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Business Address:

1400 Treat Blvd. 2nd FL,
Walnut Creek CA 94597
925-947-4449

http://www.johnmuirhealthfoundation.org

John Muir Health is proud to offer a wide array of inpatient clinical treatment services, advanced technologies, hospital and other medical facilities and equipment. We provide a broad spectrum of outpatient medical treatment services, medical research and community education and outreach programs and are dedicated to improving the health of the communities we serve.Walnut Creek Chamber Member

Business Address:

2855 Mitchell Drive, Suite 105
Walnut Creek CA 94598
925-935-4138
brenda@jvlf.org
http://www.jvlf.org

Business Address:

111 N. Wiget Lane,
Walnut Creek CA 94598
925-943-5846
LJohnson@arts-ed.org
http://www.arts-ed.org

Business Address:

2890 Mitchell Dr.,
Walnut Creek CA 94598
925-256-1273
bbartlett@arflife.org
http://www.arf.net

Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) saves the lives of countless animals each year whose time has run out in public shelters and who are scheduled to be killed. ARF’s team of trained volunteers and expert staff make sure every animal receives proper nutrition, medical evaluation and treatment, training and lots of love as they await their new forever home. ARF’s shelter touches the lives of thousands of animals and people each year. Event Name: 12th Annual Animals on Broadway Description: Follow your passion for pets to the 12th annual Animals on Broadway! Join ARF in celebration of the special bond we share with our furry friends at this spectacular free community event that brings people and pets together. Event Date: 05-20-12 Event Time: 10:30 AM – 04:00 PM PST Location: Broadway Plaza Downtown, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 click here for Google Maps click here for Mapquest Contact Person: Kathleen Huls (phone: 925 296-3118) Details: Kick off the festivities with the nearly one mile Pet Walk to help dogs and cats in need of a second chance. Help ARF reach our goal of raising $75,000 to support our life-saving work by registering to walk with or without your pet. Get a head start collecting pledges with your own easy-to-create fundraising webpage, or in person with our printable pledge form. After the Pet Walk, head to the main stage for the Best-dressed Pet Contest and cheer on your favorite dapper dog and fanciful feline participating in the Walk. Delight in the many offerings for pet lovers lining both sides of the street: have your dog washed by ARF volunteers, shop vendor booths showcasing pet items and children’s activities or listen to live music from SixString. Many dogs and cats will be available for adoption — visit the ARF Adoption Mobile and many other rescue group booths to fall in love! Visit the Pet Wellness Fair for an assortment of individual services such as nail trimming, weight assessment, dental check, ask the vet, certified doggie massage, blood panel and rabies vaccination for a small donation to ARF. Donate $25 for a Pet Passport which entitles furry festival-goers to receive all these services. Micro-chipping and additional low-cost vaccination will also be available at the VIP Petcare Services booth. Animals on Broadway brings out the best, rain or shine! Gather up the family and join ARF and the Broadway Plaza retailers in Walnut Creek to celebrate Animals on Broadway — and don’t forget to bring your “best friend.” Be a part of this wonderful event by donating a gift certificate, gift basket or any other item for drawings and giveaways to promote your business. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and include a complimentary booth. Contact Dinah McFarlane at 925.296.3103 or dmcfarlane@arf.net. Walnut Creek Chamber Member

Business Address:

2660 Ygnacio Valley Rd.,
Walnut Creek CA 94598
925-935-7871
wcshadelands@sbcglobal.net
http://walnutcreekhistory.info/

In the mid-1960s, local historian Isabelle Spencer Brubaker proposed to the Walnut Creek Women’s Club the idea of forming a local historical society. The first meeting of the Walnut Creek Historical Society was held Nov. 6, 1967, and a Charter Night banquet was held Feb. 14, 1968. In November 1970, the Gospel Foundation of California gave to the City of Walnut Creek the remaining one and one-half acres of the former Hiram Penniman ranch, including the 1903 family house, at 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road. Mary Liddecoat, director of the Gospel Foundation, suggested the house be used as a historical museum. The Walnut Creek Historical Society worked with the City to officially open the Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum on November 18, 1972. Today, the Society is a proactive organization that works with the local community and government to carry out its mission to preserve and interpret local history. Building community connections and pride, the Society welcomes your support and participation. Members of the Walnut Creek Historical Society receive a quarterly newsletter, announcements of special events, and a discount on items sold at the museum. To become a member, call (925) 935-7871. Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum Address: 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road (near Shadelands Business Park) Map to Shadelands Phone: (925) 935-7871 E-mail: wcshadelands@sbcglobal.net Hours: Wednesday and Sunday (tours offered) – 1 to 4 p.m. Closed late November through early February. Office hours: Mon-Thurs, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $3 adults; $1 students ages 6-17; free children under 6 and WCHS members. Reservations for 10 or more by appointment. Walnut Creek Historical Society membership: $25 individual; $45 family; $300 life. Events & Opportunities Shadelands Antiques Show Numerous dealers will be selling their antiques and collectibles at the Shadelands Antiques Show on Sunday, June 9, 2013, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Shadelands Ranch Historical Museum grounds, 2660 Ygnacio Valley Road. The event benefits the Walnut Creek Historical Society. Admission is free. Call 925-935-7871 for more information.                                      Holidays at Shadelands: Victorian Teas & Holiday Faire  Shadelands Ranch Museum celebrates the holiday season with a three-course Victorian tea and art faire. There are two seatings for the Victorian teas: 11:30 am & 1:30 pm and are $30 per person. Please call our office at 925-935-7871 for reservations beginning October 1. The Holiday Art Faire is free to all. Living History Program 1906 In the fall and spring, local third graders are invited to participate in the Living History Program 1906. Classes spend a day at the museum and relive Walnut Creeks history. Docents play characters who lived at the Shadeland’s Fruit Ranch in 1906 and help students do chores, play games, tour the chocolate colored redwood house, visit the Japanese workers bunkhouse, see the water tower, examine the basement, collect herbs, and plant seeds in the slow food garden. Volunteer Positions Open  Events Coordination Assistant – Update calendar of events. Be available to help Event Coordinator with details of advertising, shopping, calling volunteers, and other tasks, as needed. Public Relations Assistant – Update the media list and track the appearance of articles about WCHS in the press and on the Web. As needed, be responsible for e-mailing and/or faxing news releases to the media. Docents – To give museum tours on Wednesdays and Sundays. Training is required. You must be willing to dedicate 3-12 hours per month. Living History Program Docents – Interpreters are needed to assist in the all-day Living History Program for third graders. This activity takes place in the spring and fall. Interpreters would be required to donate their time once a week during those periods. Call 925-935-7871 to ask about volunteer opportunities. About the Museum Built by Walnut Creek pioneer Hiram Penniman, this 1903 redwood-framed house is a showcase for numerous historical artifacts, many of which belonged to the Pennimans. It also houses a rich archive of Contra Costa and Walnut Creek history in its collections of old newspapers, photographs and government records. The Sherwood Burgess Room is open Wednesdays from 1 to 4 p.m. for individuals who wish to do research on local history. The museum is on the National Register of Historic Places and belongs to the City, but is operated by the Walnut Creek Historical Society. The Museum is closed each year from the beginning of November until the first Sunday in February. The annual hiatus allows the organization to hold its Holiday Faire and Victorian Teas and to refurbish the interior of the house in January.Walnut Creek Chamber Member