2015 CERT Training Starts January 13 in Lafayette: Free Emergency Preparedness Training, Register Now!

This is a guest post submitted by Lafayette-resident Virginia Merrifield, a CERT volunteer.

What Would You Do In An Emergency?

Household accidents as well as natural disasters can happen at any time and often without warning. Your local Lamorinda CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Group is offering free emergency preparedness training in 2015 to help you react quickly and effectively should a fire, accident or other disaster happen.

Ask yourself:

  • Would you know what to do if a wastebasket caught on fire at your home? Even if you do own a fire extinguisher would you know where it is located and how to use it?
  • What would you do if a loved one got injured and was bleeding profusely – would you know what to do to help?
  • What if there was a major fire headed for your neighborhood, are you prepared to take only the most critical documents and evacuate quickly? Do you know what documents are the most important, have an evacuation bag prepared and know the safest evacuation route? Does your family have an evacuation and reunion plan in place?

CERT LogoIf you answered NO to any of these questions, you and your family may not be properly prepared in the event of an emergency.

Lamorinda CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is an organization that teaches emergency preparedness, basic medical aid, fire safety and light search and rescue. The course is taught by first responders and experienced community volunteers, but is tailored for ordinary citizens so they can best help themselves and their communities when a disaster occurs. In the event of a major disaster, the fact is that first responder help might be delayed in coming, so everyone should be prepared to help themselves, their families and their neighbors if necessary. For emergency events large or small CERT training is an essential component to minimizing damage and saving lives.

2015 Lamorinda CERT Class Registration is Now Open

Classes are offered three times in 2015.

  • Lafayette: Tuesday evenings, 1/13 – 2/24, 6:30pm-9:30pm (2/24 class starts 6pm)
  • Moraga: Wednesday evenings, 4/8 – 5/20, 6:30pm – 9:30pm (5/20 class starts 6pm)
  • Orinda: Thursday evenings, 9/10 – 10/22, 6:30pm-9:30pm (10/22 class starts 6pm)

The 2015 winter session will be held at the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary’s Road.

The CERT course of six classes followed by a drill allows participants to practice basic emergency preparedness and first aid skills. Should a major disaster occur, you will be ready to help in your neighborhoods until first responders arrive. Classes are open to residents and employees of the Lamorinda area, and are free of cost, however CERT asks for a commitment to attend all classes. Registration for any of the 3 sessions can easily be done online at www.lamorindacert.org/training/classes.

From learning how to put out a small fire to knowing how to properly immobilize a broken bone, CERT training is vital in an emergency. Register for the CERT course now – it may be the best gift you ever give your family!

 

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You’re Invited: January Lafayette Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Ribbon Cuttings are a fun — and easy — way to meet new members and get to know other Chamber members, including our Board Members and Chamber Ambassadors, who are often in attendance.

Below are photos from just a few of our most recent Ribbon Cutting events (clockwise, from top):  Rivulet Chiropractic, Lamorinda Audiology, and Learning Express Toys.

Lafayette Chamber Fall 2014 Ribbon Cuttings

Please plan on joining us for these Ribbon Cutting events scheduled during January:

Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness

Thursday, January 22 – 5pm
959 Mt. View Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549
www.advancedweightlossandwellness.com

• • • • •

Bay Sotheby’s International Realty

Thursday, January 29 – 5pm
3725 Mt. Diablo Blvd
Lafayette, CA 94549
www.mintzrealestate.com

Are you a new member interested in scheduling a Ribbon Cutting event?
Please contact Barbara Gilmore, Lafayette Chamber Membership Services:
Barbara@LafayetteChamber.org or (925) 284-7404

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Leila Douglah Selected as the 2015 “Marquis” Business Person of the Year – Celebration Set for January 30

Congratulations to Leila Douglah of Douglah Designs for being named Lafayette’s 2015 Marquis Business Person of the Year. We hope you’ll plan to celebrate with us on January 30, 2015.

“Give with no expectations. Giving back is my way of thanking life

for the opportunities that I have been afforded.”

Leila DouglahLeila has lived by this philosophy ever since she opened her doors in Lafayette back in 1997. Her success has been shared with the greater community in many ways.

Leila served as our Chamber Board President in 2013 and currently serves as the Chamber’s Secretary.

With her success, Leila has donated back to many local organizations including Habitat for Humanity East Bay, Lafayette Partners in Education, SHELTER Inc. and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum.

While on the Chamber’s Board, Leila has spearheaded some of our most successful campaigns including our SHOP LAFAYETTE program, the new Premier Membership program and the local gift card program.

Leila Douglah - Marquis Business Person of the Year for 2015 - poses with staff and Lafayette Chamber Board Members

Douglah Designs, a full-service interior design/build firm opened their second showroom in La Fiesta Square last fall. Her 5-star ratings for her work as a design and remodeling expert all seem to say the same thing: Leila and her staff rock! Please stop by Douglah Designs and congratulate Leila.

January 30, 2015 Celebration

The “Marquis” Business Person of the Year Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015, beginning at 6:00pm at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. The evening also includes the introduction to our 2015 Board of Directors, our incoming President Debbie Cooper, Mechanics Bank and the “State of the City” address by Mayor Brandt Andersson. Reservations can be made on line by clicking here or by calling the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce at 925-284-7404.

Posted in Lafayette Business News

New: The Lafayette Gift Card

The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer our community one of the first On-line Downtown Collective Gift Card Program in the country. We have partnered with GiftCards.com  and have arranged for a program that allows you to buy one gift card that can be used at many or your favorite shops, services, stores and restaurants.

The Lafayette Gift Card - Participating Merchants

You can now give the gift of choice!  Your gift recipients will be able to choose their favorite downtown locations. The Gift Card is personalized with an imprint of the recipient’s name and a brief message (Happy Birthday, Congratulations etc.) and the purchaser can choose from 5 Lafayette theme designs.

Don’t need to personalize? For this holiday season, the Lafayette Chamber has several gift cards for sale – in denominations of $25, 50, and 100. You can buy them during regular business hours at the Lafayette Chamber offices, 100 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, CA. Call 925-284-7404 if you have any questions.

Click her to download a printable Lafayette Gift Card Guide.

 

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Lafayette Reservoir Run 2014: New Activities Make Lafayette’s Favorite Healthy School Fundraiser Better Than Ever

Choice of Races & Fun for All –  Races start 8am

Online Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Res-Run-2014

Register Early  & Save!

Want to be a Race Day Volunteer? Click Here.

Lafayette Reservoir Run 2014 - Map, Details + Registration Link

The Lafayette Reservoir Run, scheduled for Sunday, October 26, 2014, is a popular Lafayette, CA, community event that attracts upwards of 4000 people of all ages and athletic ability, including spectators who cheer the runners!

Athletes from across the Bay Area enter the Lafayette Reservoir Run because of the event’s unique combination of small town feel, beautiful scenery, fast-paced 5-K competition and challenging 10-K course, complete with “heartbreak hill.”

* This is a Fun Halloween Event: Wear Your Costume! *

Spectators and runners alike enjoy the community feel of this event, which includes a pre-race warm-up, live music, pancake breakfast, Health Expo vendors – and lots of friendly people.

New for kids in 2014: Family Bike Ride (9:30 a.m. — so you can run in 5K or 2mile event, too!), Bike Safety Rodeo for Kids and a Halloween Carnival. Good news: The Bike Safety Rodeo is Free and kids with bibs indicting they participated in the 2014 Lafayette Reservoir Run get free unlimited access to the carnival activities. (All others buy low-cost tickets.)

Here are the top 6 reasons so many love the Lafayette Reservoir Run, now in its 22nd Year.

1. Location. The Lafayette Reservoir Run is held in the heart of beautiful downtown Lafayette, with all runners coursing through the tree-lined Mt. Diablo Blvd. The 10-K course circles scenic Lafayette Reservoir along a paved path within view of the water, before turning back towards town.

2. One Event, Choice of Races. 2mile Fun Run (8am start), Fast Paced 5-K (8:30am) and Beautiful 10-K with a challenging “heartbreak” hill (8:45am start). Certified, Electronic 10K + 5K results — and medals. NOTE: The 2-mile fun run is an un-timed event. New this year: Family Bike Ride (9:30 a.m.)  Anyone participating in the 5K or 2-Mile Run will be back in time for the Family Bike Ride.  There is no need to register for the Bike Ride – and there is free secure bike parking provided.

3. Easy Group Event. All races have Up and Back Race Courses, making it easy to enjoy the event with friends and family with varied running interest and speed. Meanwhile, the other race-day activities are centralized near the start/finish line.

4. Community Event Fun. Pre-race warm-up exercises, music, pancake breakfast, Bike Safety Rodeo, Halloween Carnival, Healthy Lifestyle Expo – and lots of friendly people.

5. Free – and Easy Parking at BART – plus Free Bike Valet near the race.

6. Healthy Local Fundraiser for Local Education that Has the Potential to Earn More for Schools This Year than Ever! 

Here’s the math:

10% off the Top: Each runner who registers has the choice to identify their favorite local high school, middle school, elementary or pre-school that automatically gets 10% from the registration fee. This doesn’t have to be a Lafayette school – or even a public one!

Lafayette Schools earn 60% of the event profits.

New this year: Extra fundraising opportunities for the 5 Lafayette School District public schools (Stanley Middle School, Lafayette Elementary, Burton Valley, Happy Valley, and Spring Hill):

  • An extra $10 for every race volunteer a school recruits: An easy and fun way to participate in the race! Register to volunteer by clicking here.
  • $500 Prize: Awarded to the school with the most registered runners and volunteers identifying their school.

 

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE RESERVOIR RUN ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS

  1. The Lafayette Reservoir Run is an annual event that promotes local community health and Lafayette’s Downtown, while raising money for local education and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce’s many community programs and events.
  2. The Lafayette Reservoir Run is produced by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and the City of Lafayette.
  3. The 2014 Lafayette Reservoir Run sponsors include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Oakwood Athletic Club, Kurt Piper Group, Swim & Company, Dudum Real Estate, Citibank, Bowles & Verna, BMW Concord, EBMUD, the Rotary Club of Lafayette, Road ID, Minuteman Press Lafayette, Lovebugs, Contra Costa Times, Lafayette Physical Therapy,  Whole Foods, 92-1 KKDV, Diablo Magazine, Shops at Plaza Center, Peacock Construction, Inc, Sustainable Lafayette, Behymer & Steel Chiropractic, LamorindaWeb, the City of Lafayette, Lafayette Partners in Education, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

A Special thank-you goes out to Lafayette Chamber’s Premier Members: Diablo Foods, Oakwood Athletic Club, Douglah Designs, Inc, Mechanics Bank, and Wells Fargo.

 

Online Registration Link: http://bit.ly/Res-Run-2014

Pre-Register at Lafayette Chamber (100 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette CA)

Same Day Registration Desk Opens at 6:30 a.m. (GPS: 3614 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA

** Bib, t-shirt and timing chip can be picked up prior to race day at the Chamber office,

but it’s just easy to get it on Race Day.

See you there!

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8 Reasons why the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is the San Francisco Bay Area’s Favorite End of Summer Party

Lafayette Art & Wine Festival, Saturday Sept 20 & Sunday Sept 21 – Admission FREE

“Best of the East Bay” Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, Sept 20 and Sept 21, is considered the Bay Area’s most popular End of the Summer Party.

Lafayette Festival - Best of the East Bay

The annual Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is thriving as a growing regional event, attracting nearly four-times the town’s 24,000 population during the Festival weekend each September and consistently voted by readers of Diablo Magazine as, “Best of the East Bay.”

The 2014 Lafayette Art & Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, September 20 (10am-7pm) and Sunday, September 21 (10am-6pm) in Lafayette, CA.

Here are 8 top reasons why this Festival is considered by many to be the Bay Area’s favorite End of the Summer Party:

1. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION. The Festival is held in the heart of beautiful downtown Lafayette at one of the best times of the year, just steps from the Lafayette BART station, a few blocks from the Lafayette-Moraga bike trail (secure valet bike parking provided), two blocks off Highway 24, and an easy walk or shuttle from complimentary Festival parking.

2. CONTINUOUS MUSIC & DANCING – with NO COVER CHARGE. 2 Days. 4 Stages. Room to dance to familiar tunes played by 20 of the Bay Area’s best headliner cover bands, including The Sun Kings, Foreverland, Aja Vu, Petty Theft, Stealin’ Chicago, Zebop, The Spazmatics, The Big Jangle, East Bay Mudd, Night Moves, Bay Bridge Beat, Duo Gadjo, Other People’s Money, Juice, Bob Athayde & Friends, Acoustic S&M, Juke Joint, Red House All Stars, and Dominant 7.

VOTE for Your Favorites! “Best of the Festival” Band Contest, voted on by Festival attendees via text – and voters can win great prizes, too.

Click here to view the complete list of bands and when they are playing.

3. UNIQUE WINE & BEER OFFERINGS at THE PARTY WITHIN THE PARTY. Popular wines, beers and ales are served throughout the Festival footprint, but the real action for connoisseurs happens in the Premium Wine & Craft Beer Pavilion, where there are selections of high-end wines and craft beer that most people never get a chance to taste, including wines from the backyard vineyards of Lamorinda.

4. FOOD: CHOICE IS EVERYWHERE, INCLUDING LAFAYETTE’S RESTAURANT ROW FARE. More than 20 of Lafayette’s top restaurants are in the Festival’s footprint plus there are dozens of other food vendors and Food Trucks that offer everything from pulled pork tacos to crab cakes.

5. ORIGINAL FINE ART & CRAFTS. People from all over the Bay Area come to shop at the Festival’s 260+ local and regional artists booths, including the “Local Artists Alley” which showcases Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda fine artists who are members of the Lafayette Gallery and Lamorinda Arts Alliance.

6. NEW THIS YEAR – LIVE ART! Listen – and watch! Local artists will be creating original art pieces to the rhythms of the Fiesta Lane Art Stage band music. Like what you see? You can buy it! Proceeds from the sale of this art will go to support Meals on Wheels.

7. FAMILY and DOG FRIENDLY. People move to Lafayette for the family friendly lifestyle, so it’s no surprise that this is a family friendly festival, starting with a large KID-ZONE. New for 2014 – an interactive “Punch & Judy” style puppet show! There is also plenty for family dogs to see and smell, as well as easy access to Festival water bowls!

8. BUDGET FRIENDLY. This event is a fundraiser that supports the Lafayette Chamber’s many programs, Lafayette Partners in Education (“LPIE”), and other local non-profits, but attendees don’t have to spend. The Festival Experience offers many things that are free — admission (including access to music stages), parking, easy shuttle service from Festival Parking, and secure bike valet.

For complete Lafayette Art & Wine Festival details, go to http://www.lafayettefestival.com.

ABOUT THE LAFAYETTE ART & WINE FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS AND SPONSORS

1. The Lafayette Art & Wine Festival is an annual event that promotes Lafayette’s Downtown and raises money for local education, the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and many other local non-profit organizations.

2. The event is produced by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of Lafayette and Eckerstrom Productions.

3. This event is sponsored by Sungevity, Xfinity, BMW Concord, La Fiesta Square, NBC Bay Area, Diablo Foods, Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, MinuteMan Press Lafayette, Contra Costa Times, Bank of the West, Chevron, C&M Party Props, Special Events, Whole Foods, Wine Thieves, BART, Goose Island Brewery, Diablo Magazine, Lamorinda Publishing, Red House Studios, Lamorinda Web, Douglas Parking, Champlin Wireless Communications, AMR, Central Self Storage, Lucas Paving, EBMUD, Lamorinda CERT, Rotary Club of Lafayette, Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club, 92.1 KKDV, The Cooperage American Grille, Dino Riggio & Associates, and Oakwood Athletic Club.

A special thank-you goes out to Lafayette Chamber’s Premier Members: Diablo Foods, Oakwood Athletic Club, Douglah Designs, Inc, Mechanics Bank, and Wells Fargo. 

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Rock the Plaza 2014: Free Concerts in Lafayette for Four Fridays in June

The 2014 Rock the Plaza series has begun. Please join us for free concerts every Friday in June at Lafayette’s Plaza Park at the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd and Moraga Road.

Lafayette's Rock the Plaza Series - Summer 2014

 

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Top 6 Reasons To Take Your Dog to Lafayette’s First-Ever Dogtown Downtown Community Event, April 12 (10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Love dogs? Don’t miss Lafayette Dogtown Downtown. Dogs invited. Parade starts at 10am.

Lafayette Dogtown Downtown 2014 - PosterLong considered a pet friendly town, Lafayette is giving top billing to its canine community for its first-ever Dogtown Downtown event, scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an event about – and for – dogs and dog lovers.

Designed to be a fun and festive canine-focused event, Lafayette Dogtown Downtown includes outdoor demonstrations, fun dog competitions, and other activities for dog lovers of all ages. Pet adoptions will be available and animal rescue group representatives will be on hand, as well as other dog-related vendors.

True to Lafayette’s passion for lifelong learning, the Dogtown Downtown event also has a strong educational offering – a curriculum of ten 30-minute presentations by veterinary specialists from UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Bay Area’s SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care. Organized in two tracks, topics range from pet first aid, toxins, environmental hazards, behavioral issues, and the veterinary blood bank, to how to become a veterinarian or veterinarian technician.

Admission and related activities, including the presentations, are free, but registration is encouraged, either online or at the event. Be among the first to register and receive a complimentary Lafayette Dogtown Downtown canine first aide starter kit when you check in at the event, while supplies last.

For more information about Lafayette Dogtown Downtown, including the presentation schedule and registration link, go to www.lllcf.org/dogtown.

Don’t forget: Dogs Are Invited!

Well-behaved dogs on leash and under the control of their pet owners are invited to attend.

Here are the top 6 reasons you should bring your dog to Lafayette Dogtown Downtown

1.     This event celebrates dogs. Why would you leave yours at home?

2.     Show furry family pride! Lafayette Dogtown Downtown kicks off with a Grand Parade that starts at 10 a.m. from Lafayette Plaza Park (Mt. Diablo and Moraga Road) and continues down Golden Gate Way to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. After the parade, there are friendly competitions in the following categories: Best Dog-Owner Team Trick, Looks Most Like Owner, Waggiest Tail, Best Costume (dogs only!), and Best of Show. Imagine the photos – wouldn’t those be better with your dog in them?

3.     Encourage your dog to learn new tricks. Throughout the event there will be demonstrations from the “professionals” – service dogs, police dogs, and dogs advanced in agility training, among others.

4.     Make easy conversation. Can you think of an easier way to strike up a conversation or find immediate common ground with neighbors at a dog event like this than to let your dog sniff out new friends?

 5.     Break the library rules. Chance of a lifetime: During the Lafayette Dogtown Downtown event only, dogs are allowed in the library and its classrooms, including during the veterinary presentations.

 6.     Get help picking out a new furry brother or sister.  Contra Costa Animal Services, Tony La Russa’s ARF, EBARR, and others. RF and the Humane Society will be on hand with adoptable pets. Is your family ready to expand?

More About the Lafayette Dogtown Downtown Organizers, Sponsors, and Beneficiary:

  1. The Lafayette Dogtown Downtown presenting sponsors include the City of Lafayette, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation and the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.
  2. This event is sponsored by SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care, Four Seasons Animal Hospital, Minute Man Press, Lafayette Animal Hospital, The Pet Ranch at Waiterock, and Share the Joy Photography.
  3. Net proceeds from this event are being donated to support Contra Costa County’s efforts on behalf of animals.
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First-ever “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” Holiday Celebration Scheduled for December 6

Fun, family friendly celebration. Tree lighting, live music  – and this Santa’s “sleigh” is a historic fire truck!

Lafayette CA Holiday Event 2013 PosterThe first-ever “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” community celebration to kick off the holiday season is scheduled for Friday, December 6, from 4pm-7pm (PST), in Lafayette’s Plaza Park, located in downtown Lafayette, California. Complimentary admission.

Arrive early and plan to stay! This fun and festive event includes visits with Santa, official holiday tree lighting ceremony, one-of-a-kind photo ops, live musical entertainment, crafts, holiday treats and a holiday sing-a-long.

Festivities begin at 4pm.

Santa is scheduled to parade on Lafayette’s treasured Old Betsy fire engine, starting from the Lafayette Historical Society, traveling down Golden Gate Way and arriving at Lafayette Plaza Park at 4:30pm. A must-not-miss for the little ones!

Throughout the event, there will be activities for the kids, light refreshments and lots of photo opportunities, including posing with Santa and Old Betsy. Where else can someone take such a fun holiday photo? Plus, while they last, Santa will be giving out limited edition goodie bags provided by Whole Foods.

The official lighting of the Lafayette holiday tree is planned for 5:30 p.m. The tree, decorated with environmentally friendly LED lights, will be lit each evening throughout the season.

There will be live entertainment throughout the event, including local student musicians and singers (pre-school on up), performers from the Peter Pan Foundation, Town Hall Theatre performers and a fun holiday sing-a-long, too.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to create an ornament from recycled wooden shapes decorated with all natural sustainable ingredients. Etsy designer Matte Stephens will be on-site providing guidance and assistance during this interactive family friendly complimentary activity for all ages.

Destined to become a popular Lafayette annual holiday tradition, “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” is designed as a time for gathering, giving and gratitude.

Expect a fun – and endearing — surprise from local third graders, too! They are busy decorating “I Love Lafayette because…” cards that will be showcased on the Wall of Gratitude. Event participants will be able to decorate the same type of card to add to the Wall.

Complimentary hot chocolate and treats will be provided. Food trucks will offer dinner items for purchase.

All this – plus this holiday event offers an easy way to purchase the perfect holiday gift for teachers, clients, family and friends. The Lafayette Chamber will be selling the new Lafayette Gift Card, good at over 40 local shops and restaurants. Prefer to give a personalized card. The cards are available for purchase online at http://bit.ly/lafayette-gift-card or look for the link on the Lafayette Chamber website, http://www.lafayettechamber.org.

The “It’s a Wonderful Life in Lafayette” event is presented by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by local Lafayette Realtor Dana Green and Branagh Development, who together are also hosting the environmentally-friendly downtown Lafayette twinkle lights for the 2013 Holiday Season.

Many of Lafayette Chamber’s local non-profit partners will be on hand to answer any questions you may have as you prepare for your family’s holiday outreach. In addition, Lafayette’s Whole Foods is providing the hot chocolate, treats and the fun holiday craft.

For more details and the full entertainment schedule, please go to www.lafayettechamber.org/events/2013-holiday-event

About the Sponsors:

Lifelong Lafayette resident Dana Green is Lafayette’s top producing Realtor, and has been since 2008. www.DanaGreenTeam.com

Branagh Development is a construction and development company specializing in single-family homes, semi-custom subdivisions, custom homes, luxury apartments, and commercial properties. www.BranaghDevelopment.com

Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping Lafayette’s local economy and community thrive. www.LafayetteChamber.org

Posted in 2013 Holiday Event, Events

Lafayette Community Foundation’s First-Ever Garage Tour

Tired of that boring, cluttered old garage?  Mark your calendar and check out how some of your fellow Lafayette residents solved that problem! 

The Lafayette Community Foundation has announced its first-ever Garage Tour on November 10, 2013, 1pm – 5pm, featuring custom garages, shops and one professional garage in the Lamorinda area.

Lafayette Community Foundation Garage Tour 2013

The Lafayette Garage Tour is the brainchild of Jay Lifson, who has pushed to bring this one-of-a-kind event to Lafayette for years,” says Teresa Gerringer, a Lafayette Community Foundation board member. “The Lafayette Community Foundation is proud to take the lead and bring yet another great Lifson idea to fruition, while raising funds for our ongoing work in the community.”

In addition to some great ideas for transforming your garage in to the retreat of your dreams – there will be classic cars, live music and Lafayette-based Street Dogs food truck. 

Tickets are available for $35 online at www.LafayetteCF.org, and locally at Blodgett’s Flooring, Lafayette Car Wash and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Day of the Tour tickets will be available at Blodgett’s Flooring, 3291 Mt. Diablo Court, Lafayette.

Proceeds from the Garage Tour support neighborhood projects through the Lafayette Community Foundation. Learn more at www.LafayetteCF.org.

The Lafayette Community Foundation invests in programs and projects that promote and enhance the civic, cultural, educational and environmental health of Lafayette and beyond. Past projects include raising the funds for the new Lafayette Library and Learning Center, partnering with Rotary to build the stage at the Lafayette Reservoir, the annual Senior Symposium, and grant support for many local services such as Meals on Wheels, the Lamorinda Spirit van, Generations in Jazz, Food Bank, Burton Valley PTA green house project and another $300,000 in Excellence Grants since 1999.

Early 2013 Garage Tour sponsors and supporters include: Republic Waste, Lafayette Car Wash, Dudum Real Estate Group, Blodgett’s Flooring, Concord BMW, Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, The Mechanic and Minuteman Press. Additional sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Email Info@LafayetteCF.org or call Lafayette Community Foundation at 925-284-8214 for more information.

Planning Ahead: Please let the Lafayette Community Foundation know if you or someone you know has a great garage. It’s never too early to start planning for next year.

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