PLEASANTON

Deadline approaching for youth story contest

Pleasanton students in third through 12th grades are eligible to enter a youth literature contest sponsored by Ptownlife.org, a Pleasanton youth-and-family website.

Entries must be stories about growing up, the writer's childhood or what it means to be a kid. Applicants must be Pleasanton residents, and entries must include an original story of 500 to 1,000 words on the theme. The deadline to enter is Feb. 10. Stories are eligible for prizes. Winners will be chosen from three categories: third through fifth grade, sixth through seventh grade and ninth through 12th grade.

Visit ptownlife.org/play/contests for rules and entry information. Stories must be submitted via email to info@ptownlife.org in a Word (.doc) or PDF file format. All stories must be typed and include the writer's name, grade and school. For more information, contact info@ptownlife.org or call 925-931-3430.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

Jazz concert is free on Super Bowl Sunday

Enjoy a free jazz concert Sunday at the Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave.

In honor of Black History Month, the Dan Zemelman Quartet will perform the music of black composers such as Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Horace Silver, Woody Shaw, John Coltrane and Miles Davis. The concert begins at 2 p.m.

According to a library news release, "Zemelman has played with jazz great bassist Richard Davis, recorded with blues legend John Lee Hooker, performed as a jazz ambassador to India courtesy of the U.S. State Department, and headlined Yoshi's jazz club three times."

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasanton Library.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff