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EventsFriends of the Dublin Library Book Sale
Come to the Dublin Library Book Sale for a great selection of beautiful hardcover books in excellent condition, ideal for gift giving, as well as children's books, gourmet cookbooks, gift books, and more. The sale runs from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Dublin Library. Call 828-1315. Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
HolidayBreakfast with Santa
Celebrate the holidays with the Tri-Valley Y at breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, coffee and Santa! Bring your camera! Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for kids. Call 263-4444 or go to www.trivalleyymca.org. Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Suite F, Dublin.
Looking for that special something? Harvest Valley Church's holiday boutique will have items from local crafters, artisians and seamstresses. The boutique will be from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Harvest Valley Church. Call 484-2482, ext. 121. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
EventsHometown Holiday Celebration
The City of Pleasanton will host its Hometown Holiday Celebration from 5-7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 in downtown Pleasanton. This festive, community-based parade will precede the lighting of a huge holiday tree in front of Museum on Main. Volunteers are always needed. To volunteer or for questions, call 931-5352 or go to www.hometownholiday.com. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsHoliday open house
Join this holiday open house with your family from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Horizons East Show Stables, 5111 Doolan Road, Livermore. Dress up in your holiday costume and take photos with our festival ponies. Bring your own camera. Cookies and refreshments provided. Cost is $25 per family. Call 960-9696. Horizons East Show Stables, 5111 Doolan Road, Livermore.
Live MusicLivermore-Amador Symphony Concert
This first concert kicks off a yearlong festival honoring Dr. Arthur Barnes' 50th season as director. The concert will include Beethoven's "Symphony No. 2" and Gershwin's "American in Paris," and starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $23-$29. Call 373-6800 or go to www.bankheadtheater.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
ClassesFall Tennis Classes
Discover your inner athlete. Sign up for a session of tennis classes at the Tennis Park, from Sept. 16-Dec. 8 at Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park, 5801 Valley Ave. Classes are available for all playing levels, starting from 4 years old. Call 931-3449 or go to www.lifetimetennis.com. Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park, 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersTri-Valley Haven Toy and Gift Drive
New, non-violent gifts and toys may be dropped off at Tri-Valley Havenís Holiday Site, Asbury Methodist Church in Livermore, from 10 a.m.-4 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 3-5; and Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 9-11. Call Christine for more information at 667-2707. Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.
Kids & TeensM.o.M.'s Reading Time
The Museum on Main, 603 Main St., has announced its themes for its 2013 preschool pre-literacy program, M.o.M.'s Reading Time, that introduces preschoolers to a variety of holidays, events and cultures through books and activities. Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for this free monthly reading program from 10-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. For details, call 462-2776 or visit www.museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsBack Yard Harvest
Pam Silliman and students from Foothill High School are organizing a harvest of neighborhood fruit trees, like oranges, grapefruit and lemon trees. The group will pass out flyers and pick up fruit or harvest it for you. Fruit will go to Open Heart Kitchen, Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry and more. They would like to harvest the fruit before the first hard frost. Thank you for your generosity to our community. Contact Pam at 998-1522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FundraisersSleep Train's Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids
Sleigh bells are ringing and Christmas lights are glowing, but for the more than 60,000 foster kids throughout California, the holiday season can be tough as many enter new and unfamiliar homes. Help ensure each foster child feels the magic of the holiday season and donate a toy to any Sleep Train location. Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
SportsPLC Lacrosse Registration Open
Registration is now open for the Spring 2013 season for new and returning players, ages U9, U11, U13, U15 and HSJV. Tryouts for team placements to be held in December. Register at www.pleasantonlacrosse.com. Contact 353-6503 or Information@PleasantonLacrosse.com. See website Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton.
Exhibits'Remnants: Recent Works' by California Fiber Artists
A new exhibition of eclectic and colorful two- and three-dimensional artwork created with a fusion of fiber and other materials using a variety of methods. Exhibit runs from Nov. 6-Dec. 18 at Harrington Art Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave. A reception with artists will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7. Harrington Art Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersHelp the Open Heart Kitchen with the Holidays!
Open Heart Kitchen needs your help to make Thanksgiving and Christmas special for everyone. They need help with donations, like turkeys, trimmings for food baskets, Canned vegetables, canned fruit stuffing, gravy. Drop off any donations from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at 5200 Case Ave. Open Heart Kitchen, 5200 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
SeniorsPleasanton Sole Mates Walking Group
Do you love the outdoors and want a fun way to exercise? Walking is one of the easiest and most cost effective forms of exercise for adults. Join our weekly walking group from 8:45-10:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Walks are approximately 2-3 miles. Call 931-5365 for weekly walk destinations or come pick up a schedule. Free. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
HealthDiabetes Self-Management Educational Services
San Ramon Regional Medical Center now offers a two-part educational series on Diabetes Self-Management for adults. Classes are being held monthly throughout 2013 on Saturdays or weekdays in the West Day Room in the hospital's South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Part one classes: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 13; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3; and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 9. Part two classes: 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 14; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12; and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Classes will discuss the risk factors, signs and symptoms of diabetes; blood sugar monitoring; medication; healthy eating; exercise; stress management; complications; and other important topics. A physician referral is required. Medicare and other insurances cover the classes. To enroll, call Barbara Reis at 275-6018. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.
MiscellaneousFree Job Search Counseling
The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., offers free, 20-minute consultations with an employment recruiter. To make an appointment, call the Reference Desk at 931-3400, ext. 7. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
Fundraisers'Steppin' Up' Dance Benefit
Livermore School of Dance Jazz Companies present "Steppin' Up!" at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. This benefit for Sleep Train Foster Care children and families is a spectacular showcase of all types of dance. Go to www.livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Exhibits'Celebrations' at Museum on Main
Museum on Main presents "Celebrations: The Days We Mark and the Ways We Mark Them" on display now through Jan. 5. "Celebrations" takes visitors on a tour of the special occasions in life, like civic and religious holidays, personal transitions, and how we celebrate them. Call 462-2766. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
FundraisersOpen Heart Kitchen Tri-Valley Calendar/Prints Fundraiser
Open Heart Kitchen will again benefit from the sale of the unique Tri-Valley calendars and prints created by Sue Evans Photography. Twelve images highlight the local natural beauty, and the 2014 calendars may be customized for businesses. Cost is $5.25-$12. Get them now! Contact Sue Evans at 989-4113 or email@example.com. Go to www.PhotographyBySueEvans.com.
MiscellaneousWorld Walk to Wellness
Pleasanton's World Walk to Wellness group meets at 8:30 a.m. each Saturday to chat and explore while getting exercise. Most walks last 90 minutes; all are free. To be on the list to receive informaton each Thursday about that week's walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ClubsPleasanton 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 email@example.com.
Need help with downloading E-books from the library to your E-Reader, sending e-mail attachments, social networking, blogging, general Internet questions? Drop-in classes are from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Mary Luskin at 931-3400, ext. 7. Free and open to all. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
Support GroupsNational Association For Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets twice a month for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders. It meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114, Pleasanton. The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free. For more information contact Suzi Glorioso at 443-1797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive Suite 114, Pleasanton.
MiscellaneousVFW-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 GroupsPleasanton 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.
ClubsDaughters of the American Revolution
The Jose Maria Amador Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month Sept.-May. It is a social gathering and time to explore the history of our American roots. For more information contact the chapter's regent Diane Groome at email@example.com.
MiscellaneousFriends 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.
SeniorsDublin Senior Center Programs
Dublin Senior Center offers different programs and activities including "ESL" which helps seniors practice their English conversational skills from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday; a Reading Group that discusses new books every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month; the Needle Arts Group that enjoys quilting, sewing and knitting from 1-4 p.m. every Monday; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each activity. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
SeniorsMills Line Dance Social
DJ Millie Dusha will play tunes from the classic oldies at the Mills Line Dance Social from 2-4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. All levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $3. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
SeniorsDublin 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.
SeniorsDublin 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.
Support GroupsTri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960. Groves at Dublin Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin.
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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.