Orinda News Briefs: Around Town Spreading Holiday Cheer

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(Caroline Gilman La Voie, Photorgrapher)
Members of the Orinda Garden Club will hang wreaths around town on Saturday, Dec 3 with their Holiday Wreath Installation. Some of the volunteers pictured above include, front row (L-R) Lisa Jorgens, Monica Burnick, Shelley Gilligan, Ruth Fortune, Barbara Weikert, Kaija Gibbs, Linda Thompson, Lorene Quist, Jennifer Lyons, Juanita Kizor, and back row (L-R) Jane Wiser, Laura Sawczuk, Janet Riley, Anne Southwick, Bonnie Cassriel, Cathleen Sodos, Tina Locke, Margene Stahle and Lynn Garrett.

Holiday Wreaths Around Town
    The Orinda Garden Club (OGC) will once again hang wreaths around town on Saturday, Dec. 3 with its Holiday Wreath installation. The Boy Scouts will assist with taking the wreaths down Saturday, Jan. 7.
    The OGC tradition begins at the Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, where everyone gathers to add berries and bows to the 100 wreaths, before setting off in teams to decorate Orinda.
    Advice is to bring a warm coat and shoes for walking around. Also, bring gardening gloves. Wreath decorating at the Community Center goes from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., wreath-hanging from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. If interested, RSVP by Nov. 30. Contact Monica Burnick at mdburnick@yahoo.com or call 925.216.8128.

Call for Community Photographers
    Members from Plan Orinda are seeking those who have photos and memories to share of events, activities or places in downtown Orinda. As the Downtown Precise Plan nears completion, photos taken which best exemplify the guiding principles for downtown Orinda will be used to help illustrate these principles throughout the final Downtown Precise Plan. Learn more about these principles, tell your story and submit your photos online at www.planorinda.com/submissions.

Compiled by Charleen Earley, who can be reached at editor@theorindanews.com.

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