LVA will have a booth at the Laurel Street Fair...

Aug 6, 2015 by

The Laurel Village Association will have a booth in the nonprofit section of the 16th Annual Laurel Street Fair.  Look for us on Saturday August 8th at Booth 208, on MacArthur Blvd., near the corner of Magee and across from the Goodwill Store parking lot.  We will be will be next to the Allendale Park Community Council, who will be in Booth 210. There will be hubcaps to decorate and MacLaurel T-shirts for sale.   There might even be plums and lemons from local fruit trees.   All proceeds to go help fund the re-landscaping of the Laurel Art Garden. The street fair runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.   Other things to check out are the Children’s Carnival and Petting Zoo, music on the main stage and the Biergarten.  Looking forward to see...

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Solstice Celebration at the Art Garden...

Jun 11, 2015 by

Saturday June 20th will be the 10th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration put on by the Laurel Village Association.  This year’s event will take place at the Art Garden, 35th Avenue and Delaware Street, and will include music and art.  Hubcap painting will start at about 10 a.m. and will continue until mid-afternoon.  The purpose will be to paint the hubcap backgrounds to that they can be decorated at another time.  Wear clothes that can get a little paint on them and sturdy shoes. Anyone and everyone who enjoys playing music is most welcome to come on out and join the fun.   Dust off that old recorder or trombone you’ve got in the close and come out to enjoy the first day of summer. Snacks and water will be...

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Earth Day at the Art Garden 2015...

Apr 23, 2015 by

The Laurel Art Garden has been supported by the local community and The Laurel Village Association for over 9+ years. These are pictures of some of the activities that occurred over three hours last Saturday, April 18th, from 9-12 noon and beyond.   There was also media coverage that morning.  We were  featured by Joseph Huerta from Channel 2/Fox News as part of the community service for that day.  The interview was shown later that day and on Sunday morning. Our volunteers included our board of directors–Susan Ma (pictured with the snail below), Amy  Stabler,  Renais Winter, and Jo-Ann Maggiora Donivan.  Our newest volunteers to the team are Emilia Sanchez, Lilyana Sanchez, Maleni Sanchez,  and Itzel Sanchez.  Other team members were Mike Fernandez, Betsy Littell  and A. Mason.  All of these people had other options...

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Tonight is the District 4 Candidate Forum...

Oct 10, 2014 by

Tonight, Laurel District residents and anyone from any part of the city is welcome to come to our District 4 Council Member Candidate Forum, which will be held at the Allendale Recreation Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The candidates for the Oakland City Council member seat being vacated by Libby Schaaf are: Jill Broadhurst – see http://www.jill4oakland.com Annie Campbell-Washington – see http://www.annieforoakland.com Paul Lim – see https://www.facebook.com/paul.lim.9440 They will be at the event and will answer questions put forth to them by the audience.   Members of the League of Women Voters will be monitoring the forum.    See also the flyer. These candidates have answered questions put forth to them by the Walk Oakland Bike Oakland volunteer-driven organization that promotes safe walking and biking in our city: http://wobo.org/2014/09/council-district-4-candidate-answers/  ...

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Come Meet District 4 Council Seat Candidates...

Sep 23, 2014 by

On Tuesday, October 14th come on down to the Allendale Recreation Center on Suter Street for a forum hosted by the Laurel Village Association and monitored by the League of Women Voters.  All three candidates who are running for the Oakland City Council seat being vacated by Libby Schaaf will be there to answer questions put forth by members of the audience.  This is your chance to get to know the candidates for the District 4 Council seat before November 4, 2014 Election Day. The event starts at 6:30 and will be co-sponsored by the Laurel District Association and with help from members of the Allendale Community. See our flyer for the...

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2014 Laurel Street Fair booth

Aug 6, 2014 by

When out and about this Saturday at the 15th Annual Laurel Street Fair, stop by the booth we will be sharing with the Allendale Community Council.  We will have all sorts of goodies available for a small donation.  The Allendale Community Council will also be having a children’s art project that will be ongoing throughout the day.  You can find us all in the Nonprofits’ section of booths lined up in the middle of MacArthur Blvd. anytime between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.   Hope to see you...

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Movie Night at Laurel Ace

Jun 15, 2014 by

Join your neighbors Saturday, June 28th for some hub cap painting and the movie “Frozen.”  The Laurel Village Association will host pre-show festivities, starting at 7:30 p.m., and then join everyone for the movie.  Bring your own chairs and blankets.  Of course, it’s all happening at the Laurel Ace Hardware on MacArthur Blvd. in the Laurel...

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Summer Solstice at the Art Garden...

Jun 15, 2014 by

June 21St– Laurel Art Garden  35TH & Delaware St. Painting New Hubcaps  10:00 am-1:00pm We’ll paint backgrounds on the caps to get ready for decorating.  We will have paints & brushes — you provide the creative energy. If there are people who would like to bring down their musical instruments & play, we would welcome that very happily!!!  Come & See the latest sculpture: The Obelisk #2. Snacks and water will be provided.  See you then and be sure to wear your painting...

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