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FundraisersMusic in the Orchard
Nottingham Cellars, Altamont Beerworks and Ken's Woodfired Pizza come together to support the Pedrozzi Foundation and Team Delaney. See Crawdad Republic in concert from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Purple Orchid Resort and Spa in Livermore. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets available at www.purpleorchid.com or Nottingham Cellars tasting room. Purple Orchid Wine Country Spa & Resort, 4549 Cross Road, Livermore.
EventsThe Art of Telling a Good Story
Join from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Dublin and discover "The Art of Telling a Good Story." Featuring Funny Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller and Comedian, Kelly Swanson, and hosted by Community Builder Expert and Founder of the Bright Side of Life Community, Sahar Kordahi. Contact email@example.com or go to www.meetup.com/thebrightsideoflife/events/186162432/. Holiday Inn Dublin, 6680 Regional St., Dublin .
On StageO'Neill Festival Sneak Peek Preview
Get the inside scoop from the directors, actors and designers who will bring these classics to life: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" by Tennessee Williams (Sept. 5-20, Village Theatre, Danville), and "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene OíNeill (Sept. 19-28, Old Barn at Tao House, Danville). Join the sneak peak of the O'Neill Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Pleasanton Library. Go to www.eugeneoneill.org. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
SpiritualCommunity Bible Study New Member Coffee
Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Come find out more about this yearís study of the "Return to Jerusalem: Godís Mercy and Faithfulness to His People" at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive. Additional classes run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 11-May 14 on Thursdays. Childrenís Program available. Call 399-5074 or go to http://www.communitybiblestudy.org/. Valley Bible Church, 7106 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
ExhibitsBranching Out: The Tree in Art
Trees breathe life into our atmosphere and into our art. See this inspired exhibit now through Aug. 31 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Works include contemporary, re-visioned and traditional art in multiple media. A reception for the artists will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Go to mylvpac.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Exhibits'For the Birds' at Harrington Art Gallery
The works of eight award-winning Bay Area artists, several of whom have placed in the famous "Birds in Art" national juried exhibition, will be on display Aug. 13-Sept. 13 at Harrington Art Gallery. Featuring a wide variety of media, including paint, batik, and sculpture. A free reception with the artists will be held 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. Call 931-4849. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
RecreationFreeze Frame Photo Competition
Between Aug. 15-Sept. 15, the Tri-Valley Conservancy invites photographers to participate in the annual Freeze Frame photo competition! Submissions will be accepted Aug. 15-Sept. 15, and contest rules and registration instructions will be coming soon. Cost is $25 for a photo, $10 for additional photos. Contact 449-8706 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to trivalleyconservancy.org. Tri-Valley Conservancy, 1736 Holmes St., Livermore.
FundraisersPleasanton Lions 3rd Annual Fall Restaurant and Shop Walk
Enjoy an evening of discovering excellent dining and shopping hotspots in beautiful downtown Pleasanton while sampling fantastic foods, beverages and desserts! Enjoy the walk from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 in downtown Pleasanton. Tickets are $25. Call 872-7552 or go to www.pleasantonlionsclub.org. Don't miss out...tickets are limited! , Downtown Pleasanton, Pleasanton.
Exhibits'The Art of Porcelain Painting'
"The Art of Porcelain Painting" by Eugenia W. Zobel will run Aug. 27-Oct. 12 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. A reception with the artist will be from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7. Call 443-7266 Visit www.eugeniastudio.8m.com. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
FundraisersSleep 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.
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.
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.
Kids & TeensShake Your Sillies Out
Shake out those sillies every Thursday morning at 10:30 a.m. If you're 2 to 5 years old and want to sing, dance, and hear a story, the Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, is the place for you. Weekly themes with crafts or games included. Call 460-5163 or go to www.goldenappletoys.com. Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
Kids & TeensShake Your Sillies Out for Summer!
Warm weather is here, and long summer days too! There will be two sessions of Story Time for preschoolers and toddlers, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road. Sing songs, play games, listen to a story and make a craft. It's free and fun! Call 460-5163. Golden Apple Learning Store, 4807 Hopyard Road, 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 email@example.com.
Need help with downloading E-books from the library to your E-Reader, sending e-mail attachments, social networking, blogging, general Internet questions? Drop-in classes are from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Mary Luskin at 931-3400, ext. 7. Free and open to all. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
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., Pleasanton. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org. Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton.
Support GroupsNational Association For Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets twice a month for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders. It meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 114, Pleasanton. The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free. For more information contact Suzi Glorioso at 443-1797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pathways to Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Drive Suite 114, 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, Pleasanton. 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.
VolunteeringAssistance League of Amador Valley
All ladies are invited to join this dedicated group of volunteers, reaching out to those in need in the Tri-Valley and having fun doing it. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave. Contact 461-6401 or email@example.com. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
ClassesFree Counseling Job Search Skills and Resume Writing
Get a free consultation with an experienced Employment Recruiter on select Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons 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.
SpiritualSunday Services at Unity of Tri-Valley
Join the Sunday service with Reverend Karen Epps at 10 a.m. every week at Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley. Children's program available. All are welcome. Ongoing classes, groups, and activities. Call 829-2733 or go to http://www.unityoftrivalley.org/. Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley.
Support GroupsClutterLess Self Help Group
Overwhelmed? Clutter stressing you out? ClutterLess is a nonprofit, peer-based, self-help group for people with difficulty discarding unwanted possessions. Meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call 922-1467 or 525-3992. Go to www.ClutterLess.org. St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.
ClubsPleasanton Lions Club
The Pleasanton Lions Club meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court. The dinner fee is $10. For more information please visit http//pleasantonlionsclub.org. The Regalia House, 4133 Regalia Court, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
SeniorsMills Line Dance Social
DJ Millie Dusha will play tunes from the classic oldies at the Mills Line Dance Social from 2-4 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. All levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $3. Call 556-4511. 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.
Support GroupsTri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960. Groves at Dublin Ranch, 3115 Finnian Way, 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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.