Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  October 26, 2015 News & Events
Today - Monday, October 26 - Chamber Office Closed

The Lafayette Chamber Office will be closed today Monday, October 26 to clean up after the Reservoir Run.  We will reopen on Tuesday, October 27 at 9:00am. Thank you to the community for making the Reservoir Run a successful event and a special thank you to the many volunteers.

Tuesday, October 27 - Green Committee Meeting

Join us for our last Green Committee Meeting of 2015 on Tuesday, October 27 at noon in the Chamber Conference Room. Please park on the street.
Wednesday, October 28 - Mixer at Bradley School of Music

Our Monthly Mixer will be held on Wednesday, October 28 from 5:30-7:00pm at Bradley School of Music located at 1042 Brown Avenue. Our mixers are an excellent networking opportunity.  Bring Friends and Family over for some Live Music, Door Prizes, Beer/Wine, Party snacks, and more!!
Friday, October 30 - Trick or Treat Street

Our 3rd annual Trick or Treat Street will be held on Friday, October 30 from 4pm-6pm in Downtown Lafayette on Mt. Diablo Blvd. from 1st Street to Happy Valley Road and La Fiesta Square, Lafayette Circle and Plaza Center.  Look for a Trick or Treat Street Participating Merchant Sign and balloons at the door of participating Trick or Treat Street merchants.

Welcome to Our New Members

The following businesses joined the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce from October 5 - October 23:

Center of Gravity - Educational Services
Golden Circle Acupuncture - Acupuncture / Acupressure
Tomas Dupal Construction - Contractor / Construction
Wallace Advisory Group - Financial Services & Planning

Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule

Community Engagement Meetings will be held at the following locations on the following dates:

Monday, October 26thSpringhill Elementary Library - 5:30 P.M. 
Tuesday, October 27th - Happy Valley Elementary Library - 6:30 P.M.

For more information about our Facilities Master Planning process or other District meetings, please visit the District website at All meetings are open to the public and community input is welcome. The District appreciates Lafayette's continuing interest in its local public schools.

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In This Issue
Wednesday, October 21 - "Easy Steps to Claim & Optimize Your Google Plus Local Business Profile" Workshop
Tuesday, October 27 - Green Committee Meeting
Wednesday, October 28 - Mixer at Bradley School of Music
Friday, October 23 - Coffee with New Mayor - Mark Mitchell
Saturday, October 24 - All About Wine
Lafayette School District Community Engagement Meetings Schedule
Sunday, November 1 - 2nd Annual Garage Tour
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center
Upcoming Chamber Events

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Sunday, November 1 - 2nd Annual Garage Tour

The 2nd Annual LCF Garage Tour will be held on Sunday, November 1 from 12 pm - 4 pm. Tour starts as Blodgett's Abbey Carpet & Flooring, 3291 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Tickets are required for all tour guests. Registration starts at 11:30 am. Tired of that boring, cluttered old garage?  Mark your calendar and check out how some of your fellow Lafayette residents solved that problem.  In addition to some great ideas for garage solutions - you won't want to miss spotting some fabulous cars while enjoying some unforgettable BBQ! Click here to purchase tickets. Proceeds to benefit Lafayette Community Foundation.
What's Happening at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Wednesday, October 28 - Distinguished Speaker Series: Cristina Garcia - 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Community Hall. The Lafayette Library and Learning Center in partnership with Saint Mary's College MFA in Creative Writing welcomes author Cristina Garcia to the Library's Distinguished Speaker Series. Cristina Garcia is the author of six novels including Dreaming in Cuban, The Lady Matador's Hotel, and The Aguero Sisters. The King of Cuba is a darkly comic novel featuring a fictionalized Fidel Castro, an octogenarian Miami exile, and a rabble of Cuban voices. For more information click here.

Thursday, October 29 - Joyce Maynard on the Art of the Authentic Memoir - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Community Hall. The Art of Authentic Memoir (and does a person still get invited to Thanksgiving dinner if she writes one?) How can a writer tell the truth without laying waste to the privacy of others? New York Times bestselling writer Joyce Maynard explores the tough questions facing a writer of personal narrative, both from her experience as the author of hundreds of personal essays as well as the memoir, At Home in the World, and from her many years of teaching the art of personal narrative. If you've ever thought about writing about your life, you don't want to miss what is sure to be an inspiring evening for writers and readers alike. For more information click here.

Friday, October 30 - Gold Coast welcomes the Amati Ensemble - 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Community Hall. The Gold Coast Chamber Players perform the music of Mozart and Mendelssohn in Prodigies, which features Gil Sharon and Rebecca Jackson on violin, Ron Ephrat and Pamela Freund on violas, and Jennifer Culp (formerly of the Kronos Quartet)on cello. This will be the third Gold Coast appearance of Gil Sharon and Ron Ephrat, members of the Netherlands-based Amati Ensemble. For more information click here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events 
November 5 - Ribbon Cutting at Bistro Burger & Grill - 5:00pm - 965 Mountain View Drive

November 9 - Chamber Office Closed for Veterans Day

November 18 - "LinkedIn 2016 - What's New & What Matters for You" Workshop - 8am - Lafayette Library

November 18 - Monthly Mixer at ABsolute Center - 5:30pm - 3658 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Save the Date:

November 20 - 37th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast - 7:00am - Our Saviors Lutheran Church - 1035 Carol Lane

December 4 - "It's a Wonderful Life" Holiday Celebration - 4pm-7pm - Plaza Park

December 9 - Holiday Mixer - 5:30pm - US Bank - 3498 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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