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JUST IN TIME FOR SUMMER:
MADE IN THE SHADE, JUNE 26!
Free summer family festival
celebrating Shadelands!


Sunday, June 26, 11am3pm
Community-wide festival!
A Salute to Public Service

Shadelands SportsMall
2640 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek

Business & Nonprofit Booths
Vendor Booths
Food Trucks & Craft Beer
Live Music & Entertainment
Sports Activities
Tours of the Shadelands SportsMall

More details in the June issue of
The Shadelands Scene

Event updates at

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Attendees: Register for this free event as an attendee here. If you're a public servant, please indicate that in the comments section of the form.

Exhibitors: Interested in promoting your business or nonprofit with a table at Made in the Shade? Register your business here. Availability is limited. Sign up early to guarantee your spot.
AMONG THE 10% IN HER FIELD
Serena Yang-Loudin, M.D., a urologist with NorCal Urology Medical Group, holds a special distinction in her industry. In a surgical field traditionally dominated by men, Dr. Yang-Loudin is among the barely 10% of all board certified urologists who are women. “In the 1990s, only 1% of all board-certified urologists were women. In 2021, we finally broke 10%," she is pleased to report.

In March 2022, Dr. Yang-Loudin moved from a large medical healthcare corporation in Sacramento to NorCal Urology, a private practice of five urologists and a division of BASS Medical Group.

NorCal Urology has been serving the East Bay for more than 25 years and has now hired its first female urologist in Dr. Yang-Loudin. She's greatly looking forward to working with, in her words, "this talented and cohesive group at NorCal Urology."

Urology focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system and male reproductive organs. While many people associate urology with male patients, many of Dr. Yang-Loudin’s patients are women because, as she points out, females have kidneys and bladders, too.

“During med school at Baylor College of Medicine [Houston], I was placed in a urology rotation and followed the physicians on the service around to see what that specialty is like," says Dr. Yang-Loudin. "I discovered that I really like surgery and that this is a surgical specialty that has a number of safe and effective procedures and solutions—surgical and nonsurgical— for patients who may feel, at some time, that their problems are unmanageable.

"To be able to tell someone, 'Here’s what’s going on and here’s what you can do about it' is very rewarding.”
Serena Yang-Loudin, M.D., NorCal Urology, a division of BASS Medical Group
a Division of
BASS Medical Group
355 Lennon Lane, Suite 205
Walnut Creek
925.935.0627
Dr. Yang-Loudin sees male and female patients at her Shadelands office, 355 Lennon Lane
Dr. Yang-Loudin knows that urological problems are very personal and can be embarrassing for many people. "I enjoy getting to know my patients, helping them open up to me, and finding solutions that work for them. There is so much potential to do good and I'm excited to be a part of that."
A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
One of the pathways to good health, vitality, and clear thinking is spending time in natural settings. And in Shadelands, you don't have to go far to find pockets of natural landscapes and active wildlife thriving within the busy business and lifestyle center.

The 27-acre Walnut Creek Executive Park (WCEP) features extensive landscaping with acres of shade trees and green spaces; connecting paths that meander over bridges and around ponds, streams, fountains, and waterfalls; and wildlife that flies and swims and scampers over rocks and under shrubbery.

A walk around WCEP, especially in the spring during the warm afternoons, becomes a showcase for geese and ducks enjoying a splash in the water, or parading on the lawn.

In the ponds crawdads and turtles, placed there many years ago, have multiplied and developed their own communities and ecosystems.

An impressive red-tailed hawk, splashing about, has been spotted; earlier in the year, a partially built dam gave every indication of a beaver. And a lone egret travels the canals and waterways of Walnut Creek and Shadelands.

WCEP's water features use well water, recycled through a series of filtration systems and pumps, and maintained by a professional pond maintenance service. While no one feeds the wildlife, the maintenance crews ensure the fountains are working properly and the water is clean and free of trash for the health and safety of the animals.
Shadelands & Mitchell drives at
Oak Grove Road
Walnut Creek
Stroll Shadelands and catch a glimpse of nature in action.
MUIR ORTHO SURGEONS NAMED BEST OF THE EAST BAY 2022
The surgeons of Muir Orthopaedic Specialists (MOS), now known as Golden State Orthopedics & Spine after the January 2022 coming together of three prominent Northern California orthopedic groups, have been named Best Orthopedics Surgeons in the East Bay 2022 by the East Bay Times.

MOS shares the honor with their colleagues Sequoia Surgical Pavilion, the outpatient surgery center in the Sequoia Building, 2405 Shadelands Drive in Shadelands.

Read about Golden State Orthopedics & Spine in the December 2021 issue of The Shadelands Scene.

2625 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek
925.302.2088
22ND ANNUAL ANIMALS ON BROADWAY, MAY 22
Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is reuniting in person with its two- and four-legged friends for its 22nd annual Animals on Broadway fundraiser, walk, and festival. The popular event is an opportunity to gather family, friends, and pets to save lives. Every dollar raised makes a lifesaving difference for animals who rely on humans for a second chance.

Fundraise as an individual or join a team to help raise $100,000 for ARF's lifesaving programs. For more information, click here; to register, click here.

Paws hit the pavement
to save animals in need!

Sunday, May 22 10:30am-4pm
Pet Walk & Community Festival
1275 Broadway Plaza
Broadway Plaza
Walnut Creek
CELEBRATING HISTORY,
ON FOOT AND BY (CLASSIC) CAR
The Walnut Creek Historical Society is sponsoring two distinctive events that celebrate our storied past with a dash of nostalgia.

• Saturday, May 14 | 9:30am
• Saturday, June 11 | 9:30am
• Saturday, July 9 | 9:30am

This free, 90-minute guided walking tour takes people through downtown Walnut Creek, stopping at historical points of interest and buildings, bringing to life the early days of Walnut Creek. Check-in 9am at Liberty Bell Plaza (Il Fornaio). Easy walking tour begins at 9:30am. Registration required here.


Sunday, June 5 | 10am–3pm
Museum open for tours

So great the first time, let's do it again! The 2nd annual Shadelands Ranch Classic Car Show will be held on the grounds of the Shadelands Ranch Museum on Sunday, June 5. This free event features classic cars, live music, food, awards, and raffle prizes. Tickets will be available May 1.

Do you have a classic car that you would like to show? Click here for a participant application. For more information about showing your car, call 925.935.7871.
Shadelands Ranch Museum
2660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek
925.935.7871
Discover what busy restaurant shares its address with Walnut Creek's first firehouse?
THE BOOT IS BACK, THIS YEAR AT CALICRAFT, MAY 7

Fill The Boot 2022
Saturday, May 7 | Noon4pm
Calicraft Brewing Company
2700 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek

Fun and fundraising:
• Visit with your local fire fighters
• Tour a fire engine
• Enter the silent auction
• Take home fun items for kids
• Take photos with the Giant Boot

Since 1954, fire fighters across the country have collected funds in the community as part of the Fill the Boot program to raise money for MDA. The dollars raised through Fill the Boot fund MDA’s mission of empowering people living with neuromuscular disease to achieve their potential.
Taproom & Beer Garden
2700 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek
SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS FOR KIDS AT COPA STC
COPA Soccer Training Center (STC) is offering a variety of half-day and full-day summer youth soccer camps for all ages and skill levels—from young athletes just learning the game of soccer to experienced athletes preparing to take their talents to the next level. Summer camps begin in June and run through mid-August.

• Elite Train Camp, ages 8–16;
Most advanced soccer training camp designed for the serious soccer athlete.
• COPA Train Camp, ages 8–16;
Learn essential physical and technical soccer skills and train in COPA Skills Lab, COPA Cube, and Double Speed Court.
• SpeedLab Camp, ages 8–16;
Enhance speed, strength, agility, and running technique.
• COPA Kids Camp, ages 4–8;
A fun and encouraging camp environment designed to introduce and develop basic locomotor and technical soccer skills, and strengthen cognitive abilities.
• Extended Care, ages 4–16;
For early drop-offs and late pick-ups.

For detailed camp descriptions and to register, visit COPA STC Camps.
Shadelands SportsMall
2640 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek
925.357.8999
SpeedLab Camp is one of four summer camps offered through COPA STC.
SAY HELLO TO SUMMER AT THE WALNUT CREEK CHAMBER
ART & WINE FESTIVAL
After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, the Walnut Creek Art & Wine Festival presented by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau returns to Heather Farm Park.

Saturday, June 4 | 11am–7pm
Sunday, June 5 | 11am–6pm

Free admission • Free concerts
Free shuttle service

Art & Wine will feature top-quality, Bay Area music and entertainment for the entire family, award-winning local and regional wines and micro-brews, a selection of premium wines, a Craft Beer Garden, hand-made crafts and works of art, ethnic and traditional foods, an interactive Kids Zone, and the Festival Train, a family favorite.

For event details and entertainment schedules, visit Walnut Creek Chamer Art & Wine Festival.
Heather Farm Park
301 N. San Carlos Drive
Walnut Creek
ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS COMING THIS SUMMER TO LENNON LANE, N. VIA MONTE
This summer, the City of Walnut Creek will be repaving Lennon Lane and a portion of N. Via Monte in Shadelands. The funding for the project will come from reserves established by Shadelands property owners and which can only be spent within the business park.

Along with the asphalt work, additional changes will be made to Lennon Lane, including a pilot project of one-way separated bikeways or "protected bike lanes."

To engage with the community and spread the word, City staff will be setting up a pop-up demonstration of protected bike lanes on Saturday, May 21, during the Farmers' Market on N. Wiget Lane near the Contra Costa Canal Trail access path.

The goal of the bicycle and pedestrian improvements is to make Shadelands a business and lifestyle center of the future, offering safe alternatives to driving cars by providing comfortable space for people walking, biking, and using other mobility devices in and around Shadelands.
Roadway improvements coming to Lennon Lane and a portion of N. Via Monte this summer. Watch for updates from the City of Walnut Creek and in the June issue of The Shadelands Scene.
Example of a one-way separated bikeway, also known as a protected bike lane.
HONORING OUR FALLEN, MAY 30
Memorial Day Observance
Monday, May 30, 10-11am
Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek

On Monday, May 30, Walnut Creek will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance at Civic Park, honoring those who have given their lives in service to our country. The ceremony will include a musical tribute by the Walnut Creek Concert Band.
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