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Showing listings from June 8, 2013 to June 8, 2013 in all categories.
Cute kids with potential talent audition this weekend! Send email to Usatalent@comcast.net and scout will call to give details about scripts, ages, etc. Models, actors, singers, dancers ages 4-16. Must have a set appointment.
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.
Broadway Star of 'Wicked' David Burnham
David Burnham, star of Broadway's "Wicked," will perform songs from many of his roles from 8-10 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave. Cost is $15-$25. Call 931-4848 or go to http://www.firehousearts.org.
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.
Preschool Performance Series: The Bubble Lady
The Bubble Lady will perform from 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m., June 14 at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. The show is very interactive, non-stop bubble fun, stimulating children’s and adults imagination alike. Everything from bubble brains, haircuts, dragons, universe bubbles and people inside bubbles. Tickets are $3. Contact the Town of Danville at 314-3400 or visit www.villagetheatreshows.com.
TEDxLivermore Creating Our Future
Come to TEDxLivermore's "Creating Our Future: Innovate + Educate," a presentation of evolving education and vocation in today's technological world, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, June 8, at Las Positas College, Livermore. Cost is $75. Go to www.TEDxLivermore.com.
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.
The Contemporary Landscape Exhibit
The Contemporary Landscape exhibition, featuring 5 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.
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.
Pancake Breakfast for Deployed Service Members
The Pleasanton Veterans of Foreign Wars post and other local service clubs will host a free pancake breakfast at to raise donations for the Pleasanton Military Families Support Group. Breakfast will be served between from 8:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 8. Call Doug Miller at 998-9905.
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.
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: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 9; 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 12; 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 are: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 9; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11; 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. Barbara Reis, R.D., certified diabetes educator, will instruct the classes with other clinicians. 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.
National Federation of the Blind
Tri-Valley Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind will be meeting from 1-3 p.m., second Saturday of each month at Valley Memorial Hospital, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Any visually impaired or blind person is urged to attend. Call Carl at 449-9362.
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.
Garden Talks at Demo Garden
The ACMG Livermore Demo Garden, 3575 Greenville Road, holds monthly Saturday Garden Talks: April 13 is "Selecting Low Water Shrubs"; May 11, "Selecting Ornamental Grasses"; and June 8, "Attracting Honeybees." All talks are 10-11 a.m. and are free.
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.
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.
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.
Veterans for Peace
The new East Bay Chapter, No. 162, of Veterans for Peace meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at 6501 Telegraph Ave., Oakland. All veterans are welcome. To learn more about the monthly meetings, call Fred at 462-7495.
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.
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 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.
Walking Sole Mates
Join the Pleasanton Senior Center as we kick off our new walking group. Get out and meet new people while walking the Marilyn Murphy Kane Trail with them. Meet at the staging area or register to ride over on Paratransit. For more information please contact the Senior Center front desk at 931-5365. 8:45-11 a.m. Wednesdays Free. For more information, call Amy at 931-535 or e-mail email@example.com or visit www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Alameda County Fair Needs Volunteers
Each year, volunteers help to make the Fair the success it is, and the 101st annual Fair needs you. Individuals, companies and organizations welcome. Interested volunteers can email Jamie Osborn at email@example.com.
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.