YVHS annual banquet supports sports teams

Ygnacio Valley High School's annual fundraising banquet March 22 will support its sports teams.

It will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at St. John Vianney Church, 1650 Ygnacio Valley Road, in Walnut Creek.

The banquet will be catered by Kinder's BBQ. There will be a raffle, and live and silent auctions, with opportunities for trips to Disneyland, Hornblower dinner cruise, and water skiing on the Delta, along with San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Ballet tickets and more.

Tickets are $35 if purchased by March 1, and $40 after. For tickets and information, contact Heidi at yvhsab@gmail.com or HeidiHastings@att.net.

Mount Diablo photo contest for students

The second annual Scholastic Photo Contest invites students in grades K-12 in Contra Costa and Alameda counties to submit their original pictures of Mount Diablo.

Photos can be of one of the Diablo parks, listed on the contest website at www.SaveMountDiabloContest.com, that showcases why the student enjoys Mount Diablo's lands and think they should be protected.

Students will be eligible for prizes, including a $1,000 Apple gift card, publishing in Diablo Magazine and inclusion in a traveling photo exhibit.

All photographs must be submitted by April 30. Winners will be announced May 12.


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The contest raises awareness about Save Mount Diablo's work and encourages students to visit their local natural parks, explained public relations manager Beryl Anderson."This contest is a great way for us to connect with students and for students to connect with the Diablo wilderness."

Mt. Diablo Adult Ed seeks accreditation

Mt. Diablo Adult Education in Concord will apply for initial accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education.

Those wanting to comment must provide names and address to the executive director of the Commission Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, Ga. 30350 or www.council.org.

The council will conduct the initial accreditation visit to Mt. Diablo Adult Education, 1266 San Carlos Ave., in Concord from April 7-10. Call 925-685-7340, ext. 6711.

Raising funds for Mt. Diablo alternative ed

"The Clarinet Fusion" choir will perform a variety of music for Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation's annual fundraiser from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 30, at the Pleasant Hill Senior Center, Chateau Room, 233 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill.

The fundraiser will support the students and staff in alternative education schools and programs.

Under the direction of guest conductor Harvey Benstein, Clarinet Fusion will perform using seven types of instruments. The audience will have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction for the benefit of "Helping Students Help Themselves."

Advanced admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for youth. Admission will be $5 more at the door. For tickets, go to www.brownpapertickets.com. For information, call 925-938-3899.

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