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The Hunt For The Golden Football
The Hunt For The Golden Football, a scavenger hunt for adults, will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. If you find a football hidden downtown you could win prizes including $300 cash. Follow the Pleasanton Downtown Association on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Hints to where seven footballs are are hidden downtown will be shared on those social media channels. Each football is color coded and matches a prize. Once you find a football, report to the golden arch outside of Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Prizes include a Debbie Wardrope painting from Studio Seven Arts, a Towne Center Books gift card, and much more. Call 484-2199 or go to www.pleasantondowntown.net.
 

Kids & Teens

Super Scavenger Hunt
Children 10 and younger are invited to a Super Scavenger Hunt from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 6. Pick up instructions, goody bags and their first clue from Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Children have to solve the clue in order to find the next downtown location, where they will be given a fun football themed treat and their next clue. Parents will be given the answers to all of the clues to help children find the treat locations. Call 484-2199 or go to www.pleasantondowntown.net. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Widowed Men and Women of Northern California Lunch in Dublin
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Black Angus, 4814 Dublin Blvd., Dublin. RSVP to Janet at 443-3317 or hskoog@comcast.net by Thursday, Feb. 4. Black Angus Restaurant, 4814 Dublin Blvd., Dublin.
 

Lectures/Workshops

Introduction to Digital Photography
Learn basic digital camera operations, custom settings, and editing and storing digital pictures with instructor Gerry Mooney, a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years, from 2-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Bring your own camera and instructions for hands-on practice. Free. Go to www.aclibrary.org/. Dublin Library Program Room,, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.

Fundraisers

Paws In Need Valentine Crab Feed
Save the life of a pet and attend the Paws In Need Valentine Crab Feed from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Shrine Event Center, 170 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore. With fresh Oregon/Washington cracked crab and raffles. All proceeds benefit local pets. Tickets are $55 until Jan. 23, $60 after. Get tickets at Paws-In-Need.org or send check to Paws In Need, P.O. Box 3436, San Ramon, CA 94583. Shrine Event Center, 170 Lindbergh Ave., Livermore.
 

Fundraisers

Frederica von Stade, America's Favorite Opera Singer
Come to a benefit event featuring award-winning international opera star Frederica von Stade from 6:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6 at Mertes Center for the Arts at Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Enjoy wines, hors d'oeuvres and desserts. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $125. Call 960-9210 or go to http://livermorevalleyopera.com. Mertes Center for the Arts, Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore.
 

On Stage

PCRT Presents Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'
PCRT kicks off 2016 with a dazzling production based on the Disney film, complete with all your favorite characters and songs, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 30-Feb. 14 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $18-$39. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Allied Artists West: California Dreaming
See this new installation featuring 21 professional South Bay artists, with urban and rural landscapes, figures, still life and more, Jan. 14-Feb. 20 at the Firehouse Arts Center. A reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. Donations appreciated. Call 931-4849 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Scholarships

Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who lives within fifty miles of Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa Plaza or Stoneridge Shopping Center. Apply online by visiting www.syf.org/. Deadline is March 1.
 

Support Groups

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join these bi-monthly meetings and let us accompany you on your healing journey, at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 12 and 26; Thursdays, Feb. 11 and 25; and on Thursday, March 10 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. No registration required, but if it is your first session make sure to arrive a little early. All are welcome. Call Nancy at 846-9543. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship 2016
Up to five scholarships, each worth $2,500.00, are offered by the Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Foundation offered to high-school graduating seniors and college/university students. Applicants must: be planning a career in education, be residents of the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol area, high school applicants must be seniors planning to attend a four-year college in fall, 2016, community college applicants must be qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution in fall, 2016, 4-year college applicants must be sophomores who will continue as juniors in fall, 2016. Deadline is March 26, 2016. Download the application at div85.calrta.org. Contact 443-6097 or greegno@comcast.net.
 

Sports

Join 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 jquero@ftctrackclub.com. Go to www.ftctrackclub.com.
 

Miscellaneous

VFW-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 Groups

Pleasanton 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.
 

Classes

Free 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 Groups

Overeaters 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.
 

Seniors

Peddler 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.
 

Miscellaneous

Friends 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.
 

Seniors

Dublin 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.
 

Seniors

Dublin 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 seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

Seniors

Dublin 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.
 

Events

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. Downtown Pleasanton, E. Angela St., Pleasanton.