t miss out as spaces fill up fast! Note the number of CHILDREN participating in your RSVP, thank you!

Recommended Age: 3.25 years and older

Must PREPAY via check to mailed to PO BOX 31228 WC CA 94598 or Paypal to to confirm your spot! FEE: $25.00/OHM families per child; $30.00/Gen. Member Families; Sibling Discount Rate is available, just ask!

RSVP: & to confirm your prepayment spot!

Sponsored by MaryKay Rep. Sarah Murdough
Saturday, 7/26 from 4:30pm-6pm  Bollinger Nails in Concord


MARYKAY Sponsored “Mom’s Pamper & Spa Night” for Mani/Pedi Services, Appetizers & Snacks w/ Makeup Consultations & FREE Goody Bags!


MaryKay sponsored: “Mom’s Spa & Pamper Night” on 7/26 from 430-6 pm
Please join us in not only pampering our nails, but our skin as well! Learn about the five most important things that every woman should be putting on her face everyday to maximize fullness and elasticity, and reducing fine lines. In addition, ask one-on-one skin care questions and concerns. Get personalized foundation matching and talk about quick, easy make up tricks. Take home a fun goodie bag full of great MK goodies! Drink champagne, nibble on desserts, and pamper yourself! You deserve it!


*Each RSVP’ed attendee will receive a little goodie bag from Mary Kay and have an opportunity to have their mani/pedi and foundation matching with lip gloss/lipstick. Enjoy a personalized make up/skin care discussion with each woman too. Please state in ur RSVP what service (mani/pedi) u would like for ur reservation.
Please note that the services cost are covered by you but MaryKay rep. Sarah Murdough had kindly provided drinks, appetizers, goody bags and will offer personalized consults with all attendees too! Thank you Sarah!

Visit the below website to review the TYPE of service you would like. MUST state in ur RSVP what service u want so that it can be booked in advance for you. U may pay the Salon directly on site for your services.


Please note ur RSVP does require a prepayment deposit of $10.00 for your spot which will be returned to you upon arrival to the event. Should u need to cancel, as long as u cancel within 24 hours, your $10.00 is refundable. Check out which service you would like


Make sure you RSVP!





Friday, JULY 18th at 7:30 pm @Brenden Theaters in Concord


Invite your friends, fellow parents, your spouse or your honey for a NIGHT OUT! Join us for a night at the movies! Discount tickets, only 5.00 a tix and 3.00 for a concession special with a popcorn/drink.


We have the whole theater so invite all your friends for a fun night, as our feature movie presentation will be the latest installment of TRANFORMERS 4: AGE of EXTINCTION.


Make sure you RSVP!



As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the… More boundaries of technology beyond what they can control – all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.


Need a babysitter? We can connect you with potential sitters via our preferred sitter list, contacts at & too!  Please email:

MOVIES: ” EARTH TO ECHO” on Sun. July 13th AND
 on Wed. July 23rd 
Sunday, July 13th & Wed. July 23rd at 5:30 pm
@Brenden Theaters Concord




A theater JUST for babies & toddler families, I personally adjust the sound and lighting to protect little one’s ears & not be afraid of a pitch dark theater! 


Discount tickets, only 5.00 a tix and 3.00 for a concession special with a popcorn/drink.


We have the whole theater so invite all your friends for a fun night!  It has gotten great reviews and suppose to be great, make sure you RSVP!


“EARTH to ECHO” Synopsis:  (PG)

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of sign… Moreals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.


“PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE” Synopsis:  (PG)

A new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and… More is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper, heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.


SWIM LESSON TRIALS are AVAILABLE! is now partners with SWIMLETTES (Saline Pool in Pleasant Hill) and LITTLE DIPPERS AQUATIC CENTER.
We have timeslots for 6 months & up from 8 am till 7 pm all week, let us know what type of classes & days work for you!
Email: for trial class & savings available to OHM’s and Parent and Me, Semi Privates & Privates.
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@ Pleasant Hill & Walnut Creek Theaters
$5.00 for TEN MOVIES when purchased ahead at theater or at!  $1.00 per show when purchased at the Theater.All movies are G or PG on Tues. AND Wed. at 10 am.Visit:


For what is playing at your local Cinemark throughout the Summer!

Weekly Drop In Classes & Free Trial Classes
It is YOGA for your BABY!

(NEWBORN to PreWalkers)


Every Thurs. 10:30 am at Sports Basement WC.
FEE: $10/ class or 3 classes/$25.00; OHM’s receive a bonus FREE class w/ each package.
Every Wed. 10:30 am, at Small Talk Family Café. Pricing fee:  Drop in Rate or Package Available
Join us for our Itsy Bitsy Yoga Classes, shown to help babies develop strong brains & muscles, helps with sleep, digestion, constipation & is a great bonding class.
STARTING in AUGUST! We will be MOVING the THURS. 10:30 am class to TUESDAYS at 11 AM! 
We also have WEEKEND ITSY BITSY on Sun. 7/13 and EVERY the 1st Sun. of the month @9:30 am!
Wed. July 30th at 4:00 pm @Sports Basement WC
(3 month old babies & UP!)
THEME: Basic Baby Signs & Bedtime Signs
Come practice, play, learn new signs through songs, story & practicum!
FEE: $10.00 or 3 class pkge. $25/OHM receive a free bonus class
FREE TRIAL CLASS on Thurs. 7/10th @ 9:30 am
$10 off same day enrollment or 5% off each future package for OHM families!
FREE TRIAL CLASSES for ages 2.5 & up! Mon. 7/14th at 2 pm; Have an Older Child? We offer a Free Trial class for them too! Check for a class that works for you. for more info.
FREE TRIAL CLASSES for 7 months to 6 years old at Walnut Creek & San Ramon Locations! Where Kids who like Playtime, Music, Stories and Gymnastics come to ENJOY!
Want to save $75.00 for your registration fee? Become an OHM & that’s just ONE of the many perks you receive!
Itty Bitty Bouncer DROP in PLAYTIME:
MUST Pre-Register for a spot:
11 am on Fri. August 1st
Parent Participation Requested.
Tots enjoy BOUNCE TIME! 10-12 pm at Bouncefarm in Martinez.  OHM’s get 15% off admission.  Don’t forget your SOCKS!  Join us on Wed. 7/9th
 Drop in Gymnastics Playtime at 11 am
OHM’s: $5.00 admission; $7.00 Gen. Members.  This Playdate will return in September! They are on hiatus for the  Summer!
Parent Participation Requested.
Living Healthy Workshop
This Wed. 7/9 7-8:30 pm

Are you ready to take control of your life? Are you ready to take the steps to make a change for the better? Are you interested in losing weight in a healthy way while improving your quality of sleep and increasing your energy level?


Stop by Sports Basement in Walnut Creek on Wednesday, July 9th between 7:00-8:30pm in the LOFT. Margrette Wui, Independent Consultant for Arbonne International, will be available with information on Arbonne’s Healthy Living Program.


This is a wellness program that includes support and coaching and some of the many benefits include significant weight loss, increased energy and mental clarity, minimized aches and pains, abandonment of food cravings and poor eating habits, better and more restful sleep, and increased self confidence. Come taste and sample some of the Vegan and Gluten Free products from Arbonne’s Essentials Nutrition line.


Enter to win some great raffle prizes too! Anyone that stops in to sample the products can enjoy a 10% off discount off of their purchases at Sports Basement. All OHM/Gen. members can enjoy a 20% off discount on all Arbonne products purchased that evening as well as on all orders placed directly from the Arbonne consultant. Additionally, all HHH Gen. members/OHM’s that RSVP to me by 7/8 will also receive a special gift pack of Arbonne products when they visit.


Come by Sports Basement on July 9th from 7:00-8:30 and look for the Arbonne table located in the Loft. Have a question or want more information? Feel free to contact me! And don’t forget – all that RSVP to me by 7/8 will receive 20% off all purchases and orders PLUS will receive a special gift pack when they stop by.
Hope to see you there!

Margrette Wui

Arbonne International


 Mon. & Thurs. Mornings: Our Secret Garden II  June 30 – July 24 (M/Th) | 9 – 10 AM
For Young Children & Families   FREE*
Back by popular demand, the Lafayette Community Garden will be hosting its second “Our Secret Garden” series. Beginning June 30, Eli Chan will offer children a chance to get personal about ecology. On Monday and Thursday mornings from 9am to 10am, Kids (and their caregivers) will head outside and connect with nature through stories, physical activity and garden-related crafts. They will be armed with the tools to make good food and lifestyle choices. Caregivers will learn how to nurture our next generation to be enthusiastic about their bodies, the environment and our community. Together, we will become caring human beings who are part of an interconnected natural world. Join us in the garden and get ready to dig deeper than before!


Paws to Read, Pause to See

July 12 (Sat) | 12 – 1PM
For Young Children & Families  FREE*
The Lafayette Library and Lafayette Community Garden welcome you to a story and activity hour. Listen to the children’s librarians tell stories about seeing things differently and then take a close-up look at miracles in the garden. Magnifying glasses and observation notebooks will be provided for detailed record keeping. Kids (and grown-ups) supply the curiosity.
Lafayette’s Amazing Natural HistoryJuly 12 (Sat) | 3:30 – 5PM
All ages FREE*
Doc Jim Hale, wildlife biologist, naturalist and ethnobiologist will bring alive the natural history of the Lamorinda area.  Learn what plants thrived here and how they were used by local Native Americans. Find out what animals visit our area while we sleep at night. Doc Hale is an expert on wild, edible plants, the medicinal and cultural use of herbs, and mountain lion ecology in Contra Costa County.  Doc’s photos and stories will delight people of all  





FAMILY FRIENDLY MOVIE SHOWING: FROZEN at sundown (approx. 8:30 pm) at Heather Farms.

Bring snacks, picnic blankets, chairs and dinner and enjoy a showing under the stars with your little ones! We’ll arrive earlier at 7 pm to grab spots, eat dinner and let the kids run around before the movie, join us!


Attention Families! Movies Under the Stars returns to Heather Farm Park this summer! Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Mt. Diablo!

Friday, July 11, 2014 Frozen
Begins at dusk (approximately 8:30pm)


Place: Heather Farm Park, Ballfield #2
Time: Field opens at 6pm, movies begin at sunset


Cost: Help support the program with a $2 donation per person Please do not bring pets. Lawn chairs allowed in designated areas. Parking is available at the Ballfield #1 parking lot and Community Center lot. No food will be available for sale. You are welcome to bring your own food and refreshments. No glass bottles or containers allowed. Please help keep the park clean by throwing or carrying away all trash. Adult supervision of young children required. Brought to you in part by The City of Walnut Creek and Diablo Valley Credit Union.


Sat. July 12th:  GOLDIEBLOX PARTY 12 noon.  We need more girls in tech and engineering and all the other ways things are being created these days. You’ve no doubt heard about these cool engineering based toys, now come and play with them and talk to someone from GoldieBlox about their toy sets and their company. Of course, if you want to see their way cool video again!
WHERE: Laurel BookStore at 4100 Macarthur Blvd Oakland

Thurs. July 17th:  The Milky WayMovie Premiere at 5:30 pm at the Walnut Creek 14 Screening, we need to sell 72 tickets by 7/10 in order to host this movie, so buy yours today!


We are excited to host the Walnut Creek Premiere Screening of The Milky Way movie! This is a documentary exposé about breastfeeding in the United States. More than a breastfeeding promotion film, this is a film by, for, and about women. It is about the knowledge that inherently resides in every woman, how to access that knowledge and how to trust what we already know. It is a film that inspires women to say, “I can do that!” “I want to do that!”


To Buy Tix:


For all events more info available

We select a book, enjoy reading it for a month and then select a restaurant to nosh at so we discuss it!
It is a night of good food, conversation & an opportunity for some adult conversation & trying a new restaurant!
This Month: “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
SYNOPSIS: An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives-all over the course of one meal.It’s a summer’s evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between mouthfuls of food and over the polite scrapings of cutlery, the conversation remains a gentle hum of polite discourse-the banality of work, the triviality of the holidays. But behind the empty words, terrible things need to be said, and with every forced smile and every new course, the knives are being sharpened.Each couple has a fifteen-year-old son. The two boys are united by their accountability for a single horrific act; an act that has triggered a police investigation and shattered the comfortable, insulated worlds of their families. As the dinner reaches its culinary climax, the conversation finally touches on their children. As civility and friendship disintegrate, each couple show just how far they are prepared to go to protect those they love.Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.

All are welcome, to join!
Tues July 22nd at 7:30 pm
at Kacha Thai in WC
NEXT MONTH’s BOOK:  “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman & we’ll watch the theatrical release too on Thurs. 8/28, time to come!
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