Issue #060

Dive Into the Future: Walnut Creek’s New Aquatic Center & Shake Shack’s Chicken Sundays!

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Walnut Creek's Next Big Splash: New Aquatic and Community Center Plans Unveiled

 Shake Shack Heats Up the Chicken Sandwich Wars with Sunday Specials 

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Walnut Creek's Next Big Splash: New Aquatic and Community Center Plans Unveiled

The Walnut Creek City Council is set to receive an important update on the development of a new aquatic and community center during their next meeting. This ambitious project, aimed at rejuvenating Heather Farm Park's facilities, will be presented to the council and the community on Tuesday, April 16, at City Hall, beginning at 6 p.m.

This significant meeting invites local residents to gain insights into the proposed enhancements and provide their input. The presentation will cover the latest design concepts, focusing on aquatics, sustainability, and the integration of essential services within the new construction. This initiative marks a pivotal step forward in replacing the old aquatic and community centers that have been central to the community's recreational life for over fifty years.

The envisioned project encompasses a wide array of features, including a modern aquatics center, multipurpose rooms, outdoor and indoor event spaces, and additional amenities designed to support a vibrant community hub. Key components include a 50-meter lap pool, a recreational pool, and facilities catering to various community needs, all adjacent to the inclusive All-Abilities Playground. With an estimated budget of $76.5 million, funded largely by the Measure O sales tax approved by Walnut Creek voters, the project aims for completion by summer 2027.

As the project enters its design phase, more details will be made available to the public this Friday through the city's official website, where the meeting agenda and related documents will be posted.

Shake Shack Heats Up the Chicken Sandwich Wars with Sunday Specials

Shake Shack has ignited a playful rivalry with Chick-fil-A by launching a special promotion for their Chicken Shack sandwich. In an announcement on their website, Shake Shack touted the quality and accessibility of their Chicken Shack, available seven days a week. They highlighted the sandwich's composition: crispy, white-meat chicken served with lettuce, pickles, and buttermilk herb mayo on a toasted potato bun, subtly suggesting it surpasses its competitors in taste and quality. Furthermore, they emphasized the use of antibiotic-free chicken in their products, hinting at a distinguishing factor from some other fast-food chains.

To entice customers, Shake Shack unveiled an offer for a free Chicken Shack sandwich every Sunday in April with a minimum purchase of $10, redeemable at participating locations or through their app and website using the promo code CHICKENSUNDAY. Alongside the Chicken Shack, Shake Shack also features a variety of chicken-based menu items, including a Korean Style Fried Chicken Sandwich, an Avocado Bacon Chicken sandwich, and Chicken Bites, their version of chicken nuggets, broadening their appeal to chicken lovers everywhere.

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

Participants will learn the basic movements of Tai chi which are a series of postures done in sequence, that looks like a slow-motion dance. Participants will learn the basic movements of Tai chi which are a series of postures done in sequence, that looks like a slow motion dance.

Hooked on Books: @ Civic Park Community Center - 1st Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM Learn More

A different book is discussed each month. 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.

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

Bingo Drop-In (Seniors): @ Civic Park Community Center - Thursdays at 12 PM

Native Plant Growers: @ Civic Park Community Center - Fridays at 11 AM

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

The Walnut Creek Market, part of the Contra Costa Farmers' Markets, operates year-round every Sunday from 9am to 1pm. Located on Locust Street between Cole and Lacassie streets, it offers easy accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and public transit users, with convenient proximity to BART. The market features a variety of local produce and goods, promoting community engagement and sustainability. Parking is facilitated by Grower’s Square with "first hour FREE" on Sundays, and only certified service animals are permitted on the premises. For more details, you can visit their website here.


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

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

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

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

Arts & Crafts

Food & Drink

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

Trivia: @ Mike Hess Brewing - Wednesdays at 6 PM

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

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

Live Music/Dance

Salsa Tuesdays: @ Retro Junkie - Tuesdays at 6 PM. Watch Video

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


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

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