Parkmead Community Association

UPCOMING EVENTS

Neighborhood Pool Party Saturday, August 26th 11am-3pm

Please join us for the annual neighborhood pool party at Dewing Park- Saturday, August 26th, 2017 11am-3pm.
Enjoy a dip in the pool and live music. Hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, beer and other beverages will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.
 
We appreciate your participation in the PCA by contributing your $15 dues per household (which helps to put on events like these).




Fall Meeting Chili Cookoff and Block Party on Lee Street

Please join us on Saturday, November 4th, 3-7pm for a fall meeting chili cookoff and block party on Lee Street! Prizes will be awarded for the three best chilis. Email parkmead@parkmead.org to enter.  






PAST EVENTS
 


Neighborhood Garage Sale: June 3, 2017 8 AM SHARP
Come shop the neighborhood!

Garage Sale Map

Garden Tour: April 30, 2017
Get to know your Parkmead community and learn about the local flora and fauna that thrive in our Mediterranean climate. More than seven of our neighbors will open their gardens for viewing.

How to participate: Pick up your Garden Tour map at 1701 Lilac Dr., anytime between 1 pm and 4 pm on Sunday, April 30th. Or, simply follow the beautiful signs marking each hosting garden! 

We will be featuring a garden designed by our very own resident landscape designer, Janet Cohen. Sustainable Contra Costa, a non-profit organization, will also join us to share sustainable gardening tips, information on raising chickens, and tasks you can take on to positively impact the environment. Finally, you'll learn about the life of a honeybee and see an observation bee hive.

Garden Tour Map 


7th Annual Holiday Caroling

*New date, time and location!*

Sunday, December 18th, 2016 5:00 pm

                  Meet at 1867 Del Monte Ct. Driveway
Carpool if you can
 Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. 
Grab your caps, scarves and flashlights --- and of course a caroling voice --- for a night of holiday cheer shared with your friends, family and neighbors! 
 
Those who play portable instruments are welcome to bring them.  We will have lyrics for you for the following songs or print your own copy by clicking here 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Deck the Halls
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jingle Bells
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

 If you have any questions email us at Parkmead@parkmead.org

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Summer BBQ and Pool Party

Dewing Park  Swim Club
2016 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595

August 20th, 2016  Saturday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

(Food served from 12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Join your neighbors for hamburgers, hot-dogs and all the fixings
cool off in the pool.

Please bring  a favorite salad, dessert or dish you’d like to share
however it is not required.   
More importantly come and have fun!

Live music will be provided.

We ask you to leave your four-legged friends at home.

Bring a neighbor who might not otherwise attend.

Sign up to bring a side dish or to volunteer at the event:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4bafae29a0fd0-annual/


14th Annual Garage Sale

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Map of Garage Sale Participants: 
https://goo.gl/maps/B4ErcH3iuus



The 14th annual Parkmead Garage Sale will be Saturday, May 21st, 2016.  Last year over 50 of your neighbors made some extra cash.  The PCA provides publicity for the sale, shopping maps to guide buyers to participating homes, and mailbox balloons to participants.  We ask that participants be members of the PCA.

If you’ve been letting junk pile up in your garage for 13 years without joining in, let this be the year you reverse that trend and take part in the Parkmead Garage Sale.  Sign up to participate in the sale at our website,
www.parkmead.org.  If you have questions or are interested in volunteering to help contact Kristin Lanham at garagesale@parkmead.org.

The Parkmead Community Association provides publicity for the sale, shopping maps to guide buyers to participating homes, and mailbox balloons to participants.  

We ask that participants 
pay the annual PCA dues of $15.   

Questions or Sign up to participate in the sale:  garagesale@parkmead.org








 

      

Summer BBQ and Pool Party
and
Business Fair

Dewing Park  Swim Club
2016 Olympic Blvd.
Walnut Creek, CA 94595
August 30th, 2015  Sunday, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
(Food served from 12:00pm - 2:00pm)

Join your neighbors for hamburgers, hot-dogs and all the fixings
cool off in the pool.

Please bring  a favorite salad, dessert or dish you’d like to share
however it is not required.   
More importantly come and have fun!

Live music will be provided.

We ask you to leave your four-legged friends at home.

Bring a neighbor who might not otherwise attend.


2nd Annual Parkmead Business Fair
Come learn about businesses owned by fellow Parkmead residents.
Last year we had 15 business owners telling us about what they offer.
Interested in presenting to the Parkmead Community concerning your locally owned business?  To download the registration form click here

Participants must live in the Parkmead area and be current members of the PCA. 








December 20, 2014   Saturday   7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    
    5th Annual Holiday Caroling

                  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, meet in 1701 Lilac Dr. driveway
Park on side street - carpool if you can
Our route will take us through the Arlene Gardens neighborhood ends at 190 Arlene Dr. with hot chocolate and cookies 

Grab your caps, scarves and flashlights --- and of course a caroling voice --- for a night of holiday cheer shared with your friends, family and neighbors! 

 
 
Those who play portable instruments are welcome to bring them.  We will have lyrics for you for the following songs or print your own copy by clicking here 

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Deck the Halls
Frosty the Snowman
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Jingle Bells
Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel

 If you have any questions email us at Parkmead@parkmead.org

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November 1, 2014

Fall General Meeting 
Business Fair, Pizza Dinner and Board Elections

 2060  Magnolia Way,  Hillside Covenant Church
Upstairs Multi-Purpose Room


Business Fair
 - 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Come learn about businesses owned by fellow Parkmead residents.  


Interested in presenting to the Parkmead community concerning your locally owned business? 
 Click here!  to register


Pizza, salad and refreshments - 4:30 pm


PCA general meeting and board elections - 5:00 pm

Contact us at 
parkmead@parkmead.org if interested. Or please feel free to nominate yourself at the meeting.

The Hillside Covenant Church has offered their facility for our meeting. 
                                    

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October 18th, 2014, Saturday, 6pm

Poker Tournament (Texas Hold'em)
Benefiting the Newell Pathway

191 Camelia Lane

6pm:  Eat and get chips
7pm:  Games begin

Early sign ups are appreciated
For details 
click here.




November 14, 2012

Fall General Meeting, Pizza Dinner and Board Elections

Meet Candace Andersen, County Supervisor, District 2


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May 4, 2014   Sunday 

1:00 pm-2:00 pm  (Naturalist Presentation) and 
2:00 pm-4:00 pm (Scavenger Hunt) 

Naturalist Presentation & Scavenger Hunt 
 
 
Parkmead Elementary School

Come join us for a Naturalist presentation with lots of snakes and spiders followed by a scavenger hunt and snacks and gift certificates to follow!  Kids of all ages (and adults as well) are welcome to scour the neighborhood for as many of the eclectic items on our list.  Prizes will be awarded  to the team that can find the most items.  

The event is weather dependent - severe rain will result in cancelation.

If you have any questions email us at Parkmead@parkmead.org
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November 1st, 2014, Saturday, 3:30-6:00 pm


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April 14, 2012,  Saturday

 Ice Cream Social and Annual Spring Meeting

Speaker Topics: Solar and Energy Efficient Homes

Hear presentations on solar and energy efficiency for your home; new, safe, and top quality options for homeowners.  Learn a better way to quickly evaluate the increased number of options out there.

 Our first speaker will be Larry Goldzband, the Program Director of California Building Performance Contractors Association (CBPCA).  With 12 years of experience in the field, Larry will share how all of our houses can become more energy efficient, more durable, and safer all in one fell swoop.  Since 2001, CBPCA has been responsible for training hundreds of contractors in the field of building performance, enabling the homeowners to maximize their energy efficiency.

Our second speaker, Jason Coolman, is an independent home solar advisor at My Solar Advisor.  He has been involved in consumer solar space for the past 6 years including work at different companies in system quality assurance, rebate compliance, sales, site visit evaluation and layout design.  His passion and role now is advising homeowners independently in presentations and through email and his website via a no-cost model to help make a more objective, informed,  and comfortable evaluation of solar.

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November 15, 2011 

Fall General Meeting, Pizza Dinner and Board Elections

Come meet the new principals “off campus” and welcome  them to our neighborhood.

• Chris Reddam, Parkmead Elementary

• Matthew Campbell, Las Lomas High School              

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April 16, 2011 Saturday         Parkmead Community Cleanup Day


Spend just a few hours helping to keep our neighborhood and school beautiful.  Work will include cleaning, clearing, weeding and trimming at the school, repair and maintenance of the Newell Ave. pathway, and weeding at the intersection of Newell and Olympic Blvd. 

       
The event is co-sponsored by Parkmead Elementary School, Hillside Covenant Church, and the Parkmead Community Association.

       
Bring work gloves if you have them - gardening tools are helpful but not mandatory.  Kids are welcome, as long as there is a participating adult along too.  


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 April 13, 2011  Ice Cream Social and Annual Spring Meeting


City Arts

 Walnut Creek City Arts Program

A panel of experts from the various art programs – these are top people from our City Arts Staff

Parkmead School kids visit the Bedford Gallery—adults can, too

Attended any plays lately? Check out the many options

 Learn what educational programs are available for adults and children

 

 

The Panel

Moderator: Jacque Smith from Arts Commission and a Parkmead resident                 

Visual Arts: Carrie Lederer, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at Bedford Art Gallery 

Performing Arts: Michael Butler, Artistic Director at Center Repertory in the Lesher Center for the Arts

Civic Arts (classes): Kathy Nelson, Arts Education Supervisor at Shadelands 

 

Neighborhood Artists will display their art. 


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