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Lafayette Juniors 15th Annual Kitchen Tour on May 17th in Lafayette

Lafayette Juniors 15th Annual Kitchen Tour:

Saturday, May 17th, 2014
10:00am – 3:00pm | $40

Tour special Lafayette homes with unique rustic, ranch, Cape Cod, open concept, traditional, and farmhouse style kitchens. The tour benefits First Place for Youth, STAND!, the Lafayette Library, SEED, and Twin Canyon Camp. Tickets are $40 ($30 tax deductible), with a box lunch available for $15.

Purchase tickets online today at www.lafayettejuniors.org or from Douglah Designs and Premier Kitchens in Lafayette.

Annual Kitchen Tour: Saturday, May 17th, 10 am – 3 pm.

Cha Cha for a Cure Fundraiser at Havana Restaurant in Walnut Creek on Apr 23rd


Cha Cha for a Cure:

Havana Restaurant
1516 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | $25

Join Contra Costa Oncology at Havana in downtown Walnut Creek for an evening of Cuban cocktails, cuisine, and of course Cha Cha!

Ticket price includes appetizers, a drink, plus a free dance lesson to get your cha cha on!  The evening will also include a raffle, with the opportunity to win some incredible prizes, including a Napa Wine Train Getaway.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.

All proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community.

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week April 21st – 27th


Walnut Creek Restaurant Week:

Downtown Walnut Creek
Monday, April 21st – Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Lunch/dinner | $10 – $40

Walnut Creek Restaurant Week is a culinary celebration of spectacular cuisine at incredible prices. Entice your appetite and delight your palate with prix-fixe menus offered at over 2 dozen restaurants. With cuisines that encompass American, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Japanese and Mexican (just to name a few), experience why our delicious community has been called, “The East Bay’s most popular dining destination.”

View participating restaurants here.

Spring Free Family Fun Day at Orinda Theatre Square this Saturday


Spring Free Family Fun Day:

Orinda Theatre Square
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free

Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day’s memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School’s a cappella groups

Spring Opening & Plant Sale at Ruth Bancroft Garden Tomorrow in Walnut Creek


Spring Opening & Plant Sale:

Ruth Bancroft Garden
1552 Bancroft Rd, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

Visit our largest plant sale of the year for…
The Bay Area’s best selection of drought tolerant plants
Dry garden advice from knowledgeable staff and volunteers
Heirloom bearded irises from Ruth Bancroft’s private collection
Garden gifts, succulent arrangements, locally made art, and hard-to-find books

Members Only Pre-Sale and Silent Auction: 9am-11am
Entry granted to members of The Ruth Bancroft only! No reciprocal members or guest passes. Memberships may be purchased at the door. Bagels and Peet’s coffee will be served – Thank you to Noah’s Bagels and Peet’s Coffee!

Public Sale: 11am-3pm
The Garden will be open until 4pm, but the sale wraps up at 3.

Free Admission All Day
Docent-Led Tours at 11am and 1pm

Dogtown Downtown in Lafayette this Saturday


Dogtown Downtown:

Lafayette Plaza Park
Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd, Lafayette
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10:00am – 1:00pm | Free

Love dogs? Don’t miss Lafayette Dogtown Downtown. Dogs invited. Parade starts at 10am.

Long considered a pet friendly town, Lafayette is giving top billing to its canine community for its first-ever Dogtown Downtown event, scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an event about – and for – dogs and dog lovers.

Designed to be a fun and festive canine-focused event, Lafayette Dogtown Downtown includes outdoor demonstrations, fun dog competitions, and other activities for dog lovers of all ages. Pet adoptions will be available and animal rescue group representatives will be on hand, as well as other dog-related vendors.

True to Lafayette’s passion for lifelong learning, the Dogtown Downtown event also has a strong educational offering – a curriculum of ten 30-minute presentations by veterinary specialists from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Bay Area’s SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. Organized in two tracks, topics range from pet first aid, toxins, environmental hazards, behavioral issues, and the veterinary blood bank, to how to become a veterinarian or veterinarian technician.

Admission and related activities, including the presentations, are free, but registration is encouraged, either online or at the event. Be among the first to register and receive a complimentary Lafayette Dogtown Downtown canine first aide starter kit when you check in at the event, while supplies last.

Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry with Special Guest Jerry Mathers at Orinda Theatre this Thursday


The Trouble with Harry:

Orinda Theatre
2 Orinda Theatre Square
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00pm | Free

This month’s FREE movie is the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Trouble with Harry” with special guest Jerry Mathers!   That is right,  “The Beav” is coming to Orinda on April 10th!   Come meet Jerry Mathers on FREEmovie night, presented by the California Independent Film Festival and Diablo Magazine and sponsored byOrinda Theatre Square!

Organic Food Presentation at Lafayette Library this Thursday


Organic Food Direct to You:

Lafayette Library
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00pm | $5

Ever wonder about the easiest way to get fresh, local, organic food?

Come to a presentation at the Lafayette Library on Thursday, April 10, to learn about ways local organic farmers are Come to a presentation at the Lafayette Library delivering their delicious wares to folks in Lamorinda. Sustainable Lafayette is hosting a display, presentation, and movie. Find out our produce options, and meet with current customers who enjoy their fresh weekly produce boxes. Then you can stay to see the 50-minute movie Grow, which takes a look at “a new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts, and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic, and independent young growers.”

Light refreshments will be provided.

The Vogler Quartet at the Lesher Center in Walnut Creek Tomorrow


The Vogler Quartet:

Lesher Center for the Arts
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
2:30pm | $51

The Vogler Quartet, still featuring its four original members, was founded in 1985. In the 28 years since its foundation, it has secured a place for itself among the top chamber music ensembles, thanks to its great individual and joint musicianship, and has been a guest on nearly all the world‘s major concert platforms. It was the quartet‘s sensational success at the 1986 string quartet competition in Evian, France, where they won several prizes, that set the four musicians on the path to a great international career.

Brew Fest at Walnut Creek Sports Basement this Saturday


Brew Fest:

Sports Basement
1881 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek
Saturday, April 5th, 2014
4:00pm – 7:00pm | Free

Join us at Sports Basement Walnut Creek for our first annual Sports Basement Brew Fest! Not only will there be free beer sampling from Lagunitas, Pyramid, Calicraft, and EJ Phair (just to name a few!), but we’ll also be showcasing one of the final games of NCAA tournament on our projector screen! This event is free, but please RSVP here. – See more at: http://community.sportsbasement.com/calendar/#201404051833