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FundraisersValleyCare Philanthropy Soiree Fundraiser
ValleyCare Charitable Foundation invites you to their Philanthropy Soiree benefiting their local hospital on Friday, Oct. 9 at Rubino Winery, 1188 Vineyard Ave. Rubino Winery has produced a Cabernet named "Philanthropy" for the Charitable Foundation that will be available for purchase. A $15 proceed from each bottle will go towards the Foundation. Tickets are $65. Contact Cindy Kelsey at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rubino Winery, 1188 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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.
VolunteeringLooking for Drivers to Deliver Meals to Our Seniors
Pleasanton Meals On Wheels is looking for drivers to deliver meals to our seniors. Weekly and Bi-weekly schedules available. If you can donate a 2 hours every week it would be greatly appreciated. Call 931-5385. Please call Poonam @ 925.931.5385 Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., 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.
Support GroupsDomestic Violence Support Group
Tri-Valley Haven offers a Domestic Violence Support Group from 1-2:30 p.m. on Fridays in Pleasanton. This group is a safe space for survivors of abuse to share their experiences. Participants learn the dynamics of abuse and explore healthy coping skills. Attendees must call ahead. No drop ins. Call 667-2718. Downtown Pleasanton, , Pleasanton.
ClubsFounding Mom's Meetup
This group of Mompreneurs tackles business strategies while engaging in a fun and enlightened way. Join from noon-1:30 p.m. on the second Friday of the month. Cover is $10. Call (480) 703-4632 or go to http://www.meetup.com/FoundingMoms-EastBay. , , 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.
ClubsKiwanis 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.
Kids & TeensPleasanton 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 $12 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.
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.
ClubsRotary 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 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.