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eLivermore.com Community Calendar
May 2006
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2006

1
Sun:
06:11 -- 19:57
Moon:
08:52--xx:xx
 
2
Sun:
06:10 -- 19:58
Moon:
09:52--00:44
 
3
Sun:
06:09 -- 19:59
Moon:
10:54--01:31

 
Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:00
Moon:
11:57--02:08
 
Cinco De Mayo
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:01
Moon:
12:59--02:39
Spa, Pool, Patio Expo
6
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:02
Moon:
13:59--03:05
Pls Farmers Market
Lvr Wine Country Fest 
Spa, Pool, Patio Expo
7
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:03
Moon:
14:57--03:28
Niles Canyon Railroad
Lvr Wine Country Fest 
Spa, Pool, Patio Expo
8
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:04
Moon:
15:55--03:49
 
9  National Teachers Day
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:05
Moon:
16:54--04:10
 
10
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:06
Moon:
17:54--04:31
LHG History Forum
  Livermore Rodeo
  Stagecoaches
11
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:06
Moon:
18:57--04:55
 
12  Full Moon
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:07
Moon:
20:03--05:22
RV Show & Sale
13
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:08
Moon:
21:11--05:54
Pls Farmers Market
Symphony Concert
Lvr Promise Diversity

RV Show & Sale
Hawaiian May Day Fest
14  Mother's Day
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:09
Moon:
22:18--06:34
Niles Canyon Railroad
Ravenswood  Mother's
    Day Event

RV Show & Sale
15
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:10
Moon:
23:21--07:23
RV Show & Sale
16
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:11
Moon:
xx:xx---08:23
RV Show & Sale

Play Auditions
17
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:12
Moon:
00:16--09:31
RV Show & Sale
18
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:12
Moon:
01:02--10:43
Lvr Farmers Market
ALVHS Lecture Series:
   Traveling Tales

RV Show & Sale

Play Auditions
19
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:13
Moon:
01:39--11:57
RV Show & Sale
20  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:14
Moon:
02:11--13:09
Livermore Scottish Games
  & Celtic Celebration

Livermore Wine Auction
Pls Farmers Market
Valley Concert Choral
   -
Around the World
     with Folk Songs

Motorcycle Festival
RV Show & Sale
Home Buyer's Expo
21
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:15
Moon:
02:39--14:21
Livermore Scottish Games
Niles Canyon Railroad
Bay to Breakers

RV Show & Sale
Home Buyer's Expo
Exotic Bird Expo
22
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:16
Moon:
03:05--15:32
Auditions - Valley
   Concert Chorale
23
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:17
Moon:
03:31--16:43
 
24
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:17
Moon:
03:58--17:55
 
25
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:18
Moon:
04:29--19:09
Lvr Farmers Market
 
26  New Moon
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:19
Moon:
05:05--20:21
 
27
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
05:48--21:30
Pls Farmers Market
LHG Auction & Dinner
28
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
06:39--22:31
B17 & B24 Bombers

Art in the Vineyard
Niles Canyon Railroad
Ravenswood Tours
Antique Faire
29    Memorial Day
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:21
Moon:
07:37--23:23
B17 & B24 Bombers

 
30
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
08:39--xx;xx
B17 & B24 Bombers

 
31
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
09:43--00:04
 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Key:
Sun: rise -- set
Moon: rise -- set

See Notes on Sun / Moon

May Averages

Ave Hi: 76.8º
Ave Lo: 47.7º
Ave Rain: 0.44"
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Other Months
January 2006 February 2006 March 2006 April 2006 May 2006 June 2006
July 2006 August 2006 September 2006 October 2006 November 2006 December 2006
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May 2006 Details

The details for the following reoccurring events are on a separate page, common to all calendar months.  This saves download time.  Click the item for the details.
   
Livermore History Center Highway Garage Open
Museum on Main St  
Pleasanton Farmer's Market 1st Wednesday Street Party
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
Livermore Farmer's Market Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Spa, Pool, & Patio Expo
 

 

 


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May 5-7
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Spa, Pool & Patio Expo
Expo will feature everything for the patio and backyard. Witness a live swimspa demonstration by a high school swim team. Plus, enter a drawing to win a $15,000 "fantasy backyard," including a spa and gazebo.
Sponsor: Spa Expo
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  12-7 (Fri); 10-7 (Sat); 10-6 (Sun)
Admission: Free; $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.spapoolandpatioexpo.com  1-800 SPA SALE
Livermore Wine Country Festival


Photos from 2004

See also on eLivermore.com:

Local Winery Page

Local Olive Oil Page

Harvest fest photos

May 6-7
Sat - Sun

 

 

 

Livermore Wine Country Festival
Much of the below information is from 2005.
In it’s 15th year, this celebration of everything Livermore has evolved into the largest Wine Festival in the Tri-Valley. This year we will be highlighting over 20 wineries in tasting locations up and down First Street. New to the festival for 2006 we have added a tasting pavilion at the Flag Pole Plaza area at First and Livermore Avenue. The pavilion will highlight six of our premium wine producers in a more upscale environment with lawn, seating and it’s own entertainment stage, where acoustic guitars will serenade our guests while they meet the winemakers and taste some of the best wines of the Livermore Valley.

Our new Streetscape project on First between Livermore Avenue and L will be a definite must see location. With trellises and garden areas in bloom, excellent boutique shops with one of a kind treasures to discover and restaurants with their outdoor seating, our downtown is ready to make your festival visit a fabulous experience.

We will once again have over 200 arts and crafts booths, featuring many local artisans. The Main Stage will be a celebration of local talent with everything from Jazz fusion, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock and Country Western. The family fun area will feature games, activities and a Community Stage showcasing our talented young dancers, gymnasts and more.

NBC11 will be hosting “Meal, No Meal” competitions and the Lifestyle Pavilion will feature the Author of The Passionate Olive; 101 Uses for Olive Oil.

Portions of 1st, 2nd, J, K, and L streets will be closed in the downtown area.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:
  Downtown Livermore, including 1st street.
Admission: Free Admission.  $20 for wine glass & 10 taste tickets.  $1 per taste after that.  Wine glass Glass good for all 2006 Downtown Wine events including Farmers Market Thirsty Thursday Wine Tastings and The Taste of Downtown on August 19th
Times: Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-5
More info: Livermore Events or Livermore Downtown Association
  or 373-1795

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum -
History of the Livermore Rodeo Stagecoaches
 

 



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May 10
Wednesday
History of the Livermore Rodeo Stagecoaches
Presented by Kim Bonde and Don Podesta
Sponsor: The Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore main library, community room.
Times:  7-9pm
Admission: Suggested donation:  $2.00. 
More info: LHG web site
Spring RV Show and Sale
 

 

 


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May 12-21
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Spring RV Show and Sale
RV sales, vendors, food, and more.
Sponsor: GoodTimes Promotions, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 7pm (Mon-Sat; 10am to 6pm (Sun)
Admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors; children under 16 free; $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.rvshow.net, 925 931-1890
Hawaiian May Day Festival
 

 

 

 


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May 13
Saturday

 

 

 

Hawaiian May Day Festival
Hawaiian arts & crafts, Hawaiian food, Hawaiian heirloom jewelry, Ipu Heke, Toere, drums, Li Hing Mui Seeds, and much more.
Sponsor: Kumu Hula Association.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission: $10 adults, children 12 and under free; $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.kumuhulaassociation.com, 650-355-6451

 
Symphony Concert
 

 

 

 

 

 


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May 13
Saturday
Symphony Concert
  • Mozart: Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Sally Dalke, violin, Jeff Pelletier, flute, Elaine Thornburgh, harpsichord
  • Copland: El Salon Mexico
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 8

The special tribute to Mozart concludes with the overture to his comical tale of rescue from a Turkish harem. Celebrate a belated Cinco de Mayo with Copland's colorful musical portrait of his sojourn south of the border. Featured soloists are harpsichord player Elaine Thornburgh and the Symphony's own principal flute Jeff Pelletier and concertmaster Sally Dalke. Sally Dalke began her professional career playing with the Opera San Jose and American Musical Theater; she continues to play in several Bay Area orchestras as well as maintaining a private teaching studio. Jeff Pelletier began his professional career in the East; he is principal flute with the Ohlone Wind Orchestra and founder of the San-Francisco-based wind quintet Ventos. Elaine Thornburgh teaches harpsichord at Stanford University; she has toured throughout California and gives recitals and presents lecture/recitals on historic keyboard instruments.
Time:
  8:00pm
Location: Amador Theater - 1155 Santa Rita Road
Admission:  Adult: $15; Seniors: $13, Youth (through high school): $5
More info: Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 447-3672 or 447-6454
   or Livermore Events

Livermore's Promise Diversity Celebration
 

 

 


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May 13
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore's Promise Diversity Celebration
A day to recognize the cultureal, ethnic, and religious backgrounds of our citizens. It is time to encourage greater diversity awareness by supporting the diversity of people and promote harmony among our citizens.  Crafts, Storytelling, Music, Art, Food, Dance Singing, Poetry Puppet Shows.
Location: Carnegie Park, 2155 Third St., Livermore
Times: 11am to 4pm
More info: www.livermorespromise.org call 373-1035 or Livermore Events
Auditions - Las Positas College Theater
 

 

 

 


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May 16 & 18
Tues & Thurs

 

 

 

Auditions - Las Positas College Theater
Las Positas College is holding auditions for the comedy ‘The Imaginary Invalid' by Moliere on Tuesday, May 16 and Thursday, 18 from 7-10pm.  The auditions will be held in the LPC Theater (rm#801). Actors should have a short comic monologue and singers should prepare a short accapella piece (preferably classical in style). The play is set in 17th century France and will be directed and produced by Wendy Wisely. The Pre-show will highlight music and dance entertainments seen in the court of King Louis XIV. Opera singers, musicians, ballet dancers are encouraged to audition. Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday evenings.  The performance dates: Opens July 21 - closes Aug.13.
Sponsor: Las Positas College
Location:  Las Positas Theater
Times:  7-10pm
More info: wwisely@laspositascollege.edu

 
ALVHS Lecture - Traveling Tales
 

 

 


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May 18
Thursday

 

 

 

Traveling Tales
Presented by Andy Jorgenson
  more information to follow.
Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society)
Location: Museum on Main Street.  603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10 donation ($5 for ALVHS members).  Reservations Recommended.
More info: at the Museum on Main  462-2766  Museum on Main Street
 
Livermore Scottish Games & Celtic Celebration


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May 20-21
Sat - Sun

 

 

Livermore Scottish Games & Celtic Celebration
3rd Annual.
The Livermore Games will include a full schedule of Scottish events, including heavy athletics, sheepdog trials, historical reenactments, clan tents, birds of prey, retail vendors, jousting, musical entertainers, pipe bands, antique cars, a tug of war, Highland and Country dancing, wine and whisky tasting, and the ancient Gaelic game of shinty.
Pipe Band Competition this year.

The two-day event also will include an outdoor Ceilidh, an evening of Celtic song and dance, in downtown Livermore on Saturday, May 20. This event, sponsored by the Livermore Downtown Merchants Association, will feature many of the entertainers appearing at the Games over the weekend.
Sponsor: LARPD with the Tri-Valley Scotian League
Location:  Robertson Park
Times:  10am to 6pm
Admission: $12 ($10) adults ($18 ($15)  for 2 days) and $8 ($7) for persons ages 6-13 and under and 65 years and over.  $35 ($30) Family pack (2 adults, 2 kids/seniors), $49 ($42) Super family (2 adults, 4 kids) Kids under 6 are free.  $5 for parking.
More info: Livermore Games site, or  LARPD, or  Livermore Events
 

Valley Concert Choral Around the World with Folk Songs
 

 

 

 

 


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May 20
Saturday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Around the World with Folk Songs
Enjoy a trip around the world without ever leaving your chair. We will visit all continents and explore some of their wondrous, unique sounds; from Europe to Asia, Australia to Africa, North America to South America. A fun concert for all folks!
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1385 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore
Times:  8:00PM
Admission:
Advanced:  $17 ($14 for seniors 62 and older).
     At the door:  $20 ($17 for seniors)
     Students 18 and under are free when accompanied by adult
     Season tickets are $46 ($36 for seniors).
Tickets sold at:
     Oasis Books - Livermore
     Bay Books - Pleasanton & San Ramon
     Camerata Music (at Music Exchange) - Dublin
     Town Center Books - Pleasanton
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Motorcycle Festival
 

 

 


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May 20
Sat

 

 

 

Motorcycle Festival
Motorcycle show and contest to benefit those in need of medical services
Sponsor: Axis Community Health
Location:  Carnegie Park, 2155 Third St. Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Contace Henry Uyehara (925) 201-6010
 
Livermore Valley Wine Auction
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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May 20
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Valley Wine Auction
The Livermore Valley Wine Auction (formally known as: The San Francisco Bay Wine Auction, and the California Wine Auction) raised over $480,000 for children’s charities last year!
This is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child by helping the Auction to raise funds for the following children’s charities:
  • Bereavement program for children at Hope Hospice
  • Music programming for underserved children - Oakland East Bay Symphony
  • Neo-natal intensive care unit and new pediatric units - ValleyCare Medical Center
  • Camp Arroyo for Children with Pediatric AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses - The Taylor Family Foundation

The 2005 Theme, is the Spirit of the West"
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation
Location:  Wente Vineyards Visitors Center, Arroyo Road.
Times:  Silent Auction:  4pm to 7pm.  Live Auction Dinner: 7pm to Midnight
Admission: Silent Auction: $75  Live Auction Dinner $300
More info: Livermore Winegrowers Association Events Page
 

Bay to Breakers
 

 

 

 


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May 21
Sunday

 

 

 

Bay to Breakers
The Bay to Breakers is the oldest consecutively run footrace in the world.  The race was established in 1912 as a way to boost the spirit of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake.  Now has about 70,000 to 80,000 participants, with serious runners, casual runners, families, costumed runners, and of course the Centipedes.  It is a 12K (7.46 mile) race from the Bay at around Howard and Embarcadero, to the Bay, in Golden Gate Park.
Sponsor:
Location:  San Francisco
Times:  Starts at 8:00am
Admission: Registration is in the $30 to $40 range based on how early you register.  See web site.
More info: Bay to Breakers Web Site.

 
Home Buyer's Expo
 

 

 

 


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May 20-21
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Home Buyer's Expo
Meet with over 100 experts, including realtors, mortgage companies and banks, builders and developers, insurance agencies, financial planners, and home improvement professionals. Attend free seminars on topics such as how to finance your new home, veterans.and union-member programs, mortgage options for senior citizens, how to lease-to-buy, and more. Win prizes and vacations!
Sponsor: Millionaire Media
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  11am to 5pm
Admission: Free; $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.homebuyersexpo.net, 916-446-2766

 
Exotic Bird & Supply Expo
 

 

 

 


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May 21
Sunday

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird & Supply Expo
Wholesale prices to the public. Exotic hookbill and softbill birds and supplies, including wooden and Plexiglas toys, cases, Manzanita play stands, birdfeed, feeders, books, and accessories.
Sponsor: Northern California Exotic Bird & Supply Expositon.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 4pm
Admission: $6 general admission; $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.ncabird.com, 510 785-6647

 
Auditions - Valley Concert Chorale
 

 

 

 


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May 22
Monday

 

 

 

Auditions - Valley Concert Chorale
The Valley Concert Chorale will hold auditions by appointment for experienced singers on Monday, May 22 at the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. The auditions are for the 2006-2007 season and weekly rehearsals will begin in September. Valley Concert Chorale performs three sets of concerts each year.

The Chorale is looking for singers who enjoy performing a wide range of music from classical to contemporary, from folk to jazz. The 2006-2007 season will open with a December concert, Gloria, by John Rutter and close with a Spring concert highlighting music by Leonard Bernstein and featuring Broadway hits.
If you enjoy singing exciting and challenging music, call (925) 462-4205 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit www.valleyconcertchorale.org.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church in Livermore
Times:  By appointment
More info: Valley Concert Chorale or 925 462-4205
 

Livermore Heritage Guild Auction Dinner
 

 

 

 


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May 27
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Auction Dinner
Many items will be auctioned off.  Always a fun event
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Duarte Garage, Portola and L Streets
Times:  Doors open at 5:00.  Pasta Dinner at 6:00.  Auction at 7:00
Admission: $8.00 per person for pasta Dinner  10 and under $5.00.
More info: Call the History Center 449-9927.
 
Antique Faire - Pleasanton Downtown Association
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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May 28
Sunday

 

 

 

Antique Faire - Pleasanton Downtown Association.
It’s the antique show you’ve been waiting for. Don’t miss it. The semi-annual Pleasanton Downtown Association Antique Street Faire will be held on Sunday, May 28, 2006 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and Frate and Associates.

This is the destination place for savvy shoppers and antiques lovers. Over a mile of antiques and collectibles will be displayed by more than 350 professional dealers from all over the West. This is the 14th year for this outstanding Pleasanton event that is one of the largest antique faires in the eleven Western states. Spend the day shopping and be prepared to be dazzled by the vast array of quality items.

Street parking is available. From I-680 take the Bernal Avenue exit and go east past the Fairgrounds and turn left onto Old Bernal Avenue. From I-580, take the Santa Rita Road exit and follow Santa Rita to downtown.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Main Street, Downtown Pleasanton.
Times:  8:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown. or 925 484-2199

 

B17, B24, & B25 Bombers at the Livermore Airport

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May 28-30
Sun-Tues

 

 

B17, B24, & B25 Bombers at the Livermore Airport
Vintage B17, B24, and B25 bombers once again visit the Livermore airport.  You can take pictures, walk through the planes, and talk to the crew.  Flights are also available for a $425 donation.
In recent years a number of other vintage aircraft, many from WWII, have also been on display.
See the eLivermore photos.
Sponsor: The Collins Foundation
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  Planes arrive about 3:00pm on Sunday.  Tours available from about 3:00 to 5:00pm.
    Monday & Tuesday:  Tours of both planes from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
    Flights will occur from about 8:00am to 9:00am Monday & Tuesday, and after 5:00pm Sun, Mon, & Tues
Admission: Walk Through Tour: Adults: $8.00; Children 12 & under: $4;  Rides: $425 for 30 minute flight on B-17 or B-24.  B-25 flights are $400 for forward fuselage and $325 for aft fuselage.
More info: The Collings Foundation.  For Rides Call - 800-568-8924
Art in the Vineyard
 

 

 


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May 28
Sunday

 

 

 

Art in the Vineyard
Art displays and demonstrations by the valley's most talented artists.
Wine tasting, food by Wente Vineyards and Strizzi's
Live music by Vested Interest
Sponsor: Wente Vineyards, Livermore Art Association.
Location:  Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Rd, Livermore
Times:  11 AM to 5:00 PM
Admission: Free.  $10 tasting fee includes commemorative glass
More info: Livermore Art Association - (925) 456-2305x4 - Wente Vineyards
 
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