Terraces of Lafayette design review Oct. 28
Design review commissioners will resume a discussion Oct. 28 on plans submitted by the developers of the proposed Terraces of Lafayette complex to construct 315 apartments on a hillside near Acalanes High School.
Design leaders began reviewing the proposal at a meeting Sept. 30 and asked developers to provide alternative designs. Plans call for 14 two-story and three-story buildings and include a 13,300-square-foot clubhouse and 569 parking spaces.
The circulation commission is scheduled to continue hearing transportation issues related to the development at a meeting Oct. 21.
2013 Lafayette Reservoir Run Oct. 27
More than 4,000 runners, walkers and casual observers are expected for the 2013 Lafayette Reservoir Run, the 21st annual run, taking place Sunday morning Oct. 27, starting and ending in downtown Lafayette.
The "Res Run" attracts athletes from across the Bay Area for its combination of small town feel, beautiful scenery, challenging 5-K competition and the 10-K course that circles the reservoir.
Events within the event include the 2-mile Fun Run (with an 8 a.m. start), the 5K (8:30 a.m. start) and the 10K, with the challenging "heartbreak hill." That starts at 8:45 a.m. The 5K and 10K races have certified electronic timing.
A pancake breakfast, pre-race warm-up exercises, music and Health Expo vendors will all be part of the scene, too.
This is a Lafayette Chamber of Commerce event sponsored by Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation and Oakwood Athletic Club of Lafayette.
Adult registration fee is $30, or $35 on race morning; for elementary school participants, it's $22, or $27 the day of the race. Race-day registration starts at 6:30 a.m.
Proceeds go to benefit local school programs and the chamber's community activities.
For more information, go to http://www.lafayettechamber.org/
Youth writing and photography contest
The organizers of a youth writing and photography contest will begin accepting entries in November.
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society will begin accepting submissions Nov. 15 through its website, www.lafayetteyouthartssociety.com. Entries may also be dropped off at the Lafayette Library or Barnes and Noble in Walnut Creek.
There is a 1000 word limit for written entries. Photos may be any size but should be submitted in a digital format. Additional information and entry details will be posted on the group's website on Nov. 15. There are no entry fees.
Judges include author Daniel Handler, also known as "Lemony Snicket" and landscape photographer Gary Crabbe.
The contest deadline is Jan. 15.
For information, contact email@example.com.
'State of the Town' address Nov. 21
A state of the town address and volunteer recognition night will be held Nov. 21 at the Moraga Country Club.
The annual event will include an update of town issues, finances and activities by Mayor Dave Trotter. Exceptional community volunteers will also be honored.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at 1600 Saint Andrews Drive.
For information, visit ci.moraga.ca.us.
Celebration of life to honor city councilman
A celebration of life honoring Aldo Guidotti will be held Oct. 27 at the Orinda Country Club.
Guidotti, a member of Orinda's first city council, died Oct Oct. 8 in Napa at age 93.
The celebration will be held from 1-5 p.m. at 315 Camino Sobrante.
Draft housing element review Oct. 29
The planning commission is scheduled to review the fifth draft of the city's housing element Oct. 29 at the Orinda Library Auditorium. A discussion of an associated environmental review and city ordinances is also on tap.
The housing element is a state-required document mapping out how the city plans to accommodate future housing for residents of all income levels. Orinda city leaders must show in the element how the city can provide land for 218 very low-, low-, moderate- and market-rate housing units in the 2007-2014 cycle. The city is not responsible for building the housing.
Once the draft element is adopted by the city council following planning review, it must be certified by the State Departing of Housing and Community Development. The city council is tentatively scheduled to review the document in November.
J&J Ranch environmental study scoping meeting
The city's environmental consultant will hold a scoping session to gather public feedback on the environmental impacts of a proposed residential subdivision.
Lamphier-Gregory will conduct the meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Sarge Littlehale Community Room at 22 Orinda Way.
Developers are planning to build 13 homes on a 20-acre site surrounding the historic Joaquin Moraga Adobe.
Get 'up close' at Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum introduces "Saturday Keeper Workshops" that let young animal lovers meet the museum's professional animal keepers, and learn how they do their jobs caring for the museum's resident animal ambassadors.
The next workshop will take place on Jan. 25 and will focus on mammals.
The workshop will take place at the museum, 1931 First Ave., in Walnut Creek. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information call 925-627-2913 or go to wildlife-museum.org.
-- Jennifer Modenessi and Sam Richards