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Intuitive Writing Project Closes in Orinda Theatre Square


Orinda Theatre Square

The Intuitive Writing Project, an an educational writing program for girls which opened a few years ago in Orinda Theatre Square has closed. According to the owner they are temporarily operating out in Moraga but  “it’s possible that we will always be mobile, as this will allow us to serve girls throughout the Bay Area, from San Ramon to Marin and from Oakland to SF.” Check for updates on their website here.

Events

Free Movie – When Harry met Sally playing at Orinda Theatre on Feb 8th


Free Movie – When Harry met Sally:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, February 8th, 2018
6:30 PM | Free

Harry and Sally meet when she gives him a ride to New York after they both graduate from the University of Chicago. The film jumps through their lives as they both search for love, but fail, bumping into each other time and time again. Finally a close friendship blooms between them, and they both like having a friend of the opposite sex.

Restaurants

Village Inn Cafe Closing in Orinda Jan 28th


Village Square Shopping Center, Orinda

Thanks to a reader for pointing out that the Village Inn Cafe is closing this Sunday, January 28th in the Village Square shopping center in Orinda according to this News 24/80 article. The current owners have been in business for over 30 years since 1986. Check out their interesting story here.

From their website:

The Village Inn Cafe, located then in a narrow space in the Village Square Shopping Center was purchased by Kurt & Kathy Bellows in December of 1985. They cleaned it thoroughly, installed some new equipment, changed the menu and opened on January 6th 1986.

The restaurant was immediately successful, and business grew steadily. After eight years, Kurt & Kathy had an opportunity to relocate St. Helena. They sold the restaurant in August of 1994. St. Helena was not a good fit for them, and fortunately the Village Inn Café was not a good fit for the new owner. Kurt and Kathy were able to buy back the restaurant and returned in February of 1995. This hiatus turned out to be a very costly six month vacation.

Events

Free Movie – How the West was Won Playing at Orinda Theatre on Jan 11th


Free Movie – How the West was Won:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, January 11th, 2017
6:30 PM | Free

Winner of three Academy Awards, How the West Was Won is a family saga covering several decades of Westward expansion into the United States from the 1830s to the 1880s – including the Gold Rush, the Civil War, and the building of the railroads.

Shopping

Popup Alert – Lina Shatara Jewelry Opens in Orinda Theatre Square


Orinda Theatre Square

A new popup shop, Lina Shatara Jewelry opened this month in Orinda Theatre Square. Check out their website here. They will be open here through January 2nd from 11am – 7pm.

From their website:

Lina Shatara’s love of travel inspired her collection along with the wealth of visuals (geometric patterns, organic shapes and calligraphy) that boldly influence her designs. Turning sharp yet simplistic pieces into edgy contemporary jewelry has become the DNA of the brand, although not one she is bound to. Every season is about challenging herself creatively. Her use of mixed materials, oxidized metals and matte finishes add elements of surprise to pieces, creating an undeniable unisex appeal.

Shopping

Hofssi Chocolates & Hollie’s Homegrown Popup Shop Open through Dec 23rd in Orinda Theatre Square


Orinda Theatre Square

A new popup shop featuring Moraga-based Hofssi Chocolates and Hollie’s Homegrown farm-to-table food & gifts opened recently in the wine bar Cine Cuvée next to the Orinda movie theater. They are open every day from 11am to 5pm through December 23rd and the wine bar is still open after 5pm. You can also find Hollie’s at the Moraga and Walnut Creek Shadelands farmers market. Hofssi Chocolates will be offering their chocolates at various events which are listed here and can also be found at Diablo Foods.

From the Hollie’s Homegrown website:

Hollie’s Homegrown is a small, organic family farm in Moraga, California. We specialize in growing culinary herbs, herbal teas, and medicinal herbs for bath & body products. Grown to perfection in our own backyard (literally!), we keep a watchful eye on our precious plants like part of the family.

From the Hofssi Chocolates website:

Linda Hofmeister and Susan Rossi founded their business in Moraga California to serve Lamorinda and the greater Contra Costa County. We specialize in producing premium chocolates, gianduja, caramels, and toffee. Our elegant confections are freshly made using the finest ingredients. Our company’s motto “Conscientious Consumption” means that we are dedicated to sourcing as many organic, sustainable and local ingredients as practicable.

More photos of the inside after the jump… Continue Reading

Events

Free Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street Playing at Orinda Theatre on Oct 12th


Free Movie – A Nightmare on Elm Street:

Orinda Theatre
4 Orinda Theatre Square, Orinda
Thursday, October 12th, 2017
7:00 PM | Free

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won’t lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.