Best of Walnut Creek
WORKSHOPS College Application Workshops for High School Seniors -- 1-4 p.m. Aug. 21, College Park High School, College and Career Center, 201 Viking Dr., Pleasant Hill or 1:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 23, Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Attend one of two college application and essay workshops presented by certified college advisers with Admit One College Advising. Contact Sara at 925-934-6775 or visit admitoneadvising.com for more information about the workshops.
EVENTS Ventriliquist of Ygnacio Valley Library -- 4 p.m. Aug. 18. Ventriloquist Steve Chaney and his pal Cornelius Crow (Corny). will entertain the young in years and the young at heart with their unique, warm, and silly sense of humor. 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. 925-938-1481. 28th annual Petroleum Cup Championship Contra Costa Council/WSPA Associates Golf Tournament -- 10:30 a.m. registration and barbecue lunch, 11:45 a.m. shotgun start, 5 p.m. no-host cocktail hour, 6 p.m. gourmet dinner and awards ceremony Aug. 20. $300 golf package includes lunch, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, prizes, beverages on the course, ending with a gourmet dinner and awards ceremony. Double Eagle Package includes raffle tickets, two mulligans, Las Vegas Hole Bet, Chipping Contest and two evening drink tickets, $50. Dinner and Awards ceremony, $70. Proper golf attire required, soft-spike only. Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Round Hill Road, Alamo. 925-246-1880. Festival of Latin Culture -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 25. Third annual daylong street fair in downtown Walnut Creek celebrates Latin music, food, arts and crafts, dance and more. Locust Street, downtown Walnut Creek. Free. 925-933-2337. Vulture Love and Book Signing -- 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 1. Walnut Creek's Lindsay Wildlife Museum hosts a book signing for museum docent and naturalist Diane Lang's first children's book "Vulture Verses, Love Poems for the Unloved," about animals that may stink, slither or sting, but still deserve love. Lang will read at 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Museum residents featured in the book -- a vulture, a tarantula,an opossum and a snake -- may make special appearances. 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-935-1978.
HOME AND GARDEN Easy Plants for Mediterranean climate Gardens -- 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 25. Stew Winchester, a local horticultural professor, has gathered a collection of plants which thrive with an intermediate moisture level in a Mediterranean climate. Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $12-$20. 925-944-9352.
AUDITIONS Diablo Women's Chorale Launches Fall Season (Singers Invited) -- 7-9 p.m. Mondays. Interested singers are invited to arrange an informal audition with Director Mary Sorenson (925-256-8961) and attend rehearsals on September 3rd and 10th. The performance of "Stars" will be held at St. Matthew the afternoon of December 8th. This season, mothers and school-age daughters will sing songs arranged especially for them. www.diablowomenschorale.org.
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