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Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

Park It by Ned Mackay: Monarch butterflies

| October 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

The season is approaching when monarch butterflies congregate at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont and several other Bay Area locations, where they overwinter as part of their multi-generational migratory life cycle. Ardenwood schedules a series of programs from late November through February during which visitors can search for the clusters of butterflies in the park’s […]

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Park It with Ned MacKay: Cowboy hootenanny

Park It with Ned MacKay: Cowboy hootenanny

| October 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District All things Western will be celebrated in style at the Cowboy Hootenanny on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Sunol Regional Wilderness in southern Alameda County. The event is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities will include live folk and bluegrass music, hands-on ranching activities, and general celebration […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: FAM Fest

| September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A reminder: FAM Fest!, East Bay Regional Park District’s free Fall Arts and Music Festival, is from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline in Oakland. The event celebrates the district’s 85th anniversary year. The venue is the newly refurbished Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, which […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Coastal cleanup

| September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

By NED MACKAY East Bay Regional Parks District Coastal Cleanup, a statewide volunteer program to pick up trash and recyclables from shoreline parks, lakes and creeks, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Volunteers will work from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 21. In the regional parks, Coastal Cleanup work is planned at Big […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Garin Apple Fesitval

| September 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Apples in all their delicious variety are at the core of the Garin Apple Festival, which will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at Garin Regional Park in Hayward. The park is home to an antique apple orchard, maintained by volunteers, that has varieties of apples you won’t find in your supermarket. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Night hikes at Black Diamond Mines

Park It by Ned MacKay: Night hikes at Black Diamond Mines

| August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

During the heat of summer, early evening is a good time to explore the East Bay Regional Parks. With that in mind, the naturalists at Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve in Antioch are offering two twilight programs in coming days. The first is “Twilight on the Trail,” from 7:15 to 10:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Free concert at Crab Cove

| August 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Among the many pleasures that are offered during summertime in the East Bay Regional Parks are the free concerts, and there’s one on Friday, Aug. 9 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda, featuring the band “Jazz Mafia.”. The center stays open until 8 p.m. with activities on the deck starting at 4:30. The concert […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Summer stargazing

| July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Summer is a perfect time for stargazing, with milder evening temperatures while constellations, planets, galaxies and nebulae parade across the evening sky. There’s a great opportunity for summer astronomy in a program from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Arroyo Road Staging Area of Del Valle Regional Park. The Tri-Valley Stargazers […]

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Park It by Ned Mackay: District seeks survey responses

| July 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

The East Bay Regional Park District wants to hear from you. More specifically, the District has set up an online survey to obtain the public’s thoughts on the district’s future programs and facilities. Survey participants can weigh in on what they feel are the most pressing issues facing the district, what features and activities could […]

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Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

Park It by Ned MacKay: Lots to do in regional parks

| July 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the summer season reaches its peak, there’s lots to see and do in all of the East Bay Regional Parks. For instance, original work by local artists will be showcased in an exhibit from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays July 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Big Break Regional Shoreline […]

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