Best of Walnut Creek

EVENTS

  • DRUMMM - Community Drum Circle for Adults -- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Discover what cultures have long known about drumming as a tool for connection -- that it promotes strength and unity while celebrating diversity. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway. Adults. Free. 925-977-3340, www.ccclib.org.

    DANCE

  • Salsa with Tomaj -- 7-8 p.m. Beginning level, 8-9:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced level Mondays now through Dec. 16. Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way. $15 drop in. www.SalsawithTomaj.com/classes.

    AUDITIONS

  • Diablo Women's Chorale -- Welcoming new members for spring season beginning Jan. 13. Rehearsals from 7-9 p.m. Mondays in Walnut Creek for the May concert "The Birds and the Bees," featuring mostly contemporary American music themed to nature and the seasons. Be a guest at open rehearsals Jan. 13, Jan. 27 or Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m. Practice recording and sight-reading lessons are provided. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Mary Sorenson, 925-256-8961, diablowomenschorale.org.

    MEETINGS


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  • Christian Business Women's Connection -- 7:15-8:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Topic: Tearing Through Impossible -- Impossible = I-am-Possible with Speaker Linda Cheu. Sunrise Bistro, 1559 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek. $16.50. 925-939-2710.

  • Widowed Persons Support Holiday Luncheon -- 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12. Dollar Clubhouse, Rossmoor. Enter Rossmoor entrance gate and say you are coming for Ralph Sheets Party and ask for a map to club house. Lou Flemming: 925-254-5169.

  • California Writers Club, Mount Diablo Branch -- 11:15 a.m. Dec. 14. Ann Damaschino, Lyn Robers and Elisabeth Tuck will present "Why Editing is Essential to Writing." Zio Fraedo's Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. $20-$25. Robin Gigoux, 925-933-9670, cwcmtdiablowriters.wordpress.com/.

    MISCELLANEOUS

  • Free Tax Preparation -- All tax preparers are trained and certified by the IRS. Both programs serve taxpayers of any age; Tax-Aide does not have an income limit in whom they can serve, but EKS can only serve individuals whose incomes do not exceed $50,000 a year. To complete your tax return, Tax-Aide will need you to bring to the appointment your: Social Security Card or ITIN letter for all individuals to be listed on the return. Photo ID for yourself and spouse. Copies of all W-2s. 1098s and 1099s. Other income and deductions. Your 2012 Tax Return. Beginning Jan. 6, for information or to make an appointment for the Tax-Aide sites serving the Walnut Creek area, call 925-943-5851 for Walnut Creek Senior Club site; 925-405-6278 for Walnut Creek Grace Presbyterian Church site; or 925-979-5013 for Walnut Creek St. Paul's Episcopal Church site. For general information and other site locations, call: 925-726-3199. For information on EKS sites call 2-1-1 or visit www.earnitkeepitsaveit.org.

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