City of Lafayette, Town of Moraga, City of Orinda
Chambers of Commerce
The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer based organization serving the interests of the business community and with an ongoing commitment to the City of Lafayette. Since 1947, the Lafayette Chamber has grown to include more than 600 businesses and professionals in Lafayette and neighboring areas. It remains the principal advocate for the business community, working to promote businesses in town and encouraging new enterprises to locate here. Annual Chamber events include the Taste of Lafayette, the Lafayette Res Run for Education and the Lafayette Art & Wine Festival. Visit: LafayetteChamber.org.
The Orinda Chamber of Commerce is proud to serve the vibrant communities of Orinda, Lafayette, and Moraga through support and promotion of our local businesses. They have a membership of more than 200 business and professional men and women concerned with the well-being of the business community and the City as a whole. Visit: OrindaChamber.org.
The Moraga Chamber of Commerce is run by non-paid volunteers from the Moraga business community with the common goal of helping our town grow wisely. Their aim is to carefully consider the needs of families, educational organizations, businesses and town government. Visit: MoragaChamber.org.
Local News Agencies for Lamorinda
The Lamorinda Weekly is a free newspaper written for and by the citizens of Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda. Copies are distributed every two weeks to driveways throughout Lamorinda. Visit them online at LamorindaWeekly.com.
The Orinda News is a monthly publication with a circulation of 10,000. Published by the Orinda Association, the News is mailed to every house and business in Orinda as well as distributed in key locations throughout the city. To learn more visit: OrindaNews.org.
News24/680 Group is a collection of “Old School” journalists, tech-savvy “Young Turks,” and supporters – all dedicated to bringing local news to the people in an unfiltered and unflinching new way. Visit: News24-680.com.
Nixle keeps you up-to-date with relevant information from your local public safety departments & schools. Nixle’s mission is to enable secure communication channels to create safer and more informed communities. To sign up to receive this valuable alerts visit: Nixle.com.
Nextdoor is the free private social network for your neighborhood community. To join your neighborhood, visit: Nextdoor.com.
Theatres and Music
Lamorinda hosts two movie theatres – Rheem Theatre and the Orinda Theatre. For information and showtimes about the theatres as well as the California Independent Film Festival, visit www.lamorindatheatres.com.
Town Hall Theatre Company
The Town Hall Theatre Company, in the heart of Lafayette, is committed to bringing the best in theatrical performance and performing arts education to everyone in Lamorinda and the surrounding Bay Area. For information on shows and classes visit www.townhalltheatre.com.
California Shakespeare Theater
Cal Shakes is an award-winning, nationally recognized regional theater in Orinda. Through seasonal productions at the outdoor amphitheater, and in year-round school and community-based programs, Cal Shakes expands access to the arts and builds diverse ownership of our region’s cultural vitality by fostering participatory approaches to the artistic process and arts education. For more information visit www.calshakes.org.
Clubs, Non-Profits and Organizations
Rotary Clubs Serve Lamorinda Well
Ask anyone to name the first service organization that comes to mind, and chances are the answer is “Rotary.” Rotary boasts 35,000 affiliated clubs in more than 200 countries. Its 1.2 million world-wide members donate some 16 million hours of volunteer service annually, fulfilling its guiding credo, “Service Above Self.”
Hereabouts, Rotary is alive and well. There are five clubs in Lamorinda, including Orinda Rotary, established in 1949 which today numbers 64 members. The oldest is the Lafayette club (1946); the newest is Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary (1987). The others are Moraga (1967) and Rossmoor (1965). The “Fab 5,” as they call themselves, represent a composite general population of roughly 80,000, or one club for every 16,000 residents.
Lamorinda Moms is a social and support club for parents with children under five years of age in the greater Lamorinda area including the cities of Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Lamorinda Moms strive to help members enrich their lives through cultivating new friendships, personal and professional growth, and community involvement.
Since its origin in 1995, Lamorinda Moms (formerly Lamorinda Moms Club) has evolved to become one of the largest parenting organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, with more than 600 members.
The club hosts dozens of activities and special events each month, and provides valuable resources to parents in the Lamorinda area.
For more information, visit lamorindamoms.org.
Health & Wellness
“Horizon Mental Health Support Group” Open Discussion and Resource Share
Our Mission is to provide fellowship in the Bay Area mental health sphere. We welcome parents/caregivers/loved ones of mental illness, those with mental illness, doctors, therapists, nurses, specialists, community activists, politicians, teachers, police officers, defense attorneys, emergency responders, authors, special needs advocates, etc. If you are in need of support, or your life aligns in advocacy for emotional/mental/social/behavioral/brain health, join us. 1st and 3rd Mondays, 9:30am-11am, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1035 Carol Ln, Lafayette, Free and easy parking, handicap accessible. No registration, no membership, no religious affiliation–open to all. Walk-ins welcome, free, refreshments provided. 9:30-10am arrival and open chat, 10-10:30 introductions and resource needs listed, 10:30-11am sharing resources/support, 11am end of group. Suggestion: Meet with others afterwards. Have coffee together, walk Lafayette trail together, exchange numbers.