Camp Fire Benefit at Mighty Fine Guitars in Lafayette Nov 30th

Camp Fire Benefit:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir Lafayette
Friday, November 30th, 2018
8:00pm | $$$ Donation

An evening of acoustic music with all proceeds going to the victims of the Camp Fire in Butte County. On the bill currently are Leftover Dreams (Tony Marcus and Patrice Haan), The Quitters (Glenn Houston and Stevie Coyle), Teresa Tudury, Tricia Hellman Gibbs and possibles Mark Goldenberg and Corinne West. Bring your checkbooks and great fistfuls of cash … no credit card donations can be taken.



Victoria Sweet – Slow Medicine Talk at Lafayette Library Nov 15th

Victoria Sweet – Slow Medicine:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 15th, 2018
7:00 – 8:00pm | Free

Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, “healthcare” has replaced medicine, “providers” look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policymakers continue to miss is also miraculously simple.

Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time — time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right treatment. Join us for a stimulating discussion with Sweet about her book, Slow Medicine.


Finally tried a Donut at Johnny’s Donuts in Lafayette

3629 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

In between Diablo Foods and Trader Joe’s in Lafayette is a small donut shop straight out of the 1970’s called Johnny’s Donuts. I’ve walked by dozens of times and for some reason it’s always been closed. Recently however, the stars aligned just right and I noticed it was open. So of course I had to drop in for a donut. I kept things simple and got the plain, powdered sugar one. They even threw in a donut ball. Nice gesture. The donut was tasty. Of course all donuts taste good to me. Dunkin’, Krispy Kreme, Voodoo (in Portland). There’s just something about the texture, smell and sweet, sweet taste that I can’t resist. For health reasons it’s imperative that I stay far away from donut shops.

Compared to the modern, hipster spaces opening left and right this shop is a nice throwback to an earlier era. Any fans of Johnny’s Donuts? What do you like most there?


The Shade Store Coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

Thanks to everyone who sent word that The Shade Store is coming to La Fiesta Square in Lafayette where Smitten used to be. Check out their online gallery here.

From their website:

We’re a wholly curated custom window treatment service – bringing the best to your windows and providing the kind of high-end design assistance and support that can only come with three generations of expertise.


Great Expectations Playing at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette Nov 29th – Dec 16th

Great Expectations:

Town Hall Theatre
3535 School St, Lafayette
Thursday, November 29th – Sunday, December 16th, 2018
$18 – $30

On a bleak Christmas Eve, in a marshy churchyard, an escaped convict grabs a young lad at knife point, and his life is forever altered. In Gale Childs Daly’s high energy adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Great Expectations, six quick-changing actors portray dozens of characters as we follow our young hero’s coming-of-age journey — through love and loss, revenge and redemption — as he comes to realize his great expectations.


Lafayette Res Run on Oct 21st

Lafayette Res Run:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Oak Hill Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, October 21st, 2018

The Run is the city’s most popular “family affair”, involving kids, parents, grandparents, and hundreds of serious runners from throughout the Bay Area. Participants compete in a 10k or 5k certified runs and a 2 mile run/walk for fun through downtown Lafayette, around the reservoir (10k only) and back. Sprinters, walkers, the “stroller brigade” and many of Lafayette’s top four legged residents share the streets on that festive Sunday morning. Don’t miss the live music by the Stanley Middle School Band and the Healthy Lifestyles Fair!

Race Descriptions:

5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers). Lafayette Reservoir Run 5k Map
10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK. Lafayette Reservoir Run 10k Map
2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.


Color Me Mine Closing this December at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette

La Fiesta Square, Lafayette

The painting studio Color Me Mine will be closing this December at La Fiesta Square in Lafayette. Note that their Walnut Creek location will remain open.

From an email:

Our business is very much involved in planning and takes time for people to get their things back. Also, everything painted in the Lafayette location that is not picked up will not be transferred anywhere, they will be donated or disposed of. The second week of December will be the last week we will accept painters and then the third week will be the last week to pick up items(items left at Lafayette will NOT be available anywhere else), I want to be closed before the holidays. Our Walnut Creek and various other locations will remain open, and also franchising opportunities are currently available!

Walnut Creek location will remain open:

1950 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek