YVHS e-waste recycling to benefit Grad Night

A free e-waste recycling will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 1, in the main parking lot at Ygnacio Valley High School, 755 Oak Grove Road, in Concord.

It will benefit Grad Night 2014.

E-waste items accepted include computers, TVs, monitors, laptops, cameras, cell phones, VCRs and DVDs, fax machines and printers, toner cartridges (in a plastic bag) and more.

Some items not accepted are lighting, household batteries, appliances and business waste without an appointment.

For more information, contact info@neuwaste.com, 310-734-6700.

Clayton Valley boosters host annual crab feed

The 20th annual Crab Feed & Auction will be held Saturday, March 15, at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road in Concord.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. A raffle and auction will immediately follow dinner and there will also be dancing.

The fundraising event is hosted by the Clayton Valley Charter High School Athletic Booster Club. All those attending must be at least 21 years old.

Dinner includes Dungeness crab, pasta, Caesar salad, bread and dessert, and beer, wine and martinis are available for purchase.

Tickets are $50 each -- $60 after March 7 -- and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. They are available through any of the CVCHS sports teams or can be ordered online at www.cvhsbooster.org.


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For more information, contact athleticboosters@claytonvalley.org, www.cvhsboosters.org or call 925-338-1101.

Crab feed is to benefit the Concord High choir

A Concord High School Choir fundraiser is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. March 8, at Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord.

There will be dancing, a raffle and silent auction. Dinner includes crab, pasta, salad, bread, coffee. A no-host bar offers beer, wine, and soda.

Tickets are $45 each or $400 for a table of 10. No tickets are sold at the door.

For tickets and information, call Tammy Brumley at 925-250-2264 or email chschoirtickets@gmail.com.

YVHS annual banquet supports sports teams

Ygnacio Valley High School's annual fundraising banquet March 22 will support its sports teams.

It will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek.

The banquet will be catered by Kinder's BBQ. There will be a raffle, and live and silent auctions, with opportunities for trips to Disneyland, Hornblower dinner cruise, and water skiing on the Delta, along with San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Ballet tickets and more.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by March 1, and $40 after. For tickets and information, contact Heidi at yvhsab@gmail.com or HeidiHastings@att.net.

Apply now for Mountain View PFC scholarships

The Mountain View Elementary School Parent/Faculty Club is offering its annual $500 scholarship to any student who attended Mountain View, completing at least the fifth grade, and upon graduation from high school plans to attend a community or four-year college/university.

Students should submit their applications through March 15 of their senior year.

Applications are available at the Mountain View office, 1705 Thornwood Drive, Concord.

For more information, contact Jana Branscum, scholarship committee chair, at 925- 689-6450, or branscumj@mdusd.org.

Concord chamber offers college scholarships

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is offering up to six $500 scholarships to students in the Concord area who are entering college in the 2014-2015 school year.

Applications are available at www.concordchamber.com or from the chamber office at 2280 Diamond Blvd., Suite 200, Concord. Applications must be submitted to the chamber office by 4 p.m. March 28.

For more information, call 925-685-1181.

Student Congressional Art Competition set

High school students are invited by Rep. George Miller, D-Martinez, to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. All high school students residing in California's 11th Congressional District can submit their work.

The competition is an opportunity for each congressional district to showcase its artistic and creative young talent. Deadline to submit artwork is April 14.

The winning piece from the legislative district will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. In addition, the winner and one family member will be flown to Washington D.C., courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to participate in an official reception in June.

Artwork will be featured on Miller's Facebook page and open to public judging from April 28-May 2, and will be displayed in Miller's district office, provided it is not selected as the panel's overall winner.

Artwork will be picked up by Millers's staff at the main office of the student's school the week of April 14.

For art competition information, guidelines, release forms and pickup, contact Miller's office at 925-602-1880.

High school students can 'Direct Change'

Student filmmakers throughout California are invited to "Direct Change" by submitting videos for a statewide contest to prevent suicide and change minds about mental illness.

The contest is part of statewide efforts to prevent suicide, reduce stigma and discrimination related to mental illness, and to promote the mental health and wellness of students.

These initiatives are funded by the Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and administered by the California Mental Health Services Authority, an organization of county governments working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.

Contest requirements:

  • Open to high school students in California

  • Asks students to develop a 60-second public service announcement about suicide prevention or eliminating mental illness stigma during the 2012-2013 school year

  • Awards the winning team and associated school a $1,000 cash prize

  • Enters each school into a drawing for a free suicide prevention program

  • Recognizes students and schools at an award ceremony in Sacramento at the end of the school year.

    Students can download an entry form at www.DirectingChange.org before submitting their PSA. For each Intent to Direct form that is submitted, the student's school is entered for a chance to win a suicide prevention program.

    Entry deadline is midnight March 1.

    For information or questions, email jana@directingchange.org.

    Items included on a space-available basis; not all submissions published. Email record@bayareanewsgroup.com.