Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 16, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Petanque Lobby check in
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Muli-purpose Room
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Silver Screen Lounge
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Multipurpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Social Hall
Thursday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Senior Trip – Sacred Places of San Francisco Heather Farm Lot 2
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multi-purpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Native Plant Growers Lobby check in
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:15 Let’s Sing! Zoom

This calendar publishes all activities. See the Zoom and in-person Weekly Activity pages 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

Senior Day Trip – Sacred Places of SF Tour

Thursday Jan 20, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Meet at Heather Farm Parking Lot 2

WCSC Member Fee: $135.00
Non-Member Fee $147.00

PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIRED. What better way to learn about San Francisco’s diversity of its Sacred Places of worship than with Craig Smith as your guide? During your guided tour with Craig, you will visit the beautiful St. Mary’s Cathedral, among other religious establishments. Another visit will offer a private docent tour of the remarkable Swedenborgian Church designed by Bernard Maybeck in 1895. Mid-day you will stop to enjoy a delicious, hosted lunch at Swiss Louis Restaurant at Pier 39 (lunch options offered in registration). The afternoon will offer a visit to St. Peter and Paul Church dating back to 1922. Your day will continue with a tour of the grand neo-Gothic Church Grace Cathedral, the largest Episcopal Church on the West Coast of North America. The main doors of Grace Cathedral are replicas of the famous doors by the Florentine Renaissance master Lorenzo Ghiberti. Cost includes motor coach transportation, tour, lunch (plus gratuity), and driver gratuity. Level 2 walking tour with steps. Departure is from Heather Farm Lot 2.

No refunds.

 

Call 925-295-1490 and reference course #00037319

To purchase a ticket on the City website, click below: Sacred Spaces of SF Tour

Activities, News

Walking Buddies: Hiking on paved or gravel paths

Photo Above: Twelve Walking Buddies participated in the hike via Larkey Park on May 18, which we described in a recent WCSC newsletter. The picture was taken at the turnaround point by Dan Crowley.

 

by Rolando Salazar

Meet at the Trailhead
Tuesdays at 8:45 am.
Drop-in group
Walks are about 4 miles or 1 1/2 hours on flat paved or gravel trails.

The year 2022 is here and the Walking Buddies group is planning its Tuesday walks/hikes for the year.

In January, our first walk will begin at the Concord end of the Iron Horse Trail. We start at the trailhead on Concord Ave. and walk to Hillcrest Community Park. This is an open walk with no shade. The trail follows the Walnut Creek Channel north and to the actual beginning of the IHT. The section also parallels Buchanan Airfield. There is a connection to the Delta De Anza Trail which leads into Hillcrest Community Park, which we will follow and where we will turn around and return to our starting point. It will be close to 4 miles or about an hour and twenty minutes.

The Iron Horse Trail is a multi-use, whole-access trail between the cities of Concord and Dublin. It follows the Southern Pacific Railroad right-of-way established in 1891 and abandoned in 1977. It begins in Concord near Highway 4, and continues through Concord, Walnut Creek, Danville, Alamo, San Ramon and ends near the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.

It is one of the trails which we will be walking in segments of approximately 2 miles (total round-trip of 4 miles) during the year. The entire trail is almost 30 miles. We will alternate between the IHT, Contra Costa Canal Trail, Lafayette-Moraga Trail, Ygnacio Canal Trail and other locations in the area throughout the year.

If you would like to join the Walking Buddies group on these walks, contact Rolando Salazar at rsalazar94598@gmail.com for information.

 

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 9, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Petanque lobby
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Muli-purpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Multipurpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Social Hall
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multi-purpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Native Plant Growers Lobby check in
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:15 Let’s Sing! Zoom

This calendar publishes all activities. See the Zoom and in-person Weekly Activity pages 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

Sign up for 2022 Membership Online

You can enroll online, in person at the Senior Center (Civic Park Community Center), or by mail for your 2022 Walnut Creek Seniors Club Membership for $15 for the calendar year

If you are using PerfectMind (the service the city uses) to sign up for classes, you are ready to go online.  As always, the link is: cityofwalnutcreek.perfectmind.com

If you are already a member, but don’t know your password, instruction #1 will tell you how to retrieve it. New members to Arts + Rec or the Walnut Creek Seniors Club, please start at #1.

You can sign up for membership and also make a donation.  Please read all instructions carefully.

For complete instructions and a downloadable printable form, click MEMBERSHIP on the main menu.

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday January 12, 2022
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, January 12. 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 January 2, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hooked on Books Lounge
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Muli-purpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Multipurpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Social Hall
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multi-purpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Native Plant Growers Lobby check in
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:15 Let’s Sing! Zoom

This calendar publishes all activities. See the Zoom and in-person Weekly Activity pages 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

Hooked on Books meets January 4

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Hooked on Books has moved to Zoom!

January Book: This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger (2020)

In the summer of 1932, on the banks of Minnesota’s Gilead River, Odie O’Banion is an orphan confined to the Lincoln Indian Training School, a pitiless place where his lively nature earns him the superintendent’s wrath. Forced to flee after committing a terrible crime, he and his brother, Albert, their best friend, Mose, and a brokenhearted little girl named Emmy steal away in a canoe, heading for the mighty Mississippi and a place to call their own.

Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
on Zoom
no drop-in fee

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 817 5991 9092
Passcode: 357339

Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system.
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Hooked on Books has a different discussion leader each month. Books are chosen by group discussion and often by a vote.

2022 BOOK LIST

January 4 – This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger
February 1 – The Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner
March 1 – Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
April 5 – State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny
May 3 – The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr
June 7 – Small Great Things by Jodi Picault
July 5 – The Maze at Windermere by Gregory Blake Smith
August 2 – The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
September 6 – The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah
October 4 – Code Girls by Liza Mundy
November 1 – The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
December 6 – Anxious People by Frederik Backman
January 3, 2023 – A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of December 26, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Native Plant Growers Lobby check in
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:45 Let’s Sing! 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.