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Art Embraces Words – Live Program July 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Artists paint with colors, writers paint with words. Together they
enrich our community. Missing your creative tribe? The Lamorinda
Arts Council invites you to return to its free live program at the
Lafayette Library. Emerging writers read from their work

surrounded by artwork from local artists Pam Stefl and Alvin
Ziegler. In this way art literally “embraces” the spoken word. AEW
program dates are July 23, and Oct. 29 (Costume Program). We
invite lovers of the spoken word and visual art, writers and visual
artists to register online to participate. Reception follows outdoors in
the Library Courtyard. Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/art-embraces-
words/ for more information.
Theatre
AlterTheater Ensemble presents “Pure Native” by Vickie Ramirez
(East Bay Performances) on July 24, 1-3 p.m., at California
Shakespeare Theater Upper Grove at the Bruns, 100 California
Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda. A prodigal son returns home
with a business proposal to bottle the tribe’s water…. But his
childhood sweetheart rallies the community against him. Cost: $10-

For more info see www.altertheater.org/purenative or call 415-
454-2787 or email boxoffice@altertheater.org.
Orinda Starlight Village Players presents “The Marvelous Land of Oz”
with adaption and lyrics by Malcolm Cowler and music by Rice
Majors, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. July 22 through Aug.
13, Sunday, Aug. 7 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. at
the Orinda Community Center Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Regular
admission: $20 (discount for seniors and children). Tickets at Box
Office or call (925) 528-9225 or
email info@orsvp.org. www.orsvp.org
Also:
Mocktails & Cocktails – Sunday, July 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. Join others
who love art, literature, music and everything in between at The
Coop, 32 Lafayette Circle from 3-5 p.m. Time for some artsy banter
with Ani Breslin and Elana O’Loskey of the Lamorinda Arts Council.
No host bar. Just show up. Questions?
Email literary@lamorindaarts.org.

Unpleasant Pixies
Friday, July 22, 2022
Lafayette Library ~ All Day
They mean trouble. Arts and crafts activities for tweens to teens. Packs available in the
Lafayette Library Teen Center on Friday July 22nd.

Maker Monday
Monday, July 25, 2022, All Day
Join us at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center for Maker Monday!
We’ll have a Creation Station in the Children’s Area stocked with everything
you’ll need to make some art and crafts. Come and find a different project
each week. Develop your social, motor, and problem-solving skills while
getting messy and having fun!

Campfire Storytime
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
6:00PM – 6:30PM
Please join us for an evening of fun outside around the (toy) campfire! We’ll
have read alouds and crafts for the older kids in the family, including tweens!
All are welcome.
Storytime at the library reinforces a lifelong love of learning while building
language, comprehension, listening, and literacy skills.

MORAGA ~ Summer Concert Series

ORINDA ~ Food trucks!! Thursday July 28 th from 5pm-8pm in front of the Orinda Community Center at 28
Orinda Way. There will be 2 – 4 savory trucks, plus 1 dessert in addition to 1 beer & wine
truck. To find out which food trucks will be present or for more information
visit, https://www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/#calendar.

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Lamorinda Events! June 17-23, 2020 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/lamorinda-events/lamorinda-events-june-17th-23/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 19:57:17 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8303 June 18th, July 23rd, and Oct. 29th The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to return to free live Art Embraces Words programs at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center Arts & Science Room. Patrons are seated in the middle of […]

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June 18th, July 23rd, and Oct. 29th

The Lamorinda Arts Council invites you to return to free live Art Embraces Words programs at the Lafayette Library & Learning Center Arts & Science Room. Patrons are seated in the middle of the room surrounded by artwork from local artists. In this way art literally “embraces” the words spoken by emerging writers who read excerpts from their work from a podium. Program dates are June 18, July 23, and Oct. 29 (Costume Program). We invite emerging writers and visual artists to register online if they are interested in participating. Programs run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. where emerging writers read from their work, artists speak about their art and there is an audience Q&A. Reception follows outdoors in the Library Courtyard,

Through July 9th

Art Gallery at Wilder: The Lamorinda Arts Council hosts Carrie Vanhouten as the featured artist at their solo Art Gallery in Wilder through July 9. The theme for her show is “Positivity.” Meet the artist at a reception in her honor on Sunday June 19 from 2:30 to 5 p.m. where light refreshments will be served. Vanhouten is hosting an interactive Community Collage event – join the fun! Visit https://lamorindaarts.org/
galleries-current/ for more information and to access her virtual gallery. For directions to the reception visit https://lamorindaarts.org/

Tuesday, June 21st

Literature ~ Join Diablo Writers’ Workshop on Tuesday, June 21 at Orinda Books for Solstice, a celebration of the five-year anniversary of this growing writers’ community. The evening will kick off at 6 p.m. and highlight readings by Monica Brar, Jim Gunshinan, Maria Rowland, Pat Rudebusch, Joan Smith and Yolanda Yoosten. There will be a raffle for some fun writing and reading swag, plus cake!

Tuesday, June 21st

Creekside Commons Presents: Summer Solstice Tuesday, June 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Come celebrate the start of summer on this the longest day. Live music with Dougie Free, Classic Taco Truck, Summer Sangria, a chance to meet your local farmers and fisheries, sunshine balloon hats, tattoos and a sunburst craft project for kids. Creekside Commons Courtyard and grounds in Lafayette. 1035 Carol Lane. Donations and drink vouchers at the door or visit Creekside Commons.org to pre-purchase and for more info.

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Lamorinda Events! June 10-16, 2022 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/lamorinda-events/lamorinda-events-june-10-16-2022/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 03:38:26 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8286 Date & Tile: Saturday, June 11, 2022 – 2 pm Family Day: Chill Out, Make Art with Dr. E and Friends Location: Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94556 View a map and get […]

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Date & Tile: Saturday, June 11, 2022 – 2 pm

Family Day: Chill Out, Make Art with Dr. E and Friends

Location: Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94556 View a map and get directions.
Description: 

Enjoy a hands-on art making adventure exploring light and shadow at Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art (MoA) courtyard Saturday, June 11. Children and their families are invited to partake in an afternoon of family art making and integrated learning with creator and facilitator Dr. E and Friends. Supplies are included and FREE snacks will be provided for all participants. FREE wine and beer will be available for adults and caretakers over 21. 

Dr. E also known as Everett L. Louis, Ph.D, is a musician, teaching artist, and adjunct assistant professor at Saint Mary’s College of California in teacher education. Learn more about his art and integrated learning strategies at: https://www.doctoreandfriends.org/

June 11-12, starting at 11am – 6pm

East Bay Open Studios is an annual, free and family-friendly, self-guided tour of artist studios and exhibition spaces throughout the East Bay (Alameda and Contra Costa Counties) in over 12 different cities.

Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Orinda Community Park, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda

Orinda Rotary is sponsoring “Opera in the Park” for the 12th year. This spectacular free event features Festival Opera singing and Broadway music. Bring friends or the entire family along with a blanket and chair. Enjoy the food and drink trucks provided adjacent to the event. Visit Opera in the Park for more information.

Fridays and Saturdays through July 2, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m.

Location: Orinda Starlight Village Players – Towards Zero now open.

Regular admission: $20, Senior/Children: $10. Tickets are available at the Box Office, call (925) 528-9225 or email info@orsvp.org for reservations. Outdoor Theater, Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way.

Every Sunday in June and July at 8 a.m. starting June 5th

Sunday Strong! Free summer fitness classes at Moraga Commons begin June 5.  Presented by MCF, with the sponsorship of the Town of Moraga Department of Parks and Recreation. This program is free and will be held every Sunday in June and July at 8 a.m. on the grassy area near the intersection of St Mary’s Road and Moraga Rd. Schedule: June 12 Flow Yoga; June 19 Tai Chi; June 26 Mat Pilates; July3 Bootcamp; July 10 Flow Yoga; July 17 Mat Pilates; July 24 Bootcamp. See Moragacommunityfoundation.org to register and see our amazing instructor’s bios.

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On Trend Bathroom Updates https://thebeaubellegroup.com/home-tips/on-trend-bathroom-updates/ Thu, 09 Jun 2022 23:30:37 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8252 Thinking of updating your bathroom? Well, we’re here to share with you some trends you may want to consider. Additional Trends: Wood Accents: Everyone is loving natural stained wood on cabinets, but mixed with painted cabinets is even better! Whether […]

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Thinking of updating your bathroom? Well, we’re here to share with you some trends you may want to consider.

Additional Trends:

Wood Accents: Everyone is loving natural stained wood on cabinets, but mixed with painted cabinets is even better! Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, game room or laundry room, you can’t go wrong. White oak is still on trend and darker woods like walnut are starting to trend as well.

Freestanding Tubs: The clean lines and no fuss of a freestanding tub continues to be the rage. Our go to brands are Victoria and Albert, Kohler and MAAX.

Two Showerheads: We are seeing showers become bigger and bigger so installing multiple showerheads is not only a luxury but adds value to your home. We like to install two showerheads, but other good combinations are one showerhead and one handheld showerhead, or two of each. We’re not installing as many rain bird showerheads as we use to.

Heated Floors: Winter mornings and cold tile will make you wish you had a heated floor. This is something we typically install in primary and guest bathrooms.

Floating Vanities: Floating vanities use to be synonymous with modern but now we’re using them in all styles of homes. They’re the perfect space saving and room expanding trick; hardware will make the vanity more modern or transitional.

Wallpaper in Bathrooms: I know what you’re thinking, wallpaper in the bathroom? Yes, we think you should go big, bold and beautiful!! There are so many different options on the market today from peal and stick for ease, vinyl if you’re worried about moisture or designer and hand painted for a custom look, these last two are perfect for a powder bathroom.

Have fun updating your bathrooms!

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Lamorinda Events June 3 -9, 2022 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/lamorinda-events/lamorinda-events-june-3-9-2022/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 04:46:25 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8217 Sunday June 5th, from 12pm – 3pm Welcome to the Garden Monarch Habitat at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga. Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 pm Gold Coast Chamber Players concert Seriously Mozart, elegant-dramatic-playful. Pre-concert interactive experience at 7 p.m. Don […]

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Sunday June 5th, from 12pm – 3pm

Welcome to the Garden Monarch Habitat at Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga.

Saturday, June 4, at 7:30 pm

Gold Coast Chamber Players concert Seriously Mozart, elegant-dramatic-playful. Pre-concert interactive experience at 7 p.m. Don Tatzin Community Hall at the Lafayette Library, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. The concert will be recorded for online viewing beginning June 7. TICKETS $15-45; Online: www.gccpmusic.com, by phone: (925) 283-3728.

Wednesday June 8th, from 11am – 12pm

Bubble Palooza at Moraga Commons Park.

June – August 2022, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm

June 9th: Summer Concert Series at Moraga Commons Bandshell featuring Midnight Flyer, an Eagles Tribute Band.

MEANWHILE IN ORINDA:

Thursday, June 9th, from 5pm – 8pm

Food trucks!! Orinda Community Center – 28 Orinda Way. There will be 2 – 4 savory trucks, plus 1 dessert in addition to 1 beer & wine truck. To find out which food trucks will be present or for more information visit, https://www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/#calendar. Don’t worry, if you have a few picky eaters in your family please venture out and enjoy a plate from one of your local restaurants.

And, to accompany the food trucks, Summer Concerts in the Park!

Saturday, June 4th, from 2pm – 4pm

Lamorinda Bees is teaming up with the Mt Diablo Beekeepers Association and holding an open house to show how honey is harvested. They will hold the event with drop-in hours from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at the Moraga Library. It will offer the chance to see how honey is extracted from the comb, processed and then jarred. They will have honey for sale, an observation hive to show what the bees are doing inside the hive, and volunteers to talk to the community in case you are interested in starting a backyard beehive. This event will be held indoors due to the bees smelling the honey while being harvested. Please follow @lamorinda_bees on Instagram for more details as it gets closer. You can email: saepullen@gmail.com with any questions.

June 4th, at 9am

Lafayette Community Day ~ Lafayette Community Foundation (LCF), in partnership with the City of Lafayette and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce, presents Lafayette Community Day on June 4 at 9 a.m. Volunteers check in at Plaza Park (the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd and Moraga Road), enjoy breakfast snacks, donate canned goods to the White Pony Express food drive for Ukrainian refugees and receive their T-shirt. At 9:15 a.m., the welcome rally begins followed by team leaders and volunteers heading out to work on projects throughout the community. At 12:30 p.m., everyone returns to the park for lunch, a collaborative community-wide art project, a small nonprofit fair, other fun activities, music from the band Traveling Wilburys Revue! LafayetteCommunityDay.org to sign up.

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Lamorinda Happening About Town: May 27 – June 2, 2022 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/lamorinda-events/lamorinda-happening-about-town-may-27-june-2-2022/ Sat, 28 May 2022 03:56:36 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8074 FOOD TRUCKS GALORE Thursday June 2nd from 5pm – 8pm Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way There will be two to four savory trucks, one dessert truck and one beer and wine truck. To find out which food trucks will […]

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FOOD TRUCKS GALORE

Thursday June 2nd from 5pm – 8pm

Orinda Community Center, 28 Orinda Way

There will be two to four savory trucks, one dessert truck and one beer and wine truck. To find out which food trucks will be present or for more information
visit, https://www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/#calendarhttps://www.tasteoftheworldmarket.com/#calendar.

And, to accompany the food trucks:

SUMMER CONCERT IN THE PARK

Orinda Community Center Park from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

FARMER’S MARKET

Lafayette

Every Sunday from 9:00 am. – 1:00 pm

Location: South BART parking lot off of Happy Valley Road.

May – August ~ Go to Sustainable Lafayette for more info.

Moraga

Every Sunday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Corner of Moraga Road and Moraga Way, in the Moraga Center parking lot – 40+ farmers and vendors

Orinda

Every Saturday from 9am – 1pm, open year round

Location: Orinda Way in front of Rite Aid and the Community Park.

SUMMER READING SCAVENGER HUNT

Tuesday and Wednesday, May 31st – June 1st at the Lafayette Library.
This summer, Read Beyond the Beaten Path. Beginning June 1, sign up with
Beanstack to track your participation. Print your own reading passport or
visit your local library to pick one up. The whole family can have an
adventurous summer of reading, outdoor activities, and exciting virtual
programs. Everyone who completes summer reading wins prizes, including a
free book, and is entered into a drawing for a chance to win more amazing
prizes.
https://ccclib.org/summerhttps://ccclib.org/summer/

EXHIBITIONS AT ST MARY’S COLLEGE

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2pm
Location: Saint Mary’s College Museum of Art, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga, CA 94563
Description: Join the Museum of Art for a student-led tour of the current spring exhibitions.

BAY AREA KIDFEST

Saturday & Sunday, May 28th – 29th, 10am – 6pm

Monday, May 30th, Memorial Day, 10am – 5pm

A full lineup of attractions, activities, jam-packed entertainment, KidFest marketplace, rides, food and fun!
Location: Mt. Diablo High School, 2450 Grant St.

On-site vehicle parking is $5 with plenty of free street parking around the festival site. www.KidFestConcord.com

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Light Up Your Room with the Ultimate Style Piece https://thebeaubellegroup.com/home-tips/light-up-your-room-with-the-ultimate-style-piece/ Fri, 27 May 2022 01:45:10 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=8053 So many people think of furniture, rugs or even window covering as the one thing that will make their room come to life, but we feel lighting is the jewelry that will make your room sparkle. Not only is it […]

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So many people think of furniture, rugs or even window covering as the one thing that will make their room come to life, but we feel lighting is the jewelry that will make your room sparkle. Not only is it beautiful because of how is casts a light on a space, it also gets your eye to look up, since most lights hang anywhere from 72″ or higher from the floor, this will expand the room. In a different post we’ll dive into how to properly illuminate a room, but in this one we want to discuss the aesthetic beauty of the fixture. Pictured above is one of our favorite kitchen island pendants by E.F. Chapman called Country Industrial Large Pendant in Polished Nickel. We love how the informal country design is juxtaposed by the formal polished nickel finish giving the fixture an unexpected look. You can find this fixture at Circalighting.com. Choose a fixture with personality, don’t play it safe with that brushed nickle fixture! Remember, dull is boring and reflective is fun! Now, go out and make your room memorable with the ultimate lighting piece! If you’re not sure you’re on the right track feel free to reach out to us for a quick thumbs up or thumbs down. Happy shopping!!

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Lamorinda Real Estate Report – April 2022 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/market-insights/lamorinda-real-estate-report-april-2022/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 15:54:16 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=7339 The Lamorinda Market Review for April 2022. The market remained severely overheated in Q1, as this post will indicate. However, as of March 31st, mortgage interest rates have skyrocketed 50% in 2022. Read our post to learn more about the market conditions in our beautiful community, Lamorinda.

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Make Your Art Shine https://thebeaubellegroup.com/home-tips/make-your-art-shine/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 01:46:18 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=7108 Since remodeling continues to be a hot topic we thought it would be fun to share one of Kellie’s favorite design updates, one that will make your home designer worthy! In this classic paneled office she couldn’t resist adding a […]

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Since remodeling continues to be a hot topic we thought it would be fun to share one of Kellie’s favorite design updates, one that will make your home designer worthy! In this classic paneled office she couldn’t resist adding a hand rubbed antique brass art light to help bring attention to the homeowners beautiful art piece. There are hardwired, plug-in and battery operated options. The light pictured here is hardwired, this means it is a permanent fixture and was installed by a licensed electrician. Rule of thumb when it comes to light size vs frame size: light should be approximately half the size of your frame, so if your frame is 24″ wide, then your light would be 12″.

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Lamorinda Real Estate Report – January 2022 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/market-insights/lamorinda-real-estate-report-january-2022/ Thu, 03 Feb 2022 23:38:26 +0000 https://thebeaubellegroup.com/?p=6225 The Lamorinda 2021 Market Review. Looking back at one of the highest demand markets in history and what to expect for Q1 of the 2022 housing market.

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