Northgate Calendar

July 2021

Sat., July 10 
Downtown Heritage Walk 
@Liberty Bell Plaza on the corner of Broadway and Mt. Diablo Blvd. 
We are thrilled to announce the re-start of our Downtown History Tour. This easy, 90-minute walking tour brings to life the early times and development of what has become a Bay Area destination city. Tour will be repeated Sept. 11 and Oct. 9. For more information, please visit our website at A tour booklet with historic photos may be purchased for $5. 
Cost: FREE 
Time: Check in 9am 

Every Thursday in July 
Beat the Heat Storytime in the Garden 
@Ruth Bancroft Garden 
Join us for an early Story Time to beat the heat! A 30 minute Story Time will be held in the Great Room; RSVP required (see below). Masks required for anyone 2 years and older. If you’d like to explore the Garden after Story Time, admission is $10 for Adults (13 and up), Seniors $8, Children 12 and under are always free. Garden admission is also free for RBG members. For ages 2-6. Parent/guardian must accompany child(ren). 
Cost: Free 
Time: 9:30-10am 
Registration Link: 

Every Tuesday in July 
Plant-astic Pots – art and succulent fun for kids 
@Ruth Bancroft Garden 
Like art? Like succulents? This in-person workshop series for children combines both. You get to paint a pot AND plant a succulent; all supplies are provided. Garden staff and volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the painting and decorating of your pot. Learn how to plant your succulent and take care of it. You can grow your own succulent collection with a new pot and plant each week. The pots make perfect gifts, too! For ages 6 and up. Parent/ guardian must accompany child(ren). RSVP and pre-payment on website required. 
Cost: $9.50 
Time: 9:30-10:30am 
Registration Link: 

Every Wed. and Sun. in July 
Fashion Through the Years Exhibit 
@Shadelands Ranch Museum 
In celebration of our Grand Re-Opening our archivist has curated a special “Fashion Through the Years” exhibit. Items from the late 1800s to today have been selected from our extensive clothing collection. The exhibit will be on display until August 31.Please stop by for a docent-lead tour. During this approximately one hour tour you will learn about life in Walnut Creek in the early 20th Century, the Penniman Family who owned Shadelands Ranch and enjoy the fashion exhibit. No appointment is necessary and we ask that all guests wear masks. 
Cost: Adults (17+) – $5.00; Youths (16 and under) – Free; WCHS Members – Free 
Time: any time between 1-4pm (last tour starts at 3:30) 

Thurs., July 22 
Remodeling Seminar 
@online or in person (3021 Citrus Circle #170) 
Do you dream of transforming your space? We can help turn your dream into a reality. Join our complimentary remodeling seminar and allow our expert team to guide you through the basic steps of a home remodel, answer all of your questions, and more. 
Register now to learn how to: 
Keep your project’s timeline on track 
Choose the right contractor 
Make design decisions you’ll love 
And much more! 
Let us help you dream a little. After all, dreaming is the first step to creating something new. RSVP: or by phone (925) 885-3770. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 6-8pm 

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-4pm 

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Mon., Aug. 2 
Public Art Walking Tour 
@meet at Lesher (Rudney) Plaza 
Bedford Gallery docents will lead walking tours of Walnut Creek’s wonderful downtown public art collection every Monday evening in August. Docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight appropriate for all ages. Each week will feature a different walk and fun surprises.. 
Cost: $5 
Time: 6:00-7pm 

Wed., Aug. 4 
First Wednesdays Street Faire 
@Cypress St. between N. Main and Locust 
Enjoy a fun street festival full of live music, dancing, tasty bites, wine and beer, Kids Fun Zone, interactive games and other surprises, First Wednesdays returns this August with the band Vybe Society. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 5-8:30pm 

Every Saturday in August 
Family Chalk Art 
@various locations downtown 
Join us Saturday mornings in August for FAMILY CHALK DAYS. Bring your creativity and positive messages! Help CREATE ART that can be enjoyed all month long. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 10-11:30 am 
Visit: family-chalk-art for locations