Best of Walnut Creek
WORKSHOPS Fundraising Workshops -- "Grantseeking Basics," 4-6 p.m. Aug. 30. Presented by a member of the Foundation Center's staff in San Francisco. An introduction to the world of foundation fundraising, particularly beneficial for nonprofit fundraisers to learn how the funding research process works, and what tools and resources are available. A must for those new to fundraising. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/grantseeking-WCL. "Finding Foundation Support for Your Education," 4-5:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Learn how to obtain financial aid for studies, and what to know before approaching foundations. Other topics discussed include the different sources of funding, how to create a personal profile to attract funders, print and electronic resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations and other grantmakers. The application process, including tips on how to make your application successful, will be covered. Register at: http://tinyurl.com/foundation-support-education. Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Oak View Room, Walnut Creek. 925-977-3340.
MEETINGS Valley Quail Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America -- 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Anne North will teach a beginning Goldwork project. Visitors and new members welcome. Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 860 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. 925-687-6787.
EVENTS Author/Speaker Series, Mary Lou Schram -- 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 14. Presented by the Published Writers of Rossmoor club in conjunction with the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. At the end of Schram's presentation, her books will be available for purchase. She has published four novels with her fifth novel, "Molly's Leap" due out later this year. Conference Room of the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N Broadway. 925-977-3340. Walnut Creek School District retirees' annual luncheon -- 11:30 a.m. social, 12:15 p.m. luncheon Aug. 22. Social hour is at 11:30; luncheon follows at 12:15. Parking is readily available; an elevator goes to the second floor banquet room. Jack's Restaurant and Bar, 60 Crescent Drive, Pleasant Hill. $22 cash, all-inclusive. Jeanie McGraw, 925-935-2728. ARF Honors Gary Bogue with Lifetime Achievement Award -- 6 p.m. Sept. 8. Join Tony and Elaine La Russa and friends for an evening at the Inaugural ARF Awards Dinner. Featuring cocktail reception, silent auction, gourmet dinner and award presentation. Other honorees include Dave Duffield, Captain "Sully" and Lorrie Sullenberger and Good Morning America's Becky Worley. Four Seasons Hotel, 757 Market St., San Francisco. $250. Reservations, Judy Bentley, 925-296-3154. Free Skin Cancer Screening -- 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8. The Skin Cancer Foundation's "Road to Healthy Skin Tour" offers free full-body skin cancer screenings to the public. Local volunteer dermatologists Dr. Sonia Badreshia-Bansal, Dr. Sherilyn Baughman, Dr. Kelly T. Hood and Dr. Marilyn S. Kwolek will conduct the screenings. Rite Aid, 1526 Palos Verdes Mall, Walnut Creek. www.skincancer.org/tour, or 212-725-5176.
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