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Alice in Wonderland Comes Alive at Lesher | Call for Local Art Talents | Missing Teens Alert in Pleasant Hill | High School Basketball Showdown

Issue #025

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

❓ Spotlight Hook Trivia

☁️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 Check Out Walnut Creek’s Events

 🧸 DLUX Puppets Brings Magical 'Alice in Wonderland' to Life at Lesher Center

 🎨 Showcasing Local Talent: Congressional Art Competition Calls for Entries

 🚨 Urgent: Pleasant Hill Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Teens

⛹️‍♀️ Northgate High School Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team Takes On Montgomery High School in NCS

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Question: What year was the Lesher Center for the Arts officially opened in Walnut Creek, California?

A) 1988 B) 1990 C) 1994 D) 1996

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter.)

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Wednesday, February 21st

Thursday, February 22nd

DLUX Puppets Brings Magical 'Alice in Wonderland' to Life at Lesher Center

Credit: Lesher Center for the Arts Website

The Diablo Regional Arts Association is thrilled to present DLUX Puppets' innovative rendition of "Alice in Wonderland" at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California, from February 21 to February 23, 2024, with the show opening tomorrow. This unique production breathes new life into the cherished tale through a spectacular fusion of life-sized puppetry, musical performance, and cutting-edge digital scenery, promising an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

This adaptation goes beyond traditional storytelling by incorporating an educational and interactive element that empowers children with practical strategies for self-empowerment. The highlight of the event is an immersive Master Class led by the creative minds behind DLUX Puppets, Derek and Lauren Lux. Attendees will get an exclusive look at the intricate process of puppet-making and engage in hands-on learning experiences, including puppeteering guided by volunteers from the audience. Furthermore, the session will delve into the rich history of DLUX Puppets, explore the journey of turning a passion into a thriving business, and celebrate the uniqueness of individual creativity.

The event schedule includes a 60-minute performance, a 30-minute intermission, and a 45-minute Master Class, totaling approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes of engaging entertainment and educational content.

Showcasing Local Talent: Congressional Art Competition Calls for Entries

The 10th Congressional District of California, represented by Congressman DeSaulnier, is once again calling on the creative talents of its high school students for the annual Art Competition and Exhibition. This prestigious event invites students from public, private, and home schools within the district to showcase their artistic abilities in a competition that offers the unique opportunity for the winning artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Additionally, the winner will gain national exposure on the House.gov website, alongside other district winners from across the country.

The exhibition serves not only as a platform for young artists to gain recognition but also as a celebration of the diverse artistic talent within the 10th Congressional District. The closing awards event will publicly honor participants and announce the winner, whose artwork will represent the district in Washington, D.C.

For the 2024 competition, students are required to submit a high-resolution photograph or scan of their artwork, accompanied by a Student Release Form, to [email protected] by April 5, 2023. The artwork, which can be up to 26 inches in size and not exceeding 15 pounds, will be judged electronically by a panel. Accepted mediums include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. All submissions must be original in design and execution, adhering to U.S. copyright laws to ensure fairness and originality in the competition.

Urgent: Pleasant Hill Police Seek Assistance Finding Missing Teens

The Pleasant Hill Police Department is reaching out to the community for assistance in finding two teenage girls who disappeared over the recent weekend.

Krysta Candler, last observed on Saturday in the Pleasant Hill area, is characterized by her blonde hair and blue eyes. Standing at 5 feet 1 inch and weighing 115 pounds, she was notably dressed in a camouflage hoodie, pink leggings, and red Croc shoes at the time of her disappearance.

In a separate case, Nico Lucero was reported missing after failing to return home on Sunday evening. Nico, described as having brown hair and brown eyes, is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 105 pounds.

The police have yet to determine if there is a connection between the two disappearances. The specific ages of the girls were not disclosed, only noting that they are both teenagers.

Community members with any information regarding the whereabouts of Krysta or Nico are urged to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department through their non-emergency line at (925) 288-4600.

Northgate High School Varsity Girl’s Basketball Team Takes On Montgomery High School in NCS

Northgate Broncos take on Montgomery High School on Wednesday, February 21st at 5:30 PM.

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Wednesday’s weather is a serene balance with a high of 61°F, featuring a harmonious mix of sunshine and clouds. A gentle SW breeze at 5 to 10 mph will accompany the day. The UV index will be modest at 4, so consider a light layer of sunscreen if you're spending time outdoors.

As evening arrives, the temperature will gracefully lower to a chilly 44°F under partly cloudy skies. The winds will settle into a calm rhythm, light and variable. Humidity will rise to a notable 90%, giving the air a noticeable but comfortable moisture. The moon, in its waxing gibbous phase, will make its appearance at 3:16 pm. Prepare for a day that is tranquil and pleasantly mild. ☁️🌤️🌔

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The Answer to the Walnut Creek Spotlight Hook Trivia Question 👇👇👇

B) 1990

The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California, was officially opened in 1990. It is a cultural gem in the city, serving as a hub for the performing arts. The center was named in honor of Dean Lesher, a prominent local publisher and philanthropist who played a significant role in the development of the arts in the region.

The Lesher Center encompasses multiple performance spaces, including the Hofmann Theatre, the Margaret Lesher Theatre, and the Knight Stage 3 Theatre, among others. It hosts a wide array of performances throughout the year, including plays, musicals, dance performances, and concerts. The center is also home to several resident companies, contributing to a vibrant local arts scene. Its establishment in 1990 marked a significant investment in the cultural infrastructure of Walnut Creek, enhancing the city's attractiveness as a place to live and visit.

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