Kids

An Immersive Summer Day Camp

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In the Spirit of the Local Saclan Miwok

Enter our village time and place of the Saclan Miwoks. Here, we will explore Nature’s plants, trees, and animals. We will make necklaces, clapper sticks, acorn meal, arrow shafts, and celebrate with native music and foods. Soon, as now a Miwok, you may want to stay longer.

REGISTER FOR CAMP SESSION
Dates: Tuesday, July 9 to Friday, July 12 |8:30 to 11:30AM daily
Ages: 8-12 years old
Fee: $65*
Registration deadline: June 10

*Full payment due at registration. A full refund minus a $30 processing fee for camp cancellation until May 31. No refunds issued on and after June 1.

To register for this or other classes, go to our Featured Events page.

We had so much fun!

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The turn out for Saturday’s class, Plan(t) Ahead, was a great! Kids and parents learned that it takes a little planning to grow things. We look forward to seeing pictures of their pumpkins as they grow in these months leading up to Halloween.

A big THANK YOU goes out to Dena Hollowood of the Lafayette Library for coming out for this special storytime and activity.

Kids’ Event: Trash to Treasure

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Ask kids what they see in the recycling bin and most of them will see a bin of potential. The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center will be unleashing this potential at the Lafayette Library with upcyclables generously donated from Republic Services on Saturday, April 16. Bring your children to the Arts & Sciences Room from 1:00PM to 2:00PM and watch them — and help if they want you to — bring new life to…well…”trash.”

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Register now!

Sip of Soup and “Soup Opera” Performance Featured in the Contra Costa Times

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Have a read about the Sip of Soup event at the Lafayette Library tomorrow (Wednesday, January 14) in Lou Fancher’s article, “Lafayette: Garden gets exposure through ‘Soup Opera’” in the Contra Costa Times. Says Fancher:

“Soup Opera” …will feature Senior Library Manager Vickie Sciacca (narrator), the library’s Orlando Guzman (soup eater), garden director Janet Thomas (chef), piano teacher Xiomara Di Maio (United States president), Lafayette police Chief Eric Christensen (chief of police) and Stanley Middle School music teacher Bob Athayde (waiter).

Join us on Wednesday, 12:00-1:30PM at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center (open space), 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA for a not-to-be-missed performance of “A Soup Opera” and a Sip of Soup.

For more information, call 925-385-2280 or go to www.lafayettelib.org/calendar.

Sip of Soup, and Soup Opera at the Lafayette Library

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Wednesday, January 14, 2014 | 12:00 to 1:30PM
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In partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Garden members, the Library staff and mother/daughter teams from National Charity League will be serving soup in the lobby of the library on Wednesday, January 14, 2014 from 12:00pm and 1:30pm.

Special guests, Lafayette mayor Don Tatzin, Stanley Middle School’s Bob Athayde and piano teacher Xiomara Di Maio, will act out scenes from the book “The Soup Opera,” a story about a man, a bowl of soup, and the man’s comically frustrating quest to eat that soup.

All ages; no reservations necessary.
Lobby, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA, 94549.

Come join the fun at noon; a repeat performance will take place at 1:00pm.

YOU’RE INVITED TO GET TO KNOW US BETTER

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If you’ve driven by recently, you may have noticed that our garden is lush with harvest. We continue to be blessed with a diverse, energetic, positive community of garden members and supporters who have helped bring the garden and learning center together.

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A Lamorinda Camp Exclusive: Meeting Nature Through Miwok Eyes

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Still looking for the perfect camp? Want to learn a little about the local history of Lamorinda? Then come and join us at the Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center and immerse yourself into the abundant world of nature as experienced by the local Native American Tribe, the Saclans/Miwoks.

We will meet daily August 4 to 8, from 8:30 to 11:30am. Youth and open-hearted adults will live as tribal members adopting Native American names and cultural observances. We will use what nature has provided for tools, meals, clothing and shelter. The last morning will conclude with a tribal sharing of food and ceremony with guests.

Educator, Peggy Magilen, will lead this experience, assisted by other members of the Community Garden.

The camp is geared for children ages 8 to 12 years old.
A minimum of 6/maximum of 12 youth participants; a few additional (adult) caregivers welcome.
Cost: $50 per camper to cover materials.

Register today.