UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY
A local organization is looking for volunteers to pack 4,500 backpacks by January 1st, 2018.
Ideally 5-7 volunteers (at a time) will help pack out large amount of school backpacks that are being donated to disadvantaged students in the Los Angeles School District.
Adults, High Schoolers, College Age or Middle Schoolers with an Adult
Groups of 5, 7 at a time.
5016 Forni Dr. Suite A
Requesting 2+ hour shifts (or 200 backpacks)
For more information, please contact: Tracy Feldman
The Year of the Czechs Continues!
- Nov. 11, you can join us at the 2nd Annual Czech Heritage Night with the San Jose Sharks Hockey team @ 7:30pm, SAP Center, San Jose https://secondczechheritagenight.eventbrite.com
- On Nov. 12, Czech-language speakers can enjoy marionette performances by the BOĎI Jaroměř Theater at the Marionette Theater, @2pm, Orinda Community Center, Room 8 RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nov. 16 we'll also be hosting our student reception for Marek Vybiral, our 2017 visiting student from Tabor. Welcome Marek at 7:30pm in the Orinda Library Garden Room.
- Czech Christmas Cookie Class, Dec. 17 @2pm, Orinda Community Center, Kitchen
RSVP to email@example.com
School is out on Friday, November 10, in observation of Veteran's Day.
Mindful Littles is very excited to partner with Veteran's PATH, an organization committed to helping veterans find meaning, purpose and healing through mindfulness and outdoor experiences.
We will be gathering as a group to:
•Learn about Veteran's Day & hear from real veterans
•Express gratitude for our veterans
•Put together Peace Kits for veterans
We hope you can join us for a fun, meaningful event! This event is recommended for kids 3-11 years of age. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way Fellowship Hall , Orinda, CA 94563
The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation will be holding its second annual DOGGONE FUN FEST on November 5 from 2-4 PM at the Orinda Community Center Park.
Canines will parade around the park in Halloween costumes (humans too!)
Demonstrations on dog obedience and agility
Plus contests and raffle prizes!
Come on out for a free, fun doggie afternoon in the Park.
For more details visit the OPRF website at www.oprfoundation.org
Little Fall Music Fest
Saturday, October 21, 2017 · 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Library Community Hall, Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard, Lafayette, CA 94549
An afternoon of great music, flamenco dancing, BBQ, and FUN.
Three terrific groups starting with Melissa Crux, Flamenco dancer, followed by Dirty Cello blues and bluegrass and finishing with Brass Farthing rousing music hall songs. Tickets on sale now. Purchase today! Tickets: $10 Lafayette Rotary Club will provide a delicious BBQ, snacks, beer and wine.
The Orinda Library and the Contra Costa County Library Accessibility Committee are excited to host the Superfest Disability Film Festival for an afternoon of family-friendly films exploring the disability experience.
The showcase will take place on Saturday, October 14 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Supersonic (30 minutes)
Like If (5 minutes)
Double Discrimination (28 minutes)
The Sea Reminds Me (11 minutes)
Hear Me (15 minutes)
Yam's Journey (17 minutes)
Right to be Rescued (15 minutes)
Awake (21 minutes)
26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
For more information on the showcase, please contact Natalie Abbott at email@example.com or (925) 977-2972.
LAMORINDA MOMS & DR. LAURA MARKHAM PROMOTE “PEACEFUL PARENT, HAPPY SIBLINGS”
Dr. Laura Markham, Clinical Psychologist, Creator of Aha! Parenting.com
Speaking event for her book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life
Orinda Intermediate School, 80 Ivy Drive, Orinda, CA 94563,
The cost to attend is $20 for non‐members and $10 members. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ .
Fourth Annual Art of Mixology
Fundraiser for the Arts!
Tickets Now on Sale! Join us on Saturday, October 7th from 4:30 to 7:00 in Orinda Theater Square!
More than twenty well-known and upcoming East Bay mixologists will come together on October 7th in Orinda's Theatre Square to compete for the title of Mixologist of the Year!
Your ticket provides you with:
1. 20+ craft cocktails
2. Finger foods
3. A Souvenir shot glass
4. A Vote for your favorite drink
5. A great time with friends supporting a great cause!
This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Lamorinda Arts Council, producer of some of the community's favorite local art events, initiatives, and programs.
Tickets only $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Buy your ticket today!
A limited number of spaces are available for volunteers at the event.
If you would like to volunteer and purchase a half priced ticket to enjoy while
not working, visit the Sign Up Genius here.
7th Annual Jazz Festival is Oct 1, 2017 at Orinda Community Church.
Featuring: Mads Tolling - Two time Grammy winning violinist
Carol Alban, Ben Flint, Brian Byrnes and many more!
$10 - $20 suggested donation at the door.
Proceeds to benefit the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
The rumors you've heard are true! The BIG Czech festival takes place next month.
So dust off your kroje, make room in your bellies for knedliky and beer, practice your favorite Czech taborak songs in the shower and join us the last weekend in September in Orinda - the Czech heart of Northern California!
Special announcements coming this month
& for more information any time visit:
Coastal Cleanup Day 2017!!
Join Friends of Orinda Creeks for the annual beach and inland watershed cleanup right here in Orinda!
Help take care of our fragile marine environment by volunteering your time right here in Orinda.
WHEN: Saturday, September 16th at 9 am.
WHERE: Orinda Village. Turn down the driveway at 25 Orinda Way and park near the chain link fence.
WHAT TO WEAR/BRING: Sunscreen, gloves (if you have them), water, long pants, long-sleeve shirts, and sturdy shoes. All other equipment will be provided.
For further information, contact Adriane Bosworth (firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-254-7538).
Montelindo Garden Club Meeting (third Friday of every month, September through May) will be on Friday Sept. 15 at 9 am, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 66 St. Stephens Drive, Orinda, CA. Everyone welcome.
Presentation: Growing Unusual Fruit in the Bay Area
Speaker: Idell Weydemeyer
Member Steering Committees of The Calif. Rare Fruit Growers Golden Gate Chapter, the Tilden Park Botanic Garden Docents, & Greater Richmond Garden Club.
Please contact email@example.com.
We are now Taking Car Show Entries and Dancing with the Cars Party Reservations at www.OrindaCarShow.com.
Entries are coming in at a record pace and we will definitely sell out again this year so make sure and sign up soon!
This year's event benefits our seniors, our schools, the arts, our parks and recreation and more.
Dancing with the Cars Party - Friday 9/8/17
13th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show - Saturday 9/9/17
Our 4th annual Fandango includes a fun evening of music, historical vignettes, gourmet BBQ dinner and a fascinating tour of Orinda's historic 1890 "Old Yellow House".
Proceeds from the Fandango will go towards the restoration of the 1841 Moraga Adobe. Tickets are $100 per person. To purchase, please go to: http://www.moragaadobe.org/
For more information, please contact Bobbie Landers @ 254-8260
NorCal Kids Triathlon
Saturday morning, August 26
Miramonte High School, Orinda, CA
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN -
Discounts 'til June 20
www.norcalkidstri.org (click here to register)
Participants: Each participant swims, bikes and runs the triathlon course, as adjusted for age appropriateness.
Age Divisions include: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10,11-12, and 13-14. All divisions include girls and boys categories. Sign up early so you don't miss out on the fun.
Fees: $40 Individual registration fee early discount until June 20, 2017.
Join us for another Mindful Littles event! This time we will be partnering with a wonderful dance studio, Joy in Motion, and be groovin' together for a good cause.
No dance experience required. Just come with a big heart and be ready to have some fun!
Upcoming Event: Groovin' for Good: Orinda Senior Village
Date: Sunday, July 23
Register: Via EventBriteVia EventBrite
9th Annual Senior Symposium
AGING BY DESIGN
Saturday August 5, 2017
8:30 am to noon
Presentations by local aging experts
Lafayette Elementary School
950 Moraga Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
On-Site Parking - behind the school, mobility in front
Register online: lafayettecf.orgor call 925-284-8214
Saturday August 5, 2017
8:30 am to noon
Orinda Association's Annual 4th of July Parade themed, THE YEAR OF THE CZECHS!
We'll hang Czech flags throughout town, dress the parade's grand marshals in traditional "kroje," and sing along to a few of our Czech favorites played by the East Bay Banjo Club.
Join us, look for our Czech-themed parade float, and after the parade come to the park for entertainment, food, and refreshing beer.
Schedule of Events
- 7:30 am – 10:00 am The Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Pancake Breakfast in the park/Community Center, 28 Orinda Way
- 7:55 am Flag-raising Ceremony at Flagpole in front of Community Center
- 8:00 am Haley’s Run for a Reason participants meet in front of the Community Center
- 8:45 am Parade participants arrive for assembly at BART parking lot on the East Side of Camino Pablo
- 9:00 am Friends of the Orinda Library Book Sale in Library Breezeway, 26 Orinda Way
- 10:00 am Parade Begins in front of WELLS FARGO BANK, 80 Moraga Way
- 11:00 am Collusion Teen Band & No Control Band (Alma Teachers Band) at the entrance to the Orinda Theater
- 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Community Park Activities occur, 28 Orinda Way
TEA IN THE GARDEN TOUR
Thursday, May 11, 2017
TEA IN THE GARDEN, TOUR PRESENTED BY THE ORINDA GARDEN CLUB FOR THE BEAUTIFICATION OF ORINDA.
Featuring five outstanding gardens and a gift boutique.
Garden Tour sponsored by Melanie Snow of Coldwell Banker, Orinda.
PLEASE GO TO http://orindagc.org/tour2017/ FOR DETAILS AND HOW TO BUY TICKETS
Please join us @ St. Mary’s College, Saturday, April 29th 9:30 am -11:30 am
@ The Soda Center
The mission is to create conversations where community members can listen deeply, speak authentically, and clarify the ways in which they are choosing to interact and/or take action on issues that they care about.
The April program will be on EFFECTIVE ORGANIZING. Please click below to register.
Join The Orinda Association's Annual Volunteer Fair
Saturday , April 22 2017
9AM - noon
Reps from many volunteer organizations will be in the Orinda Library Plaza.
Stop by and check it out!!
For more information please call
The Orinda Association @ 254-0800
Join us for a traditional Czech dinner, followed by the screening of Antonín Dvořák's beloved opera, "Rusalka," the tale of a water nymph who longs to live on land after falling in love with a handsome prince.
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner & Dvořák's Opera "Rusalka"
Orinda Community Center,
$50 adults/$20 students & children
Seating is Limited!
Phone: 925-254-8260, or visit:
The Orinda Association presents annual Volunteer of the Year (VOY) and the William Penn Mott Environmental Award. The event will be held at the Orinda Country Club on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 6:00PM.
A no-host dinner will be honoring the Fix Orinda Roads committee members for VOY and Friends of Orinda Creeks for the Mott environmental award. For further information please call the Orinda Association at 925-254-0800.
To purchase tickets on line, please click the link below.
SPEAK is a program for High School students developed in response to issues they are facing: stress, relationships, partying, sexuality, and mental health.
9th-12th graders will have a safe space to speak their truth about their experiences and will be equipped with resources and decision making strategies.
An adult program offers the opportunity for sharing of concerns and strategies to address these issues.
Sundays Feb 26-Mar 26, 4-6 pm Orinda Community Church
https://speak2016.eventbrite.com Contact Kelsey: SPEAKlamorinda@gmail.com
“The Value of Community & Choice as we Grow Older”, a live-streamed event hosted by Beacon Village in Boston and locally by Lamorinda Village features bestselling author of Being Mortal, Atul Gawande MD, MPH
Location: Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church at 49 Knox Drive.
For more information or to register (seats limited) call 925-253-2300 or RSVP@LamorindaVillage.org.
Volunteer Mixer at Town Hall Theatre
JOIN CURRENT VOLUNTEERS AND MEET NEW VOLUNTEERS ON FEBRUARY 12, 2017 at Town Hall Theatre! 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learn the ins and outs of what we have to offer. All volunteers are paid in free tickets!
RSVP: Suzie Shepard by 1/30/2017 suzie.shepard@TownHallTheatre.com
We are a place to gather, a place to meet friends, a place to create community. Be part of the Town Hall Family!