UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY
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:
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
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/ .
The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation will be holding its second annual DOGGONE FUN FEST on October 15 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
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 (email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
Orinda Progressive Action Alliance (OPAA)
Hosted By: Rebecca Verity, Monika Pitchford, Nicole Reader, Ksenija Olmer
St Mark's United Methodist Church
451 Moraga Way
Orinda, CA 94563
Thursday, January 12 from 10:15 AMto 12:15 PM
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
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
Lamorinda Moms 19th Annual Preschool Fair
Thursday, November 10th
Oakwood Athletic Club
4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
For questions please email: email@example.com
This event is open to the public
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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.
November will be here soon and you will
want to know where to vote!
The links below will help you find where to vote and drop off ballots.
Friday, November 4 - 11:00 AM
Information session: Safety Technology for Your Home
Speaker: Jack Lloyd, Founder, SafeInHome
Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church - Oak Room
49 Knox Drive Lafayette, CA 94549.
REGISTER TODAY Or call us at 925-253-2300
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!
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.
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.