🌳 Issue #106

Discover New Spots, Summer Fun, and a $50 Gift Card Winner! 🍕


Good morning, Walnut Creek! We have some exciting updates for you! Welcome Easy Breezy, Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea, and Chip Cookies to our community. Stay informed with the City Council's discussion on Juneteenth and the Open Space Foundation's anniversary. Dive into summer fun with half-off Wednesdays at Clarke Swim Center, and don't miss out on the adventures at Camp Little Walnut.

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Walnut Creek Welcomes Easy Breezy, Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea, and Chip Cookies

  • Walnut Creek City Council to Discuss Juneteenth and Open Space Foundation Anniversary

  • Enjoy Half-Off Wednesdays at Clarke Swim Center This Summer!

  • Summer 2024 at Camp Little Walnut: Fun, Friends, and Adventure Await!

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

P.S. Winner of the $50 Melo’s Italian Table gift card will be announced tomorrow 🍕


Walnut Creek Welcomes Easy Breezy, Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea, and Chip Cookies

Walnut Creek has recently welcomed three new dessert and beverage shops, each offering unique treats and catering to various dietary needs.

Easy Breezy: This frozen yogurt and custard shop offers gluten-free, vegan, high-protein, and nonfat options, with flavors like Busta Limes and Hella Nutella. The shop aims to create a community space reminiscent of Midwestern shake shacks.

Details: 1387 N. Main St., Walnut Creek. Open Monday-Thursday 1 p.m., Friday noon, weekends 11 a.m. easy-breezy.com

Yifang Taiwan Fruit Tea: Opening in late March, this shop serves a variety of tea-based drinks including boba, fruit teas, and smoothies. Signature drinks include Taiwanese fruit teas and the Yi Fang fruit tea, accommodating dietary restrictions with plant-based milk substitutes.

Details: 1349 Locust St., Walnut Creek. Open daily from noon to 8 p.m. yifangteausa.com

Chip Cookies: This shop opened on June 1 and offers late-night cookie deliveries with classic flavors like chocolate chip and sugar. They also provide a cookie bar for custom toppings and cookie dough for home baking.

Details: 2335 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday until midnight, Sunday noon to 8 p.m. chipcookies.co

Walnut Creek City Council to Discuss Juneteenth and Open Space Foundation Anniversary

The Walnut Creek City Council will hold a special closed session meeting at 5:00 PM and a regular meeting at 6:00 PM on June 18, 2024. The agenda includes proclamations, consent calendar items like approval of minutes and various resolutions, public communications, council and staff reports, and public hearings on bond issuance for John Muir Health, and annual assessments for the Tourism Business Improvement District. The meeting will also feature an update on the Council's 2023-2024 priorities and will adjourn in memory of Charlie Abrams.

Enjoy Half-Off Wednesdays at Clarke Swim Center This Summer!

The Clarke Swim Center is offering a special promotion: Half-off Wednesdays! From June 12th to July 31st, children and youth can enjoy the swim center at a significantly reduced cost. On Wednesdays during this period, admission is only $2 for children aged 0-6 and $2.50 for youth aged 7-17. Please note that the adult admission price remains unchanged, and the discount does not apply to inflatable rentals. Come and take advantage of this offer for some midweek fun in the pool. Happy swimming!

Summer 2024 at Camp Little Walnut: Fun, Friends, and Adventure Await!

Camp Little Walnut is gearing up for an exciting Summer 2024, promising a season filled with fun, adventure, and new experiences. Designed for young campers, the program features a variety of age-appropriate games and activities that aim to build confidence and foster independence. From engaging creative projects to forming lasting friendships, children are set to enjoy every moment at the camp. Each week, kids can look forward to special themes, unique adventures, and educational activities, ensuring they are eager to return each morning. With a dedicated staff and an impressive 5:1 camper-to-staff ratio, Camp Little Walnut is committed to providing an enriching environment where every child can grow, learn, and have a fantastic time.


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


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.


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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