Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette Friday, February 27th, 2015
7:00pm – 9:00pm | Free
Don’t miss this inaugural program with New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard and critically acclaimed author (and former bank robber!) Joe Loya. These good friends will share the stories of how they came to be writers, their experiences in the literary world, and discuss the writing process.
This is a preview night of an exciting future series featuring Joyce and Joe in conversation with authors-of-note. Refreshments will be served!
Lots of progress at the pizza restaurant Project Pie that’s planning on opening in downtown Walnut Creek where AAA used to be. As you can see in the above photo there will be outdoor seating. The inside looks done so it shouldn’t be much longer… Check out their menu here.
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle beginning Saturday, February 21st, 2015
The Spirit of the Old West exhibition tells the story of the western frontier from the perspective of both the Native Americans and the settlers before, during and after the expansion west. The exhibition features authentic artifacts from the period, a large diorama depicting key historic moments, scenes of wildlife from the frontier and other elements that bring the past to life.
This exhibition was collected and curated by Jerry Fick who was born in 1947 in Redding, Pennsylvania. The son of farmers, Jerry grew up poor, but developed an early fascination with Indians and began collecting Indian artifacts after finding a spear point near the well on his family’s homestead. His parents and his grandmother (a full blooded Lenni Lenape or Delaware Indian) fostered his interests in Indians and helped him find and acquire items of interest. Continue reading →
The sign says, “closed for vacation” outside the Chinese restaurant Lily’s House in downtown Lafayette but apparently a new Chinese restaurant with new owners will be opening soon in this location when the remodel has finished. Stay tuned…
With news that measles has infected Disneyland and is spreading throughout the country I decided to check out the immunization rates around Contra Costa which you can see here. As you can see in the above map, there are pockets of Walnut Creek among other cities that are rated as Highest risk (more than 10% of students not immunized because of Personal Belief Exemption). As more children end up not getting vaccinated the herd immunity loses effect that can cause those who are unable to get vaccinated for medical reasons or are too young/old, infected. Or is not that big of a deal? There is a Brady Bunch episode from 1969 where the kids all come down with a case of measles that didn’t seem very serious to me. See it here.
Do you think the Personal Belief Exemption for vaccinations should be eliminated?
81 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette Friday, February 20th, 2015
8:00pm | $10
It’s a comic explosion of outrageous characters and hysterical scenes all based on the real-life stories of a real, live person! Tonight’s special guest storyteller is East Bay musician and actor Case Wiseman!