🌳 Issue #102

🌟 Discover Walnut Creek’s Newest Hangout & Win Big! 🎉


Good morning, Walnut Creek! We've got some exciting news brewing. The Hangout has officially opened its doors, offering a cozy atmosphere and eclectic menu. Stay safe with Walnut Creek's new emergency alert system, and don't miss the grand opening of The Futon Shop's new downtown location, perfect for your home decor needs. Plus, Melo’s Italian Table is giving away a $50 gift card—enter now for a chance to enjoy their delicious dishes. Have a fantastic day!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Grand Opening Marks New Chapter for The Hangout in Walnut Creek

  • Stay Safe with Emergency Alerts in Walnut Creek

  • The Futon Shop Opens New Location in Downtown Walnut Creek

  • Melo’s Italian Table $50 Gift Card Competition

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team


Grand Opening Marks New Chapter for The Hangout in Walnut Creek

The Hangout, a popular restaurant located at 1908 Tice Valley Blvd. in Walnut Creek, celebrated its grand opening yesterday. Although the restaurant has been open for a little while, this event marked an official introduction to the community. The Hangout specializes in a fusion of American and Asian cuisine, offering a variety of dishes suitable for breakfast, brunch, and dinner.

Customers can enjoy unique menu items such as ube pancakes, various egg-based meals, and hearty meat options. The restaurant is known for its cozy atmosphere and excellent service, making it a favorite among locals. The grand opening was met with enthusiasm from the community, highlighting the restaurant's commitment to delivering great food and a welcoming dining experience.

Stay Safe with Emergency Alerts in Walnut Creek

The safety of Walnut Creek residents is a top priority for city officials, but community participation is crucial in disaster preparedness. The city is susceptible to various natural disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, flooding, and wildfires.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for emergency alerts to stay informed during disasters. Additionally, assembling a disaster kit for your household is essential for preparedness.

Residents can receive timely updates during critical situations by enrolling in Walnut Creek's emergency notification system. With fire season approaching, it's more important than ever to be prepared. Encourage your neighbors to sign up for alerts as well.

Together, we can ensure our community stays informed and safe.

The Futon Shop Opens New Location in Downtown Walnut Creek

The Futon Shop has opened its doors in Downtown Walnut Creek at 1373 N. Main St., offering a unique blend of style, comfort, and sustainability. This new location invites customers to explore an extensive collection of high-quality futons, mattresses, and furniture designed with eco-friendly materials.

Visitors can experience innovative designs firsthand and receive expert advice from the knowledgeable staff, making it an ideal destination for anyone looking to revamp their living space or find inspiration. Whether you're updating your home or just browsing, The Futon Shop promises to help you find the perfect pieces to elevate your living environment.


🎉 Celebrating 100 Issues of Walnut Creek Spotlight! 🎉

We are thrilled to announce that we have reached a major milestone – 100 issues of Walnut Creek Spotlight! To celebrate this special occasion, we have teamed up with Melo's Italian Table in downtown Walnut Creek to give away a $50 gift card to one lucky reader.

To enter the draw, simply refer a friend to Walnut Creek Spotlight by clicking the green button below and sharing your link (it contains your personalized referral code)

Once they’ve signed up, you’ll be entered & we’ll then pick a name at random. Good luck! 🤞

About Melo's Italian Table: Welcome to Melo’s Italian Table! Our journey began in Calabria, Italy, with family recipes passed down through generations. For over 50 years, Melo’s has been a Contra Costa staple. At Melo's Italian Table, we blend modern creativity with our tradition of emphasizing variety, freshness, and authenticity. Enjoy classic pasta dishes, mouthwatering pizzas, gourmet salads, and a range of entrees. Join us and experience a true taste of Italy!


Food & Drink

Trivia + Karaoke Night | Wednesdays at 6 PM | Retro Junkie | Join us for a fun-filled night with free admission, starting at 6 PM with happy hour, followed by pop culture trivia at 7 PM, and karaoke from 8 PM to 1 AM—no RSVP needed!

Trivia | Wednesdays at 6 PM | Mike Hess Brewing | Free to play! Test your knowledge and bring out some loved ones.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia | @ Rotator Taproom - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Karaoke Wednesday | @ Bourbon Highway - Wednesdays at 8 PM. Watch Video


Newsmakers: Eugene Robinson | Tuesday 6/11 | 7:30 PM | Lesher Center for the Arts | 90-minute deep dive into Robinson's unique perspective on American society and its complexities.

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy | Lesher Center for the Arts | 6/15 - 8/31 on Saturdays | New generation of comedic talent with the "Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy" tour, featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the Bay Area.

Cabaret | 5/26 - 6/23 | Lesher Center for the Arts | Don't miss Center REP's season finale, the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, set in 1920s Berlin with its provocative storyline, scintillating choreography, and acclaimed score


Tai Chi | Mondays at 10:15 AM | Walnut Creek Library | Participants will learn the basic Tai chi movements, a series of sequential postures resembling a slow-motion dance.

Hooked on Books | Civic Park Community Center | 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM | A different book is discussed monthly. 1st Tuesday of the month, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Qi Gong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Wednesdays at 12 PM | Slow meditative stretching. No experience is needed. Weekly, Wednesdays from 11:50 - 12:10 PM. Civic Park, Assembly Hall.

Mah Jong Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 1 PM

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Thursdays at 12 PM | 50+ Drop-in activity. Try your luck and have fun!

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek | Locust St | Sundays at 9 AM | The Walnut Creek Market, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street, offers local produce, supports sustainability, and provides free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square; only certified service animals are allowed.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market | Shadelands | Saturdays at 9 AM | Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, open Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM with over 40 vendors, features fresh Brentwood produce, a Kid’s Craft Corner, and is a family favorite, having been voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.

Meditation hosted by the Divya Babaji Sushumna Kriya Yoga Foundation | Fridays at 10:30 AM | Walnut Creek Library | The meditation will be simple, effective, and designed for contemporary times to suit the needs of our community’s Holistic health – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social health and Spiritual well-being. Meditation will take place seated in chairs and there will be time for questions after the session. No registration is required and beginners are always welcome.


Peek-A-Book Storytime | Ygnacio Valley Library | Tuesdays at 10:15 AM | Peek-A-Book Storytime is a playful event for ages 0-2 at Ygnacio Valley Library in Walnut Creek, CA, featuring books, songs, and activities to enhance early literacy skills.

Baby Storytime | Walnut Creek Library | Tuesdays at 12 PM | The Walnut Creek Library hosts Baby Storytime. Parents and caregivers with babies aged 0-1 are invited to enjoy stories, songs, and interactive activities. No registration is required for this engaging and nurturing experience designed for the youngest attendees.

Family Storytime | Thursdays at 10:15 AM | Ygnacio Valley Library

Toddler Storytime & Play | Thursdays at 10:15 AM | Walnut Creek Library | Join us for songs, stories, and movement! Stay after the stories to play! Most appropriate for ages 0-3, but all ages are welcome.


Planning Commission Meeting | Thursday 6/13 | 6:00 PM | Council Chamber | The Walnut Creek Planning Commission meeting will address routine matters, public communications, a public hearing on extending permits for the Shadelands SecureSpace/Calicraft project, and zoning updates for emergency shelters and parking ordinances.


Salsa Tuesdays | Tuesdays at 6 PM | Retro Junkie | Join Salsa Tuesdays at Retro Junkie for $10, featuring salsa lessons, DJ, and open dancing. Watch Video

Line Dancing Lessons | Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM | Bourbon Highway | Watch Video


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