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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Four Pleasanton gardens will be showcased in this year's Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which features gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants. Free, though donations are accepted. The tour will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Register now. Go to www.BringingBackTheNatives.net. Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, varies, Pleasanton.
 

Concerts

Internationally Acclaimed Baritone Krassen Karagiozov
Take an opera break at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 3 at the Pleasanton Library for a free concert performed by accomplished baritone and pianist Krassen Karagiozov. Sponsored by Friends of the Pleasanton Library. Call 931-3400 ext. 4 or go to www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/services/library. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'
With the help of his colorful and tight-knit Jewish village, poor farmer Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them his beloved "tradition." Set in Imperial Russia, the theme cuts across race, nationality, class and religion. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $17-$38. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Exhibits

Pleasanton Art League Imagination Expressed
The Pleasanton Art League's exhibit "Imagination Expressed 2015" runs now-May 3 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Come and see the latest creations from the vibrant art community of Pleasanton and the Valley. Contact education@museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

Scholarships available
The Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation has scholarships available to students attending junior college, college or university in 2015/2016. Requirements: Primary residence within Alameda County; GPA of 3.0 or higher; qualified educational institution. Minimum $1000 award. Deadline May 6. Go to www.bayeast.org/membership/programs/foundation.
 

Exhibits

Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit
"Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi" explores the lives and environmental roles of fungi featuring photographs by John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell, and will be at Alviso Adobe Community Park from March 22-May 17. This exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi. Call 931-3479 or go to www.pleasantonadobe.com. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

AAUW Now Accepting Applications
The Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch of AAUW is offering scholarships to local women who will be college juniors in Fall 2015. Applicants must reside in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol or have attended a local high school. Applications are available now and due by June 1, 2015. Contact Joan Leighty at joanleighty@comcast.net. None
 

Exhibits

Fresh Works 5
See this annual juried installation features 73 artists using a wide variety of media, including oil, watercolor, photography and sculpture, running May 2-June 6. An opening reception with the artists and awards ceremony will be from 1-3 p.m. on opening day. Light refreshments will be served. Contact 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.
 

Support Groups

Body Image Anonymous (BIA/BDD)
Body Image Anonymous is a support group for those living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other related body image disorders. Our goal is to restore our "true selves," finding self acceptance and recovery. Meetings are 3-4:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month at the Pleasanton Library. Contact Lon at (209) 513-2319, or Tim at (408) 771-6620. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., 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.
 

Spiritual

Different Religions Come Together to Share Prayers
Join this group as people come together to share prayers, regardless of religion, at 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of each month at 6721 Corte Del Vista. Their motto is "The fundamentals of the Holy Books are one and the same. Unity is the essential truth of religion." No contributions elicited. Call 426-1847. , 6721 Corte Del Vista, Pleasanton.
 

Spiritual

Sunday Services at Unity of Tri-Valley
Join the Sunday service with Reverend Karen Epps at 10 a.m. every week at Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. Children's program available. All are welcome. Ongoing classes, groups, and activities. Call 829-2733 or go to http://www.unityoftrivalley.org/. Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin.
 

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.