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    Marathon reading of 'The Odyssey' at Saint Mary's College in Moraga

    During a three-day marathon reading of Homer's classic, "The Odyssey," Matthew Zapruder, poet and professor at Saint Mary's College, continues the reading with Book 8 from a podium set up in front of the De La Salle statue and chapel on the Moraga campus. Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff 
    Sled Dog Rescue
    HUMANE SOCIETYStormy is a very sweet and gentle 8-year-old girl who was brought to the shelter when her family moved out of the country. She is looking for her forever home, and loves the companionship of a quiet, adult household, and is content to be on your lap.  
     
    Diablo Women s Chorale
    The Contra Costa Commission for Women, in partnership with the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership at JFK University, will present a women's leadership panel discussion featuring powerful women who have excelled in their chosen fields from 5:30 to 8:30 p.  
     
    Mother's Day is this Sunday (aren't you glad I reminded you?), and there are special programs planned at several East Bay Regional Parks in observance of it. Let's start at Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont, where farm moms will be in the spotlight from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Naturalist Christina Garcia will show how the hens, ewes and nanny goats take care of their offspring.  
     
    Dan Honda
    Senate Bill 200 -- inspired by this newspaper's reports on an Orinda elementary school student improperly deemed to be living outside her district's boundaries -- would update state school residency laws to ensure live-in workers, such as nannies, caregivers, maids and gardeners whose children live with them could attend school in that district.  
     
    LafayetteThe following excerpts are from the Lafayette police log:Monday, April 20 petty theft: Petty thefts were reported in the 600 block of Huntleigh Drive, and the 900 block of South Thompson Road.  
     
    Walnut CreekMayor will be leading open space hike May 9Mayor Bob Simmons will lead a hike through the Lime Ridge Open Space on Saturday, May 9.The 4.5-mile walk will go under Ygnacio Valley Road twice and is one of the mayor's Second Saturday Walks, which will take place monthly through October.  
     
    Charity begins at home for business and industry leaders who nurture the community where they and their employees live and work to be healthy, happy environments.  
     
    LAFAYETTEFifth annual Lafayette Music Festival slatedThe fifth annual Lafayette Music Festival is being held Saturday, May 2, at Town Hall Theatre, 3535 School St.  
     
    Those Little Sisters of Hoboken are back as Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre presents "Nunsense," from May 8-17, at the Village Theatre in Danville.Brian Olkowski directs, with Paula Wujek Gianetti as choreographer and as Sister Amnesia.