The Community Foundation for Eagle Peak presents the "A Taste of Mt. Diablo and Auction," benefiting the Eagle Peak Montessori School. The event, at 5:30 p.m. April 12 at the Shadelands Art Center in Walnut Creek, will feature tastes and spirits from local restaurants and live music from Lafayette's Bradley School of Music.
Participating restaurants include Corners Tavern, Jacks and Il Fornaio. Music will include music school owner Patrick Bradley, who has recorded and performed with members of the Eagles, Sublime and Santana. Others set to perform include Orestes Vilato, a Grammy nominated Cuban multi-percussionist, and Rick Cittar, a bandleader, performer and recording artist and current frontman for original rock and blues band Axis of Four.
The cost is $35 by going to www.biddingforgood.com/epms or pay $40 at the door. Attendees must be 21 years of age.
California personal injury firm GJEL Accident Attorneys will again host a summer internship program for local high school students, giving them a unique opportunity to learn more about the legal profession and gain insight into what lawyers do. Beginning on July 21, the one-week internship offers students the chance to experience daily law firm activities, learn the basics of civil litigation and find out whether becoming a lawyer might be a good fit for their career paths.
In 2013, GJEL sought and contacted interested students from 28 local high schools, receiving more than 70 applications. During the program, students are encouraged to actively participate in discussions and think critically about whether law school or law firm employment is something that they might want to pursue.
Students interested in applying for this year's program should complete the downloadable application and submit by June 13. E-mail email@example.com for more information or questions.
U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, is now accepting entries for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition for California's 11th Congressional District. Deadline for submissions is the week of April 14.
High school student artists from Miller's 11th District are invited to submit an original painting, drawing or other art form for the competition. One student's work will be selected by a judging panel of local artists to hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year along with student artwork from across the country. The winning student will also be flown to Washington D.C. in June for the annual Congressional Art Competition Reception.
Entries must be original and submitted in one of several categories: Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, etc.; Drawings: colored pencils, charcoal, etc.; Paintings: oil, water colors, etc.; Mixed Media: ink, pencil, marker, etc.; Computer Generated Art; Collages created with non-original artwork; Asian Calligraphy: (black ink on rice paper) with translation, and all types of photography.
Artwork must be no larger than 28 x 28, and 4 inches deep, and weigh no more than 15 pounds including the frame.
For more information, contact Adrienne Ursino at (925) 602-1880.
In its 32nd year, the Walnut Acres Day Care Center is now accepting enrollment in its dynamic Summer Camp. The camp runs for nine weeks, from June 16 through Aug. 15. It takes children 4 1/2 through 12 years old, and offers a wide variety of activities including sports, arts and crafts, swimming, carpentry, nature studies and field trips around the Bay Area.
Register online at www.walnuntacresdaycare.org or in person.
The day care is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The day care offers flexible scheduling for working and non-working parents.
To schedule a tour, call 925-932-0507 and ask for Jaime or Barry.
The day-care is located on the Walnut Acres Elementary School campus at 450 Wiget Lane Walnut Creek
Submit School Notes items to firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617.