Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 30, 2009

News Digest

On the silver screen

Las Positas College and the Pleasanton Public Library have teamed up to present "Great Performances: A Classic Film Series." Dr. Candy Klaschus, film historian and humanities program coordinator at LPC, will be on hand to discuss the film. Next up is "Now, Voyager" at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. The series continues at the same time every first Thursday evening through June.

Donate a dress

The Princess Project is collecting new and nearly new formal gowns and accessories between Feb. 8 and 14 for this year's dress drive. The organization provides formal dresses and accessories to girls in the Bay Area unable to buy them for proms. Since it began in 2002, The Princess Project has helped over 9,000 girls and hopes to help 1,000 girls this year. For more information on dress collection locations, visit www.princessproject.org.

'STAND' for human rights

Amador Valley High School's human rights club, STAND, which focuses on raising awareness about and helping to end genocide, presents two events in Februrary. Carl Wilkens was the only American to remain in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide and will make a presentation at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Harvest Park Middle School multipurpose room. The second annual Human Rights Conference will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 28 at Amador. This year's event will focus on genocide in the Burma, Congo and in Darfur. Tickts to the conference are $5. For more information, email amadoryouth4hr@yahoo.com.

Free tax help for seniors

Free tax assistance is provided to Pleasanton seniors seeking help with their income tax forms. Call the Pleasanton Senior Center at 931-5365 to make an appointment with an AARP tax counselor through April 13.

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