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Concert at the Res in Lafayette May 11th


Concert at the Res:

Lafayette Reservoir
3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Saturday, May 11th, 2019
11:00am – 3:00pm | Free

Since 1996, Lafayette Rotarians have been hosting an afternoon of live music in the Lafayette Reservoir featuring local bands including Acalanes High School, Stanley Middle School, Roosevelt Middle School from Oakland, and the Rossmoor Big Band; and the program has been expanded in the last few years to include young dancers and singers from the Lafayette Town Hall Education and the Performing Academy.

Along with the great live entertainment, there will be food and drinks for purchase. It is also the perfect setting for a picnic on the lawn, and chairs and shade tenting will also be provided. Though the stage is just a short walk from the parking area, golf cart transportation to and from the stage will be provided for those who may desire it. Public restrooms and a children’s play area are nearby, and parking is available for $7 all day or at metered parking.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for a chance to win great prizes including weekend getaways. All proceeds will directly support the local musical programs featured and our Rotary projects.

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Home & Body: Keeping It Simple Workshop at Rodgers Ranch in Pleasant Hill May 9th


Home & Body: Keeping It Simple Workshop:

Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
315 Cortsen Rd, Pleasant Hill
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25

More and more evidence of dangerous toxins in our home and beauty products are being revealed. Learn how to identify and lessen your exposure and create some natural products that work just as well. Make and take home some natural laundry soap and hand cream.

Instructor Denise Koroslev has studied, grown, and used herbs for over 40 years and presented herb classes for culinary and medicinal purposes. She is president of Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center, which promotes sustainable living, and is parlimentarian of the Northern California Unit of the Herb Society of America.

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Cinco de Mayo Festival in the Mission in San Francisco May 4th


Cinco de Mayo Festival:

Mission District
Valencia St, San Francisco (btw 21st & 24th)
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
10:00am – 6:00pm | Free

In 2019 the San Francisco Cinco de Mayo celebration will return to the heart of the Mission District as San Franciscans will celebrate one of our City’s most spectacular traditions at Mission Neighborhood Centers’ 15th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 4th, on Valencia Street. This family-friendly celebration which is being held on one of the Mission’s trendy, main thoroughfares, will occupy Valencia Street between 21st and 24th Streets. The celebration will showcase the very best of Mexican and Latin American cultures with a diverse array of Mexican and Latino foods, music, dance and artistry for the entire family to enjoy. Approximately 9,000 attendees will enjoy rich cultural experiences and activities focused on empowering our community through greater awareness.

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Kentucky Derby Party in Danville May 4th


Kentucky Derby Party:

Veterans Memorial Building
400 Hartz Avenue, Danville
Saturday, May 4th, 2019
1:30 – 4:30pm | $50

Join us for a chance to see friends or meet new ones. And, enjoy free appetizers and our signature Mint Julep (Mocktail), champagne, wine and other beverages.
Enjoy a live telecast of the 145th Kentucky Derby Race (and everyone joining us will receive a free pari-mutuel ticket for one of the horses in the race!
You will have an exciting chance to win some cool Raffle Prizes and participate in our Silent Auction.
Plus, there is a prize for the BEST Woman’s Hat as part of our Annual Hat Contest.

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Devil Mountain Run May 5th in Downtown Danville


Devil Mountain Run:

Downtown Danville
Railroad Ave. between Church St. and School St.
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
8:00am | $20 – $44 (Kids Fun Run Free)

Join us on Sunday May 5th 2019 for the 41st annual Devil Mountain Run 5K/10K and FREE Kid’s Fun Run! Stick around for the competitive Mile of Truth (1-mile USATF sanctioned race) plus the 3rd annual Buddi Love Dog Mile!

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Taste of Lafayette on May 14th


Taste of Lafayette:

JPG@TheBank
3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019
5:30 – 8:00pm | $55 / ($50 early bird)

The “stroll” begins when ticket holders head out at their own pace to stop at any or all of the 25+ participating restaurants for sampling. Will call, bar, and appetizers will be [served] 5:30pm-7:30pm. Dessert and coffee will be served 7pm-8pm.

Evening includes music throughout the stroll featuring Performance Academy, Bistro Mustache and pop-up BACH at JPG@TheBank; and the Acalanes Jazz Quartet at Philz. Entertainment by the Gold Coast Chamber Players’s latest venture, pop-up BACH, chamber music experience in unexpected places, features the Little Stars Trio at 7:30pm at JPG@TheBank.

Don’t miss the raffle supporting the Lafayette Community Foundation! Drawing for the raffle will be held at 7:45pm also at JPG@TheBank.

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Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club at Blackhawk Museum May 5th


Photo by Flickr user greggjerdingen

Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club:

Blackhawk Museum
3700 Blackhawk Plaza Cir, Danville
Sunday, May 5th, 2019
10:00 – 11:00am

For the fifth year the Bay Area Horseless Carriage Club will stop by the Blackhawk Museum with their Pre-1916 automobiles. They will only be at the Museum for an hour, between 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM but it isn’t often that your get to see cars from this era on the road.

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Spey Casting World Championship at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco through April 28th


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Spey Casting World Championship:

Golden Gate Park’s Casting Ponds
1232 John F. Kennedy Dr, San Francisco
Friday, April 26th – Sunday, April 28th, 2019
8:00am – 5:00pm | Free

The GGACC will again be hosting their annual World Championship of Spey Casting. This international distance casting competition using two-handed Spey rods will be held on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 26-28, 2019, the fourth weekend of the month this year.

Bring a blanket or folding chairs to sit on the lawn while you enjoy the beauty and spectacle of this amazing fly casting, or wander around the exhibitors’ tables when you need a break.

Both club members and the public are invited to attend this event for FREE to watch the world’s best Spey Casters compete. As in past years, there will be Men’s, Women’s, and Senior’s Divisions of competition with casters representing many countries and team sponsors.

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Lafayette Community Music Festival at Town Hall Theatre April 27th


Lafayette Community Music Festival:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
8:00pm | $25 ($30 at door)

Featuring: The Big Jangle Acoustic, including Kiki Stack; and The Real Lafayette All Stars, including Jeff Tamalier (Tower of Power), Dave Martin (Buzztones, Dave Martin’s House Party), Mark Stanley (Rock Island) and Paul Cotruvo (Big Jangle, Cover to Cover).