November 14, 2016 News & Events
Community Breakfast
37th Annual Community Thanksgiving Breakfast
Friday, November 18, 7am-8:30am, Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Rd

Deadline to register - Tuesday, November 14, 1pm.

Dick Callahan, Keynote Speaker, presents "Are You enjoying your Journey?." Catered breakfast provided by Lantern Catering. Music provided by Harpist Wendy Tamis.

Start the holiday season by reserving a table for your organization, team, group or club!  Register here.
Bistro Burger _ Grill Mixer at Bistro Burger & Grill
Wednesday, November 16, 5:30pm-7pm, 965 Mountain View Drive

Join us at our November Mixer at Bistro Burger & Grill!

Bistro Burger & Grill offers American favorites with California flair. Treat your taste buds to upscale flavors at affordable prices when you visit Bistro Burger & Grill in Lafayette. All of their meat is organic and every ingredient is locally sourced and totally fresh. More than just burgers, Bistro Burger prepares sure-to-please meals for eat in or takeout for parties, business meetings or family and friend get-togethers. All in a contemporary, family friendly atmosphere with full table service.

Bring your business cards!
Welcome to our Newest Members!

The Lafayette Cham
ber welcomed the following business from
November 7 - November 11, 2016. 
We encourage you to visit their website for more information.

 Julia Glyde Studios - Consultants  
American Cancer Society - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs
CG Designs - Jewelers / Jewelry
Lamorinda Toastmasters - Non-Profit Organizations & Clubs   
Town Hall Theatre Exclusive Lamorinda Chambers Holiday Offer from Town Hall Theatre
Are you a small or medium-sized business looking to hold a special and unique holiday event for your employees and their families this year? Town Hall Theatre's 2016 Holiday Package has got you covered! Reserve a block of seats for your group for our holiday presentation of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Or, rent out the Theatre Lobby for your Christmas Party. One Hour Rental available for Pre-show Dinner/Lunch or Cocktail Party.  For more information and details contact: Dennis Markam at (925) 283-6673 or Linda Drucker at  (415) 298-8226.
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Bay Area Wilderness Training Help Share the Joy of the Outdoors
Matthew Goldie, a member of Boy Scout Troop 204, is collecting, cleaning, and repairing used camping gear for the Bay Area Wilderness Training gear libraries as his Eagle Scout Service Project. These libraries offer an efficient system for supplying camping gear and supplies alongside necessary wilderness training to urban youth programs throughout the East Bay. Check out for information on this organization. Items such as tents, sleeping bags and all types of camping gear can be donated at one of the collection bins before Friday, December 18: Troop 204 Cabin at corner of School St. and 1st St. Lafayette, and at sewnow! Fashion Studio at 3534 Golden Gate Way. Questions? Contact Matthew at
EBMUD Diablo Vista Pumping Plant Construction Update November 2016
Diablo Vista Pumping Plant_ Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Mt. Diablo Ct._ November 1_ 2016Pumping Plant construction site and on Mount Diablo Blvd. to enable dewatering of the pipeline. This portion of the project is scheduled to be completed by mid-November. Following the tie-in work, the street will be temporarily paved and striped until final paving takes place next spring.  
Looking forward: Work continues at the new Diablo Vista Pumping Plant located at the corner of Mount Diablo Blvd. and Mount Diablo Ct. Concrete work activities are ongoing and soon you will begin to see the above-ground walls for the new pumping plant take shape. Electrical and mechanical work will take place inside the new pumping plant following the completion of the building structural work (base, walls and roof).
Construction will continue on the project through the fall of 2017. Once the new structure is complete, electrical and mechanical systems will be tested and the new Diablo Vista Pumping Plant will be placed online to pump water to your community. The old pumping plant on mount Diablo Blvd. near Carol Ln. will then be taken out of service and demolished and a new City parking lot will be constructed in its place.
About the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant: The existing Diablo Vista Pumping Plant, located at 3305 Mt. Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette, is a critical facility that serves the communities of Lafayette, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek. EBMUD is constructing a new pumping plant at the southwest corner of Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Mt. Diablo Court, next to the cemetery in order to maintain reliability of your water infrastructure.
If you have any questions about the Diablo Vista Pumping Plant replacement Project, please contact Sharla Sullivan, or call (510) 287-7208. To learn more about the project, please visit and scroll to Lafayette.
If you have questions about the unrelated Lafayette Park Terrace development project that is taking place at the end of Mount Diablo Ct., Please contact Larry Babli, or (408) 677-2977.
La Di Da Vocal Quartet
Friday, November 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Library Community Hall
Enjoy a special performance by La Di Da, Bay Area locals specializing in close harmony and the smooth sounds of jazz, standards, and classics of the twentieth century. Free. To register click HERE.

Contra Costa Performing Arts Society: Jazz Piano Concert
Saturday, November 19, 2:00 - 3:00 PM, Library Community Hall
Join us for a musical afternoon of jazz piano with the Contra Costa Performing Arts Society. A variety of performers will play standards and new favorites for your musical pleasure. Free. For more information click HERE.

CUBIT Makers Tinker Workshop Series 1
Monday, Nov. 21 through Wednesday, Nov. 23, Arts & Science Discovery Center
Session A: 9:30 - 10:30 AM (3 days); Session B: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 days)
Cubit is an educational robotics platform combining plug & play hardware and drag & drop software to create and invent! This is the first of an ongoing series of workshops with Cubit professionals, and will provide an intro to programming Cubit's core components as well as motors, sensors, and lights.For ages 8 - 14. To register for Session A click HERE. To register for Session B click HERE. Space is limited. Register for only one session.

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Upcoming Lafayette Chamber Events

Chamber Office Closed: Wednesday, November 23 at Noon; All day Thursday & Friday, November 24-25 for Thanksgiving Holiday

It's a Wonderful Life in Lafayette
Friday, December 2, 4pm-6:30pm, Lafayette Plaza Park

Free admission. Fun, family-friendly celebration. Tree lighting, live music, community sing-a-long, crafts. Santa is scheduled to parade along Golden Gate Way on Lafayette's treasured Old Betsy fire engine, along with a police escort. This caravan will start from the Lafayette Historical Society and arrive at Lafayette Plaza Park at 4:30 p.m. A must-not-miss for the little ones! Learn more here.

Holiday Mixer at Bank of the West
Wednesday, December 7, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Join us for our Annual Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, December 7 at the Bank of the West from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Enjoy food from award winning restaurants and caterers. $10 for members; $20 for non-members or bring at least 3 canned food items for Food Bank and the admission is free. The Bank of the West is located at 3583 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

Ribbon Cutting at Stone Creek Tile
Thursday, December 8, 5pm-5:30pm
Stone Creek Tile is a family owned business offering all types of flooring, including natural stone, slab, porcelain, glass, ceramic, and hardwood - even hardwood as tile. They offer kitchen cabinets, custom countertops, and radiant underfloor heating. Come explore over 2000 ft. of many different materials of tile and stone from all over the world! Stone Creek Tile is located at 2764 Camino Diablo, Walnut Creek.

Chamber Office Closed: Thursday, December 22 at noon through Monday, January 2 - reopening Tuesday, January 3 at 9am.

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Jay Lifson, Executive Director