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Studying Arts and Music

Mary Walters was a very active and beloved member of the Pleasant Hill AAUW branch. In addition she was involved in many Pleasant Hill community activities for many years. An awards ceremony was held at Fair Oaks Elementary School to thank Ken Walters for providing annual funding from the Mary Walters Memorial Fund, established through the Pleasant Hill Community Foundation following her death in 2003, to the SAM program at the school.

The program is created and presented by Mary McGhee with the assistance of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW members. It focuses on a hands-on art project and a major musician several times during the school year for students grades K-5. 

A tribute to Marilyn Tubbs is displayed prominently on the Fair Oaks campus. Marilyn, who passed away in 2013, was the greatest advocate of the program and dedicated her time and energy assisting the students and staff, and coordinating our volunteer effort. She is missed by all.


This Fall, students listened to Vivaldi's Four seasons violin concerto. Mary McGhee then showed them step by step how to create and paint Van Gogh's Sunflowers.

Funded by:

The AAUW: Empowering Women since 1881