Goodguys car show
Classic car and truck fans are set to converge upon the Alameda County Fairgrounds this weekend as the Goodguys 33rd Fuel Curve Autumn Get-Together returns to Pleasanton.
"It's been one heck of a year but before it's time to head back into the garage for the winter we have one more California event for you to stretch your legs and listen to those car folks fire up those beautiful engines," organizers said on the Goodguys website.
The event will feature more than 2,500 American-made or -powered vehicles, indoor truck show, Goodguys AutoCross, Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, burnout competition, Smash 4 Cash Demo Derby, swap meet, Cars 4 Sale Corral, kids' zone activities and more.
In honor of Veterans Day, all active military members and veterans (with valid military ID) will receive free spectator admission at the gate on both Saturday and Sunday. Learn more at www.good-guys.com.
Holiday parade prep in Pleasanton
Pleasanton city officials are busy preparing for the 2023 Hometown Holiday Celebration, with the parade set to start at 5 p.m. Dec. 2.
"The Hometown Holiday Celebration parade features festive floats, cars, marching bands, community organizations, and is followed by a community tree lighting. The parade is rain or shine, and entry forms are available to all individuals, community groups and organizations," city officials said.
Parade entry submissions are being accepted now through Nov. 27. Volunteers can also reach out via the online application at www.hometownholiday.com. To learn more, call 925-931-5352.
'The Philadelphia Eleven' doc screening
St. Clare's Episcopal Church in Pleasanton is hosting a free showing of Margo Guernsey's documentary film "The Philadelphia Eleven: Courage to Change" this Sunday (Nov. 12) at noon following the regular morning service.
Part of the church's "Movies that Matter" series, the film tells the story of 11 women ordained as Episcopal priests in Philadelphia against church rules in 1974.
"Hugely controversial at the time, this first ordination of women hit a chord in a deeply divided world by questioning who speaks the word of God," organizers said. "Each woman had to decide how to live out her priesthood in the face of an institution that did not accept her. 'The Philadelphia Eleven' tells the story of these women priests in their own words."
For more information, go to www.stclarespleasanton.org.