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Business

  1. Building an Online Presence Seminar, Part 3: Search Engine and Website Optimization

    October 1, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1

    This is the third session of an eight-part social media series. You are welcome to come to any of the sessions without attending the entire series. Having an effective website is critical to growing a business. This seminar discusses the objectives, structure, content and action items of effective websites. Learn how to present your value proposition to engage visitors who are "just looking." Only two percent of visits result in conversions, but what happens to the other ninety-eight percent? You will learn about Google Search, Website ranking, techniques for engaging visitors, Search Engine Optimization techniques to drive traffic to your website, and Conversion Rate Optimization techniques to turn visitors into customers.

  2. Starting Your Own Food Business Seminar

    October 2, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ 224 W. Winton Avenue

    Are you interested in launching a new food company? Do you have a great idea and a burning desire to start, but don't know how? This course will help turn your idea into reality. You will learn about 1) Defining Your Concept; 2) Understanding Costs; 3) Financial Planning; 4) Operations; 5)Marketing; and 6) New Cottage Food Law.

  3. Marketing Strategies for Artists Seminar

    October 7, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Bay Municipal Utility District, Boardroom
    375 11TH Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Ann Rea turned her passion for painting into a profit within one year. Then she founded Artists Who THRIVE with a mission to empower artists to thrive creatively and financially. In this seminar, she will provide an overview of how to view art as a business; target, create value, and communicate with your customers; and plan a sustainable career in the art world.

  4. Building an Online Presence Seminar, Part 4: LinkedIn to Grow Your Business

    October 8, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1

    This is the fourth session of an eight-part social media series. You are welcome to come to any of the sessions without attending the entire series. Set up your business page, then harness the power of LinkedIn to find leads and attract new customers. Understand how professional networking and participating in LinkedIn discussion groups can help grow your business. You will learn how to leverage LinkedIn for business development and lead generation.

  5. Successful Social Media Strategies Seminar

    October 8, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Berkeley Public Library, 3rd Floor

    In the Social Media for Small Business course, you will learn the importance of social networking as an integrated marketing tool for your business. Are you curious about all the buzz surrounding social media but not sure where to start, and not sure if it's worth the time and effort? Find out how to market your business using social networking tools, such as Facebook, Twitter, Yelp, and LinkedIn. Learn how to establish a true dialogue with your customer base. This course will help you decide the best social networking tools to use in a business context, and how to leverage existing social networks to market your business.

  6. Crowdfunding/Alternative Financing for Your Company Seminar

    October 14, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Bay Municipal Utility District Boardroom
    375 11th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    Crowdfunding is a fast growing source of investment for early stage companies. Many experts believe crowdfunding will become more important than venture capital in terms of dollars invested within the next ten years. This seminar will discuss the latest trends in crowdsourcing, and how companies are raising capital in this market. The elements of successful campaigns will be discussed, as well as "how to" tips for your campaign.

  7. Building an Online Presence Seminar, Part 5: Facebook for Customer Engagement

    October 15, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1

    This is the fifth session in an eight part social media series. You are invited to attend any or all of these seminars. Learn how to establish a following by inviting past customers and clients to interact with your Facebook page. Social networks allow direct communication with your clients and involvement in their conversation. Associating your business with related pages and people helps you further engage with customers. You will learn how to set up an account and use Facebook for business to optimize customer engagement.

  8. PG&E Presents: Smart Refrigeration Seminar

    October 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Food Service Technology Center (FSTC)
    12949 Alcosta Boulevard, Suite 101
    San Ramon, CA 94583

    Refrigeration is one of the largest users of energy in food service establishments. Many reach-ins, walk-ins, and ice machines in use today rely only on very simple thermostat-based operation schemes. A new generation of smart refrigeration controls empowers these refrigeration devices to operate more efficiently and less expensively than ever before. You will learn about new refrigeration technologies and how to use them to effectively reduce energy costs.

  9. Getting Certified and Doing Business with the Government Seminar

    October 21, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Bay Municipal Utility District Boardroom
    375 11th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    This seminar will review various certification programs available for small and/or diverse businesses, including SBA, State of California, NMSDC, WBENC and the County of Alameda. At the end of this session, you will have learned how to complete the application and gather supporting documents, have a thorough understanding of the benefits of being certified, and learn how to leverage your certified status to obtain business opportunities with major corporations.

  10. Building an Online Presence Seminar, Part 6: Yelp to Manage Your Reputation

    October 22, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1

    This is the sixth session in an eight part social media series. You are invited to attend any or all of these seminars. People trust personal experiences more than ads. Yelp and other review sites allow you to leverage customer testimonials and word of mouth. Certain sites enable you to add a wealth of supplemental components to the listing like special offers or reservation widgets. You will learn how to use review sites like Yelp, Zagat, Vitals.com and Lawyers.com for your business.

  11. Successful Restaurants: Strategies to Help You Survive and Grow Seminar

    October 28, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ East Bay Municipal Utility District Boardroom
    375 11th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607

    This seminar is a must for current and aspiring owners of restaurant, food service, and catering operations. You will learn about various aspects of starting and managing a restaurant or food service business, including accounting, operations, food costing, human resources and marketing/public relations. You will explore systems, practices and metrics to create long-term growth and profitability in your business.

  12. Top Ten Tools for Online Marketing Seminar

    October 29, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Hayward City Hall
    777 B Street
    Hayward, CA 94541

    Jump start your marketing with the "Top Ten Online Marketing Tools." Are you using your website, mobile marketing, video, social media, email marketing, analytics, and other online tools to your advantage? In this seminar, you will learn about the top tools a small business should consider using. The seminar highlights successful case studies and creative ways to help you find your next best customer.

  13. Building an Online Presence Seminar, Part 7: YouTube Videos Change Everything

    October 29, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1

    This is the seventh session in an eight part social media series. You are invited to attend any or all of these seminars. Several studies show that the majority of web surfers click on website videos. The eye is drawn to visual sources like images or videos first. Videos entertain your website visitors and help attract new customers. You will learn how to use YouTube for business, as well as using iTunes audio podcasts and Flickr photo streams for business.

Dublin Heritage Parks and Museums

  1. Make a Scarecrow for Dublin's First Scarecrow Exhibit

    September 30, 8:00 AM - October 24, 8:00 AM @ Dublin Heritage Park & Museums

    Gather your most creative minds and create a scarecrow to represent you, your family, your school or club. Scarecrows will be exhibited outdoors at the "Hands-On History" event on Saturday, October 25, between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

  2. Hands-On History at the Dublin Heritage Park & Museums

    October 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dublin Heritage Park & Museums

    The park’s rustic barns, cemetery, and historic buildings provide the perfect setting with all of the aromas and sounds of fall on the farm. Live entertainment will fill the air from 1:00- 4:00 PM, as the Dublin Bluegrass Jam Band plays from the Hay Barn. Visit farm animals in the Hay Barn, take a tractor-pulled wagon-ride, play in a hay stack, and stroll through the scarecrow exhibit on the grounds. Tour the 1910 Kolb House and 1850s Murray Schoolhouse. Fall foods, including caramel apples, pumpkin pie, fresh cider, and craft beer will be available for purchase. Enjoy the unique family-friendly experience, “Dr. Solar’s Magical Medicine Show,” presented from his solar-powered gypsy wagon. From the moment the Doctor cranks up the “orchestra,” you will be dazzled by astonishing feats of mentalism, magic and animal acts, all animated with playful, comedic physical antics.

Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission

  1. Heritage & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

    October 9, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dublin Civic Center

    The Heritage and Cultural Arts Commission generally meets the second Thursday of every month. To view upcoming and past meeting agendas and notices, please click on the Meeting Agendas and Notices link.

Library

  1. Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    October 4, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Dublin Library

    Teens (13-18 years old) can work in groups of four to create a "literary pumpkin" -- a pumpkin design based on a book. The Dublin Library has a few free pumpkins available for pick up starting on Saturday, October 4. There will be a public reception showcasing the entries on Saturday, October 18, from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, at the library. The public can vote on a pumpkin for "Best in Show." The winning group will receive a small prize and a certificate. At least one member of the group should be present at the reception to talk about their pumpkin. Special thanks to Safeway (7499 Dublin Blvd.) for donating the pumpkins for the program.

  2. Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library

    October 4, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Volunteers from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand to help you start your family history research. Bring whatever information you have regarding the city, town, or place where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930, and/or 1940. If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents. Volunteers will continue to be available each Saturday in October as part of Family History Month.

  3. Photography Discussion Group

    October 4, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    The topic for this class and discussion is Close-up Photography in Nature. The group is led by Ed Pavlu, a local photography enthusiast. Ed's work has been published in New Jersey Outdoor nature magazine and Photographer's Forum.

  4. Teen Advisory Group

    October 4, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Dublin Library

    The teen advisory group (T.A.G.) meets once a month in the Group Study Room. The group helps plan future teen programs at the Library, makes suggestions for books, movies and music the Library might buy, and may assist with helping out at programs for younger children.

  5. Math Classes for Adults

    October 7, 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    This class meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 12:30 - 2:30 PM. Instructor Vanessa Mason will cover Pre-Algebra and test taking strategies at her October class. Each month will focus on a different topic. Pre-registration is encouraged. Call the Reference Desk at 925-803-7252. Vanessa has over 20 years of teaching experience and currently teaches at California State University, East Bay.

  6. Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library

    October 11, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Volunteers from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand to help you start your family history research. Bring whatever information you have regarding the city, town, or place where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930, and/or 1940. If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents. Volunteers will continue to be available each Saturday in October as part of Family History Month.

  7. The Job Search from A to Z

    October 14, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Class covers the fundamentals of conducting a successful job search. The Instructor is a Job Specialist Counselor from the TriValley One Stop Career Center.

  8. Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library

    October 18, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Volunteers from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand to help you start your family history research. Bring whatever information you have regarding the city, town, or place where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930, and/or 1940. If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents. Volunteers will continue to be available each Saturday in October as part of Family History Month.

  9. Teen Pumpkin Decorating Contest

    October 18, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Dublin Library

    Come out to the Dublin Library for a public reception, celebrating the library's "Pumpkin Decorating Contest." Voting will take place for the "Best in Show" prize, given out to the teen group that created the best "literary pumpkin" -- a pumpkin based on a book. The winning entry will receive a small prize and a certificate.

  10. Resume & Cover Letter Writing

    October 21, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    This class covers the fundamentals of preparing a professional resume and cover letter as part of your job search. The Instructor is a Job Counselor with the TriValley One Stop Career Center.

  11. Hear All About It: Family Story Night

    October 22, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    "Hear All About It!" is a special evening of stories, followed by a craft for the entire family. Join librarians and volunteer storytellers from the community who delight the audience with their favorite stories and songs. This program is best suited for families with children ages 5 and older.

  12. "Antic Witties" from the Stagebridge Theater Company

    October 23, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    The "Antic Witties" are an improvisational troupe with Stagebridge, a Senior Theater Company. Stagebridge Senior Theatre works to fundamentally transform American attitudes towards aging from the traditional image of decline, to a new vision of continuous growth. The "Antic Witties" take you for a fun, spirited, improvised adventure, taking the familiar and turning it on end. Stagebridge’s premiere Improv Troupe is directed by Barbara Scott with Daniel Savio and features the talented, quick-witted Stagebridge actors.

  13. Discover Genealogy at the Dublin Library

    October 25, 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Volunteers from the Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) will be on hand to help you start your family history research. Bring whatever information you have regarding the city, town, or place where your grandparents lived in the years 1920, 1930, and/or 1940. If you have a flash drive, please bring it to save found documents. Volunteers will continue to be available each Saturday in October as part of Family History Month.

  14. How to Help Reluctant Learners

    October 29, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Dublin Library

    Is there a reluctant learner in your life? Want to help turn that around? Award-winning author Pam Withers offers positive, practical solutions to parents and mentors of kids, aged 7-17 -- students who are underperforming in school and in life. Since the majority of these are male, Withers focuses especially on boys. The free seminar covers: • Why do boys struggle more than girls? • 7 things parents can do • How to connect boys with reading • Easy ways to instantly increase his confidence & performance With this upbeat seminar, parents can stop despairing and start working with their child to help him be the best that he can be. Withers is co-author with her educator/therapist sister Cynthia Gill of the critically acclaimed book, "Jump-Starting Boys." Copies of her book will be available to purchase at her program.

Main City Calendar

  1. City Council Meeting

    October 7, 7:00 PM @ Dublin Civic Center

  2. City Council Meeting

    October 21, 7:00 PM @ Dublin Civic Center

Parks and Community Services Commission

  1. Parks and Community Services Commission

    October 20, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Dublin Civic Center

    The Parks and Community Services Commission generally meets the third Monday of each month. Please click on the Meeting Agendas and Notices link to view upcoming and past Meeting Agendas and Notices.

Planning

  1. Planning Commission Meeting

    October 14, 7:00 PM @ 100 Civic Plaza

  2. Planning Commission Meeting

    October 28, 7:00 PM @ 100 Civic Plaza

Senior Center

  1. Senior Info Fair

    October 4, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Dublin Senior Center

    Get valuable information and services from a variety of government, non-profit and commercial organizations at this FREE event. Services include: free flu shot with proof of Medicare insurance, blood pressure, pulse, temperature and oxygen level checks, help filling out Advanced Health Care Directives, bone density scan, balance check, peak flow screening, and much more… Note: services subject to change without notice Enjoy refreshments and drawings for door prizes.

Senior Center Advisory Committee

  1. Senior Center Advisory Committee Meeting

    October 2, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Dublin Senior Center

    The Senior Center Advisory Committee generally meets the first Thursday of the month. Please click on the Meeting Agendas and Notices link to view upcoming and past Meeting Agendas and Notices.

Youth Advisory Committee

  1. Youth Advisory Committee Meeting

    October 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Shannon Community Center

    The Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) generally meets the fourth Wednesday of every month. YAC is a positive and creative youth driven forum that gives Dublin teens a way to provide input on programs and activities offered by the City.


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