The Intuitive Writing Project - Summer Light Night Write
Don't miss our next "Night Write" event for girls: Saturday, August 18th from 7-9PM at Rechic 101, 101 Orinda Way, Orinda. It's part writing class, part poetry slam—and lit entirely by candles! (As magical as this poster, which was designed by one of our amazing students, Julia Lima.) All girls are welcome (ages 13-18) but if your daughter is not currently a TIWP student, contact
to RSVP! $10 at the door.
Monument Crisis Center Celebrates 15 Year Milestone with “15 Reasons to Give” campaign
Monument Crisis Center (MCC) is celebrating its 15th Anniversary this month and as part of this milestone, they have started a fundraising campaign to allow them to help and support even more families in need in Contra Costa County. Contributions can be made by visiting
and selecting Donate or Text MCC to 41444. Donations can be one time, monthly or annually and the campaign runs through August 31, 2018.
Monument Crisis Center will be hosting a 15th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 12 to 3 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m. and the entire community is invited. There will be refreshments provided by Stella’s Catering of Danville and San Marco Event Center in Bay Point, music by DJ Adam Barrera of Rhythm Masters – Maestros de Ritmo and tours of the facility throughout the afternoon. For more information visit
Lamorinda Idol Finals!
Sunday, August 19, 11:00am-7:30pm, Orinda Theatre
The highlight of the Lamorinda Idol program is the Finals Performance that takes place August 19th at the Orinda Theatre from 11:00-7:30. Lamorinda Idol finalists in soloist and group categories will compete at this free event throughout the day, culminating in the Lamorinda Idol 2018 winners being crowned in the elementary, middle and high school categories at 7pm. Audience members are an important part of the voting and will have the chance to cast votes for their favorite Lamorinda finalists on August 19th. Audience votes, combined with feedback from a panel of musically experienced judges, will determine who will be crowned 2018 Lamorinda Idols. For a full list of the Finalists and Runners-Up,
Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office Community Academy
District Attorney Diana Becton announces today that the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office will launch a Community Academy this September. The goal of the academy will be to strengthen community relations and provide residents a better understanding of our criminal justice system. The academy is free with no cost open to residents who live or work in Contra Costa County. Individuals must complete an application and background check when they apply. The application period ends on August 20. Applications are available at our office, community partners and from our
. Finished applications can be emailed to
Brooks Note Wine & Food Pairing Dinner at Yankee Pier
Tuesday, August 21, 6pm-8pm
Twenty-first Annual California Independent Film Festival
The California Independent Film Festival will be celebrating its 21st festival in Lamorinda from August 24 to August 30, at the Rheem and Orinda Theatres. The Opening Night celebration kicks off at the Rheem Theatre on Friday, August 24 at 6:00PM with an international style reception followed by the World Premiere of the Austrian film, The Salzburg Story. This is the first time in CAIFF’s history that the opening film is international and a world premiere. The Director, Alexander Peter Lercher and three cast members will be in attendance. Over the weekend (August 25 and 26) the film festival will be at the Orinda Theatre with several short programs, documentaries, feature films, iron filmmaker contest, composer contest and celebrity guest tributes, including Leonard Maltin, Mindy Sterling and Doug Jones. The remaining four days (August 27 - 30) the festival returns to its home at the Rheem Theatre with feature films, a Bay Area showcase and a comedy shorts program from Canada. CAIFF has something for everyone in films from around the world. This year 13 countries are represented. Tickets are available online at
or at the Orinda and Rheem Theatre box offices.
Class of 1968 Acalanes High School 50th Class Reunion
August 24, 25 & 26
Friday, August 24: Golf Tournament at Boundary Oak, Tour of Acalanes, No host cocktails at El Charro at 4pm. Saturday, August 25: Main event at Orinda Country Club. Sunday, August 26: Picnic at the Lafayette Reservoir. Register at
. Join the facebook page
. For more information contact Chuck Baumann at
Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour!
Saturday, August 25 from 11 am to 1:30 pm
Join Lafayette mom Lauren McCabe Herpich founder of Local Food Adventures, the East Bay's BEST WALKING TOUR by Diablo Magazine, for a guided lunch filled with food, fun and interesting local history you probably never knew! Great for newbies wanting to learn about their new home or a veteran wanting to support small business. Chamber members save 10% off using code LAFAYETTECHAMBER. Book at
Lafayette Home Owners Council Sponsors Candidates Night for Lafayette City Council (2 seats open) and Lafayette School District Board (4 seats open)
Thursday, September 20, 7pm, Lafayette Veterans Memorial Center, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette friends and neighbors are invited to Candidates Night 2018. EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Lafayette will possibly have contested elections for both its City Council’s two seats and its four Lafayette School District Governing Board seats. We are expecting many participants and feel honored to present each of the candidates and their issues to our residents. Attending our Candidates Night has proven the perfect way to get questions asked before voting. [And do remember, the minutes after this meeting can be spent letting LHC Board members know what topics your HOA or neighborhood would like to have discussed/presented for our upcoming 2018-2019 General Meetings.) For more information, contact
Performing Academy - Space Available
Performing Academy is offering a special discount to Chamber of Commerce members looking for a space for teaching classes, teaching workshops, holding an off sight event, team building events, etc. For information visit
American Red Cross Blood Drive
August 30, 10am-4pm, Lafayette Community Center-Jennifer Russell Building, 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette
Lafayette is holding a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross.
Now Hiring - LLLCF Rental Operations Manager
The Rental and Operations Manager is a full time position reporting directly to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation’s (LLLCF) Executive Director. In this position you will manage room rentals (60%), provide administrative support (20%) and assist with the facilitation of Foundation programs and other events (20%). Duties and responsibilities may be expanded at the discretion of the Executive Director. Please contact Beth Needel at
for more information.