Walnut Acres Children's Theatre's "Aladdin Jr.," this year's fifth-grade musical, will have its last weekend of shows Friday and Saturday in the multiuse room at Walnut Acres Elementary School, 180 Cerezo Drive in Walnut Creek.

Directors Judy Ryken, Lee Oller and Joni Cote bring to life the faraway land of Agrabah and the story of a young street urchin and a princess, who find that dreams can come true though perseverance, and with the help of some good old-fashioned magic.

Two casts have been performing "Aladdin, Jr." -- the "London cast," giving its final performance Saturday, March 2 at 2 p.m.; and the "New York cast," wit remaining Tickets are $8 at the door for these final performances; seating is assigned. To check on availability, e-mail WactBoxOffice@gmail.com.

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    Las Lomas High School has several musical events coming up, including a performance tonight (Feb. 28) by the school's Wind Ensemble, along with guests the Walnut Creek Intermediate Symphonic Band, starting at 7 p.m. at the Las Lomas Theatre, 1460 S. Main St.

    Coming up on March 7, Las Lomas' March 7 Jazz Band and Chorale will perform at the Walnut Creek Education Foundation "Play It Forward" at the Lesher Center for the Arts in downtown Walnut Creek. Greg Errico, a founding member of Sly and the Family Stone, is scheduled to sit in as drummer, and Walnut Creek's Carlos Reyes, who has played with several name musicians including Steve Miller and Roy Rogers, will also play. The guest vocalist will be Jamie Davis.


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    And on Friday, March 15 the Big Band Swing Dance, featuring music by the Las Lomas Jazz Band at Zio Fraedo Restaurant, 611 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill. It starts at 7 p.m.' tickets are $40 per person and $70 per couple.

    For more information, go to http://www.laslomasptsa.com/Index.html

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    A team of middle school students from Dorris-Eaton School in Walnut Creek placed second at regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's National Science Bowl Saturday, Feb. 23 at Las Positas College in Livermore.

    The Office of Science began this competition to interest today's youth in pursuing careers in science and math.

    Send items for the Journal's School Notes section to Sam Richards at srichards@bayareanewsgroup.com

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