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SAN RAMON VALLEY

Scheduled Activity Events and/or Outings

 
Our SIR 128 Branch Listing for Upcoming Activity Events and/or Outings
 
You can find our Past Activity Events/Outings archive by following this LINK.

TCHO Chocolate Factory Tour and Tasting--February 17,2023

To all SIR Chocolate lovers and guests,
 
Come join us on an interesting and tasty docent led tour of the well known TCHO Chocolate Factory in Berkeley on February 17th at 11:00am.  The original TCHO Factory once only found on the Embarcadero in San Francisco has now expanded to a new facility in Berkeley.  On the tour you will learn how TCHO has collaborated with farmers worldwide from West Africa, Haiti, the Caribbean to Madagascar to find new ways to create better cacao for better chocolate.  They have installed 10 Flavor Labs around the world allowing their farmer partners to make chocolate from their own beans in order to understand how to improve their quality.  TCHO Chocolate is used by some of the best chefs around the nation, and is used by Blue Bottle Coffee in their mochas and Salt & Straw in their vegan mint chocolate chip ice cream.  You will be given a factory tour  to see how they go from "bean-to-bar" and in the end be treated to the various flavors they produce. 
 
The tour is about 1 hour and is limited to 20 participants at a cost of $15 per person. If interested in attending, go to the RSVP section on our SIR128 website to register. 
 
Contact Randy Wong for any questions. randykwong115@gmail.com,(510)593-4539

Ano Nuevo Elephant Seal Tour--February 23rd

Please plan to join us on a docent-led tour of the Elephant Seals at Ano Nuevo State Park at noon on February 23rd (Thursday) 2023.  Ano Nuevo State Park is between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz  and is home to a large colony of Northern Elephant Seals.  Seal activities, birthing and population counts vary widely from December through March, but are at their peak in early February. The round trip  walk is approximately 3 miles, lasting 2.5 hours, and is considered moderate with varied terrain including sand dunes.
 
Cost per person is $11.00 with a parking fee of  $9.00
Tour will start at 1 pm.  
15 persons maximum
 
Register here if interested in attending
 
Contact Danny Basso at dannyb92348gmail.com if you need any additional information.

Frank Sinatra vs. Bobby Darin - Sex, Swagger & Swing concert- Sunday, March 19, 2023

All SIR Frank  Sinatra and or Bobby Darin fans, this is for you.
 
We have reserved 40 tickets for the Lesher Theater's presentation of:
 
Frank Sinatra Vs. Bobby Darin - Sex, Swagger & Swing 
Date & Time: Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 3:00 (approximately 2 hour show)
Pricing: Tickets $44.00 
 
The Bay area's favorite crooner, Jonathan Porentz & his Swinging Nite Orchestra return to the Hoffman Theater at the Lesher Center For The Arts with his high octane show. A night full of Sinatra and Darin classics that we all have loved over the years.
 
Register here if interested in attending.
 
Thanks and if questions, please reach out to Danny Basso at Dannyb92348@gmail.com

SF Giants Oracle Park Tour-March 23rd

Please join us by attending a docent led tour of Oracle Park “home of the three-time World Series champions,”  The tour is scheduled for March 23rd at 10:30am. Maximum 20 attendees
 
Oracle Park is widely regarded as one of the premier ballparks in all of major league baseball.  On the Behind-the-Scenes Tour, you will set foot on the Field's Warning Track, sit in a Major League Dugout, and peek inside the Visitors' Clubhouse.  You will get to go into exclusive areas only players and staff are allowed.  The cost of the tour is a senior rate of $20, and lasts for 90 minutes. 
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please 1)register on the SIR 128 website, AND  2)go online and type in "Oracle Park Tours" to reserve your tickets for the tour:
 
Contact Mike Thelen (mjthelen@aol.com), (415)990-0180 for any questions.
 

Mt. Diablo Wildflower Walk - Friday, April 7th

On April 7th come join Sir Phil Reed on an interesting 2.5 mile walk up Mitchell Canyon fire road to observe the beautiful wildflowers that come up every spring on Mt. Diablo. Some of the blooms are only found on Mt. Diablo, and Phil is an expert on the flora and fauna of the canyon.
 
If you haven’t been on one of these annual walks with Phil you are in for an eye-opening experience. The flowers should be in abundance because of all the precipitation this year.  The walk will last about 2-1/2 hours and is limited to 20 participants. We will meet Phil at 9:00 am, and the walk will begin from the parking lot at Mitchell Canyon Road entrance to Mt. Diablo State Park.  No charge for the tour, but there is an entrance/parking fee of $6 ($5 for seniors 62+) per vehicle (cash only). The main part of the walk is on a fairly flat dirt road, with part on mildly single-track trail. The walk will be followed by a separate Dine-Out lunch at Rocco’s Pizza, Walnut Creek
 
Register here if interested in attending.
 
Contact Randy Wong (randykwong115@gmail.com) for more details.

Central Contra Costa Sanitation District Walking Tour-May 10th

Have you ever wondered what happens to the water that goes down your drain?
 
Join fellow Sirs on Wednesday, May 10th for a FREE walking tour of the CC Central Sanitation District (5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez) to discover how this water treatment facility collects and cleans more than 13 billion gallons of wastewater every year!
 
Our private tour will commence at 3pm and lasts approximately 90 minutes. We are limited to 25 participants.  Register here if interested in attending. Tour is FREE.
 
For those interested in an early dinner after the tour, we will explore restaurants in the area and update registrants prior to May 10th. 
 
 
 

Oakland A's vs. Atlanta Braves, May 31st

Sirs and guests are invited to attend an Oakland A’s vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game on Wednesday, May 31, at 1 pm. Field Reserved tickets between 1st base and right field are available at a special $30 per ticket price. For those of you who attended the A’s/Yankees game in 2022, these are the same section and seats.
 
PLUS:   ALL ATTENDEES WILL RECEIVE a 1973 Replica Jersey 
 
If interested in attending, please go to the RSVP section on the SIR128 website
 
If questions, reach out to Robert Caviglia at rcaviglia827@comcast.net
 
You can find Past Events (from the good old days) in our Special Events Archive by following this LINK.