You gotta get up early for this one! The Lake Merritt Breakfast Club is a bastion of Oakland goodness. We can thank these guys for the resuscitation of the Necklace of Lights and for their support of Children’s Fairyland. Anyway, I’m presenting there Thursday, June 23. Come at 7 a.m. (yup! they’re early birds) to register at the welcome table and get a ticket for breakfast. I’ll start at 8:00. The breakfast/talk (even if one does not come in time for breakfast) is $10 per person, whether you are a member or not (this is open to anybody: please come!) The club welcomes new members, so talk with anyone wearing a badge about the duties and camaraderie of joining. I’m told that folks who enjoy doing public service, helping non-profit organizations, appreciate Lake Merritt and have a good nature are particularly welcome. The LMBC meets at the Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue, in Oakland. For those travelling by car or bicycle, it is off Grand Avenue, just a few blocks east of Harrison Street. Drive past Fairyland and the bocce ball greens and find (free) parking along either side of Bellevue. The Garden Center is between the bowling greens and the ornamental garden. Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of A Great Good Place for Books.