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)

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.

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

 

 

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.

Activities

Birds of Mount Diablo on Zoom

April 12, 2021
10:30 am

Over 200 species of birds are found on Mount Diablo. This month we will do a virtual trip through the various habitats on the mountain with photos and commentary on the 50 or so most interesting and colorful birds.
Above is a photo of a Lazuli Bunting, a common migrant on the mountain. Fred Rentschler has been studying local birds and their habits and habitats for 25 years. He will show us spectacular photos in this Zoom presentation. To reserve a space and get a Zoom link, email Fred, at ftr555@comcast.net

 
Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday April 7, 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 7, 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 April 6

April 6, 2021 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

April Book: The Guest Book  by Sarah Blake

Everyone remembers their first love, but sometimes it’s the second love that lasts… Fleeing her picture-perfect life among the privileged set and the wreckage of a failed marriage, Lily Parkins moves to the only place that still holds happy memories: her grandmother’s farmhouse, now a converted B&B on the enchanting Madrona Island.

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

Meeting ID: 819 7443 5873
Password: 863721


May Book:  Isaacs Storm by Erik Larson

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.

 

2021 BOOK LIST
April 6 – The Guest Book by Sarah Blake (2019)
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)

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday March 24, 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,  March 24, 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

Want to Hear Some Irish Music?

Friday, March 19 at 1 pm.

The Let’s Sing Chorus will present a half hour of live Irish music. You can make a cup of tea, or have lunch, or do some work and hear Irish music in the background. Or you can request the lyrics booklet – which you can print from your home computer – and sing along with us at home. For a Zoom link and printable lyrics booklet click to email Robin at rzzwolf@gmail.com.

 

Activities

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Growing Summer Vegetables

Monday March 22, 10:30 am

Fred Rentschler presents a slide show and shares ideas on how to grow summer vegetables. Fred has had a long fascination with growing things to eat. This fascination formed early when he was a young child spending his summers on his grandparent’s farm in Utah. One of the reasons he moved to this area was the long growing season and hospitable climate. He has 47 years of experience growing edible plants in Contra Costa County. He knows what grows well in this area and why. He also knows what does not grow well here and why.
To reserve a place, email Jane, the leader of the Garden Group, at ginger20749@yahoo.com.