June 6, 2016 News & Events
Bob Athayde Awarded the Ann Denny Memorial Community AwardBob Athayde Awarded the Ann Denny Memorial Community Award

We would like to congratulate Bob Athayde as the first recipient of the Ann Denny Memorial Community Award!

Bob sets the standard of excellence for this award at the highest level. He was presented the award in a surprise ceremony during the final Spring 2016 performance of Stanley's music department on Tuesday, May 31.

Read more here.

Ribbon Cutting at Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry 

Thank you to those who joined us at the Ribbon Cutting for Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry on Thursday, June 2.

Lamorinda Tooth Buds - Pediatric Dentistry is located at 3501 School Street.

The Plaza rocked on Friday, June 3 with The Allmond Brothers Clan. Join us this Friday, June 10 at 6:30pm for Ticket to Ride.

Rock the Plaza with Ticket to Ride
Rock the PlazaFriday, June 10, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, Lafayette Plaza 
Get ready to Rock the Plaza! Join us at Lafayette Plaza Park  -  intersection of Moraga Road and Mt. Diablo Blvd. for live bands each Friday in June from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no cost for this event. Bring a picnic and enjoy the band!

Friday, June 10 - Ticket to Ride - Beatles Cover Band
Friday, June 17 - The Big Jangle - Tom Petty Cover Band
Friday, June 24 -  2016 Lamorinda Idol Finalists

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Update on the EBMUD Pumping Station Construction

Beginning Tuesday, June 7 or Wednesday, June 8,  crews will begin saw-cutting for initial pipeline work on Mount Diablo Blvd. between Mt Diablo Court and Carol Lane. To make space for the work, traffic control will be in effect on Mount Diablo Blvd. with one eastbound and one westbound lane open for vehicle travel. Pipeline installation is tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, June 13 and will continue throughout the month of June and July 2016. Future updates will be provided. Schedules are estimated and subject to change.
Heed no parking and speed limit signs and expect temporary traffic delays. Illegally parked vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense.   
Note that Pedestrians should continue to use the path created with orange barricades in the East bound parking lane. Since the some of the saw-cutting and future pipe installation work will cross the pedestrian path, please follow posted detour signs and flagmen, when present, to stay safe.
Work hours are 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM  Monday through Friday.
For more information about this project click here.

Big Changes in the Delivery of Power to Lafayette

Thursday, June 9, 7pm, Lafayette Library & Learning Center

Whether you have a business or a home in Lafayette, you are about to discover that unless you "opt out" you will soon be receiving your electricity from MCE (Marin Clean Energy).  The city council approved the change as a way to lower the "carbon footprint" of Lafayette.  You have choices.  Learn about them when the Lamorinda Democratic Club hosts COMMUNITY CHOICE ENERGY  on Thursday, June 9, 7:00pm at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center.  MCE, a non-profit agency, replaces PG&E's job of determining power sources.  Instead of paying PG&E for electric delivery and electric generation, customer will now pay MCE for generation and PG&E for delivery.  You will still be billed by PG&E.  You will have a choice to "opt out" and stay with PG&E or pick one of MCE's programs.  Light Green comes from 52% renewable energy, Deep Green comes from 100% renewable sources and Local Sol comes from 100% local solar.  Costs will vary. For more information visit www.mcecleanenergy.org/Lafayette.

Social Media Workshop: 3 Easy Steps to Get Your Business and Website Found on Google
Wednesday, June 15, 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Join us for our June Social Media Workshop on Wednesday, June 15 at 8am at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Presented by the President of the Bay Area Search Engine Academy. This workshop is free but registration is requested. Please make your reservation by sending an email to workshops@lafayettechamber.org or by registering here.

Make Music Day  - Local Music and Live Karaoke
Tuesday, June 21, 6:00pm-8:30pm, Lafayette Plaza

Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fête de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-for-all celebrates music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, we are excited to participate in Make Music Day. Restaurants will feature live music while you dine. Live band karaoke, singing, ukuleles and crafts in the Plaza 6pm-8:30pm. Co-sponsored by Lafayette Chamber and Lamorinda Music.  Want to participate or perform?  Contact us

Community Events and Member Announcements
Rock the Run with A Runner's Mind and Body Zing   
Rock the Run A Runner's Mind and Body Zing will kick things off before Rock the Plaza at the Lafayette Plaza on Fridays in June at 5:00pm, starting off with a short core warm-up with John from Body Zing! We'll then take the group on a 3-5ish mile run (routes determined by staff and after getting feelers from the group) ending back at the plaza. There, we'll pitch up an ARM tent, will hand out $2 Smitten coupons and blankets for all to hang out and to enjoy the concert!  10% in-store discounts will be given to all who attend the run and concert.

"Painting with Light" exhibition at Lafayette's Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery
Stephen Elbert will be one of five artists in the upcoming "Painting with Light" exhibition at Lafayette's Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery. The exhibit runs through July 9th.  Additionally, they will be giving an Artist Talk on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:00pm.  
Learn more here.

Come and Play on July 4th with the Orinda Volunteer Marching Band!
This year the Orinda Volunteer Marching Band will be marching in honor of Mic Gilette. All levels of musicians are welcome. Percussion practice starts are 8am, all others 9am, march starts at 10am. Meet at Casa Orinda on July 4th wearing blue pants/shorts and white shirt. For more information call Lamorinda Music at (925) 385-0963.

Be sure to also check out the the June Local Events Not to Be Missed!

Lafayette Art and Wine Festival - September 17 & 18, 2016
The countdown continues ... 103 days left until the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival Weekend!

Painting by Tom Taneyhill
Painting by Tom Taneyhill
Featuring fine art, painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography and much more. Don't miss the 2016 Local Artist Alley in La Fiesta Square featuring Tom Taneyhill and works from Molly Kars, Peter Harris, David Mudgett, Patricia Smith, Dechen Lama-Luna and more to come ... Is your application in? If not, contact tom@taneyhill.com.

Thank you to Eckerstrom Productions for filling the other 180+ art and craft booths throughout the festival footprint.  We love our art!  
If interested in finding out how to best get involved contact Sara@lafayettechamber.org. 

Happening at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center
T'ai Chi at the Library
Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 6:00 PM, Located at Homework Center
Always curious about T'ai Chi, but not sure where to start? Looking for a low-impact way to improve balance and reduce stress in your daily life? Join us this ongoing class practicing the gentle Chinese martial art, T'ai chi ch'uan, with local instructor Robert Noha. Sensei Noha has more than 40 years experience teaching Aikido and T'ai chi ch'uan. Beginners welcome; join us every Tuesday night at 6pm. This a free program for adults 18+, no registration is required. Read more.

Computer and eBook Help with Orlando 1:00pm
Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM, Located at Teen Center
Our resident technology expert will provide answers to all of your computer questions every Thursday from 1:00pm-1:30pm in the Teen Center at the Lafayette Library. Sign up in advance for a 30-minute one-on-one session. The session is also intended for people seeking assistance with e-books and e-readers. Please bring your ereader device with you. Read more.

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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Capital Advantage Wednesday, June 22 - Mixer - Capital Advantage Inc. - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - 3708 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 200
Join us for our monthly mixer at Capital Advantage Inc. on Wednesday, June 22 at 5:30pm. Capital Advantage Inc. is located at 3708 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 200.

Friday, June 24 - Coffee with the Mayor - 8:00 am - 9:00 am - Chamber Conference Room
Join us for Coffee with the Mayor with Mayor Mark Mitchell on Friday, June 24 at 8am in the Chamber Conference Room. This meeting is open to everyone. Thanks to PG&E for sponsoring this event! Please park on the street.

Tuesday, June 28 - Green Committee Open Meeting - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lafayette Chamber Conference Room
Join us for the Green Committee Open Meeting at 12pm (noon) at the Lafayette Chamber Conference Room. Please park on the street.

If you'd like to receive a text message reminder about these and other upcoming Lafayette Chamber events, email your full name and cel phone number to Sara at sara@lafayettechamber.org.

What's happening at the Lafayette Chamber? View our Events Calendar.

Jay Lifson, Executive Director