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Kids & Teens

Lifetime Tennis 9th Annual Halloween Fun Night
Join in costume for an annual trick-or-treat evening, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park. This free event features the Haunted Hallway of Horror, games and activities for kids and adults, and yummy treats for all. Call 931-3449 or go to www.lifetimetennis.com. Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park, 5801 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Lifetime Tennis 9th Annual Halloween Fun Night
Volunteer at Lifetime Tennis's 9th annual Halloween Fun Night from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park. This is a free community event needing volunteer actors for the haunted house and costumed volunteers to help with carnival games. Contact Aaron at aaronw@lifetimetennis.com. Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park, , Pleasanton.
 

Events

Harvest Celebration
Celebrate the Harvest Season from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road. Music, games, prizes, inflatables, puppet shows, petting zoo, face painting, chili cook off, and pie contest. Hamburger or hotdog, chips and drink available for $5. Nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, caramel apples, chili and pie available for purchase. Call 484-2482. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
 

Events

Mixer for Tri-Valley Rental Property Owners
The City of Pleasanton and Abode Services will host a resource mixer for Tri-Valley rental property owners from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the City of Pleasanton's Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road. Light lunch and door prizes. Clifford Fried, a Partner at Fried and Williams Attorneys at Law, will speak on how to deal effectively with difficult tenant situations. Information will also be available regarding strategies for good tenant selection, programs for tenants that are also beneficial to landlords, and more. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, contact Flora Garcia at 373-5313 or fgarcia@abodeservices.org by Oct. 21. Operation Services Center, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.
 

Author Visits

'After Hours Authors' Program Hosts Two Graphic Novelists
The Pleasanton Library and Towne Center Books will host a visit by the popular, award-winning graphic novelists Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the Pleasanton Library. Raina Telgemeier is the author and illustrator of the graphic novels "Smile" and "Drama," both #1 New York Times bestsellers, as well as other works. Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the #1 New York Times bestselling "Amulet" series, as well as other works. Co-sponsor Towne Center Books will have copies of both authors' books available for purchase and autographs. No registration required. Ages 8 and older. For more information, call 931-3400 or go to http://www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/library/. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Events

The 7th Annual Killer Laughs Comedy Competition
Killer Laughs features some of the best and brightest comics in the Bay Area. Many who have participated in the past have moved on to do television, movies and more. Audience votes will determine who moves on and will be crowned the Killer Laughs Champion. The competition will take place from 8:30-10 p.m. every Friday, now through Oct. 24 at Vito's Express in Dublin. Call 264-4413 or go to www.bunjoscomedy.com. Vito's Express, 4060 Grafton St., Dublin.
 

On Stage

'The Fabulous Fable Factory' at Las Positas
Las Positas College will present its children's theater show, "The Fabulous Fable Factory" at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Black Box Theater at Las Positas College. The play centers around the retelling of four of Aesop's most famous fables: "The Tortoise and the Hare," The Lion and the Mouse," "The Ant and the Grasshopper," and "The Farmer and His Donkeys." Free. The show will also be touring to elementary schools in the Tri-Valley area. Contact Ken Ross at (510) 763-7087 or kross@laspositascollege.edu. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.
 

Events

Ghost Walk
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past during the Museum on Mainís popular Ghost Walk. This family-friendly tour will take you to some of Pleasantonís most haunted sites along Main St. Tours depart the museum every 30 minutes between 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, 24-25. Costumes encouraged. For tickets and more information, go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Pleasanton Art League Members Juried Exhibition
Pleasanton Art League's Juried Exhibition will be from Sept. 27-Oct. 25 at the Harrington Gallery. Art media of all types will be represented, and this show will feature a variety of fresh new works by member artists. A reception with the artists will be from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Sept 29. Donations appreciated. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Assistance League Sponsors Book Drive
Assistance League of Amador Valley will hold a childrenís book drive for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25. New books for children in grades K-5 can be donated now through October at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Presented in conjunction with Operation School Bell which provides students in need in the Tri-Valley with clothes and shoes. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

Pleasanton Senior Players: 'Always A Bridesmaid'
Pleasanton Senior Players return with a hilarious comedic romp about four friends who made a promise at Senior Prom to be in each others' weddings. "Always a Bridesmaid" will run at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $5 for children. Call 931-4848. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

'We Can' Art Exhibit at Las Positas College
The "We Can" art exhibit will benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank by sale of the paintings and the donation of canned foods. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1-30 at the Barbara Fracisco Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College in Livermore. Paintings can be viewed and bid on in $60 increments at www.biddingforgood.com/lpcfoundation; cash donations can also be made at this website. Food donations can be made at the college. An opening reception will be held 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1; a closing reception will be held 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. For more information contact Bill Paskewitz at 424-1265. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.
 

Lectures/Workshops

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Grieving people need time and space to honor their grief. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and these will be explore in this eight-week series of workshops, running at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Registration required. Open to all. Contact Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Events

Girls Night Out Networking Mixer
GNON, NuSkin and Hairlights Salon will host a networking opportunity for women at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Hairlights Salon. With raffle prizes, great food and fun. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay required by Nov. 3. Go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave., Suite F, Pleasanton.
 

Holiday

Crafters Wanted for Holiday Boutique
Crafters wanted for the Holiday Boutique; the boutique will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Harvest Valley Church. For more information contact Valerie at 484-2482 ext. 121 or Valerie@Harvestvalley.org. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Tri-Valley Basket Brigade
The Basket Brigade is a special kind of Thanksgiving food drive and community effort that offers participants the opportunity to donate food and much needed items to families in need. The participants may choose to deliver wrapped baskets to families in need located throughout the Bay Area. This special donation event will run now through Nov. 22 at Valley Montessori School in Livermore. Go to trivalleybasketbrigade.com. Valley Montessori School, 1273 North Livermore Ave., Livermore.
 

Volunteering

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.
 

Health

Diabetes 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. Fridays, Oct. 17-Dec. 5 at the Dublin Senior Center. Open to all adults with Pre Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. Call (408) 768-3763 or go to http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx. Dublin Senior Center, 7200 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

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.
 

Spiritual

Progressive Christian Worship
Lynnewood United Methodist Church offers a friendly congregation where all are welcome. Worship at 9 or 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday school for youth and adults at 10:30 a.m. and childcare at both services. Contact Reverend Heather Hammer at 846-0221, send an email to office@lynnewood.org, or go to www.lynnewood.org. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

T&J Extravaganza Apron Fashion Show
Join for the Extravaganza Apron Fashion Show from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Memorial Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., to spice up your apron fashion and benefit the hungry. Call 408-2985. Memorial Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

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 pleasantonmothersclub.org. Contact membership@pleasantonmothersclub.org.
 

Classes

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.

Kids & Teens

Pleasanton Fife & Drum lessons given
Pleasanton's 1776-era Colonial Fife & Drum Band is now accepting new members for a limited time. Learn to play drum or fife (flute) for only $10 per 1.5 hour small group lesson, ages 8-17, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Fridays. Experience helpful but not required. Learn music, history and leadership. Go to www.YoungAmericanPatriots.com. Contact for details, , Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Rotary Club of Pleasanton North
Pleasanton North Rotary invites anyone interested in making a difference. The membership includes 65 professionals, business owners, executives, managers and community leaders. The club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Fridays at Handles Gastropub, 855 Main St. Call 556-2333 or visit www.pnr-rotary.org. Handles Gastropub, 855 Main St., 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 www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.
 

Volunteering

Assistance League of Amador Valley
All ladies are invited to join this dedicated group of volunteers, reaching out to those in need in the Tri-Valley and having fun doing it. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. Contact 461-6401 or assistanceleagueamadorvalley@yahoo.com. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Classes

Free 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.
 

Spiritual

Sunday Services at Unity of Tri-Valley
Join the Sunday service with Reverend Karen Epps at 10 a.m. every week at Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley. Children's program available. All are welcome. Ongoing classes, groups, and activities. Call 829-2733 or go to http://www.unityoftrivalley.org/. Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley.
 

Support Groups

ClutterLess Self Help Group
Overwhelmed? Clutter stressing you out? ClutterLess is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call 922-1467 or 525-3992. Go to www.ClutterLess.org. St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Pleasanton Lions Club
The Pleasanton Lions Club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court. The dinner fee is $10. For more information please visit http//pleasantonlionsclub.org. The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court, Pleasanton.
 

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.
 

Seniors

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 www.pleasantonpeddlershoppe.com. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Miscellaneous

Friends 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.
 

Seniors

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.
 

Seniors

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 seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Mills Line Dance Social
DJ Millie Dusha will play tunes from the classic oldies at the Mills Line Dance Social from 2-4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. All levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $3. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

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.
 

Support Groups

Tri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960. Groves at Dublin Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin.
 

Events

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.