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Showing listings from May 20, 2013 to May 26, 2013 in all categories.
Visual Harmony: Connecting Women Through Art
The Town of Danville presents Visual Harmony, featuring 25 artists from the Northern California Womenís Caucus for Art. The mission of Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education and social activism. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturdays, May 4-June 15, at Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St. Contact 314-3400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Harmony: Connecting Women Through Art
The Town of Danville presents Visual Harmony, featuring 25 artists from the Northern California Womenís Caucus for Art. The mission of Women's Caucus for Art is to create community through art, education and social activism. Noon-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, May 8-June 14, at Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St. Contact 314-3400 or email@example.com.
Danville Planning Commission
The Commission meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.
San 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.
Town Council Meeting
The Danville Town Council normally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.
Bible Study Fellowship - Genesis Study
Bible Study Fellowship classes at different times and places began in September, all using the same curriculum to teach an interactive, in-depth study of Genesis. Day classes are for women, with a preschool program. Men's and women's evening classes include 1st-12th grade children. For details, call Diane Camp at 837-0424 or visit www.bsfinternational.org. Free.
Alamo Cribbage Club
The club plays cribbage for fun. It meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Safeway conference room, 200 Alamo Plaza. Call 284-7044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Alamo Rotary meets at 12 p.m. every Wednesday at Roundhill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Road. Call Mark Kahn at 837-3262 for more information.
Alamo-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.
Blue 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.
Breastfeeding 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 Rd., San Ramon. A new topic is discussed at every meeting. For details, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business Development Network
BDN is a group of professionals that shares resources and develops business through relationships. It meets 7:45-9 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Father Nature's, Prospect Ave., Danville. Call 648-8316 or visit www.bdndanville.com for more information.
Danville AM Toastmasters Club
The club meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Father Nature's, 178 E. Prospect Ave., Danville. Guests are welcome. For more information, contact Dave Miklasevich at 899-1543 or email@example.com or visit www.danvilleamtoastmasters.org.
Danville Lions Club
This club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month at the Brass Door, 2154 San Ramon Valley Boulevard, San Ramon. For more information, call Tom Jackson at 984-1541.
Danville Mid-day Referral Group, BNI
Danville Mid-day Referral Group, a chapter of Business Network International, meets 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr., Danville. Call Eric Samuels at 946-1400 for details.
Danville PM Toastmaster Club #1785
The club meets 7:30-9 p.m. every Wednesday at DVC, San Ramon Campus, 1690 Watermill Rd., San Ramon. Guests are welcome. For information, call Debra Elmore at 934-3113 or visit www.danvilletoastmasters1785.com.
The Danville Rotary meets at 12 p.m. every Monday at Faz Restaurant, 600 Hartz Ave., Danville. For information, visit www.danvillerotary.org.
Danville Women's Club
This club, currently celebrating 100 years of community service, meets for lunch, a program and a business meeting on the third Thursday of every month, Sept.-May, and on the first Thursday of June, at its clubhouse, 242 Linda Mesa Ave., Danville. For more information or to make a reservation to attend a meeting, call 837-1165.
Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary
The Danville-Sycamore Valley Rotary meets for breakfast at 7 a.m. every Tuesday at Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Join them for great fellowship and make a difference in your community and the world. Call Scott at 743-8449 for more information.
Delta 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.
Diablo Bonsai Club
This club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month in the Rotary Room, upper level, at the Garden Center at Heather Farms, Walnut Creek. The club's library is open during its meetings. After the meeting, there's a class and workshop 7:40-9:30 p.m. For details, visit http://www.angelfire.com/ca2/diablobonsai/pg2.html.
Friends 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.
GFWC 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 email@example.com or visit www.dsrwomensclub.org.
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., San Ramon. If you're interested, call Janice Ridge at 837-8007.
Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley
Kiwanis Club of the San Ramon Valley meets 12-1:30 p.m. every Thursday, at Round Hill Country Club, 3169 Roundhill Road, Alamo. Meetings include networking, lunch and a guest speaker. For information about speakers and events, visit www.kiwanis-srv.org or call 963-5876.
Mt. Diablo Macintosh Users Group
Get questions answered, solutions for problems, share experiences and explore new Mac developments. The club meets at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of every month at the Alamo Safeway Community Room. For more information, call 837-1111 or 829-5501.
Rotary Club of San Ramon
This club meets for fellowship at 11:45 a.m. and a meeting at 12 p.m. on Thursdays at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Dr. in Danville. For more information, visit www.sanramonrotary.org.
San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society
This group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Tuesday of every month (except August and December) at the Danville Family History Center, 2949 Stone Valley Rd., Alamo. The public is welcome. Call Ed at 299-0881 or visit http://srvgensoc.org for details.
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 Dr., Danville. Guests are welcome. The club offers a great way to make new friends while making a difference in your community. For information, contact Dany Gregory at 899-6771 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
She speaks for reitred Americans
TriValley Democratic Club presents Hene Kelly, Vice President, Legislative Director of the California Alliance for Retired Americans Congress HANDS OFF Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, 7-9 p.m., Monday, May 20, at 6250 Village Pkwy., Dublin. Go to www.californiaalliance.org or call 451-4303.
Youth Symphony Concerts
Be entertained and inspired by San Ramonís Youth Symphony under the direction of David Sego. The concert will feature 45 young musicians playing both classical and contemporary music. 7 p.m., Monday, May 20, at Dougherty Valley Arts Center, 10550 Albion Road, San Ramon. Free! Call 973-2787.
Bishop Ranch Wellness and Safety Fair
More than 40 vendors will share the very latest health, diet and exercise info, present interactive demos and offer free eye exams, cholesterol screening, bone density tests and blood pressure checks. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesday, May 23, at Bishop Ranch 3, 2623 Camino Ramon, San Ramon. Contact 543-0100 or email@example.com.
Contra Costa Singles Convention
Meet new friends at this fun party! With a keynote address by Susan Bradley on how to Be irresistible to the opposite sex, and dancing! 7:30-11:45 p.m., Friday, May 24, at Renaissance ClubSport Hotel, 2805 Jones Road, Walnut Creek. $15 by May 23 or $20 at the door. Adults of all ages. Dressy attire requested. Contact Rich Gosse at (415) 507-9962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Danville Doggie Night
Thursday, May 23, 5-8 p.m. Calling all dog owners and lovers alike. Danville's Doggie Night offers fun for you and your four-legged friend. Follow the map to Doggie Night businesses for free dog treats and canine couture. Prance through the pet fair where you'll meet pet sitters, trainers, veterinarians, and more. For details, call Tina Wong of Molly's Pup-Purr-ee at 820-8222 or visit www.DiscoverDanvilleCA.com. Free.
Danville Farmers Market
The Danville Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, at the corner of Railroad and Prospect avenues. Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers Market. Youíll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. Call 825-9090 or visit www.pcfma.com for more details.
Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers' Market. Youíll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. Starting Saturday, April 6.
Glass 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.
San Ramon Art and Wind Festival
Don't miss the best festival in the East Bay, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, May 26-Monday, May 27, at San Ramon Central Park, 12501 Alcosta Blvd! The Art and Wind Festival blows into town with arts and crafts booths, entertainment on 3 stages, large kids zone, professional kite flying demos, and a hot air balloon launch on Monday at 6 a.m. Visit www.sanramon.ca.gov for more information.
San Ramon Symphonic Band Concerts: Swinging the Night Away
The band is comprised of 55 talented musicians led by conductor Larry Colon. Bring the entire family for a fun filled evening of music. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sanramonperformingarts.com or at the door the night of the concert.
Friday, May 24th
7:30 pm 7:30 p.m. $6 Adults/ Kids are Free San Ramon Performing Arts Center, 10550 Albion Rd, San Ramon
Tour 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.
Visit 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.
Celtic Cup Golf Tournament
Help the Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation provide life-changing support for seniors by participating in the 2013 Celtic Cup golf tournament and fundraiser. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Monday, May 20, at Claremont Country Club, 5295 Broadway Terrace, Oakland. Cost is $95.
For more information: http://www.jtm-esc.org/escf/celticcup.pdf. Or call (415) 260-9159.
Registration Open - The Hike for Hope
Join us for this outdoor event at Del Valle Regional Park in Livermore. The Hike for Hope is a memorial hike and fundraiser. Proceeds from the event help support the vital work of Hope Hospice. Gather your family and friends or come solo to hike for a good cause. Register today at TheHikeForHope.com 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. $25 For more information, call Carolyn Siegfried at 925-829-8770 or e-mail email@example.com or visit TheHikeForHope.com. Del Valle Regional Park, Del Valle Road, Livermore
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.
Two-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 Rd., 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.
After-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.
Free 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.
Putting Creativity and Innovation to Work
Discover leading-edge creativity concepts including visualization, the sleep state, subliminal perception, and the integrated model of the brain. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at Cambiati Wellness Programs, 3100 Oak Road, Suite 130, Walnut Creek. Cost is $329 general, $249 for NCHRA members. Contact (415) 291-1992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adopt a New Best Friend
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) offers wonderful animals for adoption every Saturday and Sunday, excluding most holidays. On Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., dogs and cats are available. For dates and times and other information, call TVAR at 803-7043 or visit www.tvar.org.
Books 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.
Donations 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.
Free 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.
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, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Rd., 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.
Recycle 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 Ct., Suite C, San Ramon. For more information, call 735-7203 or visit www.recycleforbreastcancer.org.
The 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.
Night at the Improv
Front Row Theater at the Dougherty Station Community Center, 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon, hosts "Night at the Improv" at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Registration or ticket purchase required. For more information, call 973-3200 or visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov/parks.
Meet Charity Hope Valentine, the girl who wants to be loved so much that she sings, dances, laughs and cries her way through romances with the "animal magnetism" hero, the "ultra-chic continental" hero and the "impossible-to-believe but he's better-than-nothing" type hero. $37 - $57 For more information, call Center REPertory Company at (925)943-7469 or visit http://www.centerrep.org/season1213/sweetcharity.php. Lesher Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
Culture to Culture Foundation Scholarship
Culture to Culture is currently sponsoring a Mental Health Essay Scholarship to high school students of all grade levels. Topic: "What is the #1 mental health issue affecting me and/or my friends. Please share your journey and insights." There is a limit of 1000 words. Deadline is May 31, 2013. All submissions will be recognized. Selected winners will receive $500 scholarships. Email questions and submissions to C2C@culturetoculture.org. For more information visit culturetoculture.org
Classes 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.
Danville Senior Citizens Club
The club meets 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday at the Danville Community Center, 420 Front St., Danville. New members are welcome. Membership is $12 a year. Call Patricia Graber at 443-0268 for details.
Free 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.
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.
Lunch Program at San Ramon Senior Center
The San Ramon Senior Center offers a lunch program for seniors from 12-1 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.
Prime Time Ringers Handbell Class
Prime Time Ringers Handbell Class meets from 10-11 a.m., Tuesdays, in the back of Community Presbyterian Chuch's sanctuary, Danville. No previous experience is necessary. It is fun and it is free! Just bring a willingness to learn. Call Margaret Settle at 837-6371.
San Ramon Trailblazers
The San Ramon Trailblazers, a walking/hiking group, invites new members to join the group. It meets every Wednesday at various locations and is led by volunteer Nido Paras. This is an adults only group; no pets are permitted. To get on the e-mail list, call 973-3250 or e-mail email@example.com.
Senior 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.
Senior Health Fitness Day
Find out how to enhance your quality of life while connecting with others. This free health fair will offer health screenings, fitness demonstrations for all activity levels, educational booths, and more. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, at Veterans Memorial Building. Call 314-3400.
Senior 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.
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.
St. Isidore's "Young at Heart"
Join this group 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. on 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. Non-profit bingo follows. This event is free, but reservations are appreciated by calling 820-4447.
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, 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.
Weekly Meditation Group
Weekly Meditation Group meets 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday at a private residence. All are welcome. Please call Samesh first at (650) 218-4223.
Adult 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.
Adult Softball plays pickup softball at 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. New members welcome. Call Bob Randall at 855-4646 for more information.
Danville Tennis Club
This club meets at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville for drop-in play from 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings. This club is for men and women of 4.0 level or above (also strong 3.5). Join the club for teams and events. Visit http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/danvilletennisclub/.
San 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.
San 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.
San Ramon Volleyball
The city of San Ramon offers five courts for volleyball players 18 years and older from 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays, at Iron Horse Community Gym, 12601 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Cost is $4. Bring photo ID. Call Steph Chu at 973-3268 for details.
Sunday Afternoon Badminton and Table Tennis
The city of San Ramon offers badminton and table tennis for players 6 years and older, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 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..
Sunday Morning Badminton
The city of San Ramon offers badminton for players 6 years and older from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 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.
Tuesday Evening Badminton
The city of San Ramon offers six courts for players 6 years and older, 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, at Gale Ranch Middle School, 6400 Main Branch Rd. in San Ramon. Cost is $3 ($1 bills are preferred). Children under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Players should bring their own equipment. Call Steph Chu at 973-3268 for more details..
Walnut Creek Tennis Club
WCTC 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 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek. For more information, visit http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/wctc/.
American Chronic Pain Association
The ACPA group meets 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every second and fourth Monday at the Community Presbyterian Church Library, 222 W. El Pintado Rd., Danville.
Bipolar Support Group
The Tri-Valley Support Group provides free peer support for people with mood disorders. It meets 7:15-8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Call 560-0842 for more information.
Celebrate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.eastbayfellowship.org.
Chronic 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.
The Danville chapter of Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9 a.m. every Tuesday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 1550 Diablo Road. Call Bob Blendow at 935-9344 or Rosemarie at 838-7870 for more information.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? There is a solution to weight and diet obsession. This effective 12-step program has proven results. There are no dues, fees or weigh-ins. This group meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek. For a complete listing of East Bay meetings, call 838-1837 or visit www.foodaddicts.org.
Hospice Offers Support
Hospice of the East Bay (formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa) 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.
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.
The Danville/San Ramon Valley Chapter of Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a support group that meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Call 804-6948 for details.
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. This group meets 7-8:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St. Call Gordon at 899-3117 or visit www.foodaddicts.org for more information.
Widows & Widowers Grief Recovery
For those grieving the loss of a spouse, the Widows/Widowers Grief Recovery and Support Group is holding a class on Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., March 19-May 21 at Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Dr., Lafayette. Topics include understanding grief, choosing to recover, letting go of the past, and building a new life. The fee of $15, which includes a workbook, will be collected at the first meeting. To pre-register, call Bev Fellows at 283-8722.
Urban 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.
Animal 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.
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.
Assistance 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.
Blackhawk 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.
Bruns 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.
California 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.
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 and is 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. For information, 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 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.
Friends 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.
Help Your Senior Neighbors
A lot of Danville seniors need rides to their appointments, stores or to special events. The Seniors' Club at Veterans Memorial Hall is looking for volunteers to provide rides on an "as-needed basis" on one or more Mondays a month. Call Jenn Overmoe at 314-3491 for more information.
Hospice 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.
Lindsay 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.
Make 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.
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 provided for all areas. Call 837-6129 or visit 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. Call Carmen Curtis at 837-9781 or the museum at 837-3750 for more details.
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 and gift shop. Call 837-9141, ext. 307 or visit www.sandamiano.org.
Save 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.
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 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.
Senior 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.
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 Deputy Michael Carson or Volunteer Fred Perfetto at 837-2902.
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.
Volunteer 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.