Events

Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets at Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Feb 24th


Diablo Symphony Presents The Planets:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
2:00 – 4:15pm | $35

Come hear Gustav Holst’s iconic work that takes the imagination into the beyond. A local choral group joins us for the magical chorus in “Neptune” and also brings its talents for a surprise opener to the program. The Young Artist Competition winner performs a mystery piano concerto!

Holst – The Planets
Piano concerto featuring Young Artist Competition winner

Events

What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping at Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center in Pleasant Hill Feb 21st


What’s The Buzz: Backyard Beekeeping:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, February 21st, 2019
10:00am – 12:00pm | $25

Are you thinking about keeping bees? Or perhaps you just want to know more about these miraculous garden helpers and how to encourage them to visit your yard? Our expert from the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers’ Association, teaches us about bee biology, equipment, installation, seasonal management, bee-friendly gardens, and much more!

Restaurants

Sinceretea Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1506 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

The boba tea cafe Sinceretea opened in downtown Walnut Creek over the weekend and being the boba tea and egg puff fan I am of course I had to try things out. According to the collective judgement of my children and I our favorites were definitely the egg puffs. Both the seasonal red velvet as well as chocolate flavors were delicious. It did take a while to make but it’s worth the wait. The drinks were enjoyable as well. They have a sample drink by the register to try with the default 50% sweetness which can be adjusted when ordering. Check out their menu here.

Shopping

Encore Theatrical Supply Company Closes in Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek


Ygnacio Plaza, Walnut Creek

Last month Encore Theatrical Supply Company closed at Ygnacio Plaza in Walnut Creek after 20 years. Their Dublin location remains open. Check out their website here.

From their website:

Regrettably there are no longer enough sales to support the expense of providing the store. We are saddened to have to close and all that goes with it. We will miss our loyal customers and our staff in Walnut Creek.

Thank you again for your patronage. We await you in our Dublin location. At the right times of day it’s not a bad drive. We ask for your support for our remaining Dublin store so we can continue to fit shoes and help the dance and theater community. Please make your purchases with us, encourage your dance teacher to recommend the store rather than an online site, and bring us your group orders.

Events

Lunar New Year Festival at Fourth St. in Berkeley Feb 16th


Lunar New Year Festival:

Fourth St.
Berkeley
Saturday, February 16th, 2019
12:00 – 4:00pm | Free

this special day includes: martial arts performances, lion dances by the famous Kei Lun performers from San Francisco, traditional treats from merchants, a shop blessing parade and craft tables for the kids. This event is dedicated to the life and memory of Winnie Yu, co-founder of Teance Fine Teas. She passed away in 2017.