OAKLEY -- Stories about the way life used to be on the Delta will entertain listeners next month at a fundraiser for Delta Science Center.

The Oakley nonprofit will hold "Fish Tales -- Stories of the California Delta," from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 in the amphitheater at Big Break Regional Shoreline Park, 69 Big Break Road.

The fun also will include music, art and a silent auction, as well as Delta wines and hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance. They are available on Delta Science Center website at www.deltasciencecenter.org, or at the following Oakley businesses: Oakley Disposal, 3221 Main St., Suite 100; Oakley Chiropractic Clinic, 3478 Main St.; Hardcastle R.V., 1189 Main St., or by calling 925-289-5711.

Two local storytellers who have spent their lives on the Delta will recount the history of a bygone era, sharing the adventures of pioneers, ferry boat captains, those who built the levees, and people who lived on islands, among others.

The proceeds will benefit Delta Science Center which produces an educational calendar about the Delta for fifth-graders and a guide for their teachers.

The organization donates the teaching materials to approximately 7,500 students and 152 educators from Martinez to Discovery Bay and Rio Vista to Clarksburg.

Reach Rowena Coetsee at 925-779-7141.



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