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Expanding Your Horizons

Please mark Saturday, February 22, 2020, on your calendars for the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference at the Diablo Valley College San Ramon Campus.

Expanding Your Horizons is an event intended to increase the interest of young women in math and science through positive hands-on experience; foster awareness in STEM-related career opportunities; and provide young women with opportunities to meet and interact with positive role models who are active in STEM careers

LPD AAUW members volunteer to monitor the 24-39 workshop sessions.  Contact Dorothy Bishop to volunteer.  See the Grapevine for additional details.

Solo: Group for Singles

photo of steak & shrimp dinnerOur Solo Group for Singles meets in nearby restaurants to have a nice meal among friends.  The group dines together on the third  Friday of the month (typically), alternating between dinners and luncheons.

Contact Sandie Brown several days in advance if you would like to attend.

Our next get-together will be Friday, January 17, 11:30 AM, at New Thai Bistro, 4301D Valley Avenue, Pleasanton.


Mah Jongg

Mah jongg tilesOur Mah Jongg group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 1 – 4 PM at member homes. Contact JoAnn for more information.

The group is seeking new members.  No prior experience required.  We play American Style Mah Jongg–a fast-moving game that is a mix of strategy and luck–fun for beginners as well as experience players!  Game sets are provided.

Cocktails and Conversations

Here we are at our new venue - 828 Main

Here we are at our new venue – 828 Main

Join us as we wind down from busy days and enjoy the Happy Hour snacks and drinks the first Tuesday of each month.  We  meet at 828 Bites & Brews at 828 Main Street, the venue next door to the Main Street Brewery in Pleasanton, at 5:30 PM>  There’s plenty of parking in the rear lot. The building is the site of Pleasanton’s former Cheese Factory.

Our next get-together is Tuesday, January 7, 5:30 PM.

Coffee and …

A few of us enjoying our monthly coffee

A few of us enjoying our monthly coffee

This group usually meets  monthly on the first Thursday of the month at 10 AM, just to have coffee and chat, enjoying friendships that have built.  New members and visitors are ALWAYS welcome. [We meet at Sweet and Savory, 5685 Gibraltar Drive, at the corner of Gibraltar and Stoneridge Drives in Pleasanton’s Hacienda Business Park. Look for the Sweet and Savory van(s) in the parking lot.] SWEET AND SAVORY HAS PERMANENTLY CLOSED. WE ARE RE-LOCATING. (JAN. 2020)

Our next meeting is Thursday, January 2.

Bridge Groups

Our members enjoy much conversation over the bridge table – and some friendly competition.

Groups include:

  • Duplicate Bridge, which meets on the 4th Monday of the month, 7 – 9:30 PM (Contact Nancy or Fern).  New players are welcome! Please contact Nancy to confirm date and location. 
  • Monday Night Bridge, meeting on the 2nd Monday, 7 – 9:30 PM of the month, (Contact Marti).