News digestPreschool Veterans Day
Toddlers will say, "Thank You, Veterans," at Museum on Main's M.o.M.'s Reading Time on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The museum invites preschoolers, ages 2-5, and their families to join in the preschool pre-literacy program each month from 10-11 a.m.
For November, participants will celebrate the contributions of veterans with books and activities in honor of Veterans Day. Richard Fredette, a veteran of the Vietnam War, will greet the youngsters, show them his uniform, and teach the children how to salute like a soldier.
Admission is free although donations are always appreciated. No reservations are required, but large groups or playgroups are asked to phone in advance. Call 462-2766 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit www.museumonmain.org.
Cash for Halloween candy
Ghosts and goblins of all ages are invited to drop by the dentist office of Dr. Steven Nerad from 3-5:30 p.m. today, Nov. 2, for its third annual Halloween candy buy-back extravaganza.
Trick-or-treaters will receive $1 per pound for their sugary hauls, plus their schools might receive a matching donation. Schools with the largest amounts of candy turned in will get up to $250 for first place; up to $100 for second place; and up to $50 per pound for third. Each student also will receive an orange and black Halloween toothbrush.
The candy will be packaged and sent to troops serving overseas, who hopefully will do a thorough job brushing their teeth after enjoying the treats, Nerad noted.
The first year, the office collected 200 pounds of candy; last year, it was nearly 500 pounds. This year staff is aiming for half a ton of candy. The office is located at 1024 Serpentine Lane, Suite 107.
Meet Weekly staff
Pleasanton Weekly publisher Gina Channell-Allen, editor Jeb Bing and other staff members will be on hand to talk with guests at the first Pleasanton Weekly Night from 5 to 7 p.m. this Thursday at Gene's Fine Foods, 2803 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. There will be hors d'oeurves and wine tasting.
Guests are invited to bring questions and story ideas. For more information, email gallen@PleasantonWeekly.com or call 600-0840.
Much of the Oct. 26 story, "Students, alumni, parents honor Amador band director," was contributed by Amy Moellering.