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Lectures/WorkshopsAmador Valley Quilters
Amador Valley Quilters will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Pleasanton Middle School, 5001 Case Ave. If you are interested in learning to quilt or are an experienced quilter, you will find this a great place meet like minded people. Go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org. Amador Valley Quilters Guild Meeting, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsFall Festivl at Alviso Adobe
The City of Pleasanton will host its second annual free Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road. Presentation by Meadowlark Dairy, a visit with Fiona, the park's fiberglass milking cow, an animal display by 4-H, Californios music and dance with The California and Fandango Project. With demonstrations like making apple cider, spear throwing, soap carving, flint-knapping, ice cream churning, cow and horse roping, and a reading of "Rinya," a story of a young Ohlone boy in the mid-1700s, by John Poole, and complimentary tacos. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
EventsLivermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Fire Safety Expo
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department joins the National Fire Protection Association in recognizing Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10. In observance of this event, LPFD will host a free Fire Safety Expo from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road. This year's Fire Prevention message is "Hear the beep where you sleep." With giveaways, firefighter demonstrations, fire escape planning, information on fire safety, a pancake breakfast, and much more. Donations accepted in support of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Call 454-2361 or go to www.lpfire.org. Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.
EventsSecond Saturday Art Walk
Join Nancy and Gary Harrington on their Second Saturday Public Art Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at the Pleasanton Civic Center parking lot, 200 Old Bernal Ave. In partnership with World Walk to Wellness. Go to harringtonartpartnership.org to learn more about the Harrington Art Partnership and Art Walks. Pleasanton Civic Center, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
ConcertsFarallon Quintet, Del Valle Fine Arts
The Farallon Quintet is the only professional chamber group focused exclusively on clarinet quintet repertoire, performing the classics, rarely heard works and new music by living composers. They will perform Clarinet Quintets by Brahms, von Weber and Jean Francaix from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $28-$45, free for students. Call 373-6800 or go to www.bankheadtheater.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
ConcertsRichard Cionco, Pianist
Hear internationally acclaimed Steinway Artist and Juilliard-trained Richard Cionco play Bach's "Prelude in B minor," Schumann's "Kreisleriana, Opus 16" plus his own work, "Five Postcards," at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Tickets are $28-$42, free to students. Call 373-6800 or go to livermoreperformingarts.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
ArtWalk will display the works of over 150 artists throughout the downtown, in and around parks, sidewalks, galleries, wine bars, restaurants, shops and the Bankhead Theater, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10 in downtown Livermore. Call 447-2787 or go to email@example.com. Downtown Livermore , , Livermore.
ConcertsThe Unauthorized Rolling Stones in Concert
Enjoy this full-blown theatrical show, paying reverence to the greatest acts of classic rock, from Zeppelin to Dylan, at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 9-10 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $22-$32. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., 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.
Questers is an international organization of lovers of antiques, collectibles and history who encourage preservation and restoration of historical landmarks. Members learn about antiques, share and view collections, visit historic sites, and help non-profits in restoration and preservation. We are seeking new members to join our local Amador chapter. Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month, Sept.-May. Contact President Rickie at 292-8123 or email@example.com.
FundraisersSleep Train's Dollar Drive for Foster Kids
Every child looks forward to activities like summer camp and swim lessons, but foster children don't always get the chance to participate in these experiences. Sleep Train is hosting its Dollar Drive now through Oct. 18. Donate online at http://bit.ly/1qGUgVW or at any Sleep Train store.
Kids & TeensPtown Life Essay Contest
Ptownlife.org will host its 3rd Annual Essay Contest, with the theme "Someone You Look Up To and Why." There will be two categories, high school students (grades 9-12) and middle school students (grades 6-8). The contest is open to all students in the Tri-Valley. Contest ends Oct. 23. Contestants must register at ptownlife.org. Essays must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Prizes range from free writing classes to gift cards from local businesses.
ExhibitsPleasanton Art League 6th Annual Members' Juried Exhibition
The Pleasanton Art League's Members' Juried Exhibition will run now through Oct. 24 at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center. Art media of all types will be represented, including watercolor, acrylic, printmaking, photography, oils, collage, and 3-D. Call 931-4849. Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive
During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to support cancer patients and others needing blood products. Donate from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and from 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.
HolidayCrafters Wanted for Holiday Boutique
Crafters are wanted for a Holiday Boutique from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. For more information please contact Valerie Fleming at 484-2482, ext. 121 or Valerie@harvestvalley.org. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
SportsYouth Open Gym
The City of Pleasanton's Community Services Department will hold the Youth Open Gym program for basketball and volleyball from 7-9 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 21 at Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave. For grades 6-12. Cost is $30 for residents, $33 for non-residents. Contact Pleasanton Sports Office at 931-3437 or email@example.com. Register at pleasantonfun.com course 61285. Harvest Park Middle School, 4900 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
ClassesFree Math Tutoring
Free high school level math help offered at the Pleasanton Library for students who cannot afford tuition. Contact 484-1073. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringHair Care Professionals and Massage Therapists Needed for Hope Hospice
Hospice of the East Bay provides care to terminally ill patients and their families. Many of our patients benefit greatly from a haircut/hair set or from a massage therapist. If you would be interested in volunteering a few hours a month to provide comfort to patients, call the Volunteer Department at 887-5678. License/massage certification required.
SportsJoin Youth Track and Field Club
FTC track club is taking registrations for the fall season (Sept.-Dec.) and will begin practices on Sept. 8. FTC is a U.S. Track and Field (USATF) member club for kids 7-18 from any school. We compete in USATF sanctioned meets and accept athletes of other sports who want additional training. Contact Jorge Quero at 209-7520 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.ftctrackclub.com.
MiscellaneousVFW-AL Coffee and Donuts
Every Saturday morning from 7:30-9 a.m., the VFW and American Legion host coffee and donuts for all veterans at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. All veterans are welcome. Visit www.vfwpost6298.com. Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main 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.
ClubsDaughters of the American Revolution
The Jose Maria Amador Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR, meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month Sept.-May. It is a social gathering and time to explore the history of our American roots. For more information contact the chapter's regent Diane Groome at email@example.com.
ClassesFree Counseling Job Search Skills and Resume Writing
Get a free consultation with an experienced Employment Recruiter on select Wednesday evenings, Thursday afternoons and Saturday afternoons for a half or full hour at the Pleasanton Library. Receive help with resume writing, employment web sites, search for a job on the web, and get help with online applications. Make a 20-minute appointment at the Reference Desk by calling 931-3400, ext. 4. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
Support GroupsOvereaters 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.
ClubsSenior Mens Social Club
Sons In Retirement (SIR) is a social club for senior men. In addition to friendships, members can participate in interest groups like golf, bridge, travel, photography, etc. We meet for lunch first Thursday of the month at San Ramon Golf Club. Open to retirees in the Tri-Valley. Contact Rich Osborne at 785-3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
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.
HealthNational Federation of the Blind
Tri-Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be meeting from 1-3 p.m., second Saturday of each month at Valley Memorial Hospital, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Any visually impaired or blind person is urged to attend. Call Carl at 449-9362. Valley Memorial Hospital, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore.
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.
MiscellaneousVeterans for Peace
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 162 East Bay, meets at 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of the month at Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley. All veterans are welcome. To learn more about the monthly meetings call Fred at 462-7495. Grassroots House, 2022 Blake St., Berkeley.