The Week Ahead: Broadway Plaza Renovation, Food Truck Market, Holiday Concerts

Some of the meetings and events happening this week in Walnut Creek

Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek
Broadway Plaza in downtown Walnut Creek
On Monday morning, a series of Victorian tea lunches will continue at the Shadelands Ranch house, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road.

The lunches are held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the historic house, which is decorated now for the holidays.

The lunches will be held every day through Sunday. Cost is $30.

On Monday evening, 
a forum will be held with the new conductor of the Walnut Creek-based California Symphony.

The conversation with Donato Cabrera begins at 7 p.m. at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.

On Tuesday morning, 
a class on pet first aid will be held.

The session begins at 10 a.m. at Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive.

On Tuesday evening, 
the Walnut Creek City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 1666 N. Main St.

On the agenda is a proposal to approve plans by the owners of the Broadway Plaza shopping center to demolish the stores between Macy's and Nordstrom and build up to 500,000 square feet of new shops.

Also on Tuesday evening, a holiday concert by young musicians will be held.

The performance by the Young Performers String Orchestra and the Diablo Regional Youth Orchestra begins at 7 p.m. in the Shadelands Art Center, 111 N. Wiget Lane.

Also on Tuesday evening, "Home for the Holidays" concert will be showcased.

The performance by the Chorale, Chamber Ensemble and the Children's Honor Choir begins at 7:30 p.m. at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, 1801 Lacassie Ave.

On Wednesday evening, a forum with a Rossmoor children's author will be held.

The session with Joanna Kraus begins at 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.

Also on Wednesday evening, a philosophy discussion will be held.

The discussions begin at 7 p.m. at the Philosophy Cafe of Walnut Creek, 1149 S. Main St.

On Thursday evening, the Planning Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 1666 N. Main St.

On the agenda is a proposal by Walnut Creek Ford to expand its dealership on North Main Street as well as a proposal to establish a food truck market on the old La Virage restaurant site on North Main Street.

Also on Thursday evening, Charles Dickins' "Christmas Carol" will begin its run.

The play begins at 8 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive.

The performances will continue until Dec. 22.

On Friday morning, a well-known designer will appear at a downtown department store.

Stephanie Kantis will show customers her latest collection of jewelry as well as provide tips on accessories.

Her appearance will begin at 10 a.m. at Neiman Marcus, 1000 S. Main St.



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