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Events that have not been canceled (as of March 13). Cancellations are ongoing, so please check individual events for updates. This information may not remain current:




Valley Art Gallery presents “Cheers to Color” opening March 28. Drop by or visit online. You’re sure to find a colorful representation that will enhance your mood. Opening Reception from 2 to 5 p.m. on March 28. ValleyArtGallery.org

Moraga Art Gallery presents a new art exhibit and reception at the reopened gallery: “Kaleidoscope” through April 4. For more information, visit the gallery’s website (https://moragaartgallery.com), call (925) 376-5407 or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com.




Cantare Con Vivo’s Chamber Ensemble will present Mystery and Majesty at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 28 at St. Perpetua Church in Lafayette. The concert with feature Swiss composer Frank Martin’s exquisite “Mass for Double Choir.” Also featured will be Esenvalds’ “Only in Sleep,” “The Old Church” by Paulus, and works by Anders Ohrwall, Randall Stroope and Billy Joel. General tickets: $20; Students: $10. www.contareconvivo.org.


Lectures & Literature


Orinda Community Church presents a discussion forum: Paths to Middle East Peace from 4 to 7 p.m. on March 22 at 10 Irwin Way. Panelists include Ellen Brotsky (Jewish Voice for Peace) and John Anderson, who recently returned from Gaza and works on the Presbyterian Board on Middle East Peace. A Middle Eastern dinner (suggested donation of $12) will also be served. Questions, visit orindacommunitychurch.org or call (925) 254-4906


Pat’s Book Group will read and discuss Women Talking by Miriam Toews at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 2. They meet monthly at Orinda Books and welcome new members. www.orindabooks.com




Mindful Littles presents Cornhole Classic from noon to 4 p.m. on April 26 at the Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way. Join this little friendly compassionate competition for a good cause at the first annual Cornhole Classic! This event will be a fun-filled afternoon including a cornhole competition with prizes, a taco truck, craft beer from Topa Topa Brewing, lawn games for kids, and more! This event is family-friendly however the competition is only open to adults for now, and depending on interest we may add a youth category. Cost: $50 for a team of two players. To register:  www.flipcause.com/secure/





Pease join the Orinda Garden Club for its annual community meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Orinda Library Auditorium. Brenda Coffee, one of America’s top women Bloggers, will speak about the joys and perils of a full and ambitious life. There is no charge to attend and there will be a small sampling of garden club items available for your shopping pleasure.


The Moraga Garden Club Monthly General Meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 19 at the Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School Street. Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian will speak about Fire Safe Landscaping with a Flair. You should not miss this flamboyant speaker who is sure to inspire green and brown thumbs alike. Free. moragagardenclub.com


The Montelindo Garden Club March meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 20 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall. Presentation: Don’t Snub the Shrubs. Speaker: Rebecca Sweet. www.montelindogarden.com




Mardi Gras Lobster Fest from 6 to 11 p.m. on April 18 at Saint Mary’s College Soda Center. Put on your beads and mask for this festive annual event, sponsored by Moraga Valley Kiwanians! The evening will include cocktails, a lobster dinner, auctions, and dancing, all among good friends! Secure your tickets, $65 per person, by calling (925) 388-0492. Go to moragavalleykiwanis.org for more details. All proceeds go to local charities.


Area residents who own classic cars are invited to participate in the 14th annual Moraga Classic Car Show, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 9 as part of the 2020 Moraga Community Faire.  The $35 registration fee includes an entry ribbon, lunch for two, a commemorative photo, and a chance for owners to display their restoration work to the public. Prizes will be awarded. The registration deadline is April 31. Please note that if the Faire is canceled, all registration fees will be refunded.  To register, go to www.moragachamber.org/faire or, call Gloria at (925) 247-4473.


Canceled or Postponed events


All Library programs including storytime, author events, LEGO clubs, knitting circles, book clubs and all others will be canceled for the remainder of the month. Libraries will remain open for regularly scheduled hours. The situation will be re-evaluated on a regular basis.

Due to evolving circumstances around COVID-19, Saint Mary’s College is postponing all events through April 14.

Canceled. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church presents Spring Equinox Celebration at 7 p.m. on March 19 at 1035 Carol Lane, Main Hall.

Canceled: https://lafayette-spring-equinox.eventbrite.com

Canceled: David Auerbach, baritone, sings at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the OSLC Concert Series.  www.oslc.net.

Canceled: All remaining performances of “The Cherry Orchard” at the Town Hall Theatre. THT is exploring the option of live streaming a performance next week, and we will update you as information becomes available. www.townhalltheatre.com Box Office Phone: (925) 283-1557.

Canceled: Town Hall Second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch: AMONG THE TREES. www.townhalltheatre.com

Postponed: The Moraga Junior Women’s Club will host the 38th annual Spring Egg Hunt at Moraga Commons Park, featuring an egg hunt, games, bounce houses, rock climbing wall, face painting, and arts and crafts. Tickets are $15/child (age 0-8). Order online at www.moragajuniors.org/events/spring-egg-hunt

Postponed: “And Then They Came for Us” documentary in the Juaquin Moraga Intermediate School auditorium.

Canceled: Pacific Chamber Orchestra at the Campolindo High School Performing Arts Center. www.pacificchamberorchestra.org/

Postponed: Poker Night Fundraiser for a new playground at the Lafayette Community Center March 14.






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