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Valley Art Gallery announces the show by gallery artists, “ Sea to See” will continue through Sept. 25. A new show featuring Catherine Fasciato - oils, and Nancy Meaden - ceramics will open Sept. 29, and run until Nov. 7. Meet the artists Saturday, Oct. 3 from noon to 5 p.m.. Valley Art Gallery 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek www.valleyartgallery.org, (925) 935-4311 or valleyartgallery@gmail.com




October events at Orinda Books. Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. Virtual Book Club.

Allisson Wood will introduce her new memoir, “Being Lolita,” a stunning coming-of-age story that shines a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability and power. Wood is an award-winning writer whose essays have been published in the New York Times, Catapult, and Epiphany. Buy the book in store, online, or by phone (925) 254-7606. After purchase, you’ll receive a link to the meeting. 276 Village Square, Orinda www.orindabooks.com


Prayer Garden open to all for quiet meditation at Christian Science Church, 24 Orinda Way, Orinda. Everyone seeking a better sense of peace will find a welcoming haven in a lovely outdoor setting. Pray, read, meditate. Books and periodicals with a spiritual perspective on current issues are free to all. Attendant on site from 11:30 a.m. to  1:30 p.m., but all are welcome any time during daylight hours.




Piedmont Diversity Film Series presents “Suppressed 2020: The Fight to Vote” on Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. on Zoom from your own home, 554 Boulevard Way, Piedmont. The film focuses on the Stacy Abrams governor’s campaign in Georgia, revealing  rampant voter suppression. Find out how to prevent this in Calif. Cost: Free, register at website.  For more info see http://diversityfilmseries.org or call (510) 599-9227 or email janet@diversityfilmseries.org.


Friends Corner Book Shop at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center campus reopens for curbside service only beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.  Hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The Shop is still unable to accept new donations.  If there is a specific book you would like to purchase, please request at friendscornerbookshop@

gmail.com.  A volunteer will let you know whether or not it is available.  There will also be an opportunity to “window shop” as we will be placing books and other items in the windows.  Please provide exact change or a check for purchase; checks may be made out to FLLLC.  In addition to the books offered for sale in the shop, it has over 1,800 books for sale on Amazon. Masks and social distancing will be required at time of pick up.






American Association of University Women Orinda-Moraga-Lafayette Branch

(AAUW-OML) General meeting Tuesday, Oct. 13, 7 p.m., via Zoom. League of Women Voters discuss the 12 propositions on the November ballot. The program is free and open to the public. To obtain a Zoom link to the program, visit AAUW-OML’s website at https://oml-ca.aauw.net.


The Moraga Citizens Network will host Candidates Night online. The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30. All five candidates will attend. For updates and information regarding login access for the event go to: www.MCNMoraga.org. To submit a question for the candidates email: MCN94556@gmail.com by the Sept. 25 deadline.




Lafayette Garden Club Monthly program begins Thursday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m.  on Zoom, featuring guest speaker Dr. Douglas Tallamy, Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Delaware. He will present a follow up webinar to his previous “Bring Back the Natives Tour.”  The tour included 40 fabulous private gardens that provide habitat for wildlife, are pesticide-free, conserve water, and contain 60% or more native plants.

The webinar is free. For details on this presentation and membership information please email MaryanneKain@comcast.net








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