Issue #043

🎉 This Week: Taste & Toast Charity Event, Best Tacos in Town, & ABBA Hits at Las Lomas HS

In this Walnut Creek Spotlight Issue…

 ❓ Spotlight Hook Trivia

⛅️ Walnut Creek, CA Weather

 📅 New Events Section By Categories. Check It Out!

 🥂 Join Walnut Creek’s Night of Fun, Food, and Philanthropy at Taste & Toast

 🇲🇽 Tacos Walnut Creek Clinches Top Spot in Local Mexican Cuisine Showdown

 🎶 Mamma Mia! Lights Up Las Lomas High School with ABBA's Classic Hits

🗓️ Know Of Some Local Events Not Listed? Send Us The Details!

 📣 We Want To Spotlight Your Business! Apply Here

 😂 Viral Meme

 🏢 Support Walnut Creek Businesses

Question: What major facility upgrade did Las Lomas High School complete during the 2011-2012 school year?

A) New library and media center
B) Renovated science labs
C) New tennis courts
D) New football stadium and track

(Answer at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Tai Chi: @ Walnut Creek Library - Mondays at 10:15 AM

Qi Gong Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12 PM

Bridge Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Wednesdays at 12:30 PM

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

Farmer’s Market Walnut Creek: @ Locust St - Sundays at 9 AM. Learn More

Spring Fling Taste & Toast: @ Broadway Plaza - Wednesday 3/20 at 5 PM. Buy Tickets


Peek-A-Book Storytime: @ Ygnacio Valley Library - Tuesdays at 10:15 AM

Baby Storytime: @ Walnut Creek Library - Tuesdays at 12 PM

Family Storytime: @ Ygnacio Valley Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Toddler Storytime & Play: @ Walnut Creek Library - Thursdays at 10:15 AM

Arts & Crafts:


Food & Drink:

Trivia + Karaoke Night: @ Retro Junkie - Wednesdays at 6 PM

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

Karaoke Wednesday: @ Bourbon Highway - Wednesdays at 8 PM. See Video

Self-Defense Class @ Rotator Taproom - Thursday 3/21 at 6:30 PM.

Live Music/Dance:

Salsa Tuesdays: @ Retro Junkie - Tuesdays at 6 PM. Learn More

Line Dancing Lessons: @ Bourbon Highway - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday at 8 PM. See Video

AC & THE HEATWAVE (East Bay-Funk/Soul) LIVE @ Retro Junkie - Thursday 3/21 at 6 PM. Learn More

GOING DOWN (Aerosmith Tribute) + DESTROYER (KISS Tribute) @ Retro Junkie - Friday 3/22 at 6 PM. Learn More

Rod Stewart & The Rolling Stones Tributes! 2 Great Bands – One Great Night! @ Retro Junkie - Saturday 3/22 at 6 PM. Learn More


The Great Leap: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 3/16 - 4/7. Tickets

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - 2/24 - 8/31 on Saturdays. Tickets

The Saklan School Annual Concert - Expressions of Love: @ Lesher Center of the Arts - Tuesday 3/19 at 4:30 PM. Tickets

Mamma Mia Spring Musical: @ Las Lomas High School - 3/22 - 3/24 and 3/29 - 3/30. Learn More

Join Walnut Creek’s Night of Fun, Food, and Philanthropy at Taste & Toast

The beloved community event, Taste & Toast, is making its grand return to Walnut Creek, offering a splendid evening of fun, food, and philanthropy. Scheduled for March 20th, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, with registration kicking off at 5:00 pm at Broadway Plaza's Event Plaza, this event is not just about enjoying the local flavors but also about supporting a noble cause. It marks the 40th anniversary of the Walnut Creek Education Foundation (WCEF) and is a collaborative effort with the Walnut Creek Downtown Association (WCD) to benefit local public schools and downtown businesses.

This year, Taste & Toast invites the community to join in an evening that promises not only laughter and camaraderie but also a collective commitment to enhancing local education and downtown initiatives. Back in 2019, the event successfully raised $15,000, directly benefiting 5,000 students across eight public schools in Walnut Creek. With community support, this year's event aims to exceed past funding efforts, ensuring every student has the necessary resources to thrive.

Attendees can look forward to immersing themselves in the vibrant downtown Walnut Creek atmosphere, where they'll have the opportunity to sample delicious offerings from local eateries, enjoy refreshing drinks, and visit the many charming shops. The event is family-friendly, with live music, exciting activities, and more, guaranteeing an enjoyable evening for all ages.

A plethora of local businesses, ranging from Allbirds to Woodhouse Spas, are participating in this year's event, ensuring there's something for everyone to enjoy. By purchasing tickets early, participants can avoid the rush and secure their spot at what promises to be an unforgettable evening of community engagement and support.

Tacos Walnut Creek Clinches Top Spot in Local Mexican Cuisine Showdown

In our latest issues, we at the Walnut Creek Spotlight sought to uncover the heart of our city’s Mexican cuisine scene, and the results are as flavorful as the dishes themselves. With pride and a little salsa on the side, we reveal that Tacos Walnut Creek has officially been voted the local favorite, securing a savory win with 27 out of 122 votes, making up 22.13% of the total.

But let's not forget the contenders who were hot on their trail! Dulce Antojitos and 5 Tacos & Beer Walnut Creek also received a hearty portion of community support, proving that our town is a true contender for a diverse and robust Mexican culinary landscape. This poll isn't just about crowning the best taco in town; it's a testament to our readers' commitment to celebrating and supporting the wealth of dining experiences Walnut Creek has to offer. We're more than just a newsletter; we're a gathering place for all who cherish our local flavor. So, congratulations to Tacos Walnut Creek, and a big thank you to all the palate-pleasers who keep our community deliciously vibrant.

Mamma Mia! Lights Up Las Lomas High School with ABBA's Classic Hits

Step into a world of enchantment and melodious charm with "Mamma Mia!" at Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek. This captivating musical, set against a picturesque Greek island backdrop, unfolds a heartwarming story of love, friendship, and the quest for identity. As a young bride-to-be seeks to unveil the identity of her father before her wedding day, she brings together three men from her mother's romantic past, reigniting memories and bonds formed under the Mediterranean sun. The timeless hits of ABBA weave through the narrative, promising an unforgettable auditory and emotional journey.

The celebration begins with the Opening Night Gala on March 22nd at 7pm. For an admission fee of $25.00 during the presale or $30.00 at the door (cash only), guests will be treated to a night of spectacular entertainment. The Gala Event elevates the experience with a post-show catered dessert reception, allowing attendees to mingle with the cast and crew. The setting provides a unique opportunity for on-set photo moments, and guests will receive a voucher for a complimentary concession item, making the evening even more delightful.

The musical continues to enchant with additional showtimes on March 23rd and 29th at 7pm, and a special matinee on March 24th at 2pm. For these performances, tickets are available at $20 for general admission and a discounted rate of $12 for students and seniors, payable in cash at the door. To ensure a spot, online sales are recommended until the Thursday preceding each weekend's show.

Don't miss the opportunity to be part of "Mamma Mia!"'s special opening night and subsequent performances at Las Lomas High School. This event promises to be a soul-stirring blend of music, drama, and the joy of community.

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

C) New tennis courts

During the 2011-2012 school year, Las Lomas High School completed the construction of new tennis courts. This upgrade signifies the school's commitment to providing high-quality athletic facilities for its students, reflecting an investment in both the physical development and well-being of its student body​​.

Further emphasizing the school's dedication to athletics and physical education, it's noteworthy that George DeKlotz Stadium, the school's new football stadium and track, was finished in 2005, along with renovations to the baseball field and the completion of a new softball field around the same period. These facilities complement the school's comprehensive athletic program, which also includes a swimming pool, gym, small gym, locker rooms, and a weight room, ensuring a well-rounded physical education and sports experience for all students

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