Highlands Elementary plans first walk-a-thon
Students at Highlands Elementary in Concord will participate in the school's first Walk-a-thon fundraiser on Oct. 19.
Students in all grades are soliciting pledges for the walk-a-thon, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting their school.
As an added incentive, Highlands Principal Dr. Vicki Eversole has agreed to wear some silly accessories as fundraising goals are reached.
Some local police and firefighters will also be on hand to walk with students in the PTA-sponsored event.
Dyslexia simulation set for parents, educators
Hope Academy for Dyslexics presents an "Experience Dyslexia" simulation, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.
Parents and educators can experience firsthand what it is like to have dyslexia.
Experience Dyslexia is developed by the Northern California International Dyslexia Association.
Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to www.experiencedyslexia.eventbrite.com or call 925-687-7555 for more information.
College Park musicians' showcase scheduled
The College Park High School instrumental music program presents its annual musicians' showcase Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord.
"Let's Go to the Movies!" will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes dinner, live and silent auctions and features entertainment by all six of the College Park High school music ensembles.
Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at http://auctions.readysetauction.com/cpimb-collegeparkins/home. All proceeds will benefit the instrumental program at College Park.
For information, visit www.cphsmusic.net, or call the school at 925-682-7670.
Football, food fundraiser will benefit FPHE grants
Magoo's Grill of Pleasant Hill is teaming up with Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education for Football Fundraiser for Education from 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday and Monday through Dec. 23.
Participants can visit Magoo's, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill, to watch the game, have appetizers and dinner, and have Magoo's donate 25 percent of food sales to the FPHE grant program.
On Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, 50 percent of food sales will benefit the educational foundation. Additionally, former San Francisco 49er Dan Colchico will be visiting Oct. 29.
Since 2009, FPHE has awarded $120,000 to Pleasant Hill public schools.