Author Archives: Beyond the Creek

Welsh-American Society Hymn Singing Festival – Gymanfa Ganu in Lafayette on Mar. 1st


Welsh-American Society Hymn Singing Festival – Gymanfa Ganu:

Lafayette United Methodist Church
955 Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, March 1st, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

The Welsh-American Society of Northern California presents its annual Hymn Singing Festival on Sunday March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
The Gymanfa Ganu celebrates Wales’ tradition of singing in honor of Wales’ patron saint – St. David.
In the Welsh tradition everyone will get to join in the singing, led by Eryl Aynsley, accompanied by Donna Llewellyn Swanson, in both English and Welsh.
Te Bach (traditional Welsh afternoon tea) to follow the singing.


Seymon & Younger – The Acoustic Reunion Concert at the Lesher Center on Feb. 28th in Walnut Creek


Seymon & Younger – The Reunion Concert:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
6:15pm | $17

Bill Younger and Randyn Seymon both attended and graduated from Monte Vista High School, in Danville, California, .. Randyn in 1974, and Bill in 1976.

Bill Younger has been performing in concert, both musically, and with a
Comedy Improvisational troupe, in the Bay area for many years, and currently resides in Walnut Creek, California.

Randyn Seymon is an entertainer I singer I songwriter, and has been performing his original music, and cover songs, in concert (both private and public), as far north as Vancouver, Canada. You may currently catch Randyn performing at Sammy G’s Tuscan Grill, in Palm Springs. Randyn resides in the Palm Springs area of Southern California.
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Help Out Ygnacio Wood Swim Club Repave their Pool in Concord


From an email:

Ygnacio Wood Swim Club in Concord, is re-paving the pool, through Kickstarter we are raising money to help with the expense. Along with internal fundraising too. Our pool is a non-profit any pledge/donation is tax deductible.

Learn more about us and why Ygnacio Wood isn’t just a pool… it is our community, our family and creates memories that will last for a lifetime.
Help us make our 50th season one to remember and launch our next 50-years. Help us at our Kickstarter “Pave our Pool” campaign.


Chase Banking Center Planned for Empty Plot Next to Diablo Foods in Lafayette

3603 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

A Chase banking center is planned for the empty plot on the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Dewing Ave. next to Diablo Foods in downtown Lafayette. According to plans submitted to the city half the plot would be for a parking lot with the other half a 4150 sf building. However, according to the the city staff report, “the proposal will adversely affect the orderly development of the property within the city because the use disrupts retail continuity” so this banking center may not get approved.

Rendering (SZFM Design Studio):


Joyce Maynard and Joe Loya in Conversation at Lafayette Library on Feb. 27th


Joyce Maynard and Joe Loya in Conversation:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, February 27th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Free

Don’t miss this inaugural program with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard and critically acclaimed author (and former bank robber!) Joe Loya. These good friends will share the stories of how they came to be writers, their experiences in the literary world, and discuss the writing process.

This is a preview night of an exciting future series featuring Joyce and Joe in conversation with authors-of-note. Refreshments will be served!