News DigestThe Pleasanton Community Concert Band will begin its 2010 concert season Saturday by performing at the Veterans Hospital Community Living Center, building 90, at 4951 Arroyo Road in Livermore. The band will play a variety of musical styles, including marches and show tunes, and will also take requests from the veterans. For more information, contact Bud Engel, 846-9497.
Early registration for the annual Poetry, Prose and Arts Festival is opens Feb. 1. The festival is April 17 and 18 in Pleasanton and will feature 15 workshops, including two-session mini-courses, and individual workshops for adults, teens and youth and an awards banquet. To learn more, call 931-5350 or visit www.plesantonarts.org.
The Teen Males Anger Management Series, put on by Axis Community Health, meets from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 1 through April 5. Designed to help teens address and resolve conflicts, the program is open to young men ages 13 to 18 who are enrolled in high school. It includes education and group counseling to help participants feel in control, handle anger and improve relationships. Interviews are required. The fee is $300 and scholarships are available. For details, call 201-6213 or visit www.axishealth.org.
The AVHS Winter Percussion and Winter Guard will host a home show from 12:30 to 10 p.m. Feb. 6 at Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students. Call 462-7814 or visit amadormusic.org.