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First they came for the Toy Blasters… Clown Costumes Banned at Moraga Schools


When I was growing up kids could dress up and accessorize for Halloween pretty much as they pleased. Times have changed and not allowing toy weapons has become commonplace. This Halloween, all schools in Moraga have decided to take the next step and ban clown costumes for Halloween. Although it’s not an official district decision, I wonder how the schools, independently, came to the decision to ban clown costumes. Has Moraga previously encountered clown scares that necessitated this?

What’ll it be next year, banning monster costumes? Plenty of kids are afraid of spiders. Is Spider-Man next? Will there be a list of acceptable Halloween costumes kids can choose from? Have any other local schools banned clown costumes?


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.