July 10, 2017 News & Events

Tribute to the Troops Tribute to the Troops - Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops  
Saturday, July 15, 5pm to Twilight, Lafayette Reservoir

Join the Rotary Club of Lafayette on July 15 at the Lafayette Reservoir to show support for our active military, reserves, veterans, Gold Star Families whose children have died while in service to our country and the Blue Star Moms who work tirelessly to provide a piece of America to military who are serving overseas and who assist and support the Gold Star Families keeping the memories of their children alive. Twilight concert and picnic featuring The Midnight Flyers (acoustic Eagles covers) and The Big Band of Rossmoor. Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs and a picnic. Golf cart shuttles will be available from the main parking lot up to the Rotary Stage. FREE to the public and all military. Fee for parking $7. For more information visit www.thebigbandofrossmoor.org.
Congratulations to our 2017 Best of the East Bay Winners!   

The following Lafayette Chamber members were name 2017 Best of the East Bay in Diablo Magazine!

Best Art Gallery - Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
Best Coffeehouse - Coffee Shop
Best Asian Restaurant - Uncle Yu's
Best Plant Nursery - Orchard Nursery and Florist 
Best Men's Clothing Store - Venture Quality Goods
Best New Kids' Bookstore - Bel and Bunna's Books
Best Pet Photographer - Share the Joy Photography
Best BadA$$ Bartender - Portia Battistini, The Cooperage American Grille    

Welcome to our Newest Chamber Members 
Welcome to Our New Members_ 
The following new members joined the Lafayette Chamber from June 21 to June 30, 2017. We encourage you to visit their website for more information about their services.

Cancer Support Community - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs
Philly Cheesesteak - Food Concessions
STAT MED Urgent Care - Urgent Care Facility
Clear Organizing, LLC - Organizing Services

Mega Mixer - July 27 Mega Chamber Mixer 
Thursday, July 27, 5pm-7pm, Concord Clarion, 1050 Burnett Ave, Concord

Join us at the Concord Clarion for our July Mixer! Multiple chambers, delicious appetizers, and great networking with members of the Lafayette, Martinez, Greater Concord, Hispanic, Orinda, Moraga, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek Chambers. Free! Bring your business cards. Register here. 

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Mt. Diablo Business Women Monthly Meeting - "From Stuck to Unstoppable" with Dr. Michelle Peticolas
Thursday, July 12, 5:45pm Networking, Speaker 6:30pm-8:30pm, Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt Diablo Blvd
Mt. Diablo Business Women is a Northern California business networking group focusing on enriching the professional and personal lives of our members through educational speakers, community volunteer opportunities and business connections. We meet the second Thursday evening of every month. This month's speaker will be Dr. Michelle Peticolas. Member $52, Guest/non-member $60. Learn more and register here.

Brides Across America Salutes America And Celebrates Our Heroes in July!
During the month of July, we are honoring our heroes for their bravery and sacrifice for all of us. All month long Brides Across America is giving away free wedding gowns. Lace and Bustle Boutique is the local host salon for "Operation Gown Giveaway" and will be giving away seven wedding dresses to military brides! Please join them on Friday, July 14 at 3569 Mount Diablo Boulevard #E, Lafayette for this special event. For more information call (925) 298-4100 or visit www.laceandbustle.com. View flyer.

Canned Food Drive - Central Contra Costa Libraries
Republic Services is partnering with the Food Bank and RecycleSmart to host a summer Canned Food Drive this July! Summer is often when the Food Bank has the least donations, as much of the local food drives are centered around the winter holiday season. The community can donate canned food to barrels located in library lobbies in Walnut Creek, Danville, Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga branches until July 21. We will also be collecting bagged, canned food donations for single-family home residents of our RecycleSmart service area the week of July 17-21 in Lafayette, Orinda, and Moraga on your service day. www.RepublicServices.com

Morning Harvest Farm Seeking Farm Managers
Morning Harvest Farm is an urban farm that will employ transition-age foster youth. Morning Harvest Farm which plans a November "ground-breaking" at the site in Pittsburg, CA will be hiring two full-time farm managers to work at the farm. These managers will work directly with the trainees and their roles are vital to our mission.  If you know of any experienced farm managers or have further questions about Morning Harvest Farm, please contact Kim Crossley Overaa at kimoveraa@me.com.

Lamorinda CERT needs Volunteer Coordinators
Lamorinda CERT is looking for a few people to help recruit volunteers to staff events. The Coordinators will work with CERT leaders and will be given requirements for each event, number of volunteers needed, tasks to be performed, etc.  They will call and email CERT members to get the volunteers needed and track calls on a spreadsheet. The position is occasional, most time required will be before major events such as the Moraga Triathlon in April and the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival in September. Many smaller events need only a few volunteers. Please email registrar@lamorindacert.org if you can help out!

Lafayette Library & Learning Center Foundation with Diablo Ballet present Dance on Film Series: 42nd Street
Friday, July 14, 1pm, Library Community Hall
1933's smash hit 42nd Street won Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Sound Recording. The film's choreography was staged by the legendary Busby Berkeley and made a tap-dancing star out of Ruby Keeler. Before the film, Diablo Ballet Executive Director and dance teacher Susan Boreliz will demonstrate steps featured in the movie. Don't miss the fun! For more information and to register, click HERE.

Lafayette Historical Society Speaker Series A Conversation with the Author - The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty
Sunday, July 16, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Library Community Hall
Author and historian Richard Schwartz will deliver an illustrated talk about the fascinating life story of Jewish immigrant and actor M.B. Curtis, the only private citizen to have ever paid for lighting the Statue of Liberty's torch. Donation Requested: $10 LHS members, $15 non-members. Kids under 14 free with paying adult. For more information, click HERE or contact us via Email or call the History Room at 925-283-1848.

Build Stuff with Makey Makey™
Tuesday, July 18, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Library Homework Center
Build a usable dance pad or a video game controller using a Makey Makey kit! Free. For ages 10-14.
For more information and to register, click HERE.

Saturday, July 22, 10:00am-2:00pm, Library Community Hall
Join us for our 4th annual Makerfest, a fun family event that celebrates tinkerers, inventors, and aspiring scientists of all stripes. Over 20 activities for making, learning, and building your brain! Interested in hosting a table or displaying a creation? Contact Orlando at oguzman@ccclib.org. For more information and to register, click HERE.

Volunteers needed for Teen Tech Help!
Earn community service hours and help people of all ages! Requirements: 6 month service commitment, 10th grade or above, patient and friendly, one 2 hour shift a month. Training provided! For more information please email Patrick at pbrogan@ccclib.org.

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Coffee with the Mayor
Friday, July 28, 8am-9am, Chamber Conference Room
Join us for Coffee with Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson on Friday, July 28. Join us in the Conference room, please park on the street.

Check out our new event page and see what opportunities are available for your business this year.  The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17. The Lafayette Res Run for Education is October 22.  Lafayette Community Breakfast is November 17. It's A Wonderful Life Tree Lighting is December 1.

If you have any questions, please contact Sara Regan, Event Director, at sara@lafayettechamber.org.    

If you'd like to receive a text message reminder about upcoming Lafayette Chamber events, email your full name and cell phone number to Sara at sara@lafayettechamber.org.

What's happening at the Lafayette Chamber? View our Events Calendar.

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 
(925) 284-7404