Racing to Zero Documentary Playing at Lafayette Library on June 30th


Racing to Zero Documentary:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:30pm | $10

Sustainable Lafayette presents its fifth summer film series at the LLLC, featuring three recently released, award-winning documentaries. The first, ‘Racing to Zero,’ explores San Francisco’s unique perspective on trash, garbage, and junk. Dedicated to protecting the environment, San Franciscans are aiming to make the city 100% waste free by 2020.

$10 donation requested at door. $5 for students. Free snacks, cookies, coffee and refreshments will be served.


Bonehead’s Texas BBQ Opens in Lafayette

3422 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Bonehead’s Texas BBQ opened last week in Lafayette, replacing Bo’s Barbecue that closed last year. Check out their menu here. The inside looks really nice and spacious with several TVs gracing the walls. There is also plenty of outdoor seating on their patio.

From their Facebook page:

Bonehead’s Texas BBQ is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley salesman who chose to do something he loved rather than continue to put up with the daily commute. As a hobby, Dave Roberson (aka Duroc) has been smoking for friends, family, churches, and large groups for 25 plus years. His first smoker was made from a 55-gallon drum, a stolen grocery cart, (he says someone else stole it, he just didn’t know where to return it to—yeah, right, Dave) and a couple of lawn mower tires. Yep, he’s a real bubba!

All of our products are prepared fresh daily… well most of them. The cole slaw, tater salad and other salads are. But our meats take days to prepare even before they’re cooked. You see, we use rubs on our meats that we allow to soak in for up to 72 hours before they’re placed in the smoker. That’s what makes Bonehead’s different – we’re slow – low and slow smokin’. We use wood fired smokers only – no natural gas or charcoal. We believe natural gas and charcoal leave a flavor that isn’t compatible to tasty food.


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Real Estate

Kitchen of the Day


This is the third kitchen featured from the 2015 Lafayette Juniors kitchen tour held last month. Check out the first and second kitchens if you missed it. In the past 12 months the Lafayette Juniors have raised over $50,000 for local non-profit organizations. Find out more about their beneficiaries here.

This Lafayette home was gorgeous. I especially liked the spacious island and clean design throughout. The living room located on a different level yet with an open layout was stunning! And the outside patio area surrounded by trees and nature is sublime; perfect for both entertaining or relaxing.

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The contemporary kitchen was completely updated to reflect the home’s sleek contemporary spirit. A white quartz countertop balances the blue gray tones of the cabinetry and the dark hardwood flooring. Built-in appliances are placed cleanly around the perimeter of the kitchen, while a driftwood sphere pendant light adds an organic touch and sheds warmth over the center island. The home also boasts a mudroom hallway, which helps the kitchen to stay uncluttered.


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Award-winning Illustrator Rafael López visits the Lafayette Library on June 19th


Award-winning Illustrator Rafael López:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, June 19th, 2015
6:30pm – 8:00pm | Free

Kick-off our “Read to the Rhythm” Summer Reading Festival with special guest, award-winning artist Rafael López!  Winner of many prestigious awards including the Pura Belpre Illustrator Award and the Américas Award for Illustration, Rafael will be sharing his latest book, Drum Dream Girl:  How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music, a true story of a Chinese-African-Cuban girl who was able to break the island’s taboo against female drummers, powerfully written by Margarita Engle.  Come hear his creative journey as he magically brought this story to life through his symbolic and vibrant paintings.  See some of the original artwork and enjoy an interactive drawing demonstration.  Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing.  This free event is brought to you courtesy of the Contra Costa County Library.


Improv Jam at Synergy Theater in Lafayette on June 18th


Improv Jam:

Lamorinda Music
81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette
Thursday, June 18th, 2015
7:30pm – 10:00pm | $5

Come and play with Synergy Theater
at our next Third Thursday Improv Jam! Mix it up with awesome improvisers from all over the area, learn new formats, share some of your own, and have a freakin’ blast! Just $5.00 to play or watch. Only 20 spots available so reserve your place by emailing Kenn Adams at



Tamara Ireland Stone Book Launch and Reception on June 14th at Lafayette Library


Tamara Ireland Stone Book Launch and Reception:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Sunday, June 14th, 2015
4:00pm – 6:00pm | Free

Join Orinda-based YA author Tamara Ireland Stone for the launch of her newest novel: ‘Every Last Word.’ Refreshments will be served, and books will be available for sale – and signing by Stone.

‘Every Last Word’ tells the story of Samantha McAllister who looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can’t turn off…

This is a free event and no registration is necessary. Come join the fun, and meet this popular local author!


Roy Book Binder Playing at Mighty Fine Guitars on June 12th in Lafayette

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Roy Book Binder:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Friday, June 12th, 2015
8:00pm | $15 – $20

Roy Book Binder. The man’s a legend, and he’s coming to Mighty Fine Guitars this Friday night, June 12.

“Musically, Roy Book Binder is equally difficult to fence in or categorize. His eclectic repertoire includes blues, country tunes, bluegrass, folk, and popular songs that originated on Tin Pan Alley,” says his promo material. “The real deal,” says pal and recent MFG crowd-pleaser Ray Bonneville.

Show starts at 8:00pm. Doors at 7:15. This will be a pass-the-hat party with a Suggested Donation of $15 – $20 per person.

Real Estate

Kitchen of the Day


Last month the Lafayette Juniors held their annual kitchen tour of six incredible Lafayette homes to help out several non-profit organizations, (see the first kitchen of the day from the tour here). Find out more about the beneficiaries here.

This kitchen and home is located in the Happy Valley neighborhood in Lafayette and hosted the luncheon in a magnificent backyard featuring a pool, hot tub with numerous patio and entertaining areas throughout. The highlight for me was the spacious outdoor entertaining areas adjacent to the kitchen through a glass door. At first glance the photo above looks like it could be an indoor dining room, but notice the heat lamps on the ceiling; it’s inside-outside living at its finest! Backyard barbecues taken to a whole new level. Another highlight was seeing beehives in front of the house! Sure, plenty of houses have chicken coops (including this home), but bee hive boxes in the front yard? Amazing.

From the Lafayette Juniors description:

The classic kitchen has a bohemian twist. This newly-built home was constructed with classic, elegant finishes. What makes this kitchen unique is that the homeowner’s personal, bohemian style shines through to create a warm, welcoming family kitchen. Stainless steel countertops surround the room and two expansive calacatta marble islands encourage guests to linger in the kitchen while allowing plenty of prep space. Plus, an adjacent butler’s pantry with a playful tile backsplash makes this kitchen party-ready. The kitchen and great room flow easily into an outdoor living room and kitchen to extend the entertaining outdoors.


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