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“3 Still Standing” Film Exclusive at Walnut Creek Library Tomorrow

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“3 Still Standing” Film Exclusive:

Walnut Creek Library
1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 21st, 2014
7:30pm – 10:00pm | $12 (suggested)

The Walnut Creek Library Foundation is sponsoring Mountain Shadow Film Society’s presentation of “3 Still Standing: Johnny Steele, Larry “Bubbles” Brown, Will Durst.”
Straight from its premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Mountain Shadow is pleased to bring this documentary/comedy exclusively to Walnut Creek!
Description: It’s 1980 in San Francisco. Comic geniuses Robin Williams and Dana Carvey spearhead a new era of stand-up comedy. Next in line for the “big time” are three talented comics: Will Durst, Larry “Bubbles” Brown and Johnny Steele. But then, the comedy “crash” hits. Now, like millions of other downsized Americans, Will, Larry and Johnny scramble to survive, while also staying funny, relevant, and true to the art form they love. – 90 minutes. non-rated.
Filmmakers Robert Campos and Donna LoCicero will present their work and engage the audience at both performances! Plus a LIVE performance by one of the 3 stand-up comics from the film!
Two Shows: Friday, Nov. 21 and Saturday, Nov. 22 | 7:30 PM

Lafayette Parking Workshop Tomorrow

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Lafayette Parking Workshop:

Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for a workshop to discuss downtown parking and potential
strategies to address the issue. We are interested in hearing your
thoughts on parking and ways to solve the issues that we face.

This is the second in a series of downtown parking workshops to
obtain feedback from the community to help the City draft its
future parking policies. The focus of this meeting will be the East
End, as circled in the map below.

Free Kids Ornament Workshop at Original Mel’s in Downtown Walnut Creek on Wednesday

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Free Kids Ornament Workshop:

Original Mel’s
1394 N Main St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | free

Cotton Candy Bar – $5 & up
Free Kids Ornament Workshop – make one for home & one for the Nov. 29 Civic Park Tree Lighting – Mel’s Dinner – 1394 N. Main St.
Hot Cocoa/Cider – Mancini’s Sleepworld – 1359 N. Main St.
Live Music – Steinway Piano Gallery – 1605 Bonanza St.
Harpist – Café Leonidas – 1397 N. Main St.

Beards, Brews and Bites Fundraiser for Contra Costa Oncology

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Beards, Brews and Bites Fundraiser:

18-8 Fine Men’s Salon
15 Fiesta Lane, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | $25

Attention Ladies and Gents!
Help raise funds and awareness for the Cancer Support Community and join Contra Costa Oncology at 18-8 Fine Men’s Salon (near Fiesta Square in Lafayette) for an evening of Beards, Brews & Bites!
Ticket price includes appetizers provided by the Cooperage, 2 drinks (wine or beer), plus complimentary stache/beard trims (optional)!

Enter the Sweetest Stache Contest for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. Sign up at the event.

No fair, no face hair? Try your hand at Battle of the Sexes Trivia and the pushup contest. Plus, there are plenty of prizes to be won in the raffle, including Renaissance Club Sport memberships, Oakland Raiders tickets, $100 Gift Certificate to the Cooperage, and many more!

Holiday Marketplace at the Elks Lodge in Walnut Creek on Saturday

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Holiday Marketplace at the Elks Lodge:

Elks Lodge
1475 Creekside Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 15th, 2014
9:00am – 5:00pm | Free

Please join us for The Holiday Marketplace Show. We are a group of crafters who create handmade, unique items. The show is a great place to come and shop for holidays or teacher gifts. We have a garden section with toparies and succulents, a kitchen with jams and jellies, breads and nuts. Our crafters created fuzed class, hand painted cards, wooden treasures and a lot more!
It is Friday, Nov. 14 & Saturday, Nov. 15th. Show time are Fri., from 11-7pm & Sat. from 9-5pm.
We invite you to sop by, say hello and shop!

Frosty the Snowman in Downtown Walnut Creek this Evening

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Frosty the Snowman:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Hot Cocoa/Cider – Mancini’s Sleepworld – 1359 N. Main St.
LIVE MUSIC
The Revivals – WC Florist – 1668 Locust St.
Silverwood Jazz – Peets Coffee – 1343 Locust St.
Harpist at Rivendale Book & Hatchet – 1601 N. Main St.
Jared & Matt – Tillys – 1179 Locust St.
VISITS WITH FROSTY FROM WALNUT CREEK ON ICE
6-7pm – Orange Theory Fitness – 1531 Locust St.
7-8pm – Mel’s Diner – 1394 n. Main St.

Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday and More at Del Valle Theatre this Fri. and Sat.

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Diablo Ballet’s A Swingin’ Holiday and More:

Del Valle Theatre
1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek
Friday, November 14th & Saturday, November 15th, 2014
2:00 & 8:00pm

Diablo Ballet’s 21st Season begins November 14th at the newly renovated Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek with the Diablo Ballet premiere of Tolstoy’s Waltz by former principal dancer of San Francisco Ballet and Artistic Director of Oregon Ballet Theatre, Christopher Stowell. This romantic work premiered at OregonBallet Theatre on June 6, 2008 at Portland’s Keller Auditorium and is set to the music of such composers as author Leo Tolstoy, and choreographer George Balanchine and Julian Scriabin. Oregon press noted, “It stands out as an instant hit.” Diablo Ballet’s performances will feature beloved Bay Area concert pianist, Roy Bogas. Also on the program is the 2014 Edition of A Swingin’ Holiday, created in 2012 by Sean Kelly, former resident choreographer for the national tour of the musical Billy Elliot and former principal of HoustonBallet. In 2012, the SF Chronicle raved, “The Company has a hit on its hands!” Diablo Ballet’s 2014 Edition features favorite holiday tunes and songs from the 30’s and 40’s by such legends as Duke Ellington, Nat “King” Cole, Wynton Marsalis, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite performed live by the Diablo BalletSwing Orchestra, under the direction of Greg Sudmeier.

Activity Fair : Come Find Your Fun! at Ygnacio Valley Library on Saturday

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Activity Fair : Come Find Your Fun:

Ygnacio Valley Library
2661 Oak Grove Rd, Walnut Creek
Saturday, November 8th, 2014
12:00pm – 3:00pm | Free

Do you have a little extra time on your hands? Are you looking for new activities to try?

On Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 12pm to 3pm, Ygnacio Valley Library will offer an Activity Fair where adults can find out about fun and interesting activities they can try. Local groups will be on hand and available to introduce their organizations and their activities to interested members of the community.

Groups who will be there include: Walnut Creek Civic Arts, the Mount Diablo Interpretive Association, Yoga Nature Adventures, the Contra Costa Historical Society, Diablo Weavers, and others!

Come find your fun!

This program is free and open to all. Ygnacio Valley Library is at 2661 Oak Grove Road in Walnut Creek.

Sweet Thursday with Author Joe Di Prisco at Lafayette Library this Thursday

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Sweet Thursday with author Joe Di Prisco:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Di Prisco, local author of Subway to California, will discuss his highly acclaimed book in which he recounts his personal demons, bargains struck with angels, and family truces. With Subway to California, Di Prisco has created a richly colorful tale that reads like great fiction.

A free event; refreshments provided.