General Calendars

FEBRUARY 2023 CALENDAROrinda Library. Storytimes are Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.. Open 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 or visit
High School Visual Arts Competition 2022 winners are listed online through Feb. Visit Registration for the 2023 closer Friday, Feb. 17.
2 Orinda Books Pat’s Book Club reads and discusses The Paris Bookseller by Kerri Maher, a story of how a humble bookseller fought against incredible odds to bring one of the most important books of the 20th century to the world. 11 a.m. Email for reservations.
3 First Friday Forum presents COVID-19, RSV, MPox, Influenza and Polio, with Dr. Margaret Liu 10 a.m., via Zoom. Register at See article.
4 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 Feb. 11, 18 and 25. See article.
   Art Gallery at the Orinda Library 16th Annual Art Ambassadors Exhibition through Feb. 25. See article.
19 Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center 3rd Annual Drive-Thru Crab Feed! Place your order online at Pick-up 2 – 6 p.m. Feb. 24, at 60 Don Gabriel Way, Orinda. Crab Feed Dinner for Two includes two fresh crabs cleaned and cracked, a large Caesar salad with croutons and dressing, Semifreddi’s baguette, and cookies. 32 oz.Boston style clam chowder is available. Dinner for Two: $100, Additional bag of Crab $60; Clam Chowder (1 Quart) $25.
     Live At the Orinda! presents singer Jimmie Herrod. Orinda Theatre 5 p.m. See article.
26 Mocktails and Cocktails with Friends of the Lamorinda Arts Council. 3 p.m. no-host bar at The Cooperage, located at 32 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. See article.
     Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra presents Discoveries and Revivals, 4 p.m.

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Some clubs are meeting in person, while others still offer Zoom meetings. Use contact for more information.
American Association of University Women-Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch (AAUW-OML) AAUW provides fellowships and grants for post-graduate academic work and community projects. More information is available at
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 or
Friends of the Orinda Creeks. Fourth Wednesday. 3 p.m., 925.408.1840.
Junior Garden Club Orinda. Third Thursday of the month. Contact
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. All levels and philosophies welcome. Contact Gaby Mozee at
Lamorinda Republican Women Federated. Third Thursday. For more information, visit
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary. Meets Fridays at 7 a.m. breakfast at Veterans Memorial Center, 3780 Mount Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Guests welcome, no reservations needed,,
Montelindo Garden Club Feb. 17 meeting features Lori Palmquist, professional irrigation specialist, speaking on “Water in the Garden – Taking Control.” Membership is open to all and interested people are welcome to visit for meeting and club details. Location is the Lafayette Library Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. Hall opens at 9:30 a.m., with club meeting at 10 a.m. and speaker at 10:45 a.m. Free.
The Orinda Association. First Monday 7 p.m., Zoom meeting. 925.254.0800 or
Orinda Chamber of Commerce. Third Wednesday 4 – 5 p.m.
Orinda Garden Club. P.O. Box 34, Orinda,, 925.257.0668.
Orinda Hiking Club. Every weekend and first Wednesday, contact Ian at 925.254.1465 or
Orinda Historical Society. Call 925.254.1353 or email, for times and location of meetings and appointments.
Orinda Junior Women’s Club. Second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Contact for location of meeting.
Orinda Masonic Lodge #122 F&AM. 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda Masonic Center. 925.254.5211, for meeting information or to rent the facility go to
Orinda Rotary. Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. at the Founders’ Auditorium, 28 Orinda Way, Guests welcome. Feb 1 meeting in Rossmoor with Fab-5 Club members. Join members of the five area Rotary clubs. The luncheon is held at the Rossmoor Event Center, 1021 Stanley Dollar Dr., Walnut Creek. Feb. 8 – Jerry Britten, President of the Mt. Diablo Audubon Society, speaking on “Winter Birds in our Area.” Feb. 15 – Dave Winnacker, Chief of the Moraga-Orinda Fire Department, speaking on “Fire Safety at Home.” Feb. 22 – Mike Korklan, former airline flight instructor, speaking on “Air Traffic Control – or what the Tower really does.” Contact Rodney Lal, president, at or call 925.366.8077.

Orinda Satellite Rotary Club. Second Wednesday, 12:15 p.m. 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. Contact Recreation Coordinator Matt Delmartini at
Orinda Woman’s Club. Second Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Garden Room of Orinda Library. Email Jean Barnhart at
Road Runners. Meet 5:45 a.m. Tues., at Papilion, 67 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette, Wed., Gepettos, 87 Orinda Way, Thur., SiSI, 910 Country. Club Drive, Moraga and Fri., Starbucks, 470 Moraga Road, Rheem. Contact John Fazel at
Sons in Retirement (SIR). Lamorinda Branch 174, second Wednesday 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.,