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Calicraft Brewing Company is partnering with Cal Social Good and UC Berkeley to host an innovative collaborative design experience that leverages the power of community to inspire ideas that are good for the planet.

The Craft Beer Co-Creation Event is calling all innovators, creatives, entrepreneurs, marketers, foodies, graphic designers, organic farmers, craft beer lovers, story tellers, and social good influencers.

Participants from all backgrounds are invited to create a themed craft beer from concept to market that's made from locally sourced ingredients and represents the California lifestyle.

Selected ideas generated during the event will be used to co-create a new Calicraft beer that will be released during San Francisco Beer Week in February 2020.

Details, activities schedule,
and registration here .
Craft Beer Co-Creation Event Saturday, November 23 9am-5pm
UC Berkeley Campus,
Clark Kerr Garden Room
The Cal Connection?
Calicraft was created by UC Berkeley alum Blaine Landberg in his Unit 2 dorm room in 1997. Calicraft was started with the goal of creating an innovative beverage company that focused on inclusion, uniqueness, and community.
Peak Performance Float and Wellness Center , Walnut Creek’s first and only float center, held its inaugural Corporate Wellness Retreat last month for a group of male physicians from a large health care organization. And according to Peak Performance Float founder and retreat coordinator Rebecca Sgambati, at the end of the day, “the physicians were refreshed and relaxed when they left, which was restorative for them and a great joy for me.”
Partnering with her Shadelands neighbor John Muir Health Ultimate Fieldhouse, Rebecca first escorted the physicians to the fieldhouse where they played basketball and watched a “how to float” video on a very large screen. [If you've never floated weightless in warm, salty water, this is a must see.]

They returned to Peak Performance Float where they were treated to a 60-minute float, journaling and mindfulness exercises, light therapy, yoga, guided meditation, and lunch.
The goal for this group was team building and camaraderie, with large doses of activities to refresh, restore, and recharge. The float therapy and wellness center has a full menu of services and designs retreats to fit the goals and expectations of each corporate client.
“Many business and civic leaders are in high stress jobs and industries. Many are in a constant state of triage,” says Rebecca. “It never ceases to impress me how powerful just taking time out for one day can be for a group of people engaging in bonding, mindfulness, and restorative activities together.”

311 Lennon Lane, Suite A
Walnut Creek
In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate which led to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day . The day was designated by the U.S. Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support.

Every year, hundreds of large and small Survivor Day events are held around the world, in which suicide loss survivors come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. The event in Walnut Creek is supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and the Contra Costa Crisis Center .

Saturday, November 23
John Muir Medical Center
Walnut Creek Campus
Ball Auditorium
1601 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
Screening of an
AFSP-produced documentary film that offers a message of growth, resilience, and connection.

Presentations & discussions

For more event details, contact
Scott Chavez
925.939.1916, ext 422
Join family and friends for a memorable Victorian Holiday Tea featuring a three-course luncheon with scones, homemade lemon curd, and secret Shadelands Tea Blend inside the historic 1903 Hiram Penniman home.

Tickets on sale now!

Tea Luncheons
November 30-December 15
Seatings every day
11:00am & 1:30pm

Champagne Teas
Friday, December 13, 1:30pm
Saturday, December 7 &14, 4pm

Call for reservations beginning 9am, Tuesday, October 1
November 30–December 15
Daily 10am-4pm

Free admission & parking
More than 30 artisan vendors

Special hours until 5pm
December 7 & 14

A seasonal tradition since 1983!

2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
Fill your child's winter break with a snowstorm of animal-themed fun at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation's Winter Camp ARF .

Activities, games, crafts, and daily visits with animals will help campers in grades 1-5 explore a variety of humane education topics.

A purr-fect mix of fun & education!

Dec. 26 & 27, 9am-Noon

Jan. 2 & 3, 9am-Noon

2890 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek
One Medical - Now open
2337 Oak Grove Road
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
One Medical is one of the largest independent primary care practices in the nation, with a direct-to-consumer membership model.

• Antojitos Taqueria
2333 Oak Grove Road
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
Coming soon.

2846 Ygnacio Valley Road
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
Backed by Sanford Health doctors and researchers, Profile by Sanford customizes weight loss plans while taking into account health factors to ensure clients get the results they want. Coming soon .

2850 Ygnacio Road
The Orchards at Walnut Creek
Opening between Lunchbox Wax and Lash Lounge, family owned Clean Juice serves 100% organic juices, smoothies, and acai bowls. Founded with the purpose of giving people access to clean, organic products while on the go. Coming soon.
At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month, the City of Walnut Creek and the Walnut Creek Concert Band will honor our veterans.

Mayor Cindy Silva will lead the ceremony, which is free and open to the public.
Monday, November 11, 11am
Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
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