The Pleasanton Downtown Association is presenting its third annual Forkful event, a comprehensive culinary tour of downtown restaurants and dessert spots, on the evening of Sept. 14.
Attendees will take their commemorative fork to savory and sweet stops across downtown, tasting food while sipping on complimentary adult beverages handed out along the way to accentuate the forkful.
"Forkful is sure to be every foodie's dream come true and an evening of culinary delight," PDA officials said. "This unique self-paced tasting experience will allow event guests to stroll through downtown stopping at over 15 participating locations to taste their perfect forkful of food."
A sparkling wine reception will usher in the event at check-in between 3:30-6 p.m. at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Forkful tastings run from 4-7 p.m., with attendees able to sample at their leisure and determine their preferred route using the program as a guide.
Participants must be 21 years old or older to take part. The event will be held rain or shine, with no refunds.
Tickets are available online now for $50 (up to $55 after Aug. 31) at www.PleasantonDowntown.net. Online sales will close at midnight Sept. 13. If not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event at the Museum on Main beginning at 3:30 p.m. for $60, cash or check only.
Foothill VP running in DUSD election
First-year Foothill High School vice principal Malcolm Norrington is running against analyst and school volunteer Catherine Kuo in their hometown of Dublin this fall for the vacant Trustee Area 3 seat on the Dublin Unified School District Board of Trustees.
The two residents of Area 3, which covers parts of eastern and central Dublin, were the only citizens to file candidacy paperwork during the open nomination period for the Nov. 5 special election to fill the school board seat that's been open since former trustee Dan Cunningham resigned in March.
Kuo, a 20-year resident of Dublin with two children enrolled in Dublin schools, has held a variety of school volunteer roles and has professional experience in human resources, business analysis and planning management, according to her campaign website.
Norrington, a former teacher in Dublin and at Amador Valley High, was appointed this summer as a new vice principal at Foothill. He has more than six years of experience teaching high school and previously worked for 13 years as a police officer. Norrington has no campaign site yet.
"The Cutting-Edge Management of Concussion" is the theme of the first installment of a new health care lecture series presented by the ValleyCare Charitable Foundation and the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center.
The ValleyCare Speaker Series will open on Sept. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bankhead Theater with Dr. Paulomi Kadakia Bhalla, a Stanford neurologist and director of teleneurology at Stanford-ValleyCare, discussing the latest research on the diagnosis and management of concussion.
For tickets and other information, visit https://lvpac.org.
Baker's new gig
Catharine Baker, the Tri-Valley's former State Assembly member, was recently appointed as president of the Diablo Regional Arts Association (DRAA) Board of Directors.
A previous board member (before her election in 2014), Baker will help lead the Walnut Creek-based nonprofit board during an important time -- the Lesher Center for the Arts will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2020.
"The DRAA enriches the quality of life in the East Bay through our investment in excellent programming and educational outreach to students and families. I am honored and excited to return to the board as DRAA's president," Baker said in a statement.