350 Park St, Moraga
Back in March the Rheem Theatre in Moraga was voted best cinema in the Bay Area. Although I prefer stadium seating, the art deco styling of the Rheem and Orinda Theatre is incredible and help bring a certain substance to these otherwise staid suburban towns.
Moraga Community Faire and Car Show:
Rheem Valley Shopping Center
535 Center St, Moraga
Saturday, May 9th, 2015
11:00am – 4:00pm | Free
11:00 SMC Jazz Band
12:00 High Striker Competition
12:15 1st Raffle Drawing
12:30 The Full Coverage Band
1:00 Dunk Tank with Mayor Roger Wykle
1:30 2nd Raffle Drawing
1:45 High Striker Competition
2:30 High Striker Competition
3:05 3rd Raffle Drawing
3:15 High Striker Competition
3:30 JM Jazz Band
3:45 – Car Show Trophies/Awards
4:00 Faire Closes
High Striker Competition – All Day
Explorer Passport – 11 – 3
Great prizes for adults and kids!
376 Park St, Moraga
In March we learned that Shish Kabab Show in Moraga would be replaced with a new restaurant called Graze and now thanks to a reader for sending word and photo we have more details on Graze Food Bar:
“specializing in fresh salads, housemade focaccia, soups & braised entrees”
Although their website is not quite ready check it out here. Stay tuned…
Garden Tour in Lamorinda:
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
10:00am – 3:00pm | $35
Are you interested in redoing your landscaping? Improving your plants & garden? Adding a play structure for your kids? If so, this garden tour is for you!
Stunning outdoor kitchens, dynamic water features, creative recreation areas and beautiful plants will all be on display at the 10th Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on Sunday, May 3, 2015. The self-guided tour, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will showcase five unique gardens in the Lamorinda area. Guests can gather inspiration and ideas while supporting the Moraga Juniors’ 2015 beneficiary, the Contra Costa Crisis Center.
The Crisis Center’s mission is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and to connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community through grief counseling, crisis lines, 211 information and referral, and homeless services.
Ticket price: $35 per ticket.
376 Park St, Moraga
According to a sign in the window of the Mediterranean restaurant Shish Kabab Show in the Rheem Shopping Center in Moraga an application for ownership change has been submitted with the name Graze. Stay tuned…
Spring Egg Hunt:
Moraga Commons Park
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm | $10
Hosted by Moraga Juniors Women’s Club and the Town of Moraga
Saturday, March 21, 9 am-12 pm
Rain or Shine! at Moraga Commons Park
Admission: $10-children 8 and under.
One Egg Hunt promptly at 10 am or 11 am, Games, Face Painting, Crafts, and Pictures with the Bunny!
Tickets can be purchased online (below), or at Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Proceeds benefit the Contra Costa County Crisis Center
Check out all Lamorinda Easter Egg hunts here.
Moraga Farmers Market
Moraga-based organic farm Hollie’s Homegrown recently started offering their culinary herbs/salts, herbal tea, honey, and healing oils for sale at the Moraga and Walnut Creek farmers market in the Shadelands business park. They can also be seen at the Fort Mason farmers market in San Francisco. Last week was their last day of the season but they’ll be back in Fall, 2015. Interestingly they are a finalist for the Martha Stewart “American Made” Awards. Check out their Facebook page here. I tried their lemon verbena tea leaves and it was really good!
From their website:
Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California (25 minutes east of San Francisco). We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and making herbal body & bath products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.
Photos of their culinary salts and herbal teas after the jump…
Spotted this great wall mural at Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School in Moraga. Anyone know who “Molly Pitcher”, “Athena Nike”, and “Elizabeth” are?