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The Week Ahead: State of the City, Bay-Delta Seminar, Clybourne Park Debut

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

Clybourne Park at the Lesher Center for the Arts
Clybourne Park at the Lesher Center for the Arts

On Monday evening, the Walnut Creek Arts Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 1666 N. Main St.

On the agenda is the selection of artists for Centre Place South, a project at South California Boulevard and Bothelo Drive with 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space as well as 22 luxury condominiums over a 180-space parking garage.

On Tuesday morning, the “State of the City” luncheon will be held.

The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Boundary Oak Golf Course Clubhouse, 3800 Valley Vista Road.

Mayor Kristina Lawson and Chamber of Commerce Chairman Bob Brown will speak about the city’s current status and plans for centennial celebrations this year.

On Tuesday evening, a lecture on astronomy will be presented.

The event sponsored by the Mt. Diablo Astronomical Society begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave.

On Wednesday evening, a seminar on our water ecosystem will be presented.

“San Francisco Bay and The Delta: The Big Picture” begins is from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Oak View Room of the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.

The program is sponsored by The Bay Institute.

On Friday evening, a play that focuses on housing discrimination will make its debut.

“Clybourne Park” opens at 8 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive.

The 2011 Pulitzer Prize winning drama can also be seen at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Also on Friday evening, the Diablo Ballet’s 20th season will continue.

A performance of “Emotions Into Movement” will begin at 8 p.m. at the Shadelands Art Center Auditorium, 111 N. Wiget Lane.

On Saturday, a third annual "Creating A Peaceful School" conference will be held.

The conference will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seven Hills School, 975 N. San Carlos Drive.

The conference is for professionals who deal with children in classrooms from teachers to aides to after-school program administrators.

Also on Saturday, a program allowing people to get close to animals will be presented.

“100 Ways to Support Wildlife: Petting Circle Day” will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave.


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