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The Week Ahead


TODAY, October 17: Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy

Learn about the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office at the 2012 Fall Citizens’ Academy, Wednesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 beginning today through Jan. 30, at the Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave., San Leandro. For info or to register (free), call 510-667-7770 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, October 19: Career Fair

Explore opportunities and career options at the 12th Annual Fall Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday at Ohlone College Newark Center, 39399 Cherry St. in Newark. Employers will be recruiting for all levels and job titles. For more info, visit


Saturday, October 20: Pet Adoptions

Dusty Paws Rescue will be holding pet adoptions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday at Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd. in the parking lot or, if rainy weather, inside the store. Volunteers will be on hand to answer questions.


Saturday, October 20: Sunset High Reunion

The Class of 1967 of Sunset High School in Hayward will hold its 45th reunion this Saturday at the Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton. Those interested in attending should contact Bill Poulos 209-545-1308, Connie Smith 209-823-8957 or Lauren Ogbourne 209-576-1950.


Saturday, October 20: Annual Wine & Equine Fundraiser

SonRise Equestrian Foundation invites you to enjoy an evening of estate grown wines, dinner, dancing and entertainment at its 6th Annual Wine & Equine Fundraiser Saturday at Round Hill Country Club in Alamo, a benefit for its free children’s programs. For info or tickets ($125) call 925-838-7433) or visit


Saturday, October 20: Dance to the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Travel back in time and dance to the sounds of the Glenn Miller Orchestra from 8 p.m. until midnight onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet docked in Alameda. Prepurchase tickets online at or by calling 510-521-8448, ext. 282 during the week. General admission is $45. (If not sold out, admission will be $50 at the door.)


Saturday, October 20: Sharks in the Dark Overnighter

Many of our marsh residents are most active around sunrise and sunset. Children ages 8 and up are invited to observe them at their best with a twilight hike to the Hayward Shoreline at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20, followed by a visit to the Interpretive Center to check out the animals that live in our four aquaria – including our leopard shark! Make a craft to take home. In the morning, enjoy a light breakfast with the birds, sharks, and other “beasts” that call our salt marsh home! $40. The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center is at 4901 Breakwater Ave. Call 510-670-7270 or visit for info.


Sunday, October 21: United Methodist ‘Big Sunday’

United Methodist Church of Castro Valley, at 19806 Wisteria St., will celebrate 67 years of service to the community this Sunday, beginning at 9 a.m. with coffee, pastries and fruit, followed by a worship celebration with the Chancel Choir, reflections on the Scripture and special recognitions. Stay for a reception with food and information tables. For more info, call 510-581-3486 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, October 21: Shark Touch Tank

The Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center at 4901 Breakwater Ave. in Hayward invites children ages 3 to 14 to learn about the anatomy, ecological importance, and some fun facts about the sharks that live in the Bay, and get a “hands-on” experience as one of our resident leopard sharks swims in our touch tank. ($8) For more info, call 510-670-7270.


Monday, October 22: Garden Club’s Annual Fall Bazaar

The public is invited to attend the Eden Garden Club’s Annual Fall Bazaar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 22,  at the Moose Lodge, 20835 Rutledge Road in Castro Valley. It will feature a silent auction and a fund-raising bazaar of jewelry, crafts, homegrown produce, plants, baked goods, gardening items and books. Proceeds support the club’s grant donations to school garden projects. Cash or checks only. For further information, call 510-581-1622.

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Saturday, October 27: CVHS 30-Year Reunion

Castro Valley High School’s 30-year Reunion will be held Oct. 27 at San Ramon Marriott. Space is limited. For info, call Sherri Tasto at 1-925-413-7794..


Sunday, October 28: Spaghetti Feed – George Mark House Benefit

The Buon Tempo Club will hold an all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball feed (plus a raffle) from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20835 Rutledge Road. Tickets (adults $15, children $10) available only at the door. For reservations, call 510-727-9296 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All proceeds will go to the George Mark House, a facility in San Leandro for the palliative care of terminally ill children and a respite for their caregivers.


Sunday, October 28: A Toast to the Arts

Curtain Call Performing Arts kicks off its 2012-2013 season with A Toast to the Arts fundraiser at The Vine Wine and Tapas, 135 Parrott St., San Leandro from 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28. Live entertainment, silent auction, tapas and wine. Tickets ($35) are on sale now at 510-909-9516 or  Proceeds benefit Curtain Call’s  Annual Campaign Drive  and the California Conservatory Theatre Refurbishment Project.


Saturday, November 3: Human Rights Doc & Conversation

Join the Bahá’í community of Castro Valley for a screening of “Education Under Fire,” a 30-minute documentary about the Iranian government’s policy of denying its people the human right to education simply because of their beliefs. Castro Valley Library, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.  For info visit or call (510) 999-5901.



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