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Walnut Creek Ice Skating Rink is Open

Warning!  The Walnut Creek Ice skating rink is open!

Because the rink steals parking spaces to build on, and nobody can pass up a free parking space, parking is almost impossible when the rink is open.  Be prepared to dodge cars.  People who use walkers or can’t walk long distances should arrange to be dropped off.  So make your plans accordingly.

The skate park is scheduled to close on January 21, but it has been extended in previous years.  We will announce when this traffic hazard is closed.

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2019 Parking Stickers

Available early January!

Parking stickers for 2019 will be available in early January at the Civic Park Community Center front desk.

Don’t forget to pick one up.  You need it to park more than three hours or to park in the library parking lot.  New placement -now they should be placed on the drivers side lower left windshield.  Ask the receptionist for details.

Parking stickers are ONLY VALID Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm while the individual is participating in the Civic Park Community Center activities.

Please note parking stickers are for the following:

All seniors regularly attending an on-going drop-in activity at the Civic Park Community Center.  (includes volunteers and volunteer coordinators)

All students registered in any senior class or art class held at the Civic Park Community Center or Clay Arts Building.

Newsletter – January 2019

Having problems finding  the newsletter online?  Well it’s on the City of Walnut Creek’s web page for 50+.  As this is an extremely large file, I don’t see any reason to duplicate it. There is a link for the city’s “Adults 50+” site on the right side of every web page.  It’s under the Section “Seniors“.  Look for the link titled “Walnut Creek Seniors City Site“.   When you go to this page, just click on the link for the month you want under “Check Out Our Newsletters“.

To make it easier, here is the link for the January 2019 Newsletter.  The city will take this newsletter down in about two months, so if you want a permanent copy, download and save it.

Calendar for the Week of January 13 2019

Day Time Event Location
Monday 9:00 am Card Making reservations required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Tuesday 5:00 pm Wine ‘n Dine, Marines Memorial reservations required
Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:30 am Care Management appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 10:45 am – 11:30 am Fall Prevention Workshop Social Hall

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

AARP Tax Aide Program 2018

 

FREE TAX PREPARATION

Tax-Aide’s AARP sponsored program offers FREE 2018 tax return preparation by volunteer IRS certified tax counselors.  Service is offered to people of all ages who need to file basic income tax forms.  Tax-Aide does not specify an income limit but the service targets low and moderate income taxpayers of any age with special attention given to seniors 60 plus.

Appointments are being made now; service is available starting February 2019.

For information or to make an appointment for the Tax-Aide sites serving Walnut Creek area, please call one of the numbers below:
Walnut Creek Senior Club site 943-5851
Walnut Creek Grace Presbyterian Church site 405-6278
Walnut Creek St. Paul’s Episcopal Church site 979-5013
General Information and other site locations 726-3199

Appointments begin the first week of February

To complete your tax return, Tax-Aide will need you to bring the following to the appointment:
Photo ID

Social Security Card or ITIN letter for all individuals to be listed on the return

Social Security numbers for recipients of any alimony or spousal support paid by you

Evidence of medical coverage

Copies of all W-2s, 1098s and 1099s

Other income- tax documents received from payers of wages, Social Security , pensions, dividends,  interest, IRA distributions and any other income

Evidence of education expenses

Evidence of deductions

Your 2017 Tax Return

Blank check from your checking account if you want direct deposit or to set up an electronic payment

Calendar for the Week of January 6 2019

Day Time Event Location
Monday 1:00 pm Movie, The Dressmaker Lounge
Monday 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Simple Will Preparation appointment required
Tuesday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – beginner Lobby
Tuesday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Market Day Outdoor Plaza
Tuesday 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Petanque! (French Bocce Ball) Back Patio – rain cancels
Wednesday 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm HICAP Counseling appointment required
Thursday 8:15 am Walking Buddies – advanced Lobby
Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Senior Peer Counseling appointment required

This calendar publishes the activities that change from week to week. See the Weekly Activity page for weekly activities, and the newsletter for more details on activities.

Some activities for Walnut Creek Seniors Club members only. Membership open to everyone 50 or better.

Annual Crab Feed Dinner

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek, CA

Hosted Beer and Wine Bar from 5:30pm; Dinner @ 6:30pm
Music and Dancing begin at 8:00

Dinner includes: Hors d’oeuvres, Tossed Salad, Fresh Cracked Crab, Pasta with Marinara Sauce, Garlic Bread, Dessert & Coffee

 

Tickets are available now through January 21.
$45 Per Person ($55, after January 9)

All seats reserved. Reservations confirmed upon receipt of payment.
No tickets sold at the door.

Make checks payable to: WCSC
Drop off at the Senior Club or mail checks to: 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek 94597     (attn: crab feed)
Tickets WILL NOT be mailed. You can pick up your tickets at the front door on the day of the party.

For questions call (925) 943-5851

Advisory Board Minutes for November 19, 2018

Walnut Creek Seniors Club
Advisory Board Meeting
November 19, 2018

 

The meeting was called to order at 9:35 am by President Annette Hammond.

 

Present: Rolando Salazar, Jody Johnson, Bob Mohler, Cindy Mohler, Kent Clancy, Fred Rentschler, Linda Ausplund, Annette Hammond, Jeanne Wolf.  Also in attendance were Carolyn Jackson, Vannessa Rodriguez, Stacy Miller (staff) and Fred Weston from PROS.

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