Pleasanton Weekly

News - January 22, 2010

News digest

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

The Tri-Valley YMCA is host to the 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast. Held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, it will feature keynote speaker DeRionne Pollard, president of Las Positas College, and will honor legacy award winners. Tickets are $40. For details, call 475-6108 or contact Marilyn Casper at mcasper@ymcaeastbay.org.

McNerney puts on art competition

Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-Pleasanton) will again host the Congressional Art Competition for the 11th District. Part of a nationwide art competition, it's intended to showcase the artistic talents and abilities of students across the United States. High school students may submit works by April 16, with the grand prize winner to be flown to Washington, D.C. for an awards ceremony June 17. Contact Cheri Clasen in the Pleasanton office at 737-0727 for contest rules and information.

Follow the yellow brick road

Eighth-grade drama students at Harvest Park Middle School are putting on a production of "The Wiz" and the public is invited to attend. The last show is at 7 p.m. tonight, and spots are filling up quickly. Tickets are $5 at the school office or at the door. For more information, call the school office at 426-4444.

Blood drive at the library

The Pleasanton Police Officers Association is sponsoring a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Prospective donors can call (800)-GIVE-LIFE (800-448-3543) to schedule an appointment. Appointments can also be made online by visiting redcrossblood.org. Enter sponsor code PLEASANTON925 to bring up the schedule of this and other blood drives scheduled in the area.

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