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Concerts

Concert in the Park: The Apes
Enjoy the Pleasanton Downtown Associations Concert in the Park series with The Apes, contemporary rock, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 31 at Lions Wayside and Delucchi Parks. Sponsored by European Wax Center. Call 484-2199 or go to www.pleasantondowntown.net. Lions Wayside Park, First St. and Neal St., Pleasanton.

Fundraisers

Tri-Valley Conservancy Freeze Frame 2015
Freeze Frame is a photo competition run by Tri-Valley Conservancy designed to showcase the natural splendor of the region and encourage land conservation. Submissions are accepted now-July 31. For contest rules and registration, visit www.trivalleyconservancy.org.
 

Events

Red Cross Interfaith Blood Drive
The Annual Interfaith Community Blood Drive will have two donation sites in Pleasanton for the American Red Cross: 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 1 at St. Elizabeth-Seton Church, 4005 Stoneridge Drive. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code InterfaithCommunity.
 

On Stage

'The King and I'
See the classic musical "The King and I," the story of widowed Anna who accepts the position of live-in governess for the King of Siam's children, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, July 18ľAug. 2 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. No Friday performance opening weekend. Tickets are $20-$39. Call 373-6800 or go to www.livermoreperformingarts.org/bankhead-theater.html. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
 

Exhibits

50 Years of Rotary
The 50 Years of Rotary is a joint celebration of the Rotary clubs in Pleasanton, including The Rotary Club of Pleasanton, The Rotary Club of Pleasanton North, Tri-Valley Evening Rotary Club, and Tri-Valley Rotary Clubs. This historical exhibit features memorabilia from Pleasanton's Rotary Clubs, and runs now-Aug. 8 at Museum on Main. Go to http://www.museumonmain.org/. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

On Stage

StarStruck Presents 'Mary Poppins'
See the classic musical "Mary Poppins," the story of the "practically perfect" nanny Mary Poppins, who floats over London's chimneys into the lives of the Banks family. With beloved songs "A Spoon Full of Sugar," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and more. The show runs at 8 p.m. on Fridays-Sundays, July 25-Aug. 9 at the Dublin Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $22-$28. Go to http://www.starstrucktheatre.org/. Dublin Center for Performing Arts and Education, 8151 Village Parkway, Dublin.
 

Fundraisers

Sleep Train's School Supply Drive for Foster Kids
For California's foster kids, going back to school often means starting at a new school. To ease their first-day jitters, Sleep Train is hosting its School Supply Drive for Foster Kids now through Aug. 9 at any Sleep Train location.
 

Kids & Teens

'Fun With Science' Summer Series
Come explore the Discovery Center and take part in the "Fun With Science" program designed for 5th graders, a fun way to see and participate in science experiments that explain states of matter, air pressure, density, electricity, light and chemistry. Held from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 10, 17; July 1, 15; Aug. 6, 12 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Discovery Center. Registration required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Email completed registration form, found at https://www.llnl.gov/sites/default/files/summerfunwithscienceform2015.pdf, to superscience@llnl.gov. LLNL Discovery Center, 7000 East Ave., Livermore.
 

Support Groups

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join this group and let us accompany you on your healing journey, at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at St. Elizabeth Seton Church. No registration required. All are welcome. Call Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Gamblers Anonymous
This 12-step program can offer new hope and the opportunity for a happier, more productive life, free from gambling. Meeting are 7-9 p.m. every Friday at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. Call the helpline at (855) 222-5542. Go to www.gamblersanonymous.org. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Volunteer Front Desk Receptionist
The Pleasanton Senior Center is looking for receptionists to answer telephones, schedule appointments and help with special projects. Shifts are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Stop by the Center for an application or call 931-5369 for more information. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Widow/Widowers Grief Recovery Group
Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing experiences during this 10-week class is extremely helpful to the healing process. Find support and healing from 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, June 24-Sept. 2 at Valley Community Church. Preregistration required. Workbook is $15. Contact Linda Husted at 833-9013 or lihusted@sbcglobal.net. Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway, Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Special Art Exhibits: William Rushton and Victoria Veedell
Enjoy two unique exhibits, the dense oils of William Rushton and the atmospheric landscapes of Victoria Veedell. Rushton's pieces will be on display now-Aug. 26 in the Grand Atrium Lobby, and Veedell's will be on display now-Sept. 5 in the main floor gallery. A reception with the artists will be from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, refreshments will be served. Contact the Gallery Director at 931-4849 or JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Pleasanton 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 membership@pleasantonmothersclub.org.
 

Clubs

Kiwanis of Pleasanton
Kiwanis of Pleasanton is celebrating the 100th anniversary of their organization this year. Those interested in making a difference in the community are invited to join for lunch from 11:50 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays at Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St. Call 425-9127 for more info. Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Body Image Anonymous (BIA/BDD)
Body Image Anonymous is a support group for those living with Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other related body image disorders. Our goal is to restore our "true selves," finding self acceptance and recovery. Meetings are 3-4:30 p.m. the last Sunday of the month at the Pleasanton Library. Contact Lon at (209) 513-2319, or Tim at (408) 771-6620. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

Kids & Teens

Pleasanton Fife & Drum lessons given
Pleasanton's 1776-era Colonial Fife & Drum Band is now accepting new members for a limited time. Learn to play drum or fife (flute) for only $10 per 1.5 hour small group lesson, ages 8-17, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. Fridays. Experience helpful but not required. Learn music, history and leadership. Go to www.YoungAmericanPatriots.com. Contact for details, , Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Rotary Club of Pleasanton North
Pleasanton North Rotary invites anyone interested in making a difference. The membership includes 65 professionals, business owners, executives, managers and community leaders. The club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Fridays at Handles Gastropub, 855 Main St. Call 556-2333 or visit www.pnr-rotary.org. Handles Gastropub, 855 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.
 

Clubs

Senior 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 trivalleysir@gmail.com. Go to branch34.sirinc2.org. San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Road, San Ramon.
 

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.