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Free Flu Shots for Seniors Adults ages 50 and older are invited to receive free flu shots from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 17 at San Ramon Regional Medical Center, South Conference Room, South Building, 7777 Norris Canyon Road in San Ramon. No reservations available. Call 275-8330.
Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis Every Tuesday through Dec. 30 from 1:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., Downtown Yoga, 220 B Division St., hosts a series of gentle stretching movements that can help to reduce stress within the body. Call 462-5285.
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Halloween Happening Wonderful Halloween costumes, decorations and paper products for children and adults at The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, 1987 A Santa Rita Road. A huge assortment at low pric- es will benefit our programs to fight cancer. Call 462-7374.
Livermore, Livermore, hosts Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., President of the Children & Nature Network, for a pre- sentation on the positive impact of the child-nature connection at 1 p.m. Oct. 18. Donations are accepted. Call 455- 8021 ext. 225.
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest Stoneridge Shopping Center is putting on a “Howl-O-Ween” cos- tume contest for dogs with proceeds going to the East Bay SPCA and the Simon Youth Foundation. The entry fee is $5 and the deadline to enter is Oct. 22. There are three categories and the top three winners in each will receive prizes. The contest will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 in the mall’s grand court. For more information, call 737-4118.
Kids & Teens
HeadsUp! CDC Open House HeadsUp! Child Development Center at 4671 Chabot Drive is having an open house at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 21. There will be tours of our school and classrooms and information about the program and HeadsUp! approach to learning. Call 463-2885 or visit www. headsup.org. HeadsUp! tours also on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays by R.S.V.P only.
South India Classical Dance at the Library At 2 p.m. Oct. 25, Abhinaya Dance Company performs the varied classical dance forms of south India at the Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave. Recipient of many national arts grants and several state and regional awards, Abhinaya has toured the United States and India to critical acclaim. Call 931-3400 ext. 8.
The Jambalaya Swing Band Dance to the oldies as performed by the 11-piece Jambalaya Swing Band on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Pleasanton Hotel, 855 Main St.
“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” Bumbling schoolmaster Ichabod Crane insists he does not believe in the infamous Headless Horseman. However, when a dark figure on a horseback follows him home one night, Ichabod screams in terror and shows that he is as superstitious as everyone else. Shows are at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, at 8 p.m. Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. Tickets are $14-20 for adults and $8-$16 for children. Call 931-3444 or visit www.civicartstickets.org.
FLASHBACK Las Positas College presents two on-campus perfor- mances of its touring children’s theater show, FLASHBACK, on at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 and 2 p.m. Oct. 25 at 3000 Campus Hill Drive, room 601, Livermore. The 35 minute play consists of humorous and poignant scenes from childhood. Admission is free. Call 424-1166.
Tri-Valley High—Episodes of Terror This improv show is about teenagers by teenagers where the audience will offer suggestions to help develop the characters, creating the story start to finish. It is at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main St. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call 931- 3444 or visit www.civicartstickets.org.
Obama-Rama A free party and fundraising event for Obama/Biden ‘08 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 at 4150 Francisco St. There will be live music, as well as T-shirts and goodies for sale. Call Dan, 413-2268.
Local Author to Unravel Mystery of Writing At the next meeting of the California Writers Club Tri-Valley Branch, at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, Penny Warner, author of over 50 books, will share the secrets of her success, including using suspenseful cliffhangers and developing a compelling plot. Cost is $21 for members or $27 for non- members, which includes lunch. For reservations, call 462-7495.
The Children-Nature Connection Valley Montessori School, 1273 North
Brain Matters Our brains are vital organs that deserve the same atten- tion to care and maintenance as our hearts. Engaging in active learning will help maintain brain health. This new weekly program, meeting at 10 a.m. every Friday starting Sept. 5, com- bines lectures and interactive work- shops dedicated to improving brain health and function. The cost is $1.50 for residents or $2 for non-residents. Call 931-5365.
Crafter’s Faire Find unique and handcrafted gifts at the Hacienda Club House, 3231 Vineyard Ave., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 25.
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