October 10, 2017 News & Events

Lafayette Partners in Education LPIE Business Partner Appreciation Event - You're Invited!
TODAY! Tuesday, October 10, 4:30pm-6pm, LPIE Offices, 3450 Golden Gate Way

Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) invites you to their annual Business Partner Appreciation Event today, October 10, from 4:30pm-6pm at the LPIE offices - 3450 Golden Gate Way. Enjoy treats from California Pizza Kitchen and Smitten. Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) is a community-based education foundation run by parent volunteers working to enhance and expand the educational opportunities for students in Lafayette's six public schools: Burton Valley, Happy Valley, Lafayette and Springhill Elementary Schools, Stanley Middle School and Acalanes High School. All are welcome, whether or not you are a business partner. Please RSVP to office@lpie.org.
Social Media Workshops Social Media Workshop Series - Facebook Ads 101 for Local Businesses
Wednesday, October 11, 6pm-7:30pm, Homework Center, Lafayette Library and Learning Center

We'll walk through the basics of DIY Facebook advertising so you can decide if it's worth trying to use it for your local business. Speaker: Robin S. Fox, Digital Strategist. Admission is free but registration is requested. All workshops are held from 6-7:30pm (check-in begins 5:50) in the Homework Center at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
2017 Res Run for Education Registration is STILL Open! 25th Annual Lafayette Res Run for Education

Sunday, October 22, 2017
5k Certified Run 8:00am, 10k Certified Run 8:15am, 2mi fun run/walk 8:45am. On-site registration opens at 6:30am. Live music, pancake breakfast, and Healthy Lifestyles Fair!

Early Bird Race is over ...
Happy Valley Huskies won the registration contest with the most registered runners as of midnight on October 7th. Springhill Scorpions won the volunteer signups. Congratulations to both schools as they will receive separate check just for winning the contests.
NOW onto the next contest as there is an additional $500 check to be issued to the school that finishes race day with the most registrations. Register today to make your registration count! 

1.    Happy Valley Elementary
2.    Springhill Elementary
3.    Lafayette Elementary tied for 3rd
3.    Burton Valley Elementary tied for 3rd
5.    Stanley Middle School
6.    Campolindo High School
7.    Acalanes High School
8.    Miramonte High School  

Lafayette Res Run for Education
Thank you to our sponsors for their continued community support.
Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation  Oakwood Athletic Club Dirito Brothers Walnut Creek

Chris Swim - Tracy Keaton Pacific Union Realty, A Runner's Mind, Cobain Orthodontics, Diablo Foods, Dudum Real Estate, EBMUD, East Bay Oral Surgery, Evergood, Forma Gym Turkey Trot, Lamorinda Tooth Buds, Lafayette Car Wash & Detail Center, LoveBugs! State Farm - Kelley Reed.
Please stop by our Healthy Lifestyle Fair and visit our participating vendor booths: Lafayette Physical Therapy, Stat Med, Roughing It Day Camp, Behymer & Steel Chiropractic, Leigh Creekside Park, Kind Snacks, US Cryotherapy- Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Animal Services, LPIE (Lafayette Partners in Education), The Learning Space, Sunrise Rotary and Urban Remedy.  

For more information contact Sara at Sara@LafayetteChamber.org.

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Lafayette Fire Relief Fund

Luminance Vision Optometry Ribbon Cutting at Luminance Vision Optometry
Thursday, October 19, 5:30pm, 3444 Mt Diablo Blvd., Lafayette

The Chamber welcomes Luminance Vision Optometry ! Join us for a Ribbon Cutting at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 19. An opening party will be held from 5pm-7:30pm. Luminance Vision Optometry is located at 3444 Mt Diablo Blvd.
KKDV Coffee Break Ultimate Coffee Break at Phoenix Skincare & Waxing
Monday, October 23, 10am, 1080 Carol Lane #263

Join us for a KKDV Ultimate Coffee Break at Phoenix Skincare & Waxing's new location, 1080 Carol Lane #263. Delicious coffee and "bundtinis" will be served!
Update your Contact Information, Advertising Opportunities for our 2018 Directory!   
Look for a letter in the mail with a form to update your contact information for the 2018 Lafayette Chamber Directory. There is also a flyer about advertising in the Directory - space sells out quickly! We will be mailing the directory in the 1st quarter of 2017.

News & Announcements 
Are You Maximizing Your Executive Compensation? 
If you or someone you know receive stock options and/or restricted stock from your employer, or have access to a non-qualified deferred compensation plan, you will not want to miss this class where you will learn to maximize these benefits and minimize their tax impact.  The class is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:00 PM at the Lafayette Community Center and the cost is $30.  To learn more and register for this class, visit bit.ly/execcomp1017 (register early - space is limited). 

Appointments Training, California Women Lead
Ever considered getting involved in your local community as an appointee to a board or commission? Want to know more about how about the process works? How do you access the application? Where to find vacancies? How do you navigate the process? Who can help? Join California Women Lead and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker for an appointments training to learn the process that one takes to be appointed to a board/commission/committee at the local and state level - October, 12, 6:30pm, Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Other speakers include Mona Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Rachel Michelin, Executive Director/CEO, California Women Lead; current Gubernatorial Appointee. This training is free and open to the public. No admittance without prior RSVP. To RSVP click here.

CoCo San Sustainable Farm Event - DRAWDOWN: How to Reverse Global Warming   
Saturday, October 14, 11am-2pm, Urban Farm, 5500 Imhoff Drive, Martinez  
Learn how YOU can help reverse global warming. Conservation, stabilization, mitigation, slowing, reduction are not enough! We must DRAWDOWN by engaging in activities that reverse global warming! CoCo San Sustainable Farm is modeling practices that sink atmospheric carbon into soil. The farm models other practices that dramatically reduce greenhouse gases caused by Agriculture and the Food System. Event includes healthy lunch by Cindy Gershen and Mt. Diablo Unified School District Culinary students. Wear a hat! Register here.

  Lamorinda Arts Alliance Art Show & Sale
Saturday, October 14, 11am-4pm, Lafayette Christian Church, 584 Glenside Drive
Lamorinda Arts Alliance is holding their annual Art Show & Sale. For more information click here.

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 14, 11am-6pm, Locust Street between Mt. Diablo Blvd and Civic Dr.
Walnut Creek's 3rd annual Oktoberfest is a FREE family friendly festival recreating the traditional Fall German celebration.  Oktoberfest includes over 50 vendors, a Bier Garden featuring dozens of favorite brews, gourmet food booths, live music stages, harvest themed arts and crafts, and Kinder Platz with games and activities for children. For more information click here .
Notes4Hope Presents Mat Kearney Breast Cancer Prevention Concert at the Bruns Theatre
Saturday, October 14, 5:30pm Doors Open, 7pm Show, Bruns Amphitheater
Featuring Mat Kearney with Luce and performances by CD4Hope 2017 Artists. Proceeds from the concert support breast cancer prevention and the San Francisco-based Breast Cancer Prevention Partners. For more info and tickets, click hereView Flyer.

Hearts for Hope Youth Homes 9th Annual Hearts for Hope
Saturday, October 14, 6pm Cocktail Reception and Auction, 7pm Dinner and Program, Diablo Country Club, Diablo, CA
Join us as a community to empower traumatized youth to lead independent and healthy lives. Hearts for Hope ticket sales will be closing soon -- don't miss out on what is sure to be a memorable and meaningful evening! Guests will enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and have the opportunity to bid on exciting auction items. Click here to purchase your tickets to Hearts for Hope. Can't make it? Show your support by purchasing raffle tickets! Tickets may be purchased by calling the Youth Homes office at: 935-949-5489, or email us at: give@youthomes.org.

Vendors still being accepted for Bay Area Kids' Book Fair THIS SUNDAY, October 15
 Bay Area Festivals is still accepting sponsors and exhibitors for the 2nd annual free Bay Area Kids' Book Fair on the Oct. 14-15 weekend. The East Bay Fair is on Sunday, Oct. 15, 10am-3pm at Acalanes High School in Lafayette. Learn more at www.BayAreaKidsBookFair.com.

6th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration
Sunday, October 15, 11am-3pm, Lafayette Community Garden, 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd., across from Lafayette Reservoir
Join the Lafayette Community Garden for the 6th Annual Fall Harvest Celebration. Come visit the garden and share in the annual harvest celebration. There will be a tour from 11:30 to 12:30. There will also be games, crafts, snacks music and more!

Women's Wellness 101
Monday, October 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Ball Auditorium at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek
Assemblywoman Baker is hosting a women's health event in partnership with John Muir Health called Women's Wellness 101. The event is on Monday, October 16th from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Ball Auditorium at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. The event will include a panel comprising of a cardiologist, a breast cancer physician, and a Ob/Gyn doctor. We will also have blood pressure screenings and a self-breast exam booth. View Flyer.

"Kicking off the Holiday Season" Canned Food Drive: Oct 16 - 27
This fall, RecycleSmart with Republic Services is partnering with the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano to collect food for people in our community who may not have enough to eat. Your donation makes a real difference to people in our community who may not have enough to eat. Please drop off any canned food you would like to donate in the labeled barrels at the locations listed here between October 16-27.

$1500 Waste Reduction Grant is Now Accepting Applications
Republic Services will award a community waste reduction project within the RecycleSmart service area with a $1,500 grant. Projects must be related to recycling, composting or other waste-reduction initiatives. These can be new projects or existing projects that need some help expanding. Applications are now open - please complete the online application form by October 20. www.ContraCostaRecycles.com.

Contra Costa County Strategic Prevention Plan
Thursday, October 19, 5:30pm-7:45pm
Come join fellow Lamorinda community members on October 19 from 5:30-7:45 to help with the creation of the 2018-2023 Contra Costa County Strategic Prevention Plan. The plan dictates where the County's  prevention efforts will be focused when it comes to reducing underage substance use and prescription drug misuse and abuse. The ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team) Lamorinda Coalition follows this Strategic Prevention Plan. View Flyer.

Your Gut and your Health
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm-8:15pm, BodyZing Fitness Center, 3385 Mt Diablo Blvd
Leaky gut, microbiome, second brain, probiotics... what does it all mean? Learn how your gut impacts your health in a big way... and how to support healthy gut function. Reserve your seat at: www.bzgut.eventbrite.com. View Flyer.
Office Space for Rent

Mt. Diablo Terrace - 3466-3470 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Ste B-115; 1,510sq ft, 3 private offices, free parking, walk to BART. Contact Mark Hutchinson, (415) 981-0800 or mhutchinson@dunhillpartnerswest.com. View Flyer.
Lafayette Historical Society Speaker Series, Lafayette's History Through Modern Media  
Sunday, October 15, 2pm-3pm, Library Community Hall
Mark Harrigan, avid local historian and the first baby born at Kaiser in Walnut Creek, will share his vast collection of photos and newspaper articles about the history of Lafayette and Contra Costa. All ages. Donation Requested: $10 LHS members; $15 non-members. Kids under 14 free with paying adult. For more information and to register, please call 925-283-1848 or Lafayette.History@comcast.net.

New! Storytime Yoga 
Monday, October 16, Homework Center
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM  Babies, Toddlers (ages 0-3)
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM  Preschoolers (ages 3-6) Build your body, build your brain through stories that integrate yoga, reading and fun! Come in costume to this special Halloween-themed yoga storytime. For more information and to register click HERE for babies or HERE for preschoolers.
Makey Makey Operation
Wednesday, October 25, 3:30pm-5:00pm, Teen Center
Make & play your own Operation game! Register at tinyurl.com/lafmakeyoperation.


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Lafayette Res Run for Education
Sunday, October 22, 6:30am-10:30am
Join us for the 25th Annual Lafayette Reservoir Run on Sunday, October 22, 2017! Learn more about this race for 2 mile, 5k and 10k participants here.
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October Mixer at Mechanic's Bank
Wednesday, October 25, 5:30pm-7pm, 3649 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Join us for Octoberfest!! Our October Mixer will be held at Mechanic's Bank on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:30pm-7pm. Mechanic's Bank is located at 3640 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.

Coffee with the Mayor
Friday, October 27, 8am-9am, 3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Room 265
Join us for Coffee with Lafayette Mayor Mike Anderson on Friday morning at 8am at the Lafayette City Offices, 3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Room 265.

Trick or Treat Street 2017 Trick or Treat Street
Friday, October 27, 4pm-6pm, Downtown Lafayette
For a fun, safe Halloween event, children and their parents are invited to Trick-or-Treat on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday, October 27, 2017. All participating businesses will display a "Trick-or-Treat Poster" and balloons. Please come in costume to receive a special treat. Don't forget to bring a Trick-or-Treat bag.

Ribbon Cutting at J. McLaughlin
Thursday, November 2, 5:30pm-6pm, 3547 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Join us on Thursday, November 2 at 5:30pm for a Ribbon Cutting at the new Lafayette store, J. McLaughlin. They are located at 3547 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Thanksgiving Community Breakfast
Friday, November 17, 7am-8:30am, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center
Save the date for our annual Thanksgiving Breakfast! This year, the breakfast will be held at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center. The event will be catered by Jeff Assadi of La Finestra! Music provided by Wendy Tamis, Harpist. More details and a signup form coming soon!

Check out our event page and see what opportunities are available for your business this year.  The Lafayette Res Run for Education is October 22.  Trick or Treat Street is Friday, October 27. 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