PLEASANTON

Veterans Day parade downtown on Nov. 4

PLEASANTON -- Everybody loves a parade.

Come out to Main Street to watch the annual Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade at 1 p.m. Nov. 4.

The annual event will feature military and veteran color guards, marching bands and military vehicles. New features include flyovers by a Vietnam-era Huey helicopter and a Coast Guard helicopter.

The Pleasanton event is in observance of the national Veterans Day observance that occurs Nov. 11.

After the parade, there will be a ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Building with a guest speaker and a performance by the Pleasanton Community Band. The Veterans Memorial Building is located at 301 Main St.

This year, the U.S. Marines and members of the P-Town Pushrods car club will collect Toys for Tots before, during, and after the parade at the review stand and at the Veterans Memorial Building.

Bring new, boxed toys for donations. For more information, call David Ham at 925-580-6661.

-- Katie Nelson, Staff

DANVILLE

Museum volunteers needed for teaching

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is looking for docent-teachers to help students learn about local American Indian tribes.

Potential docents, who would like to learn about California and San Ramon Valley American Indians are invited to sign up for training at the museum at 205 Railroad Ave.


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In October, 94 classes will visit the museum. Students will sit on carpet-seats and learn about the Bay Miwok and Ohlone tribes, life in a village, acorn processing and hunting techniques.

Artifacts, animal mounts from Lindsay Wildlife Museum and authentic baskets will be displayed. Students will also try American Indian games and pump-drilling.

In addition, volunteers are needed to greet museum visitors, work on collections and exhibits, teach at the Tassajara School House and help maintain the building.

To volunteer, call 925-837-3750.

-- Jason Sweeney, Staff