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Join Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery and six artists working on their craft doing live art demos, right outside the art gallery, located at 3525 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Featured artists: Patty Taylor, Betsy Streeter, Bushra Gill, Katie Korotzer, Jake Edwards and Dee Tivenan, Saturday, Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a FREE event, you can RSVP on our Facebook Event: https://fb.me/e/2EVKMbpqM

Saint Mary's College Museum of Art will open two new exhibitions starting Wednesday, Sept. 15.  "Keith + Kari" features ceramic artist Kari Marboe responding in site-specific work to environments depicted by the California painter William Keith. Celebrating Inuit artists and printmakers, "Collective Memories: Stonecuts from Cape Dorset" features contemporary stonecut prints that speak to printmaking at a remote Canadian post in the 1960s. The exhibitions are on view through December 12, Wednesday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admissions to exhibitions and programs are free. A public reception will be held on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 8 p.m. More information can be found at www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

To celebrate the opening of "Anything Goes," a spirited new show, the Moraga Art Gallery cordially invites the public to a free reception on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The show runs from Sept. 22 until Nov. 28. The gallery, located at 432 Center Street in Moraga's Rheem Shopping Center, is now open Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5 p m.   www.moragaartgallery.com or call 925-376-5407. (See story on page B2.)

Art Gallery at Wilder - "Open Ended" Paintings. The Lamorinda Arts Council presents a virtual exhibit featuring "Open Ended" paintings by Katie Korotzer during entire month of September. Her theme for this solo exhibit explores the fact that despite our best plans, life throws the unexpected in our paths. View her large-scale abstract paintings at www.lamorindaarts.org/

Art show at Orinda Books. September features the abstract paintings of Valerie Corvin.  Excitement, wonder, joy for the natural world can be seen in her mixed media works.  Her hope is that the colors, shapes, and marks will vibrate with the viewer and evoke feelings of beauty, connection, and something inexplicable within themselves. She states, "I love playing with color and building colorful palettes to express part of my deeper emotions." Orinda Books is located at 276 Village Square, Orinda. 925-254-7606. www.orindabooks.com/artist/


San Francisco Early Music Society (SFEMS) has announced its 45th concert season showcasing some of the most outstanding artists in the field. Oct. 22-24: The Paris Quartet. Individual tickets: $20-$65 may be purchased online at sfems.org or by phone at 510-528-1725.


At Town Hall Theatre "The Children's Farm" by Sean Dunnington's will perform on Oct. 8, 9 & 15, 16. Tickets are $25 and the Oct. 16 performance will be Pay What You'd Like. Tickets and information can be found at TownHallTheatre.com

Shotgun Players presents "The Claim" on Oct. 14-16, 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 17 and 24 at 5 p.m.; Oct. 21, 27 and 28 at 7 p.m.; at Ashby Stage, 1901 Ashby Ave, Berkeley. A bold, imaginative response to those seeking refuge, this asks what happens when your life is at stake and all you have to save it are your words. Cost: $8-40.  For more info see https://shotgunplayers.org/online/
article/the-claim or call 510-841-6500 or email boxoffice@shotgunplayers.org.


Inclusive Lafayette is excited to host The New York Times reporter Conor Dougherty. Learning About the Housing Crisis with NYT Reporter Conor Dougherty. For over a decade, Conor Dougherty has reported on economics and housing policy for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other prestigious media outlets. He is also the author of a Time 100 Must-Read Book of 2020, Golden Gates, featuring a full chapter on Lafayette. Join us at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 for Inclusive Lafayette's next community forum, where Conor will be speaking about California's housing crisis! Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/


Please join us for the "2nd Community Conversation" about diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.in Lafayette and the Lamorinda area.  The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Outdoor Amphitheater of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.   Featured speakers and guests will include students from Acalanes HS, Campolindo HS, Miramonte HS and Stanley MS who will talk about these issues. We look forward to seeing you there.

Be the Star You Are!r will participate in the first live event Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pear and Wine Festival with a booth sponsored by the Lamorinda Weekly and MB Jessee painting (www.MBJessee.com). Wear your mask and visit us! Details at www.bethestaryouare.org/

American Association of University Women Orinda Moraga Lafayette Branch (AAUW-OML) presents "Connect, Thrive, Succeed", an Oct. 19 presentation from Janee Palmer, the Director of the Saint Mary's High Potential Program which helps students from underserved communities with academic, professional and financial aid.  The meeting is open to the general public and will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the Orinda Community Church. Check the AAUW website at oml-ca.aauw.net for further information.

Hear from local teen climate activists hitting the streets as the monthly Green Sofa Cinema Series (GSCS) continues Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. We'll discuss via Zoom the film "Disobedience" about regular folks worldwide driven to civil disobedience to save our planet. Then we'll hear from our own local youth. GSCS is sponsored by local environmental groups. Watch "Disobedience" before Sept. 15. Register now. Details at www.sustainablecoco.org.

The 3/4 Century Club Zoom Shindig Honoring Seniors 75 years and Older will be held Sept. 29. Enjoy special guest speaker George Hardeen, Harry Houdini's Grand-Nephew, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; register at https://create_magic.event
brite.com. Sponsored by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary and other community partners. 








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