Best of Walnut Creek

LECTURES

  • The William S.

    Paley Collection: A Taste of Modernism -- 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Major works from the Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York will be featured in an exhibition opening this fall at the de Young in San Francisco. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway. Register: http://www.wclibrary.org/event/william-paley/.

    MEETINGS

  • SIR 146 Monthly Luncheon -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 11. The guest speaker will be Jay B. Gaskill, a veteran criminal defense attorney and former Alameda County Public Defender who has appeared on CBS 48 Hours as a commentator. His topic will be "Thugs and The Criminal Mind." The Clubhouse at Boundary Oak, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek Reservations by Oct. 5. 925-939-8073, www.sir146.com.

  • Valley Quail Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guild of America -- 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Anne North will present a program on "Beginning Goldwork." Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 860 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. Visitors and new members welcome. 925-687-6787.


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  • John Muir Chapter of Mended Hearts -- 7 p.m. Oct. 11. Speaker Maura DeGeorge, an R.N. in cardiac education will give a presentation. Mended Hearts is a national organization providing support for cardiac patients, their families, and caregivers. John Muir Medical Center-Concord Campus, 2540 East St., Concord. Nancy Mitchell, 925-943-7549.

    HEALTH

  • Cancer Support Community, '

    Frankly Speaking About Cancer: New Discoveries' -- 6-8 p.m. Oct. 9. Learn the latest information on cancer treatment, side-effect management and the psychosocial aspects of living with cancer, including personalized cancer care, cancer prevention innovation and targeted therapies. With Michael Sherman, MD, medical oncologist with Contra Costa Oncology. Cancer Support Community, 3276 McNutt Ave., Walnut Creek. Free. Reservations required. 925-933-0107.

    EVENTS

  • 'Reel Rock 7' Film Tour -- 7 p.m. Oct. 11-12. Reel Rock captivates audiences by taking them to the boundary of what they thought was possible. From the world's longest free solos, to the most demanding sport climbs and crazed offwidth antics, these heart pounding tales of superhuman skill and determination will leave viewers dangling from the edges of their seats and craving more. Prize giveaways, appearances by pro climbers, and fundraising for nonprofits are all part of Reel Rock events. Pyramid Alehouse, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek. $14. 925-946-1520.

    MUSIC

  • Emma's Revolution "Revolutions Per Minute" CD Release Concert -- 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Touring over 200 days a year, the Washington D.C.-based Emma's Revolution uses the power of music to promote peace and justice. Devil Mountain Coffee House, Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. $5-$15. www.emmasrevolution.com.

  • Piano concert, 'Great Music From Great Ballets' -- 8 p.m. Oct. 12. Presented by Diablo Ballet and Sherman Clay, world class concert pianist Gregory Taboloff will perform works by such legendary composers as Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and others masters. Sherman Clay, 1505 Bonanza St., Walnut Creek. Free. Diablo Ballet, 925-943-1775, www.DiabloBallet.org.

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