Best of Walnut Creek

EVENTS

  • Book Signing/Presentation, Evangelina Lisi -- 6-8 p.m. Jan. 15. Lisi, a longtime resident of Walnut Creek, was born in Italy. She came to California as a graduate student. She will present her book "One Woman, Two Countries; Vignettes Of A Life Fully Lived." Enjoy a friendly conversation with this interesting author. Walnut Creek Library, Las Trampas Conference Room, 1644 Broadway. 925-939-7952.

    AUDITIONS

  • Walnut Creek Chorus -- 7 p.m. Jan. 13. Some choral experience of having sung in a church, school or community group. The ability to do some sight-reading. The ability to learn text in other languages and the desire to perform a wide range of music. All voices are welcome. Trinity Lutheran Church, 2317 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. walnutcreekchorus@gmail.com.

    CLASSES

  • 'Age Well, Drive Smart' -- 10 a.m.-noon Jan. 10. Designed to help Contra Costa County's senior drivers. It will help seniors become better, safer and more alert drivers, refresh their knowledge of the rules of the Road and help them learn about age-related physical changes and how to adjust to these changes. Presented by California Highway Patrol. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 North Broadway, Walnut Creek. Free. 925-977-3340.

    WORKSHOPS

  • Get Covered California information -- 5-8 p.m. Jan. 16. Information about and assistance with registering for Covered CA, the new health care exchange marketplace. The marketplace is now open for Californians to obtain affordable health care coverage under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called "Obamacare." Sue Hamill and a team of Covered California Certified educators will dispel some myths, help people understand what to do to enroll for health care insurance through the marketplace, and provide hands-on enrollment assistance. A repeat of this program will also be offered 5-8 p. m. March 24. Assistance will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Some translation services will be available for Spanish speakers. Walnut Creek Library, Oak View Room, 1644 N. Broadway. Free. 925-977-3340.

    LECTURES

  • 'Shutting Down the War on Women,' Diablo Valley Democratic Club -- 7 p.m. Jan. 15. Susannah Delano, public affairs director of Planned Parenthood Shasta-Pacific, will give an update on the status of reproductive rights across the country. Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. 925-946-0469, www.dvdems.org.

    MEETINGS

  • Ultradistance Running Program Informational Meeting -- 10:30 a.m. Jan. 11. Join Kinney Multisport and Fitness Beyond Imagination coach Lisa Felder, who invites you to train with her for your next trail/ultradistance challenge. 1881 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Contact Coach Lisa at lisafelder0@gmail.com.

  • SIR Walnut Creek Branch 8 Luncheon Meeting -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Jan. 13. Guest speaker is economist Jay Tontz, Ph.D. speaking on "What will 2014 bring, will the expansion continue?" Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd. $25, $10 for meeting only. Reservations by Jan. 9. 925-901-4826.

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