Walnut Creek is home to a variety of non-profit entities that provide valuable services and programs to our community.  Join us the 2nd Saturday of each month to go behind the scenes at some of our local non-profits with the return of the “2nd Saturday Spotlight.”

Each second Saturday, the Mayor will lead a group of citizens to a non-profit agency and then add an optional walking tour of the community in which the agency is located.  See how the community connections are made throughout Walnut Creek, and get to know parts of the City you might not have yet explored.

Registration for each Spotlight is separate; registering for one will not commit you to the full slate of tours.



Lesher Center for the Arts

Saturday, February 9     9:00 a.m. -- 11:30 a.m.

Go behind the curtain and explore the Lesher Center for the Arts as you've never seen it.  You'll see what it takes to make each production audience-ready, and learn about the evolution of this hub of Walnut Creek arts and theater.

Registration will be available online later this month.



Past Spotlights


Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Thank you to those who joined us for our kickoff event on Saturday, January 12.

Thank you also to the team at ARF who let us go behind the scenes to see how the operation is managed, and to meet some incredible four-legged friends.  If you aren't familiar with the history of ARF, it is worth seeing how it all began, with an unexpected visitor to the Oakland Coliseum back in 1990 during a game between the A's and the Yankees.  If you have a few minutes, watch this video online to see how a feline named Evie captured the heart of Tony La Russa.

After the tour, residents from the nearby Woodlands neighborhood led a group walking tour of their community, and shared the history and development of the area.  




For questions, or assistance with registration, contact community@walnut-creek.org.