Trust in Education provides educational, economic and health care assistance to villages in Afghanistan. And Mackenzie, who in October returned from his 15th trip to Afghanistan, speaks from the perspective of how Afghan children -- more than half of whom are girls -- are being educated.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at the door. Northgate High School's 2012 Winter Concert takes place Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school's Little Theater, 425 Castle Rock Road. The public is welcome.

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    Community Service Days at Tony La Russa's AnimalwW Rescue Foundation are offered monthly to students in grades 6 through 12 to help achieve community service credits.

    Projects include work to to benefit ARF's shelter animals, such as creating enrichment items for ARF animals, baking dog treats, landscaping and animal care cleaning tasks.

    These service days are offered monthly, and the cost is $30. For more information or for an application, go to www.arf.net or call 925-296-3147 for availability.

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    Northgate High School's 2012 Winter Concert takes place Thursday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school's Little Theater, 425 Castle Rock Road. The public is welcome.

    Have an event or a news item to be publicized? To submit an item for School Notes, contact Journal Editor Sam Richards at 925-943-8241, or e-mail items to srichards@bayareanewsgroup.com



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