This Month in Lamorinda – July 2016

Fourth of July Parade – 10am July 4th – Downtown Orinda – Get a spot early, they close the freeway exits 30 minutes before the parade starts.


Fourth of July Dance Party and Fireworks – Moraga Commons – Concert and Dance Party at 7pm – Fireworks at 9:30pm


Country Carnival – Downtown Walnut Creek – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Music, games, food –


Summer Movies in the Park – Orinda Community Park (Movies begin at dusk) – Hotel Transylvania 2 on July 7 – Cinderella on July 21


Orinda Theater Square Kids Club – Free Shows 11am on Thursdays – An Action Science Adventure on July 7 – A Sing-a-Long on July 14 – Lizard Lady’s Reptiles on July 21 – Jungle Joe’s Puppets on July 28


Lafayette Community Center Shows – 11am on Wednesdays ($5 per child) – A Variety Show on July 6 – Juggling on July 13 – Boswick the Clown on July 20 – Captain Jack Spareribs on July 27


Cheveron Family Theater Festival – July 16th – Lesher Center for the Arts – A full day of family entertainment including “The Wizard of Oz,” “Star Wars”, and “Princesses Live.” Tickets are $5 and a full schedule is here:


Family Camp Out – July 23rd-24th – Rancho Laguna Park in Moraga – Games, crafts, campfires, s’mores and dinner. You’ll need your own tents and sleeping bags – Register by July 18 at



xo, lacey




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Milestones – only one in diapers

Only one of these kids wears diapers!!! Hooray! After two weeks of dry pull-ups in the morning, Numero Uno slept in underpants last night and I couldn’t be prouder. She’s four and a half, so I’m not winning any potty training awards over here but I’m thrilled we finally made it to the diaper-free zone with one kid.

Also, they slept together for a few hours last night and looked so sweet. It made me want to try putting them in the same room again.
xo, lacey 

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This Weekend around Lamorinda // June 10-June 12

Here are the local events this weekend, in case you are looking for something to do:
  • Second night of Rock the Plaza (every Friday in June) – A live band (The Megatones) starts at 6:30 in the Lafayette Plaza Park. Bring a picnic dinner, grab hot dogs and burgers from the Rotary booth, or grab dinner to go from the newly opened Sideboard. 
  • Annual Sand Castle and Sculpture Contest at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. Families can get creative and plan a sandy sculpture of their very own or come admire the amazing work by others. Sand can start moving as early as 9 a.m. and viewing and judging begin at noon. Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Crab Cove Visitors Center in Alameda.
  • Storytime at Bel and Bunna Books – Did you know that there is a new children’s bookstore in town? Right behind Paxti’s Pizza. This Saturday morning Story Time sessions – they will be reading & talking about the next few chapters of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. 11am
  •  Lakeshore Learning Center has a craft for kids to drop in and create every Saturday from 11am-3pm. This Saturday is a rocket ship craft. 
  • Lamorinda Mom’s Group Summerfest – Orinda Community Park – 10am-1pm
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