Walnut Creek


World of Frida Opening Party at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek July 8th

World of Frida Opening Party:

Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Sunday, July 8th, 2018
2:00 – 5:00pm | $10

Online tickets are no longer available. Tickets will be available for purchase day of the event starting at 2pm at the gallery admissions desk inside the Lesher Center for the Arts.

¡Viva la Frida!

Join us for a fun party to celebrate the opening of our summer exhibition The World of Frida! Watch designers hit the runway in our Frida Fashion Show, and all are welcome to participate in our Frida Lookalike Contest. Shop our outdoor mercado featuring unique items inspired by Frida. Everyone gets a free Frida button! Light refreshments provided.

Party: 2:00–5:00pm
Lookalike Contest: 3:30pm
Frida Fashion Show: 4:00pm

SPECIAL Party Admission: Adults $10, Youth (13-17) $5, Children 12 and under are free. Free for Bg Members.


An Evening of Kirtan with Jai Uttal at Indigo Yoga in Walnut Creek June 30th

An Evening of Kirtan with Jai Uttal:

Indigo Yoga
1512 Palos Verdes Mall
Saturday, June 30th, 2018
7:00 – 9:00pm | $55

Indigo Yoga & Pilates of Walnut Creek is honored and delighted to host Grammy-nominated Kirtan sensation Jai Uttal for an evening of sacred music and chanting on Saturday, June 30th!

Jai has been leading Kirtans worldwide for nearly 50 years. Kirtan is an ancient practice of call and response chanting that originated in India many centuries ago. During Kirtan, the breath is engaged, the mind is calmed and focused on words of repetition, the heart is lifted with the music, and the need for community is met. “These ancient chants,” writes Jai “contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries.”


Turkey Vulture Lord Richard Birthday Celebration at Lindsay Wildlife Experience June 30th

Photo from Lindsay Wildlife
Turkey Vulture Birthday Celebration:

Lindsay Wildlife Experience
1931 1st Ave, Walnut Creek
Saturday, June 30th, 2018
10:00am – 5:00pm | Free w/ paid admission

Join Lindsay Wildlife Experience for Lord Richard—our FEMALE —turkey vulture’s, 44th birthday Saturday, June 30!

Lindsay Wildlife will host a day-long party for Richard, who greets and delights Lindsay visitors from her al fresco aviary at the Walnut Creek wildlife center’s entrance. The party includes birthday cake specially baked for Richard, arts and crafts, turkey vulture games, and Lindsay will offer TWO special story times from the Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go program.Then sit in the Raptor Redwood Grove and watch Lord Richard take flight!

Cupcakes will be provided for visitors to enjoy at Richard’s outdoor aviary at 1 p.m. And new this year, Lindsay Wildlife will have a face painter on-site!
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Real Estate

Waiting for Saranap Village…

I was walking near Morucci’s deli on Boulevard Way in Walnut Creek when I passed by a sign for Saranap Village. First proposed back in 2014, it has gone through various updates until the project was approved last year. It will feature up to almost 200 apartments/condos, a supermarket, coffee shop, sit-down restaurant and wine bar. As you can see in the above photo development has yet to start. Check for updates on their Facebook page here and renderings and FAQ on their website here.


iLoveKickboxing Opening Mid July at Avalon in Walnut Creek

Avalon, Walnut Creek

The kickboxing gym iLoveKickboxing is planning on opening mid-July in the Avalon apartment complex near the Pleasant Hill BART station in Walnut Creek. Check out more details on their Walnut Creek page here.

From their website:

iLoveKickboxing is what happened when we took the workouts that get professional fighters so fit… and made them accessible to ANYONE looking to get in awesome shape.

But we didn’t stop there.

We added loud, energizing music to get your heart racing… passionate instructors who really care about you, motivate you every step of the way… and a community of support and friendship lifts you up when you’re feeling down.