Pleasanton Weekly

News - October 29, 2010

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Enter college Film Fest

Las Positas College is collecting entries for its 2010 Student Film Festival with a deadline of 10 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Photography Department. The festival will include a Short Film Competition, Weekend Film Maker Challenge films, Movie Poster Design Contest, and the Mass Communication Video Journalism Showcase.

Entries will be accepted from all California students over 18 and enrolled in a California college, technical/trade school or ROP program. For a complete list of rules, contact Deanna Horvath at or call 424-1285.

The Film Festival will take place at the college Dec. 10-11.

YMCA mentors

The Tri-Valley YMCA is starting a one-to-one mentoring program to match up 30 youths with caring, responsible adult mentors for one year. Mentors spend time with at-risk youths, ages 8 to 18, to serve as a friend, counselor, role model, supporter and guide. Mentors must be at least 23 and attend 15 hours of training.

An information meeting on the YMCA Building Futures Mentoring Program will be held at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1, at the Tri-Valley YMCA, 4725 First St., Suite 200, in Pleasanton. A new training group will begin the week of Nov. 15.

To find out more, contact your local site coordinator Tim Stier at 475-6107 or

'Fertility 101'

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is presenting a free community seminar, "Fertility 101: Everything You Need to Know about Conceiving," from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.

Reproductive endocrinologist Aimee Eyvazzadeh will discuss the causes of infertility and what a couple can do to help improve their chances of conceiving a healthy baby. She will present pre-conception tips and answer questions plus discuss medical and surgical treatments that may improve fertility, and other options. Women and their partners at any stage of the conception process are welcome to attend.

Register by calling (800) 284-2878 or online by selecting Find an Event under Women's Services on


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