Fifth graders from Buena Vista Elementary are going to the world finals.

Two fifth-grade teams from Buena Vista Elementary school just participated in the state finals for Odyssey of the Mind, an international educational program that offers creative problem-solving opportunities for students. One team came in second place and the other got a creative award, and thus both have been invited to Michigan State University to compete with 800 other teams from around the world in the 2013 Odysessy of the Mind World Finals May 22-25.

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    The Mt. Diablo Alternative Education Foundation will hold its alt.wine.art event supporting alternative high schools from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Lakeside Room at Heather Farm Park, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, in Walnut Creek.

    The public can sample a variety of local wines and food, listen to live music, view works created by student artists in the alternative high schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, and bid on student art and other items.

    Admission is $25 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 925-352-9842; e-mailing info@MDAEF.org; or www.MDAEF.org.

    All proceeds will be used to fund scholarships for graduating seniors and mini-grants for teachers at the alternative schools.

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    The Northgate High School Jazz Band will once again be a finalist at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, which features bands from as far away as Ohio and Indiana. This is the culmination of a great year for Northgate Jazz Band, which was awarded first place at the Folsom Jazz Festival and Campana Jazz Festival, and a perfect score at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival. The Next Generation Jazz Festival is April 5-7 at the Monterey Convention Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey. Northgate will perform Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free. For more information: www.northgatehs-pfc.com/nimb.html

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    Camp Galileo for prekindergarten to rising fifth graders will debut in Walnut Creek this summer. The summer day camps "foster the spirit of exploration and innovation in kids through the Galileo Innovation Approach," according to a camp news release.

    The camp offers a week of hands-on art, science and outdoor activities. Camp Galileo, which has 22 Bay Area locations, will set up at Walnut Acres Elementary School for the first time this year running June 24-Aug. 2. Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    For more information go to www.galileo-learning.com.

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