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Moraga Community Faire coming up

By Sam Richards
Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 1:31 pm in Uncategorized.

Here’s a good reason for a short trip to Moraga on May 14 or, if you already live there, to stay close to home:

MORAGA — The fifth annual Moraga Community Faire will be held May 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rheem Shopping Center.

Classic cars, arts and crafts, children’s activities, music and a chance to sample Lamorinda wines and local restaurant cuisine are all part of the faire. Music will include performances by some favorite local groups, including the East Bay Banjo Club, the Oak Grove Bluegrass Family and Littledog2, along with students from the Campolindo Chorus and the JM Ensemble. There will also be opportunities to buy arts, crafts and jewelry from a wide variety of artists, and to taste a variety of wines made by Moraga’s own Parkmon Vineyards and Captain Family Vineyards. Also, you can meet members of the Lamorinda Wine Growers Association and learn about how they grow grapes and make wine in their own backyards.

This year’s Classic Car Show, which takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will highlight trophy cars owned by area residents and introduce attendees to the owners who have so carefully restored them.

The Moraga Juniors is once again sponsoring a sidewalk chalk art contest, and up to 100 individuals or teams of individuals ages 3 to 18 can enter. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. the day of the event, and young artists can work on their entries between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The theme this year is “The Seasons of Moraga,” and prizes will be awarded to winners in each age group: 3-4, 5-8, 9-12 & 13-18.

In addition there will be a free climbing wall, two bounce houses and plenty of other activities for children.

The Moraga Community Faire is organized and sponsored by the Moraga Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Town of Moraga. The Moraga Country Club is this year’s premier sponsor. For more information, visit www.moragachamber.org/faire.

– Sam Richards

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