Lafayette Chamber of Commerce  March 7, 2016 News & Events
Tuesday, March 8 -  Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals - Mix & Mingle at Postino - 5:30pm
The next gathering of the Lafayette Chamber's YoungProfessionals will meet on Tuesday, March 8 at 5:30pm at Postino, 3565 Mount Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette. Professionals age 40 and younger are invited to wind down, mix and mingle after work in a wonderful Lafayette venue. Learn more here
Saturday, March 12 -  A Runner's Mind - Mix & Mingle at Wine Thieves - 6:30pm
Runner_s Mind A Runner's Mind, America's Local Run Specialty Store, will be opening up it's doors this April in Lafayette (3541 Plaza Way). Monte Keleher, creator and owner of ARM, would like to cordially invite YOU to come mix and mingle with their team! Join ARM on Saturday March 12 at 6:30pm, at Wine Thieves (3401 Mt Diablo Blvd) to enjoy local beer, wine and food. RSVP now to or 650-619-3749. 
Friday, March 18 - Lafayette's Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrating Tom Steuber - 6:00pm-9:00pm - Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa 
Tom Steuber has presided as Scoutmaster for Lafayette's Boy Scout Troop 204 for twelve years. He has guided hundreds of boys through their scouting journey including an unprecedented 100 scouts that have earned the rank of Eagle Scout. In addition to his work with Lafayette's youth, Tom's company Associated Services, has reached out and supported underprivileged teachers, schools and classrooms throughout the Bay Area.  A remarkable humanitarian and a special Lafayette neighbor.

Join us as we celebrate Tom Steuber on Friday, March 18, 2016 at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa.  Cocktails at 6:00pm and Dinner at 7:00pm.  You can make reservations by clicking here, or by calling our office at  925-284-7404.  Please make your reservations no later than Wednesday, March 16th.
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Countdown continues ... 193 days away!
Lafayette Art _ Wine Committee March 3_ 2016 Thanks to this year's volunteer committee, our kick-off meeting was a huge success. Big shout out to our 2016 Volunteer Chair: Brian Aiello! And of course, his dedicated supporting cast of volunteers who attended: Dave Baker, Diane Barbera, Michelle Billing, Chelley Dallara, Harriet Davidson, Susanne Dudeck, Reid Edwards, Dennis Erokan, Robin Fox, Scott Hampton, Rebecca Haney, Michael Heller, Travis Johnson, Natalie Lane, Fred Lothrop, Yolanda Mendoza, Terry Ring, Tom Schnurr, Jane Shafer, Jeremy Steel and Tom Tanneyhill.  It's never too late to join in the fun, just email

Thank you to our latest vendors to commit to the festival weekend: Diablo Rapid Print, Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Sonoma Teriyaki, Street Dogs Food Truck and California Balsamic. We are excited to have you on board!

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In This Issue
Tuesday, March 8 - Lafayette Chamber's Young Professionals - Mix & Mingle
Saturday, March 12 - A Runner's Mind - Mix & Mingle at Wine Thieves
Friday, March 18 - Lafayette's Citizen of the Year Dinner Celebrating Tom Steuber
September 17 & 18 - The 21st Lafayette Art & Wine Festival Countdown continues...193 days away.
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Monday, March 7 - Oakland ZooMobile at the Lafayette Library - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - Community Hall. An Oakland Zoo Education Specialist will bring small live animals to the Lafayette Library! Join us for a wild afternoon at the Lafayette Library! March 7, 12pm - 12:50pm in the Community Hall. Designed for Children up to age 11. Learn more here

Wednesday, March 9 - Wonders of the World: Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia at the Lafayette Library
This first major international presentation of Pierre  Bonnard's work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century features more than sixty works that span the artist's complete career, from his early Nabi masterpieces, through his experimental photography, to the late interior scenes for which he is best known. March 9, 2pm - 3:30 in the Community Hall. Learn more here.

Thursday, March 10 - Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws
Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for the first of a 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. March 10, 1pm - 2pm in the Arts and Science Discover Center. Learn more here

Thursday, March 10 - Hospice East Bay: The Conversation Project at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Join us for the first program in a series about end-of-life issues. The program begins with a screening of the short film "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande. The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. This isn't about filling out Advance Directives or other medical forms. It's about talking to your loved ones about what you or they want for end-of-life care. Trained instructors from Hospice East Bay will help you begin the process. March 10, 6pm - 7:30pm in the Arts & Science Discover Center. Learn more here.

Saturday, March 12 - Author Talk: Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness at the Lafayette Library
Two Bay Area authors will be discussing their books related to Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness. Please join them for this enlightening discussion. D'Anne Burwell, M.A., author of Saving Jake: When Addiction Hits Home, is an educator and advocate for families struggling with addiction. Erin Marie Daly is a freelance journalist with a background in legal reporting and founder of Oxy Watchdog, a blog about painkiller and heroin addiction. She is the author of Generation Rx: A Story of Dope, Death, and America's Opiate Crisis. March 12, 3pm-4:30 in the Arts and Science Discovery Center. Learn more here.

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Upcoming Chamber Events
Wednesday, March 16 - DIY Social Media Visual Content 101 Workshop - 8:00 am - 9:30 am - Lafayette Library and Learning Center - Art & Science Classroom
Step-by-step! Free tools and tips for creating images to share on different social media platforms and your website/blog. FREE! Speaker: Robin S Fox, Digital Strategist. Register here.

Tuesday, March 22 - Green Committee Meeting - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
Join us for our monthly Green Committee Open meeting at 12pm (noon) at the Chamber Conference Room.  Please park on the street.

Wednesday, March 23 - Mixer at Clocks Etc - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
Our March Monthly Mixer will be held at Clocks Etc on Wednesday, March 23 at 5:30pm at 971 Moraga Road, Lafayette. Celebrate 40 years of Clocks Etc in Lafayette! Excellent networking opportunity.

Friday, March 25 - Business Issues Forum - 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
Join us on Friday, March 25 at 8am in the Chamber Conference Room for our Business Issues Forum. This meeting is open to everyone. Please park on the street. 

Saturday, April 9 - Dogtown Downtown - 10am-12noon - Lafayette Library and Learning Center
Join us for our third annual Dogtown Downtown on Saturday, April 9 from 10am-12pm at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center & the Lafayette Plaza.
Doggie Parade at 10am from the Lafayette Plaza Park to the Lafayette Library & Learning Center. In addition to the parade there will be activities, demonstrations, exhibits and contests! Learn more here
Jay Lifson, Executive Director 

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