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Community Calendar • 11-14-2012
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 14:08


The Week Ahead


TODAY, November 14: Medicare Coverage/Options

Amanda Baldwin, from Legal Assistance for Seniors, will discuss a Medicare overview, including eligibility, costs, benefits and recent changes, at 1:30 p.m. today at the Castro Valley Library. For more info, call the County Library’s Older Adult Services at 510-745-1491.


TODAY, November 14: Castro Valley Women’s Club

The Women’s Club will hold its monthly meeting from 1-3 p.m. today with the movie “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” The club is looking for like-minded women to become members. For info, or to attend the meeting, RSVP to 510-537-2778 or visit This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Thursday, November 15: What Happened to the Dinosurs?

Dr. Peter Roopnarine, Curator of the California Academy of Sciences, will discuss the relationship of mass extinctions and climate-change throughout the natural history of the earth, with a Q&A, at a free lecture tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Castro Valley Center for the Arts.


Saturday, November 17: Free SAT Practice Test

Teens are invited to take part in a SAT/ACT practice test and workshop from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, offering test-taking tips and strategies. Register in person, or by phone at 510-667-7900, or by visiting


Saturday, November 17: Pet Adoptions

Dusty Paws Rescue will hold adoptions for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday outside Pet Food Express, 3385 Castro Valley Blvd. Volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions. If weather is bad, the event will be inside the store.


Sunday, November 18: College Application Workshop

Teens are invited to take part in a free College Application Workshop on personal-statement essay-writing from 3 to 4:30 p.m. this Sunday at the Castro Valley Library. Designed to show what college admissions officers want to see, the workshop will cover 4 steps to writing winning essays and will critique samples. Registration is requested: call 510-667-7900, visit or sign-up in person at the library.


Monday, November 19: Democratic Club’s 2013 Agenda

Campaigners will be decompressing and discussing plans for next year at a meeting of the TriValley Democratic Club at 7:30 p.m. Monday at IBEW Headquarters, 6250 Village Pkwy in Dublin. Refreshments will be served. Progressives and Democrats are invited.



... and Beyond



Tuesday, November 20: Debate on Castro Valley Incorporation

The Great Castro Valley Debate will hold its first debate: “Should Castro Valley Become a City?” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Castro Valley Library. Visit for more information on the debate group, how to participate, and their upcoming events.


Saturdays & Sundays, Beginning Nov. 24: Stories of the Season

The Hayward Area Historical Society invites you to visit and explore the Victorian-era McConaghy House and enjoy Stories of the Season, Saturdays 10 a.m to 4 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 through Dec. 23, at 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward ($5, $3, free for children 10 and under. Visit or call 510-581-0223.


Friday/Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1: Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale

The 9th annual Creekside Art and Craft Show, featuring 30 artists selling quality, handmade items, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Creekside Community Church, 951 MacArthur Blvd. in San Leandro. A chili cook-off will be hosted by the Men’s Ministry from 5 to 7 p.m Friday. Proceeds will benefit San Leandro High athletics and the David Street Family Resource Center.


Sunday, December 2: Go Birding!

SF Bay is a winter haven for thousands of shorebirds and waterfowl. Winter migratory birds have arrived from Alaska. Meet at 10 a.m. Dec. 2 at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot at Clawiter and Arden Road, dress warmly, wear good walking shoes, and bring binoculars if you have a pair for this Hayward Area Historical Society 2-1/2 hour event. Register ($8 adults, $5 seniors/students) by calling 510-581-0223 or visiting


Tuesday, December 4: Buon Tempo Crab Feed

Buon Tempo Club invites the public to the annual Bob Grazzini Memorial Crab Feed on Dec. 4, beginning with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7, at the Castro Valley Moose Hall, 20385 Rutledge Road. Prepaid reservations only ($35 per person). Send checks, payable to “Buon Tempo Club” to Buon Tempo Club, c/o Mike Baldwin, 20159 Sheldon Court, Castro Valley 94546 (deadline Nov. 28). No tickets will be sold at the door. For info only, call 510-483-6929.


Friday, December 7:Sing Noel” – a Christmas Celebration

The United Methodist Church of Castro Valley, at 19806 Wisteria St., presents “Sing Noel” at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. Suggested donation is $10, all proceeds benefit the Family Emergency Shelter Coalition.



Saturday, December 8: “A Christmas Carol”

The Hayward Area Historical Society will present a unique telling of Charles Dickens’ timeless tale from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Saturdays of Dec. 8, 15, and 22, at the McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward. During the one-hour shows, the audience will move from room to room following actors and musicians in a celebration of the Christmas spirit. Join the performers for hot cider after the show. Seating is limited. For tickets ($25) call 510-581-0223.




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