Distinguished Speaker Series: Joyce Maynard

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
New York Times bestselling author Joyce Maynard was in her late fifties when she met the first true partner she had ever known. He wore a rakish hat over a good head of hair; he asked real questions and gave real answers; he loved to see Joyce shine, both in and out of the spotlight; and he didn’t mind the mess she made in the kitchen.

The Best of Us is their story. Charting the course through their whirlwind romance, a marriage cut short by tragedy, and Joyce's return to singleness on new terms, The Best of Us is a heart-wrenching, ultimately life-affirming reflection on coming to understand true love through the experience of great loss.

Joyce Maynard is most known for her works of memoir and fiction. Two of her novels have been adapted into screenplays and major motion pictures, To Die For and Labor Day.


This program brought to you by the LLLC Foundation through the generous support of our donors.


Tickets: $15
Bookseller: A Great Good Place For Books
Private Reception Sponsor: Wells Fargo Private Bank

LLLC Foundation donors may purchase $10 discount tickets by calling 925-283-6513 x102.

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Sweet Thursday Presents: Standout Books of the Season

Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
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!
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Medicare 2018: What You Need to Know

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Medicare open enrollment is from Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Learn how to understand and best use your coverage in this presentation by the Contra Costa Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP). Registered HICAP volunteers will first review Medicare basics and then discuss what’s changing for 2018. Detailed handouts about health and drug plans will be provided, as well as tips for saving money on your medications.

Even if you like your current plan it may no longer be best for you. Plans can and do change their covered drugs, copays, doctor networks and more each year. Also, your needs may have changed. At one open enrollment event last year HICAP saved people $1000, $4000 and $12,000 respectively due to plans changing their list of covered drugs.

See www.cchicap.org or call 925-602-4163 for more information. No products are sold or endorsed at this talk.
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Wow Presents: Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World, Legion of Honor

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
This exhibit will offer an astonishing look at Classical sculpture swathed in their original vibrant colors questioning the perception of an all-white "classical" ideal. Ancient sculpture and architecture from Greece and Rome will be revealed as intended—garishly colorful, richly ornamented, and full of life—along with original sculpture from the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome against the backdrop of the Legion of Honor's neoclassical building.
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Master Gardeners: Drought-Tolerant Gardens

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Whether or not we are in a drought, California receives little to no rain in the summer, which is typical of mediterranean climates. Come learn from Master Gardener Dawn Kooyumjian about our unique climate, and how plants in many parts of the world have adapted to their growing regions with little to no summer rain.

A drought-tolerant garden need not be a lone cactus in a sea of rocks! You will come away inspired and with a deeper understanding of gardening with limited water.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
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. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 13, 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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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
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. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:00 AM
Located at the Community Hall
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. Wednesday after the second Tuesday of each month. See www.johnmuirlaws.com/events for this month's special topic.
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