Northgate Calendar

October and November 2019

Fri., Oct. 25
Trick or Treat Downtown Walnut Creek
@Begin at City Hall Plaza
Calling all goblins, superheroes, princesses & witches! You’re invited to creep through downtown collecting Halloween treats from participating businesses while you visit booths and businesses. Ages 12 and under only.
Cost: Free
Time:  2-5pm

Sat., Nov. 9
Local Author explores STEM concepts for kids of all ages
@Flashlight Books, 1537 N. Main St
Kids of all ages have a chance to learn and laugh during author Ilona Bray’s presentation of her book Mossby’s Magic Carpet Handbook, plus demonstrations about the science behind high-flying adventures–dealing with altitude, gravity, and more.
Cost: Free
Time:  11am

Mon., Nov. 11
Veterans Day Event
@Hoffman Theatre, Lesher Center for the Arts
The Walnut Creek Concert Band will provide patriotic music to honor our veterans. Hosted by the City of Walnut Creek.
Cost:  Free
Time:  11am-12pm

Sat., Nov. 16
Book Launch – Mount Diablo, A Story of Place and Inspiration
@WC Library, Oak View Room
Stunning panoramic photographs of treasured Mount Diablo and inspiring essays by leaders in conservation make this 2nd book by local photographer Stephen Joseph a celebration of our natural lands and how they touch our lives and inspire us to care about our environment and each other. The essays’ authors and the book’s editor, Linda Rimac Colberg, will join Stephen for brief presentations, books signing and refreshments. Registration suggested.
Cost:  Free
Time:  12:30-2:30

Sat., Nov. 16
Craft Fest
@Bedford Gallery
Shop a curated selection of fine goods by dozens of Bay Area makers or craft your own in a DIY workshop.
Time: 10am-5pm

Sat., Nov. 16
Public Art Walking Tour
@Lesher Center for the Arts on the plaza
The Bedford Gallery offers one-hour docent-led walking tours of Walnut Creek’s wonderful downtown public art collection every third Saturday, April through November. Our Docents are trained by public art specialists and can offer information and insight appropriate for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes & sunscreen. Reservations not required.
Cost:  $5 – cash only
Time:  11am-12pm

Mon., Nov. 25
Parent Workshop – Emotional Wellness Strategies & Tools for your family
@ 1450 Treat Blvd.
Is your child exhibiting behaviors that have you concerned about their emotional well-being? Are they experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional difficulties, or stress that feels unmanageable? Comprehensive Wellness, a John Muir Health Community Connect Practice, is hosting a one-of-a-kind workshop. Dr. Mayo will discuss the new thinking around emotional and behavioral health. We are committed to providing families access to the skills and knowledge they need to promote health and wellness in their families and community.
Cost:  Free
Time:  6:30-8:30pm

Every Monday
Picture Book Time
@Ygnacio Valley Library
Helps build kindergarten readiness using longer books, flannel board stories, songs, crafts and other literacy-building activities for ages 3-5.
Cost:  FREE
Time:  10:15-11am

Every Saturday
Farmers’ Market
@Shadelands Business Park
Farmers bring their best from the nearby farming areas, kid’s craft corner, live music.
Time:  9am-1pm

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Wed., Dec. 4
Ygnacio Valley Book Group
@Ygnacio Valley Library
All are welcome to drop in and join the discussion. This month’s book is Educated by Tara Westover.
Cost:  Free
Time:  6:30-7:45pm

Fri., Dec. 6 – Sun., Dec. 8
Handcrafted Holiday Sale
@Shadelands Art Center
Join us for a weekend of holiday shopping, live entertainment, raffles and festive craft-making! Our much anticipated annual event features handcrafted art by Center for Community Arts teaching artists and students. Shop ceramics, jewelry, prints, glass, paintings and more!
Cost:  Free admission
Time:  5-8pm

Fri., Dec. 6
Walnut Creek Downtown Holiday Stroll
@Participating retailers on Main St and Locust St.
Kick-off begins at Water Light Public Plaza at 1500 Locust St.  Join us for an evening of merriment featuring merchant open houses, sips and savors, caroling, live music, Ugly Sweater Contest, Santa’s Workshop, tree decorating and carriage rides.
Cost:  Free
Time:  5-9pm

Sat., Dec. 7
Photo Selfie with Santa
@Ruth Bancroft Garden
Bring your camera and the kids to get your holiday photo with Santa.
Cost:  Free
Time:  10am-12pm