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Join Walnut Creek's Community Emergency Response Team!
CERT logoRegistration is under way for the Fall 2014 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. Classes will be held seven consecutive Mondays, Sept. 8 through Oct. 20, with a final drill the morning of Oct. 25.
CERTs are sworn in as volunteer Disaster Service Workers for the City of Walnut Creek, and trained to work together to safely respond to the immediate needs of their neighborhoods in the event of emergency. CERTs serve as the "eyes and ears" for first responders during the critical hours following a disaster, and are an invaluable resource to the City's overall Emergency Management efforts. To learn more, visit the CERT webpage, or click here to register online.  
Nomination period now open for City Council, Treasurer
The filing period for persons interested in running for Walnut Creek City Council and City Treasurer is now open. Two City Council seats are up for election: those currently held by Mayor Kristina Lawson and Councilmember Cindy Silva. Lawson has announced she is not seeking reelection.
The City Treasurer is currently held by Ron Cassano, who has completing his 5th term as Treasurer.  
Centennial Grove fund-raising under way
Celebrate Walnut Creek's Centennial Year by donating to the Centennial Grove at Heather Farm Park.
The Grove will include 100 trees encircling the pond. The trees are both native and from around the world, representing the diversity of people who settled in Walnut Creek.
The Centennial Grove will include public art by a renowned artist and peaceful places to relax and reflect by the pond.
Everyone who donates $250 will have their name etched in stone on the grove's Centennial Rock.
Learn more about this lasting gift to the future by clicking here.  
Help Create a Portrait of Walnut Creek
In honor of Walnut Creek's centennial, the Bedford Gallery will host an exhibition titled Walnut Creek Turns 100: Celebrating the City Through Art, which runs September 21 – November 16 at the Lesher Center.

Be a part of this historic exhibition by submitting your artwork that reflects Walnut Creek's rich history, land, commerce, community, and culture, both past and present. Walnut Creek Turns 100 is open to members of our community who live or work in town, and to all those who love Walnut Creek.  
Summer edition of In a Nutshell newsletter now online
Learn about the new community programs being introduced by Walnut Creek Police, get the scoop on the stunning sculpture moving to Civic Park this summer, and find out what's happening with Walnut Creek's first Pedestrian Master Plan. These stories and more are in the Summer 2014 In a Nutshell newsletter, available by clicking here.  
Mon., August 4, 2014
7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
  Park, Recreation, & Open Space Commission
Tue., August 5, 2014
7:00 PM
  City Council Meeting
Wed., August 6, 2014
7:00 PM
  Design Review Commission Meeting
Fri., August 8, 2014
8:30 PM  -  10:00 PM
  Movies Under the Stars presents The Sandlot
Sun., August 10, 2014
10:00 AM  -  2:00 PM
  Ancient Ways event at Sugarloaf Open Space