Activities

Garden Classes and Nature Walks

Growing Plants from Cuttings Using a Jar of Water
Tuesday, June 1 at 11 am to 12:30
Cost: $2

Growing Plants from Cuttings Using Potting Mix
Tuesday, June 15 at 10 am to 11:30
Cost: $2

Would you like to grow plants from cuttings? In this class, you will learn how to successfully take cuttings, prepare them, and plant them. All materials are provided. Wear comfortable walking shoes. We will prepare the cuttings at the picnic tables under the trees in Civic Park by the Senior Center. Each participant will take home 4 cuttings to grow. Class size is limited to about 5 people. Reservation required. We will be happy to answer your questions.
Email Robin at rzzwolf@gmail.com

 

Walk Along the Creek Walk to Identify Native Plants

Tuesday, June 8
at 11 am. to 11:30 am.
Cost: $2

We will identify native plants on the Creek Walk in Civic Park. Bring your plant identification app or just come for the fun.
Meet in Civic Park at the bridge beside the large parking lot.
Group limited to about 5 people. Reservation required.
For inquiries and reservations: Email Robin at rzzwolf@gmail.com

What is Blooming on the Creek Walk

 

In June, Buckeye Trees (above) bloom up and down the Creek Walk and in the Pollinator Garden Matilija Poppies (below).

Activities

Hooked on Books meets June 1

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

June Book: Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.

Click this link to join the meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83622546421?pwd=YXlnM3liTFBTekw0UnpLaXdDZ09LUT09

Meeting ID: 836 2254 6421
Passcode: 614125

 

July Book:  The Water Dancer   by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power.


 

Hooked on Books has a different discussion leader each month. Books are chosen by group discussion and often by a vote.

2021 BOOK LIST
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)

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of May 30, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Growing Plants from Cuttings Using a Jar of Water Civic Park
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
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

News

Seniors Club Update

from Fred Rentschler, President

I can report that things are slowly getting back to normal at your Seniors Club. During the pandemic we were forced to go to electronic media only to communicate with you. A new program of Zoom meetings was launched and is still going strong. We also rented a sophisticated email newsletter program that allows us to make live links so that members can click and contact services, event organizers and group leaders. This allowed us to connect you with our Zoom activities and with city events. A new garden group and a new Qi Gong group were established via Zoom during the shutdown. The garden group put in a new garden next to the Senior Center. The Walking Buddies had to go on hold during part of the shutdown but are now back on the trail. The Creakers started playing softball this March. So our outdoor activities are up and running.



We delayed membership registration for 2021, hoping to get an idea of when we will be back in the building. We still do not know for sure when the building will reopen but we are planning for a return sometime this summer. Registration for 2021 opened in January and is ongoing. If you have not paid yet, I encourage you to do so soon, either by computer or mail-in. There are links to both options in this monthly newsletter.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of May 23, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Monday 10:30 pm – 12:00 pm Garden Wizards Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

Activities

Guided Walk & Lunch – Golden Gate Park, Botanical Gardens & More

Wednesday June 23, 8:45 am – 4:15 pm

WCSC Member Fee: $135
Non-Member Fee $150.00

 

Escorted tour by Craig Smith. See what treasures are in our own backyard. Your guided tour will start with a visit to the beautiful Japanese Tea Garden, then continue with amazing sights such as the Shakespeare Garden, Rainbow Falls and the magnificent Buffalos. Mid-day you will enjoy a delicious, hosted lunch at The Park Chalet before continuing to explore the Dutch Windmill and Garden. Tour ends with a walk through the Botanical Gardens and their display of greenery consisting of more than 75,000 varieties of global flora. Cost includes all transportation, escorted tour, additional sanitizing on bus, lunch, gratuity and parking. Level 1 Easy Walking.

 

For questions please call 925-943-5852
or email cpcc@walnut-creek.org
https://bit.ly/3dX4Uer

Activities

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Herbs in Your Garden for Colds and Flu

Monday May 24, 10:30 am

Did you know that rosemary is “an anti-inflammatory that loves the brain and also aids in digestion…” or that sage makes “a great gargle for sore throats” or that parsley “freshens the breath”? (from the Herb Society of America)

Our speaker, Lisa-Marie says, “To alleviate symptoms from colds and flu, why not turn to your garden? There are many plants useful in supporting immune and respiratory function that can be grown in your backyard or in pots on a balcony. In this talk, Lisa-Marie will highlight some of these plants — many of which you can even find in your spice cabinet — and discuss the ways that you can prepare and use them as nature’s medicine.”

Lisa-Marie is a clinical herbalist trained in Western herbalism. She received her certifications from Berkeley Herbal Center where she later taught students and supervised the center’s clinical interns. She has a private practice in Danville, is chair of the Northern California Unit of The Herb Society of America, and gives workshops all around the Bay Area.

To reserve a space and receive a Zoom link, email Jane, the leader of the Garden Group, at ginger20749@yahoo.com

 

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of May 16, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday May 19, 2021
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,  May 19, 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.

News

Neighbors Express Program Continues

Even though the county is moving towards healthier tiers related to COVID 19, the City and the Arts + Recreation Department is committed to supporting its most vulnerable community members. If you are a homebound senior and would like assistance with grocery or library book delivery, please call our Senior Care Coordinator at 925-943-5852 or go to
https://walnutcreek.neighborexpress.org/request