365! Week of October 16, 2011

This sounds like SO MUCH FUN!!!!

Winery SF’s Grape-Smashing Costume Party
– Grape-stomping competition to win a 10-person barrel-tasting party
– 5hrs of tours & samples of 12 new wines, incl. 2 SF Int’l Wine Comp medalists
– I Love Lucy (or Ricky) costume contest (you know… from that episode?)

Tri-Valley Autumn Events 2011

Fun things to do in the Fall in the Tri-Valley!  Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville.   “Contact” me and I’ll email you a copy for your computer.

Jill

365

I’ve been so busy out having fun, I haven’t posted to the 365!  YIKES!  Here are some fun things to do the week of 10/10/11 in and around the Tri-Valley city of Pleasanton.

FOOD TRUCKS AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: Saturday 10-15

TGIT AT BENT CREEK WINERY: Thursday 10-13

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE: 10/7- 10/23

 

Congress failed to extend the $729,750 loan limits and allowed them to expire Sept. 30, 2011

Important news on the housing policy front.  Despite efforts by C.A.R. and NAR to fight for an extension of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA conforming loan limits, Congress failed to extend the $729,750 loan limits and allowed them to expire Sept. 30.  This means the maximum loan amount that Fannie, Freddie, and FHA will buy or guarantee is $625,500, and anything above that amount will be non-conforming and will require a jumbo loan.  These loans typically carry a higher mortgage interest rate and require a higher down payment, increasing the monthly payment.

However, C.A.R. and NAR will continue to work with Congress to attempt to restore the higher limits as quickly as possible.

VIEW THE NEW LOAN LIMITS HERE

Source:
Beth L. Peerce
CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

Desirable 3 bedroom/2.5bathroom Duet in Pleasanton for just $525,000

  • 1.2 Miles to Downtown Pleasanton
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2.5 bathrooms
  • 1,680 SqFt of living space on a 3,743 SqFt Lot
  • Living room with fireplace
  • Formal Dining room
  • Eat in Kitchen with Side Yard Access for Easy BBQing
  • Master Bedroom has Two Closets (one walk-in), an en Suite Bath w/ Large Soaking Tub and a Separate Shower.
  • Washer/Dryer Upstairs
  • New Interior Designer Paint
  • Fresh “Frieze” Carpet
  • Yard with Grassy Area and Deck off Kitchen
  • Kottinger Ranch HOA includes Pool and Tennis Courts!

To view this home, INCLUDING PHOTOS, on-line CLICK HERE

 

(365) Fun Things to do Tuesday, September 27, 2011

An Evening With Jane Goodall Live 8:00p at Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 21 & IMAX,Dublin,CA $15.oo

http://www.fandango.com/aneveningwithjanegoodalllive_147434/movietimes?location=94566&wssac=58&wssaffid=11481_REGWebsite&date=09/27/2011

Jane Goodall discusses her lengthy career as a chimpanzee researcher and activist. Also included is rare film footage shot during Goodall’s first years in Africa.

Shuck & Swallow Competition
In a few minutes or so, your SFist editor (and the bassist from Whitesnake, among a fiew other notables) will head over to the other side of San Francisco to judge McCormick & Kuleto’s annual “shuck & swallow” (pull your
mind out of the gutter, please) oyster competition. The oyster eating throwdown
involves around a dozen or so teams, each consisting of two members from
various Bay Area restaurants, competing to crack open and gulp as many oysters as possible within a 10-minute period. Viewing the competition is free and starts
at 5 p.m.

After the swallowing goes down, a $30 oyster and wine pairing will take place at McCormick & Kuleto’s. Tickets will available at the door.

McCormick & Kuleto’s Seafood Restaurant (900
North Point in Ghirardelli at Larkin) Source: www.sfist.com

Join Cold Stone Creamery
for their 10th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social and free ice cream.  Come into any Cold Stone between 5-8 p.m. to
receive a 3 oz. sample of their special sundae made of Sweet Cream ice cream and topped with brownies, sprinkles and fudge for free while supplies last.

So find your closest creamery to start your
week on a sweet note
by taking advantage of this delicious deal and
indulging in an unique Cold Stone creation for free!

(365) Fun Things to do Monday, September 27, 2011

The San Francisco Free School is rejuvenating with a ‘Get-to-Know-You’
Potluck Gathering & Theater Improv Class at their new space at The
Sports Basement at 16th & Bryant, 5th floor.
4-6pm: Improv Exercises to Free your Full Potential
6-8pm: Free and Open Potluck (alcohol permitted)

Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, one of the best breeding grounds for up-and-coming rock bands is hosting a free Monday night concert with noise/punk band DeepTeens and DJ Junkdrawer on Monday September 26th. The show, part of their periodic “Monday’s Bargain Basement” series is free for anyone 21 and over and the first 20 people receive a free compilation CD.
Concert is free, but donations accepted for band and DJs.

West Coast Swing Class: Danville. 7:30-9:00 $13.00
3 LEVELS OF CLASSES IN 3 ROOMS
http://www.twoleftfeet.com/September%202011.htm