Science Cafe: The Chemistry & Artistry of Tempering Chocolate

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Snap, Shine & Texture



Everything from the quality of the cacao beans and their harvesting, to the processing and blending can impact the final results when baking with chocolate. It is also important to understand the tempering process to produce the right snap, shine and texture of chocolate candy confections.

Before baking for the holidays, gain insights into the chemistry and artistry of tempering chocolate. Taste samples from the Guittard Chocolate Company and enter the chocolate raffle.

Guest Speaker: Victoria Raulino, Guittard Chocolate Company

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

Tickets: $10
LLLC Foundation donors may purchase $5 discount tickets by calling 925-283-6513 x102

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Sweet Thursday presents: Eddie Hart and Dave Newhouse

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join us for an evening with Olympic medalist, Eddie Hart and award-winning sportswriter, Dave Newhouse as they discuss their new book Disqualified: Eddie Hart, Munich 1972, and the Voices of the Most Tragic Olympics which sheds entirely new light on the true story of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany.

A strong favorite to win the 100-meter dash and the title of “World’s Fastest Human,” Hart found himself disqualified from the 1972 Olympic event after arriving seconds late for a quarterfinal heat. Hart’s disappointment, though excruciating, was just one of many subplots to the most tragic of Olympic Games, at which eight Arab terrorists assassinated eleven Israeli athletes and coaches as the world watched in horror.

Eddie Hart earned his undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley and a master’s from Cal State-Hayward before embarking on a career as a teacher and coach at the college level. Dave Newhouse was an award-winning sportswriter and columnist at the Oakland (CA) Tribune prior to his retirement in 2011. This is his twelfth book.
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WOW presents: Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, deYoung Museum

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. Organized in collaboration with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), this exhibition will feature recent, never-before-seen archaeological discoveries and other major loans from Mexican and US cultural institutions. Monumental and ritual objects from Teotihuacan’s three pyramids will be shown alongside mural paintings, ceramics, and stone sculptures from the city’s apartment compounds.

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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, October 11, 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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LLLCF Distinguished Speaker Series: Paul Madonna

Friday, October 20, 2017 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join Paul Madonna as he discusses Close Enough For The Angels, and the writing maxim 'show don't tell,' and the process of turning experience into art.


Paul Madonna, award-winning artist and writer, combines his signature blend of drawing and storytelling to deliver a beautiful and entertaining novel filled with suspense, surprise, and humor. With over one hundred lush and haunting drawings, this full-length, character-driven story is a fresh and innovative reinvention of the illustrated novel.



Emit Hopper was a one-hit wonder, twice. First, as a rock and roller in the 80s, then as a literary darling in the 90s. Twenty years later, despite his desire to remain a simple laundromat owner, stardom has found him once again. As he's drawn back into the limelight he meets Julia, a former celebrity chef with an enigmatic past. But when she disappears while hiking with two other women, Emit finds himself chasing down a mystery that promises to leave him forever changed.



Paul Madonna is the creator of two series, All Over Coffee (featured weekly in the SF Chronicle pink section) and Small Potatoes, and the author of four books. His drawings and stories have appeared internationally in numerous publications such as The Believer and Zyzzyva, as well as in galleries and museums, including the Oakland Museum of California, the San Francisco Contemporary Jewish Museum, and an upcoming solo exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.


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


Tickets: Free ($5 donation recommended)
Books available for purchase courtesy A Great Good Place For Books

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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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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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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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