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Events'Conserve Water!' Video Contest
SoundPost Youth Foundation, along with a group of 20 high school students, will hold a video contest to raise awareness on the California drought. Open to anyone ages 14-18 in the Bay Area. The theme is "Water," and should be at most 2 minutes long. Due by July 10, voting will be July 15-Aug. 5. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony, held on Aug. 16 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Contact Pallas Wang at (510) 928-1799 or email@example.com. Go to https://soundpostyouth.org/conserve-water-video-contest.html.
SportsRegistration Open for Slow-Pitch Adult Softball Leagues
The City of Pleasanton offers Sunday through Friday evening slow pitch softball leagues for men and women of all skill levels. League play begins first week of August. Priority registration for returning teams (from Fall 2014) is June 1-22. Registration opens to new teams on June 25. Deadline is July 15. Contact 931-3437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.pleasantonsports.org.
ExhibitsJanet Seifert and Abstract Improvisation Painting
San Francisco artist Janet Seifert will have a 15 painting installation, featuring her "abstract improvisation, gestural brushwork and the flowing elegance of fluid pigment to create spontaneous compositions to capture the freshness of moments in time" now-July 18 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Artist painting demonstration from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, July 17. Call 931-4849. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersPleasanton Craft Fair
The Friends of the Pleasanton Senior Center are seeking vendors to participate in their upcoming Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 17. For more information or to print a vendor application visit www.seniorcenterfriends.org. Deadline for vendor application is July 18. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
On Stage'Sense and Sensbility'
Shakespeare's Associates presents Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" from July 2-19 at Wente Vineyards. Days and times vary. Tickets are $25-$50. Go to livermoreshakes.org. Wente Vineyards Estate Winery and Tasting Room, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore.
Exhibits50 Years of Rotary
The 50 Years of Rotary is a joint celebration of the Rotary clubs in Pleasanton, including The Rotary Club of Pleasanton, The Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, Tri-Valley Evening Rotary Club, and Tri-Valley Rotary Clubs. This historical exhibit features memorabilia from Pleasanton's Rotary Clubs, and runs now-Aug. 8 at Museum on Main. Go to http://www.museumonmain.org/. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
FundraisersSleep Train's School Supply Drive for Foster Kids
For California's foster kids, going back to school often means starting at a new school. To ease their first-day jitters, Sleep Train is hosting its School Supply Drive for Foster Kids now through Aug. 9 at any Sleep Train location.
Kids & Teens'Fun With Science' Summer Series
Come explore the Discovery Center and take part in the "Fun With Science" program designed for 5th graders, a fun way to see and participate in science experiments that explain states of matter, air pressure, density, electricity, light and chemistry. Held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 10, 17; July 1, 15; Aug. 6, 12 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Discovery Center. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Email completed registration form, found at https://www.llnl.gov/sites/default/files/summerfunwithscienceform2015.pdf, to email@example.com. LLNL Discovery Center, 7000 East Ave., Livermore.
Support GroupsGrief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join this group and let us accompany you on your healing journey, at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. No registration required. All are welcome. Call Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
VolunteeringLooking for Drivers to Deliver Meals to Our Seniors
Pleasanton Meals on Wheels is looking for drivers to deliver meals to our seniors. Weekly and bi-weekly schedules available. If you can donate 2 hours every week it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Poonam at 931-5385 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please call Poonam @ 925.931.5385 Pleasanton MEALS ON WHEELS, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
Support GroupsWidow/Widowers Grief Recovery Group
Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to the healing process. Find support and healing from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 24-Sept. 2 at Valley Community Church. Preregistration required. Workbook is $15. Contact Linda Husted at 833-9013 or email@example.com. Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, .
Support GroupsBody Image Anonymous (BIA/BDD)
Body Image Anonymous is a support group for those living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other related body image disorders. Our goal is to restore our "true selves," finding self acceptance and recovery. Meetings are 3-4:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month at the Pleasanton Library. Contact Lon at (209) 513-2319, or Tim at (408) 771-6620. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., 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.
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 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.
SeniorsMills 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.
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 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.