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July Events Around Danville

It’s time to enjoy the last few weeks of July! Here is a list of stuff to do around Danville for everyone!

Stay updated daily and for a list of Brunch and Happy Hour Spots, follow us and see it on our social media pages! @Danville Social

Live Music, Meenar Music Club, Downtown Danville
Every Thursday, DJ is back! 9 PM- 2 AM. No Cover!

Live Music, Norm’s Place, Downtown Danville
7/23- Head down to Norm’s for a bit to eat, drink, and listen to live music by Nick Tyrell!  Starts at 7 pm.

Live Music, Hazy BBQ, Downtown Danville
Every Friday, head over, eat delicious BBQ, have some drinks, and listen to live music from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.

Player’s Pub & Pianos, Downtown Danville
Every Wednesday, Karaoke & Curbside Kitchens, from 6-10 PM.
Every Thursday, they will have live music, 6:30 PM, and a $10 cover. A DJ will be spinning beats afterward.

Live Music, Auburn Lounge, Downtown Danville
Every Sunday, Auburn has live bands playing for Sunday Funday, starting at 3 PM. Afterward, stay for Karaoke!

Primo’s Special Events, Downtown Danville
July 29- Epidemic Pint Night, 5 pm.
July 31- Skrewball Frozen Cocktails Tasting, 3-5 pm.

Movie Night at the Pool, San Ramon Olympic Pool
July 30- Come see Jumanji: The Next Level at the FREE Drive-in movie at the San Ramon Olympic pool! Rec swim starts at 7 PM and the movie starts at 8:15 PM. Pool floats welcome! Watch the movie from the pool, or bring a chair and cozy up. Registration is not needed!

Comedy Uncorked, Retzlaff Vineyards, Livermore
7/24- Who doesn’t love laughing while sipping on wine? Buy your tickets for this event, here!

City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
Yoga on the Square, Every Tuesday(only in Summer). 9:30 AM-10:30 AM, enjoy FREE yoga! All levels welcome!
The LOT, Every Wednesday, enjoy $14 Movies!
On 7/23, they are premiering Snake Eyes!
Live Art, Every Thursday, grab a bite, take a seat, and enjoy live mural painting at Alexander Square from 4 PM-8 PM.
San Ramon Farmers Market, Every Saturday from 9 AM-1 PM. Buy fresh fruits & veggies and check out all of the vendors!

City Center Unplugged, City Center Bishop Ranch, San Ramon
7/23- Join in for live music at 6:30 PM for City Center Unplugged!

Live Music, Retro Junkie, Walnut Creek
7/24- The Lost Crowes(A Tribute to The Black Crowes). Buy tickets here.
Every Sunday, 1-8 PM, Sundae Funday with live music, drinks, food, games, mimosas, & live music!

Live Music, Broadway Club, Walnut Creek
7/23- DJ Warner Case will be spinning some beats! Tickets at VIP booths are available here.
7/24- Super Diamond(Tribute to Neil Diamond Band). Buy Tickets here.
7/31- They will be welcoming back Petty Theft(Tribute Band, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). Tickets almost sold out, so buy here.

Family Fun Night, West Wind Drive-in, Concord
Every Tuesday is Family Fun Night! Enjoy a movie for $5.50! Age 4 & under are always FREE! To see a schedule of movies, click here.

Cass Class Charity 5k, Downtown Danville
7/24- Run for a cause, starts at 9:30 AM and will end at Beyond Active downtown. They will be having an after-party, with pop-ups from; Primm Pop Kids, Krushwell, Late Night Bakes, & Light as a Feather. Sign up here! This is a FREE event, but donations are always welcome.

Summer Concert Series, Livorna Park, Alamo
July 30- Bring your blankets, chairs, and friends to watch live music-The Fog City Swampers playing. This is a FREE event. More information here!

Core & Cabernet, McGrail Vineyards, Livermore
7/28- Follow @Conscious_Core_Caitlin and sign up on McGrail Vineyards site to grab your tickets! There will be a 60-minute all-level Pilates class on the front lawn, followed by wine tasting of 3 McGrails wines and light bites with a view of the sunset.

Little Explorers Petting Zoo, San Leandro
Take the little ones down and let them get some energy out, while they learn about animals! For more information, click here.

Grand Opening Celebration, Paia Mercantile, Walnut Creek
July 30- Join their Grand Opening with a slice of Aloha! It starts at 5 PM and there will be live hula dancing, food, & more! Spend over $100 at the grand opening and receive a FREE $25 gift card.

 

 

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Meet Tracey Medcalfe Photography

Last week Danville Social had an opportunity to interview Tracey Medcalfe and to learn more about her photography business and what makes it special.

How did the business get started?
I have always loved taking photographs, even as a kid! After my degree in physics and Masters in Information Systems, I knew that our growing family wasn’t blending well with my IT consultant role. As photography took its place in the evolving digital world…a business in photography was a natural step for me and allowed me to combine my love of technology and art with the flexible schedule I needed for my family…and yes, I still got to play with cool gadgets!!! Yay!
I started my photography business in the UK. Initially, I focused on family portrait and reunion photography and loved the pictures I was able to capture for my clients! I loved their reactions to their pictures even more! I was so excited to be able to do something directly for people that I knew they would love forever!!

What inspired you to start your own business?
I am a huge fan of pictures…natural, spontaneous, candid, capturing people’s emotions and connections.
I found that I was inspired by the experience of photographing other people. A dear friend of ours hired a wonderful photographer to photograph an event; I was so inspired by her style and pictures. We had a family session with her and I was able to work with her on a number of occasions before we moved to the US. It wasn’t long before I started my photography business here in the East Bay.

What is your background and how did you develop the skills to start your business?
I completed a number of professional photography courses for both portraits and weddings. I am also a member of the Professional Photographer Association, which offers wonderful resources for anyone in the business of photography or even photography enthusiasts. I believe you can always grow as a photographer and dedicate specific time on a regular basis to improving my skills and adding new ones regularly.

What’s the one thing your business is known for, over your competitors?
There are many aspects of capturing a great photograph…light, gear, great subjects, location to name just a few. I believe that timing is also an essential component and am always in search of that telling expression, smile, laugh, action that captures a moment!
A collision of action in soccer.
A crazy laugh from a chased toddler.
An expression of determination in lacrosse.
A confident character presence on stage.
A knowing smile from a big sister.
An adoring smile from a proud parent.
A secret smile from a bride.
A passionate embrace of a couple
A confident exchange between business partners
A friendly wrestle between brothers.
I believe that these are moments captured in time forever with a photograph and I am always in search of this rich treasure! I love to get to know my clients and to be able to capture them as they are most beautiful and natural.
I am excited to have a senior photography banner on the football pitch at Monte Vista. Spring is a great time to get senior and family portraits with great weather and blossoming trees and plants.  Springtime also has the bonus of avoiding the seasonal rush in fall!

Which small businesses are you inspired by?
I am inspired by people more than businesses. People achieve great things, work hard to understand their clients, love what they do! I love working with people who are energetic and passionate about their pursuits!!

What is your favorite part about living/working in Danville?
For an outdoor photographer, Danville and the Bay Area presents a spectacular location! Just within five miles of Danville, there are more than 20 locations that I wouldn’t hesitate to use for photographs! I have included just a few of the locations in some of the pictures.

Tell us the most interesting and fun tidbit about your business.
The story of our logo is fun and quirky! We used to live in Holland and just after our second child, Hannah was born, we visited the world-famous Keukenhof Gardens. They boast some of the most impressive displays of tulips and other plants in their spectacular botanical gardens. The logo heart is made up of a beautiful stone sculpture which I rotated to be vertical and then duplicated in Photoshop. Here is a picture of our oldest taking a quick look through the sculpture.

Click here to view Tracey’s work on her website, https://www.medcalfe.com/

 
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