Pleasanton Weekly

News - October 15, 2010

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Check out the Green Scene

Pleasanton and Hacienda Business Park are presenting a free Green Scene Fair for local employees and residents from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 21, at the CarrAmerica Conference Center, 4400 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton.

This comprehensive fair will feature 75 vendors specializing in green practices in six main categories: air, water, waste, commuting and transportation, healthy homes and healthy living, and energy. The event will include a treasure hunt and drawing of green-related prizes, plus will feature a display of fuel efficient vehicles. Sustainably produced food will be for sale.

The Green Scene Fair is the first in a series of activities and events that will be folded into Pleasanton's climate action plan for the entire community.

Beth Emek hosting Holocaust author

Eva Libitzky, author of the memoir "Out on a Ledge: Enduring the Lodz Ghetto, Auschwitz and Beyond," will make an appearance at Pleasanton's Congregation Beth Emek at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Libitzky's memoir, co-authored by Lehrhaus founding director and award-winning historian Fred Rosenbaum, tells the rarely examined story of a Hasidic girl in the Holocaust, a dutiful daughter who survived the Lodz ghetto, Auschwitz, a slave labor camp and Theresienstadt. Research led to unearthing documents from a German archive after 65 years.

Copies of the book will be available for signing in exchange for donations to Lehrhaus Judaica or the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. There is no charge to attend the event but donations are accepted for future programs. Congregation Beth Emek is located at 3400 Nevada St. in Pleasanton. Call 931-1055.

Not too late for Bon Appetit

Tickets are still available for Bon Appetit: Toasts and Taste of Fall, the eating extravaganza to benefit Pleasanton Partnerships In Education Foundation. Tickets at $65 per person include 15 culinary experiences presented by competing teams of chefs and principals in one location with wine, live entertainment and a silent auction.

The event takes place from 6:30-10:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16, at CarrAmerica Center, 4400 Rosewood Drive in Pleasanton. For more information and tickets (over 21 only), go online at or send email to No tickets will be issued; names will be placed on a guest list.


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