Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  September 82015 News & Events
Today - Tuesday, September 8 - Sustainable Lafayette Fundraiser

As part of their "52 Weeks of Giving," on Tuesday, September 8, Paxti's Pizza will be donating 10% of the entire day's sales to Sustainable Lafayette. Stop on by their location at 3577 Mt. Diablo Blvd. and get a coffee in the morning, maybe a salad for lunch, and pizza and drinks for dinner with all of your family and friends. Paxti's will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Today - Tuesday, September 8 - Lafayette Partners in Education Hosts Party for Business Partners 

Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE) and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invites you to celebrate LPIE's business, real estate and community partners today - Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the LPIE offices located at 3450-A Golden Gate Way. LPIE business partners Patxi's Pizza and Smitten Ice Cream will provide food for the event. The event will also feature live music from local musicians. Chamber members are invited to attend.
 
Tonight - Tuesday, September 8 - Circulation Commission Meets 

Tonight - Tuesday, September 8 -  the Circulation Commission will be reviewing a revised plan for the Lennar Homes Development slated to be built on the large parcel at Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dolores (Celia's Restaurant). This project calls for 66 housing units, a restaurant some retail. Discussion revolves around the main access point for the project. Will it be on Dolores or on Mt. Diablo (just across from Diamond K. The project may also require another traffic light on the west end of the property. Large trucks have always been able to turn around on Mt. Diablo Blvd. which prevents the trucks from having to drive through downtown. Depending on how the new entrances and exits to the project are configured, it may change the traffic patterns. 
 
Interested in finding out more about the project, consider attending tonight's meeting. This is a public meeting and you may speak on this subject. The Commission meets in the Arts & Science discovery Center at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd. the meeting begins at 7:00pm.

Thursday, September 10 - California Independent Film Festival Begins

The California Endependent Film Festival begins Thursday, September 10. See a wide variety of outstanding independent films from creative film makers from around the world. The festival runs through the 16th with films at the Orinda Theatre, the Rheem Threatre and the Castro.  Tickets and complete festival information at www.caiff.org.

Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12 - Orinda Classic Car Show

The 11th Annual Orinda classic Car Show is coming up this weekend. Start  with Dancing with the Cars party of the Orinda Library on Friday, September 11 at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday, September 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., the town of Orinda hosts the Annual Classic Car Show.  For more information visit www.orindacarshow.com.

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In This Issue
Today - Tuesday, September 8 - Sustainable Lafayette Fundraiser.
Today - Tuesday, September 8 - Lafayette Partners in Education Hosts Party for Business Partners
Tonight - Tuesday, September 8 -...Circulation Commission Meets
Thursday, September 10 - California Independent Film Festival Begins
Friday, September 11 & Saturday, September 12 - Orinda Classic Car Show.
Saturday, September 12 - A Celebration of Life
Wednesday, September 16 - "How to Leverage Social Media to Help You Get the Most from Events" Workshop
Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 - Lafayette Art & Wine Festival
Diablo Vista Pumping Plant Replacement Project -September 2015-September 2017
Help Fill Important Board Positions
Sunday, September 13 - Entry Deadline for Miss Contra Costa County
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Saturday, September 12 - A Celebration of Life - 11:00am - Our Savior's Lutheran Church

A Celebration of Ann Denny's life will be held on Saturday, September 12 at 11:00 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church located at 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Ann was the former Lafayette Chamber Executive Director, Chamber Board Member and a  Founding Board Member of the Lafayette Community Foundation. We'll miss her heart; her integrity; her commitment to improving the community and to helping people who were less fortunate than her. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Lafayette Community Foundation, P.O. Box 221, Lafayette, CA, 94549.
Wednesday, September 16 - "How to Leverage Social Media to Help You Get the Most from Events" Workshop

"How to Leverage Social Media to Help You Get the Most from Events" Workshop on Wednesday, September 16 at 8:00am at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. Do you host or attend events that support your business? In this workshop we'll talk about easy steps to leverage social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn) to get the most from these events. This includes tips for integrating social media efforts with traditional marketing and event communication strategies. Free - But Space Limited. Reservations Recommended. Register via email at workshops@lafayettechamber.org. Questions? 925.451.3069
Saturday, September 19 & Sunday, September 20 - Lafayette Art & Wine Festival 

 

Our biggest events of the year - the 20th Annual Art & Wine Festival takes place on Saturday, September 19 from 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday, September 20 from 10:00am-6:00pm. Over 180 Arts & Crafts Vendors, Live Music on Four Stages, Premium Wine & Beer Pavilion and Lots of Food Vendors including Food Trucks. More information on our mobile website - www.lafayettefestival.com.



We still need volunteers to help us but on the festival. If you can help, please sign up online at bit.ly/festival-volunteer-2015.

Diablo Vista Pumping Plant Replacement Project - September 2015-September 2017

EBMUD's Diablo Vista Pumping Plant, located at 3305 Mt. Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette has reached the end of its useful life.  This critical facility serves the communities of Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek. EBMUD will construct a new pumping plant at the southwest corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Mt. Diablo Court. To connect the new facility to the existing water distribution system, a 30-inch diameter water pipeline will be installed on the north side of Mt. Diablo Blvd. Once the new pumping plant has been constructed and tested, the existing pumping plant will be demolished and turned into a city/public parking lot.

Work on this project is expected to start in mid-September.  Typical work hours for this project are 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  Noise generating activities will not start before 8:00 AM.

Initially, EBMUD will clear the lot for the new pumping plant and replace the existing storm drain system located within the property. The bike lane and walkway on the south side of the street will be closed during construction. There will be parking impacts and lane closures along Mt Diablo Blvd. during certain construction activities.

To learn more about this project go to www.ebmud.com. Select Construction in my neighborhood and scroll down to Lafayette to select the project. If you have questions or would like to be added to our project email list please contact Michelle Blackwell in Community Affairs at (510) 287-2053 or mblackwe@ebmud.com.

Help Fill Important Board Positions

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation is looking for applications to fill openings on its Board of Trustees for a two year term. Click here for applications  or a print copy is available in the LLLCF office on the mezzanine floor of the library. Please visit the website for information on the duties and responsibilities of a board of trustee member. Applications are being accepted now through September 30. Interviews will take place October 5-16. Please return the application to: LLLCF 3491 Mt. Diablo, Suite 214, Lafayette, 94549. For additional information call (925) 283-6513, ext 104.    

Sunday, September 13 - Entry Deadline for Miss Contra Costa County

The Miss Contra Costa County Scholarship Organization is looking for young ladies ages 13-24 within the Contra Costa County Area who are looking to serve their community AND earn scholarship funds.  If you know of a young lady or ladies who exemplify service, scholarship, success and style go to www.misscontracosta.org. The entry deadline is September 13

What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Thursday, September 10 - Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Homework Center. Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for this monthly nature journaling workshop series. See the possibilities of what a journal can be and how to make journaling and drawing a life changing habit. If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies. For more information click here.

Thursday, September 10 - Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Fall Info Session - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Community Hall. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley will offer four courses in Lafayette this Fall and 27 courses in Berkeley. Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about Fall courses.
For more information click here.

Thursday, September 10 - Lamorinda Kids Read: Spy School - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. September is Back To Spy School Month to celebrate Lamorinda Kids Read and our 2015 selection, Stuart Gibbs' Spy School series. Join us for our very own Spy School. Apply to the school, learn the Art of Spies (Disguises, Cryptography, Stealth, Target Skills). For more information click here.

Thursday, September 10 - Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep From Singing - 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM - Arts & Science Discovery Center. In this one-man performance, Tim Holt will portray Pete Seeger, who will tell his life story and sing songs from the various chapters in his life. In this presentation Pete talks about growing up in a musical family, his travels around the country with Woody Guthrie, singing with the Almanacs and the Weavers, and his involvement in causes that include the labor movement, the civil rights movement, and cleaning up the Hudson River near his home. For more information click here.

 
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Upcoming Chamber Events 
 
September 19 & September 20 - 20th Lafayette Art & Wine Festival -  Downtown Lafayette

September 21 - Chamber Office Closed for Art & Wine Festival Clean-up

September 22 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00pm (noon) - Chamber Conference Room

September 23 - Mixer at Rivulet Chiropractic - 5:30pm - 3732 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 280

September 25 - Coffee with Mayor Brandt Andersson - 8:00am - Chamber Conference Room

SAVE THE DATE:

23rd Lafayette Reservoir Run - Sunday, October 25 - Downtown Lafayette

Trick or Treat Street - Friday, October 30 - on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from Oak Hill Rd. to Dewing Ave. and in La Fiesta Square from 4:00-6:00pm

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 103
Lafayette, CA 94549