Walnut Creek

Restaurants

Baygreens Salads Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1653 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek

The restaurant Baygreens Salads, which we learned would be coming to downtown Walnut Creek where Home of Chicken and Waffles used to be, has now opened. In addition to salads they also offer paninis, soups and fresh fruit and veggie drinks. Check out their menu here. To celebrate their first week in business they’re offering 50% all salads, paninis, soup and fresh juice drinks through Saturday, December 15th, making this one of the best deals in Walnut Creek right now. I’ve tried several of their fresh juice drinks and they are outstanding. Check this place out ASAP while this sale is on!

From their website:

We are committed to using only natural and organic produces and meats whenever possible. All of our dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients sourced from local farmers, and are made fresh to order on a daily basis.

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Shopping

Flashlight Books Opens in Downtown Walnut Creek


1537 N. Main St, Walnut Creek

Last April we learned about plans for an independently owned children’s bookstore called Flashlight Books to open and they have now opened in downtown Walnut Creek. In order to open for the holidays they had to scale back the store design but after December 30th they plan on temporarily closing for two to three weeks for remodeling. This is a great addition to downtown with quite an interesting selection of stationery, toys and gifts that I haven’t seen elsewhere so definitely check it out if you’re in the area. On December 14th they will be hosting author Lynn Fulton where she will read from her new children’s biography, “She Made a Monster: How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein.” followed by a “discussion on the creative process behind writing, and we’ll all have some time to create monsters of our own through writing and/or illustration.” Recommended kids ages 7 – 11. Check out the Facebook event here.

From their website:

Flashlight Books will be an independent bookstore dedicated to promoting a sustained love of reading in children – particularly in their teen and pre-teen years, when they most need the messages of empathy and the diverse viewpoints that books provide. We will be a space that is community-focused and celebrates curiosity, passion, and learning. In addition to being a store for books, we will host events, create a tutoring space, and run programs for kids and teens. Flashlight Books will aim to be a place where families feel welcomed, kids feel safe, and young adults feel supported.

Events

Holiday Stroll in Downtown Walnut Creek Dec 7th


Holiday Stroll:

Water Light Public Plaza
1501 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Friday, December 7th, 2018
5:00 – 9:00pm | Free

Join us for an evening of merriment featuring merchant open houses, extended shopping hours, sips & savors, caroling, live music, Ugly Sweater Contest, Santa & Friends, plus carriage rides.

Local merchants will offer discounts, specials and refreshments.

Events

A Night of Ecstatic Chanting with Jai Uttal at Indigo Yoga in Walnut Creek Dec 15th


A Night of Ecstatic Chanting with Jai Uttal:

Indigo Yoga & Pilates, Studio One
Saturday, December 15th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00pm | $45 ($55 day of event)

Grammy Nominated Jai Uttal is returning with Ben Leinbach and Lucia Lilikoi for A Night of Ecstatic Chanting here at Indigo Yoga!

Bring in the holiday season with Jai Uttal in a wave of invocation and celebration with singing and dancing. This will be a night to remember and cherish. Kirtan is the calling, the crying, the reaching across infinite space — digging into the heart’s deepest well to touch and be touched by the Divine Presence.

Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. With call-and-response group chanting and storytelling, Jai Uttal creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.