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News - September 20, 2013

News digest

Pause for Paws

Take some time out of your Sunday to stop by Paws in the Park, the Valley Humane Society's third annual charity dog walk and animal festival fundraiser. There will be canine demonstrations, pet contests, pet-themed vendors, a raffle and the always-popular food trucks.

Registration includes a T-shirt and goody bag, and costs $25 for individuals, $40 for couples, and $10 for 12 and under.

The dog pack that raises the most money toward the VHS goal of $25,000 will receive a private Yappy Hour for 20 people at Valley Humane Society.

Paws in the Park runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Amador Valley Community Park.

Good reads

Curl up on the couch this fall with a used book from the Friends of the Library's semi-annual book sale.

On offer will be more than 40,000 items including magazines, cookbooks, paperbacks, hardbacks and some children's books. The sale runs from 6-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

Membership in Friends of the Library is required for Friday night shopping and is available at the door for $10. For more information, go to

Show time

The Pleasanton Art League will celebrate 55 years of local art with its fourth annual members exhibition, which opens tomorrow at the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center.

The exhibit will run through Oct. 19, with art of all types represented.

The special guest judge for the exhibit is internationally renowned artist, educator, juror, and author Gerald Brommer. A free public reception with artists and Mr. Brommer will be held Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave.