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06/19/15
 -07/19/15
Sculpture in the Garden

21st Annual Sculpture in the Garden Month-long Exhibit and Sale: June 19 – July 19
 What: For one month every year, Walnut Creek’s Ruth Bancroft Garden transforms into an outdoor art gallery. Follow the meandering pathways to discover sculptures by artists from the Bay Area and beyond. The stunningly sculptural succulent and drought-tolerant plants create a magical setting for public-scale works and pieces perfect for your home garden.  For a list of featured artists, please visit: www.ruthbancroftgarden.org
 
 
When:
  • Opening Night: Friday, June 19 from 5:30 to 8 pm – Celebrate the unveiling of the exhibition and mingle with the artists while sipping champagne in the Garden at sunset.  Live music. Advance ticket purchase required – General admission $50/person; RBG members $45/person.
  • Opening Weekend: Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, 10am-3pm – First chance for the general public to view the sculptures. Bring a picnic, take a tour and meet the artists. Docent garden tours throughout the day, live music on Father’s Day. $10/person; $8/Seniors (65+) and Students; free for RBG members and children under 12; free admission for dads on Father’s Day
  • Extended Summer Hours: Thursday evenings June 4 – August 27 the Garden is open until 7pm.  Check the website for special activities on Thursday evenings during the sculpture show.  Regular admission rates apply.
  • Blues, BBQ, and Beer Sunset Social: Friday, July 17, 5pm-8pm – Live Blues music by HowellDevine, BBQ, and Beer by Calicraft Brewing Co. Enjoy a summer evening in the Garden on the last Friday of the sculpture exhibit. Admission $15/person, advance ticket purchase required. Food and drinks sold separately.
  • The Sculptures will be in the Garden through July 19
 

 

 

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06/23/15
 -08/15/15
Walnut Creek Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Participate in the Summer Reading Festival - “Read to the Rythym!” - and win great prizes!

Open to all ages.

Click here for sign-up and prize information.


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07/09/15
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.

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07/11/15
 -07/12/15
​Relay For Life of Walnut Creek, Bancroft Elementary School

Relay For Life is the signature activity of the American Cancer Society.  More than 4,800 events take place nationwide, and now, even around the world.  It is an event where we CELEBRATE our cancer survivors, REMEMBER those lost at our luminaria ceremony and FIGHT BACK against this horrible disease.  To find out more information and/or become involved by forming a team, joining the event leadership team or volunteering at the day the event click on the link www.relayforlife.org/WalnutCreekCA
 
07/11/15
Walnut Creek Walks With Mayor Bob Simmons

Water, water anywhere? A hike in Shell Ridge Open Space. This hike goes past five ponds in the open space, but whether there is water in those ponds remains to be seen.  The total walk is about 3.5 to 4 miles, with some elevation. Some of it is on fire roads and some of the walk is on single track trails. Sturdy walking shoes are encourages. 
Details! Meet at 9 a.m. at the Hanna Grove Activity Area parking lot at Borges Ranch, 1035 Castle Rock Road. Bring water and sunscreen! 
Questions? Email Gayle Vassar.

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07/12/15
 -09/06/15
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

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07/14/15
Off The Grid (Food Trucks Walnut Creek)

What: Off the Grid: Walnut Creek Downtown food truck event
Where: Walnut Creek Downtown @ 1380 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
When: Tuesday, July 14 (and every subsequent Tuesday5 to 9 p.m. with music from 6 to 8 p.m.

 
Enjoy a variety of Off the Grid food trucks, live entertainment from Oakland’s Borrowed Trouble rock band, wine and beer garden, and lots of tasty reasons to come back every Tuesday with family and friends for this ongoing weekly event. The location is what truly makes this food truck event unique. The shuttered McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek provides a safe and central location. 

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07/15/15
Off The Grid (Food Trucks Pleasant Hill)

Off the Grid, which runs food truck markets in 22 locations across the Bay Area, puts on a weekly event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Trelany Road behind City Hall.

Nine food trucks offering a rotating variety of cuisines -- including savory dishes and sweets -- drawn from the more than 175 vendors who work with Off the Grid.

The Pleasant Hill event, which Himlan described as "by far the most unique" he's seen in the Bay Area, makes use of the rolling lawn and modernist gazebo. Come check out the community on Adirondack chairs noshing on a gooey grilled cheese sandwich or breaking the brittle sugar topping on a creme brulee while enjoying live music.


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07/16/15
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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07/17/15
Blues, BBQ & Beer Sunset Social

Live Blues music by HowellDevine, BBQ, and Beer by Calicraft Brewing Co. Enjoy a summer evening in the Garden on the last Friday of the sculpture exhibit. Admission $15/person, advance admission purchase required. Food and drinks sold separately. Admission available online ruthbancroftgarden.org or by calling the office 925-944-9352.
 

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07/17/15
6th Annual Blues & Brews Festival

Friday Night Pre-Part Concert

Food, Beer & Wine Available for Purchase at the Event

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07/18/15
Chevron Family Theatre Festival

http://www.walnutcreekdowntown.com/event/11-chevron-family-theatre-festival.html
07/18/15
Operation Swingtime concert and picnic

Save the date for the Operation Swingtime concert and picnic at the Lafayette Reservoir on July 18! This free event features the Big Band of Rossmoor with special guests Mic Gillette on trumpet as well as the Swinging Blue Stars. Come see how many Northgate folks you can spot in the band!

2015 Veterans Show & Picnic Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops – Saturday July 18th @ 5:00 PM  Nick Operation Swingtime Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops Twilight Concert and Picnic – Featuring Mic Gillette, The Big Band of Rossmoor and the Swinging Blue Stars.

07/18/15
6th Annual Blues & Brews Festival

Free live bllues music | Craft beer tasting | Food | Fun activities for the whole family

Visit the website for complete details and to purchase pre-sell event tickets with VIP Access and perks! http://www.bluesandbrewsfestival.com/
 

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07/21/15
Off The Grid (Food Trucks Walnut Creek)

What: Off the Grid: Walnut Creek Downtown food truck event
Where: Walnut Creek Downtown @ 1380 N. California Blvd. Walnut Creek, CA 94596
When: Tuesday, July 14 (and every subsequent Tuesday5 to 9 p.m. with music from 6 to 8 p.m.

 
Enjoy a variety of Off the Grid food trucks, live entertainment from Oakland’s Borrowed Trouble rock band, wine and beer garden, and lots of tasty reasons to come back every Tuesday with family and friends for this ongoing weekly event. The location is what truly makes this food truck event unique. The shuttered McDonald’s restaurant parking lot on N. California Blvd., Walnut Creek provides a safe and central location. 

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07/22/15
Off The Grid (Food Trucks Pleasant Hill)

Off the Grid, which runs food truck markets in 22 locations across the Bay Area, puts on a weekly event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays on Trelany Road behind City Hall.

Nine food trucks offering a rotating variety of cuisines -- including savory dishes and sweets -- drawn from the more than 175 vendors who work with Off the Grid.

The Pleasant Hill event, which Himlan described as "by far the most unique" he's seen in the Bay Area, makes use of the rolling lawn and modernist gazebo. Come check out the community on Adirondack chairs noshing on a gooey grilled cheese sandwich or breaking the brittle sugar topping on a creme brulee while enjoying live music.


more info...
07/23/15
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. 

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