Crosswinds Church will be hosting Christ-centered 12 Step Meetings with separate meetings for: General Introduction to the 12 Steps, Substance Abuse, and Co-Dependency. The traditional practices of the 12 Step Program will be stressed.

When: Dates and times to be determined.

Contact:  Jim Matthews at (925) 560-3889 for more information


The Pleasanton American Legion Post 237, will host a local contest.  The contest is open to ALL High School Student's grades 9 thru 12: Public, Home Schooled, Private, Parochial and Military.  Eligible participants must be citizens of, or lawful permanent resident of the United States and must be a resident of the State of California.

The contest is two parts: and eight to ten minute oration (speech without notes) on any aspect of the Constitution of the United States AND a three to five minute discourse on one of a possible four assigned topics.

Local contest awards prizes and more information see website.

Deadline for entries: Friday, January 13, 2017

Further Information:

When: Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 1:00 PM

Where: Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Bldg, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton

Contact: email American Legion Post 237 Oratorical Chairman or call (925) 846-8725


Are you a foster parent or someone who is considering becoming a foster parent? Alameda County Foster Care Services host a monthly support group for foster parents (regardless of county). Come learn from others and receive updates about available services.

 When:  Every 4th Tuesday of the month  7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Where:   Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Parkway, Livermore, Rooms C209 or C211

Contact:   email Nancy DeMatallana or call  (925)447-3465 ext 5448



We are a group of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers and interested parties who gather for support, education and sharing.  We share our love, joys and challenges in a completely non-judgmental and confidential setting.

When:       the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 PM

Where:      St. Joan Catholic Church (bldg to the right of the church), 2601 San Ramon Valley Rd., San Ramon

Contact:  email  Sue Walsh or call 925-820-2140


Medical Care for Children, Teens & Adults.  Women's health, prenatal care, immunizations, TB tests and pregnancy testing.  Behavioral Health including counseling, integrated behavioral health, Teen & Adult Substance Abuse Recovery Programs, DUI classes, drug testing for businesses and individuals. WIC Program a supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children. Axis Community Health is a non-profit community health center that provides quality, affordable, accessible and compassionate services that promote community well-being, serving the Tri-Valley since 1972.

Locations: Medical Clinics

Appointments and Information (925) 462-1755

4361 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton

3311 Pacific Avenue, Livermore,  (Multi-Service Center)

Behavioral Health

Appointment and Information (925) 462-1755

6666 Owens Drive, Pleasanton

446 Lindbergh Avenue, Livermore

WIC Program- Appointments (925) 462-2365

1991-H Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton


The CA Youth Crisis Line is a free, 24/7 confidential phone counseling and resource referral service available to youth ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth.

The CA Youth Crisis Lines is a program of the California Coalition for Youth.  CCY is a membership agency that promotes youth-adult partnerships and advocates for youth involvement in public policy and is funded in part by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services and The California Wellness Foundation.

Contact:  1-(800) 843-5200



California state law requires all drivers to protect young children with car seats and booster seats.  Child Care Links offers a limited number of car seats, and booster seats to qualifying families, at no cost.  Free car seats are also available to low income families, families experiencing challenging situations, or are in need. FREE Car Seat Installation Instruction is also offered by Certified Car Seat Safety Technicians.  Call to schedule a FREE appointment.

Where: 6601 Owens Drive Suite 100 Pleasanton, CA 94588

Contact: Call 925.417.8733


Spend 30 minutes on the phone with us at no charge and gain the confidence to move forward into new job, school and career choices.  Find out if one-on-one workshops or seminars work best for you.  Career Track Plus offers:

Assistance in recognition and development of career and employment skills
Full engagement in career advising, planning and resource allocation
Individual and group presentations that improve confidence and skill levels
Follow up programs that address needs and keep clients on track
Commitment to the success and well-being of all students

Visit the website at

Contact: [email protected] or call (510) 305-5111


This is a Biblical, balanced program designed to provide a recovery process to overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits. Learn more at

When: Begins Tuesday nights at 6:30 PM

 Where: Valley Christian Center, 7500 Inspiration Dr., Dublin

Contact: Pastor  Jimi Merrell or  call (925) 560-6228.


Are you in 9-12th grade?  You are invited to participate in the Christopher Columbus Essay Contest.  The contest is open to students in grades 9-12.   The title of the essay: Technology's Impact on the Voyage of Christopher Columbus.  The length of essay should be between 800-1200 words.  Deadline is November 1, 2016.

Technological advances have greatly changed our world since the voyages of Christopher  Columbus.  If Christoper Columbus had just some of the technology we have today in 2016, how might this have changed his planning and carrying out his voyages: What technological advances would have been most beneficial to Christopher Columbus.

For information contact:

DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution, Jose Maria Amador Chapter

Carole Vercellino at (925) 846-5673 or email Carole