Lamorinda's Best

Auditions

  • Contra Costa Children's Chorus: 3:45 p.m. May 29. Auditions and placement interviews for the fall semester open to boys and girls ages 7-15. The newest class, MetroGnomes, is now accepting children ages 5-6 years old; no interview necessary. The choirs rehearse at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Lane, Lafayette. For information, call 925-945-7101, email rontdesk@childrenschorus.org, or go to www.childrenschorus.org.

    Exhibits

  • Lafayette Gallery Artist's Market -- 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18. The gallery will transform the picnic area and parking lot into an outdoor marketplace for the Lafayette Gallery Artist's Market exhibiting, demonstrating and selling artwork. Lafayette Gallery members will be there, along with outside artists -- a total of 12 to 14 artists. Exhibits will showcase photography, fine art, a weaver, candles, garden art and more. The artists will be demonstrating their technique at the market -- watch, learn and enjoy. Admission free. For information, call 925-284-2788, or go to www.lafayettegallery.net.

    Fundraiser

  • 'Walk for Wishes' East Bay: Registration and breakfast 8-9 a.m.; 5K walk begins 9 a.m.; food, entertainment 10-11 a.m. June 1. Walk for Wishes is a family-friendly event that is a moderately easy and both wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. The event features fun activities and entertainment, with a focus on wishes and wish kids. Honor or remember a loved one by dedicating your walk to them, or simply walk in support of all Bay Area wish children. Check out the Awards for Walkers incentives. Adults $25, children $15, by May 20; $20-$30 after May 20. Saint Mary's College, 1928 St. Marys Road, Moraga. For registration and information, go to www.sf.wish.org.

    Music

  • The Contra Costa Branch of Music Teachers' Association of California, 'Honoring Our High School Seniors' -- 7:30 p.m. May 19. Sixteen performers will be honored for their achievement of excellence in music throughout high school. Admission is free; tax-deductible donations are appreciated. Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.

    Seniors

  • Fifth annual Lamorinda Senior Health Faire -- 1-4 p.m. May 21. The Lamorinda Senior Faire, organized by Senior Helpers of Contra Costa and co-sponsored by the Moraga Recreation Department, has a total of 10 presentations including keynote address by radio host Kira Reginato, on "Sherpas for Aging: Climbing the Mountain with Help." Activities include complimentary food and refreshments provided by Whole Foods, entertainment featuring the LaSalle Street Jazz Band and prizes. Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga. Admission is free. For reservations, call Senior Helpers, 925-376-9900.

  • Self-Discovery and Aging Creative Writing Workshop: 3-5 p.m. May 24. Judith Rathbone, creative writing and English instructor, guides you in an exploration of how to write about issues around aging, emotion and perception -- or get support to write on any topic. Sessions include writing prompts, feedback, encouragement, and information about the world of writers, writing, and publishing. Lafayette Senior Services, Cedar Room, 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette. Members $1; nonmembers $3. For information and registration, call 925-284-5050.

    Theater

  • William Shakespeare's 'Measure for Measure:' Preview performances 8 p.m. May 23 and 24. The story is set in a fictionalized Vienna, where the local government instates laws to control a populace that it feels has fallen into moral decay. Best suited for adults and teens. Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St., Lafayette. $25-$29. For tickets and additional performance dates, call 925-283-1557, or go to www.TownHallTheatre.com.

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