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New exhibition opened June 15 at Valley Art Gallery Featuring Dee Tivenan. There will be a “Meet the Artist” Reception Sunday, June 27, 4 - 6 p.m. The over 300 works on display in the gallery represent the best of the best of East Bay artists; all artists are juried into membership, and all shows are individually juried. All 2-D works are available for both sale or rent. Also available are a wide selection of juried, high quality, hand-made crafts and jewelry. Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Valley Art Gallery: 1661 Botelho Drive, Suite 110, Walnut Creek, www.valleyartgallery.org; (925)  935-4311


Marketing Your Art Offline with Fiona Hughes. The previous two Webinars introduced us to preparing for online exhibits and the use of social media. But Fiona declares, “. it’s important not to have all your eggs in the online basket. In this session we uncover 5 strategies for getting your artwork out there and increasing real-world sales.” Fiona Hughes presents the third and final Webinar in her three-part series, “I’ve created my artwork . now what?” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. The third Webinar is titled, Marketing Your Art Offline. Info at http://LAA4Art.org




Town Hall Theatre is excited to announce its first outdoor in-person event July 10 at Moraga Commons in Moraga. THT will host local artists as they present songs and spoken word pieces that mean something personal to them on the themes of Hope, Renewal, Equity, Resilience, Home, Inclusion, and Celebration.  The event is directed by Madison Gerringer and features musical accompaniment by the Steve Carter Trio. On July 20 portions of the live event will be presented for free as part of a fundraising telethon for Town Hall Theatre. Live Event July 10 from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; online stream July 20 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tickets at www.TownHallTheatre.com




The Mt. Diablo Peace & Justice Center would like to invite you to attend its annual membership meeting, set to take place on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to noon. In-person and outdoors, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. Free. Register at 925-933-7850  www.ourpeacecenter.org


Be Fire-wise in Lamorinda! Sunday Evening, June 27, 7 p.m. The program will include a presentation by Fire Marshal Jeff Isaacs and emergency preparedness information from a CERT representative. There will also be a discussion of fire resistant plantings and a summary of how to talk to your child about fire safety. Invite your, family, neighbors and friends. To sign up go to the MVPCtoday.org website and scroll down to find the appropriate article with registration information.



Friends Corner Book Shop at the Lafayette Library is open for business on its full schedule of hours beginning June 21.  Book Shop volunteers have been hard at work building an electronic inventory, which will make it simpler to know if a particular book is in stock and its location. M, T, Th:  10 a.m.-6 p.m.; W:  10 a.m.-8 p.m.; F: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Su:  closed. New volunteers are also welcome!  You can express your interest to friendscornerbookshop@gmail.com




Dorothy Day House is actively seeking volunteers to support the grand opening of its new program location at 742 Grayson St., Berkeley throughout the month of June to prepare for the projects opening date of July 1. Volunteers will also be needed throughout the duration of the program. Details at DDH’s website at www.dorothydayhouseberkeley.org/volunteer






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