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Olympian Heather Petri Talk at Lafayette Library Tomorrow

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Olympian Heather Petri Talk:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
5:00pm – 6:00pm | $5

Olympian Heather Petri – one of the most decorated female water polo players in the world – comes to the Lafayette Library as part of the LLLCF’s Authors and Athletes Family Series! Petri is one of only two US female water polo players to have competed in four Olympic Games, and the only to have medaled in all four. She will share her “unpublished” Cinderella story about chasing both her personal and Olympic dreams. Petri inspires her audience members to be their “best self.” $5 per person. Pay at door.

John Mayall Performing at Lesher Center this Friday in Walnut Creek

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John Mayall Performing:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 25th, 2014
8:00pm | $45

John Mayall is a blues virtuoso who has received endless acclaim in his over 50 year career as a musician, songwriter and producer. He formed the renowned group, The Bluesbreakers, in the early 1960s. The group served as a springboard to stardom for a long list of respected blues musicians including Eric Clapton, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. The three went on to respectively form Cream, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones after their time with Mayall.

With over 60 albums to his name, John Mayall is the undisputed Godfather of the British Blues. Carrying a reputation as a legendary artist, John Mayall has played alongside some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century including Sonny Boy Williamson, T Bone Walker, John Lee Hooker, Freddy King, Albert King, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Otis Rush and Buddy Guy.

John Mayall’s energy and passion for music reaches out to all who hear it and you can see this living legend and his incredible band right here at the Lesher Center.

Makerfest at Lafayette Library Tomorrow

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Makerfest Lafayette:

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Spend a day at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center celebrating makers in our community! Demonstrations for all ages including: 3D printing, air-powered rocketry, micro-controllers, book art, quadcopter FPV drones, metal working and so much more. Hands-on projects like giant bubble making, duct tape wallets, button making, make your own slime, build a rocket, rubber stamp-making, computer programming for kids mean there’s something for everyone.

Come and create with us!

Pop-Up Ceramics Sale at Civic Park in Walnut Creek this Weekend

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Pop-Up Ceramics Sale:

Civic Park (outside Clay Studio)
1375 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 19th & Sunday, July 20th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm | Free

The sale is this Saturday and Sunday(July 19 and 20) from 10:00-3:00 at Civic Park outside the Clay Studio in Walnut Creek. This is going to be a regular sale happening every month. Great original ceramic works created by Clay Arts Guild members and artists working at the Clay Studio in Civic Park. 

Chevron Family Theatre Festival at Lesher Center this Saturday in Walnut Creek

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Chevron Family Theatre Festival:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, July 19th, 2014
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

Bring your family for a fun-filled day of affordable world-class family entertainment at the 8th Annual Chevron Family Theatre Festival to be held Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek.

Ticketed performances include: The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater, a family-oriented blend of the unique comedy and juggling skills of Gregory Popovich, and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. Each of the show’s animals were once strays, rescued from animal shelters. Now, they love to show off onstage – by performing a variety of stunts and skits! 

Also performing are:  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph a Sesame Street puppeteer, Fantasy Forum Actors Ensemble performing CinderellaPushcart Players performing Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, and Alex Ramon Magic!  Tickets are just $5 for each performance.

Join us for FREE entertainment and activities that will take place inside and outside including live performances, face painting, costumed characters, craft making and more.

MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band at Moraga Commons Park Tomorrow

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MANIA! – Beatles Tribute Band:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St. Mary’s Rd., Moraga
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

MANIA! is California’s Premier Beatles Tribute Band, capturing the imagination of both old and young with their attention to detail: from authentic Beatle instruments and costumes to the way they move, sing and play. Taking the audience from the youthful energy of The Ed Sullivan Show through the majesty of Pepperland and into the final days of the Beatles on the Abbey Road rooftop, MANIA! is not just a show, it is THE LIVE BEATLES EXPERIENCE.

Arts in Bloom Festival at Orinda Community Park this Evening

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Arts in Bloom Festival:

Orinda Community Park
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
5:30pm | Free

Bring your family, friends, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts in the park to benefit The Orinda Arts Council, with the support of the Orinda Community Center Auxiliary, sponsor of Orinda’s Concert-in-the-Park series, Halloween Tot Parade, Holiday Bazaar, and fundraising for the Orinda Community Center & Park.

Free to the Public!
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Book Collecting with Charles Dickens at Swan’s Fine Books this Thursday

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Book Collecting with Charles Dickens:

Swan’s Fine Books
1381 Locust St, Walnut Creek
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
7:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

How do I tell if a book is a first edition? What IS a first edition?

What makes some books worth many hundreds – or thousands – of dollars?

How do I know if a collectible book is worth the asking price?

If you have ever wondered about the above…
…please join us on Thursday evening, July 17th, for an informal discussion about book collecting, using examples from the works of Charles Dickens.

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Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes” at Lafayette Art Gallery this Evening

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Opening Reception for “Unique Art, Unique Homes”:

Lafayette Art Gallery
3420 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Friday, July 11th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

The talent of the Lafayette Art Gallery’s circle of artists are on display in a stunning selection of works exhibited during “Unique Art, Unique Homes,” the gallery’s July/August show.

Energized by the gallery’s beautiful new quarters on Mt. Diablo Boulevard at Brown Avenue, the artists have filled the walls, display cases, and pedestals with more than 150 works of the first order, including paintings, jewelry, glasswork, ceramics, photographs, and more.

This show is an opportunity for homehowners and interior designers/decorators alike to view the breadth of artistic offerings in the gallery.

Also, in July, a kenietic sculpture piece by Scott Tyler will grace the patio of the Lafayette Art Gallery.

Lafayette Art Gallery announces the third of the new “Second Fridays”– monthly receptions to which the public is cordially invited. Come to meet the artists, have a glass wine, enjoy good conversation with art aficionados like yourself, and, of course, feast your eyes on a dazzling array of fine art.

Art & Jazz Sunset Social at Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek on Friday

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Art & Jazz Sunset Social:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek
Friday, July 11th, 2014
5:00pm – 8:00pm | $15 ($25 at door)

This annual event combines the beauty of the Garden in the early evening with great live music and delicious wine. Wander the meandering pathways and observe plein air painters at their easels, interpreting the beauty that surrounds them.

Live music by Dogbone
Menu by Willowstone Catering
Cajun ceasar salad wrap
Jambalaya with chicken and andouille
Red beans and rice with vegetarian sausage
Red velvet cupcakes
$15 admission
$25 at the door
food and drinks sold separately
Please remember to bring cash and wear comfortable shoes!