Pleasanton Weekly

News - October 21, 2011

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Wouldn't it be scary NOT to have a costume for Halloween?

Bob and Deb Cilk of Northern California Brokers are conducting their 12th annual Halloween Costume Drive to benefit young people in need in Alameda County. Donations of new and gently used costumes and accessories can be dropped of at their office at 349 Main St., Suite 202 (just above Tully's), in downtown Pleasanton during business hours through Oct. 25.

For more information, call 487-8735.

Candlelight vigil

Mothers with a Purpose is holding a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on Main Street in the memory of those lost to drug and alcohol related incidents and those suffering from the disease of addiction. Everyone is invited to join the vigil, which will take place in front of the Museum On Main, 603 Main St. The organizers plan to hold the event annually.

The group was formed to raise awareness of the epidemic use of prescription and illicit drugs in the community, to provide resources to afflicted families, and to address the root cause of addiction to prevent children from falling victim to drug and alcohol use, abuse, and addiction. Meetings are held at Foothill High School at 7 p.m. on second and fourth Thursdays. For more information, visit motherswithapurpose.org.

Toasts & Tastes of Fall

The eighth annual fundraising event for Pleasanton Partnerships In Education, "Bon Appétit -- Toasts & Tastes of Fall," takes place at CarrAmerica Center tomorrow night, with 15 culinary teams, each consisting of a corporate/community sponsor, a Pleasanton school principal, and a Bay Area chef. Each team will be offering signature hors d'oeuvres or desserts featuring seasonal ingredients paired with wines. There also will be a martini bar and live music.

Proceeds will assist in funding programs PPIE facilitates at various school sites and to fill grants submitted by students and teachers of the Pleasanton Unified School District. Tickets are still available; call 846-5620 or go to www.ppie.org. They are $65 per person, and attendees must be 21 or older.

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