Annual Gala Dinner and Auction raises money to support the programs of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley providing programs for youth in Martinez and other parts of Central Contra Costa County. The black tie optional event features both silent and live auctions with a fabulous selection of fine items. Tickets cost $150 per couple or $75 per person. They may be obtainedby calling the club at 925-228-3896, ext. 102 or you may visit the club website at www.bgcdv.org to preview auction items and make reservations on line. Martinez community leaders and longtime Boys and Girls Club supporters Jim and Marilyn Thelen are this year's Honorary Chairs.