Calendar of Events - Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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Events available for Registration...

2016 Installation Luncheon
05/04/16 - 05/04/16
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New Member Orientation
05/25/16 - 05/25/16
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Art & Wine Festival: Wine|Beer Pouring Booth
06/04/16 - 06/05/16
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Events in the next 20 days...
DateEvent
04/25/16
 -06/18/16
Make Strides with Alamo Capital

Join us and the American Cancer Society as we make strides against breast cancer!

Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lunch cancer. 

The chance of a woman having invasive breast cancer some time during her life is about 1 in 8. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 37. Breast cancer death rates have been going down. This is probably the result of finding the cancer earlier and better treatment. Right now there are more than 3.1 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.


Help us create more survivors!

We will have special rewards for our biggest fundraisers. Go to our team event page and join our team or make a donation by clicking here

Event Date: June 18, 2016 Registration 8am | Walk at 9am Walk Length: 5k (3.1) miles Location: Heather Farms Park

http://main.acsevents.org/goto/AlamoCapital 

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04/30/16
Great Strides —Walnut Creek

Great Strides - Walnut Creek
Great Strides is the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's largest national fundraising event. Each year, more than 125,000 people participate in hundreds of walks across the country to raise funds for cystic fibrosis research and drug development.
Event date: April 30, 2016
Event Time: Registration at 9, Walk at 10.
Location: Heather Farm Park, Walnut Creek, CA
Contact Person: Aaron Bailey, abailey@cff.org,  415-989-6500 x109
Details: Great Strides provides a great opportunity for people within the community to get involved in a great cause. Participants can form walk teams at their workplace, through their clubs and organizations, or with friends and family. Walk day is a fun, family-oriented event with a healthy 5k walk, children's activities, food, and festivities that participants look forward to year after year. Visit http://bit.ly/23XbWDJ for more information.

nca.cff.org/greatstrides

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04/30/16
Mobile Document Shredding at ARF

Mobile Document Shredding at Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation
Saturday, April 30 – 10 am – Noon
9:30 am – Early Bird Drop Off Only Box of Paper - $5 Proceeds benefit ARF
No Oversized boxes please

https://www.arflife.org
 
 

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05/02/16
Get Some Writing Done!

Get your writing done in a quiet space shared with other folks trying to get their writing, or homework done & a glass of wine.
For more information on how Laptop Lounge can transform your work life, go to:
http://www.laptoplounge.biz/tour-schedule/  
For more information about our community events, go to:
http://www.laptoplounge.biz/event-calendar/#

$20.00 per person Refunds offered if: -The Meetup is cancelled -You can cancel at least 10 day(s) before the Meetup

http://www.meetup.com/Writing-Time-Walnut-Creek/events/229951927/


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05/03/16
Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar

Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar
UC Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program is provding free half-day Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIP) training for small businesses.
This event is for staffing agencies and employers that use temporary workers.
Other Seminars
May 9 Open Enrollment
May 17 Open Enrollment (special emphasis on heat illness prevention)
May 31 Roofing and Other Trades Working at Heights

For more information or to Register: www.lohp.org/iipp
 

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05/04/16
Learn Quickbooks

THE 4-HOUR TRAINING THAT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS

LIMITED CLASS SIZE REGISTER NOW! Or Call 925.852.8412

Learn the 21 most common mistakes in QuickBooks®.

Learn how to use QuickBooks to improve overall company performance.

For more information on how Laptop Lounge can transform your work life, visit:

http://www.laptoplounge.biz/tour-schedule/  

More information on Website 


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05/04/16
Walnut Creek First Wednesday

WCD hosts Walnut Creek First Wednesdays Street Festivals each month for all ages!

Festivities include live entertainment, arts & crafts, treats & more!

biking family stick decal

Ride your bike to the event!

Bike Walnut Creek is sponsoring a free 'bike valet' for your wheels! 
Park your bike securely with the valet attendant as you relax & enjoy the event.
 
Car
 

Enjoy FREE parking on Wednesday nights after 5PM!

Participating Garages:
N. Locust Garage - 1625 Locust St. / S. Locust Garage - 1350 Locust St.
N. Broadway Garage - 1390 N. Broadway

BART and FREE Downtown Trolley

For more information, visit Walnut Creek Downtown website


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05/04/16
Live! from the Library: The Missing Kennedy

Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, author of the new best-selling memoir The Missing Kennedy, will discuss her provocative book, which tells the tragic but inspiring story of President Kennedy’s sister, Rosemary Kennedy.  This FREE event is sponsored by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation. Please register online at http://www.wclibrary.org/live/

Event is free

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05/07/16
Managing Bugs: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

Today's adult program will highlight the impacts of traditional pest management methods and how to deal effectively with home and garden pests in a less-toxic way. With artifacts, games, stories and crafts, our kids program will bring the past alive and uncover how the first Californians used native plants in their everyday lives in the fourth installment of a free educational series for adults and children, Getting to Know Our Local Creeks, Ponds and Waterways
About the Series 
The Gardens invites you and your kids to join us for a fun and informative series of FREE classes about our local watershed and preserving our environmental resources. Featuring six expert instructors and our own teaching staff and presented in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, the series, Getting to Know Our Local Creeks, Ponds and Waterways, invites both adults and children to participate, with topics of interest to grown-ups, as well as interactive, hands-on activities specifically designed to engage younger audiences. Classes are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings in April and May at The Gardens at Heather Farm unless otherwise noted. Classes are FREE, but advanced registration is required.
http://gardenshf.org 

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05/07/16
Elks Car Show

2nd annual Car Show great family event  open free to public Saturday May 7th 10am to 3pm food and beverage is available all day event will have best in show, raffle for prizes, T shirts All types of cars Vintage, Hot Rods, New on display.
Free Admission to public great family event if you want to display your car of any type call Mike 925-548-0895
http://elks.org/lodges/LodgePages.cfm?LodgeNumber=1811&ID=15732
 

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05/08/16
Making Memories with Mom

Come make memories with Mom.  Relax in the Garden on a beautiful Spring day.  Bring a picnic along for everyone to enjoy.  Learn something new together on a docent tour. 
  • Picnic seating available throughout the Garden
  • Hands-on garden activity for the whole family
  • Docent-led tours at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm
  • Dish gardens and other garden inspired gifts for mom
Admission: $10/adults; $8/students and seniors; free for RBG members and accompanying children up to age 18. Picnic seating available throughout the Garden, Hands-on garden activity for the whole family, Docent-led tours at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm, Dish gardens and other garden inspired gifts for mom

www.ruthbancroftgarden.org

 

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05/09/16
Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar

Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar
UC Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program is provding free half-day Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIP) training for small businesses.
Other Seminars
May 17 Open Enrollment (special emphasis on heat illness prevention)
May 31 Roofing and Other Trades Working at Heights

For more information or to Register: www.lohp.org/iipp

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05/10/16
Civic Affairs

The Civic Affairs Committee monitors and analyzes public activities that could impact the greater business community. From growth management to business enhancement, from parking meters to parking structures, from the general plan to site-specific plans, the Civic Affairs Committee is engaged. 

This committee meets once per month. 

You must be a member of the committee to attend. Please contact Nicky Henzie if you are a Chamber member and would like to join the committee. 

Click here to find out what is happening at the next meeting.


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05/10/16
Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See

Halstrom Academy's Sip 'n' See is an oppotunity for prospective parents and community members to come on campus. 

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05/11/16
Work Free Wednesday/Hump Day Happy Hour

Wondering what co-working is about?  Try it out the second Wednesday of the month for Work Free day.

8:30am-5:30pm Drop in Co-working

5:30pm-7:00pm Hump Day Happy Hour

http://www.meetup.com/Coworking-Walnut-Creek/events/230644269/

For more information on how Laptop Lounge can transform your work life, visit:

http://www.laptoplounge.biz/tour-schedule/  

For more information about our community events, visit:

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


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05/14/16
Animals on Broadway

Join ARF in celebration of the special bond between pets and people at this spectacular, free community festival back at BROADWAY PLAZA.
Bring the whole family and walk to save lives at the fundraising Pet Walk! Sign up as an individual or with friends to raise money for animals in need at this easy, one-mile walk. Then, the fun continues with a Best Dressed Pet contest, vendor booths, Kid Zone games and activities, raffles, demonstrations, and the popular Pet Wellness Fair for an array of health services for your best friend. ARF’s Adoption Mobile and other rescue groups will have furry friends of all sizes available for adoption. 
Animals on Broadway is a green event. Please recycle. 
 

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05/15/16
Discover Walnut Creek's Watershed

Join us for a guided hike showcasing Lime Ridge Open Space, an area inside Walnut Creek's Watershed. From here, we'll see amazing views of places urban life interfaces with the wild land.  This family oriented field trip is the fifth installment of a free educational series for adults and children, Getting to Know Our Local Creeks, Ponds and Waterways
About the Series 
The Gardens invites you and your kids to join us for a fun and informative series of FREE classes about our local watershed and preserving our environmental resources. Featuring six expert instructors and our own teaching staff and presented in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek, the series, Getting to Know Our Local Creeks, Ponds and Waterways, invites both adults and children to participate, with topics of interest to grown-ups, as well as interactive, hands-on activities specifically designed to engage younger audiences. Classes are held on Saturday and Sunday mornings in April and May at The Gardens at Heather Farm unless otherwise noted. Classes are FREE, but advanced registration is required.
http://gardenshf.org 

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05/17/16
Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar

Developing and Implementing Your Injury and Illness Prevention Program Seminar
UC Berkeley's Labor Occupational Health Program is provding free half-day Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIP) training for small businesses.
Open Enrollment: This event has a special emphasis on heat illness prevention
Other Seminars
May 31 Roofing and Other Trades Working at Heights

For more information or to Register: www.lohp.org/iipp

more info...
05/18/16
Construction Allowances & Leasehold Improvement

 
Construction Allowances & Leasehold Improvements: Maximizing the Tax Benefits
Construction allowances are often critical to the negotiation of a lease; rarely, however, are the associated tax consequences fully considered. Please join us for this complimentary luncheon seminar to learn about different approaches to construction allowances and the tax effects of each. We will cover how to “get the deal done” by finding tax-beneficial terms for both tenants and landlords. The discussion will follow the “life” of the lease, ranging from effective funding methods to the tax consequences at the end of the lease. 

Our Speaker:

Greg NovotnyGreg is a partner with Greene Radovsky Maloney Share & Hennigh LLP in San Francisco. Greg specializes in federal and state income tax law in the corporate, individual, and pass-through entity context. He has substantial experience representing clients in a wide range of transactions, including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, and the formation of corporations, partnerships, and LLCs. Greg also advises individuals and businesses in a variety of tax and legal issues, with a special emphasis on Section 1031 like-kind exchanges and nonqualified deferred compensation (including Section 409A).

The Real Estate Advice Series has hosted workshops for hundreds of investment real estate professionals and investors since 2009. This complimentary program is made possible by:
 
 
 
Complimentary lunch & presentation
More details here

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05/18/16
Women and Entrepreneurship


Space is limited, so please register now at: www.womenscommission.com

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05/18/16
Dementia - The Road Map from Diagnosis to Family C

• What is dementia? Where is it diagnosed?

• Understanding the progression

• What does a Family need to do to prepare for the journey?

• Protecting Dignity and Reducing Stress in all family members
No fee. Advanced registration required.
http://www.EldercareAnswers.com
 


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05/19/16
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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