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FEBRUARY 2016
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Introduction to Digital Photography
Learn basic digital camera operations, custom settings, and editing and storing digital pictures with instructor Gerry Mooney, a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Bring your own camera and instructions for hands-on practice. Free. Go to www.aclibrary.org/. Dublin Library Program Room,, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
 

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Better Digital Camera Pictures
Learn to use natural light, creative backgrounds and interesting locations for your photos with instructor Gerry Mooney, a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Registration required. Call 803-7252. Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
 

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How to Improve Your Child's Fine Motor and Sensory Integration Skills
Does your child have a hard time fastening buttons and zippers? Do they hold their pencil in an awkward way? Gain an understanding of age appropriate fine motor skills and typical challenges, learn how to engage your child in play activities to practice fine motor skills and sensory issues, and get information on helpful resources and ask general questions from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road. Introduction by Marla Silversmith, Director of Special Education, presentation by Christine Frazier and Diane Warzecha, PUSD Occupational Therapists. Register at www.tinyurl.com/FebSNC. For questions or to request an interpreter, contact snc@pleasantonpta.org. Interpreter requests needed by Feb. 16. Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton.
 

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Dr. 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.
 

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The Dementia Whisperer
Laura Wayman is a nationally recognized dementia care expert and author of "A Loving Approach to Dementia Care." Her mission is to provide families and caregivers information and practical tips to help them navigate the various challenges that are common when caring for someone with Alzheimer's. Join at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 8 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

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Astro 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.
 

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People and Portrait Photography Class
Create pictures that capture the essence of your subject, and learn the principles of photographing people with instructor Gerry Mooney, a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years, from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Register at 803-7252. Dublin Library Program Room,, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
 

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Master Gardener Garden Talk
Have questions about what to do in your garden Master Gardeners are on site from 9-11:30 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at the Livermore Demo Garden, 3575 Greenville Road, Livermore. Go to acmg.ucanr.edu/Demonstration_Gardens/East_County_Demonstration_Garden/. Livermore Earth Friendly Demonstration Garden, 3575 Greenville Road, Livermore.