Best of Walnut Creek
CLASSES Lego Classes, Play-well Technologies -- Ages 5-6. 3:30-4:45 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 25-Oct. 30. Build cities, bridges, motorized cars and planes. Engineering FUNdamentals with Lego. Ages 7-12. 4:45-6 p.m. Tuesdays Sept. 25-Oct. 30. Students explore concepts in physics, architecture, mechanical and structural engineering, from Gear Cars to Battletracks. Heather Farm Community Center, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. $30.50 per class. 925-943-5858, www.walnutcreekrec.org.
MEETINGS Mount Diablo Genealogical Society -- 1:15 p.m. Sept. 21. Stephen Morse, an award winning genealogist and creator of the "One-Step website" designed to facilitate doing genealogical research, will be the speaker. No-host lunch before the meeting at 11:30 a.m. at The Rossmoor Diner, next door to U.S. Bank, 1910 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Phone or email Laura Sanchez by Sept. 20. 925-946-1620 or Laura3627@gmail.com.
HAPPENINGS Chabad of Contra Costa Under Rabbi Yaakov Kagan, Hosting Jewish High Holiday Services for the Walnut Creek community -- No membership is required and no previous background is required to fully enjoy the services. Chabad will feature simultaneous Hebrew-Englishs commentary and insights through the services. 6:45 p.m. Sept. 25, Yom Kippur Kol Nidrei Services. 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26 Yom Kippur Morning Services. 12:30 p.m. Sept. 26 Yom Kippor Yizkor Service. 7 p.m. Sept. 26 Yom Kippur Ne'ilah Concluding Service. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 45 Glenn Drive, Concord. Donation accepted. Reservations preferred. 925-937-4101, www.jewishcontracosta.com.
EVENTS 'Parachute' author Richard Bolles, Walnut Creek Library -- 6 p.m. Sept. 26. The focus of Bolles' remarks will, as always, be the concerns of job seekers. The author will introduce his 2013 edition of "What Color is Your Parachute" and will discuss the book with the audience. 1644 N. Boradway, 2nd floor Oak View reoom. www.wclibrary.org/event/parachute. Elks Lodge Antique Appraisal Event -- 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Bonhams, one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques, is bringing in appraisers to give verbal auction market values for a maximum of two items. All proceeds to charity. 1475 Creekside Drive, Walnut Creek. $10 per 2 items. Reservations needed. Kathryn Sabah, 925-642-0415, Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSIC 'Seven Wonders of the World' -- 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra will present "Seven Wonders of the World," featuring electrifying violinist Jeremy Cohen. Cohen will perform a trio of tantalizing tangos, and the program will move from Argentina to Norway, Hungary, Russia and Great Britain. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. $10-$30. 925-943-7469, www.lesherartscenter.org. Contra Costa Performing Arts Society Classical Concert -- 10:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Free. www.ccpas.org.
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