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Showing listings from June 19, 2013 to June 25, 2013 in all categories.
Great Books of Pleasanton
The Great Books of Pleasanton book club meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Monday monthly at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Call Sadie at 846-1658.
The Pleasanton Housing Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at City Council Chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.
Need help with downloading E-books from the library to your E-Reader, sending e-mail attachments, social networking, blogging, general Internet questions? Drop-in classes are from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Mary Luskin at 931-3400, ext. 7. Free and open to all.
Summer Drawing Classes
Portrait Drawing 7-9 p.m., Mondays, June 24-August 12; $200. Intro to Drawing 4-6 p.m., Fridays, June 21-August 9; $200. Portrait Drawing 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays, June 25-August 27; $250. Figure Drawing 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays, June 26-August 14; $250. At Figurehead Gallery, 2222 Second St., Livermore. Contact 353-0419 or email@example.com.
DBE (Daughters of the British Empire)
Welcome to ladies of British or British Commonwealth Heritage. DBE holds monthly meetings at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday at Castlewood Country Club. Members focus on philanthropy, enjoy social interaction and form long-lasting friendships while contributing to local charities and supporting retirement homes in the USA. Call Edith at 998-3500.
Rotary Club of Pleasanton
The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live. It has a luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at Hap's Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www.PleasantonRotary.org.
Rotary Club of Pleasanton North
Pleasanton North Rotary invites anyone interested in making a difference. The membership includes 65 professionals, business owners, executives, managers and community leaders. The club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr. Call 580-7947 or visit www.pnr-rotary.org.
Tri Valley Rotary Meetings
Tri Valley Rotary is a small but energetic group, motivated and eager to make a difference in the community. Meetings are 6-8 p.m. every Thursday, at Castlewood Country Club Grill, 707 Country Club Cir. There is a $5 meeting fee plus cost of meal. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://trivalleyrotary.org.
Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment
Tri-Valley CAREs monitors nuclear weapons and environmental clean-up activities throughout the US nuclear weapons complex. Join the monthly meeting from 7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at the Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Call 443-7148 or go to trivalleycares.org.
Virtually Speaking Toastmasters
Virtually Speaking Toastmasters club meets from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Electrical Reliability Services, 6900 Koll Center Pkwy., Suite 415, Pleasanton. Everyone is welcome to come see what a positive change Toastmasters can make in their confidence. Call 580-8660.
Concerts in the Park: Ruckatan Latin Tribe
Pleasanton Downtown Association’s Concert in the Park presents Ruckatan Latin Tribe, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, June 21, at Lions Wayside Park, on the corner of First St. and Neal St. Free! Sponsored by LocalGrüv and Active Kids Magazine. Next week: The Crisis.
Adult and Teen Summer Reading
"Explore Reading," Pleasanton Public Library's Summer Reading Program for adults of all ages and teens in high school will take place June 15 to Aug. 4. Read or listen to books, attend library programs and write book reviews to be entered into weekly drawings for fun prizes. Free. Call 925 931-3400 ext. 4 or visit www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/services/library.
Get ready to enjoy the Indian flavor of fashion. Cbazaar StyleBash is here 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, June 22-23, at 4545 Chabot Drive.
To register go to www.cbazaarstylebash.com/#!pleasanton/c9qz.
Visit the Pleasanton Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, on East Angela Street between Main and First streets. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, to provide the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, sold by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop.
Get Hired Job Fair
The job fair is a perfect place for determined job seekers. Be prepared for on-site interviews, dress for success and bring your resume, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at 5980 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 110. Call 523-3594 or go to www.ahandnhand.org.
Happy Hour in Pleasanton
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at Sheraton Hotel. Please RSVP to Marge by Tuesday, June 18, at 828-5124 or email@example.com
Sunol Farm Tour
Everyone is invited to a tour of the Sunol Ag Park, greenhouse, pasture raised chickens and much more presented by Terra Bella Family Farm, on Sunday, June 23, at 505 Paloma Way in Sunol. Call Farmer Shawn at 202-8020.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 75, will meet next at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Contact Post Commander Ernie Petagara at 362-9806.
Contemporary Landscape Exhibit
The Contemporary Landscape Exhibit, featuring five artists from abstract to conceptual, runs June 7-July 19 at Harrington Gallery at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. An opening reception with artists will be 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 12. Admission is free, donations appreciated.
Perspectives on Mount Diablo
This new exhibit explores the fascinating, diverse qualities and intriguing history of Mount Diablo, April 27-June 30, at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley located in the old train depot at 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. Contact 837-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Huge Garage Sale to Help Out the HMS Cheer Squad
Come to this huge, multi-family garage sale to help out the HMS Cheer Squad. Find gently used treasures, clothes, household items, toys, games, and more, from 8-4 p.m., Saturday, June 22, at 6795 Paseo San Leon.
Jewels Needed for 'Time for Jewels' Event
Clean out your jewelry box to donate items to the American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Mission Plaza on Santa Rita Road, which is seeking jewelry and clock donations for its "Time for Jewels" event happening April 19-21. Shop is open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday at 1987-L Santa Rita Road. Call Monda Wiseman at 462-7374.
Sleep Train's Clothing Drive for Foster Kids
Sleep Train is hosting its annual Clothing Drive, now through Sunday, June 23. Drop off donations of new clothing in all sizes at any Sleep Train location. For more information on the location of the nearest store, visit sleeptrain.com.
YMCA Charity Poker Tournament
Support a great cause and enjoy a night of food, friends, and fun! No limit Texas Hold 'Em at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at 6693 Sierra Ln., Suite F, Dublin. Cost is $100 donation/entry fee. Food and beverages included. Contact email@example.com.
Diabetes Self-Management Educational Services
San Ramon Regional Medical Center now offers a two-part educational series on Diabetes Self-Management for adults. Classes are being held monthly throughout 2013 on Saturdays or weekdays in the West Day Room in the hospital's South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Rd., San Ramon. Part one classes: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 13; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3; and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 9. Part two classes: 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 14; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12; and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Classes will discuss the risk factors, signs and symptoms of diabetes; blood sugar monitoring; medication; healthy eating; exercise; stress management; complications; and other important topics. A physician referral is required. Medicare and other insurances cover the classes. To enroll, call Barbara Reis at 275-6018.
All About Animals
Discover the wonderful world of pets during a week-long camp full of stories, games and crafts, from 9 a.m.-noon, Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28, at Valley Humane Society, 3670 Nevada St. Cost is $250, snack provided. Ages 7-8. Contact 426-8656, ext. 13, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fife & Drum Corps
Pleasanton-area youths (ages 8-17) are invited to join the 1776-era Young American Patriots Fife & Drum Corps of Pleasanton. This 3-year-old band has performed at more than 30 events. Visit www.youngamericanpatriots.com.
M.o.M.'s Reading Time
The Museum on Main, 603 Main St., has announced its themes for its 2013 preschool pre-literacy program, M.o.M.'s Reading Time, that introduces preschoolers to a variety of holidays, events and cultures through books and activities. Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for this free monthly reading program from 10-11 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. On Feb. 13 "Snowy Day" by Jack Ezra recognizes Black History Month. For details, call 462-2776 or visit www.museumonmain.org.
Macy's Great American Drive-In
Macy's Stoneridge is hosting a pop up drive-in movie night with doors open at 7 p.m., Friday, June 21, in the Macy's parking lot at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Movie starts at dusk or 9 p.m. Contact Jen Munoz at (310) 564-6847 or email@example.com.
Summer Thursday Activities
Join hands-on activities hosted by the Valley Children's Museum from 4-8 p.m. Thursdays starting April 18 during the Dublin Farmer's Market at Emerald Glen Park, 4201-B Central Pkwy., Dublin. Go to valleychildrensmuseum.org.
Art, Critique & Coffee
Local artists gather and share their latest work. With coffee in hand they meet weekly on Fridays from 10 a.m.-noon. Currently they are meeting at Coffee Ali, 350 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton, in the Vintage Hills Shopping Center, where they also hang their work. They have Theme Exhibits and change them each month. Call 510-543-4776 or visit www.web.mac.com/poetryoncanvas/Site/ACC__Art_News.html.
Divorce & Separated Workshop
Bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays. Come and join others who have lost a marriage and begin to build your life again. Preregistration is required. Contact Roxanne at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Wednesdays, March 28-May 27 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. No fee For more information, call Roxanne Rasmussen E-mail email@example.com. St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. , Pleasanton
Information on Success Without Stress
Are you burnt out and need a boost to help you out at work? Check out this free seminar to help you keep your focus and bring that zing back into your step, from 7-8 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, at Art of Living Center, 6690 Amador Plaza Road, #215, Dublin.
Register at http://tiny.cc/JunTVInfo
Musician Spencer Day
Spencer Day uses intuition and improvisation to craft a sound that is traditional and familiar, yet fresh and innovative, creating a blend too subtle to parse into neatly defined categories. He will perform from 8-10 p.m. Sept. 10 at Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets from $12 to $40. Call 373-6800 or visit www.bankheadtheater.org.
Celebrity Chef Demo at New Leaf
Cooking Demonstration by MasterChef’s Sharone Hakman, who will grill and offer samples of vegetables and meats using his amazing sauces, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 20, at New Leaf Community Market, 3550 Bernal Ave. Contact 621-7660, ext. 120, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Job Search Counseling
The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., offers free, 20-minute consultations with an employment recruiter. To make an appointment, call the Reference Desk at 931-3400, ext. 7.
Free Wine Tasting at New Leaf
New Leaf Community Market hosts a different winery each week in the Wine Department from 5-7 p.m. Fridays. Come taste and educate your palette at 3550 Bernal Ave. For ages 21-plus. Call 621-7660, ext. 120.
Friends of the Library Online Book Sale
Did you know you could buy books from the Friends of the Library at Amazon.com? The Friends have a year round magazine and paperback book sale in the library and have two major book sales a year. To buy books, visit www.amazon.com/shops/ptwnfriends or call Nancy Bering at 462-4368.
VFW-AL Coffee and Donuts
Every Saturday morning from 7:30-9 a.m., the VFW and American Legion host coffee and donuts for all veterans at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. All veterans are welcome. Visit www.vfwpost6298.com.
Golden Follies Revue
See this fast paced Las Vegas-style revue featuring award-winning chanteuse Darla Wigginton at 2 p.m., Sunday, June 23, at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Tickets are $15-$25, youth and senior discounts available. Get tickets at www.firehousearts.org or call 931-4848.
The Liar at Concannon Vineyard
Shakespeare's Associates presents "The Liar" by David Ives at Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore, June 20-July 20. Sit back and relax as the sun sets on the historic Victorian house in the middle of the vineyard in Livermore Valley Wine Country. Dates and times: June 20/21/22 and July 5 at 7:30-10:30 p.m.; June 30 and July 6/14/20 at 7-10 p.m. Tickets $25-$49. For details, call Katie Marcel at 443-2273.
Enjoy a morning of fun while learning how to keep your brain active and your memory sharp. The class is held from 10-11:30 a.m. the first and third Fridays of every month at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Word games, puzzles, challenging activities, reminiscing and more, geared to help you age-proof your mind. Cost $1.75 for resident and $2.25 for non-resident. Call 931-5365 or visit www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org.
Computer Classes for Seniors
Pleasanton Public Library hosts Computer Classes for Seniors including Beginning Internet on the first Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Beginning E-mail on the second Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Open Practice on the third Wednesday and Thursday of every month; Advanced E-mail on the fourth Wednesday and Thursday of every month, at the Adult Computer Area in the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Computer classes are designed for mature adults. Registration is required; call 931-3400.
Dublin Senior Center Dance Classes
Seniors are invited to a Beginning Latin Line Date from 1-2:15 p.m. Tuesdays; cost is $12 for four classes per month or $15 for five classes per month. Beginning line dance from 10:25-11:25 a.m. Thursdays, cost is $1.25 per class; beginning-intermediate line dancing from 10:15-11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, cost is $2 drop-in, or from 10:30 a.m.-noon Saturdays, cost is $3 drop-in; easy and intermediate line dance from 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, cost is $3 per class; intermediate line dance from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Fridays, cost is $1.25 per class; advanced line dancing from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Mondays, cost is $3 per class; or social line dance from 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays, cost is $2 for drop-in or $6 for four classes per month or $7.50 for five classes per month; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. Call 556-4511.
Dublin Senior Center Mini-Library
The Dublin Senior Center Mini-Library is open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday at the senior center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. The library gladly accepts donations of like-new used books published in the last five years, puzzles, magazines within three months of distribution, and videotapes. Unused books are donated to Friends of the Dublin Library. Bring donations to the office for processing. Call 556-4511.
Dublin Senior Center Offers Music Classes
Dublin Senior Center offers two music classes including Sing-a-longs with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 10:30 a.m., Thursdays; and Ukulele Beginning Instruction with Judy Kuftin and Merrill Ito at 1 p.m., Tuesdays, both at the Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each class. Call 556-4511.
Dublin Senior Center Programs
Dublin Senior Center offers different programs and activities including "ESL" which helps seniors practice their English conversational skills from 1-2:30 p.m. every Friday; a Reading Group that discusses new books every month from 10:30-11:30 a.m., on the fourth Tuesday of every month; the Needle Arts Group that enjoys quilting, sewing and knitting from 1-4 p.m., every Monday; all at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Cost is $1.25 for each activity. Call 556-4511
Mills Line Dance Social
DJ Millie Dusha will play tunes from the classic oldies at the Mills Line Dance Social on the first Thursday of every month from 2-4 p.m. at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd. All levels of dancers are welcome. Cost is $3. Call 556-4511.
Pleasanton Sole Mates - Walking Group
Do you love the outdoors and want a fun way to exercise? Walking is one of the easiest and most cost effective forms of exercise for adults. Join our weekly walking group from 8:45-10:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Walks are approximately 2-3 miles. Call for weekly walk destinations or come pick up a schedule. Free. For more information, call Pleasanton Senior Center at 925-931-5365 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org.
Transcribing for You
Transcribing for You has volunteers that will transcribe and print your letters to be sent. The service is located at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd, Dublin, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $1.50. Call 556-4511 for an appointment or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible & Brew
St. Clare's Episcopal Church would like to invite anyone in the community who is interested to join them for heartfelt fellowship, Bible Study, and a good cup of coffee from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday at 3350 Hopyard Rd. You don't need to be a member of St. Clare's to attend. Their hope is you will find this time of day convenient. Call the church office at 462-4802 or visit www.stclarespleasanton.org.
Progressive Christian Worship
Join for worship with childcare and Sunday school, and stay for summer brunch, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., Sundays, June 16-Aug. 25, at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. Contact the Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer at 846-0221 or email@example.com. Visit www.lynnewood.org.
Weekly LDS Bible Study
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts a weekly bible study from 7:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz. Refreshments served. For information, call 305-9468.
Boys Lacrosse Summer League
Pleasanton Lacrosse Club Summer League boys U9-U15 will have practice and instruction at 6 p.m. every Thursday and games on Sunday mornings, June 20-July 28. Contact 353-6503 or Information@PleasantonLacrosse.com, or go to www.pleasantonlacrosse.com.
Boys Recreational Soccer Registration
Register for Ballistic United Boys Recreational Soccer. All boys ages 4-18 are welcome. Visit www.busc.org or register in person at the BUSC Office, 275 Rose Ave., Ste. 209 in downtown Pleasanton, from 9 a.m.-noon Monday and Wednesday; or 1-4 p.m. Thursday.
Goodbye Old Buddy Glove Drive
Give your old baseball glove a second chance at making a new kid happy by donating it. Gloves collected will be donated to the Livermore Junior Giants league. Donate now through Monday, July 15. Drop off at Meadowlark Dairy, 57 W. Neal St. Contact Braxton Fletcher at 519-7978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pleasanton Rage Soccer Registration
Registration continues for the Pleasanton Rage Girl's Soccer Fall Rec Season for girls U5/U6 to U19. Rage has new programs to enhance the Rec soccer experience including revamped Rec Flight programs, free coaching education, and reduced fees for U5/U6-U7. Go to www.pleasantonRAGE.org.
RAGE Soccer Registration
Registration is now open for Fall Rec Season for girls U5/U6 to U19 with RAGE soccer. New programs to enhance the recreational soccer experience include free coaching education and reduced fees for U5/U6-U7. Register at www.pleasantonRAGE.org. Early bird discount by May 31.
Breast Cancer Support Group
The American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support group meets from 7:30-9 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at LifeStyleRx, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Call 833-2784 or visit www.valleycare.com. 7:30-9 p.m. Free
Hope Hospice is holding eight-week sessions to provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment. Sessions will be held 7-8:30 p.m., Mondays, May 6-July 1, at 6377 Clark Ave., Ste 100, Dublin. Call 829-8770.
Clutterless Self Help Group
Overwhelmed by clutter? Learn how to deal with it by attending this Non profit Self Help Support group, which meets from 7-8:30 p.m. every Monday (except some holidays) at St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church, 4300 Mirador Dr., Rm. 7. Donation requested $2-$5. Call 200-1943 or visit www.clutterless.org.
National Association For Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI Tri-Valley Parent Resource and Support Group meets twice a month for parents with children to age 17 diagnosed or suspected of having bipolar or other mood disorders. It meets from 7-9 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Pathways To Wellness, 5674 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 114, Pleasanton. The group is drop-in, no registration required and is free. For more information contact Suzi Glorioso at 443-1797 or email email@example.com.
Hope Hospice is providing free support groups as a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment. Sessions will be held 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, May 8-June 26, at 6377 Clark Ave., Ste. 100, Dublin. Call 829-8770 or visit www.hopehospice.com.
Pleasanton Military Families Support Group
Formed in 2003 this group provides support and comfort to the Pleasanton families whose loved ones are deployed in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. The group has monthly meetings and other events such as "pack outs" of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. The group also sponsors the Yellow Streamer program on Main Street where streamers are displayed with the name, rank and branch of service of Pleasanton military personnel. Learn more at www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org.
Hope Hospice is holding free eight-week sessions to provide a way to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment. Sessions include sharing, coping strategies, exploring memories and discovering hope and finding meaning. Sessions will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, May 2-June 20, at 6377 Clark Ave., Ste. 100, Dublin. Call 829-8770 or visit www.hopehospice.com.
Stepping Stones on your Grief Journey
The death of a loved one is unlike any other loss. Join bi-monthly and begin your healing journey, at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays, June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25; and Aug. 8 and 22, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. Sessions open to all. Call Mary Hagerty at 846-5377.
Hope Hospice is holding 8-week sessions to explore grief in a safe and supportive environment. Sessions will be held 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Tuesdays, May7-June 25, at 6377 Clark Ave., Ste 100, Dublin. Call 829-8770.
Tri Valley Support Group for Fibromyalgia, Lupus and All Forms of Arthritis
This group meets from 6:30-8 p.m., on the fourth Monday of every month, at the Groves at Dublin Ranch in the Clubhouse, 3115 Finnian Way, Dublin. It hosts special speakers like doctors or specialists. For more information, call JoAnne at 875-0960.
Host a Student From Spain
ECI needs families in Pleasanton area to host teen students from Spain June 27-July 24. They have strong English and will bring spending money. Working parents ok, students in activities. You and your kids can join in! Improve Spanish and add international host to your resume/college app. Call Theresa at 683-8024.
Tri-Valley TV Summer Camp
Is your son or daughter thinking about video production for a career? Tri-Valley TV Summer Camp is open to students grades 6-12. Sessions are 9 a.m.-1 p.m, June 17-21, or Aug. 5-9. Cost is $495. Register online at www.trivalleytv.org. Contact 462-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.