Library to hold autumn three-day book sale
Book lovers can stock up on their winter reading at the Friends of the Pleasanton Library's fall book sale.
The event takes place Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 in the library's large meeting room. The Friday night sale will run from 6 to 9 p.m. and is only for members of the Friends of the Library. Visitors may join and pay the membership fee at the door.
The sale is open to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A popular feature of the Sunday sale is the $7 price for a bag of books. The library will supply the bags.
More than 40,000 donated books will be for sale. Paperbacks will be $1, hardbacks $2 and Golden and Scholastic books 50 cents. DVDs and CDs are $1 per disc. Cash, checks and charge cards will be accepted.
No electrical devices or strollers are allowed at the event. All revenues support new library materials, programs and equipment. For information, call 925-462-4368.
-- Katie Nelson, staff
Green Scene Fair to have more than 100 exhibits
Want to go green? Come and meet those who already have.
The third annual Green Scene Fair will be Sept. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hacienda West, 3825 to 3875 Hopyard Road. The free event is co-sponsored by Pleasanton and the Hacienda Business
There will be more than 100 exhibitors that specialize in green practices, products and services, along with demonstrations, information, a mini-farmers market and a display of fuel-efficient vehicles. Gourmet food trucks featuring organic and sustainable produce will sell food.
The city is accepting applications for corporate sponsors and exhibitors. For details, or to volunteer, call 925-931-5506.
-- Katie Nelson, staff
Construction work ahead on Pleasanton roadways
Road work will continue through September at various sites in town as workers finish pavement repairs and begin repaving streets for the annual slurry seal project.
Work on Hopyard and Stoneridge roads will be done nights and weekends, while work on neighborhood streets will be done during the week.
Construction on Hopyard between Owens Drive and Interstate 580 and on Stoneridge from Johnson Drive to Stoneridge Mall Road has begun and will continue through Sept. 14 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Major road construction was expected in the Fairlands area and surrounding streets on Wednesday as workers placed a rubberized chip seal. The Val Vista subdivision area and surrounding streets will have the same work done Thursday.
Streets that receive the rubberized chip seal will receive an asphalt overlay that will begin within the week after the chip seal. The rubberized chip seal will leave some loose gravel on street surfaces that will be swept on a regular basis until paving is done. Throughout the process, parking will be restricted.
Residents will be able to enter and exit their driveways during the day but could face delays of up to 20 minutes while equipment is operating.
For details, call 925-437-4005.
-- Katie Nelson, Staff
Car and truck show to fundraise for charity
Classic cars and trucks will be on display as they compete for prizes during the 11th annual Rock and Bowl car show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15 at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, 6750 Regional St.
The Tri-Valley Classic Chevy Club is sponsoring the free event that is open to the public. Classic cars of all makes and models can participate in a variety of categories. Car registration costs $25. Music will be provided by the DJ "Tunes by Tony."
The event benefits the Tri-Valley Regional Occupational Program and Tri-Valley Haven, a nonprofit that helps the homeless as well as domestic abuse and rape victims. For more details, visit www.tvccc.net.
-- Denis Cuff, staff