Issue #062

Dance and Craft in Walnut Creek: Rhythmic Nights & Upcycling Workshop This Earth Month!

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Walnut Creek’s Rhythmic Nights: Learn, Dance, and Connect

 Walnut Creek Hosts Creative Upcycling Workshop for Earth Month

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Trivia: What unique annual event in Walnut Creek combines fine art with environmental education, encouraging local artists to create works that reflect ecological themes?

A) Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival

B) Downtown Walnut Creek Art Walk

C) Walnut Creek Earth Day Festival

D) Walnut Creek on Ice

(The answer is at the bottom of the newsletter)

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Walnut Creek’s Rhythmic Nights: Learn, Dance, and Connect

Embrace the Rhythm: Discover the Joy of Dance at Walnut Creek’s Social Series

Unlock the secrets of dance and join the vibrant atmosphere every Monday from April 15 to May 13, between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm, at the Walnut Creek Arts & Recreation. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned dancer, this series offers a chance to learn a variety of dance styles including the elegant waltz, energetic swing, sultry cha-cha, and the fiery hot Latin salsa, among others. The course is expertly designed to teach easy and flowing combinations, ensuring participants feel at ease and brimming with confidence on the dance floor.

This series is not just about learning steps; it’s a social gathering. With partner changes integrated into the sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow dance enthusiasts. The program welcomes everyone, with open arms to singles and couples alike, creating an inclusive community of dance lovers.

For those interested, registration is available online or by phone, with the option to reach out via email for any queries. The sessions are held at 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, promising a month of lively evenings filled with music and dance. Learn More

Walnut Creek Hosts Creative Upcycling Workshop for Earth Month

In Walnut Creek, the 'Renew & Reuse: Creative Clothing Revival' workshop is set to offer a transformative experience for fashion enthusiasts and environmentalists alike. Slated for April 15th, this event aims to inspire a more sustainable approach to fashion by teaching participants how to give their old or damaged clothes a new lease on life. Over the course of an hour and a half, attendees will learn to not only repair their garments but also to creatively upcycle them into unique, on-trend pieces.

The workshop promises to cater to all skill levels, with expert instructors leading the way in techniques for patching, embellishing, and redesigning clothing items. It emphasizes the importance of sustainable living by providing all the necessary materials for attendees to work with, highlighting the art of upcycling in everyday life.

This event is not just about learning and creating; it also offers a platform to showcase the revitalized fashion. Participants are invited to model their redesigned garments down a runway at Civic Park on April 20th, as part of the Earth Day Celebration, underscoring the community's commitment to sustainability.

For those interested in participating in this eco-friendly fashion initiative, RSVPs are open on Eventbrite. Additionally, more information about Walnut Creek’s Earth Month activities can be found on their dedicated website:

Other News


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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Trivia Answer:

C) Walnut Creek Earth Day Festival

The Walnut Creek Earth Day Festival is an annual event that uniquely combines art and environmental education. This event encourages local artists to create pieces that reflect themes of conservation, sustainability, and appreciation for the natural world. It serves not only as a platform for artistic expression but also as an educational opportunity, raising awareness about environmental issues and promoting community involvement in conservation efforts​ (Bae Area and Beyond)​.

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