Lafayette

Events

Join Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes for 4 Mile Run in Lafayette on Feb 10th


Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, February 10th, 2017
5:30pm | $15

New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes discusses his new book, The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Ancient Battle and Epic Run that Inspired the World’s Greatest Footrace Karnazes weaves together three stories – his own Greek ancestry, the history of the world’s first marathon, and his personal experience running this monumental route.

Optional 4 mile Run with Dean Karnazes: Ticket holders are invited to join Dean and A Runner’s Mind on a 4 mile run prior to the program. Runners must purchase a ticket to participate. Details will be emailed to participants on February 8, start time is 5:30pm.

Events

Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money with Kate Levinson at Lafayette Library on Jan 19th


Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money with Kate Levinson:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, January 19th, 2017
7:00 – 9:00pm | Free

Please join us as we welcome Kate Levinson, author of Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money. Kate holds a PhD in Psychology and has spent 20 years studying how people interface with money. We’ll discuss the emotional complications behind finances and how to break the taboo of talking about money. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Shopping

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe Closes in Lafayette


3591 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

Powell’s Sweet Shoppe has closed in Lafayette however not to worry; according to a sign in the window, they are remodeling and will reopen as Zoonie’s on January 18th, “the same great store with all the sweets, gelato, chocolates and delights you love, under a different name”. According to their Facebook page, “the name change is because we will no longer be part of the Powell’s franchise. We will be an independent store.”

Note that they will be “serving free gelato Wednesday January 18 and all day Saturday January 21“.

Events

A New Color, The Art of Being Edythe Boone at Lafayette Library on Jan 12th


A New Color, The Art of Being Edythe Boone:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, January 12th, 2016
7:00 – 8:30pm | $15

A New Color is the first of two documentary films presented at the Lafayette Library as part of a conversation on “the power of storytelling.” The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion that includes the director, Mo Morris, Edythe Boone, and Jorge Mario Abundis, a student featured in the film.

Celebrated San Francisco Women’s Building muralist and educator Edythe Boone is the subject of the award-winning documentary A New Color, a film by Mo Morris. Edythe Boone paints walls to build bridges toward unity when the chokehold death of her nephew and his final words ignite a national outcry for racial justice.

A New Color was the Audience Favorite Special Mention at Mill Valley Film Festival and won Best Documentary in Chicago.

Restaurants

Poke Restaurant Coming to Lafayette?


3555 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

I walked by the Chinese restaurant The Tasteful Noodle the other day in Lafayette and noticed a “Placard Pending” sign in the window from the county health division calling the restaurant “Poke Go”. That combined with the curtains in the window may point to a new poke restaurant coming to Lafayette? With Hawaiian-style poke restaurants popping up left and right around here I wouldn’t be surprised.

Events

Before the Flood at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette on Jan 18th


Before the Flood:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
7:00pm | $8

On Wednesday, January 18th, Sustainable Lafayette and the Town Hall Theatre are co-hosting a special film event featuring the new documentary “Before the Flood.”  The new film features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace traveling to five continents and the arctic to witness climate change firsthand.  With unprecedented access to scientists, political leaders, and thought leaders, DiCaprio shares a riveting account of the changes now occurring as well as the actions we can take to prevent the disruption of life on our planet.

“Before the Flood is a rousing call to action.  DiCaprio’s charisma makes it one of the most accessible [environmental documentaries].  His passion and inquisitiveness radiate in his blunt talk and genuine curiosity.”
Thom Powers – Toronto Film Festival (where the movie premiered)- Enjoy a pre movie reception with free appetizers and discounted local craft beers (doors open at 6pm)!
– Learn the latest status on Lafayette’s use of clean energy!
– Ask questions of a local panel of experts, including MCE!
– Indulge in free treats after the film!
– Get fired up about a series of inspiring events and actions in 2017!
– Help fund Town Hall Theatre shifting to 100% clean energy for 2017! (use of all donations)