Lamorinda's Best

Classes

  • Free Community Ukulele Class and Jam -- 2-4:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Class for beginners of all ages (no experience required) from 2-3 p.m. followed by a ukulele "jam" for beginners and intermediate players (teens/adults) from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Come for one class or stay for both and music is provided. People can bring their own ukulele or rent one for the class. 81 Lafayette Circle, Lafayette. $5 donation. 925-385-0963, www.lamorindamusic.com.

    Workshops

  • 'Speaking Fearlessly' -- 6:45-9 p.m. Feb. 19, for those new to public speaking. Or, 6:45-9 p.m. Feb. 26, for experienced speakers looking to refine their presentation and speaking skills. Lafayette. Call for address. 925-253-1223, www.transitionpoint.org.

    Meetings

  • Moraga Movers -- 11 a.m. Feb. 11. For active adults 55 and older. The after lunch speaker is local entertainer Mark Shaw. Saint Mary's College Soda Center, 1928 Saint Marys Road, Moraga. 925-376-6622, www.moragamovers.org.

  • Lamorinda Republican Women Federated -- Noon Feb. 21. Speaker Heather Gass will talk about "The Dark Side of Sustainable Development" and Agenda 21, viewed by some as the 21st Century plan for a "New World Order" through global governance. Men are welcome to participate. Orinda Country Club, 315 Camino Sobrante, Orinda. Reservations by Feb. 15. $25. Elsie Euing, 925-254-8617.

    Home and Garden

  • The Lafayette Community Garden and Outdoor Learning Center -- Now accepting new members for its new season from March through October, 2013. Located across from the Lafayette Reservoir entrance. For further information about the garden and to download a membership application, www.lafayettecommunitygarden.org or call Janet: 925-946-0563.

    Galleries

  • Jade Fon Painters Exhibit and Tribute to Jade Fon -- Through Feb. 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. Orinda Library Gallery, 124 Orinda Way, Orinda. 925-254-2184.

    Music

  • The Cantare Con Vivo presents "Someone to Watch Over Me"-- 4 p.m. Feb. 10. A Valentine's Day Celebration concert. This Valentine's Day celebration pairs fine wines and scrumptious desserts with superb vocal artistry to create a truly romantic evening. This year's song selection includes such favorites as "All of Me," "The Way We Were," "Someone to Watch Over Me" and other classic love songs that will set hearts aglow. Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road, Lafayette. $35-$240. 510-836-0789, www.cantareconvivo.org.

  • "Love is Here to Stay" Piano Jazz Concert -- 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Come celebrate the month of Valentine's Day. Songs from the Great American Songbook may include tunes by Gershwin, A. Jobim, Duke Ellington and Dave Brubeck, as interpreted by members of Contra Costa Performing Arts Society. Refreshments provided by Aegis of Moraga Assisted Living and Memory Care, and Nightingale Home Care. Lafayette Library, Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Boulevard. Reservations: 925-284-5050.

    If you have a one-time event that you wish 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 email to ccsun@bayareanewsgroup.com. For a news release form, contact Lisa Herendeen: 925-945-4785.