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EventsTri-Valley Turkey Burn
Join friends and family and start a new community Thanksgiving tradition. Burn off your pumpkin pie before you eat it. Walk/run either 5K or 10K route at the Pleasanton sports park. The free event will be held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 26. Food/cash donations accepted. Sign up at www.trivalleyturkeyburn.org. Ken Mercer Sports Park, 5800 Parkside Drive, Pleasanton.
VolunteeringVolunteers Needed For Hometown Holiday Parade
The City of Pleasanton needs volunteers for its Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration to be held from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 along Main St. Serve as support with stage decoration, parade check-in, parade formation, parade marshals, setup/tear-down crew, and more. High School students welcome. Contact 931-5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.hometownholiday.com. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
ExhibitsSpecial Fall Exhibits
Harrington Gallery and Firehouse Arts Center present works by prolific Los Gatos artist Ed Lucey, with works in oil of Central California farmland; and Oakland artist Jon Steven Walters, whose technique juxtaposes mixed layers of media, colors and shapes to transform figures into skewed afterimages harnessed in layers of translucent paint. Exhibits run Oct. 15-Dec. 5. Contact the Gallery Director at 931-4849 or JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersSleep Train's Toy Drive for Foster Kids and Photo Contest
Christmas is an exciting time of year, but foster children often have the added worry of wondering whether Santa will find them. To help ensure every foster child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning, Sleep Train is hosting its Toy Drive for Foster Kids and #SleepTrainSecretSanta photo contest, now through Dec. 13 at any Sleep Train location.
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.
ClubsRotary Club of Pleasanton
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live. It has a luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org. Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton.
ExhibitsThat 70's Exhibit
Feather that hair, break out those bell-bottoms, and get ready for a trip to Funkytown at this exhibit at Museum on Main. This exhibit, running now through Jan. 3, was originally created by the Hayward Area Historical Society and looks back at the movies, the music, the TV shows, toys and fads that gave the Me Decade its distinctive feel. Go to www.museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
RecreationThursday Morning Bike Ride
Join our every Thursday morning bike ride as we tour the trails and vineyards of the Tri-Valley area. We will ride 20-30 miles at a "social" rate of speed with a coffee stop along the way. You will need a bike, a helmet and a sunny disposition. Call 426-1290 or go to www.meetup.com/Pleasanton-Pedalers/. Pleasanton Pedalers, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton, .
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 email@example.com. Go to www.ftctrackclub.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.
ClubsVirtually Speaking Toastmasters
Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415. Everyone is welcome to come see what a positive change Toastmasters can make in their confidence. Call 580-8660. Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415, Pleasanton.
ClubsTri-Valley Evening Rotary
Tri-Valley Evening Rotary has been supporting the community veterans, children and seniors for the past 12 years. We are the only Rotary club in the valley that meets in the evening. If you want to give back with a fun loving group please visit one of our meetings, from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Castlewood Country Club. Cost is $5 plus dinner. Go to trivalleyrotary.org. Castlewood Country Club Grill, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
SeniorsFree Memory Screening for Seniors
Caring Solutions is sponsoring free memory assessment on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511 for a 30-minute appointment. Preregister by the Monday prior to reserve an appointment. Informational materials are available at the Senior Center. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
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.
SeniorsDublin 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
EventsTri-Valley College and Career Fair
Tri-Valley School District presents the Tri-Valley College and Career Fair from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin. Students and parents can meet with representatives from UCs, CSUs, community colleges, private schools, military, technical schools, and out of state schools. Contact Leann Nobida at 833-3360 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.