EAST BAY

Cancer Society seeks subjects for study

Livermore area residents are being sought to take part in an American Cancer Society cancer prevention study.

The society is looking for participants between ages 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer and who can make a long-term commitment to the study. Enrollment includes filling out a comprehensive survey packet about one's health history and giving a small blood sample and a waist measurement. Those chosen will periodically receive a follow-up questionnaire for the next 20 to 30 years.

Enrollment will be from noon to 4 p.m. July 25 at Lifestyles Rx, 1119 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore. For details, visit www.cancer.org/cps3, email cps3@cancer.org or call toll-free to 888-604-5888. For locations and times of other enrollment sites, visit cps3BayArea.org.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

PLEASANTON

See how Civil War soldiers lived in field

On Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Civil War re-enactors from both sides will set up camp at the Museum on Main.

Re-enactors will play the parts of Union and Civil War soldiers, and an Abraham Lincoln impersonator will make an appearance. Camp will be on the front lawn of the museum at 603 Main St. that is sponsoring Civil War events and exhibits throughout the month. The event is free. For more information, call 925-462-2766.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

PLEASANTON

Free e-waste drop-off to raise scholar funds

Members of the California Society of Enrolled Agents will accept electronic items at a free recycling event on Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They will accept computers, cellphones, TVs, monitors, laptops, cell phones, iPods/dpds, servers, network equipment, stereo equipment, game consoles, printers, copairs, DVD/VCR players, digital cameras, ink cartridges and more.

Items can be dropped off at the Four Points Sheraton, 5115 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton. Alternate drop-off times can be arranged by calling Peggy Hall at 925-388-1040 or Patty Pringle at 510-912-1682. The event will raise funds for scholarships.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

PLEASANTON

'The Great Catsby' to be feline's meow

The Valley Humane Society is reliving the glory days of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic book with a Prohibition-era fundraiser July 27, "The Great Gatsby," which will feature gambling, exotic cocktails, live music, dancing and good eats.

Vintage fashions are encouraged to be worn for the event, to be held from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Pleasanton. Tickets are $65 and available online at www.valleyhumane.org or by calling 925-426-8656. There is an optional $35 Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament buy-in.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff