The public is invited to attend Westlake’s annual spring fundraiser “Spring for Education” which will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., at the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab.  Tickets are $30.00 per person in advance and $35.00 at the door.  Tickets may be purchased at the Westlake Elementary School office, 1000 High St., Santa Cruz or via email

Ticket price includes live music, a cocktail, food and desserts catered by Marini’s.  The event will include a spectacular silent and live auction, including a Moto Italiano Scooter, a specialized Globe Haul bicycle from ABS, Wines from Vine Hill Winery, Birichino Vino and specialty beers from Uncommon Brewers, plus many works of art and special classroom projects created by the students at Westlake, including a mosaic surfboard, a decoupage single speed bicycle and folk art by the kindergartners.

Mosaic surfboard created by Westlake 3rd Grade class

Childcare is available for all who attend the fundraiser at Santa Cruz Sports Central from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for $30 for members, $35.00 for non-members and $10.00 for each sibling.  Call Santa Cruz Sports Central to reserve a spot at 427-3547.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Westlake’s art, music and dance programs, Life Lab, science and physical educations programs.