Northgate Calendar

September 2020

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

Wed., Sept. 23 – Fri., Sept. 25 
Library Fest 2020 
@online 
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation, in partnership with the Contra Costa Libraries and the City of Walnut Creek, is hosting a virtual celebration of and for our Walnut Creek community libraries. It will be a celebration of the essential role our libraries play in bringing our diverse Walnut Creek community together and a look forward to the time when our libraries can reopen, and we can come together once again. Join us for five lively programs and the LibraryFest celebration and fundraiser event. Find program information and register for these free events at wclibrary. org/libraryfest or call 925-935-5395. 

Thurs., Sept. 24 
Virtual Remodeling Seminar 
@The comfort of your own home 
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 at gordonreese.com. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 6-8pm 
https://gordonreese.com/remodeling-seminar or call (925) 885-3770 today! 

Thurs., Sept. 24 – Sun., Sept. 27
84th Annual Walnut Festival
@Heather Farm Park
More information coming soon.
www.thewalnutfestival.org

Everyday 
Self-Guided Downtown Heritage Walk 
Walnut Creek residents and visitors can explore Walnut Creek’s fascinating heritage through a free self-guided cellphone walking tour that allows you to visit downtown heritage sites on your own schedule and at your own pace. The Heritage Walk is part of “Walk Walnut Creek: Art and History Live Here,” an immersive self-guided tour that tells the stories that shaped Walnut Creek’s history and describes the public art that graces the current city landscape. Check out Walk Walnut Creek. 

The Heritage Walk features some 60 sites — from Botelho’s Island (now Broadway Plaza) to the Nuthouse (now the Lesher Center for the Arts). Each site is marked with prominent, colorful signage on downtown street lamp posts. The signs include pertinent information about the site and details on how to listen to the audio and, for those with smartphones, how to access a mobile app. 
Cost: FREE 
www.wchistory.org/events/historical-tours/ 

Every Monday 
Book- Talk it Up 
@online 
Get great book recommendations by library staff as they share their adult and teen favorites with you. 
Cost: FREE 
Time: 1-1:15pm 
https://facebook.com/ WalnutCreekLibraryCCCL/ 

Every Tuesday and Thursday
On-line story time
@home via Contra Costa Library
See our favorite storytellers create impromptu story times every Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10am
ccclib.org

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:

October 
Live!From the Library: The Great Escape – Shackleton’s Grand Antarctic Adventure 
Part 1: Wednesday, October 21 | 7-8:30pm 
Part 2: Thursday, October 22 | 7-8:30pm 
Ernest Shackleton set out with 27 men to cross the Antarctic Continent, but before landing, his ship was locked into the ice and eventually crushed. The men were stranded on the Weddell Sea ice pack, and only barely managed to escape. Landing on the extremely remote Elephant Island, Shackleton left 21 of the men to survive while he and five others made an incredible small boat journey. Learn about one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, with original photographs, as well as photographs from Mr. Jordan’s recent trip to the area. Mark Jordan is an intrepid adventurer and lecturer with an abiding interest in exploration, especially Polar exploration. He recently adventured to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands,tracing much of the route taken by Sir Ernest Shackleton in his EnduranceExpedition. Mr. Jordan, a retired attorney, teaches and lectures on the Lewis and Clark Expedition and Shakespeare at various venues including the Walnut Creek Library, the Blackhawk Museum and Cal Sate University East Bay. 
Register at wclibrary.org/live or call 925-935-5395