Calendar of Events - Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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July 2014

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New Member Orientation
07/30/14 - 07/30/14
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B.A.S.H. Hosted by USCF Benioff Children's Hospital
07/31/14 - 07/31/14
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Campaigns That Drive Action: Newsletters & Announcements | S
08/19/14 - 08/19/14
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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...
Terrific Tuesdays!

Summer is coming, are you ready? 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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Food Drive Underway Through July at America's Tires on Pine Street

America’s Tire Company in Walnut Creek is partnering withThe Salvation Army to host its first-ever “Summertime Fill the Barrel Food Drive,” which runs through July 31. The Barrel Food Drive” encourages America’s Tire Company customers to donate non-perishable food items to help feed hungry families in local communities with the help of The Salvation Army. 

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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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CEO Real Talk's Breakfast Forum

“At CEO Real Talk, We Help Women-owned Businesses Make DECISIONS that COUNT!”
When: Monday, July 28th, 2014
Where: Sunrise Bistro, 1559 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Topic: Strengthen your business: 5 Less obvious nuances that can derail business opportunities
Join Kay Woods, an award-winning CEO, as she shares her strategies, techniques, and the steps it takes to open doors to otherwise out-of-reach business growth opportunities. Kay Woods and Garnett Newcombe are co-authors of “Get Past the Obvious, Real Talk About Real Problems for Small Businesses Today”. They share their CEO knowledge, expertise, and experience that help women with job creation and long-term profitability.

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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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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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Arts & Craft Beer

Make a skull craft and sip on some local craft beer. Bay Area artists Ben Venom and Lucien Shapiro will each be leading hands-on skull themed art projects. Venom will lead a sew-a-skull craft using denim, and Shapiro will demonstrate how to make a skull using unexpected materials including chewing gum. Walnut Creek based Calicraft Brewing Co. will be pouring a selection of their craft brews throughout the night. This event is in conjunction with the Bedford’s current exhibition, The Skull Show.

About the Artists: Venom’s textiles are inspired by imagery from the fringes of society, including the occult, tattoos, and heavy metal. Shapiro looks to themes of ritual and death in creating his masks out of found objects.

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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.
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
Make A Skull Family Day

Join artist Marc D’Estout to make an awesome skull sculpture out of clay – then decorate it with a wide variety of materials, from sequins and feathers, to seeds and hardware. This is a great event for artists of all ages. The entire family can hang out, enjoy refreshments, see the Bedford’s current exhibition, The Skull Show, and make something cool!
About the Artist: D’Estout’s decorative utilitarian objects are inspired by a longtime fascination with skulls. He became interested in them as a child when he noticed their presence in World War I insignias, the occult and hotrod and biker imagery.

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First Aid Training Class in Concord

If you sign up for the Heartsaver First-aid class you will learn the following topics: bleeding control, seizures, epi pen use, allergic reactions, snake bites, broken bones, poisoning, and other life threatening emergencies. This course is for renewing, recertification, or initial student and is considered a basic first-aid class.


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Brandman University Information Sessions

Join us for an Information Session: School of Psychology
Earn an Ed.S with M.A. in Educational Psychology with PPSP Credential

Tuesday, August 5th from 5:30-6pm

Learn more about the programs, and have an opportunity to schedule an intake interview after the information session.


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DIABLO BALLET & Walnut Creek Magazine’s Gourmet Gallop

Popular Annual Food and Wine Walk, downtown Walnut Creek
Diablo Ballet and Walnut Creek Magazine’s Gourmet Gallop food and wine walk returns to downtown Walnut Creek for the fourth consecutive year on Thursday, August 7th from 6 -9:00 pm. The public is invited to sip, sample and stroll their way through fifteen downtown Walnut Creek locations as they experience a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure.


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Walnut Creek Jazz Series

At Lesher Center for the Arts.
Dementia: The Importance of Respect & Safety

Dementia: Families at a Crossroad Between Respect and Safety • How to have a conversation about needs when denial is present • Giving you the language to make hard decisions for another • Giving you permission to “stretch the truth” for dignity Tuesday, August 12 5:30 pm–7 pm Eldercare Services, Walnut Creek No charge Advanced registration required *Class intended for family caregivers or those dealing with the challenges of aging.

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Bluegrass Sunset Social

At Ruth Bancroft Garden.
Walnut Creek Jazz Series

At Lesher Center forthe Arts.
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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
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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: or