5340 E. Lakeshore Dr., San Ramon
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 1791 Square Feet
Wonderfully private! Single-family home tucked at the end of a court, overlooking the 4th fairway of Canyon Lakes golf course. Sunny kitchen with granite counters, living room with skylights and newer furnace. HOA dues include use of community pools, tennis courts and more. All this, plus top-rated SRVUSD schools!
Toys are among the world’s most popular collectible items. Among the most collected toys are
beanie babies, Barbie dolls, Pez dispensers, miniature cars, Transformers, pogs, and action
figures. Here’s a list of the Bay Area’s best toy collector clubs.
Avid doll collectors typically join the United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC), to keep
informed of sales, shows and gatherings all over the world. Visit ufdc.org for scheduled events,
workshops, and club locations.
Among the Bay Area’s local doll clubs are the 101 Doll & Study Club in Benicia. For more
information, call Stephanie Blythe at 415-455-8415.
Also visit the Alameda County Fashion Doll Club in Hayward. This group meets monthly.
Scheduled activities include luncheons, raffles, and theme parties. Call Carrie Freitas at 510-
Hot Wheels cars are the best selling toy cars on the market, with Matchbox cars not far behind.
A Hot Wheels collector club meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5 pm to 7
pm. Meetings are held at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, located at 85 North Milpitas Boulevard in
Matchbox car enthusiasts can visit the Bay Area Matchbox Cars Association at bamca.org.
Nostalgia lovers will find many wonderful childhood treasures at the Antiques and
Collectibles Faire. The Faire is held on the first Sunday of each month from 6 AM to 3 PM, at
the Naval Air Station in the charming Island City of Alameda.
Over the past twenty years, Scrabble has emerged as an extremely addictive pastime and a highly competitive sport. Local Scrabble players run clubs and tournaments all over the Bay Area. Players are encouraged to bring a pen, some paper, a Scrabble set, and a chess clock. Here’s a detailed list of well established Bay Area […]
Magicians, also known as illusionists, share the unusual skill of executing magic tricks. Magic tricks are divided into categories such as card tricks, optical illusions, escapes, and mentalism (a.k.a. mind reading). Among America’s most famous Illusionists are Criss Angel, David Copperfield, Harry Houdini, Penn & Teller, and James “The Amazing” Randi. Here’s a descriptive […]
Pete Carey, of the Mercury News, writes: “After the Bay Area housing market’s biggest price run-up in years in 2013, with frenzied bidding wars in some markets and cash investors snapping up homes in others, experts are predicting a much calmer market in 2014. That’s good news for potential homebuyers, since there will be more […]
Coin collecting is a popular activity for a number of reasons. Not only are coins interesting and beautiful, but some people see numismatic study as a viable investment opportunity. Here’s a detailed list of Coin Collector clubs in and around San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO Most San Francisco coin collectors belong to the Pacific Coast Numismatic […]
Backgammon is an exciting two-player board game involving both luck and skill. The game is typically played for money, and the world’s strongest players can earn a fortune. Here’s a detailed list of Backgammon clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area. SAN FRANCISCO The San Francisco Backgammon club meets on Monday evenings at the San […]