Lamorinda's Best

Events

  • 13th Annual Bookies Award Dinner, a Celebration of Books and People Who Love Them -- 6-8 p.m. March 21. Melanie Gideon, author of "Wife 22 and The Slippery Year," will be guest speaker. The evening includes dinner, wine and a silent auction. Lafayette Park Hotel, 3287 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. $60. To purchase tickets by credit or debit card, call Fremont Bank at 510-723-5811. Or pay by check or cash at Project Second Chance, 75 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill. 925-927-3250, www.ccclib.org/psc.

  • Orinda's Rotary's Annual Spring Egg Hunt -- 10:45 a.m. March 30. A favorite for parents of toddlers, kindergartners and young children up to age 7 only. Features over 1000 eggs, 40-plus prizes and photos with "Big Bunny." Light refreshments will be available for the kids, along with coffee and pastries for the grown-ups. Plan to arrive early and be sure to bring a basket. Orinda Community Center Park, 28 Orinda Way, Orinda. 925-254-2445.

  • Awesome Day at Camp Awesome -- 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 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 including dodge ball and soccer. Campers must bring a lunch. Early care and aftercare are available. 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette. $43. 925-284-2232, www.lafayetterec.org.


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    Meetings

  • Moraga Garden Club -- 9:30 a.m. social hour, 10 a.m. March 21. Patrick Lannan a garden designer for the Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, will present container gardens, indoor and outdoor works of art. Holy Trinity Cultural Center, 1700 School St., Moraga. Linda Foley: 925-376 2809.

  • Moraga Historical Society, 'The SS Stephen Hopkins' -- 7:30 p.m. March 21. Steven Gilford, Kaiser shipyard expert, will present The S.S. Stephen Hopkins, a gallant ship. Gilford was educated at Yale University and is the author of the recently published book "Build'em by the Mile, Cut em' off by the Yard: How Henry Kaiser and the Rosies Helped Win World War II." The S.S. Stephen Hopkins was built in Richmond and manned by a crew predominantly from Northern California. Moraga Library, Community Room, 1500 St. Marys Road. 925-377-8734.

    Food/Wine

  • Bunny Brunch -- 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 30. Family fun awaits you at the annual Bunny Brunch. Ticket price includes a pancake breakfast, an engaging and entertaining children's show put on by "Sheriff of Fun" Michael Goldstein, an exciting egg hunt for the kids, ARF's Pet Hug Pack and a visit from the Big Bunny. 500 St. Marys Road, Lafayette. $7-$9. Reservations needed. 925-284-2232, www.lafayetterec.org.

    Workshops

  • 'Speaking Fearlessly' -- 6:45-9 p.m. March 26. Experienced speakers looking to refine their presentation/speaking skills. Lafayette. More information, www.transitionpoint.org.

    Seniors

  • Lafayette Senior Services --

    Book Club 1-3 p.m. 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.

    Document Your Life Story 1-3 p.m. March 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. You will be guided 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. Lafayette Community Center, 500 Saint Mary's Road, Lafayette. 925-284-5050.

    If you have a one-time event to run in the Best of the Sun calendar please 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.