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A vibrant exhibit, "Moving Energy,"  debuts at the Moraga Art Gallery, 432 Center Street in the Rheem Shopping Center on Wednesday, March 20. with a free public reception on Saturday, April 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Open daily, Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., the gallery invites art fans of all ages to come in, browse, and linger a while. www.moragaartgallery.com or call (925) 376-5407.



The Lafayette Public Art Committee showcases the mesmerizing world of painter Michael Robinson in the exhibition, "The Spirits of Babylon," at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center. Immerse yourself in his works’ vibrant hues and enigmatic symbolism. From abstract figurative to modern surrealist styles, Robinson's artwork reflects the influences of Kandinsky, Miro, Warhol, Klee, and Basquiat. The exhibit runs through May 19 and is open to the public during library hours. Admission is free. 3491 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette.




World premiere of Transfigurations, a choral and instrumental 6 part suite commissioned specially for Chromatica by multiple Grammy winning composer Christopher Tin, with lyrics by Charles Anthony Silvestri. Concerts are on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Saint Matthew Lutheran Church at 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek, and at on Sunday April 28 at 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church at 3201 Camino Tassajara in Danville. Both concerts include a wine reception with tickets, and the composer and lyricist will be in attendance both days. Tickets and more information are at www.chromaticachorale.org.


Front Porch Presents: Folk Music Festival at Town Hall Theatre Co, 3535 School Street, Lafayette on April 5 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door www.townhalltheatre.com/front-porch


Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO), Lawrence Kohl, Music Director, is presenting Bruch Violin Concerto #1 in g minor with violinist Livia Sohn, Mendelssohn Symphony #3 “Scottish” and Fanny Mendelssohn Overture for Orchestra Saturday April 27, 7:30 p.m. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church and Sunday, April 28, 3 p.m. Bankhead Theater, Livermore. Purchase tickets at www.PacificChamberOrchestra.org


Rhinestone: The Songs of Glen Campbell at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School Street, Lafayette on April 12 at 7 p.m. With classics like Wichita Lineman, Gentle on My Mind, By The Time I Get to Phoenix and Rhinestone Cowboy, it's sure to be a fun tribute! Tickets: General in advance $20, General at the door $25, VIP $30. www.townhalltheatre.com/rhinestone


California Symphony presents Brahms Obsessions on Saturday, May 4, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. California Symphony presents a program of Brahms, Clara Schumann, and a world premiere by Saad Haddad. The concert features pianist Robert Thies. Cost: $20-$90. For more info see www.californiasymphony.org/ or call (925) 280-2490 or email info@californiasymphony.org.




Join the Sweet Thursday Author Series on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. in the Don Tatzin CH at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center to hear author Adam Plantinga discuss his book, The Ascent. This is a free event, but registration is required at Tinyurl.com/sweet-April2024. The doors will be open at 6:30 p.m. for coffee and treats. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lafayette Library.


Art Embraces Poetry: A Call for Poets; Celebrate National Poetry Month on Saturday, April 6, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. Poetry lovers are invited to attend the program . A No Host Bar is open during the event. Poets read for 10 minutes followed by a short Q&A. Artist Michael Robinson speaks about and exhibits his acrylic paintings thanks to the Lafayette Public Art Committee artist program. A reception follows in the theatre lobby. Visit https://LamorindaArts.org/art-embraces-words


Pat’s Book Club meeting on Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. will discuss Between Two Kingdoms by Suleika Jaouad, a deeply moving memoir of illness and recovery that traces one young woman’s journey from diagnosis to remission to re-entry into “normal” life. Pat's Book Club meets at Orinda Books 276 Village Square, Orinda, (925) 254-7606, on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. and welcomes new members.


In celebration of California Native Plants month, Helen Popper, author of California Native Gardening, will discuss her book, a month-by-month guide to gardening with native plants on Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. Popper shows how by following California’s unique, untraditional seasonal rhythm, home gardeners can have success incorporating native plants in their gardens. This is a free event, register at www.eventbrite.com/e/helen-popper-author-of-california-native-gardening-tickets-833924920887?aff=oddtdtcreator Orinda Books, 276 Village Square, Orinda (925) 254-7606




Community Egg Scramble will be held by the Lafayette Rotary Club of Lafayette at Plaza Park in downtown Lafayette on Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. All kids through second grade are invited to this egg hunt in the Park.


Orinda Rotary sponsors a Spring Egg Hunt for toddlers and children up to age 7 on March 30 at 11 a.m. at the Orinda Community Park, next to the Orinda Library. The event begins promptly at 11 a.m, egg hunters are well advised to not be late.


Lamorinda Movers, a social organization for adults 55+, will hold their April meeting on Monday, April 8 at the Serbian Church, 1700 School Street, Moraga. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m. buffet dinner featuring chicken piccata, vegetarian option - pasta salad, and creme brulee dessert. Music entertainmet provided by Mark Shaw. $40. for members, $45. for guests. Reservations required; go to https://lamorindamovers.org/reservations to sign up, or phone (925) 376-6622.


Help support local youth group 4 O’Clock (Juniors and Seniors from Acalanes, Campo and Los Lomas ) who have been picked to sing the national anthem on Youth Performance Day at the Giants vs Pirates Game on April 25 at 1:05 pm. Discounted tickets can be purchased here: https://fevo-enterprise.com/event/40ClockQuartet. First 7500 14-and-under attendees will be receiving a FREE Giants T-shirt.The game is at Oracle Park in SF.


Sustainable Lafayette's free annual Earth Day Festival is on April 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Plaza Park, 3530 Plaza Way, Lafayette. Support Girls Crushing It!, Project Earth, Seeds4Bees, Lamorinda 4-H petting zoo and kid activities by Lafayette Youth Commission and All Ages Play! Free bike adjustments hosted by Sharp Bicycle and more!




Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase. See Your Neighbors’ Native Plant Gardens and Electrified Homes! Four days of inspiration: Online and In-person. Online Garden Tour, April 6 & 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In-person Garden Tour, May 4 & 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See how 60 of your neighbors have greened their gardens with California native plants, and learn how they have electrified their homes. Free. Registration is required here. www.bringingbackthenatives.net


The Walnut Creek Garden Club will hold its free monthly meeting on Monday, April 8 at the The Gardens at Heather Farms in Walnut Creek. Join for a special program “Springtime" Spring Wreaths, Spring Baskets, Spring Vases And Spring Forward To Mother's Day Ideas. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a brief meeting, social time and an educational program. Complimentary tea, coffee & snacks are available. This meeting will be held at the The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Dr, Walnut Creek.


















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