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HealthDiabetes Self Management Classes
This 7 week series will teach you how to manage your diabetes with exercise, healthy eating, and medications, and answer all your questions about living with diabetes. Classes are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 26 at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. Open to all adults with Pre Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Call (408) 768-3763 or go to http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx. Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.
VolunteeringVolunteer 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 email@example.com. Go to www.hometownholiday.com. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringSage 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.
FundraisersTri 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 www.trivalleyhaven.org or call 449-5845 for more information.
FundraisersFoothill 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Download registration form at http://www.foothillfalcons.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?type=d&uREC_ID=188125&pREC_ID=443516. Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
This four session course for beginning painters will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 19-Dec. 10 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Learn basic watercolor techniques and have a finished project at the end of the session. A supply kit is required and available for purchase from the instructor for $5. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost is $7 for residents, $9 for non-residents. Call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
ExhibitsInterplay: 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.
FundraisersSleep 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 www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
HolidayFifth 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 www.bethemek.org. Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.
FundraisersDiscovery 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 cancer.org/discovery. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1987 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
Support GroupsHappiness and Better Relationships
Learn how to have more fulfilling relationships with your partner, spouse and children; how to be more effective at work; how to replace anger with peace and confidence; and how to lead a happier, more peaceful life. Meetings are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Unity of Tri-Valley Office, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin. Cover is $5. Please check schedule before coming. Call 963-6439 or go to www.meetup.com/Tri-Valley-Real-Love-Group/. Unity of Tri-Valley Office, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin.
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.
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.
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 and Saturday afternoons 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.
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.
SeniorsComputer Classes for Seniors
Pleasanton Public Library hosts Computer Classes for Seniors including Beginning Internet on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Beginning E-mail on the second Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Open Practice on the third Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Advanced E-mail on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of every month, at the Adult Computer Area in the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Computer classes are designed for mature adults. Registration is required; call 931-3400. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., 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.