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Local Events Not To Miss
This is our February, 2015 issue of "Local Events Not to Miss".   
 
If you have a non-profit or fundraising event in March, 2015 we would be happy to include you in our February issue - please submit your event by February, 23 via our content submission form.

Now - February 14 - Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery Presents "Julie Schumer:Without Hesitation" Exhibit

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery Presents "Julie Schumer:Without Hesitation" Exhibit from January 10 - February 14. Julie Schumer, long time resident of Orinda, CA. now living and exhibiting her art in Santa Fe New Mexico returns home for a solo show.  Julie says "This body of work represents an experiment in alla prima painting. Wet layers of paint are quickly applied to still wet layers underneath. One must work quickly, spontaneously and without hesitation. The idea is to trust your hand." Reception: Saturday, January 10 from 6pm-8pm. Gallery Hours: Tuesday -Saturday 11am-5pm. Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery is located at 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd. For more information call 284-1485 or visit their website.

Now - February 28 - Lafayette Art Gallery - "Voyages" Exhibit

The Lafayette Art Gallery continues exhibition, "Voyages,"  In February our Featured Artists will be Marsha Ramp and Susan Erickson. Lafayette Art Gallery is located at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sunday. For more information call 284-2788 or visit their website.

Now - February 14 - Lafayette Art Gallery hosts "A Jewelry Extravaganza! Baubles and Bling!"

From January 27th though February 14,Valentines Day, the Lafayette Art Gallery will be hosting a special Jewelry exhibit "A Jewelry Extravaganza! Baubles and Bling!" The reception will be Friday, Feb. 6, 5:30 - 7 PM, just in time for you to pick up that special piece of jewelry for that special person for Valentines Day! Lafayette Art Gallery is located at 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open 11am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sunday. For more information call 284-2788 or visit their website.

Now - March 7 - Town Hall Theater Gallery Presents Beyond the Brush

Town Hall Theater Gallery Presents Beyond the Brush from January 10 - March 7 - Tuesday-Friday from 4pm-6pm and Saturday from 2pm-4pm. , There will be a reception on February 8 from 3pm-5pm. Town Hall Theater in association with the Lamorinda Arts Alliance is proud to announce the opening of its latest art exhibit, Beyond the Brush. Beyond the Brush is a collection of East Bay women who gather each month to critique, share and support one another as they grow as artists. Town Hall Theater Gallery is located at 3535 School Street.

February 1, 8, 15 & 22 - Weekly Family Bike Ride to Moraga Commons

On Sunday, February 1, 8, 15 & 22 from 9am-11:30am join other local families for a fun, casual bike ride to Moraga Commons and back. The ride is recommended for 7yrs and up but bring the little ones in a trailer or on your bike. They'll have fun playing at the Commons. We're usually back at Stanley by 11:15. Snacks and water are encouraged. Meet  on the Lafayette-Moraga Trail at Stanley Middle School.

February 6-7 - Diablo Ballet presents Enticing Beauty

Diablo Ballet's 21st Season continues with Enticing Beauty February 6-7, 2015 at the Del Valle Theatre in Walnut Creek. The performances, which place the audience within close proximity of the stage, feature live music and a lively, interactive Q&A with the dancers hosted by local celebrity moderators. Performances will be on Friday, February 6 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, February 7 at 2:00 pm at Del Valle Theatre, 1963 Tice Valley Boulevard, Walnut Creek, CA 94596.  Purchase tickets online at www.LesherArtsCenter.org or by calling (925) 943-7469.  

February 7-28 - Town Hall Theatre presents Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
 
Town Hall Theatre presents Angels in America: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner, directed by Joel Roster. Previews February 5 & 6. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the first part of Tony Kushner's epic masterpiece takes place in Reagan-era New York and Washington as the AIDS epidemic awakens America. A fantasia of fierce political drama, heartbreaking intensity and biting humor, "Angels" makes its long-overdue debut on the Town Hall stage. Rated R. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website.

February 18 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop
 
"Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop. Let's put your business on the Google Map for Local Search. It's time to claim & optimize your Google Plus Local Business Profile. Google Plus Local replaced Google Maps and "Google Local". If you've claimed either in the past, it's time to update. This is particularly important for businesses with brick and mortar locations.

Wednesday, February 18 at 8am. Workshop location: Lafayette Library and Learning Center's Arts & Science Classroom, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette (Enter from Plaza, off First Street).

Free, but Limited Seating - Reservations Recommended
Online Registration: bit.ly/LafayetteChamber
Or Email: workshops@lafayettechamber.org
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069

February 20 - Best of CAIFF - Founders Night

Founders Night on Friday, February 20 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the Rheem Theatre is your chance to see the BEST films shown so far in CAIFF Film Festival's 17 year history. Sometimes it's a night of Shorts. Other evening it might be a Feature film with one or two shorts, etc. Come in to be surprised! Visit their website for more information and  to buy your tickets.

February 21 - March 21 - Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery presents "Flesh and Mind" Exhibit

Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery at 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette: Opening reception on February 21, 6PM-8PM for "Flesh and Mind", a free group art exhibit featuring Kerry Sorenson, Polly Frizzell and Elizabeth Jameson. Exploring the ephemeral, the artists use technology and fabrication to bring attention to the non-material ideas of beauty, pain, love and existence. The three-person, multimedia exhibit runs February 21-March 21, 2015. More information at: www.jenniferperlmuttergallery.com or call 284-1485.

February 22 - STAND! Academy Awards Benefit Party
 
Join us for a night of glitz, glamour, and fun! Enjoy a live simulcast of the 2015 Academy Awards, silent auction, raffle prizes, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and red-carpet entrance. Proceeds benefit STAND! For Families Free of Violence's work to end family violence and build safe & strong communities. For information or to purchase tickets visit www.standffov.org
   
LPIE Power Party - Tickets Available Now 

Early bird tickets for the LPIE Power Party are on sale before February 1 for $100/person. On February1st tickets increase to $130/person.

The LPIE Power Party - party of the year is just around the corner (Saturday, March 14)! Help power the party by becoming an event sponsor or donating an exciting raffle/auction prize. Of course, we hope to see you there, too! This year's event includes music, auctions, raffles, Pay 2 Play parties, and lots more. Don't miss out!

Donating a raffle or auction prize is a great way to be a part of the event and increase the power of LPIE. Click here for a list of sample ideas! Do you have a special talent? Access to a great restaurant or tickets to events? Own a business or have a connection for something special? An idea for an amazing sign-up party? Do you need help turning your idea into reality? Please email fundraising@lpie.org and we'll be happy to help. Donations and completed donor forms can be turned into the box in the school office. We hope to have all donations collected by Friday, February 13th.

The event takes place on Saturday, March 14, 6:30-10:30pm at Temple Isaiah, Lafayette. To purchase tickets, click here or contact us at 299-1644 or fundraising@lpie.org, or visit our office at 3450A Golden Gate Way. For more information about LPIE, visit us at www.lpie.org.

February Chamber Events

February 5 - Ribbon Cutting at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette - 4:30pm - 1010 Second Street

February 16 - Chamber Office Closed - President's Day Holiday

February 18 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop - 8:00 am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

February 19 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room - Speaker: MJ Marggraff

Tuesday, February 24 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm (noon) - Chamber Conference Room

Wednesday, February 25 - Monthly Mixer at Indigo & Poppy - 5:30pm - 1009 Oak Hill Road

Friday, February 27 - Business Issues Forum / Governmental Affairs Meeting - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room