Lamorinda's Best

Events

  • Lafayette Juniors Kitchen Tour: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18. Tour six unique Lafayette kitchens in homes ranging in style from farmhouse rustic to Mediterranean. Tickets are $40 with a box lunch available for $12. Proceeds benefit local nonprofit organizations. Tickets can be purchased from Douglah Designs or Premier Kitchens in Lafayette, or at www.lafayettejuniors.org.

  • 'Pop In at The Barn!' -- 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 4. The first of a series of events throughout the year will be an open house and market at the Moraga Barn. The event is free and will showcase the Barn's preferred vendors. The minimalistic and modern interior, warmed by natural light, offers a perfect canvas for all types of parties and events. Guests are free to explore the building in its entirety, including the glass bottom floor on the third level which gives the space an open feel. The venue includes high speed wireless Internet connectivity, partial kitchen and built-in bar. 925 Country Club Drive, Moraga. 925-822-4720.

    Exhibits

  • 'Divine Inspiration,' Saint Mary's College -- Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, through June 1. The Moraga Art Gallery presents a show highlighting paintings of Saint Mary's College by resident artist Barbara Hudler Cella and glass crochet bead work by guest artist Mona Bourell. 522 Center St., Moraga. 925-376-5407, www.moragaartgallery.com.

  • 'California Shades' -- 10 a.m.-8 p.m. May 1-31. Opening reception: 3:30-5:30 May 11. This exhibit of paintings by members of the Bay Area Studio Artists' depicts many of California's flora and fauna, people and places. Orinda Library, 24 Orinda Way. 925-254-2814.

    Music

  • The White Horse Youth Chorale Concert -- 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. May 4. The Meher Schools in Lafayette return to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek for two concerts with their 22 member chorus, comprised of second through fifth graders and school alumni. Featured numbers include "Seasons of Love" from Rent and Michael Jackson's "We Are the World," as well as songs written especially for the school, "Friendship" and "Learning to Work Together." Free. 925-938-9958, ellen@meherschools.org.

    Outdoors

  • Hike and Garden Fundraising Event -- 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 5. Wildlife biologist and naturalist Jim Hale will lead a natural and cultural history interpretive hike to Morgan Territory Regional Preserve. Meet at the preserve parking lot and staging area at 8:30 a.m. Walk begins at 9 a.m. Bring a lunch and plenty of liquids. Carpool from Lafayette Community Garden or meet at staging area. $30-$50. Proceeds benefit Lafayette Community Garden. Register: www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org, bethferee@comcast.net.

    Seniors

  • Lafayette Senior Services -- "Document Your Life Story," 1:30-2:30 p.m. May 8, 15. $1-$3. "Digital Camera 102 - Archiving Your Photos," 10:30 a.m.-noon May 8. $1-$3. Lafayette Community Center, 500 Saint Marys Road. 925-284-5050.

    Volunteers

  • Lafayette Volunteer Vacancies -- Several positions open. Contact Joanne Robbins, city clerk, for an application and information. 925-284-1968, www.ci.lafayette.ca.us.

    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.