Laurel District
MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California 94619

510-322-1817

September 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
9/19/2017 1:00:00 AM UTC - 9/19/2017 3:00:00 AM UTC
4173 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, California, 94619
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
November 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
October 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
Youth Movie Night at DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness on Friday, Sept 15th!
Every Third Friday of the month, our friends and family over at DJ's Martial Arts and Fitness hosts a Movie Night! $15 includes the movie, "Sifu's Ninja Pasta", veggies, juice, water and unlimited popcorn!  Parents, please send your little one with a pillow and blanket for their maximum comfort! For more information and updates on what movie will be screening, please call 510-531-0898.  Friday, Sept 15th "Movie Night"  DJ's Martial Arts & Fitness  4116 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA  6:00 - 9:00PM 
August 2017: LDA Monthly Board Meeting
The Laurel District Association board meeting is held on every 3rd Monday of each month, except December, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. 
EXTRAORDINARY BEERS! HOMEBREWING WITH HERBS & SPICES with GILBERT GUER
EXTRAORDINARY BEERS! HOMEBREWING WITH HERBS & SPICES with GILBERT GUER Beer is anything but ordinary. Roasted flavors of kilned barley, the addition of potent herbs called hops, ultimately transformed through a mysterious process governed by an unseen agent, yeast-this drink, which was once only reserved for shamanic rituals, transforms the drinker physically and emotionally. But beer itself is undergoing a transformation as craft culture matures and we become aware of the possibilities for bold flavors and unconventional ingredients. Beer is going back to its extraordinary roots through the use of herbs and spices- lavender, basil, rosemary, anise, yarrow, mugwort, chamomile, juniper, rose hips can all be found in commercially available beers. In this class we’ll brew a 1 gallon batch of an all-grain seasonal and experimental beer. We’ll go through all the steps: mashing, sparging, boiling, cooling, pitching, and even bottling, and we’ll do it on a scale that’s easy for anyone to do in their kitchen. We’ll focus on herbal and spiced beers, learning about the history, chemistry, and flavor combinations. Everyone goes home with a couple of beers they bottled themselves. We’ll do tastings throughout the class: attendees should bring a bottle of their favorite herbal, spiced, or other extraordinary beer to share. Saturday, August 19th  Homestead Apothecary  3807 MacArthur Blvd  12:00PM - 3:00PM  REGISTER
3rd Saturday Community Clean Up at the Laurel Art Garden!
Friends & Neighbors!  Join us on Saturday, August 19th for our 3rd Saturday Community Clean Up & Meet Up at Laurel Art Garden! Please bring your own tools & gloves, we provide light refreshments and drinks! Meeting place is the Laurel Art Garden, on 35th Avenue near the 580 on ramp. Community Clean Up starts at 9am and ends at 12pm, but we are grateful for any amount of time donated! 
Second Sunday Community Sessions at Be Well Natural!
Every Second Sunday at Be Well Natural, abbreviated treatments are offered for free (donations accepted), so that the benefits of acupuncture may stay accessible to the community, regardless of of economic situations. Space is limited, so please arrive early to reserve a time slot.   Sunday, August 13th  2017 Community Sessions  Be Well Natural   4140 MacArthur Blvd.   Oakland,CA   10AM - NOON 
18th Annual Laurel Street Fair on Saturday, August 12th!
Laurel District Association Presents: The 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair Saturday, August 12th 11am - 7pm World Class Music | DJ’s | Community Yoga | Artisan Vendors  Biergarten & Libations | Children’s Carnival | Petting Zoo | Food Trucks | ♥ The Laurel Street Fair is proud to be celebrating our 18th year of maintaining an admission free, outdoor festival that is open to all! 2017 proves to be our biggest year yet; featuring several blocks of locally made accessories and crafts, fantastic visual & performance artists, free community yoga, an engaging children’s carnival & petting zoo, a mouth-watering collection of local chefs & pop-up kitchens, California Beer Society’s Laurel Biergarten and, of course, a musical line up that honors Oakland’s exceptionally beautiful & diverse population. Join us for an afternoon of celebrating one of Oakland’s most unique and thriving neighborhoods, our beloved Laurel District! 18th Annual Laurel Street Fair &  World Music Festival  Saturday, August 12th 2017 MacArthur Blvd. Between 35th - 39th Avenues, Oakland CA 11am - 7pm | Admission Free & Open To All | Wheelchair Accessible | Dogs On Leash OK FEATURING: Chinyakare Ensemble | Andre Thierry | Debajo Del Agua | SambaFunk! feat Funkternal | Roots of Rhythm | Oakland Youth Poets | Prescott Circus | Halau Makana | Taller Bombalele | DJ heyLove* | Elika Aird | Peter Anastos | JuanLove | DJ Riddm and MORE!  INFO: http://www.laurelstreetfair.com/
Esscents of Flowers Pop Up Shop on Saturday, August 5th!
Esscents of Flowers nurtures it's community to blossom by creatively elevating beauty in the community through great product, quality customer service and empowerment of young women, whose confidence we build through mentorship and work-based training. Come support their beautiful work at their Spring Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, August 5th at Laurel Cyclery!  Saturday, August 5th Esscents of Flowers Pop Up 3715 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA  8AM - 2PM 
Complimentary Coffee Hour Hosted by Amanda Smith
Come hear a monthly market update and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea, courtesy of  Amanda Smith of Better Homes and Garden.  Saturday, August 5th  Cafe Santana  4100 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 94619  10:00AM - 1:00PM  LEARN MORE
Workshop: Mixed Media Collage + Transfer Techniques
Do you love collage? Learn multiple transfer techniques that will take your collage to the next level! You will go home with one to two collage wood panels, and a skill set of new techniques! Materials provided, but feel free to bring black and white and color photocopies (not computer print-outs) if you would like to incorporate your own imagery into your piece! Where:  Mischief  3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When:  Saturday July 30th from 4-6:30. Who:  Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist. Get inspired by Matlena's dreamy art at the shop, then learn how to make your own!
Recipes from the Herbalist Kitchen on Sunday, July 30th
Join us for a very special book signing and lecture with upcoming author and herbalist, Brittany Wood Nickerson! The healthiest food for our body is often the most flavorful, alive with nutrients and compounds that naturally stimulate our biological processes. Learn how cooking with herbs can maximize flavor and health benefits of everyday foods, nourishing and enlivening the body, mind and spirit. Brittany will share inspirations from Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen and explore how your snacks, entrées, drinks, and desserts can meet the body’s needs for comfort, nourishment, energy, and support through seasonal changes. Sunday, July 30th  1:00 - 3:00PM  3807 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 947619 REGISTER
Workshop: Sensory Art Exploration for ages 3-7
This hour-long class is a super fun way for kids to explore their senses through art! We will be making gelatin prints using natural objects. Dress to get messy! Parents are encouraged to accompany their children. Materials are included. Where:  Mischief  3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When:  Sunday, July 31st from 12-1pm. Who:  Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist and mama. You can find Matlena's colorful and eco-friendly children's clothing line, Apila Design, in the shop!
Complimentary Coffee Hour Hosted by Edward Jones Financial
Do you have questions about the market, investing, retirement, or saving for education? Stop by with your questions, or just to say hello and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee, courtesy of Ben Blake, Financial Advisor for Edward Jones.  Saturday, July 29th  Cafe Santana  4100 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 94619  9:30AM - 11:00AM LEARN MORE
Creative Writing Camp for Grades 4-6 at Kids N Dance! July 24 - 28!
CREATING CHARACTERS is a Fiction Writing Camp taught by Marielle Cammarata, co-owner of Kids 'N Dance 'N Theater Arts. Previously a middle school teacher and homeschool writing workshop leader, she is excited to present a fun filled week of character creation. The workshop is filled with playful, interactive activities that demonstrate skills to create vivid scenes with believable characters. Plenty of writing and sharing time is also provided to explore the power of new strategies.  This workshop is designed for enthusiastic writers looking for an opportunity to deepen their writing skills in a supportive community!  Monday, July 24th - Friday, July 28th  Kids N Dance Theater 3840 MacArthur Blvd  Oakland, CA 94619
Workshop: Baby Onesies! Mama Makers Relate + Create at Mischief
New mamas and mamas to be! Come get creative, chat with other mamas and learn how to stencil a onesie for your little one! Feel free to bring your baby in a carrier or stroller, take breaks, nurse and feel supported! All materials provided. Where:  Mischief  3908 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94619 When:  Thursday July 27th from 12-2pm Who:  Our teacher is Matlena Hourula: a Finnish-American mixed media artist and mama. Get inspired by Matlena's colorful and eco-friendly children's clothing line, Apila Design, in the shop, then learn how to make your own!
Free Movie Night at Mischief!
It's that time again! FREE Monthly Movie Night will be on Sunday, July 23rd at 6pm. We'll be watching Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016). Set in New York in 1926, this Harry Potter spinoff stands on it's own as a wildly fun adventure flick.Click the ticketing link to watch a trailer! [PG-13] Space and seating is limited. Bring your own folding chair for guaranteed seating! Sunday, July 23rd  6:00 - 9:00PM  Mischief  3908 MacArthur Blvd.  Oakland, CA 94619 LEARN MORE