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New Member Orientation
09/17/14 - 09/17/14
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Build Your Business Showcase 2014
09/18/14 - 09/18/14
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Events in the next 20 days...
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08/04/14
 -09/02/14
Terrific Tuesdays!

The Gardens at Heather Farm is excited to announce that its esteemed preschool Summer program, Terrific Tuesdays, will be returning on June 17th! Children and parents will enjoy up to 12 weeks of savory snacks, rousing read alouds, kid creative crafts, and spectacular science! 

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08/04/14
 -09/04/14
Call For Artists Walnut Creek Turns 100

Help us build a portrait of our city!

In honor of Walnut Creek's centennial, the Bedford Gallery will host Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art. This exhibition is a call to artists for artwork that reflects Walnut Creek's rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past and present. Walnut Creek Turns 100 is open to members of our community who live or work in town, and to all those who love our city. For complete rules and information visit our website, or visit the gallery to pick up an application packet.

This show is open to artists working in all media. All community members are invited to submit their artwork.

Submission Deadline: September 4 (for online entries) or September 5 (for in-person entries)

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08/04/14
 -09/05/14
Call for Entries California Watercolor Association National Show

45th National Exhibition, January 15, 2015, to February 21, 2015
HARRINGTON GALLERY, FIREHOUSE ARTS CENTER PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA
For a prospectus go to: http://www.californiawatercolor.org/gallery.php?cat=31

ENTRY DEADLINE: September 5, 2014, $12,000 ANTICIPATED AWARDS

 
08/24/14
 -10/11/14
Tarantulas on the Move / Hike Mt Diablo

Sunday, August 24, 6 – 8 p.m.Love is in the air for tarantulas
 
Learn about and look for Mount Diablo’s gentle giants, the California Tarantula, on this moderate, slow, three-mile, two-hour hike with naturalist Michael Marchiano. These often maligned and feared spiders are completely harmless to man. Learn about why they’re only visible in the fall, where they live, what they eat, how they survive. Bring water, snacks, camera, binoculars and dress for the weather. Mitchell Canyon Picnic Area; $6/car. Reservations required at Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
 
Upcoming Tarantula Trek's:
Saturday, September 6, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 5-8 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 5-8 p.m.
Bring water, snacks, camera, binoculars and dress for the weather. Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center; $6/car.  Reservations required at sweettrails00@gmail.com  or mtdiablohiker@aol.com
 
Arachnophobia or How I learned to Love Tarantulas
Saturday, September 13, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 14, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 20, 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 11, 4 p.m.
Learn about and look for Mount Diablo’s gentle giants, the California Tarantula, on this moderate, slow, three-mile, two-hour hike with naturalist Michael Marchiano. These often maligned and feared spiders are completely harmless to man. Learn about why they’re only visible in the fall, where they live, what they eat, how they survive. Bring water, snacks, camera, binoculars and dress for the weather. Mitchell Canyon Picnic Area; $6/car. Reservations required at Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
 
NOTE: Rain cancels all hikes.
 
Media contact:
Trisha Clayton, 415-346-4565, t.clayton@comcast.net
Judy Rowcliffe, 415-456-4131, jlrowcliffe@comcast.net
 
09/06/14
DOG DAY @ THE WALNUT CREEK ELKS LODGE

Featuring a Novelty Dog Show benefiting Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
Saturday, September 6th, 2014 - 10:00am to 2:00pm, 1475 Creekside Drive, Walnut Creek 
Registration - 9:00am, Show - 10:00am $15.00 donation for first 2 categories per dog, $5.00 for each add'l category Category examples: Best trick, Best 6 legs (dog & owner), Most beautiful eyes, Waggiest tail. Advance registration requested but not required.
To register or if any questions: tchanderson@gmail.com
 
 

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09/07/14
Walnut Festival Run

http://walnutfestivalrun.com/
09/07/14
Pancake Breakfast Benefiting Meals on Wheels

The Fall Prevention Program at Meals on Wheels and Senior Outreach Services in Walnut Creek is partnering with the Pleasant Hill Senior Center to host a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, September 7th.  Our program provides free home safety modifications for low income seniors at risk for falls.Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
8:30 am - 10:30am
Kids under 4 - Free
Ages 4 - 10 - $3
Ages 11 and up - $5
For sponsorship information,tickets or to donate, please contact Carol Louisell
Director of Community Engagement
(925) 954-8736
 

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09/08/14
 -10/20/14
Fall CERT Class is under way in Walnut Creek.

Classes will be held Mondays, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 8 through Oct. 20, plus a drill Saturday morning, October 25. Click here to sign up.For more info, follow this link.

HOW CERT WORKS IN WALNUT CREEK 
Walnut Creek has 8 CERT Areas. CERT graduates are assigned to a CERT Area based on where they live. In the event of emergency, CERTs gather at their CERT Staging Area and work together as trained in the CERT Program.

 

09/13/14
Walnut Festival Twilight Parade

http://www.thewalnutfestival.org/parade.php
09/14/14
An Evening at the Bistro

Mark your calendar for a delightful evening at Va de Vi Bistro & Wine Bar in Walnut Creek. Enjoy fine food, fine wine, and fine company in Va de Vi’s beautifully appointed courtyard under an ancient oak tree.

The evening will include dinner, drinks, and the opportunity to bid on unique items at an auction to benefit Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Be sure to bring your checkbook!

Proceeds will help fund the rehabilitation and education programs at the museum. Lindsay Wildlife Museum board member Nan Walz, John Walz, and the partners of Va de Vi look forward to seeing you there.


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09/17/14
New Member Orientation

[Dates subject to change] Join us at our orientation for new members, existing members and prospective members. This meeting, held in the Chamber conference room, offers an overview of the Chamber, programs and events, public policy initiatives and activities, sponsorship opportunities, networking, and ways to get involved.

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09/17/14
Fall Wine Walk

Walnut Creek Downtown.http://www.walnutcreekdowntown.com/
09/18/14
Board of Directors Monthly Meeting

The Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Board of Directors meet the third Thursday of each month from 7:45am-9:00am.

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09/18/14
Build Your Business Showcase

Join hundreds of prospective customers at the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce Business & Visitor Bureau Build Your Business Showcase. This semi-annual event is renowned as the most popular trade fair in the Bay Area and attracts hundreds of local professionals looking to network with companies like yours. Enjoy good food, excellent networking opportunities and a great forum for promoting your business.

In addition to the 50+ exhibitors representing local businesses and non-profit organizations, this event will feature representitives from Google, SCORE, Localgetaways.com. and other expert exhibitors that will share their up-to-date technology solutions for small businesses.


More information including registration form to exhibit your business is available below or by logging on to the Chamber website at www.walnut-creek.com. Chamber office (925) 934-2007

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09/19/14
Laptop Lounge Comedy Corner

Improv, and Stand Up!

Featuring the Bay Area's own Ready Or Not Improv playersas seen at the Lesher Center for the Arts.Special guest, and headliner, Los Angeles Comedian Matt Rath!

5:00-6:00  THE EVENING STARTS NEXT DOOR AT "THE COUNTER" RESTAURANT. HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS -  $2 off beer and wine by the glass, and 1/2 off appetizers, plus, bring your printed event ticket for a 10% discount on all non-Happy Hour menu items!

Stand up comedy with Matt Rath. Contact Leslie for more info: Community@LaptopLounge.biz

http://www.laptoplounge.biz/event-calendar/#


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August Hikes Explore Astronomy and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Mount Diablo Interpretive Association volunteers lead three free August hikes exploring Mount Diablo’s mid-summer sounds and beauty as the sun goes down.
 
Things That Go Bump in the Night Hike
Saturday, August 9, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 23, 6 to 9 p.m.
Experience Mount Diablo State Park as darkness falls in a four mile hike searching for owls, bats, scorpions, tarantulas, poorwills, and other denizens of the dark. Wear good hiking shoes; bring flashlight, liquids, and snacks; dress in layers.
Meet: Mitchell Canyon Parking Lot
Parking: $6 per vehicle
Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@aol.com or sweettrails00@gmail.com
 
Up in the Clouds Hike
Saturday, August 30, 4 to 6 p.m., followed by 7 p.m. ‘Our Place in the Galaxy’ astronomy program
Enjoy phenomenal views from the top of Mount Diablo on this one-mile hike along the Mary Bowerman trail; hike leaders will share legend and lore associated with landmarks below. After the hike, stay for the free astronomy program. Wear good hiking shoes; bring flashlight, liquids, and snacks/dinner; dress in layers.
Meet: Lower Summit Parking Lot
Parking: $10 per vehicle
Reservations required: mtdiablohiker@aol.com or sweettrails00@gmail.com