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Volunteer for the Hometown Holiday Celebration
The City of Pleasanton will host its Hometown Holiday Celebration from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 in downtown Pleasanton. Volunteers are needed to serve as support with hospitality, stage decoration, parade events, and volunteer check-in. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can participate with adult supervision. Youth groups are also welcome to apply with a designated number of adult supervisors. Contact 931-3423 or Go to Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.


Sage Cafe at the Pleasanton Senior Center
Energetic and friendly individuals are needed to set up, serve and clean up during lunch service from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Sage Cafe in the Pleasanton Senior Center. This is a great way to meet people and impact the lives of the many participants who attend each day. For more information call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.


Tri Valley Haven's Gingerbread Cookie Project
Gingerbread Cookie Sales are now under way. Order your delicious personalized boys and girls or a dozen gingerbread babies for only $7.50 each. Submit your orders by Thursday, Dec. 4. Proceeds benefit the Tri Valley Haven. To download an order form visit or call 449-5845 for more information.


Foothill High School Competition Cheer Fundraiser
Come spend the morning with the Foothill High School Competition Cheer team from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Foothill High School. Your child will earn the latest moves, fun dance and all the cool cheers. K-6 grade. $50 fee includes camp, lunch and a t-shirt. Parent performance at 1 p.m. Space limited, register early. Contact Danette Ondi at 699-4856 or Download registration form at Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.


Interplay: Texture and Luminosity, A Mosaic Art Exhibit
Interplay will be on display Nov. 7-Dec. 13 at the Harrington Art Gallery in Firehouse Arts Center. 17 artists present a wide variety of styles and types of mosaic artwork, from traditional to contemporary. A reception with the artists will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. A public mural project will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


Sleep Train's Toy Drive for Foster Kids
For California's nearly 60,000 foster children, the holiday season can be difficult as many of them may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Train will host its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure every foster child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. Donate toys at any Sleep Train location. Go to Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.


Fifth Night Initiative: A Young Family Hanukkah Celebration
Beth Emek and Beth Emek Preschool will host a Hanukkah celebration for young families from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court. Instead of receiving a gift, the focus is on giving. Families will make a fleece blanket to be donated to Tri-Valley Haven. The celebration will include menorah lighting, Hanukkah songs with Rabbi Milder, and latke dinner. Cost is $20 per family. Call 931-1055 or go to Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.


Discovery Shop Christmas Store Open
Find unique Christmas treasures at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Holiday store now through Dec. 24 at 1987 Santa Rita Road It's a perfect venue to start your holiday decorating. Choose from decorated trees of all sizes, wonderful Santas and one of a kind gifts. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society. Go to American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1987 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.


Sage Cafe
The Pleasanton Senior Center is excited to introduce their new lunch program. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Daily offerings include salad, soup, choice of sandwich or hot entree. The cost is $3. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call 931-5365 to reserve a spot. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.


Qi Gong Classes
Join this 8-week series of qi gong classes, "Super Six Health Infusion." Sessions will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 11-25; Dec. 2-16; and Jan. 6-13 at Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin. Focus on exercises that reduce stress from the internal organs to promote vitality and general health. Learn the six healing sounds that calm the mind and reduce the effects of negative emotions. Prepayment of $80 encouraged, but drop-ins welcome for $12 a class. Contact Gayle Staehle at 200-1765 or Go to Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., #120, Dublin.


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 Contact


Computer Tutoring
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 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

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.


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 Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.


Transcribing for You
Transcribing for You has volunteers that will transcribe and print your letters to be sent. The service is located at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $1.50. Call 556-4511 for an appointment or email Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.


Dublin Senior Center Offers Music Classes
Dublin Senior Center offers two music classes including Sing-a-longs with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and Ukulele Beginning Instruction with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, both at the Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each class. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.


Friends of the Library Online Book Sale
Did you know you could buy books from the Friends of the Library at 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 or call Nancy Bering at 462-4368.


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.


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 Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.


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.


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.