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Concerts

The Swingle Singers
World-renowned a capella vocal group The Swingle Singers will perform at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 at the Firehouse Arts Center Theater. Winner of 5 Grammy Awards, The Swingle Singers have over 50 albums. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Menís Adult Basketball
Two levels of play offered, with a league for everyone. League play starts March 11 and games are held from 6-10 p.m. Wednesdays at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 27. Call 931-3437 or go to www.pleasantonfun.com. Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Sleep Trainís Pajama Drive for Foster Kids
Sleep Trainís annual Pajama Drive aims to make nighttime cozier for local foster children ensuring they go to bed wearing their own pair of comfortable pajamas. Donations of new PJs in every size, infant to adult, can be dropped off at any Sleep Train store now through March 1. Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive Suite C, 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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Clubs

Kiwanis of Pleasanton
Kiwanis of Pleasanton is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their organization this year. Those interested in making a difference in the community are invited to join for lunch from 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays at Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St. Call 425-9127 for more info. Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St., Pleasanton.

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 www.YoungAmericanPatriots.com. Contact for details, , Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

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 www.pnr-rotary.org. 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 www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.
 

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.
 

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.