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News - January 7, 2011

News digest

Polish folk dancing at library

Experience the traditional music and dance of Poland as the Lowiczanie Polish Folk Dance Ensemble performs at the Pleasanton Public Library at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Lowiczanie has toured throughout the western U.S. and features music and dance forms from both the nobility and countryside, with dancers in vibrant, museum-quality costumes.

This performance is part of the library's ongoing Dance & Sing Around the World series, celebrating the many cultures which make up the Pleasanton community. These free programs are open to all ages, and no registration is required. For information on these and other family events, visit the library website at or call the Children's Desk at (925) 931-3400 ext. 8.

Pedrozzi Foundation scholarships

Applications for college scholarships from the Pedrozzi Foundation are now available online at The deadline for finalizing all applications will be by 5 p.m. March 1. Types of scholarships available: Community College, Four Year College or Transfer, Post Graduate, Technical or Vocational School and St. Patrick's Seminary & University.

West coast Sea Grant proposals sought

Four West Coast Sea Grant programs are seeking research proposals to address specific social science issues of West Coast regional priority. Projects will be selected through an open, competitive, peer-review process. Researchers must contact their state Sea Grant program directors to discuss ideas and linkages before submitting a letter of intent. Proposals must be submitted through Washington Sea Grant.

A total of $700,000 is available collectively at the regional level over two years to fund projects. In addition, the National Sea Grant Office may augment available state program funds. Given these funding limits, funding is anticipated for as many as four regional projects for the 2012–2014 biennium. For complete details, see the full RFP at