Walnut Creek Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program
BOTANICA: All Things Plant Life
From 16th Century Flemish painters, to Cézanne and the Post Impressionists, the color, variety, and potent symbolism found in plant life has made it a popular subject for still-lifes and artist studies. BOTANICA: All Things Plant Life features a roster of over 100 artists drawing on these themes to create artwork that explores how plant life can be represented in a diverse reach of media.
The exhibition was juried by Ken Harman of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art in San Francisco and MacKenzie Stevens of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
Opening Reception: Sunday July 12, 2015, 3:00 – 5:00pm
$5 Admission, wine and hors d'oeuvres hosted by the Bedford Gallery Guild.
Exhibition Dates: July 12 – September 6, 2015
Gallery Hours: Tue – Sun, 12:00 – 5:00pm, 6:00-8:00pm when there are evening performances in the Lesher Center for the Arts
California Sick Leave Law Seminar
The new California Sick Leave Law that took effect on July 1, 2015 requires all employers to adopt a paid sick leave policy. This law applies to all private and public sector employers regardless of size and covers all employees, including part-time workers. Legal requirements as of today. When and how to comply. The importance of having a written paid sick leave policy in place. Who is covered under this law. How it impacts paid time off. Is sick leave a new protected class? How much paid sick leave employees are entitled to take. Presented by Founding Attorney Angela De La Housaye & Senior Litigation Attorney Brendan Dooley From De La Housaye & Associates
Summer Sounds - Free Concert
DRAA and Lesher Center invite all to unwind with a cool drink and live music at Summer Sounds, a free concert series outside the Lesher Center.
Performances by a stellar lineup of artists appear Thursdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The Alternative Country band Dead Winter Carpenters begin the series on June 25. Followed by electronic string quartet Phat Strad on July 9. The incredible Anderson & Roe Piano Duo performs on July 23, and the electrifying Mic Gillette Band headlines on July 30. Beer and wine available.
Click here for information or call (925) 943-7469.
Broadway Plaza Summer Concerts
August 6 / August 13 / August 20
Eight Chamber MEGA Business Mixer
The annual MEGA Business Mixer (Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Concord, Martinez, Orinda, Moraga, and Hispanic) will take place on Thursday, August 6, from 5:00—7:00pm at the Pleasant Hill Community Center in Pleasant Hill. Hosted by the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, the MEGA Mixer typically draws 200 attendees from the eight Chambers making this a great opportunity to expand networking circles and learn what’s happening in our neighboring cities. As in past years, attendees will enjoy delicious appetizers and sweet treats provided by member restaurants, caterers, and bakeshops from each Chamber.
Light The Night Walk Kickoff Party
Join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at our annual Light The Night Walk Kickoff Party. Meet fellow walkers, win fun prizes, and get tips on how you can make a significant impact in the fight against blood cancers. The event is free to attend and all guests will receive breakfast and enjoy free admission to the Lawrence Hall of Science following the program! The East Bay Light The Night Walk will take place on Saturday, November 7 at Civic Park in Walnut Creek. The Kickoff Party is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the Walk, get registered, and learn tips for success.
Southwest Sunset Social
An evening of fun in the Garden for whole family with live band, and desert animals from Lindsay Wildlife Museum. General admission $15/under 17 $8. Food and drinks sold separately. Advance admission purchase recommended: on website or call the office 925-944-9352
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop. Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Succumb to your animal instincts as you shop throuigh clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry, household items, artwork and more all in animal print motif. Like us on Facebook for weekly updates: American Cancer Society Discovery ShopWalnut Creek
Live! from the Library
Live! from the Library presents Mary Street Alinder, author of "Group f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography." Come hear Alinder talk about the iconic photography group that defined modern photography!