Lamorinda's Best

Religious happenings

  • Community Christmas Celebration -- 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Celebrate the birth of Christ and all that His life on earth means for you. During the candlelight celebration, hear the Christmas story anew and songs of the season. Afterward, meet others from the area while enjoying some sweet treats. Refuge Community Church, 155 Moraga Road, Moraga. 925-942-1000.

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  • Savvy Social Security Planning -- 6:45-8 p.m. Jan. 16. After being told for years that Social Security is "going broke," baby boomers realize it will soon be their turn to collect. This informative seminar covers the basics of Social Security and reveals strategies for maximizing your benefits. Ages 55 and up. 500 St. Marys Road, Lafayette. $28. 925-284-2232, www.lafayetterec.org.

    Events

  • Boy Scout Troop 224's Annual Christmas tree lot -- Daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. until they sell out. Choose from noble fir, grand fir, Douglas fir and Nordmann. Delivery available in Lamorinda for a nominal fee (free to seniors). Holiday decor and garland also available for purchase. 3900 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette. http://www.facebook.com/Troop224Lafayette


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  • Christian Business Women's Connection -- 7:15-8:30 a.m. Dec. 13. Speaker Veronica Scheers about "Don't Tell God How Big Your Problems Are; Tell Your Problems How Big Your God Is." Sunrise Bistro, 1559 Botelho Drive, Walnut Creek. $16.50. 925-939-2710.

  • Jingle Bell 5K/10K and Kids Dash to Santa -- 9 a.m. Dec. 15. There will be Jingle Bells to pin to your shirt or shoes. So, you bring your Santa Hat and pin on the Bells and we'lljJingle along, All the Way Home. The race will be on a closed course, beginning at the San Pablo Dam boat launch ramp, at the San Pablo Reservoir located at the Orinda entrance (not the El Sobrante entrance) to the reservoir. No cars will be allowed into the reservoir after 8:40 a.m.; the gates will be closed. Same-day registration will be from 7 to 8:45 a.m. The San Pablo/Orinda Reservoir, Orinda. http://wolfpackevents.com/calendar/142.

  • Fifth annual "Free Photo With Santa" event -- 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 15. Families will receive a free photo and frame. Enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, healthful snacks, and candy canes. Children will be able to color holiday pages or make a craft. Everyone is welcome. 5A Rent-A-Space, 455 Moraga Road, Suite F, Moraga

  • Crab feed to benefit Sentinels of Freedom -- 5 p.m. Jan. 5. Menu: Marinated crab, plain crab, garlic bread, salad, pasta and dessert. A kids' menu of pizza or mac and cheese and juice will also be provided depending on the number of kids in attendance. One water, soda or iced tea per person. Red and white wine will be provided with dinner; you may also bring your own wine. Two full bars will be open all night. DJ Music will be Provided by DJ Bogenius and Live Jazz by the Dave Parker Quartet. Entertainment for kids will include balloons, face painting and games. Lafayette Community Center, 500 Saint Mary's Road, Lafayette. $20-$50. Alex Lerner, 925-998-8953 or Andy Boggeri 510-919-1074.

    If you have a one-time event to run in the Best of the Sun calendar, send two weeks in advance to Lamorinda's Best, c/o the Times, P.O. Box 8099, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-8099, or e-mail to ccsun@bayareanewsgroup.com. For a news release form, contact Lisa Herendeen, 925-945-4785.