Town Hall with Congressman George Miller
Congressman George Miller will be in Orinda Saturday to discuss major issues facing Congress and their impacts on local communities.
The town hall meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the Orinda Library auditorium, 26 Orinda Way. Miller will also hold town halls in Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill following the Orinda meeting. The Walnut Creek meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. inside the Las Lomas High School multi-use room, 1460 S. Main St. The meeting in Pleasant Hill begins at noon in the multi-use room at Pleasant Hill Elementary School, 2097 Oak Park Blvd.
For more information, call 925-602-1880.
Youth writing and photography contest
The organizers of a youth writing and photography contest will begin accepting entries in November.
The Lafayette Youth Arts Society will begin accepting submissions Nov. 15 through its website, www.lafayetteyouthartssociety.com. Entries may also be dropped off at the Lafayette Library or Barnes and Noble in Walnut Creek.
There is a 1,000-word limit for written entries. Photos may be any size but should be submitted in a digital format. Additional information and entry details will be posted on the group's website on Nov. 15. There are no entry fees. The contest deadline is Jan. 15.
Judges include author Daniel Handler, also known as "Lemony Snicket" and landscape photographer Gary Crabbe.
For information, contact email@example.com.
'State of the Town' address Nov. 21
A state of the town address and volunteer recognition night will be held Nov. 21 at the Moraga Country Club.
The annual event will include an update of town issues, finances and activities by Mayor Dave Trotter. Exceptional community volunteers will also be honored.
The event begins at 6 p.m. at 1600 Saint Andrews Drive.
For information, visit ci.moraga.ca.us.
City seeking a new treasurer
The city of Orinda is accepting applications from residents interesting in serving as the city's treasurer.
The treasurer is appointed by the city council and is responsible for duties including overseeing the city's monies, bonds and securities; investing available funds and idle cash as guided by the city's investment policy; maintaining records of city investments and preparing reports.
Applicants should be familiar with state and city codes relating to public funds and have skills their investment. The two-year term expires Feb. 28, 2016.
Applications, a position description and copies of the city's investment policy are available at the city clerk's office, 22 Orinda Way. The deadline is Dec. 6.
For information, call 925-253-4221.
OIS' 'The Trial of Robin Hood' on Nov. 14-16
With two casts of 49 student performers and an additional 16 students serving on tech crew, Orinda Intermediate School's Bulldog Theater will stage its production of "The Trial of Robin Hood" at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, and at 3 and 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the OIS theater at 80 Ivy Drive in Orinda.
The town of Nottingham is busy preparing for May Day festivities when the ruthless Sheriff of Nottingham enters with Robin Hood, now captured. The sheriff wants to make an example of Robin Hood and hang him without a trial, but is surprised by the arrival of King Richard's judge who insists that the townsfolk have a voice. He asks them to re-enact Robin's adventures and the real hero of this classic tale is revealed.
Special pricing for Thursday performances is $3 for students and $6 for adults (open seating). Friday and Saturday performances, $8 standard, $10 premium (reserved seating). Tickets are available at www.showtix4u.com and at the door.
Get 'up close' at Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Lindsay Wildlife Museum introduces "Saturday Keeper Workshops" that let young animal lovers meet the museum's professional animal keepers, and learn how they do their jobs caring for the museum's resident animal ambassadors.
The next workshop will take place on Jan. 25 and will focus on mammals.
The workshop will take place at the museum, 1931 First Ave., in Walnut Creek. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information call 925-627-2913 or go to wildlife-museum.org.
Walnut Creek ice rink returns Nov. 15
Walnut Creek on Ice opens Nov. 15, and for its ninth year, the outdoor holiday ice rink will open with a Children's Winter Festival on Saturday Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The free event includes figure skating, live skating performances, face painting, balloon artist, refreshments, live entertainments and giveaways. The rink, located in Civic Park, is put on every year by the Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce and Walnut Creek Downtown. The rink's last day will be Jan. 12.
The rink will open at noon Monday through Friday and at 11 a.m. on weekends. It closes at 8 p.m. every day except Friday and Saturday, when it stays open until 11 p.m.
The price for admission depends on time and day and ranges from $11-$15 which includes a skate rental. Frequent skater passes are available. Birthday party and other private rentals are available for purchase. For more information and for holiday operating hours, go to www.IceSkateWanutCreek.com or call 925-935-7669.
-- Jennifer Modenessi and Sam Richards