BRENTWOOD

Rising Stars presents 'Mockingbird'

The award-winning Heritage High Rising Stars presents "To Kill A Mockingbird" at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Brentwood school, 101 American Ave.

Directed by Chris Fallows, the classic drama will also be performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 26 and 27 and at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28. Tickets are $12 for general; $10 for students. For more info visit hhsrisingstars.com or call 925-437-3078.

-- Trine Gallegos, Correspondent

BRENTWOOD

Submissions requested for anthology

In anticipation of the city's third anthology from local writers, Brentwood's Poet Laureate Kati Short is calling for writing submissions.

Writers interested in submitting their work should pick up a submission form and specifications from the Brentwood Community Center, 35 Oak St. The deadline is Sept. 16.

For more details, contact Short at katishort@yahoo.com or 925-634-6655.

-- 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, Staff

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.

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

Call Lori Butler at butlerl@luhsd.net or Fely Fajardo at freedomartsbooster@gmail.com.

-- Rowena Coetsee, Staff