Pleasanton Weekly

News - August 6, 2010

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Iron Horse Nutrition and Express Fitness Gym will be hosting a free fitness and health fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Rose Pavilion. Professional athletes will be on site to talk about products, offer helpful fitness advice and sign autographs.

The event will have vendors from top supplement companies, free samples, a drawing and contests such as the Gaspari Super-Pump Challenge.

Enjoy ice cream, music and games at Ravenswood Historic Site's annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social from noon-4 p.m. this Sunday. The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will perform a variety of musical styles from the 1800s and 1900s, including patriotic songs, oldies, pops and marches. Valley Banjos will also perform, and the event will feature pony rides, a baby petting zoo and face painting

Ravenswood Historic Site is located at 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore.

Have extra backpacks and school supplies? Donate them to Tri-Valley Haven's fourth annual Back to School Supply Distribution. The drive provides a new backpack, binder paper, notebooks, pens, pencils, and Payless gift cards to over 400 homeless, near homeless and low income families.

"Tri-Valley families are still struggling," said Samantha Burrows, director of Homeless and Family Support Services for the Haven. "Just as we have seen an increase in families turning to the food pantry to make ends meet, we expect an increase in families lining up for the school supply drive. What has historically been a rite of passage is for many families, a huge financial burden."

Donations can be dropped off Monday-Thursday until Aug. 12 at the Tri-Valley Haven Community Building, 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore. The distribution will be held from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 17 at 418 Junction Ave., first come, first served.

The story on high school jazz musician Chris Palowitch included information on his brother John, whose trio will perform at the Pleasanton Library at 7 p.m. Aug. 19. Chris may be heard performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival on Sept. 19.


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