Master Gardeners – The Basics of Growing Apples and Pears in your Garden

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Have you ever wanted to grow an apple or pear tree, but didn't know where to begin? Do you have an apple or pear tree in your yard, and aren't sure if you are properly caring for it? Join Master Gardener Darlene DeRose who will cover the basics of growing apple and pear trees. You will learn how and where to pick out the right tree for you, how to plant it once you get it home and how to care for and maintain it over time. If you don't think you have space for a fruit tree, join us for tips on growing trees in small spaces.
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WOW Presents: Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Wonders of the World Docent Lecture Series: Hippie Modernism at BAMPFA
This major exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love by showcasing radical art, architecture, and design that laid the foundations for the tech revolution, the environmental movement, and advances in social justice. The exhibit charts the evolution of one of the most fertile periods of recent cultural history (c. 1964–74) with experimental furniture, alternative living structures, immersive environments, media installations, alternative magazines, experimental books, printed ephemera, and films.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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Sweet Thursday presents: Jil Plummer and Brenda Oum

Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Back by popular demand! Join us for an encore evening with Jil Plummer, author of Remember to Remember, and local hero Brenda Oum. Remember to Remember is the fictionalized true story of Chambopha, a courageous child who survives the Cambodian death march from Phnom Penh and through the Khmer Rouge killing fields. She allows nothing to deter her from fighting for her dream of taking her mother and siblings to a life of freedom. Chambopha succeeds and in real life is Brenda Oum who, along with husband Tom, owns Papillon coffee shop in Lafayette.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Joseph Di Prisco

Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation
Distinguished Speaker Series Presents


Joseph Di Prisco
The Pope of Brooklyn



Joseph Di Prisco’s anticipated memoir brings the hustler, gambler, criminal, bookmaker, and confidential informer―Joe’s father―back to life, and reveals the fascinating and unsettling truths that simultaneously bound and separated father and son. The Pope of Brooklyn is both sequel and prequel to his much-praised memoir, Subway to California.


Joseph Di Prisco is an acclaimed writer of fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and a prize-winning poet. His latest book of poems is Sightlines from the Cheap Seats.



Joe will be in conversation with poet Kim Dower, the Poet Laureate of West Hollywood.

6:00PM Reception hosted by Joseph Di Prisco, wine and small plates catered by Postino
7:00PM Program

Tickets: Tinyurl.com/DiPrisco
Reserved Seating & one copy of The Pope of Brooklyn $30
General Admission $15

Bookseller: A Great Good Place For Books

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Cross-Cultural Communication: Perception & Deception

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Community Hall
How does your cultural background inform your view of the world? Can we ever fully connect with someone who has vastly different perceptions fed by their own biases?

Author Joe Lurie synthesized his experiences in the Peace Corps and his 20 years serving as Executive Director of U.C. Berkeley’s International House into his book “Perception and Deception.” Join us as he shares a wealth of stories that illuminate the origins and pitfalls of cultural misunderstandings in our globalized society.

Discounted copies of Lurie’s book will be available for purchase and signing after the talk.

Photo by Lorie A. Cheung.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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WOW Presents Monet: The Early Years

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Wonders of the World Docent Lecture Series
Monet: The Early Years at the Legion of Honor

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience Monet's mastery before Impressionism through approximately sixty paintings from some of the world's most important international collections. This exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked Monet's development during his formative years from 1858 to 1872. In this period, the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.
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Distinguished Speaker Series: Erik Larson

Thursday, May 4, 2017 7:00 PM
Distinguished Speaker Series
SPECIAL EVENT Presents

Erik Larson


Dead Wake:The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction chronicles the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters including pioneering female architect Theodate Pope and President Woodrow Wilson. Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.


Books by Erik Larson include Thunderstruck, In the Garden of Beasts, and his critically-acclaimed book, The Devil in the White City which remained on the NY Times bestsellers list for a combined total of over six years.

SPONSORED BY: Wells Fargo The Private Bank
EVENT LOCATION: Acalanes Performing Arts Center, 1200 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lafayette

TICKETS: TICKETS ON SALE FEBRUARY 20.
$45 General Admission $65 Reserved Seating
$100 Reserved Seating & Reception with Erik Larson (5:00PM-6:00PM at the LLLC Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette)

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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
Nature Journaling makes you a better observer, naturalist, and artist and opens a world of beauty and discovery.

Do you want to keep a nature journal or bump your current practice to a higher orbit? Join us for our monthly workshop series, and see the possibilities of what a journal can be! If you already have a journal kit, bring it along plus any personal favorite sketching or nature study supplies.

In this class you will:

•Learn the practices that makes journaling a lifelong habit (and what does not work).
•Get tips to help you to set up your journaling kit.
•Participate in a journal kit show and tell
•Discover field tested logistics of sketching in the field.
•Learn the foundational strategy to draw any subject.

All ages and experience levels welcome. 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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Contra Costa Master Gardeners presents – The Squeeze on Citrus

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Learn the basics of caring for citrus, whether existing trees or new. Learn how to select and buy healthy trees for your location and the best methods for planting, watering and feeding your tree. We will also cover pruning and protecting your tree from environmental elements, pests and diseases.
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