General Calendars

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

26 Miramonte One Act Plays – Four completely original students plays, student run and staffed; performed 7 – 9 p.m. at Miramonte through April 29. See article.

1 Orinda Library is open to the public. All events are currently online only. They can be viewed at: Open hours are Mon. through Thu., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.. 26 Orinda Way, Call 925.254.2184 for more information or visit
   Lamorinda Idol. Submit your audition video through May 15. Visit for more information. Program runs through August.
   Art Embraces Words: Call for Artists & Writers – Lamorinda Arts Council invites emerging authors and visual artists to apply to participate in this return to life program which runs 2 – 3:30 p.m. June 18, July 23, Sept. 24 and Oct. 29.. Visit
   Lamorinda Wine Fair Lamorinda Wine Growers Association celebrating the 5 year (+1) anniversary of the Lamorinda Appellation. Tickets include LWGA wine glass to keep, 5 tickets to use for tasting or a glass pour. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at Noon to 6 .p.m. Wine Thieves, 3401 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.
   Girls Crushing It Pop-Up Shop takes place 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Orinda Library Plaza. See article.
   Orinda Theatre presents Live a the Orinda! with jazz singer Debbie Gravitte. 5 p.m. See article.
4 Lamorinda Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) General Mobile Radio System (GMRS) radio exercise, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. For more information, See article.
5 Taste of the World Market food trucks Orinda Community Center parking lot from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Also, May 12, 19 and 26.
   Orinda Intermediate School Bulldog Theater presents High School Musical JR., through May 7, with performances at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette. For show time information and tickets, visit
6 First Friday Forum presents Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults with Dr. Amos Guiora. 10 a.m. See article.
   Orinda Local Maker’s Market locally made goods. 3 to 5:30- p.m. Casa Orinda parking lot, 20 Bryant Way.
7 Annual Compost Giveaway 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. sponsored by Recycle Smart/Republic Services. Must register at to pick up free compost in Lafayette; open to Lafayette, Moraga & Orinda residents only.
   Orinda Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. Orinda Way in front of Rite Aid and the Community Park. or market hotline at 925.431.8361. Also May 14, 21 and 28. See article.
    Lafayette Nursery School’s 45th Annual Science Day of Discovery 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. See article.
    Art Gallery at the Orinda Library – Tablets, Out of Africa Photos and Watercolors can be found through May 30. Meet the artists at a reception in their honor 3 to 5 p.m. See article.
8 Tilden Park Merry-Go-Round Tea Party Brunch 9 – 11 a.m. tickets at
   Art Gallery at Wilder – The Lamorinda Arts Council presents The Art of Listening to Your Materials solo exhibit of Hallie Strock’s collages during May and invites you to join her at a Pop-Up Collage Party 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. See article
13 The International Film Showcase’s May selection is the French/Canadian feature You Will Remember Me. A drama of the growing friendship between a retired professor who is losing his memory and his caregiver who finds meaning to her life. Go to: for information on dates and times. See article.
14 Orinda Books presents Vanessa Hua reading and discussing Forbidden City, 2 p.m. For more information, visit See article.
15 Orinda Starlight Village Players auditions 3 p.m. Orinda Community Center Park Amphitheater. Also, May 17 at 7 p.m. See article.
18 Orinda Parks and Rec Senior Day Trips Filoli Historic House & Garden, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 20th century country estate self-guided tour. Registration Link:
20 Orinda Ballet Academy presents Cinderella 6:30 p.m., also May 21 at 4:30 p.m. and May 22 at 2 p.m. at the Orinda Library Auditorium, See article.
     Movie in the Park, Luca, Orinda Community Center Park, begins at dusk.
     Orinda Theatre presents KrofftKon. 11 a.m. For more info, go to See article.
22 Orinda Theatre presents Live a the Orinda! with singer and actress Christine Andreas, 5 p.m. See article.
25 California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shaks) presents Romeo y Juliet through June 19. See article.

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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 (AAUW-OML) general meeting May 17 at 9:30 a.m, Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way Spring luncheon May 17 at 11:45 a.m. Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church at 433 Moraga Way, Orinda.
Community Gentle Yoga, via Zoom, Mondays and Thursdays 9-10 a.m. Contact Gaby Mozee at
Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe. Third Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact Kent Long for Zoom link at
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday. 3 p.m., 925.408.1840. or
Lamorinda Alcohol Policy Coalition. Third Wednesday, 10 a.m. 925.687.8844, ext. 227.
Lamorinda Meditation Community. Mondays and Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:25 a.m., through Zoom. All levels and philosophies welcome. Contact Gaby Mozee at:
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, visit.
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Weekly meetings conducted in hybrid format – in person & Zoom, are recorded. General public can access at no charge. 7 – 8:15 a.m. Meetings held at Veterans Memorial Center, 3780 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Visit: or May 6; “Orinda’s Vision: Challenges, Opportunities, Promises” with Dennis Fay, Mayor of Orinda. May 13: Scarlett Hawkins, Rotary World Peace scholar, May 20 – Brian Donohue on “Measuring and Indexing Social Determinants of Health,” May 27 – “My Harrowing Attempted Journey From Cuba to America” with Eydis Lima, who sailed from Cuba, her homeland, to Florida in a home-built boat.
Montelindo Garden Club, membership open to all, Friday, May 20, Glenn Phillips, Executive Director of the Golden Gate Audubon Society, presents How to Create a Backyard Symphony by making our gardens inviting to birds. Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd. Proof of vaccination including booster is required and an N95 or KN95 mask must be worn. Doors open at 9 a.m., attendees must be seated by 9:45 a.m., meeting begins at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information visit the website at
The Orinda Association. First Monday 7 p.m., Zoom meeting. 925.254.0800 or
Orinda Chamber of Commerce May 4 Executive Board Meeting, May 11, Membership Meeting 4 p.m., May 18 Board Meeting 8 p.m., – via zoom. Contact Kristen Southworth at for zoom link.
Orinda Garden Club, PO Box 34, Orinda,, 925.257.0668.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, Ian at 925.254.1465 or
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925.254.1353 email, for times and location of meetings and appointments.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. First Tuesday, 7 p.m., Contact Erika Rosenberg at 415.867.3065.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. 925.254.5211.
Orinda Rotary. Virtual meeting Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m., or 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 Teen Advisory Council for information, email Recreation Coordinator Matt Delmartini at
Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Garden Room of Orinda Library. Email Jean Barnhart to confirm location.
Road Runners. Runners meet 5:45 a.m. Tuesday at Papilion (67 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette), Wednesday (Gepettos 87 Orinda Way), Thursday (SiSI, 910 Country. Club Drive, Moraga) and Friday (Starbucks, 470 Moraga Road, Rheem). Contact John Fazel
Sons in Retirement (SIR) Lamorinda Branch 174, 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

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City Council. First and third Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Library Auditorium, 26 Orinda Way.
Historic Landmarks Committee. Second Tuesday, 3-5 p.m. Call 925.788.7323.
Moraga-Orinda Fire District. Third Wednesday, 7 p.m. For agenda, go to
Planning Commission. Second and fourth Tuesdays, 7 p.m.,