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2nd Annual Summer Camp for Grown-Ups -- Full Details!

2nd Annual Summer Camp for Grown-Ups 

Thursday, 11 August 2016


8:40 AM -- Meet at the Danville Park & Ride for Carpooling. This event takes place at a lovely private home up in the hills. Parking is limited, so carpooling is extra important!

9:00 AM -- Check-In. Meet your fellow campers and get ready for the day. 

9:15 AM -- Session 1(a) Guided hike up into the Las Trampas Hills. Take an easy hike into the lovely hills here in our backyard. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes for this activity and bring water!

                    Session 1(a) Yoga. A local yoga teacher, Kelli Barnett, will lead us in a low-key yoga session on the upper lawn. For this session, be sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring your yoga mat!

10:15 AM -- Break. Change your clothes if you need to and have something cool to drink. Sarah Henry, author The Farmsteads of the California Coast.

10:30 AM -- Session 2 The Farmsteads of the California Coast. Journey up the coast with author and Edible East Bay contributing editor Sarah Henry. From row crop farmers and shellfish harvesters to water buffalo ranchers and coffee growers, Sarah's talk emphasizes the bounty of our home region. **A copy of The Farmsteads of the California Coast will be in your goodie bag.**

11:20 AM -- Session 3(a) Naturalist Michael Marchiano from the Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association will introduce us to the fauna of Mt. Diablo -- "An Island in Suburbia." He's promised to bring a snake and a tarantula or two!

                     Session 3(b) We will write a "group autobiography." Let's celebrate what unites us. Facilitator to be announced.

12:15 PM -- Lunch with Ramona Ausubel Ramona presents her marvelous new novel, Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty, while we enjoy a delicious lunch catered by The Town Kitchen.  **A copy of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty will be in your goodie bag.** Ramona Ausubel

1:20 PM -- Session 4(a) Sabrina Mutukisna, CEO of The Town Kitchen, leads us in "Telling Our Stories Through Food," an interactive art exercise.

                    Session 4(b) To be determined.

2:30 PM -- Session 5(a) Elizabeth Rynecki presents a preview of her forthcoming book, Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter's Quest for Her Lost Art which publishes in early September. The book, a memoir, tells the story of her emotional journey to recover the work of her artist great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, who was killed in the Holocaust.

                     Session 5(b) Karen Cordeiro, the owner the beloved Olde Town Danville Bakery, is going to teach some fun and creative ways to decorate cupcakes! And, yes, there will be tasting!

3:45 PM -- Wine-Tasting Sommelier JJ Foster from The Vine at Bridges will guide us through a tasting of wines made in the Livermore Valley. Janis Cooke Newman, author of A Master Plan for Rescue.

4:30 PM -- Closing event with Janis Cooke Newman Bestselling novelist Janis Cooke Newman joins us to share her terrific new novel, A Master Plan for Rescue, which has just published in paperback!  **A copy of A Master Plan for Rescue will be in your goodie bag.**


[Pictured from top: Sarah Henry, Ramona Ausubel, and Janis Cooke Newman.]