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East Bay Bike Party Rhythm Bike Ride Tomorrow from Lafayette – Concord

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East Bay Bike Party Rhythm Bike Ride:

Lafayette BART
Friday, April 11th, 2014
7:30 | Free

Calling out to EBBP participants: We want you to BRING THE RHYTHM this month. Drums, plastic containers, tambourines, triangles, whatever it takes! Might be a good time for MORE COWBELL!

Route sheets (with regroups & directions to the closest BART station) will be available at the beginning of the ride.

Dogtown Downtown in Lafayette this Saturday

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Dogtown Downtown:

Lafayette Plaza Park
Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Love dogs? Don’t miss Lafayette Dogtown Downtown. Dogs invited. Parade starts at 10am.

Long considered a pet friendly town, Lafayette is giving top billing to its canine community for its first-ever Dogtown Downtown event, scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an event about – and for – dogs and dog lovers.

Designed to be a fun and festive canine-focused event, Lafayette Dogtown Downtown includes outdoor demonstrations, fun dog competitions, and other activities for dog lovers of all ages. Pet adoptions will be available and animal rescue group representatives will be on hand, as well as other dog-related vendors.

True to Lafayette’s passion for lifelong learning, the Dogtown Downtown event also has a strong educational offering – a curriculum of ten 30-minute presentations by veterinary specialists from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Bay Area’s SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. Organized in two tracks, topics range from pet first aid, toxins, environmental hazards, behavioral issues, and the veterinary blood bank, to how to become a veterinarian or veterinarian technician.

Admission and related activities, including the presentations, are free, but registration is encouraged, either online or at the event. Be among the first to register and receive a complimentary Lafayette Dogtown Downtown canine first aide starter kit when you check in at the event, while supplies last.

Bo’s Barbecue Closing in Lafayette

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3422 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

After 15 years in business Bo’s Barbecue is closing in Lafayette on Mt. Diablo Blvd. The lease is up end of July and it’s not being renewed according to this article in the Contra Costa Times. In the article the owner Bo McSwine says he may open a new barbecue restaurant in the China Basin neighborhood of San Francisco where AT&T Park is located.

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Organic Food Presentation at Lafayette Library this Thursday

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Organic Food Direct to You:

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00pm | $5

Ever wonder about the easiest way to get fresh, local, organic food?

Come to a presentation at the Lafayette Library on Thursday, April 10, to learn about ways local organic farmers are Come to a presentation at the Lafayette Library delivering their delicious wares to folks in Lamorinda. Sustainable Lafayette is hosting a display, presentation, and movie. Find out our produce options, and meet with current customers who enjoy their fresh weekly produce boxes. Then you can stay to see the 50-minute movie Grow, which takes a look at “a new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts, and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic, and independent young growers.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

Eric Taylor at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette this Saturday

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Photo by Flickr user Herr Sharif

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
8:00pm | $20

Eric Taylor is a sage musician, a lyrical genius and a master of the guitar. If you’re familiar with the intricate Texas singer/ songwriter jigsaw puzzle, you probably already know a lot about Taylor. If you’re not familiar with Taylor by name, you’ve probably heard his songs performed by people such as Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. He has created a multitude of fans and devotees that are legends themselves in the singer/songwriter realm, artists who have long considered Taylor to be a teacher and a lantern bearer whose time is long overdue.

Taylor grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and started playing soul music in his early years, steeping himself in the rich cultural heritage of the black South. “I’ve written poetry all my life,” Taylor recounts. “When I learned how to play guitar, it was a natural progression to write songs.” After high school, a brief stint at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, just “didn’t work out,” according to Taylor.

Walgreens Planning to Open in Downtown Lafayette

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3614 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Last March I noted that Mountain Mike’s Pizza closed on Mt. Diablo Blvd. in downtown Lafayette and Walgreens is planning on turning the Mountain Mike’s/Citibank building into a new store. According to the city they have obtained design review approval for exterior modifications to the building and are waiting for “construction drawings for the tenant improvement” so we’ll have to wait and see whether they follow through on this.

Kristi Yamaguchi Talk at Lafayette Library on April 11th

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Photo by Flickr user afagen

Kristi Yamaguchi Talk:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, April 11th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:00pm | $20

Join us for an evening with Kristi Yamaguchi in conversation with Dennis O’Donnell, Sports Director at KPIX 5! Kristi Yamaguchi is a bay area native, U.S. figure skater and Olympic gold medalist. She is also an author, philanthropist and founder of the Always Dream Foundation. We’ll hear of her recent travels to Sochi and her inspirational work to improve childhood literacy.

Book sales and signing, too.

For more information on Kristi Yamaguchi, see her detailed bio here.

$20/adults, $10/youth 12 and under.
Funds raised support the Lafayette Library and Learning Center

To reserve go to: www.tinyurl.com/KristiLLLCF or for more information call: 925-283-6513 x103