October 2017 Highlights
(For the full calendar of events and event descriptions, please click on “CommunityCalendar”, above, and “Read the Latest in the MCN Link”, above left)
|CARR RANCH GRAND OPENING
OCTOBER 14, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
Location: RANCHO LAGUNA PARK at the end of Camino Pablo Road
Celebrate the opening of this recently acquired open space land of 604 acres in the south end of Moraga. Here is the program for the day:
Schedule of Events:
9:00 am - Coffee and breakfast refreshments
9:30 am - Moraga Historical Society Pre-Talk
10:30 am - 11:30 am - Dedication and Program
12:00 noon - 2:00 pm - Guided Hikes, Family Square Dance, Food Trucks and Activities
Parking available for guests with disabilities at Rancho Laguna Park.
Parking for all others on Camino Pablo; Cart shuttle service provided by JMLT.
Turnaround in Rancho Laguna parking lot for drop offs.
This land has been permanently preserved in partnership with EBMUD and the generous contriubtion of thousands of people through the John Muir Land Trust.
|FIREBLIGHT PEAR TREE PRUING
OCTOBER 21, 9 A.M. - 1 P.M.
ORCHARD next to JM, across from St. Monica’s Church
These 104-year old trees need pruning of damaging fireblight in order to keep producing delicious pears. In just this past harvest season, 3000 pounds of yummy pears were picked and donated to the Contra Costa Food Bank. Come help prune the trees so we can continue to have a bountiful harvest in coming years. All ages welcome. It’s a fun family service event.
Bring or wear gloves, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, hats.
Tools: loppers, hand pruners, pole pruners, orchard ladders. Be sure these have your family name on them.
|GIANT SEMI-ANNUAL BOOK SALE
OCTOBER 21, 10 A.M. - 2 P.M
MORAGA LIBRARY, 1500 ST. MARY’S ROAD
Books, CD’s, DVD’s of every category will be sold at prices ranging from 25 cents to $4.00.
The proceeds of the book sale as well as the sales from the little bookstore inside the library, have allowed Sunday hours and given support to many special events at the library.