State of the City
Registration is underway for Pleasanton Mayor Jerry Thorne's State of the City address, being presented by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton at the Club on Feb. 26.
Thorne, who just started his fourth and final term in office, typically updates attendees about the city's fiscal situation, public safety, and key public and private projects from the past year, as well as a look at initiatives for the year ahead.
The event opens with networking at 11:30 a.m., followed by lunch and the State of the City address from noon to 1:30 p.m. Individual tickets cost $40. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more, visit www.pleasanton.org.
Dinosaurs abound at the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend as the Jurassic Tour makes its return to Pleasanton.
Billed as the ultimate family dinosaur adventure, the traveling show features more than 50 moving, breathing and walking dinosaurs (the "most realistic" replicas available, organizers say), in addition to hands-on educational activities, virtual reality experiences and the chance to ride a 12-foot-tall T-Rex.
The dinosaur showcase is open this weekend only, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets cost $28 for kids 3-12 years old and $23 for people 13 and older, with $3 discounts available for seniors and military IDs. Visit www.jurassictour.com.
Lions crab feed
The Pleasanton Lions Club is hosting its annual crab feed fundraiser next Saturday (Feb. 2) in the Young California Building at the Alameda County Fairgrounds.
Tickets, which include the full crab dinner, cost $70 per person (or $65 per with purchase of 16 tickets or more). The event will also feature a casino night, dessert roulette wheel, cornhole, photo booth, silent auction and no-host bar. Proceeds will benefit charities and people in need served by the Lions Club.
For more information, contact Steve Grimes at 484-3524 or Greg Aynesworth at 336-6069, or visit https://pleasantonlionsclub.org.