🌳 Issue #119

Adventure Awaits: New Park, Comedy Night & Award-Winning Dining!


Good morning, Walnut Creek! Exciting news to kickstart your day: Concord's ultimate indoor adventure park is opening soon at the old Fry's location. Don't miss out on the laughs as Walnut Creek's Greenery Bar & Grill hosts Comedy Night on July 10th. And a big congratulations to Rodney Worth and The Little Pear, crowned Best New Restaurant by Diablo Magazine. Have an amazing day!

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Concord's Ultimate Indoor Adventure Park Opening Soon at Old Fry's

  • Walnut Creek's Greenery Bar & Grill Hosts Comedy Night on July 10th

  • Diablo Magazine Crowns The Little Pear as Best New Restaurant

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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Concord's Ultimate Indoor Adventure Park Opening Soon at Old Fry's

If you're searching for the best year-round indoor amusements in Concord, CA, look no further than Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park. Located at the former Fry's Electronics site, this park promises to be the ultimate indoor playground for families. Perfect for elevating your kid's birthday party or spending a fun-filled day with loved ones, Urban Air goes beyond just trampolines. The park boasts several accolades, including being named the BEST Gym in America for Kids by Shape Magazine, and recognized as the BEST Place to Take Energetic Kids and BEST Trampoline Park. Anticipation is high as the park nears completion, with the promise of countless adventures and unforgettable memories.

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Walnut Creek's Greenery Bar & Grill Hosts Comedy Night on July 10th

The Greenery Bar & Grill is set to host an exciting comedy night on Wednesday, July 10th, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM. The event, organized by Pat Pending Productions, promises an evening filled with laughter, featuring performances by Steph Clark, known for her work on Amazon Prime, and headliner Tom Clark, who has appeared on Comedy Central, HBO, and NBC. Attendees must be 21 or older, and tickets are priced at $20, available on Eventbrite (link) or at the door via cash or Venmo. The venue is located at 1551 Marchbanks Rd, Walnut Creek, CA.

Diablo Magazine Crowns The Little Pear as Best New Restaurant

The Little Pear, a newly opened restaurant in Walnut Creek, has quickly become a local favorite, earning the title of "Best New Restaurant" by Diablo Magazine in its 2024 "Best of the East Bay" list. The restaurant, located at 1699 N California Blvd, offers a cozy dining experience with a menu that features a range of delightful dishes. It is open from Monday to Friday between 11:30 AM and 8:30 PM, and on weekends from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM. Additionally, The Little Pear serves a special weekend brunch from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. See menu (link)

GoFundMe for Lemongrass Farms

The Walnut Creek Farmers' Market has launched a GoFundMe for Lemongrass Farms to support medical bills, rehabilitation, and lost income for two members critically injured in a DUI accident on June 2nd on Locust Street. (link)


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


An Evening with Ali Wentworth | July 10, 2024 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA | Tickets (link) | Enjoy humor with actor, comedian, and author Ali Wentworth.

Summer Sounds: Tom Rigney and Flambeau | July 11, 2024 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | Free | Enjoy a high-energy, uplifting music concert at Rudney Plaza. Featuring Tom Rigney and Flambeau, renowned for their infectious grooves and rich soloing. No ticket required.

La voix humaine - Dido & Aeneas | July 12-14, 2024 | Check event listing for times | Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | Check event listing for ticket prices | A double-bill of short operas exploring love and betrayal. Experience "La voix humaine" and "Dido & Aeneas" with powerful performances and emotional depth.

All the World's A Stage (Young Actors Studio) | July 12, 2024 | 6:30 PM - 7:10 PM | Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | Check event listing for ticket prices | Enjoy a performance by young actors from The Ballet School Performing Arts, featuring Broadway songs and favorite stories. Approx. 40 minutes, no intermission.

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.


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!

Native Plant Growers | July 12, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Civic Park, 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 | Free | Join the Native Plant Growers at the Native Wildflower Garden in Civic Park. Volunteers who like to garden are welcome. Meets weekly on Fridays.

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.


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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