Women Voters forum on Prop. 30 set for Sept. 19
The League of Women Voters of Piedmont will hold a forum open to the public to discuss Prop. 30 on the November ballot regarding school funding.
The forum is from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 19 at Ellen Driscoll Theater, 325 Highland Ave., Piedmont.
Damon Smith, associate superintendent of Alameda County Office of Education, will share his expertise on statewide school finance. He will explain what the passage of Prop. 30 would mean for local schools.
Piedmont schools Superintendent Connie Hubbard will address specifics on what Prop. 30 means for the Piedmont schools.
The league will hold a board meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 5 at 502 Boulevard Way, Piedmont.
All are welcome. You need not be a board member to attend. To find out more about the League and its events, go to www.lwvpiedmont.org.
Beach open house to show off renovation
Beach Elementary School at 100 Lake Ave., Piedmont, will hold an open house for the community to see the renovated school and its new improvements.
The public and the Beach community are invited to the open house with light refreshments from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16.
The event is being sponsored by the Beach Dad's Club and the Beach Parents Organization.
Great care was taken to preserve the school's historic
-- Linda Davis
Festival needs tasting judges, fresh lemons
The Harvest Festival is looking for judges for its "Edibles" contest. Application deadline is Sept 8. Judges must live or work in Piedmont and must submit a short essay of 50 words or less about why he or she would be a good choice for the position.
To apply, send essay, with name, email and phone number to Jerry Miller at email@example.com.
Festival leaders also are looking for lemons for the homemade lemonade that is so popular at the event.
"We squeeze the lemons to produce more than 50 quarts of juice, representing a unique combination of the Eureka, Genoa and Meyer varieties," said Miller, who is festival chairman. More than 1,000 glasses of Harvest Festival lemonade are made each year for the event.
"We squeeze the lemons to produce more than 50 quarts of juice, representing a unique combination of the Eureka, Genoa and Meyer varieties," said Jerry Miller, Festival chairman. More than 1,000 glasses of Harvest Festival Lemonade are made each year for the festival.
Anyone wishing to donate lemons can contact Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Arrangements can be made for volunteers to pick lemons from residents' trees or to pick up bags of lemons from doorsteps.
Arrangements for volunteers to pick lemons from residents' trees can be made, or bags of lemons can be picked up from doorsteps.
Piedmont's 14th annual Harvest Festival will be held Sept. 30 at Piedmont Community Park. For more information go to www.piedmontharvestfestival.org.