Issue #071

Walnut Creek's Weekend Extravaganza: Artisan Faire, ALT Fair, Musical Spectacular, Fitness Event & Gardens Reopening


Good morning, Walnut Creek! As we wrap up the week with a Friday forecast of friendly skies and a delightful 66°F, let’s not forget that the stage is set for an unforgettable weekend! Before we pause for a breath, let's make this day count and glide into a weekend packed with creativity, innovation, and community spirit. From the Open-Air Artisan Faire to the sounds of Rock the CASA echoing through our town, every moment is an invitation to connect and enrich our lives. So, tie up your week with gusto, and prepare to dive into a vibrant tapestry of events that promise to fill your days with wonder. Get ready to embrace the buzz, the beauty, and the beats of our beloved Walnut Creek. Happy Friday, and see you on the flip side! 🌤

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Lots of Weekend Events

  • Early Closure Alert: Walnut Creek Library to Shut at 3 PM This Saturday

  • Kickstart Your Weekend with ISI Walnut Creek's Fitness Picnic at Heather Farms!

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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Explore Handcrafted Goods at Walnut Creek’s Open-Air Artisan Faire

The Open-Air Artisan Faire is set to take place at Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek on April 27, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM PDT. This free event invites the community to explore an open-air marketplace featuring a diverse array of local artisans. Attendees can expect to find handcrafted and eco-friendly products ranging from jewelry and home goods to apparel and glass items. The event will also include live music near various eateries, enhancing the festive atmosphere. Pet and family-friendly, the market provides a vibrant venue for local makers to showcase their talents and goods.

ALT Fair in Walnut Creek: Innovating Education Beyond College

The ALT Fair is set for April 27, 2024, from 12-3 PM PST at the Walnut Creek Civic Park Assembly Hall at 1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. This event targets parents, high school students, young adults, therapists, college counselors, and community members. It features various alternative post-secondary options, including wellness programs, vocational support, and college assistance, providing valuable resources for those exploring paths beyond traditional college education.

Dan Ashley's 10th Annual Musical Spectacular to Benefit Children in Need

Dan Ashley's 10th Annual "Rock the CASA" benefit concert will take place at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on April 27, 2024. The event will feature performances dedicated to Tina Turner, the Oakland Symphony, and Franc D’Ambrosio of "The Phantom of the Opera." Proceeds will support children's charities like CASA, Friends of Camp Concord, and more, providing essential services to under-served youth.

Kickstart Your Weekend with ISI Walnut Creek's Fitness Picnic at Heather Farms! 

ISI Walnut Creek is hosting a picnic and workout event at Heather Farms Park on April 27, 2024, from 10 am to noon. The community event will offer a chance to meet the team and participate in a group workout led by Coach Sean. The event is in partnership with Cornology and welcomes all fitness levels.

Bloom and Greet: The Gardens at Heather Farm Ushers in Spring with Grand Reopening

The Gardens at Heather Farm in Walnut Creek, CA, is celebrating its grand reopening with an open house on April 28, 2024. The event will feature access to the updated reception hall, a stroll through the community garden, and the famous Cowden Rose Garden. Visitors are encouraged to bring guests and enjoy refreshments in the serene setting.

Landa Ruen Art Invites Kids to Special Mother’s Day Tote Bag Crafting Session!

Celebrate Mother's Day with a Tote Bag Decorating Workshop with Landa Ruen Art. Children over five can create personalized tote bags using screen printing techniques from 3 PM to 5 PM on April 26th. Cost: $35 per child, including all materials. Early registration is advised to secure a spot.


Early Closure Alert: Walnut Creek Library to Shut at 3 PM This Saturday

The Walnut Creek Library and its parking garage will have early closures on Saturday, April 27, at 3 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively, with normal hours resuming on Monday, April 29.


Walnut Creek Man Arrested for Attempted Library Kidnapping and Child Sex Crimes



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

"My Dearest Love," an improvised French comedy-of-intrigue by Synergy Theater, runs from April 18 to 28, 2024, at Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. This fully spontaneous performance draws on audience suggestions to weave a tale filled with scandalous letters, deceit, and revenge, questioning whether innocence can overcome guile. Recommended for ages 10 and up, the show lasts about 1 hour and 55 minutes with an intermission. Tickets are available for purchase here.


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, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street between Cole and Lacassie streets, is easily accessible with proximity to BART. It features local produce and goods, supports sustainability, and offers free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square on Sundays. Only certified service animals are allowed. For more information, visit their website here.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market @ Shadelands - Saturdays at 9 AM

Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market is a lively community gathering with over 40 vendors. Open Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, it offers fresh produce from nearby Brentwood and features a Kid’s Craft Corner, making it a popular spot for families. Voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest, it's a cherished local destination. For more information, visit their website.

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