Feb
3
2:00 PM14:00

SFBW 2019: Super Bowl Viewing Party ft. Laughing Monk Releases

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Join us for the Super Bowl! Come support your team or just come for the snacks and beers. We will have a ton of special activities going on along with the game!!

- Football bingo w/ prizes
- Super Bowl Squares
- Special tailgate menu for the teams
- Laughing Monk Brewing special beer releases
- Build Your Own Bloody Mary
- Themed Photo Booth
- Decorations by Christina Helen

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW 2019: Save The Whales: One Drink At A Time

Every year The Gray Whale makes a 12,000 mile migration along the California coastline. Let’s protect and celebrate the majestic creature with an incredible evening of craft beer, artisanal cocktails and Cali-coast cuisine.

Both North Coast Brewing Company and Golden State Distillery Source their ingredients from the California Coast and they also support the ocean and whale conservation. Please join us for a San Francisco Beer week event that truly makes a difference. Inspired by and supporting the Gray Whale. We will also have representatives from the The Marine Mammal Center at the event to talk about all that is being done to save the Gray Whale.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
5
to Apr 2

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Center for Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction is considered the evidence-based gold standard of stress reduction by doctors and the tens of thousands of people who have benefited from this program worldwide.

This course is an excellent way to sharpen our focus, prioritize our own health, and solidify our communication with colleagues, customers, and loved ones.

The class meets at the classic Rockridge setting of Danspace, near BART and Market Hall, and is offered by longtime Rockridge teacher and therapist Reba Connell.

Early-bird discounts are available until January 15.

Winter 2019 class:
Tuesdays 9–11:15 am

Free Orientation Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Class: February 12-April 2, 2019

Registration and more info

Watch the video, which includes meditation and chair yoga!

Sessions provided by:
Reba Connell
Center for Stress Reduction

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Feb
5
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW 2019: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

Ever wonder why you like one beer more than another? Ever think that a beer was just “off”? Well, let us help you have a better sense of it with a little off flavor beer training. We will be tainting some beer to help educate you on what it is you are tasting and why. Buttered popcorn, wet cardboard, apple cider vinegar and so many more things you should never taste in beer come learn how to identify them and why they occur.

Then wash your pallet clean with a delicious untainted Sierra Nevada and enjoy munching on malt and doing a hop rub to really understand all that goes into making your pint. We will have a breakdown of the ingredients of some of your favorite Sierra Nevada beers. It is an amazing way to pin point a certain flavor to help clarify why you like a certain beer more than another. Learn while drinking at San Francisco Beer Week. Come on in and learn about the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of drinking beer!!

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
6
5:00 PM17:00

SFBW 2019: Hand Cranked Part 3

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We all like things in there natural form the best, strip it down and try it how God intended. Birthday Suit only if you will. Well from a beer perspective that is a Cask Ale. For an awesome and unique San Francisco Beer Week event come try 4 of Berryessa Brewing co absolute finest beers in there most naked form. They will be fresh and tasty and they will be creations only for this night! We will have the cask debut of Couch Potato IPA, the crowd favorite, Big Brown Beaver and two custom double dry hopped Pale Ales!!

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

SFBW 2019: Boilermaker Party

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Sometimes after a long hard day, you walk into the The Golden Squirrel and think what can I pair with this delicious Fieldwork Brewing Company Lager? And while the angel on one shoulder is saying “a Golden Squirrel salad”, sometimes you listen to that other side and say a shot of Home Base Spirits Bourbon. Come on in and try a delightful pairing of Bourbon and lager or Hazy IPA and mezcal and explore how the flavor profiles truly compliment each other.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Feb
10
10:30 AM10:30

SFBW 2019: Three Men and a Mimosa

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Ah yes.. San Francisco Beer Week. Once a year a hectic week is filled with Barrel Aged Donut Pastry Stouts, Gnarly Barleywines and Fancy Hazy Triple IPAs (all of which certainly have their place) in the Bay Area. However, after nine days of these shenanigans, three fellas have joined forces to bring you a palate cleanser! Welcome to Three Men & A Mimosa. Bubbles, Bloody’s and for those watching their figure “Avocado Toast”. Join us, won’t you? Special beer-mosa featuring BarrelHouse Brewing Co - Brewery and Beer Gardens and 21st Amendment Brewery recipes from renowned beer-coktillians: Jose Orona and his mustache, David J Kindernay and Andrew Snow.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Ave, Oakland, California 94618
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Jan
1
11:30 AM11:30

EMBODY INSPIRATION: NEW YEAR'S DAY BENEFIT CLASS WITH JAIMI PATTERSON

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On this holiday, give time to connect in and anchor yourself in new inspiration.

This class will embody fluidity as we move through a mindful sequence that will leave you feeling centered, anchored and at peace. Bring to light the joy of simple mobility and find space to recognize all the blessings and opportunities in your life.

Jaimi Patterson teaches classes that are organic, fluid, smart and intentional. She creates a warm, inviting space – empowering students to dynamically align their bodies and to maintain a sense of humor as they rub up against their own habits of thought and movement. Jaimi is especially influenced by her training in dance, developmental movement and the Alexander Technique and shares this unique blend of information with gentle yet stern encouragement.

Proceeds from this class will benefit Camp Fire Relief through United Way of Northern California.

Price: $25; greater donation amounts are available

REGISTER HERE

*Series and unlimited passes do not apply. All sales final. Pre-registration is necessary as this class will sell out. 

Namaste Rockridge
5416 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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Jan
1
11:00 AM11:00

LOVING KINDNESS: A NEW YEAR'S DAY BENEFIT WITH DOMONICK WEGESIN

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The New Year provides an opportunity for us to reconnect to our intentions, helping us to lead a life that is based on the values that are important to us. As yogis, we share the intention of not only reducing harm-doing in the world, but also cultivating kindness towards ourselves and others. This workshop is a a benefit for the victims of the recent Camp Fire in Northern California. Reflecting on the suffering of others can naturally evoke a heartfelt response that can then catalyze greater compassion towards ourselves and all sentient beings. Naomi Shihab Nye writes, "Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing."

Our New Year's practice will combine breath-based asana to awaken the physical heart, as well as metta meditation to evolve the spiritual heart. By practicing together, we support each other in this heart-opening process and help entrain each other in the ways of kindness. Please come join your Namaste Community and start your year intentionally. Like Miss Dionne Warwick sang, “what the world needs now is love, sweet love”.

Proceeds from this class will benefit Camp Fire Relief through United Way of Northern California. 

Price: $25 donation, greater donation amounts are accepted

REGISTER HERE

*Series and unlimited passes do not apply. All sales final. Pre-registration is necessary as this class will sell out.

Namaste Rockridge
5416 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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Jan
1
10:00 AM10:00

Famous Annual Calendar Sale at Pegasus Books

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$4.99 or 3 for $12 for all 2019 Calendars

Over 500 titles in every format: Datebook, wall, mini-wall, engagement, planner, gallery, page-a-day, and poster. Publishers include Apollo, Andrews McMeel, Brown Trout, Brush Dance, Chronicle, Llewellyn, Sellers, Sierra Club, Tidemark, Tushita, and Universe.

Sale continues until they're gone. For best selection, join the crowd at 10am, January 1. Free Pegasus tote bags for first in line!

Pegasus Books
5560 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
510-652-6259
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9am to 10pm; Sun 10am to 10pm

A neighborhood fixture in the Rockridge district since 1971, our Pegasus store in Oakland carries a tremendous selection of new, used and sale books in all categories. Pegasus Oakland also carries the most beautiful selection of cards and blank books in the East Bay, and features a terrific roster of magazines. We pay top prices for your excellent books and CD’s, for cash or trade.

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Dec
31
8:00 PM20:00

NYE Masquerade Party

Grab a mask, because once you enter, it’s time to let loose and celebrate the passing of the year!

The year is almost over but the party is about to begin, this New Year’s Eve head down to Beer Baron for our masquerade party! So grab a mask and forget the flask because with the purchase of a ticket you get Unlimited Drinks, Unlimited Food and a Champagne Toast at Midnight! It wouldn’t be a party without a Live DJ and Balloon drop so we’ve got you covered there as well. Party starts at 8pm and ends at 1am.

Ticket Price: $115 - Gratuity Included 

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Beer Baron Oakland
5900 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

What to expect:

  • Dancing + Live DJ

  • Food

  • Unlimited Drinks

  • Balloon Drop

  • Champagne Toast


Food will be: 

  • Lamb Lollipops

  • Chicken & Waffle Bites

  • Asparagus & Pancetta Deviled Eggs

  • Pork Nugget Bites

  • Vegetable Sliders

  • Oven Dried Tomato Tarts

Drinks will be:

Cocktails

  • Deja Vu - Gin, Chamomile, Lemon, Champagne

  • Cali 75 - St. George Citrus, Lemon, Champagne

  • Wyoming - Wyoming Barrel, Elderflower, Mint, Soda, Raspberries

  • Americano - Campari, Cocchi Torino, Orange Oils

  • Rum & Cola - Bounty Dark, Coconut Amaro, Coca-Cola, Bitters

  • Flavored Moscow Mules - Choice of Pink Guava or Cranberry-Rosemary

  • House Punch

  • Margarita - Tequila, 5 spice agave, lime

  • Whiskey Sour - Tango barrel, lemon, whites, BBQ bitters

  • Build Your Own Old Fashion
    - Choice of Spirit
    Wyoming Whiskey, Spirit Works Rye, Spirit Works Wheat Whiskey, Bounty Rum, Darjeeling Gin, Wahaka Mezcal
    - Choice of Bitters
    Aromatic, Creole, Burlesque, BBQ, California Bay Leaf, Lavender, Rhubarb, Cranberry, Peach

Wine

  • Chardonnay

  • Cabernet

  • Sparkling

Beer

  • Russian River STS

  • Allagash White

  • Faction Pale Ale

  • Seismic Shatter Cone

We look forward to seeing you this holiday season!

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Dec
19
11:30 AM11:30

Butte County Fire Fundraiser

The Golden Squirrel is putting together a fundraiser for the Butte County fire. We will have a raffle as well as a silent auction. Please come through after December 14th and buy some raffle tickets and help us raise money.  Tito's has also matched the first 1500 dollars we raise.  Our goal is a total of $5000.  More info: Facebook Link

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Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

The Tap Dancing Christmas Trees & Market Hall Holiday Sidewalk Stroll

Over the past 28 years, The Trees have performed at the Tree Lighting Ceremonies for Oakland, Hayward, Emeryville and Alameda as well numerous parties, parades (including The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and The Hollywood Holiday Parade), and shows.

Don’t miss this spectacular tap-dancing performance at the Rockridge BART Plaza (5660 College Avenue) from 12:30pm - 1:00pm, before they head toward FIT Clothing (5707 College Avenue). Free and fun for all ages!

The following Market Hall merchants will be tasting and selling sips‘n snacks on the sidewalk from Noon-3pm:

  • Paul Market Wines: Paul Marcus Wines will be featuring a wide selection of Thanksgiving wines...including a lot of Champagne!

  • Hapuku Fish Shop: New England Clam Chowder

  • Highwire Coffee Roasters: Celebration Coffee and Winter Morning Tea tasting

  • Market Hall Foods Kitchen: TBD

  • Market Hall Bakery: Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies hot from the oven

  • Market Hall Produce: Free hot cider

  • MH Foods Grocery: Panettone tasting and $3 off Rustichella d’Abruzzo Panettone

  • The Cheese Counter: Raclette, Baby Red Potatoes and Broccoli

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Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

Rock Talk with Lorie Solay

Do you ever Wonder what makes Gemstones so Powerful?

What are the magical qualities inherent in each stone? Learn How To Harness The Secret Power Of Crystals And Gems For Health, Wealth, And Love.

Join us for an Enchanted Evening of 

ROCK TALK
Serrahna, 5303 College Avenue
Thursday December 6th
6:30 discussion led by Lorie Solay

Our entire collection of gemstones will be on sale for 15% off that evening only.

RSVP HERE

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Tasting with Four Roses

Looking for an excuse to celebrate this holiday season? Join us, December 5, for a holiday tasting with Abby Martinie from Four Roses Distillery. We will be hosting the tasting at Beer Baron Oakland from 6pm - 8pm in our private dining room. Some of the featured whiskeys will be Four Roses bourbon, Four Roses single barrel, Four Roses small batch, and Four Roses ledger’s single barrel pick. While you are talking with friends and learning about these amazing Whiskeys there will be Passed Bites curated by our Executive Chef Kelvin Ott. These include Pancetta & Asparagus Deviled Eggs, Lamb Lollipops, Sriracha Buffalo Chicken Drummets, and Beet & Watermelon Bites. Above all else, expect an amazing atmosphere and great people.

Tickets/Info

Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen
5900 College Avenue 
Oakland, CA 94618

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Self-Breema Class and Community Breema!

Presence and Movement: Self-Breema Class, 6 – 7 PM
The simple, natural movements of Self-Breema exercises support body, mind, and feelings to work together to increase receptivity, balance, and openness to life. This class features instruction and practice of Self-Breema exercises.
$5 drop-in (your first class is free)

Community Breema 7 – 8 PM
Revitalize your body, calm your mind, and balance your emotions. Receive a 20-minute session of Breema bodywork in a group setting. Sessions are profoundly relaxing and energizing and can transform your day. Drop-ins welcome.
Sliding Scale: $10 - $20.
The Breema Center
6076 Claremont Ave, Oakland, California 94618

Reserve your place: (510) 428-0937 or center@breema.com

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Nov
13
4:30 PM16:30

Edward Jones Grand Opening and Canned Food Drive

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Come celebrate the grand opening of our new Edward Jones office. While our location is new, Edward Jones has been helping individual investors reach their long-term goals for more than 90 years. As part of our celebration, we're having a canned food drive to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. We hope you, your family and friends can join us. If unable to attend, food donations will be accepted at our office through November 19th.

 5330 College Avenue, Suite 230 (half block from the Rockridge Public Library)

Hosted by Benjamin Blake, Edward Jones Investments 

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Nov
9
4:00 PM16:00

Dorie Greenspan's "EVERYDAY DORIE: The Way I Cook"

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DORIE  GREENSPAN

EVERYDAY DORIE: The Way I Cook

Book Signing, Tastings, and Conversations

Market Hall Foods Rockridge
5655 College Avenue
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No charge except for purchases

In her latest book, Dorie invites readers into her kitchen, sharing the recipes she makes all the time, from nibbles and starters to soups and salads, main courses to desserts. 

Meet Dorie, welcome her back to the Bay Area, enjoy ingredient tastings and recipe samples of the Bourbon Roasted Pork Loin and Maple-Syrup-And-Mustard Brussels Sprouts. Market Hall Foods weekend’s special menu will include these items and more.

Called a ‘culinary guru’ by the New York Times and inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America, Dorie Greenspan is the author of 13 cookbooks, and a five-time James Beard Foundation award-winner for her cookbooks and magazine articles.

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Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

FEAST Food of the Islamic World: Book Signing

Anissa Helou: FEAST Food of the Islamic World

Reading, Conversations, Book Signing

East Bay Booksellers

In conversation with Lisa Morehouse, independent broadcast journalist and producer/host of California Foodways

East Bay Booksellers

5433 College Avenue in Oakland, CA 94618

No charge except for purchases

Welcome award-winning author Anissa Helou, a recognized authority on the foodways of North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East, during her visit to the Bay Area. Hear about her travel stories and the making of FEAST, and its variety of dishes of time-honored and well-tested recipes from the Arab, Persian, Indonesia, South Asian and North African Muslim world.  

https://www.ebbooksellers.com/event/anissa-helou-feast-conversation-lisa-morehouse

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Oct
18
5:00 PM17:00

Pumpkin Painting With Old Kan Brewery

Golden Squirrel

Join us for a whimsical night of pumpkin painting at The Golden Squirrel with Old Kan Beer and Co. and try their new Gold Kan, a hopped Pale Ale all Admiral Maltings. We will provide the pumpkins and the paint, you are required to provide the creativity!! Get a head start on your Halloween decorations.

The Golden Squirrel
5940 College Avenue

More Info: http://www.facebook.com/events/243330476337156/

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Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Clothing Swap Meet

Serrahna

Back by Popular Demand!

It's time to make your 'fashion trash' someone else's 'fashion treasure'.

HOW IT WORKS

Customers are invited to bring in items of SERRAHNAclothing that they would like to donate or trade for other Swap Meet items. Maybe you are tired of a scarf? Or changed your hair color so the coat no longer works with your palate? Come swap it out! Customers will work with each other and handle their own trades.

Please only gently worn, clean SERRAHNA items are allowed. Any unclaimed items can be donated & will be sold on our sale rack for $10 each after the swap meet, with all proceeds going to a good charitable cause, which allows everyone to smile.

ADMISSION is $15. 

This entrance fee allows you to swap your SERRAHNA clothes with someone else's, at no extra charge.

WHO BENEFITS?

Besides you, so do my Indian tailors and their families.

All entry fees will be donated to the dental hygiene maintenance of my tailors and their kids. A regular supply of tooth brushes and tooth paste, + dentist visits is a cost sustainable by your admission fee. 

WHEN

Monday October 15, 2pm - 7:30pm

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Oct
14
1:30 PM13:30

Prepping for Birth + Beyond

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Preparing to give birth is an incredibly exciting and complex time. As a woman, your body is changing constantly while mentally you prepare for a brand new family member and what that means to your way of life. Yoga is a soft, nurturing way to become re-familiarized with your evolving body, increase overall vitality, and enhance mindfulness.

This workshop will provide valuable tools for birthing mothers and their partners to remain calm, grounded and present during the transitions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenthood. 
More Info here.

Namaste Yoga + Wellness, 3229 College Avenue

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Oct
6
2:00 PM14:00

Rose Levy Beranbaum Book Signing of Rose's Baking Basics

Market Hall Foods is thrilled to host the acclaimed author and baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum for a book signing of her newest cookbook, Rose's Baking Basics: 100 Essential Recipes, with More Than 600 Step-by-Step Photos. This will be Rose's first signing with us, and we could not be more excited!  

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WHEN & WHERE

Join us at Rockridge Market Hall on Saturday, October 6th, 2:00–4:00pm.
5655 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618 (map)

Meet Rose and have your books signed. Don't forget to swing by Market Hall Bakery to taste and take home some sweet specials from her book (Triple Lemon Velvet Bundt Cake, anyone?). Plus, get back to the baking basics and enjoy buttercream-making demonstrations by our own Market Hall baking team, as well as butter and baking chocolate tastings.

This event is open to the public. No charges except for purchases.

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ABOUT ROSE'S BAKING BASICS

In her newest book, Rose’s Baking Basics, James Beard Award-winning author and baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum is getting back to the essentials. Join Rose as she shares her tips and tricks for perfecting the basics with 100 of her most treasured recipes for everything from cookies and cakes to pies, breads and more. With more than 600 step-by-step photos, this cookbook is sure to be a kitchen staple for baking novices and avid bakers alike. 

“Beranbaum leaves absolutely nothing to guesswork. If that kind of inclusiveness doesn’t take the fear out of baking, nothing will.” —San Francisco Chronicle

"Rose Levy Beranbaum is a legend in baking and pastry cookbooks." —Eater.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rose Levy Beranbaum is the award-winning author of eleven cookbooks, including The Cake Bible, which was inducted into the International Association of Culinary Professionals Culinary Classics Awards, and The Baking Bible, IACP Best Baking Book for 2015. She also won a James Beard Foundation Award in 1998 for Rose's Christmas Cookies. Her blog, realbakingwithrose.com, has created an international community of bakers.

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Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Moving In Harmony with Existence - Introduction to Breema

Breema is based on a profound understanding of the principles that govern the entire universe and everything in it.

In this four-week class, we will learn simple Breema treatments and exercises that introduce us to an entirely new and different way of moving and relating, and provide access to new dimensions of physical, mental, and emotional health and balance.

  • This series is especially for brand new students, but everyone is welcome. Bring your friends! Breema is safe, simple, and totally fun to learn and practice.  
  • Breema treatments are always given and received fully clothed, so please wear clean, comfortable clothing (including socks). No fragrances, please!
  • You can drop in to any of the classes, but we highly recommend you come to the first class, because you probably won’t want to miss the others!

$15 drop in, $40 for the 4 class series
The Breema Center, 6076 Claremont Avenue

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

Rockridge Out & About

Rockridge Out and About

On Sunday September 16, Oakland’s beloved Rockridge neighborhood will welcome thousands from all over the region to shop, dine and explore at our 12th Rockridge Out & About festival. Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled day celebrating all that makes Rockridge a great place to live, work, shop and play!

The free, family-friendly festivities run from noon-6pm along a strollable 8-block stretch of College Avenue. 
 
Presented by the Rockridge District Association, the something-for-everyone street fair blends annual favorites with new activities while showcasing the 100+ ground floor shops and businesses that call Rockridge home.

FREE! More Info

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