Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, check with venues before attending to see if events are taking place.
Orinda Library Online events. Daily storytimes and events can be viewed at: https://ccclib.bibliocommons.com/events/search/fq=program:(5e2b7849df59234500450f71). Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, is open to the public for Grab and Go service. Masks and social distancing are required. More information can be viewed at https://ccclib.org/grab-and-go/: 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. Call 925.254.2184 for more information or visit http://ccclib.org.
Christian Science Church Prayer Garden open to all for Quiet Meditation. Everyone seeking a better sense of peace will find a welcoming haven in an outdoor setting. Pray, read, meditate. Books and periodicals with a spiritual perspective on current issues are free to all. You are welcome anytime during daylight hours. 24 Orinda Way.
1 Art Gallery at Wilder, Virtual exhibit by artist Janell Lumley entitled “Deja Vu on the Wall” who excels at painting portraits of people that take you all over the world. See article.
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, Partial reopening of the gallery allows the public to view three exhibitors. Photographs by Nancy Rubin with text by Cynthia Overbeck Bix exploring “Reclaiming Aging,” watercolors by Wendy Liang with the theme “The Peaceful Life” and 40 ceramic pieces by Karen Hildebrand. See article.
Orinda Library Summer Reading begins. Sign up at ccclib.org, or visit the library for your reading record. All ages are welcome, and this year’s theme is “Reading Colors Your World.” Every finisher gets a book.
Lamorinda Idol – Finalists announced online at www.lamorindaarts.org/idol-2/. Finalist videos are due July 31. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 925.359.9940.
2 Miramonte Drama Class presents “The Masks We Wear” at Cal Shakes Bruns Amphitheater through June 3. For tickets go to www.calshakes.org. Audience size is limited.
Orinda Books Pat’s Book Club will meet via ZOOM to discuss Nives by Sachs Raspini. 4 p.m. All are welcome. The book is available at Orinda Books. To attend, phone 925.254.7606 or email email@example.com giving your email address. You will receive a link to the event.
4 First Friday Forum webinar presentation with Dr. Irene Bloemraad, founding Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Immigration Initiative, presents Immigration Reform: Possible or Pipedream at 10 a.m. via Zoom. To register, go to lopc.org/first-friday-forum and click on the registration link. See article p. 14.
Cal Shakes presents Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO), 7 p. m. Adult ticket: $57.50. Go to www.calshakes.org.
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 June 12, 19, and 26. See article.
5 Orinda Library Friends of Orinda Library, 3 p.m., Zoom talk by Renee Dreyfus, Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation, on her exhibition “Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave.” https://bit.ly/2QSHFt5. Visit our schedule of events for registration information: https://bit.ly/2OPl6or.
12 East Bay Open Studio (EBOS) East-of-tunnel (Region 2) tour, For more information and locations, visit www.eastbayopenstudios.com, Allison Skidgel’s studio can be found online at www.hopefulnaturestudio.com. See article.
19 Artist Reception featuring Nancy Rubin, Wendy Liang and Karen Hildebrand outdoors on the patio at the Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way, from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Join the Lamorinda Arts Council in welcoming artists to the gallery for the first in-person opening since March 2020.
CLUB MEETINGS in JUNE
While most clubs are not meeting during shelter-in-place, others offer Zoom meetings. Use contact info below for more information.
American Association of University Women – Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch (AAU2W-OML).
For information, visit oml-ca.aauw.net.
Community Gentle Yoga, via Zoom, Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 a.m. Contact Gaby Mozee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact Kent Long for Zoom link at email@example.com. For more info., www.moragaadobe.org.
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 5 p.m. 925.408.1840. www.orindacreeks.org. firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, go to: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings: June 4: Budd MacKenzie, Trust in Education; June 11: Dr. Emma Chapman, Era of the First Stars; June 18: Claudia Kalb, Spark – How Does Genius Strike?; June 25: Chuck Yeager, Member Magazine.
Orinda Association. First Monday, 7 p.m., Zoom meeting. 925.254.0800 or www.orindaassociation.org.
Orinda Chamber of Commerce. June 2, 4 p.m. – Executive Committee Meeting; June 9 – Membership Committee Meeting; Meetings via zoom. For more information and zoom link, contact email@example.com.
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 for times and location of meetings and appointments.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. Second Tuesday, 7 p.m., www.orindajuniors.org. Sept-June.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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., Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way. www.cityoforinda.org.
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 www.mofd.org/transparency/resources/board-agendas-minutes.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., cityoforinda.org.