Activities

Qi Gong – In Person


 

 

 




Drop-in Group: Members $2; Non-members $5

July had some beautiful weather and Qi Gong participants enjoyed the back patio and doing the routine of the five animals: tiger, deer, bear, monkey, and bird. When the weather turns hot, the group moves indoors to air conditioning.

Back Patio or Indoors in the Lounge
In-person at Civic Park Senior Center


Weekly: Wednesdays from 12:00 Noon to 12:30.

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Native Plant Growers

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Free – No drop-in fee

Meet at the Bird Habitat Garden at the entry to the small parking lot – with the green plastic fence and colorful flags.

Do you want to plant California native plants to create an environment friendly to birds and butterflies? Come join the Native Plant Growers. Just stop by the Bird Habitat Garden Civic Park. There are also jobs to do at home if you don’t want to dig in the dirt. We have potted small plants and need people to take them home for a month and water them before they are ready to go into the garden in Civic Park. We also need people to take home donated pots, wash them, and bring them back.

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On ZOOM – Trivia Fan-atics

August 3 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The first Wednesday of each month
Drop-in group.  No drop-in fee

by Bob Mohler

We recently took a survey of our players to see if they wanted to continue on Zoom or meet at Civic Park. The overwhelming majority voted in favor of continuing on Zoom, and so we shall.
We are changing our frequency, however. Starting with June, we will be having only one Trivia meeting per month.
For a Zoom link email Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com

Here are some questions from one of our members, so you can test your Trivia skills:

Can You Answer These Trivia Questions?

Trivia Questions to get the wheels turning:

  1. FAMOUS SAYING – Before 1928, your idea could not have been the best thing since this.
  2. DOGS – Most experts agree that this breed of working dog is the most intelligent.
  3. DISNEY – This 1940 Disney movie was the first animated movie presented in stereophonic sound.
  4. GEOGRAPHY – The island of Komodo, home of the Komodo Dragons, is part of which nation?
  5. FAMOUS SPEECHES – This two-word term was used to great effect by Richard Nixon in describing those voters who did not protest the Vietnam War.

ANSWERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST. Good Luck!

TRIVIA ANSWERS:

  1. Sliced Bread (invented after 1928)
  2. Border Collie
  3. Fantasia
  4. Indonesia
  5. Silent Majority
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Hooked on Books meets August 2

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Drop-in Group.  Members $2, Non-members $5

August Book: – The Lincoln Highway, by Amor Towles

In June 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the work farm where he has just served a year for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett’s intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother and head west where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden’s car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett’s future.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles’s third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

 

Meets the first Tuesday of the month.


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

2022 BOOK LIST

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

 

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Perennials Garden Group

The Water Wise Garden

Monday, July 25, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Drop-in group   Members $2, Non-members $5

by Jane West

Did you know there are specific water conserving species of trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses? Do you know how to manage thirsty plants such as roses and vegetables?

Perennials Garden Club will host “How to create and maintain a water wise garden in the Bay Area,” presented by Shannon Fitzpatrick from the Sloat Garden Center. A water wise garden may create a beautiful captivating landscape. Replace thirsty lawns with flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees and potentially use 66% less water. Shannon will cover guidelines about when to water to limit evaporation, grouping plants with similar moisture needs, the use of native plants, and other gardening best practices for maximizing our precious, limited resource.

Shannon Fitzpatrick is the East Bay Events Coordinator for Sloat Garden Center, as well as the Assistant Store Manager for the Pleasant Hill retail location. Shannon has a diverse background in Landscape Design and hosts many webinars on varied topics through Sloat’s Zoom education program. You can find webinars at sloatgardens.com

At the CIVIC PARK SENIOR CENTER
Room: Social Hall

Meets the 4th Monday of the month.

For more information and to get on the email list for monthly notifications, email Jane at ginger20749@yahoo.com.

 

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The Investment Group

Next Meeting: Thursday, July 21, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month

Drop-in group: Members $2, Non-members $5

The investment group is growing as people who were members before the shutdown and new people come for an interesting discussion of investment strategy. This popular group discusses investment options. It does not make investments as a group. Both returning and new group members are welcome.

In-person at the Civic Park Senior Center
Room: Lounge

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Walking Buddies Will Hike on Lime Ridge

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
Weekly, Tuesdays at 9:15 am
Tuesday walks are about 4 miles or 1 1/2 hours on flat paved or gravel trails.
There are occasional Thursday hikes

Drop-in group

In July, the Walking Buddies will have a Thursday hike, a little more strenuous one than our Tuesday walks; We had to postpone it recently because PG&E was burying some of their power lines in the area. Bill Barber, one of our more seasoned hikers, will lead us through Lime Ridge Open Space with a steady, undulating gradual climb on the Ohlone Trail, Paraiso Trail. Manzanita Trail and Lime Ridge Trails. Don’t let all this climbing scare you. We take rest stops to enjoy the open space. We hook up with the Manzanita Trail and then have a long, gradual descent back to the Ohlone Trail, returning to the parking lot near the Boundary Oak Restaurant where we left our cars. Some hikers bring their hiking poles, and everyone carries plenty of water. The distance is 4.2 miles, and elevation gain/loss is approximately 700-800 ft. Some of the trails are shady and some are not, but it’s a beautiful area right in Walnut Creek with amazing vistas.

If you are interested in joining us or have questions, please contact one of the coordinators, Rolando Salazar at rsalazar94598@gmail.com. The schedule is at July – December 2022

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Market Day

Next Market Day: Tuesday July 12, from 10 am to Noon.
Occurs the Second Tuesday of each month
Location: FRONT PATIO of the Civic Park Senior Center.

Come by the Civic Park Plaza to purchase fresh produce from local farmers at low prices.
CASH only, please!

by Preston Jones

Another beautiful day for Market Day at Civic Park Community Center. Over 55 happy shoppers went home with locally grown produce at wholesale prices. Ten generous volunteers assisted in making the morning successful and enjoyable for all. Market Day is held at the Civic Park Community Center the second Tuesday of every month. Hope to see you in July.

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On ZOOM – Trivia Fan-atics

July 6, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

The first Wednesday of each month
Drop-in group.  No drop-in fee

by Bob Mohler

We recently took a survey of our players to see if they wanted to continue on Zoom or meet at Civic Park. The overwhelming majority voted in favor of continuing on Zoom, and so we shall.
We are changing our frequency, however. Starting with June, we will be having only one Trivia meeting per month.
For a Zoom link email Bob Mohler at bobmohler82@gmail.com

Here are some questions from one of our members from the first game in May, so you can test your Trivia skills:

Can You Answer These Trivia Questions?

1) What day of what month is the Kentucky Derby run?

2) What continent has no glaciers?

3) What animal has no vocal cords?

4) Which state’s Postal Abbreviation is 2 vowels?

5) Multiple choice: Which is the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi?
a) Arcadia b) Great Smokey Mountains c) Shenandoah

ANSWERS ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NEWSLETTER. Good Luck!

TRIVIA ANSWERS:
1) FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY
2) AUSTRALIA
3) GIRAFFE
4) IOWA = IA
5) ARCADIA

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Hooked on Books meets July 5

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

In-person at the Senior Center.  Members $2, Non-members $5

July Book: – The Maze at Windermere, by Gregory Blake Smith

A richly layered novel of love, ambition, and duplicity, set against the storied seascape of Newport, Rhode Island

A reckless wager between a tennis pro with a fading career and a drunken party guest–the stakes are an antique motorcycle and an heiress’s diamond necklace–launches a narrative odyssey that braids together three centuries of aspiration and adversity. A witty and urbane bachelor of the Gilded Age embarks on a high-risk scheme to marry into a fortune; a young writer soon to make his mark turns himself to his craft with harrowing social consequences; an aristocratic British officer during the American Revolution carries on a courtship that leads to murder; and, in Newport’s earliest days, a tragically orphaned Quaker girl imagines a way forward for herself and the slave girl she has inherited.

In The Maze at Windermere Gregory Blake Smith weaves these intersecting worlds into a brilliant tapestry, charting a voyage across the ages into the maze of the human heart.

Meets the first Tuesday of the month.


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

2022 BOOK LIST

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