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Julian Lage in Concert
As part of his Julian Lage Solo Project, Lage presents a rare solo concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Lage is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer, and arranger who was the subject of Academy Award nominated documentary "Jules at Eight." Tickets are $15-$25. Call 931-4848 or go to Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


Heidi Moss, Soprano
Acclaimed soprano Heidi Moss will team up with pianist Daniel Lockert and resident composer Kurt Erickson to present a concert of new and familiar works in the German lieder and art song tradition, at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road. Freewill offering. Contact Margaret Secour at Works by Schubert, Strauss, and also specially commissioned pieces by composers David Conte St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.


Come in Unity Carnival
Come for authentic Egyptian food, fun games, face painting, live music and more, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive. Free. Contact Nada Armanios at 389-8924 or St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.

On Stage

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Opera
See Puccini's "Madama Butterfly," a heartbreaking love story in which an American naval officer marries a Japanese girl for convenience but then leaves, and she faithfully awaits his return, at 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 26-Oct. 4 at the Bankead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $39-$89. Call 462-6964 or go to Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.


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


Questers is an international organization of lovers of antiques, collectibles and history who encourage preservation and restoration of historical landmarks. Members learn about antiques, share and view collections, visit historic sites, and help non-profits in restoration and preservation. We are seeking new members to join our local Amador chapter. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month, Sept.-May. Contact President Rickie at 292-8123 or


Sleep Train's Dollar Drive for Foster Kids
Every child looks forward to activities like summer camp and swim lessons, but foster children don't always get the chance to participate in these experiences. Sleep Train is hosting its Dollar Drive now through Oct. 18. Donate online at or at any Sleep Train store.


Pleasanton Art League 6th Annual Members' Juried Exhibition
The Pleasanton Art League's Members' Juried Exhibition will run now through Oct. 24 at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center. Art media of all types will be represented, including watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, oils, collage, and 3-D. Call 931-4849. Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


Crafters Wanted for Holiday Boutique
Crafters are wanted for a Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. For more information please contact Valerie Fleming at 484-2482, ext. 121 or Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.


Free 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.


Hair 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.


Centerpointe Church Sunday Worship
Centerpointe Church, located at 3410 Cornerstone Court, will hold a worship service called "Ancient Future," rooted as the early church was in God's story, which is central to participants' lives, at 10 a.m. Sundays. Gatherings include songs, hymns, Scripture, art, ancient prayers and creeds and a biblically based message designed to deepen worshipers’ relationship with Jesus as well as apply to their lives and equip them for the world. Call 846-4436 or go to Centerpointe Church, 3410 Cornerstone Court, Pleasanton.


'The Story' Evening Bible Study
God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. "The Story" is about the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, come find your story in God's story in the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation, at 6 p.m. every Sunday at Faith Chapel, 6656 Alisal St. Workbook is $10. Call 846-8650 or go to Faith Chapel, 6656 Alisal St., Pleasanton.


Progressive Christian Worship
Lynnewood United Methodist Church offers a friendly congregation where all are welcome. Worship is 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 Rev. Heather Hammer at 846-0221 or Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.


Join 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 Go to

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


Different Religions Come Together to Share Prayers
Join this group as people come together to share prayers, regardless of religion, at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month at 6721 Corte Del Vista. Their motto is "The fundamentals of the Holy Books are one and the same. Unity is the essential truth of religion." No contributions elicited. Call 426-1847. , 6721 Corte Del Vista, Pleasanton.


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, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. All are welcome. Ongoing classes, groups, and activities. Call 829-2733 or go to Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin.


Senior 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 Go to San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.


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.


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.