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Some useful numbers for newcomers and oldtimers . . . . . . . . . .7

calendar of public events Street fairs, concerts in the park and more, month by month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

facts and stats The sun rises over the San Ramon Valley mid-summer, showing the majesty of the place we call home.

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Welcome to Info ‘2009-2010, the ultimate resource guide for

the San Ramon Valley.

We are fortunate to live in a valley blessed with natural beauty

and perfect weather. The manmade elements have contributed to make it a great place to live: the good schools, public facilities, well maintained freeways and roads, parks, cultural events, and community groups and activities. This guide aims at letting everyone know what the valley has to offer, from hiking on the regional trails to classes offered by the Town of Danville and City of San Ramon to plays and concerts at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center. It also lists information about local governments, schools, sports, support services and volunteer opportunities.

Oldtimers and newcomers alike will find valuable information

Climate, population and home sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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public officials

Information about who runs our public agencies . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

education

Public and private schools, elementary through college . . . . . . . 15

kids’ stuff Classes, outings and sports—plus preschools . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

arts & entertainment Live music, theaters and galleries, facilities for rent . . . . . . . . .

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outdoors & recreation

From bocce ball to golfing to tennis to playing in parks . . . . . . . 29

community Clubs, support services, service groups, volunteer organizations and much more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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in this year’s Info, and we hope that everyone keeps it handy to use as a reference tool throughout the year. Also stay informed with our daily updated Web sites: DanvilleWeekly.com and SanRamonExpress.com.

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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

Danville Police Department 510 La Gonda Way Danville 94526 Call 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 Financial Services: 314-3320 Human Resources: 314-3380

City of San Ramon Call 973-2500 City Manager: 973-2530 City Attorney: 973-2549 Administrative Services Department: 973-2609 City Clerk: 973-2537 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 Code Enforcement Officer: 314-3335

Danville Garbage Service

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

Allied Waste Call 603-1144

San Ramon Garbage Service Valley Waste Management Call 837-3356

San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District 800 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Danville 94526 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

Danville Recycling Service Valley Waste Management (VWM) Call 935-8900

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

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For birth or death certificate or marriage license Call 646-2517

Water Service

Child abuse

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

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

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

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

AT&T Telephone and high-speed Internet access Call (800) 310-2355

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Amber Alert Call (800) 835-5247

Dog license Martinez Animal Shelter: 335-8300

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San Ramon Public Library

County Animal Control

100 Montgomery St. San Ramon 94583 Call 973-2850

Call 646-2995

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

U.S. Postal Service: Danville Main Office

Call (800) 555-7794

Adult Protective Services: (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

400 Front St. Danville 94526 Call 837-4889

Call (800) 275-8777

Renewable Energy Choices — Greenpower

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Danville Public Library

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

County Recorder’s Office

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Diablo Post Office 1701 El Nido Diablo 94528-9800 Call 837-3800

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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 or 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

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Small Claims Court Call 646-6901

Solicitor Permit Call 335-1571

Workers permit for a student San Ramon Valley Unified School District: 552-5500

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Art in the Park Town of Danville and Alamo Danville Artists’ Society will host Art in the Park from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 3-4, at Town Green, adjacent to the Community Center and Library, on Front St. Call 314-3466. www.ci.danville.ca.us or www.adas4art.org Primo’s Run for Education San Ramon Valley Education Foundation will sponsor Primo’s Run for Education, 5K starting at 8:15 a.m., the half marathon starting at 7:15 a.m. and the fun run/walk at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 11. The 5K and fun run/walk start at Iron Horse Middle School, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon and the half marathon starts at Primo’s Pizza, 298 Hartz Ave., Danville. Registration cost varies; to register online, visit www.primosrun. com. Call 820-9181 .

Children’s Fall Fest Town of Danville will host Children’s Fall Fest from 3:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Activities include arts and crafts, face painting, games and trick-or-treating. Pre-registration is required. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents; pre-registration is required. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us

Danville Fall Crafts Festival Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Danville Fall Crafts Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 24-25, at Hartz and Prospect avenues. Activities include trick-ortreating, Scarecrow alley, a parade, kids activities and music. Call 837-4400. www.danvilleareachamber.com

November Veteran’s Day A Veteran’s Day celebration will be held for the San Ramon Valley at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, at Performing Arts Center, San Ramon Valley High, 140 Love Lane, Danville. Call Ray at 824-5828. www.vnvdv. com

Holiday with Santa at the Livery Danville Livery will host Holiday with Santa at the Livery beginning at the end of November until Christmas Eve. Children will receive a special gift from Santa. Call 838-7070.

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Lighting of the Old Oak Tree Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the Lighting of the Old Oak Tree with Father Christmas and the Snow Angel from 5:15-8:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27, on Diablo Rd. The magic continues with holiday music, refreshments and entertainment. Call 837-4400. www.danvilleareachamber.com

December Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards Town of Danville will host the Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards ceremony at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. Call 314-3401. www.ci.danville.ca.us

San Ramon Bah Humbug! 5K Start the holiday season with a healthy, fun run or walk through San Ramon. Saturday, Dec. 5 at Bishop Ranch #2 parking lot , 2694 Bishop Dr. Race day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m.. Call 973-3200. Senior Holiday Luncheon Town of Danville will host the annual Senior Holiday Luncheon at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Preregistration is required. Call 314-3400. www. ci.danville.ca.us

Elf Workshop Town of Danville will host the Elf Workshop for children with two different times from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. amd 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Veterans Memorial Building, Danville. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents; pre-registration is required. Call 314-3400.

A p ri l 2 010 Eggstravaganza Town of Danville will host an Eggstravaganza from 9:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 3, at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. Activities include an egg hunt, crafts, face painting and a visit from the Spring Bunny. Cost is $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents; pre-registration is required. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us

The Alamo Rotary Club will hold its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, in Livorna Park, located on Livorna Road at Miranda. The popular event divides the hunt into age groups and the Bunny makes a special appearance. For more information, visit www.alamorotary.org.

Civil War Days Cannons blaring, guns shooting, troops running for cover! Witness the battle of Forest Home Farms 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Walk through the living history encampments to learn about the daily life of soldiers, women and children of the American Civil War and Victorian era.  Witness Civil War battle Re-enactments,  meet and talk with historic characters, view fashions of the day, enjoy live music and visit a period field hospital. Delicious BBQ and kettle corn available for purchase. Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18. Call 973-3287.

Lend-A-Hand Day Town of Danville will host Lend-A-Hand Day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, April 24 at various homes of seniors who request a hand with yard work or other maintenance tasks. Call 314-3490.


info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y calendar May Sheep Shearing Day Forest Home Farms will host Sheep Shearing Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, May 2, at Forest Home Farms, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. The day includes wool spinners, woodcarvers, quilters and watching the sheep get their spring “hair-cut.” Call 973-3287. www.ci.sanramon. ca.us/parks

Danville International Children’s Film Festival Town of Danville hosts the Danville International Children’s Film Festival, during the third weekend in May, at various locations including the historic Village Theatre and Town Meeting Hall. Call 552-REEL . www.dicff.org

Devil Mountain Run The 33rd annual 5K and 10K Run or Walk Devil Mountain Run starts at 8 a.m., and the Kids Run starts at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, May 2. Staging area is at Lunardi’s Market at Railroad and Prospect avenues, Danville. Visit www.rhodyco.com for cost information. Proceeds benefit Children’s Hospital Oakland. Call (415) 759-2690. E-mail: nancy@ rhodyco.com.

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and 3K Fun Walk on July 4. Starts and ends at San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Call 973-3200 or visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov hosts Music in the Park from 6-8 p.m., Saturdays, during the months of July and August, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. Call 314-3470 or visit www.ci.danville. ca.us. Blackhawk Plaza hosts a free concert series on Fridays during the months of July and August, at Blackhawk Plaza, Danville. Call 7362751 or visit www.shopblackhawkplaza.com. Alamo Parks and Recreation hosts a Summer Concert Series 6:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays, during July and August, at Livorna Park, 801 Livorna Rd., Alamo. Visit www.alamore.org.

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Merchants’ Association sponsors the annual Hot Summer Nights car shows from 4-9 p.m., some Thursdays in July and August on Hartz Ave., Danville. Call 820-5750 or 437-3649. Mixers beginning at 8 a.m., April-June and Oct.Dec. Meet great people from the community while being outdoors and getting low-impact exercise. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us

September Ramon Valley hosts a 911 Remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11, at the All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville.

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Club of Alamo hosts an annual Alamo Music Festival on a Saturday in September at Alamo Plaza. The day includes live bands, marching bands, food, wine tasting, rock climbing and fun! This event raises funds for school music programs in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Call 217-3123.

Moonlight Movies on the Town Green Town of Danville hosts Moonlight Movies on the Town Green starting at 8:15 p.m., certain Fridays, June-August, in front of the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. This event is free. Call 3143400. www.ci.danville.ca.us

July 4th of July Festivities Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley sponsors the 4th of July Parade from 9 a.m.- noon, Sunday, July 4, in downtown Danville, on Hartz Ave. and San Ramon Valley

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Valley will host a Memorial Day celebration from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, May 31, at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville. Call 736-1500. www.vnvdv.com

Chamber of Commerce will host the Danville Fine Arts Faire from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., SaturdaySunday during the middle of June, in downtown Danville, Hartz Ave. Call 837-4400. www.danvilleareachamber.com

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host garden tours in Pleasanton from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the first Sunday after Mother’s day; the proceeds benefit the society, call 9180799 or visit valleyhumane.org. Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is a free self-guided tour that visits East Bay gardens, including Danville, on Sunday, May 2. Visit www. bringingbackthenatives.net. Danville-Alamo Branch of the AAUW hosts a garden tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 7 and 8. Proceeds benefit the organization, call 837-0826. Valley Oak Respite Center hosts a “Memories in the Garden” tour the first Saturday in June and proceeds benefit the center, call 956-9269.

Wind Festival blows into town during Memorial Day weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., SundayMonday, May 30-31, in Central Park, located at the corner of Bollinger Canyon Road and Alcosta Blvd. The festival includes over 200 arts and crafts booths, entertainment on three stages, kite-flying demos, free kite making workshops, kids’ activities, a non-profit info alley, displays and more. Call 973-3200. www. ci.san-ramon.ca.us

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Danville d’Elegance Fine & Specialty Auto Show Discover Danville Association hosts the Danville d’Elegance Fine & Specialty Auto Show in September at Hartz Ave. between Prospect Ave. and Church St. Over 60 Ferraris, exotic automobiles, live music, auctions, drawings and celebrities. Proceeds benefit The Parkinson’s Institute. Call 552-0310. www.danville-delegance.org

Eugene O’Neill Festival The Eugene O’Neill Foundation will present the Eugene O’Neill Festival Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21, at various locations. Activities include outdoor performances, O’Neill plays and new works in the Old Barn at Tao House, seminars, readings and discussions. Reservations are required and transportation information will be given at time of reservation. Call 820-1818. www.eugeneoneill.org

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Total population: 988

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Population 18 years and older: 723

Winter: average high, 59 degrees; average low, 41 degrees

High school graduates: 100 percent

Summer: average high, 76 degrees; average low, 54 degrees

Foreign born: 7.6 percent

Record high: 110 degrees in July 2006

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 65.5 percent Median household income in 1999: $197,904

Record low: 18 degrees in 1972 Source: www.weather.com

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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

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)

Median household income in 1999: $139,997

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ZIP code: 94506

Selling price of single family homes for third quarter 2009:

Total population: 19,768

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Population 18 years and older: 13,557

No. of sales: 20

High school graduates: 97.5 percent

Median price: $ 1,129,000

Bachelor’s degree or higher: 65.1 percent

Average price: $ 1,227,150

Foreign born: 15.8 percent

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Median household income in 1999: $142,459

No. of sales: 91 Median price: $796,000

danville ZIP code 94526 Total population: 43,043 Population 18 years and older: 41,715 High school graduates: 96.2 percent Bachelor’s degree or higher: 58.1 percent

Average price: $896,560 SAN RAMON No. of sales: 175 Median price: $642,500 Average price: $649,657 Source: CalREsource

Foreign born: 10.9 percent Median household income in 1999: $109,771

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Store Hours Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

An aerial shot of Windemere in San Ramon, taken from a helicopter on July 31, 2008, shows Dougherty Valley High School to the north and Bollinger Canyon Road to the west.


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Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Term expires 2011 First elected to office 1992 D.C. Office: 112 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3553 E-mail: senator@boxer.senate.gov Web site: www.boxer.senate.gov

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) Term expires 2013 First elected to office 1992 D.C. Office: 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Phone: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954 Web site: www.feinstein.senate.gov

U . S . C o n g re s s Seat open; election to take place Nov. 3, 2009.

Jerry McNerney (D-11th) Term expires 2010 First elected to office 2006 5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., #175 Pleasanton 94588 Phone: (925) 737-0727 Fax: (925) 737-0734 Web site: www.mcnerney.house.gov

S t a t e G o v e rn m e n t Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) Term expires 2010 First elected to office 2003 Sacramento Office: State Capital Building, 1st Floor Sacramento 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 445-4633 E-mail: governor@governor.ca.gov Web site: www.governor.ca.gov

State Senate Mark DeSaulnier (D-7th) Term expires 2010 First elected to office 2008 1350 Treat Blvd., Suite 240 Walnut Creek 94596 Phone: (925) 942-6082 Fax: (925) 942-6087 Web site: http://dist07.casen.govoffice.com

State Assembly Joan Buchanan (D-15th) Term expires 2010 First elected to office 2008 2694 Bishop Dr., Suite 275 San Ramon 94583 Phone: (925) 328-1515 Fax: (925) 328-1514 Web site: http://democrats.assembly. ca.gov/members/a15

The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors has five members elected on a non-partisan basis who represent the five districts where they live. The Board governs the county and its 186 special districts, enforcing various State statutes, and enacting local legislation to serve and protect County residents. It appoints most County department heads and provides for the appointment of all other County employees; provides compensation for County officials and employees; creates officers, boards and commissions as needed; awards contracts for public works and all other contracts exceeding $25,000; and adopts an annual budget; and serves as the appellate body for planning and zoning issues. Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo are in District 3, which also includes Brentwood, Byron, Discovery Bay, Dougherty Valley, Knightsen, San Ramon, Tassajara and most of Walnut Creek.

County Supervisor, District 3 Mary Piepho Term expires 2012 First elected to office 2004 309 Diablo Rd. Danville 94526 Phone: (925) 820-8683 Fax: (925) 820-6627 Web site: www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ index.aspx?nid=740

danville Town of Danville Officials: Please address all mail to: Town of Danville 510 La Gonda Way Danville 94526 Phone: 314-3388 Fax: 838-0548 Web site: www.ci.danville.ca.us

Town Council Regular Town Council Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. Danville residents are represented by a five-member elected Town Council. The council members are elected at large, in even-numbered calendar years, and members serve staggered four-year terms. The role of the mayor is rotated annually among the five council members, who also represent the town on a number of subregional and regional committees, boards and authorities that encompass service areas that overlap with the Town. Send mail to council members at the town offices, 510 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526

Mayor Newell Arnerich Phone: (800) 280-0910 E-mail: narnerich@ci.danville.ca.us Term expires 2012

Vice Mayor Mike Doyle Phone: 837-5406 E-mail: mdoyle@ci.danville.ca.us Term expires 2012

Danville Mayor Newell Arnerich speaks at the State of the Town address.

Council members Karen Stepper Phone: 275-2412 E-mail: kstepper@ci.danville.ca.us Term expires 2010 Michael Shimansky Phone: 831-0130 E-mail: mshimansky@ci.danville.ca.us Term expires 2010 Candace Andersen Phone: 648-9560 E-mail: candersen@ci.danville.ca.us Term expires 2012

Danville Town Staff City Manager Joe Calabrigo, 314-3388 Assistant Town Manager Marcia Somers, 314-3334 Assistant to the Town Manager Rochelle Flotten, 314-3328 Economic Development and Special Events Coordinator Jill Bergman, 314-3369 City Attorney Robert Ewing, 314-3383 City Clerk Marie Sunseri, 314-3401

Commissions & Committees Unless otherwise noted, meetings take place at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. For more information, call 314-3401. Arts Commission Regular meetings: The commission meets at 6 p.m., on the first Wednesday of every other month. Parks and Leisure Services Commission Regular meetings: The commission 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, and 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. Danville Poet Laureate: Nancy Fraze Term expires: June 2011

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alamo The unincorporated area of Alamo is governed by the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors with a Municipal Advisory Council established in September 2009. It is scheduled to meet monthly. Community Service Areas: 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. Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10 11


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danville town council The Danville Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Town Mayor Newell Arnerich E-mail: narnerich@ ci.danville.ca.us

Councilmember Mike Doyle E-mail: mdoyle@ ci.danville.ca.us

P-5 — Committee acts as a liaison between the citizens of the P-5 Police District (Roundhill) 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.

Councilmember Candace Andersen E-mail: candersen@ ci.danville.ca.us

Councilmember Mike Shimansky E-mail: mshimansky@ ci.danville.ca.us 1944-2009

low-density, residential area. Memberships cost $50 per household annually. Call president Brand Waite at 676-7038 or brad@lhfinancial. com. The Board of Directors Meeting is at 7 p.m., the Thursday after the second Wednesday of each month; and the Planning Committee Meeting meets at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month, both at Creekside Community Church, 1350 Danville Blvd., Alamo.

Alamo Community Council (ACC) This council is not a formal advisory committee, but it has been in existence off and on for many years and meets on a regular basis. These meetings are hosted by the County Supervisor’s office with representatives from Alamo committees and organizations. Meets at 5 p.m., the second Thursday of each month, at Hap Magee Ranch Park, Swain House. Alamo Improvement Association (AIA) This is not a public entity. AIA was founded in 1955 to preserve and foster the established character and quality of Alamo as a semi-rural,

blackhawk P-2A - Blackhawk Police Services Advisory Committee advices 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, 1092 Eagle Nest Place in Blackhawk.

Councilmember Karen Stepper E-mail: kstepper@ ci.danville.ca.us

diablo Diablo Community Service District (Diablo CSD)/Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) These two groups have the same members who are county-elected as an advisory council for the unincorporated area of Diablo. Send mail to council members at P.O. Box 321, Diablo 94528.

san ramon City of San Ramon Officials: Please address all mail to: City of San Ramon 2228 Camino Ramon San Ramon 94583 Phone: 973-2500 Fax: 866-1436 Web site: www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

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7 p.m., on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, in the Council Chamber. The San Ramon City Council is comprised of four council members elected at-large who serve four-year overlapping terms and an elected Mayor who serves for a two-year term. The City Council serves as the Board of Directors for the San Ramon Redevelopment Agency and the San Ramon Public Financing Authority, and acts as Housing Commission for the San Ramon Housing Authority. In addition, Council members represent the City on the governing boards of numerous Joint Powers Authorities. The City Council appoints the City Manager and the City Attorney. Send mail to council members at the town offices, 2228 Camino Ramon, San Ramon 94583

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info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y public Mayor H. Abram Wilson Phone: 973-2548 E-mail: hawilson@sanramon.ca.gov Term expires 2009

Vice Mayor David E. Hudson Phone: 973-2546 E-mail: dhudson@sanramon.ca.gov Term expires 2009

Council members Jim Livingstone Phone: 973-2547 E-mail: jlivingstone@sanramon.ca.gov Term expires 2009 Scott Perkins Phone: 973-2544 E-mail: sperkins@sanramon.ca.gov Term expires 2011 Carol J. Rowley Phone: 973-2545 E-mail: crowley@sanramon.ca.gov Term expires 2011

San Ramon City Staff City Manager Herb Moniz, 973-2530 City Attorney Byron Athan, 973-2549 Administrative Services Department Greg Rogers, 973-2609 City Clerk Patricia Edwards, 973-2537 Economic Development Department Marc Fontes, 973-2578

Engineering Services Department Joye Fukuda, 973-2670 Parks and Community Services Department Jeff Eorio, 973-3290 Planning/Community Development Department Phil Wong, 973-2560 Police Services Department Scott Holder, Chief of Police, 973-2700 Public Services Department Karen McNamara, 973-2800

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 committee meets at 7 p.m., on the third Wednesday of every month, at the Dougherty Station Community Center, West Meeting Room. Building Inspection Board of Appeals The City Council is currently reviewing the Building Inspection Board of Appeals process to allow for appeals of additional City Ordinances. Until the new Appeals Board process is ratified by the City Council, the City Council can appoint another body as the Appeals Board for emergency matters or, as provided by State Law, the Council may act as the Appeals Board. Community Cable TV - Board of Directors Member: H. Abram Wilson; county council liaison: Scott Perkins and David Hudson

of ficials 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., on the third Thursday (odd months), 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. Members: Donna Kerger, Harry Sachs, Jr., Phil O’Loane, Dennis Viers and Robert Patrino

ing 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. 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 Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon

Policy Committee of the City Council Regular meetings are held as needed. 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 govern-

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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 Bill Clarkson Term expires 2010 bill@billclarkson.com 829-5554 Vice President Rachel Hurd Term expires 2010 rmshurd@sbcglobal.net 833-9455 Clerk Paul Gardner Term expires 2012 paulwgardner@sbcglobal.net 820-5279 Members Greg Marvel Term expires 2012 gmarvel@pacbell.net 837-9443

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of ficials Superintendent Steven Enoch San Ramon Valley Unified School District 699 Old Orchard Dr. Danville 94526 Phone: 552-5500 Fax: 838-3147

san ramon valley fire protection district The SRV Fire Protection District is an autonomous special district that covers 155 square miles, including Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon and the Tassajara Valley. The fire chief oversees the general operations of the district in accordance with the policy prescribed by the five-member board of directors, who are elected to serve four-year terms. Current board members are Nick Dickson, Roxanne Lindsay, Tom Linari, Jennifer Price and one position is open. Fire Chief is Richard Price.

East Bay Regional Pa rk D i s t ri c t The 97,000-acre EBRPD is governed by a seven-member board of directors, who are publicly elected to serve four-year terms representing their areas. Ward 6, the Danville area, is served by Board Member Beverly Lane, who was first elected in 1994 and re-elected in 1998, 2002 and 2006.


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San Ramon Valley Unified School District 699 Old Orchard Dr., Danville 94526. Enrollment: 26,456. The San Ramon Valley Unified School District comprises 33 school sites serving more than 26,000 students within the communities of Alamo, Blackhawk, Danville, Diablo, San Ramon and the southern tip of Walnut Creek. Call 5525500. www.srvusd.k12.ca.us

SRVUSD elementary schools Alamo Elementary School 100 Wilson Rd., Alamo 94507. Principal: Amy Hink. Built in: 1876. Enrollment: 319. Alamo Elementary School is one of the original schools of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Call 938-0448. www.aes.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Bollinger Canyon Elementary School 2300 Talavera Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Shawn Wells. Built in: 1980. Enrollment: 500. Call 242-3200. www.bes. srvusd.k12.ca.us

Country Club Elementary School 7534 Blue Fox Way, San Ramon 94583. Principal: Michael Biondi. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 553. Call 803-7430. www.cces.srvusd.k12. ca.us

Coyote Creek Elementary School 8700 N. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Marsha Tokuyoshi. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 920. Call 735-1183. www.ckes. srvusd.k12.ca.us

Creekside Elementary School 6011 Massara St., Danville 94506. Principal: Paul Foucart. Built in: 2009. Enrollment: 338. The school is the fifth and last developer-built school in the district. Call 552-5032 (Mon - Wed); 314-2000 (Thu - Fri). www.ces. srvusd.net

Golden View Elementary School 5025 Canyon Crest Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Nancy White. Built in: 1989. Enrollment: 536. Call 855-2700. www.goldenviewonline.com Green Valley Elementary School 1001 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Tasha Anestos. Built in: 1952. Enrollment: 636. Call 855-5400. www.gves.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Greenbrook Elementary School 1475 Harlan Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Tom Ladouceur. Built in: 1976. Enrollment: 633. Call 855-5300. www.ges.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Hidden Hills Elementary School 12995 Harcourt Way, San Ramon 94583. Principal: Desiree Braganza. Built in: 2004. Enrollment: 902. Call 479-3800. www.hhes.srvusd.k12. ca.us John Baldwin Elementary School 741 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Darlene Hale. Built in: 1968. Enrollment: 573. Call 855-5200. www.jbes.srvusd.k12.ca.us Live Oak Elementary School 5151 Sherwood Way, San Ramon 94582. Principal: Don Loflin. Built in: 2007. Enrollment: 943. Call 803-3100. www.loes.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Montair Elementary School 300 Quinterra Ln., Danville 94526. Principal: Matt Hermann. Built in: 1958. Enrollment: 404. Call 855-5100. www.mes.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Montevideo Elementary School 13000 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Sharon Keeton. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 551. Call 803-7450. www.mves.srvusd.k12. ca.us Neil Armstrong Elementary School 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Lorna Monteith. Built in: 1969. Enrollment: 522. Call 479-1600. www.naes.srvusd.k12. ca.us

Quail Run Elementary School 4000 Goldenbay Ave., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Carol Loflin . Built in: 2005. Enrollment: 663. Call 560-4000. www.qres. srvusd.k12.ca.us Rancho Romero Elementary School 180 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Hope Fuss. Built in: 1959. Enrollment: 566. Call 552-5675. www.ranchoromero.net/ portal

Sycamore Valley Elementary School 2200 Holbrook Dr., Danville 94506. Principal: Robert Scott. Built in: 1992. Enrollment: 694. Call 736-0102. www.ses.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Tassajara Hills Elementary School 4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Principal: Luann Duggan. Built in: 1997. Enrollment: 640. Call 648-7150. www.thes.srvusd.k12. ca.us Twin Creeks Elementary School 2785 Marsh Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Kathy Crosthwait. Built in: 1973. Enrollment: 492. Call 855-2900. www.tces.srvusd.k12. ca.us Vista Grande Elementary School 667 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Pat Hansen. Built in: 1960. Enrollment: 599. Call 314-1000. www.vges.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Walt Disney Elementary School 3250 Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Sandra King. Built in: 1974. Enrollment: 459. Call 479-3900. www.des.srvusd.k12.ca.us

SRVUSD middle schools Charlotte Wood Middle School 600 El Capitan Dr., Danville 94526. Principal: Sandy Budde. Built in: 1950. Enrollment: 972. Call 552-5600. www.cwms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Diablo Vista Middle School 4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Principal: Rebecca Ingram. Built in: 2000. Enrollment: 710. Call 648-8560. www.dvms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Gale Ranch Middle School 6400 Main Branch Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Lisa Ward. Built in: 2008. Enrollment: 552. This school opened in the fall of 2008 and was constructed by Shapell Homes of Northern California. During the first year, it housed 6th and 7th graders and will expand to include 8th grade in the 2009-10 school year. Call 479-1500. www.grms.srvusd.net

Iron Horse Middle School 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Michelle Cooper. Built in: 1996. Enrollment: 938. Call 824-2820. www.ihms.srvusd.k12.ca.us Los Cerros Middle School 968 Blemer

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Rancho Romero Elementary School third-grader Brooke Sonu opens up her brand new dictionary from Rotary while seatmate Elizabeth Fergus looks on. Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Jason Law. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 886. Call 479-7700. www.pvms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Stone Valley Middle School 3001 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Shaun McElroy. Built in: 1950. Enrollment: 693. Call 855-5800. www.svms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Windemere Ranch Middle School 11611 East Branch Pkwy., San Ramon 94582. Principal: David Bolin. Built in: 2005. Enrollment: 720. Call 479-7400. www. wrms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

SRVUSD high schools California High School 9870 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Principal: Mark Corti. Built in: 1973. Enrollment: 2,404. Call 8033200. www.chs.srvusd.k12.ca.us Del Amigo Continuation High School 189 Del Amigo Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Lucy Daggett. Built in: 1969. Enrollment: 100. Del Amigo is an alternative high school that focuses on meeting district graduation requirements while setting goals and planning for the future. The school prepares its students to be academic achievers, skilled communicators, complex thinkers, self directed adults and responsible citizens. Call 552-5571. www.dahs.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Dougherty Valley High School 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Denise Hibbard. Built in: 2007. Enrollment: 1,362. Dougherty Valley High School opened the doors to its state-of-the-art campus in Fall 2007. It began with 9th and 10th grade students, expanding to eleventh grade in 2008 and 12th grade in 2009. It will have a capacity of 2,200 students. Call 479-6400. www.dvhigh.net

Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Phyllis Roach. Built in: 1966. Enrollment: 661. Call 5525620. www.lcms.srvusd.k12.ca.us

Monte Vista High School 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Becky Smith. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 2,182. Call 552-5530. http://mvhigh.net

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homeschooling Venture (Alternative) 10540 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94582. Principal: Janet Terranova. Venture School is a fully accredited school offering alternative learning environments to high school and middle school students and home study alternatives to K-6 students and families. Students come to Venture once a week and spend several hours with their teacher. Students receive weekly assignments at that time, and are expected to spend a minimum of 20 hours a week on academic work. Venture helps students pursue their educational opportunites outside the classroom, yet within the educational requirements of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. Call 479-1200. www. venture.srvusd.net

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Academic Summer School is available to K-5 SRVUSD elementary students performing below or approaching standard in mathematics and language arts; and for SRVUSD high school students performing below or approaching standard in English, Social Science and Math. Call 552-2949 (Elementary), 552-5052 (Middle) or 552-2918 (High). www.srvusd. k12.ca.us/schools/summer_programs/academic

Summer Enrichment Program The San Ramon Valley Unified School District offers courses for children in grades K-8 designed as an optional enrichment and recreational experience. Classes are divided between grades K-4 and 5-8 with different curriculum that complements each grade level. Call 552-5031. www.srvusd.k12.ca.us/ schools/summer_programs/enrichment/ Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10 15


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san ramon valley unified school district board of trustees NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Paul Gardner Board Clerk

Greg Marvel Member

Ken Mintz Member

Bill Clarkson President

Rachel Hurd Vice President

Steve Enoch Superintendent

paulgardner@ sbcglobal.net 820-5279 Term expires 2012

gmarvel @pacbell.net 837-9443 Term expires 2012

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bill @billclarkson.com 829-5554 Term expires 2010

rmshurd @sbcglobal.net 833-9455 Term expires 2010

District Office 699 Old Orchard Dr. Danville 94526 552-5500

Mauzy School 2964 Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Principal: Claudia Ronaldson. This school houses the Central County Regional Special Education Program, which provides special day classes and services for approximately 115 students at 14 sites. At the Mauzy site there are two preschool classes, one elementary and one combined middle school and high school class for severely handicapped students. In addition, Meadowlark, a typical preschool and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s early childhood special education programs are located at this site. Call 837-6007.

private elementary and middle schools Athenian School 2100 Mount Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville 94506. Built in: 1965. Class Size:

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average 15-16. Enrollment: 155 (6-8). Tuition: $22,015 grades 6-8. Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mount Diablo. The school offers day classes for grades 6-8 as well as day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. Call 837-5375. www. athenian.org

Carden West School 4576 Willow Rd., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Dr. Mark Silzer. Built in: 1977. Enrollment: 85. Tuition: $10,950 grades K-5. The school offers preschool and K-5 programs with a small student-teacher ratio and before- and after-school care. Call 463-6060. www.cardenwest.org Dorris-Eaton School 1847 Newell Ave., Walnut Creek 94595. Head of School: Gerald Ludden. Built in: 1954. Enrollment: 400. Tuition: preschool $5,200-$8,910; K-5 $18,580; 6-8 $19,080. Two experienced and foresighted educators, Doris

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Hacienda School 3800 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Principal: Jo Anne Camara. Class Size: 24. Enrollment: 57. Tuition: Grades 1-5 $1,375 per month; grades 6-8 $1,515 per month. Students in grades 1-8 are encouraged to accelerate their learning at their own pace in reading, writing and mathematics. Students complete their assignments with their teachers during the extended day. Campus tours by appointment. Yearround school. Call 485-5750. www.headsup.org Quarry Lane School (Dublin) 6363 Tassajara

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St. Joan of Arc Parish Religious Education 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. St. Joan of Arc Parish offers religious education for children preschool-8th grade for families that are registered in the parish. Classes are offered October-April. Education that is offered is for preschoolers, K-6 grades, First Reconciliation, First Communion and Christian Initiation of Church (CIC). Call 830-0600. www. sjasr.org E-mail: parishoffice@sjasr.org.

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Rainbow Development and Montessori School 101 Sonora Ave., Danville 94526. Rainbow Development and Montessori School is a nonsectarian Montessori co-ed school that supports grades prekindergarten through third grade. Call 831-6199. www.rmsdanville.com

San Ramon Valley Christian Academy (SRVCA) 220 W. El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526. Principal: Jan Brunkal. SRVCA’s mission is to provide a Christ-centered K-8 education whereby students develop spiritually, academically, socially and physically and are equipped to fulfill God’s purpose for their lives. Call 838-9622. www.srvca.org

Seven Hills School 975 North San Carlos Dr., Walnut Creek 94598. Headmaster: William Miller. Built in: 1962. Enrollment: 375. Tuition: preschool $7,500-$11,400; K-5 $17,900; 6-8 $$19,500. The Seven Hills School is an independent, not-for-profit, day school educating pre-school through eighth grade. The campus is on nine acres behind Heather Farm Park. Call 933-0666. www.sevenhillsschool.org. St. Isidore’s School 435 La Gonda Way,

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Danville 94526. Tuition: In parish: $5,975 for one student, $19,420 for four students; out of parish: $6,070 for one student, $19,795 for four students. St. Isidore School is committed to providing a quality, caring, Catholic education to all students. Its mission is to focus and maintain childrens’ growth toward becoming educated, ethical, and caring adults. Emphasis is put on academic excellence, providing opportunities for the students to extend their abilities to reason and think in creative ways and to work together for common goals. Day care is available from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. when school is in session. Call 8372977. www.stisidore.org

Rd., Dublin 94568. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 300 (Jr. K-12). Tuition: Ranges from $11,172 to $15,073. The K-8 school includes an after-school enrichment program for students that includes chess, art, drama, writing and book clubs. The school also has two smaller campuses in Pleasanton. See entry below. Call 829-8000. www.quarrylane.org Campus; 3750 Boulder St., Pleasanton 94588. Tuition: $1,725 for infants; ages 2-3 $1,405; pre-K and Kindergarten $1,200 per month. In addition to infant-pre-K programs, this campus offers full day programs for Jr. K-1. Preschool through first grade includes enrichment programs including regular classes in music, computers, Spanish, art, science and physical education. Its Pleasanton West campus, 4444-B Black Ave., offers pre-school and pre-K programs. Call 846-9400. www.quarrylane.org

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Dorris and Virginia Eaton, who believed in excellence in education, founded the Dorris-Eaton School nearly 50 years ago. Dorris-Eaton school provides education from preschool through eighth grade. Call 933-5225. www.dorriseaton.com.

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 7:30 p.m., at the Education Center, 699 Old Orchard Dr., Danville.

Dublin 94568. Principal: Char Nale. Class Size: 20. Tuition: $6,180 for K-8. Located on church grounds, this preschool-8 school has credentialed teachers, small classes and extendedhours care for K-8 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Call 8293857. www.stphiliplutheranschool.com

St. Raymond Catholic School 11557 Shannon Ave., Dublin 94568. Principal: Madeleine de la Fontaine. Tuition: Starting at $5,522. The K-8 Catholic school includes beforeand after-school care. Call 828-4064. www. st-raymond-dublin.org/school Stratford School 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Principal: Willow Marquoit. Class Size: 10-12. Stratford School is a private, independent school focused on academic achievement for preschool, elementary and middle school students. Stratford is located through the San Francisco Bay Area; the Danville campus offers academic programs for young children in preschool and pre-kindergarten with half-day and full-day programs. The school’s mission is to inspire students to achieve an excellent academic education. Child care programs are also offered during school holidays and breaks as well as summer camps. Call 648-4900. www.stratfordschools.com E-mail: dv@stratfordschools.com.

Valley Christian Elementary School 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Jeri Schall. Tuition: $9,000. The inter-denominational Christian school features a challenging curriculum and computer and sports programs for the students. The elementary program goes through sixth grade. Call 560-6200. www.dublinvcc.org


info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y education p ri va t e h i g h s c h o o l s Athenian School 2100 Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville 94506. Built in: 1965. Class Size: average 15. Enrollment: 300 (9-12). Tuition: Day school: $28,510 (9-12); Boarding: $44,500. Private middle and high school located on a 75-acre campus near Mount Diablo. The school offers day classes and boarding for students in grades 9-12. It also offers day classes for grades 6-8. Call 837-5375. www.athenian.org Carondelet High School 1133 Winton Dr., Concord 94518. Principal: Sr. James Marien. Built in: 1965. Enrollment: 845. Tuition: $12,250. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the all-girls Catholic high school offers a full college-preparatory curriculum. Call 686-5353. www.carondelet.pvt.k12.ca.us

De La Salle High School 1130 Winton Dr., Concord 94519. Principal: Brother Christopher Brady, F.S.C.. Enrollment: 1,000. Tuition: $13,200. This all-boys Catholic high school offers a full college-preparatory curriculum. Call 288-8100. www.dlshs.org

Valley Christian Junior and Senior High School 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin 94568. Principal: Jane Kitchen. Tuition: $10,000. This inter-denominational Christian school features a challenging curriculum including computer and sports programs for elementary through high school students. Junior and senior high school includes grades 7-12. Call 560-6250. www. dublinvcc.org

community colleges Diablo Valley College, San Ramon Campus 1690 Watermill Rd., San Ramon 94582. Tuition: $26 per credit hour for in-state residents. This two-year community college is located in the San Ramon Valley with the main campus in Pleasant Hill and a satellite campus in Walnut Creek. This college offers day, evening, weekend and online courses for students and enrichment classes for adults. Call 866-1822. www.srvc.net

Las Positas College 3000 Campus Hill Dr., Livermore 94551. Tuition: $26 per credit for in-state residents. This two-year community college is located on the northwest side of Livermore and offers day and night academic courses for students pursuing higher education degrees as well as enrichment classes for adults. Part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District with administrative offices at 5020 Franklin Dr., Pleasanton 94588. Call 424-1000. www.laspositascollege.edu Ohlone College 43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont 94539. Tuition: $26 per credit hour for in-state residents. Ohlone College is known throughout California for its inclusiveness, innovation and superior rates of student success. The mission of the institution is to serve the community by offering instruction for basic skills, career entry, university transfer, economic development and personal enrichment for all. There are five different locations where classes are offered including the Fremont campus, Newark Memorial High School, University of Phoenix, Newark Center for Health Sciences and Technology, and Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center. Call (510) 659-6000. www.ohlone.edu

colleges & universities California State University, East Bay (formerly CSU, Hayward) 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward 94542. Principal: President: Mohammad H. Qayoumi. Enrollment: 13,100. Tuition: $3,810 for 12 units annually for undergraduate; non-California resident tuition is an

additional $226 per unit. Located on a 342-acre campus in Hayward, with satellite campuses in Concord and downtown Oakland. The university offers 49 baccalaureate degree majors, 64 minors, 33 master’s degrees and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. The main campus is serviced by the AC Transit bus system, as well as its own free shuttle transporting students to and from the Hayward BART station. Call (510) 885-3000. www.csueastbay.edu

St. Mary’s College 1928 Saint Mary’s Rd., Moraga 94556. Principal: Brother: Ronald Gallagher, F.S.C., Ph.D. Class Size: 20. Enrollment: 2,400. Tuition: $33,760 full time; $4,220 part time, per course. St. Mary’s College main campus is 420 acres, located in the Moraga foothills. St. Mary’s College celebrates three traditions: the classical tradition of liberal arts education, the intellectual and spiritual legacy of the Catholic Church, and the vision of education enunciated by St. John Baptist De La Salle. Campus office hours are from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 631-4000. www.stmarys-ca.edu University of Phoenix, Tri-Valley Learning Center 7901 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 130, Pleasanton 94588. Tuition: Tuition varies by campus and type of degree. University of Phoenix has more than 100 degree programs at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels in different areas. It makes higher education highly accessible for working students with online and on-campus classes. Call 847-7640. www. phoenix.edu

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adult education Danville Parks and Recreation Services 510 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. The Parks and Recreation Division offers enrichment classes for adults including sports, fitness, crafts and more. Call 314-3386. www.ci.danville.ca.us

Emeritus College, DVC Walnut Creek Center 1250 Arroyo Way, Walnut Creek 94596. Tuition: $35 membership; $15-50 per course. This college is a program of Diablo Valley College for adults that offers not-for-credit courses and lectures at reasonable fees. There are no homework assignments, exams or long term commitments; all that is required is the desire to learn. Call 906-9105. www.dvc.edu/emeritus E-mail: emeritus@dvc.edu.

Mt. Diablo Adult Education One Santa Barbara Rd., Pleasant Hill 94523. Mt. Diablo Adult Education has locations in Concord and Pleasant Hill that offer classes for students pursuing job skills, a high school diploma, parenting skills, and other enrichment areas. Call 937-1530. www.mdusd.k12.ca.us/adulted Info San Ramon 2008-09 Valley Info Danville 2009-10 17


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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 939-0779. 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

Community Presbyterian Pre-school

Kim’s Family Daycare 3427 Loreto Dr., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-0307. KinderCare Learning Center 909 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 8388541. 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 277-0626. 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 5770420. Lori’s Preschool 9921 Windsor Way, San Ramon 94583. Call 833-8897. Lynnette’s School 71 Dos Rios Place, San Ramon 94583. Call 831-0145.

222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. Call 837-3316. www.cpcdanville.org/schools/ preschool

Meadowlark Children’s Center 2964

Creative Learning Center 120 Hemme Ave., Alamo 94507. Call 837-4044. www. clcalamo.com

Methodist Preschool 902 Danville Blvd.,

Danville Montessori School 919 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 8387434. www.danmont.com

Diablo Hills Country School 1453 San

Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Call 837-8792. http://meadowlarkchildrenscenter.com 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

Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 820-8523. There is another location at 50 Creekside Dr., San Ramon 94583. Call 8311210.

2400 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 855-7434. www.sanramont. com

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Nida’s Daycare 27 Portola Court, Danville

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94506. Call 648-1035.

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Noah’s Ark Preschool 1550 Diablo Rd.,

El Pintado Rd., Danville 94526. Call 8206250. There is another location, at 6665 Amador Plaza Rd., Dublin 94568, call 8201343. www.fountainheadmontessori.org

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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 12 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 avail-

Danville 94526. Call 362-8565. Avenue, San Ramon 94583. Call 803-1384.

Rainbow Montessori School 101 Sonora Ave., Danville 94526. Call 8316199. 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.kidswonder.com

Sycamore Valley Day School 1500 Sherburne Hills Rd., Danville 94526. Call 736-2181.

Tassajara Montessori 4186 Rockcreek Dr., Danville 94506. Call 683-1098. 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 8202515. www.tcdschools.com/sanramonschool The Growing Room 4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Call 648-9093. There are other centers located at 940

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Valley Parent Preschool 935 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Call 837-5401. www.valleyparent.org

children’s programs Library Summer Reading Program Contra Costa County Library System, including the Danville Library, offers summer reading programs and events for all ages tailored for babies, children, teens and adults. Each summer program has a different theme that encourages everyone to read. Call 837-4889. www.cclib.org

San Ramon Youth Symphony San Ramon Youth Symphony provides an opportunity for intermediate and advanced string, woodwind and brass students to play in a large ensemble. Under the direction of David Sego of Galileo Music Academy, the symphony is based at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. For performance dates, visit www.sanramonperformingarts.com.

Tassajara 4-H Club The Tassajara 4-H Club isn’t just about animals, the club helps young people discover and develop their potential by setting goals and making plans while working on projects and being involved in activities. Tassajara 4-H shows its animals with an auction at Youth Fair at the Contra Costa County Fairgrounds in July. The club holds its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., on the first Tuesday of every month, September-April, at the Grange, 743 Diablo Rd., Danville. Membership fees are $20 per year; new members should file before Oct. 1. For general information about 4-H, call 646-6543. www.tassajara4h.org

Tassajara Valley 4-H Club

The Tassajara Valley 4-H Club stands for similar expectations and goals as the Tassajara 4-H Club which is listed above. Its motto is “to make the best better” and members pledge their head to clearer thinking, their heart to greater loyalty, their hands to larger

service, and their health to better living. Tassajara Valley 4-H shows its animals with an auction at the Alameda County Fair. The club meets at 7:15 p.m. on the second Monday of every month, at Tassajara Hills Elementary School, 4675 Camino Tassajara, Danville. The Community Club Leader is Laura Vaughn, call 683-3114.

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Valley Children’s Museum P.O. Box 305, San Ramon 94583. Valley Children’s Museum provides opportunities for educational play for children, families and school groups through fun, interactive exhibits and programs. Designed as a kid-friendly community with themes that reflect the Tri-Valley, the museum stimulates curiousity, creativity, imagination, and learning through exploration of the natural word, the sciences, the arts, and social role-playing. The museum is currently a traveling exhibit and is working with the city of Dublin, Camp Parks and Sybase, Inc. for a future site. Call 461-6574, ext. 3. www.valleychildrensmuseum.org E-mail: info@valleychildrensmuseum.org.

classes & camps Alamo Parks & Recreation 3000F Danville Blvd., #386, Alamo 94507. Alamo Parks & Recreation offers classes for tots, kids and teens. Some classes and programs include Tiny Tots: Boogie with Your Baby, Twist & Shout and soccer and Kids & Teens enjoy gymnastics, ballet, dance and cheerleading. A 50% discount is given to residents in the R-7A Tax District. Call 4519176. www.alamore.org E-mail: alamorec@ sbcglobal.net.

Camp Galileo Camp Galileo is a summer camp with a curriculum that melds the arts and sciences for grades K-5 at 14 different Bay Area locations. The camp offers week-long sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., June-August with a part-day option for Kindergartners. Extended care and scholarships are available. Call (800) 854-3684. www.campgalileo.com College for Kids Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Rd., Pleasanton Hill 94523. Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10 19


info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y kids’ College for Kids is hosted by Diablo Valley College and offers academic enrichment classes during the summer for kids in grades 4-9. Classes are offered at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon Campus. Call 685-1093. www. dvc.edu/college4kids

Education Unlimited

Education Unlimited offers computer and Sally Ride science camps that are offered at Stanford University and UC-Berkeley for children starting in fourth grade. Call (510) 548-6612. www.educationunlimited.com

Edventure More

Students in kindergarten through sixth grade are exposed to an integrated curriculum of science and the arts at several East Bay locations for children in grades K-9. Call (877) 993-MORE (993-6673). www. edventuremore.com

Summer Enrichment Program

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District offers courses for children in grades K-8 designed as an optional enrichment and recreational experience. Classes are divided between grade K-4 and 5-8 with different curriculum that compliments each grade level. Call 552-3425. www.srvusd.net/ schools/summer_programs/enrichment

Town of Danville Camps 420 Front St., Danville 94526. Danville Community Center hosts many different camps, classes and programs for children of all age ranges. Camp themes may include sports, science, language, arts and crafts or dance. Classes may include cooking, carpentry, chess, performing arts or drawing. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us

YMCA of the San Ramon Valley The YMCA offers specialty camps as well as sports for youths. It also sponsors after-school activities and a Youth in Government program. The Y is located at 1029 La Gonda Way at Hap Magee Ranch Park on the Danville-Alamo border. Call 831-1100.

dance Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences 6114 La Salle Ave., #431, Oakland 94611. The companies’ mission is to enchant young audiences with performances drawn from life and literature, introduce children of all background to the joy and excitement of live theater, and create a welcoming, entertaining, and educational environment for exploring the arts. It performs at the Front Row Theatre in San Ramon. Call (510) 2964433. E-mail: info@activeartstheatre.org.

East Bay Dance Company 12901 Alcosta Blvd., Suite D, San Ramon 94583. Dancers at East Bay Dance Company learn the value of being a member on a team through camaraderie, confidence and skills they learn in class. The company performs at the Front Row Theater in San Ramon. Call 867-3232. www.eastbaydanceco. com E-mail: EastBayDanceCo@gmail.com.

Next Step Dance Studio 109-A Town & Country Dr., Danville 94526. The Next Step Dance Studio offers dance instruction and performance opportunities for children and teens in the forms of ballet, jazz, tap, pre-dance, lyrical and hip-hop. It performs at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center in San Ramon. Call 831-0777. www.nextstepdance.com E-mail: nsdancestudio@sbcglobal.net.

outings Junior Ranger Program

Mt. Diablo State Park hosts the Junior Ranger Program for children ages 7 to 12 years old, plus one accompanying adult, held at various locations in the park in the spring and in the fall. The program runs from 1-4 p.m., for five Saturdays over a 20 Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10

seven-week period. Each child receives a workbook and other materials. This program is free, but the park’s entrance fee is required. Early registration is required; contact Steve Elliott at 362-8697. www.mdia.org

sports City of San Ramon Youth Sports

City of San Ramon provides instructional, fun and non-competitive youth sports programs which address a wide range of skill levels and abilities in both team and individual sports. The ball field/ condition hotline is 973-2817. For more information, call 973-3200. www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

Crow Canyon Sharks Swim Team

The Crow Canyon Sharks Swim Team’s mission is to provide a multifaceted swim program dedicated to developing swimmers of all levels and ages year-round. The mailing address is Crow Canyon Sharks, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. Call 735-5700. www.sharks-swimming.com E-mail: teaminfo@sharks-swimming.com.

Cubbies Basketball

Town of Danville offers Cubbies Basketball for boys and girls ages 3-5 years old (with a parent) during the fall season, at the Diablo Vista Community Gymnasium. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us.

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stuf f 45 minutes prior to each game. Games will take place on Friday afternoons. Call 973-3200. www.sanramon.ca.gov City of San Ramon hosts this volleyball league for girls in grades 6-8 and 9-11. It provides a recreational, non-competitive team atmosphere. Emphasis is on skill development through actually playing the game of volleyball. The league meets once a week and practices for 30 minutes and then plays for 1 hour. Call 973-3200. www.sanramon.ca.gov

P.O. Box 490, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley T-Birds offers football and cheerleading programs for children. The association creates an environment that allows youth participants to learn football and spirit leading skills and practice good sportsmanship as part of a competitive team, build individual character and self-esteem, while having fun in being part of “T-Bird Pride.” www.srvtbirds.com E-mail: information@srvtbirds.com.

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Tassajara, Danville 94506. The Mustang Soccer League was developed to provide positive and safe soccer opportunities for children 5-18 years old and is divided into different divisions depending on the skill level and/or competitive/ recreational. Mustang soccer also offers summer camps, skill clinics and other opportunities for team and individual training. Call 648-4121 or 314-3484 (Rain Info Line). www.mustangsoccer.com E-mail: moffice@mustangsoccer.com.

San Ramon Pony Baseball P.O. Box 498, San Ramon 94583. This organization consists of travel baseball teams ages 9-14 that interlock with other East Bay Pony organizations. The different divisions include the Mustangs for ages 9-10; the Broncos for ages 11-12; and the Pony division for ages 13-14. http://sanramonbaseball. clubspaces.com/default_css.aspx

Station Park, 816 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Cubbies offers T-Ball and flag football activities for boys and girls ages 3-5 (with a parent) during the spring and summer seasons at Osage Station Park, Soccer Field 5. It is an instructional six-week program that prepares children for the world of organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Children are each provided with a T-shirt and award. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us.

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Danville Hoots Baseball Club P.O. Box 930,

Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Sports offers youth soccer leagues for ages U6 through U16. There are separate divisions for boys and girls that provide players from beginners to the most advanced in the right environment for recreational or competitive soccer. The sessions last approximately nine weeks. Call 831-9050. www.sanramonsports.com

Danville 94526. Hoots Baseball offers baseball season year-round for boys ages 18 and under through try-outs and by invitation. The club plays on the San Ramon Valley High School varsity baseball field, 140 Love Lane, Danville. Cost varies. Call 820-0481. www.hootsbaseball.com

Danville Little League P.O. Box 1174, Danville 94526. Danville Little League offers 14 different baseball divisions for boys. Since the Town of Danville has grown dramatically there are three other Little Leagues: San Ramon Valley Little League, Tassajara Valley National Little League and Tassajara Valley American Little League. Call 277-5340. www.danvillelittleleague.com

Danville Youth Basketball League

Town of Danville hosts the Danville Youth Basketball League for grades 1-2 from SeptemberNovember and grades 3-12 in from DecemberMarch. Registration takes place for all leagues in August and September. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ ci.danville.ca.us.

Diablo Scorpion Lacrosse 11 Rima Court, Danville 94526. Lacrosse is a team field sport that incorporates the same skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey. It uses sticks with nets for throwing and catching the ball. This league is open for boys K-8th grade and girls 4th-8th grade. This association is the largest program in California based upon US Lacrosse membership. Call 648-7845 or 314-3484 (Rain Info Line). www.scorpionlacrosse.com E-mail: info@scorpionlacrosse.com.

Flag Football League City of San Ramon offers this flag football leagues for children ages 6-14 from March-June. There are two practice days and six games. Practice will be held for

San Ramon Valley Thunderbirds (T-Birds)

Over 3,000 boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 19 years old participate annually on recreational and competitive teams. The regular league season runs September-November. The teams consist of the following levels: Division 1 Select “A” and “B” (Competitive); Division 3 Upper House (Competitve); Division 4 Recreational and Under 5 and Under 6 Coed Programs. www.sanramonsoccer.org

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San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League P.O. Box 637, Danville 94526. San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League’s mission is to provide a quality recreation and developmental softball program for girls ages 5-18. The goal of the league is to develop the physical and mental fitness of the girls in our community, provide an environment conducive toward developing an attitude of wholesome sportsmanship and respect for fellow teammates, and to teach the basic skills and fundamentals of softball through clinics and training programs. Call 838-2694 or 314-3484 (Danville Field Line) or 973-2817 (San Ramon Field Line). www.srvgal.org E-mail: info@srvgal.org.

San Ramon Valley Little League P.O. Box 604, San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley Little League is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. The league is divided into different divisions based on age and level of play. Call 828-9264 or 973-2817 (Field Info Line). www. eteamz.com/srvbaseball/index E-mail: info@ sralittleleague.com.

San Ramon Valley Livermore Aquatics SRVLA was founded in 1985 as the result of a merger between the Greenbrook AmberJacks, San Ramon Seawolves and Livermore AquaCowboy swim teams. The team swims at the San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park located at 9900 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon. www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?team=srvla

3216, Danville 94506. Tassajara Valley Little League offers two different leagues, the Tassajara National and Tassajara American leagues. The leagues offer baseball and softball for boys and girls ages 6-16. Call 678-2103. www.eteamz.com/tvll E-mail: president@tvllbaseball.org.

Youth Futsal (Indoor Soccer) League City of San Ramon hosts this indoor soccer non-competitive league for chlidren ages 6-12. The league focuses on sportsmanship, skill development and having fun. Games begin in January and are held on Sundays. Call 9733200. www.sanramon.ca.gov

Youth Hoops League

City of San Ramon hosts this basketball league for children in grades 3-8. Emphasis is on fundamental skill development, player participation and learning to love basketball. Games begin in January and are played on Saturdays. Call 973-3200. www. sanramon.ca.gov

theater Danville Children’s Musical Theatre

This theater group has regular performances at the Village Theatre in Danville. Tickets are available by calling 314-3463 or e-mail vtboxoffice@ ci.danville.ca.us Call 355-8605. www.danvillechildrensmusicaltheater.com-a.googlepages. com/home

Show Biz Kids Town of Danville offers Show Biz Kids, a theater training program for kids. Call Debbie Bromley at 831-0334.

youth & service groups Boy Scouts of America Mount DiabloSilverado Council, 800 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill 94523. Scouting provides the opportunity to learn new skills, develop leadership, practice citizenship and serve the community, as well as develop character and personal fitness through outdoor programs. Open to boys first grade through age 18. A co-ed program is available to boys and girls ages 14-20. The local Council Office supports the Danville, Alamo, Blackhawk and Diablo areas. The office is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday and the Scout Shop, which is located at the same place, is open 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday; 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday. Call 674-6100. www.bsa-mdsc.org

Girls Scouts of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA’s vision statement states that it is the best place to fulfill the promise of dynamic girls, in partnerships within their communities while building a future together. The Council headquarters for the area is located in Oakland and serves all Bay Area counties. The Las Trampas Association serves Alamo, Danville, Diablo and Blackhawk with 130 troops. Annual dues are $10, additional individual events and costs may apply. Call Cheryl at (510) 562-8470, ext. 118. www.girlscoutsbayarea.org and www. whatsimportant.org/lastrampas E-mail: melody@girlscoutsbayarea.org.


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Alamo-Danville Artistsí Society (ADAS) P.O. Box 1034, Danville 94526. ADAS was founded to foster fine art appreciation and education within our communities and to provide the opportunity for artists to further their artistic development. This group meets at 7:30 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month, at Danville Congregational’s Social Hall, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call 9391278. www.adas4art.org

Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art P.O. Box 458, Alamo 94507. The mission of the Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art is to nurture artistic spirit and provide the art education required for producing the highest level of every student’s artistic potential. The academy sponsors the joy of aesthetic exploration and achievement by employing the highest degree of art academia taught by inspiring and skilled art instructors. It meets at noon, on the second Friday of every month at Richard’s Crafts, Upstairs Meeting Room, 225 Alamo Plaza. Call 837-5654. www.contracostaafa.org E-mail: batchel175@aol.com.

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. Call 336-0267. Fax: 237-5607. www.sanramonarts.org

bookstores & literary activities Bay Books 2415 San Ramon Valley Blvd., #3, San Ramon 94583. The San Ramon Bay Books store has new, used and rare books and a friendly and experienced staff that help you find the perfect book. The San Ramon store hosts two different book clubs; more information can be found under the Community section under Special Interests. Hours: 10 a.m.-7:45 p.m., Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Sunday. Call 855-1524. Fax: 855-7341. www.baybooks.us

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. For a current literary events schedule, call 830-1190. Hours: 9 a.m.-11 p.m., MondaySaturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday. www. borders.com

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 you in your studies or guide you through the computer resources. The sales area has many books, magazines, children’s books, CDs and tapes for purchase. Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-

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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, children’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. Call 837-4455.

Danville Public Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Public Library has a strong collection of over 78,000 children’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. Children’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., MondayThursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. Call 837-4889. www. ccclib.org

First Wednesday Program Friends of the Danville Library sponsors “First Wednesday” 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. Call 938-READ (938-7323). 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 which is listed in this section. Call 8374455.

Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Rakestraw Books is an independent bookshop located in downtown Danville. The shop offers a strong collection of children’s books, contemporary fiction and many others. It hosts numerous authors throughout the year 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. Call 837-7337. www. rakestrawbooks.com E-mail: rakestraw_ books@yahoo.com.

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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. Call 837-7337. www.rakestrawbooks.com E-mail: rakestraw_books@yahoo.com.

c o n c e r t s e ri e s Alamo Parks & Recreation Summer Concert Series Livorna Park, Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave., Alamo 94507. Alamo Parks & Recreation 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 3480 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 of friends of all ages an evening of great music, plus an exciting shopping and dining experience. Call 7362751. www.shopblackhawkplaza.com

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. Call 314-3400. www. ci.danville.ca.us

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. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs; wine, beer, soda and ice cream are available for purchase. These concerts are free. Call 9733200. www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us

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 calling 3143400, visiting the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. or www.ci.danville. ca.us.

Diablo Ballet P.O. Box 4700, Walnut Creek 94596. Diablo Ballet’s motto is “Committed to Tradition, Daring to be Different” 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 through different programs within the community including: Dance-in-the-Schools, Theatre Encounter and Adopt-a-Class. The ballet performs at the Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Call 943-1775. www.diabloballet.org E-mail: diablo@diabloballet.org. Two Left Feet Dance Center 194 Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Two Left Feet Dance Center offers private and drop-in lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Lessons are also offered for wedding couples. Cost is $63 for one private lesson for 55 minutes and registration is required. Drop-in lessons are $12 and registration is not required. Call 831-8111. www.twoleftfeet.com E-mail: randykrul@ astound.net.

e v e n t fa c i l i t i e s f o r re n t Alamo Women’s Clubhouse 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. The Alamo Women’s Clubhouse holds 150 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 in the rental fee are 72-inch round tables, 6-foot tables and chairs. Call 820-1943.

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Bedford Gallery 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek 94596. The Bedford Gallery is a 3,500-squarefoot contemporary art space available for rent for your upcoming reception, business meeting, cocktail party or corporate event. Up to 250 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. Call 295-1423. www.bedfordgallery.org

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Circle, Danville 94506. The Blackhawk Museum offers ample space for different events including wedding celebrations, private parties or corporate events. Besides the amazing collection of automobiles, the museum has a unique ambiance for any event. For more information about the musem, look under Museums & Collections under this section. Call 934-0598.

Danville Community Center 420 Front St., Danville 94526. The modern building is located downtown and can accommodate up to 250 people in assembly-style seating or up to 180 people for banquet-style dining. There are smaller rooms available to rent. Rates can be found by visiting www.ci.danville.ca.us. Call 314-3400.

Danville Public Library 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Public Library’s Mt. Diablo Room is available to rent for small special events, corporate meetings, classes or indoor activities. The room can accommodate 25 for dining and 40 for assembly-style seating. For information on rental fees, call 314-3400.

Dougherty Station Community Center 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The community center offers the Ridgeview Room that is 4,780 square feet and seats 175 for dining or 300 for reception or theater; the

West Meeting Room that is 496 square feet and seats 30 for a conference/classroom; and the facility also offers a kitchen. The Front Row Theater is also housed here. For rental information, call 973-3200. Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The library is a joint-use facility 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.

and softball. To make a picnic reservation, call The Picnic People at 462-1400 or visit www. picnicpeople.com.

Oak Hill Park Community Center 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. This building overlooks the north end of the Oak Hill Park lake and has a spectacular view of Mount Diablo. This site has a ballroom that can accommodate up to 160 assembly style and 140 for dining; and three classrooms. There is a treeshaded patio that provides additional sit-down dining. To rent this facility, call 314-3400.

Dublin 94568. Dublin 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. Call 556-7040. Fax: 556-7045. www.dublinranchgolf.com E-mail: bgallarda@dublinranchgolf.com.

Patrick David’s Event Center 2460 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Patrick David’s Event Center offers different catering packages for corporate and social events, weddings and galas in four different rooms with six different menu styles. Call 855-4688. www.patrickdavids.com

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The community center 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 host smaller parties up to 50 people, the Terrace Room that has a small kitchenette and can accommodate up to 80 people for a dinner or reception or 150 people for a business presentation, the Fountain Room that has a catering kitchen, stage (with screen for projection), 360 square foot dance floor and great park, fountain and rose garden views and offers reception seating for 250 or 375 seated theater style. For rental information, call 973-3200.

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, children’s play areas and walking paths. Rental rates can be found by calling 314-3400 or visiting www.ci.danville.ca.us.

Little Hills Picnic Ranch 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Little Hills Picnic Ranch is 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, hayridges, trout pond fishing, volleyball

San Ramon Community Center at Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583.

San Ramon Library 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon 94583. The library has 18,238 square feet and is located across the street from the Marketplace Shopping Center and the San Ramon Community Center and Central Park. For rental information, call 973-3200.

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San Ramon Valley Conference Center 3301 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Valley Conference Center provides 40 conference rooms, 119 guestrooms, and dining and outdoor space to accommodate a variety of events. There is an on-site Fitness Center equipped with weight and aerobic machines, an outdoor sports court and a recreational lounge that offers a pool table and ping-pong. Call 8667612. Fax: 866-7687. www.sanramonvalleyconferencecenter.com E-mail: info@sanramonvalleyconferencecenter.com.

Veteran’s Memorial Hall 400 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. The Veteran’s Memorial Hall offers an auditorium with a stage and kitchen. It can accommodate up to 250 people for assembly and 180 for dining. There is a separate large meeting room that is also available for classroom style seating for 20 or 35 for assembly seating. For facility rental fees, call 314-3400 or visit www.ci.danville.ca.us. Village Theatre 233 Front St., Danville 94526.

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The Village Theatre offers rental space of its facilities to nonprofit, private or commercial groups. For information, call 314-3400 or visit www.ci.danville.ca.us.

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is located at San Ramon Golf Club and has meeting and banquet facilities and an outdoor wedding area. The center offers event packages that are designed for value, service and convenience. Call 828-6258. Fax: 833-1779. www. wedgewoodbanquet.com E-mail: sanramonsales@wedgewoodbanquet.com.

Wesley Center 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. The Wesley Center is behind the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church. The facility has a state-of-the-art kitchen, meeting and recreation areas that accommodate over 500 guests for private and community 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. Call 837-5243. http:// wesleycenter.info

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sigma Xi of Livermore offer this annual five-week series for students sixth grade-high school on diverse science topics. No registration is required, but seating is limited and on a first come basis. The lectures are held March-April at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Rd. Following each lecture, a “science chat” session is offered for high school and community college students and their teachers. Admission is free. The Web site provides lecture topics, dates and an opportunity to sign up for notifications of various education programs. Call 422-5059. http://education.llnl.gov/sos

World Affairs Council East Bay Chapter 312 Sutter, San Francisco 94118. The World Affairs Council East Bay Chapter holds its meetings in Contra Costa County, usually at PMI near the Pleasant Hill BART station. It features monthly programs on international issues that generally start at 6 p.m. Cost is free for members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students. For information, call (415) 293-4600 or visit www.itsyourworld.org.

live music & dancing Easy 925 519 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. This dance club is open from 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Friday and from 1 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday-Sunday. Call 272-0383. www. easy925.com E-mail: kolin@easy925.com.

Meenars 349 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. Meenars offers live music 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 patio. Cover is $5. Its busiest nights are Friday and Saturday. Call 838-1186.

Shboom Nightclub 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 130, San Ramon 94583. Shboom Nightclub offers dancing, cocktails and a different social event almost every night of the week. Cover charges vary each night. Complimentary full course dinner buffet from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, is included with cover. Hours: 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Wednesday-Saturday. Call 837-9777. www. shboomnightclub.com E-mail: info@shboomnightclub.com.

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Century 14 Downtown Walnut Creek, 1201 Locust St., Walnut Creek. Call 937-7025 for movie times. Cine Arts, 2314 Monument Blvd., Pleasant Hill. Call 687-1100 for movie times. Century Blackhawk Plaza, 4175 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. Call 736-0367 for movie times. Regal Crow Canyon, 2525 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. Call 820-4836


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museums & collections Alameda County Central Railroad Society 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton 94566. The Alameda County Central Railroad Society has a railroad exhibit at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The 30-foot by 100-foot room is shared by an O’scale and HO scale layouts. 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. www.pleasantonmodelrr.org E-mail: steelnomad2002@yahoo.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 work 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. Call 295-1417. www.bedfordgallery.org

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. Call 7362277. Fax: 736-4818. www.blackhawkmuseum. org E-mail: museum@blackhawkmuseum.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 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Group tours are offered by appointment, call 875-4660. Photo ID is needed for each visitor to enter the base. www.militarymuseum.org/CpParks.html

Eugene O’Neill Commemorative

The O’Neill Commemorative in Front Street Park across from the library in Danville celebrates O’Neill’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 O’Neill Foundation, Tao House P.O. Box 280, Danville 94526. The Eugene O’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 O’Neill Foundation, Tao House, is to celebrate and promote the vision and legacy of Eugene O’Neill, America’s foremost playwright. To achieve its mission, the foundation collaborates with the National Park Service in restoring and preserving the Tao House. To visit the Tao House, reservations are required. Transportation is provided.

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Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The valley’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. After renovations, the David Glass House will become the historic house museum and the Boone House will serve as a retreat and meeting center. Call 973-3284. www.srhf.org

Lindsay Dirkx Brown Art Gallery 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. 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. Call 9733200. www.ci.sanramon.ca.us

Lindsay Wildlife Museum 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek 94597. Lindsay Wildlife Museum is a unique natural history and environmental education center where live, wild animals are just inches away. 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 MondayTuesday. Call 935-1978. Fax: 935-8015. www. wildlife-museum.org

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 our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley’s landscape, environment and early settlers. Its shop offers local history books and unique gifts. The museum also offers 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., Tuesday-Friday during the summer. Call 837-3750. Fax: 552-9693. www.museumsrv.org E-mail: info@museumsrv. org.

Museum on Main 603 Main St., Pleasanton 94566. The museum is a local, regional history museum, which has rotating exhibits of historical artifacts from various time periods as well as permanent displays. It also 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. Call 462-2766. Fax: www.museumonmain.org. valleymuseum@sbcglobal.net

Niles Canyon Railway Sunol Depot, 6 KilKare Rd., Sunol, 37001 Mission Blvd., 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. Call 862-9063. www.ncry.org

Tassajara School House 1650 Finley Rd., Danville 94506. The school is owned and maintained by the SRV Fire Protection District, has picnic tables and hosts the Museum of the San Ramon Valley’s third grade one-room school program each spring. School marms and masters provide a day in 1889 at the school. Students use slates, learn to cipher and recite from the McGuffey Reader. Dedicated: 1889. Call 837-3750. www.museumsrv.org

Walnut Creek Model Railroad 2751 Buena Vista Ave., Walnut Creek 94596. 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 like modern diesel and electric traction lines. The exhibit is open from 8-10 p.m., on the last Friday of every month. Cost is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and children ages 6-12, and free for children under 6 years old; special rates are available for Scouts in uniform. Call 937-1888. www.wcmrs.org

music Blackhawk Chorus

The Blackhawk Chorus performs two concert series every year, one in the spring and one during the holiday season. Tickets may be puchased at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek, call 943-7469. www.blackhawkchorus.com

California Symphony 877 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite 200, Walnut Creek 94596. California Symphony brings world-class music, renowned artists, innovative programming and awardwinning composers to the area. The symphony also is committed to providing music education programs for children and adults. The home

of the symphony is the Lesher Center for the Arts located at 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek and tickets can be puchased by calling 943-SHOW (943-7469). Call 280-2490. Fax: 280-2494. www.californiasymphony.org E-mail: info@californiasymphony.org.

Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra P.O. Box 3087, Walnut Creek 94598. The Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to bring quality chamber music to the Contra Costa Community. Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., at Los Medanos College Recital Hall, 2700 E. Leland Rd., Pittsburg; call 439-0200. Sunday performances are held at Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek; call 943-7469. www.cccorch.org E-mail: moreinfo@contracostachamberorchestra.org .

Contra Costa Wind Symphony P.O. Box 2331, Walnut Creek 94595. The Contra Costa Wind Symphony is a first-class, 21st century symphonic band that seeks to provide an uplifting, aesthetic musical experience to both its volunteers and audience. It holds regular concerts throughout the year at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. For information, visit www.ccwindsymphony.org.

Danville Community Band P.O. Box 2276, Danville 94526. The Danville Community Band, under the baton of Robert Calonico, have proved to be one of the premier musical groups in the Tri-Valley area. The Band’s 85-plus members, are volunteers from Danville, Alamo and surrounding communities. The goal of the band is to enhance the cultural enrichment of the community and provide the band members with musical growth and increased performance skills. It performs concerts between

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Diablo Symphony P.O. Box 2222, Walnut Creek 94595. Diablo Symphony is the oldest aggregation of volunteer musicians in Contra Costa County and also a valuable asset in the cultural life of the region. Concerts are performed at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Tickets can be obtained by calling 943-1469 or visiting www.dlrca.org. Call 676-5888. www.diablosymphony.org E-mail: info@diablosymphony.org.

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The Pro Art Symphony Orchestra was formed to enrich the San Francisco East Bay Community by producing professional quality performances of classical music. The orchestra offers a variety of programs for people of all ages. The mailing address is P.O. Box 4241, Walnut Creek 94596. Concerts are performed at different venues. Tickets may be purchased by calling 943-2496. www.proartesymphony.com

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San Ramon Symphonic Band The San Ramon Symphonic Band, under the direction of Larry Colon, is in its 23rd season and now performs at the Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road in San Ramon. Call the box office at 973-ARTS (973-2787). For the 2009-10 season schedule, visit www.geocities. com/sanramonband/

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Diablo Theatre Company (formerly Diablo Light Opera Company) P.O. Box 5034, Walnut Creek 94596. Diablo Theatre Company performs out of the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Call 944-1565. Fax: 944-1510. www.dloc.org E-mail: dloc@ dloc.org.

Festival Opera Association 675 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite B215, Walnut Creek 94596. Festival Opera’s mission is to educate, enlighten and entertain; to preserve and advance the operatic art form, to make opera accessible to a diverse population, and to assist young artists, directors, designers and technicians in their pursuit of careers in the operatic field. Its shows are held at the Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. Tickets can be ordered by visiting the box office or calling 943-SHOW (943-7469). Call 944-9610. Fax: 944-1078. www.festivalopera.com E-mail: info@festivalopera.com.

Livermore Valley Opera 3317 East Ave., Livermore 94550. Livermore Valley Opera combines the talents and expertise of professional music, stage and chorus directors, principal singers, musicians, and designers with the dedica-

tion and practical abilities. The Opera promotes local talent and attracts outstanding Bay Area singers, directors and conductors. Performances are at the Opera’s new Performing Arts Theater. Tickets may be purchased through the mail or by calling 960-9210. www.livermorevalleyopera.com

theater Black Box Theater

Black Box Theater, produced by Role Players Ensemble, provides intimate, provocative and sometimes edgy performances at the Danville Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St. Tickets are available at the Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. Call 314-3400. www.danvilletheatre.com

Dougherty Valley Performing Arts Center 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. The Performing Arts Center at Dougherty Valley High School includes a 600 seat theater with full stage, lobby, restrooms, City office, dressing rooms and a 3,500-square-foot rehearsal room. 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. Call 973-ARTS (973-2787). www. ci.san-ramon.ca.us/Parks/theater

Front Row Theater 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94582. The Front Row Theater is a state-of-the-art 90-seat community performing space. Registration to use the theater is required; visit the Doughtery Community Center between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday. For information about upcoming events or to purchase tickets, visit www.sanramon. ca.gov/tickets. Call 973-3350. Fax: 803-0972. www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/theater/frontrow

Role Players Ensemble Theatre 233 Front St., Danville 94526. This theater group was founded in 1983 by a group of Danville residents who wished to establish quality community theater in the San Ramon Valley. The Role Players produce a few stage productions a year and provide provocative, high quality productions that both entertain and educate. Call 8201278. www.danvilletheatre.com E-mail: mail@ danvilletheatre.com. Shakespeare

Two venues in this area offer the works of Shakespeare. The California Shakespeare Theater presents four plays during its season from May to October at the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda. Also the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival offers its Free Shakespeare in the Park, Shakespeare with some humorous modern twists, at Amador Park at the corner of Santa Rita Road and Black Avenue in Pleasanton over three weekends in July-August. Go to www.sfshakes.org.

Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy 1436 Waterstone Place, San Ramon 94583. The Tri-Valley Perfomers 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. Call 551-8238. www.trivalleyypa.org E-mail: info@trivalleyypa.org.

Village Theatre P.O. 304, Danville 94526. The Village Theatre hosts many performances for the Role Players Ensemble Theatre and others as well as events throughout the year including the Danville International Children’s Film Festival. The theater has its own box office at the theater at 233 Front St., Danville, where tickets can be purchased one hour before every performance; tickets may also be purchased at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. or by visiting www.villagetheatreshows.com. Call 314-3466. E-mail: vtboxoffice@ci.danville.ca.us.


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Town of Danville hosts a 5 on 5 Basketball league for players 18 years and older. The program runs for 10 weeks, plus playoffs. Games are played at the Diablo Vista Community Gymnasium, 4100 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Call 3143400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us.

Adult Open Gym Basketball Los Cerros Community Gym, 968 Blemer Road, Danville 94526. Town of Danville holds drop-in basketball year-round at the Los Cerros Middle School, for ages 18 and over. Drop-in times are 6:45-9:15 a.m., Saturdays. Bring your own ball. Cost is $4 for residents, $5 for non-residents; $36 for a 10-punch card for residents, $43 for nonresidents. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville. ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us.

Open Gym in San Ramon Adult Basketball is offered from 7-10 p.m. on Monday evenings for drop-in play for any adult over 18 years old, at the Iron Horse Gym. Entry fee is $4, pay at the door. Call 973-3200. www.saramon.ca.gov San Ramon Basketball

City of San Ramon offers this 5-on-5 league for men over 18 years old includes winter, summer (Wednesday nights) and fall seasons will include 10 regular season games, plus playoffs. The spring and summer (Sunday nights) seasons will consist of 6 regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at Pine Valley (3000 Pine Valley Rd.) and Iron Horse Community (12601 Alcosta Blvd.) gyms. Cost varies. Call 973-3200. www.saramon.ca.gov

biking Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay See listing in this section under Trails Councils.

San Ramon BMX Park Memorial Park, Bollinger Canyon Rd. and San Ramon Blvd., San Ramon. San Ramon BMX Bicycle Motocross races have been put on indefinite hold. The race track is about 1,000 feet long with doubles, triples and tabletops and rhythm section. The track is open to the public for recreational riding. There is another NBL (National Bicycle League) sanctioned tracks in Livermore; visit www. nbl.org. Call 449-1561. www.sanramonbmx. com E-mail: shane@livermorebmx.com.

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Town of Danville hosts Adult Bocce Ball Leagues during the evening on weekdays at Sycamore Valley Park, Bocce Courts. The league is offered during the spring, summer and fall. Each team must have a minimum of four players with a 10 person maximum. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ ci.danville.ca.us.

Senior Bocce Ball League

Town of Danville offers a Senior Bocce Ball League for players 55 years and older. Call 3143400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: jovermoe@ci.danville.ca.us.

bowling Danville Bowl 200 Boone Ct., Danville 94526. Danville Bowl has 24 championship lanes that are equipped with bumpers. The bowling alley offers private or group lessons and party facilities for any event. The Pro Shop carries all major brands and has in-house experts; the shop is open from noon-8 p.m., Tuesday-Friday and noon-6 p.m., Saturday. Events like Midnight Madness, After School and weeknight specials are offered. Call 837-7272. www. danvillebowl.com E-mail: information@danvillebowl.com.

The Golden Skate 2701 Hooper Dr., San Ramon 94583. The Golden Skate is a full service inline and quad skating rink for children of all ages. It offers daily open skate sessions, lessons, a hockey program and more. The rink offers different sessions daily; for a list, visit www.thegoldenskate. com. Call 820-2525.

fitness classes Adult Health and Fitness Classes Town of Danville offers numerous opportunities for adults looking to tone and gain awareness of their bodies. The times, dates and fees can be found by calling Sheena Wellman at 314-3455, visiting the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St. or www. ci.danville.ca.us.

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City of San Ramon hosts this flag football league which consists of six regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Sundays; 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Cost and location varies. Call 973-3200. www.sanramon.ca.gov

gardens Crow Canyon Gardens 105 Park Place, San Ramon 94583. First planted in 1978 as a source of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables for Muddâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, today the 7-acre garden is ran by the city of San Ramon. Call 973-3282. www.ci.san-ramon. ca.us/parks Osage Park Rose Garden 816 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Osage Station Park has a beautiful memorial rose garden that its most known for. More information about this garden and park can be found in this section under Parks. Call 314-3400.

Ruth Bancroft Garden 1500 Bancroft Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. Part of the 400-acre Bancroft Farm bought in the 1880s, today the garden houses important collections of aloes, agaves, yuccas and echeverias, as well as many other plants. Docent-lead tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturdays (January-March); 10 a.m., Fridays-Saturdays (April-October); and 10 a.m., Saturdays (NovemberMarch). Self-guided tours are available from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays. Information about the garden club is available in the Community Section under Special

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The Gardens at Heather Farm 1540 Marchbanks Dr., Walnut Creek 94598. Established in 1968, the gardens are a living museum with a broad range of plants situated in more than 20 demonstration gardens and learning sites. The gardens on-site include the Cowden Rose Garden, Diablo Ascent Garden and the Waterfall Garden. The gardens are open daily during daylight hours. Call 947-1678. www. gardenshf.org

golf courses ( p ri va t e ) Blackhawk Country Club 599 Blackhawk Club Dr., Danville 94506. This private country club offers two 18-hole golf courses, including the Lakeside Course and The Falls Course, driving ranges and clubhouses. Blackhawk Country Club hosts the LPGA Longs Drugs Challenge in October. Call 736-6500. www.blackhawkcc.org Crow Canyon Country Club 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville 94526. This private country club offers an 18-hole golf course with over 6,052 yards. The club also offers tennis, swimming, a complete fitness club and dining areas. Call 735-5700. www. crow-canyon.com E-mail: contactus@crowcanyon.com. Diablo Country Club 1700 Clubhouse Rd., Diablo 94528. This private country club offers an 18-hole golf course with over 6,640 yards with a par of 71. The club also offers dining areas, tennis and swimming. Call 837-4221. www.diablocc.com

Round Hill Country Club 3169 Roundhill Rd., Alamo 94507. Round Hill Country Club has an 18-hole golf course, competitive tennis and swim teams, a club-

house, extraordinary banquet facilities and a golf shop. Call 934-8211. www.rhcountryclub.com E-mail: rhcc@roundhillcc.org.

golf courses (public) Canyon Lakes Country Club 640 Bollinger Canyon Way, San Ramon 94582. This 18-hole golf course has over 6,431 yards of ground with a par of 71. The club also offers a clubhouse, pro shop and special golf programs for all ages. Call 7356511. www.canyonlakesgolfclub.com Dublin Ranch Golf Course 5900 Signal Hill Dr., Dublin 94568. Dublin Ranch Golf Course has 18 holes and a par of 63 and is among rolling hills and valleys with panoramic views of Mount Diablo from every hole. There is a restaurant and full bar on site. Call 556-7040. www.dublinranchgolf. com E-mail: info@dublinranchgolf.com. San Ramon Golf Club 9430 Fircrest Lane, San Ramon 94583. A 18-hole, par 72 golf course. The club offers a variety of event and wedding packages. Call 8286100. www.sanramongolfclub.net The Bridges Golf Club at Gale Ranch 9000 S. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94582. Rated by the NCGA as one of the most challenging courses in Northern California, its 18-hole course has a distinct style and personality. The club also offers a practice center, ladies programs, and a restaurant and bar. Call 735-4253. www.thebridgesgolf.com

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Town of Danville offers an Adult Kickball League during the spring and fall seasons. The league is open to adults 18 and older. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us.

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Baby bouncies or slow rollies? If that sounds like fun, join San Ramon’s Adult Co-ed Kickball League. All leagues will consist of six regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at 6:20 p.m., 7:35 p.m. and 8:50 p.m., at Central Park’s softball fields located at the corner of Alcosta Blvd. and Bollinger Canyon Road. Cost varies. Call 9733268. www.sanramon.ca.gov

p a rk s Alamo School Sports Field 100 Wilson Rd., Alamo 94507. Alamo School Sports Field offers soccer and baseball fields, batting cages and a picnic and barbeque area.

Andrew H. Young Park Danville Blvd. and Jackson Way, Alamo 94507. Andrew H. Young Park is a one-acre park that is dedicated in memory of Alamo resident, Andrew H. Young. He was the former chairman of the Boulevard of Trees Project and was instrumental to the preservation of Alamo’s rural ambiance.

Arlington Park 3735 Knightsbridge, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park has a baseball and soccer field, playground, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Athan Downs Park Montevideo and Davona drives, San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park features volleyball courts, baseball diamond, soccer fields, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Baldwin School Park 741 Brookside Dr., Danville 94526. Baldwin School Park has a children’s play area, picnic tables and benches, sports fields, and basketball courts, which can be rented. For park rental information, call 3143400.

Bellingham Square Park Bellingham Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features volleyball courts, soccer fields, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Bishop Ranch Regional Park 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park offers quiet and solitude on 529 acres that includes horseback riding, hiking, kite flying and blanket picnicking. Watch for animals such as deer, red-tailed hawks and turkey vultures. There are no fees to enter this park. Hours: 5 a.m.-10 p.m., unless otherwise posted or permitted. Call (888) 327-2757. www.ebparks.org

Bollinger Canyon School Park 2300 Talavera Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3-acre park has baseball and soccer fields, volleyball court, playground area and picnic tables. Call 973-3200.

Boone Acres Park Davona Dr. and Pine Valley Rd., San Ramon 94583. This park has 6 acres and has a volleyball court, picnic and playground area and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

of space including a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

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 O’Neill Commemorative.

Limerick Park Bethany, San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park has basketball courts, trail access, a playgrond area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Country Club School Park 7534 Blue Fox

Golden View School Park 5025 Canyon

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Way, San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park has volleyball and basketball courts, a baseball diamond, a playground area and picnic tables. Call 973-3200.

Crest Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, lighted basketball courts and a playground area. Call 973-3200.

Sherwood Way , San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features soccer fields, a playground area, trail access and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Livorna Park Livorna Rd. and Miranda Ave.,

Country Faire Park Montevideo and Alcosta

Green Valley School Park 1001 Diablo Rd.,

Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This park is just over an acre and features a playground area and picnic tables. Call 973-3200.

Danville 94526. Green Valley School Park has picnic tables and benches, a children’s play area, basketball courts and sports fields. Call 314-3400.

Alamo 94507. Livorna Park features a large open-air gazebo, a sand volleyball court, a sports court and a children’s play area. There is a drinking fountain, restrooms and off-street parking.

Ridge Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 4-acre park features a baseball diamond, soccer fields, trail access, playground, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Greenbrook School Park 1475 Harlan Dr.,

Memorial Park Bollinger Canyon Rd. and

Coyote Crossing Park 3495 Rosincress Dr.,

Hap Magee Ranch Park 1025 La Gonda

San Ramon 94583. This 7-acre park features baseball and soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Way, Danville 94526. This 17-acre park is funded by the Town of Danville and Contra Costa County Service District, R-7A, who jointly own and operate the park. The park has walking trails, picnic areas, children’s play area and a dog park. The “ranch theme” 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 which provides separate spaces for dogs, large and small, to exercise and socialize with other canines.

Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This park boasts 35 acres of a lot of amenities including volleyball court, 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. Call 973-3200.

Coyote Creek School Park 8700 N. Gale

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. Call 973-3200.

Danville South Park 90 Serene Court, 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. Call 973-3200. www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks

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 panaromic 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. Call (888) 327-2757. www.ebparks.org

Diablo Vista Park 1000 Tassajara Ranch Dr.,

Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. Located on California High School’s premise, this 45-acre space features a baseball diamond, soccer field, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts and trail access. Call 973-3200.

Castle Rock Park 1700 Castle Rock Rd.,

East Branch Park Harcourt Rd., San Ramon

Walnut Creek 94598. This park is adjacent to Diablo Foothills in a scenic canyon dominated by prominent sandstone formations. It is bordered by Diablo Foothills Regional Park, Mt. Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek Open Space, providing access to more than 18,000 acres of public land. Call (888) 327-2757 or 9458244. www.ebparks.org

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94583. This park has 4 acres and features baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Fire Truck Park 2070 Arlington Rd., San Ramon 94583. Just over an acre this park features a playground area and picnic tables. Call 973-3200.

Forest Home Farms Historic Park 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583.

This 16-acre park is home to the San Ramon Farmer’s Market and many activities that the city sponsors including Sheep Shearing Day, Civil War Enactment Day, Storytime with the Farmer and more. Call 973-3284.

recreation birdwatching and has abundant wildlife living within it. Guided trail rides are available in 1.5 to 2.5 increments from May-September that are good for all experience levels 9 years and older. To schedule a ride, call 838-7546. Call (510) 544-3276. www.ebparks.org

Danville 94506. This 20-acre park has a children’s play area, sand volleyball court, covered picnic area, lighted sports fields, basketball and tennis courts, and it features a mosaic watersnake that winds down the hillside. The sports fields, tennis courts, picnic area and snack shack are available to rent.

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Hidden Crest Park Asterbell, San Ramon 94583. Just over 4 acres, this park features a playground area and picnic tables. Call 9733200.

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. Call 973-3200.

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. Call 9733200.

Inverness Park Broadmoor and Ascot drives, San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park has access to the Iron Horse Trail. Call 973-3200.

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. Call 973-3200.

Iron Horse Regional Trail

This is a multiuse, 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 invovling 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. Call 687-3419. www.ebparks.org

Las Trampas Regional Wilderness 18012 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. Las Trampas Regional Wilderness offers 3,798 arces of wilderness and an expanded trail system that allows hikers and horseback riders 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

Bollinger Canyon Rd/San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. This 16-acre park features bocce ball courts, baseball fields, BMX track, a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. It has has a 1.3-acre fenced dog run that features a shade structure, benches, water and a surface of decomposed granite, a sandy material that dogs seem to love.

Mill Creek Hollow Park 2100 Deerwood Dr., San Ramon 94583. Just over an acre, this park features a playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Monarch Park 8502 N. Monarch Rd., San Ramon 94583. This 6-acre park features soccer fields, a cricket pitch, playground area, picnic tables and restrooms. Call 973-3200.

Montair School Park 300 Quinterra Lane, Danville 94526. Montair School Park has BBQ pits, picnic tables and benches, a children’s play area, sports fields and basketball courts. Call 314-3400.

Montevideo School Park 13000 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. This 3.5-acre park has a baseball diamond, soccer fields, basketball courts, trail access and a playground area. Call 973-3200.

Mt. Diablo State Park Mt. Diablo Scenic Blvd., Danville. With a 3,849-foot 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 also 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. The organization can be visited at www.mdia.org. Call 837-2525 (recording information) or (800) 444-7275 (campsite reservations).www.parks.ca.gov

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. Call 973-3200.

Oak Hill Park 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Oak Hill Park is a 43-acre park that offers a quiet country setting with a spectacular view of Mount Diablo as the backdrop. It features a small lake that supports a variety of wild


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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, call the Town of Danville at 314-3400. 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. Call 973-3200.

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 baseball diamonds, several soccer fields, plus a path around the park. The tennis courts and sports fields can be rented; call 314-3400.

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. Call 9733200.

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. Call 9733200.

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. Call 973-3200.

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. Call 973-3200.

Sherwood Park Sherwood and Chancery, San Ramon 94583. This small park features a playground area and picnic tables. Call 9733200. 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. Call 973-3200.

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. Call (510) 6350135. www.ebparks.org

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. Call 314-3400.

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. Call 314-3400.

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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. Call 973-3200.

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. Call 973-3200.

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. Call 973-3200. Walt Disney School Park 11611 East Branch

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Windy Hills Park Ustilago, San Ramon 94583. This 2-acre park features a playground area and picnic tables. Call 973-3200.

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City of San Ramon offers this Adult Co-ed Soccer league in a recreational 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 ten regular season games, plus playoffs. Games are played at the Central Park Soccer Fields or any Roberts Synthetic Turf field. Cost varies. Call 973-3200. www.saramon.ca.gov

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San Ramon Sports Adult Soccer League 2411 Old Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon 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; information can be found on page ?. Call 831-9050. www.sanramonsports.com

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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 with 10 regular season games or 8 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. Call 973-3200. www. sanramon.ca.gov

Adult Softball

Town of Danville offers an Adult Softball Program for players 18 years and older that 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). Call 3143400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ ci.danville.ca.us.

Senior Softball League

Town of Danville offers a Senior Softball League for players 50 years and older or 65 years and older yearround. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: jovermoe@ci.danville.ca.us.

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Stylishly Different Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of Blackhawk Plaza. New stores, restaurants and services await at the corner of Camino Tassajara and Crow Canyon Road. APPAREL & ACCESSORIES Anthropologie … . . . . . ……………………. . . . . . 648.4991 Dollhouse Lingerie ………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 648.1199 G. Bop …………. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening Soon Geoffrey I Scott ………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 964.9985 Georgiou ………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 964.9465 From Tee To Green …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening Soon Jewels In Disguise …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.7118 Patrick James …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.0787 Patrizia Marrone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.0220 See Jane Run ………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 718.4530 What’s In Store …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.3174

SPECIALTY & SERVICES Crunch Fitness ……. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening Soon Blackhawk Cleaners …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 964.9797 Blackhawk Plastic Surgery……. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.5757 Blackhawk Plaza Dental …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.9860 Cartelligent .……………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.3220 Dabble Cosmetics . ………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 964.1114 Draeger’s Market …………... .. . . …………… 648.5800 G.R. Doodlebug ………………… . . . . . . . . . .…… 736.1800 Music Together ………………. . . . . .….… . . . .551.7722 READ … … … … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening Soon Salon Forty Sixty Two………………….......... 964.1664 The Next Step Dance Studio ………. . . . . .… 831.0777 Visual Expressions Optometry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 648.9393 RESTAURANTS Blackhawk Grille……………………… . . . . . . . 736.4295 Blackhawk Pizzeria ………………… . . . . . . . . . . . 736.6111 Coa ……………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 984.2363 Laurus ………………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 406.4272 Methany’s ……………………………. . . . . . . . . . 736.5700 Pride of the Mediterranean ……………. . . . 586.7772 Starbucks ……………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 736.7662 STOMP ………………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309.4417 Tuttimelon ……………………… . . . . . . Opening Soon Yotaka Sushi ………………………. . . . . . . . . . 964.1616 HOME FURNISHING & ACCESSORIES California Living ………………………...... . . 648.4100 Restoration Hardware ……………………. . 736.0255 ENTERTAINMENT Blackhawk Auto Museum …………………. 736.2277 Century Theatres ………………………. . . . . 736.0368 All area codes are (925) 4020 Blackhawk Plaza Circle Danville, CA 94506 925.736.2751 blackhawkplaza.com

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3480 Buskirk Ave., Ste. 340, Pleasant Hill 94523. Special Olympics strives to provide year-round 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 joy and participate in sharing gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics atheletes and the community. Call 944-8801. www. sonc.org

swimming Dougherty Valley Aquatic Park 10550 Albion Rd., San Ramon 94583. The Aquatic Park offers swim lessons, recreation swim and special lap hours. Recreation swim and lap swim fees are $4 for adults and $3 for youth ages 1-17 and seniors. Recreation swim hours are from 1-5 p.m., Saturdays; lap swim hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 1-4 p.m., Friday; and 1-5 p.m., Saturday. Call 973-3335.

Dublin Swim Center 8157 Village Pkwy., Dublin 94568. The Dublin Swim Center is located next to Dublin High School. It includes a lap area, diving board, shallow wading pool, tot pool, 100-foot waterslide, picnic area, showers and water aerobic classes. Spring hours are: 5-8 p.m., TuesdayThursday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday; summer hours are 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; noon-4:30 p.m., Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Call 556-4590. www. ci.dublin.ca.us

Monte Vista Community Pool 3131 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Season: June 14 - Aug. 13, 2010. Monte Vista Community Pool offers numerous swimming programs for all ages including recreational swim, adult lap swim, swim lessons, aquatic classes and Family Fun Night. Individual swim passes are available for $20 for children 12 years and younger, and $30 for swimmers 13 years and older. Family swim passes are available for $130. 12-punch passes are available too. Call 3143400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: imurdock@ci.danville.ca.us. San Ramon Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park 9900 Broadmoor Dr., San Ramon 94583. The Olympic Pool and Aquatic Park has three pools and an aquatic center. The aquatic center has water slides and a wading pool with sprayers and climbing structures for all ages. The facility is full service with ADA accessible amenties. Daily swim and lap fees are $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 1-6. Adult Lap Swim and Family Lap Swim is available. Parking permits are required for pool use during normal operating hours, permits cost $1. Visit the Web site for pool hours. Call 973-3240. www.ci.sanramon.ca.us/parks/aquatics

table tennis Badminton/Table Tennis Open Gym City of San Ramon hosts an open gym for badminton and table tennis from 9 a.m.-noon and 5-8 p.m., Sundays. The morning gym is at DSCC and the evening gym is at the Iron Horse Gym, 12701 Alcosta Blvd. Cost is $3; pay at the door. Call 973-3200. www.sanramon.ca.gov

tennis Danville Tennis Club 140 Love Lane, Danville 94526. The Danville Tennis Club meets from 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays; and from 9-11 a.m., Saturdays for drop-in tennis at San Ramon Valley High School. This free co-ed club provides play for 4.0 and 5.0 and very strong 3.5 level players.http://groups. yahoo.com/group/danvilletennisclub

San Ramon Valley Tennis Club

This women’s league is a year-round club for both A and B players meeting for practice weekday mornings. Membership is $30 annually. For information, call Patt at 820-8131 or Laurie at 820-0695.

Walnut Creek Tennis Club

Walnut Creek Tennis Club is a free, co-ed tennis group for single adults of all ages and levels (primarily 2.5-3.5). It plays drop-in tennis from 9 a.m.12:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays and 6-8 p.m., Tuesday-Thursdays, at Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek.http://sports.groups. yahoo.com/group/wctc/

trails councils Bicycle Trails Council of the East Bay P.O. Box 9583, Berkeley 94709. The council, a local chapter of the International Mountain Bike Association, helps to educate cyclists in responsible mountain biking, advocate for appropriate access and promote community among trail users so all may fully enjoy and preserve the natural spaces of the East Bay. It has weekly group rides (spring-fall), conducts trail maintenance projects, organizes volunteer trail patrols, offers the Youth Bike Adventures program for underprivileged youth and holds BBQ socials. Call (510) 466-5123. www.btceb.org E-mail: info@btceb.org.

East Bay Area Trails Council P.O. Box 5381, Oakland 94605. The EBATC is composed of public agencies, equestrians, hikers, bicyclists and conservationists who are committed to furthering the protection of the scenic and recreational resources of the East Bay. Meetings are held at 7:15 p.m., on the third Wednesday of the month, in the board room of the East Bay Regional Park District headquarters, 2950 Peralta Oaks Ct., Oakland. Call (510) 487-2442. www.ebtrails. org E-mail: info@ebtrails.org.

volleyball Adult Volleyball

City of San Ramon offers three different volleyball divisions: Coed “B” for advanced/upper intermediate players; Co-ed “C” for intermediate players; and Co-ed “D” is for beginning players. Every league has six teams and the season will consist of a double round-robin of games, plus playoffs. All leagues are co-ed and require at least two female players, and no more than three male players on the court. Games are played at the Iron Horse Community Gym, 12701 Alcosta Blvd., at different times. Call 973-3200. www.sanramon.ca.gov

water sports Waterworld USA 1950 Waterworld Pkwy., Concord 94520. Waterworld USA features rides, waterslides, a lazy river and an oceanic pool for all ages. General admission is $31.95; $15.95 for children under 48”; season passes are available. Call 609-1364. www.waterworldcalifornia.com


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animal services 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 other’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. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Call 256-1273. www.arf.net E-mail: info@ arf.net.

Bethel Island for Furry Friends and Brentwood Animal Rescue (BIFF & BARK) P.O. Box 1916, 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. Call 684-2345.

Contra Costa County Shelter 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. The 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., Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday; Spay/Neuter Clinic: 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday; closed Sundays and major holidays Call 335-8300. www. co.contra-costa.ca.us/depart/animal E-mail: asdweb@asd.cccounty.us. Dog Licenses 4800 Imhoff Place, Martinez 94553. Contra Costa County issues dog licenses. An up-to-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; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday; closed Sunday-Monday Call 335-8310. www.co.contra-costa.ca.us/ depart/animal/licenses. Tri-Valley Animal Rescue P.O. Box 11143, Pleasanton 94588. Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) offers wonderful animals for adoption every Saturday and Sunday, excluding most holidays. Contact TVAR by calling 803-7043, e-mail contact@tvar.org or visit www.tvar.org. Cats and dogs are available from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, at Pet Food Express, 609 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Tri-Valley SPCA 4651 Gleason Dr., Dublin 94568. The Tri-Valley SPCA, a 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,

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Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Bob Kipper leads his popular T’ai Chi Ch’uan class sponsored by the Town of Danville.

high-quality 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., Friday-Sunday; closed MondayTuesday. Call 479-9670. www.eastbayspca.org E-mail: info@eastbayspca.org.

Valley Humane Society 3670 Nevada St., Pleasanton 94566. The Valley Humane Society is run strictly by volunteers and its mission is 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 Call 426-8656. www.valleyhumanesociety.org

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. Call President Richard Wood at 788-5057. www.alamochamberofcommerce.com

Business Development Network BDN is a group of professionals that shares resources and develops business through relationships. It meets from 8-9 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday of every month, at Denny’s, 807 Camino Ramon, Danville. Call Bonnie Keast at 648-0222. www.bdndanville.com

Communication Arts Network

This organization meets at 11:45 a.m., the second Tuesday of every month, at Forli Ristorante, 3160 Danville Blvd., Alamo. The

organization is for professionals interested in networking with others in the communications industry. Cost is $20, including lunch. www.commartnet.org

Danville Area Chamber of Commerce 117- E Town & Country Dr., Danville 94526. Danville Area 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. Call 837-4400. www.danvilleareachamber.com E-mail: membership@danvilleareachamber. com.

Danville Mid-Day Referral Group

This group is a chapter of the Business Network International and meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., every Wednesday, at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. For information, call Tracy Beckham at 5770829. www.bni-sfbay.com

Discover Danville Association P.O. Box 625, Danville 94506. Discover 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. Call 3398330. www.discoverdanvilleca.com E-mail: contact@discoverdanvilleca.com. Leads Group for B2B Business Developers This group meets from 8:30-10 a.m., every third Thursday at two locations: Marie Calendar’s, 1101 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek and at Mimi’s Cafe, 4775 Hacienda Drive, Dublin. The cost for members is free, $40 for non-members. For Walnut Creek, call Pello at 935-3621; for Dublin call Jim at 449-1925. www.b2bpowerexchange.com

Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors’ Bureau 349 Main St., Suite 203, Pleasanton 94566. Tri-Valley Convention and Visitors’ Bureau maintains a walk-in visitors center that is stocked with area and

member information. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Call 846-8910. www. trivalleycvb.com E-mail: info@trivalleycvb. com.

Women’s Networking Opportunity Local ABWA E2S chapter holds monthly meetings from 6-8:30 p.m., every third Tuesday, at the Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin. Meetings include a guest speaker and networking opportunities. Non-members are welcome to attend; cost is $5 per meeting. www.expresstosuccess.org

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c e m e t e ri e s Alamo Cemetery 130 El Portal, Alamo 94507. The Alamo Cemetery has many grave sites from the early pioneers of the valley. The first reputed burial was in 1801 and the first recorded burial was in 1856. The cemetery offices are open 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday (appointments are recommended), located at 3285 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. Tours are available from trained museum docents; call 838-0127 or 284-1353.

Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District 3285 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette 94549. The Alamo-Lafayette Cemetery District runs the Alamo Cemetery and the AlamoLafayette Cemetery. It is a public non-denominational cemetery, known only as the Lafayette Cemetery until 1935. The office is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Friday. Call 284-1353.

Oakmont Memorial Park 2099 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette 94549. Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary has been an important part of the community since it was established in 1950, situated on approximately 100 acres. Call 935-3311. Queen of Heaven Cemetery 1965 Reliez Valley Rd., Lafayette 94549. Queen of Heaven Cemetery is a 198-acre property established to meet the needs of Catholics and their families in Contra Costa and Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10 33


info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y community Alameda counties. It has over 44 years of service supporting the burial needs of 16 parishes. Grounds are open seven days a week and Family Service Counselors are available six days a week to assist families with both pre-need and at-need arrangements. Call 932-0900.

community centers Danville Community Center 420 Front St., Danville 94588. The Danville Community Center is 7200 square-feet which was completed in 1996, and provides the community with a beautiful facility for weddings, parties, meetings and other events. The spacious Valley Oak Room offers 2,380 square feet, hardwood floors, dramatic ceilings, and doors that open onto the patio and one-acre Town Green with bandstand. Additional space is available for larger gatherings by opening the doors to the adjacent 475 square-foot Las Trampas Room, which can also be rented separately. These two rooms combined can accommodate 180 people for dining or 250 assembly-style. The center also has a 280 square-foot catering kitchen, lounge and a small Arts and Craft Room which accommodates 12 people. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Call 314-3400. www. ci.danville.ca.us

Dougherty Station Community Center 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. The community center offers the Ridgeview Room that is 4,780 square feet and seats 175 for dining or 300 for reception or theater; the West Meeting Room that 496 square feet and seats 30 for a conference/classroom; and the facility also offers a kitchen. The Front Row Theater is also housed here. For rental information, call 973-3200.

Mt. Diablo Region YMCA 1029 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. The San Ramon Valley YMCA has been serving youth and families in the south and central county since 1987. Located in Hap Magee Ranch Park on the Danville/Alamo border, this program branch provides opportunities for youth, teens and families to build strong ties. Teen leadership, summer camps and caravans, Youth & Government, and youth sport programs are just some of the many opportunities youth and teens have to get more involved, learn new skills and have fun. A new facility near this site is scheduled to open in spring 2011. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday Call 831-1100. www.mdrymca.org

Oak Hill Park Community Center 3005 Stone Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Oak Hill Park offers a quiet country setting with a spectacular Mt. Diablo backdrop, an idyllic location for family picnics, weddings, and other special occasions. This 43-acre park is the site of many special events that are sponsored by the Town of Danville and the community center can be rented. For rates, call 314-3400. San Ramon Community Center at Central Park 12501 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. The community center 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 host smaller parties up to 50 people, the Terrace Room that has a small kitchenette and can accommodate up to 80 people for a dinner or reception or 150 people for a business presentation, the Fountain Room that has a catering kitchen, stage (with screen for projection), 360 square foot dance floor and great park, fountain and rose garden views and offers reception seating

for 250 or 375 seated theater style. For rental information, call 973-3200.

disabled people services Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa See listing under seniors in this section.

CARE Parent Network

For families of children with special needs. See listing under Health & Support Services in this section.

R.A.D.D.

Recreational Activities for the Developmentally Disabled is the perfect opportunity for participants ages 15 and over with developmental disabilities to meet life-long friends and increase their independence skills in the community. Lots of different activities are planned like visiting the San Francisco Exploratorium, an Aâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game or going to Museum in the Park. For information, call Nelle at 314-3477.

Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94506. Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living in Danville (RCJL) provides assisted living, Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and skilled nursing care in a community its residents call home. Call 648-2800. www.rcjl.org

domestic violence help Contra Costa Crisis Center P.O. Box 3364, Walnut Creek 94598. The Contra Costa Crisis Center has a mission to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises and connect

We have been in the San Ramon valley since 1997 and have thousands of very satisfi ed customers. 70% of our sales come from repeat and referral business. Owners Joe, Jill and daughter Tatum Newcomer want you to be our customer for life. We are a cutting edge up to the minute value driven resaler of late model luxury cars. We use all of the tools available to stay in tune with the market daily. We are also linked with BMW credit, MBZ credit and Porsche financial to ensure that we have a pulse on the availability so that we can offer the consumer the best value.

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them with culturally relevant resources in the community. Programs offered include crisis lines, grief counseling, homeless services, youth violence prevention and information and referrals. For the National Suicide Hotline, call (800) 784-2433 or for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, call (800) 273-8255. Call 939-1916. www.crisis-center.org E-mail: admin@crisis-center.org.

STAND! Against Domestic Violence 1410 Danzig Plaza, 2nd Floor, Concord 94520. STAND! Against Domestic Violence provides prevention, intervention and treatment services while partnering with schools, faith-based organizations and communities to prevent violence through awareness and education. STAND! intervenes to provide emergency shelter, transitional housing and treatment and therapeutic services. Call Crisis Line: (888) 215-5555 or Business Line: 676-2845. www.standagainstdv. org

d ru g , a l c o h o l services Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups offer programs to help families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with problem drinking. Alateen, sponsored by Al-Anon, is a family recovery program for young people. Al-Anon Family Group meetings are held at various locations in the Tri-Valley at least once a day. Call 932-6770 or 277-7661. www.ncwsa.org or www.al-anon.org E-mail: info@ncwsa.org.

Alateen and Pre-Alateen Alateen is an integral part of Al-Anon Family Groups and teaches teens about alcoholism and helps them

1941 San Ramon Valley Blvd. San Ramon

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info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y community understand solutions they may use. Meetings are conducted by Alateen members. Local meetings take place at 7 p.m., Wednesdays, Walnut Creek Methodist Church, 1543 Sunnyvale Ave. Call 705-1905.

Suite 126, Dublin 94568. A residential facility that offers support for teenage girls that have been affected by drug or alcohol abuse. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Call 556-2525. www.biletnikoff.org E-mail: info@biletnikoff.org.

new members to help support, raise funds and sponsor programs for the Danville library. There are many benefits of being a Friend including merchant discounts, volunteer opportunities and preview of book sales. This group also runs the Friends Bookstore which is open 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, closed on Sunday. Dues and donations are tax deductible; memberships are $5 for seniors (60 or over) and students, $10 for individuals, $20 for families, $35 for patrons or $50 or more for enthusiasts. Application forms are available at the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Call 837-4455. www.contra-costa.lib.ca.us/friends/dan.html

Narcotics Anonymous P.O. Box 5037,

John Muir Health Foundation 1400 Treat

Axis Community Health

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Biletnikoff Foundation 7080 Donlon Way,

Concord 94524. This group assists in helping people in the Tri-Valley and Contra Costa areas with problems of addiction. Call 685-HELP (6854357). www.contracostana.org E-mail: contracostana@yahoo.com.

fa m i l y h i s t o r y Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society

This society meets from 1:15-3 p.m., the third Thursday of every month except August, at the California Savings Building, Rossmoor Shopping Center, Tice Valley Blvd. and Rossmoor Parkway, Walnut Creek. Guest speakers are at each meeting.

San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society This society meets at 10 a.m., every third Tuesday of the month, except August and December, at the Danville Family History Center, 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo. Guest speaker at every meeting. For information, call Ed at 299-0881. This society also offers appointments for free instructions on Family Tree Maker, a computer geneology research program. Call Ms. Mortensen at 736-1112. srvgensoc.org

food for the needy Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano P.O. Box 6324, Concord 94524. The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano serves more than 70,000 hungry people every month and distributes food directly to the people who need it, and through its network of more than 220 charitable agencies. The Food Bank is always looking for people to help at the banks, organize food drives or donate food and money. The Contra Costa warehouse is located at 4010 Nelson Ave., Concord 94520 and can accept food donations from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday, Friday and Saturday and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m., TuesdayThursday. Call 676-7543. www.foodbankccs.org E-mail: info@foodbankccs.org.

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa P.O. Box 3335, Danville 94526. Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa provides services to the hungry of Contra Costa County. It currently has dining rooms in Antioch, Bay Point, Martinez and Oakley that serve lunch meals Monday through Friday. For general information, call 687-6760. www.loavesfishescc.org

foundations/fundraising organizations East Bay Community Foundation De Domenico Building, 200 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland 94612. The East Bay Community Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda and Contra Costa counties through effective grant making and community-building initiatives. Call (510) 8363223. http://ebcf.org E-mail: info@eastbaycf.org.

Friends of the Danville Library

Friends of the Danville Library are always recruiting

Blvd., Walnut Creek 94597. John Muir Health Foundation’s mission is to inspire and steward philanthropic support for the exceptional patient care programs and services of John Muir Health. It provides annual unrestricted gifts to the Foundation which provide critical funds that have the flexibility to be used where the needs are greatest. Call 947-4449. www.johnmuirhealthfoundation.org E-mail: foundation@ johnmuirhealth.com.

San Ramon Historic Foundation 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. San Ramon Historic Foundation is dedicated to the preservation of San Ramon’s early farms and homesteads. This foundation hosts ice cream socials, sheep shearing day, Victorian Tea and movie nights. Memberships and volunteer opportunities are available. Call 973-3284. www.sanramonhistoricfoundation.org

San Ramon Valley Education Foundation P.O. Box 1463, San Ramon 94583. The San Ramon Valley Education Foundation supports and promotes education in the community in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District by providing and distributing funds to better the education system. Call 8209181. www.srvef.org E-mail: info@srvef.org.

that provides medical care, drug and alcohol recovery services, mental health counseling and the W.I.C. program. Services are offered to Contra Costa and Alameda County residents regardless of income, ethnicity or lifestyle. Call 462-1755 (clinic) or 201-6017 (main number). www.axishealth.org

Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley, Inc. 115-A Town & Country Dr., Danville 94526. Discovery Counseling Center is a key community resource for providing support in times of crisis, emotional need and life transitions. It provides affordable and high quality mental health services, reduces the incidence of substance abuse and promotes family bonding. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., MondayFriday; evening and Saturday counseling sessions are available by appointment Call 8370505. www.discoveryctr.net

John Muir Medical Center 1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek 94598. John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus is a 324bed acute care facility that is designed as the only trauma center for Contra Costa County and portions of Solano County. John Muir Medical Center has another campus in Concord, 2540 East St., Concord. Call For Walnut Creek 9393000 or for Concord 682-8200 . www.johnmuirhealth.com

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center 1425 S. Main St., Walnut Creek 94596. Full health facility. Must be a member of Kaiser to be treated. Kaiser also has outpatient services at 7601 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Call 295-4000. www.kp.org

San Ramon Regional Medical Center 6001 Norris Canyon Rd., San Ramon 94583. In operation since 1990, the full-service acute care hospital has 123 beds, 24-hour emergency services, as well as comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services. Call 275-9200. www. sanramonmedctr.com

Wheelchair Foundation 3820 Blackhawk Rd., Danville 94506. The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization that accepts donations to give the gifts of hope, freedom and mobility to people in need of wheelchairs. It is an international organization with offices all around the nation and world. Call 736-8234. www.wheelchairfoundation.org E-mail: info@ wheelchairfoundation.org.

garden clubs Danville-Alamo Garden Club

This club meets monthly at 9:30 a.m., the second Thursday of every month, September-June, at the Alamo Women’s Clubhouse, 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo. Call Deborah Cattaneo at 8311329.

Diablo Bonsai Club 2550 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. This club meet for lectures and workshops on planting and raising bonsai trees. The club also offers other activities throughout the year including field trips to specialty bonsai nurseries, garden tours, community events, club dinners and an annual bonsai show. Call 736-7600. www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai

The Ruth Bancroft Garden Club P.O. Box 30845, Walnut Creek 94598. The Ruth Bancroft Garden offers memberships that help fund programs to educate the community on water-wise plants and contribute to its operating costs. Call 944-9352 or visit www.ruthbancroftgarden.org.

health clinics/ hospitals Axis Community Health 4361 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton 94566. Nonprofit community clinic

health & support services American Cancer Society 1885 Oak Park Blvd., Pleasant Hill 94523. This volunteerbased organization provides cancer information, patient services, and support programs free of charge. It also provides information for financial assistance. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. For 24-hour hotline call (800) ACS-2345 (227-2345) or call 934-7640. www. cancer.org

American Chronic Pain Association

The ACPA group meets from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., every second and fourth Monday, at the Community Presbyterian Church Library, 222 W. El Pintado, Danville. Call Kathie Hood at 930-0524.

Bay Area Crisis Nursery 1506 Mendocino Dr., Concord 94521. Bay Area Crisis Nursery’s purpose is to prevent abuse and the neglect of children by providing support to families who are in stress or crisis. It provides a homelike environment for children birth-5 years old by offering 24-hour residential care. Its services are free, confidential and voluntary. The minimum stay is 24 hours; average stay is 10 days; the maximum stay depends on the time needed to resolve the crisis. Hours: The nursery is always open, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Call 685-6633.

Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Help Lines Its mission is to deliver an integrated delivery system for intervention services. Call (800) 833-2900 or (800) SUICIDE (784-2433).

Blue Star Moms California

Blue Star Moms is a support group for families of mem-

bers of the U.S. Armed Forces. It meets at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month, at the Danville Veteran’s Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. Call 838-4228 or visit www.bluestarmoms.org.

Breast Cancer Support Group

This group meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m., on the first and third Wednesday of every month, at St. Isidore Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Call 831-2475.

CARE Parent Network 1340 Arnold Dr., Suite 115, Martinez 94553. CARE Parent Network is a one-stop family resource center that helps families of children with disabilities. It provides support, information and resources that are designed to help families meet the unique challenges of parenting a child with special needs. Call (800) 281-3023. www.contracostaarc.com E-mail: careofarc@ aol.com.

Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a forward-looking and balanced Christ-centered recovery program for people with hurts, habits and hang-ups. The group meets at 6:15 p.m. for dinner and the program starts at 7 p.m., every Friday, at East Bay Fellowship, 2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Childcare is available for ages 5-11. Call 736-5100, e-mail celebraterecovery@eastbayfellowship.org or visit www. eastbayfellowship.org.

Contra Costa County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) 2530 Arnold Dr., Suite 300, Martinez 94553. AAA provides leadership in addressing issues that relate to older Californians. Services offered include caring for seniors, meal programs, legal services, community advocacy and many resources. Call 3358700. www.ehsd.org

Contra Costa County Youth Continuum Provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, health care, counseling and more for runaway and homeless youth. Call (800) 610-9400.

Danville TOPS

The Danville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9 a.m., every Tuesday, at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1550 Diablo Rd. Call Bob at 935-9344 or Rosemaire at 838-7870.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous There is a solution to weight and diet obsession and this effective 12-step program has proven results. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. This group meets from 7-8:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. Call 8381837 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.

Heart Support Group

This group is for heart disease patients, their families and caregivers that meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m., on the fourth Saturday of every month (except November and December), at Kaiser Walnut Creek, 3rd Floor Conference Center, Walnut Creek. Its mission is to “inspire hope in heart disease patients and their families.” Call 7084151. www.mendedhearts254.org

Hospice of the East Bay 3470 Buskirk Ave., Pleasant Hill 94523. Hospice of the East Bay offers a variety of support groups and workshops for people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one. All groups and classes are offered for a fee and require preregistration. Fees are waived for those who cannot afford them. Call 887-5678, ext. 1068. www.hospiceeastbay.org

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group This group meets from 7:30-9 p.m., the second Tuesday of every month, at San Ramon Valley Regional Medical Center, South Building, West Day Room, 7777 Norris Canyon Rd. Call 933-0107. Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10 35


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Planned Parenthood San Ramon Health Center 130 Ryan Industrial Court, Suite 115,

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San Ramon 94583. Call 838-2108. Planned Parenthood provides individuals with the means to control their reproductive choices through education, information and health care services. Call (800) 230-PLAN (2307526). Hours: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday; 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. www. ppshastadiablo.org E-mail: info@ppshastadiablo.org.

Overeaters Anonymous

This group offers a 12-step approach to issues around food, overeating, anorexia and bulemia. Group meetings are held at different times and at different places. There are no fees. For information, visit www.oa.org.

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The Tri-Valley Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Network of Mount Diablo provides peer support from 10 a.m.-noon, the second Saturday of every month, at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Call Norman at 831-9940 or Jackie at 244-1231.

PFLAG

The Danville/San Ramon Valley Chapter of Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) meets at 7 p.m., every third Monday, at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Call 838-8632.

SRV Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, undereating and bulimia. There are many groups that meet at different times and places. Visit www.foodaddicts.org.

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Community, 3276 McNutt Ave., Walnut Creek. For times and days, call 933-0107.

Support Group for FIBRO, CFF and Chronic Pain This proactive group for

ValleyCare Health Library & Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center 5725

women gives support for FIBRO, CFF and Chronic Pain and meets from 12:30-2:30 p.m., every other Wednesday. Call 234-5621 or e-mail dsashby@msn.com.

The Wellness Community

The Wellness Community offers free support, education and stress management for cancer patients and their family and caregivers. General and specific groups meet at the Wellness

Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club

This club provides support, information and friendship for mothers of any number of multiples and meets every second Tuesday of every month, at John Knox Prebyterian Church, 7421 Amarillo Rd., Dublin. Dads and babies are welcome at the meetings. Call 948-0004. www. tvmotc.org E-mail: programs@tvmotc.org.

W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton 94588. The ValleyCare Health Library and Ryan Comer Cancer Resource Center offers free services featuring personalized reference assistance with a medical librarian and an RN. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Thursday Call 734-3315. www.valleycare.com

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families in need. Call (510) 251-6304. www. habitateb.org E-mail: info@habitateb.org.

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Association offers workshops on divorce, family law support issues (child and spousal), guardianship law and immigration law. The association offers a Lawyer Referral and Information Service, call 825-5700; and the Criminal Conflict Program, call 229-4410. Call 686-6900. www.cccba.org

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City of San Ramon’s Housing Program provides assistance to the City Council and Redevelopment Agency in the development of housing policies and programs which will facilitate the production of single-family, multi-family, and special needs housing that is affordable to all household income levels of the community. The department monitors federal, state and local compliance of affordable housing agreements, and provides staff support to the Housing Advisory Committee which works to develop policies and programs in compliance with the voter adopted Housing Element of the General Plan. Call 973-2573. E-mail: blittman@ sanramon.ca.gov.

Town of Danville uses the Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center (TVHOC), listed below. After completing courses offered by the program, candidates will be highest on the priority list when units become available. If you would like to be placed on the Town’s interest list, submit your 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 Corinne Horn at 314-3395 or chorn@ci.danville.ca.us. www.ci.danville.ca.us

Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 830-0113.

Christian Church Of Northern California 9260 Alcosta Blvd., # C18, San Ramon 94583. Call 556-9900.

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Christian Science Church 650 Danville Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 837-1081. www. danvillespirituality.com E-mail: clerk@danvillespirituality.com.

Call 837-3593. www.bci.org/danville E-mail: danville@bci.org.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Beth Chaim Congregation 1800 Holbrook

655 Old Orchard Dr., Danville 94526. Call 7431547. There is also a ward located at 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo; call 837-2629; and 5025 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon; call 735-9081.

Dr., Danville 94506. Call 736-7146. www. bethchaim.com E-mail: info@bethchaim.com.

20 South L. St., Livermore 94550. Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center provides the TriValley 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. Call 3733930. www.tvhoc.org E-mail: info@tvhoc.org.

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 homeownership 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

Christ Community Church 12700 Alcosta

Baha’i Faith P.O. Box 1124, Danville 94526.

Tri-Valley Housing Opportunity Center

Habitat for Humanity East Bay 2619

Crow Canyon Rd., Suite A4, San Ramon. Call 820-0383.

Bethel Korean Methodist Church 12700 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 8309100.

Church On The Hill 20801 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-8005. www.srvbc.net

Canyon Creek Church 9015 S. Gale Ridge Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 244-1200. www. canyoncreekchurch.com E-mail: ccpc@canyoncreekchurch.com.

Community Presbyterian Church 222 W. El Pintado, Danville 94526. Call 837-5525. www. cpcdanville.org

Chinese Maranatha Bible Church

Creekside Community Church 1350

Chinese Maranatha Bible Church meets at the Neil Armstrong Elementary School multipurpose room, 2849 Calais Dr., San Ramon. The church office is located at CMBC, 2400 Old

law Contra Costa County Bar Association 704 Main St., Martinez 94553. The Contra Costa Bar

Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. Call 820-9031. www.creeksidechurch.com E-mail: info@creeksidechurch.com.

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Pathway Community Church 3470 Fostoria

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Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville 94526. Call 8376944. www.danvillechurch.com E-mail: office@ danvillechurch.com.

Way, Suite D, San Ramon 94583. Call 8304722.

Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 743-9540. www.srvbc.net

Valley Vineyard Christian 2252 Camino

East Bay Fellowship 2615 Camino Tassajara,

Peace Lutheran Church 3201 Camino

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Tassajara, Danville 94506. Call 648-7000. www.peacejourney.org E-mail: peace@peacejourney.org.

Camino Ramon, Office Commons Park, San Ramon 94583. Call 866-1400. www.sanramonvalleysdachurch.org E-mail: caring_church@ yahoo.com.

Westminister Retreat 512 Hemme Ave.,

Danville 94506. Call 736-5100. www.eastbayfellowship.org E-mail: info@eastbayfellowship. org.

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Gatetree Chapel Southern Baptist 101 Gilead Bible Church 2400 Old Crow Canyon

Green Valley Rd., Danville 94526. Call 8387729. www.rollhill.org E-mail: contactus@ rollhill.org.

Rd., San Ramon 94583. Call 838-1983.

San Damiano Retreat 710 Highland Dr.,

Gatetree Dr., Danville 94526. Call 820-9477.

Grace United Methodist Church 19901 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 828-8686.

Messiah Lutheran Church 2305 Camino Tassajara, Danville 94526. Call 736-2270. www.messiahlutherandanville.com

New Life Church 2501 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. Call 355-9200.

St. Isidore Catholic Church 440 La Gonda

San Ramon Presbyterian Church 12943

St. Timothyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church 1550

Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon 94583. Call 5437772.

Diablo Rd., Danville 94526. Call 837-4993. www.sainttimothysdanville.org E-mail:

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info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y community June-August and December, at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Membership is open to all; regular membership for registered voters or associate membership for non-voting members. www.srvrwf.org

Tri-Valley Democratic Club P.O. Box 11886, Pleasanton 94588. The Tri-Valley Democratic Club meets at 7 p.m., on the third Monday of every month, at the IBEW Hall, 6250 Village 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. Call 443-DEMO (443-3366). www.trivalleydems.com E-mail: info@trivalleydems.com.

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 “Ask the Doctor,” “Get Ready, Get Healthy,” “Time of Your Life,” “Vida Sana En Vivo” and the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors meetings. Call 313-1180. E-mail: cctv@contracostatv.org.

KKDV 92.1 7901 Stoneridge Dr., Suite 525, Pleasanton 94588. KKDV is focused on developing a tradition of quality, consistent broadcasting and commitment to the Diablo Valley communities. The format is “Hot Adult Contemporary” and offers up-to-date news, traffic and activities of interest. The traffic phone number is (866) MY-TRAFC, the contest

number is 977-4921, and the business number is 455-4500. www.kkdv.com

re c y c l i n g & h a z a r d ous waste disposal Central Contra Costa HHW Collection Program 4797 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 products. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday (for residents); 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday (small businesses by appointment only) Call (800) 646-1431. www. centralsan.org

Recycle for Breast Cancer 31 Beta Court, Suite C, San Ramon 94583. Recycle for Breast Cancer is open seven days a week accepting free dropoffs for computers, monitors, cell phones, laptops, servers and TVs. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Sunday Call 735-7203 or (800) 315-9580. www.recycleforbreastcancer.org

seniors AARP Driver Safety Program

Town of Danville and AARP host Drive 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 in today’s fast moving highways and includes an auto insurance discount certificate. To register, call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: jovermoe@ci.danville.ca.us.

Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa 490 Golf Club Rd., Pleasant Hill 94523. Adult Day Services Network of Contra Costa’s mission is to promote the 15 adult day services centers available throughout Contra Costa County, in order to support and enrich the lives of seniors, people with disabilities, their families and the community. Call 682-1000. www.adultdaycc.org E-mail: info@adultdaycc.org.

Buzz Sessions

Town of Danville hosts Buzz Sessions for seniors from 2:30-3:30 p.m., each fourth Monday of the month, at the Veterans’ Memorial Building Lounge, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Topics include stress free travel and aging adults information. These events are free, but reservations are required by calling 314-3400.

Culture to Culture Foundation Culture to Culture Foundation, composed of Chinese seniors, cultural groups and programs at the Veteran’s Hall in Danville. It offers activities like Yuan-Ji Dance, dancercise, Chinese literature seminars, Yoga and Mahjong. Call 831-9988. Danville Senior Citizens Club

This club meets from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., every Monday, at Veterans’ Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Activities include: line dancing exercises, bridge, bingo, mah jong and more. Membership is $12 per year. Call Patricia at 443-0268.

Danville Seniors Program

Danville Veteran’s Memorial Hall hosts a senior drop-in program from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday-Friday, at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Activities include playing cards and board games, visiting with friends and meeting new people. Call 314-3400.

Danville Silver Screen Theater

Town of Danville hosts the Danville Silver Screen Theater at 2:30 p.m., every Wednesday of the month (except the first Wednesday), at the Veteran’s Memorial Building Lounge, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Admission is free and a light refreshment is served. Reservations are required by calling 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: jovermoe@ci.danville.ca.us.

Family Caregiver Alliance

This is a resource center for families coping with stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and traumatic brain injury. It also helps families find caregivers to work in the home. Call (800) 445-8106.

Free Blood Pressure Screening

Mary English, R.N., from John Muir Health Screening, conducts free blood pressure screening from noon-1:30 p.m., the third Monday of every month, at the Veteran’s Memorial Hall Lounge, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Drop-ins are welcome. Call 314-3400. www.ci.danville.ca.us E-mail: jovermoe@ci.danville.ca.us.

Golden Crane Senior Center

The center welcomes all seniors every Monday at the Alamo Women’s Club, 1401 Danville Blvd. It has classes in exercise, yoga, stretch, LukeTing Ken, line dancing, karaoke, Chinese brush painting, calligraphy, English and jewelry. Call 820-0500. www.goldencrane.org E-mail: chair@ goldencrane.org.

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HICAP Appointments The Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers its services free to anyone on Medicare or at least 60 years old with questions about health insurance coverage. Appointments are required, call 314-3400. In-Home Supportive Services Program 2530 Arnold Dr., #300, Martinez 94553. The In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Program 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. Call 229-8434.

Independent Living Resource of Contra Costa County 3200 Clayton Rd., Concord 94520. Call 363-7293. www.ilrccc.org

Prime Time Join this club for a nondenominational gathering of “seasoned citizens” 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 noon for $4. Rides are provided by County Connection Link for $3.50 round trip; call Gloria at 837-5229. For information, call Rosy at 552-9675. Senior Citizens Resource Directory You can pick up a copy of the Contra Costa County Senior Citizens Resource Directory at the Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. The director includes resources, services and information for senior citizens. Call 314-3400. Senior Outreach Services 1300 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek 94596. Senior Outreach Services offers home chore registry, Meals on Wheels, Friendly Visitor Program, Senior Nutirition and care management. Call 937-8311.

Senior Sneaker Trips Town of Danville hosts Senior Sneaker Trips to different attractions throughout the area. For a list of dates, go to the Danville Community Center at 420 Front St., call 314-3400 or visit www.ci.danville.ca.us. Seniors Bridge

Seniors meet to play bridge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Friday, at Veteran’s Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Experienced players only. Cost is $1. Reservations are required, call Jerri at 8376283.

Silver Streak Newsletter 420 Front St., Danville 94526. The Town of Danville publishes the Silver Streak Newsletter for seniors in Danville. The newsletter advertises senior meetings, programs, activities, trips and classes that are available. For a copy, call 314-3400 or visit www.ci.danville.ca.us. St. Isidore’s ‘Young at Heart’ Join this group for a meeting from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, at St. Isidore’s Ministries Center, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Optional Mass starts at 11:15 a.m.; lunch starts at 11:45 a.m.; bring brown bag lunch from June-August, beverage, fruit and dessert are provided. Nonprofit bingo follows. This event is free. By calling 964-1375. Statewide Senior Services Information This information line is a statewide resource for connections to local area agencies that provide services to seniors, their families and caregivers. Call (800) 510-2020.

Valley Oak Respite Center Activities for Seniors Valley Oak Respite provides an interactive program for frail seniors and those afflicted with Alzheimer’s or related dementias and physical disabilities, from 10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. The cost is $30 per session, which includes a morning snack and beverage; participants should bring a bag lunch. For information or an application, call Carmen McCarthy at 945-8040, ext. 53.

service groups Alamo Rotary Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Rd., Danville 94526. This club meets at noon, every Wednesday, at Round Hill Country Club in Danville. Call Mark Kahn, at 837-3262.


info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y community Danville Lions Club The Danville Lions Club meets at 7 p.m., the first and third Wednesday of each month, at the Brass Door Restaurant, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. The Lions Club collects used eye glasses at Frontier Barber Shop, 438 Hartz Ave., Danville; there is an old mail box that has the Danville Lions Club name on it. Call Pat at 933-4846. Danville Rotary P.O. Box 224, Danville 94526. The Danville Rotary meets at noon every Monday, at the Brass Door, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon. For information, visit www.danvillerotary.org.

Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary This club meets for breakfast at 7 a.m., every Tuesday, at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Join them for great fellowship and make a difference in your community. Delta Nu Psi

Delta Nu Psi is apart of Beta Sigma Phi International sorority which provides packages for the troops in the War Zone. Delta Nu Psi meets at Longs Drug Store in Alamo on Fridays and at Lunardi’s in Danville on Saturdays to receive public donations. It meets on the third Wednesday of every month to pack the boxes and prep them for shipment. For information, contact Alicia at deltanupsi@comcast.net or visit www.deltanupsi.org . www.deltanupsi. org

Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley The Exchange Club serves to help others while networking with a cross section of businesses, and they provide leadership development with public speaking and social skills. The group is dedicated to promoting and preserving U.S. History, such as teaching children the U.S. Consitution, remembering Sept. 11 and obtaining other important historical documents. This club meets at noon, monthly on the second Wednesday, at Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., Danville. The program features guest speakers and business networking. Guests are welcome with reservations. Call 275-2412 or visit www. srvexchangeclub.org. Kiwanis of San Ramon Valley This group meets at noon, every Thursday, at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Rd., Alamo. Meeting includes a guest speaker and lunch. Kiwanis of SRV sponsors the popular Danville Fourth of July parade. This club also offers Key Clubs at both San Ramon Valley High School and Monte Vista High School. Key Clubs are international community service clubs dedicated to serving the school and community. For information about both organizations, visit its Web site at www.kiwanis-srv.org. San Ramon Valley Rotary Club

This club meets for dinner at 7 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Guests are welcome. The club offers a great way to make new friends while making a difference in your community. Call Dany at 899-6771.

shelters Eden Information and Referral

Eden provides daily updates of East Bay shelter availability, plus links to a variety of comprehensive services. Call (510) 537-2552 or (510) 537-2710 (Spanish). www.edenir.org E-mail: info@edenir. org.

Shepherd’s Gate 1660 Portola Ave., Livermore 94551. Christ-centered shelter for battered and homeless women and children. The crisis program has 32 beds and allows a maximum stay of 30 days. It also has a longterm program with 52 beds where women

can apply to stay for six, nine or 12 months, after being in the crisis program. Call 443-4283. www.shepherdsgate.org

STAND! Against Domestic Violence. With programs focused on creating safety and healing for victims, batterer accountability, social justice and community change, STAND! Against Domestic Violence offers a range of programs including shelter, crisis line, support services, and outreach to schools and the community. Crisis Hotline is 888-215-5555. For information, call 676-2845 or visit www.standagainstdv.org. Tri-Valley Haven for Women Provides shelter and counseling for battered women and their children, a 24-hour crisis line and operates the only rape crisis center in the Tri-Valley area. Services include a food pantry, life skills education classes for homeless families, and community education and violence prevention programs. The counseling services phone line is 449-5845 or (800) 884-8119. www.trivalleyhaven.org

social services 211

211 is a national, toll-free, three-digit phone number to call for information about local health and social services. Calls are answered live 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by trained information and referral specialists. The 211 service is provided by the Contra Costa Crisis Center with support from the Contra Costa County Employment and Human Services Department and First 5 Contra Costa. Call 211. www.211contracosta.org

First 5 Contra Costa 1485 Enea Court, Suite 1200, Concord 94520. First 5 Contra Costa makes a difference in the lives of children ages birth to 5 years old and their families by investing in local programs and services that are designed to help their children reach their greatest potential. The organization thrives on funds from Proposition 10, an initiative that was passed by voters by adding a 50 cent-per-pack tax on tobacco products. Revenues are used to fund health, early education and family support programs. Call 771-7300. www.firstfivecc.org E-mail: firstfivecc@firstfivecc.org. 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. Call (510) 238-2410. www. uwba.org E-mail: contact@uwba.org. 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. www. wardrobe.org

Recreation offers numerous classes and programs for children, teens and adults which include dog training, adult enrichment classes, arts and crafts, financial workshops and health and wellbeing classes. A 50% discount is given to residents in the R-7A Tax District. www.alamore.org E-mail: alamorec@sbcglobal.net.

Free Computer Instruction 400 Front St., Danville 94526. The Danville Library offers free computer instruction with computer docents including computer basics, Internet “how to,” e-mail, Internet special subject searches and more. Appointments are required for one-onone instruction. Call 837-4889.

Gardening Classes 800 Camino Ramon, Danville 94526. Navlet’s Garden Centers hosts free gardening classes throughout the year. Classes can include subjects like rose pruning, orchid basics, kid’s gardening, how to plant and more. Call 837-9144. Leadership San Ramon Valley P.O. Box 1185, Danville 94526. Leadership San Ramon Valley is designed to provide current and emerging community leaders with the information and skills necessary to appreciate the resources, understand the issues and manage the challenges and lead in the rapidly evolving environment of the San Ramon Valley. Candidacy is open to all who have interest in the San Ramon Valley. Tuition is $995 for the 10-month program. Call 355-2554. www.leadershipsrv.org

San Damiano Retreat P.O. Box 767, Danville 94526. San Damiano’s mission is to provide a peaceful environment of natural beauty where spiritual renewel and growth may be sought by people of all faiths and backgrounds. They offer challenging retreats and programs in response to the changing needs of God’s people. Call 837-9141. www.sandamiano.org

s p e c i a l i n t e re s t s Alamo Cribbage Club 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo 94507. This club plays cribbage for fun. It meets at 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday, at the Safeway conference room, 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. Call Al Moy at 284-7044. E-mail: amoy07@comcast.net.

Alamo-Danville Artists’ 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 programs in the San Ramon Valley area schools. www.adas4art.org

Alamo-Danville Newcomers’ Club P.O. Box 2843, Danville 94526. This club is open to new and long-time women residents of Alamo and

Danville interested in making new friends in the area. Their Prospective Member Coffee is held at 10 a.m., the fourth Thursday of the month, and a monthly luncheon on the second Tuesday. Call 775-3233. www.alamodanvillenewcomers. 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. http://groups.yahoo.com/groups/bascsingles Blue Star Moms California P.O. Box 2537, San Ramon 94583. Blue Star Moms is a support group for families of members of the U.S. Armed Forces. It meets at 7 p.m., the second Wednesday of the month, at the Veterans’ Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Call Peggy at 866-7035 or Patty at 838-9096 or visit www.bluestarmoms.org. www.bluestarmoms. org E-mail: membership@bluestarmoms.org. Danville AM Toastmasters Club The club meets from 7-8:30 a.m., every Tuesday, at Father Nature’s, 178 E. Prospect Ave., Danville. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Chris Sherry by calling (650) 703-6424. www.danvilleamtoastmasters.org Danville Job’s Daughters This organization is for young ladies (minimum age is 10 for full membership) who enjoy dances, sleepovers, parties, social events, snow trips and more. The girls develop confidence, good character, lifelong friendships, moral and spiritual values and leadership abilities. The group meets at 7 p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, at the Danville Grange Hall, 743 Diablo Rd. Call 829-8505. Danville PM Toastmasters Club

This club meets from 7:30-9 p.m., every Wednesday, at DVC, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Rd., Room W204. Guests are welcome. For information, call 270-8750, visit www.danvilletoastmasters1785.com or e-mail anup@danvilletoastmasters1785.com.

Diablo Singles Dance Club This club holds dances regularly the last Wednesday of the month from 7:30-10:30 p.m., at the Arts Education Building, corner of Ygnacio Valley Road and Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek. Cost is $7 for members and $9 for non-members. All are welcome. Call 837-2851. Diablo Valley Fly Fisherman This club meets at 7 p.m., on the second Tuesday of every month, at Heather Farm Lakeside Room, 301 N. San Carlos, Walnut Creek. Guests are welcome. www.diablovalleyflyfish.org Diablo Valley Quilters’ Guild

This group meets at 7 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Guests are welcome. For information, call Dianne at 837-1863.

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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. Call (888) WICWORKS (942-9675) or visit www. wicworks.ca.gov.

s p e c i a l i n t e re s t classes Alamo Parks & Recreation 3000F Danville Blvd., #386, Alamo 94507. Alamo Parks &

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info S a n R a m o n V a l l e y Diablo View Toastmasters

Afraid of public speaking? Lose your fears of public speaking and develop communication and leadership skills by meeting with the Diablo View Toastmasters from 7:55-9a.m., every Tuesday. For more information e-mail fkordahicv@aol.com

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75

Grandmother’s Club

Box 2079, Danville 94526. Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley (VNVDV) is composed primarily of present and former members of the Armed Forces of the United States, who served during the Vietnam conflict and are eligible for the Vietnam Service Medal. VNVDV currently meets on the first Thursday of every month at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Call 355-8051. www.vnvdv.com

Grandmothers of all ages meet for lunch at 11 a.m., on the second Friday of every month, at the Brass Door, 2154 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Call Fran Britt at 7434026.

Porsche Club of America, Diablo Region This club is for owners and enthusiasts of all Porsches. It meets at 8 a.m., every Saturday for breakfast at Marie Callender’s, 1101 S. California Blvd., Walnut Creek. For information, visit www.dia.pca.org

San Ramon Valley Newcomers P.O. Box 634, Danville 94526. This social group is open to residents of the Tri-Valley area and offers golf, hiking, cooking, wine tasting, outings, luncheons, bridge, book club, maj jong and more. Call 560-0656.

Save Mount Diablo 1901 Olympic Blvd., Suite 220, Walnut Creek 94596. Founded in 1971, Save Mount Diablo has been instrumental in increasing open space on and around the mountain from 6,788 acres to more than 89,000 acres. Its members are hikers, bikers, equestrians, mountain lovers, bird watchers and people who just like to look at the mountain. Call 947-3535. www.savemountdiablo.org E-mail: smdinfo@savemountdiablo.org.

Sons in Retirement, Branch 128

This group hosts a luncheon every third Wednesday of the month, at the San Ramon Golf Club, 9430 Fircrest Rd. The luncheon includes a social hour, buffet lunch and a program of local interest. Cost for lunch is $22; no dues or membership fees. Call 828-5688.

Street Smarts

Street Smarts educates drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on issues related to traffic safety. The Town of Danville, city of San Ramon, Contra Costa County and the San Ramon Valley Unified School District have partnered together to bring the program throughout the San Ramon Valley. It is about behavior change and about respecting the community within which we live and work. Call 314-3382. www.streetsmarts-srv.com E-mail: streetsmarts@ci.danville.ca.us.

traffic Caltrans Traffic Report

Call (800) 427-

7623.

Traffic Cameras

Get a view on what your commute might be like at www.ktvu.com/traffic or www.sfgate.com/traffic.

veterans organizations American Legion Mt. Diablo Post 246 400 Hartz Ave., Danville 94526. The American Legion is a national organization that was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a community service organization helping promote patriotism. It meets for lunch the first Wednesday of every month; lunch is $7. Call 277-7775. www.legion.org

Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation P.O. Box 1316, San Ramon 94583. Sentinels of Freedom’s mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have recently suffered severe injuries. It offers life scholarships to help these men and women find the life paths that best suit their abilities, interests and needs. Local donations may be sent to Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley, P.O. Box 264, Danville 94526. Call 353-7100. www.sentinelsoffreedom. org E-mail: info@sentinelsoffreedom.org. 42 Info San Ramon Valley 2009-10

This organization meets every second Thursday of the month at Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. For information, call 820-5747 or visit www.vfw.org.

Viet Nam Veterans of Diablo Valley P.O.

volunteer opportunities Alamo S.A.V.E.S. 150 Alamo Plaza, Suite C, Alamo 94507. Alamo S.A.V.E.S. is a volunteer based organization out of the Alamo Valley Sheriff’s Station that performs a variety of valuable tasks in the the Danville and Alamo area. It provides a commercial index of emergency contacts in case of emergency, “If I Were a Thief” program, vehicle fleet maintance on patrol cars, uniformed patrol at public events and coverage at the front desk. Call Deputy Glasser at 837-2902.

Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF)

Animal fosters are urgently needed 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. Call 296-3173. www.arf.net

Assistance League of Diablo Valley

This chapter of the National Assistance League seeks new volunteer members to help with philanthropic service projects in Contra Costa communities. These include vision screening in elementary schools, distributing clothing to school children in need, daily reassurance phone calls to homebound elderly and handicapped clients, and staffing the chapter’s Lafayette thrift shop. Call 934-0901 or visit www.diablovalley.assistanceleague.org.

Bedford Gallery Guild 1601 Civic Dr., Walnut Creek. The Bedford Gallery is looking for volunteers to donate time at the art gallery in the Dean Lesher Center for the Arts. No prior art knowledge required. For more information about Bedford Gallery, see the Arts and Entertainment section under Museums and Collections. Call 295-1418. www.bedfordgallery.org/volops.htm

Blackhawk Museum Docent Training 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville 94506. If you are interested in becoming a much appreciated part of the Blackhawk Museum family while contributing to your community, making new friends, learning new things and having fun, become a docent! Call 736-2280, ext. 238.

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, call 887-5678 and ask for the volunteer department, or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

CCI Volunteer Puppy Raising Program Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is looking for special volunteers interested in raising a CCI puppy for 15-18 months. They are now accepting applications. For information, call 1-800-572-BARK (572-2275) or visit www. cci.org.

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 24-hour speaker’s training course. Call 946-9961.

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 Richard’s Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza Alamo. Call Beth Batchelor at 837-5654.

Education Docents at Forest Home Farms San Ramon’s 16-acre 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. Call Stephanie at 973-3282.

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. More details will be available in the fall. Call Mary Ann 973-3287.

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 Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call Shelly Blackford at 594-0411 www.discoverycenteronline.com E-mail: general@discoverycenteronline.com.

Hospice of the East Bay

Hospice of the East Bay seeks volunteers to assist hospice patients and their caregivers. Opportunities include: volunteers who are fluent in Spanish; patient support volunteers; licensed hair stylists to offer hair cuts and styling; certified massage therapists; handymen to help with minor repairs and maintenance; mobile notaries; and bereavement support volunteers to provide support to family members after their loved one has died. To apply for free training, call 887-5678 and ask for the volunteer department, or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.

Hospice of the East Bay Thrift Shops Hospice of the East Bay has two thrift shops in the area that benefit different organizations that seek volunteers. The Alamo shop is located at 3162 Danville Blvd., Suite A, Alamo; the shop is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., MondaySaturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday, call 820-6525. The Danville shop is located at 444 Diablo Rd., Danville; the shop is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday, call 838-7697.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Docents are needed to lead class tours, teaching children and others about our connection with wildlife. No experience needed. See the Arts and Entertainment chapter under Museums and Collections. Call 935-1978 or visit www.wildlifemuseum.org.

Mt. Diablo State Park

Mt. Diablo State Park offers many interesting ways to volunteer by helping with trail maintenance, serving as a docent at one of the Visitors Centers, helping with the new native plants garden or working on the trash removal program. Training is provided for all areas. Call 837-6129. www.parks.ca.gov

Museum of the San Ramon Valley

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley welcomes volunteers and has a current need for greeters who give three hours one day a month to welcome visitors to the museum, register their attendance and give them an introductory tour of the Waiting Room and the museum store. See the Arts and Entertainment section under Museums and Collections. Call Carmen Curtis at 837-9781 or the museum at 837-3750.

San Damiano Retreat

Opportunities abound for people of all ages and abilities at San Damiano. Sit and socialize while helping with mailings, enjoy solitude and meditation while cultivating the flower, vegetable and fruit

gardens or lend your support to the front desk or gift shop. Call 837-9141, ext. 307. www. sandamiano.org

Search and Rescue

The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team needs volunteer members to respond to missing person incidents, disasters and other critical incidents. Team members are on call 24/7 year round. The program provides required training including wilderness traveling, first aid, map and compass, tracking disaster response and search skills, and may additionally include special training for canine, equestrian, technical, mountain bike or other rescue skills. Call 646-4461 or visit www.contracostasar.org.

Sheriff Seeks Senior Volunteers

The Sheriff’s Valley Station Office in Alamo is seeking people interested in assisting law enforcement in the community. Citizens should have a clean criminal history and would be responsible for one shift a week for four-and-a-half hours. Interested applicants should call James Hogan or Elmer Glasser at 837-2902.

Town of Danville’s Volunteer Program Town of Danville has opportunities for residents to contribute to their community by volunteering for various events and programs like Children’s Fall Fest, Elf Workshop, Spring Fest or the Danville International Children’s Film Festival, and assistance at the Danville Town Offices and Community Center. Contact Jane at 314-3465 or jlaris@ci.danville.ca.us.

Trails Maintenance

East Bay Trail Dogs is an all-volunteer group that has built, repaired and helped maintain single-track trails in the East Bay Regional Park District, the Mt. Diablo State Park and Walnut Creek open space. Volunteers meet the fourth Saturday and one weekday each month. Call Harry at 443-3925.

Valley Children’s Museum

For information about volunteer opportunities, call 461-6574 or e-mail volunteer@valleychildrensmuseum.org.

w o m e n ’s c l u b s Alamo Women’s Club Federated 1401 Danville Blvd., Alamo 94507. This club meets at its clubhouse in Alamo. It holds a business meeting and tea the second Wednesday at noon; meets for Mah Jong at 10:30 a.m., the fourth Wednesday; and holds a luncheon with program at noon the fourth Wednesday. Call 820-1943.

Danville Women’s Club 242 Linda Mesa, Danville 94526. The Danville Women’s Club meets at noon, on the third Thursday of the month, from September-May, at the Danville Women’s Club, 242 Linda Mesa, Danville. The club also meets at noon, on the first Thursday of June for an awards ceremony honoring high school students.

Red Hat Society

The Red Hat Society was founded after a few women decided that they wanted to greet middle age with ”verve, humor and elan.” There are local chapters of the Red Hat Society in the Danville area that are accepting new members. For more information, visit www.redhatsociety.com.

ymca San Ramon Valley YMCA 1029 La Gonda Way, Danville 94526. The San Ramon Valley YMCA is located in Hap Magee Ranch Park and provides opportunities for youth, teens and families to build strong ties. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday, closed most holidays Call 831-1100. www.mdrymca.org


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