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Fundraisers

'Walking the Camino' Fundraiser for Open Heart Kitchen
The Livermoree Weekday Hiking Meetup group presents a special screening of "Walk the Camino" at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at Vine Cinema in Livermore. $15 includes preshow wine tasting. All proceeds go to Open Heart Kitchen. Contact Stacey at 292-9470 or go to vinecinema.com/special-events. Vine Cinema & Alehouse, 1722 First. St., Livermore.
 

Health

Living Gluten-Free 101
Join Wellness Coach Kim Rice and learn the essentials of living a gluten-free lifestyle from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at New Leaf Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave. Preregister at www.newleafpleasanton.eventbrite.com. New Leaf Community Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Events

Happy Hour in Pleasanton
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join for Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Sheraton Hotel. Please RSVP to Marge at 828-5124 or hskoog@comcast.net by Tuesday, Sept. 16. Sheraton Hotel, across from Penney's in Stoneridge Mall, Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Pleasanton 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.
 

Spiritual

Health and Wellness Workshop
Do you have sugar or salt cravings, sleep problems, or often feel irritable or moody? Would you like to make changes in your eating habits but don't know where to start? Sheila Eckel is a certified Nutrition Educator, Health and Lifestyle Coach and teaches yoga, with training in Intuitive Healing and Emotional Freedom Technique. Join a 4-week workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 4-25 at Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place in Dublin. $15 suggested love offering. Call 829-2733 or go to www.unityoftrivalley.org. Unity of Tri-Valley's Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd. #120, Dublin.
 

Events

Tri-Valley Haven Annual Art Contest
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Tri-Valley Haven invites students to help raise awareness of family violence by participating in the 18th Annual Student Art Contest, submissions due Sept. 29. This yearís theme is Family Peace. Art work must be original and contain up to four colors. Pictures cannot be larger than 14x14 inches. The winner receives $100 cash and their artwork will be featured on the t-shirt for Tri-Valley Haven's Pace for Peace event. The winner will also receive a commemorative t-shirt and be presented with their prizes at the Pace for Peace event. For more information, contact Jessie at 667-2727 or go to www.trivalleyhaven.org.
 

Events

Donate Blood for National Preparedness Month
The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to donate blood during National Preparedness Month. Donate from Sept. 16-30 at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. Dates and times vary. For an appointment or more information call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.

Exhibits

Photo Exhibit of England, France and Japan
A photo art show of France, England and Japan by Travel Photographer Justin Trent will be on display from Sept. 2-30 at the Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. Displayed are 16 framed color photographs of popular travel destinations in France, England and Japan. Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.
 

Fundraisers

School Supply Drive for Homeless Kids
New Leaf is collecting donations throughout the month of September for distribution by Tri-Valley Haven. Drop off: binders, notebooks, scissors, glue sticks, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, backpacks, calculators, etc., and Payless Shoes gift cards in $10 denominations. New Leaf Community Markets, 3550 Bernal Ave, 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.
 

Seniors

Fresh Bites
Join nutrition educators for a fun and interactive cooking class at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month, now through October, at the Pleasanton Senior Center. This class will focus on tasty, easy, and fast recipes that require minimal ingredients and are adapted for 1-2 people. To register call 931-5383. Space is limited. Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Special Fall Exhibit: Dan Petersen
See the extraordinary watercolors of Dan Petersen Sept. 11-Oct. 18 at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center. Peterson has had over 50 one-man shows and received over 150 awards. Donations appreciated. Contact 931-4849 or JFinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Fundraisers

Sleep 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.
 

Fundraisers

Assistance League Sponsors Book Drive
Assistance League of Amador Valley will hold a childrenís book drive for Make a Difference Day on Oct. 25. New books for children in grades K-5 can be donated now through October at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Presented in conjunction with Operation School Bell which provides students in need in the Tri-Valley with clothes and shoes. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Lectures/Workshops

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Grieving people need time and space to honor their grief. There are stepping stones that are part of each grief journey and these will be explore in this eight-week series of workshops, running at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 30 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Registration required. Open to all. Contact Mary Hagerty at 846-5377. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Sage 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.
 

Seniors

Sage Cafe
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.
 

Spiritual

Progressive Christian Worship
Lynnewood United Methodist Church offers a friendly congregation where all are welcome. Worship at 9 or 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with Sunday school for youth and adults at 10:30 a.m. and childcare at both services. Contact Reverend Heather Hammer at 846-0221, send an email to office@lynnewood.org, or go to www.lynnewood.org. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Kids & Teens

Shake 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 & Teens

Shake 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.
 

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.
 

Classes

Computer Tutoring
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.
 

Clubs

Rotary 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.
 

Clubs

DBE (Daughters of the British Empire)
Welcome to ladies of British or British Commonwealth Heritage. DBE holds meetings at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Castlewood Country Club. Members focus on philanthropy, enjoy social interaction and form long-lasting friendships while contributing to local charities and supporting retirement homes in the USA. Call Edith at 998-3500. Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle, 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

Virtually 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.
 

Civic Meetings

Housing Commission
The Pleasanton Housing Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Clubs

Tri-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.
 

Volunteering

Assistance 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 assistanceleagueamadorvalley@yahoo.com. Go to www.amadorvalley.assistanceleague.org. The Parkview, 100 Valley Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Classes

Free 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.
 

Spiritual

Sunday 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 Groups

ClutterLess 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.
 

Clubs

Pleasanton 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 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

Computer 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.
 

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

Mills 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.
 

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.
 

Support Groups

Tri 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.
 

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.