Step Up, Step Out, Help the Schools

Apparently, March Madness applies to the many opportunities to raise money for schools, too!

What do art, orthodontics, rummage sales, crab, and pizza have in common? Read on.

School Fuel and  present their annual student art show beginning Friday, March 16, and running through March 25. The aim of the Art Smart Showcase 2012 is to "present the creativity and talent of our students and highlight the importance of artistic outlets and art education for our kids." 

The Artist's Opening Night Reception, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 16, features live student performances. For the run of the show, gallery hours are Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The work is amazing to see, and a visit to the gallery is a wonderful outing, rain or shine.


Plum District, a deal site specifically designed for moms, often runs giveback deals, donating a portion of proceeds to local causes, including and School Fuel.

Friday, March 16, is the last day to grab $500 worth of orthodontic treatment from for just $50, with 10 percent of each purchase going to School Fuel.

Fridays are going to be special at Plum District for a good long time to come with the introduction of its Friday Fundraisers. Each Friday, Plum District local pages are going to feature deals at local busineses that give 10 percent of the net proceeds to organizations in the local community. You can find out more by emailing Lisa Barnes or visiting Plum District.


Performing Arts Boosters has the solution for two types of Novato residents: those with too much stuff and those in need of stuff. Those looking to shed gently used items to the bit Rummage Sale are asked to bring items to San Jose's gym on Friday, March 23, from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Those in need of clothes, toys, costumes, kitchen supplies, jewelry, sports equipment and on and on and on should come to the Rummage Sale and scoop up the quality items on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.


There is still time to get in on the crab-a-liciousness that is 's all-you-can-eat Crab Feed on Saturday, March 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the . Crab, cocktails, crab, pasta, crab, desserts, crab, silent and live auctions, crab, a raffle and crab will be on hand. Tickets are $50 each. No one under the age of 21 can attend, but maybe you can ask your parents to sneak out a crabby doggy bag for you. Email Carrie Cassee to purchase tickets. Details a'plenty in the uploaded flier.


As mentioned in last week's article,  in Novato is ponying up 20 percent of your bill to the  on Wednesday, March 28. Just hand over your flier when you pay your bill at Mary’s anytime on the 28th, and the one-fifth of the slice of your pie goes to supporting the Art Department’s technology needs. The fundraiser includes dine-in, take-out and delivery all day. Need to purchase gift cards? There’s no better time to do it then on the 28th, when Mary’s will donate 10% of all gift card purchases.


Rye March 16, 2012 at 07:46 PM
The flyers for the Mary's Pizza fundraiser for the Art department can be found in the front office at San Marin. All proceeds from the fundraiser will go to a grant for technology found at donorschoose.org/fishart
Jeffrey Vaillant March 16, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Patty thanks for the great information.....keep it flowing (kinda like the rain we need).
Sylvia Barry March 16, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Rye - readers can also click on the flyer posted along with this article and hit the print button to print. The flyer needs to be presented at time of order. I sometimes buy gift card for future use.
Patty Maher March 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Thank you to Rye and Sylvia for sharing information on tracking down the fliers needed. Jeffrey, thanks for the compliment.


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