Come enjoy a musical evening, or two or three, at Northgate High School. The first evening will start off with the Northgate Jazz Bands 7 p.m. Thursday Oct. 11. Then at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 the Northgate Orchestra and Wind Ensemble will host a harmonic evening. And at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 the grand finale the be the Northgate Concert and Symphonic Bands. A donation of $5 is requested for each event, family admission is $10.

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    The Walnut Creek School District Governing Board decided at its Oct. 1 meeting to take a position of support and endorse Propositions 30 and 38 for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. Proposition 30 is Gov. Jerry Brown's initiative for a quarter-cent sales tax and an increased income tax on the wealthy, to avoid massive midyear cuts.

    Prop 38 would temporarily raise income taxes, for 12 years, on most Californians on a sliding scale.

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    Is your car in need of a bath? The Northgate High School Men's Water Polo Team is ready to help out drivers with dirty carts at its car wash Sunday. The car wash will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 425 Castle Rock Road in Walnut Creek. The cost is $10 per car. The actual car wash is located at the student drop off at Northgate High School which is just past the parking lot.

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    The authors of a "The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have" will be the speakers at the Seven Hills School Parent Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the school 975 N. San Carlos Drive in Walnut Creek.


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    Laura and Malcolm Gauld are founders of the parenting workshops that emerged from their book. Their philosophy centers on a parent being the child's primary teacher. They will share their 10 core beliefs for parents -- what they call "The 10 Priorities" -- and talk about how families can raise successful children.

    For several years, Seven Hills has hosted the free parent series, held on weeknight evenings three or four times during the school year. To sign up go to http://www.sevenhillsschool.org/schoollife/lectureseries.html

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