Lamorinda's Best

Events

  • Oscar Party at the New Rheem Theatre -- 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Red Carpet arrival, photo opportunities, live music, dancing, dinner, Oscar telecast on the big screen, gift bags, souvenir wine glass, auctions and door prizes. 350 Park St., Moraga. $100-$125. 925-388-0752, www.lamorindatheatres.com.

  • Crab Feed and Dance -- 6-11 p.m. Feb. 2. Bring your appetites and dancing shoes. Music provided by popular DJ. Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School St., Moraga. $10-$40. 925-672-6799.

    Classes

  • 'Acting from the Ground Up' -- 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays through March 25. Veteran actor Richard Farrell will conduct this class geared toward beginners as well as more experienced performers wishing to work on their acting skills. Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Marys Road, Lafayette. 925-284-2232, www.lafayetterec.org.

    Seniors

  • Lafayette Senior Services, '

    Document Your Life Story' -- 1-3 p.m. Feb. 6, 20, March 6, 20. If you have wanted to write the stories, memories and experiences of your life but haven't known where to start, wait no longer. Michael will guide you through the process of leaving a living history for future generations. Included will be an optional outing to Saint Mary's for its Creative Writing Reading Series. $1-$3. Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Marys Road, Lafayette. 925-284-5050.

    Galleries

  • Jade Fon Painters Exhibit and Tribute to Jade Fon -- Feb. 2-28. Reception 2:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 10. The Jade Fon Painters, a long-established group of local artists named in honor of well-known teacher and mentor Jade Fon, are having an exhibit of their paintings and artwork. The artists, many of whom have been painting together for 29 years since studying under Fon, enjoy painting weekly on location throughout the Bay Area. The exhibit will include a retrospective tribute acknowledging the influence, teaching and guidance by Jade Fon, and will include some of his paintings, sketches, art materials, quotes and personal mementos. Orinda Library Gallery, 124 Orinda Way, Orinda. 925-254-2184.

    Meetings

  • Sons in Retirement Lamorinda Branch 171 -- 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Feb. 6. Following lunch, Dr. Ahmad Ghoreishi will discuss US-Iran relations. Holy Trinity Culture Center, 1700 School St., Moraga. 925-376-7724.

    Music

  • The Cantare Con Vivo, 'Someone to Watch Over Me' -- 4 p.m. Feb. 10. This Valentine's Day celebration pairs fine wines and desserts with vocal artistry. Song selection includes "All of Me," "The Way We Were," "Someone to Watch Over Me," and other classic love songs. Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. $35-$240. 510-836-0789, www.cantareconvivo.org.

    Workshops

  • Divorce Options Workshop -- 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 9 (repeated the second Saturday of every month.). An informational seminar for those wishing to learn more about the process of divorce. Understand the legal, financial, psychological and social issues of divorce. Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church 49 Knox Drive, Room 201, Lafayette. $45. 925-943-7456, divorceoptions.eastbay@gmail.com.

    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.