General Calendars

Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, check with venues before attending to see if events are taking place.

MARCH
28 Art Embraces Words free Zoom webinar, 2 p.m., participate as an audience member, as a writer by reading your work or as an artist by showing your work. March theme is “Love and Redemption.” Visit www.lamorindaarts.art/art-embraces-words for details and to register, email literary@lamorindaarts.org or call 925.359.9940.

APRIL
Orinda Library Online events. Daily storytimes and events can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/2OPl6or. Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, for front door service only until April 26 when the library reopens: Mon. through Thu., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sun. Call 925.254.2184 for more information or visit 
http://ccclib.org.
Christian Science Church, Prayer Garden open to all for Quiet Meditation. Pray, read, meditate. Books and periodicals with a spiritual perspective on current issues are free to all. Attendant on site from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., but you are welcome any time during daylight hours. 24 Orinda Way, Orinda.

1 Art Gallery at Wilder, view a virtual exhibit of paintings by the late Heather Metcalf, an active member of Moraga Art Gallery where a companion exhibit will be on display through April 25. For details visit www.lamorindaarts.org/online-galleries/. See article.
   Lamorinda Idol, registration through April 30 for Summer Edition. Go to https://lamorindaarts.org. See article.
   Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, view the solo show of Denise Nomura entitled “Refuge in Nature” through April 30. Visit https://lamorindaarts.org for details. See article.
3 Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. Orinda Way in front of Rite Aid and the Community Park. http://www.cccfm.org or market hotline at 925-431-8361. Also April 10, 17, and 24. See article.
5 Lamorinda SuperShorts Three-Minute Movie Challenge invites people to submit films by May 14. Winning films receive prizes and will be screened on a live virtual award program May 19 at 7 p.m..
6 Orinda Books Pat’s Book Club will meet via ZOOM to discuss Deacon King Kong by James McBride. 4 p.m. All are welcome. The book is available at Orinda Books. To attend, phone 925.254.7606 or email info@orindabooks.com to receive a 
Zoom link.
9 First Friday Forum webinar presentation with Middle East expert, Dr. Raphael Danziger at 10 a.m. via Zoom. To register, go to 
lopc.org/first-friday-forum and click on the registration link. See article.
16 Poul Anderson Writing Contest submission deadline midnight. For more information contact contest@friendsoftheorindalibrary.org. See article.
17 Orinda Garden Club Annual Plant Sale 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orinda Library Plaza. See article.

CLUB MEETINGS in APRIL
While most clubs are not meeting during shelter-in-place, others offer Zoom meetings. Use contact info to find out.

American Association of University Women – Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch (AAU2W-OML). For information visit oml-ca.aauw.net.
Birding with Ben. The group meets at a different birding location every Wednesday at 9 a.m., masks and social distancing rules are practiced and enforced. FREE. Email Ben Pettersson at berntp988@gmail.com.
Diablo Star Chapter #214. Order of the Eastern Star. No meetings at this time. Contact Karen Seaborn, 925.689.0995 for information.  
Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact Kent Long for Zoom link at kentlong@moragaadobe.org. For more info., www.moragaadobe.org.
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 5 p.m. 510.919.4765. www.orindacreeks.org.
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 a.m. 925.687.8844, ext. 227. http://bit.ly/38JJ7nh.
Lamorinda Meditation Community. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., through Zoom. All levels and philosophies welcome. Contact Gaby for more details: gcmozee@gmail.com.
Lamorinda Nature Walk and Bird Watching for seniors. Wednesdays, 9 a.m., free. Call 925.254.2445 for meeting 
information.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, search Facebook for Lamorinda Republican Women Federated or visit www.lamorindarepublicanwomenfederated.org. Contact Elsie Euing at 925.254.8617 orejeuing@comcast.net.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Until further notice, all weekly meetings will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. 7 – 8:15 a.m. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82609498205. Regular meetings will resume at the Lafayette Park Hotel when conditions permit. www.lamorindasunrise.com or lamorindasunrise@gmail.com. Meetings: April 2: Don Jenkins, Quarterly Big Picture; April 9: Shelly Tygielski, Pandemic of Love; April 16: Jon Fallon, Farming in Street Island; April 23: Farah Papaioannou, CEO of Edgeworx; April 30: Fred Steingraf, Member Magazine
Montelindo Garden Club. April 16, 10 a.m. on Zoom. “Cymbidiums” with Paul Ashby an expert on Cymbidiums. Email 
montelindogarden@aol.com for Zoom link
Orinda Association. First Monday, 7 p.m., Zoom meeting. 925.254.0800 or www.orindaassociation.org.
Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Executive Committee Meeting April 7, 4 p.m. April 14 Membership Committee Meeting; April 21 Board Meeting. 4 p.m. Meetings via zoom. For more information and zoom link contact Ally Fatore at Ally_Fattore@MechanicsBank.com.
Orinda Garden Club, PO Box 34, Orinda, www.orindagc.org, 925.257.0668. Spring Plant Sale, April 17, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Orinda Library Plaza
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, Ian at 925.254.1465 or www.orindahiking.org.
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925.254.1353 for times and location of meetings and appointments.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. Second Tuesday, via Zoom, 7 p.m., September through June. www.orindajuniors.org.
Orinda Job’s Daughters. First and third Mondays, 7 p.m. 925.283.7176.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. For information, call 925.254.5211.
Orinda Rotary. Virtual meeting Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 925.254.2222 go to www.orindarotary.org for zoom link.
Orinda Satellite Rotary Club. Second Wednesday. Call Sylvia at 510.224.8548.
Orinda/Tábor (Czech Republic) Sister City Foundation. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., social, 7:30 p.m. meeting via Zoom. For more information, 925.254.8260.
Orinda Woman’s Club. Currently meeting virtually Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Email Jean Barnhart at jeanr.barnhart@gmail.com or go to www.orindawomansclub.org.
Reservoir Walk for Seniors meets Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the center bench and walk begins at 9 a.m. If you’d like to receive the weekly notice, e-mail to jascala2@comcast.net.
Road Runners. Runners meet 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Papilion (67 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette), Wednesday (Gepettos 87 Orinda Way, Orinda), Thursday (SiSI, 910 Country. Club Drive, Moraga) and Friday (Starbucks, 470 Moraga Road, Rheem).  For more information, contact John Fazel, runmtns@prodigy.net.
Sons in Retirement (SIR) Lamorinda Branch 174 hosts, via Zoom, a speaker and discussion on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. For info, call Tyler at 925.963.5741 or Bill at 925.963.0442 or go to 
www.branch174.sirinc2.org.


CITY/FIRE ZOOM MEETING SCHEDULE
City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., www.cityoforinda.org for Zoom link.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Fourth Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. Call 925.788.7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Third Wednesday, 7 p.m. For agenda, go to mofd.org/board/meetings.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., cityoforinda.org.