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).
30 Art Embraces Words Live Webinar, 2 p.m. Emerging writers read from their work surrounded by visual artwork from local artists; free. Sign up or get info at www.lamorindaarts.org.
Orinda Library Online events. Daily storytimes and events can be viewed at: ccclib.bibliocommons.com.
Christian Science Church, Prayer Garden open to all for Quiet Meditation. Open during daylight hours. Attendant on site from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 24 Orinda Way.
1 Orinda Library. Jazz at the Library: Ian Carey Quintet (+1) virtual concert performing the world premiere of “Fire in My Head Anxiety Suite” in the Joe Henderson Lab at the SFJAZZ Center. www.facebook.com/watch/?v=328695111609834&extid=gI5hHTIcKxNnPW7S.
Art Gallery at the Orinda Library Virtual Exhibit featuring the artwork of Dina Alekna, Loralee Chapleau, Ann F. Fallin and poetry and artwork from the S.F. Peace and Hope’s “Light The Sky” online at http://www.lamorindaarts.org, see article here.
Art Gallery at Wilder Virtual Exhibit featuring the artwork of Margie Caldwell-Gill online at http://www.lamorindaarts.org, see article here.
Art of Mixology. Annual Lamorinda Arts Council fundraiser. Order craft cocktail kits. Mixologist of the Year announced via Zoom on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. during virtual awards. Go to www.lamorindaarts.org/mixology or call 925-359-9940 for more information.
2 Orinda Theatre/Cine Cuvee for pick up: a bottle of wine or 4 craft beers, popcorn and a package of candy for $20. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Also October 9, 16, 23 and 30.
3 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 Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31. See article here.
4 Anytime Fitness socially distanced outdoor workout. Free. Bring your own mat, towel, and water. 9 – a.m. 2 p.m. Orinda Theatre Square #148. Limited to 10 attendees who must sign up in advance at bit.ly/AForindaoutdoorworkouts. Also, Oct. 11, 18 and 25.
6 Virtual Book Club at Orinda Books featuring Allisson Wood introducing her new memoir, Being Lolita, a coming-of-age story. Buy the book in store, online, or by phone 925-254-7606. After purchase, you’ll receive a link to the meeting.
Orinda Starlight Village Players murder myster game fundraiser, Halloween Haunts, Jaunts and Murder. Join the cast via Zoom and solve the mystery. Free (donations encouraged). Make reservation at email@example.com. See article here.
7 Orinda Chamber State of the City update with Mayor Darlene Gee, virtual. Noon – 1 p.m., registration required at www.orindachamber.org.
8 Orinda Association Virtual Candidate Forum for City Council candicates Darlene Gee, Latika Malkani and Inga Miller. 6:30 p.m. via Zoom and later on Contra Costa Television (CCTV). Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 5. Zoom broadcast, be access at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88000358655. See article here.
13 American Association of University Women Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch (AAUW-OML) nonpartisan presentation about each of the 12 propositions. 7 p.m via Zoom, free and open to the public. To receive Zoom link visit oml-ca.aauw.net. See article here.
18 Art Embraces Words Webinar hosted by the Lamorinda Arts Council, 2 p.m. Emerging writers read from their work surrounded by visual artwork from local artists. Free. Register or get info at lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-words.
CLUB MEETINGS in SEPTEMBER
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 (AAUW-OML). General meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., via Zoom, League of Women Voters discuss the 12 propositions on the November ballot. To obtain a Zoom link to the program, visit AAUW-OML’s website at https://oml-ca.aauw.net.
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 Drum Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Enjoy learning to drum in a small-group environment. Drums are provided. Lamorinda Music, 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. Suggested donation $10-$20.
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: email@example.com.
Lamorinda Movers. www.lamorindamovers.org or call Vicki Nakamura 925-708-1915. No meeting in October.
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, lamorindarepublicanwomen.org. Contact Elsie Euing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 925-254-8617.
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. www.lamorindasunrise.com or email@example.com. Meetings: Oct. 2: Big thanks to Don Jenkins for bringing us interesting news, features and outlooks from Rotary outside of our club; Oct. 9: As Martin Luther said, “Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven. Thus, let us drink beer.” Learn more with official beer judge and fellow Rotarian, Troy Feddersen; Oct. 16: Argentine journalist Lorena Julio took it upon herself to step away from journalism to help the truly disabled. In this talk you’ll learn about the changes she is making happen around the world. She joins us from Buenos Aires.; Oct. 23: Club Assembly. Oct 30: Member Magazine.
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 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, http://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 Mondays, 7 p.m., 9 Altarinda Road, 925-283-7176.
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 via Zoom. For more information, 925-254-8260.
Orinda Teen Advisory Council – First Tuesday of every month at 4 p.m. Community Center, 28 Orinda Way, email Recreation Coordinator Matt Delmartini at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Orinda Woman’s Club. 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 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.