Best of Walnut Creek
WORKSHOPS Meditation Workshop at the Library, 'Experience the Peace, Calm and Joy You Are Seeking' -- 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8. Conducted by Dr. Zaslove, a board-certified psychiatrist with 39 years of daily meditation experience. Participants will learn how to meditate on the inner light, to experience the joy and peace within. Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. 925-977-3340, www.ccclib.org.
RELIGIOUS HAPPENINGS Christian Business Women's Connection -- 7:15-8:30 a.m. Feb. 9. Title of talk, "Remembering Who You Are: A Guide to Spiritual Awakening." Sunrise Bistro, 1559 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek. $16.50. 925-939-2710.
EVENTS 'Love for Ryan' Concert featuring Shawn McDonald -- 7 p.m. Feb. 4. A concert to benefit Ryan Buchanan, who was injured a June 2011 accident and remains hospitalized. Christian recording artist Shawn McDonald will headline the show, and it should be a great evening of music, praise and worship. Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo. 925-820-9031, www.ryanbuchanan.org. Go Red:
Walk, Shop and Stroll -- Noon-2 p.m. Feb. 3. Prevent heart disease one step at a time. Join John Muir Health to help bring awareness to women's heart health. Create a team of co-workers and friends for this lunchtime event. Locations: John Muir Health's Women's Health Center, John Muir Health's Medical Centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, and John Muir Health's Outpatient Center, Brentwood. Information/registration: 925-941-7900, johnmuirhealth.com/classes. Anthony Morrison Free Event Coming to Walnut Creek -- Noon Feb. 2. This is your chance to learn how to gain financial freedom in today's economy in a 90-minute seminar. The seminar will teach you how to generate income online with no technical experience. Marriott Walnut Creek, 2355 N. Main St. 925-934-2000, http://www.anthonymorrisonregistration.com/SanJose/2.0000/index.dtm?mid=2469812.
HOME AND GARDEN Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening -- 9:30 a.m. Feb. 6. The Walnut Creek Garden Club's meeting. Susan Morrison, landscape designer, master gardener and author of "Garden Up! Smart Vertical Gardening for Small and Large Spaces," will give a talk and power point presentation on creative interpretations of vertical gardening appropriate for home gardeners. Guests are welcome. Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Dr., Walnut Creek. Free. 925-947-1678, www.gardenshf.org.
DANCE Smuin Ballet Presents 'Dear Miss Cline' -- 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 2 and 8 p.m. Feb. 4. A buoyant and colorful romp set to 10 Patsy Cline tunes by Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert. The program also includes Michael Smuin's "Tango Palace," a seductive fantasy of possession and passion played out in the steamy underworld of tango, and "The Eternal Idol," a romantic pas de deux Smuin created for American Ballet Theatre and named for the Auguste Rodin sculpture of a nude couple locked in an embrace. Rounding out the program is "Stabat Mater," Michael Smuin's breathtaking response to the Sept. 11 attacks, eloquently expressing the hope of moving forward after grief and loss. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek. $49-$59. 925-943-7469.
THEATER The Metropolitan Opera, 'The Enchanted Island Encore' -- 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. The lovers from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream are shipwrecked on The Tempest, an otherworldly island. Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek, 1201 Locust St., Walnut Creek. 925-937-7025.