College Park High plans Musician's Showcase

College Park High School Instrumental Music program presents the 13th annual Musicians Showcase.

This year's showcase, "A Masquerade Ball," is set for 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 19, at the Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord.

The event features dinner, raffle, live and silent auctions, with entertainment by all six of the College Park High School music ensembles.

All proceeds benefit the instrumental music program under the direction of Jorge Jimenez. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased online at http://auctions.readysetauction.com/cpimb-collegeparkins.

For information, go to cphsmusic.net

PHMS hosts navigating middle school forum

Pleasant Hill Middle School will host a forum discussing middle school topics for parents and students in grades 4-8, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at the school, One Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill.

The forum is organized by the Pleasant Hill Education Commission in partnership with Pleasant Hill Education Initiative.

For information or to R.S.V.P, email mnelis@ci-pleasant-hill.ca.us.

Educators' open house set at Lindsay Museum


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A free Educators' Open House will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave., in Walnut Creek.

Participants will learn about the Lindsay's school programs, which can be scheduled at the museum, schools, or in the community.

Educators will meet representatives of local organizations and hear children's authors talk about their wildlife-themed books. Museum discounts are available, and there are free materials to take back to the schools.

For questions about school programs or the open house, contact Melissa Strongman, director of education, at 925-627-2914.

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