Best of Walnut Creek

MEETINGS

  • Mt.

    Diablo Genealogical Society -- 1:15-3 p.m. Feb. 15. Topic: "Cemeteries Are Not A Dead Subject," presented by Virginia Kysh, a genealogist for the past 42 years. Visitors and guests welcome. Creekside Clubhouse, Room 3, 1010 Rossmoor Pkwy, Rossmoor (Walnut Creek). 925-946-1620.

  • Diablo Valley Democratic Club -- 7 p.m. Feb. 20. "The Bay Delta Conservation Plan: Double Tunnel or Double Trouble?," state Sen. Lois Wolk, chair of the Senate Select Committee on Delta Stewardship and Sustainability discusses the proposed $23.7 billion plan to build two water-diverting tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and provide habitat restoration. Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. 925-945-7272, www.dvdems.org

    HEALTH

  • 'Have a Heart' Fundraiser -- Feb. 16. Functional Health Specialists will be offering a new member exam and first adjustment for a minimum donation of $50. 1250 Pine St., Suite 108, Walnut Creek. 925-289-8011 or email functionalhealthspecialists@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.

    MISCELLANEOUS


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  • Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek branch of the American Association Offers Scholarships to Local Woman -- Complete scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 1. Applicants must be a college junior or higher as of September 2013 at an accredited college or university. Graduate and postgraduate students can also apply. Applicants will be accepted from Walnut Creek and the San Ramon Valley. Applications and information are online at www.aauw-daw.org. For additional information, e-mail Lgood67334@comcast.net and put "local scholarships" in the subject box.

  • Free Tax Preparation for 2013 tax season -- Starting in February. From AARP's Tax Aide and United Way's "Earn it, Keep it, Save it programs." Walnut Creek Senior Club, 925-943-5851; Walnut Creek Grace Presbyterian Church, 925-405-6278; Walnut Creek St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 925-979-5013. For information on additional EKS sites, call 211 or go to www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

    MUSIC

  • Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, 'Composites' -- 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Former San Ramon Mayor H. Abram Wilson will narrate Aaron Copland's "Lincoln Portrait." The orchestra will also be joined by local clarinetist Diane Maltester in the East Bay Premiere of St. Mary's College professor Marty Rokeach's "Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra." Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. $10-$30. 925-943-7469, www.contracostachamberorchestra.org.

  • Contra Costa Performing Arts Association Concert -- 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22. This free morning concert showcases duo pianos. The Amaryllis Piano Trio opens the concert with a Schumann piano trio that includes violin and cello. The Keller Piano Duo plays a Poulenc piano sonata and Eileen Klatsky and Nancy Rude conclude the concert playing music for duo pianos by Jan Novak. Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Creek Blvd., Walnut Creek. Free. www.ccpas.org.

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