Activities

Hooked on Books meets December 1

December 1, 2020 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

December Book: Marie Benedict, The Only Woman in the Room

Marie Benedict’s The Only Woman in the Room is the story of Hedy Lamar, a woman best known for her roles on the silver screen. Ms. Benedict looks deeper into Heady’s life, bringing us an engrossing tale of a woman who is both brilliant and beautiful. Hedy Kieseler is a Jewish woman married to an Austrian arms dealer.

Click this link to join the meeting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81974435873?pwd=L0FRYXg1b1JuTUZrankyaFJuWnhIdz09

Meeting ID: 819 7443 5873
Password: 863721

January Book:  Malice by Keigo Higashino

Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his locked house, by his wife and his best friend, both of whom have rock solid alibis. Or so it seems.


NEW 2021 BOOK LIST
January 5 – Malice by Keigo Higashino
February 2 – Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng (2019)
March 2 – The Housekeeper And The Professor by Yoko Ogawa (2009)
April 6 – The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (2019)
May 4 – Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson (2000)
June 1 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)
July 6 – The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)
August 3 – The Golden State—Lydia Kiesling (2009)
September 7 – Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes (2019)
October 5 – The One-in-a Million Boy by Monica Wood (2016)
November 2 – The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (2020)
December 7 – The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline (2020)
January 4 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (2020)

News

CANCELED – Luminary Walk – Boundary Oak by Candlelight

City of Walnut Creek Event
Cost: $10 per family (maximum of 6)
Registration ends 12/8
 

Date: Wednesday, 12/9, 5:30pm – 7:00pm 

CANCELED – Close out 2020 with a memorable evening stroll lit by candlelight through the beauty of Boundary Oak Golf Course. Hundreds of luminaries line the cart path lending a magical flair to the evening. Enjoy seasonal music, socially distanced visiting with Santa, family, and community with lights aglow. End your approximately 1 mile stroll with a gratitude activity to set intentions for a positive 2021. Glow sticks provided; however, bring a lantern if desired. Sign up for a timeslot with your family of up to 6 individuals. Stroller and wheelchair friendly event. Sorry, no dogs. Rain cancels the event.

Register Here

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday December 2, 2020
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Zoom Session

The Walnut Creek Senior Club Trivia Fanatics are holding their next trivia session via ZOOM on Wednesday  December 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. It’s open to all seniors, but space is limited.  If you are interested, please contact Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com. You will receive an email invitation with a link to the ZOOM session a day or so prior to the Trivia session.

When you click on the Zoom link, it will download and run the zoom program.

If you are not familiar with ZOOM, we suggest you visit the following website for further information. The Website is: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. You will also find links to test your equipment.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of November 29, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 11:00 am – 11:15 am Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked on Books Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Creative Writing Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

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Sign Up for Holiday Sing Along, on Zoom

Friday, December 18 at 1 pm.



The Let’s Sing Chorus will hold a free Holiday Sing Along on Zoom on Friday, Dec. 18. Each song is sung by a different singer. We will all click on “mute” and sing along at home with the performer.  Email Robin at rzzwolf@gmail.com to receive an email invitation with a link to join this Zoom event. You will also receive a emailed lyrics booklet of Holiday song lyrics that you can print at home.

News

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

2020 Social Distancing Version

Thanksgiving, November 26
on NBC from 9am to Noon in every time zone.

Balloon handlers are dressed in green.

Good News! The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be on TV again this November. But you will notice that the cheering crowds are missing. The parade was popular with local spectators and during the 1930s grew to have over a million people lining the parade route. This year Macy’s Parade will be a TV only event for the first time in its 94 year history. The parade will practice social distancing. Marchers will not be making their way down the traditional 2.5 mile parade route. Participants will be largely in trucks, but you will still see the famed character balloons.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade started in 1924 when employees at Macy’s Herald Square marched to work dressed in vibrant costumes. The original parade had floats, bands and live animals borrowed from the Zoo. At the end of the parade Santa was welcomed to Herald Square and crowned “King of the Kiddies.”

In 1928 inflatable balloons were introduced into the Macy’s Parade – replacing live zoo animals. The balloons were made by Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Akron, Ohio from 1920’s through 1980. The Balloons came in several varieties. The oldest is the novelty balloon class consisting of smaller balloons ranging widely in size and handled by between one and thirty people. The larger, more popular class has the character balloons, primarily consisting of licensed pop-culture characters and handled by exactly 90 people! Yes, those big balloons do require 90 handlers to keep them from getting away. Why was the number of balloon handlers increased to 90? Over the years there have been a couple of accidents as when a balloon knocked over a light standard that then fell into the crowd injuring several people. But you won’t see the balloon handlers this year. The balloons will be tethered to trucks.

So, as you put that turkey in the oven, chalk up another 2020 change and be grateful for all we have and enjoy – even though this year in Macy’s parade trucks are replacing balloon handlers, just like balloons once replaced Zoo animals years ago.

 

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Calendar for the Week of November 22, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 11:00 am – 11:15 am Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Creative Writing Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

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Creakers Update

Creakers Update


Contra Costa County still has not permitted opening fields for adult softball and it does not look probable that play will be permitted before the end of the year. As a result the Leadership Committee has cancelled the remainder of the 2020 season, as it continues to monitor conditions. We appreciate your patience on this issue.

Normal registration for the 2021 season is also being postponed from the usual November period until after the first of the year. All players will be notified about the beginning of 2021  registration and when fields are open for Creakers play.

News

Vote for Board of Directors for the WC Seniors Club

BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS

Use the ballot below to vote for open seats on the WC Seniors Center Board of Directors. A person must be a member of the WC Seniors Club in order to vote.

You can copy and paste this ballot into a text file and print it at home.

If you are a one member household, then print one copy of this ballot, fill it out and mail it to the address below. If you are a two member household, then print two copies of this ballot, fill them out, and mail them to the address below. 

Return by US mail. 

Last day to submit ballots is December 6, 2020 at 4 pm.


Please mail your completed ballot to:

WC Seniors Club
Ballot
1375 Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596


 

 

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2020 BALLOT
CANDIDATES


PRESIDENT

____ FRED RENTSCHLER

____ WRITE IN   __________________________________________

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VICE PRESIDENT

____ REGINA HARTWIZ

____ WRITE IN  _____________________________________________

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TREASURER

____ BOB MOHLER

____ WRITE IN   __________________________________________

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SECRETARY

____ DOROTHY MUSSEY

____ WRITE IN__________________________________________

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TRUSTEE # 1

____ ELLEN SARBONE

____ WRITE IN   __________________________________________



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Calendar for the Week of November 15, 2020

Day Time Event Location
Monday 11:00 am – 11:15 am Qi Gong Zoom
Monday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Garden Wizards Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Wednesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Creative Writing Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin and Preston Zoom

This calendar publishes all Zoom activities. See the Zoom Weekly Activity page for links and details on weekly activities, and the posts for more details on other activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.