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Two Star Market’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner -1pm


TwoStar turkeyJoin Two Stars Market for their annual  Thanksgiving Day Celebration in the Dimond! The Celebration includes free dinner, music, dancing, and a play area for the kids. Last year they  served over 700 hot meals. Come by, eat delicious food and meet a lot of good people.

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3rd Annual Dimond Night Out – June 10th 6-8pm

Come explore Oakland’s Bustling Dimond district along with hundreds of other local participants, and receive gifts from the 21 participating restaurants and merchants.  The $20 passport for this event is your ticket to tastes of various local cuisine including pizza, Mexican, soul food, Japanese, and many others.  Come by and receive great gifts from the various local merchants involved and artisan made coffee.  Eat too much on the walk? We have a solution for that too – a free gym pass to work off those extra calories.  Whatever you’re looking for, whether it be dinner, great giveaways, or even just a pleasant evening, Dimond Night Out has it all.

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Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest

Join Paws & Claws for their 10th Annual “Howl-o-ween” Pet Parade & Costume Contest in the Dimond District. Meet in front of Paws & Claws at 2pm to parade thru the Dimond business district collecting treats. Pets, kids & adults are welcome to participant in the parade. After the parade we return to Paws & Claws, for a chance to win some fun prizes as folks compete for the Best Human & Pet Costume. This annual celebration includes some of the best dressed costumes you’ll ever see.

We will also be having a raffle for the Animal Rescue that our former employee Tami works at in Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico! SayulitAnimals

Join Paws & Claws event page on facebook!

Dimond Picnic in the Park – July 21 11:00-3:30

The 9th Annual Dimond Park Open House & Community Picnic
 July 21, 11:00-3:30pm

Make plans to prepare a picnic lunch and attend the free performance by Circus Bella in Dimond Park at noon on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Watch daring acrobats on trapezes and the high-wire while juggling or riding a unicycle …all orchestrated by all-star musicians! Arrive early to get a good spot near the stage near the Redwood Picnic area for your picnic blanket.

There will be fun and entertainment for all age groups. Here is the schedule of events between 11am and 3:30pm:

* Arts and Crafts by Robin Goodfellow and Dimond’s Rec Center Staff from 11am-3:30pm
* Visit community members representing the DIA, NCPC, Dimond Businesses (Kelly’s Corner and Paws and Claws)
* Prescott Clown Theater opening act on stage 11:45am
* Lions Pool Free Swims, 2:30-3:15 and then 3:30-4:14!  (pick up your wristband at 11:30 due to limited availability)
* Ride your bikes to the event and you can have Bike Mobile give you free tune-ups and repairs!

Please visit local Dimond Merchants to prepare your picnic lunch. Neither dogs nor alcoholic beverages are allowed in Dimond Park, located along Fruitvale Avenue, 2 – 3 blocks toward the hills from Farmer Joe’s.  You can enter the park from Fruitvale as well as from Dimond Ave., Wellington Ave. or Hanly Road.

This is a great opportunity to explore the beautiful Dimond Park, featuring a popular Recreation Center, great family barbecue picnic areas, a wonderful play structure for small children, tennis courts, pool, Sausal Creek and trails into Dimond Canyon. Come meet Michelle Doppelt, our dynamic Park Recreation Supervisor, your Dimond neighbors and organizations in a relaxing, no-cost outdoor setting.