Northgate Calendar

January 2022

Through Jan. 9 
Walnut Creek on Ice 
@Civic Park 
The sparkle returns to Civic Park this holiday season. Check website for times and days of operation: walnutcreekdowntown.com. 

Tues., Jan. 11 
Arrested Development: A Conversation about the Impact of COVID-19 on students 
@virtual event 
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s signature series Live! From the Library will present a panel of local school principals and experts that will explore how we navigate the social challenges of returning to school after COVID-19 turned classrooms upside down. Licensed Clinical Health Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Public Health at California State University, East Bay, Michael V. Stanton, PhD, will moderate a conversation that explores how the pandemic has affected our students, focusing on specific challenges and behavioral issues by age group. The panel will also explore best practices, how to advocate for your child in these new circumstances, and tools to use at home. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 7-8:30pm 

Sat. Jan 15 
Bromeliads at the Ruth Bancroft Garden 
@Ruth Bancroft Garden 
The Bromeliad Family is a large group of plants from the Americas, notable for its many outstanding ornamentals as well as one well-known fruit: the pineapple. While many members of the family are tropical in origin and grown outdoors only in warm-weather places such as Brazil and Hawaii, others do quite well in Walnut Creek’s more temperate climate. Many of the latter ones are terrestrial bromeliads (such as Puya, Dyckia and Hechtia) – that is, ones that grow in soil rather than perched in trees like so many of their tropical relatives. In this webinar with Brian Kemble (Curator), we will look at a wide range of species and hybrids that we have grown at RBG. 
Time: 10-11am 
To learn more visit Ruthbancroftgarden.org 

Thurs., Jan. 27 
Remodeling Seminar 
@online or in person (3021 Citrus Circle #170, Walnut Creek) 
Do you dream of transforming your space? We can help turn your dream into a reality. Join our home 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. Let us help you dream a little. After all, dreaming is the first step to creating something new. The event shall be available virtually or with limited in-person attendance with social distancing and following health and safety protocols. 
RSVP: https://gordonreese.com/home-remodeling-seminar/ or by phone (925) 885-3770 
Cost: Complimentary 
Time: 6-8pm 

Throughout January 
If a Tree Falls: Art of the Boundary Oak 
@Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts 
This exhibit memorializes the City of Walnut Creek’s signature Valley Oak, which was sadly destroyed during a massive windstorm in October 2019. In honor of the tree’s life and history, which experts say spanned 325 years, the artists in the exhibition will create artworks from its wood. In doing so, these artists help to offer this monumental being a second life. Featuring a roster of artists from our local community and the broader Bay Area, If a Tree Falls will feature a wide range of artworks—made exclusively for this exhibition—in a striking variety of forms and in conjunction with many different mediums. All will incorporate our beloved oak tree, a rare opportunity to view a common thread among a diverse roster of artists, in this inclusive, community-driven exhibition. 
Cost: $5 
Time: Gallery open from Thurs. – Sun., 12-5pm, excluding holidays 

Any day 
Public Art Self-Guided Audio Tour 
Enjoy a self-guided audio tour of Public Art in Walnut Creek, featuring 33 stops about the artwork in the downtown area. Look for the pink and orange Public Art signs around town, located by artworks. Dial the number on the signs to hear about that artwork. 
More information: https:// www.bedfordgallery.org/ public-art/public-art-tours 
Cost: free 

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 
www.castlerockfarmstand.com 

Save the Date: 

Tues., Feb. 8 
Live! From the Library presents: Rachel Howzell Hall: A Woman of Mysteries 
@virtual event 
The Walnut Creek Library Foundation’s signature series Live! From the Library will present award-winning mystery writer Rachel Howzell Hall, a prolific author of mystery novels that include a series featuring Detective Elouise “Lou” Norton, an African- American homicide detective, and her latest thriller, These Toxic Things. Mystery writer and host, David Corbett, will engage Rachel in a conversation about her writings and experiences as an L.A. area mystery writer. 
Cost: Free 
Time: 7-8pm 
Register: https://www.wclibrary.org/live/