SAN RAMON VALLEY

Fire chaplains to hold vigil for the departed

Trying to help those who have lost someone they love through the often difficult holidays, chaplains for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District will hold their third annual Holiday Vigil on Sunday.

The event will be at 7 p.m. in front of the Danville Library, 400 Front St. It will include songs, encouragement and remembrances. Those attending the free event are encouraged to bring a photo to place on a remembrance wall. The event is open to all.

"The chaplains of the San Ramon Valley, including law enforcement and the fire district, know too well the hardship people face at this time of year, having worked intimately with many of those who have lost someone they love. This simple vigil is just one meaningful way to remember, honor and include a dear one as the holidays come upon us," said Chaplain Nick Vleisides.

Coffee and hot chocolate will be served.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

TRI-VALLEY

YMCA offers day camps over winter break

The Tri-Valley YMCA in Dublin will hold a day camp for youths from kindergarten through eighth grade over eight days of the winter school break.

Campers will take field trips, make crafts, throw snowballs, do sports and other activities on eight days between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. Parents can sign up their children for a single day or all eight.

High school students will be hired as nonpaid counselors in training. The camp costs $25 for half-day sessions, $40 for a full day and $130 for a week. For information, visit trivalley.ymcaeastbay.org or call 925-263-4444.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff