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FundraisersTri-Valley Basket Brigade
The Basket Brigade is a special kind of Thanksgiving food drive and community effort that offers participants the opportunity to donate food and much needed items to families in need. The participants may choose to deliver wrapped baskets to families in need located throughout the Bay Area. This special donation event will run now through Nov. 22 at Valley Montessori School in Livermore. Go to trivalleybasketbrigade.com. Valley Montessori School, 1273 North Livermore Ave., Livermore.
FundraisersDecember People and OHK Holiday Food Drive
See December People and help a Holiday Food Drive benefiting Open Heart Kitchen at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road. This high-powered quintet of some of the finest musicians from some of the world's biggest rock'n'roll bands will perform holiday hits in rock'n'roll styles. The band will be joined for two numbers by the Cantabella Children's Chorus. Tickets are $25-$35. Guests are encouraged to bring as many food donations as they can. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
FundraisersPaws In Need Santa Pet Photo
Get a photo of your pet with Santa from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista, Livermore. Use your camera or our photographer. $5 donation per sitting suggested. Benefits local animals through Paws In Need's Spay/Neuter and Just Like New programs. No reservations. Dogs must be on leashes and cats in carriers. Call Gay Maestas at 447-8903 for info. Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista , Livermore.
FundraisersA Christmas to Remember Holiday Boutique
Vendors wanted for the Holiday Boutique from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6 at Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive. Benefiting Mothers of Preschoolers. Only $40 for a 6 foot table space. Contact Laura at email@example.com for more information. Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
FundraisersPaws in Need Tips for Change Dinner
Celebrate the Holidays with a delicious Italian dinner served by Paws In Need volunteers from 5-9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8 at Gianni's Italian Bistro in San Ramon. Your tips will help save the lives of local pets and prevent animal overpopulation. For reservations call Gianni's at 820-6969. Contact Lisa at 216-1621 for more event information. Over-tipping welcome! Gianniís Italian Bistro, 2065 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
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.
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.
FundraisersRagin' 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.