8:00 am08:00

NorCal Kids Triathalon

NorCal Kids Triathlon
Saturday morning, August 26
Miramonte High School, Orinda, CA
Discounts 'til June 20 (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.  

5:00 pm17:00

The 4th Annual Fandango to Benefit the Moraga Adobe

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:

Sep 9

The Classic Car Show is Coming!

 We are now Taking Car Show Entries and Dancing with the Cars Party Reservations at

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


3:00 pm15:00

Groovin' for Good at Orinda Senior Village

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
Time: 3pm-5pm
Register: Via EventBriteVia EventBrite

5:00 pm17:00

Lafayette Community Foundation Presents: A Free Event!

9th Annual Senior Symposium
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

5:00 pm17:00

Opera in the Park

Orinda Rotary's annual Opera-in-the-Park is July 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 PM! 

 Bring a picnic and enjoy a lovely summer evening of arias!

The Year of the Czechs on July 4th!
10:00 am10:00

The Year of the Czechs on July 4th!

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.   

The BEST Hometown Parade-- Orinda on July 4!
7:30 am07:30

The BEST Hometown Parade-- Orinda on July 4!

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



10:00 am10:00

Tea in the Garden Tour


Thursday, May 11, 2017
10:00am 4:00pm

Featuring five outstanding gardens and a gift boutique.
Garden Tour sponsored by Melanie Snow of Coldwell Banker, Orinda.


9:30 am09:30

Community Event at St. Mary's College


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.

9:00 am09:00

Check out The Orinda Association Volunteer Fair

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

8:00 am08:00

Orinda Action Day

Orinda Action Day April 22nd, 2017.

 Set up at Library Plaza at 8am, Registration at 9:30am

(with food, t-shirts, projects assigned, prizes, DJ, etc.) and clean-up by about noon.

For more information and to sign up, please go to:


6:00 pm18:00

Trivia Bee is Back

Orinda Rotary & The Orinda Chamber of Commerce Presents!

The Trivia Bee!

Orinda Masonic Lodge

9 Altarinda Road, Orinda

For Reservations go to: or call 925-254-3909

5:00 pm17:00

A Czech Dinner and a Movie!

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. 

March 12
5:00PM - 9:00PM
Dinner & Dvořák's Opera "Rusalka" 
Orinda Community Center,
Main Auditorium
$50 adults/$20 students & children

Seating is Limited!

Phone: 925-254-8260, or visit:


6:00 pm18:00

Volunteer of the Year & William Penn Mott Award Ceremony

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.



Mar 26

SPEAK Program for HS Students

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      Contact Kelsey:

2:00 pm14:00

The Value of Community & Choice as we Grow Older

“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


2:00 pm14:00

Volunteer Mixer at Town Hall Theatre

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

We are a place to gather, a place to meet friends, a place to create community. Be part of the Town Hall Family! 

Dec 18

California Academy of Performing Arts presents The Nutcracker!

Snow falls onstage and the Christmas tree magically grows in the California Academy of Performing Arts presentation of a full-length, narrated Nutcracker.

A beloved Lamorinda tradition for over 20 years, this energy-filled spectacle reflects the studio’s dedication to young dancers with more than 100 local performers and extra characters & surprises.

Two Performances on Friday (5:30 & 8PM) Saturday (2PM & 7PM) and Sunday (1PM & 5PM) at the Campolindo Performing Arts Center.

For tickets, please go to

Dec 31

'Tis the Season to Donate!

There is still time to make your tax deductible gifts for 2016.
Please consider these local organizations that make Orinda one of
"America's friendliest place to live in"  
- Orinda Theater 75th Anniversary on 12/29:  - click HERE
- Support the schools - give to the Education Foundation of Orinda - click HERE
- 4th of July & Seniors Around Town - this is the Orinda Association - click HERE
- The arts in Orinda and beyond: Lamorinda Arts Council - click HERE
- The parks, the open space: Orinda Parks and Recreation Foundation - click HERE
- Musical education for all, this is Orinda Sunjams - click  HERE
- Live theater at the Bruns, it's Cal Shakes - click HERE
- Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area - click HERE
- They support everyone in town: the Orinda Community Foundation - click HERE
- It's about water: Friends of Orinda Creeks - click HERE
- And let's not forget our past: Orinda Historical Society - Click HERE


7:00 pm19:00

Public Safety Forum

The Orinda Association will host a community forum on Public Safety on Wednesday November 9, 2016 from 7:00pm-9:00pm, in the Orinda Library Auditorium located at 26 Orinda Way.  

Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel will present an update on crime prevention in the City and will speak about ways citizens can increase their personal safety.  Representatives from both MOFD and Lamorinda CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will also speak about fire safety and neighborhood security and emergency preparedness.   

Citizens with related questions can email them in advance to the Orinda Association office ( and they will be forwarded to the speakers in advance. The OA hopes to have the event recorded on Contra Costa TV as well.

5:30 pm17:30

Holiday Event at Orchard Nursery

An Enchanted Christmas: Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

There will be over 50 trees decorated with treasures collected from around the world, an Ali & Bird Jewelry Show at the Lazy K Gift House, a trunk show with Baggalini Handbags and fabulous raffle prizes.

Ten percent of the evening's sales, as well as all tickets and raffles proceeds, will be donated to Javi Strong #54. Reservations required as space is limited. Call 925-284-4474, extension 3. Tickets are $10/person. Cash or check can be made out to The Javier Family Trust.

See the website below for additional information and events!


4:00 pm16:00

Artisan Faire at the Orinda Country Club

The 10th annual Artisan Faire will be held on Nov. 3, 4:00 – 7:30, at the Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante.

 Meet talented local artists, displaying and selling their distinctive work in jewelry, ceramics, painting, glass, fiber art, clothing, woodwork and more.

 Also featured will be culinary products, cosmetics, bath and body items as well as Orinda’s Sanvitalia Home and Garden Shop, Orinda Books, and several local authors.  Come for a festive evening and enjoy free wine and tequila tasting.    


Dec 21


The One Warm Coat program collects new and gently used coats for people in need of warm outer wear.  Last year One Warm Coat collected and distributed nearly 600,000 coats!

Now Orinda residents can help this worthwhile cause by bringing a gently worn or new coat/jacket in all sizes for men, women and children to the Orinda Association Office, 26 Orinda Way, lower level of the Library Plaza across from the elevator.

A bin will be set up outside of the office starting Nov. 1 and continuing through Dec. 21. All coats will be delivered to Alameda County Social Services North County on Dec. 21.
The social services agency promotes self-sufficiency and provides continuing economic assistance through public and private sector partnerships while fostering a work force development system that supports individuals and families.

For more information on the OA’s drop-off center, call 925-254-0800 or go to


5:30 pm17:30

St. Mary's College Women's Guild Hoedown

Saint Mary's College Women's Guild presents a fun Hoedown. Enjoy line dancing, dinner, lots of good music and much more while supporting the college's scholarship fund. It begins at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Saint Mary's College Soda Center, 1928 St. Mary's College Rd., in Moraga. Tickets are $40. For more information, call Kim Clutts at 925-855-0773.

7:00 pm19:00

Orinda City Council Candidate Forum

City Council Forum - October 6

The Orinda Association and League of Women Voters would like to invite you to the Candidates Forum.

 The Orinda Library Auditorium on Thursday, October 6  from 7-9 pm.


10:00 am10:00

Two Orchard Nursery Fall Workshops

Orchard Nursery & Florist Terrarium Workshop

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Explore the art and technique involved in making your own terrarium! This workshop will cover pointers on creating and maintaining terrarium plants and the materials they live in. Join us and create your very own miniature world!

Cost: $60

Reservation: There is a 12 people maximum for workshop. Please call (925) 284-4474 to sign up today.


Orchard Nursery & Florist Pumpkin Fairy Garden Workshop

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Attend this “make-and-take workshop” and create magical Halloween décor for your family to enjoy this spooky season. You’ll learn to properly prep the pumpkin so it can be used as a pot, and then you’ll plant and decorate with Halloween-themed accessories. 

Cost: $70

Reservation: Required as space is limited. Call (925) 284-4474 today!