Dyslexia simulation set for parents, educators

Hope Academy for Dyslexics presents an "Experience Dyslexia" simulation, 7 p.m. Oct. 16, at the Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway.

Parents and educators can experience firsthand what it is like to have dyslexia.

Experience Dyslexia is developed by the Northern California International Dyslexia Association.

Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to www.experiencedyslexia.eventbrite.com or call 925-687-7555 for more information.

College Park musicians' showcase scheduled

The College Park High School instrumental music program presents its annual musicians' showcase Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Hilton Concord, 1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord.

"Let's Go to the Movies!" will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. and includes dinner, live and silent auctions and features entertainment by all six of the College Park High school music ensembles.

Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased at http://auctions.readysetauction.com/cpimb-collegeparkins/home. All proceeds will benefit the instrumental program at College Park.

For information, visit www.cphsmusic.net, or call the school at 925-682-7670.

Football, food fundraiser will benefit FPHE grants

Magoo's Grill of Pleasant Hill is teaming up with Foundation for Pleasant Hill Education for Football Fundraiser for Education from 5 to 9 p.m. every Sunday and Monday through Dec. 23.

Participants can visit Magoo's, 1250 Contra Costa Blvd. in Pleasant Hill, to watch the game, have appetizers and dinner, and have Magoo's donate 25 percent of food sales to the FPHE grant program.

On Oct. 29 and Nov. 19, 50 percent of food sales will benefit the educational foundation. Additionally, former San Francisco 49er Dan Colchico will be visiting Oct. 29.

Present the flier at www.fphe.org to the hostess. For more information, email generalinfo@fphe.org.

Since 2009, FPHE has awarded $120,000 to Pleasant Hill public schools.

Helen Diller Foundation calls for nominations

Nominations are open for the Helen Diller Family Foundation Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, identifying Jewish teens whose volunteer service projects demonstrate a determined commitment to make the world a better place.

Up to 10 teens, five from California and five from across the country, will each receive an award of $36,000, to be used to further their philanthropic work or their education.

Qualifications for nomination:

  • Teens may be nominated by teachers, community leaders, rabbis, or anyone who knows the value of their volunteer service and commitment -- except family members. Teens may also nominate themselves.

  • Each candidate must be a U.S. resident, 13-19 at the time of nomination, and self-identify as Jewish.

  • Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community. Teens compensated for their services are not eligible.

    Fill out the online nomination at www.jewishfed.org/teenawards/process.

    For more information, go to www.jewishfed.org/diller/teenawards, call 415-512-6437, or email dillerteenaward@sfjcf.org.

    Deadline for nominations is Jan. 6.

    Email schoolscene@bayareanewsgroup.com or fax 925-943-8362.