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The Peter Pan Foundation brings musical theatre to special audiences
The Peter Pan Foundation brought their music and magic to the Orinda Community Center Nov. 11, giving two special performances for audiences who would not normally be able to enjoy live theatre. The shows, a modified version of the foundation's annual Memorial Day ...Submitted by Gina Campo

College Advisor
In October of 2016 President Barrack Obama issued a proclamation deeming November National College Application Month. He might have been dealing with one application firsthand, since his oldest daughter, Malia, was immersed in the process. This year, many seniors are ...By Elizabeth LaScala

School program offers promise of hope to underserved children
Francis in the Schools, a program designed to provide field trips for underserved school children where they can learn about the life of Francis of Assisi and enjoy a day of fun and entertainment, is now in its sixth year.
By John T. Miller

Thousands of book donations benefit many causes over 2017
A small but hard-working group of four volunteers from the Friends Corner Book Shop spent a recent Saturday packing over 300 books into six cartons to ship to the St. Joseph's Indian School in South Dakota.
By Pippa Fisher

St. Perpetua community breaks ground on new social center
After 65 years St. Perpetua's Church in Lafayette will be realizing its dream of a beautiful new 10,500 square foot community center, roughly three times the size of the old one.
By Pippa Fisher

Book penned by trio offers entertaining insight into life of Raiders icon Al Davis
Two longtime employees of the Oakland Raiders, Bruce Kebric and Jon Kingdon, have collaborated with former Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran to publish a book detailing the behind the scenes machinations of their former boss, Al Davis.
By John T. Miller

Upcoming CAPA 'Nutcracker' vows to wow
Join Clara as her Christmas Eve dream comes true and snow falls onstage, a magical Christmas tree grows and grows, an army of mice battle toy soldiers and sumptuous treats and toys come to life in the California Academy of Performing Arts presentation of "The ...Submitted by Lynn Davis

THT weaves historical perspective into Christmas musical celebration in 'A Civil War Christmas'
Town Hall Theatre ends 2017 with an American musical celebration - an ambitious and vast epic story set on Christmas Eve in 1864, on a very cold Civil War night. During that one night, a nation divided as never before is portrayed through the lives of historical ...By Sophie Braccini

Terrific turnout at inaugural Turkey Trot
Most people don't think of Thanksgiving as a day to don running shoes and slap a bib number on your chest, but that wasn't the case for 562 people, ranging in age from the very young being pushed in strollers to dedicated athletes in their 80s who took to the course ...By Jennifer Wake

'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre,' 'Justice League' and 'Wonder' at Lamorinda Theatres
The Rheem Theatre will screen "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15. The film won three Oscars in 1949 (Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Walter Huston, Best Director John Huston and Best Screenplay) and it will be the last Moraga Movers ...By Derek Zemrak

Lamorinda Arts Council calls for poet laureate applications
Lamorinda Arts Council president Lawrence ...Submitted by Christy Mack

Family Focus
Finding balance in parenting is always a challenge. You don't want to be too authoritarian or too permissive. Sometimes, of course, you may veer too much in one direction or the other, but then it's important to get back to aiming for the middle ground.
By Margie Ryerson, MFT

Saint Mary's Chamber Musicians concert a perfect respite for the holiday season
The Saint Mary's College chapel will serve as a beautiful backdrop for the first of two free concerts offered by the Saint Mary's Chamber Musicians. The Nov. 20 evening performance will feature beautiful instrumental and vocal music by Bach, Telemann, Massenet and ...

Miramonte and Campolindo win Contra Costa County Model UN event awards
Instead taking part in their schools' football games, dances, and other fun weekend activities, 360 Bay Area high school students (representing 70 countries) buckled down Nov. 3-4 to discuss and provide workable solutions to many of our world's biggest challenges, at ...Submitted by Jonathan Lance

Lafayette resident receives 'Lawyer of the Year' award
Lafayette resident R. Lewis Van Blois was ...

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