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CITY OF DUBLIN TO CELEBRATE “DUBLIN PRIDE WEEK” APRIL 24 - MAY 1

CITY OF DUBLIN TO CELEBRATE “DUBLIN PRIDE WEEK” APRIL 24 - MAY 1

DUBLIN, Calif., April 9, 2021 – Dublin Pride Week, the City of Dublin’s annual week-long series of events, which promotes volunteerism and environmental awareness, will be held Saturday, April 24, through Saturday, May 1. Additional safety protocols will be in place for 2021 to ensure patron safety and compliance with local and State health guidelines. Residents and groups interested in volunteering can visit the Dublin Pride Week website at www.dublinprideweek.com or call (925) 556-4500. Dublin Pride Week activities include:

Volunteer Day, when Dublin residents help to clean up Dublin parks and schools, will take place on Saturday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. All ages are welcome to participate, but safety guidelines require that anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers may register here. Volunteer Day projects will include:
• Creek and Trail Cleanups: Removing litter from Dublin waterways and trails to support a healthy watershed
• City Beautification Projects:
o Planting in raised beds; planting trees and plants; spreading decomposed granite on pathways; filling sand in playgrounds; and spreading mulch around planted areas
o Collecting litter
o Removing weeds and leaves from cemetery plots at Dublin Pioneer Cemetery
o Sweeping and dusting outside of historic buildings at Dublin Heritage Park and Museums
• Dublin Unified School District Projects:
o Removing weeds from campuses
o Paint touch-ups

Residents and groups interested in volunteering can visit the Dublin Pride Week website at www.dublinprideweek.com or call (925) 556-4500.

2021 Events and Activities
The following events and activities will take place this year throughout Dublin Pride Week:

Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 24, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with school and park beautification, and creek clean-up projects. Volunteers will meet at the Emerald Glen Park basketball courts for a light breakfast and to receive their volunteer assignments. They’ll return to Emerald Glen Park at noon for a light lunch. Register here.

Virtual Food Drive – The community is called to help local folks in need by donating to one of four organizations helping feed Tri-Valley residents who are experiencing food insecurity. The Alameda County Food BankChildren’s Emergency Food BankOpen Heart Kitchen, and Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley will see that your food donations will help people in our community.

20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Event – Saturday, April 24, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., 100 Civic Plaza. Hosted by Dublin Police Services, residents are encouraged to drop off unwanted pharmaceuticals such as prescription pills, tablets, capsules, and other solid forms of prescription drugs, no questions asked. Intravenous solutions, injectables, and syringes will not be accepted.

Free Compost Pickup – Saturday, May 1, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5601 Arnold Road. The City has once again partnered with Amador Valley Industries (AVI) to offer Dublin residents free compost. Advanced registration is required to confirm an appointment time. E-mail psc-appointments@answerquick.com or call 925-557-1091. Appointments must be made by April 23, and you will receive a confirmation card in the mail that you must bring with you on May 1. Two bags of compost per customer max.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Drop-Off – Saturday, May 1, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 5601 Arnold Road. Amador Valley Industries is also offering Dublin residents the opportunity to discard Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Advanced registration is required to book an appointment time. Call 925-557-1091 or email psc-appointments@answerquick.com. Appointments must be made by April 23, and you will receive a confirmation card in the mail that you must bring with you on May 1. Eligible items include motor oil, paint, cleaners, batteries, light bulbs, herbicides, pesticides, etc.

Virtual Bike Workshops - Increase your knowledge and comfort in biking for transportation or recreation. Visit https://bikeeastbay.org/education for a complete calendar of classes and to register.

Make Soup Not Waste – A Virtual Food Waste Prevention Cooking Workshop
Learn strategies that prevent food waste in this interactive workshop with Anne-Marie Bonneau, aka the Zero-Waste Chef. Recorded webinar can be found at www.dublinprideweek.com.

“Nature in Our Backyard” Photography Contest - The City of Dublin invites photographers to show their love of the Dublin community by participating in the 3rd Annual “Nature in Our Backyard” photography contest. Participants can submit their creek, wildlife, and natural park photographs taken of a Dublin, California, location. Location of photograph must be included in the application. Photography can include any wildlife or nature setting, but photographs including humans will not be accepted. Deadline to submit pictures is no later 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 26, 2021. Photos must have been taken within the past year (April 2020 through April 2021). Photographer does not need to be a Dublin resident. Learn more about how to submit your photo entries at https://dublin.ca.gov/niob.

For more information on any of the Dublin Pride events, visit our website at www.dublinprideweek.com, or contact Lauren Marriott at (925) 556-4500.

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