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Weekend Go-Tos for March 18, 2016

Legumes take the spotlight this Friday at the BASIL Seed Swap, Potluck, & Hoe Down.

Looking for something fun and unique to do around the Bay Area this weekend? Don't fret. We have you covered.


Do legumes leave you speechless? Are you gaga about garden seeds? If you are, you’ll be happy to hear that this evening the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL) will hold their 17th Annual Bay Area Seed Swap, Potluck, & Hoe Down. Come learn about seed libraries, swap home-grown garden seeds, share a potluck supper, and enjoy music and the company of fantastic local gardeners. That’s tonight from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Historic Fellowship Hall, 1924 Cedar Street in Berkeley. Entry is free if you bring seeds or food to share.

This Saturday marks the 116th anniversary of Saratoga’s annual Blossom Festival. Founded in 1900, the festival first began as a celebration of blooming orchards after a long drought. This year’s events include docent-led orchard tours, prune and apricot tasting, poetry readings, live music, film screenings, and much more. It’s happening all day on Saturday at the Saratoga Heritage Orchard. Full details are available at saratogahistory.com.

If blossoms or seeds aren’t quite your thing, how about learning some surprising facts about San Francisco history? On Saturday, Art Peterson, author of the book Why is that Bridge Orange? will host an evening of film and San Francisco historical trivia at Doc’s Lab in North Beach, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. More details about what you can expect are at whyisthatbridgeorange.com.



Is there an event happening this weekend that you'd like folks to know about? Feel free to add it below in the comments section.