Pleasanton Weekly

News - May 14, 2010

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Learn more about the Seward Johnson life-sized sculptures currently gracing Main Street in a walking tour tomorrow hosted by the Museum On Main. The tour leaves from the museum, 603 Main St., at 1 p.m. and will stop at all 11 sculptures to provide the stories behind each piece.

The tours are free but are limited to the first 25 people to show up. Another tour will take place June 19. For private group tours, call 462-2766

Starting Monday, drivers can expect minor traffic delays along Bernal Avenue between Valley and Pleasanton avenues as major street improvements get under way. Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) finance the project.

Brief delays of less than five minutes are possible as crews grind up old pavement and make repairs. During that time, only one lane of travel will be allowed in each direction. Construction will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays to be completed by June 11.

The Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation is actively seeking volunteers to help with the planning and execution of the 2011 Ragin' Cajun, the group's annual fundraiser, which will be held at the Palm Event Center on Feb. 11, 2011. Funds are used to provide funds to Tri-Valley, San Ramon and Danville cancer patients for complementary therapies, including acupuncture, acupressure, therapeutic massage, guided/visual imagery, and/or deep breathing meditation.

Volunteers are asked to attend the Ragin' Cajun Planning Kick-Off being held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasanton. Contact Judy Sherry at jsherry@healingtherapiesfoundation.org

Pleasanton Kiwanis will present its 2010 Sunday Stroll this weekend. The restaurant and wine tasting walking tour begins at 2 p.m. at Gay 90s, 288 Main St., and will include hors d'oeuvres at seven downtown restaurants. Cost is $40, attendance is limited to 125 tourists, and no tickets will be sold the day of the event. For reservations, call Dawn Wilson at 846-5858 or Vic Malatesta at 484-0789.

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