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Jimmy Dillon, The Quitters & More Playing at Mighty Fine Guitars Nov 10th in Lafayette


Jimmy Dillon, The Quitters & More Playing:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Friday, November 10th, 2017
6:30 PM | $15 – $20 suggested

“It’s a big guitar extravaganza night at Mighty Fine Guitars, with bluesman and historian Jimmy Dillon, rock photographer extraordinaire Jay Blakesberg and The Quitters – Yours Truly [Stevie Coyle] and Glenn Houston (late of Houston Jones).”

Restaurants

New Menu at The Park Bistro & Bar in Lafayette


3287 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette

The Park Bistro & Bar, featuring modern American fare with a French twist, is located within the recently renovated Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa in Lafayette and they recently came out with a new fall/winter menu which you can check out here. I had a chance to try the heirloom beet salad, pressed Mary’s chicken and braised short rib which tasted excellent. To top it off, there is free self-service parking in their underground garage as well as a free valet for diners. I don’t know how many times I’ve driven by without realizing they had free parking!

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Shaven Not Stirred Fundraiser in Lafayette Nov 9th


Shaven Not Stirred Fundraiser:

18|8 Fine Men’s Salons
15 Fiesta Ln, Lafayette
Thursday, November 9th, 2017
6:00 – 8:00pm | $25 (buy one get one free [B1G1])

COME DECKED OUT IN YOUR SWANKIEST 60S THREADS!
Evening Includes:
Drinks, Bites and a Complimentary Shave

6-7PM / FEED YOUR APPETITE WITH BITES AND LIBATIONS
7-8PM / BEST DRESSED CONTEST WITH A $100 PRIZE
BATTLE OF THE SEXES TRIVIA / RAFFLE WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Grand Prizes:
$500 Heller Jewelers Gift Card
Courtside Sideline Warriors Tickets

 

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Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale Nov 4th at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church


Photo from Lafayette Juniors

Lafayette Juniors Rummage Sale:

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church
49 Knox Dr, Lafayette
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
8:00am – 2:00pm | Free ($5 for 7am early bird entrance)

Pre-loved designer clothes, baby and kid clothes, toys, children’s gear, furniture, household goods, and much more. Cash and credit cards accepted. All sale proceeds benefit local non-profits that children, families, and communities in need. There is something for everyone at the Lafayette Juniors’ Annual Rummage Sale — from designer clothing and shoes to home goods and toys for all ages.

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Standout Books of the Season at Lafayette Library Nov 2nd


Standout Books of the Season:

Lafayette Library and Learning Center
3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm | Free

Please welcome veteran Penguin Random House rep Wendy Pearl to our annual cherished holiday event.

Join Wendy as she presents exciting titles sure to appeal to readers and book clubs. Then join in a lively discussion about authors, the publishing industry, and writing. Books will be available for purchase just in time for the holiday season!

Events

Musical Benefit for Bread & Roses Presents at Mighty Fine Guitars Oct 21st in Lafayette


Musical Benefit for Bread & Roses Presents:

Mighty Fine Guitars
85 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
8:00 PM | $30 suggested

Please join us for a special evening of award-winning original music to benefit Bread & Roses Presents. East Bay singer-songwriters Victoria Blythe and Greg Beattie of the band Calaveras, Steve MeckFessel and Laura Zucker will perform their original songs. Wine and light refreshments will be served.

Bread & Roses Presents is a nonprofit arts organization bringing hope and healing through live music and the performing arts in over 600 free, high quality annual shows to San Francisco Bay audiences who are isolated in a variety of institutional settings.

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Lafayette Reservoir Run on Oct 22nd


Lafayette Reservoir Run:

Downtown Lafayette
Mt. Diablo Blvd. at Oak Hill Rd, Lafayette
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
8:00am

The Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette are co-sponsors of the Lafayette Res Run for Education which is traditionally held on a Sunday in October. Beneficiaries of the event are the local schools and the services and programs of the Chamber. 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.

  • 5k Certified Race – flat, “chip” timed course, runners only (NO Dogs or Baby Strollers).
  • 10k Certified Race – hilly, “chip” timed course around the reservoir, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK.
  • 2 Miles Run/Walk for Fun – No Timing – Fun Run ONLY, Dogs on Leash & Baby Strollers OK
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Edifice: Uncovered – Dance Performance Oct 20th at Coffee Shop in Lafayette


Edifice: Uncovered – Dance Performance:

Coffee Shop
50 Lafayette Cir, Lafayette
Friday, October 20th, 2017
4:30 & 6:30pm | Free

Edifice: Uncovered reflects the collaboration between Lissa Resnick’s Los Angeles-founded and now San Francisco Bay Area-based No Strings Attached Dance Company and artist Marcia Barrow Taylor. Their work delves into “What’s Inside?”
“Although I have been creating and exhibiting work for more than ten years, my recent endeavor with Art Moves Project has led me into unfamiliar and exciting territory” said Marcia Barrow Taylor. “Edifice: Uncovered is my first site-specific installation and has afforded me an opportunity to add a performance aspect to my art.”