Bay Area Summer Fun: Jim Walberg’s August Picks

Journey Tribute BandSummer just blew by us and all that is left is August. I promise there is still a lot of fun events awaiting all of us before Labor Day. Here are “Jim’s Picks” that will fill your calendar before Fall arrives. Let me know which ones you attend and if there are any others you would add to my list.

Blackhawk Plaza’s Friday Night Concert Series – August Lineup: It starts at 7pm and it is FREE. However, if you want a seat get their early. My favorite four bands are scheduled for August:  August 8 – ZOO STATION – U2 tribute band: August 15 – PRIDE & JOY – Timeless pop and soul: August 22 – EVOLUTION – Journey tribute band:   August 29 – TAINTED LOVE – Best of the 80’s Continue reading

A Danville Wednesday Night Tradition – Forward Motion Sports!

Where can I meet fellow runners in the East Bay?

Where is the best running store in Northern California?

What is Forward Motion Sports doing to give back to our community?

Jim Walberg introducing you to Forward MotionSo, what are you doing next Wednesday at 6:30 PM in Danville?  Well, in fact, every Wednesday of the year at 6:30 PM.  My suggestion is for you to get your running gear on and drive downtown Danville to Forward Motion on Hartz Avenue next Wednesday.

Forward Motion opened its doors in Danville 22 years ago with a quest to be the best running store around, the best client service team, and to give back to the community in significant ways.  Shortly after opening, the owner, Marty Breen, had the idea of creating a time, once a week, when their clients and friends could run together.  He started spreading the word to show up at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays for a run.  People started showing up and that single idea evolved into the “Wednesday Night Run” which has now been going strong for almost 19 years – rain or shine! Continue reading