School extends fundraiser for Exploratorium trip
The Black Diamond Parent Teacher Student Organization is hoping the lure of Disneyland tickets for four, a computer tablet, dinner cruise or restaurant gift certificates will be enough to encourage folks to buy $5 raffle tickets to raise money for a school trip.
The parents group, which recently extended the deadline to purchase tickets to Feb. 28, is hoping to send 600 students to San Francisco to visit the Exploratorium. The goal, according to PTSO President Imelda Rivera Edwards, is to provide these students with exposure to various exhibits, tools, programs, and experiences that will ignite their curiosity, encourage exploration, and lead them to profound learning, especially in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) areas. Proceeds from the raffle ticket sale will cover the cost of 15 chartered buses, she said.
The drawing will be held Feb. 28. Tickets can be purchased at the school office at 4730 Sterling Hill Drive. For more information, go to www.bdms-pts.org, call Rivera Edwards at 925-978-6396 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Judith Prieve
Bocce group has openings for teams
Antioch Bocce Federation has openings for four teams. Games are held at 6:30 p.m. either Tuesdays or Thursdays at Chichibu Park at Longview Road and Acorn Drive in Antioch.
The new season starts April 29 and runs through August, with playoffs starting in early September. Teams consist of 6-10 players and of all ages. Entry fee is $210. For those who don't have a full team, you may be placed on an existing team. For more information and or to sign up, call 925-754-0916.
-- Trine Gallegos