It's a big weekend for Andrea Parks, owner of Frost Cupcake Factory in Campbell.
Parks and her assistant Ashley Ingoglia will be appearing Sunday in a new episode of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" competing against three other cupcake shops for the chance to win a $10,000 prize.
There's a viewing party planned for 4 p.m. at Sonoma Chicken Coop on Campbell Avenue, and then at 6 p.m. Parks and Ingoglia will host an open house right across the street at Frost Cupcakes and even give out free minicupcakes to visitors.
Parks is being coy as to whether the open house will be a celebration or a chance to drown their sorrows in frosting. I'm told that Campbell Mayor Evan Low will be making an appearance to support a local business and maybe satisfy a sweet tooth.
UNSUNG COMPOSER: The California Pops Orchestra is closing its season Sunday with its tribute to "Maestros of the Movies," which will include composer Alex North. His name may not be familiar, but his music probably is.
Nominated for 15 Oscars without a win, North composed scores for "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Spartacus" and "Cleopatra." He was commissioned to write a score for "2001: A Space Odyssey," but director Stanley Kubrick decided not to use it. The California Pops plan to play North's most famous tune, "Unchained Melody," which was turned into a hit by the Righteous Brothers but was originally written for a 1955 prison movie called "Unchained."
Sunday's show at Foothill College's Smithwick Theatre starts at 3 p.m. Get tickets or more information at www.californiapops orchestra.com.
SPORTS AND CARS: Nice job by Lexus of Stevens Creek, which partnered with Cal-Hi Sports Bay Area and the 19 for Life Foundation, to put together the Lexus Scholarship Volunteer Award to recognize Bay Area high school athletes who embraced volunteerism.
Athletes were recognized throughout the school year, and after a monthlong judging process, five of them will be honored at the EA Sports Banquet in Redwood City on Monday. Lexus isn't going all Oprah and giving cars to the winners, but they will receive scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000.