Local Happenings: Orinda Olive Festival on Oct. 4

October 2, 2015 - garden totes

Winter shelter

  • Community meeting: 3 p.m. Oct. 4, Walnut Creek Community Center Conference Room, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Trinity Center operative with Walnut Creek to use Armory behind Civic Park for night preserve for adult to 30 homeless people from Dec. 12-March 12. Learn about due operation, government plans. trinitycenterwc.org/proposed-winter-shelter/.

    Art and Wine

  • Wine tastings and internal artist exhibits: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Rossmoor Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek. General acknowledgment includes booze tasting glass, booze tote, hors d’oeuvres. VIP visitors arrive during 11:30 a.m. for private food, booze pairings, appetizers, vintner envoy presentation. $30-$80. Kathryn Kavanagh: 925-887-5678, http://bit.ly/1OarsGn.

    Embroidery meeting

  • Valley Quail Chapter of a Embroiderers’ Guild of America: 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 860 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. Dorita Menconi teaches category on festooned happening cookie. Guests, new members welcome. 925-687-6787.

    Olive festival

  • Orinda Olive Festival: 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 4, Wagner Ranch Nature area, 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda. All ages applaud ancestral ranch, olive grove. Olive oil tasting, inlet humanities and crafts, food, music, cooking demos, tours of ranch. Free. www.fwrna.org.

    Hunger walk

  • CROP craving walk: 1 p.m. Oct. 4, Gazebo, Civic Park, 1375 S. Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Helps Winter Nights rotating family shelter. 925-356-8822, www.cropwalkonline.org/contracostaca.

    Italian Night

  • Saint Mary’s College Guild Italian Night: 6 p.m. Oct. 11, Soda Center, Saint Mary’s College, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Italian music, food. $35. Make checks payable to Saint Mary’s College Guild. Send to: Cynthia Kelly, 628 Augusta Drive, Moraga, CA 94556. Proceeds go to Saint Mary’s Scholarship Fund for financial aid. 925-388-0437.

    Diabetes fundraiser

  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation — One Walk: 9:30 a.m. check-in, 11 a.m. travel Oct. 4, Heather Farm Park, 502 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. 3-mile walk. www.walk.jdrf.org.

    First Wednesdays

  • Sunset on Cypress: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 7, and each initial Wednesday by Jun 2016, Cypress Street, Walnut Creek. Entertainment, conform show, food trucks, beer, wine, more. www.walnutcreekdowntown.com.

    Food festival

  • Serbian Food Festival: Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 3, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 1700 School St., Moraga. Variety of authentic Serbian foods, music, Serbian palm crafts for sale. Free. www.holytrinitymoraga.org.

    SIR meetings

  • Lamorinda Branch 171: 11 a.m. social, noon lunch, Oct. 7, Holy Trinity Culture Center 1700 School St., Moraga. Dan Herbert discusses changing tellurian marketplace for trade, impacts on supply chain, tellurian security. $25. Larry: 925-631-9528, branch171.sirinc2.org.

  • Sons in Retirement Branch 146 monthly luncheon: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Clubhouse during Boundary Oak, 3800 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek. Marty Brounstein presents “courage, caring of doing right thing.” $25. Reservations by Oct. 2. 925-825-5772, www.sir146.com.

  • Sons in Retirement Mt. Diablo Branch 8: 11 a.m. Oct. 12, Concord Hilton, 1970 Diamond Blvd. Speaker Mike Barrington will benefaction his adventures as a companion in Africa. $25 lunch. Reservations: 925-901-4826, sirbr8.com.

    School fair

  • Contra Costa high propagandize fair: 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 15, Seven Hills School, Hunt Hall Gym, 975 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Meet with member from 50 private day, boarding schools from Bay Area, United States, Canada. 925-933-0666, www.sevenhillsschool.org.

    Cooking with curry

  • Curry workshop: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14, Civic Park Community Center, 1275 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Learn to ready curry dishes from Southeast Asia. $55. Preregistration required, $15 supply fee. 925-943-5858, www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

    Drought workshop

  • Save H2O during home workshop: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 14, Walnut Creek City Council chamber, 1666 N. Main St. Drop-A-Brick provides giveaway H2O banishment devises for toilet tanks. Learn some-more to save H2O during home, yard. Free. www.risingsunenergy.org.

    Baby sitting class

  • Baby sitting for beginners: 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Learn to be obliged baby sitter. Basic initial aid, ubiquitous safety, puncture plans. Ages 10-15. $51. Register: 925-943-5858, www.WalnutCreekRec.org.

    Affordable housing

  • Affordable housing: Is it possible?: 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Discussion of solutions for Bay Area housing predicament during assembly of Diablo Valley Democratic Club. 925-946-0469, www.dvdems.org.

    College night

  • College information night: 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. Admissions requirements; SAT/ACT testing; focus process, timeline, QA. Free. Tilden Prep: 925-933-5506, adminwc@tildenprep.com.

    SIR meeting

  • Sons In Retirement Las Trampas Branch 116: 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Walnut Creek Elks Lodge, 1475 Creekside Drive. Presentation on conference loss, causes, remedies. Latest in hearing, change research. $15. Lunch reservations: 925-322-1160, www.branch116.org.

    Brain remodeling

  • Brain Remodeling: You Can Change Your Brain and Your Health: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 14, 1808 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Learn to scold repairs finished by highlight to brain; ways to change chromosomes; energy of “mindfulness.” Free. 866-760-1808.

    Master Gardeners

  • What Went Wrong in Your Vegetable Garden? 10:30 a.m. Oct. 3, Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway. UC Master Gardener Terry Lippert covers common unfeeling flourishing problems, how to scold them. Free. 925-977-3340.

    Rummage sale

  • Lafayette Juniors 22nd annual Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 7, Our Saviors Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Designer clothes, baby, child clothes, toys, gear, furniture, domicile goods, more. Early bird opening price $5 from 7-8 a.m. www.lafayettejuniors.org.

    Choir auditions

  • Chamber choir auditions: Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave. Part 1 of Handel’s “Messiah” achieved with orchestra, soloists Dec. 6. Open to everyone. If can dedicate to one operation a week during October/November, invited to join one of dual choirs. Auditions by appointment. 925-935-1574, ext. 108, swade@wcpres.org.

    Plant sale

  • Annual tumble plant sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10-11, Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek. Drought-resistant plants. Free admission. 925-944-9352, www.ruthbancroftgarden.org.

    Collection carnival

  • Operation Christmas Child kickoff carnival: 2:30-5 p.m. Oct. 11, Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, 9015 South Gale Ridge Road, San Ramon. Kick off collection deteriorate for gift-filled shoeboxes. Pack shoebox, play fair games, suffer food booths, more. 650-464-8961.

    Master gardeners

  • Contra Costa Master Gardener programs: 6:30-8 p.m. final Tuesday of month, Moraga Library, 1500 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Sept. 29: Squeeze on Citrus — Caring for Citrus in a Garden. Free. 925-376-6852, ccmg.ucanr.edu/.

    Gardens benefit

  • Wine and Roses Mediterraneo: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 4, Gardens during Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek. Wine, qualification drink tasting, tapas, booze raffle, wordless auction, artists, live music. $65. 925-947-1678, www.gardenshf.org.

    Model railroad

  • Walnut Creek indication tyrannise show: 8 p.m. Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 20; 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Nov. 21, 22, 28, 29; 2-10 p.m. Nov. 27. Larkey Park, 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek. Hundreds of indication trains representing mid-20th century by today. $2-$3. 925-937-1888, www.wcmrs.org.

    English tutors

  • Diablo Valley Literacy Council tutor-training workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 4000 Clayton Road, Concord. Volunteers indispensable to assistance non-English vocalization adults read, write, pronounce English. Both sessions contingency be attended. $15. Registration: 925-685-3881.

    Mobility challenges

  • Mobility challenges: 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 23, John Muir Medical Center, 1601 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Senior Mobility Action Council offers giveaway presentations on mobility challenges. Discussions on mature drivers and a healthy brain, giving adult a keys, new programmed motorist contrast during DMV. Free and giveaway box lunch. Reservations by Oct. 15. 925-954-8736, ehsd.org.

    Trick or treat

  • Trick or Treat in downtown Walnut Creek: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 23, Lesher Center for a Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Costumed kids invited to move candy bag, collect goodies from participating businesses. Howie Didit performs sorcery tricks. Kids underneath 10 contingency be accompanied by adult. www.walnutcreekdowntown.com.

    Spiral dance

  • Women’s turn dance: 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Orinda Masonic Temple, 9 Altarinda Road. Multicultural party for women, girls in jubilee of ancestors. $23-$29. Bring drums, rattles, cinema of desired ones who have passed. 925-787-9247, www.DaughtersoftheGoddess.com

    Lafayette garden

  • Fall collect celebration: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 18, 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Refreshments, music, raffle, Native American dwelling, artifacts, garden tours and more. www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org.

    SIRS meetings

  • Las Trampas Branch 116: 11 a.m. Oct. 19, Walnut Creek Elks Lodge, 1475 Creekside Drive. Leigh Kjeldsen discusses conference loss, causes, remedies. Lunch $15. Reservations: 925-322-1160, www.Branch116.org.

    Human trafficking

  • Modern-day slavery: 7 p.m. Oct. 21, Mullen Commons Vista, St. John Vianney, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Video display seen by United Nations General Assembly. Panel of speakers addressing labor trafficking, survivor care, law coercion follows. Doors open 6:30 p.m. sjvianney.org.

    Caregivers series

  • Educational array for baby boomers, seniors or those caring for a desired one: 6:30 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly, Ygnacio Valley Library, 2661 Oak Grove Road, Walnut Creek. Oct. 20: Assessing right distance vital space. Free. 925-228-2679, info@theeldercareteam.org.

    Cocktail competition

  • Art of Mixology cocktail foe and tasting: 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 10, 2 Orinda Theatre Square. Entries supposed for Lamorinda Arts Council competition. Serve adult signature cocktails to judges for pretension of mixologist of year. Cash prizes, trophy. Deadline Sept. 19. Tasting tickets $45. www.lamorindaarts.org/mixology.

    For girls education

  • Yours Humanly 5K run/walk: 7:30-11:45 a.m. Oct. 18, Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek. Timed run/walk for all walkers includes 1K fun run for kids, rebound houses face painters, balloon artists, music. $10-$35. www.yourshumanlyrun.org.

    An dusk of music

  • Piano composers concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Contra Costa County Performing Arts Society piano composers. Free. www.ccpas.org.

    Tarantula territory

  • Trek Through Tarantula Territory with Lindsay Wildlife Experience: 4-6 p.m. Sundays by Oct. 25, Mitchell Canyon Visitors Center, Mount Diablo. $10-$15. Parking $6. Register: 925-627-2913 or lindsaywildlife.org.

    Church concert

  • Master artists concert: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Delanoff Trio for clarinet, cello, piano. www.ccpas.org.


  • Oktoberfest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 17, Locust Street between Cypress Street, Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Beer, music, children’s activities, more. Free. www.walnutcreekdowntown.com.

    Classic cars

  • 2015 Las Lomas Car Classic: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 17, 1460 S. Main St, Walnut Creek. Live music, food, entertainment, awards, raffle. $3 ubiquitous admission. $25 car registration price includes grilled lunch, raffle tickets, goody bag. www.llhscarclassic.org.

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