The Pillars of Heyday with John Muir Laws and Vincent Medina, Jr at the Lafayette Library Tomorrow


The Pillars of Heyday with John Muir Laws and Vincent Medina, Jr:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
6:30pm – 8:00pm | $20

Malcom Margolin’s Heyday Books has been publishing original California stories for the past forty years. Topics cover native peoples, newly arrived immigrants, nature, and explorations of California’s most original thinkers, poets, and visual artists. Join us for a discussion with two of Heyday’s most prolific and popular writers and collaborators: Jack Muir Laws and Vincent Medina, Jr.
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Lafayette Reservoir Run on October 26th


Lafayette Reservoir Run:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd. between First St. & Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, October 26th, 2014
8:00am | $35

The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette are co-sponsors of the Run which is traditionally held on the last Sunday in October. Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber. The Lafayette Reservoir Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. 2200-2500 participants compete in a 10k or 5k Certified Runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through the heart of the downtown, around the reservoir and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning.

Presented By: Lafayette Chamber of Commerce & City of Lafayette
Event Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Start Location: Mt. Diablo Blvd. between First St. & Moraga Rd.
Registration Opens: 6:30am
Staggered Start Times: 2mi run/walk 8:00am, 5k Certified Run 8:30am , 10k Certified Run 8:45 am
Race Descriptions:

  • 5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers).
  • 10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.
  • 2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK

Race Course: 10k Moraga Road west to El Nido Ranch Road, around the Lafayette Reservoir and back to Moraga Road. 5k or 2 mile DO NOT go around the Lafayette Reservoir.
Race Certified By: The Athletic Council/Road Runners of America (TAC/RRCA)

  • Adult registration fee – $30; Day of Race fee – $35
  • Elementary school fee – $22; Day of Race fee – $27

An Evening with Anthony Marra at Lafayette Library Tomorrow Evening


An Evening with Anthony Marra:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:00pm | $20

LLLCF’s Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes Anthony Marra, author of the NY Times bestseller “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena”

BEST OF 2013 by: The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, The San Francisco Chronicle, New York Magazine, Salon, The Chicago Tribune, The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Toronto Globe & Mail, GQ, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Review, Goodreads, Google, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Anthony Marra’s exquisite debut novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, is about the transcendent power of love in wartime. When first published in May 2013, it became an instant New York Times bestseller—and later won the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. It was selected by the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association as best fiction book of 2013. Marra sets the story in contemporary Chechnya, which has endured a series of devastating wars, occupations, and insurgencies that began in 1994 and have only recently subsided.

Tickets: $20/person
Purchase at: Click here to reserve on-line.

18/8 Fine Men’s Salon Opening Mid October in Downtown Lafayette

15 Fiesta Ln, Lafayette

Over the weekend the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival took place and the men’s salon 18/8 that we learned would be opening in downtown Lafayette was outside their soon-to-be-open salon introducing themselves to the community. They are planning on opening mid October, possibly on October 11th. According to an 18/8 promotional card this location will offer complimentary beer on tap. Not sure if that’s related to the grand opening but sounds promising… Stay tuned.

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival this Weekend


Lafayette Art & Wine Festival:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 – Sunday, September 21st, 2014
10:00am – 6:00pm (7:00pm Sunday) | Free

Kids Zone: Ticket is $1-$5 for different activities
Drink Tickets: $7 for individual ticket. Individual wine or beer glass is $7. Combination packages available with big discounts!

2014 will be the 19th year of this annual festival. The Lafayette Art, Wine and Music Festival is held the 3rdweekend in September, and is perhaps the largest annual festival in Contra Costa County.

In 2013, over 80,000 people strolled among the booths of art, handmade crafts, sampling foods from top local restaurants and enjoying quality wines and microbrews, pausing to enjoy continuous music from our two main stages.

Company Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Sept. 13th – Oct. 11th



Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 – Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Winner of seven Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, Company focuses on Robert, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday, surrounded by friends showing him the pros (and cons) of married life. With such songs as “Barcelona”, “Side By Side By Side” and “Marry Me A Little”, this trailblazing musical is the first taste of our upcoming season.

Danville Hotel Project Opening Spring 2015 in Danville


Last September we learned about the impending demolition of the old Danville Hotel in downtown Danville and the redevelopment is progressing with an estimated completion date of spring, 2015. Check out updates to the redevelopment here.

From the project page:

Redevelopment of the Danville Hotel site includes the construction of approximately 37,500 square feet of new residential, retail and restaurant space. The residential portion of the project will consist of 16 for-sale second story residential units, ranging in size from 919 square feet to 1,440 square feet. The site is bordered by Hartz Avenue, Prospect Avenue, Railroad Avenue and Short Street. The historic hotel and McCauley house will be retained and restored.


Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale on Oct. 4th in Lafayette

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Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale:

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Dr, Lafayette
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
8:00am – 2:00pm | $3

Lafayette Juniors 21st Annual Rummage Sale! Saturday, October 4th, 8 am – 2 pm. Special early bird entrance fee $3 per adult from 7 am – 8 am. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette. Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, and gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash only. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that serve seniors families and children in need. Visit for more sale information.