Medicare 2019: What You Need to Know

Thursday, November 8, 2018 6:30 PM
Located at the Arts & Science Discovery Center
Medicare open enrollment is from October 15-December 7. Learn the basics, what's changing in 2019, and how to best use your coverage. Plans and individual needs change every year -- get the most up-to-date reliable info and find out how to save money! Presented by the Contra Costa Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, November 14, 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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WOW: Graphicos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World

Graphicos: Contemporary Latino Prints from the Serie Project
St Mary's College Museum of Art

Founded in 1993 by Sam Coronado, the Serie Project envisioned a workshop where underrepresented artists could benefit from collaboration and learn the serigraphy technique, a print technique also known as screen-printing or silkscreen. In the last two decades the organization has fostered over 250 artists from different professional levels and ethnic backgrounds, who together have produced a rare and special collection of serigraphs. Graphicanos works in this exhibition are part of a major purchase by the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana.

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Sweet Thursday Presents: Victoria Sweet

Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Over the years that Victoria Sweet has been a physician, "healthcare" has replaced medicine, "providers" look at their laptops more than at their patients, and costs keep soaring, all in the ruthless pursuit of efficiency. Yet the remedy that economists and policymakers continue to miss is also miraculously simple.

Good medicine takes more than amazing technology; it takes time -- time to respond to bodies as well as data, time to arrive at the right treatment. Join us for a stimulating discussion with Sweet about her book, Slow Medicine.
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Birding in Colombia

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
The Lowdown on Getting High in Colombia
Over some challenging roads we'll explore the mountain ranges, including Santa Marta, as well as the valleys, stopping for a cup of coffee along the way. Colombia has more species of birds than any other country, and sorting through them can be challenging. Expert bird photographer Bob Lewis will keep to the prettiest and most interesting during his overview.

Bob trained as a chemist and worked for Chevron for 33 years. He's taught birding classes in the Bay Area for over 25 years and is the past chair of Golden Gate Audubon's Adult Education Committee. His life bird list is 19 short of 5000 species, and he loves to travel.
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Nature Journaling Workshop with Naturalist John Muir Laws

Wednesday, December 12, 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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WOW: Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:00 PM
Located at the Community Hall
Friends of the Lafayette Library present
Wonders of the World

Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey
deYoung Museum

This expansive exhibit explores Gauguin's inner quests and imaginings-his spiritual journey-and how his intimate relationships with his wife, other artists, and people he encountered during his sojourns shaped his experiences, his work, and his development as an artist.  The exhibit showcases an exceptional display of more than fifty Gauguin paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics from the renowned collections of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, as well as Oceanic art and Gauguin works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums' permanent collections.
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