Activities

Hooked on Books meets May 4

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

May Book:  Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson (2000)

At the dawn of the twentieth century, a great confidence suffused America. Isaac Cline was one of the era’s new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous, “an absurd delusion.” It was 1900, a year when America felt bigger and stronger than ever before. Nothing in nature could hobble the gleaming city of Galveston, then a magical place that seemed destined to become the New York of the Gulf.

Click this link to join the meeting.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81974435873?pwd=L0FRYXg1b1JuTUZrankyaFJuWnhIdz09

Meeting ID: 819 7443 5873
Password: 863721

April Book: Lilac Girls  by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)

New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. An ocean away from Caroline, Kasia Kuzmerick, a Polish teenager, senses her carefree youth disappearing as she is drawn deeper into her role as courier for the underground resistance movement. For the ambitious young German doctor, Herta Oberheuser, an ad for a government medical position seems her ticket out of a desolate life. Once hired, though, she finds herself trapped in a male-dominated realm of Nazi secrets and power.


2021 BOOK LIST
May 4 – Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson (2000)
June 1 – Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly (2017)
July 6 – The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)
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)

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of May 2, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Tuesday 1:00 pm Hooked on Books Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday May 5, 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,  May 5, 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.

News

Senior Spring Rec-Tivity Bag

Sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek
Cost: Free for Seniors Over Age 65 (must pick up) or $10 if delivered. No Refunds

Do you know a senior who has suffered from social isolation and could use some cheering up this spring? Sign them up for a basket specifically geared towards seniors.

Baskets will be filled with spring and Easter themed goodies and activities for your loved one to complete. Each basket comes with a special note letting them know that they are cared for and how to find senior resources in Walnut Creek. Limited supplies so please sign up early. You must pickup the basket or, if you would prefer to have the basket delivered in Walnut Creek, you can pay $10 extra at checkout. Delivery to Walnut Creek addresses ONLY. If you are interested in donating to this and other special services for seniors, please consider making a donation at checkout.

Sign up at http://bit.ly/3qX93Tx

Questions? Email artsrec@walnut-creek.org

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of April 25, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Monday 10:30 am – 11:30 am Garden Wizards Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

Activities

Celebrate Mom!

Sponsored by the Walnut Creek Arts and Recreation
Registration Deadline May 7

 
Nominate your Mother-figure for recognition of her unconditional love, inner strength, and courage. This is a free submission sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek’s Arts + Recreation Department to help recognize those superhero Mama’s in our community! Nominees will be entered into a raffle to win a Spa Gift Box specifically designed to pamper Mom along with gift certificates to some Walnut Creek downtown stores. Everyone knows a mom who’s giving, loving, and deserves an extra special Mother’s Day. Maybe it’s your mother, your wife, or someone who’s been like a mom to you for years. Let this special someone know that you recognize how she/they goes above and beyond the call of duty and that you appreciate them.

Nominate your special someone by visiting https://bit.ly/3amOs4M

 
 
Kat Reisinger 
Walnut Creek Recreation
reisinger@walnut-creek.org
925-943-5852

 

 
 
Activities

Libraries Reopen

Grab & Go Library Service to Launch April 26

Crockett, Rodeo, Pinole and Ygnacio Valley Libraries excluded

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:

• Chairs and tables for reading and studying

• 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:

• Customers over the age of two 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

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Attracting Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Monday April 26, 10:30 am

Terry Smith wants to spread the word about the benefits of planting a habitat garden. She will answer the question: Who are the local pollinators in our area and what do they need to feel welcome your garden? Terry will discuss plants that attract pollinators and also grow well in Contra Costa County. Butterflies need not only nectar plants, but also host plants where they can lay their eggs and their larvae can eat tasty leaves to eat. Terry says, “We encourage people to plant year round flowering plants, so there is always a source of food.” She will point out garden practices that encourage pollinators and well as practices to avoid.

Terry Smith is a co-founder of the Pollinator Posse. She appears at events and visits classrooms to spread the word about the life cycles of pollinators and the need to build habitat for them in our gardens.

To reserve a space and receive a Zoom link, email Jane, the leader of the Garden Group, at ginger20749@yahoo.com

 

 

Weekly Calendar

Calendar for the Week of April 18, 2021

Day Time Event Location
Monday 12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Qi Gong Zoom
Tuesday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Trivia Fan-atics Zoom
Thursday 12:30 pm BINGO Zoom
Friday 12:50 pm Let’s Sing! Zoom
Friday 1:00 pm Trivia with Justin 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.

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday April 21, 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,  April 21, 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.