News digestCamp 'I-Wanna-Read'
The Pleasanton Library is running Camp I-Wanna-Read, this year's reading incentive game, from June 12-Aug. 6. In the summer program, children log their reading time to earn prizes as they enjoy a "summer at camp."
Each year, a theme is selected for the reading incentive, which is enhanced with an elaborate set within the Children's Library area. Children can sign up for the program by visiting the KP Camp Counselors tents in the Children's Department of the library, starting at 10 a.m. June 12.
Emptying the shelters
In an effort to empty Alameda and Contra Costa County animal shelters, Maddie's Fund is sponsoring Maddie's Matchmaker Adopt-athon on June 12-13. Maddie's Fund was founded by Dave and Cheryl Duffield.
During that weekend, more than 38 animal shelters will offer free adoptions of dogs and cats to qualified homes. Maddie's Fund will provide the groups $500 for each adoption performed over the two-day event.
Learn more at www.maddiesadoptathon.org.
Summer jobs for youths
The Tri-Valley Community Foundation has a few spaces left in its Summer Youth Employment Program for those 16 or 17 years old who live in Pleasanton, Dublin or Livermore and come from a low-income family. For example a family with two minor children and two parents can earn no more than $3,675 gross (before taxes) each month. A single parent with one child can earn a maximum of $2,428 gross each month.
Youth participants will receive eight hours of pre-employment training and then be assigned to a job site to receive $8/hour and work up to 200 hours for a maximum income of $1,600.
For more information, call 565-5098.
Strike up the band
The Pleasanton Community Concert Band continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary by playing at the Golden Gate Park Band Festival in San Francisco at noon June 12. Its performance will be part of the annual Golden Gate Park Band Festival held next weekend at the band shell located between the California Academy of Science and the DeYoung Museum.
The Pleasanton Band will be followed at 1 p.m. by the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base.