Message from the OA Board – June 2023


Summertime Fun in Orinda

    Lots going on in Orinda this month, and we encourage you to take advantage of the many fun opportunities. Here is just a sprinkling of what’s on offer.
    Murder in Orinda? Find out at Orinda Starlight Village Players’ The Secret of Chimneys, running June 2 – July 1. The Agatha Christie thriller performs in the Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater.
    Join The Orinda Association at Wilder Art and Garden Center June 4, at 1 p.m. as we present three recipients with William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Awards. Barbara Leitner, Eagle and Gold Scouts and the Nature Area deserve recognition for their efforts to educate and preserve our beautiful town. Fittingly, June 5 is World Environment Day and, this year, it focuses on finding solutions to plastic pollution.
    Orinda Summer Camp begins June 5 with Orinda Parks and Rec offering everything from robotics and comics to veterinary camps. Starting June 8, the Summer Concerts in Orinda Community Park kicks off with the Three-Day Weekend band. Bring a picnic or enjoy the Thursday night food trucks.
    Look for American flags decorating our town starting Flag Day, June 14, when Orinda Public Works hangs flags, donated by VFW Post #8063, along the 4th of July parade route. Also June 14 is the Orinda Chamber mixer and June 15 is the Thursday free movie night featuring Auntie Mame at the Orinda Theatre.
    Visit the Orinda Farmers’ Market every Saturday and, especially, June 17 to buy some picnic goodies, because International Picnic Day and Father’s Day coincide Sunday, June 18. This could be the perfect combo! Plan a picnic for the father figure in your life and enjoy it in the park or your backyard.
    Summer Solstice, Wednesday, June 21, is the longest day of the year and is followed by the Thursday night free concert, Opera in the Park at Orinda Community Park.
    Look for The Orinda Association’s 4th of July banners this month as our city readies for the parade. We could not continue this tradition without our great sponsors and volunteers. Thank You!
    Be sure to check out the 2023 T-shirts designed by Wagner Ranch 5th grader Aavya Khanna which are available at The Orinda Association office in the Library Plaza.
    To be part of the 4th of July celebration as a volunteer or to enter your group in the parade, visit and sign-up.
    The Orinda Association wishes you a fun-filled summer!

Cindy Powell can be reached at

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