Best of Walnut Creek

EVENTS

  • Chevron Family Theatre Festival -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20. Affordable family entertainment. Magicians, musicians, puppeteers, storytellers and more. Activities and entertainment all around Lesher Center, including sock puppet making in Bedford Gallery. 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. 925-295-1417.

  • 'Movie Under the Stars,' Alamo -- "Hugo," 8:45 p.m. July 19. Bring family, friends, chairs, blankets, snacks, flashlights and enjoy a movie under the stars in Livorna Park, intersection of Livorna Road and Miranda Avenue. Alamo Recreation Staff: 925-313-2272.

    n "Circulation Day," Unity Center of Walnut Creek -- 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20. Donate quality items you no longer need, in order to create space for something wonderful to come into your life. Bring items to be recirculated to Unity Center, 1871 Geary Road, Walnut Creek, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19. Then browse for the perfect something July 20. All items are exchanged freely. Offerings gratefully accepted, will fund Unity's Youth Education activities. Information, Lani, 925-705-2924.

    HOME AND GARDEN


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  • Summer Plant Sale -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 20. Featured succulents include agaves, aloes and Echeverias, including gems propagated from the garden's plants, some dating back to Ruth's original collection. Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. Free admission all day and free parking. 925-944-9352, www.ruthbancroftgarden.org/rbgarden/pages/GardenWorkshop.html#Holiday.

    ART

  • 'Public Art in Walnut Creek,' walking tour -- 11 a.m. July 20. Artist Seyed Alavi will be on the tour and will speak about his piece Fountainhead on Main Street. Depart from the front of Lesher Center, 1601 Civic Drive. $5. 925-295-1423.

    AUDITIONS

  • Diablo Vista Chorus -- Through July 31. Auditioning women of all ages to sing a cappella four-part harmony. Weekly rehearsals 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays. 860 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. www.diablovistachorus.net.

    WORKSHOPS

  • Social Security Maximizing Strategies Part II - Your Million Dollar Decision -- 10:30 a.m.-noon July 20. Walnut Creek Library, Las Trampas Room, 1644 N. Broadway. Gregory Hannah, 510-207-7621.

    MEETINGS

  • Retired Teachers Luncheon -- 11 a.m. Aug. 7. The California Retired Teachers Association invites all retired educators to attend this luncheon. Following lunch, the vocal jazz ensemble "In the Swing" will perform. Zio Fraedo's, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. $25. Contact Betty Hodge, 925-686-5637, before July 27.

  • Sons in Retirement Walnut Creek Branch 8 Luncheon Meeting -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Guest speaker is Chris Bybee, speaking on "The Silver Tsunami," the effect that 10,000 baby boomers per day reaching age 65 for the next 28 years will have on the country and each of us individually. Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd. $20, reservations by Aug. 8 to 925-901-4826.

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