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SpiritualSunday Sermon at Unity of Tri-Valley
The Sunday sermon theme for the upcoming weeks will be based on the book "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Singer. Rev. Karen Epps will present "Life Without Fear" on Sunday, March 9 at Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley. All are welcome. Call 829-2733 or go to www.trivalleyunity.com. Unity of Tri-Valley, 9875 Dublin Canyon Road, Castro Valley.
EventsFriends of the Dublin Library Spring Used Book Sale
Come to the Spring Used Book Sale, from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 8; and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at the Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin. Friday is members only night; memberships available at 5:30 p.m. Sunday features the Bag Day special! Call 828-1315 for more information. Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
EventsPleasanton Art League Spring Show
Pleasanton Art League will hold their Spring Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8; and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9, at the Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road. A reception and awards will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
EventsPleasanton Gem Faire
Come see fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, silver, rocks, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world will be on site, from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, March 7; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, March 8; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 for weekend pass. Go to http://www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
On Stage'The Secret Garden' at Firehouse Arts Center
The beloved childhood classic is brought to life on stage as an enchanting musical production. "The Secret Garden" will show at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays from Feb. 28-March 9 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $12-$18. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
ClassesMicrosoft Excel 7 Classes
Microsoft Excel is one of the hottest skills needed for job advancement. Gain skills for career advancement, learn formatting and more. Beginner's Excel will be Wednesday, March 5 and Intermediate/Advanced Excel will be Wednesday, March 12 at the Pleasanton Library. Call 931-3400. Free and open to all. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
ScholarshipsAmador Valley Scholarships, Inc.
Scholarships available for graduating seniors at Village, Foothill and Amador High School, from now through Mar. 21. Guidelines and application now available on the web site www.amadorvalleyscholarshipsinc.org.
Exhibits'1000 Words' at Harrington Art Gallery
This new installation focuses on story-telling through a variety of media, including printmaking, mixed media, photography, painting, and assemblage sculpture, featuring 7 diverse artists. The exhibit runs March 8-April 19. A free reception with the artists will be 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 12. A special "1000 Words Response Event" will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. Visitors are invited to view the installation during the first two weeks and select an artwork to respond to with music, poetry, drama, prose or improv. Interested participants sign up at Gallery Desk. Suggested donation for the performance is $7. Call 931-4849. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
VolunteeringVolunteers Needed for American Cancer Society Discovery Shop
Got time? Like to decorate? The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop and Home Shop need volunteers who would like to give back in their community just a few hours a week. These opportunities are fun, flexible, and range from merchandisers to cashiers. Volunteering your time saves lives! Contact Janice Butzke at 462-7374 or http://www.cancer.org/myacs/california/areahighlights/pleasanton. American Cancer society Discovery shop, 1989-E Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, .
EventsFresh Works 4th Annual Open Juried Exhibit Call for Submissions
Open to Bay Area artists, all 2-D and 3-D media; no jewelry. Video art contingent upon space; artist provides equipment. All work must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton. Deadline for submitting entry form and fee is at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. The exhibit runs May 3-June 7, with an opening Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery. Contact Julie Finegan at 931-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
SeniorsWords in Bloom
Words in Bloom is a writers workshop for seniors from 9 a.m.-noon on the first and third Thursday of the month at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Everyone has a story, come and share yours. Share your legacy with your loved ones, and learn to create a new story from your imagination along the way. Cost is $1.75 for residents, $2.25 for non-residents. Call 931-5365 or go to pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., 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.