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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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08/24/14
 -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
 
09/08/14
 -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.

 

09/18/14
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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09/19/14
Laptop Lounge Comedy Corner

Join us for a night of Sketch Comedy, Improv, and Stand Up!

Featuring the Bay Area's own Ready Or Not Improv players
as seen at the Lesher Center for the Arts.

Special guest, and headliner, Los Angeles
Comedian Matt Rath!
 
Learn, laugh and celebrate 100 years of living and working in Walnut Creek. 
Shmooze and network with local business owners.
Limited seating.  Register now to guarantee your spot!  
 

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09/21/14
First Aid CPR Re-certification near Walnut Creek

The CPR First Aid Class is great if you want to learn what to do in an emergency situation. If you are a parent, teacher, fitness instructor, and general workplace this is a great class for you!

For more information and registration, please visit our website: 
http://concordcprclasses.com/index.php/schedule/aha-cpraedfirst-aid/

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09/23/14
Mixing 101: Mixing at Business Networking Events

So many Chamber members stop themselves from going to a mixer. Others go and feel awkward so they never go again. This workshop is designed to empower them to go to a mixer, and to practice a few simple yet effective techniques to make it a positive experience.

Information and registration at http://tinyurl.com/mixing101


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09/25/14
FBI Speaks about Cyber Crime, Hackers & Compliance

Executive Lunch Seminar will reveal Critical Protections Businesses must have in place NOW to Avoid Cyber Attacks, Data Breach Lawsuits, and Compliance Penalties. For details and registration go to http://cybercrimewc.eventbrite.com. Event proudly hosted by Pacific Computer Consultants and Sophos.


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09/30/14
BLS Renewal Certification Course in Concord

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. 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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10/01/14
Alfie Kohn/ The Progressive Schools Our Children Deserve

Alphie Kohn is the author of 13 books on education, parenting, and human behavior.
This event is sponsored by the Fusion Academy Walnut Creek.
For more informatin go to www.alphiekohn.org or to purchase tickets go to EventsAtFusion.com.
10/04/14
Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale

 
Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale Saturday, October 4th, 8 am – 2 pm. Special early bird entrance fee $3 per adult from 7 am – 8am. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette. Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, and gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Visit www.lafayettejuniors.org

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10/07/14
A Taste of Walnut Creek Restaurant Walk - Tuesday, October 7

Our annual progressive tasting through the streets of Walnut Creek is Tuesday, October 7 from 6 - 9 pm. There are 25 restaurants participating in this year's walk including 5 new ones!  
Here's how it works - purchase a ticket book which has a coupon in it for each of the participating restaurants. You walk through the streets of downtown Walnut Creek and get a 'taste' at each of them. You can start anywhere you want - even at one of the ice cream shops. 
 Books are $30 each. They can be purchased on line via www.tikvah.org
 

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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