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Time for a diet, a road diet!

Posted by Len Gilbert on October 6, 2014

In case you are unaware, the upcoming planning commission meeting on Thursday, Oct 9th will be considering “road diets” for Grand and Highland Avenues. The city has a lot of information on their website and there is also a Facebook page with information.

You can write the city care of Kate Black at kblack@ci.piedmont.ca.us expressing your support for a road diet for Grand Ave. Also plan on attending the planning commission meeting at 5 pm on Monday, October 13 at 5 pm in council chambers at 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

Adeline and Lakeshore could be models for Grand Avenue.

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Faith Fancher Breast Cancer Challenge

Posted by Len Gilbert on August 23, 2014

Rode by this morning. If you are interested head on down or learn more at http://www.faithfancher5k.org/


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Mosswood Park Glow in the Dark Egg Hunt

Posted by Len Gilbert on April 7, 2014

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Valentine’s Concert, Quilt Exhibit at Piedmont Center for the Arts

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 13, 2014

Piedmont Center for the Arts has some new events. Check it out.


Galleries open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon-3 pm

 Please Visit Us Online at www.PiedmontCenterfortheArts.org

Always something of interest happening at the Center, come check out ….. East Bay Modern Quilt Guild’s Third Annual Stitch Modern Quilt Exhibit, an amazing show ….. Treat your valentine to“Something Sweet” with West Edge Opera’s February 14 concert ….. Or ….. Sunday, the 16th, Piedmont Author Gary Rinehart will discuss his book, “Nude Sleeping in a Hammock” — not to be missed.

Stitch Modern Returns
–January 31-February 23
The East Bay Modern Quilt Guild is proud to present Stitch Modern, 3rd annual quilt show at the Piedmont Center for the Arts with a number of events including a workshop, panel discussion, lecture, and fun special celebrations and activities.
  • Feb 13: 7pm-8:30pm, Lecture: Ben Venom & Roderick Kiracofe, $5
  • Feb 16: 12pm-3pm, Sew Day with the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild
  • Feb 23: 9:30am-4pm, Workshop: Round Robin Improv with Sherri Lynn Wood, $75

West Edge Opera’s “Something Sweet” Valentine Concert 2/14
Thanks to the generous sponsorship by Rick Richetta and Anne Brandon — West Edge Opera Presents….”Something Sweet” on Friday, February 14 at 7:30pm.  Celebrating romantic music from the operatic repertoire, sung by opera couples!  Treat yourself (and your Valentine) to some of the most lavishly romantic music ever composed, sung by some extremely talented Bay Area opera stars  —  singers who are couples in their real lives!  Join West Edge Opera for an elegant and festive Valentine’s Day concert, followed by wine and chocolates (included).   $25 adult, $15 youth.  For more information or for advance purchase, please go tohttp://www.westedgeopera.org/news.shtml#Piedmont

Author Reading — Have some fun this Sunday


On Sunday, February 16, 4:00 p.m., Piedmont author Gary Rinehart will be interviewed by Piedmont Post Editor Gray Cathrall as the two discuss Rinehart’s recently published novel, “Nude Sleeping In A Hammock.”  This intriguing story of a famous, life-size statue with a mysterious origin and its odyssey from Florence, Italy to Piedmont, is full of local color and period background.

A noted raconteur, talented pianist and attorney, Rinehart proves he can weave a mysterious story with the best. Don’t miss this fascinating afternoon with author and editor, both of whom share a passion for piano playing.

Admission is free. Autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase, with funds donated to the non-profit Center for the arts. Refreshments will be served.


Hope you can join us at the Center soon. Thank you for your interest and support of the Piedmont Center for the Arts.

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Students, teachers, and alumni join forces for CHIMEapalooza! 2014

Posted by Len Gilbert on February 11, 2014

Join friends and neighbors at a private home on Sunday, March 2, from 3:00 – 5:30 p.m.  for an afternoon of live entertainment by students, teachers, administrators, and professionals to help raise funds for performing
arts programs in Piedmont schools.
CHIMEapalooza! features performances by Piedmont High School alum and professional opera singer Jessica Hardy and current Piedmont High School students, including advanced dance student Julliette Lucas, singers Sophia Gotch and Talya Swenson, cellist Spencer Kim, and the high school jazz quartet featuring drummer Graham Dean, bassist Evan Hanke, guitarist
Xavi Prospero, and pianist Liam Schindler.
Also performing for the first time in Piedmont, the Groovelab Trio, featuring clinicians and after-school enrichment program teachers drummer Galen Grant and guitarist Mike Wynar with bassist Adam Lowdermilk, and the first-ever teacher band, a saxophone ensemble featuring Beach principal Julie
Valdez on tenor sax, Wildwood 4th grade teacher Martin Lewis on bari
sax, Wildwood para-educator Marta Krampitz-Dickson on alto sax, and
instrumental music teacher Andria Mullan on alto sax. Wildwood 5th
grade teacher Gabriel Kessler will join the group on piano. Surprise
guests on bass and drums.

Buy tickets to this event or contribute online at


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