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Calendar Calendar (July 01, 2005)


Harmony Crossroads Chorus
Harmony Crossroads chorus, a women's a capella barbershop-style chorus, invites singers of all experience levels to join. Rehearsals are 7:30 p.m. Mondays at the Pleasanton Community Church, 4455 Stoneridge Drive. Call 449-0686 or 249-0856.

Pleasanton Community Concert Band
The group of 60 amateur musicians give about 20 performances annually with traditional music, marches, Broadway tunes and big-band music. Call 846-5897, 426-1055, or visit

Pot O¹ Gold Chorus
Men are invited to join this a capella chorus offering performance and musical educational opportunities. Rehearsals are 7:30 p.m., Mondays at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. Call 443-7464 or

Author Visit

Pleasanton Public Library
Author and horticulturalist Pam Pierce will present a slide show of tempting flora from her book "Wildly Successful Plants: Northern California," at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 10, at the Pleasanton Public Library Meeting Room, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call 931-3405.

The Bookstore
The Bookstore, 2911 Hopyard Road. Call 426-8255.

Towne Center Books
Ellen Ferlazzo, editor of "Digital Dish: The Freshest Writing and Recipes From Food Blogs Around the World," will discuss her new book at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 27 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. Call 846-8826.

Book Clubs

CTV Book Club
The discussion airs on Channel 30 at 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Sign up for the e-mail announcement at Comments or suggestions by e-mail welcome, or mail them to CTV 30, 4663 Bernal Ave., Suite B, Pleasanton, 94566.

Great Books of Pleasanton
This local chapter of the San Francisco Council of Great Books meets at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., to read and discuss outstanding works of literature. E-mail

Online Book Club
The Pleasanton Public Library offers an online book club. Read the first few chapters of a book before it is released. The service is free. Join online at Call 931-3400.

Poetic Medley
The group holds open and invitational readings as well as translations from noted international authors at 7:45 p.m. on the second Thursday monthly at Barnes & Noble, 4972 Dublin Blvd., Dublin.

Political Book Club

Towne Center Books
Many group discussions are featured in July. "A Course In Miracles" discussion group meets at 1 p.m., every Monday in July at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St. There are also a mother-daughter, adult and youth (ages 8-10)groups. Call for time and day 846-8826.

Writers¹ Roundtable
Across the River Writers¹ Roundtable meets at 6 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month to share triumphs and problems. All styles of writing and all topics are welcome. For meeting locations, call Blanche Abrams, 454-9516.


Career Workshops
The Tri-Valley One-Stop Career Center offers career counseling, resume critiquing, interviewing skills workshop and more at 5020 Franklin Drive. Call for appointment, 485-5266.

Civic Meetings

City Council
The council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the City Council chamber at 200 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 19.

Civic Arts Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of the month in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave.

Dublin San Ramon Services District
The board for the DSRSD meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the district office board room, 7051 Dublin Blvd. The next meeting is July 5.

Housing Commission
The commission meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 21.

Human Services Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 6.

Library Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of the month in the Pleasanton Public Library meeting room, 400 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 14.

Parks & Recreation Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday of each month in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 14.

Planning Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month in the City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. The next meeting is July 13.

School Board
The Pleasanton Unified School District board meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the district office board room, 4665 Bernal Ave. The next meeting is August 23.

Youth Commission
The commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month in the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. The next meeting is July 13.

Class Reunions


Amador Adult School
Amador Adult School is offering free classes including ESL, older adult, parent education, GED, citizenship and enrichment classes.

Del Valle International Folk Dancing
Beginning and experienced dancers (partners not required) for Balkan, Israeli and other world dances are encouraged to attend these casual classes from 7:45-9:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Livermore Academy of Performing Arts, 315 Wright Brothers Ave. (upstairs studio) in Livermore. Cost is $4. Call George Pavel, 447-8020.

Water Features Made Easy
This free class will explore how moving water might be something to include in your garden, deck or patio and is slated for 10 a.m., Saturday, July 16, Western Garden Nursery, 2756 Vineyard Ave. No registration required. Call 462-1760.


Actors & Models Professional Club
The next club meeting is from 5-6 p.m., Thursday, July 19 at Coffee Beans and Bistro, 401 Main St. Call (510) 895-6300 or (866) 328-5583 or

Amador Mothers Club
Amador Valley area families with children up to 5 years meet 7:30-9:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday monthly at the Sonshine Enrichment Center Preschool at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road. Call 927-2444.

Amador Valley Toastmasters
Amador Valley Toastmasters Club No. 2452 meets for breakfast at Mimi's Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Drive, Dublin, from 7-8 a.m. each Thursday. Its goal is to improve communication and leadership skills. Call Phil Mitchell, 846-8815, or

American Legion Post 237
The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday monthly at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Call Rene LaVigne, 846-7532, or Dan Soria, 846-7320.

Business Builders
This is a group of professional business persons committed to build each other's businesses meets 7-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, at the Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin. Call Charlene, 479-9810, Ext. 29.

ClubSport Pleasanton Run Club
The club meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday at ClubSport, Studio 3, 7090 Johnson Drive. Call 463-2822 or e-mail Coach Louis at

Crossroads Business Network
This professional networking group meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Friday at Fresh Choice Restaurant in the Stoneridge Shopping Center. Membership is limited to one per profession. Call Bill Evans, 249-1400.

Daughters of the American Revolution
The Jose Maria Amador Chapter welcomes genealogists of all levels at meetings at 11 a.m. on the second Saturday monthly. Call Laurie, 846-3898, or e-mail

Daughters of the British Empire
The John McLaren Chapter meets on the third Tuesday monthly. Newcomers and longtime residents welcome to the join the group for tea and a chat. Contact Joy, 462-5707, or Veronica, 846-4579.

Del Valle Folk Dancers
Beginning and experienced dancers are welcome for Balkan, Israeli and other world dancers. Dress casual; group meets 7:45-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Livermore Academy of Performing Arts, 315 Wright Brothers Ave., Livermore. $4 fee. Call George Pavel, 447-8020.

Department 56 Collectors Club
The club is committed to enjoyment of the Department 56 lines of porcelain collectibles while providing fellowship within the club and other clubs. It meets 7-9 p.m. every third Wednesday monthly at Eden Villa, 4115 Mohr Ave. Call Mary, 846-6145.

The East Bay I.T. Group holds educational lectures, workshops and events for members and interested persons on topics such as blogging, telecom and wireless technology and more.Call 577-8454. For calendar event, visit

Express to Success Network
This women's networking group meets 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the third Thursday monthly at the Four Points Hotel, 5115 Hopyard Road. Call Karen Ferriera, 462-2776.

Hacienda Park Toastmasters
The club meets noon-1 p.m. every Thursday at Tyco, 4280 Hacienda Drive. Everyone is welcome. Call Kevin Crossman 598-5442 or e-mail

Junior Women¹s Club
The Pleasanton-Livermore club offers its members the opportunity to perform community service, develop leadership skills, further personal growth and education. The club meets monthly. Call 462-6519.

Kiwanis Pleasanton Sunrise Club
This service group meets at 11:45 a.m. every Friday at Vic¹s All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St. Guests are welcome. The Foothill Kiwanis Key Club meets from noon-12:30 p.m. Thursdays at Foothill High School. Call Vic, 484-0789, or visit

Ladies Choice Investment Club
This group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month to discuss educational stock selections and investments. Call Sandy Smith, 516-8671, for location.

Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society
The club meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday monthly at Congregation Beth Emek, 13400 Nevada Court. Call Jolene or David Abrahams, 447-9386 or visit

Mothers of Preschoolers
MOPS meets from 9-11 a.m. every other Tuesday. All mothers with a child up to 5 years old are invited. The group meets for speakers, crafts, snacks and discussions. Call 227-1301, Ext.120.

Mount Diablo Rose Society
The club meets the second Wednesday of the month from 7:30-9:30 p.m. except July, August and December. Meetings are held at Pleasanton Gardens, Senior Center, 251 Kottinger Drive. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call Ken Jones, 829-4929.

Native Sons of the Golden West Pleasanton Parlor 244
The club meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday monthly at the Pleasanton Women¹s Club at Vineyard Avenue and Regalia Court. Contact Paul Stahlnecker, 426-7867.

Order of Eastern Star
Diablo Star #571 focuses on charity work for cancer and heart disease and organizes fundraisers and provides scholarships. Meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month, at the Orinda Masonic Center, 9 Altarinda Road, Orinda. Call 846-0995.

P-Town Street Rods
This family oriented, truck or car enthusiast club meets 6-9 p.m. the second Wednesday and fourth Thursday monthly at Fiesta Taco, 1989 Santa Rita Road in Mission Plaza. Call George Withers, 846-5550.

The Pleasanton Downtown Association design committee is always seeking new members. Any Pleasanton resident is eligible to join. The group meets at 4 p.m. on the third Tuesday monthly at the PDA office, 830 Main St. Call 484-2199.

Phi Delta Kappa
This international organization of professional educators of all kinds and others interested in education meets at varied locations four to six times during the school year. Call Pat Wheeler, 443-5526.

Pleasanton Art League
The Pleasanton Art League and the Livermore Art Association's regular meetings feature demonstrations by nationally recognized artists, held at the Cultural Arts Center, 4477 Black Ave. Call 462-5917, or visit

Pleasanton Community Toastmasters
Club No. 4762 meets at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Dublin Library, 7606 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Anyone interested in improving their public speaking skills is welcome. Call 895-6682, or visit

Pleasanton Jaycees
A general meeting is held at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday monthly at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, 777 Peters Ave. The group of young professionals also has mixers the second Thursday monthly at various locations. Call Hilary, (510) 828-4748.

Pleasanton Kiwanis
This international organization of men and women that performs community service meets at 11:45 a.m. every Friday at Vic's All Star Kitchen, 201 Main St. Membership is open. Call Vic, 484-0789.

Pleasanton Lions Club
The club meets for dinner at 7:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday monthly. Call Jerry Hill, 846-9628.

Pleasanton Mothers Club
The city's oldest and largest club for families with children, infants to preschool, meets at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday monthly at Mohr Elementary School, 3300 Dennis Drive. Call 927-2444 or visit

Pleasanton Network
This Tri-Valley business group, dedicated to helping members through information sharing and referrals, meets at 7 a.m., Wednesdays, at the Simulcast Wagering Facility, Alameda County Fairgrounds, at Valley and Bernal avenues. Call Alice Jones, 846-0902.

Pleasanton Newcomers Club
The club meets at 10 a.m. on the first Wednesday of each month for coffee. Call Munisha, 485-4875. Monthly luncheons are at 11 a.m. on the second Wednesday. Call Jackie Roush, 484-2874, for location.

Pleasanton North Rotary Club
The group meets at 12:15 p.m. every Friday at the Pleasanton Hilton, 7050 Johnson Drive. Call Wayne, 426-2510.

The Professional Women's Business Exchange for women seeking to enhance their business meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday monthly. Call Laurie, 895-2343. Visit

Retired Public Employees Association
Meetings are held at 10:45 a.m., Thursdays, Emil Villa's Hickory Pit, 3054 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Reservations are necessary. Call Bob,845-6563 or June, 461-0315.

Rotary Club of Pleasanton
The club meets at noon each Thursday at the Pleasanton Hotel, 855 Main St. Call 355-2564.

Sno¹Flakes Ski Club
Sno¹Flakes Ski Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday monthly at the Brass Door Restaurant (back room), 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. The club plans year-round activities for adults and families. Call 736-1751.

Soroptimist International of Pleasanton/Dublin, dedicated to issues affecting women and children, meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday monthly in Pleasanton and on the third Wednesday monthly in Dublin. Call 846-6644.

Tri-Valley Boardgamers
The group meets 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays at different homes to play a wide variety of board and card games. Prior experience not necessary. Low-key competition. Visit

Tri-Valley Democratic Club
The club meets from 7:30-9 p.m. the third Monday monthly at 6250 Village Parkway, I.B.E.W. Hall, in Dublin. Discuss community outreach and hear from civic and party leaders. Open to registered democrats. Call 294-8037.

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
The club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday monthly at the Livermore Rod and Gun Club, 40000 Dagnino Road, Livermore. Visit or call Bob McCollum, 931-0870.

Tri-Valley Horseshoe Pitching Club
The club meets at 1 p.m. every Tuesday at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave. The public is welcome to attend. Call 462-4283.

Tri-Valley Macintosh Users Group
TMUG meets at a new location in Pleasanton at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, at Amador Valley High School, Multipurpose room( inside the library) ,1155 Santa Rita Road. Visitors are also welcome. Call Izak Mutlu, 830-8838, or visit

Tri-Valley Rotary
The group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Girasole Restaurant, 3180 Santa Rita Road. Call Marlene, 846-1000.

Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club
The club meets on the second Tuesday monthly at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin. The group provides a wide range of support services for mothers of twins, triplets and multiples. Call 948-0004.

V.F.W. Auxiliary
The V.F.W. Post 6298 Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday monthly at the Veteran¹s Memorial Building, 300 Main St. Call Ruth Lindhurst, 846-3040; Gloria Stahlnecker, 846-5453; or 484-5031.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
Ambrose D. Regalia Post 6298 meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday monthly at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Call Dan Soria, 846-7320.


Concerts in the Park
Just Truckin, plays the blues as they join the concert series, 7-8:30 p.m., Friday, July 1, Lions Wayside Park, 4401 First St. Bring a blanket and picnic dinner. No alcoholic beverages or plastic tarps allowed. Visit

Independence Day Concert
Celebrate Independence Day listening to the 91st Division Military Band as they commemorate our country's birthday with bagpipes and cannons at 8:15 p.m., Monday, July 4, Ohlone College Outdoor Amphitheater, 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont. No admission fee. $5 parking. Call (510) 659-6031.


Alameda County Fairgrounds
The Alameda County Fair is June 24-July 10. Admission and times varies; $8 parking. For details visit or call 426-7600.

First Wednesday Street Party
Rock n' roll fifties style with the sounds of Magic Moments. Enjoy craft vendors, Livermore Valley wines, micro brewed beers, Farmers Market and over 150 booths featuring local businesses, schools and nonprofit groups and don't forget to grab a bite in downtown restaurants from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 6. No admission fee.Call 484-2199 or visit

Rally and March
As the 60th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings approaches, a rally and march to protest nuclear proliferation will take place at 5 p.m., Saturday, August 6 starting at Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab and ending at William Payne Park, 5800 Patterson Pass Road. BART shuttle will be provided. Call Tri-Valley CAREs, 443-7148 or visit

'See You On The Fourth'
Fourth of July activities will be held at 2 p.m., Lions Wayside Park, 4401 First St. Be one of the first 288 to arrive and receive a hand held American flag. Enjoy bargain priced hot dog lunches, free face painting, a narration by Ward Belding, poetry by Kirk Ridgeway, Uncle Sam, a bagpipe solo, color guard and an Armed Forces Salute. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating.

'What's Up Big Band!'
Tap your toes to the music of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Harry James and more at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 24, Pleasanton Public Library, Meeting Room, 400 Old Bernal Ave. No Cost. Call Jan Bauman, 931-3400 ext. 37.


Art Under the Oaks
This event is not just an art exhibit, but an "experience." It will take place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, July 16-17 at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. Call 447-0280 or visit No Cost.

Automotive Artwork and Car Crafts Wanted
The show is slated from10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, July 24 with a reception and Corvette car show to follow. The Car Art Expo will run through August 28. Art work entry deadline is July 19. A prospectus is available with SASE at Art Of Presentation,1987-F Santa Rita Road. Call 484-5123.

California Landscapes
Diane Rodriguez will introduce her oil paintings for view and sale August 2-Sept. 29, from 1-3 p.m. at Wente Vineyards, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore. A reception to meet the artist will be held 1- 3 p.m., Sunday, August 7. Appetizers and wine tasting will be provided. Call 462-1919 or e-mail

Livermore Art Association Cooperative Gallery
" The Colors Of Summer" can be seen at the gallery from June 25-July 24 "Midsummer Nights in the Gallery" is from July 27-August 24 and "Cheers! A Tribute to the Harvest Season" from August 27- Sept. 28 at 2155 Third St., Livermore. Call Sally Haig at 449-9927.

Museum On Main Street
" Those Who Wait Also Serve" is the new exhibit at the museum. It features scale models of historic buildings in the San Ramon and Livermore Valleys and will be on display from July 3 - Sept. 4, 603 Main St. Cost is a $2 donation. Museum hours are11a.m.-4p.m.,Wednesday-Saturday and1- 4 p.m., Sunday. Call 462-2766

Summer Solstice: A Celebration of Heat and Land
This exhibit includes work by Pleasanton artists Kim Pace and Bonnie Shamblin among others and will be featured through July 29. An artists reception is slated from 6-8 p.m.,Saturday, July 9, Artescape Studios,12901 Alcosta Blvd. Suite C, San Ramon. No Cost. Call 328-0380 or visit

Worthington Gallery West
Come and experience paintings, graphic works and sculpture of Ynez Johnston at an open reception from 5-8 p.m., Friday, July 8 at the gallery, 739 J. Main St. Her works will be regularly exhibited at the gallery from July 1-August 27. Call 486-1183 or visit



Amador High School Class of 2008
Support Amador Valley High School Class of 2008 by purchasing a backpack. The backpacks come in a variety of colors and 14 different styles. Shop and order on line at Twenty-five percent of each purchase will support the students.

Blankets for Babies
Sewn, knitted and crocheted 24- or 36-inch blankets are being collected for distribution at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at ValleyCare Medical Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Call Cleo Foster, 426-4306, or Sue Connolly, 426-4307.

Bone Home Town Event
This all day promotion- marketing plus fundraiser and more is hosted live by Bone radio DJ, Steven Seaweed, from noon-6 p.m., Friday, July 15 at the Main Street Brewery, 830 Main St. Bring a can of food for the food bank and any beer purchased at the brewery benefits the Pleasanton Humane Society. Visit

Donate a Vehicle for Autism Cure
Benefit research to cure autism by donating a vehicle and receive a tax deduction. Call toll free (866) 392-4483 or visit

Donate Cleaning Supplies
Help needy families who are guests at Open Heart Kitchen enjoy the pride of their own shining homes by donating cleaning supplies. Call Tina Gregory, 580-1619 or visit .

Get Tee'd Off at Breast Cancer
SOCKs (Stepping Out for Cancer Kures) is holding its annual golf tournament, dinner and auction. Registration is at 10:30 a.m. with a scramble format at 12:30 p.m. Dinner, awards and silent auction begins at 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 15, at Poppy Ridge Golf Course, 4280 Greenville Road, Livermore. Cost is $195 per player. Call Maria Bradfield, 875-0851 or visit

Pooch Parade at First Wednesday
Register your pooch 5 p.m., Wednesday, August 3 at Lions Wayside Park, 4401 First St. The parade begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 per entry fee. Proceeds go to the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. The event is held in conjunction with the First Wednesday street party. For complete details visit

Recycle for Breast Cancer
Recycle cell telephones, empty ink jet and toner cartridges from printers, fax machines and copiers to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Free pick up, prepaid envelopes and shipping labels are provided. Call Larry Behrens, 735-7203, or e-mail


Ask the Doctor
The television show airs live the first Wednesday monthly on Channel 27 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and discusses health topics. Viewers can fax, e-mail, or telephone questions. The live call-in number is 313-1190. Send questions by e-mail to or fax to 313-1185.

Axis Immunization Clinic
Axis Community Health, which provides medical care, mental health and addiction counseling and classes for adults and teens, has immunization clinic for children of low-income or uninsured families at 4361 Railroad Ave. Call for schedule information 462-1755.

Controlling Your Blood Pressure
This free community health seminar will review all areas of prevention of the condition and is slated from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, in the South Building, San Ramon. Call 275-8365.

Exercise Classes
The Pleasanton Department of Parks and Community Services offers ongoing morning and evening adult exercise classes at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., and at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. The cost varies from $3 to $4.50 per class. Call 931-5340.

Health Workshops
Free health workshops are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first three Wednesdays monthly, discussing stress reduction, nutrition, and ball exercise at Harvey Chiropractic Center, 2610 Crow Canyon Road, Suite 110, San Ramon. Call Diana or Sue, 820-1202.

Pleasanton Birth Home
The center helps parents experience the birth of their child in a home-like setting. A facility open house at 4441 Railroad Ave. is held on alternating Thursdays. For the next open house date or individual appointment, call 447-1010.


Kids & Teens

Chinese Culture Summer Camp
Students will study Chinese language and have many unique experiences and opportunities in China. The camp runs from July 12- 30. Cost is $1600 plus $100 registration fee. Call Wendy, 249-0718 or Gui Qiu, 890-4683 or e-mail,

Family Read Night
Child Care Links' read night for families with children newborn-4 years meets at 6-7 p.m. on the first and third Thursday at their office, 1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite 104. Registration required. Call Kim, 417-8733, or Donnamarie, 249-3923, for Livermore meetings.

Jungle Trek at the Library
Children of all ages are invited to play this fun safari adventure reading game.The program runs through August 9 at Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call 931-3400 ext. 8 or visit to view more of the library's activities and to donate to the Jane Goodall Institute to help the library become guardians of one orphaned chimpanzee.

Sports Camp
The camp offers professional individual instruction, games, competitions, and fun activities for youth ages 6-12 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 27-30, Pleasanton Sports and Recreation Park, 5800 Parkside Drive. Cost is $215. Call Steve 922-2255 or

Summer Musical Theatre Camp
This youth theatre experience offers two camps: one for youths ages 7-10 for two weeks and two performances with tuition of $275 per camper; one for youths ages 11-17 for four weeks with four performances with tuition of $525 per camper. Classes are held at Pleasanton Playhouse Studio Theatre,1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309. Call 462-2121.

Youth and Teen Summer Fun
The San Ramon Valley YMCA and Mount Diablo Region YMCA offer day camps, water sport adventure camps, a counselor in training program and in- state and out of state caravan trips. Call 831-1100 or visit


Choosing Child Care
There are several free workshops offered at Child Care Links that will give parents the opportunity to explore all child care options. The next one is slated from 6:30-7:30 p.m., July 13, Child Care Links,1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite 104. Preregistration is required. Call 249-3925.

Scams and Fraud Against Seniors
Don't be fooled by con-artists and their financial abuse against seniors. Attend this informative lecture from10:30 a.m.- noon, Tuesday, July 12, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Cost is $1.25 for residents and $1.75 for non residents. Call 931-5365.

Small Business Series
" How to Get and Keep Customers" is the first workshop in a series of four and is featured at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 7, Pleasanton Public library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. No cost or registration. Call Jan Bauman, 931-3400 Ext. 37.

Live Music

Main St. Brewery
The restaurant, 830 Main St., features live music every Friday and Saturday night. Call 462-8218.

Pleasanton Hotel
Enjoy barbecues and blues music on the magnolia shaded patio area with no cover charge from 5:30-9:30 p.m., every Thursday through the end of Sept. July 7 is Nite Cry and July 14 is Ron Thompson and the Resistors. Also, live music from 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday and Saturday nights, at the restaurant, 855 Main St. No cover charge. Call 846-8106.


Bike Buddy
Bike Buddy is a service offered by RIDES For Bay Area Commuters. The program matches experienced cyclists with new cyclists to help them learn how to commute by bicycle. Contact the City of Pleasanton¹s Transportation Systems Management coordinator at 931-5039.

Dog and Cat Adoptions
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue has several locations for animal adoptions: from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Pleasanton Farmers Market at West Angela and First Street. Cat adoptions are from noon-4 p.m. at Petsmart in Dublin and from1-4 p.m. at Pet Food Express in Livermore. Call TVAR 803-7043 or visit

Family Friendly Employers Wanted
Child Care Links,1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite102, is now accepting nominations for the "Family Friendly Employer of the Year" award. Nomination forms and detailed guidelines are available on Call 417-8733.

The Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., houses an extensive book and CD genealogy collection. Every Wednesday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., a volunteer from the Livermore-Amador Genealogy Society is available for assistance. Call John Byron, 447-9407.

More Plutonium and Tritium at the Lab
Find out what the Department of Energy plans to do now that it has released the final Site Wide Environmental Impact Statement for Lawrence Livermore Lab operations. The community meeting is slated for 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 6 at Tri-Valley CAREs offices, 2582 Old First St., Livermore. Call 443-7148 or visit

Open Heart Kitchen
Open Heart Kitchen provides hot meals to the underprivileged 2-6 p.m. Fridays at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, and noon-6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Call Barbara Thomas, 294-9224.

Pleasanton Farmers Market
Shop for fresh produce, flowers, baked goods from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday on West Angela between First and Main streets in downtown Pleasanton.

Valley Humane Society
Valley Humane Society, 273 Spring St., is open for cat and kitten adoptions 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; and noon-4 p.m. weekends. Dogs and puppies are available for adoption on the second and fourth Saturday at Pet Extreme, 4500 Arroyo Vista, Livermore. Visit or call 426-8656.

On Stage

Comedy in Pleasanton- July 13
John DeKoven hosts Comedy Showcase every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at Main Street Brewery, 830 Main St. Guests are some of the best comedians in the Bay Area. Adult language is used. $7 cover charge and 2 item minimum. Call 519-0280 or

Jay's Dazzling Magic
Master magician, Jay Alexander, will perform at 7 p.m.,Tuesday, July 5, Amador Theater,1155 Santa Rita Road. The show is hosted by the Pleasanton Library and no registration is required. No cost. Call 931-3400 ext. 8 or visit

'Par 4 For Murder'
Another deadly shot on the18th green! Gibson House Mystery Performers will present this comical interactive Mystery Dinner Theatre performance at 7:15 p.m., Friday nights, July 15 and 22 at Pleasanton Hotel Restaurant, 855 Main St. Cost is $54 per sleuth, tax and gratuity is included. Reservations are required. Call 846-8106.

Richard III
Women's Will, an all-female fun loving Shakespearean troupe, will perform this play about the infamous villain, Richard III, at 6 p.m., Saturday, July 30 at Centennial Park, 5353 Sunol Blvd. No Cost. Blankets, low lawn chairs and picnic suppers are welcome. Call 931-5361.

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Parks and Community Services
The city department offers a wide array of activities and enrichment classes for the entire family, ranging from art, aquatics and sports to health, horsemanship and cooking. Visit; call 931-5340; or visit the office at 200 Old Bernal Ave. for an activity guide.



Box Office Brunch
The Dublin Senior Center hosts lunch and a free movie at 11:30 a.m. every first Wednesday of the month, Dublin Senior Center, 7437 Larkdale Ave., Dublin. Call 829-6316 or visit Reservations are needed.

Daytime Bingo
Play bingo at12:30-3 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Monday monthly and from 1-3 p.m. Fridays at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. $1 for residents, $1.50 for non-residents, game cards are 50 cents. All card sales money is awarded. Call 931-5365.

Daytime Personal Computers Group
This group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth Thursday monthly at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. $1.25 for Pleasanton residents and $1.75 for non-residents. Call 931-5365 or e-mail

DRC Club and Company
DRC Club is a support group and socialization program for women in the early stages of memory loss; Company is the comparable men¹s group. Both groups meet on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for support, socialization and fun weekly field trips. Call Angie or Norman at 210-6196.

Emotional Wellness Group
Learn more about depression, anxiety, and how medications and alcohol may affect emotional well-being. The group meets at 2 p.m. every other Thursday at the Senior Support office, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call Charlene or Jode, 931-5382.

Friday Night Dance
Join the crowd for ballroom dancing once a month at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Tickets are $6 for residents and $7 for non-residents. Reservations are required. Call 931-5365.

Internet Access Workstation
The Internet workstation at Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., is available for adults, 50 and older, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-noon most Saturdays. Tutors are available most days. Cost is $1.25 for residents and $1.75 for non-residents. For reservations, 931-5365.

Monday Movie Madness
The Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., invites seniors to watch free movies on the center's big screen at 1 p.m. on the first and third Monday monthly. Popcorn and refreshments available. Call 931-5365.

Oakland Museum
Seniors will have the opportunity to view more than 6,000 artifacts that have shaped the state of California on Wednesday, July 13. Transportation to the museum is by BART. Register at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Cost is $13 residents/$16 non-residents. Call for time of event, 931-5365.

PC Users Groups
The group meets 10 a.m.- noon on the fourth Thursday monthly at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Fee is $1.25 for residents and $1.75 for nonresident. Call 931-5365.

Pleasanton Paratransit Service
The service provides door-to-door bus service to seniors 65 and older, and individuals with disabilities of any age and is available 8 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Call 931-5376.

Pleasanton V.I.P. Senior Club
Regular meetings are held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays monthly at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Regular Snappy Cafe lunch is served at noon and meetings follow. For lunch reservation call 931-5385.

Senior Meals
Spectrum Community Services provides seniors, 60 years and older, with a noon meal Monday-Friday at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., and evening meal at 5 p.m. at Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Ave. Suggested noon and evening meal donations are $2.50 and $3, respectively. For noon reservations, call 931-5385, and evening, 484-5131.

Seniors Drug and Alcohol Recovery
The meetings, for seniors only, are held from 2-3:30 p.m. every other Thursday at the Pleasanton Senior Center Support Program Office Sunroom, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call Jode, 931-5382, Ext. 1, or Charlene, Ext. 2.

Woodshop Program
The woodshop program is open 9 a.m.-noon, Tuesdays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays; 9 a.m.-noon, the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Drop-in fees are $1.75 for residents and $2.75 for non-residents. Call 931-5365.


Baha¹i Informative Meeting
Baha'i Faith holds prayer meetings at 10 a.m. the first Sunday of every month, featuring prayers from all faiths. All are welcome. For address and directions, call 485-9999. Visit

Catholic Community Bible Study
The Catholic Community of Pleasanton has ongoing Bible study classes at St. Augustine Catholic Church parish hall, 3999 Bernal Ave. For details call Aggie Burke, 484-5020, ext. 21, or e-mail

Pleasanton Presbyterian Church
The church , 4300 Mirador Drive, offers two worship services: 8:30 a.m.;10:15 a.m., each with a distinctive worship style. Nursery care for children under 3 will be provided at the first service and nursery care and Sunday School classes for preschool through high school age children is provided at the second service. Call 846-4436.

Tri-Valley Unity Church
Join the church and children's education services at 10 a.m. Sundays at the Tri-Valley Unity Church, 6325 Sierra Court, Dublin.


Athenian Athletics
This track and field club's mission is to promote the development of all levels of track and field athletes in any season or sport to make them faster, stronger, and healthier. Applications for the summer and year round youth programs are now being accepted. Call 518-9356 or visit

New Seniors Baseball Team
Pleasanton Little Leagues (PNLL, PALL and Foothill) are combining to form a15-16-year-old's team to play in a highly competitive baseball league to include teams from San Ramon, Alamo and Danville. Call 846-1283 or visit to register.

Summer Lacrosse Program
Registration is open for the club's summer program. Programs are available for boys entering grades 3-12 and girls entering grades 3-8. Season runs from July 12 -August 20 at Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road. Visit for information and registration.

Tri-Valley Sea Devils
The Tri-Valley Sea Devils team is looking for year-round swimmers. Call Hope, 469-8495.

Support Groups

Al-anon and Al-a-teen
Al-Anon is a Tri-Valley support group for relatives and friends of alcoholics that meets Monday-Saturday. Al-a-teen, a group for young people affected by a parent, relative or friend's alcoholism, meets Mondays. Call 277-7661 or visit

Bereavement Support Group
This group of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton meets at 7:30 p.m., the second and fourth Thursdays monthly, and is for anyone of any faith at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Drive. Call Mary Hagerty, 846-5377.

Bipolar Support Group
The Tri-Valley Bipolar Support Group, which provides peer support for people with mood disorders, meets 7:15-8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Claire's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road. Call 560-0842 or e-mail

Breast Cancer Support
The free, professionally facilitated group is for women in any breast cancer treatment stage; meetings are 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Wednesday monthly in the south building's west day room at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Call 275-8414.

Cancer Support
Anyone facing cancer and care persons may join the ³Living Beyond Limits² group that meets from 7-8:30 p.m. on the first, third and fifth Thursday monthly at ValleyCare Health Center, 5575 Las Positas Blvd. No fee. Call Ken Smith, 846-8594.

Caregiver Support Group
Meetings are held from 1-2:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month for people caring for persons with Alzheimer's and dementia-related illnesses, at the Pleasanton Senior Center Support Program Sunroom, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call 931-5389 or Jode, 931-5382, Ext. 1.

Chapter of SHHH
The Tri-Valley chapter of Self-Help for Hard of Hearing meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway. Call Hiram Van Blarigan, 455-6591, or e-mail

ClutterLess (CL) Self Help Group
Is clutter stressing you out? Clutter is a psychological issue, not an organizing issue, says this group, which meets from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays, at the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive. No meetings held on holidays. Call 443-0766.

Diabetes Support Groups
Groups meet from noon-1 p.m., on the first Wednesday monthly. Also from 6-7 p.m. every third Thursday monthly and for diabetics using insulin pumps, from 6-7 p.m. the second Thursday of every other month, Diabetes and Nutrition Education Center, Valley Care Medical Plaza, 5725 West Las Positas, Suite 220. Call 416-6710.

Express to Success Network
This women's business development group encourages attendees to donate gently used career wear and meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the third Thursday of every month. Newcomer's information session is at 6 p.m., Four Points Hotel, 5115 Hopyard Road. Call Kim Pace 426-0593. No cost.

Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
The support group "Living Well with Fibromyalgia and Arthritis" meets from 6:30-8 p.m., on the first Thursday monthly at the ValleyCare Health Library, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 270. Call Debbie Walker, 484-3747.

Forty Plus of Northern California
The group is for professionals over the age of 40 who are unemployed or in career transition. The free classes are held at 8:30 a.m.-noon Mondays at 770 Edgewater Drive, Suite 626, Oakland. Call (510) 568-7587 or visit

Grandparents Visitation Support Group
The group, for grandparents who have problems visiting their grandchildren, meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Pleasanton Public Library in the small conference room, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Space is limited. Call Joyce, 846-6346.

Head Injury Support
This group provides support for brain-injured individuals and their caregivers. It meets from 7:30-9 p.m. every fourth Wednesday in the Blackhawk Room at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Call Jo Ann, 443-4366.

Hope Hospice Bereavement Support
The nonprofit organization offers a wide range of support groups, including grief support for adults, teens, children; young adult support; tragic loss; loss of children; men in grief; terminal illness; loss of parents; and loss of spouse; among others. Meetings held at 6500 Dublin Blvd., Suite 214, Dublin. Call 829-8770 or visit

Independent Living
If you or your loved one need a personal assistant to help maintain independent living, Community Resources for Independent Living can help with specific needs. Call 371-1531; TTY, 371-1532. Visit

Job Search Support
This group provides help with resumes and networking during the job search. Meetings are held at the Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway. For times, visit or call 846-6622.

Jobs Networking Group
CSIX East Bay, helping individuals in career transitions, meets from 1-3:30 p.m. every Thursday at WineCentives, 6040 Dougherty Road, Dublin. Cost is $3. Call Doug Herz, 277-6600.

Live Beat Dads
Fathers who are raising their children meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at 1550 Springtown Blvd., Suite 7E, Livermore, for discussions and speakers on individual's rights, custody issues, networking and parenting programs. Child care is available. Call Pete, 449-8436, or visit

Lupus Support
The group meets 7-9 p.m. on the first Friday monthly at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center's north building conference room C, 7601 Stoneridge Drive. Call 846-5767.

Men at Work
This Al-Anon group meets from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call Tom, 417-7540.

Newcomers to Al-Anon
This group, for those who are new to Al-Anon and anyone who is affected by someone else¹s drinking, meets 7-7:55 p.m. Thursdays at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Road, Room H, Dublin. Call 277-7661.

Operation MOM
The group, offering emotional support to families with loved ones in the military, meets at 7 p.m., the second Monday monthly at Trinity Church, 557 Olivina St., Livermore. Call Kristin, 443-7841.

Overeaters Anonymous
Meetings are held from 7-8 p.m., Thursdays, St. Clare¹s Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road. Call Lisa, 931-0994.

Parenting Again
This group, offering information and support to grandparents raising for their grandchildren, meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Saturday monthly in the fireside room in Valley Christian Center, 7500 Inspiration Drive, Dublin. Call 560-6200.

Parents of Alcoholics
Parents of alcoholics are welcome to join this Al-Anon group that meets 4:30-5:30 p.m. and at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays at CalFed Bank, 3101 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon. Call 277-7661.

Parents of Diabetics
The POD Squad, a support group for parents of diabetics, meets 7-8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday monthly, September-May, at the Laguna Oaks neighborhood clubhouse. Call 461-1170 or visit

Parkinson¹s Support Group
The Parkinson¹s Network of Mount Diablo and the city of Pleasanton co-sponsor a support group for the Tri-Valley area from 10 a.m.-noon on the second Saturday monthly at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call 931-5366.

Pleasanton Senior Group
Not limited to seniors, this group is open to all grief issues. It meets 10-11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Fridays at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd.

Prostate Cancer Support Group
Men with prostate cancer and their families are welcome to Man to Man, a support group that meets 7:30-9 p.m., on the second Tuesday monthly in the West Day Room in the south building at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road. Call 933-0107.

Prostate Cancer Survivors
Tri-Valley Us Too, a support group for prostate cancer survivors, invites husbands and wives to its meetings held at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Kaiser offices, 7601 Stoneridge Drive. Men are also invited to meetings held at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the same location. Call 846-7460.

R-Quest is a nonprofit professional counseling agency that serves to help teens and adults overcome addiction to alcohol, drugs,eating disorders or mental health issues, located at 40 California Ave.,Suite H. Walk-in's are welcome. Free alcohol screening. Call 426-0501 or visit

Self Help for the Hard of Hearing
Tri-Valley Section of SHHH meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m., Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Parkway. Refreshments served. Call 455-6591.

Sexual Assault Support Group
Tri-Valley Haven's support group for women 18 years and older helps provide understanding support for assault survivors. The group meets from 6:45-8:15 p.m., every Thursday. Call April, 449-5845, Ext. 126.

Six Sigma Lean Enterprise Practitioners
Members of this group should have Six-Sigma, Lean or Project Management experience to discuss real world challenges. The group meets at 7 p.m., premeeting is at 6:30 p.m., every fourth Wednesday of the month, Winecentives, 6040 Dougherty Road, Dublin. Call 485-1699 or visit

Survival to Recovery
The focus of these meetings is for persons who grew up in an alcoholic home or who were affected by the drinking of one or both parents. The group, a part of Al-Anon, meets 2-3:30 p.m. Sundays at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 7557 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. Call 277-7661.

Tapestry Women
The group meets from 9 a.m.-noon, the last Saturday of the month and is for all women to motivate each other to finish or start a project or a craft. Bring the project with you to Pleasanton Presbyterian Church, 4300 Mirador Drive. Call Claudia Wanlin, 462-4975.

Temporary Restraining Order Clinic
This clinic is for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. They meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays in Pleasanton. Call Raeanne at 449-5845, Ext. 111.

Tri-Valley ADHD Adult Support Group
This group meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday monthly at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave. Call Pattie Tanner, 548-4247.

Vision Support Group
This is for individuals and their loved ones who have any kind of vision impairment. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month 10-11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call Jill, 931-5369.


Alameda County Community Food Bank
Volunteers are needed to staff the Emergency Food Hotline Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Call (510) 834-3663 or visit

Barton Reading Program
Volunteer to help tutor at-risk readers one-on-one to improve children's reading skills and make the difference in the life of a struggling student. Call Christina Clark, 426-4231, or e-mail

Child Care Links
Volunteer positions are available at the non-profit organization serving families and children of the Tri-Valley area for 26 years. Stop by 1020 Serpentine Lane, Suite 102, call 249-3905, or visit

Foster Homes Needed
Valley Humane Society, 273 Spring St., is urgently seeking temporary homes for rescued kittens, puppies, cats and dogs. Food and medical expenses are provided. Also needed are Adoption Volunteer Coordinators and Counselors. Call 426-8656 or visit

Jewish Community Federation
Jewish Community Federation of the Great East Bay offers opportunities to volunteer within the community, such as serving meals, tutoring children and serving on Jewish agency committees or boards. Call (510) 839-2900, Ext. 261.

Livermore VA Hospital
The hospital seeks goods to entertain patients, sponsorships, special daily services and volunteers for the information desk. Also volunteer golf cart drivers and recreation assistants are needed. Call Ginny De Guzman, 373-4700, Ext. 35360.

Museum On Main Street
Volunteers are needed for the Museum On Main Street, 603 Main St., for events, the education project, clerical work, archiving and greeting visitors. Call Heather Haugen-Rizzoli, 462-2766.

Museum Volunteer Coffee
Come and learn about upcoming events and special programs at 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday monthly at the Museum On Main Street, 603 Main St. Call Heather, 462-2766.

Open Heart Kitchen
Five to ten strong volunteers able to lift (ages12 and up) are needed from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, July 2 to help move the prep kitchen from Lynwood Methodist Church, 444 Black Ave. to Ridgeview Commons, 5200 Case Ave. Pick-ups, vans and SUV's are helpful. Call Tina, 580-1619 or

Pleasanton Public Library
Adult volunteers are needed for the Booklegger program, promoting reading in grades K-8, at the library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call Penny Johnson, 931-3405.

Senior Center Volunteers
The Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., has an array of day time volunteer opportunities available to adults of any age including receptionist, bingo caller, teacher's aide and lunch program assistant. Call Raymond Figueroa, 931-5366.

Shepherd's Gate Thrift Stores
Volunteers are needed to help staff Dublin and Livermore thrift stores. No experience is necessary. Proceeds from the thrift stores go to support Shepherd's Gate Shelter for battered and homeless women and children. Call Linda Marsic, 443-4283 Ext. 315.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
TVAR offers volunteer orientations from 1-2:30 p.m., on the second Saturday of each month at East County Animal Shelter (ECAS), 4595 Gleason Drive. There is a variety of volunteer opportunities. Call 846-0745 or e-mail

Tri-Valley Haven
Direct Service Volunteer Training begins at 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday, July 12- Oct. 4. The Haven is a nonprofit organization helping women and children through its shelters, food pantry and programs. Volunteers are urgently needed for the crisis hotline, legal clinic, sexual assault response team and child care. Call 449-5845, Ext. 111.

ValleyCare Auxiliary
Volunteers are needed at ValleyCare Medical Center. With nine volunteer service areas in Pleasanton and Livermore, opportunities are available at the information desk, office, library, gift and thrift shop. Call 734-3368.

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