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Calendar - June 24, 2005

Community Calendar

Art

Danville Area Cultural Alliance
DACA artists will be painting alongside storefronts from 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, July 21. The public is invited to enjoy music and art as they peruse downtown Danville.

Paint-In at the Ranch
Alamo Parks and Recreation is holding an artist "paint-in" at Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way, Danville, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, June 25. There are spots for peaceful outdoor painting, or artists can catch some of the new action at the park. A noon barbecue lunch includes a show-and-tell session. Preregistration and $7 fee required for lunch. Call Karla at 886-4716.

Treasures of the Dalai Lama
The Danville Library Foundation is sponsoring the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco's newest exhibit, "Tibet: Treasures from the Roof of the World," with a slide show presentation at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 21, at the Danville Library, Mt. Diablo Room, 400 Front St.

Auditions

Author Visit

Screenwriting Workshop
The California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch, is hosting a Screenwriting Workshop with James Dalessandro from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Lafayette Community Center, 500 St. Mary's Road, Lafayette, for writers in all genres. Dalessandro will lecture on how screenwriting connects to books, structure and character development, plus marketing. Cost is $95 in advance. Send a check payable to "CWC Mt. Diablo Branch" to CWC-Mt. Diablo Branch, P.O. Box 606, Alamo 94507. If space is still available, cost at the door is $120. For information, call Igal Levy at 487-9452.

Book Clubs

Careers

Civic Meetings

Danville Heritage Resource Commission
The Commission meets regularly on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

Danville Parks and Leisure Services Commission
The Commission meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

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.

Town Council Meeting
The Danville Town Council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front St.

Class Reunions

Classes

Study Skills 101 Class
Get ready, get set and let's get the job done! Danville is offering a class for students entering sixth-eighth grades, giving them tools needed for success in middle school. The class is 1-2:30 p.m. the week of July 18 and the cost is $100 for Danville residents. To register, call Erin Sabbatini at 314-3400.

Clubs

Alamo Cribbage Club
The club plays cribbage for fun. It meets at 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday at the Safeway conference room, 200 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. Call 935-3325.

Alamo Rotary
The Alamo Rotary meets at noon every Wednesday at Roundhill Country Club, 3169 Roundhil Road. Call Mark Kahn at 837-3262.

Alamo Women's Club Federated
The club meets on most Wednesdays at its clubhouse, 1401 Danville Blvd. It holds a business meeting and tea the second Wednesday at noon; meets for Mah Jong at 10:30 a.m. the third Wednesday; and holds a luncheon with program at noon the fourth Wednesday. For information, call Jean Stringfellow at 552-9733.

Alamo-Danville Newcomers' Club
This club is open to new and long-time residents of Alamo and Danville interested in making new friends while learning more about the area. Activities include games, day trips, sports, crafts, couples events, volunteer projects and book, movie, international and cooking groups. A prospective member coffee is held the fourth Thursday of the month, and a monthly luncheon on the second Tuesday. Call 775-3233 or visit 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. See information at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bascsingles/.

Blue Star Moms California
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 Danville Veterans Hall, 400 Hartz Ave. Call Peggy at 866-7035 or Patty at 838-9096 or visit www.bluestarmoms.org.

Business Development Network
BDN is a group of professionals that share resources and develops business through relationships. It meets 7:45-9 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Denny's, 807 Camino ramon, Danville. Call Bonnie at 648-0222.

Country Western Dance Club
When do the Country Hustlers dance in Danville? From 8-11 p.m., Saturday, July 9, July 23, Sept. 10 and Sept. 24 at the Danville Veteran's Hall at 400 Hartz Ave.; Friday, Nov. 11 ,and Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Danville Grange Hall at 743 Diablo Blvd., and Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Danville Veteran's Hall. Admission is $9 for guests, $7 for members, and $5 for senior members. For information, visit the Web site at www.countryhustlers.com/whenwedance.htm

Danville AM Toastmasters Club
The club meets from 7-8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at Father Nature's, 178 E. Prospect Ave. Guests are welcome. Call Marge, 831-3802.

Danville Business Network International (BNI)
The Danville Business Network International (BNI) meets at 7 a.m. every Friday at the Marriott Residence Inn, 1071 Market Place, San Ramon. Guests are welcome. Call Susanne Olsen, 937-5055.

Danville Mid-day Referral Group, BNI
Danville Mid-day Referral Group, a chapter of Business Network International, meets from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Wednesday at Louka's, 267 Hartz in Danville. Call Fran Bates at 363-4327 or e-mail franbates@marykay.com.

Danville PM Toastmasters
The club meets from 7:30-9 p.m. every Monday at the San Ramon Campus of Diablo Valley College, 315 Crow Canyon Place, Room 109. Guests are welcome. Call Debra Elmore at 934-3113.

Diablo Valley Single Parents
This group meets at 6:30 p.m. on various days each month at different locations in the valley. Contact Rich at abersr@toast.net or 838-9487.

Diablo View Toastmasters
This chapter meets from 7:55-9 a.m. every Tuesday at the San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. Novice and veteran speakers meet to develop speaking skills. Guests are welcome. Call Pat Griffin, 426-3844.

eWomen Network Accelerated Networking Luncheon
The eWomen Network holds its monthly accelerated networking luncheon from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the second Thursday at the Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville. Contact Claire at 648-3105 or clairesheperdson@ewomennetwork.com.

Mt. Diablo Genealogical Society
The society meets 1:15-3 p.m. on 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.

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 Denny's, 803 Camino Ramon, Danville. For information, visit www.pca.org/dia.

San Ramon Valley Rotary Club
This club meets for dinner at 7 p.m. each 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 Bill at 838-9110.

Veterans of Foreign Wars
The organization meets at 7 p.m., every second Thursday at the Danville Veterans Hall, 400 Hartz Ave. However, the next meeting will be on Thursday, July 21, which will be the third Thursday of the month. Call Post Commander Mac McCuskey at 837-2740.

Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley
Vietnam Veterans of Diablo Valley meet the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Hula Mama's Bar & Grill located in Camp Parks, Dublin. The general business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all members and visitors. For information, call Bob Franco 736-5272 or visit the Web site at www.vnvdv.com.

Concerts

Concerts at Livorna Park
Bring the family and a picnic and enjoy local talent of the highest caliber. All concerts are from 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 15 features Mersey Beach (classic rock and roll), Aug. 12 features Dave Matthews Blues Band, and Sept. 16 features Silk and Soul (jazz, blues and soul).

Music In The Park 2005
Danville's 20th annual Music in the Park summer concert series for 2005 includes: July 9, Honey Pig (all-girl country pop harmony group); July 23, Big Bang Beat (good, clean, slightly irreverent fun group); Aug. 6, Aja Vu (the San Francisco-based band performs the music of Steely Dan); and Aug. 20, Best Intentions (Motown Mania tribute show features the renditions of Smokey Robinson, The Four Tops and many more). The free concerts take place from 6-8 p.m. at Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road.

Summer Nights at Danville Livery
Danville's annual Summer Nights at the Danville Livery from 6-9 p.m. on Thursdays, July 14 and 28 and Aug. 11 and 25, present cool music for hot nights the whole family is sure to enjoy.

A Night of Stand Up Comedy
San Ramon Valley High grads Tommy Drake and Andrew Norelli will be appearing at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 25, at the Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Cost is $16.50. For information, call 314-3463 or visit villagetheatreshows.com.

Events

Downtown Wine Tasting
Enjoy good wine and music while meandering in the quaint shops of historic downtown Danville from 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 4. Glasses for tasting are $20 if bought in advance, and $25 at the door. Only 250 glasses will be sold. To reserve a glass, call the Wine Sellars at 552-5801 and ask for Wayne.

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. Call 825-9090 or visit www.pcfma.com.

Giant Book Sale
Friends of the Danville Library are sponsoring a Giant Book Sale from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, July 15; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, July 16; noon-3 p.m., Sunday, July 17, at the Danville Library, 400 Front St. Friends of the Danville Library, members only, from 9-10 a.m., Friday, July 15.

Hot Summer Nights Car Show
The 11th annual Hot Summer Nights Car Shows will take place from 4-9 p.m., Thursdays, July 14 and 28; and Aug. 11 and 25. Over 300 pre-1960s vehicles will be on display along Hartz Avenue in downtown Danville.

Old Town Walking Tours
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley conducts Old Town Danville Walking Tours the second Saturday each month through September. Meet at 10 a.m. for one-hour tour at the museum, at the Danville Depot, 205 Railroad Ave. Call 837-3750.

Pet Adoptions
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue offers cats and dogs for adoption noon-4 p.m., Sundays, at Petco, 2005 Crow Canyon Place, San Ramon. Call TVAR at 803-7043 or visit www.tvar.org.

Tuesdays at the Ranch
Join the Alamo Parks and Recreation staff for family nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June 21-Aug. 16 (except July 5) at Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 La Gonda Way. Games and activities will be available at the equipment table. Campfires held alternate weeks: June 21, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9. Bring your guitars, bongos and songs. Call 886-4716.

Exhibits

Film

Fundraisers

Garden Party in Alamo
The Michael Dunbar Family Charitable Foundation (www.dunbarcharitablefund.com) will host the second annual Garden Party fundraising event from 6-9:30 p.m., Saturday, June 25, in Alamo, to raise money for brain cancer research and a caregivers workshop. For information, contact Francesca Venezia Dunbar at 216-1828, fax 743-0397 or e-mail francesca_m_venezia@ahoo.com.

Pete's for Danny Golf Tournament
Pete's Brass Rail and Car Wash of Danville will host the Pete's for Danny XIII Charity Golf Tournament on Monday, June 27, at Round Hill Country Club, Alamo. Eric Meichtry, U.S. Open qualifier, has agreed to facilitate the closest to the pin challenge during the tournament. Registration opens at 10:30 a.m. For ticket information, call 837-6207. Individual tickets are $195 and foursomes are $780 (green fees, lunch and dinner are included). Dinner only is $60.

Health

Hospice Offers Support
Hospice and Palliative Care of Contra Costa offers a variety of support groups and classes for people experiencing grief and loss after the death of a loved one. Individual grief counseling for Hospice families is also available. Groups are offered from 7-9 p.m. on Friday evenings at the San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, in Alamo. All groups and classes are offeed without fee and require pre-registration. Contact Lee Ann Morgan, Bereavement Program Manager at 855-9317.

Holiday

Kids & Teens

All Star Summer Camp
The Town of Danville is offering a four-week All Star Summer Camp for ages 8 to 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning June 27 at Los Cerros Middle School gym in Danville. Participants will be introduced to a variety of recreational sports including swimming at the end of the week. Preregisration is required. For information, call 314-3400 or visit the town's Web site, www.ci.danville.ca.us.

Camp for the Crafty
Alamo Parks and Recreation offers a crafts camp for grades 2-6 at Hap Magee Ranch Park, 1025 LaGonda Way, Danville, 9 a.m.-noon, June 27-July 1, and again July 5-8. Craft projects include paper mache, painting and making wizard accessories. The cost is $150. Call 886-4716.

Cubbies Soccer 2005
Looking for a great introduction to soccer for your child? The Cubbies Soccer program is designed to introduce soccer basics to children ages 3-5. This six-week parent participation program is a great way to teach your child teamwork in a recreational environment. Cubbies Soccer starts July 12 and runs for six weeks. Preregistration is required. Call 314-3400 or visit the town's Web site, www-ci.danville.ca.us.

Danville Day Camp
Danville is offering a Day Camp packed with group games, crafts, offsite field trips, BBQs and swimming, for ages 5 to 11. The camp is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday ,beginning June 27 and running for seven weeks. Preregisration is required. Call 314-3400 or visit the town's Web site, www-ci.danville.ca.us.

Harry Potter Magic Show
The Danville Library Foundation is sponsoring Jonathan Lopez as he presents magic and tricks with a Harry Potter twist at this family program for all ages at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 19, at the Danville Library at 400 Front St.

Sports camps
See Sports section of calendar.

Summer internships
Alamo Parks and Recreation offers summer volunteer internships for youths in grades 11-12, providing experience in planning and running recreational activities at Hap Magee Ranch Park. Internships are unpaid and have flexible hours. Call Karla at 886-4716.

YMCA summer camps
Mt. Diablo Region YMCA offers weekly summer camp sessions from June 20-Aug. 26. Camps run half days for children 3-6 and full days for grades 1-9. Programs include field trips, swimming, arts, outdoor ed, games and teambuilding. Specialty camps range from Dude Ranch to Wizardry. The Y also has resident camps for grades 3-8 and a variety of teen camps. Call San Ramon Valley YMCA at 831-1100, or visit www.mdrymca.org.

Lectures/Workshops

Internet Essentials Workshop
The Danville Library is sponsoring an Internet workshop where you'll learn to navigate the Internet or search the library catalog like a pro. The workshop is from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 400 Front St. Registration is required. Call 937-4889 or stop by the information desk beginning July 25, to reserve your seat.

Live Music

Antonia Venezia performs live
The Six 80 Lounge features "Two Jazz Divas," vocalist Antonia Venezia and pianist-keyboard player Sue Crosman, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. every Friday at 519 San Ramon Valley Blvd. No cover charge for the Happy Hour jazz show. Call 552-6050.

'Hearts for the Arts' Smooth Jazz
"Hearts for the Arts" Smooth Jazz Series 2005" will feature Chris Botti at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 10; Craig Chaquico at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 29; and Earl Klugh at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at the Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Each show will include performances by the "Moving Arts Dance." For tickets ($175 for three shows) call 943-7469 or visit www.dlrca.org and www.heartsforthearts.cc..

A Survey of the Laity
Voice of the Faithful - East Bay is sponsoring a survey of the Catholic laity in the Oakland Diocese. You are encouraged to join in this opportunity to be heard. On your computer, go to www.votf-oak.org, and click on VOTF EAST BAY SURVEY.

Miscellaneous

Cars from Outer Space
Blackhawk Museum is sponsoring a hands-on family funshop from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, June 26. Explore where names of cars such as the Ford Galaxy, Mercury Comet and Chevy Nova came from. This funshop will be an adventure in astronomy with activities that include making a Car Constellation and having a Space Ball for a snack. It's an on-going event from 1-4 p.m. so feel free to stop in anytime and take part.

Mt. Diablo Macintosh Users Group
Get questions answered, solutions to problems, share experiences and explore new Mac developments. Meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday of every month at Alamo Safeway community room. Call 837-1111 or 829-5501, for information.

On Stage

Night at the Improv
Join the newest graduates of Improv U for a fun, interactive evening of improvisational comedy and side-splitting laughter, at 8 p.m., Friday, June 24, at the San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon. Because our show is unedited, it is meant for mature audiences and may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Admission is free! For information on upcoming classes or shows, contact the San Ramon Parks & Community Services at 973-3200 or e-mail ImprovU@aol.com.

Peppino D'Agostino, Guitarist
Italian guitarist Peppino D'Agostino headlines at the Village Theatre at 8 p.m., Saturday, July 23, at 233 Front St. The cost is $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Charge by phone at 314-3470.

Political Notes

Recreation

Activity Guide
The Town of Danville Parks and Recreation Activity Guide for Spring 2005 is available at the Danville Community Center. Register online at www.ci.danville.ca.us or call 314-3400 for additional information.

Scholarships

Seniors

Bridge
Seniors meet to play bridge from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Friday at the Danville Veteran's Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave. Cost is $1. Reservations are required. Call Jerri Kaldem at 837-6283.

Danville Senior Citizens Club
The club meets from 9:45 a.m.-2 p.m. every Monday at the Danville Veterans' Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., for line dancing exercise, bingo, mah jong and more. Membership is just $9 a year. Call Fran Britt at 743-4026.

Shake...Rattle & Roll
Danville Senior Sneakers and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) are hosting a docent-led walking tour that will include presentations on earthquakes by a geologist, and a cartographer's presentation on maps, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30. Lunch will be at Allied Arts Guild Restaurant. Registration is $30 for residents and $36 for non-residents. Bring $25 for lunch. For information, contact Danville Senior Services at 314-3476.

St. Isidore's Young at Heart
The Young at Heart meets from 11:15 a.m.-2 p.m. every third Tuesday at St. Isidore's Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville. Mass at 11:15 a.m. is optional. Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. at no charge. Nonprofit bingo follows. Reservations appreciated. Call Joan Singer at 820-4447.

Walking Buddies
Morning hiking walks geared toward seniors meet in the lobby of the Walnut Creek Senior's Club at Civic Park, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek. Meet at 8 a.m. Tuesdays for walks on paved trails lasting 1 to 1-1/2 hours or Thursdays (same time) for 2-3 hour walks usually on unpaved trails. Group carpool to area locations for the more challenging outings. Call Maureen at 256-0690.

Spiritual

Sports

Adult open gym basketball
Danville Parks and Recreation Department holds drop-in basketball year-round at the Los Cerros Middle School, 968 Blemer Road, for ages 18 and over. 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.

Adult Softball
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
The Danville Tennis Club meets 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 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 to 5.0 and very strong 3.5 level players. See information at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/danvilletennisclub.

Family Sports Night
Local sports stars will come out and show their stuff from 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18, on the streets of downtown Danville. Come out and root for your favorite athlete.

Swim classes
Summer swim classes for ages 3 and up begin June 20 at Monte Vista Community Pool, 3131 Stone Valley Road, and San Ramon Valley High School Pool, at Love Lane and San Ramon Valley Blvd. The town of Danville offers two-week group lessons, and one-week private lessons, all 30 minutes, with costs ranging from $45-$60. Drop-in parent/child classes for ages 6 months-3 years are held 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., Wednesdays at Monte Vista Community Pool beginning June 22 with fees of $10-$12. Call 314-3400.

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). We play drop-in tennis from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays and Sundays at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek (S. Main). See information at http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/wctc/.

Support Groups

American Chronic Pain Association
The ACPA group meets from 11a.m.-1p.m. every second and fourth Monday at the Community Presbyterian Church, Library at 222 W. El Pintado Road. For information call Kathie at 930-0524 or Emily at 831-3279.

Bipolar Support Group
The Tri-Valley Support Group provides free peer support for people with mood disorders. It meets from 7:15-8:45 p.m. every Wednesday at St. Clare's Episcopal Church, 3350 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Call 560-0842.

Breast Cancer Support Group
This is a staff-facilitated support group for women with breast cancer. It meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the San Ramon Regional Medical Center, 7777 Norris Canyon Road, in the West Day Room of the South Building. Call Lisa Peguese at 275-8414.

ClutterLess (CL) Self Help Group
Is clutter stressing you out? Cluttering is a psychological issue, not just an organizing issue. Meetings are from 7-8:30 p.m. Mondays (except holidays) at the Pleasanton Presbyterian Church, Room 7, 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton. For information, call 426-5311 or 443-0766.

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 Road. Call Bob Blendow at 935-9344 or Rosemarie at 838-7870

Fibromyalgia/Pain
The San Ramon Valley Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group meets from 7-9 p.m. every other Monday in Danville. Call Denise for location and information at 837-0510.

Overeaters Anonymous
The group offers a 12-step approach to issues around food, overeating, anorexia and bulemia. It meets from 7-8 p.m. every Tuesday at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. No fees. Call Susie at 275-1391.

PFLAG
The Danville/San Ramon Valley Chapter of Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a support group that meets at 7:30 p.m. on every third Monday at the Danville Congregational Church, 989 San Ramon Valley Blvd. Call 831-8172.

Volunteering

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association of Northern California, East Bay branch, seeks volunteers to facilitate support groups, staff the help line, and perform a variety of office support at its office in Lafayette. Call (800) 660-1993.

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.

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 noon-1 p.m. on the second Friday of the month at Richard's Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. Call Beth Batchelor at 837-5654.

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. Orientation classes will be held throughout the summer. Call 935-1978 or visit www.wildlife-museum.org.

Regional Medical Center
The Contra Costa Regional Medical Center needs volunteers to work in patient services, gift shop or at the information desk. For an application or information, call Julie Kelley, Volunteer Coordinator, at 370-5441.

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. For information and applications, visit www.contracostasar.org or call 646-4461.

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. To participate, call Harry at 443-3925.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. It holds a volunteer orientation from 1-2:30 p.m., the second Saturday of each month at the East County Animal Shelter, 4595 Gleason Drive, Dublin. Contact Noelle Hartshorn at noellehartshorn@comcast.net or 846-0745.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue
Tri-Valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) offers volunteer orientations from 1-2:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month at East County Animal Shelter (ECAS) in Dublin. Contact Noella Hartshorn at 846-0745 or e-mail noellehartshorn@comcast.net for information.

Volunteer Interpreters
The California Medical Association seeks community volunteer interpreters for Contra Costa counties. This program is designed to recruit volunteer interpreters who are available to assist physicians within their community during times when other interpretation resources are unavailable or not an option. If you possess a proficiency in any foreign language and experience interpreting in a health care setting, you are encouraged to apply. Contact CMA, 866-241-4262 or e-mail communityvip@cmanet.org.

Comments

Posted by NA, a resident of Danville
on Jun 15, 2008 at 10:50 pm

FYI: There are no Car shows in the month of July in Danville - onl;y Shop Local Nights.


Posted by Amory Gutierrez, Danville Weekly, a resident of Danville
on Jun 16, 2008 at 4:11 pm

The calendar event that you are referencing to is from 2005; for current calendar listings, you can click "Community Calendar" in the top left hand side of our home page.

Hot Summer Nights Car Shows this year are from 4-9 p.m., Thursday, July 24 and Aug. 21.

Thanks,
Amory Gutierrez
Danville Weekly


Posted by Scott, a resident of Danville
on Jun 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Why are there only two nights of Hot Summer Nights????


Posted by Dolores, a resident of Danville
on Jun 18, 2008 at 9:23 am

Here's the story that was in the Danville Weekly on April 4: www.danvilleweekly.com/story.php?story_id=4332