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Moraga’s 4th of July fireworks

The Town of Moraga is once again planning to put on a fireworks show the night of the 4th of July and is still looking for more donations to ensure it is a show similar to those in the past.

The town’s goal is to raise $23,000 to cover the expenses of the show, and as of Thursday, only $12,474 had been raised.

To donate to the Town of Moraga’s 4th of July fireworks show, send a check to: Town of Moraga, Attn: Buy-a-Rocket, 2100 Donald Drive, Moraga, CA 94556. You can also donate online at

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011
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Moraga Summer Concert Series

The Moraga Summer Concert Series, which has become increasingly more popular each year, is back for the summer of 2011. The concerts are held in the bandshell at the Moraga Commons Park every Thursday during the summer from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The concerts are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are for sale at the concerts, but you are also welcome to bring your food and drinks to enjoy while watching the concerts from the hill.

For more information, visit the Moraga Park Foundation website at

Upcoming concerts:
June 16 – Rukatan
June 23 –  Gator Beat

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
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Moraga to share bandshell plans

The Moraga Park Foundation will host an event this Thursday to unveil the plans for the Moraga Bandshell at the Moraga Commons Park. The plans include an expansion and renovation of the food service facilities.

The event will take place from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hacienda de las Flores, located at 2100 Donald Drive.

In addition to the unveiling of the plans, there will also be wine and snacks available.

The event is open to the public, and all local citizens interested in the plans are encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit the Town of Moraga’s website at or send an email to

Posted on Monday, April 11th, 2011
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Bocce ball continues to grow

A plan is in the works to bring two additional bocce ball courts to the Moraga Commons Park, continuing the local bocce ball craze. The final plans are to be submitted to the Town of Moraga within a few weeks with a potential approval coming shortly thereafter.

The two new bocce ball courts would go where the horseshoe pits currently are located. The horseshoe pits are rarely used, and the citizens proposing the plan believe bocce ball courts would get more use.

Tee box number five on the frisbee golf course would also be moved to fit the bocce ball courts.

Posted on Wednesday, March 16th, 2011
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Moraga Summer Concert Series starts tomorrow

The increasingly popular Moraga Summer Concert Series kicks off Thursday night with its first concert of the summer.

Each Thursday during the summer, the Moraga Commons Park will host a concert from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The concerts are free to the public. While a snack bar is open for the duration of the concerts, attendees are also welcome to bring food of their own to enjoy while sitting on the hillside. Concert attendees typically bring either blankets to sit on or chairs.

The opening concert will feature the country band Big Rain. The concert on June 24 will feature Plastic Onion, a Beatles tribute band.

Posted on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
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Summer concert series coming soon

Orinda’s Summer Concerts in the Park will begin on Sunday, June 6, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., with a concert by The Mike Vax Jazz Orchestra. Following that up will be the regular Tuesday Night Series, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday, starting on June 22 with the band Pacific Coast. The band The Crises will perform on June 29. All concerts will be held in the Orinda Community Park.

The Moraga Summer Concert Series starts up on Thursday, June 17, with a show by the band Big Rain. The Moraga concerts are every Thursday, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Moraga Commons Park.

Those attending the free concerts are always welcome to bring picnic dinners to enjoy while listening to the music.

Posted on Sunday, May 30th, 2010
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Future of Moraga concerts in doubt

The most recent lawsuit filed by neighbors of the Moraga Commons Park regarding the sound levels of concerts at the park has resulted in the court ordering that an Environmental Impact Report be done.

The court’s order threatens the future of the very popular summer concert series, which has become a regular event for many local families.

The Town of Moraga will file an appeal on the ruling. As a result of the appeal, the court’s decision will be stayed. Therefore, this upcoming summer’s concerts will go on as planned.

The Town of Moraga and the neighbors of the Commons have been battling since 2005 when the first lawsuit regarding the noise levels from concerts was filed.

Posted on Thursday, May 6th, 2010
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Movie in the park

The Moraga Commons Park will host an outdoor movie screening of the movie “Up” on Friday night. The movie is scheduled to start around 8:20 p.m. to allow for darkness.

The movie screening is open to the public and is free to attend. Food and beverages will be available at the movie, or those attending can bring their own food as well.

In addition to the movie, a raffle will be held with a variety of prizes including copies of the movie “Up.” Raffle tickets will be available before the movie starts.

If you have any questions, call Melanie Giedlin at (925) 878-1457.

Posted on Sunday, April 25th, 2010
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Moraga Pear Harvest this weekend

The Moraga Pear Harvest will take place this Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on both days. The Harvest happens at the corner of Camino Pablo and Canyon Road.

The pears that are picked can be donated to the Contra Costa Community Bank or taken home.

Tools to pick the pears will be available all day. If you plan on participating, it is suggested that you wear sturdy shoes as the terrain is loose and uneven.

The annual Moraga Pear Festival is also not too far away. It will take place Sept. 26 at the Moraga Commons.

Posted on Thursday, July 30th, 2009
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Watch fireworks at the Moraga Commons

The Fourth of July is one day when Lamorinda really comes together as a community to celebrate our national holiday. While the fireworks show at the Moraga Commons may not be as high budget as shows in San Francisco, it is a unique event where the sense of community can really be felt.

The night portion of Moraga’s Fourth of July Celebration will start at 6:45 p.m. when local singer Amanda McDowell will sing the National Anthem.

Music will be played by Larry Lynch and the Mob from 7:00 p.m. until the fireworks begin. The fireworks are tentatively scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m., but that time can vary depending on how fast it gets dark.

A food booth is also open at the event until 9:00 p.m.

Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
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