The Mt. Diablo Unified School District wants to make sure its students are college bound, and is holding its first -- hopefully annual -- college fair.

The fair will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 30 at Ygnacio Valley High School, 755 Oak Grove Road in Concord.

Students will be able to meet representatives from colleges and universities across the country as well as hear from local educational resources. The fair is ideal for juniors and seniors, according to a flyer for the event. It's open to students form College Park, Concord, Mt. Diablo, Northgate, Olympic, Ygnacio Valley, Nueva Vista/Summit, Prospect, Crossroads High School, Gateway and Diablo Community Day School High Schools. Students must show their ID from a MDUSD school in order to attend fair.

  • n n

    A free Educators' Open House will be held from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum, 1931 First Ave. in Walnut Creek.

    Participants will learn about the Lindsay's school programs, which can be scheduled at the museum, schools, or out in the community.

    Educators will meet representatives of local organizations and hear children's authors talk about their wildlife-themed books. Museum discounts are available, and there are free materials to take back to the schools.

    For questions about school programs or the open house, contact Melissa Strongman, director of education, at 925-627-2914.

  • n n

    Pleasant Hill Middle School will host a forum discussing middle school topics for parents and students in grades 4-8, at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 9, at the school, One Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill.

    The forum is organized by the Pleasant Hill Education Commission in partnership with Pleasant Hill Education Initiative.

    For information or to R.S.V.P, email mnelis@ci-pleasant-hill.ca.us.

    To submit an item for School Notes contact Elisabeth Nardi at 925-952-2617. Follow her at Twitter.com/enardi10.