Best of Walnut Creek

MEETINGS

  • Walnut Creek Cribbage Club -- 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Nov. 7. Come play Cribbage every week at the Dudum Real Estate office in Walnut Creek. This club is affiliated with the American Cribbage Congress. They play a nine game format while enjoying a fun atmosphere and share Cribbage strategies. Dudum Real Estate Group, 1910 Olympic Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-284-3309.

    RELIGIOUS HAPPENINGS

  • 'The Man, Jesus' -- 9:30-10:20 a.m. Sundays through Dec. 16. The Rev. Dr. Willis Shotwell will present a special study giving an historical outline of the interbiblical period including the Old Testament, between testaments and the New Testament. Shell Ridge Community Church, 200 La Casa Via, Walnut Creek. 925-935-3250, www.shellridge.org.

    EVENTS

  • 25th annual Holiday Bazaar -- Starting 10 a.m. Nov. 3. Holiday decorations, large selection of new boxed gifts including jewelry, costume jewelry, party and casual clothing, and much more. Garret Thrift Shop, 1530 Third Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-932-9474.

  • Professional HealthCare at Home Hospice Honors Those Who Have Passed Away this Year -- 3 p.m. Nov. 4. This afternoon program will include moments of honoring the deceased, music, readings and blessings. Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. 925-771-8295.

  • Benefit Zumbathon in Memory of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom -- 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 11. Music and emcee provided by 92.1 KKDV's Steve Fox. Come and participate for a good cause with amazing Zumba friends and instructors-Michele LaRocque, Mia Zumbacity, Alex S. Amor, Eddie and Oscar Solano Jr. $10 Donation — 100 percent to Officer Youngstrom foundations. Las Lomas High School Gym, 1460 South Main St., Walnut Creek. If unable to attend, you may donate to: Officer Youngstrom Memorial Fund — Mechanics Bank 925-210-8170 or Kenyon Marc Youngstrom Childrens Benefit Memorial Fund — Wells Fargo Bank 925-671-1575. For more info contact Michele at parkmichele@yahoo.com or 760-687-6238

    GALLERIES

  • Big Cat Draw Event -- 2-5 p.m. Nov. 17. Project Survival, a big cat conservation group, will introduce their ambassador cheetah Tango, and local artists have been invited to draw or paint this handsome cat over the course of an hour. The quick draw event offers visitors the opportunity to watch locally acclaimed artists draw from the live cheetah, and immediately following, all artworks are available for sale at a silent auction. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bedford Gallery's exhibition program and Project Survival's Cheetah Conservation and Education Center in Kenya. The Quick Draw is in conjunction with Captured which closes the following day on Nov. 18. Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. 925-295-1435.

    MUSIC

  • Devil Mountain Chorus performances -- 1:30 p.m. matinee show, 6 p.m. dinner show Nov. 3. Featuring a young men's quartet called "First Strike," finalists in the Spring Men's Harmony Society Far Western District Contest. Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane at Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. 925-284-9042.

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