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

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

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday June 30, 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,  June 30, 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

The Perennials Garden Group Presents:
Kiss Your Lawn Goodbye, Talk with Slide Show

Monday June 28, 10:00 am

With increased drought conditions and water restrictions, many homeowners are choosing to remove their water-loving lawns. Then many do not know what to do next – ending up with a messy, disorganized, hodge-podge of random plants. Landscape Architect, Sarah Sutton, will provide a richly illustrated presentation based upon her award-winning book: The New American Front Yard: Kiss Your Grass Goodbye!. She will include numerous tips and examples for enhancing or completely renovating your own garden.

Sarah will present a step-by-step process for creating a beautiful front yard that conserves water, is affordable, and easy to maintain. A Bay Area native, Sarah has practiced as a Landscape Architect on both large and small landscapes. She has emphasized healthy soil, water conservation, habitat creation, and other regenerative practices for over 40 years. Her book, The New American Front Yard, is available on Amazon and at www.kissyourgrassgoodbye.com, where you can preview the book online.

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

 

Activities

Join Trivia Fan-atics for Zoom Trivia

Wednesday June 16, 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,  June 16, 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 June 1

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

 

June 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.

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

Meeting ID: 836 2254 6421
Passcode: 614125

 

July Book:  The Water Dancer   by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2019)

Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power.


 

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

2021 BOOK LIST
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

Garden Wizards Zoom Meeting

Herbs in Your Garden for Colds and Flu

Monday May 24, 10:30 am

Did you know that rosemary is “an anti-inflammatory that loves the brain and also aids in digestion…” or that sage makes “a great gargle for sore throats” or that parsley “freshens the breath”? (from the Herb Society of America)

Our speaker, Lisa-Marie says, “To alleviate symptoms from colds and flu, why not turn to your garden? There are many plants useful in supporting immune and respiratory function that can be grown in your backyard or in pots on a balcony. In this talk, Lisa-Marie will highlight some of these plants — many of which you can even find in your spice cabinet — and discuss the ways that you can prepare and use them as nature’s medicine.”

Lisa-Marie is a clinical herbalist trained in Western herbalism. She received her certifications from Berkeley Herbal Center where she later taught students and supervised the center’s clinical interns. She has a private practice in Danville, is chair of the Northern California Unit of The Herb Society of America, and gives workshops all around the Bay Area.

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