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Sons in Retirement (SIR) SIR is an organization for retired men. The Pleasanton SIR holds a luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of the month with golf, bridge, bocce, fishing and other activities and trips. Call 606-7189.

Spiritual

Bible Study Fellowship The 33-week study of The Life of Moses begins Sept. 8. Women’s classes meet at 9:25 a.m. Wednesdays at Cedar Grove Church, Livermore; and 6:55 p.m. Mondays at Valley Community Church, Pleasanton. Men’s class meets at 6:55 p.m. Tuesdays at Community Presbyterian Church in Danville. Call 877-273-3228.

Christian Healing Rev. Steve Maynard’s new five-week class is on Christian healing, based on Charles Fillmore’s book by the same name. This classic book presents the basic metaphysical teachings from the beginning of the Unity movement, and we’ll be learning how to let these principles live in our lives. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays or from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Held at Tri-Valley Unity’s Gathering Place, 7567 Amador Valley Blvd., #120, Dublin. Copies of the book are $10. Call 829-2733 or visit www.trival- leyunity.com.

Faith Chapel Assembly of God Faith Chapel Assembly of God, 6656 Alisal St., has Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m., with nursery for both ser- vices. Children’s church, ages 3-12, meets at 11:15 a.m. Women’s Bible study meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. A prayer at 6 p.m. is held the first and third Monday of the month. Call 846- 8650 for more programs.

Hadassah Schmoozapalooza Hadassah Schmoozapalooza, at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at 1441 White Sable Drive, meet members of Shalom chapter Hadassah from the Contra Costa and Tri-Valley communities and learn more about the organization. Refreshments, dessert and a raffle are included. Call 968-9240.

Pennies From Heaven: Welcoming Abundance in our Lives “Pennies From Heaven: Welcoming Abundance in our Lives” is the topic of Rev. Steve Maynard’s Sunday morning lesson on Oct. 19 at Tri-Valley Unity Church, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 6680 Regional St., Dublin, at 10 a.m. Ongoing groups and classes, as well. All are welcome. (925) 829-2733, www.trivalleyunity.com.

Returning Catholics Program Inactive & Returning Catholics: Consider this an invitation to take another look at the Catholic church. We provide dis- cussion of important issues in today’s church, education on current belief and practice. Tell your story and renew your faith in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Meetings are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 4001 Stoneridge Dr. Call 474-2760.

Women’s Christian 12 Step Discover how much comfort there is in the journey of recovery walking with the Good Shepherd every STEP of the way. This group meets at noon every Friday and Saturday at Shepherd’s Gate, 1660 Portola Ave., Livermore. Call 443-4283.

Sports

Callippe Niners Callippe Niners is a fun group of nine-hole women golf- ers. We are currently welcoming new members into our group. Our play days are Tuesday mornings. Call Joan, 462-1054.

Lacrosse Spring Registration Open Pleasanton Lacrosse Club Boys and Girls 2009 spring registration is open at www.pleasantonlacrosse. com for boys U9 to U15 (grades 2 to

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be assessed after Nov. 1 for boys and Nov. 20 for girls.

Support Groups

Cancer Support Group A general support group for people with cancer and their loved ones meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at ValleyCare Health Library, 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd. Call 933-0107 or visit www.twcba.org.

Domestic Violence Support Group On-going support for women dealing with conflictual issues is available at Tri-Valley Haven, Livermore, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. A fee of $40 for every eight weeks or based on a slid- ing scale. Call Elizabeth, 667-2799.

Livermore Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group The Livermore Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at Heritage Estates Retirement Community, second floor

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volunteers. Do you like to decorate and rearrange furniture? If so, help is needed four hours a week. Call Monda at 462-7374.

Vision Support Group Individuals with low vision, and their loved ones, are invited to join us on the third Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Join us for low vision information, speakers, resources, discussions, and day trips. No reservations are required. Nominal fees may apply. Call 931-5369.

Axis Community Health Axis Community Health, 4361 Railroad Ave., seeks adult volunteers to work in our medical records depart- ment. Volunteers will work under the direction of Axis’ Medical Records Supervisor on administrative activities for medical records retention and stor- age. Hours are flexible and are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays for a total of 32 hours. Call 201-6080.

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American Cancer Society Discovery Shop The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop, a furniture store in Mission Plaza, needs

Barton Reading Program Tutor Training New group now forming to start training in January. No experi- ence is necessary and training is free. They match volunteers to students who need help and provide materials and training. Call Christina, 596-0292.

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue Do you love animals? Become a volunteer or a Foster with Tri-Valley Animal Rescue. Orientations are held at East County Animal Shelter (ECAS) from 1 to 2:30 p.m. the second Saturday and fourth Sunday of each month. Registration is not required to attend the orientation. Call 803-7043 or visit www.tvar.org.

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