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A Sunset Stroll restaurant tour May 7 in Orinda
Locals and visitors can nibble and sip their ...By Sora O'Doherty

A little bit of the tropics comes to Moraga
The Moraga Garden Club held its annual Spring Luncheon April 18 at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center in Moraga. True to their name, garden club members provided magnificent table centerpieces adhering to this year's tropical paradise theme entitled "Orchids Away."
By Vera Kochan

Glorietta Elementary brings us `Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.'
Glorietta Elementary School presents their Spring Musical, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr." on May 17 and 18. Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the beloved film, Glorietta's "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr." will capture hearts in a whole new way, as a ...Submitted by Hillary Weiner

Edward 'Slip' Madigan - an innovative figure from Moraga's football past
In his recent book, "The Incredible Slip Madigan," Oakland writer Dave Newhouse resurrects an almost forgotten figure from Moraga's past, chronicling the achievements of one of the most innovative football coaches and raconteurs of the game's early history.
By John T. Miller

Community "pack-out" party to help homeless students
Living in a community of million-plus dollar ...By Diane Claytor

Workin' on the (transcontinental) railroad - history comes alive in St. P's new community center
The brand new St. Perpetua Community Center is hosting a unique, free presentation to mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Highly accomplished and awarded engineer and public speaker, not to mention former Lafayette resident, ...By Pippa Fisher

Orinda Garden Club spring tour raises funds for good causes
Five private gardens in Orinda and Lafayette will be open to viewing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 9 by those who take the Orinda Garden Club's spring tour, "A Spring Garden Stroll," which bene?ts the Club's Orinda beauti?cation projects, horticultural scholarships, ...By Sora O'Doherty

Pop-Up Bach - be surprised by classical music downtown
According to the National Endowment for the Arts, between 1982 and 2002, the portion of concert goers under 30 fell from 27 percent to 9 percent. Go to a classical music concert today and most of what you see in the audience is a sea of grey. Classic music FM notes ...By Sophie Braccini

Concert at the Res one of several fun events planned this month
The 25th annual Concert at the Res, put on by the Lafayette Rotary Club, will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the outdoor stage at the Lafayette Reservoir.
By John T. Miller

Community gathers to cheer Special Olympics student-athletes
Even with a small group of people, it's almost impossible to come together with a single opinion about any one issue. On April 23, there was a gathering of athletes, fans, coaches, volunteers and family members that came together with a unanimous opinion on one ...By Jon Kingdon

A day filled with promise for 200 middle school girls
The morning began with speaker Danielle Feinberg, the director of photography for lighting on Disney-Pixar's Academy Award-winning films "WALLE," "Brave," and "Coco" who spoke to 200 middle school girls about opportunities for them in STEAM-related careers (science, ...Submitted by Lynda Leonard

THT's staged reading of Thomas Gibbons' `Uncanny Valley,' April 29
Town Hall Theatre will present a one-night only reading of "Uncanny Valley" - a riveting new play about artificial intelligence and ethical quandaries by Thomas Gibbons, directed by Lana Palmer - as part of its staged reading series "In the Wings."
Submitted by Susan Evans

Acalanes alumna plans to spend summer studying animals in Madagascar
Local resident and Acalanes High School alumna Morgan Orsolini is preparing for anything but an ordinary summer. Combining her passions for nature and animals, Orsolini has accepted a 10-week internship with SEED Madagascar (Sustainable Environment, Education and ...Submitted by Suzanne Roady

Campo's Academic Decathlon team takes fifth at state finals
The Campolindo Academic Decathlon team won first place in their regional competition for the ninth year in a row, qualifying for the state finals where they finished fifth against 28 other schools in their division.
By John T. Miller

Buy Nothing groups offer random acts of kindness
An unused designer wallet, discovered in the back of a drawer, was handed over - for free - to a mom whose college-age daughter had been coveting one, but couldn't afford it. A PBK rocking horse, well-loved by three grandkids who had outgrown it, was given, at no cost, ...By Diane Claytor

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