Brentwood, Antioch restaurant tour set for July 31


EAST CONTRA COSTA

Please come out and support the Kiwanis Club of Brentwood and Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch while enjoying our local restaurants from 1 to 5 p.m. July 31 in the Brentwood and Southeast Antioch Restaurant Tour 2022.

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and community at a time. Our Motto is “Serving the Children of the World.” This year with the support of our area community we have donated $1,000 scholarships to each local high school, sent $5,000 for Ukraine refugee relief, supported the Elderly Wish Foundation and sent $1,000 (as we do annually) to the Kiwanis Family House to help families affected by medical emergencies.

Tour tickets are $20, restaurants on the tour can be visited in any order, and all proceeds will go to charity. For a full list of participating restaurants or to buy tickets, visit tinyurl.com/2p829pmj online. For further details, call Argentina Davila-Luevano at 925-813-2178, Kay Power at 925-202-3519 or Allison Norris at 925-642-5404.

— Tom McNell

WALNUT CREEK

Downtown to host second Arts Around August program

During the month of August, downtown Walnut Creek is the place to be with dozens of fun events celebrating the arts during the second annual Arts Around August program. Free live music events begin Aug. 3 at the First Wednesday Street Festival with two stages, food and drink vendors and much more.

Every Thursday evening, dance the night away during free summer concerts at Broadway Plaza, and on Fridays enjoy pop-up opera performances around downtown. On Wednesdays, the popular Moveable Feast returns with gourmet food tours.

Art tours, ceramics pop-up sales, family days at the Lesher Center for the Arts, a scavenger hunt, Wizard of Oz performances and much more ensure that there will be something for everyone. Visit walnutcreekdowntown.com for more information.

— Kara Navolio

PLEASANT HILL

Foundation awards $10K grant to group Choice in Aging

The Pleasant Hill Community Foundation (PHCF) has awarded a $10,000 Distinguished Service Award to Choice in Aging to demonstrate community support for its capital campaign for new program and residential buildings.

This grant award is one of the Community Grant Awards we have funded thus far for 2022. The PHCF will continue to accept grant applications on an ongoing basis this year to be responsive to the needs of the recreational, cultural and educational organizations that serve the residents of Pleasant Hill.



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