PLEASANTON

Library to show free Shakespeare play

Enjoy an afternoon of Shakespeare at a free abridged presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Pleasanton Library at 2 p.m. Nov. 4.

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will present a 55-minute version of Shakespeare's comedy of love and magic.

The story follows two couples whose romances are complicated and confused by encounters with fairies and others in an enchanted wood.

After the show, the cast will field questions from the audience. And there will be a playshop with the cast at 3 p.m., a one-hour interactive lesson for students.

No registration is required for the show. The library is at 400 Old Bernal Ave.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

Veterans Day parade downtown on Nov. 4

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.


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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

Volunteers are needed for Hometown Holiday

Want to get into the holiday spirit early? The city of Pleasanton needs your help.

Pleasanton will host its annual Hometown Holiday celebration Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. The centerpiece of the event is a festive, community-based parade followed by the lighting of a tree in front of the Museum on Main.

Volunteers are needed to serve as support with barricades, hospitality, stage decoration, parade check-in, parade formation and disbanding, parade marshals, setup/tear down crew, beautification technicians and volunteer checking-in.

Youth volunteers ages 13 to 17 are also welcome to participate under adult supervision. Visit www.hometownholiday.com to download a volunteer application. For more information, call 925-931-5352 or email hometownholiday@cityofpleasantonca.gov.

-- Katie Nelson, Staff