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Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting 
April 21st

Wagner Ranch Wildlife Festival
April 27th

Moraga Cinco de Mayo
May 4th

Adobe Rancho Cooking Class
July 20th

Fandango Benefit
September 13th

Monthly Meeting
Please join the  Friends of the Joaquin Moraga Adobe for our next monthly meeting. All are welcome.

Monday, April 21st
7:30 to 9 PM
Gallery Room at the Orinda Library
26 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
Wagner Ranch Wildlife Festival
FJMA will have an information table at the Wagner Ranch Nature Area's Wildlife Festival on Sunday, April 27th.  The festival features a wide variety of activities and presentations on our area's natural environment and history.

Sunday, April 27th
1 to 4 PM

Wagner Ranch Nature Area
350 Camino Pablo
Orinda, CA
Moraga Cinco de Mayo
FJMA will be participating in the Town of Moraga's Cinco de Mayo celebration, which will be held Sunday, May 4th at the beautiful Hacienda de las Flores.  We will have information on the Adobe project, the history of the Moraga Adobe, and fun activities for kids including roping lessons inspired by the ranching lifestyle of the Moraga Family.  This will be the third year that FJMA has been part of this event, and it is always a great time for the whole family.

Music will be provided by a live mariachi band, and gourmet Mexican food and beverages will be available.  Pinatas and tortilla making will entertain the children.  Admission is $5 per adult.  Children are free.  Parking and a free shuttle to the Hacienda will be available from AAAAA Storage on Moraga Road.  Come join the fun!

Sunday, May 4th
3 to 7 PM

Hacienda de las Flores
2100 Donald Drive
Moraga, CA
Adobe Rancho Cooking Class
On July 20th, join FJMA for a special one-day cooking class, featuring delicious dishes inspired by the Rancho life at the Moraga Adobe.  The class will be led by local chef and owner of the Epicurian Exchange, Charlie Vollmar.

Details are still being finalized.  For more information and tickets, please email

Saturday, July 20th
4 to 7 pm

Wilder Ranch House
Orinda, CA
Fandango Benefit for the Moraga Adobe
The social life of the early settlers like the Moraga Family centered on Fandangos, celebrations of music, dance, and good company hosted by the Californio families.  The Fandangos at the Moraga Adobe were especially anticipated, and would attract families from great distances to come and enjoy.

This year, FJMA will host our first Fandango Benefit to recapture this tradition.  The event will be on the evening of Saturday, September 16th.  

The elegant venue for this benefit will be a very significant local site, not normally open to the public.  Stay tuned for more information! 

Saturday, September 13th

Location and details to be announced.

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