Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 2, 2010

News Digest

Adults can play ball, too

It's time again for teams to battle it out in the city softball league. Parks and Community Services has opens for teams on Tuesday and Friday nights for the 12-game season. All games are at 5:15 p.m. and the fee is $720 per team. For more information, call Dan Vellasenor at 931-3437 or Marty Bell at 931-3439.

Las Positas presents second Pow Wow

Las Positas College will again host the second annual Native American Exposition and Pow Wow from April 12 to 17 at the campus, located at 3000 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore. Organized by students in the college's Native American Culture Club, the program is designed to educate the campus and community about age-old traditions, historical accomplishments and current issues of the Native American people. For details, contact Mario Jaramillo at 577-8467 or visit or Events are free and open to the public and parking on campus is $2.

Headed to Chicago

Pleasanton's Teen Improv troupe Creatures of Impulse has been invited to perform in the Teen Comedy Festival in Chicago in May. In addition to performing their long-form improv format, "Tri-Valley High," an improvised teen soap opera, Creatures of Impulse will attend performance workshops by Second City, the improv and sketch comedy school that spawned the talents of Tina Fey, Steve Carrell and Steven Colbert, to name a few. The troupe will hold fundraising shows for the public, including at 7:30 p.m. April 3 at the Veteran's Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the troupe's trip to Chicago. The next show will be April 24. To learn more, call 931-3433.

Free swim test for special needs children

April is National Autism Awareness month and the American Swim Academy is offering free swim assessment classes for children with special needs. The academy has two locations in the Tri-Valley, one at 6948 Sierra Ct. in Dublin and the other at 2821 Old 1st St. in Livermore. Children with autism are naturally attracted to water, according to the academy, making drowning the leading cause of death for children with autism. To schedule the free swim assessment, call 800-810-SWIM or visit


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