Northgate Calendar

May 2020

At the time of printing, many events are still getting cancelled, so please check in with the organizers before going.

Sat., May 9
Creek Clean Up
@ Civic Park
Join Friends of the Creeks for the 31st annual Creek Clean Up. Help remove trash and improve the natural habitat in the downtown area creeks. Participants should wear old sneakers, bring gloves and plan to get wet. Registration is required as attendance is limited. Sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek and Friends of the Creeks.
Time:  8:45am-12pm
Cost: Free
Advance registration required: www.friendsofthecreek.org

Sat., May 16
Public Art Walking Tour
@ Tour begins in front of Lesher Center
Join Bedford Gallery docents on a guided walking tour of Walnut Creek’s wonderful Public Art collection.
Time:  11am-12pm
Cost:  $5
Information:  www.bedfordgallery.org

Sat., May 16
Spring Family Art Day
@ Shadelands Art Center
Bring the whole family for a day of art-making stations, music-making and more! Enjoy sample activities under the guidance of teaching artists in our Camp Community Arts and quarterly Youth programs. Food will be available for purchase. Free and open to the public and fun for the whole family.
Time:  10am-2pm
Cost:  Free
Information:  www.communityarts.org

Sun., May 17
Virtual Pet Walk – Animals on Broadway
Join ARF in celebrating the special bond between pets and people at this virtual event. Gather the whole family – including your pet – to save lives at the virtual pet walk! Sign up as an individual or with friends as a team to help ARF raise $100,000 for animals in need.
Time:  10:30am
www.arflife.org

Thurs., May 21
Virtual Online Remodeling Seminar
By Gordon Reese Design Build
Are you, a neighbor, a family member, or a friend looking to remodel, and just don’t know where or how to get started? Do you have questions like: • How do I get started? •How do I make sure that the construction costs don’t exceed my budget? • How do I make design decisions I won’t regret later? • How do I choose the right contractor? • How do I avoid an ugly court battle? • What is a mechanic’s lien and how do I protect myself? • How do I make sure my remodel gets completed on schedule? Join us and get your questions answered. RSVP required.
Cost: Free
Time: 6-8pm
GORDONREESE.COM or call (925) 885-3770 today!

Every Saturday
Farmers’ Market
@Castle Rock Farm, 700 Castle Rock Rd.
Local farmers and neighbors provide organic produce grown right in the Northgate neighborhood.
Time:  10am-5pm
www.castlerockfarmstand.com

Save the Date:

Wed., June 3
Ygnacio Valley Book Group
@ Ygnacio Valley Library
All are welcome to drop in and join the discussion.  This month’s book is God Help the Child  by Toni Morrison.
Cost:  FREE
Time:  6:30-7:30pm
www.ccclib.org/ygnaciovalley.html

Sat., Aug. 8 – Sun., Aug. 9
Art & Wine Festival
@ Heather Farm Park
Walnut Creek Chamber Art & Wine Festival returns for its 39th year. Recognized by the Contra Costa Times as the East Bay’s Best Outdoor Festival and winner of Walnut Creek Magazine’s 2016 & 2017 Best Community Event, Art & Wine 2020 will continue to feature top-quality, non-stop local and Bay Area music and entertainment for the entire family, distinctive hand-made crafts and works of art from more than 200 artisans, award-winning local and regional wines and microbrews, ethnic and traditional festival food, the Premium Wine Tent, the delightful Festival Train (a long-time family favorite), and the Kids Zone.
Time: Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. 11am – 6pm
Cost:  Admission is free
www.walnut-creek.com/events/2020-art-wine-festival