🌳 Issue #093

From Walnut Creek to Paris: Amit Elor, Senior Steps Success, Dim Sum Revival, Cabaret Extravaganza


Good morning, Walnut Creek! Happy Wednesday! 🎉 The weekend is peeking around the corner, but we've got a midweek treat to keep your spirits high and your smiles wide. Whether you're sipping on your first cup of coffee or already on your second (no judgment here!), we've brewed up a perfect blend of fun, news, and local gems just for you. ☕

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Walnut Creek’s Amit Elor Heads to Paris for Olympic Wrestling

  • Senior Health and Fitness Week: Veteran's Daily Walks Top 7,000 Steps

  • Creek House Dim Sum Reopens After Addressing Severe Health Violations

  • Experience the Decadence of Berlin: Cabaret Takes Center Stage in Walnut Creek

  • New Real Estate Section

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Walnut Creek’s Amit Elor Heads to Paris for Olympic Wrestling

Amit Elor, a 20-year-old from Walnut Creek, is set to compete in wrestling at the 2024 Paris Olympics, making her the youngest woman to represent Team USA in the sport. Elor's journey in wrestling began at age four, and she has achieved significant success, including three world championships in the past two years. She credits her family's support and her coaches for her accomplishments. Despite facing skepticism from peers, Elor remained focused on her dream. She advises others to dream big and persist in their goals. Read More…

Senior Health and Fitness Week: Veteran's Daily Walks Top 7,000 Steps

Pete Estabrook, an 88-year-old veteran from Walnut Creek, California, walks over 7,000 steps daily, setting an inspiring example during Senior Health and Fitness Week. Despite his age, Estabrook's commitment to fitness is unwavering, with his daily routine including walks on local trails. His dedication, rooted in his military service, inspires fellow residents and staff at the Kensington senior living community. Read More…

Creek House Dim Sum Reopens After Addressing Severe Health Violations

Creek House Dim Sum, a popular eatery in Walnut Creek, was temporarily shut down by health inspectors last Thursday after numerous health violations were found. The Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department discovered over 200 rodent droppings scattered throughout the restaurant, including in food preparation and storage areas. Additionally, raw shrimp was found stored on the kitchen floor at an unsafe temperature of 50-55°F, well above the required 41°F.

The violations were widespread, with rodent droppings found under the ware washing machine, on food containers near the dish machine, on the prep table shelves, and even on top of the dim sum refrigerator. Further droppings were found on the hood shelf, in the storage room, along the main kitchen prep area walking path, and in the mop sink room. Notably, over 50 droppings were discovered under the grill/cook line area. Read More…


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


Cabaret | 5/26 - 6/23 | Lesher Center for the Arts | Cabaret, presented by Center REP at the Lesher Center for the Arts, runs from May 26 to June 23, 2024. Directed by Markus Potter with choreography by Jessica Chen and musical direction by Eryn Allen, this production of the Tony Award-winning musical captures the hedonistic nightlife of late 1920s Berlin against the backdrop of the Nazi party's rise. Featuring matinee and evening performances, Cabaret offers a gripping narrative and a celebrated score by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy | 2/24 - 8/31 on Saturdays | Lesher Center of the Arts


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, open Sundays 9 am-1 pm year-round on Locust Street, offers local produce, supports sustainability, and provides free first-hour parking at Grower’s Square; only certified service animals are allowed.

Diablo Valley Farmers’ Market | Shadelands - Saturdays at 9 AM | Located in Walnut Creek's Shadelands Business Park, the Diablo Valley Farmers' Market, open Saturdays 9 AM to 1 PM with over 40 vendors, features fresh Brentwood produce, a Kid’s Craft Corner, and is a family favorite, having been voted #1 in America’s Favorite Farmers’ Market contest.


Family Storytime | Ygnacio Valley Library | Thursdays at 10:15 AM

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

Arts & Crafts

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


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