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Girls Night Out Networking
GNON and Museum on Main invite all Bay Area women to join this fun networking event from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Learn about local history with great food and raffle prizes. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepayment required. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Lectures/Workshops

Community Education Series 'Building Resilience for Lifelong Success'
The City of Pleasanton's Free Community Education Series will present "Building Resilience for Lifelong Success" from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at the Pleasanton Library. Rachel Sklar, MSW, is a Parent Coach and Strategist who will introduce key ingredients to raising children who can bounce back from difficulties and maintain healthy relationships. Register at pleasantonfun.com (code 59293) or at the event. Contact 931-5359 or info@ptownlife.org. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Club VIP Volleyball: Basic Volleyball
In this class for adults 18 and up, participants will be instructed on the basics of volleyball. Classes are held from 4:45-5:45 p.m. on Sundays beginning March 8 at Pleasanton Middle School Gym, 5001 Case Ave. Call 931-3437 or go to www.pleasantonfun.com. Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Adult Volleyball
All skill levels are welcome. Leagues begin play on Monday, March 16 and teams require a minimum of six players on a roster. Volleyball games are held from 7-10 p.m. Mondays at the Pleasanton Middle School gym. Registration deadline is March 6. Call 931-3437 or go to www.pleasantonfun.com. Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Adult Bocce League
Register for a fun, low-key, co-ed bocce league, beginning Tuesday and Wednesday, March 17-18. Minimum of four players are required to register as a team. Games are played from 6-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Centennial Community Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Registration deadline is Friday, March 6. Call 931-3437 or go to www.pleasantonfun.com. Centennial Community Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Open Gym Programs
Join for exercise and fun in open gym programs, including basketball, volleyball and family pickle ball. For locations and times, go to pleasantonsports.org. Punch passes may be purchased at www.pleasantonfun.com or at the Community Services Department, 200 Old Bernal Ave. Community Services Department, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

Exhibits

Journey Stories
Journey stories are tales of how we and our ancestors came to America and are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service presents "Journey Stories" now through March 8 at Museum on Main. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/exhibits.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Adult Softball
Sign up for an Adult Softball League. Divisions for all skills and abilities. Men's and co-ed leagues are scheduled Sunday-Friday nights. Registration for new teams begins Feb. 12, and leagues begin March 29. For complete registration information please go to www.pleasantonsports.com.
 

Volunteering

Sunol Docent Training
Become a Sunol Regional Wilderness docent to volunteer at a variety of parks and join the East Bay Regional Park District's volunteer community. The next Sunol Docent training class will take place on Monday and Wednesday mornings, Jan. 28-March 16. Contact (510) 544-3240 or Docents.Sunol@ebparks.org. Go to www.ebparks.org/about/getinvolved/volunteer/docent. Sunol Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Road, Sunol.
 

Spiritual

Three Diamonds Qigong Series
"Three Diamonds Qigong" will focus on exercises that tap into and cultivate the three greatest reservoirs of energy within ourselves to create more stamina, more joy, clearer thinking, and better overall health. Classes will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; and March 3, 10, 17 at Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. Suite 120, Dublin. Drop-in classes are $12, prepayment for entire 8-week course is $80. Contact Gayle Staehle at 200-1765 or gstaehle@comcast.net. Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. Suite 120, Dublin.
 

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. Wednesdays, Feb. 4-March 18 at the Dublin Senior Center. Call (510) 383-5185 or go to http://www.acphd.org/diabetes/contact-information.aspx. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Volunteering

Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store
Dedicated volunteers are needed immediately at Tri-Valley Haven thrift store in Livermore, with shifts available from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Duties include receiving, sorting, and pricing of items. Contact Stacey at 449-5845 or go to www.trivalleyhaven.org. Tri Valley Haven Thrift Store, 116 North L St., Livermore.
 

Events

Call for Art Work Submissions
The Harrington Gallery announces the call for submissions for the Fresh Works 5th Annual Open Juried Exhibit. Open to Bay Area artists in all 2D and 3D media. No jewelry. Video art accepted contingent upon space; artist must provide equipment. Art must be completed within last two years and not previously displayed in Pleasanton. Deadline for entry form and fee is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18. Contact Julie Finegan at 931-4849 or jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Go to www.firehousearts.org. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

Scholarships Available
Foothill, Village and Amador Students can download the guidelines and application for scholarships awarded by Amador Valley Scholarships, Inc. Scholarships awarded to students who plan to attend community colleges, vocational/technical schools or 4 year universities. Deadline to apply is March 20. For guidelines and application, go to www.amadorvalleyscholarshipsinc.org. , , Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

Tri-Valley Retired Educators' Scholarship
Application deadline March 21. Six scholarships, each worth $2,000 are being offered to high-school graduating seniors and college students. Applicants must be planning a career in education, and reside in the Livermore, Dublin, Pleasanton or Sunol area. High school applicants must be seniors planning to attend a four-year college in fall, 2015, community college applicants must be qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution in fall, 2015, and 4-year college applicants must be sophomores who will continue as juniors in fall, 2015. Contact 443-6097 or greegno@comcast.net. For application go to www.div85.calrta.org.
 

Fundraisers

Donations Needed for American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
American Cancer Society Discovery Shop is requesting donations of necklaces, bracelets rings and watches as well as women's accessories for its event "Glitter and Glamour" April 17-19. Donations are accepted 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon-5 p.m. Sundays at the shop, 1989-E Santa Rita Road. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's programs. Contact Kelley Meno at 462-7374 for more info. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1989-E Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Firefighter Homage and Mt. Diablo 2014 Vistas
Oil painter Vincent Liu exhibits a series of works depicting firefighters. Concurrently, watercolor artist Robin Purcell of Danville exhibits a collection of paintings featuring Mt. Diablo after the 2014 wildfires. Exhibit runs Feb. 25-April 4 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Contact the gallery director at 931-4849 or JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Seniors

Challenging Relationships with Adult Children
The Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley presents an eight week discussion group covering living with adult children, distant or disengaged relationships, overly dependent adult children, and more, from 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting March 4 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Call 931-7925 to register or for information. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Happiness and Better Relationships
Learn how to have more fulfilling relationships with your partner, spouse and children; how to be more effective at work; and how to replace anger with peace and confidence. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Unity of Tri-Valley Office, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin. Cost is $5. Check online schedule at www.meetup.com/Tri-Valley-Real-Love-Group/ before coming. Unity of Tri-Valley Office, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Civic Meetings

Human Services Commission
The Human Services Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Classes

Free Counseling Job Search Skills and Resume Writing
Get a free consultation with an experienced Employment Recruiter on select Wednesday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday afternoons for a half or full hour 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.
 

Clubs

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 trivalleysir@gmail.com. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
 

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.
 

Seniors

Dublin Senior Center Foundation Meeting
The Dublin Senior Center Foundation meets at 9 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month, at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Clubs

Pleasanton Newcomers Club
This club is a great way for new and established residents to make new friends. It meets for coffee on the first Wednesday of every month and for lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. The group has activities like hiking, walking, Bunco and more. Visit www.pleasantonnewcomers.com. Contact Info@PleasantonNewcomers.com or 215-8405.
 

Seniors

Computer 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.
 

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

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.
 

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.