to Jan 5

Orinda artist featured at Moraga Gallery Show

Orinda artist Maria SantaStefano featured at Moraga Art Gallery Show

The gallery's show, which also includes work by its 14 member artists, runs from October 24th to January 5th.

The public is cordially invited to a free opening reception on Saturday, October 27th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm—an occasion to meet the artists and sip a glass of wine accompanied by light snacks and live music.

The gallery is located in the Rheem Shopping Center, at 522 Center Street, Moraga.

Through November, hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. Extended December hours are from 10:00 to 6:00 daily through December 24th. For more information, visit www.moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407.

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to Nov 8

International Film Showcase from Denmark - The Guilty

The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed.

Orinda Theater

2 Orinda Theater Square,

Orinda, CA 94563

Movieline: (925) 254-9060

Office: (925) 254-9065

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to Sep 8

The 14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend!

Car Show Season Is In Full Swing And The
Orinda Classic Car Show Weekend Is Coming!!!
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.
Dancing with the Cars Party - Friday 9/7/18
14th Annual Orinda Classic Car Show - Saturday 9/8/18


Join the Party:
On Friday, September 7th at 5:30pm, come party at The Orinda Country Club surrounded by classic car owners, fans, classic cars and enjoy dinner, dancing and cocktails.

This party-- "AMERICAN GRAFFITI" --produced by Orinda Rotary, is not to be missed! This year's event benefits our seniors, our schools, the arts, our parks and recreation and more.

Presenting Sponsor - Mechanics Bank

Join us for an all inclusive evening of:
- Liberal Libations
- Special Dinner
- Music and Dancing
- Exclusive Car Display-Straight from American Graffiti!

Reservations are available online at www.OrindaCarShow.com

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4:00 PM16:00

Kids and Snacks: Setting Healthy Habits

Cooking with Kids Foundation is hosting a Free Class for Parents.  Children are welcome!

"Kids and Snacks: Setting Healthy Habits".

When: Thursday May 31, 2018 Time: 4 -5 PM

Where: Lafayette Library Community Hall

A healthy snack discussion by Dr. Nazia Sheriff from Olive Leaf Pediatrics. Snack Demo by Chef Lynda from Cooking with Kids Foundation.

For more information contact Chef Lynda @ cheflyndak@aol.com or Dr. Nazia Sheriff @ nazia.sheriffmd@gmail.com.

Sponsored by Diablo Foods of Lafayette.


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to May 27

Pan-Asian Arts Festival

The City of Orinda is hosting a Pan-Asian Arts Festival this Memorial Day weekend.

The two-day celebration, part of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, is free of charge and features programs for all ages including:

A Chinese lion dance, Asian art exhibits, Bollywood dancing, Japanese animated films, Henna hand painting, Gamelan dance, Food Trucks and Mochi-making..


The Festival is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Orinda, the Orinda Library, the Friends of the Orinda Library and the City of Orinda.
More information and a full schedule of events is available at http://friendsoftheorindalibrary.org/2018/04/03/pan-asian-arts-festival/
For questions, contact Senior Community Library Manager Sierra Campagna at scampagn@ccclib.org or (925) 254-2184 or Weylin Eng, President, Rotary Club of Orinda at weylineng@yahoo.com.

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11:00 AM11:00

A Spring Concert at Saint Mary's College

All are invited to a Spring concert featuring pianist and Professor of Music at St. Mary's, Lino Rivera, D.M.A.  He is a multi-media and live in-concert performer.  It promises to be a sell out!

Saturday, April 28, 11-2:30PM

St. Mary's College Soda Center

$45 per person - includes lunch!  Wine is available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit students seeking scholarships

Please make checks payable to SMC Guild and mail to:

Jeffrey Lynn Dunne (925.284.7750)

101 Quintas Ln

Moraga, CA 94556



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9:30 AM09:30

2018 Volunteer Fair

The Orinda Association will again host the annual Volunteer Fair for our community in conjunction with Orinda Action Day.

Over 20 organizations will be represented.    On Saturday, April 21 , 9:30 am-noon, tables will be set up on the Orinda Library Plaza.     
Whether you would like to have your organization represented this year or, you are looking for a volunteer opportunity--this is for you!
If you have any questions, please call us at 925-254-0800 or send us an email, oa@orindaassociation.org. 
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Live Concert Series Begins at the Orinda Theatre!
7:30 PM19:30

Live Concert Series Begins at the Orinda Theatre!

Tony Award Winner, John Lloyd Young to open Orinda Theatre Live Concert

On February 1, 2018 the 180-seat auditorium at the Orinda Theatre will be transformed into a classic cabaret venue.   Tony Award Winner, John Lloyd Young will kick off the Spring series.

John Lloyd Young originated the role of Frankie Valli in Broadway’s Award-winning Best Musical and international hit, Jersey Boys.  He also starred in Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of the show.

Thursday, February 1st at 7:30PM.  Tickets range from $50 to a $100 VIP ticket, which includes seating in the first 3 rows, a meet and greet with Mr. Lloyd after the show at Cine Cuvee and a Jersey Boys Blu-Ray.  Tickets are available at the Orinda Theatre box-office and online at www.lamorindatheatres.com .   


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6:00 PM18:00

Boys Team Charity - Orinda League

Boys team charity of Orinda invites all boys and families entering 7th -12th grades to an informational meeting on Monday, January 29 at Temple Isaiah from 6pm - 7pm. 

Boys team charity is a national parent/son volunteer service organization that is making a difference in our extended community.

Please visit our website at http://btcorinda.chapterweb.net/ for a more detailed description of this group.

Enrollment is limited to 24 boys per class year and the enrollment period is March 1-15. 

Email sunny.bliss2001@gmail.com with questions. 

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to Dec 17

The Nutcracker Onstage!

CAPA performs The Nutcracker Dec 15th, 16th and 17th.
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.

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 www.capashows.eventbrite.com

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5:00 PM17:00

Lamorinda Night at Saint Mary's College!

Saint Mary’s College and Common Interest Management are hosting Lamorinda Night on Saturday, December 9 at 5:00 PM during our men’s basketball game against Seattle University.

Lamorinda Night will celebrate the communities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.  

Check it out on December 9th in McKeon Pavilion for Lamorinda Night.


Be There!!

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4:30 PM16:30

Hospice Tree of Lights

Orinda Tree of Lights

Saturday, December 2, 2017,  4:30 -  6:30 pm in Orinda Village by Bank of America

By dedicating a Memorial Light for a suggested gift of $30, you can honor someone you love while directly supporting end-of-life patient care. 

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to Jan 1

Volunteers Needed for LASD Pack Out!

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.

Volunteers Needed:

Adults, High Schoolers, College Age or Middle Schoolers with an Adult
Groups of 5, 7 at a time.

5016 Forni Dr. Suite A
Concord, CA

Requesting 2+ hour shifts (or 200 backpacks) 

For more information, please contact: Tracy Feldman



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6:00 AM06:00

Czech events in November - December

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 ljanourova@gmail.com
  • 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 ljanourova@gmail.com
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10:00 AM10:00

Mindful Littles & Peace Kits for Veterans

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 info@mindfullittles.org.  Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way Fellowship Hall , Orinda, CA 94563

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2:00 PM14:00

Second Annual Doggone Fun Fest!

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 


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3:00 PM15:00

Little Fall Music Fest

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.

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1:00 PM13:00

Superfest Film Showcase at the Orinda Library

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.

Film List
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)

Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA 94563
For more information on the showcase, please contact Natalie Abbott at nabbott@ccclib.org or (925) 977-2972.

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7:00 PM19:00

Book Event with Dr. Laura Markham


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, 
Multi‐Purpose   Room

The   cost   to   attend   is   $20   for   non‐members   and   $10   members.   Tickets   can   be purchased   at    http://www.brownpapertickets.com/ . 


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4:30 PM16:30

Fourth Annual Art of Mixology Fundraiser!


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.


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2:00 PM14:00

Orinda Jazz Festival

 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


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to Oct 1

Czech out the Fun in Orinda!

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: 




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9:00 AM09:00

Coastal Cleanup Day

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 (bosdesign7@gmail.com or 925-254-7538).

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