Arts in Bloom Festival at Orinda Community Park this Evening


Arts in Bloom Festival:

Orinda Community Park
26 Orinda Way, Orinda
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
5:30pm | Free

Bring your family, friends, a picnic, and enjoy an evening of visual and performing arts in the park to benefit The Orinda Arts Council, with the support of the Orinda Community Center Auxiliary, sponsor of Orinda’s Concert-in-the-Park series, Halloween Tot Parade, Holiday Bazaar, and fundraising for the Orinda Community Center & Park.

Free to the Public!
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4th of July Parade in Orinda this Friday

Photo by Flickr user slack12

4th of July Parade:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Friday, July 4th, 2014
10:00am | Free

July 4th is an Orinda tradition started by the Orinda Association in the early 1980s as a way to celebrate not only Independence Day, but also to celebrate “community.” Thousands of citizens gather on this special day to not only watch or participate in the parade, but also attend the numerous other events available throughout the day. On July 4th there are events for every age group starting with the annual Pancake Breakfast, flag raising ceremony, fun run, parade, live music, food, games and booths in the park following the parade. Everyone is invited to participate in the planning, sponsor a booth or event, participate in the parade, host a booth in the park, or just come and enjoy the events.

California Coast Ball Jointed Doll Convention on June 7th in Orinda


California Coast Ball Jointed Doll Convention:

Orinda Community Center
28 Orinda Way, Orinda, CA
Saturday, June 7th, 2014
10:15am | $10 (kids under 12 free)

CCBJD 2014 ,June 7th,2014! Welcome BJD lovers ! Be sure to come enjoy our “Sweet Social Event”Happening Saturday! Munch on Cupcakes,sweets & snacks while relaxing* meeting new people* included in admission only —–>$10 or 15$ at DOOR .



Debbi DiMaggio & Josie Iselin Book Signing at Michael Friedes Design in Orinda this Wednesday


Debbi DiMaggio & Josie Iselin Book Signing:

Michael Friedes Design Showroom
2 Theatre Square, Orinda
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
5:30pm – 7:30pm | Free

Hope you can join us for a fun and informative event with authors Debbi DiMaggio and Josie Iselin.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres Reception

Please RSVP to laurie@mf-da.com

Breast Cancer Benefit Concert – Toad the Wet Sprocket and Luce at Orinda Theatre on May 15th


Breast Cancer Benefit Concert – Toad the Wet Sprocket and Luce:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, May 15th, 2014
8:00pm | $65

Toad the Wet Sprocket and LUCE are teaming up to perform at the Historic Orinda Theatre. 

Tax-deductible tickets benefit Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Movement. GA and VIP Tickets available online at www.notes4notes.org.

Doors open at 7:00. Special Guest, Jeff Campbell kicks off the show around 8:00. No-host bar. All ages welcome. Non-smoking venue!

Spring Free Family Fun Day at Orinda Theatre Square this Saturday


Spring Free Family Fun Day:

Orinda Theatre Square
2 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Saturday, April 19th, 2014
2:00pm – 5:00pm | Free

Enjoy a beautiful Spring day full of FREE family fun at Orinda Theatre Square! Be sure to mark your calendars. The afternoon is packed full of activities for kids and adults of all ages, including:
- a rock climbing wall
- a petting zoo and pony rides
- a jumpy house
- a photo booth to capture the day’s memories
- face painting
- incredible performances by Miramonte High School’s a cappella groups

Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry with Special Guest Jerry Mathers at Orinda Theatre this Thursday


The Trouble with Harry:

Orinda Theatre
2 Orinda Theatre Square
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
7:00pm | Free

This month’s FREE movie is the Alfred Hitchcock classic “The Trouble with Harry” with special guest Jerry Mathers!   That is right,  “The Beav” is coming to Orinda on April 10th!   Come meet Jerry Mathers on FREEmovie night, presented by the California Independent Film Festival and Diablo Magazine and sponsored byOrinda Theatre Square!

ECHO Grove, A Natural Place for Gifts Opens in Orinda

Orinda Theatre Square

Over the weekend the gift shop ECHO Grove, featuring a “curated collection of handmade goods” from the bay area and elsewhere in the United States opened in Orinda Theatre Square. There are various sections such as housewares, women’s goods, jewelry, kids, electronic accessories (such as iPad stands) and men’s goods; each item displays a small card with the artist’s name, location and description explaining the item further in-depth which I appreciated. Check out their Facebook page here and website here. The closeup photos below show off some of the beautiful work featured throughout the store.


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