Walnut Creek City News
Feb 09, 2018 10:41AM
Family Art Day
Family Art Day at the Bedford Gallery is on Saturday, February 24, from 4pm to 6pm. Admission is $5 or free for members. You can make a “Seed Vortex” inspired artwork out of mustard seeds and learn how to make your own mustard. Complimentary refreshments will be served, including beer tasting. The entire family can hang out, see the exhibition, enjoy refreshments, and make a project. The Bedford Gallery is located at 1601 Civic Drive in Walnut Creek.
Walnut Creek Depot Building/Vic Stewart’s
The former Vic Stewart’s restaurant on South Broadway, also known as the Walnut Creek Depot Building, will be remodeled and expanded to make way for a five-tenant retail building. The current building will increase from 6,936 square feet to 8,349 square feet. The building’s architecture is expected to remain consistent with the historical train depot building. According to the Walnut Creek Historical Society, Southern Pacific constructed the Depot Building after it began passenger service through Walnut Creek in 1891. It was originally located on land closer to the intersection of today’s Broadway and Mt. Diablo Blvd. and was relocated and converted to a restaurant in 1972.
Larkey Swim Center
Due to popular demand, the Larkey Swim Center will remain open to the public for fitness swimming through February 2018. Fitness swimming hours are Monday – Friday, 4:30-7pm. The Swim Center is located by the Lindsay Museum at 2771 Buena Vista Avenue in Walnut Creek.
New Bart Bike Station
On January 17, BART took another step forward in promoting bicycle access in Contra Costa County by opening its newest bike station at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre.
The new facility features space for 215 bikes and builds on the existing bicycle capacity at the Pleasant Hill/Contra Costa Centre Station. Most of those spaces fill up early in the morning on weekdays, which demonstrates the need for the additional bike parking provided by the new station. The 2,300-square foot space provides secure indoor parking in a BikeLink controlled facility. Users need a BikeLink card to access the station, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The station also includes a bike retail shop and maintenance services. Funding for the new bike station comes from Measure J, which was approved by Contra Costa County voters in 2004. The total cost for the project is $425,000. BART will pay the operating costs of the bike station.