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Artists capture Mendocino Magic Exhibit opens July 7 Visit Mendocino with a short drive to the Livermore Civic Center Library Gallery where local artists are hanging Mendocino Magic, an exhibit of plein air paintings and photographs produced in 2011 in the Mendocino/Fort Bragg area. An opening reception will be held from 2-4 p.m., Saturday, July 7, at the gallery, 1188 S. Livermore Ave., and the exhibit continues through July 31 during regular library hours.
PLEASANTON NEWCOMERS CLUB This club is a great way for new and established residents to make new friends. It meets for coffee on the first Wednesday of every month and for lunch on the second Wednesday of every month. The group has activities like hiking, walking, Bunco and more. Visit www.pleasantonnewcomers.com or call Ruby M. at 462-6404. ROTARY CLUB OF PLEASANTON The Rotary Club of Pleasanton since 1965 has been a leader in the community in helping make Pleasanton a great place to live. It has a luncheon meeting from 12:15-1:30 p.m., every Thursday, at Hap’s Restaurant, 122 W. Neal St., Pleasanton. Cost for lunch is $17. For information, visit www. PleasantonRotary.org. ROTARY CLUB OF PLEASANTON NORTH Pleasanton North Rotary invites anyone interested in making a difference. The membership includes 65 professionals, business owners, executives, managers and community leaders. The club meets from 12:15-1:30 p.m. Fridays at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr. Call 580-7947 or visit www.pnrrotary.org. TRI-VALLEY DIVE CLUB MEETING Monthly meetings are from 7-9 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held at Dive N Trips, 1032 Serpentine Ln. Guest speakers provide exciting topics on diving. For further information, call 462-7234 or visit www. diventrips.com.
CONCERTS IN THE PARK Pleasanton Downtown Association presents live concerts throughout the summer from 7-8:30 p.m. Fridays at Lions Wayside Park at the corner of First and Neal streets. Enjoy Celtic Folk Rock by Pladdohg on June 29 then come back July 6 for Classic Rock Hits by The Aerodynes. Visit www.pleasantondowntown.net. THE HOT FRITTATAS The Hot Frittatas, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, guitar and cello, will play their international cafe music --
Charlotte Severin: Rooftops of Mendocino
Dorothy Maestas: Rocky Shore
Marvin Dalander: Oddfellows Lodge
Participating artists are Bonnie Bartlett, Steve Barkkarie, Marv Dalander, Kathleen
Elm, June Ferreri, Helene Hallett, Daniella Karo, Margo Kirkewoog, Arne Kirkewoog,
Dorothy Maestas, Miranda Miller, Justin Trent and Charlotte Severin. N
Italian, French, Mexican, Brazilian -- at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. The program is free and open to all. Call 931-4305.
FAST & FURIOUS FESTIVAL The event is an all-day wellness and lifestyle festival designed to bring the world of cycling and running together in one place while highlighting the charm of downtown. Proceeds from the event will be donated to ALS TDI. Sunday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Free festival admission Fast & Furious Festival, 830 Main St., Pleasanton. 407-3130. www. fastandfuriouspleasanton.com FIRST WEDNESDAY’S STREET FAIR First Wednesday will take place from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, in downtown Pleasanton. Finding Stella will be performing at the Beer & Wine garden Stage. For more information, contact the Pleasanton Downtown Association at 484-2199 or visit www.pleasantondowntown.net. RELAY FOR LIFE 2012 American Cancer Society’s 24-hour Relay for Life! is from 10 a.m.-10 a.m., Saturday, July 21 through Sunday, July 22, at Pleasanton Middle School track, 5001 Case Ave., Pleasanton. First lap is for cancer survivors. Special Luminary Ceremony at 9 p.m. honoring cancer survivors and in memory of those who have lost their battle. Survivors, call Sue at 200-1328.
‘HUMANIMALS AND SUCH’ This playful summer exhibit features five well-known artists’ paintings and sculptures depicting humans, animals or incongruous combinations of both. “Humanimals and Such” is open July 19-Aug. 25 at the Harrington Gallery, Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. An opening reception is from 7-9 p.m., Thursday, July 19. Visit www.firehousearts.org.
MOVIES IN THE PARK You are invited to enjoy a free movie at dusk,
Thursday, July 12, at Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. “Kung Fu Panda 2” is playing, the sequel to the popular “Kung Fu Panda” film featuring loveable Po and friends with voices by Jack Black, Angelina Jolie and Gary Oldman. Film is rated PG. Seating will be cordoned off in sections with blanket seating in the front, low-back chairs in the center, and camp chairs and other higher positioned seating in the rear, to accommodate the best viewing.
PICNIC AND OPERA IN A VINEYARD Enjoy a relaxed summer evening of classic opera and wine to benefit Livermore Valley Opera, in a relaxed setting among the vines from 5-8 p.m., Sunday, July 15, at Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore. Tickets are $30 through July 9, then $35. Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase artisan pizzas and salads from Soleil Wood Fired Pizza, as well as organically made Retzlaff wines. Guests will also be able to purchase songs from a “menu of arias” for the four renowned opera singers to perform. Call 960-9210 or visit www. livermorevalleyopera.com. TRI-VALLEY YMCA CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT Play poker and raise money for the Tri-Valley YMCA; $100 donation buy in reserves your seat. The top eight spots will win a prize. Seating limited to the first 48 players registered. The event is at 5 p.m., Sunday, July 22, at Tri-Valley YMCA, 693 Sierra Ln., Suite F, Dublin. Food and drinks included. Donors include Eddie Papa’s American Hangout, Moet-Hennessy and J Bohr Vineyards and Wines. Call 263-4444.
FREE DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT CLASSES This six to seven week series will teach you how to manage your diabetes with exercise, healthy eating (including the foods you love) and medications, and answer all your questions about living with diabetes. The class is from 10-11:30 a.m., Mondays, July 16 through Aug. 27, at Heritage
Estates, 900 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. Call 408-768-3763 or visit acceptor.
Kids & Teens
LEMONADE PROJECT: FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR KIDS! The Lemonade Project is a student group from Amador Valley High School/ California DECA that introduces elementary school students to financial literacy through interactive skits and discussions. The workshop is from 8-9 p.m., Tuesday, July 3 at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Visit reprojected. PLEASANTON POLICE TEEN ACADEMY The free academy is open to high school students of Pleasanton, ages 14-18, to learn about K-9, patrol procedures, crime scene investigation and more. Classes are from 2-5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10 through July 26, at the Pleasanton Police Station, 4833 Bernal Ave. There will also be a couple of evening classes for field trips and graduation. Call 931-5240 or email revel-whitaker@ cityofpleasantonca.gov.
‘HAIRSPRAY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL’ Wake up to 1962 Baltimore, where the only thing bigger than “The Corny Collins Show” is the big hair and big talent of our plus-size teens heroine, Tracy Turnbald. Join her as she follows her quest for love, stardom and social equality, all without mussing her hair. The Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre’s actors present a sneak peek -- a scene and a song or two from the musical -- and a free dance lesson. The event is at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 8 at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. The program is free and open to all. Call 931-3405. COOL TONES BIG BAND Start your swinging 4th of July holiday with the Cool Tones Big Band. Enjoy an hour of free music at 2 p.m., Sunday, July 1, at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. The music is free and open to everyone. Call 931-3405.
ON THE TOWN AMERICAN Eddie Papa’s American Hangout 4889 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, 469-6266. Winner of The Pleasanton Weekly’s Reader Choice Awards for “Best American Food Restaurant” and “Best Meal under $20,” Eddie Papa’s American Hangout celebrates the regional food and beverage cultures of America. Bring the whole family to enjoy iconic dishes from across the United States, Old World Hospitality, and hand crafted artisan cocktails. www.eddiepapas.com. BARBECUE Red Smoke Grill 4501 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton, 734-0307. Home of the Tri Tip and Blue, Red Smoke Grill was Voted Reader’s Choice Best 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011. Dine in or take out rotisserie chicken, ribs, prawns, salads and tri tip, or pulled pork sandwiches. Relax with a beer or a bottle of wine. Visit www.redsmokegrill.com.
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ADULT AND TEEN SUMMER READING Get started on your summer reading at the library, which will have weekly drawings for fun prizes, and a stainless steel sports bottle for the first 100 people to turn in a reading log. The program runs June 9-July 31, at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Call 931-3400, ext. 7. DONATIONS FOR HOMELESS There will be a collection in Pleasanton for the Homeless Refuge on Saturday, June 30, and Sunday, July 1, at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., and St. Augustine Church, 3999 Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Donations may be left in the vestibule of either church under the sign marked for the Homeless Refuge. Items they are looking for are socks, underwear, gently used summer clothing and personal items such as toothpaste.
‘OKLAHOMA’ Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is presenting Richard Rodgers lively musical, “Oklahoma,” at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and at 2 p.m. Sundays from July 21-Aug. 5 at the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. No Friday performance on opening weekend. Call 4622121 or visit www.trivalleyrep.org. FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK: ‘HENRY V’ The city of Pleasanton
presents the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival’s 30th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park with its production of “Henry V” at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sundays, June 30-July 15, at Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave. Admission is free; everyone is invited to bring blankets and picnic suppers to enjoy during the performance. For more information call 931-5340.
END OF LIFE SERVICES End of life services are mystifying to most people. Catholic Funeral & Cemetery Services simplifies this process by providing information that families can understand. They provide convenient, comprehensive solutions for all end of life services at affordable prices. The lecture is from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, at the Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. Call 931-5365 or visit www.pleasantonseniorcenter. org. Free. KEEPING ELDERS SAFE: OVERVIEW OF ELDER ABUSE Take steps to protect yourself or loved one from elder abuse. Learn what elder abuse is and the laws that address it. Identify signs of financial, emotional, physical abuse and neglect. Review legal remedies available to abused elders and agencies that can help. Tuesday, July 10 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton. 925-931-5365. www. pleasantonseniorcenter.org
LIVING WITH VISION LOSS This six-week course (two hours per class) offered by Lion’s Center for the Blind, provides blind and visually impaired clients with a comprehensive overview of vision loss, adjustment, coping strategies, services and resources. Begins July 16. For registration and dates, call 931-5365. Monday, July 16 from 10 a.m.-noon Free. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton. 931-5365. www.pleasantonseniorcenter.org PEDDLER SHOPPE AT THE SENIOR CENTER The Peddler Shoppe in the lobby of the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., offers the handmade wares of talented local senior artisans. It’s a great place to buy gifts. The Shoppe is staffed by volunteers and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday evenings; and 9 a.m. to noon on the second Saturday monthly.
BISHOP SPONG Renowned Episcopal Bishop John Shelby Spong will speak from 7-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 19, at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton. His topic is “Shifting the Paradigm from Salvation to Wholeness -- He did not die for our sins.” Community welcome. Donation of $10; send checks to Lynnewood UMC with email address and phone number. Call 846-0221 or visit www.lynnewood.org.
BEYOND TREATMENT BREAST CANCER This group provides a safe place to express and share thoughts, concerns and experiences of living with the uncertainty after treatment for breast cancer, the physical effects and problems related to intimacy, marriage, reproduction and employment. The group meets from 6-8 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month at ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite #270. The group is facilitated by Mary Prishtina, RN, and Estee Goren, MFT. Call 399-1177. PLEASANTON MILITARY FAMILIES SUPPORT GROUP Formed in 2003 this group provides support and comfort to the Pleasanton families whose loved ones are deployed in the combat zones of Afghanistan and Iraq. The group has monthly meetings and other events such as “pack outs” of comfort and care items for deployed members of the armed forces. The group also sponsors the Yellow Streamer program on Main Street where streamers are displayed with the name, rank and branch of service of Pleasanton military personnel. Learn more at www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies. org. WIDOW/WIDOWERS GRIEF RECOVERY Have you or someone you know experienced the death of a spouse recently or within the last few years? Sharing experiences dur-
ing this 10-week class is extremely helpful to the healing process. Find hope, support and successful ways to process the significant life event. Classes are 7-9 p.m., Wednesdays, June 27 through Sept. 5, at Valley Community Church, 4455 Del Valle Pkwy., Pleasanton. Workbook is $15. Call Linda at 833-9013 or email email@example.com.
LIONESS SEEK NEW MEMBERS The Livermore Lioness Club welcomes new members at its regular monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. A $2 to $5 donation is requested. Participating in the many activities of the group is a great way to meet local people. The Lioness are a service club which helps many worthy causes in our community. Call 443-4543. LITERACY TUTOR TRAINING Share the gift of reading and writing become a literacy tutor. Pleasanton Library’s Project Read needs volunteer tutors to help adults with English skills. Training is from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, July 21, at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Tutors must be at least 18, fluent in American English but not necessarily a native speaker, and be able to devote an hour or two weekly. Call 931-3405.
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