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May 16, 2015 
Senator For A Day!
Special thanks to Senator Steve Glazer for hosting Patrick Kirbach of Lafayette and Blake Muller of Pleasanton as "Senators for a Day" in Sacramento on Thursday, April 21, 2016. Both Patrick and Blake and their families participated in Senator floor activities, tours of the Capital and learned about the district and pressing legislative issues. The opportunity by Senator Glazer was in honor of Autism Awareness Month - highlighting the need for housing and vocational opportunities for individuals with special needs. See all the photos from this special day here and watch the video of Senator Glazer introducing Patrick, Blake and their families on the senate floor here

Pleasanton Housing Commission Meeting on May 19
Sunflower Hill will be on the agenda for Pleasanton's May 19, 2016 Housing Commission meeting.  The Commission is responsible for initiating and pursuing opportunities for developing, promoting and retaining affordable housing within the Community and the region. Please join us for this overview presentation on our organization and to show your support for the proposed Irby Ranch community! The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in City Council Chambers.  

Moonlight in the Vines is on July 30!
Join us for an evening of fun and surprises under the stars at McGrail Vineyards and Winery in Livermore. We'll have live music and dancing, fabulous food, award winning wines, bocce ball, silent auction, raffles, and much more! All proceeds to benefit Sunflower Hill and help further our mission to develop a community for individuals with special needs that provides for life-long residency options and quality activities/programming - akin to 'senior living.'

Tickets on sale here! New this year is the option to buy a table of 8 at a reduced cost!

Can't attend or want to sponsor our event? More info on sponsorship levels and packages are here

See you under the stars!


Bruce's Story


The next story in our ongoing series comes from new Sunflower Hill board member, Debi Zentner, about her brother Bruce and how he added so much to their lives when he became a part of their family. You can read Bruce's story here

Thank you for sharing your story, Debi!
Sip N Paint in the Garden

Please join us on Wednesday, June 8 for our first "Sip-N-Paint" event in our gardens where we will be painting a beautiful sunflower! This will be a fun evening to relax, laugh and learn with experienced artists who love to share their love of the arts. 

The evening includes a glass of wine, 3 hour painting instruction with local artists Kat and Jeremy Hartgraves from Inner Artiste, and everything you need to create your masterpiece. In addition, We're excited to have KPIX Anchor Juliette Goodrich joining us!


Cost $60.00 per person 
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and painting is from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Location Sunflower Hill Garden: 455 Olivina Avenue, Livermore.
Tickets can be purchased here.

First Wednesday Street Parties in Pleasanton are Back!
Pleasanton Downtown Association's (PDA) First Wednesday Street Parties are back and we hope you will stop by our booth again this summer to say hello! We will be in the same location we were last year, right in front of Blue Agave Restaurant. The street parties are from 6-10 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton.

Hope to see you on Wednesday, June 1!
East Bay Gives 2016 is a Wrap!

BIG BIG THANKS to all our supporters and donors who participated in East Bay Gives on May 3! As many of you know, the online platform had major problems handling the traffic from all the donors. This problem affected nonprofits and donors nationwide. The good news is that even with all the traffic and processing issues, your generosity and patience shined through! Combined with the gifts that came directly through our own website, we had a total of 86 donations and raised over $6,700!! (We were in the top 20 out of 500 nonprofits for gifts received!) Thank you to all who participated! You are helping us follow our dreams and work towards building a sustainable community!

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