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August 2008

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2008

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Aug Averages

Ave Hi: 88.8º
Ave Lo: 54.0º
Ave Rain: 0.05"
Weather Page

 

1  New Moon
Sun:
06:11 -- 20:15
Moon:
06:24 -- 20:38

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Concert in the Park 

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  Complete Works

 

2
Sun:
06:12 -- 20:14
Moon:
07:37 -- 21:07

Pls Farmers Market

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  Twelfth Night

Livermore Library Event
   Nuts and Bolts Resume Writing

 

3
Sun:
06:13 -- 20:13
Moon:
08:46 -- 21:33

Niles Canyon Railroad

Niles Canyon Wine
   Tasting Train

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Livermore Library Event
   Kelly Perkins
   The Climb of My Life

 

4
Sun:
06:14 -- 20:12
Moon:
09:51 -- 21:57
 

5
Sun:
06:15 -- 20:11
Moon:
10:55 -- 22:22

Tuesday Tunes
 

6
Sun:
06:16 -- 20:10
Moon:
11:57 -- 22:47

1st Wednesday
   Street Party

 

7
Sun:
06:16 -- 20:09
Moon:
12:59 -- 23:16

Lvr Farmers Market
   Family Night

 

Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:17 -- 20:07
Moon:
14:01 -- 23:48

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Concert in the Park 

Olympics Opening
   Ceremonies

 

9
Sun:
06:18 -- 20:06
Moon:
15:01 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Taste of Downtown

Livermore Library Event
   MS Word for Resumes

 

10
Sun:
06:19 -- 20:05
Moon:
15:59 -- 00:26

Niles Canyon Railroad

Niles Canyon Wine
   Tasting Train

Ravenswood Ice Cream
   Social

Pleasanton Playhouse
   Beauty and the Beast

Taste of Downtown
 

11
Sun:
06:20 -- 20:04
Moon:
16:53 -- 01:10
 

12
Sun:
06:21 -- 20:03
Moon:
17:41 -- 02:01

Tuesday Tunes
 

13
Sun:
06:22 -- 20:01
Moon:
18:23 -- 02:58

Livermore Library Event
DRUMMM Interactive rhythm event

 

14
Sun:
06:22 -- 20:00
Moon:
18:59 -- 04:00

Lvr Farmers Market
 

15
Sun:
06:23 -- 19:59
Moon:
19:30 -- 05:03

Concert in the Park 

Willy Wonka

Barbeque Cook Off
 

16  Full Moon
Sun:
06:24 -- 19:58
Moon:
19:58 -- 06:08

Pls Farmers Market

Willy Wonka

Renegades Boys Volleyball
    Tryout

Barbeque Cook Off


 

17
Sun:
06:25 -- 19:56
Moon:
20:24 -- 07:13

Niles Canyon Railroad

Niles Canyon Wine
   Tasting Train

Willy Wonka

Renegades Boys Volleyball
    Tryout

Livermore Library Event
   Tom Wootton
   - The Bipolar Advantage

Barbeque Cook Off
 

18
Sun:
06:26 -- 19:55
Moon:
20:48 -- 08:18
 

19
Sun:
06:27 -- 19:54
Moon:
21:14 -- 09:23

Tuesday Tunes
 

20
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:52
Moon:
21:41 -- 11:31

LHG History Forum
  Ground Zero -
  Livermore Fall-out Shelters
  & Civil Defense

 

21
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:51
Moon:
22:13 -- 11:41

Lvr Farmers Market
   Thirsty Thursday

Museum on Main Lecture
   Film-Making

 

22
Sun:
06:29 -- 19:50
Moon:
22:50 -- 12:53

Concert in the Park 

Goodguys West Cost
   Nationals

 

23  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:30 -- 19:48
Moon:
23:36 -- 14:06

Pls Farmers Market

Goodguys West Cost
   Nationals

 

24
Sun:
06:31 -- 19:47
Moon:
xx:xx -- 15:16

Niles Canyon Railroad

Goodguys West Cost
   Nationals

Niles Canyon Wine
   Tasting Train

Ravenswood Tours

Livermore Library Event
   La Familia Peña-Govea

 

25
Sun:
06:32 -- 19:46
Moon:
00:32 -- 16:20
 

26
Sun:
06:33 -- 19:44
Moon:
01:38 -- 17:14

Tuesday Tunes
 

27
Sun:
06:33 -- 19:43
Moon:
02:50 -- 17:59
 

28
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:41
Moon:
04:04 -- 18:35

Lvr Farmers Market
 

29
Sun:
06:35 -- 19:40
Moon:
05:16 -- 19:06

Concert in the Park 

March Under the Arch
 

30  New Moon
Sun:
06:36 -- 19:38
Moon:
06:26 -- 19:33

Pls Farmers Market

Scottish Games

Niles Canyon Railway
    "Big Steam" train

31
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:37
Moon:
07:33 -- 19:58

Niles Canyon Railroad

Niles Canyon Wine
   Tasting Train

Harvest Wine Celebration

Scottish Games
 

           
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
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2008-2009 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event Yearly Calendars List of Recurring Events

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.

August 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

 

   
Pleasanton Playhouse - Beauty and the Beast

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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July 18-20
July 25-27
Aug 1-3
Aug 8-10
Fri-Sun

 

 

Pleasanton Playhouse - Beauty and the Beast

Sponsor: Pleasanton Playhouse
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $31.00.  Season Tickets:  Adults: $110;  Seniors Over 60: $98;  Juniors under 18: $72
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Pleasanton Playhouse
 
Shakespeare's Associates - The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)
 

 

 


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July 10 (preview)
Thursday

July 11 (Gala)
Friday

July 12
Saturday

July 24, 25, 26
Thurs-Sat

August 1
Friday

 

Shakespeare's Associates - The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
"A Hilarious spoof" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.  Directed by Leslie Martinson
Experience all 37 of Shakespeare's Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard's plays, THE COMPLEAT WORKS... was London's longest-running comedy. Praised by the Los Angeles Times as "wildly funny" and by the Montreal Gazette as "the funniest show you are likely to see in your entire lifetime." Celebrate the inauguration of the new outdoor theater at the renowned Concannon Vineyard, just east of downtown Livermore. Assigned seating on the gently sloping lawn (chairs are provided) faces a sweeping tiered stage in front of an historic Victorian home; two levels of graceful porches and a classic cupola echo the multilevel playing areas of Shakespeare's theaters.
No-one uder 6 years old will be admitted.
Preview  – Thursday, July 10th, 2008 at 7:30 PM; $30.
Opening Night Gala – Friday, July 11th, 2008 at 7:30PM; $50.
Regular Performances: Thursday, July 24, Saturday, July 26, Friday, Aug 1 at 7:30PM, $30
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:   7:30.  Grounds open for picnicking at 6:00pm
Admission:
 
Performance Time General Seniors
65 up
Full Time
Teachers
Students 18 & under
Preview (Thursday, July 12). 7:30pm $20 $20 $20 $15 (free w/paying adult)
Opening Night Gala (July 13). 7:30pm $50 $45 $45 $40
Regular Performances (July 24, 26, August 1) 7:30pm $30 $25 $25 $20

More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Shakespeare's Associates - Twelfth Night and The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (abridged)
 

 

 


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July 17 (preview)
Thursday

July 18, 19
Fri/Sat

July 20 (Family)
Sunday

July 25, 27
Fri, Sun

July 31, Aug 2
Thurs, Sat

Shakespeare's Associates - Twelfth Night
Directed by Lisa A. Tromovitch
Love, Song and Laughter heal all wounds in TWELFTH NIGHT, as heroines Viola and Olivia traverse Cupid's landscape. Though each mourns the loss of a brother, they tumble head-over-heels in love. Twins complicate the plot and some who were thought to be dead are returned. Clowns' high-jinx entertain, and musicians' songs console, as we tumble towards a reuniting of loves. Celebrate the inauguration of the new outdoor theater at the renowned Concannon Vineyard, just east of downtown Livermore. Assigned seating on the gently sloping lawn (chairs are provided) faces a sweeping tiered stage in front of an historic Victorian home. Two levels of graceful porches and a classic cupola echo the multilevel playing areas of Shakespeare's theaters. Scenic and costume designs for Twelfth Night will have a late Victorian/early Edwardian flair, enhanced by original music composed for the occasion.
No-one uder 6 years old will be admitted.
Preview – Thursday, July 17th, 2007 at 7:30 PM; $30.
Regular Performances: Fri/Sat July 18, 19.  Fri July 25, Sun July 25, Thurs July 31; Sat Aug 2 all at 7:30PM; $30
Family Night: Sunday Aug 20;  $30
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:  7:30.
Admission:
 
Performance Time General Seniors
65 up
Full Time
Teachers
Students 18 & under
Preview (Thursday July 17). 7:30pm $20 $20 $20 $15
Regular Performances (July 18, 19, 25, 27, 31, Aug 2) 7:30pm $30 $25 $25 $20
Family Night: July 20 7:30pm $30 $25 $25 $15 (Free with paying adult)

More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Olympics Opening Ceremonies - Downtown Livermore

 


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August 8
Friday

 

 

 

Olympics Opening Ceremonies - Downtown Livermore
Bring the family & friends downtown this Friday night to watch the Olympics Opening Ceremony broadcasted on a large outside screen at the Livermore Valley Plaza in Downtown Livermore! The fun starts at 7pm with Olympic Trivia, Games, and More with host Lance Leber, from Vino Cellars & Accessories! Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy the Opening Ceremony starting at 7:00 PM! There will be Chinese food for sale from Uncle Yu's at the Vineyard. Sure to be a fun filled night for the whole family!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown, NBC11, Vino Cellars, and Roundhouse Grill
Location:  Livermore Valley Plaza
Times:  Ceremony starts at 7:00pm
Admission: Free.  Food for sale.
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 
Taste of Downtown

 

 

 


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August 9-10
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Taste of Downtown
Livermore Downtown Inc. presents the "Taste of Downtown; Explore the More!" a food & wine stroll through downtown Livermore on August 9th & 10th from 1PM to 5PM.

Get your official "Taste of Downtown" Passport and Wine Glass and travel downtown enjoying wine tasting in the participating stores, food sampling at participating restaurants. Over thirty Downtown stores and restaurants will serve food or local wine and more! There will also be live music at the Flag Pole Plaza, Livermore Plaza & Blacksmith Square. Also enjoy FREE horse drawn carriage rides throughout the downtown!

Pre-sale Passports are available for $25.00 (if purchased by August 9th) at Vino Cellars & Accessories 1772 First St., John Christopher Cellars 25 S. Livermore Ave, Ste 103, or by phone from Livermore Downtown Inc. at (925) 373-1795. Passports will also be available for $30.00, while supplies last, the day of the event at Lizzie Fountain on the corner of First Street and Livermore Avenue. 2008 Livermore Downtown Club Card holders receive a special Passport rate of $25.00 and only $15.00 with your Club Card & the Official 2008 Livermore Wine Country Festival wine glass. Don't miss this great opportunity to discover and rediscover Downtown Livermore and show your support to your downtown businesses!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  1-5 PM
Admission: Pre-sale:  $25 for passport;  Day of:  $30 for passport (while supplies last).  Discount for Livermore Downtown Club Card holders (see above).
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Willy Wonka

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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Aug 15-17
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Willy Wonka
Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to life in this stage adaptation of “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” which features the songs from the classic family film “Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.” All of your favorite characters and songs (including “The Candy Man” and “Pure Imagination”) are featured in this show that overflows with music, comedy and heart. The memorable score by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, augmented by several new songs, has been neatly fitted into a new script adapted under the auspices of the Roald Dahl Estate. Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious new stage musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. In a troubled world looking for escape, let Willy Wonka take you on a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm (no 8pm on Sunday)
Admission: Adults: $25/$18/$14.  Seniors: $20/14.50/11.  Student: 8:00.  If you buy by June 30: Adults: $12, Seniors: $10
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off and Music Festival

At the Fairgrounds

 

 

 


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Aug 15-17
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Bay Area Barbeque Cook Off and Music Festival
Enjoy three sensational days of live music, arts & crafts, special kids zone and of course, great BBQ! The competition is fierce as national award-winning barbeque cookers will be serving up the most unbelievably delicious BBQ ribs, chicken, pulled pork, turkey and more. In addition, your favorite festival treats like roasted corn, funnel cakes, kettle korn and more will tempt your taste buds!.
New this year: The BONE BREWFEST on Sunday, August 17th. Come on out and enjoy a few cold ones with 107.7 The Bone! (Adult $25.00 in advance/ $35 at the gate).  Adults only.
Sponsor: Bay Area Productions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, 11am - 9pm; Sat, 11 am - 9 pm; Sun, 11 am - 8 pm
Admission: Adult $5.00, Child 12 & under free, Seniors $2.00
More info: www.bayareabbqcookoff.com, 510.834.0908, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Renegades Boy's Volleyball Club Tryouts
 

 

 

 


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Aug 16-17
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Renegades Boy's Volleyball Club Tryouts
Tryouts for: 16's: Saturday & Sunday (1pm - 3pm) 15's: Saturday & Sunday (1pm - 3pm) 14's: Saturday & Sunday (1pm - 3pm) 18's: Saturday & Sunday (4pm - 6pm) 17's: Saturday & Sunday (4pm - 6pm)
Sponsor: Renegades Boy's Volleyball Club
Location:  Granada High School
Times:  See above
Admission:
More info:  http://www.renegadesvolleyball.com/

 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Don Meeker & John Shirley "Ground Zero - Livermore Fall-out Shelters & Civil Defense"



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Aug 20
Wednesday
Don Meeker & John Shirley "Ground Zero - Livermore Fall-out Shelters & Civil Defense"

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
Lecture on Film-Making - Museum on Main
 

 

 

 


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Aug 21
Thursday

 

 

 

Lecture on FIlm-Making - Museum on Main
A lecture, “The Do's and Don'ts of Making an Independent Film, from Concept Through Distribution” given by Joe and Wendy Madden, will be on Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m. at the Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton. The lecture sponsors are Jerry and Sandi Thorne.

The lecture is presented by Pleasanton’s Museum On Main Street. Admission is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Memberships will be available that night for purchase. No reservations necessary. Information 925-462-2766

After graduating from Brown University in 1989 with a degree in Organizational Behavioral Management, Joe took the road with his father, John Madden, for two football seasons on the famed “MaddenCruiser”. During those two years of travel Joe interned with CBS Sports and experienced an invaluable education with the nation’s top-rated production team. It was during those long hauls between games that Joe and his father developed the idea of building Northern California ’s largest full-service sound stage, Goal Line Productions. Goal Line would serve as John Madden’s production home for the numerous national commercial spots he appeared in, as well as the premiere studio for his annual “All-Madden Team” show.

Since 1992, Joe, as President of Goal Line, has made it his passion to make the stage Northern California’s finest shooting facility. In addition, Joe has gone on to executive produce many corporate, commercial and feature films. In 2006, Joe partnered with his long-time friend and associate, E.J. Heiser, to form two separate production entities, The Licorice Tree and Target: Earth Pictures, the former, producing exclusively commercials for television, and the latter, a feature film development company. To date Joe has executive produced one documentary “151 The Greatest Streak” and two films; one shot locally entitled “Dead & Breakfast” (comedy / horror genre) and the other “The Cooler” which garnered one Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Alec Baldwin). Joe resides in Livermore with his wife, Wendy, and their three children, Sam, Aidan and Makenna.
Sponsor: Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave., Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Memberships will be available that night for purchase. No reservations necessary.
More info: Museum on Main Street, 925-462-2766

 

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Aug 22-24
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Cancelled due to technical difficulties in rehearsal and production

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Headlined by Stars of Broadway and New York Stage. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Sponsor:
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location: 
Bankhead Theater
Times:  Friday: 8:00pm;  Saturday: 2:00 & 8:00pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission: Adults: $46/$41/$36.  Kids 12 and younger receive $5.00 off when accompanied by an adult (one kids discount per adult 18 and over). Groups of 20 or more receive $5.00 off. For kids or group discounts please visit the ticket office in person.
Tickets: 
Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info:
eLivermore.com theater page Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Goodguys 22nd West Coast Nationals


At the Fairgrounds

 

 

 


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August 22-24
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Goodguys 22nd West Coast Nationals
The Goodguys will turn the fairgrounds into Hot Rod Heaven bringing in 3000+ hot rods, customs & classics thru 1957 vintage. Shop the 100s of vendors & exhibitors selling auto related parts & services, scour the swap meet & cars for sale corral and enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend. It’s an automotive state of excitement with fun for the whole family!

Visit Toy Town USA with 1000s of model & pedal cars, vintage mini engines, toys and a Cushman Scooter display.
The Goodgals Gallery is full of local craftsmen with items for sale or enjoy the Hot Rod How-To Seminars and meet the pros face to face for building tips. Kids can enjoy the free model make’n take program and play area.
The weekend ends with an awards show and parade featuring the winner of “America’s Most Beautiful Street Rod” for 2008!
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, & Sat: 8 am - 5 pm; Sun, 8 am - 3 pm
Admission: $17 General Admission, $6 Kids 7-12; Free for kids 6 and under; $8 parking.
More info: www.good-guys.com, 925-838-9876,  or Fairgrounds web site
 

March Under the Arch

 

 


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Aug 29
Friday

 

 

 

March Under the Arch
The March Under the Arch will be back again this year!
The March Under the Arch will take place on Main Street between Division and St. Mary Streets from 6:00 - 6:30 pm.
Check back for further details.
Immediately following the March Under the Arch Show, the fun will continue as participants march their way over to Lions Wayside Park on First Street near the Chan Henderson Bicentennial Bandstand and continue their performance prior the the scheduled Friday night Concert in the Park featuring Pladdohg, an Ameri-Celtic/Celtic band.
Sponsor: Caledonian Club
Location:  Main Street, Pleasanton
Times:  6:00 to 6:30pm.
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association, Caledonian Club
 
Scottish Games

At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Aug 30-31
Sat-Sun

 

Scottish Games
Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco! Only in Pleasanton can the term, "The Big One" be realized. As one of the world's largest Celtic gatherings, the event on Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31, is one of the Greater Bay Area's best entertainment values for the entire family. Shop and compare! So much to do and see at an admission price far below its value!

The haunting bagpipes and drums are magnified by more than 25 pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada, all competing for top recognition, and, all providing a unique experience in the "Massed Bands" held each afternoon as part of the spectacular closing program in front of the main grandstands. More than 700 bagpipers and drummers, augmented by the always popular U.S. Marine Band, San Diego and their spectacular marching and show tunes.

Olympic class athletes throwing a 130-pound, 22 foot log into the air with precise strength and agility, propelling the "caber" end-for-end to attempt a perfect score. These same athletes from the U.S. and England using their skills in seven other disciplines of strength, including the World Championship for the Scottish Hammer.

Highland dancing competition and Scottish country dancing exhibitions to the sound of bagpipe and fiddle, plus Celtic harpers and
fiddlers, all part of the weekend activities.

Entertainment - the Games are the epitome of Celtic music - from the classical troubadours singing Celtic tunes, to the accompaniment of their guitar. Melodic musical groups will present a multitude of vocal styles, to the feverish amplified pitch of rock-and-roll, Celtic style - All of this on eight stages with more than a dozen acts throughout the fairgrounds.

Mary Queen of Scots and her Royal entourage holding court and strolling the fairgrounds in 1562.

The Roman Legion, invaders of Scotland centuries ago, and the Vikings who followed, practicing combat and brushing up on their skills to face the famous Highland Warriors who make their presence known with their leader Chief Diarmid. Moving forward to the 1800's and the Gordon Highlanders in their dazzling kilts and red coat uniforms, firing upon the enemy with their Martini-Henry rifles and the rapid pounding sound of the Gatling Gun. -All of this, a part of Living History at the Scottish Gathering and Games. Perhaps you have a bit of Scottish heritage within your veins. Check it out among nearly one-hundred clans represented in their colorful clan tents.

Five-A-Side soccer brings teams from California and Nevada to compete each afternoon. This year the Games had added rugby and shinty on a new playing field. Three games of Rugby and two of Shinty, Scotland's oldest team sport will compete.

The Children's Glen games, prizes and face-painting are a treat for the little tykes. They, along with their parents, will be enthralled by the Birds of Prey, exhibiting falcons, owls and other raptors.

The Clydesdale wagon team and the Highland Cattle are must-see.

For the adults, "Taste of Whisky at the Games" is an opportunity, at a modest price, to experience top single malts and blended whiskies, and attend a whisky seminar to learn about Scotland's famed spirits. A new addition is the Red Lion Pub, where one can purchase a variety of imported ales and beers and enjoy ethnic foods. There are more than one-hundred vendors within five buildings, plus Scottish/British and standard fairgrounds food. The old adage, "something for everyone" stands true and tall at the 143rd Scottish Highland Gathering and Games - and, you don't have to be Scottish to enjoy this captivating experience.

Admission: $17.00 for an adult one-day ticket, or $25.00 for a two-day.
Seniors: 65 or older are free.
Youth: 8-16 $12.00
Disabled: $12.00
Children under 8 are free.


Sponsor: Caledonian Club
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday:  8am to 10pm.  Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 
   Regular price:  Adult 1-day $17.00 /2-day $25.00 * Youth 8-16, Seniors 65+ & Handicapped $12.00.  
   Parking: $8.  Under 8: Free
More info: Caledonian Club or Fairgrounds web site

Harvest Wine Celebration

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Aug 31, Sept 1
Sunday, Monday

Info based on last year

Harvest Wine Celebration
See Our Harvest Wine Celebration page

The 27th Annual Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration showcases each of our 43 wineries' wines and their unique personalities during the peak of Harvest Season!

Purchase a logo glass which provides you with wine tasting at all participating wineries.
Shuttle buses are available to take you between the wineries, and to & from the transportation hub at Robertson Park.
Some locations, such as Blacksmith Square, have multiple wineries pouring.
Parking may be limited at some wineries.

Live bands ranging from Country to Rock to Jazz to R&B.
Food and other items will be on sale.
Live entertainment and local crafts will be available at most sites.
Activities include Wine Tasting, Live Music and Dancing, Jewelry, Pottery & Glass Artisans,
Fine Art Displays, Olive Oil & Mustard Tasting, Book Signing, Food Booths.

Location:  At all local wineries.
Times: noon to 5pm
Admission:  $50 advanced, $55 during event.  Monday only ticket: $45 in advance or day of event. Purchase a glass for tasting at all wineries. Non-drinking/designated driver/child ticket: $10
More info: Livermore Winegrowers Association  Call 925-447-WINE (9463) for more information.

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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

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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Nuts and Bolts of Resume Writing Aug 2
Saturday
10:15am to 12:15pm

Main Library

Nuts and Bolts of Resume Writing, Saturday August 2, 10:15am – 12:15 pm,

Jerry Simerman, Employment Specialist, One-Stop Career Center. Learn the principles of resume construction including the best way to organize details and market your skills and experience. Also learn how to compose an attention-grabbing cover letter. Attendees will learn tips through lecture, discussion and handouts.

For further information, please contact Joyce Nevins at (925) 373-5500 extension 5577

Kelly Perkina - The Climb of my Life Aug 3
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

Heart transplant recipient Kelly Perkins and her husband Craig have gained international recognition for their remarkable courage and landmark accomplishments. Author of The Climb of My Life: Scaling Mountains with a Borrowed Heart, Kelly has expanded the possibilities of what a heart transplant recipient can do, climbing mountains that few thought possible. Their celebrated climbs around the world personify the spirit of living and have inspired people of all walks of life to reach new heights.
Kirk Waller - Storytelling Aug 6
Wednesday
10:30am

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library’s Civic Center location will be presenting a special performance by Storyteller Kirk Waller on August 6th as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library.”

Bay Area Storyteller Kirk Waller has been entertaining and mesmerizing audiences for years with his electrifying, musical and magical storytelling style. Storytelling, Waller says, is about using “creativity and flexibility to allow the story to tell itself.” Waller, a teller at the 2007 Bay Area Storytelling Festival, recently released his first CD of stories, Quack, Gabble, Squawk and other Animal Tales.

Kirk Waller will perform Wednesday, August 6th at the Livermore Public Library’s Civic Center location, 1188 South Livermore Avenue. This free performance will begin at 10:30am, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

Microsoft Word for Resumes Aug 9
Saturday
10:15am to 12:15pm

Main Library

Microsoft Word for Resumes, Saturday August 9, 10:15am – 12:15pm. Learn

how to use Microsoft Word to create an outstanding resume and eye-catching cover letter. Get acquainted with the Word Resume Wizard, Letter Wizard, and resume templates. Familiarize yourself with Word formatting functions commonly used in resume and cover letter creation. Participants should be able to use a mouse.

For further information, please contact Joyce Nevins at (925) 373-5500 extension 5577

DRUMMM interactive rhythm event Aug 13
Wed
10:30a

Main Library

The audience will be providing the music on August 13th at the Livermore Public Library’s Civic Center location, during a special program by “DRUMM,” part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Catch the Reading Bug @ Your Library.”

DRUMMM features cutting-edge rhythm-based events where instruments are provided so that the entire audience—children & adults alike—are able to play along. Percussionist Jeni Swerdlow is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, presenter and performer. Since founding DRUMMM in 2000, her interactive events have captivated thousands of participants at hundreds of events in the U.S. and abroad.

The DRUMMM event will take place Wednesday, August 13th at the Livermore Public Library’s Civic Center location, 1188 South Livermore Avenue. This free event will begin at 10:30am, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

Tom Wootton - The Bipolar Advantage Aug 17
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

Tom Wootton, author of The Bipolar Advantage will speak at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue at 2pm on Sunday, August 17th. There is no charge for this event.

Turning mental illness from a deficit to an advantage is a concept that some find outrageous, but Tom Wootton uses his own experiences as a bipolar person to engage the audience in a dialogue about the very nature of mental illness, it’s course and prognosis, and ultimately the way mentally ill people view themselves and the world around them. The benefits of being a bipolar person and the wisdom gained through depression are the main focus of Tom’s speeches.

La Familia Peña-Govea Aug 24
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

La Familia Peña-Govea will perform at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2 pm on Sunday, August 24. There is no charge for this event. La Familia Peña-Govea is an exciting band performing a wide-range of traditional and original Mexican, Tex-Mex and Colombian music. Miguel Govea and wife Susan Peña are joined by daughters Rene and Cecilia, talented musicians in their own right. Michael Govea is a Latin composer and artist, and leader of other bands like Los Compas and Cascada de Flores. He met a musician and lawyer named Susan Pena more than twenty years ago. Today, the two of them and their daughters Rene and Cecilia form the band known as La Familia Peña-Govea, and play Latin music around the Bay Area. They have released two recordings, “Rene at 15” and “Cohetes.”