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Lectures/WorkshopsAmador Valley Quilters
Amador Valley Quilters will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave. If you are interested in learning to quilt or are an experienced quilter, you will find this a great place meet like minded people. Go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org. Amador Valley Quilters Guild Meeting, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
Lectures/WorkshopsBecome an Effective Online Learner
Are you enrolled in an online course or have you ever thought about enrolling in one? Learn how online courses function and how you can succeed in one, from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 17 in Room 2412 at Las Positas College in Livermore. Not for College Credit. Cost is $25. Register online at www.laspositascollege.edu/communityed. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.
Lectures/WorkshopsTriValley Cultural Jews: 'Jewish Perspective on Medical Ethical Dilemmas'
Rabbi Hugh Seid-Valencia will discuss Jewish perspectives of contemporary bio-ethical dilemmas at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18 at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermroe. He will look at Jewish medical ethics in issues such as defining life and death, and the role of palliative care. Cost is $15 for non-members. Contact Karen Furst at email@example.com. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore.
Lectures/WorkshopsThe Well Balanced Student
The City of Pleasanton and The Pleasanton PTA Council present "The Well Balanced Student" as part of The Community Education Series at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Pleasanton Library. Presented by Margaret Dunlap of Challenge Success. Learn ways to help your kids reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school. Call 989-0658. Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton .
Lectures/WorkshopsAstrophysicist Dr. Alex Filippenko
Dr. Alex Filippenko, award-winning professor of astronomy at UC Berkeley, will explain why black holes are no longer confined to the imaginations of science fiction writers and theoretical physicists at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $30, $15 for students. Call 373-6800 or go to livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Lectures/WorkshopsAnnie Barrows, Best-Sellling Author
Annie Barrows will talk about the vital link between family history and fiction at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. She will use her experiences as co-author of "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" and as author of her latest novel, "The Truth According to Us." Tickets are $30, $15 for students. Call 373-6800 or go to livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Lectures/WorkshopsSquash Lady: Fall Cooking with Pumpkin and Squash
Join the Squash Lady of Perry & Sons as she demonstrates, samples and shares ways to enjoy and prepare pumpkin and squash, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Learn more about the health benefits of these delicious vegetables and take home recipes that can be shared and enjoyed throughout the season. Call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
Lectures/WorkshopsDr. Allison Macfarlane, Past NRC Head
Dr. Allison Macfarlane led the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from 2012-2014 and studied Japan's Fukushima nuclear complex, badly damaged by the 2011 tsunami. She led new safety measures for reactors and will discuss how we can avoid such accidents in the future, and options for permanent waste storage, at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $30, $15 for students. Call 373-6800 or go to livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Lectures/WorkshopsAstro Teller, GoogleX
Astro Teller, leader of GoogleX, is an entrepreneur, scientist, author, and expert in Intelligent Technology. GoogleX is Google's "factory" for building ideas that can be brought to reality through science and technology, including Google Glass and self-driving cars. Join him at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $30, $15 for students. Call 373-6800 or go to livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.