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October 2008

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Oct Averages

Ave Hi: 78.2º
Ave Lo: 47.6º
Ave Rain: 0.69"
Weather Page

 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

2008

See our
Halloween Events Page
for Tri-Valley Halloween
 & Fall happenings

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:49
Moon:
09:33 -- 19:46

Rickie Lee Jones
 

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:48
Moon:
10:35 -- 20:20

Lvr Farmers Market
 

3
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:46
Moon:
11:36 -- 20:59

The Smothers Brothers
   LVPAC Fall Gala

Home &  Garden Show

Lend Me a Tenor
 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:45
Moon:
12:33 -- 21:45

Pls Farmers Market

Fall Sidewalk Sale & Preview

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
  Percussion Group Cincinnati

Home &  Garden Show

Udderly Divine Bovine Event

Lend Me a Tenor

Livermore Drug Take Back Event
 

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:43
Moon:
13:26 -- 22:36

Niles Canyon Railroad

Fall Sidewalk Sale & Preview

Hops & Vine Fall Fest

Home &  Garden Show

Lend Me a Tenor
 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:42
Moon:
14:12 -- 23:33
 

Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:40
Moon:
14:52 -- xx:xx

Tuesday Tunes

Lvr Library Event -
   Dan White

 

8
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:39
Moon:
15:27 -- 00:34

Lvr Library Event -
   Teen Time

 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:37
Moon:
15:57 -- 01:36

Lvr Farmers Market

Fleet Week
 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:36
Moon:
16:25 -- 02:40

Fleet Week

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Golf Show

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
   (Self guided)

Lend Me a Tenor
 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:35
Moon:
16:50 -- 03:44

Pls Farmers Market

Art Walk

Fleet Week

LVO Opening Gala

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Golf Show

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
   (Self guided)

Lend Me a Tenor

Lvr Library Event -
   Guide Dogs

 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:33
Moon:
17:16 -- 04:50

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Ravenswood Tours

Fleet Week

Goodtimes RV Show

Lend Me a Tenor
 

13  Columbus Day
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:32
Moon:
17:43 -- 05:58

Fleet Week

Goodtimes RV Show
 

14  Full Moon
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:30
Moon:
18:13 -- 07:08

Tuesday Tunes

Fleet Week

Goodtimes RV Show
 

15
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:29
Moon:
18:48 -- 08:22

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Goodtimes RV Show

LHG History Forum
  Dan Berry Saloon Caricatures
  by Dick Finn

 

16
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:28
Moon:
19:30 -- 09:38

Lvr Farmers Market

Pacific Chamber Symphony:
  The Orchestra Winds

Goodtimes RV Show

Lvr Library Event -
   Speech Issues

 

17
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:26
Moon:
20:21 -- 10:54

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Goodtimes RV Show

Del Valle Dog Show

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
    Guided tours)

Lvr Library Event -
   Filmmaking deadline

 

18
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:25
Moon:
21:23 -- 12:04

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Pls Farmers Market

Goodtimes RV Show

Del Valle Dog Show

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
    Guided tours)

 

19
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:24
Moon:
22:31 -- 13:05

The Barber of Seville
   Livermore Valley Opera

Niles Canyon Railroad

Goodtimes RV Show

Del Valle Dog Show
 

20
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:22
Moon:
23:43 -- 13:55

Goodtimes RV Show

Del Valle Dog Show
 

21  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:21
Moon:
xx:xx -- 14:36

Goodtimes RV Show
 

22
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:20
Moon:
00:54 -- 15:10

Lvr Library Event -
   Decide Tu Futuro

 

23
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:18
Moon:
02:03 -- 15:38
 

24
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:17
Moon:
03:10 -- 16:04

Gem Faire

Haunted Barn

Miss Saigon

Haunted House - CIFF


 

25
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:16
Moon:
04:14 -- 16:28

Pls Farmers Market

Haunted Barn

Halloween Carnival

Haunted House - CIFF

Miss Saigon

Gem Faire

DeafNation Expo

Panama Red Block Party
 

26
Sun:
07:27 -- 18:15
Moon:
05:16 -- 16:53
Ravenswood Tours

Gem Faire

Miss Saigon

Haunted Barn

Haunted House - CIFF

 

27
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:14
Moon:
06:19 -- 17:18
 

28  New Moon
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:12
Moon:
07:21 -- 17:47
 

29
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:11
Moon:
08:23 -- 18:19

Lvr Downtown
  Trick or Treat

Lvr Library Event -
   Halloween Craft

Twilight of the Bombs
 

30
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
09:25 -- 18:56

Haunted Barn

Haunted House - CIFF

Magic of Gerald Joseph

Lvr Library Event -
   Cirque Du Freaky Night

 

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween
Sun:
07:32 -- 18:09
Moon:
10:24 -- 19:40

Haunted Barn

Miss Saigon

Haunted House - CIFF

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

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
January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009
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.

October 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

 

   
Rickie Lee Jones

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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October 1
Wednesday

 

 

 

Rickie Lee Jones
Over the span of her amazing career, two-time Grammy Award winner Rickie Lee Jones experienced significant commercial success, but a restless creative spirit -- combined with a stubborn refusal to fit comfortably into any one musical niche -- seals her ultimate destiny as a highly regarded cult heroine. With lots of creative sparks Rickie’s music transcends all of its historical touchstones, taking the elements (“Wind, fire, water, laughter,” explains Ms. Jones) to create something that sounds totally new--full of grace, soul and adventurous sonic textures.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $55/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterRickie Lee Jones web site.
The Smothers Brothers

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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October 1
Wednesday

 

 

 

The Smothers Brothers
LVPAC's Fall Gala for 2008.
Masters of timing and practitioners of timeless comedy, the Smothers Brothers legendary career surpasses all other comedy teams. LVPAC is thrilled to present them and their unique take on the American political landscape in this landmark presidential election year. A primetime comedy series, guest appearances on numerous television programs, and headliners in Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe, comprise just a few of their well-deserved claims to fame. Tom and Dick have had twelve top-selling albums, a successful video and continuous coast-to-coast concert tours and performances with symphony orchestras. These irrepressible brothers have made a sweeping impact on diverse generations of fans with their intuitive humor, natural warmth, and superlative showmanship. In addition to Tom and Dick’s hilarious performance, the gala evening, a fundraiser for LVPAC, will feature complimentary wine, sumptuous desserts and coffee at a festive reception in the theater lobby immediately following the performance. We hope you will join us for a spectacular evening to remember.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $125/$115/$105/$95. Price includes post-performance reception
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center Smothers Brothers Web Site
Lend Me a Tenor - Studio Theater
 

 

 


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Sept 19-21
Sept 26-28

Oct 3-5
Oct 10-12

Fri-Sun

Lend Me a Tenor - Studio Theater

Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309 Pleasanton, CA 94566 
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Season Tickets: Adults: $67.00;  Over 60 or Under 18: $60
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
 
Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 3-5
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show
A perfect show for the do-it-yourself homeowner - from gardening to decoration. Exhibitor Bingo, great prizes.
The Alameda County Central Railroad Society "Live At The Show" 10am-5pm Hundreds of feet of track! Accurately detailed HO & O Scale Trains!
Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Noon-6y, Sat: 10-7, Sun: 10-6
Admission:  General: $6; Kids 12 & Under Free
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Fall Sidewalk Sale & Preview

 


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Oct 4 to 5
Sat & Sun

 

 

 

Fall Sidewalk Sale & Preview
Fall is just around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming holidays. Visit downtown Pleasanton Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5 for our Fall Sidewalk Sale and Preview. The event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it! Get ahead of the game and leisurely stroll through downtown and visit the many unique shops. Take advantage of the great sales both inside and out! Merchants will have special sale tables outside and run promotions over the weekend. From unique gift shops, art galleries, clothing and accessory boutiques, sweets and treats and more, the Fall Sidewalk Sale and Preview offers a unique shopping experience in a charming and friendly atmosphere.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
 
Livermore Drug Take Back Event (get rid of your old pharmaceuticals)
 

 

 

 


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Oct 4
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Drug Take Back Event (get rid of your old pharmaceuticals)
Flushing unwanted pharmaceuticals down the toilet or drain pollutes the environment because wastewater treatment plants do not remove the prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs and vitamins from the wastewater. Treated water from the wastewater treatment plants flows to the San Francisco Bay or enters irrigation systems. Although the long-term health effects of these chemicals on aquatic life and humans are still under study, proactive measures are recommended to keep the pharmaceuticals out of the environment. One way to do so is to stop flushing unwanted drugs down toilets or drains.

To help residents properly dispose of drugs, the City’s Water Resources Division and Police Department, and the American Red Cross are hosting a drug take back event. Livermore residents are invited to bring the following items to the Event for proper disposal:

Medicated ointments, lotions or creams
Non-narcotic capsule, tablet or liquid prescriptions
All over-the-counter medications
Vitamins and supplements
Pet medications
Keep the medication in personal containers with personal information market out.

Questions? Call 960-8100 or send an email to wrd_info@ci.livermore.ca.us
Sponsor: City of Livermore Water Resources Division.
Location:  1110 S. Livermore Ave (Outside of the Livermore Police Department
Times:  8am to 2pm
Admission: Free
More info: Water Resourced Web Site

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Percussion Group Cincinnati

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 4
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Percussion Group Cincinnati
The season starts off with a bang—many bangs—with this talented trio of percussionists. Formed in 1979 with the goal of awakening audiences to the dynamic and visual delights of a wider world of music, this group has succeeded in sparking the imaginations of an international audience as they make music on anything from amplified cactus needles, newspapers and garbage cans to traditional instruments like drums, cymbals and marimbas.
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 15.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.org www.pgcinfo.com

 
The Udderly Divine Bovine Event
 

 

 

 


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Oct 4
Saturday

 

 

 

The Udderly Divine Bovine Event
This event will take place at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton, CA. Features of this event include music by Tommy & the 4 Speeds, voice and silent auctions, cuisine tastings from local restaurants, and an Alviso Adobe Community Park presentation.

Reservations are $65.00 per person. This event is presented by The Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society, benefiting the Alviso Adobe Community Park and Museum on Main.Make your reservation today in person at the Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, open Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by phone at 925.462.2766. (Have your Visa or Mastercard handy if you phone.) Please note: there are no tickets, just reservations!

Make your reservations today at the Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, or over the phone at 925.462.2766. (Have your Visa or Mastercard handy if you phone.) The Museum on Main is open Wednesday through Sunday
Sponsor:
Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd
Times:  6:00pm to 11:00pm
Admission: $65 per person
More info: Museum on Main Street, 925-462-2766

 

Hops & Vine Fall Fest

 

 

 


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Oct 5
Sunday

 

 

 

Hops & Vine Fall Fest
Come spend a fun-filled Fall afternoon with friends enjoying live music, dancing, food, and of course, beverages derived from "hops" and picked from the "vine"! ADMISSION IS FREE!
Sit back and relax or brush off your dancing shoes 'cause local favorite Word of Mouth will be "in the house" or in our case, "in the parking lot" to entertain you with the sounds of great dance and top 40's songs.
We'll be pouring a variety of beers, including microbrews and wines from the neighboring Livermore Valley on Sunday, October 5, from 1 – 5 pm.
The event will take place in the parking lot behind the Cheese Factory building at 830 Main Street.
Cabana Dave and his yummy barbeque will be on hand along with other tasty treats. We will also have a selection of art and craft vendors on hand so you can sip and shop as you enjoy the afternoon and the music.
If you bring in receipts from shopping or dining in downtown Pleasanton dated October from 1st through the 5th totaling $25 or more, you’ll have the opportunity to win great prizes throughout the afternoon.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Lot behind Cheese Factory (830 Main Street), just across the street from the Pleasanton Hotel.
Times:  1:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

 
Fleet Week - San Francisco
 

 

 

 


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October 9-14
Thurs - Tues

 

 

 

Fleet Week - San Francisco
Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for Northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. This year approximately 9,000 crewmembers on visiting ships will arrive in the City to participate in Fleet Week. They are all extraordinary individuals and this is our chance to learn about their character and skill, and to observe the pride with which they carry out their duties.
Sponsor: US Military
Location:  San Francisco Bay
Times:  See web site
Admission: Free, including topside ship tours.
More info:  Fleetweek.us

 
The Barber of Seville - Livermore Valley Opera

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Oct 10-12
Fri-Sun

Oct 15
Wed

Oct 17-19
Fri-Sun

The Barber of Seville - Livermore Valley Opera

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times: 
 
Times (PM) Wed Fri Sat Sun
Pre-Lecture 6:30 7:00 7:00 1:00
Curtain 7:30 8:00 8:00 2:00

Admission:
   Saturday or Sunday:  Orchestra and Center: $59;  Wings, left and right: $49;  Back: $39;  Student, back: $31. 
   Wed, Friday: Orchestra and Center: $49;  Wings, left and right: $39;  Back: $29;  Student, back: $21.
      Season tickets (This performance plus Marriage of Figaro, March 2009): Orchestra or center: $100; Center Sides: $80
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office  Tickets go on sale Sept 1.
More info: Livermore Valley Opera
 

Art Walk
 

 

 


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October 11
Saturday

 

 

 

Art Walk
Experience our beautiful downtown as a gallery district for a day, with well over one hundred artists exhibiting inside and outside of shops, tasting rooms and restaurants.
New this year: we are welcoming an expansion of arts activities along with a focus on the "Walk" theme by inviting a limited amount of exhibitors to host space for artists while promoting their own focus on walking, hiking and health. Also, ArtWalk is now designated as a fundraiser for the Bothwell Arts Center.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  Art Walk: 11am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.  Open to all ages.
More info: Bothwell Center web page - Livermore Downtown Association
 
Livermore Valley Opera Opening Weekend Gala
 

 

 

 


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October 11
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Valley Opera Opening Weekend Gala
Saturday Gala, October 11 LVO has added a gala event on Saturday, October 11 to its Opera Week Events. Doors will open at 5:30 PM to the Madden Plaza at the Bankhead Theater for this dressy affair. Fine wine and a dinner of appetizers will be served. A string quartet is planned, and special guests have been invited. This will be the first annual Gala that kicks off our Opening Weekend. Tickets are are being sold separately at the Bankhead Theater for $50 per person.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  5:30pm
Admission: $50
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Opera

 

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
 

 

 

 


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Self tour:
Oct 10-11
Saturday

Guided Tour
Oct 17-18

 

 

 

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
The tours will run from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, and 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Haunted Museum will be opened to schools and groups that may want to bring their members through a couple of days before the event and for a few days after. The Ghosts of Pleasanton Talk will be on Sunday, October 12. Get your tickets early for the Ghost Walk and/or Ghost Talk if you want to bring your group through together. Consider a tour for your scout troop, bunco group, friends at work, etc. We may be able to set up private tours as well. The Museum is also always looking for volunteers to be ghosts and guides for the event.
Sponsor:
Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location:  Museum on Main
Times:  Self Guided tour: 5:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. Guided tour: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Museum on Main Street, 925-462-2766

 
Northern California Fall Golf Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 10-11
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Northern California Fall Golf Show
Over 75 exhibitors will feature the latest in golf equipment, apparel, resorts, courses, and more..
Sponsor: 
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 11-6; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 9-4
Admission:  $10 Adults; $8 Seniors & Students (13-17) $5 Juniors (10-12) | Kids under 10 FREE!
More info:  www.norcalgolfshow.com, 888-367-6420, or Fairgrounds web site
RV Show and Sale


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 12-21
Sun-Tues

 

 

 

RV Show and Sale
Featuring a large selection of RV's and boats to choose from. A kid's zone. Spin and win for prizes. Food.
Sponsor:  Goodtimes Promotions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Mon-Sat 10AM - 7PM, Sun 10AM - 6PM
Admission:  $5.00 Adult, Children 16 and under free, Seniors $4.00
More info:  www.RVShow.net, 925-931-1890, or Fairgrounds web site
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Dan Berry Family Saloon
 

 



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Oct 15
Wednesday
Dan Berry Family Saloon - Dick Finn
Dick Finn will discuss the 1910 caricatures that were drawn at Dan Berry's Saloon
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
Pacific Chamber Symphony Concert - The Orchestral Winds

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 16
Thurs
Pacific Chamber Symphony Concert - The Orchestral Winds
This is a unique program of the great works for orchestral winds ranging from the classical era works by Mozart and Beethoven to the Strauss’ Suite for winds and Dvorak’s Serenade. This is a concert of rich melodies combined with the amazing musicality and technique of the PSC winds.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $38/$32/$26 students $7
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony

 
Del Valle Dog Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 17-20
Fri-Mon

 

 

 

Del Valle Dog Show
All breed dog show, all breed obedience trial, all breed agility trial. 10 Specialty shows on Friday, 40 Specialty shows on Sat. Same on Mon. no agility.
Sponsor:  Del Valle Dog Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info:  www.dvdc.org, 925-455-4158, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Haunted House - California Independent Film Festival
 

 

 

 


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Oct 24-26
Oct 30-Nov 1
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Haunted House - California Independent Film Festival
The location for this year will be Dania Hall, which is reportedly haunted and has been known for strange and mysterious happenings! I you listen closely, you can still hear the music and laughter from 100 years ago!
Don't be afraid! Come see for yourself.
Profits benefit the California Independent Film Festival, coming to Livermore in April 2009 and the Children's International Film Festival held in May.
Recommended 8 years and older.  Younger children can go through during the downtown trick or tread time with the lights on!
Sponsor: California Independent Film Festival
Location:  Dania Hall.  1783 2nd Street, Livermore
Times:  7pm to 11pm
Admission: $7
More info: California Independent Film Festival web site

 
     
Haunted Barn
 

 

 

 


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Oct 24-26
Oct 30-31, Nov 1
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

The Haunted Barn
The Haunted Barn is a guided tour that lasts about 10 minutes. The Guide will lead groups of 4 -5 people through scary rooms and hallways hoping to bring lots of screams, chills, and fun. The Haunted Barn is scary so we have a recommendation for ages 10 and up.
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  The Barn.  3131 Pacific Ave, Livermore
Times:  Oct 24 & 25: 7pm-11pm;  Oct 26 & 30: 7pm-10pm; Oct 31: 7pm-12 midnight; Nov 1: 7pm-11pm
Admission: 7.00 per person.
More info: LARPD, 925-373-5700
 
Gem Faire


At the Fairgrounds

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Oct 24-26
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Gem Faire
Fine Jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, and much more at the lowest prices.
Sponsor:  Gem Faire
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 12noon-7pm; Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
Admission:  General admission $5 weekend pass; Children under 12 Free
More info:  www.gemfaire.com, 503-252-8300, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Miss Saigon

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 24-26
Oct 31, Nov 1-2
Nov 7-9

Fri-Sun

 

Miss Saigon

Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: (TBD).  Season Tickets:  Adults: $115;  Seniors Over 60: $105;  Juniors under 18: $75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
 
Tri-Valley Haven Block Party
 

 

 

 


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Oct 25
Saturday

 

 

 

Tri-Valley Haven Block Party
On October 25, 2008 Panama Red Coffee Company is hosting a Family Block Fair. The admission price is $5.  Wine will be sold for $5 per glass for those 21 and older.  The party will be on K Street in Livermore between First and Second from 11am- 10pm.
Crafts, Children's Activities, and Games
Music and Wine Tasting
Jump House, Great Food.
Downtown booths and shops.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Haven, Panama Red Coffee Company
Location:  K Street, between 1st and 2nd, Livermore
Times:  11:00am to 10:00pm
Admission: $5.00 admission.  Wine sold for $5 per glass.
More info: Tri-Valley Haven

 
Halloween Carnival - LARPD
 

 

 

 


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Oct 25
Saturday

 

 

 

Halloween Carnival - LARPD
Open to 2-10 year olds and parents.
Come join us for Ghostly Basketball, Spooky Bean Bag Toss, Mini-pumpkin patch, Air Jumps, Photo Booth, and lots more.
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center Gym.  4446 East Ave, Livermore
Times:  1-4pm
Admission: $5 per child, sold at RLCC starting Oct 1 until sold out.  Parents are free.  No tickets sold at the door.
More info: LARPD, 925-373-5700

 
DeafNation Expo


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 25
Sat

 

 

 

DeafNation Expo
Free exhibitions, free entertainment, free seminars and workshops, children's activities and more...
Sponsor:  DeafNation
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton.  Young California Building
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission:  Free. Must sign up online. $8 parking
More info:  www.deafnation.com, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Downtown Trick or Treat

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October 29
Wednesday

 

Livermore Downtown Trick or Treat
Candy, Games, Puppet Performances, Photo Opportunities
Fire Safety Trailer by the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Department
Costume Contest and Scream Contest
"Haunted Hall", "Spooky Old Theater Mall", "Pumpkin Walk", "Dancing Ghosts" and much more on Second Street.
Children 5th Grade & Under Please
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: Downtown Livermore, on First Street from Livermore Ave to P St., 2nd Street from Livermore Ave. to N St.
Times:  4:00 to 7:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Downtown Association - Livermore Events
The Twilight of the Bombs - Richard Rhodes

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 29
Wednesday

 

The Twilight of the Bombs - Richard Rhodes
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series

Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Rhodes, is the author or editor of twenty-two books and the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants for research and writing. Currently he is writing a fourth volume of nuclear history, “The Twilight of the Bombs,” about the post-Cold War years. Richard has been a host and correspondent for documentaries on public television’s Frontline and American Experience series and is an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adults: $40/$30; Students, 21 & under: $20/$15.  15% discount if you buy all 5 in the series.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Magic of Gerald Joseph

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 30
Thursday

 

Magic of Gerald Joseph
Gerald Joseph has an outstanding bird act, will cut an audience member in half, shrink a lady, levitate an assistant plus much more to make you wonder how did he do it. Gerald Joseph has a comical charismatic persona that makes him a strong performer entertaining the whole family. He often gets standing ovations. It is recommended for you to purchase your tickets in advance as it is not uncommon for Gerald Joseph to have a full show.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $22/$18/$10
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office, or the link below.
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
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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
Dan White, Author of "The Cactus Eaters" at the Livermore Library. Oct 7
Tues
7pm

Main Library

Dan White, author of The Cactus Eaters: How I Lost My Mind – and Almost Found Myself – on the Pacific Crest Trail, will speak at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 7pm on Tuesday, October 7th. There is no charge for this event. A fascinating history of the Pacific Crest Trail and an exploration of the darker side of America’s wilderness, The Cactus Eaters is a wickedly funny travel memoir with heart.

Dan White’s humorous and heartfelt memoir, The Cactus Eaters, tracks the journey of Dan and his girlfriend, two inexperienced hikers, as they take on the challenging 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail – a route that stretches from Mexico to Canada, through boiling desert, snowcapped mountain passes, and bear country. How do two people who’ve never shared an apartment intend to survive six months in the wilds with hardly more than a two-man pup tent and some trail mix? The answer is “barely.” Despite warnings from their loved ones, Dan and his girlfriend set out into the wilderness. When these addled adventurers find themselves deep in the American wilderness, the hardships of the trail test the limits of love and sanity. As he charts their moments of bravery, stupidity, and luck, White shares their encounters with a veritable parade of backwoods characters – each one an unforgettable wonder of humanity and a testament to the transformative powers of nature.

Teen Time! Oct 8
Wed
3:00-5:30pm

Main Library

Teens ages 11-17, come and join our monthly “Teen Time!” fun at the Livermore Public Library. Compete with your friends on Nintendo Wii, and Sony Playstation games, or play a variety of board games or card games. Two special crafts will be available for teens who are interested in artistic fun. “Teen Time!” begins at 3:00 pm and ends at 5:30 pm on September 10, October 8, November 12, and December 10 in the Craft Room of the Civic Center library.

For further information about the program please call 925-373-5500 extension 5583 or visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.

Guide Dogs! Oct 11
Sat
11:00am

Springtown Branch

Guide dogs! Aren’t they amazing? Come meet puppies who are training to be guide dogs, and listen to Zoe Gowen from Tri-Valley Puppy Raisers, who will talk about raising these puppies and will demonstrate working with them. Meet us on the patio at the Springtown Branch Library! Storyteller John Weaver will follow with a “doggy” family storytime, and coloring sheets will also be provided. This program will take place on Saturday, October 11, at 11 a.m.
Early detection and solutions for speech and language issues. Oct 16
Thurs
10:30am

Springtown Branch

On Thursday, October 16th, come hear Melissa Jakubowitz, a licensed speech-language pathologist and board-recognized specialist in child language, who will talk with you about early detection and solutions for speech and language issues with infants and young children. Following her brief presentation, storyteller John Weaver will entertain you with some exciting books and activities at our lapsit/preschool storytime. This program will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Filmmaking at the Livermore Public Library Oct 17
Fri
(deadline)

Rincon Branch

The Rincon Branch of Livermore Public Library is now accepting applications for its filmmaking class, Reel Focus. Students in grades fifth through high school will learn basic filmmaking techniques by attending four instructional sessions then transition into drop-in sessions where they can concentrate on developing their individual films. Participants will be using the library’s filmmaking equipment with the guidance of the filmmaking instructor and graduates of last year’s successful program. Movies produced during the class may be submitted to the library’s Teen Film Festival in late March 2009 or the California Independent Film Festival to be held in April 2009. The deadline for submitting an application to the Reel Focus program is Friday, October 17th. For application materials and further information please contact Mary Sue Nocar at (925)373-5540.
Decide Tu Futuro: A program about Life Choices Oct 22
Wed

Rincon Branch

Michelle Gonzales, English Instructor at Las Positas College, will present Decide tu Futuro at the Rincon Branch of the Livermore Public Library on Wednesday, Oct 22 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Gonzales will talk about her experiences growing up and the struggles she faced as a young Latina. Now teaching at Las Positas College, she will talk of her own life choices that led her back to school and eventually to teaching on the college level. Ms. Gonzales will call attention to programs available at Las Positas College that assist students and help them to succeed as she did.
The Rincon Library is located at 725 Rincon Avenue in Livermore. For more information please contact Mary Sue Nocar, 925-373-5540.
Halloween Craft Program. Oct 29
Wed

10:30am and
7:30pm

Springtown Branch
 

Children—join us for the Halloween Craft Program on October 29. All materials will be provided. Drop in any time between 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Cirque Du Freaky Night Oct 30
Thursday

6:30pm

Main Library

Don’t be afraid. Come join us for a howling good time on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at the Livermore Public Library. Livermore teens ages 13-19 are invited to an evening of vampire fun. Teens are encouraged to read one or more Cirque Du Freak books by Darren Shan then attend the event dressed as a Cirque Du Freak character or vampire. The evening begins with a book talk at 6:30 pm in Community Rooms A and B. Participants in the book talk will receive a “movie size” box of candy. From 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm teens will feast on a popcorn treat and watch one of Hollywood’s most beloved vampire movies (Rated PG).
For more information, please visit TEEN SPACE on the Livermore Public Library’ s website www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5500 ext. 5504.