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
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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
* CIRCUS BELLA – Noon. http://www.circusbella.com
* 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.
DIMOND NIGHT OUT is June 4th from 6pm - 8:30 pm
Buy your $20 passport for a fun evening stroll around the Dimond Business District. Check out 24 participating restaurants and merchants for a delicious sample or goodie bag. There will be entertainment by GroWiser Band and Jumpy House at the 2-Star Market parking lot. Join our facebook page for a daily highlight of each participant!
Please support the participating merchants and services who are members of the Dimond Business & Professional Association. Dimond Night Out proceeds support local non-profits.
DIMOND NIGHT OUT will feature samples from:
1812 Coffee Company 2-Star Market
Barcenas Antiques Upholstery Cybelle’s Pizza
Dimond Cafe D imond Improvement Association
Dimond Chiropractic Center Farmer Joe’s Marketplace
Flavor Brigade Giant Burgers
Hive, The Place to Bee (opening soon) Kelly’s Corner
La Farine Bakery Little Caesars
Los Comales Taqueria NAMA Sushi
Oakland Acupuncture Project Ole! Burrito Express
Paws & Claws Natural Pet Store Peet’s Coffee & Tea
Pico Paco #2 Romano Pizza
Southern Cafe Tomy’s Party
Check out Tomys Party, our newest Dimond Business Member at 2904 Fruitvale Ave., in Oakland. They offer flowers, ballons and all the party favors you need for any special event!
Paws & Claws is sponsoring a “Earth Day” Dimond Business District Clean Up
Saturday April 20th, 9 am -12 pm
Meet in front of Paws & Claws, 3436 Dimond Ave., off Mac Arthur Blvd. at 9am. Some tools will be provided, but we recommend bringing gloves.
Following the clean-up, there will be Romano’s pizza for humans, treat goody bags for dogs & cats, plus a chance to win a earth friendly pet gift basket!
Sign up early for a chance to win a pet gift basket! The drawing will take place after the clean-up at 12 noon. For more info check out Paws & Claws facebook events page.
Friday, March 15 at 6:30pm (doors open at 5:45pm)
Sponsored by the Sequoia Dads’ Club
Proudly supported by Dimond merchants
Sixty Sequoia Elementary School students have been practicing hard for many weeks with one goal in mind. These young stars will dazzle the audience with their variety of talents, from Song & Dance, to Comedy & Magic, to Martial Arts & Plate Spinning (yes, you read that right), and more. (Performers will meet for one last mandatory rehearsal on Thursday at 6:30pm.)
The show is this Friday, March 15th. Doors open at 5:45pm and the lights fade promptly at 6:30pm. Come early to buy tickets ($5 adults, $2 kids, free for pre-K), get Chinook books, socialize, and grab good seats. You can also buy raffle tickets for exciting prizes! Winning raffle numbers will be called throughout the show. We’ll also be selling refreshments at the intermission.
We hope to see you there!
We are currently signing up members for 2013. The deadline to join with full benefits is March 15, 2013.
For more information, and to obtain the form, click here.
Since 2008, Dimond Improvement Association (DIA) Board Member Kathleen Russell has organized and led litter walks and other beautification projects in Dimond, collecting over six thousand pounds of litter per year from our streets. Her efforts, and the many volunteers who join her, have made a huge positive contribution to the Dimond Business District. The merchant members of the Dimond Business & Professional Association can’t thank you enough for your dedicated efforts.
Celebrate the holiday season with the spirit of giving & shopping locally! Enjoy the opportunity to buy unique holiday gifts from local artists, merchants from the Dimond district along with free arts & crafts making. Many thanks to Robin Goodfellow and Ruth Villasenor for the help!
For more information on event or for a booth, contact Michelle @ 510.482.7831
Bring your Cameras for your visit with Santa!!
And don’t forget Michelle’s Famous Holiday Gift Raffle!
1 ticket free with event sign-in…more are just 50 cents each or 3/$1
All event proceeds go to Dimond Rec Scholarship Fund
More than a dozen new bike racks were installed in the Dimond Business District in November. While some of them were slated for the neighborhood by the Fruitvale Alive! project, Stan Dodson, DB&PA Co-chair and La Farine Bakery Manager, and Bruce Stoffmacher from Councilmember Schaaf’s office, were able to get a few extras installed near Farmer Joe’s Marketplace, La Farine Bakery, and popular coffee shops.