Pixie Play's parent program, annual dinner

Pixie Play School will host its annual dinner and auction from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 13, at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, 2925 Bonifacio St. in Concord.

This year the event theme will represent Earth and the environment.

Costumes with a flair from the '60s are encouraged for a contest. Other festivities will include a silent and dessert auction, raffles, and a slideshow featuring activities in the classroom with the children and helping hands.

Admission is $20, with additional and alumni tickets at $10. Purchase tickets by calling the school at 925-689-4030 or emailing info@pixieplayschool.org.

The school also offers a parent and tot program for families with children ages 2-3 from 8:45 to 11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, at the school, 1797 Ayers Road in Concord.

Parents will have a parent education session with the staff, joining the teachers to interact with children in a safe environment, providing firsthand experiences with activities and special projects. Through these experiences, children strengthen their self-concept, develop curiosity and increase vocabulary.

A snack will be served during the session.

The cost of the program is $50 per session. For information and registration, call the school at 925-689-4030 or email info@pixieplayschool.org.

DVC looks for hosts for international students

The International Education Center at Diablo Valley is looking for families to host international students on a long- or short-term basis.

Families get a monthly stipend of $825 per student.

For requirements or information, contact Fia Parker at 925-876-0080, or email fparker@dvc.edu.

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