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April 2008

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Bankhead Theater - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

2008

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

April Fool's Day
Sun:
06:52 -- 19:30
Moon:
04:25 -- 14:51
 

2
Sun:
06:50 -- 19:31
Moon:
04:54 -- 15:58
 

3
Sun:
06:49 -- 19:32
Moon:
05:22 -- 17:07

Wine Country Golf
   Championship

CA Ind Film Fest
  Sneak Preview

 

4
Sun:
06:47 -- 19:33
Moon:
05:48 -- 18:17

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Wine Country Golf
   Championship

Iron Curtain Musical
 

5
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:34
Moon:
06:15 -- 19:30

Cinderella Classic

Pls Farmers Market

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Wine Country Golf
   Championship

LAA Spring Art Show

Iron Curtain Musical

Computer Training -
   Mouse & Keyboard


 

6  New Moon
Sun:
06:44 -- 19:35
Moon:
06:45 -- 20:46

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Wine Country Golf
   Championship

LAA Spring Art Show

7
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:36
Moon:
07:19 -- 22:04
 

8
Sun:
06:41 -- 19:37
Moon:
07:59 -- 24:22
 

9
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:38
Moon:
08:49 -- xx:xx

Keyboard Conversations
 

10
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:39
Moon:
09:48 -- 00:34

Lvr Library Storytime
   - Mt. Everest


 

11
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:40
Moon:
10:55 -- 01:37

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Iron Curtain Musical


 

12  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:36 -- 19:41
Moon:
12:05 -- 02:28

Pls Farmers Market

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Sidewalk Sale

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Iron Curtain Musical

Computer Training -
   Searching the Internet

Lvr Library Storytime
   - Firefighters

Book Signing - Hope's Garden

 

13
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:41
Moon:
13:16 -- 03:09

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Ravenswood Tours

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Sidewalk Sale

Proof (Shakespeare's
   Associates)

Iron Curtain Musical

 

 

14
Sun:
06:33 -- 19:42
Moon:
14:23 -- 03:43

Lvr Library Storytime
   -
Spiders and Snakes
 

15
Sun:
06:31 -- 19:43
Moon:
15:28 -- 04:11
 

16
Sun:
06:30 -- 19:44
Moon:
16:30 -- 04:36

CA Independent Film Fest

CA Ind Film Fest Opening

LHG History Forum
  Isabel Nolte -
  Early Pioneers in Livermore

Introduction to Yoga

 

17
Sun:
06:29 -- 19:45
Moon:
17:31 -- 04:59

CA Independent Film Fest

CA Ind Film Fest
  Director's Forum

ALVHS Lecture Series:
  Ghost Trackers Investivate

  Pleasanton Lecture
 

18
Sun:
06:27 -- 19:46
Moon:
18:31 -- 05:22

CA Independent Film Fest

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Iron Curtain Musical


 

19
Sun:
06:26 -- 19:47
Moon:
19:32 -- 05:45

CA Independent Film Fest

Pls Farmers Market

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Iron Curtain Musical

Computer Training -
   E-Mail Basics

Lvr Library Storytime
   - GrandPa & GrandPa


 

20  Full Moon
   Passover Begins
Sun:
06:25 -- 19:48
Moon:
20:33 -- 06:11

CA Independent Film Fest

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Pleasanton Playhouse
   The Muisc Man

Iron Curtain Musical


 

21
Sun:
06:23 -- 19:49
Moon:
21:34 -- 06:39

LAA / PLL Meeting &
  Demonstration

 

22  Earth Day
Sun:
06:22 -- 19:50
Moon:
22:34 -- 07:13
 

23
Sun:
06:21 -- 19:51
Moon:
23:31 -- 07:52
 

24
Sun:
06:19 -- 19:51
Moon:
xx:xx -- 08:38

Luna Negra Dance Theatre
 

25  Arbor Day
Sun:
06:18 -- 19:52
Moon:
00:23 -- 09:31

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   Chopin & Saint-Asens

 

26
Sun:
06:17 -- 19:53
Moon:
01:09 -- 10:29

Pls Farmers Market

Del Valle Fine Arts:
   Benelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio

 

27
Sun:
06:16 -- 19:54
Moon:
01:49 -- 11:31

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Ravenswood Tours

Inflatable Theater
 

28  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:14 -- 19:55
Moon:
02:23 -- 12:35
 

29
Sun:
06:13 -- 19:56
Moon:
02:53 -- 13:40

 

30
Sun:
06:12 -- 19:57
Moon:
03:20 -- 14:46
 

April Averages

Ave Hi: 70.5º
Ave Lo: 43.4º
Ave Rain: 1.10"
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Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Dates to be determined:
Calif Independent Film Festival
Other Months
January 2008 February 2008 March 2008 April 2008 May 2008 June 2008
July 2008 August 2008 September 2008 October 2008 November 2008 December 2008
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

April 2008 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

 

   
Proof (Shakespeare's Associates Play)
 

 

 

 

 

 


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March 28, 29, 30
April 4, 5, 6
April 11, 12, 13
 

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Proof (Shakespeare's Associates Play)
The elements of mystery, surprise and old-fashioned storytelling combine in the critically acclaimed, exhilarating and witty drama, Proof, by David Auburn. Shakespeare’s Associates is producing the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner as part of their 2008 Season. Proof will run March 28-30, April 4-6 and 11-13; Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.

Proof is the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman, who has spent the previous years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must cope with her own emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, her father's former student. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook force Catherine to face her most daunting uncertainty: has she inherited only her father’s genius or his madness as well?

For this production Shakespeare’s Associates welcomes guest director Virginia Reed. Reed is a graduate of the Theatre program at Northwestern University and holds a Masters in Irish Theatre from Trinity College, Dublin Ireland. She has been a theatre and literature teacher at several private and public schools, has received two Dean Goodman Choice awards for Bay Area directing projects and has worked with Actors’ Theatre of Sonoma, Aurora Theatre, Brava Theatre, Cinnabar, Magic Theater, Mark Taper Forum, McCarter Theatre, Pear Avenue Theatre; Theatre Works, and others. Leading the cast as Catherine is Artistic Associate Hannah Knapp, seen recently in Livermore as the leading lady Helena in All’s Well that Ends Well. Veteran actor William Wolak will take on the role of Robert, a character partially modeled on the famous mathematician Nash, known to the general audience from the movie A Beautiful Mind. Wolak, making his Livermore debut, just finished a season with Western Stage where he is a popular performer.

Critics have remarked that, “in a play featuring insanity there is a warm and infectious humanizing perspective that can help keep anyone’s demons at bay.” Shakespeare’s Associates hopes that this humanizing perspective will speak to its audience and that this personal four-player show will suit the intimate space at the Bothwell center to further draw the audience into the environment of this smart and compassionate play. “The intelligence of this piece will certainly speak to our audience, though it is less about mathematics and more about the fragility of life and love. Experiencing this play in the intimate setting of the Bothwell’s West End Theater will be a real treat for Livermore audiences,” stated SA Marketing Associate Gina Williams.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's
Location:  Bothwell Center, Livermore
Times:  Saturdays: 8:00pm;  Sundays: 2:00pm
Admission: $25 with discounts for seniors and others.  Tickets go on sale February 1, 2008
More info: Shakespeare's Associates
 

Wine Country Golf Championship
 

 

 

 


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April 3-6
Thursday to Sunday

 

 

 

Wine Country Golf Championship
The 2008 Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship will be held April 3rd - April 6th, 2008 at The Course at Wente Vineyards in the beautiful Livermore Valley Wine Country. The only PGA TOUR Nationwide Tour event in Northern California, this is your chance to see some of the top professionals in the world compete in the beautiful California wine country, less than an hour drive from most bay area locations.

As an event presented by the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation, Tournament proceeds will be contributed to children's charities in our community. Please join us for a tournament week packed with great golf action, wine, food, music and special events. The Livermore Valley Wine Country Championship is currently seeking Sponsors and Volunteers. For more information call the Tournament office at 925-447-2200.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation
Location:  The Course at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road
Times:  Thursday & Friday tee times begin at 7:00am.  See web site below for further info.
Admission: Thursday, Friday: $5.00.  Saturday, Sunday: $10.00.  12 and under are free with adult (limit 2 per attendee)
More info: Wine Country Championship web site.  Tournament office: (925) 447-2200


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CA Independent Film Festival - Sneak Preview at the Livermore Library
 

 

 

 


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April 3
Thursday

 

 

 

CA Independent Film Festival - Sneak Preview at the Livermore Library
Speakers: Festival Founder Derek Zemrak and Festival Director Wendy Madden.
Come hear all about this year's event and learn how to have the best film festival experience. Derek and Wendy will show several sneak peeks from the festival, including some short films and an animated film.
Sponsor: California Independent Film Festival
Location:  Livermore Civic Library
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: www.CaIndieFilmFest.org.  For more information call Donna Blevins at 925 447-5633 or the Livermore Library at 925 373-5500 x 5577.

 
Iron Curtain Musical - Las Positas College
 

 

 

 


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April 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 18, 19, 20
Fri, Sat
Fri, Sat. Sun

 

 

 

Iron Curtain Musical - Las Positas College
A new musical comedy about a 1950s New York song writing team that gets kidnapped to Moscow to help the Soviets create a propagandistic musical
Sponsor: Las Positas College
Location:  Las Positas Theater
Times:  Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00pm.  Sundays: 2:00pm
Admission: $15.00 general admission, $12 for seniors and $10 for students
   Tickets available at: LPC Bookstore,  Fine Fretted Friends, Downtown Livermore
More info: To make advance reservations, call (925) 424-1812 and for show information, call 424-1166.

 
Pleasanton Playhouse - The Music Man

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 4-6
April 11-13
April 18-20
Fri-Sun

 

 

Pleasanton Playhouse - The Music Man
An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill (Tom Reardon) as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian (Tina-Maria Garcia), who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall. Also starring Joan Evans as Eulalie Shinn and Don Naylor as Mayor Shinn, Barry Bailey as Marcellus and John Barnes, Gary Foley, Alan Wiltse and Kevin Foley as the school board (Barbershop Quartet)By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, "The Music Man" is family entertainment at its best.

The show is produced by Kathleen Breedveld and directed by John Baiocchi, with musical direction by Jo Anne Fosselman, vocal direction by Jennifer Bell-Olson, and choreography by Chris Olson.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Playhouse
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $31.00; Seniors over 60 $29; Juniors under 18: $21.  Substantial Discounts for group sales over 20. 
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Pleasanton Playhouse
 

Cinderella Classic - Valley Spokesmen


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April 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Cinderella Classic Bike ride.
Bicycle tour for women and girls of all ages through Amador, Livermore, Diablo, and San Ramon Valleys. 65 miles total, it starts and ends at the fairgrounds in Pleasanton.  There will be 2200 riders in all!!  Experienced riders can opt for the Cinderella Challenge, which adds 30 miles to the trip.
The 2008 ride has reached its registration limit.
Please, no Ride-a-longs.
Sponsor: Valley Spokesmen
More info: Valley Spokesmen


LAA Spring Art Show
 

 

 

 


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April 5-6
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

LAA Spring Art Show
The Livermore Art Association will hold its Spring Art Show April 5 & 6 at The Barn on 3131 Pacific Avenue. You are invited to come and see the wide variety of paintings and sculpture produced by our local artists. The show is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm both days, and is free. There is a festive reception Saturday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, with d'oeuvres and local wines. Spectators returning from the PGA Golf tournament will find this a relaxing way to end the day. The Gary Chulla Trio band will perform jazz and swing. Most artwork is for sale, and there will be a fine arts and crafts sales room with additional art, cards and prints.
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  The Barn, 3131 Pacific Ave. Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Art Association - 449-9927

 
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegal

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 9
Wed

 

 

 

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegal
Distinguished concert pianist and conductor Jeffrey Siegel takes listeners on an intimate journey through classical music and its masters.  Siegel creates a unique listening experience, providing lively commentary about the music before performing each work in its entirety.  His programs present an informal, accessible and highly entertaining introduction to the vast repertoire of piano and classical music.
Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00p
Admission: $36, $31, $26 based in seating section
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office,
More info: Keyboard Conversations web site
 
Spring Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Pleasanton
 

 

 

 


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April 12-13
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Spring Sidewalk Sale - Downtown Pleasanton
Say good-bye to winter and come to Downtown Pleasanton! Easter and Mother’s Day are just around the corner and many downtown shops will have sale tables outside and feature special sales inside to celebrate the arrival of Spring.
Spring has arrived and it's not only time for your annual Spring cleaning routine, it's your chance to spruce up your home, your wardrobe and accessories and discover what's new and exciting.
Visit our wonderful shops and businesses to get a glimpse of what's new for Spring!
Downtown Pleasanton is your place to shop, dine and discover all we have to offer!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 5pm Saturday; noon to 6pm Sunday
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association - (925) 484-2199

 
Book Signing - Hope's Garden
 

 

 


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April 12
Saturday

May 3
Saturday

 

Book Signing - Hope's Garden
Hope's Garden is a picture book by Stephanie McInnis.  She will be signing her book at:
Alden Lane Nursery - April 12, 11:00am to 2:00pm - Book Release & Signing
Cooleykatz Toys - May 3, 11:00am to 3:00pm - Signing at the "Kids Walk" area of the Livermore Wine Festival
Location:  Alden Lane Nursery, Cooleykatz Toys
Times: 11:00am to 2:00pm (April 12)  11:00am to 3:00pm (May 3)
More info: Tri-Valley Children's Publishing
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Isabel Nolte "Early Pioneers in Livermore"
 

 

 

 


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April 16
Wednesday

 

 

 

Isabel Nolte "Early Pioneers in Livermore"

Sponsor:
The Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore main library, community room.
Times:  Talk begins at 7:30pm  Doors open at 7:00
Admission: Suggested donation:  $2.00. 
More info: LHG web site

 
California Independent Film Festival
 

 

 

 


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April 16-20
Wed-Sun

 

 

California Independent Film Festival
The California Independent Film Festival celebrates the art of filmmaking in Livermore one California’s oldest wine regions. It is also minutes away from where early moviemakers first pioneered filmmaking. The Essanay Film Company produced more than 350 films in Niles Canyon between 1912 and 1916. Bronco Billy Anderson and movie legend, Charlie Chaplin developed and perfected their craft in this neighboring valley. Charlie Chaplin made five films in Niles, including two of his most famous – “The Champion” and “The Tramp”. Pleasanton’s downtown was the location of films such as “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm”, starring Mary Pickford and Abbott and Costello’s “It Ain’t Hay”.

Today the spirit of film is still alive in the Tri Valley. Every year the California Independent Film Festival Association fosters the arts through three annual film festivals – The California Independent Film Festival, the Danville International Children’s Film Festival and the California Independent Horror Film Festival.

CIFFA screens films from around the world and or own backyard. Entertaining audiences young and old by showcasing independent films through a wide range of categories that include features, shorts, documentaries, animation and music videos.

As CIFF celebrates it’s 10th Year Anniversary in 2008, it continues to be the San Francisco East Bay’s premiere film festival. More than just movies and popcorn, panel discussions and networking over locally produced varietals often result in newly planted seeds that mature in no time and are ready for harvest just down the road. So come out and let us fill your glass with the art of filmmaking.
 

Latest News:

10TH ANNIVERSARY CALIFORNIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL TO HONOR LEGENDARY PRODUCER JOHN DALY WITH A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
CIFF To Kick Off With Actors’ Studio-Style Event With Director Penny Marshall, moderated by John Madden; Mary Stuart Masterson to Receive Diamond Award; Actor Joe Anderson To Receive Rising Star Award; Producer Michael Cerenzie To Receive Maverick Award, Comedian Pauly Shore to Receive Spirit Award

LIVERMORE, CA – April 11, 2008 – The California Independent Film Festival (CIFF), celebrating its 10th Anniversary from April 16th through April 20th, 2008 in Livermore, California, has announced today that they will be honoring legendary film producer and thirteen-time Academy Award® winner John Daly with a Lifetime Achievement Award during a gala ceremony taking place on Sunday, April 20th, 2008.

John Daly has accumulated a tremendous body that most producers can only dream of, garnering him 21 Oscar® Nominations and 13 Oscar® Wins, including an unprecedented back-to-back Best Picture Oscars® for “Platoon” and “The Last Emperor”. Other internationally acclaimed films produced by Daly include “The Terminator”, “Hoosiers”, “River’s Edge” and dozens of other titles. Mr. Daly will be honored at the CIFF Gala event on Sunday, April 20th with a retrospective look at his life and illustrious career. Previous CIFF Lifetime Achievement Award winners include such names as Ed Asner, Martin Landau, Rita Moreno, Cloris Leachman and Tony Curtis, among others.

For its 10th Anniversary, CIFF will also feature a unique Actor’s Studio-style event with acclaimed director Penny Marshall that will be moderated by NFL and broadcasting legend John Madden, where the wide array of topics will range from film to football, to football in film and everything in between. Also honored at this year’s Festival will be actress, director and producer Mary Stuart Masterson who will be receiving a “Diamond Award” for excellence of women in film. Masterson will also be screening “Cake Eaters”, a film she produced, during this CIFF run. Other award winners include, producer Michael Cerenzie who will be receiving a “Maverick Award” for excellence in independent film producing. Cerenzie’s most recent film, “Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead”, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney and Marisa Tomei, will be shown at a special screening at this year’s CIFF. Actor Joe Anderson, who recently starred in such acclaimed films as “Becoming Jane”, “Across The Universe” and “The Ruins”, will be the recipient of the “Rising Star Award”, while comedian Pauly Shore will receive the “Spirit Award”.

Other celebrities that will be seen at various events at the California Independent Film Festival this year will include actor Don Most (“Happy Days”), actor Shaun Toub (“Iron Man”/”Kite Runner”/“Crash”), young actress Alyson Stoner (“Cheaper By The Dozen” films) and Donna D’Errico (“Baywatch”) amongst numerous others.

“We are thrilled to honor such an industry legend as John Daly with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Derek Zemrak, CIFF’s Director. “The body and quality of work that spans Mr. Daly’s career is exemplary as he stands as such an inspiration and an icon for filmmakers young and old.”

Sponsor: California Independent Film Festival
Location:  Bankhead Theater, and various venues in Livermore.
Times:  Various
Admission: Various
More info: California Independent Film Festival

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California Independent Film Festival Opening

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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April 16
Wed

 

 

 

California Independent Film Festival Opening
The VIP ticket includes a reception that starts at 5:30PM.
View the documentary directed by Pleasanton native, Sean Laskey, On The Edge of Black and White. In the mid 1960’s, American television and culture dramatically changed. This film shares the perspective of twelve former child-stars on that tumultuous time in American History. In attendance that evening will be: Tony Dow and Ken Osmond – Wally Cleaver and Eddie Haskell of Leave it to Beaver, Jon Provost - Timmy from Lassie, and Marta Kristen - Judy Robinson from Lost in Space. Enjoy a Q & A hosted by Diablo Magazine’s Pete Crooks.

This year’s Spirit Award recipient is Pauly Shore. Shore gained national attention in 1990 when his MTV precedent-setting show, Totally Pauly, became an immediate hit and continued to run for four years. He made his feature film debut in the wildly popular Encino Man, the first in a three-picture deal with Disney Studios; Son-in-Law and In the Army Now, followed. Starring roles in Jury Duty, Bio Dome and The Curse of Inferno continued to ensure Pauly’s popularity with audiences worldwide. Pauly recently wrapped his directorial feature debut with Pauly Shore is Dead, which he also wrote, produced, and starred in. Wiez is a semi-autobiographical dark comedy.
Sponsors: Livermore Winegrowers Association, and others
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  5:30 - reception; 7:00 - Opening Night
Admission: 
More info: California Independent Film Festival

California Independent Film Festival Director's Forum

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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April 16
Wed

 

 

 

California Independent Film Festival Director's Forum
Discussion with Penny Marshall and John Madden.
Penny Marshall will receive the Golden Slate Award.
Sponsors: Livermore Winegrowers Association, and others
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $15.  $30 includes VIP reception at 5:30pm
More info: California Independent Film Festival
Ghost Trackers Investigate Pleasanton Lecture
 

 

 

 


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April 17
Thursday

 

 

 

Ghost Trackers Investigate Pleasanton Lecture
We have been in contact with the Ghost Trackers Paranormal Research Group located in the Bay area. They came to Pleasanton at the Museum's invitation to check out the unusual amount of paranormal activity that we have in the downtown area. An older area such as ours has high amounts of energy left from the vast number of people who have lived here.

You will be amazed at the activity that was documented! This lecture will take place at the Lynnewood Methodist Church on Black Ave. (across from the Aquatic Center) in Pleasanton, CA. This event will be very well attended so please call the Museum On Main at 925-462-2766 for a reservation. Tickets are $10 each or $5 for Museum members.

We hope to have a DVD available for sale at that time which will take you on the "ghost tracking" trips in downtown Pleasanton.
Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society)
Location: Museum on Main, 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
 

LAA & PLL Meeting and Presentation
 

 

 

 


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April 21
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

LAA & PLL Meeting and Presentation
The Livermore Art Association (LAA) and Pleasanton Art League (PAL) invite you to attend their joint monthly meeting and art demonstration Monday, April 21, featuring painter Joyce Faulknor. Joyce specializes in watercolors of cut crystal and glass. She will demonstrate how to use a dark-to-light approach for painting glass and reflective subjects. She will break down the mystery of making glass seem transparent, by laying in the darkest shapes and allowing the darkest values to create the foundation for the painting. She will show how to capture the glossy texture of glass, the shine of silver and the prism of light.

Joyce Faulknor became a watercolorist in 1991, and is author of the book "Stunning Crystal and Glass". She has appeared on "The Painting Gourmet" as a guest artist, and is a co-host to an instructional television program titled "Art 2 Art". Her artwork has appeared in the Splash watercolor book series, and she has written articles for Watercolor Magic and American Artist Magazine.

The program will begin at 7:30 at the Almond Avenue School, 1401 Almond Avenue in Livermore, with parking at the rear of the school. For more information go to
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association and Pleasanton Art League
Location:  Almond Avenue School, 1401 Almond Avenue in Livermore,
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Art Association - 449-9927

 

Luna Negra Dance Theatre

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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April 24
Thurs

 

 

 

Luna Negra Dance Theatre
Fiery and passionate contemporary dance flavored by tango, mambo and salsa, Luna Negra’s distinctive style artfully blends ballet and modern dance movements with Latino dance forms. Founded by Cuban-born artistic director Eduardo Vilaro, this richly textured and highly original contemporary dance theater features a fresh, exciting performance style.
Sponsor: Luna Negra Dance Theater
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8pm
Admission: $36, $31, $28 based on seating section.  Students (17 & under): $11
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office,
More info: Luna Negra Dance Theater
Pacific Chamber Symphony - Chopin & Saint-Saens

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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April 25
Friday

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Chopin & Saint-Saens
Camille Saint-Saëns’s contribution to the symphonic form has multiple expressions of colors and power. His Symphony No. 2 in A minor travels through the dark beauty of the minor key to joyful rapture. This French masterpiece is not to be missed. The incredible French pianist Denis Pascal returns to PCS! His last performance four years ago playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G was stunning.

This time he joins us in doing a work by Frédéric Chopin, the composer who many proclaim wrote best for the piano: Concerto No. 2 in F minor.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Section 1 - $38; Section 2 - $32;  Section 3 - $26;  Fulltime Student (through college ($7).  Season tickets (3 performances) are also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony or 510-352-3945

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Binelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio

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Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Binelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio
For our "something different" concert we are delighted to present three South American virtuoso musicians exploring the excitement and brilliance of the Argentine tango.  Argentine bandoneon player Daniel Binelli has toured the world with the sextet of tango master Astor Piazzolla; Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman as been called a "Musical Ambassador of the Americas"; and guitarist Eduardo Isaac has brought guitar traditions of the Rio de la Plata to music festivals worldwide.
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.orgBinelli-Ferman-Isaac Trio web site
 
Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co.

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co.
Fast-paced, energetic, universally engaging and theatrically clever, Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. has won the praise and affection of family audiences worldwide. Bursting with original, fantastic, pneumatic suits of all shapes and sizes, dexterous juggling, dance, hilarious visual comedy, mischief and even art!
Sponsor:
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  2:00p
Admission: $31, $28, $24 based in seating section.  Students (17 & under): $11
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office,
More info: Fred Garbo web site
 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Location: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library

Photo by Bill Nale
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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Computer Training - Mouse & Keyboard Saturday
4/5/08
10:15 to 12:15

Main Library

Take advantage of free computer training classes at the library. Get acquainted with the mouse and keyboard and learn basic Internet skills at the Introduction to the Internet class on Saturday, April 5th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Continue your learning on Saturday, April 12th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm, and start finding the information you need in the intermediate Searching the Internet class. If you don’t have an e-mail account, come set one up and learn how to send and receive e-mail in an E-Mail Basics class on Saturday, April 19nd from 10:15 am -12:15pm.
Classes are hands on, first come first served, and take place in Community Meeting Room B. Stop by the Civic Center Library Adult Information Services Desk or call 373-5505 for further information about the classes.
Mt. Everest: All the Way up to the bottom Thursday
April 10
1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Public Library – Civic Center on THURSDAY, APRIL 10TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Douglas Wright will show photographs and short films of his journey to Mt. Everest’s base camp during his program “Mt. Everest: All the Way Up to the Bottom.” Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call 925 373-5500.
Computer Training - Searching the Internet Saturday
4/12/08
10:15 to 12:15

Main Library

Take advantage of free computer training classes at the library. Get acquainted with the mouse and keyboard and learn basic Internet skills at the Introduction to the Internet class on Saturday, April 5th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Continue your learning on Saturday, April 12th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm, and start finding the information you need in the intermediate Searching the Internet class. If you don’t have an e-mail account, come set one up and learn how to send and receive e-mail in an E-Mail Basics class on Saturday, April 19nd from 10:15 am -12:15pm.
Classes are hands on, first come first served, and take place in Community Meeting Room B. Stop by the Civic Center Library Adult Information Services Desk or call 373-5505 for further information about the classes.
Firefighters are Coming to Storytime Saturday
4/12/08
11:00am

Springtown

FIREFIGHTERS ARE COMING TO STORYTIME! The Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department will bring a fire truck to the Springtown Library on Saturday, April 12 at 11:00 AM. A great storytime about firefighters and their adventures will follow with John Weaver as storyteller. This event will be held at the Springtown Branch Library. The Springtown Branch Library is located at 998 Bluebell Drive next to the duck pond in Springtown.
All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information or pick up a schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries.
Spiders and Snakes
Storytime
Monday
4/14/08
7:00PM

Main Library

SPIDERS AND SNAKES! These guys aren't, slimy, and they're not scary so storytime won't be scary either promises storyteller, John Weaver. Guaranteed it will probably be silly. This evening storytime is presented at the Civic Center Library on Monday, April 14 at 7:00 PM. The Civic Center Library is located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information or pick up a schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries.
An Introduction to Yoga: Origins, Philosophy & Practice Wednesday
4/16/08
7:00 to 8:30pm

Main Library

An Introduction to Yoga: Origins, Philosophy & Practice will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Patricia Moore, MSW, certified Iyengar yoga instructor, will present information about the origins and philosophy of yoga before teaching participants yoga stretches and relaxation techniques they can incorporate into a home practice. Patricia Moore has been practicing yoga for 24 years and currently teaches yoga classes at the Robert Livermore Community Center. Participants should be free of pain and injuries, and able to get up and down from the floor with ease. Please wear loose comfortable clothing. Mats will be provided. Adults are invited to this free program in the Storytime/Craft Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call (925) 373-5500.
Computer Training - Email Basics Saturday
4/19/08
10:15 to 12:15

Main Library

Take advantage of free computer training classes at the library. Get acquainted with the mouse and keyboard and learn basic Internet skills at the Introduction to the Internet class on Saturday, April 5th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm. Continue your learning on Saturday, April 12th from 10:15 am to 12:15 pm, and start finding the information you need in the intermediate Searching the Internet class. If you don’t have an e-mail account, come set one up and learn how to send and receive e-mail in an E-Mail Basics class on Saturday, April 19nd from 10:15 am -12:15pm.
Classes are hands on, first come first served, and take place in Community Meeting Room B. Stop by the Civic Center Library Adult Information Services Desk or call 373-5505 for further information about the classes.
Storytime - Grandparents Saturday
4/19/08
11:00am

Rincon Branch

John invites you to bring a grandparent or two to the Saturday, April 19 Family Storytime at the Rincon Branch Library at 11:00 AM. Fun stories and songs about GRANDMA AND GRANDPA will be featured. Los abuelos and nietos will also like the stories presented in Spanish and English. Parents are welcome, too! The Rincon Branch Library is located at 725 Rincon Avenue in May Nissen Park and Swim Center.
All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information or pick up a schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries.

Many of the programs are part of the Livermore Reads Together: The Dune Books, a community-wide reading program, featuring Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction series Dune as well as related series titles by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together book discussions and free events for children and adults during the month of February 2008.  Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations.