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Happy Hour in Pleasanton
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you for Happy Hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 17 at the Sheraton Hotel. RSVP to Marge by April 15 at 828-5124 or hskoog@comcast.net. Sheraton Hotel, , Pleasanton.
 

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American Red Cross Blood Drive
Donate blood and save a life from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, April 18 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: ASBURY925) to schedule an appointment. Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.
 

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Spring Celebration at Alviso Adobe Community Park
Come to the Spring Celebration from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at Alviso Adobe Community Park. Children ages 4 and up can dye eggs, explore the park in an egg fact search, compete in an egg drop, and visit with rabbits hosted by Abbie 4-H Club. Cost is $20 for residents, $23 for non-residents. Call 931-3485 or go to www.pleasantonfun.com. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

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Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Event
Help package 10,000 meals for hungry people around the world with Stop Hunger Now and Lynnewood United Methodist Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 19 at 4444 Black Ave. Volunteers of all ages needed. Call 846-0221 or go to www.lynnewood.org or www.stophungernow.org. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Free Annual Community E-Waste Collection
Free Community E-Waste Collection from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 18 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the City’s Operations Services Center, 3333 Busch Road. Free to Pleasanton residents who should be prepared to show identification to confirm their residency. Call (866) 335-3373. For a list of accepted items, go to http://noewaste.com/calendar.php. Operations Services Center, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton VIP Club Hawaiian Luau
Pleasanton Senior Center VIP Club presents a Hawaiian Luau from noon-1:45 p.m. on Monday, April 21 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Hui Hula O Na Pu'Uika Noe plus prizes! Lunch offered for $8. Call 931-5385. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.

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GNON’s Spring Fling Trade Show!
GNON and Lois Cox of Prudential California Realty invite all women to come to this fabulous event from 5-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 at Prudential California Realty, 4725 First St., Suite 150. Shop at 14 booths! Bring business cards and friends, and enjoy a glass of wine from White Crane Winery. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay required by April 21. Visit www.gnon.org/monthly-mixer.html Prudential California Realty, 4725 First St., Suite 150, Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton Library's Recycled Art Day
Sat. 4/26 - Celebrate Earth Day with a bit of imagination as you turn trash into art! Use our recycling, bring your own (reasonably clean and no glass, please) ,and make something to take home or leave for display. All ages welcome (10 or younger need to be accompanied by an adult). Drop in anytime from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Pleasanton Library. Call 931-3400 ext. 3. Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Crossroads Doll and Bear Show
This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, and more - from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted. This family friendly show will be from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cost is $7, $4 for children. Call (775) 348-7713 or go to www.crossroadsshows.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasant Ave., Pleasanton.

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Honoring Cancer Survivors Event
The Honoring Cancer Survivors Event will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at the Pleasanton Marriott Hotel. Join for refreshments and inspiration. Contact Lisa Brown, event chairman, at lisab364@gmail.com for information. Send names of survivors who can attend in advance. Go to relayforlife.org/pleasantonca. Pleasanton Marriott Hotel, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton.
 

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The Beatles and Their Songs: A Musical Revolution
Enjoy a free slideshow and lecture presented by Dr. Dulais Rhys, musician, teacher and Beatles fan, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Pleasanton Library. Dr. Rhys will show slides, play song clips and share the joyous, innovative, ultimately subversive music of The Beatles. Call 931-3400, ext. 4. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Brunch in Livermore
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you for Brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2801 Constitution Drive, Livermore. RSVP to Ruby by April 24 at 462-9636 or hskoog@comcast.net. Hilton Garden Inn, 2801 Constitution Drive, Livermore.
 

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Glitz and Glamour
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop at 1989E Santa Rita Road invites you to its annual jewelry event, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday, April 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26; and noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. This event will feature fine, vintage, and costume jewelry as well as women's accessories. Call 462-7374. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1989-E Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
 

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Glitz and Glamour
Donations Wanted! The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pleasanton is requesting donations of women's accessories, costume and fine jewelry for its annual jewelry event "Glitz & Glamour." The event will be held April 25-27. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
 

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City of Dublin Community Car Show
Enjoy a fabulous exhibition of classic, muscle, tuner, exotic, import and custom cars by local car enthusiasts from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Dublin Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin. Food available for purchase. Admission is free! Call 556-4500. Dublin Heritage Park & Museums, 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin.
 

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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.
 

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PTSCA Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Join the Pleasanton Tulacingo Sister City Association for a Cinco de Mayo open house at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4 at the Amador Recreation Center, 4455 Black Ave. There will be music, presentations, art, mementos and refreshments. Bring friends and family! Go to www.ptsca.org. Amador Recreation Center, 4455 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Family Night At The Museum
Have a fun family night from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at Museum on Main. Families are invited to go back to the future at this 1980's inspired party with music, dancing, games, photo booth, and more. Costumes encouraged. Tickets are $5 kids, $10 adults, $25 Family Pack. Call 462-2766. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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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.
 

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Tea Enthusiasts Unite!
Come enjoy exquisite teas from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 10 and Sunday, May 11 at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. Sample teas from Lustea Café. Alden Lane will be providing samples of Plentiful Pantry food samples. Go to www.lusteacafe.com. Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
 

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An Evening With Civil War Researcher Ernie Manzo
Join an evening with Civil War researcher Ernie Manzo discussing the Civil War Ear batteries and forts that surrounded the San Francisco Bay Area at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Firehouse Arts Center. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Mothers With a Purpose Presents Authors of 'The Lost Years'
Bay Area mother-daughter team will discuss the powerful story of Kristina's battle with alcohol and drugs while a star athlete and student at a Marin High school. They will provide insights on how parents can best insure that they do not suffer through their own "lost years" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 15 at Crosswinds Church, 6444 Sierra Court, Dublin. Go to www.motherswithapurpose.com. Crosswinds Church, 6444 Sierra Court, Dublin.
 

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An Evening with King Henry VIII
Once described as one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne, King Henry VIII is known in modern times for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Join an evening with journalist and teacher Frank Mullen portraying King Henry VIII at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 at Firehouse Arts Center. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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An Evening with Donner Party Survivor Margaret Breen
Dr. Doris Dwyer, professor of history and humanities at Western Nevada College, takes the stage as Margaret Breen, a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, on Friday, Aug. 8 at Firehouse Arts Center. Breen joined the California wagon train of 81 pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped in the snow in the Sierra Nevada. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Art Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Henry Ford
American cultural history professor Dr. Doug Mishler takes the stage as American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Firehouse Arts Center. As Ford, Mishler will explore Ford's many sides including his support of welfare capitalism and his political positions during WWI and WWII. Call 862-0624 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Seniors $ Members $3 Students Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Architect Charles Huff
Join Pleasanton Architect Charles Huff in a presentation on the architecture of Historic Downtown Pleasanton on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Huff will discuss the architecture renovation, and restoration projects of key Pleasanton structures over the years He will particularly address the building at 603 Main St. Cost is $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for members, $3 for students. Call 462-2766 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton .
 

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Crossroads Doll and Bear Show
This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, and more - from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted. This family friendly show will be from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cost is $7, $4 for children. Call (775) 348-7713 or go to www.crossroadsshows.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasant Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Albert Einstein
Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson returns in a highly anticipated performance as Albert Einstein, the great scientific thinker who revolutionized physics, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for members, $3 for students. Call 462-2766 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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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.