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FilmFirst Friday Films: Spirited Away (animated)
See "Spirited Away," the story of Chihiro, a 10-year-old girl separated from her parents while traveling to a new neighborhood. She perseveres through the adventures thrown her way and learns to love all the parts of herself, even the ones she hates. The show starts at 6:30 p.m., with popcorn during and a discussion after, on Friday, Dec. 6 at Peace Lutheran Church in Danville. Call 648-7000. Peace Lutheran Church, Youth Room, 3201 Camino Tassajara, Danville.
EventsBishop Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony
Gather family and friends, come play in a snow park with real snow, listen to live music and watch the ceremonial lighting of the spectacular 70-foot White Fir tree, from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at Bishop Ranch 1 in San Ramon. The guest of honor, of course, is Santa Claus! Call 543-0100 or go to http://www.bishopranch.com/tenant-services/amenities/events/bishop-ranch-tree-lighting-celebration/. Bishop Ranch 1, 6111 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
CareersContra Costa County Seeks New Head Librarian
Contra Costa County is looking for a new leader for the Countyís award winning Library system. The goal is to select a new Head Librarian and Director of Library Services early in 2014. The County will be accepting applications for the position through Dec. 6. To apply go to www.contracosta.ca.gov.
ClassesCreative Center Preschool, City of San Ramon
City of San Ramon Creative Center Preschool will begin 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, Sept. 9 at Dougherty Station Community Center and San Ramon Community Center. Preschool for ages 3 1/2-5. Helps prepare children for kindergarten. Cost varies. Go to www.sanramonrecguide.com for info or to enroll. Call 973-3250. MWF 35 classes $1155(R)/$1444(N), TTH 24 classes $792(R)/$990(N) , 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
On Stage'A Grand Night for Singing'
Diablo Theatre Company presents Rodgers & Hammersteinís "A Grand Night for Singing" at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 29, 30; Dec. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; and 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7. This musical revue takes a lively and inventive approach to the beloved songs written by the award winning pair. Tickets are $40-$49. Call 943-7469 or go to www.lesherartscenter.org. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek.
Exhibits'Barn Dance: Celebrating Our Agrarian Heritage'
Bay Area Studio Artists (BASA) will be featured at the Village Theatre Art Gallery in "Barn Dance: Celebrating Our Agrarian Heritage" from Nov. 15-Dec. 16. The exhibit will feature acrylic and oil paintings representing a wide range of aesthetic choices and viewpoints on California. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Call 314-3460. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville.
HolidayHappy Holidays Musical Review
Make this holiday season your happiest ever by enjoying the San Ramon Community Theaterís musical review with your favorite holiday songs and a heartwarming story, running from Dec. 6-22 at the Front Row Theater. Dates and times will vary. Cost is $11-$16. Call 973-3343 or go to www.sanramonperformingarts.com. Front Row Theater, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon.
HealthTwo-Part Diabetes Self-Management Educational Services
San Ramon Regional Medical Center now offers a two-part educational series on Diabetes Self-Management for adults. Classes are held monthly throughout 2013 on Saturdays or weekdays in the West Day Room in the hospital's South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. Part one classes: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 12; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, March 9; 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, June 12; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, July 13; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3 and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 9. Part two classes are: 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 9; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, May 11; 1-4 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 14; 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Sept. 14; 1-4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12 and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Barbara Reis, R.D., certified diabetes educator, will instruct the classes with other clinicians. Classes will discuss the risk factors, signs and symptoms of diabetes; blood sugar monitoring, medication; healthy eating; exercise; stress management; complications and other important topics. A physician referral is required. Medicare and other insurances cover the classes. To enroll in the class, call Barbara Reis, R.D., Certified Diabetes Educator at 275-6018. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.
FundraisersARF at Broadway Plaza - Through December 29
The ARF Adoption Mobile is jingling all the way to Broadway Plaza in Walnut Creek with their adorable adoptables there every day through Dec. 29. Take a break from the hustle and bustle to get your fur fix. Check arf.net for daily hours. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
FundraisersARF's Holiday Pet Food Drive
Help ARF fill bellies, warm hearts, and make spirits bright this holiday season! ARF is proud to partner with the Salvation Army for our 2013 Holiday Food Drive. All donations will be shared with local pet guardians to help them provide for their furry family members. Contact 977-7900, ext. 473 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to http://www.arf.net/animal-programs/foodshare/holiday-drive.php. Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation, 2890 Mitchell Drive, Walnut Creek.
VolunteeringFoster an Animal and save a life!
FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED! You can make a HUGE difference!! Animals are pouring into local shelters. Can you help us save them? We're in URGENT need of FOSTER HOMES for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Tri-valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) provides everything that you need. training, medical care, foo
EventsVeterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 75, San Ramon Valley - meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Post Commander Ernie Petagara at 362-9806. Mail to: VFW Post 75 San Ramon Valley, P.O. Bos 1092, Danville, Ca 94526. Or visit www.vfwpost75.org. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville.
EventsVisit the USS Hornet
Across the Bay from San Francisco, take the family to visit the USS Hornet, a restored aircraft carrier in Alameda. The USS Hornet served in WWII and recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts. Tour the bridge, hangar deck, engine room, navigation bridge, captain's bridge, primary flight control and flight deck, or ride in the flight simulator. The Hornet is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $12 for military and students with ID; $6 for ages 5-17; children under 5 are free. Parking is free. The USS Hornet is at Pier 3, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda. Call (510) 521-8448 or visit www.uss-hornet.org for details. Pier 3 , 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda.
Kids and TeensAfter-School Field Trips at the Farm
Forest Home Farms hosts after-school field trips, including Fun with Farm Animals, Behind-the-Scenes with Tractors, Dig in and Grow, and Preschool Fun at the Farm. Field trips are for groups of five children or more and can be booked Monday-Friday by calling 973-3284. Cost is $5 per child. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
MiscellaneousBooks for the Homebound Service
If you are a homebound individual living in the area and are unable to visit the Danville Library for materials, volunteers are able to deliver books to you. For more information, call Sandra Paiva at 837-4889.
The specialized program of Hospice of the East Bay, Anna's Program, is looking for dedicated and caring volunteers to provide companionship and practical support for women with recurrent breast cancer. To apply for free training, contact Vicki Smith at 887-5675 or e-mail email@example.com.
VolunteeringBruns House In-Patient Hospice
Bruns House 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
VolunteeringAssistance League of Diablo Valley
This chapter of the National Assistance League seeks new volunteer members to help with a wide range of philanthropic service projects in many 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 http://diablovalley.assistanceleague.org.
VolunteeringChild 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. For information, call 946-9961.
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. To participate, call Harry at 443-3925.
Enjoy playing bridge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville. Cost is $1 per person, per day. Experienced players only. For reservations, call Jerri Kaldem at 837-6283. Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St., Danville.
Support GroupsCelebrate Recovery in Danville
Celebrate Recovery is a forward-looking and balanced Christ-centered recovery program for people with hurts, habits and hang-ups. The group meets at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, and the program starts at 7 p.m. every Friday at East Bay Fellowship, 2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville. Childcare available for ages 5-11. Call 736-5100, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.eastbayfellowship.org. East Bay Fellowship, 2615 Camino Tassajara, Danville.
SeniorsValley 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, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on 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. Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville.
EventsGlass House Museum Tours
The Glass House Museum, a restored Victorian at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon, is open for tours the second Saturday of each month - at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - when you can step back in time to explore the site and participate in free activities. Next door is Forest Home Farms Historic Park with tractor museum, which offers tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $5; $8 for both tours on the same. Tour tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shoppe. For more details, call 973-3284 or visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov. Glass House Museum, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
ClubsBreastfeeding Support Group
The San Ramon Regional Medical Center hosts a Breastfeeding Support Group which meets at 6 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the hospital, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon. A new topic is discussed at every meeting. For details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 6001 Norris Canyon Road, San Ramon.
MiscellaneousDonations for Blue Star Moms Needed
The Blue Star Moms group depends on support and help to continue mailing the care packages they send all year long to our troops overseas. The group is also available to speak to community groups and school events about its programs to support the military here at home, as well as deployed troops. For more information, visit www.bluestarmoms.org.
ClubsBlue Star Moms
This group meets for general meetings from 7-9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Veterans Memorial Building, Veterans Event Room, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Members are moms, joining together to share their pride, devotion and worries for their sons and daughters serving in all branches of the Armed Forces of the United States, and sons and daughters who are veterans. For more information, call 866-7035. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville.
VolunteeringSenior Center Volunteers Needed
The San Ramon Senior Center can use the help of volunteers at the front desk, tutors for the Senior Scholar Program, special event assistants, kitchen helpers, van drivers, activity instructors, as well as marketing and computer helpers. For more information, call 973-3250. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
The Health Insurance Counseling Advocacy Program (HICAP) offers its services free to anyone who is on Medicare or at least 60 years old and has questions about health insurance coverage. Appointments are available by calling 314-3400.
SportsSan Ramon Basketball Open Gym
The city of San Ramon offers basketball open gym for players 18 years and older, 7-10 p.m. on Mondays, at Iron Horse Community Gym, 12601 Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon. Cost is $4. Bring your own ball and photo ID. Call Steph Chu at 973-3268 for details. Iron Horse Community Gym, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
SportsSunday Morning Badminton
The city of San Ramon offers badminton for players 6 years and older from 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays at Gale Ranch Middle School, 6400 Main Branch Rd., San Ramon. Cost is $3 ($1 bills are preferred). Six courts are available and players should bring their own equipment. Call Steph Chu at 973-3268 for details. Gale Ranch Middle School, 6400 Main Branch Road, San Ramon.
SportsSunday Afternoon Badminton and Table Tennis
The city of San Ramon offers badminton and table tennis for players 6 years and older, 9 a.m.-noon on Sundays, at Iron Horse Middle School, 12601 Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon. Cost is $3 ($1 bills are preferred). Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Three badminton courts and two table tennis tables are available for play. Players should bring their own equipment. Call Steph Chu at 973-3268 for details.. Iron Horse Middle School, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
SeniorsLunch Program at San Ramon Senior Center
The San Ramon Senior Center offers a lunch program for seniors from noon-1 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. Participants must sign up by noon the day before they want the lunch. Options include a crab salad, hamburger or chef's salad every day, or what is on the lunch menu for that designated day. A deli bag option is also available, which must be ordered on Wednesday for Friday pick-up. The center is at 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. For more information or to place an order, call 973-3250. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
SeniorsClasses at San Ramon Senior Center
The Senior Center offers more than 30 hours of exercise classes each week, as well as a variety of dance classes. There also are fine art, craft, language, music and computer lab classes for Macs and PCs, plus senior issue lectures. The center is at 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. For a list of classes, visit www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/programs/ages55+.htm. Costs vary. Call 973-3250. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
SeniorsSenior Center Computer Programs
The San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon, offers computer programs for seniors, including introductory, intermediate and electronics communications classes with PC computers. To register or find out more information, call 973-3250 or visit www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/programs/senior/classes. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
SeniorsFree Services for Seniors
The San Ramon Senior and Community Center offers free services, including: legal counseling, HICAP (Medicare, health insurance and long-term care insurance counseling), resource for housing options, notary service, financial advice and computer tutoring. It also hosts free blood pressure checks, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., on the fourth Thursday of every month. Located at 9300 Alcosta Blvd. in San Ramon. For more information, call 973-3250 or visit www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/programs/senior/classes. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
VolunteeringSave Mount Diablo's Diablo Restoration Team
Save Mount Diablo acquires land then turns it over to park agencies. Before that happens, volunteers tackle clean-up, fence building, trail construction, planting, watering and habitat restoration, creek clean-ups, non-native plant removal and other work projects. Come and join this crew on the fourth Saturday of every month. For more information, call 947-3535 or e-mail George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Civic MeetingsSan Ramon City Council Meetings
Regular meetings for the San Ramon City Council are held at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month in the Council Chambers. Call 973-2500 for more information. , 2222 Camino Ramon, San Ramon.
VolunteeringSan 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 and gift shop. Call 837-9141, ext. 307 or visit www.sandamiano.org. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville.
Support GroupsHospice Offers Support
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 pre-registration. Fees are waived for those who cannot afford them. Call 887-5678, ext. 1068.
VolunteeringHospice of the East Bay
Hospice of the East Bay is seeking volunteers to assist hospice patients and their caregivers.† Opportunities include: volunteers who are fluent in Spanish; patient Support Volunteers to provide companionship and practical assistance to hospice patients and their caregivers; Bereavement Support Volunteers to provide support to family members after their loved one has died; Thrift Shop Volunteers to help in one of our six thrift shops (Dublin, Alamo, Concord, Antioch, Danville, and Walnut Creek) by sorting, pricing, preparing and selling merchandise; and Vigil Program Volunteers who can sit with patients that are actively dying--who do not have family or friends available--to ensure that no one has to die alone! To apply for free training, call 887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department, or e-mail email@example.com.
VolunteeringMt. 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 provided for all areas. Call 837-6129 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.
ClubsAlamo-Danville Artists' Society
Alamo-Danville Artists' Society (ADAS) 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. Visit www.adas4art.org.
VolunteeringCalifornia Independent Film Festival Association
Support the Arts in the Tri-Valley by joining the California Independent Film Festival Association. Membership donations support independent film events. For information, visit www.caindiefest.com.
ClubsDelta Nu Psi
Delta Nu Psi provides packages to troops in the War Zone. The group collects donations and puts together packages for the troops. For information, e-mail Alicia at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.deltanupsi.org.
VolunteeringAnimal Fosters Urgently Needed
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is looking for short-term fosters for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. ARF will provide the food, supplies and vet care; all you need to do is provide the love. Call 296-3173 or visit www.arf.net for details.
MiscellaneousThe Energy Primer for Kids
The Energy Primer for Kids is a 25-page booklet of simple facts pertaining to current energy issues and is useful for adults who are evaluating energy-related claims of politicians. For a free copy, write to Synergy Institute, P.O. Box 561, San Ramon, CA 94583. A speaker is available for groups wishing to hear about the global warming propaganda. Call 837-7612.
Support GroupsChronic Pain Proactive Group for Women
Support Group for FIBRO, CFF and Chronic Pain meets 12:30-2:30 p.m. every other Wednesday. Call 234-5621 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
ClubsFriends of the Danville Library
Friends of the Danville Library are renewing annual memberships and recruiting 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. Dues and donations are tax deductible. Application forms are at the library, 400 Front St. Call 837-4455. Danville Library, 400 Front St., Danville.
EventsTour of the Blackhawk Museum
The Blackhawk Museum sponsors a docent-led tour of its Renowned Exhibitions at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The tour is free with admission. For information, call 736-2280. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville.
Danville offers Adult Open Gym 6:45-9:15 a.m. on Saturdays at the Los Cerros Middle School Community Gym, 968 Blemer Road, Danville. Drop-in fees are $4 for Danville residents, $5 for non-residents. Discounted 10-punch passes are available for $36 for Danville residents and $43 for non-residents. Call 314-3480 for details. Los Cerros Middle School Community Gym, 968 Blemer Road, Danville.
Kids and TeensFree Online Tutoring Available
Contra Costa County Library is offering free homework help from expert online tutors to students grades 4-12 and beginning college 1-10 p.m., Monday-Friday, at http://ccclib.org.
ClassesFree Computer Instruction
The Danville Library is offering free computer instruction on Word, Excel, Powerpoint or the Internet by appointment only. To make an appointment, visit the Danville Library Information Desk or call 837-4889. Danville Library , 400 Front St., Danville.
MiscellaneousRecycle for Breast Cancer
Recycle for Breast Cancer is open seven days a week accepting free drop-offs of computers, monitors, cell phones, laptops, servers and TVs, at 31 Beta Court, Suite C, San Ramon. For more information, call 735-7203 or visit www.recycleforbreastcancer.org. , 31 Beta Court, Suite C, San Ramon.
SeniorsSenior Sneaker Trips
The 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. Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville.
SportsAdult Open Gym Basketball
The Town of Danville holds drop-in basketball year-round at the Los Cerros Middle School gym, 968 Blemer Road, for ages 18 and up. Drop-in times are 7:30-9 a.m., Saturdays. Bring your own ball. Cost is $3 for residents, $5 for non-residents. Call 314-3400 for more information. Los Cerros Middle School, 968 Blemer Road, Danville.
SportsSan Ramon Valley Tennis Club
This women's league is year-round for both A and B players who meet for practice weekday mornings. Membership is $30 annually. For information, call Patty at 820-8131 or Tilma at 736-3626, or visit http://srvtc.blogspot.com.
Support GroupsOvereaters Anonymous
The group offers a 12-step approach to issues around food, overeating, anorexia and bulimia. There are many different groups that meet at different times and places; visit www.dvig.org.
VolunteeringBlackhawk Museum Docent Training
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 for more information. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville.
VolunteeringCCI Volunteer Puppy Raising Program
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is looking for special volunteers interested in raising a CCI puppy for 15-18 months and is accepting applications. For information, call 1-800-572-BARK (572-2275) or visit www.cci.org.
VolunteeringContra 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 12-1 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Richard's Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. Call Beth Batchelor at 837-5654 for details. Richard's Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza, Alamo.
VolunteeringFriends of Discovery
The organization is looking for volunteers who can commit eight hours per month in the Thrift Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call the store at 820-1988. Thrift Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville.
VolunteeringLindsay Wildlife Museum
Docents are needed to lead class tours, teaching children and others about our important connection with wildlife and the world we share. No experience needed. Call 627-2444 or visit www.wildlife-museum.org for more information. Linsday Wildlife Museum, 1931 1st Ave., Walnut Creek.
VolunteeringMake a Difference
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living (RCJL) in Danville provides assisted living, Alzheimer's and skilled nursing care in a community our residents call home. Volunteers play a key role at RCJL, and opportunities are available for students and adults. For information, call Volunteer Coordinator Irma at 964-2098. Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.
VolunteeringMuseum 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. Call Carmen Curtis at 837-9781 or the museum at 837-3750 for more details. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville.
VolunteeringSearch 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 also include special training for canine, equestrian, technical, mountain bike or other rescue skills. For information and applications, visit www.contracostasar.org or call 646-4461.
VolunteeringSheriff 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 Deputy Michael Carson or Volunteer Fred Perfetto at 837-2902.
VolunteeringUrban Farmers' Fruit-Gleaning Project
Got excess fruit? Our volunteers will pick your trees, leave what you want, and bring the rest to local food pantries and animal centers. Learn more, register your trees, volunteer or tell a neighbor. Visit www.theurbanfarmers.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
VolunteeringVolunteer Drivers Needed for the Senior Support Program
Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is looking for volunteer drivers to transport seniors to their medical appointments. Volunteers must have a valid driverís license, a registered vehicle, carry automobile liability insurance, and have a clear DMV record. To sign up, call Jennifer Cullen at 931-5387 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Dougherty Valley Police Sub Station accepts prescription and over-the-counter medications 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, at the station, 2401 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon. Never place medications down toilets or drains because it can harm soil and water. Call 973-3300 or visit www.sanramon.ca.gov/recycle/hazard.html. , 2401 Crow Canyon Road, San Ramon.
ClubsGFWC Dublin/San Ramon Women's Club
This women's club meets at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin. This group is an active non-profit organization involved in many community and volunteer activities and supports many charities, including the cities of Dublin and San Ramon. For more information, contact Joan Ernst, publicity director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dsrwomensclub.org. Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin.