Blood drive in Dublin
The American Red Cross is calling on prospective donors to come out to their local blood center amid a continued shortage nationally of blood and platelet supplies.
"When blood and platelet supplies drop to critical levels, it makes hospitals and the patients they are treating vulnerable -- especially if there is a major accident or emergency medical procedure that requires large quantities of blood during a disaster," said Dr. Baia Lasky, medical director for the Red Cross.
The city of Dublin is partnering with the Red Cross for a blood drive next Friday (Oct. 6) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Regional Meeting Room at the Dublin Civic Center at 100 Civic Plaza.
To register, visit RedCrossBlood.org, and use sponsor code "DublinCommunity" or zip code 94568 to find Dublin's blood drive, or call 1-800-733-2767.
'Abbey Road' history
The Livermore Public Library is hosting a special presentation next month on the history of The Beatles' famed "Abbey Road" album, led by Dulais Rhys, Ph.D.
"Rhys will discuss this final, but controversial, Beatles album, the crucial role that fifth Beatle, George Martin, had in its creation and how the joined-up song fragments of the second side formed a musical gem," library officials said.
The free event is set for Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms at 1188 S. Livermore Ave. The Friends of the Livermore Public Library have underwritten the program as part of the library's "Authors and Arts Series". Go to library.livermoreca.gov.
Livermore Valley Wine Community recently launched the new "Where Genius Grows Scholarship Fund" to support local students seeking a career in viticulture, wine industry hospitality, enology or other aspects of the wine industry.
Applications are being accepted through Dec. 31 for the inaugural scholarships for the 2023-24 academic year -- four awards of $5,000 each toward a degree in approved area of study.
"Livermore Valley Wine Community is committed to the growth and development of the wine industry in our region and beyond. There is no better way to support that growth than investing in our future wine industry leaders," Executive Director Brandi Lombardi said.
For criteria and other information, visit www.lvwine.org.