Caroling in the Plaza in Lafayette on Dec. 23rd

Photo by Flickr user deltamike

Caroling in the Plaza:

Lafayette Plaza
Mt. Diablo Blvd. & Moraga Rd, Lafayette
7:00pm | Free

There will be caroling in the Plaza Park at the corner of Moraga Road & Mt. Diablo Blvd. on Tuesday, December 23 at 7:00pm with Mike Zappa.  This event is open to all.

Sneak Peak – Lafayette La Fiesta Square Meter Pricing

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Although the parking meters have still not come online at La Fiesta Square in downtown Lafayette, one set in the corner has the top part connected and the pricing shows up. According to the meter screen a spot will cost $1 per hour with a maximum of 2 hours, credit cards accepted. I wonder if La Fiesta stores will offer validated parking…


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play through Dec. 20th at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette


It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play:

Town Hall Theatre Company
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, December 6th – Saturday, December 20th, 2014
$25 – $32
We’ve got to have faith in each other.

One of the greatest stories ever told gets a new twist as this beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.  With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he faces great challenges one fateful Christmas Eve.

Science Cafe: What was the Star of Bethlehem? at Lafayette Library this Wed.


Science Cafe: What was the Star of Bethlehem?:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm | $5

Join Saint Mary’s College’s astrophysicist, Ron Olowin, to reinvestigate this popular symbol of the Christmas season. Science Cafe’s conversation will combine current historical scholarship and astronomical facts in an effort to provide explanations, religious interpretations, review methods of determining the year the historical Christ was born and depictions of the event in art and popular culture. Q&A to follow.
Boxed meals available at the Bookmark Cafe, call (925)283-9999 to order. Menu available at

Tickets $5.00 at the door.

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Authors & Athletes – Marissa Irvin Gould & Lisa Alipaz at Lafayette Library this Sunday


Authors & Athletes – Marissa Irvin Gould & Lisa Alipaz:

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sunday, December 7th, 2014
3:00pm – 5:00pm | $5

Marissa Irvin Gould, tennis player, NCAA Champion, school teacher, wife, mother and author of A Magical Racquet Ride, Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournament of Tennis. Marissa and Lisa Alipaz, the Head Womens Tennis Coach at Saint Mary’s College, will discuss the incredible journey from a child tennis player to a college competitor, and the challenges of turning pro.

Tickets $5 at the door

It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Celebration this Friday


It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette Celebration:

Lafayette Plaza
Downtown Lafayette
Friday, December 5th, 2014
4:00pm – 7:00pm | Free

Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops, live musical entertainment, crafts, holiday treats and a holiday sing-a-long.

Festivities begin at 4pm. Santa is scheduled to parade on Lafayette’s treasured Old Betsy fire engine, starting from the Lafayette Historical Society, traveling down Golden Gate Way and arriving at Lafayette Plaza Park at 4:30pm. A must-not-miss for the little ones!
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Learning Express Toys Opens in Downtown Lafayette

3568 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Last month we learned that Learning Express Toys would be opening in downtown Lafayette on Mt. Diablo Blvd. and they are now open. It’s been over two years since Lafayette has had a toy store so this is good news especially with the holidays around the corner.

From their website:

Learning Express Toys of Lafayette will set itself apart from the “big-box” toy stores with educational toys, gifts, and exclusive products—all of which inspire imagination, creativity, and intellectual and physical development. Learning Express Toys provides customized services such as free gift wrapping, complimentary personalization of a variety of items, and an exceptional “birthday box” gift registry.

I stopped by and thought the selection was great; very interesting stuff that I haven’t seen elsewhere at various price points which I appreciated. I’ll definitely be back!

Lafayette Parking Workshop Tomorrow


Lafayette Parking Workshop:

Lafayette Library & Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm | Free

Join us for a workshop to discuss downtown parking and potential
strategies to address the issue. We are interested in hearing your
thoughts on parking and ways to solve the issues that we face.

This is the second in a series of downtown parking workshops to
obtain feedback from the community to help the City draft its
future parking policies. The focus of this meeting will be the East
End, as circled in the map below.