Lafayette Chamber
Welcome to our June , 2017 issue of 
"Local Events Not to Miss"
   
If you have a non-profit or fundraising event in July, 2017, we would be happy to include you in our July issue - please submit your event by June 16 to info@lafayettechamber.org .
Rock the Plaza - Summer of Love Lafayette 2017
Rock the Plaza - Summer of Love Lafayette

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love in Lafayette! Enjoy the groovy sounds of Bay Area's best cover bands in Lafayette Plaza Park. 

Friday, June 2, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30-8:30pm San Francisco Airship
, 8:30pm Hootenanny 

Friday, June 9, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30-8:30pm Shakey Zimmerman, 8:30 Hootenanny

Friday, June 16, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30-8:30pm Dream Posse, 8:30pm Hootenanny

Friday, June 23, 6pm Hippie Market, 6:30-8:30pm Barry "The Fish" Melton and his Band, 8:30pm Hootenanny
 
Don't freak out, man. It's free. Bell-bottoms and hippie threads encouraged. Time to pull out your tie-dye favorites! Stay late to jam! Acoustic hootenanny around the campfire begins at 8:30pm with special guest Lafayette's own Stevie Coyle (The Waybacks), playing folk songs. Bring your guitar!  Download flyer. Share the events on Facebook. Learn more here.

 
Make Music Day
Make Music Day_ June 21 
Wednesday, June 21, 6pm-8:30pm, Lafayette Library Amphitheater

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, Lafayette is excited to again participate in Make Music Day. Live karaoke, songs from the 60s will be held 6pm-8:30pm at the Library Amphitheater.

Now this is your chance to sing with a live band! Eighteen slots are available for lead singers and instrument accompaniments. Select your song from our songlist. Then complete the online form. Deadline for live band karaoke submission is Monday, June 19 at 5pm. Learn more about Make Music Day and sign up here.
 
 
 
Rock the Plaza with the Lamorinda Idol Finalists 
Friday, June 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm Lamorinda Idol Finalists; Lafayette Plaza Park

Join us in the Lafayette Plaza Park to hear the Lamorinda Idol Finalists! Bring a picnic and a blanket, or buy dinner from the dozens of restaurants located within two blocks of the Plaza. Free!  
Moraga Art Gallery's Spring Show, "Color and Caprice"
Now through June 3, Moraga Art Gallery, 522 Center Street, Rheem Shopping Center

The Moraga Art Gallery's springtime show, "Color and Caprice," is an exhibit that spotlights member artist, Angelica Samame's eye-catching collection of stylized portraits of sophisticated women and guest artist, Elizabeth Russell's ceramics.

The gallery is located at 522 Center Street, Rheem Shopping Center, in Moraga and is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5pm. For more information, visit the gallery's website: www.moragaartgallery.com, call 925-376-5407 or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com.
Lamorinda Arts Alliance Announces New Exhibit: "Art to Soothe the Soul"
Now through June 11, Gallery hours are Weekends, 12pm- 3pm, Piedmont Center for the Arts, 801 Magnolia Ave, Piedmont

Lamorinda Arts Alliance is proud to announce a new show at the Piedmont Center for the Arts, "Art to Soothe the Soul."  Join the artists of the Lamorinda Arts Alliance for this soulful exhibition and help yourself feel good!  The show will run through Sunday, June 11. www.laa4art.org

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It
Now through June 18, Bruns Amphitheater, Orinda

California Shakespeare Theater begins its 43rd Season with Shakespeare's gender-bending comedy, As You Like It. In director Desdemona Chiang's all new production, adaptable and resilient Rosalind must leave everything she knows behind to find her true family. Disguised as a boy named Ganymede, she and her cousin Celia journey through the forests of Arden with the jester Touchstone, meeting both long-lost and newfound friends. Realizing that family is not just for those related by blood, she sheds her identity and transforms her relationships, discovering who she is along the way. Performances continue through June 18 at the Bruns Amphitheater. Tickets (ranging from $20-$92) are available through the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or by visiting www.calshakes.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Misch Kohn and Betty Friedman: A Legacy in Printmaking
Exhibit Dates: June 2 through July 2, Artists' Reception: Friday June 2, 6-8pm, Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery, 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Misch Kohn and Betty Friedman: A Legacy in Printmaking from June 2 through July 2, 2017. The artists' reception takes place on June 2, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery is located at 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette. www.jenniferperlmuttergallery.com 
Groove to the Tunes of the Jazz Café in Lafayette
Friday, June 2, 6pm, Stanley Middle School

Stanley Middle School's Multi-Purpose Room will transform into the Jazz Café on Friday, June 2 featuring an outstanding lineup of local youth talent. Stanley's Crusaders and Jazz Messengers are slated to join with Campolindo's Jazz Band and Acalanes' Jazz Ensemble for this once-a-year event to create a truly memorable evening of music. Tortilleria El Molino will offer a selection of delicious food for cash-only purchase from 5:30-7pm. Beverages, coffee and homemade desserts will also be available throughout the night. Take part in raffle drawings for a chance to win amazing gift baskets and support the Stanley Jazz Program's only fundraising effort of the year. For more information call (925) 927-3530 Ext. 3540 or email anouschkaw@mac.com.  
An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde directed by Susan Hovey
Saturday, June 3 through June 24, Previews: June 1 & 2, Town Hall Theatre

The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. One of Oscar Wilde's most beloved -- and funniest -- plays closes out our season!  Featuring biting wit, this play takes aim at hypocracy as well as women's place in society.  Learn more here. 
Loaves and Fishes Annual Event "A Night under the Stars"
Saturday, June 3, 5pm, Hacienda De Las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga

Appetizers, dinner and dancing, live and silent auction. 5pm till the cows come home!
Music by "the 925 Band". $125 per person or purchase a table for 8 for $900. Click Here to Register. For More information contact Alicia at alicia@loavesfishescc.org or 925 293-4792. 
Lafayette Kids' Cottage presents THE TIME MACHINE
Sunday, June 4, 1pm, Town Hall Theatre

Grab your flapper fringe, hippie threads, and purple paisley Hammer pants to enjoy Lafayette Kids' Cottage "Time Machine -- A Song and Dance Review of America's Past 100 Years". Lamorinda children from 3 to 13 years old will sing and dance their way through America's cultural heritage from the 1920's to today. You will hear songs you love, performed by a cast dressed in fashions from each decade. There will be audience participation between acts: a rousing version of naming classic hit songs to win fun prizes! Even more eventful when you come in a costume from your favorite decade. A boisterous, funny, and memorable trip down memory lane for all ages, and a fun way to start new connections with relatives. This action-packed show will have you doing your favorite dance steps and singing your favorite hits throughout. Learn more here. 
LPIE's 2nd Annual Party in the Park
Sunday, June 4, 3pm-6pm. Lafayette Plaza Park

Live music, food trucks, drinks and displays from LPIE instructors. Hope to see you there!  www.lpie.org 
Contra Costa Master Gardeners present The Squeeze on Citrus
Tuesday, June 6, 6:30pm, Arts & Science Center, Lafayette Library

Learn the basics of caring for citrus, whether you have new or existing trees. We'll review the best methods for selecting healthy trees for your location, planting, watering, feeding, and pruning. Free, To register email higginssierra@gmail.com
Be a Powerful Voice for a Child in Foster Care. Attend CASA Info Session to Learn How. 
 
Learn more about how you can advocate for a child in foster care as a CASA volunteer to make a difference for generations to come! Sign up for our no-obligation informational sessions:

Monday, June 5, 6:30-8 pm or Friday, June 9, 12:30-2 pm
2151 Salvio St., Ste. 295, Concord, CA 94520

CASA volunteers advocate one-on-one for abused and neglected children and youth in the foster care system to make sure they do not get lost in the over-burdened legal system or languish in an inappropriate placement. They are their voice in court and speak up for the child or youth's best interests during the dependency process. You must be 21 years or older to volunteer. For more info call 925-256-7284 ext. 7 or click here. 
"EXPERIMENTS AND EXPLORATIONS" AT THE MORAGA ART GALLERY
Saturday, June 10, 5pm-7pm, Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center, 522 Center Street

June 7th marks the arrival of a new exhibit at the  Moraga Art Gallery. The show's title, "Experiments and Explorations," suggests adventurous efforts by artists who take risks and follow less-traveled creative roads. The public is invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, June 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery at 522 Center Street in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center.  Come to meet the artists and enjoy light snacks, a glass of wine, and live music. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, go to www.moragaartgallery.com, or call 925/376-5407.
Summer Concerts in the Orinda Park
Tuesday, June 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Orinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts, 28 Orinda Way

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite community members down to Orinda Community Park for summer entertainment. June 13 - Band: Lucky Losers (Contemporary Blues); Food Truck: El Ranchero (Taco truck). Summer Concerts in the Park, which are sponsored by the Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation and supported by the Orinda Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Orinda and City of Orinda, are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with these exceptions: Opera in the Park will be held on a Sunday, and there will not be a concert held on July 4. Click here for more information. 
Summer Movies in the Orinda Park: Sing
Thursday, June 15, approx. 8:15pm, Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way

Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a memorable summer evening. The movie featured this evening will be Sing. The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department hopes to see you there.  
Lafayette Community Garden's Master Gardeners Open Clinic
Saturday, June 17, 10am-12pm, Lafayette Community Garden

Are you interested in knowing more about what is going on in the Lafayette Community Garden? Do you have questions about your own garden? Our classes are free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support our education programs. www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org  
In the Spirit of the Local Saclan Miwok - Summer Camp Sessions
Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 8:30-11:30AM or Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27, 8:30-11:30AM, Lafayette Community Garden, 3932 Mt Diablo Blvd

Join Peggy Magilen and Kim Curiel, our instructors, in the circle of our Miwok village. Gather local foods, pound acorns, make tools, practice native skills, play games and musical instruments, and your heart will enjoy Native belonging, peace and harmony with the land and those around them. Register by June 20, 2017. Ages: 8-12 years old. www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org
Summer Concerts in the Orinda Park
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Orinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts, 28 Orinda Way

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite community members down to Orinda Community Park for summer entertainment. June 20 - Band: Juke Joint (Classic Soul); Food Truck: Pia's Pizza. Summer Concerts in the Park, which are sponsored by the Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation and supported by the Orinda Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Orinda and City of Orinda, are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with these exceptions: Opera in the Park will be held on a Sunday, and there will not be a concert held on July 4. Click here for more information. 
18th Annual Orinda Three-Quarter Century Club Luncheon
Wednesday, June 21, 11:30am-1:30am, Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda

Orinda residents 75 years and over are invited to the 18th Annual Orinda Three-Quarter Century Club Luncheon. Special Guest Dennis Erokan, The Summer of Love - Remembered 1967-2017. Presented by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary and Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. Reservations contact: John Fazel at runmtns@prodigy.net or (935) 324-2017. 
Moraga Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 22, Concerts are 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Moraga Commons Park

Join friends and neighbors for evenings of free family fun at the Moraga Commons Park. The Summer Concert Series, presented by the Moraga Park Foundation, begins Thursday, June 22. Concerts are 6:30 to 8:30 pm, with the concession stand opening at 6:00 pm for dinner. Bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Contra Costa Food Bank. Barrels will be located at all three entrances to the park at every concert. Learn more here.
Reserve your space in the Orinda 4th of July Parade
Applications due June 23 by 5pm

July 4th is an Orinda tradition started by the Orinda Association in the early 1980s as a way to celebrate not only Independence Day, but also to celebrate "community." Thousands of citizens gather on this special day to not only watch or participate in the parade, but also attend the numerous other events available throughout the day. Learn more about how you can participate here. 
Wildlife of the East Bay Area
Saturday, June 24 at 1pm-3:10pm, Lafayette Community Garden

The LCG-OLC is grateful to welcome back local Naturalist and Wildlife expert, James "Doc" Hale for Wildlife of the East Bay Area: From the Pleistocene to the Present! Doc will discuss the local Pleistocene Megafauna, their extirpation, and the evolution of the East Bay Area wildlife landscape. He will also talk about his own mountain lion and Walnut Creek fisheries research. Those who are familiar with Doc's fascinating and informative presentations know what a special experience this will most certainly be! Our classes are free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support our education programs. www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org
Diablo Ballet's PAWS de Tutu
Saturday, June 24, 9 am - 12 Noon, Lafayette Reservoir, East Entrance at the Stage

Come out for a dog-gone good time as Diablo Ballet presents the 2nd Annual's PAWS de Tutu dog festival on Saturday, June 24th, at the Lafayette Reservoir. Benefiting Diablo Ballet's PEEK (Performing Arts Education & Enrichment for Kids) Youth Outreach Program, this PAWsome day includes:

- Demonstrations by the Concord and Oakland K-9 Police units
- A dog yoga demonstration
- a dog costume and pet tricks competition
- Adorable, adoptable doggies from ARF and Rocket Dog Rescue
- Free photos with your dog
- A walk around the Lafayette Reservoir for you and your pooch
- Vendors, snacks and a complimentary goodie bag for all

Admission is $5 for everyone and supports Diablo Ballet's PEEK Program. Cost to enter any or all competitions is $20 (which includes admission). Note: there is a charge to park at the Lafayette Reservoir. For information, visit diabloballet.org or call (925) 943-1775 extension 2.
Summer Concerts in the Orinda Park
Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Orinda Community Center Park & Tennis Courts, 28 Orinda Way

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite community members down to Orinda Community Park for summer entertainment. June 27 - Band: Fog City Swampers (Classic Rock & Roll); Food Truck: An the Go (Asian Fusion).  Summer Concerts in the Park, which are sponsored by the Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation and supported by the Orinda Community Foundation, Rotary Club of Orinda and City of Orinda, are held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with these exceptions: Opera in the Park will be held on a Sunday, and there will not be a concert held on July 4. Click here for more information. 
Summer Movies in the Orinda Park: The BFG
Thursday, June 29, approx. 8:15pm, Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way

Families are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets for a memorable summer evening. The movie featured this evening will be The BFG. The Orinda Parks and Recreation Department hopes to see you there.  Learn more here.
Moraga Summer Concert Series
Thursday, June 29, Concerts are 6:30pm to 8:30pm, Moraga Commons Park

Join friends and neighbors for evenings of free family fun at the Moraga Commons Park. The Summer Concert Series is presented by the Moraga Park Foundation. Concerts are 6:30 to 8:30 pm, with the concession stand opening at 6:00 pm for dinner. Bring picnic blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy the music. Bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Contra Costa Food Bank. Barrels will be located at all three entrances to the park at every concert. Learn more here.
Lafayette Recreation's Summer Registration is OPEN!

Register for Summer programs, camps, and classes at www.lafayetterec.org or 925-284-2232. 
VIP SeasonTickets - Concord Pavilion!

VIP Boxes & Up Close to the stage seats - best tickets to the hottest concerts with VIP Perks. Luke Bryan - OneRepublic - STYX/REO Speedwagon - Chicago - Snoop Dogg - Jason Aldean & more! Contact: ninajimenez@livenation.com
Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

The Parlor Event Lounge Ribbon Cutting at The Parlor Event Lounge
Thursday, June 1, 4:30pm, 3420 B Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Join The Parlor Event Lounge and the Lafayette Chamber for a ribbon cutting and open house on Thursday, June 1 at The Parlor Event Lounge location in the Forge. The ribbon cutting will take place at 4:30pm, The Parlor Event Lounge will host an open house from 4pm-7pm on June 1 and another open house on Sunday, June 4 from 1pm-4pm.  Appetizers, drinks and free rental drawing will be available. Learn more about hosting your next event for up to 20 people at www.theparloreventlounge.com

El Charro Ribbon Cutting - Celebrating 70 Years - El Charro
Thursday, June 1, 5:30pm-6:00pm, 3339 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Join us for a ribbon cutting and 70 year anniversary celebration for El Charro on Thursday, June 1 at 5:30pm. The Warriors game will be on! El Charro is located at 3339 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. www.elcharro1947.com

Social Media Workshop Series LISTS & LIKES: Integrating Email Marketing and Social Media for Maximum Impact (Presentations & Panel Discussion) 
Wednesday, June 14,  6-7:30pm (check-in begins 5:50), Homework Center, Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Email and Social Media both matter! In this workshop, we'll cover best practices, including how to best integrate email marketing with your social media efforts. Presenters/Panelists include Jesse Kleinsasser, Email Marketing Specialist with WERLD,  Alison Stripling, Principal at Sparq Marketing, and Dr. Christina Alba of Rivulet Chiropractic. Robin S. Fox, Digital Strategist, will moderate. Reservations recommended!
 
Are You Ready For Prop 64? Lamorinda Small Business Forum
Tuesday, June 20, 5:30pm, Bank of the West, 3583 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette
Please consider joining us at Bank of the West, Tuesday, June 20 as we learn about how the legalization of Marijuana will impact the management of your employees. The recent legalization of marijuana for adult recreational use in California brings with it numerous challenges for employers. The chambers are partnering with De La Housaye & Associates to present important and timely information. Learn how to get ahead of this issue, before it catches you by surprise. Get help with having necessary policies in place. Keep a "drug free" work environment. Know the restriction on drug testing employees. Know your employee's rights. You can RSVP by emailing jay@lafayettechamber.org.  

Business Issues Forum
Friday, June 23, 8am, Chamber Conference Room
Join us for a forum to discuss issues surrounding businesses in the City of Lafayette. Please park on the street. 

June Mixer at Reve Bistro
Wednesday, June 28, 5:30pm-7pm, Reve Bistro, 960 Moraga Rd., #D  Join us at Reve Bistro for our June Mixer! Bring your business cards. 

Business Growth & Funding Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Workshop
Tuesday, June 27, Noon-1, Chamber Conference Room
Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Workshop on Tuesday, June 27 at the Chamber Conference Room. Learn how to generate more leads, attract more clients, increase revenues and profits and build the type of business most business owners only dream about, obtain funding for your business and marketing plan, obtain funding for your Coaching costs, prepare your company and self before going to the lending community. Presenters: Christoph Nauer from Christoph Nauer Coaching and Mark Lojacono, CEO from Unlimited Business Loans, Inc. RSVP by June 26: coach@christophnauer.com. View flyer.



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

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Jay Lifson, Executive Director