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News - February 28, 2014

News digest

The 10th annual Magic of Music event -- a fundraiser for Amador music programs -- will be held this Saturday from 5:30-11:30 p.m. at the Marriott in Pleasanton, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road.

The event includes a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment by the music students, and dancing to the tunes of the award-winning Amador Valley High Jazz A Big Band ensemble.

Magic of Music funds have been used to purchase new marching band uniforms, instruments, transportation equipment and teaching tools. The event is hosted by the Amador Friends of Music.

Tickets may be purchased at or through Sally Baker at 518-5916.

The Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton is looking for submissions for its Fresh Works IV open juried exhibition.

The annual showing is open to artists from across the Bay Area. Artworks can be two- or three-dimensional (no jewelry); video art may be allowed, contingent upon space and artist providing necessary equipment.

Submissions must be original works completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton. The entry form and fee must be turned in by 5 p.m. March 19.

The exhibit is set to run from May 3 to June 7. For more information, visit or contact gallery director Julie Finegan at 931-4849 or

The Culture to Culture Foundation is holding its second local Mental Health Scholarship Essay Awards, offering 10 scholarships worth $1,000 and 20 honorable mention awards worth $250.

Essays should address the topic "How does your personal definition of success affect your mental health?" and have a 1,000-word limit. The deadline is March 17.

Applicants must be 11th- or 12th-grade students, and applications should be submitted as a PDF or Word document email attachment to The attachment should be labeled with the student's last name listed first.

All essays must include an introductory cover page listing the entrant's full name, home address, telephone number, email address, high school and current grade.


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