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Lafayette Little League 2021 Registration Opens November 2!

Online registration at www.lafayettelittleleague.org

 

Open to all boys and girls of all skill levels age 6 to 12 (as of 8/31/21) that live in or attend
school in Lafayette. Register by December 18 TH  to avoid the $175 late fee.

Email with questions: lafayettelittleleagueCA@gmail.com



Calling All Boys and Girls: Join Troop 200

Scouting at Troop 200 continues with a healthy stride and a happy smile! Outdoor activities including hiking and camping, and all other scouting related activities with a mask and an unparalleled enthusiasm are just a few of the many to talk about and enjoy throughout the year. Troop 200 fantastic opportunities include servant leadership, teamwork, outdoor skills and leadership training for boys and girls. Above all, come out and have fun, meet new scouts, and learn all about the Troop and its enthusiastic and energetic members. No prior scouting experience is necessary - just bring your original-self!

 

How and Where: The Troop meets on Tuesday evenings in COVID style with masks and safe-distance at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln, Lafayette. Scouts meet both in-person and via Zoom. Come and see us in action at any time.

 

You also can find us at http://bsatroop200.net/.

 

OPEN HOUSE is on December 8th from 7:00-8:00pm, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Any questions? Please contact Anthony Toribio at at7724@yahoo.com or 925-451-4404. We look forward to seeing you soon!

 
 


Safe Passages/Super Stars Literacy Curbside Book Drive at LOPC

Friday, October 30, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Special time for Seedlings (during pick up), 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Would you like to help children develop a love of reading? LOPC in partnership with Safe

Passages is hosting a book drive to support the academic success and literacy of local Bay Area

students. Studies show that access to books, considered a luxury in households with a

stretched budget, is critical in developing the skills that form the foundation for future

learning. How can you help? Please drop off new and gently used books - especially bi-lingual

books will be welcome! The biggest need is for books for K-2nd grades, but donations for

students of all ages are appreciated.

 

For a recommended book list, please click here:

https://www.cbcbooks.org/cbc-book-lists/2020-finalists/

https://www.readbrightly.com/30-best-level-1-reading-books-for-children/

https://www.readbrightly.com/10-spanish-english-bilingual-picture-books/

 

If you would like to purchase new books, please consider ordering online though an

independent minority owned bookstore, such as Ashay by the Bay in Vallejo. Ashay by the Bay

also sells gift cards (increments of $25 are most useful) which can be used by Safe Passages/

SSL to purchase books needed by their Americorp volunteers.

 

Learn more about Safe Passages/Superstars Literacy here. For questions, please

email Michelle Browning.



Lafayette Library Special Events: Stories of diversity, inclusion and courage.

The Lafayette Library and Learning Center hosts two very special storytimes that introduce us to two inspiring women: A 19th century African-American artist who didn’t let obstacles stop her from pursuing her dream of becoming an artist; and a US immigrant who working with the American military after WWII bravely spoke up for the rights of women in Japan and insisted they be included in Japan’s constitution. 

 

Beautiful Shades of Brown, with author Nancy Churnin

Tuesday, October 20 (3pm)


Paint Your World
 Project, young artists are invited to share drawings of family, friends and people they admire. Details included with Beautiful Shades of Brown program information.

 

No Steps Behind: Beate Sirota Gordon’s Battle for Women’s Rights, with author Jeff Gottesfeld. 

Tuesday, October 27 (3pm)

 

LEARN MORE >



Succeeding with Distance Services: A Focus on Speech Therapy, with Kristin Baines, MA, CCC-SLP

Thursday, October 15th at 8:00pm via Zoom

Join us as we focus on the distance learning strategies Kris employs during her online speech therapy sessions. She will be highlighting the specific techniques she uses to successfully support her clients. Q&A will be available during the webinar. Visit our website to register.



Covid-19 Support Group 

The Contra Costa Crisis Center is now accepting clients for a free and confidential support group for anyone experiencing stress during this time. Topics include: understanding stressors, coping, strength in sharing, grief and embracing humor.

Call 800-833-2900 or text HOPE to 20121 to join.



Is your girl missing her school friends? Is she craving social connections?

Girl Scouts can help with that!

Right now, we are hearing from parents that their girls are missing out on social development, interactions outside the classroom, and being able to choose their activities. Give your girl the opportunity to meet with friends from school, develop sisterhood and friendship, and have fun in a non-classroom setting. Come along to a virtual Girl Scout party: your girl can play, socialize and experience a taste of Girl Scouts, and adults can learn what all the fuss is about!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafayette-ca-animal-dance-party-tickets-122626778997



Lamorinda Idol Winter Edition

Do you love to sing? Lamorinda Idol is a great way for students to express themselves creatively and find joy through music during these tough times. Registration is now open through October 31, 2020!

LEARN MORE > https://lamorindaarts.org/idol-2/



Sienna Ranch New 3 and 2 Day Options for Session 2A!

Check out our outdoor classes from 2:45-6:00pm for PreK-6th graders. Whether you are distance learning or back at school soon in your classroom Sienna Ranch is providing fun, outdoor activities, social emotional learning, and nature education to the Lafayette Community. Check out our class options below and feel free to email admin@siennaranch.net for any questions!

REGISTER NOW

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/SiennaRanch#/selectSessions/2894501



Looking for a Scouting troop? Boys AND Girls are welcome!

CHECK OUT TROOP 224 and 224G!

Troop 224B/224G has kept scouts active, engaged, and having fun throughout COVID-19 through:

• Virtual merit badge activities

• Zoom Troop and Patrol meetings

• Outdoor activities following public health precautions, including fishing, hiking, and backpacking.

 

Troop 224 has been a Lafayette tradition for over 60 years!  Our troop includes activities for the ENTIRE family. 

Do you want to learn valuable leadership and management skills from the boys and girls within your troop where everyone gets a chance to lead?

Would you like to hike, canoe, snow ski, camp or cycle in places like Catalina Island, Canada, Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and Lake Tahoe?

Are you interested in being part of our Christmas Tree Lot team where you learn business skills while having lots of fun?

• Would you someday like the honor of being called an Eagle Scout which is looked upon highly by colleges, universities and employers?

We have both a Boys Troop (224B) and a Girls Troop (224G) and welcome all to join! 

 

For more information about Troop 224, please contact one of the following: 

Margaret Struchen @ struchenadams123@gmail.com

Khozema Shipchandler @ kshipcha@hotmail.com 

Chan Whiting @ chanwhiting@gmail.com