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The Week Ahead

Thursday, November 1: Pioneer Cemetery Friends Meeting

Join the efforts to preserve historic San Lorenzo Pioneer Cemetery for future generations at a meeting of the Pioneer Cemetery Friends tomorrow at 6 p.m. at 22380 Foothill Blvd., Hayward. For info, call 510-581-2516 or visit www.haywardareahistory.


Thursday, November 1: Parkinson’s Support Group

The San Leandro Parkinson’s Support and Information group will meet at San Lorenzo Community Church, 945 Paseo Grande, tomorrow at 10 a.m. for exercise and the monthly meeting at 10:30. There will be an open discussion. For information, call 510-276-3119.


Thursday, November 1: The Merits of Physical Therapy

The Low Vision Support Group will host a seminar on Physical Therapy and how it can relieve pain and suffering, tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Baywood Court, 21966 Dolores St. in Castro Valley, conducted by Baywood PT Director Ash Sahni. For more info, call Sam Blank at 510-247-0470.


Friday, November 2: Dynamic Dinner

The Castro Valley Educational Foundation presents the annual Dynamic Dinner, a night of fun and great food, from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday at Transfiguration Hall, 4000 E. Castro Valley Blvd., to raise funds for Castro Valley students and teachers. For tickets ($40), visit


Friday, November 2: Dia de los Muertos Workshop

Join in a fun, hands-on workshop this Friday at the Pancho Villa Event Center, 1026 B St. in Hayward. Bring small photos and create your own shadowbox and magnet to celebrate Days of the Dead for a $15 material fee. Take home your work of art! All ages are welcome. For info, call 510-581-0223 or visit www.haywardareahistory.


Saturday, November 3: Pet Adoptions

Meet animals up for adoption at a Dusty Paws Rescue event in the parking lot (inside if bad weather) at Petco, 3735 E. Castro Valley Blvd. this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers will be present.


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, at the Castro Valley Library this Saturday at 2 p.m.  For info visit



Saturday, November 3: Holiday Crafts Fair

Get an early start on your holiday shopping this Saturday at the Holiday Crafter Vendor Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of United Methodist Church, 19806 Wisteria St. in Castro Valley. More than 15 vendors will be selling homemade gifts, plus a Holiday High Tea!


Saturday, November 3: Marine Corps Birthday Breakfast

All Marines are invited to celebrate the Corps’ 237th Birthday with speakers, raffles and a traditional breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1105 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro. For tickets ($17.50 advance, $20 at door) call Bobby Ferreira 510-460-0636.


Saturday, November 3: Annual Scholarship Bazaar

The Hill & Valley Women’s Club will hold its free Annual Bazaar at the clubhouse at 1808 “B” Street in Hayward from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 to raise funds for scholarships for local high school students. Bargains in collectibles, boutique items, home decorations, and more.


Saturday, November 3: Art, Pottery & Crafts Fair

Find that special, one-of-a-kind handmade gift at the Holiday Fine Art, Pottery & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at the Aitken Community Center, 17800 Redwood Road. For info, call 510-881-6778. Items include jewelry, knitted and crochet pieces and more.


Sunday, November 4: Arts & Crafts Fair

Artisans from 10 Bay Area synagogues, including Castro Valley, will stage a free holiday arts and crafts fair, open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 4  at Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St. in Oakland (wheelchair accessible). Shop for one-of-a-kind hand-made jewelry, paintings, sculptures, arts, apparel, photography, accessories, Judaica gifts and more. Live music and kosher-style foods.


Sunday, November 4: Michael Herrera Guitar Concert

The Castro Valley Library presents a free performance of classical guitarist Michael Herrera this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Herrera was one of only a few guitarists selected in his youth to train with maestro Christopher Parkening. Guitarists Reuben Rodriquez and Jose Enz will also perform. For more info, call 510-667-7903.


Monday, November 5: Diabetes Support Group

A screening of “Supersize Me” will be featured at the next meeting of the group at 5 p.m. Monday at the San Leandro Surgery Center. Health snacks will be provided. The public is welcome.



... and Beyond

Thursday, November 8: Kiwanis Pasta Dinner


The Hayward-Castro Valley Kiwanis Club will host a pasta dinner, with salad, dessert and beverage, at the Aitken Senior Center, 17800 Redwood Road, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 8. Adults $20, children (ages 10 to 16) $10. Proceeds go toward community projects. For more info, call Gerry at 510-889-5885.


Saturday, November 10: 1st Annual Poker Run

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, come out and try your luck in the Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Poker Run from 3-5 p.m. Nov. 10 at participating locations. For info or to purchase tickets now, call 510-537-5300 or visit


Saturday, November 10: Veterans Memorial Dedication Dinner

VFW Post 9601 will host a dedication dinner for the Castro Valley Veterans Memorial, which will be dedicated the following day. The dinner will be held at the Moose Lodge from 6 to 10 p.m. (dinner at 7). Tickets, available in advance, are $18 for adults, $9 for children under 12. For more information, call Jim Uhlik, VFW Commander, at 510-593-6703.



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