Lafayette

Events

Sneak Peek: Eugene O’Neill Festival at Lafayette Library on Aug. 25th

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Sneak Peek: Eugene O’Neill Festival:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, August 25th, 2016
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Explore a (R)evolution in American Drama with Eric Hayes (Artistic Director for the Eugene O’Neill Foundation)in this behind-the-scenes look at productions from the upcoming festival, including O’Neill’s “The Emperor Jones,” Edward Albee’s “Seascape,” and Adrienne Pender’s “N.” Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service with birthday cake!

Events

Saturday Night Fever Playing at Lafayette Library on Aug. 18th

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Saturday Night Fever:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, August 18th, 2016
6:30 – 8:30pm | $5 (registration recommended)

Do the Hustle with dancers from Diablo Ballet before screening this 1970’s film that popularized disco around the world and made John Travolta a star.  Disco attire optional!

Co-founder and artistic director Lauren Jonas provides fascinating and little-known facts about the film.

Refreshments will be served.
Rated R; no one under 17 admitted without a paying adult.

Events

Sustainable Lafayette’s 2016 Summer Film Series at Lafayette Library on Aug. 2nd

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Sustainable Lafayette’s 2016 Summer Film Series:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
6:30pm | $10

For the last night in the series, we’ll feature four short films. “Trailhead” – A documentary film project from OaklandTrails.org about the magnificent trail system that covers most of the East Bay. (20 minutes). “Martin’s Boat” – Martin believed the best way for people to understand the importance of preserving the Grand Canyon was to have them experience this secret world from the river – but not in just any boat. (24 minutes). “Comes With Baggage” – A light-hearted history of bicycle travel in the Americas that makes you want to sell your possessions, quit your job and escape on a bike. (18 minutes). And “Soil Carbon Cowboys” – These ranchers have learned how to regenerate their soils while making their animals healthier and their operations more profitable. (13 minutes). A $10 donation is requested, $5 for students, and cookies, snacks, coffee and beverages will be served.

Restaurants

Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches Coming to Lafayette Mercantile

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3597 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The La Boulange Cafes closed in Walnut Creek and Lafayette last September and we learned a while back that Lemonade will be opening this fall in the Walnut Creek location. We now know that Homegrown Sustainable Sandwiches will be taking over the Lafayette location on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Check out their Seattle menu here.

From their website:

Our idea is that if we thoughtfully curate every little thing about the sandwich – where the grains for the bread come from, how the animals behind our meats and cheeses are raised, what chemicals we’re keeping off our fruits and vegetables – each sandwich will be a little bit healthier for the planet and for the people who enjoy eating them. And when you multiply that effect by all the sustainable sandwiches we sell every day, you can really start to envision the positive change we can have on the food system, even by rallying behind something as simple as a sandwich.

Events

Rebels with a Cause Playing at Lafayette Library on July 26th

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Rebels with a Cause Playing:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016
6:30pm | $10

The second movie in the Sustainable Lafayette Summer Film Series “Rebels with a Cause” will be shown on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30pm at the Lafayette Library’s Community Hall. The film is the story of a regional California effort that grew into an astonishing system of 14 National Seashores – the result of garden clubs, ranchers, farmers, conservationists, politicians from both parties, widows, and volunteers working together through compromise and negotiation, with the American public coming up as the winner. A $10 donation is requested, $5 for students, and cookies, snacks, coffee and beverages will be served.