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.

  • Awesome Day at Camp Awesome -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 15. Schools are taking the day off, so spend the day at Camp Awesome. Campers will enjoy doing an art project, playing in the game room and playing games like dodge ball and soccer. Campers must bring a lunch. Ages 4-14. Early care and aftercare are available. Lafayette Recreation, 500 St. Marys Road. $43. Reservations, 925-284-2232 or www.lafayetterec.org.

  • Pajama Jam -- 9:30 a.m. Feb. 23. Children are invited to wear their pajamas to the Pajama Jam, as well as donate new sleepwear in any size to children in need. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. concert by the Juice Box Heroes. Games and activities -- including a photo booth, tattoo art and face painting -- will keep little ones entertained throughout the morning. New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St., Moraga. $10. www.moragajuniors.org.

    Workshops

  • 'Speaking Fearlessly' -- 6:45-9 p.m. Feb. 19, for those new to speaking publicly, 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

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

    Seniors

  • Lafayette Senior Services --

    Document Your Life Story 1-3 p.m. Feb. 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 St. Mary's for their Creative Writing Reading Series. $1-$3.

    Book Club 1-3 p.m. Feb. 19, March 19. Looking for a good book to talk about with others? Join this brand-new, informal group of book lovers and enjoy enrichment, discussion, fellowship and refreshments. The books to be read will be decided at the first meeting, so bring your suggestions. Lafayette Community Center, 500 Saint Marys Road, Lafayette. 925-284-5050.

    Music

  • "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 Blvd. Reservations, 925-284-5050.

    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.