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Annual July 4 Parade Goes Virtual

The Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley is calling on the community to participate in their first ever virtual July 4 Parade. Due to the restrictions placed on the Town as a result of the coronavirus, and the sheer amount of time and effort that goes into planning this massive event, the Kiwanis made the decision to move the celebration online for this year. The July 4 Parade will be held online July 4, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. as a livestream. 

Another way residents can be a part of the festivities is to post photos and videos of their 2020 July 4 celebrations to social media with the hashtag #4thgonevirtual. Decorated your home with flags and bunting? Post a pic. Your kids have made an amazing 4th of July fireworks chalk art on your sidewalk? Put it online and hashtag it. 

Additionally, sponsors are needed for the event. Each year, parade sponsorships raise money that is then awarded to dozens of local non-profits in the area. Since 1995, Kiwanis has donated over $1,000,000 to local charities. 

For more information or to participate/sponsor the Kiwanis July 4 Parade go to www.srvkiwanis.org/parade

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Yvonne's List - Biweekly book and movie recommendations

Yvonne is the Administrative Assistant at the Danville Senior Center and lucky for us, also a book and movie enthusiast! She will put together biweekly reading and viewing recommendations to help bring everyone together while we social distance. Check back for updates every other week.

Movie Selection for the Week:

Downhill (2020) (Comedy/Drama) Rated: (R) 1.26 hrs.

Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other.

Starring: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wil Ferrell, Miranda Otto

Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash

Critic’s Choice: 4.8/10

Book Selection for the Week:

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

The story is the 30-year saga of the Count Alexander Ilyich Rostov, who is placed under house arrest inside the Metropol Hotel in Moscow in 1922 when the Bolsheviks spare him from death or Siberia because of his 1913 revolutionary poem written in university. The relationships he forms with staff and guests, his handling of twists of fate, his moral rectitude and his perseverance to go on in the face of his lifelong imprisonment for being a Former Person make for a compelling tale, told beautifully by Towles. It is not overwritten, and provides just enough historical contexts without being burdensome.  Quote from reviewer D. P. McHenry: ‘I literally sat and stared into space for an hour after I finished A Gentleman In Moscow, contemplating it and wishing it hadn’t ended. I may just have to re-read it.”

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July Book Suggestion: 

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett


Extra Fun!

  • Visit Live cams at Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Online learning resources with California State Parks

  • Quarantine Bingo Fun!

  • Cookie Shimmy: Wash your face and hands first. Grab an Oreo cookie or a cookie about the same size. Place the cookie on your forehead. The goal is to move the cookie into your mouth without using your hands. Did you get it?  

  • Cup Stack Challenge: If you have 10 plastic cups available, time yourself building a cup pyramid. You can build the tower with 4 cups on the bottom layer, then 3 cups, then 2 cups and 1 cup on top. How fast can you stack them and then bring them back down?  

  • Defying Gravity: Take 3 balloons or scarves and throw them all in the air. Your goal is to keep all 3 items up in the air as long as possible. What was your best time?  

  • Nose Mover: Find a coffee table or a surface that is about 6-8 inches wide. Start with a line of cotton balls. How long does it take to push all 10 cotton balls across the surface?  
  • Visit the National Parks – Virtually! 

  • Museum virtual tours

  • More National park virtual tours
  • Learn more about the history of the San Ramon Valley:  https://museumsrv.org/ to follow along with 

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