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February 2009

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1   Super Bowl Sunday
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:31
Moon:
10:05 -- xx:xx

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad 

Guys and Dolls

Exotic Bird Expo

2  Moon 1st Qtr
 Groundhog Day
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:32
Moon:
10:39 -- 00:22

 

3
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:34
Moon:
11:20 -- 01:32

Lvr Library Event -
   Back Burner Blues Band

 

4
Sun:
07:08 -- 17:35
Moon:
12:10 -- 02:44

 

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 17:36
Moon:
13:12 -- 03:52

Truffles, Tidbits and
    Wine Tasting

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

6
Sun:
07:06 -- 17:37
Moon:
14:23 -- 04:53

Guys and Dolls

 

7
Sun:
07:05 -- 17:38
Moon:
15:39 -- 05:44

Pls Farmers Market 

Guys and Dolls

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Order from Chaos

8
Sun:
07:04 -- 17:39
Moon:
16:57 -- 06:27

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

Guys and Dolls

Lvr Library Event -
   Cookin' the Market

 

Full Moon
Sun:
07:03 -- 17:40
Moon:
18:11 -- 07:02

Lvr Library Event -
   Storytime - Happy New
   Year, You Big Ox

 

10
Sun:
07:02 -- 17:41
Moon:
19:23 -- 07:32

Lvr Library Event -
   Cooking with alll
   things Trader Joes

 

11
Sun:
07:01 -- 17:42
Moon:
20:32 -- 08:00

 

12  Lincoln's Birthday
Sun:
07:00 -- 17:43
Moon:
21:39 -- 08:27

 

13
Sun:
06:59 -- 17:45
Moon:
22:44 -- 08:54

Carriage Rides

Home & Garden Show

 

14  Valentine's Day
Sun:
06:57 -- 17:46
Moon:
23:48 -- 09:22

Pls Farmers Market 

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

Carriage Rides

Home & Garden Show

Lvr Library Event -
   Storytime - Open Heart Kitchen
   & Grow it at Home

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Avoiding Armageddon

Equal Rights for Equal Love Rally

15
Sun:
06:56 -- 17:47
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:54

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad 

Punch Brothers

Home & Garden Show

Mask Yourself!

16  Moon Last Qtr
  President's Day
Sun:
06:55 -- 17:48
Moon:
00:51 -- 10:30

Home & Garden Show

 

17
Sun:
06:54 -- 17:49
Moon:
01:51 -- 11:12

Tour of California
   Bike Race

 

18
Sun:
06:53 -- 17:50
Moon:
02:47 -- 11:59

Tango Fire

LHG Forum -
   Lincoln Highway

 

19
Sun:
06:51 -- 17:51
Moon:
03:37 -- 12:53

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   Schubert & Stravinsky

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  Julia Morgan

Lvr Library Event -
   Storytime - Good Sports

 

20
Sun:
06:50 -- 17:52
Moon:
04:21 -- 13:50

Seussical - Studio Theater

New Orleans Bash

 

21
Sun:
06:49 -- 17:53
Moon:
04:59 -- 14:51

Pls Farmers Market 

Tribute to Glenn Miller
   and Gene Krupa

Seussical - Studio Theater

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Star Power on Earth

Lark in the Park

Lvr Library Event -
   Storytime - Open Heart Kitchen

Used Car Super Sale

22  Washington's Birthday
Sun:
06:48 -- 17:54
Moon:
05:32 -- 15:52

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

Seussical - Studio Theater

Lvr Library Event -
   Backyard Vegetable Gardening

Used Car Super Sale

 

23
Sun:
06:46 -- 17:55
Moon:
06:01 -- 16:54

 

24   New Moon
  Mardi Gras
Sun:
06:45 -- 17:56
Moon:
06:27 -- 17:56

 

25  Ash Wednesday
Sun:
06:44 -- 17:57
Moon:
06:52 -- 18:58

 

26
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:58
Moon:
07:16 -- 20:01

Lvr Library Event -
   Have a Wii Bit of Fun
   Cookin' Mama

 

27
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:59
Moon:
07:41 -- 21:06

Seussical - Studio Theater

Fly Fishing Show

Vagina Monologues

 

28
Sun:
06:39 -- 18:00
Moon:
08:09 -- 22:14

Pls Farmers Market 

Seussical - Studio Theater

Fly Fishing Show

Livermore's Got Talent

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Using Wind Power

Lvr Library Event -
   Parents & Kids Cook Together

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2009 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Feb Averages

Ave Hi: 60.9º
Ave Lo: 39.0º
Ave Rain: 2.55"
Weather Page 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

     
Other Months
        November 2008 December 2008
January 2009 February 2009 March 2009 April 2009 May 2009 June 2009
July 2009 August 2009 September 2009 October 2009 November 2009 December 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.

February 2009 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

 

   
Guys and Dolls

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Jan 23-25
Jan 30-31,
Feb 1
Feb 6-8

Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Guys and Dolls
GUYS AND DOLLS is set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon.

GUYS AND DOLLS is directed and produced by Kathleen Breedveld. The production staff includes Jo Anne Fosselman (Musical Director), Pamela Hicks (Vocal Director), Morgan Breedveld (Choreographer), and Christopher Olson (Choreographer).
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $36, Seniors (60+): $34, Juniors (under 18): $26.  Season Tickets:  Adults: $115;  Seniors Over 60: $105;  Juniors under 18: $75
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
 

 

 


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Feb 1
Sun

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
Exotic Bird & Pet Supply Expo - Wholesale prices to the public. Exotic Birds, Pets, Reptiles and related pet supplies. Play Stands, bird feed, feeders, cages, books, and a large selection of accessories.
Sponsor: Jim and Laurene Pappas.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 4pm
Admission: $7 general admission, children under 12 free; $8 parking
More info: www.ncabird.com; 510-785-6647 or Fairgrounds Web Site,
 
Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting
 

 

 

 


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February 5
Thursday

 

 

 

Truffles, Tidbits, and Wine Tasting - Pleasanton Downtown Association.
“Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting”, will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2009 from 6 to 9 p.m. at participating downtown Pleasanton businesses.
Participants will receive a commemorative wine glass, map, and of course, enjoy “Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting.”
Wineries of the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association will be pouring red and white wines, ports, dessert wines and champagnes. Each participating business will feature sweet treats and/or hors d’oeuvres to pair with the selections being poured.
Only eight hundred (800) tickets will be offered for this event and will be available for advance purchase beginning Monday, January 5, 2009, for $25.00 at the Pleasanton Downtown Association office (830 Main Street, Suite A - behind the Cheese Factory building) as well as other downtown businesses (check back for information on locations).
This event has been a sell out every year so don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets. If there are any remaining tickets available, they will be sold the evening of the event for $30.00 beginning at 5:45 p.m. All tickets must be redeemed for glasses by 7:30 p.m.
Sponsor:
Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Rose Hotel, 807 Main Street, and other businesses
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $25.00 advance sale.  $30.00 day of event (if any tickets remain)
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association
 
LLNL Science on Saturday -
   Aerogels: The Materials Science of Empty Space
   Order from Chaos: The Birth of the Solar System
   Avoiding Armageddon: Diverting Asteroids with Nuclear Explosions
   Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future
   It's a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 31
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

Aerogels: The Materials of Science - January 31
Aerogels are a class of materials with fascinating properties but they are hardly materials at all as they can be composed of up to 99.8% empty space. Aerogels are extreme materials in structure as well as properties. They exhibit the lowest density, thermal conductivity, refractive index, and sound velocity of any bulk solid. Aerogels are among the most versatile materials available for technical applications due to their wide variety of exceptional properties. This material has chemists, physicists, astronomers, and materials scientists utilizing its properties in a myriad of applications. In this lecture Dr. Gash and Mr. Dean Reese will describe and demonstrate the structure, properties, and advanced applications of aerogels, and even synthesize one.
Presenter: Alex Gash, Teacher: Dean Reese (Tracy High School)

Order from Chaos: The Birth of the solar System - Feb 7
The solar system formed from a cloud of interstellar gas and dust cloud about 4.6 billion years ago. Life began on earth about 3.5 billion years ago following a period of intense bombardment by asteroid fragments and comets, intense volcanism and finally development of a stable crust and a hospitable atmosphere. Thanks to ever more powerful telescopes and other state-of-the-art observational methods we are now able to directly see "stellar nurseries" and young stars at various stages of formation. In this talk we will learn about what triggers star formation in clouds, circumstellar disks and planet formation within the disks. Finally, we will discuss early life on earth.
Presenter: John Bradley, Teacher: Dan Burns (Los Gatos High School)

Avoiding Armageddon: Diverting Asteroids with Nuclear Explosions - Feb 14
Every couple of years, the earth is hit by a body with energy near that of the Hiroshima bomb. Deposited high in the atmosphere these events causes little or no damage. On longer timescales, impacts occur with the potential to destroy regions, or whole civilizations. This lecture presents an overview of the impact threat, followed by a systematic development of the requirements to divert such an object. Nuclear explosives are presented as a mature, well-characterized technology able to reduce or eliminate this threat. With decades of warning, a standoff burst can then ablate surface material and nudge the body to a safer orbit without fragmenting. For shorter times, 1000 days before impact, a direct surface burst can shatter the body dispersing the material so much that only about 1/100,000th of the original body, still threatens.
Presenter: Dave Dearborn, Teacher: Tom Shefler (Granada High School)

Star Power on Earth: The Path to a Limitless Clean Energy Future - Feb 21
Creating a star on Earth is the goal of the National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world's largest laser. When completed in 2009, NIF will focus 192 giant laser beams on a BB-sized target filled with hydrogen fuel - fusing, or igniting, the hydrogen atoms' nuclei. This is the same fusion energy process that provides the life-giving energy from the sun. NIF Director, Ed Moses, will describe how NIF works and its potential to provide a limitless supply of clean, safe energy.
Presenter: Ed Moses

It's a Breeze: Using the Wind to Power Our Future - Feb 28
Those windmills spinning away in California's hills and mountain passes provide clean and renewable energy to our power grids. Today, the possibilities are even greater. As we face energy shortages and the effects of climate change, the wind is an inexpensive, inexhaustible, and nonpolluting source that is becoming an important part of our energy future. Dr. Lundquist will explain how wind turbines convert the forces of the atmosphere into electricity for our homes, businesses, and even cars. We will explore how much power could be collected from the wind, how that amount compares to our demands, and how weather forecasts help wind turbines provide even more clean, renewable, and reliable energy.
Presenter: Julie Lundquist, Teacher: Bret States (Tracy High School)

About Science on Saturdays:
Free Lecture Series for Middle and High School Students

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures targeted at middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

Teachers who attend the SOS presentations can receive a CD with the presentation slides. If the talk is video recorded, they can receive a DVD of the recorded talk as well. These CDs and DVDs are offered free of charge and are sent by mail after the completion of the lecture series for the year. Be sure to register when you attend to receive your copy of these valuable teaching resources.
Sponsor: LLNL
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  9:30am and 11:15am  (also at 1:00pm on Feb 21)
Admission: Free - seats are first come first served.
More info: LLNLScience on Saturday web page

Spring Home & Garden Show
 

 

 

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February 13-16
Friday to Monday

 

 

Alameda County Spring Home & Garden Show
All the latest in home improvement and decor. Show prices are the best prices - shop, compare and save!
Sponsor: Capital Showcase.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Fri.); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat); 10am to 6pm (Sun).
Admission: $6 adults; free to children under 12; Seniors Fri only $2.00; $8 parking.  VIP tickets available from exhibiting companies. $2 discounts on the website.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site www.capitalshowcase.com or 925 682-7227.
Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
 

 

 

 


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Feb 13-14
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Romantic Horse Drawn Carriage Rides
Take your sweetie on a romantic horse drawn carriage ride through downtown Livermore. Rides are $60.00 per couple - this includes a private 20 minute ride, a box of See's chocolates, a red rose compliments of Livermore Valley Florist and a split of sparkling wine as the perfect compliment to your romantic evening.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times: Every half hour from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $60 per couple
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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February 14
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Winter Landscape, Summer Romance
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream
Haydn: Concerto No. One in C Major, Movement One
Eduard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie Espagnole, Movement One
Hanson:  Symphony No. 1, "Nordic"
Plus solos by the winners of the 2008-2009 Competition for Young Musicians
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  8:00pm
Admission:  Adult: $28/$24/$20; Seniors (62+): $26/$22/$18, Youth (through high school): $8.  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824,  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Equal Rights for Equal Love Rally

 

 

 


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Feb 14
Sat

 

 

 

Equal Rights for Equal Love Rally
A rally in the middle of downtown Livermore to show support for gay marriage and the LGBT community in general
Sponsor: There's no official sponsor, but support is expected from various LGBT rights groups and activists
Location:  The intersection of South Livermore Ave and First Street
Times:  The rally will begin at approximately 11 AM on February 14th, and will last as long as there are demonstrators there.
Admission: free
More info: Bring a sign and bring a friend. For more information email louisruss@gmail.com

 
Punch Brothers

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Punch Brothers
The acoustic bluegrass Punch Brothers formed by mandolin player Chris Thile of Nickel Creek fame, serve up bluegrass with modern classical composition. Thile’s youthful, prodigiously gifted band-mates are among the most in-demand performers in the worlds of bluegrass, folk, and traditional music. The quintet includes Thile, Gabe Witcher on fiddle, Noam Pikelny on banjo, guitarist Chris Eldridge and bassist Greg Garrison. The quintet performs to sold-out audiences across the U.S. playing selections from “Punch,” their latest album.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $55/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center Punch Brothers web site

 
Tour of California Bike Race

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Feb 17
Tuesday

 

 

 

Tour of California Bike Race
The Tour of California Bike Race will come through Livermore beginning around 1:00pm.
Stage 3 begins in San Jose and ends in Modesto.  The route goes through Calaveras Blvd (by the reservoir) and they up through highway 84.
They they will stay on 84 as it becomes Isabel Ave, and turn right onto Concannon.  The route follows the entire length of Concannon and turns right onto S. Livermore Ave, they goes out of Livermore on Tesla.
This section is referred to as the "Livermore Sprint" as the route is much flatter than the sections before and after.
The stage begins in San Jose at 12:00 noon and ends in Modesto between 3:53-4:55 PM.  The stage is 104.2 miles  Livermore is about 37 miles into the stage.
eLivermore.com will be on the scene, taking photos that will be posted here.
Sponsor: Amgen
Location:  Through Livermore
Times:  Around 1:00 to 2:00pm
Admission: Free to watch along the route.
More info: Tour web site

 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Lincoln Highway
 

 

 


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February 18
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Lincoln Highway
Gary Kinst, newsletter editor for the California Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will talk about the Lincoln Highway through Tracy, Altamont, Summit Garage, and Livermore.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  7:30pm.  Doors open at 7:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Mask Yourself - Mask shopping and Mask Making Event (for Mardi Gras)

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From the 2008 Bash

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Feb 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Mask Yourself - Mask shopping and Mask Making Event (for Mardi Gras)
Want to come in costume? Join us at “Mask Yourself” to find your Mardi Gras look ahead of the crowd, choose from an array of Mardi Gras masks, beads and boas, and explore the décor-in-progress. Feeling creative? Make your own Mardi Gras mask!

Get yourself dressed, Mardi Gras style!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore
Times:  2:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Earlybird Shopping: Free;  $15 for mask making
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Tango Fire

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 18
Wednesday

 

 

 

Tango Fire
Founded in 1996 by the distinguished Argentine ballerina and choreographer, Carolina Soler, Buenos Aires’ Estampas Portenas is a tango company with a performance that is simultaneously rhythmic, technical and erotic.“Tango Fire is the real deal -- sensuous twists and turns, lightning sharp interaction between a pair of dancers, great music, sexy costumes and glamorous performers make Tango Fire a show that is full of adrenalin and good humor.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $55/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterTango Fire web site

 
Pacific Chamber Symphony - Schubert & Stravinsky

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 19
Thurs

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Schubert & Stravinsky
Come hear Schubert's exquisite Serenade for strings and winds and Stravinsky's evocative Soldier's Tale. Schubert's combination of clarinet, bassoon and horn with strings builds upon Beethoven's classical model exploring up new possibilities for gorgeous melodies that only a lieder composer could accomplish. Stravinsky takes members from each family of the orchestra to create everything from virtuoso violin passages to sounds of a band to chorales to a rag-time dance to create a 20th Century neo-classical approach. Complete with narration Stravinsky tells a story of a soldier's battle with the devil.

About Pacific Chamber Symphony: The San Francisco based Pacific Chamber Symphony is the Best of the Bay when it comes to small orchestras: dynamic maestro Lawrence Kohl, brilliant musicians, a warm and embracing atmosphere, and inspiring interpretations of the most beautiful music ever written.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $38/$32/$26.  Student $7
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber SymphonyeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

See the Pacific Chamber
Symphony web site for
the seating chart
Museum on Main Lecture - Julia Morgan
 

 

 


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Feb 19
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Julia Morgan
Julia Morgan – as impersonated by Betty Marvin, Architectural Historian
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10 donation ($5 for ALVHS members)
More info: Museum on Main
New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell

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Feb 20
Friday

 

 

 

New Orleans Bash at the Bothwell
Join the Mardi Gras revelry in a “French Quarter” atmosphere at the Bothwell Arts Center, with street artists with boas, beads, souvenir trinkets, art and masks for sale, fortune-telling, a la carte Louisiana-style cooking featuring gumbo, pralines and hurricanes, and a street-style party with live early New Orleans Jazz. Local artists, decorators and volunteer event organizers pool resources to create scenery and over-the-top décor echoing the excesses of the French Quarter.

Enjoy a New Orleans jazz club experience in a limited-seating “Preservation Hall Tribute” for two showings only, at 6pm and 7pm. “Big Money in Gumbo” returns this year to popular demand, featuring bandleader Mal Sharpe, host of the weekly Back on Basin Street radio program on KCSM-FM, and returning guest star, Lady Memphis.

The event includes a silent auction with exciting and interesting opportunities and prizes from generous donors. All proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center.

5:00pm Doors Open
   Pirate’s Corner Bar Opens
   Dining, Shopping, Sightseeing (Best time for shopping, browsing)
   Carefully Selected Early Jazz Background Music
   Earlybird Opportunity Prizes this Hour
   Silent Auction begins

6:00pm Preservation Hall Tribute(Big Money in Gumbo) 
   Live Jazz begins, Jackson Square (included in cover charge)
   Opportunity Prizes

7:00pm Final Preservation Hall Tribute
   First Round Silent Auctions Close this hour

8:00pm Big Money in Gumbo joins Jazz in Jackson Square
   Final Silent Auctions & Opportunity Prizes this Hour

9:30pm Dining Closes, Last Call for Alcohol

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Center, 2466 8th St. Livermore
Times:  5:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission: $15 – Celebration Admission,  $25 - Preservation Hall Concert (includes Celebration Admission)
    $3 to $10 - Drinks and Dinner a la Carte
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Seussical - Studio Theater
 

 

 


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Feb 20-22
Feb 27-28, Mar 1
Mar 6-8
Mar 13-15

Fri-Sun

Seussical - Studio Theater
SEUSSICAL is a musical based on the books of Dr. Seuss that debuted on Broadway in 2000. This fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza begins with the mischievous Cat in the Hat proclaiming "I can see that you’ve got quite a mind for your age! Why, one Think and you dragged me right onto the stage! Now, I’m here, there is no telling what may ensue With a Cat such as me, and a Thinker like you!"

SEUSSICAL is directed by Eric Neiman and produced by JoAnn Loitz.
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: Adults: $25, Seniors (60+): $22, Juniors (under 18): $20  Season Tickets: Adults: $67.00;  Over 60 or Under 18: $60
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
 

Tribute to Glenn Mill & Gene Krupa featuring The Tex Beneke Orchestra

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 21
Saturday

 

 

 

Tribute to Glenn Mill & Gene Krupa featuring The Tex Beneke Orchestra
Experience the 13-piece Tex Beneke Orchestra’s dazzling showcase of big band classics from Glenn Miller’s “In The Mood” and “Tuxedo Junction” to Gene Krupa’s “Sing Sing Sing” and “Don’t Be That Way.” The evening also stars Mary Lou Metzger, a featured singer and dancer on the acclaimed Lawrence Welk television series and the recent host of several music specials on PBS. The award winning String of Pearls group rounds out the show, performing some of the memorable big band vocal numbers such as “Chatanooga Choo Choo” and “Kalamazoo.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $55/$40/$35/$30.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
Lark in the Park - Amaral Park
 

 

 

 


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Feb 21
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Lark in the Park - Amaral Park
“Lark in the Park,” led my a museum docent and sponsored by Pleasanton’s Museum On Main, takes you one Saturday each month to one of Pleasanton’s local parks and helps you explore the local history that surrounds it. Participants begin each event at the designated park where the activities will take place.

This month is a visit to Amaral Park, 3400 Dennis Drive on February 21. All events are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

An information sheet on each park will be handed out. Photos of the parks will be available for purchase, $5 for one quality photo; $1 for one photocopy. An activity related to that park’s history will be presented. Yearly membership in the Lark in the Park is $25 per person and includes passport, binder, and one photo of each park’s special history.

Donations are gratefully accepted and a portion will go toward the Museum’s Educational Scholarship Fund. The goal this year is to raise $1,000 for a competitive scholarship between the two high schools. Next year plans are to have scholarship programs for both schools.

2009 - March 28, Hansen Park; April 25, Orloff Park; May 23 Kottinger Park; June 27, Moller Park; July 25, Veteran’s Park; August 22; Delucchi Park.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Amaral Park, 3400 Dennis Drive
Times:  10am to 2:00pm
Admission: $25 for a full year's membership
More info: Museum on Main
 

Used Car Super Sale
 

 

 


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Used Car Super Sale
The largest Credit Union Car Sale in years! Patelco Credit Union & Safe America Credit Union have partnered with Cars-net and AutoNation to provide its members (and members of the community) with the best selection of pre-owned cars at the lowest possible prices. Don't miss it! Low Credit Union financing available on site.
Sponsor: Patelco Credit Union & Safe America Credit Union
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Sat: 9am to 5pm Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Admission:
Free.  Parking is free
More info: www.ncabird.com; www.patelco.org , www.safeamerica.com  or 800-601CARS (2277)
 
The Vagina Monologues

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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The Vagina Monologues
A Celebration of Sexuality!
Tri-Valley Haven - A benefit to end violence against woman in the Tri-Valley.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays: 8:00pm; Sat: 2:00pm
Admission: $41/$31/$26
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
Fly Fishing Show
 

 

 


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Fly Fishing Show
100% Dedicated to Fly fishing. More gear, accessories, trips, and celebrities under on roof then any website or catalog. Celebrity and author talks. Tying & casting demos.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 5:30pm (Fri); 9am to 5:30pm (Sat); 9am to 4:30pm (Sun)
Admission: $15 adults; $2 children under 12 ; $8 parking. 
   Discounts: Sunday, Family Day: $25 for 2 adults and all children under 26.  Uniformed Military: $10
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site http://www.flyfishingshowwest.com/
 
Livermore's Got Talent

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Livermore's Got Talent
Have you always wanted to appear on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” program, but didn’t know where to start? Well, here’s an opportunity to appear on the next best thing, the “Livermore’s Got Talent” competition. Top winners in each age category – youth (17 and under) and adults (18 and over) – will each take home $2,500. This competition will feature singers, dancers, bands, pianists, magicians, comedians and other performers. Information and applications are available at www.LivermoresGotTalent.com. Applications must be received by Jan. 3, 2009.
Sponsor: Livermore Rotary Club
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $125/$45/$25/$25
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterLivermore Rotary Club
 
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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
Joey Altman and the Back Burner Blues Band Feb 3
Tuesday
7:00pm

Main Library

Chef Joey Altman and his all-chef Back Burner Blues Band will perform at 7pm on Tuesday, February 3 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
Joey Altman is a San Francisco based chef who wears many hats – television host, cookbook author, restaurant consultant, and food & wine educator. In 1998, he launched Bay Café, a food-magazine television show, recognized 3 times by the James Beard Foundation for Best Local Cooking Series. In addition, Altman has also hosted two series for the Television Food Network – Appetite for Adventure, a show where gourmet cooking meets the great outdoors and Tasting Napa, a culinary travelogue through Northern California’s wine country.
Free Income Tax Preparation
Assistance
Feb 5
through
April 11
Free Income Tax assistance will be available at two Livermore Public Library locations this tax season. Beginning February 5th and continuing through April 11th, trained volunteers from AARP will be available to answer questions and help the public prepare state and federal tax forms. Appointments are on a first come, first served basis. Tax assistance will be provided Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 2pm at the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm at the Rincon Branch Library, 725 Rincon Avenue.
Cookin' the Market
Cooking Demonstration
Feb 8
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

A “Cookin’ the Market” cooking demonstration will take place at 2pm on Sunday, February 8 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. This demonstration will present new foods and new cooking techniques that show just how quick and easy it can be to prepare healthy dishes using seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables.
The “Cookin’ the Market” program is a partnership between the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association and Fresh Approach, two San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organizations that share a commitment to supporting local farms and farm products as part of the solution to community challenges of obesity and food access.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: In Defense of Food, a community-wide reading program, featuring Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating. 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 2009.
Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library. For additional events check the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us . For more information contact Rosemary Dukelow at 925-373-5514.
Family Storytime
Happy New Year, You Big Ox!
Feb 9
Monday
7:00pm

Main Library

HAPPY NEW YEAR, YOU BIG OX! Celebrate the Lunar New Year—the Year of the Ox—with stories about the festival, the ox, and all of his friends at the Civic Center Library on Monday, February 9, at 7 PM. Civic Center Library is located at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
Cooking with all things Trader Joe's
author
Feb 10
Tuesday
7:00pm

Main Library

Wona Miniati, co-author of Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s” will speak at 7pm on Tuesday, February 10 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
Wona Miniati and co-author Deana Gunn have written a cookbook that shows how to make delicious food using ingredients all from Trader Joe’s. Using fresh ingredients strategically coupled with Trader Joe’s prepped items, Cooking with All Things Trader Joe’s shows you how to have healthy, home-cooked gourmet meals in a short amount of time. Miniati and Gunn drew upon their international backgrounds and lifetime of cooking experience in developing this unique cookbook. As busy individuals who juggle careers and family, they share their best time-saving tips in this collection of original Trader Joe’s recipes.
Grow it at Home - Family Gardens Feb 14
Saturday
2:00p

Main Library

Lesley Stiles shows how to “Grow it at Home” at 2pm on Saturday, February 14 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Teaching kids to eat and love fresh fruits and vegetables can be challenging. Growing your own produce together gives children a stake in the consumption of their spoils. Learn how to create a fun and functioning food supply in your own yard with your family. Recipes for the bounty are included. Lesley is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and has owned a restaurant specializing in locally sourced, seasonal, vegetable-based cuisine for ten years. She organizes cooking demonstrations, cook book signings and farm tours, and owns a thriving sustainable catering business. With the help of Kaiser Permanente, she is creating school gardens and Farm to School Salad Bars.
Family Storytime
Open Heart Kitchen
Feb 14
Saturday
11:00a

Springtown

Join John Weaver for heart-warming stories at the Springtown Branch Library on Saturday, February 14 at 11:00 AM. OPEN HEART KITCHEN will be present to accept non-perishable food donations. Springtown Branch Library is located at 998 Bluebell Drive near the duck pond.
Family Storytime
Good Sports
Feb 19
Thursday
6:30pm

Rincon Branch

GOOD SPORTS! What’s your favorite sport? Bring the whole family—and some friends, too—for some fun sports stories presented in English & Spanish at the Rincon Branch Library on Thursday, February 19 at 6:30 PM. Rincon Branch Library is located at 725 Rincon Avenue in May Nissen Park and Swim Center
4-H: More than you ever imagined! Feb 21
Saturday
2:00pm

Main Library

Find out more about 4-H at 2pm on Saturday, February 21 at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Members of the Del Arroyo 4-H Club will present information on their many projects – from gardening to composting, from the magic of science to raising chickens.
4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. They are putting these skills into action through their clubs and community projects, and truly giving back to the world.
Backyard Vegetable Gardening Feb 22
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

Jacquie Williams-Courtright will speak on Backyard Vegetable Gardening at 2pm on Sunday, February 22 at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue.
Grow your own vegetables in containers or garden beds and enjoy home grown freshness. Jacquie, of Alden Lane Nursery, will share how to get started, with samples of seasonal favorites, organic soil amendments and plant care products that will ensure success. Jacquie, a Livermore native, is the owner of Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore and the host of channel 30’s The Valley Gardener featuring seasonal gardening topics.
Adults: "Have a Wii bit of Fun" Feb 26
Thursday
7:00p

Main Library

Beef up your electronic cooking skills on Thursday, February 26, at 7:00 pm at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, with Nintendo’s electronic game Cookin’ Mama. Chop, stir, slice, and simmer, your way through a special recipe. Try to beat your own score, or compete with a friend.
Parents & Kids Cooking Together Feb 28
Saturday
2:00pm

Main Library

Ana Villalobos will show parents and kids how to cook healthy foods together at 2pm on Saturday, February 28 at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Join us for some cooking fun, games and prizes as Ana teaches us about nutrition and healthy eating habits.
Ana is a Chef Educator for Kaiser Permanente, teaching healthy eating and doing cooking demonstrations. This program is part of the Healthy Helpings Project sponsored by the Livermore Children’s Health Access Partnership and Kaiser Permanente.
This program is part of Livermore Reads Together: In Defense of Food, a community-wide reading program, featuring Michael Pollan’s book In Defense of Food: The Myth of Nutrition and the Pleasures of Eating.
Calling All Book Clubs   Looking for a selection for your next book club discussion? Join the Livermore community by selecting Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food, the featured book for 2009’s community-wide reading program Livermore Reads Together. This powerful, well-researched and elegant manifesto proposed this simple maxim: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Book club kits are available at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Kits consist of copies of the book In Defense of Food, discussion questions, and tips for leading book discussions.
Livermore Public Library 4th Annual Teen Art Expo March 2 The Livermore Public Library invites teens to participate in the 2009 Teen Art Expo, “BLENDED” The Friends of the Livermore Public Library is sponsoring this unique opportunity for teens to share their artistic talent with local artists and the citizens of Livermore. Livermore residents in the sixth through twelfth grades are encouraged to submit a piece of original art, visually expressing the meaning of the word “BLENDED”. Theme ideas may include; a) blended colors, shapes, or designs, b) blended facets of life, c) blended characteristics of Livermore, San Francisco, or the world. Media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles and collage are eligible for this exhibit. Entries will be accepted Monday, March 2, through Monday, March 30, at the Livermore Civic Center Library. Artwork will be shown as space allows.