General Calendars

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

AUGUST
Orinda Library is open to the public. Masks are required by the County for anyone not vaccinated. All events are currently online only. They can be viewed at: https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events. Open hours are Mon. through Thu., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sun. 26 Orinda Way, 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. All are welcome anytime during daylight hours. 24 Orinda Way.

27 Orinda Starlight Village Players presents A Triple Tryst of Terror 8:30 p.m. Also Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater. For reservations call 925.528.9225 or email info@orsvp.org. See article p. 11.

SEPTEMBER
Orinda Library is open to the public. With few exceptions, masks are required by the County for anyone not vaccinated. All events are currently online only. They can be viewed at: https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events. Open hours are Mon. through Thu., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; closed Sun. 26 Orinda Way, 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. All are welcome anytime during daylight hours. 24 Orinda Way.

1 Art Gallery at the Orinda Library features artists Kath Balamuth, Lassie Colebourn and Yuka Yoshi through Sept. 30. Meet the artists at their reception on Sat. Sept. 11 from 3 to 5 p.m. see article.
   Art Gallery at Wilder virtual exhibit by Katie Korotzer through Sept. 30; see article.
   Orinda Books Pat’s Book Club will meet to discuss Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell. 11 a.m. All are welcome. The book is available at Orinda Books. To attend, phone 925.254.7606 or email info@orindabooks.com.
2 Taste of the World Market, 5 p.m. Weekly food truck event features a different mix of trucks and entertainment. Visit https://bit.ly/3CW1ItZ. Also, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30.
4 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 Sept. 11, 18 and 25. See article.
9 Orinda Books Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses her new book Your Turn: How to be an Adult. This is a virtual event in cooperation with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. To attend, visit and register at https://givebutter.com/Lythcott-Haims.
10 Orinda Starlight Village Players presents Don Quixote, written by Matthew Garlin, 8:30 p.m. Also Sept. 11 at 8:30 p.m. and Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater. For reservations call 925.528.9225 or email info@orsvp.org. See article.
11 Orinda Classic Car Show, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring classic vehicles displayed in and around Orinda Motors on Orinda Way in the Village. See article.
17 Orinda Starlight Village Players presents George M. Cohan’s Seven Keys to Baldpate, 8:30 p.m. Also Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater. For reservations call 925.528.9225 or email info@orsvp.org. See article.
17 The International Film Showcase screens Chinese film Better Days at the Orinda Theatre. Check the theatre website, www.orindathreatre.com, for ticket and screen time information. See article.
23 Orinda Books partners with Macmillan for a virtual discussion and live Q&A with authors Kristin Hannah (The Four Winds) and Christina Baker Kline. Register at: https://bit.ly/3yZaKDY. Purchase the book at Orinda Books before Sept. 30 and the store will donate to Shoes That Fit, to benefit school children in Salinas.
24 Orinda Starlight Village Players presents A Familiar Visage, written and directed by Eddie Peabody. 8:30 p.m. Also Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. and Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater. For reservations, call 925.528.9225 or email info@orsvp.org. See article.
25 Orinda Theatre presents Queen of Outer Space, staring Zsa Zsa Gabor 9:15 p.m. See article.
29 Three-Quarter-Century-Club Meeting with George Hardeen, Harry Houdini’s grandnephew on Zoom, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. To register, go to https://create_magic.eventbrite.com. See article.

CLUB MEETINGS in SEPTEMBER
With the lifting of state-level restrictions some clubs are meeting in person while others still offer Zoom meetings. Use contact info for more information.
American Association of University Women – Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch (AAU2W-OML). for information go to oml-ca.aauw.net.
Community Gentle Yoga, via Zoom, Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 a.m. Contact Gaby Mozee at gcmozee@gmail.com.  
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. July and August at 3 pm. 925.408.1840. www.orindacreeks.org. info@orindacreeks.org. In the May room next to the Orinda Association office.
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 a.m. 925.687.8844, ext. 227. https://bit.ly/3egD3EZ.
Lamorinda Meditation Community. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:25 a.m., through Zoom. All levels and philosophies welcome. Contact Gaby for more details: gcmozee@gmail.com.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, go to: www.lamorindarepublicanwomenfederated.org.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. All weekly meetings currently 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: Sept. 3: Claudia Hess, Is my art worth anything?; Sept. 10: Dutch Martin, Live from Washington, DC; Sept. 17: Paul Bettleheim, Family Harvest Farm; Sept. 24: Brad Davis, A Special Program.
Montelindo Garden Club, membership open to all, September program features Orindan John Taylor, Professor of Mycology, UC Berkeley, introducing The Fungal Kingdom, fungi and civilization, relationships between fungi and plants, fungi and drought resistance in plants. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m. via Zoom. For Zoom link or further information email montelindogarden@aol.com.
Orinda Association. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m., Zoom meeting. 925.254.0800 or www.orindaassociation.org.
Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Sept. 1, 4 p.m. – Executive Committee Meeting; Sept. 8 – Membership Committee Meeting; Sept. 15 Board Meeting. Meetings via zoom. For more information and zoom link, contact Kristen Southworth at president@orindachamber.org.
Orinda Garden Club, PO Box 34, Orinda, www.orindagc.org, 925.257.0668.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, Ian at 925.254.1465 or www.orindahiking.org.
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925.254.1353 email information@orindahistory.org, or visit the website at http://orindahistory.org for times and location of meetings and appointments.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. First Tuesday, 7 p.m., www.orindajuniors.org.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. For information, call 925.254.5211.
Orinda Rotary. Virtual meeting Wednesday, 12:15 p.m., For information email cmroeder@comcast.net or 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.
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 a speaker and discussion on the second Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. During the pandemic, they’ve been meeting via Zoom but plan to resume in-person meetings in August or September at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center at 1700 School Street in Moraga. 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., Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way. www.cityoforinda.org.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Second Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. Call 925.788.7323. www.cityoforinda.org.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Third Wednesday, 7 p.m. For agenda, go to www.mofd.org/transparency/resources/board-agendas-minutes.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., cityoforinda.org.