Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday August 11, 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,  August 11, 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.

Activities

Hooked on Books meets August 3

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

August Book: The Golden State  by Lydia Kiesling (2009)

In Lydia Kiesling’s razor-sharp debut novel, The Golden State, we accompany Daphne, a young mother on the edge of a breakdown, as she flees her sensible but strained life in San Francisco for the high desert of Altavista with her toddler, Honey.

 

 

 

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

Meeting ID: 836 2254 6421
Passcode: 614125


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

2021 BOOK LIST

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)

Activities, News

Senior Travel Presentation

Senior Travel Information Presentation
Wednesday,  Aug 11 at 1:00pm

Walnut Creek Senior Travel is new, improved and has plenty to offer! Join us at Civic Park Community Center (in-person) to hear a presentation about improvements such as online registration and scholarships. Lisa Mittone of Travel Center Tours will showcase the upcoming day trips which are everything from local SF trips to Casinos, West Marin, skiing and more! Joan Thornton from Premier World Tours will then present on some exciting extended travel opportunities for both 2022 and 2023. Opportunity only for individuals 50+. Need not be a WCSC member. Light refreshments provided. Each guest will receive a raffle ticket. Come with questions and hear about fun travel opportunities!
Presentation is free but must pre-register to save space as spots are limited due to safety concerns.

Register online at https://bit.ly/3yfe3WQ or call 925-295-1470 and reference course #35160.

Call 925-943-5851 or email cpcc@walnut-creek.org with questions.

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday July 28, 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,  July 28, 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.

Activities

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Suzanne Bontempo from Our Water Our World Presents:
How to Protect Your Garden Against Drought and Pests

Monday, July 26 from 10 am to 11:30 am

Here in California, droughts are part of our natural weather cycles. Droughts can increase the number of pests in our gardens. We welcome Suzanne Bontempo from OWOW (Our Water Our World) to speak about Summer Gardening Pest Management. She will tell us ways to help protect our plants from pests during extensive drought conditions.

When drought conditions persist for long periods of time, it can harm plants in a number of ways. Lack of water limits a plant’s ability to produce food, and stressed plants can release chemicals that can attract pests. Excessive heat can accelerate the reproduction time of pests. Learn ways to protect your plants in this presentation.

Suzanne Bontempo works as an environmental educator, teaching the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for sustainable, eco-friendly pest management around the home and garden. Suzanne, owner of Plant Harmony and program manager for Our Water Our World was recognized for excellence in her field, winning the 2013 IPM Innovators Award.

To get a Zoom link, email Jane at ginger20749@yahoo.com

 

Activities

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

Wednesday July 21, 9am – 4:15pm
Meet at Heather Farm Parking Lot

WCSC Member Fee: $125
Non-Member Fee $138.00

 

Discover San Francisco and its architecture on your escorted tour with Craig Smith. San Francisco is considered the third generation city for architecture in America and one of the top 5 most important architectural cities in the United States. Because of the devastation of the earthquake and fire of 1906, San Francisco was able to follow the America the Beautiful Movement to rebuild. Explore new and old examples: Standard Oil building, Pacific Coast Stock Exchange, Victorian neighborhoods and other architectural movements in Pacific Heights. Mid-day you will stop for a delicious hosted lunch at Swiss Louis at Pier 39, before viewing additional works by great architects. Cost includes motor coach transportation, tour, hosted lunch and driver gratuity. Level 2 Moderate Walking. No refunds.
For specific questions about the trip, call the Senior Care Coordinator at 925-943-5852.

To register, call 925-295-1490 pay over the phone and reference course #34523 or pay online at https://tinyurl.com/yv4bfb77

Motorcoach Safety Requirements
Travel is provided by Sierra Pacific Motorcoach, a professional company with top safety ratings and is certified to drive for Public Utilities Commission (TCP 17A), Department of Transportation (DOT # 204113), Department of Defense and California Department of Education (S.P.A.B.). In addition to all regularly trainings and safety information, Sierra Pacific has implemented the following additional safety guidelines:

COVID Cleaning Requirements —
1. Hand Sanitizer at entrance before entering coach
2. Bus interior disinfected before and after each trip
3. HVAC HIPPA filters are disinfected before and after each trip. Above and beyond industry standard
4. Restrooms are disinfected before and after each trip
5. Bus driver, as well as passengers, to wear face mask.
6. Group leader to take temperatures of all passengers before boarding & ask COVID healthy screening questions
7. Opening of windows for free flowing air as long as weather permits.
8. Currently there are no safety regulations regarding seating requirements and participants are directed to seat themselves.

 

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday July 14, 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,  July 14, 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.

Activities

Ancient Art History

Free

6 week series with David Hartness

Starting Thursday, July 15 at 1:00 pm.

Join David Hartness for a 6-week series and look at stunning photos of art starting with cave paintings and moving through the ancient world of Greece, Egypt, Rome, and Pompeii, among others. David will put the art in the context of Western Civilization for an interesting visual trip through western history. You can join in any time and go to a few or all of the sessions.

To get a Zoom link for the Ancient Art History series, email David at dhartness@aol.com.

 

Activities

Libraries Increase Open Hours

Walnut Creek Library Hours as of July 1

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed

 

Available Services

• Computer use for no more than one hour

• Reference and account help

• Holds pick up

• Check out and returns

• Browsing

• Copies and printing

 

Services Not Available

For the safety of the public and library staff the following will not be available to customers inside the libraries:

 

• Study rooms

• Meeting rooms

• In-person events

• Front Door Service (except at the Crockett and Rodeo Libraries)

 

Safety Protocols

The following safety protocols will be in place:

• Unvaccinated customers  are required to wear a mask or face covering

• Social distancing reminders will be placed throughout the library

• Building capacity will be limited

• Hand sanitizer will be available at entrances

• Sanitizing wipes available for customers to sanitize shared surfaces

• Seating only available at selected public computers to encourage social distancing

• Toys and high touch play items are removed

• Library staff eligible for vaccinations as of Friday, March 12

 

Safety Enhancements

• Plexiglass installation at service desks

• Enhanced cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces such as doorknobs, door push bars, elevator buttons

• Increases to air intake with HVAC systems

Activities, News

Walking Buddies

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

It is usually hot here in July. Why do these Walking Buddies go out on their hikes this time of the year in the blazing sun? Are they crazy?

Actually, we try to pick walks that are shady or cool in the summer and dry and/or paved in the winter. We also start early, around 8:45 to 9:00 in the morning and are usually back by 10:30 or 11:00. It’s a lot of fun and good exercise. We are a bunch of nice, interesting people, too.

For example, in July, we are going to walk the Iron Horse Trail from the Rudgear/Danville Rds. Staging Area to the Stone Valley Staging Area. This

section of the IHT is one of the prettiest. It is mainly shaded and follows a path behind residential homes where horses are kept. It has the ambiance of being in the country. At the turn-around point is the Stone Valley Shopping Center. The round trip distance for this section is about 4 miles. Why don’t you check us out? Get out of the house and breathe fresh air. For more information contact Rolando Salazar at rsalazar94598@gmail.com.

The schedule is online at  Hike Schedule for July-December 2021 (tripod.com)