Pleasanton Weekly

News - December 6, 2013

News digest

Santa sellout

Tomorrow is the Tri-Valley YMCA's annual breakfast with Santa, and you might want to make a reservation right away, because the event is likely to sell out.

The breakfast runs from 9 to 11 a.m. Breakfast, with pancakes, eggs, sausage, fresh fruit and juice, is $10 for adults and $7 for kids. It will be held at the Tri-Valley YMCA, 6693 Sierra Lane, Dublin. Bring your camera for free pictures with Santa. For more information or reservations, call the Y at 263-4444 or email tvinfo@ymcaeastbay.org.

Not your father's Christmas carols

Get a big helping of holiday spirit with classic rock Christmas music for the whole family, with the December People who'll appear at the Firehouse Arts Center for two shows on Dec. 13 and 14 to help raise money for area food banks.

The quintet will do holiday songs in the styles of some top bands, from Santana, The Who, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, U2, Queen, and Sting -- to name a few.

The band puts on holiday shows every year to benefit food banks, and attendees are asked to bring along food donations, with shows and donations to benefit Open Heart Kitchen. Both shows start at 8 p.m., with tickets starting at $30. For more information or to make a reservation, call 931-4848, go online at www.firehousearts.org or visit the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, 4444 Railroad Ave.

New nonprofit

PAWS IN NEED has acquired 501(c)3 tax-exempt status to operate two vital animal welfare programs in the Tri-Valley area. It will offer financial assistance for spaying and neutering, and urgent necessary veterinary care for pet owners who are unable to afford care.

To help get the organization going, it has an anonymous donor who is willing to match any donation up to $10,000 received by Dec. 31.

Anyone with questions about how to give can call Cindy Ferrin at 323-8517.

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