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Lectures/Workshops

Diet and Autism
Do you suspect that food is affecting yours or your child’s mood or classroom performance? Coach Kim Rice will discuss how certain foods can affect brain function and behavior in both children and adults at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at the Pleasanton Library. Call 931-3400, ext. 4. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Magical Evening at Castlewood Country Club
Join a magical evening to benefit the Tri-Valley YMCA at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 at Castlewood Country Club. With wine tasting, live and silent auctions, dinner, music and fun all for a great cause! Tickets are $50. Contact Kelly Frye at 263-4444 or kfrye@ymcaeastbay.org. Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

Creatures of Impulse Presents 'TriValley High: The Musical'
See one, two, or all three nights of the Bay Area’s only improvised teen musical. Audience suggestions inspire so no show is ever the same. Showing at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 24-26 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $5, $2 for students before April 19; $10, $5 for students. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Classes

Microsoft Excel 7 Classes
Microsoft Excel is one of the hottest skills needed for job advancement. Gain skills for career advancement, learn formatting and more. Beginner's will be Wednesday, April 2; Intermediate will be Thursday, April 17; Advanced will be at the Pleasanton Library. Call 931-3400. Free and open to all. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Spiritual

Women's Faith Group Bible Study
Women's Faith Group meets at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Faith Chapel Assembly of God, 6656 Alisal St., for a time of bible study and fellowship. There is no charge. Bring a friend or come make one. Call 846-8650 or go to fcpleasanton.org. Faith Chapel Assembly of God, 6656 Alisal St., Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Volunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Got time? Like to decorate? The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop and Home Shop need volunteers who would like to give back in their community just a few hours a week. These opportunities are fun, flexible, and range from merchandisers to cashiers. Volunteering your time saves lives! Contact Janice Butzke at 462-7374 or http://www.cancer.org/myacs/california/areahighlights/pleasanton. American Cancer society Discovery shop, 1989-E Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, .
 

Events

Fresh Works 4th Annual Open Juried Exhibit Call for Submissions
Open to Bay Area artists, all 2-D and 3-D media; no jewelry. Video art contingent upon space; artist provides equipment. All work must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton. Deadline for submitting entry form and fee is at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. The exhibit runs May 3-June 7, with an opening Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery. Contact Julie Finegan at 931-4849 or jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

'Imagination Expressed 2014'
The Pleasanton Art League and Museum On Main proudly present "Imagination Expressed 2014" from March 12—May 4. The public is invited to a reception from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. Refreshments will be served. Call 462-2766. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Lectures/Workshops

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Each person's grief journey has its own path and its own time. Join this workshop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings, March 13-May 8 at St Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Call Mary Hagerty at 846­-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Kids & Teens

Shake Your Sillies Out
Shake out those sillies at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday and Thursday mornings at the Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road. If you're 2 to 5 years old and want to sing, dance, and hear a story, come join the fun! Weekly themes with crafts or games included. Call 460-5163. Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

Events

The Hike for Hope
Gather your family and friends for this memorial hike and fundraiser that supports the vital work of Hope Hospice. Join from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 10 at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. Registration fee is $30 through April 24; $40 on or after April 25. Go to TheHikeForHope.com.
 

Seniors

Words in Bloom
Words in Bloom is a writers workshop for seniors from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Everyone has a story, come and share yours. Share your legacy with your loved ones, and learn to create a new story from your imagination along the way. Cost is $1.75 for residents, $2.25 for non-residents. Call 931-5365 or go to pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Health

Diabetes Self Management Classes
This 7 week series will teach you how to manage your diabetes with exercise, healthy eating (including the foods you love) and medications, and answer all your questions about living with diabetes. Open to all adults with type 2 diabetes or pre diabetes, the class runs from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 4-May 22 at Carlow Court. Call (408) 768-3763 or go to http://www.acphd.org/diabetes.aspx. Carlow Court, 6880 Mariposa , Dublin.
 

Clubs

Tri-Valley Evening Rotary
Tri Valley Evening Rotary invites people who live or work in Pleasanton, Livermore and Dublin that wish to give back to the community and the world. Meetings are 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Castlewood Country Club Grill. RSVP to info@trivalleyRotary.org Castlewood Country Club Grill, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton.

Clubs

Livermore Bridge Club
The Livermore Bridge Club meets from 10 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at IOOF Hall, 2160 First St., Livermore, offering duplicate bridge games sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. Duplicate bridge takes away the luck of which cards you get. Cost is $5. Call 699-1858 or go to livermorebridge.com. IOOF Hall, 2160 First St., Livermore.
 

Kids & Teens

Shake Your Sillies Out
Shake out those sillies every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. If you're 2 to 5 years old and want to sing, dance, and hear a story, the Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, is the place for you. Weekly themes with crafts or games included. Call 460-5163 or go to www.goldenappletoys.com. Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, 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.
 

Classes

Computer Tutoring
Need help with downloading E-books from the library to your E-Reader, sending e-mail attachments, social networking, blogging, general Internet questions? Drop-in classes are from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Mary Luskin at 931-3400, ext. 7. Free and open to all. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Rotary Club of Pleasanton
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live. It has a luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org. Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

National Association For Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets twice a month for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders. It meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114, Pleasanton. The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free. For more information contact Suzi Glorioso at 443-1797 or email glorios4@comcast.net. Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive Suite 114, 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

Virtually Speaking Toastmasters
Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415, Pleasanton. Everyone is welcome to come see what a positive change Toastmasters can make in their confidence. Call 580-8660. Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415, Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

ClutterLess Self Help Group
Overwhelmed? Clutter stressing you out? ClutterLess is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call 922-1467 or 525-3992. Go to www.ClutterLess.org. St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Pleasanton Lions Club
The Pleasanton Lions Club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court. The dinner fee is $10. For more information please visit http//pleasantonlionsclub.org. The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court, Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Overeaters Anonymous
This 12-step support group for people with eating behavior problems meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore; and at 7:30 a.m. Saturdays in the Middle School Room at The Unitarian Universalist Church, 1893 North Vasco Road, Livermore. Free with donations accepted toward room rent. No weigh-ins. Call Nora at 337-9118. St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church , 678 Enos Way, Livermore.
 

Seniors

Free Memory Screening for Seniors
Caring Solutions is sponsoring free memory assessment on the fourth Thursday of the month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511 for a 30-minute appointment. Preregister by the Monday prior to reserve an appointment. Informational materials are available at the Senior Center. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Computer Classes for Seniors
Pleasanton Public Library hosts Computer Classes for Seniors including Beginning Internet on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Beginning E-mail on the second Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Open Practice on the third Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Advanced E-mail on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of every month, at the Adult Computer Area in the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Computer classes are designed for mature adults. Registration is required; call 931-3400. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., 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 from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday; a Reading Group that discusses new books every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month; the Needle Arts Group that enjoys quilting, sewing and knitting from 1-4 p.m. every Monday; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each activity. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Mills Line Dance Social
DJ Millie Dusha will play tunes from the classic oldies at the Mills Line Dance Social from 2-4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. All levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $3. Call 556-4511. 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.
 

Support Groups

Tri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960. Groves at Dublin Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way, 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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.