A theater dedication will be held at 5:30 that same evening and feature performances by the Edna Hill Band, The Throwback Chorus and drama students, plus a few other surprises.
If you can’t make the opening night extravaganza, performances of “The Music Man” are also scheduled for Saturday, May 8 at 2 and 7 p.m., Friday, May 14 at 7 p.m., and Saturday, May 15 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $5.
A special Purple Performance will be given May 16. Admission to that show is $10, and all proceeds will go to Relay for Life. To order tickets, call Edna Hill Middle School at 925-513-6440 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Residents are invited to let the staff of Doggie Depot, 1300 Central Blvd., Suite E in Brentwood, spruce up their dogs at the third annual Splash n’ Dash Dog Wash on Sunday, May 2 at 8 a.m. The event benefits H.A.R.P. (Homeless Animals Response Program) in its effort to promote the well being of animals by paying for spay/neuter programs, purchasing food and finding foster homes for homeless animals.
The wash, which includes a bath, blow-off, nails trimmed (if needed) and ears swabbed – costs $15 for small dogs, $20 for medium dogs and $25 for large dogs. Those who can’t attend are encouraged to sponsor the staff “by the dog” or make a donation of any amount. Make payments directly to H.A.R.P. The event also features dogs available for adoption, plus a raffle and silent auction. To make an appointment, call 925-516-7224. For more information about H.A.R.P. and volunteer opportunities, call 925-431-8546 or visit www.harp-resuce.org.
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On the first weekend in May, local orthodontist Dr. David Cain and 11 of his friends are running 200 miles from Calistoga to Santa Cruz to raise awareness of and money for organ donation. Cain and the ClubDave running team have completed this event for the last several years and hope to raise more money this year than ever for Organs ‘R’ Us, the beneficiary of The Relay. You can call Cain’s office at 925-756-6158 for more information or go to www.organsrus.com.
Most of us don’t think about organ donation, perhaps because it brings up our own mortality. But the need for organs is real and lives can be saved. Even if you are unable to donate money, please be sure your driver’s license indicates yes for organ donation. If all drivers just did that, the waiting list for organs would be shorter and many lives would be saved.
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The organizers of the recent Keep Antioch Beautiful (KAB) event found they had a winner when more than 900 volunteers turned out and helped pick up more than 11,000 pounds of trash.
Not satisfied to rest on their laurels, however, organizers have posted a survey asking residents what other events they would like to see held, and asking KAB participants why they got involved.
The eight-question survey can be found at www.surveymonkey.com/s/kab2010.
–Compiled by Press staff