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April 2014

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Rhine & Moselle Rivers Trip Orientation 12:00 Noon
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Rhine & Moselle Rivers Trip Orientation 5:00 p.m.
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B.A.S.H. Hosted by Summit Bank
04/24/14 - 04/24/14
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Seminar on SEM & SEO for SMBs
05/21/14 - 05/21/14
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Annual Art & Wine Festival: Wine|Beer Pouring Booth
05/31/14 - 06/01/14
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Events in the next 20 days...
Great Race for Clean Air!

The Great Race for Clean air is a friendly competition between Bay Area companies to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion by encouraging employees to change how they commute to work

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Restaurant Week

Entice your appetite and delight your palate with prix-fixe menus offered at over 2 dozen restaurants.

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Experience Unlimited Networking & Guest Speaker La Rae Quy

Guest Speaker at the Experience Unlimited Networking event, La Ray will speak about her book
"Secrets of a Strong Mind; How to Development Mental Toughness"

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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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Spring Plant Sale

The Gardens at Heather Farm hosts its annual Spring Plant Sale! Available to you will be a wide variety of plants, including Mediterranean and California native plants, and plants for birds and butterflies. GHF members enjoy a 10% discount on all plant purchases and non-members can take advantage of the discount by becoming members the day of the sale. All proceeds benefit the ongoing maintenance of The Gardens at Heather Farms and its educational programs for children. Plant list available online at

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Lose a Lawn, Get a Garden!

Lose a Lawn, Get A Garden! The Gardens at Heather Farm and the Contra Costa Water District present this inspiring and informative FREE workshop designed for homeowners interested in replacing their existing water-thirsty lawns with beautiful water efficient landscaping. Experts will provide advice and instruction about design, irrigation and plants native to the Diablo Valley climate. In addition, participants will learn about Contra Costa Water District’s Lawn to Garden Rebate program. Participants will be able to meet with a variety of landscape professionals. Registration is required for this FREE program in order to receive an informational packet.

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Celebrate on the Mountain - Mount Diablo State Park, April 26th & 27

Celebrate on the Mountain - Mount Diablo State Park, April 26th & 27th
Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of California State Parks and
Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Mount Diablo Interpretive Association
A two-day event celebrating “all things Mount Diablo” is scheduled for April 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Mount Diablo State Park. The “Celebrate on the Mountain” weekend is dedicated to creating memorable experiences for participants.


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Pacific Fine Arts Festival 4/26 - 4/27

Spring Pacific Fine Arts Festival 04/26/14 10:00am - 04/27/14 5:00pm

More than 150 professional artists traveling from throughout California and the Western United States to showcase original paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and other fine works. 

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Annual Plant Sale at The Gardens of Heather Farm

What a better way to spend Earth Day - buying plants for your garden. There is a wide selection of Mediterranean and Calfornia native plants as well as plants for birds and butterflies.

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Grand Opening Edward Jones.

Grand Opening and Chamber Ribbon Cutting - Edward Jones.

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FREE 3-1 Obamacare Compliance Workshop

FREE 3-in-1 Obamacare Compliance Workshop - Thursday, May 01, 2014
Presented by First Bank & Healthcare Compliance Inc.
Open To All Employers / Business Owners!

Workshop 1 – All Employers: Notice of Exchange
Workshop 2 – Employers with Under 25 Employees: Small Business Tax Credit
Workshop 3 – Employers with 50 & Over Employees: Coverage Information Reporting

 At First Bank, Walnut Creek
1700 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Morning Workshop: 8:30 – 10:00am
Continental Breakfast served 8:00 am

Visit us at: or call (707) 255-9900



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CPR Course near Walnut Creek

The Heartsaver CPR is an American Heart Association class. The class is about 3 hours long and you will get your certification at the end of class! We recommend wearing comfortable clothing when you come to class, since you will need to lean down to practice your CPR skills on the manikins.

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Succulent Propagation Workshop

Propagation is one of the first techniques to learn as you explore your love for succulent plants. Whether you want to use your plants in crafts and décor or just have an abundance for your garden, we will teach you the most successful and easiest methods of increasing your collection. Learn the best propagation techniques for specific plants, see demonstrations of some of the trickier methods, and participate in hands-on practice that will frequently come in handy in your own garden.

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Mother's Day Garden Tours and Tea Party

The Ruth Bancroft Garden makes a memorable Mother’s Day weekend with two days of garden fun. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, Moms and families can enjoy a pampering day in the garden blooming with family fun: • Free admission for Moms and children under 12 • Hands-on crafts for families • Docent-led tours at 10am, 11:30am, and 1pm Regular Admission: $10/adults; $7/students and seniors; free for RBG members and children under 12 Also on Sunday, May 11: a tasty Mother’s Day Tea Party. Sandwiches, seasonal fruit and assorted petite pastries from La Boulange plus freshly brewed tea. Seatings at 11am and 1:30pm. $30/adults; $20/children (includes admission to the Garden). Reservations required; please call 925-944-9352 or visit Join RBG Curator Brian Kemble on Saturday, May 10, the day before Mother's Day, for a rare peek behind the fence. Mr. Kemble will take a group through the private garden around Ruth Bancroft’s home, adjacent to the public garden. In addition to the historical lath houses and greenhouses filled with succulents, there are an astonishing variety of roses, herbs, perennials, and irises. Tour begins at 10:30am $35/General Admission, $15/Ruth Bancroft Garden Members. Reservations are required: 925-944-9352 For more information, please visit The Ruth Bancroft Garden or call 925-944-9352.

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Mother's Day Stroll

FREE for everyone – this fun filled family event is at The Gardens at Heather Farm 1540 Marchbanks Drive in Walnut Creek. All moms receive a special gift, compliments of The Gardens. Bring the family and a blanket and relax in our meadow garden while listening to the soothing sounds of steel drum music by InSteel – stroll among our 24 unique gardens offering spectacular beauty – new this year – story telling, root beer floats, crafts for everyone, gifts from local artisans, and fund raiser prizes. For more details see our Events page at

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AMGEN on Mt Diablo

America’s Greatest Race, AMGEN Tour of California Returns in May! The Amgen Tour of California comes to park on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Fans and spectators will be able to line park roads in order to cheer their favorite riders and teams on the 10-mile ascent from the South Gate Entrance to the finish line at the Upper Summit Parking Lot. 

One of the nation’s largest and most successful cycling races, this eight-day prestigious cycling road race features elite professional teams and athletes from around the world.  The park hosts the  race’s Stage 3 finish. 

Similar to last year, the park will have use restrictions on race day to ensure public and rider safety. Click here for more information for Mount Diablo park visitors. For additional details on the AMGEN Tour of California, visit their website.

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Coming Soon...
Walnut Creek Downtown-Upcoming Events


Restaurant Week
April 21-27

Pacific Fine Arts
April 26-27

Centennial Heritage Day
Saturday, May 17

June Wine Walk
Wednesday, June 18

Event Calendars and Shopping & Dining Guides are available! Please contact us at 925-933-6778 to get your copies today!

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