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Local Events Not To Miss
This is our August issue of "Local Events Not to Miss".   
 
If you have a non-profit or fundraising event in August we would be happy to include you in our September issue - please submit your event by August 25 via our content submission form.

July 31 - Sustainable Lafayette presents "With My Own Two Wheels"

Sustainable Lafayette presents "With My Own Two Wheels" - Thursday, July 31st - 6:30pm - Lafayette Library & Learning Center. For many Americans, the bicycle is a choice. An expensive toy. An eco-conscious mode of transportation. For countless others across the globe, it is much more. For Fred, a health worker in Zambia, the bicycle is a means of reaching twice as many patients. For Bharati, a teenager in India, it provides access to education. For Mirriam, a disabled Ghanaian woman, working on bicycles is an escape from the stigma attached to disabled people in her community. For Carlos, a farmer in Guatemala, pedal power is a way to help neighbors reduce their impact on the environment. For Sharkey, a young man in California, the bicycle is an escape from the gangs that consume so many of his peers. With My Own Two Wheels weaves together the experiences of these five individuals into a single story about how the bicycle can change the world-one pedal stroke at a time. Free snacks, cookies, coffee, and refreshments will be served at each movie and special guest speakers will be included when possible. $10 donation requested. $5 for students. For more information visit their website.

In This Issue
July 30 - August 24 - Pygmalion

Cal Shakes presents George Bernards Shaw's Pygmalion directed by Jonathan Moscone from July 30 - August 24. Time and time again, Moscone brings the best out of Shaw. And Pygmalion is one of Shaw's best, delivering the sexiest, strongest, and most charming of heroines, with some of his most incisive political commentary to boot. Forget everything you know about Eliza Doolittle-this fair lady is her own. Visit their website for more information and to buy tickets.

July 31 - August 21 - Moraga Summer Concert
Series
 
You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of the Moraga Park and Recreation Foundation will even cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm. Concerts start at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm. Check their website for a list of dates and featured music.
  

    

August 4 - August 7 - Live Jazz Concerts at Lamorinda Music
 
Locally and nationally known musicians are in town for the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop for Jazz Musicians and Lamorinda Music has provided a venue for them to share their talent with you. Traditionally these concerts are standing room only so come early and come often. The Monday, August 4 concert features Kyle Athayde & Bob Athayde. The Tuesday, August 5 concert features DebbiePoryes Quintet with Kasey Knudsen, Erik Jekabson, Peter Barshay and Deszon Claiborne.  The Thursday, August 7 concert features Febers & Friends with Alan Ferber, Mark Ferber, Peter Barshay, Erick Jekabson, Kasey Knudsen and Douglas Yates. Concerts will be held for 8:00pm-9:30pm at Lamorinda Music in the Big Room Theatre, 81 Lafayette Circle. Suggested donation: $10 per concert. Tickets sold at the door. 
 
August 4 - August 8 - Meeting Nature Through Miwok Eyes

The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is holding a weeklong adventure, Meeting Nature Through Miwok Eyes, for children ages 8 to 12 (min 6/max 12). It will provide an immersion into the abundant world of nature as experienced by the local Native American Tribe, the Saclan/Miwoks. Youth and openhearted adults will live as tribal members adopting Native American names and cultural observances. We will use what nature has provided for tools, meals, clothing and shelter. The last morning will conclude with a tribal sharing of food and ceremony with guests. Educator, Peggy Magilen, will lead this experience assisted by other members of the Community Garden. The class is $50 material fee per camper. The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Register at www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org.


 

August 5 - August 12 - Orinda Summer Concert Series


 

Enjoy the last two Orinda Summer Concert Series on Tuesday nights, 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way. Food and beverages available from. Check their website for a list of dates and featured music.


 

August 5 - September 6 - Making the Everyday Unique: Functional Clay and Glass from ACGA exhibit

The Association of Clay and Glass Artists is holding their annual juried exhibition at the Lafayette Art Gallery from August 5 - September 6. The show is juried by John Toki, noted ceramic sculptor and retired faculty member California College of the Arts. The Lafayette Art Gallery will be showing some of the best functional ceramics and glassware that California artists have created, including tea pots, casseroles, bowls, serving dishes and vases from over 20 selected artists. The ACGA will also be holding a reception at the Gallery on August 8, from 5:30 - 8 PM. The Gallery is located at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open Tues.-Sat. 11am-5pm and Sun. 11am-2pm. The more information visit their website
 
August 9 - Composting 101
 
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is hold a free class on Composting 101 on August 9 from 3:30pm-5:00pm.Presented by the Contra Costa County Waste Authority, Linda Mizes returns to the garden to share her expertise on home composting.  Learn how easy it is to enrich your soil and reduce your waste while letting nature do the work.  You'll leave with all the information you need to start a simple home composting system, as well as how to use the compost in your garden.  Methods of simple vermiculture (worm composting) will also be covered and you'll learn ways to use worm castings and tea. A $5 donation to support our education programs is appreciated. The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Register at www.wastediversion.org.   
 
August 13 - Nourishment for a Healthy and Happy Family

The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is hold a free class on Nourishment for a Healthy and Happy Family on August 13 from 7pm-8:30pm. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to make the best food choices for their families. Topics include the importance of good nutrition, nutritional bandits and superheroes, nutrition claims and labels, nutrient rich snack ideas, fostering healthy eating habits, food allergies, supplementation and much more. Attendees will also get a taste of a yummy, nutritious snack along with the recipe to make at home. If you have children, plan to have children, or if you are expecting, you won't want to miss this! A $5 donation to support our education programs is appreciated. The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center is located at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd.Register at www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org.
 
 
August 16 - 6th Annual Symposium - "Aging by Design"

Lafayette Community Foundation invites you and your friends to the 6th Annual Symposium
"Aging by Design" - a morning symposium and conversation with over 40 vendors and
aging xxperts to share current choices. The symposium will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 9am to 12pm (registation opens at 8am) at the Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Road, Lafayette, California 94549.

August 16 - Lafayette Art Gallery Artists' Market
 
From 11 am - 5 pm the Forge courtyard at the Lafayette Art Gallery will be transformed into an inviting outdoor market place with artists displaying and demonstrating their art. At each market we will feature the art of as many as seven gallery artists, with additional invited artists participating. The public will have a wide range of work from which to choose. Have lunch at a local restaurant, then visit the outdoor marketplace. Lafayette Art Gallery located at The Forge, 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. For more information visit their website
   
August Chamber Events
 
NO Entrepreneur's Club, Green Committee or Business Forum/Governmental Affairs Meetings in August.

August 14 - Ribbon Cutting at Indigo & Poppy - 5:00pm - 1009 Oak Hill Rd (old Blockbuster building)

Mark you calendar:  

19th Annual Art & Wine Festival - Saturday, September 20 & Sunday, September 21

22nd Annual Reservoir Run - Sunday, October 26

 


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