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Pleasanton Weekly

News - December 30, 2016

Digest

by Jeremy Walsh

Tree pickup

Pleasanton Boy Scout Troop 941 has started registration for its annual Christmas tree pickup service project and fundraiser, set to take place in the new year on Jan. 7.

Funds raised by the project are used by the members of the troop to pay for camping equipment and scouting activities such as summer camp and weekend outings. Organizers recommend early registration, and pick-up is allowed only for addresses in Pleasanton.

To register to have a tree picked up and recycled, visit the online registration page at http://tree-pickup.troop941.org. For more information, check out "Pleasanton Christmas Tree Pickup, BSA Troop 941" on Facebook.

Elvis is coming

Jim Anderson & the Rebels are bringing Elvis Presley to the Firehouse Arts Center to celebrate his birthday, at 2 p.m. Jan. 8.

Anderson and his rockin' band recreate the sound, the songs and the memories of Elvis, including hits "Heartbreak Hotel," "Hound Dog," "Don't be Cruel," "Jailhouse Rock" and many more.

Tickets are $17-$27. Go to www.firehousearts.org, call 931-4848, or purchase at the theater box office, 4444 Railroad Ave.

Starting school

The city of Pleasanton is set to bring school district teachers and parents together for an informational session next month for families with young children ready to enter kindergarten or transitional kindergarten in the 2017-18 school year.

"Transitioning to Elementary School," part of the city's Community Education Series, is set for Jan. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

The free panel discussion will provide information, tools and resources for families of young students, ages 4-6, organizers said. The panel will include teachers and parents from PUSD. The district nurse will also be on hand to answer questions about vaccinations.

The event is free, and registration is recommended. Go to pleasantonfun.com and enter course code #63584.

Correction

A story in the Dec. 16, 2016 print edition about the Pleasanton Weekly's Man of the Year Doug Miller included an incorrect military rank. Miller is an Army major. All digital versions of the story reflected the correct rank. The Pleasanton Weekly regrets the error.

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