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Complementary Wine Tasting: Rutherford Ranch
Enjoy samples of Rutherford Ranch Winery's Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Old Vine Zinfandel from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31 at New Leaf Market. With cheese pairing. Stop by the Wine Department and educate your palette. Call 621-7660 ext. 120. New Leaf Community Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

On Stage

Creatures of Impulse Presents 'Nightmare'
The Bay Area's award-winning teen improv troupe will present their live, improvised horror show at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Nov. 1. A free preview show will be at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28. A special late-night show (costumes encouraged) for ages 14 and up only will be at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. All shows at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Call 931-4848 or go to Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


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 Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave., Suite F, Pleasanton.


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 Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.


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 Valley Montessori School, 1273 North Livermore Ave., Livermore.


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.


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 Dublin Senior Center, 7200 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.


Daniel Kanaan Enso Collection
Daniel Kanaan's Enso Collection will be on display now through Dec. 10 at the Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center. Large and medium scale water media works depicting the "enso," the Japanese word for an uninhibited, hand-drawn circle. Donations appreciated. Contact 931-4849 or Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.


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.


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

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 Contact for details, , Pleasanton.


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 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


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.