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Register for Walnut Creek Kickball League at Heather Farm Park

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Register for Walnut Creek Kickball:

Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, September 24th – Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:45pm | $73

Kickball isn’t just for sugar fueled middle schoolers, and worn out PE teachers. It’s your chance to relive your playground glory with the added bonus of adults and beer! It’s a great way to meet new people, party, and have fun while doing it. So, lace up your sneakers and sign up as a team, small group or free agent!

Fall season games will be on Wednesday nights at 6:45PM and 7:45PM at Heather Farms Park Field #3.

After the games we replenish our electrolytes at our team bar!  This season our team bar is Blu42!

This is where we get to rehash plays, flaunt our awesomeness, and oh yeah, party.

If you’re not yet convinced why you should head to the team bar after our game, here are two more reasons:

1. Bragging rights to non-ballers
2. An excuse to drink on a Wednesday

 

California Independent Film Festival Sept. 11th – 14th in Orinda and Moraga

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California Independent Film Festival:

Orinda Theatre & New Rheem Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda/350 Park St, Moraga
Thursday, September 11th – Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Welcome to the 17th annual California Independent Film Festival! This year’s festival is expanding to San Francisco with screenings at the Castro Theater. Anyone who has not had a chance to see a movie in this beautiful venue should attend one of the events. The Castro is definitely worth visiting! This year, the CAIFF Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and I hope that you will take the opportunity to meet the filmmakers who will be in attendance, as well as the other festival attendees. There is a wide range and variety of films, so everyone should be able to find what they like.

For our schedule, please visit caiff.org. Thank you for participating with us in this great event!

The Skull Show Closing Reception Aug. 28th at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek

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The Skull Show Closing Reception:

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, August 28th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | $5

Join us for drinks, skull crafts, and one last look at the Skull Show!
Artist Marc D’Estout is returning to lead his Make-A-Skull project: mold a skull out of clay, then decorate it with anything from feathers and gems to bottle caps and seeds. This project is great for all ages.

Complimentary refreshments include Calicraft Beer and Dearly Beloved wine.

The Springhouse and Otter Creek at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette on Aug. 23rd

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The Springhouse and Otter Creek:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
8:00pm | $15 – $20

Jane Selkye from Me Jane and Plainjane, Chris Kee from Houston Jones, Jim Campilongo, The Waybacks, etc. and ace pedal steel meister David Phillips roam the Americana borderlands. Bluegrass family-band Otter Creek opens. A helluva show.

Jinx Jones and the King Tones at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek this Friday

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Jinx Jones and the King Tones:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, August 22nd, 2014
8:15pm | $25

A veteran of the Denver music scene of the ’80s who’s been living in California since 1989, rockabilly guitarist Jinx Jones has performed with Chuck Berry, Roy Buchanan and Solomon Burke and his chops can even be heard on En Vogue’s hit “Free Your Mind.” As a leader, Jones has four albums under his belt, including his most recent effort, Rip and Run, which showcases his fiery picking skills.

One thing that really sets Jinx Jones apart is his obvious knowledge and love of jazz and chords. Almost all of the solos feature a section that’s a trip through chord-city. By the time the single notes start to fly, you’re really impressed by his know-how.” –Vintage Guitar Magazine–

Jinx Jones and the King Tones is not a group you want to miss.

Master Gardeners Talk: Backyard Vineyards at Walnut Creek Library on Aug 23rd

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Master Gardeners Talk: Backyard Vineyards:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
10:00am – 12:00pm | Free

On Saturday, August 23rd, the Contra Costa Master Gardeners (CCMG) and the Walnut Creek Library will present a free two-hour lecture on Backyard Vineyards.  The lecture will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.at the Walnut Creek Library, located at 1644 N. Broadway in Walnut Creek.  Join us in the 2nd floor Oak View Room to learn different ways to improve your garden soil.

CCMG’s experts Jim DeFrisco & Brad Miller will provide an introduction to growing both table and wine grapes; you’ll learn what you need to get started, how to plant your grapes, and how to care for and maintain grapevines throughout the year. There will be time for questions and answers after the presentation.

The talk is free and open to the public and registration is not required.

The Walnut Run 5K/10K on Sept 7th in Walnut Creek

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The Walnut Run 5K/10K:

Lululemon
1201 S. Main St, Walnut Creek
Sunday, September 7th, 2014
8:00am | $25 – $35

Registration
Entry fees for all participants will include a bib number and goody bag with sponsorship materials and coupons. T-shirts will be included for the first 1,000 paid participants, please don’t wait until race day to sign-up.

Sports Basement will be offering a 10% discount on all items purchased within the store between September 4th and 7th. In addition, the store will contribute 10% of your purchases to The Walnut Run.
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An Afternoon of Rumi Poetry at Walnut Creek Library on Aug. 16th

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An Afternoon of Rumi Poetry:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Saturday, August 16th, 2014
3:30pm – 5:30pm | Free

On Saturday August 16, at 3:30pm, join presenter Todd Javadi and Shabahang music group for An Afternoon of Rumi at Walnut Creek Library. The free event will be an immersive experience of sound and visual stimulation focusing on the 13th century poet’s works, presented in the original Farsi and with English translation.

Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and mystic. His writings transcend cultural boundaries, focusing on everyday life’s connection with the spiritual world. Rumi is regarded as the most popular poet in America and his work has been translated into many languages, including English, Russian, German, Turkish, Arabic, French, Italian, and Spanish.

Todd Tooradj Javadi (Speaker, coordinator) has been sharing Rumi’s works and inspirations for the last 18 years, starting at College of Marin, classes at School of Practical Philosophy in Pleasanton, lecturing in many Universities, churches, and public forums. He is now teaching monthly classes of Rumi in Walnut Creek and Marin County.

 

Jon Mendle Performing at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek this Friday

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Jon Mendle:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, August 15th, 2014
7:15pm | $25

String Archguitarist Jon Mendle has performed at Carnegie Hall and beyond.  His debut album, “L’Infidele ” was produced by Latin Grammy winner Sergio Assad.  Jon is a member of the San Francisco Guitar Quartet and the Pacific Guitar Ensemble.  He has also toured with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.