🌳 Issue #099


Good morning, Walnut Creek! 🌞 Today’s issue brings exciting news of a late summer opening for a new bakery, inviting you to indulge in delicious treats soon. Join us in shaping the future of housing in our community by sharing your voice in upcoming discussions. We've also updated our list of weekend events so that you can plan your perfect outing. Grab your coffee and dive into what’s happening in Walnut Creek today! 🌳

In today’s Walnut Creek Spotlight:

  • Late Summer Opening in Sight for Walnut Creek Bakery with Recent Installations

  • Join us and have your voice heard in shaping the future of housing in Walnut Creek! 🌟

  • List of Weekend Events Updated

- Walnut Creek Spotlight Team

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Late Summer Opening in Sight for Walnut Creek Bakery with Recent Installations

Exciting progress is underway at the new Walnut Creek bakery as the cabinetry installation brings the renderings to life at 1315 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94596. The team is thrilled to announce that they are targeting a late summer opening. Stay tuned for more updates as the bakery gets closer to welcoming its first customers.

Join us and have your voice heard in shaping the future of housing in Walnut Creek! 🌟

From the City of Walnut Creek:

As part of Walnut Creek's 2023-2031 Housing Element implementation, the Planning Commission is holding a public hearing on June 13, 2024, at 6 p.m. at City Hall to discuss updates to the Zoning Ordinance required by state law. Here’s what’s on the agenda:

- Emergency Shelters for the Unhoused

- Low Barrier Navigation Centers (service-enriched shelters focused on moving people into permanent housing)

- Transitional Housing (assistance for up to 6 months to help individuals move into permanent housing)

- Supportive Housing (linked to services that help residents retain housing, improve health, and maximize their ability to live and work in the community)

This is your chance to hear about the City’s plan for meeting housing needs at all income levels. The Planning Commission will make recommendations to the City Council, who will hold their public hearing on July 23, 2024. Final ordinance adoption is scheduled for August 6, 2024.


Food & Drink

Thirsty Thursday | Thursdays at 5 PM | Mike Hess Brewing | Thirsty Thursday with live music at 5pm!


Chicken, Chitlins and Caviar | 6/8 - 6/9 | Lesher Center for the Arts | This 90-minute musical review celebrates African American culture through a blend of jazz, classical music, and gospel, offering an emotionally rich experience.

Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy | Lesher Center for the Arts | 6/15 - 8/31 on Saturdays | New generation of comedic talent with the "Best of San Francisco Stand-Up Comedy" tour, featuring some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the Bay Area.

Cabaret | 5/26 - 6/23 | Lesher Center for the Arts | Don't miss Center REP's season finale, the Tony Award-winning musical Cabaret, set in 1920s Berlin with its provocative storyline, scintillating choreography, and acclaimed score


Bingo Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Thursdays at 12 PM | 50+ Drop-in activity. Try your luck and have fun!

Bridge Drop-In (Seniors) | Civic Park Community Center | Thursdays at 10 PM | 50+ Drop-in activity.

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.

Shadelands Ranch Classic Car Show | Sunday 6/9 | 10 AM | The Walnut Creek Historical Society is hosting the annual Shadelands Ranch Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Shadelands Ranch Museum, featuring stunning classic cars, live music, food, and tours of the historical site; admission is free.

Meditation hosted by the Divya Babaji Sushumna Kriya Yoga Foundation | Fridays at 10:30 AM | Walnut Creek Library | The meditation will be simple, effective, and designed for contemporary times to suit the needs of our community’s Holistic health – Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social health and Spiritual well-being. Meditation will take place seated in chairs and there will be time for questions after the session. No registration is required and beginners are always welcome.


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

Toddler Storytime & Play | Thursdays at 10:15 AM | Walnut Creek Library | Join us for songs, stories, and movement! Stay after the stories to play! Most appropriate for ages 0-3, but all ages are welcome.

Arts & Crafts

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


Throwback Thursdays | Thursday 6/6 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | 90s and 00s with DJ Rich Era


40oz TO FREEDOM (Sublime Tribute) + FIRE PEACH (90s Rock Covers) | Retro Junkie | Friday 6/7 | 6 PM | Two great bands, one great night! 

Spazmatics | Friday 6/7 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | Live Music Friday


BOMBSHELL BLONDIE (Blondie Tribute) & HORMONES (Ramones Tribute) | Retro Junkie | Saturday 6/8 | 6 PM | PLUS after- show party w/ DJ J ESPINOSA Spinning 80s, 90s + early 00s at 10:30pm

Live Music | Saturdays at 5 PM | Mike Hess Brewing

My So Called Band | Saturday 6/8 | 9 PM | Dan’s Irish Sports Bar | Live Music Saturday


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