DUBLIN

'Dublin Idol' kids sing out at farmers market

People can shop while hearing a free "Dublin Idol" competition for young singers at 5 p.m. Thursday and May 30 at the Dublin Farmer's Market in Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway.

A stage will be set up at the market for registered Dublin student competitors in fifth through 12th grades to compete for cash prizes in the "Dublin Idol" event. Thursday is the preliminary round and May 30 is the final.

People who ride their bike to the market on Thursday are eligible to get a $5 "carrot cash" certificate to spend at the market that evening. A booth will be set up to hand out the certificates. The Dublin farmers market is held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

Livermore- Amador Valley

Wheels route changes proposed, hearings set

The Wheels bus system will hold three meetings this month to get public comment on a proposal to change service on 13 bus routes in Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin.

Service would increase on some routes and decrease on others, and some routes would be combined. Routes 11 and 701 would be discontinued.

The public meetings are from 5 to 7 p.m. at the following: Monday at the Dublin library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin; Tuesday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 310 Main St., Pleasanton, and Wednesday at the Livermore Senior Services Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore.


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For details, visit www.wheelsbus.com and click on "services" and then "proposed changes." The Livermore Amador Valley Transportation Authority will hold a public hearing on the proposal at 4 p.m. June 3 at its offices, 1362 Rutan Court, Suite 100, Livermore. Comments on the proposal can be emailed to mchiu@lavta.org by June 3.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

PLEASANTON

Classes for beginners teach web surfing, more

Free classes for computer novices -- those who may have never clicked a mouse, used email or even surfed the Web -- will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

There are four one-hour classes in each series, which will be offered twice each month. Registration is required. Ask at the library reference desk or call 925-931-3400, ext. 4.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

Renovations force move of summer swimming

Due to renovations at the Dolores Bengtson Aquatic Center, some city swim programs will be temporarily moved to Amador Valley High School's pool.

All summer swim lessons and lap swims will still be held in the Aquatic Center's 50-meter pool, which will remain open during the renovation. Recreational swimming will move to the Amador Valley pool at 1155 Santa Rita Rd. starting May 25. Because of the pool's limited shallow area, recreation swimming is recommended only for accomplished swimmers. An adult swimmer must accompany children younger than 6 at all times. Admission can be bought at the Amador Theater box office, located near the pool.

Water fitness classes will be offered at the Aquatic Center and the Amador Valley pool. All swim classes are held under direction of the city's Community Services Department. For details on the summer aquatics program, visit www.pleasantonaquaticcenter.com, or call 925-931-3420.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff