It's time to march. The annual Northgate High School March-A-Thon will take place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.
The event brings out the Northgate Marching Band and Auxiliary to parade from the school west through the adjacent neighborhood. As they play music and march, students run through the neighborhood taking donations. The group will be on Quiet Place, Meander and Cascade Drives.
All money raised goes to providing instruments and specialized instruction, which has built the program into a powerhouse of award winning bands, according to a news release. For more information go to www.northgatehs-pfc.com/nimb.html, or e-mail Nancy Painter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Walnut Creek School District's refinancing of bonds will mean savings for taxpayers.
This summer the governing board took advantage of "historically low interest rates in the municipal bond market to refinance some of the district's outstanding bonds," according to an e-mail alert from the district.
The refinancing equates to $1.6 million in savings for taxpayers over the life the $8.3 million debt.
The original bonds were issued in 2003 with interest rates of 3.75 to 4.80 percent and were refinanced to a 1.7 percent rate, according to the e-mail. The school district has a credit rating of AA from Standard &
"As a result of the refunding, the typical homeowner will pay approximately $72 less in property taxes over the next 15 years," according to the e-mail.
Berean Christian High School will host a National Christian College Fair that is open to the public.
The fair will take place 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 in the school's gym at 245 El Divisadero Ave. in Walnut Creek. More than 30 colleges will be represented, and there will be a financial aid seminar at 6:45 p.m.
To learn more, go to www.nccf.us
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