Best of Walnut Creek

MEETINGS

  • 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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    Diablo Genealogical Society -- 1:15 p.m. Oct. 19. Speaker will be Dean L. McLeod, a professional genealogist who has specialized in Scottish, English, San Francisco Bay Area,and Northern California Native American genealogy. Lunch (speaker and audience) at The Rossmoor Diner, next door to U.S. Bank, 1910 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek, at 11:30 a.m. If you plan to have lunch, please call or email Laura Sanchez for a reservation by Oct. 18, at 925-946-1620, or Laura3627@gmail.com.

    EVENTS

  • Northgate High Football Meat and Seafood Fundraiser -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 and Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 14. Support Northgate Football while enjoying great savings on Meat and Seafood. Warehouse Store Prices. All USDA Inspected Choice or Better (Seafood FDA inspected) obtained from USDA inspected plants. Quantities are large so bring a friend and share your purchase. Butcher on site to cut the meat to your specifications. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. Sale sanctioned by the Contra Costa Health Department. Northgate High, 425 Castle Rock Road, Walnut Creek. nhsbroncosfootball@gmail.com


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  • Rossmoor Rotary Foundation's 27th annual Gala Event Benefiting Alzheimer's and Parkinson's -- 5 p.m. Oct. 13. Featuring French-themed cocktail hour music by The Baguette Quartette and a headline show with international cabaret star Lua Hadar and her four-piece backup band. Dinner by Susan Foord Catering. Sierra Room, Del Valle Clubhouse, Rossmoor. $125. Debbie Williams, 925-942-0545.

  • White Kitty Foundation Charity Poker Tournament -- 7-11 p.m. Oct. 13. There will be check-in and appetizers from 6-6:45 p.m. Pyramid Brewery, 1410 Locust St., Walnut Creek. Buy-in: $60, Re-Buy: $20, Add-on: $25. For more information or to make a donation, contact Cris Tarozzi, 925-837-2411 or email bob@whitekittyfoundation.org, or www.whitekittyfoundation.org.

    HOME AND GARDEN

  • Fall Plant Sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden -- 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 13. Receive complimentary advice from our knowledgeable Docents and be inspired by Ruth Bancroft's plant collection before selecting low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plants to complement your own garden. 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. 925-944-9352, www.ruthbancroftgarden.org.

    MUSIC

  • Oktoberfest Sunset Social, featuring Country Joe McDonald -- 3-6 p.m. Oct. 20. Woodstock meets Oktoberfest in Walnut Creek as Country Joe McDonald performs at the final Sunset Social of the year. Brews from Pyramid Brewery and sausages from Kinder's BBQ. Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. $15, food and beverages sold separately (cash only). Tickets are limited, advance purchase is recommended. 925-944-9352, ruthbancroftgarden.org.

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