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Moraga Art Gallery’s new exhibit “Precision Beauty” features interpretations of nature in the form of jew-elry by member artist Kuniko Kay Nitta of Walnut Creek and watercolor paintings by Berkeley’s Karen Kra-mer. The Gallery is located at 522 Center Street in the Rheem Shopping Center. For more information visit www.moragaartgallery.com or call (925) 376-5407.

Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMCMoA) and the California Watercolor Association (CWA) present “The Color of Summer.” Fifty new works are on view reflecting the member artists’ charge to capture their visions of summer. CWA is one of the largest and most active watermedia organizations in the nation with a mission to create, foster, and sustain artistic growth and interest in watermedia. This exhibition will in-clude a series of events including plein air painting, live demonstrations, and lessons for youth. The exhibi-tion runs through Aug. 26.

Valley Art Gallery presents “Celebrating Light” featuring Artist Judith Feins and her plein air landscapes. The show runs through Aug. 5. There is an opening reception from 3 to 5 p.m. on July 14. www.valleyartgallery.org; (925) 935-4311

Annual Arts in Bloom Festival 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17 at the Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way. For details see www.lamorindaarts.org/arts-in-bloom-festival.

The Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery is pleased to present “Surreal,” which opens on Aug. 2, featuring the work of Bay Area artist Tom Gehrig. The exhibit will also include works by Catherine Moore, Carol Aust, and sculpture by Southern California artist Emily Maddigan. In times when truth is stranger than fiction, and the daily news feels surreal, we look to art for understanding and perspective. Viewers will be delighted by this engaging exhibit of work, a tribute to surreal art. The exhibit is on view through Sept. 1, with an artist’s reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug 2. www.jenniferperlmuttergallery.com


Tribute to the Troops - Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops from 5 p.m. to twilight on July 14 at the Lafayette Reservoir. Concert and picnic, featuring the Big Band of Rossmoor and The High Water Line. Show support for our active military, reserves, veterans and Gold Star Families who have lost their loved ones who served bravely for our country. Please wear your uniform. Blue Star and Gold Star Families and our community would like to meet you. For more information visit http://www.rotarylafayette.org/.

Solo Opera teams up again this year with the Orinda Rotary Club to present the club’s 10th annual Opera in the Park. Sponsored by the Orinda Rotary, the free performance will be presented from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sun-day, July 22 at the Orinda Community Park. It is an opportunity to hear professional opera singers perform favorite arias, duets, and ensembles, which organizers say will thrill even non-opera lovers. Free parking is available. For more information on Solo Opera or the concert, please visit www.SoloOpera.org or email solomail@pacbell.net.

Jazz in July, with the Mark Holzinger Trio from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, St. Mark’s United Method-ist Church, 451 Moraga Way in Orinda. (925) 254-0769, smumcorinda@gmail.com. Suggested donation of $20, no one turned away.

You are invited to join your neighbors from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of MPF will cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6 p.m. The lineup includes the following: July 12: Spill the Wine - Party music for your soul; July 19: Foreverland - Electrifying tribute to Michael Jackson.


Town Hall Theatre is excited to announce its annual Donor Thank You Event, a one-night only performance of the original and inventive documentary musical “Gone Missing,” created by The Civilians, with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. “Gone Missing” will have one performance only at 8 p.m. on July 14 at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette. The event is free to all Town Hall donors, with a suggested donation of $20 for the general public. Seats can be reserved now through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.

Woodminster Summer Musicals Opens 52nd Season with “Oklahoma!” This popular classic will be per-formed at 8 p.m. through July 15 at Woodminster Amphitheater in Oakland’s Joaquin Miller Park, located on Joaquin Miller Road at upper Sanborn Drive. “Oklahoma!” is set in a Western territory just after the turn of the 20th century, where the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a headstrong farm girl, play out their love story. Tickets are available by phone, at (510) 531-9597, online at www.woodminster.com, or in person at Woodminster Amphitheater 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekends, or at the box office 2 hours before any performance.

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 44th Season with the West Coast Premiere of “Everybody,” a sparkling new riff on the 15th-century morality play “The Summoning of Everyman” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. “Everybody plays” July 18 through Aug. 5 at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Low-priced pre-views take place July 18-20; Opening Night is July 21. Tickets (ranging from $20-$92) are available through the Cal Shakes Box Office at (510) 548-9666 or by visiting www.calshakes.org. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Free Seminar: Tax Reform 2018 Explained. Learn answers to common questions about how new tax laws will impact your family, your business, your retirement planning and estate planning from 2 to 3 p.m. Sat-urday, July 14 at Saint Mary’s College in the Founders Dining Room. The workshop is presented by George Noceti, MBA ‘87, and Paul Noceti from the Integra Group at Morgan Stanley. The event is free of charge, but please RSVP at cab35@stmarys-ca.edu or (925) 631-4218.

Summer Rose Care Workshop 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 14 at McDonnell Nursery, 196 Moraga Way, Orinda. A rose expert from the East Bay Rose Society will review the best way to care for your roses during the summer. Email info@mcdonnellnursery.com or call (925)254-3713 to reserve a seat.
Document Shredding Fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 14 in the parking lot at 400 Taylor Blvd, Pleasant Hill. Bring old tax returns, bills, business records, bank statements and other documents contain-ing personal information (no x-rays or film) to our fundraiser. Your documents will be shredded onsite by a certified shredding company. For questions, please call Diablo Valley Oncology (925) 677-5041 x272.

Lamorinda Safety Fair/Classic Car Show/Police Motorcycle Competition from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 21, hosted by the Lafayette Police and Emergency Preparedness Commission. The Classic Car Show features over 50 cars. The Police Motorcycle Competition with officers from across the Western U.S. and Canada, 8 am.- 5 pm. St. Mary’s Road will be open to traffic on the event day.

Diablo Ballet’s Annual Gourmet Gallop food and wine walk returns to downtown Walnut Creek for the eighth consecutive year from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9. The event, sponsored by Diablo Magazine, invites guests to sip, sample and stroll their way through 18 downtown Walnut Creek locations as they ex-perience a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure. Tickets are on sale now to the public and only $39 if pur-chased on or before July 26. After that date, the price goes up to $45 per person. Special group pricing is available. Tickets are available online at www.diabloballet.org or by calling (925) 943-1775.


Anne Randolph Physical Therapy Presentation - Pain Management from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on July 25 in the Sequoia Room, Lafayette Community Center. Members: Free; Non-Members: $10. Learn how im-proving posture and muscle strength can reduce or eliminate pain altogether. Stop suffering and take con-trol. To sign up, for please call Lafayette Senior Services at (925) 284-5050, email us at sen-iors@lovelafayette.org or register online at www.lafayetterec.org.

Transportation Circles: What are they and how do you create one at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Aegis Moraga. Worried about giving up your car keys? What if you had a transportation plan before you face that moment? Learn how to navigate this major life change to give you the confidence you need to get around town. RSVP to Lamorinda Village (925) 283-3500 space is limited! Lunch included.

Home Match Program presented by Max Moy-Borgen, Home Match Contra Costa from 10:30 a.m. to noon on July 31 in the Sequoia Room, Lafayette Community Center. Do you live alone on a fixed income? Do you have a spare room? Do you need help around the house, extra income to pay for basic necessities, or just a little companionship? Covia Senior Communities’ Home Match program matches homeowners with people seeking affordable housing in the area. Learn about this program that will be expanding in Contra Costa County this year. Free. To sign up, for please call Lafayette Senior Services at (925) 284-5050, email us at seniors@lovelafayette.org or register online at www.lafayetterec.org.








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