A Message from the OA Board – October 2022


Orinda Welcomes Autumn

    In autumn we start to see hay bales and pumpkins around town and at Del Rey’s Boofest, Glorietta’s Fun Fest and Creepy Hollow! Thank you to the parents that create these lasting memories!.
    On Oct. 6, The Orinda Association presents a City Council Candidate Forum in the Library Auditorium (streams on Zoom). This is a chance to meet the candidates and hear their answers to questions you send to forums@orindaassociation.org. Deadline for questions is Oct. 3.
    The final free Movie in the Park is Oct 7. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and popcorn!
    National Fire Prevention Day is Oct. 9 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The largest fire in this state’s history was the August Complex Fire in 2020, which scorched more than one million acres. The Camp Fire in 2018 was the costliest wildfire of all time, costing roughly $400 billion in damages and economic losses. Since 2020, six of the seven largest wildfires took place in California’s history. Check out Orinda Wildfire Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation Presentation video streaming on the MOFD YouTube channel or visit www.MOFD.org and reduce fire risk.
    On Oct. 13, The Orinda Association presents the MOFD (Moraga Orinda Fire District) and OUSD (Orinda Union School District) Candidate Forums. The MOFD candidates begin at 6 p.m., and the OUSD candidates start at 7:30 p.m. Please attend and get to know the candidates better. Send questions by Oct. 10 to forums@orindaassociation.org.
    Art of Mixology Cocktail Competition on Oct. 22 invites attendees to sample 20 different cocktails (in safe and sane portions) to support the Lamorinda Arts Council while simultaneously supporting the arts in Lamorinda.
    Oct. 22 is also Make a Difference Day to encourage people to highlight one day a year to try to make a difference in the world. Use the envelope enclosed in this newspaper and make a difference. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping and sponsoring local programs that build community, such as the 4th of July parade, Seniors Around Town ride program, informational forums, Orinda’s Volunteer Center and The Orinda News. We can’t do it without you!

Cindy Powell can be reached at cindy@orindaassociation.org.

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