Walnut Creek

Halloween Party at Corners Tavern in Walnut Creek Tomorrow Night


Halloween Party at Corners Tavern:

Corners Tavern
1342 Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek
Friday, October 31st, 2014
9:00pm – 12:00am | $10/$15
Another great upcoming event here at Corners: Our First Ever Halloween Party!

Drinks, Costume Contest and Overall Great times with us, Bacardi, Frida Kahlo Tequila and Crystal Head Vodka!

Call and get your tickets now!

Dear BtCreek – Heather Farm Park Restrooms?


Dear BtCreek-

Why no restrooms at Heather Farms Parks? Restrooms are across the streets at various other establishments. In lieu of the gigantic new playground there why could they not put in restrooms for the kids?

Are there any public restrooms near the new all abilities playground in Heather Farm Park? I know the Clarke Swim Center has restrooms but they’re not public.


Walnut Creek Turkey Trot Race on Nov. 27th in Downtown Walnut Creek


Walnut Creek Turkey Trot Race:

Civic Park
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Thursday, November 27th, 2014
8:00am | $33

This Thanksgiving, before the big meal, games, and pumpkin pie why not get a little exercise with a few thousand of your neighbors. The Forma Gym Turkey Trot is an event the entire family can enjoy. There are several races to choose from including Kids Fun Runs, 10K and 5K runs, and festival areas with costume contest.

By running the Turkey Trot you will also be giving back to your local community through our beneficiaries like the Food Bank, WCEF, PEAK, and The Wellness City Challenge.

The event takes place in beautiful Downtown Walnut Creek and goes through a flat terrain of neighborhoods, businesses, and part of the Iron Horse Trail.

Free Parking and Valet Service in Downtown Walnut Creek after 5pm from Nov. 5th – Dec. 31st


From an email:

Walnut Creek Downtown (WCD) and the City of Walnut Creek are giving residents and visitors an early holiday gift: free garage parking and free valet service, and extended hours for the free downtown trolley.

Free Garage Parking
Beginning Wednesday, November 5 through Wednesday, December 31, 2014, parking will be free in the City’s 24 hour garages after 5 p.m. at the following locations:

  • 1625 Locust Street (Next to the Lesher Center)
  • 1350 Locust Street (Above Lark Creek Restaurant)
  • 1390 N. Broadway (North of Il Fornaio)

Free Valet Service
“Three for Free” offers free valet service for three hours of parking, Thursday to Saturday, 5PM to 10PM in front of the Kitchen Table store, at 1373 Locust Street. Cars parked for more than three hours will be charged a $5 flat rate.
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Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween at Lindsay Wildlife Museum on Oct. 30 & 31

Photo from Lindsay Wildlife

Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween:

Linday Wildlife Museum
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Thursday, October 30th & Friday, October 31, 2014
12:00 – 4:00pm | $8.50

As part of the ten-day Bay Area Science Festival Lindsay Wildlife Museum presents ‘Not-So-Scary Animals for Halloween,’ four days of fall fun featuring some of the world’s most frightening creatures – bats, owls, spiders, snakes, vultures and more – in a not-so-scary way. Each family friendly presentation includes meeting live animal ambassadors, learning about their special adaptations, and talking with their keepers.

Beyond the Creek Third Anniversary


Yet another year has gone by as this blog has turned three! Thanks to everyone for sending in tips, suggestions and participating over the past year; it’s been a fun and informative year and I look forward to what’s in store the next year. Please keep the tips coming and if you have any questions or problems about living here please send them in, thank you!

Uniqlo Opens in Walnut Creek

1259 S. Main St, Walnut Creek

It’s been less than a year since it was first announced and now the Japanese clothing store Unqilo has finally opened in downtown Walnut Creek across from Broadway Plaza. As you can see from the photo above it looks great and with two floors it’s more spacious than other locations. That being said, I miss their great t-shirt collections available in New York and Tokyo.

From Tokyo to Walnut Creek:uniqlo-walnut-creek-inside-from-tokyo-to-walnut-creek

Taiko performances over the weekend: