General Calendars

On the Calendar in SEPTEMBER
27 Orinda Books and Orinda Library present Daniel Mason author of North Woods 7 p.m. Orinda Library Auditorium. $32 admission includes copy of the book. Visit for tickets. Email for more information.
28 Orinda Books Pat’s Literary Luncheon featuring Amy Chua and her debut novel The Golden Gate, 11:30 a.m. $35 ticket includes lunch and copy of book. Visit for tickets. Email for more information.

On the Calendar in OCTOBER
International Film Showcase presents the Bulgarian feature In The Heart Of The Machine which has won 17 international awards. Dates and show times available at:
3 Orinda Library ¡Tiempo de cuentos! Amiga Ana reads and sings in Spanish & English. 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Also, Oct. 10 and 17.
4 Orinda Library Toddler Storytime for one to three-year-olds and their caregivers. 10:30 a.m. Also, Oct. 11 and 18.
   Orinda Books Tod Goldberg, author of Gangsters Don’t Die, Visit to register for free event.
5 Orinda Books Pat’s Book Group will read and discuss Mecca by Susan Straight. 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
   Orinda Library Paws to Read. 3:30 p.m. Children in grades 1-5 practice reading aloud to dogs certified for their social natures. Sign up at or 925.254.2184. Also on Oct. 12 and 19.
   Taste of the World food trucks Orinda Community Center parking lot, 5 – 8 p.m. Also Oct. 12, 19 and 26.
6 Movie in the Park, The Super Mario Bros. Movie. Orinda Community Center Park. Begins at dusk.
7 Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. Orinda Way in front of Rite Aid and the Community Center Park. Visit or 925.431.8361. Also Oct. 13, 20, and 27. See article.
   Orinda Books Manuel Muñoz, author of the short-story collection The Consequences, will discuss his work in conversation with Hannah Onstad of New Literary Project. To register for this free event, go to the following link.
   Orinda Library Gallery reception with the Glover Group, 4 – 6:30 p.m. See article.
   Cal Shakes hosts A Midsummer Night’s D&D (Dungeons & Dragons) film. 7:30 p.m. Bruns Amphitheater. Visit and for tickets. See article.
8 Live At the Orinda! fundraising gala 5 p.m, with Geneviève Leclerc. For tickets visit See article.
10 Orinda Academy Virtual Information Session, 7 – 8 p.m. register at
     Orinda Junior Women’s Club (OJWC): Annual New Member Meeting, 7 p.m., at ReChic, 101 Orinda Way. During meeting, 10% of proceeds go to OJWC to support community service projects. For more information, email
11 Orinda Library College Planning Tips for Parents of 8th Graders, 6:30 p.m. Orinda Library Garden.
12 Miramonte, OIS and All Elementary Choirs Fall Sing Miramonte Gymnasium 6:30 p.m. Performance for all choir 
13 Orinda Theatre presents Taylor Swift’s The Eras Tour concert on the big screen. 6:30 p.m. Tickets at
14 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch’s Shred Day, 9 a.m. at 5A Rent-A-Space, 455 Moraga Road, Moraga. AAUW fundraiser helps send girls to AAUW’s Tech Trek Science & Math Camp.
     Expression Unbound Flower Show 11 a.m – 5 p.m. Orinda Community Center. Admission is free. Also Oct. 15. See article.
     Art of Mixology presented by the Lamorinda Arts Council. 4:30 – 7 p.m. For tickets visit See article.
17 American Association of University Women (AAUW) Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch 9:30 a.m. at the Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way. Discussion on “Book Banning and Curricula Censorship in California?”
     American Association of University Women (AAUW) Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch Walnut Creek Restaurant Walk, 5:30 p.m. Enjoy food from more than 17 restaurants. Tickets are $36. Support scholarships for 7th grade girls to attend the AAUW week-long Tech Trek STEM summer camp. Contact Jan Cushman,, 925-818-0459 for tickets.
19 Orinda Library Smitten Kittens. The Contra Costa Animal Services van will bring adoptable kittens and the library will have cat-related crafts. 5:30 p.m. at 28 Orinda Way.
     Orinda Theatre Free Movie Night presents What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. 6:30 p.m.
20 Montelindo Garden Club presents Seth Adams of Save Mount Diablo, discussing the history of SMD and its plans for the future. Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. Open to all. 9 a.m.
21 Chiller Diller Theater presents 13 Ghosts, 8:30 p.m. Orinda Theatre.
22 American Association of University Women (AAUW) partnering with Harper Greer of Lafayette, shopping days scholarship fundraising through Oct. 29. Mention AAUW and 10% of the profits go to the scholarship fund. For more information go to
28 Orinda Academy Open House 10 a.m. Register at
29 Sleepy Hollow School Creepy Hollow noon. Spooky treats, silent action, and family games.

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City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Second Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. Call 925.788.7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Third Wednesday, 7 p.m. For agenda, go to
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,