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Around Alamo: Man continues late wife's struggle for terminally ill

After two years of marriage, Brittany Maynard, 29, was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and when she and husband Dan Diaz contemplated her bleak options, they moved to Oregon, which is one of only five states that authorize death with dignity. 
You can walk through a 5-acre field looking for Indian corn and popcorn and take home a share of what you harvest (bring your own bag). Other attractions will include magic shows, cider pressing, old-time music and historic craft demonstrations. Ardenwood's train will be on track, the pumpkin patch will be open, and docents will lead tours of the park's historic Patterson House.  
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Two female stunt pilots, of just five in the world, will take part in Livermore Airport's 50th annivesary celebration.  
Walnut Creek Bulldawgs -- Registration open for part-time and full-time players for fall ball season. Professional coaching will be provided for all levels, which are 8U-14U.  
Activities will include demonstrations of basketry, jewelry, soaproot brush and string making. You can try your hand at making a fire without matches or fashioning a miniature tule boat. Native plant teas, manzanita cider and acorn soup will be available for tasting. The park's 2,000-year-old village site will be open for tours, too.  
Earl Anthony's Dublin BowlBowlers of the Week: Don Sutherland of the Black Oak Casino/Pacific Coast Termite Scratch Trios had a 289-248-300 for a 837 set.  
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Garth Stein's 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' is this year's selection.  
Courtesy of Bob Bronzan
Since its inception in 2011, Cheza Nami has held many events in the Tri-Valley to raise awareness about the organization and bolster its message. They will continue their efforts Oct. 11. Attendees should prepare to have their senses stimulated with music, dance, art and food from Africa. Complimentary wine tasting and Kenyan hors d'oeuvres will be served.  
The New Yorker magazine's former senior writer has penned a new tome.  
San Ramon Rebels -- Register for boys 13U spring and summer team. Oct. 4 from 10:30 a.m.-noon Rancho San Ramon Baseball Field, Rancho Park Loop Rd. Contact Ryan Allman 925-260-9380, ryanallman10@gmail.