DANVILLE

Fourth annual festival to celebrate Earth Day

The town is hosting its fourth annual Earth Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Town Green at 400 Front St.

The free event will feature live music, including a performance by American Idol contestant Rachel Rolleri, of Monte Vista High School, as well as creek tours, rocket launches, solar racing cars and more.

Festivalgoers can bring a picnic lunch or purchase meals and snacks. The Earth Day celebration is a joint effort of the town, Sustainable Danville Area and the Danville Library. For more information, contact Cleanwater Program Coordinator Chris McCann at 925-314-3342 or cmccann@danville.ca.gov.

-- Joyce Tsai, Staff

PLEASANTON

Comedy fundraiser for serious problems

Enjoy a few laughs at Tommy T's Comedy Steakhouse in late April to help alleviate the serious problems of substance abuse and domestic violence.

The two-show comedy benefit April 27 will feature headline comedian Gary Valentine with comedians Mark Eddie, Kevin Farley and Jackie Flynn. Eddie will also be the emcee for the evening.

The benefit shows start at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $35 for regular seats and $50 for VIP seating. All ticket sales will be donated to the Biletnikoff Foundation.


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Fred Biletnikoff is a former Oakland Raiders wide receiver and Pro Football Hall of Fame member whose adult daughter, Tracey, was murdered by her boyfriend in 1999. Biletnikoff and his wife, Angela, started the nonprofit group to support young women recovering from substance abuse and provide education to prevent domestic violence.

Visit tommyts.com to buy tickets online. For more information about the Biletnikoff Foundation, visit biletnikoff.net. The foundation is also hosting its 10th annual Oakland Raiders Golf Tournament on April 28 at the Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton.

-- Zoe Francis, Correspondent

DANVILLE

Town seeks volunteers for commission work

Want to get involved with town government? The town is looking for community-minded residents to fill vacancies with terms starting on July 1 for three town commissions.

The Parks and Leisure Services Commission is seeking four members for four-year terms and a youth representative for a two-year term. The Arts Commission is looking for a youth representative for a two-year term. And the County Connection Citizens Advisory Committee wishes to fill a seat with a two-year term.

Applications are available at www.danville.ca.gov and must be submitted to the city clerk's office by 4 p.m. May 14. Interviews will be held in June. The Town Council plans to make appointments at its June 17 meeting. For more information, contact City Clerk Marie Sunseri at 925-314-3401 or msunseri@danville.ca.gov.

-- Joyce Tsai, Staff