October 14, 2008

Round-Up of Community Calendar Events

By Anonymous

Information for the Community Calendar must be submitted two weeks in advance. News releases may be sent to [email protected] or faxed to 925-847-2189. For details, call 925-847-2111.

Oct. 14

Meet the Candidate -- 6-8 p.m. Meet Marianne Bordogna, who is challenging the three incumbents for a seat on the Danville Town Council, and share your ideas and opinions on town policies. The reception will feature wines poured by Thomas Halby. The Vine at Bridges, 480 Hartz Ave., Danville. www.DanvilleTownCouncil.com.

ACE Train presentation -- 10-11:30 a.m. Learn to use the ACE train services to get from Pleasanton/Livermore to the Santa Clara and San Joaquin valleys. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Cost: $1.50 residents; $2 nonresidents.

Oct. 15

Major Exploration Faire -- 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Open to college, high school students and parents to help students develop an understanding of what selecting a major really means. Instructors from Cal State East Bay, the University of San Francisco, Mills College, Samuel Merritt College and others will join Las Positas College instructors at the fair. Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Free admission. Parking is $2, passes are sold from parking lot machines. 925-424-1473.

Oct. 16

Every Child Counts -- 3-5 p.m. First 5 Alameda County invites the community to give input on services for local children. Suggestions will be used to guide future services. First 5 is committed to supporting the health, development and well-being of children ages 0- 5 and their families. Pleasanton City Council chamber, 200 Old Bernal Ave. 510-875-2400 or go to www.first5ecc.org.

San Ramon Valley Newcomers club -- 11:30 a.m. The League of Women Voters will speak at the San Ramon Valley Newcomers club. Crow Canyon Country Club. 925-735-6483.

-- Spirit lecture -- 7 p.m. Teri Carlson will give a lecture on "Spirits." This is a Museum on Main event. Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Cost: $5, members; $10, nonmembers. 925-462-2766.

-- Nutrition and cancer treatment -- 6-8:30 p.m. Tinrin Chew, an oncology dietician, will speak about how to maximize your nutrition during and after cancer treatment, even when your appetite has been affected. ValleyCare health library, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 240 A & B, Pleasanton. For cancer patients, their families and friends. Free. Reservations are required: 925-933-0107.

Oct. 17

Free Flu Shots -- 8 a.m.-noon. San Ramon Regional Medical Center will provide flu shots to adults 50 and older. The vaccines will be given in the South Conference Room, South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Free. 925-275-9200.

Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze -- 4 p.m.-dusk Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The Manteca Unified School District farm crop project's Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze Extravaganza includes two corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, face painting, picture props and petting zoo. 2901 Louise Ave., Manteca. Cost: $3, children ages 4 to 12; $2 for adults; children 3 and younger get in free. 209-825-3200.

Oct. 17-18

Ghostwalk Guided Tours -- 6-8:30 p.m. Guided tours of downtown Pleasanton sites leave every half-hour. The guide will share ghost stories, plus the information received from the ghost trackers and the psychic who "visited" with the ghosts. Tours begin at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children under 12 years and may be purchased at the museum. 925- 462-2766.

-- Holiday Boutique -- 10 a.m.-7 p.m., on Oct. 17, and 10 a.m.-4 on Oct. 18. The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 6298 is hosting its Holiday Boutique with lots of handmade and handcrafted decorations and gift items. Candles, jewelry, crocheted, sewn and needle craft items, floral arrangements/wreaths, stained glass and more. Veterans' Memorial Building, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. Free.

Oct. 18

Lark in the Park -- 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join a docent from the Pleasanton Museum On Main and explore Walnut Grove Park. Learn the local history and enjoy an activity related to the park. The park is located at Harvest and Northway roads, Pleasanton. Donations are accepted, and a portion goes to the museum's Educational Scholarship Fund. Yearly membership to Lark in the Park is $25 per person and includes passport, binder, and one photo of each park's special history. 925-462-2766.

The California Writers Club -- 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Penny Warner, author of more than 50 books for adults and children, will share the secrets of her success at the Tri-Valley branch of the California Writers Club. Cost: $21, members; $27, nonmembers. Includes lunch. Reservations required; [email protected], 925-462-7495. Information: 925-296-0447, [email protected] or www.trivalleywriters.com.

Getting into College Workshop -- 11 a.m. A free workshop by the Princeton Review. This 90-minute interactive seminar reveals the secrets to college acceptance and how to pay for college expenses. Town Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton. Reservations required; 925-846-8826.

-- Autumn Astronomy -- 7 p.m. Join Ranger Glen Florey for an evening with the stars. Walk in the park as it gets dark and hear stories about the origins of the night sky. Bring walking shoes and warm clothes. Sycamore Grove Park, Wetmore Road entrance, Livermore. Parking is $3 per vehicle. A $2 donation is requested to help support the programs. 925-960-2400.

-- It's All About Life Gala -- 6-11 p.m. Help change the face of cancer, one life at a time. Enjoy food by Patrick David's plus wine and cocktails while listening to The Sun Kings perform music by the Beatles. Live auction for vacations, artwork, sporting events, jewelry and more. Patrick David's Event Center, 2460 Old Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon. Tickets are $200. Call the Lazarez Cancer Foundation at 925-820-4517

-- Teen Esteem Community Outreach -- 6 p.m. The Teen Esteem Connection event is an evening of appetizers and wine with local youth professionals that understand today's teen culture. Attendees will have the opportunity to get answers from local marriage and family therapists, school administrators, counselors and law enforcement. Country Oak Lane, Alamo. Admission is free, but RSVPs are requested due to limited space. 925-855-9941.

-- Carnival & Safety Fair -- Noon to 4 p.m. Enjoy traditional carnival games and a cakewalk plus cuisine catered by Dandy Dogs. Free admission. The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will be on hand with a truck for the kids to see. Car seat checks and K9 units. Arroyo Seco Elementary School, 1580 Irene Way, Livermore. 925-606- 4700.

Oct. 18-19

Del Valle Dog Show -- 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18 and 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 19. The Del Valle Dog Show features more than 3,000 dogs. On Oct. 18, individual breed specialties and on Oct. 19 the All Breed Dog Show. More that 75 vendors. Cost: Adults $7; seniors and children 13-18 years, $5. 925-455-4158 or www.dvdc.org.

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