PLEASANTON

Exhibit celebrates all we like to celebrate

A celebration of the celebrations that make us human is on display now at the Museum on Main.

Until Jan. 5, the museum will display its latest temporary exhibit, "Celebrations: The Days We Mark and the Ways We Mark Them."

It will take visitors on a tour of the world's special occasions from civic and religious holidays to major public events and personal transitions.

The exhibit features classic wedding dresses, Holy Ghost Parade regalia, Chinese New Year décor, Rosh Hashana shofars, a 1920s Santa Claus suit and a 19th century goose-feather Christmas tree.

Museum on Main is at 603 Main St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For details, call 925-462-2766 or email curator@museumonmain.org.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

PLEASANTON

Golf course recognized for environmental work

Callippe Preserve Golf Course has again been certified as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary through Audubon International. The course was first designated a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary in 2006 and is one of 889 courses worldwide to be honored.

The sanctuary program is endorsed by the U.S. Golf Association and provides information on preservation and enhancement of wildlife habitats and natural resource protection.

Courses that are certified must show a high level of ecological quality in the areas of environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, outreach and education, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation and water quality management.

The Callippe course site is a protected habitat for the federally endangered Callippe silverspot butterfly, the California tiger salamander and the threatened California red-legged frog.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff