East Bay World Affairs Council Presents: 18 Years of War- and the Public Health Crisis that will Rock Our World

Thursday, January 24, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Dr. Michael Baker, retired Rear Admiral United States Navy

Drawing upon his experiences as a civilian trauma surgeon, combat veteran, and military planner, Dr Baker will explain the consequences of the wartime experiences of 2.5 million veterans of America's longest conflict. 

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Nutrition for Diabetes Prevention

Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Homework Center
Did you know that 1 in 3 adult Americans have prediabetes? 9 out of 10 don't even know they have it. "Prediabetes" means your blood sugar level is higher than normal -- without intervention, the likelihood of progressing to diabetes is high.

But there's good news! Research shows that a few lifestyle modifications can help prevent or delay diabetes in over half of prediabetic individuals. Registered dietician Malu Trehan will discuss these modifications and empower you to take charge of your own health.
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Meditation: Experience Joy and Peace in a Troubled World

Friday, February 1, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
In recent years, psychologists are noticing a sharp increase in people's anxiety, insecurity, and distrust. 
Disruptive technologies; information overload; breakdown of traditional family and community supports; and brutally competitive economic and political trends are upsetting the comfortable certainties of the past. To find peace and serenity while living in such a world, we must learn how to tap into the deep wellsprings of calm, peace and serenity within each of us. This process of turning within is called meditation, and it is available to everyone.
Please join psychiatrist Marshall Zaslove, MD, for an entertaining and enlightening workshop on meditation. 
All participants will have a firsthand experience of the bliss and joy available within each of us.
Free event.
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WOW: Year of the Pig 4717 – Asian Art Museum

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Chickens and couplets. Dragons and oranges. Red envelopes and housecleaning. Learn about the fascinating and colorful traditions, and symbolism which enrich the celebration of the new year throughout Asian cultures. February 5, 2019 on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of the year of the Earth Pig 4717 on the Chinese calendar. What does this mean and how did we get here?
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 10:30 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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Sweet Thursday Presents: Terry Gamble

Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join us for an evening with Terry Gamble, author of The Water Dancers and Good Family. Gamble's new novel, The Eulogist, exquisitely illuminates the immigrant experience and the injustice of slavery, as witnessed through the endeavors of one Irish-American family in the decades leading to the Civil War.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:30 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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Author Event: Curious Crows!

Saturday, April 6, 2019 1:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Join us when award-winning author Pamela S. Turner visits the Lafayette Library! She will present her book, Crow Smarts, featuring what is arguably the world's smartest bird: the New Caledonian Crow. 

Along with Pamela Turner we also have two special guests: Elaine Friedman and Darth Vader (the raven) from Corvid Connection! Elaine will share information about her important work rehabilitating crows and ravens in our area. You won't want to miss learning more about these amazing birds! 

Books will be available for purchase and Pamela Turner will stay for a book signing. Checks and credit cards only please.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with John Muir Laws

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 10:30 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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Master Gardeners: Worm Composting

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center

Don't have room or time for a traditional composting system or only require small amounts of compost? Then come learn about worm composting. Worm composting or "vermicomposting" is the practice of using worms to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich soil amendment for your plants. Vermicomposting is remarkably easy and can be done within a very small amount of space. Join UC Master Gardeners Alice Burns and Patrizia Guccione and learn how to build a worm bin, where to find worms, what to feed them, and how to maintain a healthy worm compost.  Participants will receive all the information necessary to establish a worm compost and take home a mini worm compost cup as a starter.


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