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

 https://speak2016.eventbrite.com      Contact Kelsey:  SPEAKlamorinda@gmail.com

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: www.orindachamber.org or call 925-254-3909

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: http://www.orindafoundation.org/


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.




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 RSVP@LamorindaVillage.org.


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 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! 

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 www.capashows.eventbrite.com

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 (oa@orindaassociation.org) 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 www.orindaassociation.org.


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! 

7:00 pm19:00

Orinda / Tabor Sister City Reception!

The Foundation invites you to attend a reception to welcome our 2016-2017 visiting student from Tabor, Adam Kraus!

Please visit the Orinda Library Garden Room and enjoy Czech beer, wine and desserts.

Oct 14

Attention High School Students! Help with Elections & Make $125!!

Attention all high school students: Did you know that you can still participate in the Elections process… and make $125?

Contra Costa County offers high school students the opportunity to work on Election Day as poll workers.

Here is a link to an informational flyer and application: http://www.cocovote.us/wp-content/uploads/Youth-With-A-Vision-2016.pdf

Here is the link to the web page: http://www.cocovote.us/get-involved/high-school-students/

Sep 14

California Independent Film Festival @ 3 Historic Venues!!

September 8-14 at Rheem, Orinda, and Castro theatres

Tickets for the opening night film and reception are selling fast!

Get your tickets now before they sell out! Just a reminder that opening night has been sold out the past 5 years, so you do not want to miss out.

 Join us at 6:00 PM as we kick off the festival with a mixer that includes wine from Zemrak Pirkle and Cine Cuvee as well as cheese and charcuterie platters from Cine Cuvee and sushi from Sushi Fighter. 

 Slate Award announcements begin at 6:30 and the opening night short and feature begin at 7:00. Tickets are $25.  Click below to purchase tickets!





6:00 pm18:00

Fantastic Fandango!

Celebrate 175 years of History at Sleepy Hollow Lane in Orinda!

 The Joaquin Moraga Adobe is the oldest building in Contra Costa County and an Orinda and California Landmark.

Proceeds from this fun outdoor evening of Mexican food and live entertainment will support the Friends of Joaquin Moraga Adobe.

Contact: Bobbie Landers @ 254-8260 or email: bobbielanders@yahoo.com






5:00 pm17:00

Orinda Night Out 2016!

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes first responder-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.

If you are interested in sponsoring a neighborhood event / party on Tuesday, August 2nd, please respond to nno@lamorindacert.org

We will contact you with details and will help you set it up and get police, firefighters, elected officials, CERT and others to come meet you and your neighbors.

9:00 am09:00

Lafayette Alzheimer's Association Longest Day Event!

Monday, June 20 at the Lafayette Reservoir.

3849 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

(Stage area to the left)

The event is taking place during Alzheimer's and brain awareness month to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.

We invite families and friends to come spend an hour or more with us walking, doing yoga, picnicking, or anything you love doing at the beautiful Lafayette Reservoir. Refreshments are available for a donation, bring a picnic lunch, wear your festive purple attire, and join us for the fun!

Contact Zack Smith for questions at zsmith@alz.org or 925-284-7942



3:00 pm15:00

Book Signing with Author Celeste Leon at Orinda Books

Join author Celeste León on Saturday, May 28 from 3 to 5 PM at Orinda Books as she signs copies of her novel, Luck is Just the Beginning, inspired by a true story,

Ms. León was just named “one of ten Latina authors to watch and read” by the Latina Book Club of New York. For reviews and further information, visit www.celesteleon.com or http://www.orindabooks.com/events.

7:00 pm19:00



The Orinda Association will host a public forum aimed at providing information about the upcoming $25 million road-repair bond set for the June primary election. 

Wednesday May 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Orinda Library Auditorium

There will be speakers from the City of Orinda staff, and from the Orinda Citizens’ Infrastructure Oversight Commission (CIOC). 

Presentations will cover the City’s five-phase Road and Drainage Repairs Plan, progress to date on the plan,  how Measure L funds would be used if approved, the selection process for choosing roads to repair, and other relevant topics.   The information presented is aimed at answering questions about the overall road & drain repair plan, the current status of the repairs done to date, and how the Measure L funds would be spent. 

A Q & A session will follow the presentation.   

The meeting is not structured to be a debate about the merits of Measure L, but rather a chance for citizens to gain a better understanding of how Measure L would fit into the overall City plan, so that citizens can be better informed as they decide how to vote on this important ballot measure.  

The OA will also publish a “Pro-Con” debate about Measure L in the upcoming May issue of The Orinda News. 

For more information, please call the Orinda Association office at 254-0800.

11:00 am11:00

Mat's Derby Day at the Races

Come join us for Miramonte Parents' Club Spring Fundraiser MAT'S DERBY, A Day At The Races to support your child's education. 

 Sunday, May 1st, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Golden Gate Fields, 1100 Eastshore Hwy, Berkeley.  We'll bet on the horses, have a great time, and make some money for Miramonte students. Go to the Web Store to buy your tickets. You won't want to miss the fun at the track!!