Yabusaki's is a small, family-owned nursery that specializes in bonsai trees. It has a good selection of bonsais as well as tools, soils, pots, and wire to help the budding or seasoned bonsai artist get started. However, its selection doesn't stop with bonsais. It also has a small array of indoor plants, perennials, annuals, edibles, containers, and small- to medium-sized trees.
This Rockridge bar — designed as though a frat house has been airlifted and dropped into a ski lodge, with a roaring fire, a pool table, and ping pong tables — is a great place: friendly but not decorous; well-loved but not dirty; lively but not claustrophobic, and, mercifully, quiet enough to have a conversation.
You can find some of the Bay Areas best art exhibits, independent film screenings, theater productions, dance performances, and occasional rock shows at this metropolitan arts gallery, located across the street from its spiritual twin, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Nonprofit and wheelchair-accessible, this multidisciplinary hub is open for corporate or private events; check the Web site (YBCA.org) for an up-to-date calendar.
A swim team and club located in Concord.
State-of-the-art facilities with friendly and experienced instructors devoted to helping the community reach its physical goals through partnership.
The Albany YMCA offers cardio and strength equipment including ellipticals, bikes, rowing machines, cross-trainers, stair-climbers, free weights, and more.