BRENTWOOD

Brentwood dogs will Bark in the Park Saturday

Brentwood's first dog parade is set for Saturday, Aug. 24 and dogs are encouraged to sport their best costumes and show off their style and personality.

The Bark in the Park event at downtown's City Park includes free registration at 10 a.m. All participating canines must be properly licensed, tagged and current on their vaccinations in addition to being leashed.

The parade will start at 10:30 a.m. and dog owners will find pet vendor information and products throughout the park at Second and Oak streets. Among the event's sponsors are Peet's Coffee, Sunshine Donuts, Fremont Bank, Pet Food Express and Safeway and it is being hosted by the Brentwood Advisory Neighborhood Committee.

For more information, call BANC member Johnny Staton at 510-220-1609.

-- Paula King, Staff

PITTSBURG

Master gardener to speak at LMC

How to save seeds for future planting projects is the topic of the next presentation by a member of Contra Costa Master Gardeners.

Master gardener Trish Clifford will give the free presentation 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 21 at Los Medanos Community Garden at East Leland and Loveridge roads, Pittsburg.

For more information, call 925-754-3156.

-- Rowena Coetsee

OAKLEY

Freedom High group looks for donations

A Freedom High School group is asking individuals and businesses for donations that can help the school's art students.

Freedom Art Boosters is holding its third online auction in October to raise money for the Visual and Performing Arts department and needs items such as new electronics equipment, baked treats, gift baskets, sports memorabilia and collectibles for others to bid on.

Suggested gifts for those wishing to get creative could include a stay at a vacation property, services such as tennis, dance or knitting lessons, a manicure or massage. Benefactors also could offer their time as a babysitter, personal chef or dog walker.

Goods can be dropped off at the high school's office at 1050 Neroly Road, Oakley. The deadline for giving is Oct. 1.

For more information, contact Lori Butler at butlerl@luhsd.net or Fely Fajardo at freedomartsbooster@gmail.com.

-- Rowena Coetsee