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B.A.S.H. Hosted by Walnut Creek Library Foundation / Walnut
08/28/14 - 08/28/14
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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...
DateEvent
08/01/14
 -08/31/14
AUGUST GRAND OPENING at Mt Diablo Integrated Wellness Center

Mount Diablo Integrated Wellness Center, Located in the SHADELANDS Business Park across Kaiser Medical Offices. Featuring Gentle, Drug-Free Care for Neck, Back and Joint Pain.
 ** MOST MAJOR INSURANCE ACCEPTED, ** AFFORDABLE RATES!
MDi Wellness is an Integrated Healthcare Facility offering:
Medical Care • Chiropractic • Acupuncture • Registered Dietician • Ayurvedic Medicine •Behavioral Health
325 N. Wiget Lane, Ste 130 Walnut Creek, CA 94598, CALL (925) 935-5425
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

 
08/21/14
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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08/23/14
Walnut Creek Jazz Series

At the Lesher Center for the Arts. http://www.lesherartscenter.org/
08/23/14
Healthy Walnut Creek and Skate Board Competition

At Heather Farm Park. http://www.walnut-creek.org/citygov/depts/ps/parks/heatherfarm/
08/23/14
Craft Fair & Vendor Show

At St. Paul's Parish Hall, 1924 Trinity Ave., Walnut Creek. Over 20 booths with Home Made Crafts, Housewares, Jeweley, Purses, Candles, Workshops, Make-Up and Skin Care.
For more infromation contact Amie Fowler afowler428@gmail.com 

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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
 
08/25/14
Mini Monday at Walnut Creeks Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Monday, August 25, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
 
Lindsay Wildlife Museum’s Mini Mondays let children from 2-5 years old become naturalists as they experience live animal encounters each month with a different theme. In August, the two-hour program allows little ones to explore the world of reptiles through arts, crafts, activities and more. Nut-free refreshments are provided. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver.
 
Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park.
 $10/members, $20/non-members, $6 each additional child age 2 and up.
 Please call 925 627 2913 or visit www.wildlife-museum.org.
 
 

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08/25/14
BLS Renewal Certification Class

The BLS for Healthcare Providers is for people renewing or taking the class for the first time! This class is for people that study or work in the medical field. If you are a dentist, you will receive CE credits, please ask the instructor when you come to class.

The BLS class is 3 hours long, we will make sure that you get your CPR practice and all the updated information from the American Heart Association.

We offer several dates and times to fit your schedule! Please go to our wesite for more information and to register: http://concordcprclasses.com/index.php/schedule/bls-hcp-classroom/

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08/28/14
B.A.S.H. (Business & Social Hour) Monthly Mixer

{Scroll Down to view list of BASH Hosts}. Please join us at our next B.A.S.H. (Business and Social Hour); host schedule below. The B.A.S.H. is a great opportunity to network with Chamber Members, Government Officials, Educators and Local Businesses. This event is FREE to all Walnut Creek Chamber Members and guests of members; Non-member price is $10.00. Please bring your business card.

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08/29/14
 -08/31/14
Walnut Creek Aquanuts Perform: Earth Odyssey

Over 100 athletes, coaches and parent volunteers will collaborate to put on the Walnut Creek Aquanuts Fall Synchronized Swimming Show taking place over Labor Day weekend.  This year will mark the 45th anniversary of this iconic show which showcases synchronized swimming in a theatrical format complete with lights, a monumental 3-D stage and glittering costumes.
 
This year’s theme is “Earth Odyssey, and it will be a celebration of our little green planet...as seen through the eyes of some very adorable extraterrestrials.” The show is created over a 2 month period as coaches choreograph and customize routines based on highlights from the competitive season. The athletes train 4 hours a day and more to be sure they perfect their routines. In addition, 100’s of parent volunteer hours are spent building sets and re-purposing the intricate costumes to fit the current theme.
 
The Fall Swim show is the clubs premier community outreach effort with the goal of wowing the crowds with the beauty and athleticism of the sport. In addition to many high level athletic and artistic performances from Olympians and National Team Members, the show is a chance for the newest members of the club to shine in their first synchronized swimming performance.
 
The preview show runs Thursday 8/29  and general shows are Friday through Sunday 8/31. Doors open at 7:00, and the performance begins at 8:00. There will be beer and wine at the event as well as various food vendors.

Ticket Prices:
Regular admission is $20 (ages 13-61). 
Senior admission is $15 (ages 62 and up). 
Youth admission is $10 (ages 5 to 12). 
Ages 4 and under is free.     
 
For more information, please visit www.aquanuts.org, or call the event hotline at (925)
934-4792. Individuals or companies interested in sponsoring the club and/or its events should call (925) 289-9229.
 
About the Walnut Creek Aquanuts:
The Walnut Creek Aquanuts (WCA) is a world-renowned synchronized swim club based in Northern California. Our mission is to develop athletes from novice to elite, building both bodies and minds and instilling skills that will serve our swimmers throughout their lifetime. 
 
09/07/14
Walnut Festival Run

http://walnutfestivalrun.com/
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.

 

Coming Soon...
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