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

Thurday nights - Lafayette Thursday Night Fun Run

Every Thursday night at 6:00pm, Bay Sotheby's International Realty invites runners, walkers, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts of all size, shapes, ages, abilities, skills and speeds for a weekly gathering celebrating running, walking and fitness. Meet at 3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd. For more information call Jimmy McFadden at 510-206-0033 or email

Now through May 2 - Lafayette Art Gallery's exhibit "Trending"
The Lafayette Art Gallery's exhibit "Trending" continues through May 2. A exhibit of all-new paintings, ceramics, glass pieces and jewelry reflects the most up-to- date themes and trends of out fast-paced, ever-changing environment, as interpreted in the new works by our talented stable of artists. Their is a reception on Friday, April 10 from 5pm-7pm. The gallery is located at The Forge, 3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and is open Tues-Sat. - 11 AM - 5 PM; Sundays 11 - 2 PM. For more information call 283-4806 or visit their website.

March 28 through April 25 - Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery presents Lin Fischer, Landscapes & Figures
The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery presents a new solo exhibit feature abstract landscapes & figures by Lin Fischer. Their is an artist talk on April 9 at 6:30pm. The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery is located at 3620 Mt. Diablo Blvd.  For more information visit their websiteor call 284-1485.

April 4 - Bunny Brunch
Lafayette Community Center Foundation's Bunny Brunch will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 11:00am-12:30pm at the Lafayette Community Center Live Oak Room. Tickets: $8 per person by 4/3, $10 per person on day of event (unless sold out). Online tickets sales accepted until Friday 4/3 at For more information call 284-2232.

April 4 - Lafayette Rotary Club's Candy Scramble
Lafayette Rotary Club's "Annual Candy Scramble." This event is open to all children ages 2-through 3rd grade. The event takes place at Lafayette Plaza (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd.) in Lafayette, at 10:00am, Saturday, April 4. The park lawn will be covered with candy for the kids to put in their baskets. The youngest are always given extra time to get their share! The Bunny will be there to take pictures with the kids. Please arrive on time. We start promptly at 10:00am. Join us for the fun.
April 5, 12, 19 & 26 - Weekly Family Bike Ride
On Sunday, April 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 9am-11:30am join other local families for a fun, casual bike ride to Moraga Commons and back. The ride is recommended for 7 years 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.

April 11 - Dogtown Downtown
Dogtown Downtown will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 10am to 1pm (rain or shine) in downtown Lafayette at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. The event starts at 10am with a doggie parade from Plaza Park down Golden Gate Way to the Library Plaza. At the Library Plaza enjoy demonstrations, exhibits, marketing & swag. Contests include Looks Most Like Owner, Best Costume, and Best Team Trick, (register your pet for the contests at the Library Plaza beginning at 9:00am). Dogs must be social, friendly and on leash at all times.

April 15 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop
 Join us for this free "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop on Wednesday, April 15 at 8:00am.  Let's put your local business on the Google Map for Local Search. In this workshop, we'll explain how to use the Google Your Business dashboard to claim & optimize your Google Plus Local business profile. If you've claimed a profile on "Google Maps" or "Google Local" in the past, it's time to review & update. 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:
Questions? Call Robin @ (925) 451-3069

April 16 - Understanding Grief Class
Hospice of the East Bay announces an Understanding Grief Class starting Thursday, April 16 from 6-8pm at Hospice of the East Bay's office: 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill. Requires pre-registration. Call (925) 887-5681 or email:

April 17 - The Best of CAIFF - Founder's Night
The films shown this evening are some of the top favorites of CAIFF Founder, Derek Zemrak. The films are chosen from among the 17 years of independent film festivals he has organized. Will it be a feature film tonight, or a collection of shorts, or a documentary or two? Come and be surprised! Third Friday of every month at 7pm at the Rheem Theatre, 350 Park Street, Moraga. $7 admission.

April 18 - Orinda Volunteer Fair

The Orinda Assocation is hold an Orinda Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 18 from 9am - noon at the Orinda Library Plaza.  Come an connect with non-profit groups and explore volunteer opportunities.  For more information visit

April 18 - Orinda Action Day 

The Orinda Community Foundation in partnership with the City of Orinda ask you to lend a hand to beautify our community and accept the challenge to clean up our city on Saturday, April 18 from 9am - noon. To volunteer to help email or visit and go to the volunteer tab.

April 22 - 5th Annual Earth Day Cleanup at the Lafayette Reservoir
Please save the date for our 5th Annual Earth Day Cleanup at the Lafayette Reservoir.  The cleanup will take place on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 from 12-2:00 p.m.  As in the past, Byron Park will provide lunch for all volunteers.  Hope you can make it! For more information and to sign up as a volunteer, please email Marie Montoya at

April 24 - Orinda Trivia Bee
 The Orinda Rotary and Orinda Chamber of Commerce present the Orinda Trivia Bee on Friday, April 24 at the Orinda Masonic Lodge, 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda. Cost is $360 per team (up to 6 people per team) which includes a family style dinner. Doors open at 5pm, dinner at 6pm and the game is on at 7pm sharp. Winners take a cash prize for the non-profit of their choice. For more information visit their website. Make your reservations at 254-3909, email or or sign up online.
April 25 - Moraga Treeline Triathlon
Lamorinda's only Triathlon brings together serious athletes, families, a few in the over-70's crowd, young children, and business and town staff teams to bike and run in Moraga'a hills, and swim a few laps in Campolindo High School's pool. It's challenging, fun, and rewarding! Sign up to participate with about 300 other athletes.

April 25 - Irrigation Efficiency
The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center presents a workshop on Irrigation Efficiency on Saturday April 25 from 1:00 to 2:30pm at 3932 Mt Diablo Blvd. Seth Wright, is a Landscape Contractor with 20 years experience in the landscape industry, now specializing in Irrigation Efficiency. In this class he will cover spray to drip conversions, EBMUD and CCWD rebate programs as well as emitter layout and scheduling. He will emphasize landscape and lawn care during the drought but will also address issues of edible gardens. This class is free. However, a $5 donation is appreciated to support our education programs. To register for classes or for more information, please visit

April 26 - Lafayette's 10th Annual Earth Day Festival
Sustainable Lafayette, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, the Lafayette Library & Learning Center, and the City of Lafayette are proud to present Lafayette's 10th annual Earth Day Festival! On April 26th, 2015 (11am-3pm), the Lafayette Library & Learning Center will host a diverse collection of organizations and businesses, all coming together to celebrate and promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Join us as we explore this year's theme of Transportation. Great Food, Live Music, Kid's Activities, Green Awards, Veggie Starters, Bike Parking...For more information visit Sustainable Lafayette's website.

April 26 - What's in Our Hat?

Win $10,000, a 24-hr. Tesla Drive and more at Las Trampas' fundraiser Luck Be A Lady Sunday, April 26, 3:00-6:30 PM at Lafayette Park Hotel.  ABC Anchor Dan Ashley will MC, Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin entertain.  $100 ticket includes champagne, wine, themed buffet, fabulous silent/wine auction.  Proceeds support Las Trampas' innovative programs that enable indivudals with developmental disabilities to expand their horizons and lead active lives in the community. Details: or 310-2363.

April 29 - Creative Arts and Grief  Workshop for Adults - Forget Me Not

Hospice of the East Bay announces an Creative Arts and Grief  Workshop for Adults - Forget Me Not starting Wednesday, April 29 from 6-8pm at Hospice of the East Bay's office: 3470 Buskirk Avenue, Pleasant Hill. Decorate a flower pot with colors, words, or images in commemoration of your loved one. NOTE: Register by April 24.  Call (925) 887-5681 or email:

April Chamber Events

April 11 - Dogtown Downtown - 10:00am - Plaza Park and Lafayette Library & Learning Center

April 15 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop - 8:00am - Lafayette Library & Learning Center

April 16 - Entrepreneur's Club - 8:30am - Chamber Conference Room

April 22 - Mixer at Merrill Gardens at Lafayette - 5:30pm - 1010 Second Street

April 24 - Business Issues Forum - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

April 28- Green Committee Meeting - 12:00pm - Chamber Conference Room

MARK THE DATE - May 19 - Taste of Lafayette - 5:30pm - Start at Plaza Park - Purchase tickets online.