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Kids & Teens

Uncle Jer's Travelling Bee Show
Celebrate Earth Day with some of the planet's hardest workers - bees. Learn fascinating facts about the world of honeybees and the folks who care for them, taste honey, feel a honeycomb, and see a working hive at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 at the Pleasanton Library. Free tickets given out at 12:30 p.m. Best for ages 5 and older. Call 931-3400 ext. 3. Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Hill and Valley Club Bunco
The Hill and Valley Club will host a Big Bunco Madness Day from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. If you have never played, we will teach you! With a salad bar luncheon and door prizes. Reservations required. Call Joann Silviera at (510) 785-2053. RSVP by April 17.
 

Concerts

California Youth Chinese Symphony at Pleasanton Library
The Pleasanton Public Library will host a free concert by the California Youth Chinese Symphony at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 25. With more than 100 students in its programs and led by Chinese music professionals, this program promotes musical diversity and cultural enrichment. Call 931-3400 ext. 4 or go to www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/services/library. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Event
The many faces of abuse will be presented from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 in the Student Center at Valley Christian Center in Dublin. The event will include keynote speaker Arabella Whilock from Thrive Church, live media coverage, and testimonies of those who have survived domestic abuse. Contact Linda Lopes at llopes@comediscovervcc.org. Valley Christian Center, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin.
 

Fundraisers

Sleep Train's Shoe Drive for Foster Kids
Sleep Train is hosting its Shoe Drive to ensure foster kids have properly fitting, comfortable shoes and to support foster parents, now through April 26. Foster kids often arrive in new homes with just the clothes on their backs, and while foster families receive funding, it may not be enough. Call (800) 378-2337 or go to http://www.sleeptrain.com/. Sleep Train Mattress Centers, 6050 Johnson Drive, Ste C, Pleasanton.
 

Events

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings from March 30-April 27, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Learn about basic disaster preparedness and beyond. Registration required, space limited. Contact 454-2361 or CERT@LPfire.org. , , Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Pleasanton Senior Center
The Pleasanton Senior Center has several volunteer opportunities available. Positions include working as an on-call receptionist, front desk greeter and assisting with a monthly tea social. Contact 931-5369 or astatham@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Seniors

Poker
Enjoy an afternoon of poker from 12:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Cost is $1.75 for residents, $2.25 for non-residents. For more information call 931-5365 or go to pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'
With the help of his colorful and tight-knit Jewish village, poor farmer Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them his beloved "tradition." Set in Imperial Russia, the theme cuts across race, nationality, class and religion. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $17-$38. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Exhibits

Pleasanton Art League Imagination Expressed
The Pleasanton Art League's exhibit "Imagination Expressed 2015" runs now-May 3 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Come and see the latest creations from the vibrant art community of Pleasanton and the Valley. Contact education@museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit
"Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi" explores the lives and environmental roles of fungi featuring photographs by John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell, and will be at Alviso Adobe Community Park from March 22-May 17. This exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi. Call 931-3479 or go to www.pleasantonadobe.com. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

AAUW Now Accepting Applications
The Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch of AAUW is offering scholarships to local women who will be college juniors in Fall 2015. Applicants must reside in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol or have attended a local high school. Applications are available now and due by June 1, 2015. Contact Joan Leighty at joanleighty@comcast.net. None
 

Clubs

Pleasanton Mothers Club
The mission of the Pleasanton Mothers Club is to provide a social, supportive, and educational outlet for moms and their families in the local community. They offer a variety of activities, children's playgroups, special interest groups, and more. For information visit pleasantonmothersclub.org. Contact membership@pleasantonmothersclub.org.
 

Miscellaneous

VFW-AL Coffee and Donuts
Every Saturday morning from 7:30-9 a.m., the VFW and American Legion host coffee and donuts for all veterans at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. All veterans are welcome. Visit www.vfwpost6298.com. Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Pleasanton Military Families Support Group
Formed in 2003 this group provides support and comfort to the Pleasanton families whose loved ones are deployed in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. The group has monthly meetings and other events such as "pack outs" of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. The group also sponsors the Yellow Streamer program on Main Street where streamers are displayed with the name, rank and branch of service of Pleasanton military personnel. Learn more at www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.
 

Classes

Free Counseling Job Search Skills and Resume Writing
Get a free consultation with an experienced Employment Recruiter on select Wednesday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday afternoons for a half or full hour at the Pleasanton Library. Receive help with resume writing, employment web sites, search for a job on the web, and get help with online applications. Make a 20-minute appointment at the Reference Desk by calling 931-3400, ext. 4. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Overeaters Anonymous
This 12-step support group for people with eating behavior problems meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore; and at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Middle School Room at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 1893 North Vasco Road, Livermore. Free with donations accepted toward room rent. No weigh-ins. Call Nora at 337-9118. St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church , 678 Enos Way, Livermore.
 

Clubs

Senior Mens Social Club
Sons In Retirement (SIR) is a social club for senior men. In addition to friendships, members can participate in interest groups like golf, bridge, travel, photography, etc. We meet for lunch first Thursday of the month at San Ramon Golf Club. Open to retirees in the Tri-Valley. Contact Rich Osborne at 785-3549 or trivalleysir@gmail.com. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
 

Seniors

Peddler Shoppe at the Senior Center
The Peddler Shoppe in the lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., offers the handmade wares of talented local senior artisans. It's a great place to buy gifts. The Shoppe is staffed by volunteers and is open to the public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Go to www.pleasantonpeddlershoppe.com. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Miscellaneous

Friends of the Library Online Book Sale
Did you know you could buy books from the Friends of the Library at Amazon.com? The Friends have a year round magazine and paperback book sale in the library and have two major book sales a year. To buy books, visit www.amazon.com/shops/ptwnfriends or call Nancy Bering at 462-4368.
 

Seniors

Dublin Senior Center Dance Classes
Seniors are invited to a Beginning Latin Line Date from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays; cost is $12 for four classes per month or $15 for five classes per month. Beginning line dance from 10:25-11:25 a.m. Thursdays, cost is $1.25 per class; beginning-intermediate line dancing from 10:15-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, cost is $2 drop-in, or from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, cost is $3 drop-in; easy and intermediate line dance from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, cost is $3 per class; intermediate line dance from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays, cost is $1.25 per class; advanced line dancing from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, cost is $3 per class; or social line dance from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, cost is $2 for drop-in or $6 for four classes per month or $7.50 for five classes per month; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Dublin Senior Center Programs
Dublin Senior Center offers different programs and activities including "ESL" which helps seniors practice their English conversational skills, a Reading Group that meets monthly to discuss new books and a Needle Arts Group that enjoys quilting, sewing and knitting. Fees vary for each activity. For a complete list of activities, contact 556-4511 or seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Dublin Senior Center Mini-Library
The Dublin Senior Center Mini-Library is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday at the senior center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. The library gladly accepts donations of like-new used books published in the last five years, puzzles, magazines within three months of distribution, and videotapes. Unused books are donated to Friends of the Dublin Library. Bring donations to the office for processing. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Events

Farmers Market
Visit the Pleasanton Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, on East Angela Street between Main and First streets. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, to provide the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, sold by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop. Downtown Pleasanton, E. Angela St., Pleasanton.