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Stuff A Bus for PUSD Families
Blue Oaks Church invites you to share the love this Valentine's Day by stuffing a bus with clothing and laundry supplies for underserved families. Those wishing to contribute items can bring new socks or underwear and gently used clothing including coats from 8 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Feb. 14 to Foothill High School. Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
 

On Stage

PCRT Presents Disney's 'The Little Mermaid'
PCRT kicks off 2016 with a dazzling production based on the Disney film, complete with all your favorite characters and songs, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 30-Feb. 14 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $18-$39. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Spiritual

'The Story' Evening Bible Study
God has gone to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people. "The Story" is about the story of the Bible, God's great love affair with humanity. Condensed into 31 accessible chapters, come find your story in God's story in the unfolding progression of Bible characters and events from Genesis to Revelation, at 6 p.m. every Sunday at Faith Chapel, 6656 Alisal St. Workbook is $10. Call 846-8650 or go to www.fcpleasanton.org. Faith Chapel, 6656 Alisal St., Pleasanton.
 

Exhibits

Allied Artists West: California Dreaming
See this new installation featuring 21 professional South Bay artists, with urban and rural landscapes, figures, still life and more, Jan. 14-Feb. 20 at the Firehouse Arts Center. A reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14. Donations appreciated. Call 931-4849 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

Scholarships

Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship Opportunity
Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, has begun looking for a graduating senior who lives within fifty miles of Coddingtown Mall, Santa Rosa Plaza or Stoneridge Shopping Center. Apply online by visiting www.syf.org/. Deadline is March 1.
 

Exhibits

Call for Submissions: 6th Annual Fresh Works Open Juried Exhibition
Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center is looking for submissions for the Fresh Works 6th Annual Open Juried Exhibit. Open to all Bay Area artists working in 2-D and 3-D media. No jewelry. Work must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton. Deadline for entry form and fee is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2. Applications available at www.firehousearts.org. Paper entry forms available at the Harrington Gallery, the Pleasanton Library, and the City of Pleasanton Community Services Department. Several $300 awards and the top $750 prize. Contact Gallery Director Julie Finegan at 931-4849 jfinegan@cityofpleasantonca.gov Harrington Art Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Support Groups

Grief Workshop
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join these bi-monthly meetings and let us accompany you on your healing journey, at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 12 and 26; Thursdays, Feb. 11 and 25; and on Thursday, March 10 at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. No registration required, but if it is your first session make sure to arrive a little early. All are welcome. Call Nancy at 846-9543. St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton.
 

Scholarships

Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship 2016
Up to five scholarships, each worth $2,500.00, are offered by the Tri-Valley Retired Educators Scholarship Foundation offered to high-school graduating seniors and college/university students. Applicants must: be planning a career in education, be residents of the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin or Sunol area, high school applicants must be seniors planning to attend a four-year college in fall, 2016, community college applicants must be qualified to transfer as juniors to a four-year institution in fall, 2016, 4-year college applicants must be sophomores who will continue as juniors in fall, 2016. Deadline is March 26, 2016. Download the application at div85.calrta.org. Contact 443-6097 or greegno@comcast.net.
 

Spiritual

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

Spiritual

Come As You Are
Lynnewood United Methodist Church will offer a third worship gathering on Sundays called "Come As You Are" at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy music, fellowship, and spiritual connection. All are welcome. Pastors Heather Hammer and Diana Bohn will provide leadership Sheri and Dave Dumas will lead music. Call 846-0221 or go to www.lynnwood.org. Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton.
 

Sports

Join 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 jquero@ftctrackclub.com. Go to www.ftctrackclub.com.
 

Spiritual

Shamanic Drum Circle
Drumming will help you to gain access to your inner guidance and learn to work with your helping spirits. Presented by Ashleigh Pevey, a Shamanic healer, sessions are usually 3-4:15 p.m. the second Sunday of the month at Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. For December only, session will be on Saturday, Dec. 12. Bring a drum or rattle; a few will be available. Call 829-2733 or go to www.unityoftrivalley.org. Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin.
 

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 Micah Murdock, interim minister, at 10 a.m. every week at Unity of Tri-Valley, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., Suite 108, Dublin. 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.
 

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.