News Digest: Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast | PUSD town hall | Learn about visual writing aids | November 11, 2022 | Pleasanton Weekly | |

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News - November 11, 2022

News Digest: Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast | PUSD town hall | Learn about visual writing aids

by Jeremy Walsh

Prayer Breakfast

The 10th annual Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, hosted by CityServe of the Tri-Valley, is returning to Pleasanton on Nov. 21 from 7-9 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pleasanton at the Club.

Seen as the kickoff to the Tri-Valley's "Season of Serving", the event brings together public officials, pastors, business owners, nonprofit representatives and community leaders to "reflect and celebrate the ways we work together to provide dignity and support to all our neighbors -- all year, every year."

"It's always an honor to host the Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast, and I'm excited this year in particular to reflect on a decade of collaboration and share exciting plans for 2023," CityServe CEO Christine Beitsch-Bahmani said. "Our collective commitment to community is a key reason our region is such a special place to live."

The keynote speaker will be Dan Kimball, author and founder of Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz. For tickets and other information, visit

PUSD town hall

Residents can hear directly from Pleasanton Unified School District leaders on important local education issues at a town hall meeting next Tuesday (Nov. 15).

"Learn about one-time funding PUSD is receiving through the Art, Music and Instructional Material Block Grant as well as the Learning Recovery Grant and provide ideas on how these funds can be used to serve our students," PUSD officials said.

The school board and cabinet members will be in attendance for the event, which is scheduled to run from 5:30-7 p.m. at Amador Valley High School. Visit for details.

Visual writing aids

Bay Area author Jill Hedgecock is set to present on "Muse Boards: A Visual Writing Aid for All Genres" during the Tri-Valley Writers Chapter of the California Writers Club meeting next weekend.

"Learn how to use images in a Muse Board to assist in character development, informing book structure, creating mood, and inspiring descriptive text, while keeping all the details straight," club officials said.

Hedgecock is known for her debut novel, "Rhino in the Room", and as a contributor to The Diablo Gazette. The club meeting is set for 2 p.m. next Saturday (Nov. 19) at the Four Points by Sheraton in Pleasanton. For reservations, visit


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