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, for front door service only: 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 outdoorsetting. 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 the Orinda Library, virtual exhibit, Photos of Rare and Protected African Safari Animals, by Maggie Boscoe, David Fleisig, Pam Hall, Jeffrey Halliday and Maureen Rosati-Wee. See article.
Art Gallery at Wilder, virtual exhibit, A New Year Awash in Color, by artist Rashmi Rajesh, 12 oil paintings and watercolors. See article.
18th Annual High School Visual Arts Competition registration is now open. A juried competition showcasing 2D, 3D, photography and digital art for cash prizes and a professional exhibit. Visit www.lamorindaarts.org/vac or email email@example.com for information.
2 Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. Orinda Way in front of Rite Aid and the Community Park. www.cccfm.org or market hotline at 925-431-8361. Also Jan. 9, 16, 23 and 30. See article.
3 Lamorinda Idol Winter Edition audition videos are due; Jan. 15 Finalists are announced; Feb. 28 Finals videos are due; March 14 Live online Awards show announcing Winter Edition winners. Visit www.lamorindaarts.org/idol-2/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
4 Orinda Academy socially distanced campus tours. Please email
email@example.com to schedule. Also, Mondays and Tuesdays in Jan.
5 Orinda Books Pat’s Book Club will meet via ZOOM to discuss Rules for Visiting by Jessica Frances Kane. 4 p.m. All are welcome. The book is available at Orinda Books. To attend, phone 925.254.7606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your email address. You will receive a link to the event on Jan. 5.
6 Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts new Group Exhibition through Feb. 19.
8 First Friday Forum webinar presentation China expert Larry Lamborn, on “The Encirclement of Asia. To register for this forum, go to lopc.org/first-friday-forum. See article.
Village Hypnotherapy, Free Anxiety & Stress Relief Zoom session with Master Hypnotherapist Jason Akel. Relaxation that tops the best massage. No prior experience or reservation necessary. Join 6 p.m. at www.bit.ly/orindanews.
10 Girls4STEM, “Let’s Make a Spectroscope!” featuring Astrophysicist Dr. Rosalie McGurk, an AAUW-OML STEM outreach program, free. 4 p.m. For information and registration
24 Girls4STEM, “Refinery 101,” with Christy Tormey, BS Mechanical Engineering, an AAUW-OML STEM outreach program, free, 4 p.m. for information and to register visit oml-ca.aauw.net.
28 Stanford Women’s Club of the East Bay presents the 46th Annual Books on Review program featuring: Alka Joshi, The Henna Artist; Frances Dinkelspiel, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California; Daniel Mason, A Registry of My Passage Upon the Earth Angie Kim, Miracle Creek. Join via Zoom. 10 a.m. to noon. Free, or make a donation to the club’s scholarship fund for East Bay Stanford women students. Register at http://alumni.stanford.edu/goto/bor2021.
31 Art Embraces Words Free Zoom webinar, emerging writers read from their work interspersed with artwork from local artists who speak about their creative process, audience Q and A. 2 – 3:30 p.m. Register at www.lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words or call 925-359-9940 for information.
CLUB MEETINGS in JANUARY
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). General meeting Jan. 19, 7 p.m., via Zoom webinar, with Assemblywoman Bauer-Kahan with a legislative update, focusing on legislation that advances equity for women. Register in advance at 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info., visit 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. www.facebook.com/lamorindaalcoholpolicycoalition.
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 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 go to: www.lamorindarepublicanwomenfederated.org. Contact Elsie Euing at 925.254.8617 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Meetings: Jan. 8: Farah Papaioannou, CEO of Edgeworx; Jan. 15: Con Jenkins, The Quarterly Big Rotary Picture; Jan. 22: Mark Roberts, District Governor; Jan. 29: Bob Marino, Member Magazine.
Montelindo Garden Club. Third Fri. Sept. through May. firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting: Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. on Zoom. “Inviting pollinators In” with Janet Sluisis, well-known horticulturist specializing in organic, low water, regionally appropriate, easy-care plants. Sluiss is the Sunset Western Garden Collection’s curator and plant expert. Sluisis will speak about what people can do to address declining bird and insect populations by selecting appropriate plants and trees, including those that will provide year-round habitat and food sources. For Zoom link to meeting, email: email@example.com
Orinda Association. First Monday, 7 p.m., Zoom meeting, http://www.orindaassociation.org, 925.254.0800.
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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 mofd.org/board/meetings.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., cityoforinda.org.