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December 2007
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2007

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Dec Averages

Ave Hi: 57.4º
Ave Lo: 36.9º
Ave Rain: 2.59"
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for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

   

1  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:03--16:49
Moon:
xx:xx--12:39

A Christmas Story

LHG / LAA Open House

Pls Farmers Market

Home for the Holidays

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb

Holidays in the Vineyards

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert
 

2
Sun:
07:04--16:49
Moon:
00:33--13:01

Holidays in the Vineyards

Lvr Farmers Market

Holiday Tea &
   Fashion Show

Sycamore Strings Holiday
    Recital

Holidays with Voices
   in Harmony

 

3
Sun:
07:05--16:48
Moon:
01:32--13:23


 

4
Sun:
07:06--16:48
Moon:
02:30--13:45
 

5
Sun:
07:07--16:48
Moon:
03:29--14:10
 

6
Sun:
07:08--16:48
Moon:
04:29--14:37
 

7
Sun:
07:09--16:48
Moon:
05:29--15:10

Deacon Dave's
  Christmas Display
   Opens

 

8
Sun:
07:10--16:48
Moon:
06:30--15:49

Pls Farmers Market

Del Valle Fine Arts:
   Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

Valley Concert Chorale
  Christmas Concert

 

9  New Moon
Sun:
07:10--16:48
Moon:
07:28--16:35

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide

Lvr Farmers Market

Nutcracker - Bay Area Dance
 

10
Sun:
07:11--16:48
Moon:
08:22--17:29
 

11
Sun:
07:12--16:49
Moon:
09:10--18:29
 

12
Sun:
07:13--16:49
Moon:
09:51--19:33
 

13
Sun:
07:13--16:49
Moon:
10:26--20:38
 

14
Sun:
07:14--16:49
Moon:
10:56--21:44

Valley Concert Choral
  Sing along Messiah

 

15
Sun:
07:15--16:50
Moon:
11:23--22:50

Pls Farmers Market

The Nutcracker

Bill Nebo Book Signing
 

16
Sun:
07:16--16:50
Moon:
11:49--23:56

Lvr Farmers Market

The Nutcracker
 

17  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:16--16:50
Moon:
12:14--xx:xx
 

18
Sun:
07:17--16:51
Moon:
12:40--01:04
 

19
Sun:
07:17--16:51
Moon:
13:10--02:15
 

20
Sun:
07:18--16:51
Moon:
13:46--03:30
 

21
Sun:
07:18--16:52
Moon:
14:30--04:48
 

22 First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
Sun:
07:19--16:52
Moon:
15:24--06:05

Pls Farmers Market

The Nutcracker
 

23  Full Moon
Sun:
07:19--16:53
Moon:
16:30--07:16

Lvr Farmers Market
 

24
Sun:
07:20--16:54
Moon:
17:42--08:16
 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20--16:54
Moon:
18:57--09:04
 

26
Sun:
07:21--16:55
Moon:
20:09--09:43
 

27
Sun:
07:21--16:55
Moon:
21:16--10:14
 

28
Sun:
07:21--16:56
Moon:
22:20--10:40

Will Durst
 

29
Sun:
07:22--16:57
Moon:
23:21--11:03

Pls Farmers Market
 

30  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:22--16:57
Moon:
xx:xx--11:26

Lvr Farmers Market
 

31
Sun:
07:22--16:58
Moon:
00:21--11:48

New Year's Eve Gala

New Year's Eve
   Labyrinth Walk

 

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Dates to be determined: 

2007

   
Other Months
January 2007 February 2007 March 2007 April 2007 May 2007 June 2007
July 2007 August 2007 September 2007 October 2007 November 2007 December 2007
January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008
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December 2007 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  
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
  Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 1
Saturday
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Holiday beginning at 5:00pm, followed by the Tree Lighting Festival.
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Home for the Holidays


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Dec 1
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy SNOW in Lizzie Fountain, holiday activities, carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, and more!

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
stage at the Flag Pole Plaza at First Street & Livermore Avenue
1:30pm-2:00pm Galina's Music Studio
2:15pm-2:45pm Amador Dance
3:00pm-3:30pm Altamont Winds Sax Quartet
3:45pm-4:15pm Our Savior Brass & Hand Bells
4:30pm-5:00pm Valley Montessori
5:15pm-6:00pm Valley Concert Chorale
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
 

 

 


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Dec 1
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Featuring local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS !!! Tree lighting to follow parade. • Parade route is on First Street from M Street to South Livermore Avenue.
• Lighting of "Bruce Spruce Tree" will be at the corner of First Street & South Livermore Avenue.
• Parking & Handicapped Parking are available at the FREE Livermore Valley Center Parking Garage, 2350 Railroad Avenue.
No Dogs or Animals allowed inside the event enclosure.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795
Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 1 & 2
Saturday-Sunday
Holidays in the Vineyards
An open house at our wineries celebrates the season by sharing the joy of special wines, crafts, music and more! All of the wineries throw open their doors and offer very special holiday experiences for you and your friends and family to enjoy.
Award-winning wines are offered along with gourmet foods, specially wrapped gift boxes and special holiday treats. Come ring in the season with us in the vineyards!
Sponsor:  Livermore Wine Growers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 5pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463
Livermore Heritage Guild / Livermore Art Association Open House
 

 

 


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December 1
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild / Livermore Art Association Open House
Open House.  Refreshments will be served.  Holiday shopping.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild,     Livermore Art Association
Location:  Carnegie Building, 3rd St, between J & K.
Times:  1:00 to 3:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild,     Livermore Art Association
 
A Christmas Story - California Film Festival
 

 

 

 


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December 1
Saturday

 

 

 

A Christmas Story
The California Independent Film Festival (CIFF) presents "A Christmas Story" Screening this Saturday December 1st at 10:30 AM, at the Vine Cinema, Livermore.  Q & A with actors Scott Schwartz (Flick) & Ian Petrella (Randy)! Come meet the actors! Don't miss this great family event!
Sponsor: California Film Festival
Location:  Vine Theater, Livermore
Times:  10:30am
Admission: $10.00
More info: California Film Festival

 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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December 1
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert
Beethoven: "Consecration of the House" Overture
Frumerie: Pastoral Suite for Flute, Harp, and Strings
Jeff Pelletier, flute
Dominique Piana, harp
Barber: Die Natali
Wagner: Lohengrin: Act III Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #3, "Polish"
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Time:
  8:00pm
Admission:  Adult: $30; Seniors: $26, Youth (through high school): Free.  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824
Sycamore Strings Holiday Recital

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 2
Sunday

 

 

 

Sycamore Strings Holiday Recital

Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center, Voices in Harmony web site
Holidays with the Voices in Harmony


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 2
Sunday

 

 

 

Holidays with the Voices in Harmony

Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $25.00.  Senior and students: $20.00.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Pleasanton Holiday Tea & Fashion Show
 

 


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Dec 2
Sun

 

Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society)
Join us for our elegant Holiday Tea and Fashion Show at the Museum On Main Street, featuring fashions from downtown Pleasanton stores only. Enjoy our high tea consisting of sandwiches, scones and sweets with several flavors of tea while watching local women and girls model exciting fashions. Raffle tickets will be sold for a wide variety of baskets that we will be giving away. Seating is limited, so be sure to buy your tickets early for your group. We would love to have our guests dress up in period clothing and/or hats but it is not required. Tickets will go on sale October 15. You may call for reservations before October 15. The tickets are $30 for non-members and $25 for museum members.

This event sells out quickly, as it is a wonderful chance for a mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, or just friends to mingle and enjoy the holiday spirit.
Location: Museum on Main, 603 Main St. Pleasanton
Times:  12noon and 3:00pm
Admission: $30 ($25 for members).  Tickets go on sale Oct 15.   Reservations taken before that.
More info: at the Museum on Main  462-2766  Museum on Main Street

Deacon Dave's Christmas Display
 

 

 

 


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December 7 to January 1

 

 

 

Deacon Dave's Christmas Display
Celebrating 25 years, Casa del Pomba Christmas Display Opens Friday, December 7

- The biggest and best holiday display in Livermore is set to open on Friday, December 7 at 6:30 pm. Celebrating his silver anniversary this year, Deacon Dave Rezendes is known for his elaborate tributes to Christmas, and this year promises to live up to the reputation. The front yard of his home at 352 Hillcrest Ave in Livermore, Casa del Pomba, is visited by tens of thousands of guests each year.

The theme each year changes, and is always kept a secret until opening night ceremonies. On December 7th, the home and yard will be dark as a candlelight procession makes its way down the blocked off street. Members of the community are welcome to join the procession which features the Livermore Granada Chorale leading Deacon Dave to his home. In honor of both Deacon Dave’s 25th year as an ordained Roman Catholic Deacon, and of the Christmas display, some special tributes are planned. After a blessing of the lights, the theme is announced, and the lights are turned on. At that time, guests are invited to walk through the yard. It is a spectacular evening, a perfect way to get in the holiday spirit. Members of the non-profit group Good News Bears will help Deacon celebrate his special night by serving refreshments.

Last year, the “Santa’s International Visitor Center” theme was accented by over 260,000 lights. Guests got to see how Christmas is celebrated in many countries from around the world as they entered the driveway, walking under the visitor center sign. The long driveway building showcased children from around the world in native dress, and decorations for the season. A circus train circled the room. Santa often stopped by and greeted the children visiting from the special room built just for him at Casa del Pomba. Santa is a special friend of Deacon Dave, so he’s always welcome, and he loves to make time in his busy schedule to see the wonderful children in Livermore! On the way out of the yard, a merry-go-round circled with happy children in native costume riding doves. The final part of the display was a four foot diameter rotating globe. Children celebrating the season held hands and shared their wish for peace.

This year’s theme will again feature over a quarter of a million lights and will be fun for the whole family. And as usual, each light is a prayer for peace. Approximately 25 volunteers work hard throughout the year to put on the display. They are from many faiths, and welcome guests of all faiths. Be sure to walk through to gain the total experience. The crew members love to share the spirit of the holidays, and are often on hand to answer any questions. Just look for anyone wearing a red “Casa del Pomba” ball cap.

Deacon Dave opens his yard from the opening on December 7th until January 1st. The hours are 6 pm to 9:30 pm Sunday through Thursday, and from 6 pm until 10:30 pm Friday and Saturday. The gates may be closed during inclement weather, although every effort is made to leave the lights glowing. There is no admission charge. Donations are collected for Santa’s Secret Service, a program providing a visiting Santa, carolers, and gifts to area nursing homes, shelters, and hospitals. Visit www.casadelpomba.com for more information on the display, Santa’s Secret Service, and Deacon Dave’s family history.

Be sure to make room in your busy holiday calendar for a visit to Casa del Pomba on Hillcrest Avenue. Take East Avenue to Hillcrest, and then follow the glow! It’s sure to make your season bright. Besides, you never know when Santa Claus will show up! Experience the “Cheer Factor”!
Location:  352 Hillcrest Ave, Livermore 
Times: 
6pm to 9:30pm  Gates may be closed during inclement weather.
Admission:  Free.  Donations collected go to Santa's Secret Service
More info: Deacon Dave's Web site.
 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
 

 

 

 


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Dec 8, 9
Sat, Sun

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
Our holiday choral concerts are a tradition in the Tri-Valley, a fine way to kick off the holiday season. This year's is centered on Jackson Berkey's Anniversary Carols, which delivers familiar carols in a fresh and intriguing arrangement. Harp, percussion, and piano accompany the carols, as they will in Bob Chilcott's funny and surprising Twelve Days of Christmas. Women of the Chorale are highlighted in John Rutter's Dancing Day, a piece as happy as its name implies. 
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  Saturday: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton
      Sunday: First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  Saturday, Dec 8: 8:00pm.  Sunday, Dec 9, 3:00pm
Admission: advance, $18 adults; at the door, $20 adults. Students 18 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

 
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Jon Nakamatsu, Piano

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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December 8
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Jon Nakamatsu, Piano
Winner of the 1997 Van Cliburn Competition, Jon Nakamatsu has gone on to forge a distinguished international career.  Stanford graduate and San Jose resident, he is the Bay Area's Local Hero of the piano world, and we are proud to bring him to Livermore.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $29, $24, $19.  Children and students through high school: free.  Day of concert tickets for  college students:  ~$10.  Season Tickets available until September 30.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.orgJon Nakamatsu web site
 
Nutcracker - Bay Area Dance

At the Bankhead Theater

 

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Dec 9
Sunday

 

 

 

Nutcracker - Bay Area Dance

Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  12:00pm and 3:30pm
Admission:
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info: Bay Area Dance
Valley Concert Choral Sing-along Messiah

 


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Dec 14
Fri

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
Be a part of a Tri-Valley holiday tradition! Singers and music lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in experiencing Handel's spectacular choral masterpiece. Sing, or just come to enjoy. Bring a score or borrow one for the evening. Solists include Daniel Glover on the keyboard. Admission is $10 at the door. Sorry, no advance orders; but if you want to know more about the sing-along
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $10 at the door (no advance sales)
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
 
Rev Bill Nebo Book Signing
 

 

 

 


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December 15
Saturday

 

 

 

Rev Bill Nebo Book Signing
The Soul’s Journey, sermons and meditations by Reverend Bill Nebo, that will inspire, uplift and comfort! Bill is the former pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Livermore, where he served for 34 years.

Books will also be available for purchase after each service on December 2, 9 and 16.  The book sells for $12 including tax.
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church, Livermore
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, Livermore, K Street between 4th & 5th streets 
Times:  4-6PM
More info: First Presbyterian Church

The Nutcracker

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 15, 16, 22
Sat, Sun, Sat
The Nutcracker
Valley Dance Theatre's annual production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker returns to charm Tri-Valley audiences for our 27th year! Gorgeous costumes and spectacular sets are the backdrop for our exceptional Company dancers and students from our Children's Division as we bring the classic story of Clara's dream to life on stage. Featuring the Livermore-Amador Symphony's Pit Orchestra and Harmony Fusion Chorus--this is a rare chance to see a full length Nutcracker accompanied by live music--don't miss it!
Sponsors:  Valley Dance Theatre with the Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times: Sat and Sun: 2pm and 7pm
Admission: $31.00, $26.00 and $23.00 - Adult General Admission
$17.00 - Student Admission (17 and under)
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony
   or Valley Dance Theatre or (925) 243-0927
Will Durst

At the Bankhead Theater

 

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Dec 28
Sunday

 

 

 

Will Durst
There are many things to do during the week between Christmas and New Years Eve. People are restless and want to venture away from home, but not necessarily that far…so, following the great tradition of Bob Hope bringing the show to the masses, Mr. Will Durst is once again gathering his motley crew of jokesters and bringing the Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XV to various theatres around the Bay Area. This is the fifteenth annual tour; Mr. Durst and company are proud to have been able to return to all the venues they love to share their views of yet another year gone by. The show combines standup comedy, improvisation, and loosely written sketches based on the major news stories of the year.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $26, $21, $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info: Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)


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New Year's Eve Gala

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
Mon

 

 

 

New Year's Eve Gala
This event has been cancelled for 2007.  Plans are in the works for 2008.

See the note on the LVPAC web site.
 

New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk


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Dec 31
Monday

 

 

 

New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk
On New Year’s Eve, Monday, December 31st, First Presbyterian Church of Livermore at 4th and L Streets will be hosting a labyrinth walk in our courtyard between 8 pm and midnight. This walk is open to the public and is an opportunity to say good-bye to the old year and welcome the New Year with peace and intention. First Presbyterian’s courtyard labyrinth is an 11-circuit, Chartres-style labyrinth and measures 42 feet in diameter. On New Year’s Eve it will be decorated with luminarias, beautiful music will be playing, and hot cider and coffee will be available. At the same time, our indoor canvas labyrinth will be available in the sanctuary, also with light and music. So bundle up and come by on your way to a party, before you settle in for the evening, or be there to see in the New Year itself. We’ll be having a Harmony Walk at 11:30 pm using hand bells on the labyrinth in a way that ushers in the New Year musically and joyfully.
Sponsor: First Presbyterian Church, Livermore
Location: First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  8 to Midnight
Admission: Free
More info: For more information, contact Judy Hughes, labyrinth facilitator, 925-485-2524 or the church office, 925-447-2078. First Presbyterian Church
 
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