News DigestYouth film festival
Student filmmakers from area schools, including Harvest Park, Foothill and Amador, will come together Saturday for the California International Youth Film Festival. Taking place at the Vine Cinema in Livermore, the showcase of films is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with an awards presentation at 1:30 p.m. There will also be two film screenings following. A half-day pass is $5, includes everything but the feature, $10 for the full-day pass or $8 for the featured film "Pope Dreams." To learn more, visit www.ciyff.org.
Concannon Vineyard will celebrate Earth Hour 2010 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday with an "unplugged event" at the winery. Earth Hour began out of concern about climate change, so the group will light candles, turn off the power and feature live acoustic music as they pour new Concannon Conservancy wines that conform to the practice of growing grapes and making wine with minimal environmental impact. The tasting room will be open from 8 to 10 p.m. Cost is $5 or free for wine club members. Event is limited to the first 120 guests. RSVP to email@example.com.
'This is the Day'
Cantabella Children's Chorus is putting on a special performance called "This is the Day" as a fundraiser for the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council. The show, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, will help support youth arts and the new Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $13 for youth. Purchase by calling 931-1111 or one hour before the performance time at the theater box office.
The Community of Character Collaborative is seeking nominations for people in the community who offer time and talents in service. The deadline to nominate someone for the Juanita Haugen Civic Engagement Award is April 1, with the award luncheon taking place May 6. Nomination forms are online at www.communityofcharacter.org and may be mailed to Pleasanton Community of Character Collaborative, Box 516, Pleasanton, CA 94566.