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Spiritual

Workshop on Understanding Islam: 'No god but God'
What is really known about Muhammad, the "Seal of the Prophets?" What are the "pillars" of Islam that unite 1.3 billion global practitioners? Is it true that Islam is a "religion of the sword," as some people argue? These are some fundamental questions that will be addressed in a workshop presented by Isabella Price, international speaker and author of "One Truth, Many Paths," from noon-2 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. Suggested love offering $20. Call 829-2733 or go to www.unityoftrivalley.org. Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin.

Lectures/Workshops

How to Remover Your Lawn Sheet Mulching Workshop
Are you tired of mowing and edging your lawn, or for paying to have that done for you? Wouldn’t it be great to save money on your water bill? Join this workshop from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 in Livermore. Cost is $30. Go to www.BringingBackTheNatives.net. Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, varies, Livermore.
 

Spiritual

ECKANKAR: ECK Worship Service
ECKANKAR, "Love in Motion: Discovering the Divine Flow of Life" is the theme of the ECK Worship Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 at Four Points Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Road. Go to http://eck-ca.org/. Four Points Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

Concerts

Pacific Chamber Symphony: 'Italian Feast'
The Pacific Chamber Symphony will present a program from the Italian Baroque era through the classical to the early Romantic period from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Mendelsohn's "The Italian," Rossini's "The Italian Girl in Algiers" and more. Tickets are $28-$55, $11 for students. Call 373-6800 or go to www.bankheadtheater.org. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore.
 

Clubs

4-H Day at Alviso Adobe Community Park
Alviso Adobe Community Park will host 4-H Day from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, April 19. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with 4-H Visitors will have the opportunity to meet with 4-H members, learn more about the club and its goals, and view demonstrations of 4-H projects. Call 931-3479 or go to www.pleasantonadobe.com. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

Events

Dinner at Cattlemens Steakhouse
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to dinner at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at Cattlemens Steakhouse in Livermore. RSVP to Hilda at 398-8808 or hskoog@comcast.net by Thursday, April 16. Cattlemen's Steakhouse, 2882 Kitty Hawk Road, Livermore.
 

Fundraisers

Walk MS: Tri-Valley 2015
The Northern California Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will hold its annual Walk MS event at 8 a.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Free. Go to walkcan.nationalmssociety.org/. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4502 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Events

Friends of Pleasanton Library Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will host its Spring Book Sale 6-9 p.m. (members only; memberships available at the door) on Friday, April 17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Pleasanton Library. No strollers allowed. No electronic devices like PDAs and scanners. Adult volunteers needed. For sale or volunteer information call Nancy Bering at 462-4362. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

Fundraisers

Glitter and Glamour Jewelry Event
Come to the Glitter and Glamour Jewelry Event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday-Sunday, April 17-19 the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1989 Santa Rita Road. The event will feature fine jewelry, vintage and costume jewelry and a wide selection of watches, plus fashion accessories of shoes, handbags and scarfs. Call 462-7374. American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1989 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton.
 

Fundraisers

Sleep Train's Shoe Drive for Foster Kids
Sleep Train is hosting its Shoe Drive to ensure foster kids have properly fitting, comfortable shoes and to support foster parents, now through April 26. Foster kids often arrive in new homes with just the clothes on their backs, and while foster families receive funding, it may not be enough. Call (800) 378-2337 or go to http://www.sleeptrain.com/. Sleep Train Mattress Centers, 6050 Johnson Drive, Ste C, Pleasanton.
 

Events

Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings from March 30-April 27, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Learn about basic disaster preparedness and beyond. Registration required, space limited. Contact 454-2361 or CERT@LPfire.org. , , Pleasanton.
 

Volunteering

Pleasanton Senior Center
The Pleasanton Senior Center has several volunteer opportunities available. Positions include working as an on-call receptionist, front desk greeter and assisting with a monthly tea social. Contact 931-5369 or astatham@cityofpleasantonca.gov. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

Seniors

Poker
Enjoy an afternoon of poker from 12:45-3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Cost is $1.75 for residents, $2.25 for non-residents. For more information call 931-5365 or go to pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre Presents 'Fiddler on the Roof'
With the help of his colorful and tight-knit Jewish village, poor farmer Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them his beloved "tradition." Set in Imperial Russia, the theme cuts across race, nationality, class and religion. The show runs 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 17-May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $17-$38. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Exhibits

Pleasanton Art League Imagination Expressed
The Pleasanton Art League's exhibit "Imagination Expressed 2015" runs now-May 3 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Come and see the latest creations from the vibrant art community of Pleasanton and the Valley. Contact education@museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi Exhibit
"Mushrooms: Keys to the Kingdom Fungi" explores the lives and environmental roles of fungi featuring photographs by John Whittlesey and Jennifer Jewell, and will be at Alviso Adobe Community Park from March 22-May 17. This exhibit focuses on the ecology of mushroom-producing fungi. Call 931-3479 or go to www.pleasantonadobe.com. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

AAUW Now Accepting Applications
The Livermore-Pleasanton-Dublin branch of AAUW is offering scholarships to local women who will be college juniors in Fall 2015. Applicants must reside in Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol or have attended a local high school. Applications are available now and due by June 1, 2015. Contact Joan Leighty at joanleighty@comcast.net. None
 

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.
 

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.
 

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, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. 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, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin.
 

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.