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Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMC | MoA) is pleased to present two Spring Exhibitions, “Foad Satterfield: THINGS KNOWN” and “David Otis Johnson: NOCTAMBULANT.” These exhibitions continue through June 9. For more information on programs and events, please visit www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

Explore mindful ways of engaging with art with Brother Camillus during a guided meditation and exploration into Foad Satterfield’s abstract landscapes at 11 a.m. on April 30. Free. For more information see www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum or call (925) 631-4379.


Berkeley Chamber Performances presents The Mana Saxophone Quartet from 8 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley. Mana Saxophone Quartet imaginatively performs Bach, Mozart, Glazunov, Keuris and Glass on vintage instruments. Reception for all follows concert. Cost: $30 General Admission; kids through high school, free; Higher Ed students, $15. For more info see http://www.berkeleychamber
perform.org or call (510) 525-5211 or email chiara9@comcast.net.

Barefoot Chamber Concerts presents ‘Orchestrating the Trio’: music by Haydn, J.C. Bach, and Cimarosa from 6 to 7 p.m. on April 12 at Parish Hall of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. Cost: $15. For more info see http://barefootchamber
concerts.com or call (510) 220-1195 or email info@barefootchamber

Devil Mountain Coffee House presents Jayme Stone Folklife at Devil Mountain Coffee House from 8 to 11 p.m. on April 12 at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. Banjoist, composer and instigator Jayme Stone bridges folk, jazz and chamber music, turning historical connections into compelling sounds. Cost: $25 suggested donation (children 6-15: $5). For more info see http://dmch.mduuc.org or call (925) 934-3135 or email houseteam@mduuc.org.

The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall presents The Music of Tom Petty for Kids from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall, 2036 University Avenue, Berkeley. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. Cost: $17.50. For more info see http://www.theuctheatre.org or call (510) 356-4000 or email information@theuctheatre.org.

Saint Mary’s College Guild’s annual Spring Concert featuring the Lee Waterman Trio at noon on Wednesday, April 17, in the Soda Center at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga. This jazz trio is led by the critically-acclaimed guitarist, composer and producer, Lee Waterman. The social hour commences at 11 a.m., followed by the concert at noon, and the luncheon at 12:45 p.m. All proceeds benefit SMC students seeking financial scholarships. Reservations: $45 per person. Mail check payable to Saint Mary’s College Guild to Shirley Bohuslav, 782 Augusta Drive, Moraga, CA 94556. (925) 376-0380)


Orinda Intermediate School Bulldog Theater stages “Footloose,” April 25-27 at Orinda Intermediate School, 80 Ivy Drive. “Kick off your Sunday shoes!” One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. Tickets are $3-$10. Visit www.showtix4u.com for show times and tickets. Tickets are also available at the door.


April’s First Friday Forum speaker, William Gee Wong, will bring a special perspective to the issue of immigration, among other issues, as he presents “Father and Son: Exclusion, Inclusion from China to Chinatown to America.” Wong was born in Oakland and is called the “elder son of Asian American journalists.” His book, Yellow Journalist: Dispatches from Asian America covers such issues social and racial justice, anti-Asian racism, immigration, media portrayals and politics. The Forum will take place at 1 p.m. on April 5 in the Sanctuary of Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive, Lafayette. Refreshments will be served at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. For further information call (925) 283-8722.

Join the Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (SMC | MoA) from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 6 as poets from the prize-winning online literary magazine of the environmental crisis, Canary, read their poems. Free. For more information see www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum or call (925) 631-4379.


The Moraga Junior Women’s Club will host the 37th Annual Spring Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 13 at Moraga Commons Park. Featuring an epic egg hunt, ridiculously fun games, bouncy bounce houses, fanciful face painting and artsy crafts! Tickets are $15/child (age 0-8). Order online at www.moragajuniors.org/

The Lafayette Rotary Club “Annual Candy Scramble” will be held at 10 a.m. on April 21 at Lafayette Plaza (corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and Moraga Rd). This event is open to all children ages 2-through second grade. The park lawn will be covered with candy for the kids to put in their baskets. The youngest are always given extra time to get their share! The Bunny along with the Police and Fire Departments will be there to take pictures with the kids. And don’t miss the Jonny’s Donut Dive (for adults only).

Lamorinda Arts Council (LAC) will host auditions for their 14th annual Lamorinda Idol singing competition May 9-11 at the Orinda Intermediate School (80 Ivy Drive, Orinda). Registration for solo and group auditions is open through April 30. The singing competition is for anyone in kindergarten through 12th grade who is living or attending school in Orinda, Lafayette or Moraga. Singers outside of the Lamorinda area can participate in a group, providing the group has at least one member from Lamorinda. To learn more about LAC’s Lamorinda Idol 2019 and register go to www.lamorindaarts.org/


The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center presents “The Climate Crisis and Its Solutions” from noon to 1 p.m. on April 6 at 3932 Mt. Diablo Blvd. News headlines continue to remind us we are living in the hottest times ever measured, with increasingly severe consequences. The past five years have been the five hottest years ever recorded by weather instruments. California wildfires have reached unprecedented levels. And climate refugees marching in caravans have put pressure on our southern border. Is building a wall the right solution? Come learn the latest updates on the science, impacts and solutions. Bring questions and discover how you can participate in the growing number of solutions.

A cat who will steal your heart is only a rescue away. Community Concern for Cats is the local rescue that brings cats to you from 1 to 4 p.m. on April 6 and 7 at Pet Food Express in Lafayette and Pleasant HIll and Petco in Walnut Creek. For more information, see communityconcernforcats.org online.

Mobility Matters: Volunteer Driver Training Class from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 12 at 1035A Carol Lane, Lafayette. Are you interested in giving a senior citizen or veteran a ride to his or her medical appointment or grocery shopping? Can you spare a few hours every other week? Our volunteers give rides to individuals who cannot use other forms of transportation due to mobility issues. Mobility Matters is a nonprofit organization based in Contra Costa County. Please contact David Benet at Mobility Matters to register for the training class. Place is limited. Contact David Benet at (925) 284-2215 or david@mobilitymatterscc.com.
Cancer Support Community is offering free public tours of our open space in Lafayette. Drop in between 10 and 11:30 a.m. April 13 or June 8 to meet CSC staff, walk the site, and hear our plans for building a cancer community center. Location: south side of Mt. Diablo Boulevard, across from Lafayette Community Garden. Contact Libby Eppinga at leppinga@cancersupport.net or (925) 953-1216 for more information.

Health Care for All in California - Join us for a viewing of “Fix it,” a 38-minute documentary that takes an in-depth look at our dysfunctional health care system from 7 to 9 p.m. on April 18 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church Sanctuary 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. This system is unaffordable for a third of our citizens, discourages health care professionals and suffocates our businesses. The viewing will be preceded by a short presentation, followed by a panel discussion and question and answer period. Free event but RSVP is requested: https://tinyurl.com/HCAFixit

Join the National Park Service (NPS) and the John Muir Association in celebrating John Muir’s 181st birthday and Earth Day, during its annual Birthday - Earth Day event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20 at the John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez. The celebration, held rain or shine, features family-oriented activities, food for sale, live music including a bagpipe band, song performances by original cast members of the play Mountain Days, and exhibits by national parks and local environmental organizations. Parking and admission are free. For directions, please visit www.nps.gov/jomu/planyour
visit/directions.htm. For additional information, please visit www.johnmuirassociation.org or www.MuirEarthDay.org.

The giant spring book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Moraga Library will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary’s Road. Books, CDs and DVDs of every category will be sold at prices ranging from 25 cents to $3. Beginning at 1 p.m. a bag can be purchased for $5 and filled with all the books it will hold. Proceeds from the sale go to fund library materials and programs, in addition to paying for staffing of the library’s Sunday hours.
Gait and Balance Affecting Your Daily Life with Valerie Watase, PT at 7 p.m. on April 30 at Lafayette Physical Therapy, 3468 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Suite B110 in Lafayette. This is a free event, but space is limited, so please sign up at lafayettept.com/events or call (925) 284-6150.

Area residents who own classic cars are invited to participate in the 13th annual Moraga Classic Car Show, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 11 as part of the 2019 Moraga Community Faire. The $35 registration fee includes an entry ribbon, lunch for two, a commemorative photo, and a chance for owners to display their restoration work to the public. Prizes will be awarded. The registration deadline is April 30. To register, go to www.moragachamber.org/faire or, call Gloria at (925) 247-4473.

15th Annual JF Kapnek 5/K Fun Run at 9 a.m. on May 5 at Miramonte High School. Along with a 5K run and a 1K children’s run or walk, event participants will enjoy music, arts and crafts, food and prizes for the top finishers including certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Sports Basement. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Strollers welcome! The event supports early childhood education, nutrition and AIDS treatment and prevention programs for children and families in Zimbabwe. Visit www.kapnektrustusa.org for more information and to register go to http://jfkapnekusafunrun.
eventbrite.com. Onsite day of registration is also available.

Taste of Lafayette - Lafayette’s Favorite Dinner Party! from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 14 in downtown Lafayette. The Taste of Lafayette stroll begins when ticket holders head out at their own pace to stop at any or all of the participating restaurants for sampling. Evening includes music throughout the stroll and a raffle supporting the Lafayette Community Foundation. Drawing for the raffle will be held at 7:45 p.m. at JPG@TheBank


Walnut Creek Garden Club presents Butterflies in Your Garden: Jim Spinello at 9:45 a.m. on April 8 at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Road, Walnut Creek. Jim Spinello has raised butterflies since grade school. He will demonstrate how to raise the different species in our own gardens. His videos and slide show are amazing: 9:45 a.m. Business Meeting; 10:30 a.m. Social; 11 a.m. Program.

Lafayette Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. on April 11 at Lafayette Veteran’s Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Featured speaker will be Juanita Salisbury, Landscape Architect, who will show the importance and process involved in installing a public native garden/insect habitat. Her goal is to inspire and teach us “how to” for our homes and neighborhoods. The Lafayette Garden welcomes new members. Refreshments will be served.

The Montelindo Garden Club’s April meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. on April 19 at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center’s Community Hall. Presentation: Edible Plants and Fruit Trees; Speaker: Katie Wong, who has been a Master Gardner and a board member for the Rare Fruit Growers and the Western Horticultural Society. She will share her passion for unusual fruits from around the world which can be grown successfully in the Bay Area.

Registration for the 15th Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 is now open. This award-winning, self-drive tour features 37 Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60 percent or more native plants. Two of these gardens are located in Moraga. Pre-registration for the Tour is required. Cost: $10 to purchase the garden guide; donations requested. www.BringingBackthe
Natives.net, (510) 236-9558.




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