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Horoscope • 10-24-2012 | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012 14:47


By Paula Evans
SPECIAL TO THE FORUM



Is completing your educational goals on your priority list?



Are you planning on entering the military or higher education system and need your GED?

 

Are you looking for work due to a job layoff, but did not complete your high school education?



Every year, hundreds of thousands of adults take the GED test in order to get jobs, further their careers, earn promotions, or qualify for education or training programs like those offered at a career or community college.



Passing this exam earns you a certificate that the majority of colleges, training schools, and employers in the nation recognize to be the equivalent of a high school diploma.



Believe! Achieve! Receive! Whatever the reason a person has for not receiving a high school diploma can be transformed into opportunities to succeed and achieve for their future.



Castro Valley Adult and Career Education High School Diploma and GED Test Preparation programs serve over 250 students each year ranging in age from 18 to 55 years. The classes are flexible in structure, with delivery and class times established to accommodate students’ life demands.


For some students, enrolling in the High School Diploma program may amount to making up a small number of missed credits. For others, taking the GED Test may be the best option. Careful attention and counsel is provided to each new student to evaluate transcripts as well as family and work obliga



 
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Community Calendar • 10-10-2012 | Print |  E-mail
Sunday, 14 October 2012 17:45

 


 

The Week Ahead



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. tomorrow in the District Office Board Room, 4400 Alma Avenue.


Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 11-13: Spooky Tales at Meek Mansion

The “Undertaker” moves into Meek Mansion (built in 1869, at 17365 Boston Rd., Hayward), and guides you to encounters with members of the Meek family. Learn Victorian death traditions and superstitions. Space is limited. Tickets ($10, $5) must be purchased in advance at 510-581-2516. For info, visit www.haywardareahistory.org.


Friday, October 12: Annual Cop Shop BBQ Fundraiser

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office COPPS Unit invites you to the 20th Annual Cop Shop BBQ from 5:30 to 9 p.m. this Friday, with lots of food, games and prizes, at First Presbyterian Church, 2490 Grove Way in Castro Valley. Tickets ($12, children $6) at the CV Chamber of Commerce, 3467 Castro Valley Blvd., or the San Lorenzo Village Assoc., 377 Paseo Grande, or at the Cop Shop, 1530 167th Ave., San Leandro.


Friday, October 12: Celebrate Simchat Torah

Congregation Shir Ami invites you to Simchat Torah, a joyous festival, at 7 p.m. this Friday at 4529 Malabar Ave. in Castro Valley (off Redwood Road).  Come meet your local Jewish Community at this celebratory service for the whole family, with singing and dancing. Interfaith families welcome! For info, visit www.congshirami.org.



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: Operation MOM Spaghetti Dinner

Operation MOM holds its annual fundraising spaghetti dinner this Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 2273 Main St. in Hayward. Doors open at 5:30, dinner is at 6. Tickets ($15 adults, $7 children ages 3 to 12) at the door. Proceeds are used to send Christmas packages to military personnel serving overseas. Visit www.operationmom.org for info.


Saturday, October 13: Spirit Boosters’ Pancake Breakfast

The First Annual Spirit Boosters’ Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday at the Ice Creamery, 3323 Castro Valley Blvd., from 8 to 10 a.m. Be a part of history while you enjoy pancakes, bacon and juice. Tickets ($8) sold at the door or at the CVHS Finance office.


Saturday, October 13: Hearing Loss Association Meets

Bernie Frazell from General Technologies will discuss devices which assist while watching TV, using the phone, hearing the doorbell, etc. and a Q&A, at the next meeting of the Hearing Loss Association, Saturday 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.


Saturday, October 13: Bands4Bands MetalFest 2012

The 6th Annual MetalFest and Canned Food Drive to support the Salvation Army will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. this Saturday at Hayward Memorial Park, 24176 Mission Blvd. The massive stage will feature seven bands including Special Guest Headliner Kaos covering a wide range of Bay Area Metdal sounds. Canned food donations will be accepted. Visit www.facebook.com/bands4bandsorganization for info.


Saturday, October 13: Brunch & Bridge Fundraiser

Castro Valley Women’s Club will host its monthly Brunch & Bridge Fundraiser this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon at the clubhouse on Redwood Road. Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and a morning of bridge for $10. Openings for men and women singles and groups of 2 and 4. For info or to RSVP, call 510-537-2778 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Saturday, October 13: Boo! Halloween Children’s Program

The Hayward Area Historical Society will hold a Halloween Party in the old Victorian McConaghy House, 18701 Hesperian Blvd. in Hayward from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday. Decorate your own pumpkin, listen to spooky stories, come in costume and receive a prize. Program fee is $2 per child. Adult house tours $3 (free for society members). Info at www.haywardareahistory.org or 510-581-0223.


Sunday, October 14: Castro Valley Tour de Valley

Join other bicyclists at Cull Canyon Recreation Area in Castro Valley this Sunday and enjoy any of the great routes for families and for riders just starting. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and all routes are open from 8 to 9 a.m. General registration is $40, children 7 to 12 are $15, under 7 are free. Special gift bas for first 80 riders. The course is limited to 300 riders. Proceeds benefit the Alameda County Library Foundation.





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lWednesday, 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 Oct. 17 through Jan. 30, at the Ashland Community Center, 1530 167th Ave., San Leandro. Subjects include gangs, homicides, sex crimes, narcotics, etc., and will include tours of the Jail and the Coroner’s Office. 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 .

 

 

Saturday, October 20: Sunset High Reunion

The Class of 1967 of Sunset High School in Hayward will hold its 45th reunion Oct. 20 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: 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 www.haywardrec.org/hayshore.html for info.

 

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 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 www.sonriseequestrianfoundation.org.




 
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