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2010-11

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE A wise person once said that the only constant is change. Our communities are thriving, always growing and changing, and residents appreciate updated information in a handy, easy-to-read publication such as our annual INFO San Ramon Valley. This month Views magazine presents INFO with all the information you need to live, work and play in Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo and San Ramon including town, city and school statistics and elected officials; locations and amenities of parks and recreation facilities; contact information for local nonprofits; and much more. Whether you’re new in town or have lived here for decades, you will find INFO to be a handy resource now and for the coming months.

Gina Channell-Allen Publisher, VIEWS magazine DanvilleExpress.com, SanRamonExpress.com

INSIDE INFO Quick reference directory Some useful numbers for newcomers and oldtimers........................................6

Calendar of events Street fairs, concerts in the park, and more, month by month.......................9

By the numbers Climate, population and home sales ..................................................................... 13

Public officials Information about who runs our public agencies ............................................ 15

Education Public and private schools, elementary through college .............................. 21

Kids’ stuff Classes, outings and sports — plus preschools ................................................28

Arts & entertainment Live music, theaters, galleries and more ..............................................................36

Outdoors & recreation From bocce ball to golfing to tennis to playing in parks ...............................45

Community Clubs, support services, service groups and more...........................................53

Getting around How to get around and where to stay ..................................................................65

ABOUT THE COVER What could be more magnificent than hot air balloons rising over the San Ramon Valley? The early morning launches are a feature of the Art and Wind Festival held each year during Memorial Day weekend at Central Park in San Ramon. Photo by Amory Gutierrez.

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QUICK REFERENCE

Financial Services: 314-3320 Human Resources: 314-3380

City of San Ramon Call 973-2500 City Manager, Herb Moniz: 973-2530 City Attorney, Sheryl Shaffner: 973-2549 City Clerk, Patricia Edwards: 973-2537 Administrative Services Department: 973-2609 Economic Development Department: 973-2578 Engineering Services Department: 973-2670 Parks and Community Services Department: 973-3290 Planning/Community Development Department: 973-2560 Police Services Department: 973-2700 Public Services Department: 973-2800

Cell phones: Dispatch 646-2441 (Alamo Valley Station) Cell phones: Dispatch 646-2441 (Blackhawk Police Services) Cell phones: Dispatch 314-3700 (Danville Police) Cell phones: Dispatch 973-2779 (San Ramon Police) Contra Costa Fire Department: 941-3300 California Highway Patrol: 646-4980 Contra Costa Sheriff’s Department: 646-2441 Poison Control Center: (800) 222-1222

510 La Gonda Way Danville 94526 Call 314-3700

Alamo Sheriff’s Valley Station 150 Alamo Plaza, Suite C Alamo 94507 Call 837-2902

Blackhawk Police Services 1092 Eagle Nest Place Danville 94526 Call 736-1018

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San Ramon Police Department 2220 Camino Ramon San Ramon 94583 Call 973-2700

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District 1500 Bollinger Canyon Road San Ramon 94583 Call 838-6600

Town of Danville Call 314-3388 Town Manager, Joe Calabrigo: 314-3388 Town Attorney, Robert Ewing: 314-3383 Town Clerk, Marie Sunseri: 314-3401 Police Services: 314-3700 Recreation Services: 314-3400 Maintenance Services: 314-3450 Building Development Services: 314-3330 Engineering/Planning Development Services: 314-3310 Transportation Services: 314-3320

San Ramon Public Library 100 Montgomery St. San Ramon 94583 Call 973-2850

Dougherty Station Library 17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd. San Ramon 94582 Call 973-3380

U.S. Postal Service

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555 Escobar St. Martinez 94553 Call 335-7899

Valley Waste Management Call 837-3356

Danville Police Department

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Call (800) 848-2683

San Ramon Garbage Service

For an emergency: 911

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Cable television, digital phone service and high-speed Internet access Call (800) 310-2355

Call (800) 275-8777 Danville Main Office (has passport services) 2605 Camino Tassajara Danville 94526-9998 Call 736-0775 Diablo Post Office 1701 El Nido Diablo 94528-9800 Call 837-3800 Danville Square Post Office 43 Railroad Ave. Danville 94526-3881 Call 736-0775 Alamo Post Office (has passport services) 160 Alamo Plaza Alamo 94507-9998 Call 935-9953 San Ramon Post Office (has passport services) 12935 Alcosta Blvd. San Ramon 94583-9998 Call 277-0567

Danville Garbage Service

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) Call (800) 743-5000

CA Public Utilities Commission Consumer Affairs Division Call (800) 649-7570

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Water Service East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) Call (866) 403-2483 Dublin-San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) Call 828-0515

Comcast Cable television, digital phone service and high-speed Internet access Call (800) 945-2288

Astound Broadband Cable television, digital phone service and high-speed Internet access Call (800) 427-8686

Department of Motor Vehicles Call (800) 777-0133 www.dmv.ca.gov 1910 N. Broadway Walnut Creek 94596 Call 935-4464 6300 W. Las Positas Pleasanton 94588 Call 462-7042

County Recorder’s Office For birth or death certificate or marriage license Call 646-2517

Child abuse Contra Costa County Child Protective Services Call 646-1680 or (877) 881-1116 Child Abuse Prevention Council Call 798-0546

Elder Abuse Prevention Resources Adult Protective Services: Call (877) 839-4347 or 646-2854 State Attorney General’s Office: (800) 952-5225 Elder Financial Protection Network: (415) 956-5556 Long-Term Care Ombudsman: (800) 231-4024 Public Guardian’s Office: 646-2901 Legal Assistance for Seniors: (510) 832-3040 Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging: 945-8040

Amber Alert Call (800) 835-5247

Dog license Martinez Animal Shelter: 335-8300

Animal cruelty Call your police department County Animal Control Call 646-2995

Donate something Goodwill Furniture Pick-Up: (510) 698-7200

Goodwill Donation Drop-Off (Dublin): 7232 Regional St., Dublin Call 833-8610 Salvation Army Pick-Up: (800) 728-7825 Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shoppe: 444 Diablo Rd., Danville Call 838-7697 3162 Danville Blvd., Suite A, Alamo Call 820-6525 Discovery Counseling Center Thrift Shop, The Station: 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville Call 820-1988

EDITORIAL Editor: Dolores Fox Ciardelli Editorial Staff: Amory Gutierrez Brittany Hersh Rachel Thompson Emily West Info Danville 2010-11 is a special project of VIEWS magazine. Copyright Š2010 by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited. Printed by San Francisco Offset Printing, Redwood City.

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ALAMO ZIP code: 94507 Total population: 15,186 Population 18 years and older: 10,918 High school graduates: 98.3 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 63.6 percent Foreign born: 9.0 percent Median household income in 1999: $139,997

BLACKHAWK ZIP code: 94506 Total population: 19,768 Population 18 years and older: 13,557 High school graduates: 97.5 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 65.1 percent Foreign born: 15.8 percent Median household income in 1999: $142,459

DANVILLE ZIP code: 94526 Total population: 32,853 Population 18 years and older: 28,443 High school graduates: 96.2 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 58.1 percent Foreign born: 10.9 percent

ZIP code: 94528 Total population: 988 Population 18 years and older: 723 High school graduates: 100 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 65.5 percent Foreign born: 7.6 percent Median household income in 1999: $197,904

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SAN RAMON ZIP code: 94583 Total population: 44,076 Population 18 years and older: 32,574 High school graduates: 96.5 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 52.4 percent Foreign born: 16.2 percent Median household income in 1999: $95,588 Source: www.factfinder.census.gov (2000 Census)

HOME SALES Sales of single family homes for second quarter 2010 ALAMO No. of Sales: 40 Median: $1,087,500 Average: $1,222,229 DANVILLE (including Blackhawk and Diablo) No. of Sales: 250 Median: $840,000 Average: $861,520 SAN RAMON No. of Sales: 333 Median: $629,000 Average: $638,396 Source: CalREsource

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meets at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month. Heritage Resource Commission Regular Meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the second Monday of every month. Planning Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Design Review Board Regular meetings: The board holds two regular public meetings at 5:30 p.m., each month at the Town Offices, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville. Poet Laureate The Town Council created the Poet Laureate position in September 2008 to serve as a public advocate for the appreciation and advancement of the literary arts, particularly poetry, reading poetry for civic events and dedications. The term of office of the Poet Laureate is two years, unless otherwise determined by the Town Council.

ALAMO The unincorporated area of Alamo is governed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors with an appointed Municipal Advisory

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Council (MAC) of seven residents who advise the District 3 Supervisor’s office on County-related issues. Current members are: Chairman David Bowlby, Vice Chairwoman Nancy Dommes, members David Barclay, Ed Best, Janet Miller Evans, Mike McDonald and Steve Mick. The Alamo MAC explores county services provided to Alamo, including reviewing the budgets and plans for roads, code enforcement, permitting, lighting and landscape districts, parks and recreation programs. It works closely with the County Public Works Department to address weeds and aesthetic conditions in Alamo including along median strips, and I-680 freeway on/off ramps. Planning issues are heard monthly, with the Supervisor and the County Planning Department looking to the MAC for input on permit applications for new or changes to existing buildings. Property owners and applicants are invited to appear before the MAC to make presentations or answer questions. The MAC will then make its recommendation to the County. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the Cottage at Hap Magee Ranch

Park and are open to the public. To receive MAC agendas by email, call 820-8683.

Advisory committees: P-2A — Blackhawk Police Services Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Department on the needs of the Blackhawk community for extended police services such as enforcement of the State Vehicle Code, crime prevention and quality of life services. It meets at 6 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, at the police offices, at 1092 Eagle Nest Place. P-2B — Alamo Police Services Advisory Committee advises the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff’s Department on the needs of the Alamo community for extended police services such as enforcement of the State Vehicle Code, crime prevention, litter control, etc. Meets at 4:30 p.m., the first Monday of each month, at the Sheriff’s Office Valley Station located at 150 Alamo Plaza. P-5 — Committee acts as a liaison between the citizens of the P-5 Police District (Blackhawk) and the Office of the Sheriff of Contra Costa County by advising the Board of Supervisors and the Office of the

Sheriff of the community’s needs and desires regarding police protection and promoting public safety. Meets at 7:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of each month, in a meeting room in the lower level of RHCC, next to the exercise room. Members: Larry Rodrigue, John Jones, Bob Saydah, Brent Simor, Dick Jacobson, Allan Hyman, Shirley Wible, Jeanne Tate, Sushil Kapoor, Lee Mlejnek and Dan Payne.

Alamo Improvement Association (AIA) The stated purpose of the AIA is to ensure Alamo residents a voice in the process that governs Alamo. The AIA was founded in 1955 to preserve and foster the established character and quality of Alamo as a semi-rural, low-density, residential area. Memberships cost $50 per household annually. The Board of Directors Meeting is at 7 p.m., the Thursday after the second Wednesday of each month; and the Planning Committee Meeting is at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month, both at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo. Mailing address: P.O. Box 156, Alamo 94507. Telephone 314-0521.

DIABLO Diablo Community Service District (CSD) This council is a county-appointed advisory council for the unincorporated area of Diablo. The council members are locally elected. Send mail to council members at P.O. Box 321, Diablo 94528. Members: Jeff Haug, Tom Wander, Marilee Headen, Verne Murray and Robert Nilssen.

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Boards, Committees and Commissions Architectural Review Board Regular meetings: The board meets at 2 p.m., on the second Thursday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Arts Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The commitUFFNFFUTBUQN POUIFUIJSE Wednesday of every month, at the Dougherty Station Community Center, West Meeting Room. Building Inspection Board of Appeals 5IF$JUZ$PVODJMJTDVSSFOUMZSFWJFXing the Building Inspection Board of "QQFBMTQSPDFTTUPBMMPXGPSBQQFBMT of additional City Ordinances. Until UIFOFX"QQFBMT#PBSEQSPDFTTJT ratified by the City Council, the City Council can appoint another body as the Appeals Board for emergency NBUUFSTPS BTQSPWJEFECZ4UBUF-BX  the Council may act as the Appeals Board. Community Cable TV — Board of Directors Member: H. Abram Wilson; county DPVODJMMJBJTPO4DPUU1FSLJOTBOE David Hudson.

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Economic Development Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on the fourth Wednesday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Finance Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 4 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Housing Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 7 p.m., on the second Thursday of every month, in the Planning Conference Room. Library Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 7 p.m., quarterly, at the San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. Parks & Community Services Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the second Wednesday of every month, at the Council Chamber. Planning Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 7 p.m., on the first and third Tuesdays of every month, in the Council Chamber. Policy Committee of the City Council Regular meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Planning Conference Room. Redevelopment Agency Established in 1986, the Redevelopment Agency is a governmental entity separate from the City of San Ramon, but closely related, as the City Council members serve as the governing board. It was established to redevelop certain defined areas

of the City of San Ramon. Under State law, it is also responsible to set aside funds for affordable housing in the City. Members: Herb Moniz and Marc Fontes. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 4 p.m., on the first Monday of every month, at the San Ramon Senior Center. Teen Council Regular meetings: The council meets from 6-8 p.m., on the third Tuesday of every month, at the Dougherty Station Community Center in the Loft. Transportation Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets at 6:30 p.m., on the third Thursday of every month, Planning Conference Room. Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Advisory Committee Regular meetings: The committee meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., quarterly, at 3180 Crow Canyon Place, Transportation Conference Room, Ste. 145, San Ramon. Tri-Valley Transportation Council (TVTC) Regular meetings: The council meets quarterly at the Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civil Plaza, Dublin.

SCHOOL BOARD San Ramon Valley Unified School District Board of Trustees The Board of Trustees is a five person policy-making body with each board member elected for a four-year term; terms of office are staggered with elections held every two years. It is responsible for approving the district’s budget and adopting all policies and

curriculum. Regular meetings are normally held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7 p.m., at the Education Center, 699 Old Orchard Dr., Danville. President Rachel Hurd t tFNBJMSNTIVSE!TCDHMPCBMOFU t5FSNFYQJSFT Vice President Paul Gardner t tFNBJMQHBSEOFS!TSWVTEOFU t5FSNFYQJSFT Board Clerk Greg Marvel t tFNBJMHNBSWFM!QBDCFMMOFU t5FSNFYQJSFT Members Bill Clarkson tFNBJMCJMM!CJMMDMBSLTPODPN t5FSNFYQJSFT Ken Mintz t tFNBJMLNJOU[!QBDCFMMOFU t5FSNFYQJSFT Superintendent Steven Enoch San Ramon Valley Unified School District

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EDUCATION San Ramon Valley Unified School District 699 Old Orchard Dr., Danville 94526. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District comprises 33 school sites serving more than 27,000 students within the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon and the southern tip of Walnut Creek. t tXXXTSWVTELDBVT

SRVUSD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Alamo Elementary School 100 Wilson Rd., Alamo 94507. Principal: Stan Hitomi. Built in: 1876. Enrollment: 320. Alamo Elementary School is one of the original schools of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Alamo School has changed in the past 25 years from a rural to a suburban school and ranks as one of the top performing schools in the district, county and state. t tXXXBFTTSWVTELDBVT Bollinger Canyon Elementary School 2300 Talavera Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Shawn Wells. Built in: 1980. Enrollment: 520. Academic excellence and individual differences are valued and encouraged at Bollinger Canyon Elementary. The goal is to promote collaboration between staff, parents, and students to achieve personal and academic excellence nurtured by a sense of teamwork, respect and trust. t tXXXCFTTSWVTELDBVT Country Club Elementary School 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon 94583. Principal: Michael Biondi. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 572. Country Club Elementary School is the heart of its community and the entire school family including staff, parents and community members, make children and their education its highest priority. The mission of the school is to challenge and engage its students. t tXXXDDFTTSWVTELDBVT Coyote Creek Elementary School 8700 No. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Marsha Tokuyoshi. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 942. The schools stands by its three characteristics “We Care, We Share, We Dareâ€? in order to create an exemplary school which develops strong traditions. t tXXXDLFTTSWVTELDBVT

Creekside Elementary School 6011 Massara St., Danville 94506. Principal: Paul Foucart. Built in: 2009. Enrollment: 479. The school is the fifth and last developer-built school in the district. It has state-of-the-art technology thus preparing its students to be 21st Century learners. t tXXXDFTTSWVTEOFU Golden View Elementary School 5025 Canyon Crest Dr., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Nancy White. Built in: 1989. Enrollment: 445. The school promotes staff, parents and students striving to work collaboratively toward the achievement of school goals, vision, and a standards-based education. t tXXXHPMEFOWJFXPOMJOFDPN Green Valley Elementary School 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Tasha Anestos. Built in: 1952. Enrollment: 637. Students come first at Green Valley Elementary. This perspective is clearly articulated and exemplified by the staff and parent community. t tXXXHWFTTSWVTELDBVT Greenbrook Elementary School 1475 Harlan Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Jenise Falk. Built in: 1976. Enrollment: 653. The mission of Greenbrook Elementary is to create and maintain an environment that ensures every member of its school community reaches a high level of academic achievement as determined by state and national standards. t tXXXHFTTSWVTELDBVT Hidden Hills Elementary School 12995 Harcourt Way, San Ramon 94582. Principal: Ken Nelson. Built in: 2004. Enrollment: 738. This school actively promotes an environment where people are safe, positive, and respectful of members of the community. t tXXXIIFTTSWVTELDBVT John Baldwin Elementary School 741 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Darlene Hale. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 522. The most important goal is to maintain a safe, nurturing campus environment where each student learns to feel a sense of pride in achieving their personal best and to respect their peers. t tXXXKCFTTSWVTELDBVT

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Live Oak Elementary School 5151 Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94582. Principal: Nadine Rosenzweig. Built in: 2007. Enrollment: 1,100. The school’s staff makes every effort to maximize children’s potential to achieve academically and socially. t tXXXMPFTTSWVTELDBVT Montair Elementary School 300 Quinterra Ln., Danville 94525. Principal: Kathy Crosthwait. Built in: 1958. Enrollment: 488. As a standards-based school, the staff works hard to help all children meet or exceed state and district content standards. It is their fundamental belief that all children can learn, but all children do not learn at the same rate or in the same way. t tXXXNFTTSWVTELDBVT Montevideo Elementary School 13000 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Sharon Keeton. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 560. This school fosters academic excellence by holding high standards for all students, with a curriculum that is challenging and engaging, differentiated according to student need. t tXXXNWFTTSWVTELDBVT

Neil Armstrong Elementary School 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Lorna Monteith. Built in: 1969. Enrollment: 540. The school’s vision is to promote collaboration between staff, parents, and students to achieve academic excellence. t tXXXOBFTTSWVTELDBVT Quail Run Elementary School 4000 Goldenbay Ave., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Carol Loflin. Built in: 2005. Enrollment: 825. The school fosters a love of learning in a caring, safe, and welcoming school community. t tXXXRSFTTSWVTELDBVT Rancho Romero Elementary School 180 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Hope Fuss. Built in: 1959. Enrollment: 567. Rancho Romero believes that children learn best in a safe, nurturing environment with parents and teachers working together to help students achieve school wide standards and goals. t tXXXSBODIPSPNFSPOFUQPSUBM 2010-11 Info San Ramon Valley | 21

Sycamore Valley Elementary School 2200 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94506. Principal: Robert Scott. Built in: 1992. Enrollment: 694. The Sycamore Valley Elementary School teachers work in teams to design and implement academic and social programs that are consistent throughout their grade levels and the school. t tXXXTZDBNPSFFMFNFOUBSZPSH Tassajara Hills Elementary School $BNJOP5BTTBKBSB %BOWJMMF 94506. Principal: Ann Dodson. Built JO&OSPMMNFOU"i-JGF 4LJMMTwQSPHSBNBOEBi5BMLJU0VUw program are both integrated into UIFPOHPJOHGBCSJDPGUIFTDIPPMT structure. It strives toward an environment where children and BEVMUTMPPLGPSXBSEUPDPNJOH GFFM XFMDPNF GFFMUIFZCFMPOH GFFMTVQQPSUFE BOEGFFMSFTQFDUFE t tXXXUIFTTSWVTELDBVT Twin Creeks Elementary School .BSTI%S 4BO3BNPO 1SJODJQBM#BSCBSB.BMMPO#VJMUJO &OSPMMNFOU5IFTDIPPM JTBDPNNVOJUZPGMJGFMPOHMFBSOers who respect themselves, one

another, and individual differences. t tXXXUDFTTSWVTELDBVT Vista Grande Elementary School %JBCMP3E %BOWJMMF Principal: Pat Hansen. Built in: 1960. Enrollment: 600. Its mission is to provide a creative and challenging educational environment which develops the confidence and poUFOUJBMPGFBDITUVEFOUSFTVMUJOHJO BMJGFMPOHDPNNJUNFOUUPMFBSOJOH in a complex and ever-changing world. t tXXXWHFTTSWVTELDBVT Walt Disney Elementary School 1JOF7BMMFZ3E 4BO3BNPO 1SJODJQBM+PF/HVZFO#VJMU JO&OSPMMNFOU5IFUFBDIers are committed to the success PGFBDIDIJMEBOEPOBOZHJWFOEBZ ZPVXJMMTFFBMBSHFOVNCFSPGQBSent volunteers assisting teachers CZXPSLJOHXJUITNBMMHSPVQTPG children, supervising on field trips or on our playground and supportJOHUIFUFBDIFSTJOBNVMUJUVEFPG ways. t tXXXEFTTSWVTELDBVT

SRVUSD MIDDLE SCHOOLS Charlotte Wood Middle School &M$BQJUBO%S %BOWJMMF 1SJODJQBM$ISJT(FPSHF#VJMUJO 1950. Enrollment: 1,000. Students BSFUSBOTJUJPOJOHGSPNDIJMEhood to adolescence, which has QSPGPVOEJNQMJDBUJPOTGPSIPXUIF school is organized and the nature PGUIFJOTUSVDUJPOBMQSPHSBN 5IPTFBU$IBSMPUUF8PPEFYQFSJence a lively, horizon-expanding curriculum. t tXXXDXNTTSWVTELDBVT Diablo Vista Middle School 4100 $BNJOP5BTTBKBSB %BOWJMMF Principal: Rebecca Ingram. Built JO&OSPMMNFOU*UJTB united community, to support and encourage each other to become QPTJUJWF XFMMSPVOEFE MJGFMPOH MFBSOFSTBOETVDDFTTGVMMFBEFSTPG UIFGVUVSF t tXXXEWNTTSWVTELDBVT Gale Ranch Middle School 6400 .BJO#SBODI3E 4BO3BNPO 1SJODJQBM-JTB8BSE#VJMUJO Enrollment: 590. This developerCVJMUTDIPPMPQFOFEJOUIFGBMMPG

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$20,600. The Seven Hills School is an independent, not-for-profit day school educating preschool through eighth grade. The campus is on nine acres behind Heather Farm Park. t tXXXTFWFOIJMMTTDIPPMPSH St. Isidore’s School-B(POEB 8BZ %BOWJMMF5VJUJPO*OQBSJTI  GPSPOFTUVEFOU  GPS four students; out of parish: $6,070 for one student, $19,795 for four students. St. Isidore School is committed to QSPWJEJOHBRVBMJUZ DBSJOH $BUIPMJD education to all students. Its mission is to focus and maintain children’s growth toward becoming educated, ethical and caring adults. Day care is available from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. when school is in session. t tXXXTUJTJEPSFPSH St. Joan of Arc Parish Religious Education 2601 San Ramon Valley #MWE 4BO3BNPO4U+PBOPG Arc Parish offers religious education for children preschool-8th grade for families that are registered in the parish. Classes are offered October-April for preschoolers, grades K-6, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Christian Initiation of Church (CIC). t tXXXTKBTSPSH tFNBJMQBSJTIPĂłDF!TKBTSPSH St. Philip Lutheran School 8850 %BWPOB%S %VCMJO1SJODJQBM Fred Brauer. Class Size: 20. Tuition:  GPS,-PDBUFEPODIVSDI grounds, this preschool-8 school has credentialed teachers, small classes and extended-hours care for K-8 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. t tXXXTUQIJMJQMVUIFSBOTDIPPMDPN St. Raymond Catholic School 4IBOOPO"WF %VCMJO Principal: Madeleine de la Fontaine. Tuition: Starting at $5,770. The K-8 Catholic school includes before- and after-school care. t tXXXTUSBZNPOEEVCMJOPSH school Stratford School 3201 Camino TasTBKBSB %BOWJMMF1SJODJQBM8JMMPX.BSRVPJU$MBTT4J[F4USBUford School is a private, independent school focused on academic achievement for preschool, elementary and middle school students. Stratford is located throughout the Bay Area; the Danville campus offers academic programs for young children in preschool and pre-kindergarten with half-day and full-day programs.

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CHILD CARE CENTERS & PRESCHOOLS Acorn Learning Center 816 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Call 837-1145. It has another center at 5075 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon; 735-7900 and 17025 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon, call 560-6488. www.acornlc.com Alamo Country School 1261 Laverock Lane, Alamo 94507. Call 4064332. www.alamocountryschool.com Ana’s Day Care 31 Mesa Vista Court, San Ramon 94583. Call 867-3768. Autumn Creek Learning Center 14 Osborn Way, Danville 94526. Call 743-4187. www.autumncreek-lc.com Children’s Academy of Danville 2425 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. Call 736-3336. www.eastbaypreschools.com/childrensacademyofdanville Community Presbyterian Preschool 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. Call 837-3316. www.cpcdanville.org/schools/preschool.htm Creative Learning Center 120 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Call 837-4044. www.clcalamo.com 28 | Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

Danville Montessori School 919 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 838-7434. www.danmont.com Dayspring Preschool 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Brand new state-of-the-art school with preschool & pre-K programs. Call 389-2044. www.dayspringpreschool.org Diablo Hills Country School 1453 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 820-8523. There is another location at 50 Creekside Dr., San Ramon 94583. Call 831-1210. Dorris-Eaton School 1286 Stone Valley Way, Alamo 94507. Call 933-5225. Fountainhead Montessori School 939 El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526. Call 820-6250. There is another location, at 6665 Amador Plaza Rd., Dublin 94568, call 820-1343. www.fountainheadmontessori.org Garden Montessori School 495 Verona Ave., Danville 94526. Call 837-2969. http://gardenschool.net Happy Days Preschool 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-8007. Home Away From Home 2653

Corey Place, San Ramon 94583. Call 803-9619. Joyful Noise Preschool Center 19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-5596. http:// joyful-noise.sanramongrace.org Kids Country Kids’ Country facilities are located at 14 elementary school sites in the San Ramon Valley School District including: Greenbrook Elementary, 1531 St. Helena St., Danville, call 831-8591; Green Valley Elementary, 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville, call 820-3646; John Baldwin Elementary, 741 Brookside Dr., Danville, call 831-3530; Montair Elementary, 300 Quinterra Lane, Danville, call 820-3101; Sycamore Valley Elementary, 2200 Holbrook Dr., Danville, call 736-3638; Vista Grande Elementary, 677 Diablo Rd., Danville, call 837-0330. The program provides top quality, affordable child care before and after school during the school year and all day during school and summer vacations. The programs are available to children enrolled in kindergarten through age 12. Fee schedules are available to determine the discount. www.kidscountry.org Kim’s Family Daycare 3427 Loreto Dr., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-0307. KinderCare Learning Center 909 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 838-8541. There is another location at 730 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call 552-9825. www.kindercare.com La Petite Academy 1001 Market Place, San Ramon 94583. Call 2770626. www.lapetite.com Larson’s Children Center 920 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Call 837-4238. www.larsonschildrencenter.com Learning Trails Preschool/Daycare 3172 Riviera Way, San Ramon 94583. Call 577-0420. Lori’s Preschool 9921 Windsor Way, San Ramon 94583. Call 8338897. Lynnette’s School 71 Dos Rios Place, San Ramon 94583. Call 8310145. Meadowlark Children’s Center 2964 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Call 837-8792. http://meadowlarkchildrenscenter.com Methodist Preschool 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. Call 837-2788. Monte Vista Nursery School 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. This preschool is part of the high school curriculum. Call 820-8055.

Montessori School of San Ramon 2400 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 855-7434. www.sanramont.com Nida’s Daycare 27 Portola Court, Danville 94506. Call 648-1035. Noah’s Ark Preschool 1550 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Call 362-8565. Norma’s Kiddie Preschool 3080 Kittery Avenue, San Ramon 94583. Call 803-1384. Rainbow Montessori School 101 Sonora Ave., Danville 94526. Call 831-6199. www.rmsdanville.com San Ramon Valley Christian Academy 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. Call 838-9622. www.srvca.org St. Isidore’s School 435 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. Call 837-2977. Starlight Montessori School 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 314-1706. www.starlightschool.com Stepping Stones Learning Center 2691 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 820-8820. www.kids wonder.com Sycamore Valley Day School 1500 Sherburne Hills Rd., Danville 94526. Call 736-2181. Tassajara Montessori 4186 Rockcreek Dr., Danville 94506. Call 6831098. www.tassajaramontessori.com Teddy Bears Children’s Center 210 Porter Dr., #110, San Ramon 94583. Call 838-4148. The Child Day Schools 18868 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 820-2515. www.tcdschools.com/sanramonschool The Growing Room 4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Call 648-9093. There are other centers located at 940 Diablo Rd., Danville, call 837-4392; 10701 Albion Rd., San Ramon, call 556-0383. www.thegrowingroom.org Valley Parent Preschool 935 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 837-5401. www.valleyparent.org

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tFNBJMCBUDIFM!BPMDPN San Ramon Arts Foundation P.O. Box 403, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Arts Foundation was established in 2000 to encourage, support and promote the arts in San Ramon and the San Ramon Valley. The Foundation grants financial assistance to cultural arts, organizes special fundraising events, acquires funding through grants, individuals, business sponsors, leads expansion of cultural arts in the San Ramon Valley, and supports development of new cultural arts programs. t tGBY tXXXTBOSBNPOBSUTPSH

BOOKSTORES & LITERARY ACTIVITIES Bay Books 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #3, San Ramon 94583. The San Ramon Bay Books store has 4,000 square feet of new, used and rare books and a friendly and experienced staff to help customers find the perfect book. The San Ramon store hosts two different book clubs; more information can be found in the Community section

under Special Interests. t tGBY tXXXCBZCPPLTVT Borders Books & Music 120 Sunset Dr., San Ramon 94583. Borders Books & Music offers a huge selection of books for all ages, as well as a selection of music. Call or visit website for a current literary events schedule. t tXXXCPSEFSTDPN Christian Science Reading Room 650 Danville Blvd., Danville 94526. The Christian Science Reading Room is both a bookstore and pray/read/ study place for people of all faiths (or no faith). There is always a librarian on duty to answer any questions, help in studies or guide visitors through the computer resources. The sales area has many books, magazines, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, CDs and tapes for purchase. t tXXXEBOWJMMFTQJSJUVBMJUZDPN readingroom.php tFNBJMEBOWJMMFSS!TCDHMPCBMOFU Danville Library Bookstore 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Library Bookstore is run by the Friends of the Danville Library and offers something for everyone including fiction, nonfiction, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books or coffee table books. The bookstore also hosts large book sales during the year when thousands of books are available for purchase. Hours: 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., TuesdaySaturday; closed Sunday. t Danville Public Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Public Library has a strong collection of over 78,000 childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, teens and adult materials, six catalog computers, 33 public Internet workstations, including a public ADA computer workstation. The library also new Early Literacy Computers pre-loaded with fun and interactive activities for children ages 2-8. There is a variety of free programs for children, teens and adults. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s storytimes include: Mother Goose Time, Toddler Storytime, Preschool Storytime and different programs for children sponsored by the Danville Library Foundation. SAT Strategy sessions are available for teens as well as a chance to serve on the Danville Library Teen Advisory Board. Programs for adults include monthly book clubs and programs

hosted by the Friends of the Danville Library. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. t tXXXDDDMJCPSH Dougherty Station Library 17017 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94582. The Dougherty Station Library is a joint-use 11,600-squarefoot library serving the needs of San Ramonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s growing population and the new Diablo Valley College campus. Library collections focus on the needs of children, teens and community college students. The library includes seating areas for young people and families, a community room for library programs, study rooms, computer lab, free wireless Internet access and 44 computers for public use. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, Thursday; noon-8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Saturday. t tIUUQDDDMJCPSHMPDBUJPOT dougherty.html tFNBJMBTL!DDDMJCPSH First Wednesday Program Friends of the Danville Library sponsors â&#x20AC;&#x153;First Wednesdayâ&#x20AC;? programs on the first Wednesday of the month, October-May (with the exception of January), at the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Subjects include art lectures and slide shows, music programs and book and author programs. The series is open to the public at no charge as a service to the community. t3&"% 

Friends of the Danville Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. Friends of the Danville Library help sponsor numerous programs at the Danville Library with their fundraising efforts through their giant book sales. This organization also sponsors the First Wednesday at the Library events. t Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Rakestraw Books is a small, independent bookshop located in downtown Danville. The shop offers a strong collection of childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, contemporary fiction and others. It hosts authors and the Signed First Editions Club. Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; and noon-5 p.m., Sunday. t tXXXSBLFTUSBXCPPLTDPN tFNBJMSBLFTUSBX@CPPLT!ZBIPP com

read. booksellers 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. read. booksellers opened its doors in November 2009 and is inspired by the classic independent bookstore model. It offers excellent book and gift choices; hosts book clubs, authors and has a great childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s section that is comfortable and fun place. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., MondayThursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday-Saturday; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday. t tXXXSFBECPPLTFMMFSTDPN San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. The San Ramon Library includes a large childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area with a separate story room, teen area, public access computers and free wireless Internet access. Collections include materials in a variety of formats that support the educational and entertainment needs of the community. Programs for children, teens, and adults are provided with the support of San Ramon Library Foundation. San Ramon is particularly proud of the jazz collection and annual jazz concerts. Hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. MondayThursday; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. FridaySaturday; 1-5 p.m. Sunday. t tIUUQDDDMJCPSHMPDBUJPOTTBOSBmon.html tFNBJMBTL!DDDMJCPSH San Ramon Library Foundation Book Club San Ramon Library Meeting Room, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. The book club meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesdays. New participants and book lovers are always welcome. One does not need to be a member of the Friends of the Library or a resident of San Ramon in order to join. Membership is free. Contact Sandy Murchison: TBOEZ!SBZSBEDPN'PSMJTUPGCPPLT CFJOHSFBE HPUPIUUQTBOSBNPOMJCSBSZGSJFOETPSHCPPL@DMVCIUNM t tIUUQTBOSBNPOMJCSBSZGSJFOETPSH tFNBJMJOGP!TBOSBNPOMJCSBSZfriends.org Signed First Editions Club 522 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Rakestraw Books hosts this club for book collectors each month, giving registered members a signed first edition book for the listing price. After 12 months in the program, members will receive a free 13th signed first edition. t tXXXSBLFTUSBXCPPLTDPN tFNBJMSBLFTUSBX@CPPLT!ZBIPP com

CONCERT SERIES Alamo Summer Concert Series Livorna Park, Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Alamo hosts the Summer Concert Series from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays, from June-August, at Livorna Park, Alamo. Different sounds of music are played live free for residents. For information, visit www.alamore.org Blackhawk Plaza Summer Concert Series 4040 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. The Blackhawk Plaza Summer Concert Series hosts numerous bands during the months of July and August, at the Blackhawk Plaza. The series provides families and friends of all ages an evening of great music, plus an exciting shopping and dining experience. t tXXXTIPQCMBDLIBXLQMB[BDPN Music in the Park Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Town of Danville hosts its annual Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m., the first and third Saturdays, July-August, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. Music ranges from tributes to famous bands, Motown, Blues, R&B and Cajun. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT San Ramon Summer Concert Series 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Bring the family for a perfect summer evening by enjoying great music at 5:30 p.m., Sundays, at San Ramon Central Park, with a picnic, CMBOLFUBOEPSMBXODIBJSTXJOF CFFS  soda and ice cream are available for purchase. These concerts are free. t tXXXDJTBOSBNPODBVT

DANCE Dance Classes Town of Danville offers numerous dance classes from ballroom dancing to bellydancing to a cardio salsa workout. Information on the times, dates and costs can be found by visiting the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Diablo Ballet P.O. Box 4700, Walnut Creek 94596. Diablo Balletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motto is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Committed to Tradition, Daring to be Different,â&#x20AC;? which is seen through its bold, original choreography, superb classic and brilliant works. Diablo Ballet is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of ballet for current and future generations

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lackhawk Gallery is operated by the Alamo Danville Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Society, featuring local professional member artists working in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, glass, ceramics, and sculpture.

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Located in Blackhawk Plaza 3461 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 925-648-8023 www.adas4art.org

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through different programs within the community including: Dance-inthe-Schools, Theatre Encounter and Adopt-a-Class. The ballet performs at the Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. t tXXXEJBCMPCBMMFUPSH tFNBJMEJBCMP!EJBCMPCBMMFUPSH Two Left Feet Dance Center %JBCMP3E %BOWJMMF5XP-FGU Feet Dance Center offers private and drop-in lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Lessons are also offered for wedding DPVQMFT$PTUJTGPSPOFQSJWBUF MFTTPOGPSNJOVUFTBOESFHJTUSBtion is required. Drop-in lessons are $12 and registration is not required. t tXXXUXPMFGUGFFUDPN tFNBJMSBOEZLSVM!BTUPVOEOFU

EVENT FACILITIES FOR RENT Alamo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Clubhouse %BOWJMMF#MWE "MBNP5IF "MBNP8PNFOT$MVCIPVTFIPMET people for sit-down events; 200 for assembly. It has a full kitchen with a chef stove. The rental fee depends on the event and day of the week; included JOUIFSFOUBMGFFBSFJODISPVOE tables, 6-foot tables and chairs. t Alcosta Senior and Community Center"MDPTUB#MWE 4BO 3BNPO5IFTFOJPSDFOUFS IBT TRVBSFGFFUPGTQBDFBOE offers the Vista Grande Room (A & # UIBUTFBUTGPSEJOJOH GPSB SFDFQUJPOUIFBUFS GPSBDPOGFSence; if the rooms are divided into "PS#JUPòFSTGPSEJOJOH GPS reception/theater and 20 for conference seating. The facility also has a kitchen and patio. t Bedford Gallery 1601 Civic Dr., 8BMOVU$SFFL5IF#FEGPSE (BMMFSZJTB TRVBSFGPPU contemporary art space available for rent for your upcoming reception, business meeting, cocktail QBSUZPSDPSQPSBUFFWFOU6QUP guests can be accommodated and tables, chairs, technical equipment and security are available. For more information about the gallery, look under the Museums & Collections section under this same chapter. t tXXXCFEGPSEHBMMFSZPSH Blackhawk Museum#MBDLIBXL1MB[B$JSDMF %BOWJMMF 38 | Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

The Blackhawk Museum offers ample space for events including wedding celebrations, private parties or corporate events. Besides the amazing collection of automobiles, the museum has a unique ambiance. For more information about the museum, look under the Museums & Collections section under this section. t Danville Community Center 'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF5IFNPEern building is located downtown BOEDBOBDDPNNPEBUFVQUP people in assembly-style seating or VQUPQFPQMFGPSCBORVFUTUZMF dining. There are smaller rooms available to rent. t twww.ci.danville.ca.us Danville Public Library'SPOU 4U %BOWJMMF5IF%BOWJMMF Public Libraryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mt. Diablo Room is available to rent for small special events, corporate meetings, classes or indoor activities. The room can BDDPNNPEBUFGPSEJOJOHBOE for assembly-style seating. t Dougherty Station Community Center#PMMJOHFS$BOZPO3E  4BO3BNPO5IFDPNNVOJUZ center offers the Ridgeview Room UIBUJT TRVBSFGFFUBOETFBUT GPSEJOJOHPSGPSSFDFQUJPO or theater; the West Meeting Room UIBUTRVBSFGFFUBOETFBUTGPS a conference/classroom; and the facility also offers a kitchen. The Front Row Theatre is also housed here. t Dougherty Station Library Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 5IFMJCSBSZJTBKPJOUVTFGBDJMity serving the public as well as the San Ramon Valley Campus of Diablo Valley College. It offers the Community Room for meeting or classroom seating with a patio. Dublin Ranch Golf Course 4JHOBM)JMM%S %VCMJO%VCMJO Ranch Golf Course offers a beautiful facility for special events, golf tournaments, wedding celebrations or corporate events. There are many outdoor picture settings as well as a wedding ceremony site. More information about the golf course can be found in Outdoors and Recreation section under public golf courses. t tGBY tXXXEVCMJOSBODIHPMGDPN tFNBJMCHBMMBSEB!EVCMJOSBODIgolf.com

Group Picnic Areas Town of Danville offers many group picnic areas that are available for rental including Hap Magee Ranch Park, Diablo Vista Park, Oak Hill Park, Osage Station Park and Sycamore Valley Park. Sites have barbecues, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play areas and walking paths. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Little Hills Picnic Ranch Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon -JUUMF)JMMT1JDOJD3BODIJT a picnic park that is available for groups by reservation only. The park offers seven group picnic sites or reservation of the entire park and a swimming pool, covered picnic areas, playfields and barbecue areas. Activities include facepainting, dancing, swimming, hayrides, trout pond fishing, volleyball and softball. Call The Picnic People to make a picnic reservation. t tXXXQJDOJDQFPQMFDPN Oak Hill Park Community Center 4UPOF7BMMFZ3E %BOWJMMF 5IJTCVJMEJOHPWFSMPPLT the north end of the Oak Hill Park lake and offers a spectacular view of Mount Diablo. This site has a ballroom that can accommodate up UPBTTFNCMZTUZMFBOEGPS dining; and three classrooms. There is a tree-shaded patio that provides additional sit-down dining. t Patrick Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Event Center Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 1BUSJDL%BWJET&WFOU$FOUFS offers different catering packages for corporate and social events, weddings and galas in four different rooms with six different menus styles. t tXXXQBUSJDLEBWJETDPN San Ramon Community Center "MDPTUB#MWE 4BO3BNPO 5IFDPNNVOJUZDFOUFS provides spectacular views of the park from each room. There are two conference rooms, a dance studio and art room, the Alcosta Room that can IPTUTNBMMFSQBSUJFTVQUPQFPQMF  the Terrace Room that has a small kitchenette and can accommodate up to 80 people for a dinner or reception PSQFPQMFGPSBCVTJOFTTQSFTFOUBtion, the Fountain Room that has a catering kitchen, stage (with screen GPSQSPKFDUJPO TRVBSFGPPUEBODF floor and great park, fountain and rose garden views and offers recep-

World Affairs Council East Bay Chapter4VUUFS 4BO'SBODJTDP 5IF8PSME"òBJST$PVODJM&BTU Bay Chapter holds its regular meetings in Contra Costa County, usually at PMI near the Pleasant Hill BART station. It features monthly programs on international issues that HFOFSBMMZTUBSUBUQN$PTUJTGSFF GPSNFNCFST GPSOPONFNCFST BOEGPSTUVEFOUT t   tXXXJUTZPVSXPSMEPSH

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UJPOTFBUJOHGPSPSTFBUFEUIFater style. Call for rental information. t San Ramon Library 100 MontHPNFSZ4U 4BO3BNPO5IF MJCSBSZIBT TRVBSFGFFUBOEJT located across the street from the Marketplace Shopping Center and the San Ramon Community Center and Central Park. Call for rental information. t San Ramon Valley Conference Center$SPX$BOZPO3E 4BO3BNPO 4BO3BNPO7BMMFZ$POGFSFODF $FOUFSQSPWJEFTDPOGFSFODFSPPNT  119 guest rooms, and dining and outdoor space to accommodate a variety of events. There is an on-site Fitness $FOUFSFRVJQQFEXJUIXFJHIUBOE aerobic machines, an outdoor sports court and a recreational lounge that offers a pool table and ping-pong. t tGBY tXXXTBOSBNPOWBMMFZDPOGFSencecenter.com tFNBJMJOGP!TBOSBNPOWBMMFZDPOferencecenter.com Veteranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Building )BSU["WF %BOWJMMF5IF7FUeranâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Memorial Building is undergoing extensive renovations. When it reopens in late 2011 it will offer accommodations for rent including a large assembly hall with kitchen. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Village Theatre'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF5IF7JMMBHF5IFBUSFPòFST rental space of its facilities to nonprofit, private or commercial groups. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center'JSDSFTU-BOF 

4BO3BNPO8FEHFXPPE 8FEEJOHBOE#BORVFU$FOUFSJT located at San Ramon Golf Club and IBTNFFUJOHBOECBORVFUGBDJMJUJFT and an outdoor wedding area. The center offers event packages that are designed for value, service and convenience. t tGBY tXXXXFEHFXPPECBORVFUDPN tFNBJMTBOSBNPOTBMFT!XFEHFXPPECBORVFUDPN Wesley Center 902 Danville Blvd., "MBNP5IF8FTMFZ$FOUFSJT behind the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. The facility has a state-of-the-art kitchen, meeting and recreation areas that accommodate PWFSHVFTUTGPSQSJWBUFBOEDPNmunity events. A game room, small kitchen, computer room, shower facilities, nicely appointed restrooms and an open-air courtyard are some of the features at Wesley Center. t tIUUQXFTMFZDFOUFSJOGP

LECTURES Science on Saturday-BXSFODF -JWFSNPSF/BUJPOBM-BCPSBUPSZBOE 4JHNB9JPG-JWFSNPSFPòFSUIJT annual five-week series for students sixth grade-high school on diverse TDJFODFUPQJDT/PSFHJTUSBUJPOJT SFRVJSFE CVUTFBUJOHJTMJNJUFEBOE on a first come basis. Following each lecture, a science chat session is offered for high school and community college students and their teachers. Admission is free. The website provides lecture venue, topics, dates and an opportunity to sign up for notifications of various education programs. t tIUUQFEVDBUJPOMMOMHPWTPT

Meenars)BSU["WF %BOWJMMF .FFOBSTPòFSTMJWFNVTJD and dancing for everyone in its small venue. It is home to live music almost every night of the week. It has a small stage and an outdoor QBUJP$PWFSJT*UTCVTJFTUOJHIUT are Friday and Saturday. t Shboom Nightclub4BO 3BNPO7BMMFZ#MWE 4VJUF 4BO 3BNPO4ICPPN/JHIUDMVC offers dancing, cocktails and a different social event almost every night of the week. Cover charges vary each night. Complimentary full DPVSTFEJOOFSCVòFUGSPNQN  Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, is JODMVEFEXJUIDPWFS)PVSTQN a.m., Wednesday-Saturday. t tXXXTICPPNOJHIUDMVCDPN tFNBJMJOGP!TICPPNOJHIUDMVCDPN

MOVIES Movie Theaters$FOUVSZ%PXOUPXO8BMOVU$SFFL -PDVTU4U  Walnut Creek tGPSNPWJFUJNFT $JOF"SUT .POVNFOU#MWE  Pleasant Hill tGPSNPWJFUJNFT $FOUVSZ#MBDLIBXL1MB[B  Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville tGPSNPWJFUJNFT 3FHBM$SPX$BOZPO 4BO3Bmon Valley Blvd., San Ramon tGPSNPWJFUJNFT Regal Hacienda Crossing Stadium 20 *."9 %VCMJO#MWE %VCMJO tGPSNPWJFUJNFT Movie times are also listed at www.danvilleexpress.com

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road exhibit at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The 30 foot by 100 foot room is shared by an O scale layout and HO scale layout, each using roughly half of the space split along the length of the room. The layout is a permanent attraction of the annual county fair and is open all year long to the general public every Friday evening from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. The layouts operate continuously during the annual county fair and during special events such as the Great American Train Show. Memberships are available which are $24 for annual dues (prorated monthly), plus an initiation fee of $15. Junior memberships are free for children ages 12-18 with adult sponsor. tXXXQMFBTBOUPONPEFMSSPSH tFNBJMTUFFMOPNBE!ZBIPP com Bedford Gallery Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. The Bedford Gallery is the largest community-based visual arts facility in the area and is dedicated to providing numerous opportunities for the public to learn about visual arts. The gallery exhibits works of historic, modern and contemporary artists. Lectures, workshops, panel discussions and

other kinds of public programs are offered. General admission is $5 for adults, $3 for youth ages 13-17 and free for children 12 and under. Free admission is offered every Tuesday and ticket holders to events at the Lesher Center for the Arts are admitted free on the ticketed date. Hours: noon-5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday; 6-8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; closed Mondays. t tXXXCFEGPSEHBMMFSZPSH Blackhawk Museum 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. The Blackhawk Museum features a display of 90 cars, an Automotive Research Library and bookstore. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and free for children under 6 years old and active military personnel. Dedicated: 1988. t tGBY tXXXCMBDLIBXLNVTFVNPSH tFNBJMNVTFVN!CMBDLIBXLNVseum.org Camp Parks History Center Camp Parks Blvd., Building 620, 6th St. and Fernandez Ave., Dublin 94568. The Camp Parks History Center is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays and

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from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Group tours are offered by appointment. Photo ID is needed for each visitor to enter the base. t tXXXNJMJUBSZNVTFVNPSH$QParks.html David Glass House Museum 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The Glass House is San Ramonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic house museum built in 1877 which depicts life during the Victorian Era is open on the second Saturday of every month. Admission is $5 per person; children under 5 and Historic Foundation members are free. t tXXXTSIGPSH Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Commemorative The Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Commemorative in Front Street Park, across the street from the Danville Library, celebrates Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life in Danville and his plays, the last six of which were written at Tao House, that earned him recognition as the playwright who reshaped American theater. Formal unveiling and dedication of the commemorative took place September 2005. Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Foundation, Tao House P.O. Box 280, Danville 94526. The Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Foundation, Tao House was established for the purpose of acquiring the house and developing the site into a center for performing arts and study. The mission of the Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Foundation, Tao House, is to celebrate and promote the vision and legacy of Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill, Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s foremost playwright. To achieve its mission, the foundation collaborates with the National Park Service in restoring and preserving the Tao House. Transportation is provided to the Tao House, leaving from the Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. Reservations are required, except for Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m.12:30 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday. t'PVOEBUJPOJOGPSNBUJPO t5BP)PVTFJOGPSNBUJPO tGBY tXXXFVHFOFPOFJMMPSH tXXXOQTHPWFVPO tFNBJMUBPIPVTF!FVHFOFPOFJMMPSH Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s agricultural history is featured at this 16-acre historical park where there are barns, ranch equipment and old tractors. The farm is home to 21 structures including the Boone House built in 1900 and the David Glass House built in 1877. The David Glass House

opened in May as a historic house museum. The Boone House serves as a retreat and meeting center. t tXXXTSIGPSH Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This gallery is located inside the San Ramon Community Center and offers a different gallery exhibit each month. The gallery is open from 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m., MondayThursday; 8:30 a.m. -5 p.m., Friday. t tXXXDJTBOSBNPODBVT Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek 94597. Visitors can listen to the cry of a red tailed hawk, go eye-to-eye with a gray fox and watch a bald eagle eat lunch. More than 50 species of live, non-releasable, native California animals are on exhibit. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children 2-17 years old, and children 2 and under are free; group rates are available. Hours: Noon-5 p.m. during the school year and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. during the summer months, Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; closed Monday-Tuesday. t tGBY tXXXXJMEMJGFNVTFVNPSH Museum of the San Ramon Valley 205 Railroad Ave., Danville 94526. The Museum is housed in the restored 1891 Southern Pacific Depot in Danville on Railroad Avenue at Prospect and is dedicated to preserving and celebrating the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect the human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s landscape, environment and early settlers. The museum also has a gift shop with unique items and historic photos. Museum docents offer walking tours through old downtown Danville and the historic Alamo Cemetery. Admission is $3 for adults; $2 for students with ID; $1 for children; and $5 for families. Dedicated: 1985. Hours: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., TuesdayFriday during the summer. t tGBY tXXXNVTFVNTSWPSH tFNBJMJOGP!NVTFVNTSWPSH Museum On Main 603 Main St., Pleasanton 94566. The Museum On Main is a regional history museum with rotating exhibits of historical artifacts from various time periods

as well as permanent displays. It has a gift shop that offers history books, miniatures, postcards and more. $2 donation requested. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 1-4 p.m., Sunday; closed Monday-Tuesday. t tXXXNVTFVNPONBJOPSH tFNBJMWBMMFZNVTFVN!TCDHMPCBM net Niles Canyon Railway4VOPM%FQPU  ,JMLBSF3E 4VOPM .JTTJPO#MWE  Fremont. The Niles Canyon Railroad offers a ride through the beautiful Niles Canyon between Sunol and Fremont. The train operates Sunday mornings and afternoons. A requested donation is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for kids ages 4-12 and kids under 3 years old ride free. t tXXXODSZPSH Tassajara School House'JOMFZ3E %BOWJMMF5IFTDIPPMJT owned and maintained by the SRV Fire Protection District, has picnic tables and hosts the Museum of the San Ramon Valleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third grade oneroom school program each spring. 4DIPPMNBSNTBOENBTUFSTQSPWJEF BEBZJOBUUIFTDIPPM4UVEFOUT use slates, learn to cipher and recite from the McGuffey Reader. DediDBUFE t tXXXNVTFVNTSWPSH Walnut Creek Model Railroad #VFOB7JTUB"WF 8BMOVU$SFFL The Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society is home to 4,300 feet of railroad track and up to 10 feet high of mountainous layouts. The track features numerous track styles, such as modern diesel and electric traction lines. The exhibit is open from 8-10 p.m., on the MBTU'SJEBZPGFWFSZNPOUI$PTUJT for adults, $2 for seniors and children BHFT BOEGSFFGPSDIJMESFOVOEFS ZFBSTPMETQFDJBMSBUFTBSFBWBJMBCMF for Scouts in uniform. t tXXXXDNSTPSH

MUSIC Blackhawk Chorus5IF#MBDLIBXL Chorus performs two concert series FWFSZZFBS POFJOUIFTQSJOHBOEPOF during the holiday season. Tickets may be purchased by phone, online or at the Lesher Center for the Arts, $JWJD%S 8BMOVU$SFFL t tXXXCMBDLIBXLDIPSVTDPN California Symphony:HOBDJP Valley Rd., Suite 200, Walnut Creek $BMJGPSOJB4ZNQIPOZCSJOHT

world-class music, renowned artists, JOOPWBUJWFQSPHSBNNJOHBOEBXBSE winning composers to the area. The symphony also is committed to QSPWJEJOHNVTJDFEVDBUJPOQSPHSBNT for children and adults. The home of the symphony is the Lesher Center GPSUIF"SUTMPDBUFEBU$JWJD%S  Walnut Creek. t4)08  GPSUJDLFUT tGPS$BMJGPSOJB4ZNphony office tGBY tXXXDBMJGPSOJBTZNQIPOZPSH tFNBJMJOGP!DBMJGPSOJBTZNQIPOZ org Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra 10#PY 8BMOVU$SFFL 5IF$POUSB$PTUB$IBNCFS0Schestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to bring quality chamber music to the Contra Costa $PNNVOJUZ4BUVSEBZFWFOJOHQFSGPSNBODFTCFHJOBUQN BU-PT .FEBOPT$PMMFHF3FDJUBM)BMM & Leland Rd., Pittsburg. Sunday performances are held at Lesher Center for UIF"SUT $JWJD%S 8BMOVU$SFFL tGPS-PT.FEBOPT$PMlege Recital Hall tGPS-FTIFS$FOUFSGPS the Arts tXXXDDDPSDIPSH tFNBJMNPSFJOGP!DPOUSBDPTUBchamberorchestra.org Contra Costa Wind Symphony10 #PY 8BMOVU$SFFL5IF Contra Costa Wind Symphony is a first-class, 21st century symphonic CBOEUIBUTFFLTUPQSPWJEFBOVQMJGUing, aesthetic musical experience to CPUIJUTWPMVOUFFSTBOEBVEJFODF*U holds regular concerts throughout the year at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. tXXXDDXJOETZNQIPOZPSH Danville Community Band10#PY  %BOWJMMF5IF%BOWJMMF $PNNVOJUZ#BOE VOEFSUIFCBUPO PG3PCFSU$BMPOJDP IBWFQSPWFE to be one of the premier musical groups in the Tri-Valley area. The #BOETQMVTNFNCFSTBSFWPMVOUFFSTGSPN%BOWJMMF "MBNPBOETVSrounding communities. The goal of the band is to enhance the cultural enrichment of the community and QSPWJEFUIFCBOENFNCFSTXJUI musical growth and increased performance skills. It performs concerts between September and July and NFFUTGSPNQNFWFSZ.POEBZ  September-June, at Community 1SFTCZUFSJBO$IVSDI %BOWJMMF t tXXXEBOWJMMFCBOEPSH tFNBJMNBSDI!EBOWJMMFCBOEPSH

Danville Girls Chorus10#PY  %BOWJMMF5IF%BOWJMMF(JSMT Chorus offers a complete program of choral music education through a WBSJFUZPGMFBSOJOHFYQFSJFODFTBOE performance opportunities. Singers BSFUBVHIUUIFCBTJDTPGWPDBMQSPduction and learn the fundamentals of musicianship and note-reading. Participation in this program EFWFMPQTBTFOTFPGSFTQPOTJCJMJUZ  confidence and self-esteem in the singers. t tXXXEBOWJMMFHJSMTDIPSVTPSH tFNBJMEBOWJMMF@HJSMT@DIPSVT! hotmail.com Diablo Symphony10#PY  8BMOVU$SFFL%JBCMP4ZNphony is the oldest aggregation of WPMVOUFFSNVTJDJBOTJO$POUSB$PTUB $PVOUZBOEBMTPBWBMVBCMFBTTFU in the cultural life of the region. Concerts are performed at the Lesher $FOUFSGPSUIF"SUT $JWJD%S  Walnut Creek. Tickets can be obUBJOFECZDBMMJOHPSWJTJUJOH www.dlrca.org. t tXXXEJBCMPTZNQIPOZPSH tFNBJMJOGP!EJBCMPTZNQIPOZPSH Pro Art Symphony Orchestra The 1SP"SU4ZNQIPOZ0SDIFTUSBXBT

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THEATER Black Box Theater Black Box Theater, QSPEVDFECZ3PMF1MBZFST&OTFNCMF  provides intimate, provocative and sometimes edgy performances at the %BOWJMMF5PXO.FFUJOH)BMM 'SPOU 4U5JDLFUTBSFBWBJMBCMFCZQIPOF  online or at the Community Center, 'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF t tXXXEBOWJMMFUIFBUSFDPN Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center"MCJPO3E 4BO 3BNPO5IF1FSGPSNJOH"SUT $FOUFSBU%PVHIFSUZ7BMMFZ)JHI 4DIPPMJODMVEFTBTFBUUIFBUFS with full stage, lobby, restrooms, City office, dressing rooms and a  TRVBSFGPPUSFIFBSTBMSPPN The rehearsal room is designed to accommodate both city and school district rehearsals as it duplicates the size of the main stage, leaving the theater for actual performances. t"354 

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ends from July-August. tXXXTGTIBLFTPSH Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy8BUFSTUPOF1MBDF  4BO3BNPO5IF5SJ7BMMFZ Performers Academy holds summer theater camps and offers voice and acting training during the school year. At the end of each workshop, students put on a performance or recital. t tXXXUSJWBMMFZZQBPSH tFNBJMJOGP!USJWBMMFZZQBPSH Village Theatre'SPOU4U  %BOWJMMF5IF7JMMBHF5IFBUSF hosts many performances for the 3PMF1MBZFST&OTFNCMF5IFBUSF and others as well as events throughout the year including the %BOWJMMF$IJMESFOT*OUFSOBUJPOBM 'JMN'FTUJWBM5IFUIFBUSFIBTJUT own box office inside the theater lobby at where tickets can be purchased one hour before every performance; tickets may also be purchased by phone, online or at the Danville Community Center, 'SPOU4U t tXXXWJMMBHFUIFBUSFTIPXTDPN tFNBJMWUCPYPĂłDF!DJEBOWJMMF ca.us

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lighted basketball courts, soccer fields, baseball and tennis courts, a skate park, trail access, playground areas, picnic tables and restrooms. This park is home to the Art and Wind Festival. Country Club School Park 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park has volleyball and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a playground area and picnic tables. Country Faire Park Montevideo and Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This park is just over an acre and features a playground area and picnic tables. Coyote Creek School Park 8700 N. Gale Ridge Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features a baseball diamond, soccer fields, trail access, playground, picnic tables and restrooms. Coyote Crossing Park 3495 Rosincress Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Creekside Park 1343 S. Wedgewood Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 11-acre park features a soccer field,

basketball courts, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Danville South Park 90 Serene Ct., Danville. Danville South is not visible from Camino Ramon and only one sign indicates its parking lot. It is a small park with a lawn area, a couple of play structures, swings and a small sand area. There are benches and a table for snacks or lunch in the park. Bathrooms at this park are portable. Del Mar Dog Park Del Mar and Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This one-acre fenced dog park is open from 8 a.m. to dusk daily. There are two shade structures, benches, handicap access, water sources and parking. The park is made up of cedar playground chips. Diablo Foothills Regional Park 1700 Castle Rock Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. Diablo Foothills is an imposing gateway to the beautiful parklands of Castle Rock Park or Mount Diablo with 978 acres that contain interesting geologic features, beautiful wildflowers and a variety of bird and animal life. There are many panoramic views of the mountain and its surroundings. There are no fees to enter this

park. Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m., unless otherwise posted or permitted. t   tXXXFCQBSLTPSH Diablo Vista Park 1000 Tassajara Ranch Dr., Danville 94506. This 20acre park has a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area, sand volleyball court, covered picnic area, lighted sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, and it features a mosaic water-snake that winds down the hillside. The sports fields, tennis courts, picnic area and snack shack are available to rent. Dougherty Valley High School Park 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. This 17.2-acre park includes baseball, softball, and football fields with bleachers and lighting, soccer field, lacrosse, Olympic-size pool and aquatic center with play pool, eight lighted tennis courts, gym, and performing arts theater. Available to the public during non-school hours only. East Branch Park Harcourt Rd. and Pipers Brook Ct., San Ramon 94583. This park has 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms.

Fire Truck Park 2070 Arlington Rd., San Ramon 94583. Just over an acre, this park features a playground area and picnic tables. Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park is home to the San Ramon Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market and many activities that the city sponsors including Sheep Shearing Day, Civil War Enactment Day, Storytime with the Farmer and more. Front Street Park 400 Front St., Danville 94526. Front Street Park is located across the street from the Danville Library and Community Center. It is the site of the Eugene Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Commemorative. Golden View School Park 5025 Canyon Crest Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, lighted basketball courts and a playground area. Green Valley School Park 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Green Valley School Park has picnic tables and benches, a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area, basketball courts and sports fields. Greenbrook School Park 1475 Harlan Dr., Danville 94526. Greenbrook

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School Park has picnic tables and benches and a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area. Hap Magee Ranch Park 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. This 17-acre park is funded by the Town of Danville and (Alamo) who jointly own and operate the park. The park has walking trails, picnic areas, childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area and a dog park. The â&#x20AC;&#x153;ranch themeâ&#x20AC;? playground allows children of all ages to interact with a variety of play equipment. The dog park is located next to the play area and picnic areas with separate spaces for large and small dogs, to exercise and socialize with other canines. Hidden Crest Park Asterbell, San Ramon 94583. Just over 4 acres, this park features a playground area and picnic tables. Hidden Hills School Park 12995 Harcourt Rd., San Ramon 94583. This school park is just over 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts and restrooms. Available to the public only during non-school hours. Hidden Valley Park Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has a little over 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms.

Inverness Park Broadmoor and Ascot drives, San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park has access to the Iron Horse Trail. Iron Horse Middle School Park 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park has volleyball courts, a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball court and trail access. Iron Horse Regional Trail This is a multi-use, whole-access trail on the former Southern Pacific railroad land between the cities of Concord and Livermore, spanning a total of 33 miles, connecting two counties and 12 cities. It creates an important recreational and commute component for the communities it serves involving all types of transportation: running, walking, strolling, biking, blading and dog walking. Park hours are from 5 a.m.-10 p.m., unless otherwise posted. t tXXXFCQBSLTPSH Las Trampas Regional Wilderness 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 3,798 acres of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horse-

back riders to enjoy its remote and rugged areas. The park is bisected by Bollinger Creek and has two major Bay Area faults, the Las Trampas and Bollinger faults. The site is a good place for birdwatching and has abundant wildlife living within it. Guided trail rides are available from May-September that are good for all experience levels 9 years and older. Call to schedule a ride. t t   tXXXFCQBSLTPSH Limerick Park 2833 Bethany Rd, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park has basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Live Oak Elementary School Park Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features soccer fields, a playground area, trail access and restrooms. Available to the public during non-school hours only. Livorna Park Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Livorna Park features a large open-air gazebo, a sand volleyball court, a sports court and a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area. There is a drinking fountain, restrooms and off-street parking.

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courts, trail access and a playground area. Mt. Diablo State Park Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. With a 3,849foot summit, this park has widespread views of the Bay Area that are accessible by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Located off Diablo Road, the park offers camping, rock climbing, observation deck, wildlife viewing, picnic areas and restrooms. The Summit Visitor Center and art gallery are open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday-Sunday with possible expanded days. The Mitchell Canyon Interpretive Center at the north end of the park in Clayton is open weekends and some holidays, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. in summer, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in winter. Mailing address: 96 Mitchell Canyon Rd., Clayton 94517. Park hours: 8 a.m.sunset. Admission fee of $6 per car. Mt. Diablo Interpretive Association runs the Mitchell Canyon Center, and helps fund park programs. t SFDPSEJOHJOGPSNBUJPO  t   DBNQTJUF SFTFSWBUJPOT

tXXXQBSLTDBHPW tXXXNEJBPSH Neil Armstrong School Park 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park features a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access and a playground area. Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Oak Hill Park is a 43acre park that offers a quiet country setting with a spectacular view of Mount Diablo as the backdrop. It features a small lake with a variety of wild birds. This park is a popular location of family picnics, weddings and other special locations like Music in the Park summer concert series. Group picnic areas with seven tables and three barbecue pits and lighted tennis courts are available for rental. The park also has a community center; more information can be found in the Arts and Entertainment section under Event Facilities to Rent. Old Ranch Park 1000 Vistamonte Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 5-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Osage Station Park 816 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Osage Station Park is known for its beautiful memorial rose garden and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area with train station and water attraction. This 35-acre park features four tennis courts, four

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baseball diamonds, several soccer fields, plus a path around the park. The tennis courts and sports fields can be rented. Piccadilly Square 2503 Piccadilly Circle, San Ramon. Just over 4 acres, this park includes a walk-through time loop, tot lot, play lot, soccer field, t-ball, basketball half court, benches, picnic tables, tricycle loop, barbecue, restrooms, and water fountains. Pine Valley Middle School Park 3000 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has over 7 acres and features a baseball diamond, soccer fields and basketball courts. Ramona Park 6330 Murdock Way, San Ramon. Four acres of wood play structures, swings, benches and picnic tables, and play lot, restrooms, drinking fountain, two bocce courts, arbor, two large barbecues, gazebo, and horseshoe area. Rancho Romero School Sports Field Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Rancho Romero School Sports Field has soccer and softball fields, as well as some play structures for children. Red Willow Park 190 Red Willow Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. San Ramon Sports Park with Tiffany Roberts Field 5261 Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94583. This 11-acre park has lighted baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access,

a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Senior Center Park and Gardens 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The park and gardens is over 8 acres and features bocce ball courts, gardens, picnic tables and restrooms. Sherwood Park Sherwood and Chancery, San Ramon 94583. This small park features a playground area and picnic tables. Six Pillars Park 12219 Windemere Parkway, San Ramon. Its 2.5 acres include a trailside vista, basketball court, game tables, character count pillars, play structure, skate area, picnic tables, restrooms, and water fountains. Souyen Park Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 2.4-acre park features bocce ball courts, tennis courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Sycamore Valley Open Space Camino Tassajara Rd., Danville 94526. Sycamore Valley Regional Open Space occupies two major ridges located within a region of rolling hills and valleys south of Mount Diablo. t   tXXXFCQBSLTPSH Sycamore Valley Park 2101 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94526. Sycamore Valley Park, located at Holbrook Drive and Camino Tassajara, has a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s play area with a popular recreational fountain, a reflection pond with waterfall, and a jogging

path that meanders through the park. The picnic area includes eight picnic tables and barbecue pits. The picnic area and five baseball diamonds and soccer fields can be reserved. Tassajara Ridge Staging Area Windemere Pkwy, San Ramon. The half acre includes an equestrian staging area, dog park, restrooms, and parking. Town Green 400 Front St., Danville 94526. This park is located in front of the Danville Library and Community Center. It is the site of Town family activities such as Art in the Park and Moonlight Movies. Twin Creeks School Park 2785 Marsh Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts and a playground area. Valley View Park Monarch/Star Jasmine, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Village Green Park 9540 Village Pkwy., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Walt Disney School Park 3250 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park is located on school grounds and features trail access. Windemere Ranch Middle School Park 11611 East Branch Parkway, San Ramon. Its 12.4 acres include eight basketball courts, soccer field, two baseball diamonds with bleachers, gym, and multi-purpose room. Available to the public during nonschool hours only. Windy Hills Park Ustilago, San Ramon 94583. This 2-acre park features a playground area and picnic tables.

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setting on Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday mornings. The night leagues consist of six regular season games, plus playoffs. The Saturday morning league will consist of 10 regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at the Central Park Soccer Fields or any Roberts Synthetic Turf field. Cost varies. t tXXXTBSBNPODBHPW Mustang Soccer See the Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Stuff section under Sports. San Ramon Sports Adult Soccer League 2411 Old Crow Canyon 3E 4BO3BNPO4BO3BNPO Sports offers year round adult soccer leagues for all ages and abilities. Divisions for men, women and coed provide players, from beginners to the most advanced, the right environment for recreational or competitive soccer. The sessions last approximately nine weeks. Youth soccer leagues are also offered. t tXXXTBOSBNPOTQPSUTDPN

SOFTBALL Adult and Co-ed Softball Leagues San Ramon Parks and Community Services Department offers three seasons of Adult softball including Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Co-ed leagues, which consist of either 11 week seasons XJUISFHVMBSTFBTPOHBNFTPS week seasons with 6 regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at the Central Park Softball Fields located at the corner of Alcosta Blvd. and Bollinger Canyon Road at different times on weekdays and weekends. t tXXXTBOSBNPODBHPW Adult Softball Town of Danville offers an Adult Softball Program GPSQMBZFSTZFBSTBOEPMEFSUIBU features leagues Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (co-ed) for 10 weeks, plus playoffs. Spring, summer and fall leagues are available. For more information, visit www.ci.danville.ca.us (search: Adult Sports). t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMJNVSEPDL!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT Senior Softball League Town of Danville offers a Senior Softball -FBHVFGPSQMBZFSTZFBSTBOEPMEFS PSZFBSTBOEPMEFSZFBSSPVOE t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMKPWFSNPF!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT 50 Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

SPECIAL OLYMPICS Special Olympics East Bay Region#VTLJSL"WF 4UF  1MFBTBOU)JMM4QFDJBM Olympics strives to provide yearround sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals with developmental disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience KPZBOEQBSUJDJQBUFJOTIBSJOHHJGUT  skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. t tXXXTPODPSH

SWIMMING Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park "MCJPO3E 4BO3BNPO The Aquatic Park offers swim lessons, recreation swim and special lap hours. Recreation swim and lap TXJNGFFTBSFGPSBEVMUTBOE GPSZPVUIBHFTBOETFOJPST Recreation swim hours are from QN 4BUVSEBZTMBQTXJNIPVST are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday5IVSTEBZQN 'SJEBZBOE p.m., Saturday. t Dublin Swim Center7JMMBHF 1LXZ %VCMJO5IF%VCMJO Swim Center is located next to %VCMJO)JHI4DIPPM*UJODMVEFTBMBQ area, diving board, shallow wading pool, tot pool, 100-foot waterslide, picnic area, showers and water aeroCJDDMBTTFT4QSJOHIPVSTBSF QN 5VFTEBZ5IVSTEBZQN  4BUVSEBZ4VOEBZTVNNFSIPVSTBSF BNQN .POEBZBOE8FEOFTEBZBNQN 5VFTEBZBOE 5IVSTEBZOPPOQN 'SJEBZ QN 4BUVSEBZBOE4VOEBZ t tXXXDJEVCMJODBVT Monte Vista Community Pool 4UPOF7BMMFZ3E %BOWJMMF .POUF7JTUB$PNNVOJUZ1PPMPòFST numerous swimming programs for all ages including recreational swim, adult lap swim, swim lessons, aquatic classes and Family Fun Night. *OEJWJEVBMTXJNQBTTFTBSFBWBJMBCMF for $20 for children 12 years and ZPVOHFS BOEGPSTXJNNFST years and older. Family swim passes BSFBWBJMBCMFGPSQVODI passes are available too. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMJNVSEPDL!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT

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ANIMAL SERVICES Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) 2890 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek 94598. ARF saves dogs and cats who have run out of time at public shelters and brings people and animals together to enrich each otherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives. ARF strives to create a world where every loving dog and cat has a home, where every lonely person has a companion animal, and where children learn to care for animals. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. t tXXXBSGOFU tFNBJMJOGP!BSGOFU Bethel Island for Furry Friends and Brentwood Animal Rescue (BIFF & BARK)10#PY  Bethel Island 94511. BIFF & BARK is a nonprofit organization that rescues homeless animals and animals that are left behind from deceased owners. Rescued animals stay in living quarters and are kept safe for life. This organization is unique because its services include cleaning up after animals that are left behind. t Contra Costa County Shelter 4800 *NIPò1MBDF .BSUJOF[5IF Contra Costa County Shelter has many wonderful and lovable pets that are available for adoption. The shelter also has a spay and neuter clinic, and a shot clinic. Adopted pets receive a free physical exam when brought in for a spay or neuter. Hours: Shelter: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 5VFTEBZ4BUVSEBZBNQN  Wednesday; Spay/Neuter Clinic: 8 BNOPPO QN .POEBZ Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; closed Sundays and major holidays. t tXXXDPDPOUSBDPTUBDBVTEFpart/animal tFNBJMBTEXFC!BTEDDDPVOUZVT Dog Licenses 4800 Imhoff Place, .BSUJOF[$POUSB$PTUB County issues dog licenses. An upto-date rabies vaccination certificate is required. Prices are lower for dogs that are spayed or neutered if documentation is provided. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; BNQN 8FEOFTEBZDMPTFE Sunday-Monday. t tXXXDPDPOUSBDPTUBDBVTEFpart/animal/licenses Tri-Valley Animal Rescue P.O. Box  1MFBTBOUPO5SJ7BMMFZ "OJNBM3FTDVF 57"3 PòFSTXPOderful animals for adoption every

Saturday and Sunday, excluding most holidays. Cats and dogs are BWBJMBCMFGSPNBNQN 4BUVSEBZT BU1FU'PPE&YQSFTT 4BO 3BNPO7BMMFZ#MWE %BOWJMMF t tFNBJMDPOUBDU!UWBSPSH tXXXUWBSPSH Tri-Valley SPCA(MFBTPO%S  %VCMJO5IF5SJ7BMMFZ41$" B facility of the East Bay SPCA, is committed to ending the euthanasia of all adoptable dogs and cats in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It provides adoption services, affordable, highquality spay and neuter procedures, dog training class and community education about responsible pet ownership. Hours: 1-8 p.m., Wednesday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., FridaySunday; closed Monday-Tuesday. t tXXXFBTUCBZTQDBPSH tFNBJMJOGP!FBTUCBZTQDBPSH Valley Humane Society /FWBEB4U 1MFBTBOUPO5IF 7BMMFZ)VNBOF4PDJFUZTNJTTJPOJT to educate the community on the need for responsible pet ownership, including the spaying and neutering of dogs and cats. It assists in the rescue and placement of abandoned/ stray or injured animals by operating an Adoption Center and Shelter. It also does not euthanize surrendered or rescued animals. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday. t tXXXWBMMFZIVNBOFTPDJFUZPSH

BUSINESS GROUPS Alamo Chamber of Commerce The members work to promote the patronage of local businesses, promote the well being and prosperity of the Alamo area and its inhabitants, promote a positive public awareness and attitude toward business and its vital role in our society, and work to provide information about and for businesses to local businesses and to the entire community. t1SFTJEFOU3JDIBSE8PPE BU tXXXBMBNPDIBNCFSPGDPNmerce.com Business Development Network BDN is a group of professionals that share resources and develops business through relationships. It meets from 8-9 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday of every month, at Father Natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4IFE &1SPTQFDU"WF %BOWJMMF t tXXXCEOEBOWJMMFDPN

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Communication Arts Network This organization meets at 11:45 a.m., the second Tuesday of every month, at 'PSMJ3JTUPSBOUF %BOWJMMF#MWE  Alamo. The organization is for professionals interested in networking with others in the communications industry. Cost is $20, including lunch. t tXXXDPNNBSUOFUPSH Danville Area Chamber of Commerce&5PXO$PVOUSZ %S %BOWJMMF%BOWJMMF"SFB Chamber of Commerce provides prime contacts, repeated exposure, powerful teamwork, strong public ties and success. Its mission is to enhance the growth and development of business and the quality of life in the community. t tXXXEBOWJMMFBSFBDIBNCFSDPN tFNBJMNFNCFSTIJQ!EBOWJMMFBreachamber.com Danville Mid-Day Referral Group This group is a chapter of the Business Network International and NFFUTGSPNBNQN FWFSZ Wednesday, at Crow Canyon CounUSZ$MVC 4JMWFS-BLF%S %BOWJMMF t5SBDZ#FDLIBNBU

tXXXCOJTGCBZDPN Discover Danville Association P.O. #PY %BOWJMMF%JTDPWFS Danville Association is a collective group of downtown businesses that seeks to improve the economic vibrancy, town centricity and tourism while maintaining the village atmosphere. Walking maps of downtown are available from Discover Danville. t tXXXEJTDPWFSEBOWJMMFDBDPN tFNBJMDPOUBDU!EJTDPWFSEBOWJMleca.com Leads Group for B2B Business Developers This group meets from BN FWFSZUIJSE5IVSTEBZBU two locations: Marie Calendarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1101 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek and BU.JNJT$BGF )BDJFOEB%S  Dublin. The cost for members is free, $40 for non-members. t8BMOVU$SFFL1FMMPBU t%VCMJO+JNBU tXXXCCQPXFSFYDIBOHFDPN San Ramon Chamber of Commerce 2410 Camino Ramon, Suite  #JTIPQ3BODI 4BO3BNPO 'PSZFBST UIF4BO3BNPO Chamber of Commerce has hosted business-to-business opportunities 2010-11 Info San Ramon Valley | 53

for sharing advice, political representation and customer introductions. Networking, business education and advocacy are its passion and specialty. The Chamber especially respects the entrepreneurial spirit of new business owners and believes that the money they invest in Chamber membership will be one of their wisest investments. t tFNBJMJOGP!TBOSBNPOPSH tXXXTBOSBNPOPSH Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.BJO4U 4VJUF  1MFBTBOUPO5SJ7BMMFZ$POWFOUJPOBOE7JTJUPST#VSFBVNBJOtains a walk-in visitors center that is stocked with area and member JOGPSNBUJPO)PVSTBNQN  .POEBZ'SJEBZ t tXXXUSJWBMMFZDWCDPN tFNBJMJOGP!USJWBMMFZDWCDPN Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Networking Opportunity-PDBM"#8"&4DIBQUFSIPMET NPOUIMZNFFUJOHTGSPNQN  every third Tuesday, at the Radisson )PUFM 3FHJPOBM4U %VCMJO .FFUJOHTJODMVEFBHVFTUTQFBLFS and networking opportunities. Non-members are welcome to atUFOEDPTUJTQFSNFFUJOH tXXXFYQSFTTUPTVDDFTTPSH

CEMETERIES Alamo Cemetery&M1PSUBM  "MBNP5IF"MBNP$FNFUFSZ has many grave sites from the early pioneers of the valley. The first SFQVUFECVSJBMXBTJOBOEUIF öSTUSFDPSEFECVSJBMXBTJO5IF DFNFUFSZPóDFTBSFPQFOBN QN .POEBZ'SJEBZ BQQPJOUNFOUT BSFSFDPNNFOEFE MPDBUFEBU .U%JBCMP#MWE -BGBZFUUF5PVST are available from trained museum docents. t t Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District.U%JBCMP#MWE -BGBZFUUF5IF"MBNP-BGBZFUUF $FNFUFSZ%JTUSJDUSVOTUIF"MBNP Cemetery and the Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery. It is a public non-denominational cemetery, known only as UIF-BGBZFUUF$FNFUFSZVOUJM 5IFPóDFJTPQFOGSPNBNQN  .POEBZ'SJEBZ t Oakmont Memorial Park 3FMJF[7BMMFZ3E -BGBZFUUF 0BLNPOU.FNPSJBM1BSL.PSUVBSZ has been an important part of the community since it was established 54 | Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

JO TJUVBUFEPOBQQSPYJNBUFMZ 100 acres. t Queen of Heaven Cemetery 3FMJF[7BMMFZ3E -BGBZFUUF Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a BDSFQSPQFSUZFTUBCMJTIFEUP meet the needs of Catholics and their families in Contra Costa and Alameda DPVOUJFT*UIBTPWFSZFBSTPGTFSvice supporting the burial needs of QBSJTIFT(SPVOETBSFPQFOTFWFO EBZTBXFFLBOE'BNJMZ4FSWJDF $PVOTFMPSTBSFBWBJMBCMFTJYEBZTB week to assist families with both preneed and at-need arrangements. t

COMMUNITY CENTERS Danville Community Center 'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF5IF%BOWJMMF $PNNVOJUZ$FOUFSJT TRVBSF GFFU DPNQMFUFEJO BOEQSPvides the community with a beautiful facility for weddings, parties, meetings and other events. The spacious 7BMMFZ0BL3PPNPòFST TRVBSF feet, hardwood floors, dramatic ceilings, and doors that open onto UIFQBUJPBOEPOFBDSF5PXO(SFFO with bandstand. Additional space is available for larger gatherings by opening the doors to the adjacent TRVBSFGPPU-BT5SBNQBT3PPN  which can also be rented separately. These two rooms combined can BDDPNNPEBUFQFPQMFGPSEJOJOH PSBTTFNCMZTUZMF5IFDFOUFS BMTPIBTBTRVBSFGPPUDBUFSJOH kitchen, lounge and a small Arts and Craft Room, which accommodates QFPQMF)PVSTBNQN  .POEBZ'SJEBZ t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Dougherty Station Community Center#PMMJOHFS$BOZPO3E  4BO3BNPO5IFDPNNVOJUZ DFOUFSPòFSTUIF3JEHFWJFX3PPN UIBUJT TRVBSFGFFUBOETFBUT GPSEJOJOHPSGPSSFDFQUJPO PSUIFBUFSUIF8FTU.FFUJOH3PPN UIBUJTTRVBSFGFFUBOETFBUT for a conference/classroom; the faDJMJUZBMTPPòFSTBLJUDIFO5IF'SPOU Row Theater is also housed here. t Oak Hill Park Community Center 4UPOF7BMMFZ3E %BOWJMMF 0BL)JMM1BSLPòFSTBRVJFU country setting with a spectacular .U%JBCMPCBDLESPQ BOJEZMMJDMPDBtion for family picnics, weddings, BOEPUIFSTQFDJBMPDDBTJPOT5IJT acre park is the site of many special events that are sponsored by the

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DISABLED PEOPLE SERVICES Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa4FFMJTUJOHVOEFS 4FOJPSTJOUIJTTFDUJPO CARE Parent Network'PSGBNJMJFT PGDIJMESFOXJUITQFDJBMOFFET4FF MJTUJOHVOEFS)FBMUI4VQQPSU 4FSWJDFTJOUIJTTFDUJPO R.A.D.D. Recreational Activities for UIF%FWFMPQNFOUBMMZ%JTBCMFEJTUIF perfect opportunity for participants BHFTBOEPWFSXJUIEFWFMPQNFOUBM disabilities to meet life-long friends and increase their independence skills JOUIFDPNNVOJUZ-PUTPGEJòFSFOU activities are planned like visiting the 4BO'SBODJTDP&YQMPSBUPSJVN BO"T HBNFPSHPJOHUP.VTFVNJOUIF1BSL t/FMMFBU Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living$BNJOP5BTTBKBSB %BOWJMMF3FVUMJOHFS$PNNVOJUZ GPS+FXJTI-JWJOHJO%BOWJMMF 3$+-  QSPWJEFTBTTJTUFEMJWJOH "M[IFJNFST care and skilled nursing care in a community its residents call home. t tXXXSDKMPSH

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELP Contra Costa Crisis Center10#PY  8BMOVU$SFFL5IF$POUSB Costa Crisis Center has a mission to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the DPNNVOJUZ1SPHSBNTPòFSFEJODMVEF crisis lines, grief counseling, homeless services, youth violence prevention

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&EVDBUJPO'PVOEBUJPOTVQQPSUTBOE promotes education in the community in partnership with the San 3BNPO7BMMFZ6OJรถFE4DIPPM%JTUSJDU by providing and distributing funds to better the education system. t tXXXTSWFGPSH tFNBJMJOGP!TSWFGPSH Troy and Alana Pack Foundation 9000 Crow Canyon Road, Suite S-249, %BOWJMMF5IF5SPZBOE"MBOB 1BDL'PVOEBUJPOJTBOPOQSPรถUPSHBOJ[BUJPOGPVOEFEUPIFMQFEVDBUF the public about traffic safety and responsibility, to promulgate legislation for traffic safety, and to help implement enforcement of those laws through the creation and passing of stricter DUI and DMV laws and enforcement through the California 4UBUF-FHJTMBUVSF5IF'PVOEBUJPO XPSLTUPCSJOHBCPVUOFXQVCMJD policies on both the state and naUJPOBMMFWFMT5SPZ1BDL  BOE"MBOB   XFSFLJMMFE0DU  XIFOB

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HOUSING HELP City of San Ramon Housing Specialist$JUZPG4BO3BNPOT )PVTJOH1SPHSBNQSPWJEFTBTTJTUBODFUPUIF$JUZ$PVODJMBOE 3FEFWFMPQNFOU"HFODZJOUIFEFWFMPQNFOUPGIPVTJOHQPMJDJFTBOE QSPHSBNTXIJDIXJMMGBDJMJUBUFUIF QSPEVDUJPOPGTJOHMFGBNJMZ NVMUJ GBNJMZ BOETQFDJBMOFFETIPVTJOH UIBUJTBòPSEBCMFUPBMMIPVTFIPME JODPNFMFWFMTPGUIFDPNNVOJUZ 5IFEFQBSUNFOUNPOJUPSTGFEFSBM  TUBUFBOEMPDBMDPNQMJBODFPGBGGPSEBCMFIPVTJOHBHSFFNFOUT BOE QSPWJEFTTUBòTVQQPSUUPUIF)PVTJOH"EWJTPSZ$PNNJUUFFXIJDI XPSLTUPEFWFMPQQPMJDJFTBOE QSPHSBNTJODPNQMJBODFXJUIUIF WPUFSBEPQUFE)PVTJOH&MFNFOUPG UIF(FOFSBM1MBO t tFNBJMCMJUUNBO!TBOSBNPODBHPW 2010-11 Info San Ramon Valley | 57

Habitat for Humanity East Bay 2619 Broadway, Oakland 94612. Habitat for Humanity East Bay was formed as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Its mission is to create successful home ownership opportunities for families with limited incomes by building sustainable housing and revitalizing neighborhoods. It addresses the critical need for affordable housing by providing homeownership opportunities for Bay Area families in need. t   tXXXIBCJUBUFCPSH tFNBJMJOGP!IBCJUBUFCPSH Town of Danville Housing Specialist The Town of Danville uses the Tri-Valley Housing OpportuOJUZ$FOUFS 57)0$ XIJDIJTMJTUFE below. After completing courses offered by the program, candidates will be highest on the priority list when units become available. To be placed on the Townโ€™s interest list, submit name, address, contact phone numbers, household income, household size and identify if you have been pre-qualified for a home loan and send that information to Jill Bergman. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMKCFSHNBO!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center 20 South L. St., Livermore 5SJ7BMMFZ)PVTJOH0QQPSUVOJty Center provides the Tri-Valley area with financial education, budget, and credit analysis and education. The program is able to assist individuals and families to work toward achieving self-sufficiency through stable employment, housing and savings. t tXXXUWIPDPSH tFNBJMJOGP!UWIPDPSH

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PLACES TO WORSHIP Bahaโ€™i Faith P.O. Box 1124, Danville  t 58 | Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

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POLITICAL GROUPS Blackhawk Republican Women The Blackhawk Republican Women is a dedicated and active group of women that help its members and the Republican party with clarifying current political issues. The club meets monthly BUUIF#MBDLIBXL$PVOUSZ$MVC  Blackhawk Club Dr., Danville. t tXXXCMBDLIBXLSXGPSH San Ramon Valley Republican Women Federated P.O. Box 1, %BOWJMMF5IJTHSPVQNFFUT GPSMVODIBUBN POUIFGPVSUI Tuesday of every month, September.BZBOEUIFรถSTU5VFTEBZPGFWFSZ month, June-August and December, BU$SPX$BOZPO$PVOUSZ$MVC  4JMWFS-BLF%S %BOWJMMF.FNCFSTIJQ is open to all; regular membership for registered voters or associate membership for non-voting members. tXXXTSWSXGPSH Tri-Valley Democratic Club P.O. #PY 1MFBTBOUPO5IF Tri-Valley Democratic Club meets at QN POUIFUIJSE.POEBZPGFWFSZ NPOUI BUUIF*#&8)BMM 7JMMBHF Pkwy., Dublin. Together this club helps elect Democrats to national, state and local offices, supports or opposes ballot propositions, takes meaningful political action and fills social needs while having fun. t tXXXUSJWBMMFZEFNTDPN tFNBJMJOGP!USJWBMMFZEFNTDPN

RADIO & TV STATIONS Contra Costa Television (CCTV) 10 Douglas, Suite 210, Martinez 94553. CCTV provides quality, informational and educational programming to the over 1 million citizens of Contra Costa County on Comcast Channel 27; AT&T U-verse Channel 99; and Astound Channel 32. Some shows include â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask the Doctor,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Ready, Get Healthy,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time of Your Life,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vida Sana En Vivoâ&#x20AC;? and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meetings. t tFNBJMDDUW!DPOUSBDPTUBUWPSH KKDV 92.1 7901 Stoneridge Dr., 4VJUF 1MFBTBOUPO,,%7JT focused on developing a tradition of quality, consistent broadcasting and commitment to the Diablo Valley communities. The format is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hot Adult Contemporaryâ&#x20AC;? and offers upto-date news, traffic and activities of interest. tUSBĂłD  .:53"'$ tDPOUFTUT tCVTJOFTT tXXXLLEWDPN Tri-Valley Community Television, TV 30 #FSOBM"WF 4VJUF#  1MFBTBOUPO5IJTHPWFSONFOU and public education channel serves Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon, and operates channels  BOEPOUIF$PNDBTU$BCMF System. The locally focused programming includes city council meetings of the four participating jurisdictions, and educational and informational lifestyle shows highlighting the community, current events and local sports. It is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation governed by a four-member Board of Directors comprised of the mayors of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton and San Ramon. To be included graphically on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Happening,â&#x20AC;? email press SFMFBTFUPQS!USJWBMMFZUWPSH t tXXXUSJWBMMFZUWPSH

RECYCLING AND HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Program 5019 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. HHW is available to Contra Costa residents and accepts items like household cleaning products, automotive care products, paint and paintrelated products, home and garden products and personal care prodVDUT)PVSTBNQN 5VFTEBZ

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SENIORS AARP Driver Safety Program Town of Danville and AARP host Driver Safety Programs for drivers 50 and older which cover normal physical changes and provide techniques to compensate for these changes. The course fosters defensive driving practices to stay alive on todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast moving highways and includes an auto insurance discount certificate. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMKPWFSNPF!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa 490 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill 94523. Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission is to promote the 15 adult day service centers available throughout Contra Costa County, in order to support and enrich the lives of seniors, people with disabilities,

their families and the community. t tXXXBEVMUEBZDDPSH tFNBJMJOGP!BEVMUEBZDDPSH Buzz Sessions Town of Danville hosts Buzz Sessions for seniors at different times and places. Topics include stress free travel and aging adults information. These events are free, but reservations are required. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT3FDSFBUJPO4FOJPST Culture to Culture Foundation $VMUVSFUP$VMUVSF'PVOEBUJPO DPNposed of Chinese seniors, cultural groups and programs, meets from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., every Monday and Tuesday, at the Alamo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. It offers activities like Yuan-Ji Dance, dancercise, Chinese literature seminars, Yoga and Mahjong. The club holds a potluck for Chinese seniors on the first Thursday of every month. t Danville Senior Citizens Club 5IJTDMVCNFFUTGSPNBN p.m., every Monday, at the Danville $PNNVOJUZ$FOUFS 'SPOU4U  %BOWJMMF"DUJWJUJFTJODMVEFMJOF dancing exercises, bridge, bingo, mah jong and more. Membership is $12 per year. t1BUSJDJBBU Danville Silver Screen Theater Town of Danville hosts the Danville 4JMWFS4DSFFO5IFBUFSBUQN FWFSZ'SJEBZPGUIFNPOUI BUUIF7JMMBHF

5IFBUFS 'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF"Emission is free and popcorn is served. Call for a list of scheduled movies. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMKPWFSNPF!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT Family Caregiver Alliance This is a resource center for families coping with stroke, Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and traumatic brain injury. It also helps families find caregivers to work in the home. t   Free Blood Pressure Screening John Muir Health Screening conducts free blood pressure screening from BNBN UIFĂśSTUBOEUIJSE Monday of every month, at the DanWJMMF$PNNVOJUZ$FOUFS 'SPOU4U  Danville. Drop-ins are welcome. t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT tFNBJMKPWFSNPF!DJEBOWJMMFDBVT Golden Crane Senior Center The center welcomes all seniors every Monday at the Alamo Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. It has classes in exercise, yoga, stretch, Luke5JOH,FO MJOFEBODJOH LBSBPLF  Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, English and jewelry. t tXXXHPMEFODSBOFPSH tFNBJMDIBJS!HPMEFODSBOFPSH HICAP Appointments The Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy ProHSBN )*$"1 PòFSTJUTTFSWJDFTGSFF to anyone on Medicare or at least ZFBSTPMEXJUIRVFTUJPOTBCPVU health insurance coverage. Appointments are required. t In-Home Supportive Services Program 2530 Arnold Dr., #300, Martinez 94553. The In-Home 4VQQPSUJWF4FSWJDFT *)44 1SPHSBN provides assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without assistance. IHSS is an alternative to out-of-home-care. t Independent Living Resource of Contra Costa County 3200 Clayton Rd., Concord 94520. t tXXXJMSDDDPSH Prime Time Join this club for a nondenominational gathering of â&#x20AC;&#x153;seasoned citizensâ&#x20AC;? from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, at the Community Presbyterian Church, 222 W. El Pintado, Danville. Activities include classes, speakers and card games. A home-cooked lunch is served at 2010-11 Info San Ramon Valley | 59

noon for $4. Rides are provided by County Connection Link for $3.50 round trip. tSJEFT(MPSJBBU tJOGPSNBUJPO3PTZBU San Ramon Senior Center  "MDPTUB#MWE 4BO3BNPO5IJT CFBVUJGVMNPEFSODFOUFSJTBQMBDFGPS TFOJPSTUPDPOOFDU CVJMEOFXTLJMMT  KPJOBDPNNVOJUZBOETUBZIFBMUIZ BOEBDUJWF*UIBTTFWFSBMDBTVBMHBUIFSJOHBSFBTQMVTNZSJBEBDUJWJUJFT  USJQT FYFSDJTFHSPVQT BDPNQVUFS SPPNBOEBMVODIQSPHSBN t tXXXDJTBOSBNPODBVT1BSLT Senior Citizens Resource Directory You can pick up a copy PGUIF$POUSB$PTUB$PVOUZ4FOJPS $JUJ[FOT3FTPVSDF%JSFDUPSZBUUIF $PNNVOJUZ$FOUFS 'SPOU4U  %BOWJMMF5IFEJSFDUPSZJODMVEFT SFTPVSDFT TFSWJDFTBOEJOGPSNBUJPO for senior citizens. t Senior Outreach Services 1300 $JWJD%S 8BMOVU$SFFL4FOJPS 0VUSFBDI4FSWJDFTPòFSTIPNF DIPSFSFHJTUSZ .FBMTPO8IFFMT  'SJFOEMZ7JTJUPS1SPHSBN 4FOJPS /VUSJUJPOBOEDBSFNBOBHFNFOU t Senior Sneaker Trips5PXOPG %BOWJMMFIPTUT4FOJPS4OFBLFS5SJQT UPEJòFSFOUBUUSBDUJPOTUISPVHIPVU UIFBSFB'PSBMJTUPGEBUFT HPUPUIF %BOWJMMF$PNNVOJUZ$FOUFSBU 'SPOU4U t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT Seniors Bridge4FOJPSTNFFUUP QMBZCSJEHFGSPNBNQN FWFSZ'SJEBZ BUUIF5PXO.FFUJOH)BMM  'SPOU4U %BOWJMMF&YQFSJFODFE QMBZFSTPOMZ$PTUJT3FTFSWBUJPOT are required. t+PBOBU Silver Streak Newsletter'SPOU 4U %BOWJMMF5IF5PXOPG %BOWJMMFQVCMJTIFTUIF4JMWFS4USFBL /FXTMFUUFSGPSTFOJPSTJO%BOWJMMF 5IFOFXTMFUUFSBEWFSUJTFTTFOJPS NFFUJOHT QSPHSBNT BDUJWJUJFT USJQT BOEDMBTTFTUIBUBSFBWBJMBCMF t tXXXDJEBOWJMMFDBVT St. Isidoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Young at Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;+PJO UIJTHSPVQGPSBNFFUJOHGSPN BNQN UIFUIJSE5VFTEBZPG FWFSZNPOUI BU4U*TJEPSFT.JOJTUSJFT$FOUFS -B(POEB8BZ  %BOWJMMF0QUJPOBM.BTTTUBSUTBU BNMVODITUBSUTBUBNCSJOH CSPXOCBHMVODIGSPN+VOF"VHVTU  CFWFSBHF GSVJUBOEEFTTFSUBSFQSP60 | Info San Ramon Valley 2010-11

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United Way of the Bay Area 1970 Broadway, Suite 600, Oakland 94612. United Way of the Bay Area has a mission to be the catalyst that enables people to strengthen their communities by investing in one another. They support more than 250 local programs that fight poverty and create opportunities for children, youth and families. t   tXXXVXCBPSH tFNBJMDPOUBDU!VXCBPSH Wardrobe for Opportunity 2051 Harrison Street, Suite A, Concord, CA 94520. Wardrobe for Opportunity is a nonprofit corporation that provides business clothing, workplace image enhancement and career development support to economically disadvantaged women in Contra Costa County. The clients are referred to Wardrobe for Opportunity by a job training program or Social Service agency. t   tXXXXBSESPCFPSH WIC Infant Supplemental Nutrition Program Supplemental food and nutrition educational program for pregnant women, infants and children. Based on income eligibility and residence in Contra Costa County. Offers monthly classes in nutrition and breastfeeding. t  8*$803,4   tXXXXJDXPSLTDBHPW

SPECIAL INTERESTS Alamo Cribbage Club 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo 94507. This club plays DSJCCBHFGPSGVO*UNFFUTBU p.m., every Wednesday, at the Safeway conference room, 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. t"M.PZBU tFNBJMBNPZ!DPNDBTUOFU Alamo-Danville Artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Society (ADAS) This society hosts monthly meetings featuring well-known guest artist demonstrations on the second Tuesday of every month. These meetings are free and open to the public. This society also hosts Art in the Park and Open Studios to raise funds for art proHSBNTJOUIF4BO3BNPO7BMMFZBSFB schools tXXXBEBTBSUPSH Alamo-Danville Newcomersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Club10#PY %BOWJMMF This club is open to new and longtime women residents of Alamo BOE%BOWJMMFJOUFSFTUFEJONBLJOH new friends in the area. Their ProTQFDUJWF.FNCFS$PòFFJTIFMEBU

10 a.m., the fourth Thursday of the month, and a monthly luncheon on the second Tuesday. t tXXXBMBNPEBOWJMMFOFXDPNFST com Bay Area Single Christians BASC club is a free, large, online group with event listings for Christian single adults around the S.F. Bay Area. tIUUQHSPVQTZBIPPDPN HSPVQTCBTDTJOHMFT Danville AM Toastmasters Club 5IFDMVCNFFUTGSPNBN FWFSZ5VFTEBZ BU'BUIFS/BUVSFT  &1SPTQFDU"WF %BOWJMMF(VFTUTBSF welcome. t tXXXEBOWJMMFBNGSFFUPBTUIPTUPSH Danville Jobâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Daughters This organization is for young ladies NJOJNVNBHFJTGPSGVMMNFNCFSTIJQ XIPFOKPZEBODFT TMFFQPWFST  parties, social events, snow trips and more. The girls develop confidence, good character, life-long friendships, moral and spiritual values and leadership abilities. The group meets at 7 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday PGFWFSZNPOUI BUUIF%BOWJMMF (SBOHF)BMM %JBCMP3E t Danville PM Toastmasters Club 5IJTDMVCNFFUTGSPNQN FWFSZ8FEOFTEBZ BU%7$ 4BO3BNPO $BNQVT 8BUFSNJMM3E 3PPN 8(VFTUTBSFXFMDPNF t tXXXEBOWJMMFUPBTUNBTUFST com tFNBJMBOVQ!EBOWJMMFUPBTUNBTUFSTDPN Diablo Singles Dance Club This club holds dances regularly the last 8FEOFTEBZPGUIFNPOUIGSPN QN BUUIF"SUT&EVDBUJPO #VJMEJOH DPSOFSPG:HOBDJP7BMMFZ 3PBEBOE8JHFU-BOF 8BMOVU$SFFL Cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. All are welcome. t Diablo Valley Fly Fisherman This club meets at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month, at Heather 'BSN-BLFTJEF3PPN /4BO $BSMPT 8BMOVU$SFFL(VFTUTBSF welcome. tXXXEJBCMPWBMMFZøZĂśTIPSH Diablo Valley Quiltersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Guild This group meets at 7 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month at the %BOWJMMF$POHSFHBUJPOBM$IVSDI  4BO3BNPO7BMMFZ#MWE(VFTUT are welcome. t%JBOOFBU

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VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Mt. Diablo Post 246)BSU["WF %BOWJMMF 5IF"NFSJDBO-FHJPOJTBOBUJPOBM organization that was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a community service organization helping promote QBUSJPUJTN*UNFFUTGSPNBN p.m. for lunch the first Wednesday of every month; lunch is $7. t tIUUQBMQPTUPSH Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation10#PY 4BO3BNPO4FOUJOFMTPG'SFFEPNT mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have SFDFOUMZTVòFSFETFWFSFJOKVSJFT*U offers life scholarships to help these men and women find the life paths that best suit their abilities, interests BOEOFFET-PDBMEPOBUJPOTNBZCF TFOUUP7JFU/BN7FUFSBOTPG%JBCMP 7BMMFZ 10#PY %BOWJMMF t tXXXTFOUJOFMTPòSFFEPNPSH tFNBJMJOGP!TFOUJOFMTPòSFFEPN org Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75 This organization meets from 7-10 p.m. every second Thursday of the month at the Swain House at Hap .BHFF3BODI1BSL -B(POEB 8BZ %BOWJMMF t tXXXWGXPSH Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley10#PY %BOWJMMF 7JFU/BN7FUFSBOTPG%JBCMP7BMMFZ 7/7%7 JTDPNQPTFEQSJNBSJMZPG present and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, XIPTFSWFEEVSJOHUIF7JFUOBNDPOøJDUBOEBSFFMJHJCMFGPSUIF7JFUOBN 4FSWJDF.FEBM7/7%7DVSSFOUMZ meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Crow Canyon Country $MVC 4JMWFS-BLF%S %BOWJMMF t tXXXWOWEWDPN 2010-11 Info San Ramon Valley | 61

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Alamo S.A.V.E.S. 150 Alamo Plaza, Suite B, Alamo 94507. Alamo S.A.V.E.S. is a volunteer based organization out of the Alamo Valley Station that performs a variety of valuable tasks in the Danville and Alamo area. It provides a commercial index of emergency contacts in case of emergency, â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I Were a Thiefâ&#x20AC;? program, vehicle fleet maintance on patrol cars, uniformed patrol at public events and coverage at the front desk of the Alamo Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s station. t Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) Animal fosters are urgently needed for short-term for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. ARF will provide the food, supplies and vet care; all fosters need to do is to provide the love. t tXXXBSGOFU Assistance League of Diablo Valley This chapter of the National Assistance League seeks new volunteer members to help with philanthropic service projects in

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Bruns House In-Patient Hospice Bruns Hospice In-Patient Hospice is seeking volunteers to fill two- to four- hour shifts during the weekdays and weekends. To apply for free training contact the volunteer department. t tFNBJMWPMVOUFFST!IPTQJDFFBTUbay.org CCI Volunteer Puppy Raising Program Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is looking for special volunteers interested in raising a CCI QVQQZGPSNPOUIT5IFZBSF now accepting applications. t  #"3,   tXXXDDJPSH Child Abuse Prevention Council The Contra Costa County Child Abuse Prevention Council needs volunteer speakers for the community education program. Volunteers must complete a mandatory 24hour speakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s training course. t Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art The academy seeks new volunteers and members to help with tasks ranging from bookkeeping to recruiting instructors. The group meets from noon-1 p.m., the second Friday of the month, at Richardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza Alamo. t#FUI#BUDIFMPSBU Education Docents at Forest Home Farms4BO3BNPOTBDSF historic park seeks docents to volunteer in its third-grade education program. Commitment is two times per month for four hours. Experience working with kids is helpful, but not required. t4UFQIBOJFBU Forest Home Farms - Glass House Tours Forest Home Farms is looking for volunteers to help give adult tours and help with the Glass House education program. t.BSZ"OOBU Foster Homes Needed for Pets Foster homes for cats and dogs waiting to be adopted are needed by all animal shelters listed under Animal Services in this section. Friends of Discovery Discovery Counseling Center is looking for volunteers who can commit eight hours per month to the Thrift StaUJPO 4BO3BNPO7BMMFZ#MWE  Danville. t tXXXEJTDPWFSZDFOUFSPOMJOFDPN tFNBJMHFOFSBM!EJTDPWFSZDFOUFSonline.com

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AIRPORT SHUTTLE Airport Shuttles See websites for a list of airport shuttles servicing locations throughout the Bay Area. BART also connects to Oakland and to San Francisco international airports. t   tXXXCBSUHPWHVJEFBJSQPSU tXXXøZPBLMBOEDPNTIVUUMFT shtml

BY BIKE Bicycle License Danville Police Department offers bicycle licenses, which let police know where to return stolen bikes. t Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay See Trails Council heading in the Outdoors and Recreation section. Bike Buddy Bike Buddy is a service offered by RIDES for Bay Area commuters. The program matches experienced cyclists with new cyclists to help them learn how to commute by bicycle. It is part of the USBĂłDBOEUSBOTQPSUBUJPOJOGPSmation service provided by phone and on the Web by a partnership of public agencies. Its website provides information, including route maps, locations of lockers and racks, and how to take bikes on public transit and across bridges, as well as comNVUJOHBOEUSBĂłDTBGFUZUJQT t$BMM tXXXPSH Biking Clubs See Biking heading in the Outdoors and Recreation section.

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BY RAIL AMTRAK .BSJOB7JTUB%S  .BSUJOF["NUSBLPòFSTBOJOUFSDJUZ passenger train system with fares depending on distance. You can buy one-way and round-trip tickets at staffed stations, online or at Quik5SBLNBDIJOFT.BSUJOF[TUBUJPO IPVSTBSFBNNJEOJHIU XFFLEBZT BOEBNNJEOJHIU XFFLFOET The Richmond BART station is right OFYUUPUIF".53",TUBUJPO tXXXBNUSBLDBQJUPMTDPN Altamont Commuter Express Train (ACE) &$IBOOFM4U 4UPDLUPO  $""$&DPNNVUFSUSBJOTUSBWFM between Stockton and San Jose, with

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TAXIS & LIMOS Alamo Luxury Limousine  Alamo Way, Alamo. t Bay Area Taxi Walnut Creek. t Blackhawk Limousine 9000 Crow Canyon Rd., Danville. t Bridges Limousine 1200 Alpine, Walnut Creek. t  /0%3*7*/( 

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Danville Yellow Cab 1517 2nd Ave., Walnut Creek. t Eagle Transportation / California Blvd., Walnut Creek. t First Class Transportation  Franciscan Dr., Danville. t Mandalay Cab & Airport  Alpine Rd., #55, Walnut Creek. t A Royale Cab Co. 1517 2nd Ave., Walnut Creek. t San Ramon Yellow Cab Co.  Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. t  5"9* 

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