College Guild Mardi Gras Party

The Saint Mary's College Guild is holding a Mardi Gras Party Feb. 1 whose proceeds will benefit scholarships for Saint Mary's College students.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Soda Center, 1928 St. Mary's Road. It includes a buffet dinner and entertainment featuring Gene Maurice and All That's Jazz, a six-piece band. A silent auction and raffle will also be held.

The cost is $40 per person. Checks are payable to the Saint Mary's College Guild and should be sent to Jeffry Lynn Dunne, 101 Quintas Lane, Moraga, CA 94556 by Jan. 29. For information, call 925-254-3645.

Kindergarten registration -- Moraga

Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registrations for the 2013-14 school year will be Feb. 7-8 at elementary schools in Moraga.

Sign-ups will be offered at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following locations: Camino Pablo School, 1111 Camino Pablo; Los Perales, 22 Wakefield Drive and Donald Rheem Elementary Schools, 90 Laird Drive. A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if their fifth birthday is between Oct. 2, 2013 and Dec. 2, 2013.

Parents or guardians must register at the school of residence for their child. School boundary information can be found at the district's web site, http://district.moraga.k12.ca.us, or by calling the district office at 925-376-5943. Those unable to register can contact their school of residence directly.


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Documents will be needed to verify age eligibility, residency and immunizations.

Transitional and regular kindergarten sign-ups -- Lafayette

Kindergarten and transitional kindergarten registrations for the 2013-14 school year will be Jan. 22-23 at elementary schools in Lafayette.

Sign-ups will be offered both days at the following times and locations: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Burton Valley Elementary, 561 Merriewood Drive; 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Happy Valley Elementary, 3855 Happy Valley Road; 9 a.m.-noon Lafayette Elementary, 950 Moraga Road; 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Springhill Elementary, 3301 Springhill Road.

Registration packets can be obtained from schools but will not be accepted until Jan. 22, during registration times.

Kindergarten is open to children born on or before Oct. 1, 2008. Transitional kindergarten is an optional program open to children born between Oct. 2, 2008 and Dec. 2, 2008.

For information, visit www.lafsd.k12.ca.us.

Kindergarten sign-ups -- Orinda

Registration for kindergarten & transitional kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, will be held at each of the elementary schools this year Monday, Feb. 4 through Thursday, Feb. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

A child must be at least 5 years of age on or before Oct 1, 2013 to be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if their fifth birthday is between Oct 2 and Dec 2, 2013.

For more information, go to www.orindaschools.org

Campolindo music programs Feb. 21, 28

The Campolindo High School Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Johnny Johnson, will hold its Winter Concert on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campolindo Performing Arts Center, 300 Moraga Road, Moraga.

Special guest artists will be Mariya Borozina, violinist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and Pamela Freun-Stripen, violinist and artistic director of the Gold Coast Players. They will perform the Mozart Sinonia Concertante. Also featured are student chamber groups and Haydn's Symphony No. 82 in C Major.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Campolindo Winter Band Concert will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Campolindo Performing Arts Center, 300 Moraga Road, Moraga. Special guest artist is Diane Maltester, playing the concertino for Clarinet and Band by Frank Bencriscutto as well as a full program by the Concert and Symphonic Bands. Admission is free and open to the public.

Catholic Schools Week Mass and open house

St. Perpetua School in Lafayette will observe Catholic Schools Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 2) with Mass and open house on Sunday, Jan. 27, with Mass beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by open house at 10:30 a.m.

Also on jan. 27 will be a junior high informational meeting at noon for prospective and current families entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. Learn more about what it means to be a junior high student at St. Perpetua in regards to curriculum, workload, leadership opportunities, outreach, etc. All are invited.

And on Monday, Jan. 28, school tours will be given to anyone interested in joining the St. Perpetua School community; tours begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 925-284-1640.

Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.

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