Wag Awards: This awards ceremony honoring local animal heroes of the Bay Area includes a western themed costume contest, food, beer and wine and vendors. Noon-3 p.m. Sept. 13. Wooftop Terrace at Wag Hotels, 25 14th St. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, with five credits to be used towards any activity, food or beverage. Dogs and kids are free. http://bit.ly/1p23avK. Puppy Social: Let your puppy (six months or younger) blow off some steam while learning proper behaviors and socializing with other puppies. 7-8 p.m. Tuesdays. K9 Scrub Club, 1734 Church St. Free. Advance registration required. 415-648-2582, http://k9scrubclub.com/pages/puppy-social.
“Cooking requires confident guesswork and improvisation — experimentation and substitution, dealing with failure and uncertainty in a creative way.” ― Paul Theroux, Choreographers are like chefs in more ways than you might imagine, Their ingredients aren’t fruits, vegetables, meat, herbs and spices, but bodies, movement, music, fabric and light. Balance and proportion are the keys to success for both, While it might take all day to put together a delectable repast, it can take pointed toe flats, real or faux fur pom pom, black wool slippers, witches shoes, non-slip ballet flats, gift wrapping, handmade several weeks to create a half-hour moving feast of dance..
Summer Concerts in the Park continue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. most Tuesdays, at Orinda Community Park, 25 Orinda Way. Upcoming performances are Lamorinda Idol on July 17; Opera in the Park with Solo Opera on Sunday, July 24; blues group Blind to Reason on July 26; the pop sounds of Spill the Wine on Aug. 2; and the Dave Alt 18-piece Big Band performing jazz music on Aug. 9. The concerts are sponsored by the Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation, supported by the Orinda Community Foundation and the city.
Rossmoor 2018 Art & Wine Event: 5-7:30 p.m, Sept, 24, Rossmoor Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Rossmoor, Sample fine wines while viewing original artwork and bidding on silent auction items, VIP lounge, with food and wine pairings from 4-5 p.m, $30-$80, https://bit.ly/2CH8qJn, Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals: Sept, 26, San Francisco, 6:30 p.m, cocktail reception, San pointed toe flats, real or faux fur pom pom, black wool slippers, witches shoes, non-slip ballet flats, gift wrapping, handmade Francisco City Hall, 1 Dr, Carlton B Goodlett Place; 8 p.m.concert, Civic Center Plaza and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, Metallica will headline, Plus an after-party at city hall, Tickets start at $1,000, www.theconcertforkids.com..
There will be public hearings at 3 p.m. March 26, or residents may also comment at the Wednesday board meeting at 3 p.m. Both meetings will take place at 1537 Webster St. in Oakland. All Piedmont residents should have received a benchmark report from ACWMA in the mail. The report contains what to do to reduce waste and other pertinent data. Residents have been paying an annual fee of $1.81 to ACWMA through their waste bill. Residents have until March 31 to opt out of this fee for future years. For more information, or to opt out of the fee, please see the Benchmark service page of the ACWMA website, www.stopwaste.org.