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The Week Ahead: Lafayette Crosses Exhibit, Cell Phone Tower, All-Star Comedy Show

Some of the meetings and events happening this week in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda

A photo exhibit on the Lafayette Crosses will open on Monday
A photo exhibit on the Lafayette Crosses will open on Monday
On Monday afternoon, an opening will be held for an art exhibit on the Lafayette anti-war crosses.

The opening for "The Crosses: A Protest Against Forgetting" will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the gallery of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

The exhibit features photos of the white crosses that sit on a hillside along Highway 24 to remember soldiers who have died in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

The exhibit will be at the library until March 21.

On Monday evening, 
the Lafayette City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

On the agenda is a proposed development agreement between the city and the O'Brien Land Company for construction of 45 single family homes on 22 acres at Deer Hill Road and Pleasant Hill Road.

This alternative plan for The Terraces project was unveiled at a Dec. 9 council meeting.

The development agreement is expected to be accepted and then a public hearing scheduled for Jan. 22.

Also on Monday evening, the Orinda Union School District board of education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the district office conference room, 25 Orinda Way.

On the agenda is a review of the district's 2012-2013 financial audit report.

Also on Monday night, the Lafayette Design Review Commission will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

On the agenda is a proposal to build a 16-foot cell phone tower with six panel antennas and 10 remote radio units at St. Perpetua Church, 3454 Hamlin Road.

The commission will also discuss plans by KB Homes to build 69 houses at Mt. Diablo Boulevard and Dewing Avenue.

Also on Monday evening, a public workshop will be held in Orinda on affordable housing.

The discussion begins at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way.

Information will be provided on the eight below-market-rate housing units in the 73-home Orinda Grove subdivision being built by Pulte Homes.

On Tuesday evening, the Moraga Town Council will hold a special meeting to discuss the city's goals and priorities for 2014.

The meeting led by Mayor Ken Chew will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the La Sala building at the Hacienda de las Flores, 2100 Donald Drive.

Also on Tuesday evening, soccer tryouts will be held for 11-year-old and 12-year-old girls.

The tryouts for the California Magic Soccer Club U13 girls team begin at 6:30 p.m. at Wilder Field 1 in Orinda.

The tryouts will also be held on Thursday evening in the same location.

Also on Tuesday evening, the Orinda City Council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Orinda Library, 26 Orinda Way.

On the agenda is a review of financial statements for fiscal year 2013 and discussion of a public opinion poll.

Also on Tuesday evening, the Moraga School District board of education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School, 1010 Camino Pablo.

On the agenda are proposals for a new superintendent's contract as well as a 10 percent increase in facility user fees.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Acalanes Union High School District board of education will hold a special meeting.

The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the community room of the district offices, 

On the agenda is a study session on potential projects in the near future under the district's Measure E bond measure.

On Wednesday evening, the Moraga-Orinda Fire District board of directors will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the community room at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road.

On the agenda is a proposal to hire an external audit firm as well as a salary adjustment for non-union employees.

On Thursday afternoon, the Moraga Book Club will hold its monthly meeting.

The gathering begins at 1 p.m. at the Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road.

The club will discuss the book, "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn.

On Thursday evening, the Lafayette School District board of education will hold its regularly scheduled meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Stanley Middle School Library, 3455 School St.

On the agenda is a discussion on the wording of a parcel tax measure that will go before voters in May.

Also on Thursday evening, a PBS correspondent will be honored at a local school.

The annual Bentley School Freedom Award ceremony begins at 7 p.m. at Bentley School, 1000 Upper Happy Valley Road in Lafayette.

The school will be honoring John Merrow for his work advocating education in the United States.

On Saturday evening, a concert will be put on by the Gold Coast Chambers Players.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall, 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.

The concert will feature a quartet with oboe and strings as well as a trio and a quintet with horns, piano and strings.

Also on Saturday evening, high-profile comedy night will be held.

The Bunjo's Comedy All Star Show begins at 8 p.m. at The New Rheem Theatre, 350 Park St. in Moraga.

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