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Wouldn't it be scary not to have a costume for Halloween?
Bob and Deb Cilk of Re/Max Accord are conducting their 13th annual Halloween Costume Drive to benefit young neighbors in need in the Tri-Valley. Donations of new and gently used used costumes and accessories will be collected through Oct. 24. Contact Bob the Cilks at 487-8735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pickup.
Fire Safety Expo next week
In observance of Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 7-13, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will host a free Fire Safety Expo from 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will be held at the Fire Training Tower, 3301 Busch Road in Pleasanton, and kick off with a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. to support local charities and the Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
The event will feature giveaways, firefighter demonstrations, fire escape planning, information on fire safety, and much more. The public can take a tour of the Fire Safety Trailer and Training Facility, learn how to use a fire extinguisher at a special training, and obtain disaster preparedness information. A kid's obstacle course is also included in this fun family event, along with demonstrations by the Livermore Police Department K-9 unit, and a Crime Prevention Booth hosted by the Pleasanton Police Department.
For more information, visit www.lpfire.org or call 454-2361.
Library offers job counseling
The Pleasanton Public Library offers help with resume writing, finding employment websites, and searching the web for jobs as well as help with online applications. The library has extensive support material available plus offers free consultations with an experienced Employment Recruiter. Sign up at the Reference Desk for a 20-minute consultation or call at 931-3400, ext. 7.
This is an ongoing service. Library programs are free and open to everyone. The library is located at 400 Old Bernal Ave.
The "Thanks a Thousand!" event being held Saturday, Oct. 13, by the Amador Friends of Music to honor Jonathan Grantham on completing his 10th year as Director of Bands and being named 2012 Teacher of the Year by the school district begins at 1 p.m. at the Amador Valley High stadium.