General Calendars

OCTOBER
23 Orinda Books, 1 p.m. Poetry Reading: Lafayette Orinda Poetry Program under the direction of Amy Glynn, Lafayette/Orinda Poet Laureate, presents poets Thomas Stanton and David Rosenthal, reading from their recent work.*
     Orinda Books, 2 p.m. The Random Readers will read and discuss Educated by Tara Westover.*
     Baha’i Faith, 7 p.m. presents the film The Gate at the Orinda Theatre followed by a panel discussion with co-producer and actor Adam Mondschein. See article here.
28 Baha’i Faith, 7:30 p.m. Reception celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of The Báb at the Masonic Lodge, 9 Altarinda Road in Orinda. Email Fanaieyan at massoud.fanaieyan@mail.com. To learn more about the Baha’i Faith, go to www.bahai.us.

NOVEMBER
1 Christian Ehrhorn Fine Arts, 5 p.m. grand opening. 39 Moraga Way. Call 510-703-7020, email caefinearts@gmail.com for more information. See article p. 16.
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, Nov. 9, 16, and 23. See article here.
   Art Gallery at Wilder, 2:30 p.m. Meet Slavka Ruzicka, view her exhibit, “Miniature Oriental Carpets” and participate in a cross-stitching demonstration while enjoying light refreshments. Wilder Art and Garden Center, 20 Orinda Fields Lane, see article p. 8.
Orinda Books, 3:30 p.m. Orinda resident Marty Glick, a litigator with the international firm, Arnold & Porter, will read from and discuss his book, The Soledad Children: The Fight to End Discsiminatory IQ Tests. See article here. *
   St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5:30 p.m. The Festival Weekend of All Saints and All Souls. Honors our departed family, friends, and holy saints and ancestors, in community, with music, food, stories and prayers. Meet in the Memorial Garden. Also, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. liturgies and remembrance of the dead (Litany of Saints) at 4 p.m. 66 St. Stephens Dr. Orinda. RSVP for Saturday’s supper by Oct. 31: 925-254-3770 ext. 10 or office@ststephensorinda.org.
3 Chromatica, 3 p.m. Danville chorus performing Northern European composers at Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church at 433 Moraga Way in Orinda. $20 for adults, $10 for students, and children under 10 free at www.chromaticachorale.org or at the door. Includes a wine reception.
6 City of Orinda Senior Services, 10:30 a.m. – noon, This is Your Brain on Pain, Presenter: Terri Night, PT, Orinda Community Center, Room 7, Barcode: 2745. One-hour interactive workshop reviews current pain-related brain science and provides exercises and techniques.
7 Orinda Books, 10 a.m. Story Time with Cathy G. Join Cathy for a lively hour of books and fun for kids of all ages. Also, Nov. 14 and 21.*
   Orinda Books, 6:30 p.m. Noted trial attorney James Bostwick will discuss and sign copies of his new legal thriller Acts of Omission, a gripping tale of a legal system gone awry. Gripping courtroom scenes highlight this novel.*
   Orinda Chamber of Commerce, 5 p.m., Mixer celebrating the season of Thanksgiving, Mechanics Bank, 77 Moraga Way, Orinda. Call 925-253-2800 or visit www.orindachamber.org
   Lamorinda Moms, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Preschool Fair at the Oakwood Athletic Club Gym, 4000 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Free event open to the general community; 30 area preschools represented.
8 International Film Showcase presents Ayla: The Daughter of War, a Turkish debut film set in the 1950s when Turkey sent troops to aid the United Nations in the Korean war. A Sergeant in the Turkish army stumbles upon an abandoned five-year-old Korean girl, takes her back to the base where she captures the hearts of the Turkish brigade. Through Nov. 14. For show times go to www.orindatheatre.com.
10 Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 2:30 p.m. “Teachers Have Class” artist reception celebrating more than 18 local teachers who are also artists. Meet them and enjoy light refreshments See article here.
     Live at Orinda, 5 p.m. Performance by Faith Prince & Jason Graae. The Broadway duo join forces for an evening of music and hilarity. Faith Prince is the Tony Award winning star of Broadway’s Guys & Dolls and The Little Mermaid and TV’s Modern Family and Jason Graae is an LA Critics Circle Award winner and star of Wicked, Ragtime and Scrooge In Love. Info. and tickets at www.lamorindatheatres.com or 925-254-9065.
13 City of Orinda Senior Services, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Trip to Hiller Aviation Museum – San Carlos Barcode: 2694. Where Inspiration Takes Flight! The museum chronicles over a century of aviation history and provides a glimpse into air transportation’s future. Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays and models are on display. Activity Level 3. Fee: $35
14 Orinda Theatre, 7 p.m. Classic Film Showcase (free movie night) presents Grumpy Old Men, lamorindatheatres.com. See article here.
16 Orinda Books, 3 p.m. Sisters in Crime Mystery Writers: Susan Bickford, Nancy Boyarsky and Janet Dawson will discuss their books, The Ransom (Bickford), Dread of Winter (Boyarsky), and The Devil Close Behind (Dawson).*
17 Mindful Littles & White Pony Express, 1 p.m. Also, Nov. 19, 4 p.m. Family Volunteering Program facilitating projects at White Pony Express. Work on service projects to help communities served by White Pony Express. 3380 Vincent Rd. #107, Pleasant Hill CA 94523, info@mindfullittles.org. Register at: http://bit.ly/2lxn6T4. https://mindfullittles.org/.
19 Artisan Faire, 3 p.m. Supports Rescue One Foundation and Kerosene Lamp Foundation, Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante.
    Orinda Books, 3 p.m. The World Affairs Book Group will discuss Into The Hands Of The Soldiers: Freedom and Chaos in Egypt and the Middle East, by David Kirkpatrick. Group meets bimonthly.*
     City of Orinda, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Curry Workshop, Barcode: 2661, Orinda Community Center, Room #4. $50/$57.50. Learn to transform spices into scrumptious curry dishes from around Asia, such as Indian korma, Thai green curry, Burmese yellow curry, Indonesian red curry, etc. Bring your sharp chef’s knife or cleaver, cutting board, hand towel, and beverage. Materials fee of $12 is due to the instructor.
21 Orinda Woman’s Club, 10 a.m. 33rd Festival of Trees. San Ramon Marriott. Benefits the Monument Crisis Center, Renaissance Scholars of Cal State East Bay, Orinda Woman’s Club Community Service Committee. Tickets are $95 at www.eventbrite.com. For info. 925-963-6356. See article here.
25 Orinda Books, 5:30 p.m. Eric Thurm will introduce Avidly Reads Board Games. Writer and critic Thurm digs deep into his own experience as a board game enthusiast to explore the emotional and social rules that games create and reveal, telling a series of stories about a pastime that is also about relationships. *
30 Pacific Chamber Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. presents The Glorious – Handel Messiah. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 24 Knox, Lafayette. Tickets at www.pacificchamberorchestra.org.

* Orinda Books is at 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

LIBRARY CALENDAR
The Orinda Library and all Contra Costa County libraries will be closed Nov. 11 for Veterans Day and Nov. 27 and 28 for Thanksgiving.
4 Maker Monday, 1 p.m. Whether it’s Legos, a craft, or Minecraft, something is always happening on Monday. Suitable for elementary school children. Also Nov. 18 and 25.
5 Baby Storytime. Songs, stories and rhymes for infants to pre-walkers (18 months) and their caregivers. 11:30 – 12:30. Also Nov. 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, and 26.
7 Computer help, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Receive computer help from a knowledgeable volunteer. Registration required. Focus is for beginning users. Also Nov. 14 and 21.
   ESL Conversation Group, 1 p.m. Local volunteer ESL teachers lead group discussions with ESL learners. Free and open to all. Study Room A. Also Nov. 14 and 21.
12 Orinda Writers’ Group, 6:30 p.m. Meet with a group of beginning writers and get feedback on two pages of writing (any genre) in Study Room A. Also Nov. 26.
15 Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m. Join to discuss “The Patriarch” by Martin Walker. Study Room A.
21 Contra Costa Tale Spinners, 7 p.m. Geared for adults, features a local storyteller with an open mic afterwards.

CLUB MEETINGS
American Association of University Women – Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch (AAUW-OML). General meeting third Tuesday, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way. Alicia Hetman, expert on Title IX, the Federal Law Prohibiting Gender Discrimination in Education, will speak on the importance of and threats to Title IX. Admission is free and open to the public. Community leaders and educators are encouraged to attend. See https://oml-ca.aauw.net for more information. AAUW-OML

     Game Day fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Miramonte Gardens Clubhouse, 1 Miramonte Drive, Moraga to fund AAUW-OML scholarships awarded to local young women. See https://oml-ca.aauw.net for reservation flyer.
Diablo Star Chapter #214, Order of the Eastern Star. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Lodge, Karen Seaborn, 925-689-0995. 
Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Garden Room, Orinda Library, www.moragaadobe.org.
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 5 p.m., May Room, Orinda Library, 510-919-4765.
Guided Meditation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, focuses on health, harmony and wholeness, 925-254-5965.
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 a.m., Orinda City Hall, Sarge Littlehale Room, 925-687-8844, ext. 227.
Lamorinda Meditation Community. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Career Wisdoms Institute, 1036 Country Club Drive, Moraga. All levels and philosophies welcome. $5 donation for the use of space. 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 weekly meeting information.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, search facebook for Lamorinda Republican Women Federated or go to www.lamorindarepublicanwomen.org. Contact Elsie Euing at ejeuing@comcast.net or 925-254-8617.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Breakfast, Fridays, 7 a.m. at The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 328 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, www.lamorindasunrise.com or lamorindasunrise@gmail.com. Meetings: Nov. 1: Professor Tim White, UC Berkeley – Lucy and Our Ancestors; Nov. 8: Aeleah Soine, Ph.D., The Fall of the Soviet Union; Nov. 15: Kate Rooney, KRON Sports Center Reporter; Nov. 22: 8:45 a.m. monthly box packing day at the Food Bank, 4010 Nelson Ave., Concord, and Gary Satterfield, Club Member Presentation; Nov. 23, 8:45 am – HOME Team at Gary Fulcher’s shop. Nov. 29 No meeting.
Lamorinda Toastmasters. Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. http://lamorinda.toastmastersclubs.org.
Montelindo Garden Club third Friday, Sept. through May. Nov. 15 Floral Creations with Nyna Dolby, Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Orinda Association. Second Monday, 7 p.m., Orinda Library Plaza level, May Room, 925-254-0800.
Orinda Garden Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda 925-257-0668, www.orindagc.org.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, www.orindahiking.org or Ian at 925-254-1465.
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925-254-1353 for times and location of meetings. Open to public on Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Orinda Job’s Daughters. First and third Mondays, 7 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, 925-283-7176.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. First Tuesday, Sept. through June, 7 p.m. Orinda residents invited to learn about the group and how to give back to the community. RSVP on Facebook at Orinda Junior Women’s Club or at www.orindajuniors.org.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. First Thursday, except holidays. Family dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 8 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. 925-254-5211, www.orindalodge.org.
Orinda Rotary. Every Wednesday, noon, Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 925-254-2222, www.orindarotary.org.
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. For more information 925-254-8260.
Orinda Teen Advisory Council. Second Wednesday, 4 p.m., Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, email orindateenadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.
Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.. Call Jean Barnhart at 925-254-3881 or go to www.orindawomansclub.org.
Sons in Retirement Lamorinda Branch 174. Second Wednesday, 11 a.m. lunch. Holy Trinity Culture Center 1700 School St., Moraga. A social organization of retired and semi-retired men who enjoy leisure time with friends and activities. For info., call Tyler at 925-963-5741, www.branch174.sirinc2.org.

CITY/FIRE 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., Library Garden Room, 26 Orinda Way. Call 925-788-7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Sarge Littlehale Community Room 22 Orinda Way, Orinda. For agenda 
www.mofd.org/board/meetings.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Orinda Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way. www.cityoforinda.org.

OCTOBER
2 California Shakespeare Theater, 7:30 p.m. presents black odyssey through Oct. 7. Information and online ticketing are available at www.calshakes.org. See article this page.
4 Taste of the World Market,  5 p.m. Weekly food truck event features a different mix of trucks and entertainment. To see which food trucks will be present, visit www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/calendar-agenda-style. Also, Oct. 11, 18 and 25.
Orinda Books, 6:30 p.m. Jim Poling Sr. presents Waking Nanabijou: Uncovering a Secret Past. *
Orinda Theatre 7:30, presents An Evening With Lorna Luft: Featuring the Songbook of Judy Garland. Tickets are $55-75 and can be purchased at lamorindatheatres.com.
3 Candidates Forum – City Council, 7 p.m. Library Auditorium. See article p. 13.
5 Orinda Books, 10 a.m. Gerry Wallace Ceramics Show & Sale.
International Film Showcase, 7 p.m. film the 2015 Chinese film, Mountain Cry. See article p. 27.
Orinda Starlight Village Players, 8:30 p.m. benefit performance, Marty Nemko’s Odd Man Out, Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater, 26 Orinda Way. For tickets, visit info@orsvp.org or call 925-528-9225. See article p. 27.
6 MOFD, 8 a.m. Open House & Pancake Breakfast, Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. Station 41, 1284 Moraga Way, Moraga.
Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m., Orinda Way, Orinda. Also, Oct. 13, 20 and 27. See article p. 29.
Orinda Books, 11 a.m. Dog Adoptions with Paw Fund. Buy a book and support Paw Fund. Friendly dogs welcome. Prizes and raffle. Dog training demonstrations and dog books. *
EFO and Friends of Orinda Library, Read-A-Thon Raises funds for Orinda Libraries. Go to www.99pledges.com/fund/readorinda to sign up. Through Oct. 12.  
7 Orinda Library Art Gallery. Meet the artists reception, 2:30 p.m. 26 Orinda Way, 925-254-2184. See article p. 4.
Mindful Littles, 3 p.m. Hygiene Kits for Foster Youth. Partnering with Youth Homes. For more information and to register, visit www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDEwMTY= . Open to kids: age K-5th grade.
9 Mercy and Justice Ministry of Orinda Community Church, is hosting a League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley “Pros and Cons” meeting, 10 Irwin Way, at 7:30 p.m.
10 City of Orinda, 10:30 a.m. Wisdom Workshops: Premier World Discovery Presentation, Orinda Community Center, Room 7. Come and learn more about our 2019 extend trips!
MOFD Candidates Forum, 7 p.m. Orinda Library Auditorium. See article p.15.
11 City of Orinda, Senior Trips, 9:15 a.m. USS Potomac – Special World War II Sightseeing & History Cruise, Fees: $95. Call 925-254-2445 or visit www.cityoforinda.org.
Film Classics Showcase, 6:30 showing Beetlejuice at the Orinda Theater. See article p. 27.
13 5th Annual Tech Trek Shred Fest, a secure pulverized shredding event. Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to noon at 5A Rent-a-Space, 455 Moraga Road, Moraga, $9 per file box. All proceeds fund scholarships for Lamorinda girls for AAUW’s STEM camp.
ConnectOrinda, 10 a.m. Library Plaza. See article p. 2.
Mindful Littles, 1 p.m. Partnering with Xenephon Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. For more information and to register, go to: www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDEwMTg=
Lamorinda Arts Council’s Art of Mixology. 4:30 p.m. Sample 20 craft cocktails and vote on your favorite. Orinda Theatre Square. Advance tickets $45, at the door $55, visit www.lamorindaarts.org for more information. See article p. 26.
14 Orinda Olive Festival, 11:30 a.m. Wagner Ranch Nature Area, 350 Camino Pablo, Orinda. For more details visit www.fwrna.org See article p. 30.
16 American Association of University Women (AAUW), 10 a.m., Election Forum on Ballot issues, Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda. See article p. 31.
City of Orinda, 10:30 a.m. De-Clutter Workshop – Five Easy Steps to De-Clutter, with Jean Goldman, Orinda Community Center, Room 8.
Lamorinda Moms, 7 p.m. presents, How To Talk To Kids About Race, Multi-Purpose Room at Orinda Intermediate School, 80 Ivy Drive, Orinda. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3573616. See article p. 11.
19 Mindful Littles, 4 p.m. Partnering with Animal Rescue Foundation. For more information and to register, go to www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDEwMjM=
24 Orinda Books, 11:30 a.m. Literary luncheon series features Lou Berney: November Road. $20.00 ticket includes lunch with wine, plus $10.00 off the price of the book. Call 925-254-7606 to make your reservation.*
25 Orinda Park and Rec. 1 p.m., Halloween Parade for Tots, Orinda Community Center Park.
27 City of Orinda, 9 a.m. CPR/First Aid Class, Orinda Community Center, Rm. 7, $75 for residents.
*  Orinda Books is located at 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

AT THE LIBRARY

All events are free unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 925-254-2184 or visit www.ccclib.org/locations/Orinda.html.  The Library will be closed on Oct. 8.

1 Maker Mondays.  Whether it is crafts, Legos, or Minecraft, there’s always something creative going on for kids during Maker Monday!  2:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room. Also October 15, 22, 29.
2 Toddler Stay & Play. 10 and 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for 1 1/2 year olds to 3 year olds and their caregivers. No registration, but please do not attend more than one Toddler Lapsit a week.  Also October 3, 9, 10.
All Abilities Playgroup, 10:30 a.m. Fun playgroup for ages 0-3, with the opportunity to ask questions on your child’s development to two speech pathologists moms.  Funded by the Friends of the Orinda Library.
Baby Stay & Play. 11:30 a.m. For infants through pre-walkers (18 months) and their caregivers. Also Oct. 16. at 11:30 a.m.  and Oct. 9.
Orinda Writers’ Group.  6:30 p.m. Meet with a friendly group of beginning writers in a supportive environment. Share two pages of your writing (any genre) and get feedback from the group  Also Oct. 16 and 30.
3 Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m.  Would your child like to practice reading to a friendly dog?  “Paws to Read” for children grades K-5. Call or visit the library to reserve a space.  Also Oct. 10.
4 Computer Help. 1 or 2 p.m. Receive help on computer matters from a knowledgeable volunteer. Registration required. Focus on beginning users. Please sign up online for a one-hour session or call 925-254-2184. Also Oct. 11, 18 and 25.
ESL Conversation Group. 1 p.m. Local volunteer ESL teachers lead group discussions with ESL learners. Free and open to all. Come talk and learn English with us! Also October 11, 18, 25.
9 The Amazing Science Whiz Show. 2:30 p.m. The Magic Circus demonstrates seemingly impossible magic and circus tricks with scientific explanations. Suitable for K-4th grades. Free. Generously supported by the Friends of the Orinda Library.
10 Classical Guitar with South American Influences. 6:30 p.m. Classical Guitar and the South American Influence with Glenn Staller. Generously supported by the Friends of the Orinda Library.
16 Toddler Storytime. 10 and 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and rhymes for 1 1/2 year olds to 3 year-olds and their caregivers. No registration, but please do not attend more than one Toddler Lapsit a week. Also October, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31.
Baby Storytime. 11:30 a.m. For infants through pre-walkers (18 months) and their caregivers. Also October 23, 30.
19 Mystery Book Club. 3 p.m. Join us as we uncover and discuss the new mystery book of the month.  
27 Contra Costa Tale Spinners. 7 p.m. Join this lively group to tell or listen. This is storytelling for adults with a featured teller every month.
30 Humanities West Fireside Chat. 6:30 p.m. Join George Hammond of Humanities West and talk about the contribution to world culture of Russian music, art and literature of Czarist Russia. Visit www.humanitieswest.net for more information.

CLUB MEETINGS

American Association of University Women (AAUW) General meetings third Tues., http://oml-ca.aauw.net or email Marty Schimbor at mgschimbor@comcast.net. Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way.
Diablo Star Chapter #214, Order of the Eastern Star. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center, Karen Seaborn, 925-689-0995. 

Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Garden Room, Orinda Library, www.moragaadobe.org.
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 5 p.m., May Room, Orinda Library, 510-919-4765.
Guided Meditation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, focuses on health, harmony and wholeness, 925-254-5965.
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 a.m., Orinda City Hall Sarge Littlehale Room, 925-687-8844, ext. 227.
Lamorinda Meditation Community. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m., Career Wisdom’s Institute, 1036 Country Club Drive, Moraga. All levels and philosophies welcome! $5 donation for the use of our beautiful space.  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 weekly meeting place.
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday every month. Oct. 18, 11:30 a.m. at the Orinda Country Club, Kathleen Jenkins and Eve Phillips, candidates for Orinda City Council discuss their individual platforms. For additional information, visit www.evefororinda.com and www.ordindaparksandrec.org/397/City-Council-Candidate-Info–11618. www.lamorindarepublicanwomen.org.
Lamorinda Sirs for retired men. Second Wednesday, 11 a.m. Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School St., Moraga, Pete Giers, 925-254-4667.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Breakfast, Fridays, 7 a.m. at The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 328 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, www.lamorindasunrise.com or lamorindasunrise@gmail.com. Oct. 5: Cecilia Dimino, Oct. 12: Our Geo – Bruce Bilodeau is a geologist who now considers California geology one of his favorite hobbies.
Lamorinda Toastmasters. Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. http://lamorinda.toastmastersclubs.org.
Meditative Gentle Yoga. Mondays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way. All levels are welcome! Also Tuesday and Friday 6 p.m. $5 donation. For more details, contact gcmozee@gmail.com  
Montelindo Garden Club Third Friday, 9:30 a.m., September through May. New Location: The Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.  Oct. 19 at 9:30 a.m. Presentation: Creating Pumpkulets with Shawna Anderson, Horticultural Consultant. www.montelindogarden.com.
Orinda Association. Second Monday, 7 p.m., Orinda Library, May Room, 925-254-0800.
Orinda Garden Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda 925-257-0668, www.orindagc.org.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, www.orindahiking.org or Ian at 925-254-1465.
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925-254-1353 for times and location of meetings.
Orinda Job’s Daughters. First and third Monday, 7 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, 925-283-7176.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club Community service group. First Tuesday, September through June, 7 p.m., www.orindajuniors.org.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. First Thursday every month, except holidays. Family Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 8 p.m., at 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. 925-254-5211, www.orindalodge.org.
Orinda Rotary. Every Wednesday, noon, Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 925-254-2222, www.orindarotary.org. Oct. 20, Annual Fishing Outing with kids from the Oakland Boys and Girls Club. San Pablo Dam Reservoir. Oct 24, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with our evening meeting, covering “Mysteries of the SF Bay Area!”  Appetizers, wine, beer and fun music – bring your spouse! Wood Hall, 501 Orindawoods Drive,Orinda.
Orinda Satellite Rotary Club. Second Wed. of month. Call Sylvia at 510-224-8548.
Orinda/Tábor (Czech Republic) Sister City Foundation. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., social, 7:30 p.m., meeting. Oct. 21:  O/TSCF celebrates 100 years of a Country for the Czech community.  Festive Cz luncheon, dancing & singing, plus free Movie at 3 p.m., Accidental Army. Oct. 27: O/TSCF hosts the Northern California Sister Cities Annual Conference at Orinda Community Center. For more information 925-254-8260.
Orinda Teen Advisory Council. Second Wednesday, 4 p.m., Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, email orindateenadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.
Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., call Jean Barnhart, 925-254-3881, or www.orindawomansclub.org.

CITY/FIRE/MEETING SCHEDULE

City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Fourth Tuesday, 3 – 5 p.m., Library Garden Room. Call   925-788-7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. First and third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Visit
www.mofd.org/board/meetings; meeting location will be posted on the agenda.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Orinda Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.

AUGUST
2 Orinda Books, 10 – 11 a.m. Story Time with Cathy G. Join Cathy for a lively hour of books and fun for 2-4 year-olds and their grown-ups. Also, Aug. 9, 16, 23 and 30. 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.*
Taste of the World Market, 5 p.m. Weekly food truck event features a different mix of trucks and entertainment. To see which food trucks will be present, visit www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/calendar-agenda-style/. Also, Aug. 9,16, 23, and 30.
Orinda Starlight Village Players, 8 p.m. present Dave Freeman’s Kindly Keep It Covered, Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda. For tickets, visit info@orsvp.org or call 925-528-9225. Also, Fridays and Saturdays 8:30 p.m. through August 11, See article page 11.
4 Lafayette Community Foundation, 8:30 a.m. – noon, Annual Senior Symposium, “Aging By Design,” at Acalanes High School. Register in advance at www.lafayettecf.org. See article page 17.
Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m., Orinda Way, Orinda. Also, Aug. 11, 18 and 25. See article page 17.
Orinda Books, 4 p.m. Find Waldo in Orinda Scavenger Hunt ends – celebrate at a pizza party at Orinda Books.*
5 Art Gallery at the Orinda Library, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Artist reception with light refreshments for members of the Oakland Art Association at 26 Orinda Way, 925-254-2184. See article page 18.
7 Concerts-in-the-Park, 6:30 p.m., featuring Little Dogs 2 (Pop/Rock); Orinda Community Center Park. See article this page.
8 Orinda Books, 11:30 a.m. Chef Charlie of Epicurean Exchange takes us “Under the Tuscan Sun” in another of his popular cooking demonstrations/luncheons, this one featuring classic, peak-of-summer Tuscan recipes using the best of California produce!  $35.00 – Call 925 -254-7606 to make your reservation.*
Orinda Books, 3 p.m. The Second Wednesday Book Group will read and discuss Transit by Rachel Cusk. 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.*
9 Movie-in-the-Park, begins at dusk, Wonder, Orinda Community Center Park.
Orinda Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Free Movie Night showing The Wizard of Oz. For more information, go to lamorindatheatres.com.
10 International Film Showcase, showtimes will be available around Aug. 7 at:  www.orindatheatre.com, with the Japanese film, The Third Murder. It is a crime/drama/mystery and has won six Japanese Oscars including Best Picture.
14 Concerts-in-the-Park, 6:30 p.m., featuring The Floorshakers (Funk/Soul); Orinda Community Center Park. See article this page.
15 Orinda Community Foundation, Norcal Kids Triathlon registration begins. See article page 13.
California Shakespeare Theater, 6 p.m. presents First Look Rehearsal, The War of the Roses, through Sept. 15.  Additional information and online ticketing are available at www.calshakes.org. See article page 11.
19 Lamorinda Idol, 11 a.m. finals, Orinda Theatre. See article page 19.
24 Rechic 101, 11a.m. -7 p.m. is hosting a special shopping event with a fresh floral pop-up by locally owned MMC Floral Studio. Cocktails will be served from 4-7 p.m. Please RSVP to maureen@rechic101.com.
25 Orinda Books, 11 a.m. Llama, Llama Story Time—we are expecting a very special visit from Llama Llama! Plus crafts, activities and refreshments!*
Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe, 6 p.m. Fandango at the Art & Garden Center at Wilder. Go to: http://moragaadobe.nationbuilder.com/fandango_2018.
27 Orinda Books, 11:30 a.m. Our Literary luncheon series continues with Vanessa Hua who will introduce her new book, A River of Stars. $12 includes a light lunch and Q&A with the author. Call 925-254-7606 to make your reservation.*
*  Orinda Books is located at 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

AT THE LIBRARY

All events are free unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 925-254-2184 or visit www.ccclib.org/locations/Orinda.html.

1 Toddler Stay & Play Meet, visit & enjoy gentle play in the Gallery Room while Toddler Storytime is on break. Storytime returns on Aug. 7. 10 and 10:30 a.m in Gallery Room.
Travel Adventures 1 – 2 p.m. in the Garden Room with Road Scholar Ambassador Mary Ann Irwin shares her travel experiences and information about Road Scholar, a trusted, well known travel program geared towards solo and couples travelers over the age of 50.
2 Computer Docent Help,   1 – 2 p.m. or 2 – 3 p.m. Free Computer help for beginners from a knowledgeable volunteer.  Please sign up online for a one-hour session or call 925-254-2184. Also August 9, 16, 23, 30.
ESL Conversation Circle, 1 to 3 p.m.  For adults, practice and improve English conversation skills in a small, informal group. Registration not required.  Also August 9, 16, 23, 30.
6 Maker Monday, noon-2 p.m. Whether it’s Legos, Minecraft, crafts or Coding, creative fun happens every Monday afternoon at your library.  Also Aug. 13, 20. Aug 27 at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. in the Gallery Room.
7 Toddler Lapsit, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and early literacy learning for new walkers (approx. 18 to 36 months) and their caregivers. No registration required; please attend only one toddler storytime each week. Also Aug. 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29.
Peek-a-Boo Storytime, 11:30 a.m. Lapsit storytime for newborns/pre-walkers (0 to roughly 18 months) and their caregivers. Early literacy advice. Families with older siblings please attend toddler storytime. No registration required. Also August 14, 21, 28.
Orinda Library Writers Group, 6:30 p.m. Meet with a friendly group of beginning writers in a supportive environment to motivate, critique and inspire one another. Share two pages of your writing (any genre) and get feedback from the group. Also August 21.
17 Mystery Book Club, 3 – 4:30 p.m.  Join us as we uncover and discuss the new mystery book of the month. This month’s selection is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova. Meetings every third Friday of the month.
20 Computer Docent Help, 11 a.m. – noon or noon – 1 p.m.  Free Computer help for beginners from a knowledgeable volunteer.  Please sign up online for a one-hour session or call 925-254-2184. Also August 27.
22 College Funding Parent Workshop 6 – 7:30 p.m. in the Garden Room. The College Funding Coach® is here to advice parents on how to pay for college and still have enough of their hard earned money to be able to retire.
23 Contra Costa Tale Spinners, 7 p.m. Join this lively group to tell or listen. This is storytelling for adults with a featured teller every month. Garden Room.

CLUB MEETINGS

American Association of University Women (AAUW) General meetings third Tues., http://oml-ca.aauw.net or email Marty Schimbor at mgschimbor@comcast.net.
Diablo Star Chapter #214, Order of the Eastern Star. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Orinda Masonic Center, Karen Seaborn, 925-689-0995. 

Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Garden Room, Orinda Library, www.moragaadobe.org.
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., May Room, Orinda Library, 925-253-1997.
Guided Meditation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, focuses on health, harmony and wholeness, 925-254-5965.
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Orinda City Hall Sarge Littlehale Room, 925-687-8844, ext. 227.
Lamorinda Nature Walk and Bird Watching for seniors. Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., free. Call 925-254-2445 for weekly meeting place.
Lamorinda Sirs for retired men. Second Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School St., Moraga, Pete Giers, 925-254-4667.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Breakfast, Fridays, 7 a.m. at The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 328 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, www.lamorindasunrise.com or lamorindasunrise@gmail.com. Aug. 3, First State of the Club address. Aug. 10, a powerful force for good, human dynamo Jill Buck launched a campaign which took off like a rocket in schools. The GoGreen Initiative has captured the energies of schools across the continent.
Lamorinda Toastmasters. Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, http://lamorinda.toastmastersclubs.org.
Orinda Association. Second Monday, 7 p.m., Orinda Library, May Room, 925-254-0800.
Orinda Garden Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda 925-257-0668, www.orindagc.org.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, www.orindahiking.org or Ian at 925-254-1465.
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925-254-1353 for times and location of meetings.
Orinda Job’s Daughters. First and third Monday, 7 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, 925-283-7176.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club community service group. First Tuesday, September through June, 7 p.m., www.orindajuniors.org.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM.  First Thursday every month, except holidays, at 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center, Orinda. Family Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 8 p.m., 925-254-5211, www.orindalodge.org.
Orinda Rotary. Every Wednesday, noon, Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 925-254-2222, www.orindarotary.org. Aug. 17, Lamorinda Idol  – Rotary assisting the organizers. Aug. 18, Nor-Cal Kids Triathlon, Miramonte HS – Rotary assisting Orinda Community Foundation.
Orinda/Tábor (Czech Republic) Sister City Foundation. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., social, 7:30 p.m., meeting, call 925-254-8260 for location.
Orinda Teen Advisory Council. Second Wednesday, 4 p.m., Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, email orindateenadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.
Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, call Jean Barnhart, 925-254-3881, or www.orindawomansclub.org.

 

CITY/FIRE/MEETING SCHEDULE

City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Fourth Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m., Library Garden Room. Call   925-788-7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. First and third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Visit
www.mofd.org/board/meetings; meeting location will be posted on the agenda.
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Orinda Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.

Send calendar items to Jill Gelster at calendar@aspenconsult.net

JUNE

1 First Friday Forum, 1:30 p.m. “Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Historical Context and Contemporary Issues in the Trump Era” with speaker Dr. Karen Musalo, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. See article this page.

Orinda Starlight Village Players, 8:30 p.m. present Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web, Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater, 26 Orinda Way, Orinda. For tickets, visit info@orsvp.org or call 925-528-9225. Also, Fridays and Saturdays through June 30, Thursday June 7 at 8 p.m., and Sunday June 24 at 4 p.m. See article p. 18.

2 Orinda Farmers Market, 9 a.m., Orinda Way, Orinda. Also, June 9, 16, 23 and 30. See article p. 8.

Mindful Littles and My Sustainable Table, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Cookin’ for a Cause: Warm Meals for Operation Dignity. Cost $60. Helping Operation Dignity making dinner at a local kitchen in Orinda and then delivering the meal to Operation Dignity During the event. Learn about the cause we are supporting; make meals for families in need. Register at www.eventbrite.com/e/cookin-for-a-cause-warm-meal-for-operation-dignity-tickets-45069300491.

3 Orinda Library Gallery, 2:30 p.m. Contra Costa Camera Club artists reception, with music by The Fretful String Band. Sponsored by Lamorinda Arts Council. See article p. 7.

6 Lamorinda Arts Council, Arts Affaire 5 to 7 p.m. Orinda Library Foyer and Garden Room with a special presentation scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Library Auditorium. Free. RSVP is requested. Go to www.lamorindaarts.org/arts-affair-rsvp/. See particle p. 12.

City of Orinda, Vital Link Medical Alert Systems presented by Asher Hoffman, Orinda Community Center, Room #6 Vital Link Medical Alert Systems specializes in medical alert devices.  See how Medical Alert Systems can help you.

7 City of Orinda Senior Trip, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to Lavender Bee Farm, Petaluma. Meet at the Hacienda de Las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Barcode: 24187, $73. Tour includes guided walk through lavender fields with talk about the farm history, lavender, beekeeping and honey extraction; lavender honey tasting, lavender lemonade samples and shoping for lavender and honey items. 925-254-2445.

Orinda Books, 10 a.m. Story Time with Cathy G. Join Cathy for a lively hour of books and fun for 2-4 year-olds and their grown-ups. Also, June 14, 21 and 28. 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

Taste of the World Market, 5 p.m. Weekly food truck event features a different mix of trucks and entertainment. To see which food trucks will be present, visit www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/calendar-agenda-style/. Also, June 14, 21 and 28.

9 Diablo Choral Artists 7 p.m. presents a concert on “Variations on Love and Laughter” by Brahms, Tallis, Gjeilo, Morley and more. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/producer/16457, 800-838-2006; www.dcachorus.org,

11 Mindful Littles 9:30 a.m. J.A.M.M. Camp at Orinda Community Church. Also, June 15 at 12:30 p.m. $100. Age 4 to Grade 5. Songs, skits and stories, Mindfulness exercises and lessons.  Register through Orinda Community Church: www.eventbrite.com/e/jamm-camp-joy-art-music-mindfulness-tickets-44564830608.

Orinda Books, 10:30 a.m. The Poetry Circle will meet and discuss The Present Moment: Poems by Gary Snyder. 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

12 Concerts-in-the-Park, 6:30 p.m., featuring 3-Day Weekend; Orinda Community Center Park. See article p. 19.

13 Orinda Books, 3 p.m. The Second Wednesday Book Group will read and discuss Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance. 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

14 Orinda Books, 11:30 a.m. We can’t wait to meet Gail Honeyman author of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. $12 includes a light lunch and Q & A. Call 925-254-7606 to make your reservation.

Movie-in-the-Park , begins at dusk, Beauty and Beast, Orinda Community Center Park.

16 Orinda Books, 2 p.m. Summer Program Kickoff – Bookmark contest winners will be announced. Come and meet authors Steve Goetz, Penny Warner and Tracy Holczer, pick up your reading BINGO card, have fun with origami and lots more! 276 Village Square, Orinda, info@orindabooks.com, 925-254-7606.

19 Concerts-in-the-Park, 6:30 p.m., featuring Priceless; Orinda Community Center Park.

26 Concerts-in-the-Park, 6:30 p.m., featuring Kenya B Trio; Orinda Community Center Park.

28 Movie-in-the-Park, begins at dusk, Despicable Me 3, Orinda Community Center Park.

30 Art for Vets, 4 – 7:30 p.m., local artists contributing portions of sales to Habitat for Humanity for veteran housing. Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church, 433 Moraga Way, Orinda. 925-254-6869 or dyorgan@comcase.net.

AT THE LIBRARY

All events are free unless otherwise specified. For more information, call 925-254-2184 or visit www.ccclib.org/locations/Orinda.html.

4 Orinda Library’s Summer Reading Festival through August 15.  http://ccclib.org/reads/summerreading/ for more details.

Maker Monday Whether it’s Legos, Minecraft, crafts or Coding, creative fun happens every Monday afternoon at your library. Also, June 11, 18 and 25.

5 Toddler Storytime, 10 and 10:30 a.m. Stories, songs and early literacy learning for new walkers (approx. 18 to 36 months) and their caregivers. No registration required; please attend only one toddler storytime each week. Also, June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.

Peek-a-Boo Storytime, 11:30 a.m. Lapsit storytime for newborns/pre-walkers (0 to roughly 18 months) and their caregivers. Early literacy advice. Families with older siblings please attend toddler storytime. No registration required. Also, June 12, 19 and 26.

7 ESL Conversation Circle, 1 to 3 p.m.  For adults, practice and improve English conversation skills in a small, informal group. Registration not required. Also June 14, 21 and 28.

Orinda’s OWN REAL Alaska Reality Show, 4 p.m. presented by Miramonte High alumna, Laura (Melohn) Emerson, her experience in remote Alaska. Co-sponsored with the City of Orinda. For info.visit Laura’s blog at:  alaskauu1.blogspot.com or alaskauu1@gmail.com.

9 Teokalli Dancers,  2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Start off the summer with the exciting sounds and dances of this Aztec troupe.  This free hour-long event will be at the Library Plaza. Paid for by the Friends of the Orinda Library.

12 Orinda Library Writers Group, 6:30 p.m. Meet with a friendly group of beginning writers in a supportive environment to motivate, critique and inspire one another. Share two pages of your writing (any genre) and get feedback from the group. Also June 26.

14 Paws to Read, 3:30 p.m. Early readers practice with the perfect audience: therapy dogs! Call or stop by to reserve a 20-minute spot for a child. Also June 28.

15 Mystery Book Club, 3 p.m.  Join the Orinda Mystery Book Club to uncover and discuss the new mystery book of the month. Meetings every third Friday of the month.

21 What’s All the Fuss About DNA? 11a.m. – 12:30 p.m. An Introduction to Genetic Genealogy. Join Linda Harms Okazaki as she presents an introductory discussion about genetic genealogy.

28 Contra Costa Tale Spinners, 7 p.m. Join this lively group to tell or listen. This is storytelling for adults with a featured teller every month. Garden Room.

CLUB MEETINGS

American Association of University Women (AAUW) General meetings third Tues., http://oml-ca.aauw.net or email Marty Schimbor at mgschimbor@comcast.net.

Diablo Star Chapter #214, Order of the Eastern Star. Second Monday, 7:30 p.m. Orinda Masonic Center, Karen Seaborn, 925-689-0995. 

Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m., Garden Room, Orinda Library, www.moragaadobe.org.

Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday, 8:30 a.m., May Room, Orinda Library, 925-253-1997.

Guided Meditation. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 451 Moraga Way, Orinda, focuses on health, harmony and wholeness, 925-254-5965.

Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Orinda City Hall Sarge Littlehale Room, 925-687-8844, ext. 227.

Lamorinda Nature Walk and Bird Watching for seniors. Wednesdays, 9 to 11 a.m., free. Call 925-254-2445 for weekly meeting place.

Lamorinda Sirs for retired men. Second Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School St., Moraga, Pete Giers, 925-254-4667.

Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Breakfast, Fridays, 7 a.m. at The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, 328 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, www.lamorindasunrise.com or lamorindasunrise@gmail.com. June 1 – The DIGITAL WORLD explained by Chris Ford. June 8 – Smell of the greasepaint…by Susan Evans, artistic director of the Lafayette Town Hall Theatre June 15 – Lafayette Citizen of the Year, Don Jenkins and wife Becky on teaching English in the Far East.  June 22 – No Death, Just Taxes from Gus Kramer, County Tax Assessor. June 29 – Member exposé. Mike Edwards weaves the tale of his life.

Lamorinda Toastmasters. Every Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette, http://lamorinda.toastmastersclubs.org.

Orinda Association. Second Monday, 7 p.m., Orinda Library, May Room, 925-254-0800.

Orinda Garden Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda 925-257-0668, www.orindagc.org.

Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, www.orindahiking.org or Ian at 925-254-1465.

Orinda Historical Society. Call 925-254-1353 for times and location of meetings.

Orinda Job’s Daughters. First and third Monday, 7 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, 925-283-7176.

Orinda Junior Women’s Club community service group. First Tuesday, September through June, 7 p.m., www.orindajuniors.org.

Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM.  First Thursday every month, except holidays, at 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center, Orinda. Family Dinner at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 8 p.m., 925-254-5211, www.orindalodge.org.

Orinda Rotary. Every Wednesday, noon, Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, 925-254-2222, www.orindarotary.org.

Orinda/Tábor (Czech Republic) Sister City Foundation. Fourth Thursday, 7 p.m., social, 7:30 p.m., meeting, call 925-254-8260 for location.

Orinda Teen Advisory Council. Second Wednesday, 4 p.m., Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, email orindateenadvisorycouncil@gmail.com.

Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. to noon, call Jean Barnhart, 925-254-3881, or www.orindawomansclub.org.

CITY/FIRE/MEETING SCHEDULE

City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.

Historic Landmarks Committee. Fourth Tuesday, 3 to 5 p.m., Library Garden Room. Call   925-788-7323.

Moraga-Orinda Fire District. First and third Wednesday of the month, 7 p.m. Visit
www.mofd.org/board/meetings; meeting location will be posted on the agenda.

Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Orinda Library Auditorium, www.cityoforinda.org.

Send calendar items to Jill Gelster at calendar@aspenconsult.net