Message from the OA Board – June 2022


Summertime comes to Orinda!

    Orinda Library Storytime is back in person at the Orinda Library, beginning June 1. Also, check out the library’s Summer Reading Festival, open to all ages, and pick-up your reading passport. June 1 is also Say Something Nice Day, so when you are there, thank your librarians.
    Summer Concerts in the Park begin June 2 with The Real Thing. Concerts are held Thursday evenings to accompany the Thursday Night Food Trucks.
    The next evening, June 3, The Starlight Village Players kick-off their season with Agatha Christie’s Towards Zero in Orinda Park’s amphitheater. Support local live theater! Graduation at Holden High School and Orinda Academy is also June 3.
Remember to Vote on Tuesday, June 7. You can put your mail-in ballot in the official ballot drop box at City Hall and skip the postage. Don’t forget the “I voted” sticker, which you should wear proudly.
    June 14 is Flag Day, and Orinda looks great when we have our American flags flying. Thank you to our many flag sponsors and Orinda Public Works for hanging our American flags around town.
    June 16 Concert in the Park is Opera in the Park, hosted by the Rotary Club of Orinda and Festival Opera. Bring a picnic or enjoy the food trucks again.
    Take your dad to the Farmers’ Market June 18 to get him a gift for Father’s Day, June 19. Give fathers, whether biological, adopted or a father figure to you, recognition on this day.
    Sing-Along with the movie Hairspray June 20 at the Orinda Theatre.
    June 21 is Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. The sun’s zenith will be at its farthest point north of the equator at 2:13 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. In terms of daylight, this day is 5 hours, 15 minutes longer than the December solstice.
    On June 23, return to the Orinda Park with your picnic, or buy dinner and listen to EP Sax, the Concert in the Park.
    The Orinda Association 4th of July banners go up as our city readies for the Parade. We could not continue this tradition without our great sponsors, donors and volunteers. To be part of the celebration, volunteer or be a parade entrant, visit and sign-up!

Cindy Powell can be reached at

Staying Safe in Orinda

    Guidance from Orinda’s Top Safety Officials and Orinda Wildfire Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Presentation are still playing on CCTV Staying Safe in Orinda – Comprehensive Guidance From Orinda’s Top Safety Officials (Rev. 2020). Visit Orinda Association on YouTube at
    Also, the Wildfire Preparedness video is steaming on the MOFD YouTube channel.
    Visit the Orinda Wildfire Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Presentation at

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