Activities

Hooked on Books meets February 7

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

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

February Book: – Horse by Geraldine Brooks

UntitledA discarded painting in a junk pile, a skeleton in an attic, and the greatest racehorse in American history: from these strands, a Pulitzer Prize winner braids a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Kentucky, 1850. An enslaved groom named Jarret and a bay foal forge a bond of understanding that will carry the horse to record-setting victories across the South. When the nation erupts in civil war, an itinerant young artist who has made his name on paintings of the racehorse takes up arms for the Union. On a perilous night, he reunites with the stallion and his groom, very far from the glamor of any racetrack.

New York City, 1954. Martha Jackson, a gallery owner celebrated for taking risks on edgy contemporary painters, becomes obsessed with a nineteenth-century equestrian oil painting of mysterious provenance.

Washington, DC, 2019. Jess, a Smithsonian scientist from Australia, and Theo, a Nigerian American art historian, find themselves unexpectedly connected through their shared interest in the horse–one studying the stallion’s bones for clues to his power and endurance, the other uncovering the lost history of the unsung Black horsemen who were critical to his racing success.

Based on the remarkable true story of the record-breaking thoroughbred Lexington, Horse is a novel of art and science, love and obsession, and our unfinished reckoning with racism.

 

Meets the first Tuesday of the month.
Location: Walnut Creek Main Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
(Next to the Civic Park Community Center)
LAS TRAMPAS CONFERENCE ROOM on the 2nd floor

 


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

2023 BOOK LIST
Feb. 7, 2023 – Horse by Geraldine Brooks.
March 7, 2023 – The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
April 4, 2023 – Invisible Child by Andrea Elliott
May 2, 2023 – Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult
June 6, 2023 – The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict
July 4, 2023 – Lightning Strike by Wm Kent Kreuger
August 1, 2023 – The Paris Library by Janet S. Charles
Sept.5, 2023 – Dinners With Ruth by Nina Totenberg
Oct. 3, 2023 – Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Nov. 7, 2023 – Night Crawling by Leila Mottley
Dec. 5, 2023 – And There Was Light by Jon Meacham
Jan. 2, 2024 – The Revolutionary Sam Adams by Stacy Schiff

 

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Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of February 5, 2023

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Hooked on Books Walnut Creek Library
Tuesday 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm BINGO Assembly Hall

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

February 1, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Drop-in group.  No drop-in fee
We meet the first Wednesday of the month.

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.
Trivia Questions from the December 6, 2022, WCSC Trivia Session:

  1. What product had this slogan? “A Little Dab’ll Do Ya!”?
  2. Who was the original host of Jeopardy!?
  3. What is the longest-running western on U.S. network television?
  4. What movie, starring David Niven, won the 1956 Academy Award for Best Picture?
  5. What was Superman’s birth name?

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

TRIVIA ANSWERS:

  1. Brylcream
  2. Art Fleming
  3. Gunsmoke
  4. Around the World in 80 Days
  5. Kal-El
Activities

WC Police Dept. Presents “Fraud Prevention”

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Police Department

Presenter: Detective Thomas Brown

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

FREE
Auditorium, Shadelands–Center for Community Arts (111 N. Wiget Ln)

This presentation will help you recognize scams and prevent scammers from getting your personal information. It will show you how to report fraud and tell you what to do is you are a victim of fraud or identity theft. Free Program. Please note the location of the presentation

Register Here

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 22, 2023

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Travel Presentation Shadelands Auditorium
Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm BINGO Assembly Hall
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong 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 Travel Presentation

Wednesday January 25, 2023, at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Auditorium, Shadelands Art Center (111 N Wiget)

Free

The Walnut Creek Travel Program for Adult 50+ has many new travel opportunities for 2023! Join us at Shadeland’s Center for Community Arts Center to hear Lisa Mittone of Travel Center Tours showcase the upcoming day trips around the Bay Area and more! Joan Thornton from Premier World Tours will then present on some exciting extended travel opportunities for 2023! There will also be time at the end to sign up for upcoming trips. Come with questions and hear about fun travel opportunities!

Disclaimer: This program is only for individuals 50+. Need not be a WCSC member.

Call 925-295-1490 or email artsrec@walnut-creek.org with questions.
Click here to register: Register here!

 
 

 

 
 

Click here to register: https://bit.ly/3h4hqN1
Call 925-295-1490 or email artsrec@walnut-creek.org with questions.
Disclaimer: This program is only for individuals 50+. Need not be a WCSC member.

 

Come with questions and hear about fun travel opportunities! Call 925-295-1490 or email artsrec@walnut-creek.org with questions.
**Parking information is online in the description and will be provided via registration notes on your receipt.

 
 

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 15, 2023

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

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, News

Let’s Sing

January 20 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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

For All Who Like to Sing

Let’s Sing has temporarily moved to
Heather Farms Community Center Lakeside Room (indoors)
301 N. San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek, 9459
The group meets twice a month on Fridays from 1 to 2 pm.

Schedule:
First meeting Friday, January 20 at 1 pm
Friday, February 3, at 1 pm
Friday, February 17, at 1 pm
Friday, March 10, at 1 pm
Friday, March 24, at 1 pm

We sing songs from Broadway, Country and Western, oldies, and popular music. Solos are available. A lyrics book is provided. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome. There are no auditions. This group performs at Assisted Living places to brighten the day of residents.

Email Robin at rzzwolf@gmail.com or just show up at a meeting. Everyone who likes to sing is welcome.

Activities

Sign up for 2023 Membership Online

You can enroll online, or by mail for your 2023 Walnut Creek Seniors Club Membership for $20 for the calendar year.  The Civic Park Senior Center is closed for renovations until further notice, so you won’t be able to walk in and renew your membership.

Complete instructions are on the menu on the main web page. just click on Membership on the main menu or follow this link:  https://wcseniorsclub2020.wordpress.com/membership/

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.  The PDF instructions may say 2021, but the program hasn’t changed.

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of January 8, 2023

Day Time Event Location
Tuesday 8:45 am Walking Buddies various
Tuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Market Day Front Patio
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Mah Jong Multi-purpose Room
Wednesday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Native Plant Growers Meet at the Gardens
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Bridge Assembly Hall
Wednesday 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Qi Gong Back Patio
Thursday 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm BINGO Assembly Hall
Thursday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong 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.