Calendar of Events - Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
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July 2016

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B.A.S.H. Hosted by James Brian Studios
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Business TradeFaire 2016
09/29/16 - 09/29/16
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Walnut Creek First Wednesday

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

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

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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.
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


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The Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series

Broadway Plaza's Summer Concert Series is back, every Thursday night in August in our new Event Plaza!

Tonight— Petty Theft

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2016 Adolescent Mental Wellness Conference

This two- day conference by The Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing explores child/adolescent mental health issues. The center's Dr.Ramsey Khasho will be presenting "How is Your Child Doing? From Warning Signs to Resiliency" with Anne Ehresman. MSW. Project Cornerstone and Christine Tam, LCW, ACS. Bringing policy makers, educators, clinicians, family members, and youth together to explore approaches for supporting the mental health needs of children, adolescents, and young adults.

$25 Youth $175 for Family, Educator, Clinician, Program/Policymaker,or Adult

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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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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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CORE Academy Jr. High Informational Meeting

CORE Academy is a non-profit Jr. High educational program which uses a hands-on, experiential learning environment, with cross-curriculum instruction based in multi-sensory play.  We specialize in all learning styles, auditory processing, ADD, ADHD and dyslexia.  There is a place for your Jr. High student to be understood, supported and happy while they learn. We still have openings for the fall for our 5-8th grade program. Please join us to find out more! Attendees receive $500 off fall tuition. 

Core Academy Informational Meeting Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM 675 Ygnacio Valley Road, Suite 201B Walnut Creek, CA 94596


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Mt Diablo Recycling Summer Camp

School may be out for the summer, but it’s the perfect time to learn about recycling and respecting the environment at Mt. Diablo Recycling’s (MDR) fourth annual free Summer Camp. MDR is offering 2 separate sessions that will each include a tour of their 90,000-square-foot recycling facility and recycling trucks, recycling games and an interactive activity about the 5 R’s (Reduce-Reuse-Recycle-Respect-Recover).
The June camp session will take place on June 15th and the August camp session is August 10th. Both camps are from 10 am to 12 noon, at the Mt. Diablo Recycling facility located at 1300 Loveridge Road in Pittsburg. Calif. The camp is free, though reservations are limited to 25 children per session.
“Respectful appreciation of our environment should be taking place year-round regardless of whether school is in,” said Joseph Garaventa, MDR’s Chief Executive Officer. “Mt. Diablo Recycling is committed to offering fun educational opportunities to our youth, who will be making contributions to our community for years to come.”  
To sign up for camp sessions contact MDR’s Adriana Medina by phone (925-771-2721) or email (
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Nerdy Business Mixer

Nerd Crossing
Join us on August 10th at the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante for 2016's Nerdy Business Mixer! This is a great opportunity to network and make new connections. Every year, over 150 people attend this event, which will have raffle prizes, delicious food from Cafe Soleil, a no-host bar, entertainment, and much more.

Entry is $10 at the door and all proceeds go to the Boys & Girls Club of El Sobrante. This year's event is sponsored by Nerd Crossing, the El Sobrante Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, Hercules Chamber of Commerce, and the El Cerrito Chamber of Commerce. So come for the good cause and stay for the friendly and fun environment!


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Taking Back Privacy

Those that want you to believe those myths have something to gain by invading your private spaces to obtain the intimate details of your life. People have always needed privacy.  What has been lost in this technological age has been the "respect" for privacy. To register click here

We'd like to offer this event at NO COST TO YOU! Because seating is limited, there is a $10 reservation fee that will be completely REFUNDED TO YOU AFTER ATTENDING THE EVENT! Any cancellations must be received 24 hours before the event to be issued a refund.

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The Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series

Broadway Plaza's Summer Concert Series is back, every Thursday night in August in our new Event Plaza!


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Blues, BBQ and Beer Sunset Social

The Ruth Bancroft Garden’s Summer Sunset Social Series continues with our 3rd social of the year. Join us for an evening of rich and complex musical textures reminiscent of a Southern juke joint with Delta Blues performed by HowellDevine. A mouthwatering selection of BBQ fare will be available along with local beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Admission: Member/$15, Non-member/$20; advance admission purchase strongly recommended. Food and drinks sold separately.

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Walnut Creek Works Open House

This year's theme is "Walnut Creek Works," and on Saturday, August 13, everyone is invited to come see how the City works! Go behind the scenes at the Lesher Center, get up close and personal with giant street-sweeping machines, and get an insider's perspective of what happens on WCPD's Bomb Squad, and more! The free event takes place from 10:00 am to noon Saturday, August 13 at City Hall and the Lesher Center for the Arts. Look for more information closer to the event!

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Halstrom Academy Open House

Halstrom Academy Walnut Creek Open House
Halstrom Academy invites you to our Open House.  We welcome you to come tour the campus, meet the staff and students and learn about our innovative and dynamic program of 1-1 teaching for Middle and High School students.  Halstrom Academy provides both full-time and part-time, year-round education that is fully accredited.  We are a private school with more than 30 years of proven academic success.
RSVPs are appreciated. Please contact 925-948-8992 to RSVP or for additional information.
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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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The Broadway Plaza Summer Concert Series

Broadway Plaza's Summer Concert Series is back, every Thursday night in August in our new Event Plaza!

Tonight— Mustache Harbor

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Math + Abacus = Fun!

Come experience the magic of abacus learning!  Aloha Mind Math Open House for community members.  Free hands-on abacus instruction.  Kids are welcome to also attend the Friday afternoon class after receiving their abacus instruction.

Please RSVP to Hali at or 925-448-7167
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Movies Under the Stars - Aladdin

Bring your picnic and watch the stars come out over Walnut Creek. Stay for the movie and you’ll see some pretty impressive stars on our screen, too!

Live music before the movie begins at 7pm. Movies begin at sunset. Please do not bring pets.

Friday, August 19

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

After a sultan gives his daughter, Jasmine, three days to find a husband, she escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy urchin Aladdin, who charms his way into her heart. While the sultan's Vizier, Jafar, weaves a spell so that he may marry Jasmine and become sultan himself, Aladdin discovers the Genie's lamp in a cave, rubs it, and sets the mystical entity free, leading the Genie to pledge his undying loyalty to the dazzled youth. Aladdin begins his quest to defeat Jafar and win the hand of the princess, with the Genie's help.

Movies Under the Stars are brought to you by Walnut Creek Recreation and Walnut Creek Downtown. For further information: (925) 943-5858 or

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