An Evening with Author Laurie R. King at Lafayette Library on Mar. 5th


An Evening with Author Laurie R. King:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
7:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

With nearly three million copies in print, New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King’s award-winning Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes series is one of the most successful detective series in history. Winner of the Edgar, the Nero, the Macavity and the John Creasey Awards, she’s celebrated on both sides of the Atlantic, time and again. In King’s highly anticipated new suspense mystery, Dreaming Spies, detectives Russell and Holmes navigate the exquisite yet perilous royal hallways of a politically unstable Japan and are confronted with an old acquaintance in Oxford whose rare skills may surpass their own.
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Jack’s Taps Opening in Downtown Pleasant Hill by Early Summer

15 Crescent Dr, Pleasant Hill

Last October we learned that an extension to Jack’s Restaurant and Bar would be added next to their downtown Pleasant Hill location and construction has now begun on the bar to be called Jack’s Taps. Look for an opening in, late spring/early summer. They will feature, “20 beers on tap, mostly locale and west coast breweries. plus a unique bottle selection.”



Walnut Creek First Wednesdays on Mar. 4th in Downtown Walnut Creek


Walnut Creek First Wednesdays:

Cypress St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
5:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

* Live music provided by the band, Locust & Main,
playing popular music from the 1960s to today
* Irish Step Dancers from the Dillon Magh Adahir
Academy of Walnut Creek
* Street Performers
* Live pottery demonstration provided
by Civic Arts Education

Food Trucks:
Yummi BBQ
Canasta Kitchen
Cevich & Co


Eureka! Restaurant Coming Soon to Willows Shopping Center in Concord

Willows Shopping Center, Concord

The burger restaurant Eureka! is coming soon to the Willows Shopping Center in Concord according to a sign in one of the newly built sections across the street from where Ike’s will be. Check out their Berkeley menu here. Has anyone been to their Berkeley location? What dishes do you recommend?

They also offer craft brews and a bourbon bar. From their website:

Discover the renaissance of American craft brewing and small batch distillation in our uniquely 100% America beer and bourbon bar. Eureka! features rare, innovative and ultra-premium craft beer and whiskey handmade by our nation’s best artisans. To celebrate this quintessential American tradition our classic cocktail selection is derived from all natural liqueurs, fresh fruits and a full-bar.



The Martian: A Conversation with Andy Weir at Lafayette Library on Mar. 4th


The Martian: A Conversation with Andy Weir:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Free

Best-selling author Andy Weir visits the Lafayette Library to discuss his wildly popular book, The Martian. Joining Andy will be Dr. Pascal Lee, Chairman of the Mars Institute, which plans future human missions to Mars. NASA Scientist Dr. Margaret Race will moderate a discussion between Andy and Dr. Lee about the future of manned missions to Mars. Additionally, Andy will discuss production of The Martian film, coming in 2015 and starring Matt Damon.

Free event; register at