Moraga Pear & Wine Festival on Sept 24th

Photo by Flickr user farmstr

Moraga Pear & Wine Festival:

Moraga Commons Park
1425 St Marys Rd, Moraga
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
10:00am – 4:00pm | Free

This is a family friendly event with activities for all ages celebrating Moraga’s Pear history!  Join your friends and neighbors for:  live performances and afternoon concert with the Tune Riders, wine tasting with the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association, pear pies, jumpies, food, local artist booths, community booths, and more!


Gorilla Fest at Rheem Theatre in Moraga on Aug. 27th


Gorilla Fest:

Rheem Theatre
350 Park St, Moraga
Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Join us for a special Sci-F Day entitled “Gorilla Fest” hosted by Lord Blood Rah. Come see some of the greatest gorilla movies ever made on the big screen, including King Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1949), Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952 and Konga (1961). Speical Guest will be Hollywood Legend and Oscar Nominee, Terry Moore! Ms. Moore will be attendance and inducted into the Classic Film Hall of Fame. Plus dealer tables selling Hollywood collectibles and toys!


Summer Wine Festival at St. Mary’s College in Moraga on Aug. 14th

Summer Wine Festival:

Soda Activity Center: Moraga Room
1928 Saint Mary’s Road, Moraga
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
2:00 – 5:00pm | $60 ($70 at door)

Saint Mary’s College and the Alumni Association invite you to campus for an afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers and fun! Proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction support student scholarships at Saint Mary’s.

$50 PER PERSON UNTIL AUGUST 1 | $60 THEREAFTER | $70 AT THE DOOR – includes all tastings, appetizers and SMC logo wine glass.

$20 PER DESIGNATED DRIVER – includes appetizers, non-alcoholic beverages and souvenir glass.

Attendees must be at least 21 years of age.


Apple Z Playing at Moraga Commons Park on June 23rd

Apple Z Playing:

Moraga Commons Park
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
6:30pm – 8:30pm | Free

You are invited to join your neighbors on Thursday evenings at the Moraga Commons Park for a relaxing free concert in the park. Bring your picnic blanket or lawn chairs to the grassy hillside in front of the band shell. Enjoy the music while your children enjoy the park. The volunteers of MPF will cook dinner for you with the Snack Bar opening at 6:00 pm.

Daily Life

Eyesore of the Day


As you drive into Moraga from Lafayette and pass by these buildings you may wonder what barracks are doing in Moraga. That would be an insult to barracks. I’ve driven by plenty of times before, never noticing this. It turns out before this month there were dozens of tall trees hiding this eyesore. This is actually the face of Campolindo High School, one of the best performing high schools in Contra Costa County.

According to this Lamorinda Weekly article, “the trees were tall but frail and drought-affected”. I’ve been to Campolindo; the Soda Aquatic Center is first-rate, as is the gym and performing arts center. I would love to know the history of Campolindo and why they felt putting these buildings up facing Moraga Rd. was a good idea. Maybe they should put up a wall and have the students paint murals every year for art projects. I’d rather look at that driving by than this. What do you think?


Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on April 30th in Lamorinda


Moraga Juniors Garden Tour:

Saturday, April 30th, 2016
10:00am – 3:00pm | $40

Stunning outdoor kitchens, beautiful water features, creative recreation areas and exotic plants will all be on display at the 11th Moraga Juniors Garden Tour on Saturday, April 30, 2016. The self-guided tour, which takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., will showcase unique gardens in the Lamorinda area. Guests can gather inspiration and ideas while supporting the Moraga Juniors’ 2016 beneficiary, Shelter, Inc.

In addition, tickets will be on sale morning of the tour, April 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Moraga Commons, and at any garden on the tour.