Anchor Clock, Vienna
Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of Aug. 14, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am Creative Water Coloring Senior Center
Wednesday 12:00 am – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multipurpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Let’s Sing! Lobby check in
Thursday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Investment Discussion Group Senior Center

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

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.

Anchor Clock, Vienna
Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of Aug. 7, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Petanque Lobby check in
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 am – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multipurpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Let’s Sing! Lobby check in

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.

News

Creakers Hall of Fame Game

by Donn King

There is almost no difference between the feelings of a senior softball player and an athlete of any age or skill level, in any sport. When I began to play Creaker softball, after a layoff of 50 years, I was astonished by how similar it felt when I got a hit, made a good play, or an error, to how it felt when I was 12 or 13. Our feelings don’t age. The thrill of victory is just as thrilling, the agony of defeat just as agonizing, as it ever was.

Softball is a team sport, but the team is dependent on individual performances. Whatever a player does, on offense or defense, affects the team and the outcome of the game. It’s quite startling to find out, in my eighth decade, that my spirits can be raised so high by a good performance and brought so low by a poor one. Since the nature of athletic performance is inconsistency, everyone who plays athletics subjects himself or herself to these triumphs, frustrations and mood swings. This occurs at every level. Some days I think, huh, now I know how to play this game; next week I’m amazed by my own audacity to call myself a softball player.

However similar the feelings we have as adults and youths, here is the fundamental difference: as adults we can draw on experience and objectivity. When I was young, a defeat could really set me back, and a series of defeats be devastating. Likewise, a series of triumphs might inflate my self-esteem out of healthy proportion. As adults, seniors have seen triumph, defeat, humiliation, embarrassment, and adulation, many, many times. We have been there before. We are not brought down so low by defeat nor raised so high by success. Some days we do well, some days not so well. That’s the inconsistency of sports.

Here is a senior’s advice, and it’s applicable to all human endeavor: persevere, show up every day, never ever give up, and by all means go down with the ship. If you performed terribly today, let it go. It’s entirely likely that you will do something great, and your teammates will be toasting your health next week.

Activities, News

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.

Anchor Clock, Vienna
Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of July 31, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hooked on Books Senior Center
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 9:30 am – 10:30 am Creative Water Coloring Senior Center
Wednesday 12:00 am – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multipurpose Room
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Let’s Sing! Lobby check in

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

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
Activities

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

 

Anchor Clock, Vienna
Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of July 24, 2022

Day Time Event Location
Monday 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Perennials Garden Group Social Hall
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:00 am – 11:00 am Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Petanque Lobby check in
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm BINGO Multipurpose Room
Thursday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Let’s Sing! Lobby check in

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.