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Archive for March, 2012

Summer Camp Fair

The East Bay Camp Fair will take place on Saturday, April 21, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Lafayette United Methodist Church, 955 Moraga Rd.

Approximately 20 different summer camps in the East Bay Area will be represented at the fair, allowing parents and kids the opportunity to get more information and ask questions about some of their summer camp options.

The camps in attendance will vary in age offerings for kids from pre-school through high school and will vary in topics, including general camps, sports camps, music camps and much more.

For more information about the East Bay Camp Fair, visit

Posted on Saturday, March 31st, 2012
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Pet Food and Supply Drive

Lafayette’s Brownie Troop 32192 has organized a Pet Food and Supply Drive that will take place on Saturday, April 14.

Pet food and supply donations will be accepted at the Rheem Pet Shoppe, 388 Park St., Moraga, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at the Lafayette Pet Shoppe, 3517 Mt. Diablo Blvd., from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

All donations will go to the benefit of three local animal rescue organizations that help animals in need of shelter and adoption. The three organizations are FUR Rescue, Smiley Dog, and Friends of the Formerly Friendless.

For more information about the donation drive, email Michelle Muller at

Posted on Friday, March 30th, 2012
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Enjoy music in Lafayette on April 20

The Contra Costa Performing Arts Society will be holding a Jazz Piano Workshop  on Friday, April 20, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. The event costs $3 for members of Lafayette’s Senior Services and $5 for non-members. Call (925) 284-5050 to RSVP for the event.

The Big Band Ball Room Dance & Show will take place April 20, starting at 8:00 p.m., at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building. The 31-piece big band will be performing throughout the night. Tickets can be purchased for $10 in advance at the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce office. Unsold tickets will also be available at the door of the event.

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2012
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Levich wins Jefferson Award

Lafayette resident Mo Levich has won the Jefferson Award for Public Service for his volunteer work in the local music scene.

Levich is a founding member of the Generations in Jazz Foundation, the director of the Big Band of Rossmoor, and has spent countless hour helping with the Lafayette Summer Music Workshop.

Levich, who is the CEO of Lafayette’s Employerware, is not unfamiliar to receiving awards. He was also honored as Lafayette’s Business Person of the Year in 2007.

Levich appeared on the CBS 5 newcast tonight receiving his award. The award acceptance will be shown again on tomorrow’s noon broadcast of the news.

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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Lafayette’s Earth Hour

The City of Lafayette will be taking place in the international Earth Hour event this Saturday, March 31, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

As part of the event, all of the lights will be turned off in Lafayette Plaza for the hour. The turning off of the lights is an act meant to signify and increase awareness of the Earth’s constant climate change.

A group of fire dancers will be performing during the hour in Lafayette Plaza to entertain those participating in and supporting the event.

The event is being sponsored by Sustainable Lafayette – For more information on Earth Hour internationally, visit

Posted on Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
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High school softball update

The Campolindo softball team is looking to continue the program’s history of success. So far this season, the Cougars are off to a good start with a 5-2 overall record. The Cougars won their first DFAL game in dramatic fashion, scoring five runs in the bottom of the 7th inning (the last inning) to come back and win 7-6.

The Acalanes softball team is also having some early season success with a 7-3 overall record. The Dons are 1-1 in league play after winning their DFAL opener and running into a tough Alhambra team in their second league game.

The Miramonte softball team went 3-1 in nonleague play prior to the DFAL starting. The Matadors have struggled in their first two DFAL games, losing 7-0 to Dougherty Valley and 21-0 to Alhambra.

Posted on Monday, March 26th, 2012
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Orinda Idol Auditions

Auditions for the Orinda Idol 2012 competition are coming up in May with registration starting on April 1.

What started as a small competition for Orinda students has become a major competition for students throughout the entire Lamorinda area.

Auditions will take place May 17-19 at Orinda Intermediate School:

K – 2nd grade soloists: Thursday, May 17, 2012, 4 – 7 pm

3rd – 5th grade soloists: Friday, May 18, 2012, 4 – 7 pm

6th – 8th grade soloists: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 9 – 11 am

9th – 12th grade soloists: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 11 am – 12 noon and 4 – 5 pm

K – 5th grade groups: Saturday May 19, 2012, 1 – 2 pm

6th – 12th grade groups: Saturday, May 19, 2012, 2 – 4 pm

To register for auditions, visit starting April 1.

Posted on Sunday, March 25th, 2012
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Raindrops keep falling on my head

Now that we’re officially in Spring, the winter weather is back to remind us that summer is still a few months away. The forecast shows rain continuing all weekend with lows dropping into the 30s at night.

The skies are supposed to clear up on Monday for one day of dryness before the rain makes a semi-permanent home in the Lamorinda area.

The forecast shows rain showers every day Tuesday through Sunday with the most rain coming on Tuesday and Wednesday. Enjoy any sun that comes out tomorrow or Monday, as it will likely be the last time the sun peaks through for a week.

Posted on Saturday, March 24th, 2012
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Lafayette’s Bunny Brunch

The Lafayette Community Center is hosting their annual Bunny Brunch on Saturday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The event will include an egg hunt, pictures with “The Bunny”, and a book signing with a local children’s author. The Pet Hug Pack from the Animal Rescue Foundation will also be in attendance, so kids can interact with the animals.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 online at If the event does not sell out, tickets will also be sold at the door of the event for $9. All proceeds from the event go toward the Lafayette Community Center and its programs.

Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012
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High school baseball update

The Miramonte High School baseball team is continuing the success they found last year early this season. The Matadors are 6-1 overall with a win in their first DFAL game. They have outscored opponents 49-9 this season.

The Campolindo baseball team isn’t ready to hand over any titles to Miramonte, as the Cougars are 3-1 so far this season, outscoring opponents 44-14. The Cougars have not played a DFAL game yet.

The Acalanes baseball team is hoping this is the year they can step and be the top team in the Lamorinda area. The Dons are 4-2 overall this season, including a win in their first DFAL game. They have played several tight games, outscoring opponents 27-24 overall.

Posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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