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The Moraga Art Gallery announces a new art exhibit, “Spaces, Inside and Out” which will run from Oct. 16 - Dec. 24. The gallery is open Friday through Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. Starting in November it will be open Thursday thru Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. There will be a virtual Open House on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to meet the featured artists and ask them questions about their art. Find the link to join the Open House reception on the Moraga Art Gallery website: https://moragaartgallery.com.


Valley Art Gallery announces a new show featuring Catherine Fasciato - oils, and Nancy Meaden - ceramics which will run through 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


Call for Writers, Artists & Art Lovers! You are invited to participate in the LAC’s virtual Art Embraces Words webinar. It is scheduled via Zoom from 2 to 3:30 pm. Oct. 18. Emerging writers read from their work at 10 minute intervals interspersed with visual artwork from local artists. Participating artists will be introduced and answer questions about their work. Portions of the event will be recorded and uploaded to social media. In this way art still ‘embraces’ the words. Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/

art-embraces-words/ to sign up as an Audience member or apply to participate as a writer or an artist. Final AEW Zoom webinar program is scheduled on Nov. 15.





Shotgun Players presents “Citizen Brain” Oct. 16-17, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. both days; Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.; Oct. 23-24 at 7 p.m. both days; Oct. 25 at 5 p.m.; Oct. 30-31 at 7 p.m. both days; Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.; Nov. 6 - 7 at 7 p.m. both days; Nov. 8 at 5 p.m., on Zoom, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. Berkeley’s favorite intellectual comedian and provocateur is back with an all new show! Cost: $0-$40.  For more info see https://shotgunplayers.org/

online/article/citizen-brain or call 510-841-6500 or email boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org


The Orinda Starlight Village Players (OrSVP) return in October with a new Zoom Murder Mystery fundraising event. Kelly Hansen stars as one of the suspects, Medisa Oggorn, in Halloween Haunts, Jaunts and Murder. For more information or to make reservations, visit www.orsvp.org or email info@orsvp.org.


As Saint Mary’s celebrates 50 years of women students, the Performing Arts Theatre Program proudly presents Clare Barron’s “Dance Nation,” a fierce, funny new play about girlhood, ambition and desire. Guest Artist Daniel Larlham directs the production, which will be livestreamed from the LeFevre Theatre stage Oct. 22 - 24, at 8 p.m. E-tickets: Purchase tickets online at www.stmarys-ca.edu/

dancenation at least 30 minutes prior to performance. $8 SMC students; $12 SMC faculty and staff, non-SMC students; $15 general. .




November events at Orinda Books. Monday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. via ZOOM: Jess Walter, the best-selling author of Beautiful Ruins, will introduce his new novel, “The Cold Millions.” This event is in partnership with the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation Distinguished Speaker Series. Buy the book in store, online (info@orindabooks.com) or by phone - 925-254-7606. After purchase, you’ll receive a link to the Zoom event. November Artist of the Month at Orinda Books: Juanita Hagberg - enjoy her contemporary abstract and plein air impressions on our gallery wall in November.


Saint Mary’s College School of Liberal Arts presents Viet Thanh Nguyen: Race and Our Moment of Crisis. Wed., Oct.28, . 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. location: online. Race and Our Moment of Crisis: 45 Years After the Viet Nam War. A virtual talk and question and answer session with Pulitzer Prize winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, MacArthur Genius, Guggenheim Fellow, and now the first Asian American to join the Pulitzer Board. Dr. Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel “The Sympathizer” is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Register at www.stmarys-ca.edu/viet-



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.





Lafayette Physical Therapy is hosting a free Community Health Day on Nov. 11 (by appointment). We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in many ways and it is putting a strain on our health. LPT is offering a day of Complimentary Consultation appointments on Nov. 11. Make an appointment to meet with a licensed physical therapist to discuss your concerns and see if physical therapy and/or deep tissue laser therapy is a good option for you. Free deep tissue laser therapy demos available during the appointment. Call (925) 284-6150 to book your complimentary consultation. Lafayette Physical Therapy, Inc. 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite B110, Lafayette.


Las Trampas Campus Virtual Tour. Monthly tours show visitors the progress on the building project and introduce them to the various members of the team who are making the dream of our participants a reality. Our next tour will be on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Contact Sandra Cockrell at scockrell@lastrampas.org or 925-310-2362.


Free help with medicare plan changes for 2021. HICAP is a program of Contra Costa County Aging and Adult Services. HICAP is here to help

you to figure out how these changes affect your coverage in 2021, so that you can make

informed decisions.

Visit www.cchicap.org for information on how to register for FREE one-on-one

counseling, online talks, and updated Medicare plan information, or call (925) 602-4163.










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