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Fundraisers2nd Annual Be Strong Swimathon
Come out to swim and raise funds to benefit UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Pleasanton Valley Swim Club. Bake sale, raffle and snack bar. Register at bestrongswimathon2.eventbrite.com Pleasanton Valley Swim Club, 5014 Golden Road, Pleasanton.
EventsBrunch in Livermore
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to Brunch at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Campo di Bocce, 175 E. Vineyard Ave., Livermore. RSVP to Harriett at 447-8229 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, April 23. Campo di Bocce, 175 E. Vineyard Ave., Livermore.
FundraisersCRY Pleasanton Walk
The Annual CRY Walk for Child Rights will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at the Ken Mercer Sports Park. It will bring hundreds of individuals together with the belief that "Change is possible, because we will make it possible." Cost is $10. Contact Hima Hkrovidi at 398-8424 or Himahkrovidi@yahoo.com. Ken Mercer Sports Park, 5800 Parkside Drive, Pleasanton.
EventsPleasanton/Tulancingo Sister City Open House
Find how you can make new friends locally and abroad. Meet the delegates and exchange students traveling to Tulancingo, Mexico from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Amador Recreation Center, 4455 Black Ave. With presentations, art, music, mementos and refreshments. Light dinner to follow for $10, must RSVP for dinner. Call 989-6882 or go to www.ptsca.org. Amador Recreation Center (behind pool), 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringMilkweed For Monarchs Planting Event
Milkweed For Monarchs is a Girl Scout Gold Award project dedicated to raising awareness of the endangered Monarch butterfly due to the lack of milkweed in our area. Come and help plant a butterfly garden, enjoy snacks and learn about butterflies from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, April 26 at Alviso Adobe Community Park. Go to mw4monarchs.businesscatalyst.com. The Alviso Adobe, 3465 Old Foothill Rd, Pleasanton .
FundraisersSwirl on the Square One Hope Wine Tasting Benefiting Sunflower Hill
Swirl on the Square is featuring Sunflower Hill for Autism Awareness Month. From 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, April 26, we're planning a fun afternoon event with a live band, raffle, great food and wine tasting. We'll get 100% of One Hope wine tasting fees and 10% of food, beverage and goods orders. Swirl on the Square, 21 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore.
FundraisersSleep Train's Shoe Drive for Foster Kids
Sleep Train is hosting its Shoe Drive to ensure foster kids have properly fitting, comfortable shoes and to support foster parents, now through April 26. Foster kids often arrive in new homes with just the clothes on their backs, and while foster families receive funding, it may not be enough. Call (800) 378-2337 or go to http://www.sleeptrain.com/. Sleep Train Mattress Centers, 6050 Johnson Drive, Ste C, Pleasanton.
EventsLivermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings from March 30-April 27, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Learn about basic disaster preparedness and beyond. Registration required, space limited. Contact 454-2361 or CERT@LPfire.org. , , Pleasanton.
VolunteeringPleasanton Senior Center
The Pleasanton Senior Center has several volunteer opportunities available. Positions include working as an on-call receptionist, front desk greeter and assisting with a monthly tea social. Contact 931-5369 or email@example.com. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
Enjoy an afternoon of poker from 12:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Cost is $1.75 for residents, $2.25 for non-residents. For more information call 931-5365 or go to pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
On StagePacific 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.
ExhibitsPleasanton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
ExhibitsMushrooms: 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.
ScholarshipsAAUW 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 email@example.com. None
ClubsPleasanton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support GroupsBody 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 GroupsPleasanton 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.
SpiritualSunday 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.
ClubsSenior 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 email@example.com. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
SeniorsPeddler 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.
MiscellaneousFriends 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.
SeniorsDublin 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.
SeniorsDublin 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
SeniorsDublin 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.
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.