Pleasanton Weekly

News - August 27, 2010

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Last 2010 First Wednesday

Sept. 1 will see the final First Wednesday street party in downtown Pleasanton for 2010. The theme is "Celebrate Pleasanton!" The Pleasanton Downtown Association, which hosts the event, notes that this is everyone's last chance to stroll down the middle of Main Street for awhile.

This month's featured band in the Beer and Wine Garden at 530 Main St. is Finding Stella, performing classic pop of the '70s and '80s. The north end of Main Street will have a Ford Mustang car show, live music by Rooster's Teeth, and a lot of seating for those who want to enjoy food from nearby restaurants.

First Wednesday runs from 6-9 p.m. Main Street will be closed starting at 4:30 p.m.

March down Main

The U.S. Marine Band San Diego, some 45 musicians strong, will march down Main Street from Old Bernal Road to St. Mary Street at 2 p.m., Friday, Sept. 3, a precursor to the 145th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games taking place at the fairgrounds that Saturday and Sunday.

The band will perform intricate marching maneuvers at intersections and under the arch, where officers of the Caledonian Club of San Francisco and dignitaries will be assembled. The march will include a piper to exemplify the Scottish event.

Marine Bands have long been a tradition at the Scottish event, performing in front of the main grandstand both days along with more than 30 pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada. The games are organized and presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco.

Managing diabetes

Diabetes Self-Management classes will be held Thursday afternoons in September at San Ramon Regional Medical Center. The program, which is certified by the American Diabetes Association, will cover Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, healthy eating, exercise and complications.

A physician's referral is needed to attend; Medicare and insurance may be accepted. The series will be held in the Blackhawk Conference Room located in the main hospital building from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30. The hospital is located at 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. To enroll, call 275-6020, option 5.

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