Taking Care of You: Nutrition and Stress Management for Busy Moms
Tuesday, October 9, 7pm-9pm, Comprehensive Wellness, 110 La Casa Via, Suite 205, Walnut Creek
Celeste Johnson, NC and Rebecca Berke, BCH will be giving important information about how to make your life happy, healthy, productive and .....do it with confidence. Whatever your life entails, having young children, teenagers or those almost launched, life can be stressful. Often times women are the last to get care in the household. We will share strategies for stress/anxiety management, as well as talk about foods that enhance how our brain works and how we feel. We will learn about:
* Relaxation techniques for focus, energy and creativity
* Strategies for calm confidence to be with us more often
* Foods that improve our mood and give the most energy
* Foods for individual benefits including alertness, better sleep, clear skin, and better digestion
* The knowledge of blood sugar "highs and lows" to manage your personal diet
* Plenty of ideas for snacks, easy meals and eating out on the run
Disability Educational Forum
Wednesday, October 10, 10am-noon, Lafayette Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Road, Lafayette
Attend to hear each candidate answer questions about issues specifically affecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Catharine Baker will speak at 10:00; Rebecca Bauer-Kahan at 11:00. For more information, contact the Consumer Action Committee at
, or call Jason Parks at (925) 383-3443.
Lamorinda Entrepreneurs presents Open Mic Night
Wednesday, October 10, 6:30pm Networking, 7pm Open Mic
Do you have a particular business problem nagging you? Or, a new business opportunity intriguing you? Lamorinda Entrepreneurs again presents our ever-popular Open Mic Night. Come take the stage and let group problem solving help clarify your thinking. Open Mic Night is a unique opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs, while presenting your issue for immediate feedback from fellow business people. All attendees are invited to sign up for a 5 minute spot to take the mic and share a current challenge, opportunity, or breakthrough in a collaborative, supportive setting. Group members will share insights, thoughts, and advice with each presenter. And, if you prefer to simply attend and listen, all comers are welcome! Come join us-- there's collective power and knowledge in our community of entrepreneurs and business people! $10.
Tickets available on Eventbrite.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 6:30 pm, Shannon Community Center, Ambrose Hall, 11600 Shannon Avenue, Dublin
Please join California Women Lead and Assemblywoman Catharine Baker for an appointments training to learn the process that one should take to be appointed to a board/commission/committee at the local and state level.
Learn more and register here.
Networking Round Tables by Lamorinda Business Women [LABWO]
Friday, October 12, 9am to 11am, St. Marks United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda
Meet Fellow Lamorinda Businesswomen, Exchange Valuable Ideas, Make New Connections in our Community. Join us for a dynamic group networking experience. We will rotate and mix in groups to discuss relevant business questions and get to know more about each other and our businesses! Each group will have a Steering Committee host who will facilitate the discussion allowing the participants to engage, share their experiences and be inspired. Please
by Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The 5th Annual Art of Mixology
Saturday, October 13, 4:30pm-7pm, Orinda Theatre Square
It's Lamorinda Arts Council's largest fundraiser of the year! With an anticipated crowd of over 300 attendees, the event will host over 20 bartenders creating luscious craft cocktails competing for the Mixologist of the Year, Top Amateur, Audience Favorite and the Art of Staging Award (Table Decorating). Audience members sample over 20 craft cocktails and vote for their favorites. Learn more at
Speaker Series: “The Bay Miwok Saklan in Lafayette”
Sunday, October 14, 2pm-3pm, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Community Hall
James M. “Doc” Hales will tell use how the Bay Miwok Saklan Native Americans made use of edible, medicinal, ceremonial, and plentiful plants and wildlife in their Lafayette and Walnut Creek villages. James will bring his mini museum of artifacts to his presentation. Donation Requested: $10.00 LHS members; $15.00 non-members – Kids under 14 free with paying adult. For questions or reservations please call (925) 283-1848 or email
Learn more here.
Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic
Monday, October 15, Moraga Country Club
The Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic at the Moraga Country Club is sponsored by Lafayette Rotary and will be held on October 15, 2018. Registration will open at 10am with use of the driving range. The event will begin at 12pm with a shotgun start and a box lunch.
Proceeds from The Lafayette Rotary Golf Classic are used to support a variety of charities in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. The tournament concludes at 4:30pm and participants can join us for cocktails and then dinner.
Town Hall Theatre special screening of An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Tuesday, October 16, Pre movie reception starts at 6:30 pm - Movie at 7pm - Q&A at 8:45, Town Hall Theatre 3535 School St., Lafayette
On Tuesday, October 16th, Sustainable Lafayette and the Town Hall Theatre are co-hosting a special showing of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.” Ten years after the Academy Award-winning An Inconvenient Truth brought climate change to the forefront of mainstream culture, former Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight to educate the next generation of climate champions. On the heels of the Global Climate Action Summit conclusion, come watch this eye-opening and compelling follow up, then join a question and answer session after the film with local climate leaders personally trained by Gore to learn what they are doing in our community and why they are hopeful that Californians can make a difference.
Learn more here.
Risk-Taking Behavior and the Dangers of Vaping for our Kids
Tuesday, October 16th at 7:00 in the Stanley Multi-Use Room
The Lafayette School District Parent Education Committee (DPEC) is proud to present the upcoming parent education event.
• Learn about how we can support our children around current dangerous trends and health risks
• Learn the truth about vaping/Juuling
• Better understand what causes students to engage in risky behavior
• What can we do to help children make healthy choices?
Parents of students of all ages welcome – presentation is geared for parents of 3rd to 8th graders. Free admission - Adults only, please.
Lamorinda Moms & Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith Promote How to Talk to Kids About Race
Tuesday, October 16, 7pm-9pm, Orinda Intermediate School
Broaching the topic of race with children can be challenging. Many of us do not even know how to begin to start such an important, complicated subject without feeling anxious about whether we are doing it right. Lamorinda Moms is proud to present to the community respected psychologist Dr. Allison Briscoe-Smith, who will advise us on how to communicate with children about this sensitive and timely issue. The cost to attend is $20 for non-members, $10 members, $10 for spouses/partners of members, and $10 for school teachers and admin. For discount code, email
. Tickets can be purchased
Beyond Measure presented by The Saklan School
Thursday, October 18, 6:30pm-9pm, Lafayette Veteran's Hall, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd
The Saklan School is pleased to host a screening of “Beyond Measure”, by Reel Link Films on Thursday, October 18 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Lafayette Veteran’s Hall, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Imagine an education system that values personal growth over test scores. Inquiry over mimicry. Passion over rankings. What if we decide that the purpose of school is not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? For more info or to rsvp visit:
Art Moves Project Encased: Presented
Friday, October 19, Performances at 4:30 and 6:30 pm, Lafayette Plaza Park
Our 2018 public presentation of Art Moves Project happens Friday, October 19th, in Lafayette Plaza Park because of you, our earliest donors and supporters. Encased: Presented, Art installation with dance. Performances at 4:30 and 6:30 pm.
Encased: Presented is the collaborative work of choreographer Yukie Fujimoto with No Strings Attached Dance Company, musician Marquisse Moore and architect Lara Dutto and explores "What surrounds you?" AMP is free and open to all so join us on October 19th! (Note: Raindate Saturday, October 20th) Follow and share @artmovesproject.
Food Business Entrepreneur Training Academy - FREE Workshops in October & November
Thinking of launching a food product or opening a restaurant/cafe? Learn the critical aspects of how to start and succeed in the specialty food business! The Alameda County SBDC and the Alameda County Community Development Agency offer a free 10-part series on "Running Your Own Food Business" for participants interested to launch and grow food businesses. In this series, you will learn the basics to start and grow your own food business. Do you have a great idea and a burning desire to start a food business, but don't know how? This series will help turn your idea into reality. Participants who attend eight of the ten sessions will earn a Certificate of Completion. Space is limited - No Cost to Attend. Mondays and Wednesdays, October 22nd - November 28th (*10/31 is Halloween replaced by 11/1, *11/12 is Veteran's Day replaced by 11/13) First Session: Dublin Civic Center, Regional Meeting Room, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin CA 94568
[All classes are at Dublin City Hall - Regional Meeting Room will be the primary room, 3 sessions will be held in Council Chambers - indicated below]
10/22/18 Class 1: Concept (mission/vision/values)
10/24/18 Class 2: Operating Models [Held in City Hall, Council Chambers]
10/29/18 Class 3: Consumer Packaged Goods & Food Service Models
11/1/18* Class 4: Understanding Costs (cash/profit) [Held in City Hall, Council Chambers]
11/5/18 Class 5: Operations [Held in City Hall, Council Chambers]
11/7/18 Class 6: Marketing Communications
11/13/18* Class 7: Financial Projections
11/14/18 Class 8: Legalities & Resources
11/26/18 Class 9: Funding Your Company
11/28/18 Class 10: Your Business Plan
The 2018 Annual Holiday Open House at The Nut Factory
Come by The Nut Factory on October 25, 10am-4pm or October 27, 10am-4pm for a Holiday Open House. All paid orders placed during the Open House will receive a discount. See the Holiday Gift selections and sample wonderful nuts, candies and gourmet treats. The Nut Factory is located at 3477 Golden Gate Way, Lafayette.
LLLCF Board of Trustees Opportunities
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation is once again looking for applicants to fill openings on its Board of Trustees for two year terms. Applications are available at
. Please visit the
for information on the duties and responsibilities of a board of trustee member. Applications are being accepted now through October 2018. Interviews will occur thereafter. Please return the application to: LLLCF 3491 Mt. Diablo, Suite 214, Lafayette, 94549. For additional information call (925) 283-6513, ext 104.
Lafayette Professionals Group
November 5, 5:30pm, one hour presentation beginning at 6pm, Mechanics Bank, 3640 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Are you concerned about the national and local economy and the changes that may be happening soon? If so, please join the Lafayette Professionals Group for a valuable presentation: National & Local Economic Changes. We will have two speakers speaking on the national economic changes and local Lafayette news and economic changes.
- David Wissinger, SVP, Senior Investment Manager at Mechanics Bank, will discuss national economic changes.
- Jay Lifson, Executive Director at Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, will talk about local economic changes.
There will be light refreshments, riveting presentations, and an opportunity for networking. Due to Bank hours, please do not arrive before 5:30 PM. RSVP:
Veteran Entrepreneurs - Small Business Boot Camp
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 10am-2pm; Lunch included, Pleasant Hill campus, 321 Golf Club Rd. Diablo Room
Whether you have already launched your own business or if you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure what to do next, the Small Business Boot Camp will give you the tools and know-how you need to jump-start and grow your venture. If you are a veteran starting a new business or interested in growing your existing business, you'll want to attend this dynamic event hosted by Diablo Valley College and the Sentinels of Freedom. This free event is specifically for veteran entrepreneurs, but spouses and/or business partners are welcome to attend as well. Register today to save your spot. Registering in advance also helps align our speakers to your desired business area.
Learn more here.