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EventsCommunity Thanksgiving Dinner
A coalition of local churches, businesses and community organizations are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors, military, singles and anyone needing a place to go on Thanksgiving Day, from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Dublin. Enjoy a wonderful meal with light entertainment and children's activities. Call 846-4381 or go to www.tvc-thanksgiving.com. St. Raymond Catholic Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.
VolunteeringVolunteer for the Hometown Holiday Celebration
The City of Pleasanton will host its Hometown Holiday Celebration from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 in downtown Pleasanton. Volunteers are needed to serve as support with hospitality, stage decoration, parade events, and volunteer check-in. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can participate with adult supervision. Youth groups are also welcome to apply with a designated number of adult supervisors. Contact 931-3423 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.hometownholiday.com. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringSage Cafe at the Pleasanton Senior Center
Energetic and friendly individuals are needed to set up, serve and clean up during lunch service from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at the Sage Cafe in the Pleasanton Senior Center. This is a great way to meet people and impact the lives of the many participants who attend each day. For more information call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
FundraisersTri Valley Haven's Gingerbread Cookie Project
Gingerbread Cookie Sales are now under way. Order your delicious personalized boys and girls or a dozen gingerbread babies for only $7.50 each. Submit your orders by Thursday, Dec. 4. Proceeds benefit the Tri Valley Haven. To download an order form visit www.trivalleyhaven.org or call 449-5845 for more information.
FundraisersFoothill High School Competition Cheer Fundraiser
Come spend the morning with the Foothill High School Competition Cheer team from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Foothill High School. Your child will earn the latest moves, fun dance and all the cool cheers. K-6 grade. $50 fee includes camp, lunch and a t-shirt. Parent performance at 1 p.m. Space limited, register early. Contact Danette Ondi at 699-4856 or email@example.com. Download registration form at http://www.foothillfalcons.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?type=d&uREC_ID=188125&pREC_ID=443516. Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
ExhibitsInterplay: Texture and Luminosity, A Mosaic Art Exhibit
Interplay will be on display Nov. 7-Dec. 13 at the Harrington Art Gallery in Firehouse Arts Center. 17 artists present a wide variety of styles and types of mosaic artwork, from traditional to contemporary. A reception with the artists will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6. A public mural project will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
FundraisersSleep Train's Toy Drive for Foster Kids
For California's nearly 60,000 foster children, the holiday season can be difficult as many of them may be entering a new, unfamiliar home during this time. To help, Sleep Train will host its Secret Santa Toy Drive to ensure every foster child wakes up with a gift on Christmas morning. Donate toys at any Sleep Train location. Go to www.sleeptrainfosterkids.org. Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
HolidayFifth Night Initiative: A Young Family Hanukkah Celebration
Beth Emek and Beth Emek Preschool will host a Hanukkah celebration for young families from 4:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court. Instead of receiving a gift, the focus is on giving. Families will make a fleece blanket to be donated to Tri-Valley Haven. The celebration will include menorah lighting, Hanukkah songs with Rabbi Milder, and latke dinner. Cost is $20 per family. Call 931-1055 or go to www.bethemek.org. Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.
FundraisersDiscovery Shop Christmas Store Open
Find unique Christmas treasures at the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Holiday store now through Dec. 24 at 1987 Santa Rita Road It's a perfect venue to start your holiday decorating. Choose from decorated trees of all sizes, wonderful Santas and one of a kind gifts. Proceeds benefit The American Cancer Society. Go to cancer.org/discovery. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1987 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
The Pleasanton Senior Center is excited to introduce their new lunch program. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Daily offerings include salad, soup, choice of sandwich or hot entree. The cost is $3. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call 931-5365 to reserve a spot. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
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.
ClubsRotary 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. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org. Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., 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.
ClubsVirtually Speaking Toastmasters
Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 415. 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.
ClubsTri-Valley Evening Rotary
Tri-Valley Evening Rotary has been supporting the community veterans, children and seniors for the past 12 years. We are the only Rotary club in the valley that meets in the evening. If you want to give back with a fun loving group please visit one of our meetings, from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday at Castlewood Country Club. Cost is $5 plus dinner. Go to trivalleyrotary.org. Castlewood Country Club Grill, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton.
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.
SeniorsFree 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.
SeniorsComputer 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.
SeniorsDublin Senior Center Offers Music Classes
Dublin Senior Center offers two music classes including Sing-a-longs with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays; and Ukulele Beginning Instruction with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, both at the Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each class. Call 556-4511. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
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 email@example.com. 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.