school of rock

by Geezer on April 1, 2015

rockBay seniors interested in dumbfounding their friends and family might consider taking up the precarious art of rock balancing. These slanting, gravity-defying, Pixaresque sculptures look like they are about to crash down any second. They are very carefully created in what their makers, a global community, call “working meditation”. There’s a class this Saturday from 11 to 1 at Crissy Field just east of the Warming Hut. It’s free but reservations are requested. And yes, sooner or later, your sculpture will fall down.

 

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barking bunnies

by Geezer on April 1, 2015

dogsBay seniors whose dachsunds have replaced their children might be interested in the bizarre Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday in Danville. Instead of bunnies there will be canines and instead of actual eggs there will be faux ones filled with doggie treats. If you are bringing your own dachsund to participate the planners expect an RSVP. Free. The site, Oak Hill Park,has plenty of trails to walk your wagging beloved.

 

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lunarcy

by Geezer on March 31, 2015

lunarBay seniors interested in taking advantage of their insomnia might want to head to the Oakland hills before dawn this Friday to watch (weather permitting) a total lunar eclipse. Witness the moon pass through earth’s shadow on the Observation Deck of the Chabot Observatory from 2am to 5:30am. Astronomical experts will be on hand to answer your questions. $12 for non-members. You’re advised to arrive with your own binoculars, blankets and warm clothes.

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spring break

March 18, 2015

Tweet Pardon me while I take two weeks off. I’ll be back April 9.

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old sports

March 18, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who want to relive the athletic thrills of grammar school will be pleased to know some of the less sweaty games of our youth are being revived…this time for adults. Dodgeball is back in Oakland every Monday and Thursday night. Also in Oakland the Golden State Kickball League hits the field often […]

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batter up

March 18, 2015

Tweet Sports-minded Bay Area seniors who don’t know a batsman from a dink should check out the cricket action around here. Even though its recent surge in popularity  has been fueled by the growing South Asian community it has been played locally since 1881. There is a surprisingly active league especially in the South Bay […]

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stomp

March 17, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors in the mood for Latin passion should head to the Palace of Fine Arts on Sunday, March 22 for Festival Flamenco Gitano a night of snapping castanets and pounding heels. This is the gypsy version of flamenco which the Geezer expects to be considerably more intense. Tickets from $35.

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napa bird’s eye view

March 16, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors interested in a different perspective on the wine country night want to consider trying the Palisades which overlooks Calistoga and the Napa Valley from atop Mt.St Helena. This volcanic wall is a mile long but the hike roundtrip is 4.4 miles. Start at the Mt. St .Helena Trail staging area and take […]

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unheard of

March 4, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors know they are not the intended audience for the SF Symphony’s new youth-slanted Soundspace in the bowels of Davies but what ushers are going to stop us from coming to hear the edgy music performed there? Its imaginative programming like surreal cabarets and minimalist choirs, not to mention state-of-the-art acoustics, sound intriguing. […]

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bargain behemoth

March 3, 2015

Tweet Bay seniors who are still in an acquisition mode should make it a point to get themselves to the Oakland Museum’s 56th annual White Elephant Sale this Saturday and Sunday. This is beyond massive – a 96,000 square foot warehouse stuffed with everything from clothing to jewelry to household goods to books to exotic […]

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