Nov
21
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.

Location:
5016 Forni Dr. Suite A
Concord, CA

 When:
Requesting 2+ hour shifts (or 200 backpacks) 
 

For more information, please contact: Tracy Feldman
650-400-5745

 

 

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Dec
15
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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Dec
9
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.

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Be There!!

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Dec
2
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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Nov
11
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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Nov
10
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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Nov
5
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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Oct
21
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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Oct
14
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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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Book Event with Dr. Laura Markham

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, 
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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Oct
7
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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Oct
1
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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Sep
29
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: 

www.orindataborsistercity.org/festival

 

 

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Sep
16
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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Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Montelindo Garden Club Presentation

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  wconstantine@comcast.net.
925-284-8193.
 

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Sep
8
to Sep 9

The Classic Car Show 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 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

 

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Aug
26
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: http://www.moragaadobe.org/

For more information, please contact Bobbie Landers @ 254-8260

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Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

NorCal Kids Triathalon

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.  
 

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Jul
23
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

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The Year of the Czechs on July 4th!
Jul
4
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.   

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The BEST Hometown Parade-- Orinda on July 4!
Jul
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  

http://www.orindaparade.com/

 

 

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Apr
29
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.

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-tickets-33222016947?aff=erelexpmlt

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Apr
22
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/

 

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Mar
12
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:

https://www.orindataborsistercity.org/

 

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