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Thursday, 04 October 2012 12:13

The Week Ahead


TODAY, October 3: First Presidential Debate

The Castro Valley Library will show the first Obama-Romney debate live on its big screen in a program beginning at 5:15 with a local debate at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. For info, visit


Thursday, October 4: Teacher of the Year Awards

The Alameda County Office of Education invites you to attend the 23rd Annual Teacher of the Year Awards Ceremony, from 6-9 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts, 19501 Redwood Road. Tickets are $20. For info, contact Kay Rodriques at 510-670-4111 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, October 4: Parkinson’s Support Meeting

The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support and Information Group will gather at 10 a.m. (for exercise) and 10:30 a.m. for tomorrow’s discussion of eye care with Optometrist Dr. Stella Levin, at San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande.



Thursday, October 4: Low Vision Support Group

Enhanced Vision Systems will demonstrate electronic equipment that will enlarge documents to whatever size you can read, and other equipment that will read a document to you, at tomorrow’s Low Vision Support Group meeting at 1 p.m. at the Baywood Court All Purpose Room, 21966 Dolores St. in Castro Valley. For more information, call Sam Blank at 510-247-0470.


Friday-Saturday, Oct. 4-6: Shrouded Tales at the Cemetery

Take a walk through the historic San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery guided by the “Undertaker,” then hear the true Shrouded Tales of tragic ends and unsavory characters during programs at either 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Meet at Hesperian and College in San Lorenzo. Space is limited. Tickets ($10, $5) must be purchased in advance at 510-581-2516. For info, visit


Saturday, October 6: Fall Flea Market

The Aitken Senior & Community Center at 17800 Redwood Road, Castro Valley will hold its annual Big Fall Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, a free event where more than 55 vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind items and unusual treasures. Also a snack bar and bake sale. For more information, call 510-881-6738.


Saturday, October 6: 2nd Annual Bark for Life

Join the fun for a $25 donation to the American Cancer Society. Dog walks, demonstrations, contests and games at Hosanna Boys Ranch, 9990 Crow Canyon Road at beginning at 10 a.m. (registration opens at 9) Oct. 6. All dogs must be on a leash. For info, call Pat Mankiller at 510-483-0561.


Saturday, October 6: Pet Adoptions

Dusty Paws Rescue will hold pet adoptions from noon to 3 p.m. this Saturday at Petco, 3735 E. Castro Valley Boulevard. Greet animals that are looking for forever homes. Volunteers will answer your questions.


Saturday, October 6: St. Rose Hospital Spectacular

Indulge in delightful dining with extragant entertainment and an exclusive live auction at the St. Rose Hospital Foundation’s Spectacular XXIV from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets ($250) at 510-264-4007.


Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 6-7: Fall Craft Fair

Calvary Lutheran Church will hold its 1st Annual Fall Craft Fair, with handmade holiday crafts, a raffle and food, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at 17200 Via Magdalena, San Lorenzo, Rental tables are still available – call 510-278-2598.


Monday, October 8: Parent Nursery School Open House

Anyone interested in learning about the Castro Valley Parent Nursery School at 3657 Christensen Lane is invited to attend an Open House at the school from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday. For more info, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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Thursdays, October 11, 18, 25: Creative Writing Workshop

The Castro Valley Library is offering a free 3-week creative writing workshop with educator John Manion from 10:30 a.m. until noon on Oct. 11, 18 and 25. Open to adult beginning writers of fiction or non-fiction. Participants must commit to all 3 sessions, bringing copies of their writings to share. Register in person or by calling 510-667-7900.


Thursday, October 11: Castro Valley School Board Meeting

The School Board will hold a public hearing on the assurance of sufficient textbooks and instructional materials at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11 in the District Office Board Room, 4400 Alma Avenue.


Saturday, October 13: Join the Marines...for Coffee

All men and women veterans of the U.S. Marine Corps are invited to join with other Marines from all different times and duty stations for coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 13 at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave. in San Leandro. For more information, call Bobby Ferreira at 510-460-0093.


Saturday, October 13: Hearing Loss Association Meets

Bernie Frazell from General Technologies will discuss devices which asist while watching TV, using the phone, hearing the doorbell, etc. with a Q&A, at the next meeting of the Hearing Loss Associaition on Oct. 13 at Kaiser Hospital Tower Room 1200C, Broadway & MacArthur, Oakland. Program at 10:30 a.m., refreshments at 9:30. Parking garage on Howe free on Saturday. Call Bruce Harris 510-473-7905 for info.




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