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News digest: LPC honoring veterans, Prayer Breakfast, 2019 fair dates & eco-friendly gardens

 

LPC honors veterans

The Las Positas College Veterans First Program and LPC Student Veterans Organization are set to host the 12th annual Honoring Veterans Day event this week at the campus in Livermore.

The event on Wednesday (Nov. 7) will begin with a Huey landing on Lot B at 11 a.m., followed by honor guard and national anthem performance by Elaine Johnson at 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., an afternoon veterans job fair, guest speaker at 2 p.m. (retired Army Maj. Michael Young on global pursuit counterterrorism) and finally the Huey departing at 3:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public-- though the lunch costs $10 per plate for non-veterans; lunch is free for veterans. For questions, call 424-1570.

Prayer Breakfast

Local nonprofit CityServe of the Tri-Valley is holding its sixth annual Prayer Breakfast on Nov. 19 from 7:30-9 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton at the Club.

The event emcee will be former Dublin mayor Tim Sbranti, and the featured speaker will be Roy Gobles, author of "The Junkyard Wisdom: Resisting the Whisper in a World of Broken Parts."

Tickets for the popular event are on sale now, $50 per person or $500 for a full table. Net proceeds benefit the nonprofit's programs serving Tri-Valley families in need. Visit cityservetrivalley.org.

2019 fair dates

Though almost a year away, fairgrounds officials are busy preparing for the 2019 Alameda County Fair.

They recently announced the theme ("I Spy Summer!") and dates (June 14 to July 7) for Pleasanton's 2019 summer showcase. The fair will run for 18 days in all, closings Mondays and Tuesdays.

More updates about the 2019 fair will be announced at alamedacountyfair.com.

Eco-friendly gardens

The Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club's regular meeting on Thursday (Nov. 8) will focus on eco-friendly gardening: "How our landscaping practices are affecting our local ecosystems, and how you can make a difference (with an emphasis on pollinators)."

The guest speaker will be Tora Rocha, who will be retiring at the end of the month from her role as curator of the Gardens at Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland.

The meeting will be held at Alisal Elementary School starting at 7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Visit www.lavgc.org.

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