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Bingo Night
Dublin High School Music Boosters Presents Bingo from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday at Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin. Must be 21 and over to play. Cost is 3 cards for $3, 6 cards for $6, 10 cards for $9. Join the fun! Dublin High School, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.
 

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School Supply Drive for Homeless Kids
New Leaf is collecting donations throughout the month of September for distribution by Tri-Valley Haven. Drop off: binders, notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, backpacks, calculators, etc., and Payless Shoes gift cards in $10 denominations. New Leaf Community Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave, Pleasanton.

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Trains for Autism
Join this benefit for Autism Speaks from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Paullin residence, 1664 Lodestone Road, Livermore. Enjoy private garden railroad display, 1100 ft of track, 16 trains, 100 buildings, 4 towns, 100 cars and 300 people; incredible details! $25 family donation includes lunch and kids treasure hunt. Raffle prizes include 2 TV's, 2 train sets, $100 to Vine Cinema and more! Contact Phyllis Catania at 200-7877 or catania2@aol.com. Paullin Residence, 1664 Lodestone Road, Livermore.

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2014 Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk
Gather up a team and walk a mile for Down syndrome during National Down Syndrome Awareness Month! The Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area expects over 1000 people in attendance this year, enjoying a bbq lunch, karaoke, fishing, rock climbing, bouncy houses and more! Come Celebrate Acceptance from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. Cost is $30. Call 362-8660 or go to www.dsconnection.org/stepup. Little Hills Ranch, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.

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Come-in-Unity Carnival
You are cordially invited to join for the 4th Annual Come-in-Unity Carnival from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church. Enjoy authentic Egyptian food, fun games, and live music. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Call 216-9298. St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.

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Hart Middle School Band Pancake Breakfast
A Pancake Breakfast and Craft Fair will be held from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 11 on the quad at Hart Middle School. Hart instrumental music groups will perform throughout the morning. Tickets are $8, kids under four are free. Tickets are available at www.thomashartmusic.org. Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton.

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Pace for Peace 5k and 10k Run/Walk for Tri-Valley Haven
Join a walk/run for athletes and non-athletes alike at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 in Livermore wine country. Event tee, post race awards and snacks for all participants. All proceeds benefit Tri-Valley Haven. To register or for more info call Lisa at 449-5845 or go to trivalleyhaven.org. Tri Valley Haven Community Building, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore.
 

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Charity Wedding Gown Sale and Bridal Fair
East Bay Bridal will partner with the Women's Cancer Resource Center to offer a gown sale and bridal fair, from 11a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. Hundreds of gowns starting at $49, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Women's Cancer Resource Center. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. To donate a wedding gown, contact Cathy Lonsdale at (510) 886-1317 or visit urlocalbride.com/eastbaybridal. Doubletree by Hilton, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.

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Sleep Trainís Dollar Drive for Foster Kids
Going to summer camp, learning to swim or taking dance lessons are activities many get to experience as kids. This isnít always the case for foster children. Sleep Train will host its Dollar Drive now through Oct. 19. Dollar donations can be made online at http://bit.ly/1qGUgVW. Sleep Train, 6050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.

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East Bay Light The Night Walk
Light The Night Walk supports The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's lifesaving cancer research and free support services for patients and their families. The walk will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 in Walnut Creek. There is no minimum fundraising, but participants who raise $100 or more will receive a lantern, t-shirt, and dinner. Walk is 2 miles. Contact Victoria Gallagher at (415) 625-1143 or victoria.gallagher@lls.org. Go to www.lightthenight.org/gba/register. , 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
 

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Assistance League Sponsors Book Drive
Assistance League of Amador Valley will hold a childrenís book drive for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25. New books for children in grades K-5 can be donated now through October at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Presented in conjunction with Operation School Bell which provides students in need in the Tri-Valley with clothes and shoes. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton.

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Tour de Cure Women's Series
Grab your bikes, ladies! Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure Womenís Series is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease. The event will be from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Shadow Cliffs Regional Park. Register today! Contact Lee Barona at (510) 654-4499 ext. 7461 or lbarona@diabetes.org. Go to www.diabetes.org/womenstournorcal. Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, 2500 Stanley Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

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LHS PTSA Grad Night Drop and Shop
Support Livermore High School PTSA Safe and Sober Grad Night at the Drop and Shop meat and plant sale, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26 at Livermore High School. Drop off your old TVs, Laptops, monitors and DVD players and shop a selection of great plants and meats. Contact livermorehighgradnight@gmail.com. Livermore High School, 600 Maple St., Livermore.
 

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'We Can' Art Exhibit at Las Positas College
The "We Can" art exhibit will benefit the Alameda County Community Food Bank by sale of the paintings and the donation of canned foods. The exhibit will run from Oct. 1-30 at the Barbara Fracisco Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College in Livermore. Paintings can be viewed and bid on in $60 increments at www.biddingforgood.com/lpcfoundation; cash donations can also be made at this website. Food donations can be made at the college. An opening reception will be held 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1; a closing reception will be held 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30. For more information contact Bill Paskewitz at 424-1265. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.
 

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Just Like New Fund: Holiday Sale
The Animal Lover's Boutique will host their Holiday Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road. With animal-themed and holiday gift items such as garden art, ornaments, home and kitchen decor, jewelry and gift basket raffles. Proceeds benefit Jackie Barnettís Just Like New Fund, a Paws In Need program that aids sick or injured pets. Call 323-8517 or go to Paws-In-Need.org. Feline Medical Center, 3160 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.

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Ragin' Cajun Goes to Rio
Ragin' Cajun is Bay Area's Mardi Gras event of the year! This year there's a twist as the celebration theme moves from New Orleans to Rio for a taste of Carnival! Enjoy music, dancing, dinner and auctions, from 6-11 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2015, at Casa Real, 410 Vineyard Ave. This is the annual fundraiser event for the Sandra J Wing Healing Therapies Foundation. Tickets are $105 before Dec. 24, 2014, $125 after. Call (866) 862-7270 or go to www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org. Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery, 410 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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T&J Extravaganza Apron Fashion Show
Join for the Extravaganza Apron Fashion Show from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Memorial Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., to spice up your apron fashion and benefit the hungry. Call 408-2985. Memorial Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.