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SeniorsSenior Info Fair
Get valuable information and services from a variety of government, non-profit and commercial organizations at this free event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Dublin Senior Center. Last year's fair included 44 vendors, seven health services and approximately 300 seniors from the Tri-Valley and beyond. Contact 556-4511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
ConcertsGolden State Lone Star Blues Revue
Come to the Golden State Lone Star Revue, a cross-country blues concert featuring California and Texas blues all-stars, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center. California headliners include Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Baty and RW Grigsby, and Texas headliners are Anson Funderburgh and Wes Starr. Tickets are $17-$27. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersSpace Station and Beyond
Spend the evening with Dr. Tammy Jernigan and Dr. Jeff Wisoff, former NASA astronauts and current Pleasanton residents, while enjoying an elegant BBQ dinner from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Proceeds will benefit Troop 911 and will go toward upgrading camping equipment and supplies. Tickets are $25. Call 600-1440. Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
FundraisersPace for Peace 10K Run and 5k Run/Walk
Join for a scenic 5K and 10K run/walk from 8-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 through the Livermore Valley vineyards. Cost is $40 for 10k, $35 for 5k, $20 for students. Register at trivalleyhaven.org or Active.com. To sponsor or volunteer call 667-2728. Tri Valley Haven Community Building, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore.
EventsCelebrating Our Abilities
Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens Senior Apartments will be having an open house Art Fair displaying the many talents of the seniors living in the communities from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Contact 846-0133 or email@example.com. Kottinger Place and Pleasanton Gardens, 240 & 251 Kottinger Drive, Pleasanton.
SpiritualECKANKAE, Community HU Song
ECKANKAR, Community HU Song is a non-denominational prayer activity at noon on Saturday, Oct. 3 at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. HU is a love song to God that can help you. Go to http://eck-ca.org/. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsCome in Unity Carnival
Come for authentic Egyptian food, fun games, face painting, live music and more, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive. Free. Contact Nada Armanios at 389-8924 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.
On StagePuccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Opera
See Puccini's "Madama Butterfly," a heartbreaking love story in which an American naval officer marries a Japanese girl for convenience but then leaves, and she faithfully awaits his return, at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct. 4 at the Bankead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $39-$89. Call 462-6964 or go to http://www.livermorevalleyopera.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.
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.
Questers is an international organization of lovers of antiques, collectibles and history who encourage preservation and restoration of historical landmarks. Members learn about antiques, share and view collections, visit historic sites, and help non-profits in restoration and preservation. We are seeking new members to join our local Amador chapter. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month, Sept.-May. Contact President Rickie at 292-8123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FundraisersSleep Train's Dollar Drive for Foster Kids
Every child looks forward to activities like summer camp and swim lessons, but foster children don't always get the chance to participate in these experiences. Sleep Train is hosting its Dollar Drive now through Oct. 18. Donate online at http://bit.ly/1qGUgVW or at any Sleep Train store.
ExhibitsPleasanton Art League 6th Annual Members' Juried Exhibition
The Pleasanton Art League's Members' Juried Exhibition will run now through Oct. 24 at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center. Art media of all types will be represented, including watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, oils, collage, and 3-D. Call 931-4849. Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
HolidayCrafters Wanted for Holiday Boutique
Crafters are wanted for a Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. For more information please contact Valerie Fleming at 484-2482, ext. 121 or Valerie@harvestvalley.org. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
SportsYouth Open Gym
The City of Pleasanton's Community Services Department will hold the Youth Open Gym program for basketball and volleyball from 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 21 at Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave. For grades 6-12. Cost is $30 for residents, $33 for non-residents. Contact Pleasanton Sports Office at 931-3437 or email@example.com. Register at pleasantonfun.com course 61285. Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
SpiritualECKANKAR: Community HU Chant
Join the Community HU Chant, a non-denominational prayer activity, at noon every Saturday at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. HU is a love song to God that can help you. For more information go to http://eck-ca.org/. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
ClassesFree Math Tutoring
Free high school level math help offered at the Pleasanton Library for students who cannot afford tuition. Contact 484-1073. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringHair Care Professionals and Massage Therapists Needed for Hope Hospice
Hospice of the East Bay provides care to terminally ill patients and their families. Many of our patients benefit greatly from a haircut/hair set or from a massage therapist. If you would be interested in volunteering a few hours a month to provide comfort to patients, call the Volunteer Department at 887-5678. License/massage certification required.
SportsJoin Youth Track and Field Club
FTC track club is taking registrations for the fall season (Sept.-Dec.) and will begin practices on Sept. 8. FTC is a U.S. Track and Field (USATF) member club for kids 7-18 from any school. We compete in USATF sanctioned meets and accept athletes of other sports who want additional training. Contact Jorge Quero at 209-7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.ftctrackclub.com.
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.
ClassesFree 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 GroupsOvereaters 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.
ClubsSenior 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 email@example.com. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
SeniorsPeddler 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.
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 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.