Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 9, 2010

News digest

Musuem launches literacy program

Starting April 14, the Museum On Main, 603 Main St., will host MOM's (Museum On Main's) Reading Time. The free literacy program is designed to introduce preschool-age children to books and activities about unique people, cultures and events in their community. It will continue from 10 to 11 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. For more information, contact Jennifer Amiel, director of education, edcation@museumonmain.org or 462-2766.

Wilderness trek to benefit Hope Hospice

The first annual "Hike for Hope" fundraiser for Dublin-based Hope Hospice will be held May 1, offering participants a trek through gentle terrain in the Sunol Regional Wilderness area. Donna McMillion, Hospice's Development Director, said the non-competitive hiking event will take hikers through woods during wildflower season, giving them a special opportunity to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature while remembering and honoring loved ones. The idea for the memorial hike sprang from a conversation between McMillion and her long-time friend Dolores Bengtson, former Pleasanton parks and recreation director.

Registration for the event is $25 before April 17 and $35 later. Proceeds will provide resources for Hope Hospice's Grief Support Center. For more information, visit www.thehikeforhope.com or call Pattie DiLauro at 829-8770.

Seeing double?

Mothers' Day is coming up May 9, the Pleasanton Weekly is once again holding its Mother-Daughter Look-Alike contest. Send in a digital look-alike photos to contest@pleasantonweekly.com by 5 p.m. Monday, April 19. Photos can be black and white or color, but they need to be in JPG format and at least 300 dpi. Photos entered in previous contests are not eligible and only digital photos will be accepted.

The staff at the Weekly will choose the finalists and starting Friday, April 23, readers will be able to vote on which of the finalists look most alike. Voting will end at midnight, May 2. First-place prize is a $100 gift certificate for Strizzi's restuarant; second-place prize is two tickets to the Vine Cinema. Photos of the winners will be published in the May 7 edition of the Pleasanton Weekly.

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