LightsoftheValley.com is running its online guide to the best Christmas displays in the Bay Area and Northern California for the 12th year. The site lists colorfully decorated houses by location so people can map out their route to drive around and enjoy decorations in their area.
Ninety-three cities are featured including Pleasanton, which has 11 homes listed, complete with addresses, ratings and maps. Light displays are rated from one to five stars, but no Pleasanton listing has fewer than three-and-a-half stars, and five Pleasanton homes have five stars.
Alex Dourov said he started the site because it seemed like a fun thing to do. But after it got going, he said he was touched by the number of emails he received telling him about homebound people who could only enjoy seeing holiday lights on his website. This year, the site has had more than 20,000 visitors.
Pleasanton is beginning a new roster of exercise classes in 2011, absorbed from the recent departure of the QUEST program at Las Positas College. Specifically designed for participants ages 50 and up, the following classes will begin during the week of Jan. 4 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.: Zumba Gold (Fast Fitness), Fit for 50 (Slower Paced Fitness), Yoga, Beginning Line Dancing, Intermediate Line Dancing and Gentle Exercise (Sittercise).
For information on class dates and fees, call 931-5365.
Alviso Adobe Community Park is holding an exciting winter camp that is all about nature, with some very cool history woven in. It's for ages 6-12 and includes crafts, skills and games.
The camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 29-31. Cost is $123 for residents; $135 for nonresidents. Call 931-5340 for more information.