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An ebbing pandemic has led the Moraga Art Gallery to double its hours. The gallery is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m., and also by appointment. “An Elegant Balance,” the current exhibit, which runs through April, features work by two member artists:  watercolorist George Ehrenhaft and jewelry-maker K. de Groot. The gallery is located at 432 Center Street in Moraga’s Rheem Shopping Center.  For more information, please visit http://moragaartgallery.com or email moragaartgallery@gmail.com.


Starting March 23 the Valley Art Gallery will feature “A Spring of Many Hues” - its new spring collection that highlights a selection of newly-juried works from member artists, reflecting the bright colors and delicate hues of our Northern California springtime. Also available will be a new selection of juried, high quality, handmade crafts and jewelry. Valley Art Gallery: 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, www.valleyartgallery.org; (925) 935-4311.




Gold Coast Chamber Players virtual concert: “Love Story” at 7 p.m. March 20. Music for strings and piano by Clara and Robert Schumann. Tickets: $30 through www.gccpmusic.com. Concert link is available through March 27.


Diablo Ballet will present its 27th Anniversary Gala virtually at 7 p.m. March 20 hosted by company dancers, Jordan and Raymond Tilton, and will include an evening of performances, interviews and a champagne toast with the dancers all from the comfort of home. The performance will include the Diablo Ballet premiere of “Carousel (A Dance)” choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, inspired by the Broadway musical. The performance is filmed in Diablo Ballet’s transformed black box theatre and some of the event will also be live. Virtual tickets are being sold through Diablo Ballet and can be purchased by calling (925) 943-1775 or at diabloballet.org. Tickets are just $27 in celebration of the Company’s 27th Anniversary.




Shotgun Players presents Every Time I Feel the Spirit April 2 - 11 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. PST, Sundays at 5 p.m. PST), at Virtual Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave., Berkeley. This world premiere follows a young pastor’s attempt to navigate her congregation’s shift to online worship. When we can’t congregate, we find a way. Cost: Pay What You Can $8 - $40.  For more info see http://shotgunplayers.org

/online/article/spirit or call (510) 841-6500 or email Jayme@shotgunplayers.org.




KPFA Radio 94.1 FM presents Claudio Saunt & Mickey Huff: Unworthy Republic: A Zoom event on Wednesday, March 31, 6-7 p.m., at Online webinar, 1929 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley. Claudio Saunt and Mickey Huff discuss Saunt’s new book, “Unworthy Republic: Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory.” Cost: Suggested Donation $5-$20.  For more info see www.eventbrite.com/e/claudio-saunt



Lafayette senior services online classes:  Cooking: Spring Main Dish Salad. Byron Park Chef d’ Cuisine Bill Capps. Spring is on its way - time to transition from heavier winter comfort foods to lighter, fresher fare.  In this demonstration-style class via Zoom, Chef Bill will share recipes and guide you through the process of creating Grilled Thai Beef Salad; Quinoa Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Olives, Chickpeas, Kale and Peppers; Asian Grilled Chicken Salad. Prepare one of these recipes as a main dish and it will serve as a healthy, flavorful lunch or dinner for several days.  There will be time for Q&A.  Fee: Members: free, Non-members: $10, Date: Thursday, March 18. Time: 2 to 4 p.m. Location: via Zoom. Register:  Lafayette Senior Services, Seniors@LoveLafayette.org, (925) 284-5050 https://apm.activecommunities.com



Document Your Life Story. Debbie Weiss: MFA in Writing from Saint Mary’s College, 2020. If you have wanted to write the stories, memories and experiences of your life but haven’t known where to start, begin right here.  You will be guided through the process of leaving a living history for future generations - what a gift! This course will be facilitated by Debbie Weiss, a blogger and writer with essays published in The New York Times’ Modern Love, Elle Decor, Woman’s Day, Good Housekeeping and The Huffington Post. Her memoir is forthcoming from She Writes Press in Fall of 2020. She previously taught an essay class for Writing Pad, a Bay Area writing school. Fee: Members, Free; Non-members: $10 per meeting. Dates: April 1 and 15, May 6 and 20, June 3 and 17, July 1, 2021. Time: 3 to 5 p.m. Location: via Zoom Register:  Lafayette Senior Services, Seniors@LoveLafayette.org, (925) 284-5050 https://apm.activecommunities.com0





The Montelindo Garden Club meets on the third Friday of every month, September through May. Our April meeting begins Friday April 16 at 10 a.m. on Zoom. Everyone is welcome. Presentation:  Cymbidiums!  Speaker:  Paul Ashby. Paul Ashby is an expert on Cymbidiums, and will provide valuable information on repotting, dividing, and fertilizing for their optimal care that differs from much of what you might have heard or read.  He will also discuss outdoor mounted and terrestrial orchids suitable for the climate of Lamorinda.  With over 30 years of experience gardening and landscaping in Northern California, he provides gardening, maintenance, landscaping and consulting services to customers in Lamorinda.  To request a Zoom link to attend this meeting, email:  montelindogarden@aol.com


Come join the Walnut Creek Garden Club for its virtual meeting on April 12 via Zoom, starting at 10 a.m., with guest speaker Shawna Anderson of Lafayette’s Orchard Nursery beginning her presentation at 10:30 a.m.  Anderson has been with Orchard since 2004 and is known for her container gardening and is a certified horticulturalist, who has lead many classes at Orchard.  In 2016 she became the Custom Container Designer and Manager for Orchard.   She plans to enlighten our club on “Plants That Attract Beneficial Insects.” We invite guests to join us via Zoom.   You can contact our Co-President, Maureen Little, at mslittle44@gmail.com for your invitation. Please check out our club at www.walnutcreekgardenclub.org for more information.


The Orinda Garden Club will be hosting a Plant Sale on Saturday, April 17 at the Orinda Library Plaza from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The sale will include a variety of types of plants, including Succulents, Pollinators, Perennials, and Drought Resistant.  There will also be over 30 varieties of tomato seeds.  The club also plans to provide Firewise educational materials.  And lastly, there will be a marketplace gift boutique.  All will be socially distanced and spread throughout the outdoor plaza at the Orinda Library, located at 26 Orinda Way, Orinda.  Open to the public.  For more information, see https://www.orindagc.org/plantsale-

public.html or email communcations@orindagc.org.


Registration for the free, virtual 17th Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sundays April 25 and May 2, 16, and 23, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is now open.  This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational Doug Tallamy, feature 25 beautiful native plant gardens, Q&A sessions with garden hosts, “Ask the Experts” opportunities, garden design and plant selection information, and more. Check out the schedule of events www.bringingbackthenatives.net/

welcome-to-our-2021-virtual-events, and Register for the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour now.






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