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March 2009

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
Sun:
06:38 -- 18:01
Moon:
08:41 -- 23:23

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad

Seussical - Studio Theater

Fly Fishing Show

Red Grammer

 

2
Sun:
06:37 -- 18:02
Moon:
09:19 -- xx:xx

Lvr Library Event -
   Teen Art Expo

 

3
Sun:
06:35 -- 18:03
Moon:
10:06 -- 00:34

 

4  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:34 -- 18:04
Moon:
11:02 -- 01:42

 

5
Sun:
06:32 -- 18:05
Moon:
12:08 -- 02:43

The Search for New Ideas

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

6
Sun:
06:31 -- 18:06
Moon:
13:20 -- 03:37

Seussical - Studio Theater

Vagina Monologues

 

7
Sun:
06:30 -- 18:07
Moon:
14:34 -- 04:21

OSH How to Fair 

Pls Farmers Market

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
 
Alexander Ghindin, piano

Seussical - Studio Theater

Vagina Monologues

 

8  Daylight Saving Time Begins
Sun:
07:28 -- 19:08
Moon:
16:48 -- 05:58

OSH How to Fair 

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

Seussical - Studio Theater

 

9
Sun:
07:27 -- 19:09
Moon:
18:00 -- 06:30

 

10  Full Moon
Sun:
07:25 -- 19:10
Moon:
19:10 -- 06:59

 

11
Sun:
07:24 -- 19:11
Moon:
20:17 -- 07:26

 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 19:12
Moon:
21:24 -- 07:52

 

13
Sun:
07:21 -- 19:13
Moon:
22:30 -- 08:21

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

Seussical - Studio Theater

Folk Art & Craft Show

Gem Fair

Craig Chaquico

Green & White Gala

 

14
Sun:
07:19 -- 19:14
Moon:
23:35 -- 08:52

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

Pls Farmers Market

Seussical - Studio Theater

Valley Concert Choral - Rossini

Folk Art & Craft Show

Gem Fair

Pancake Breakfast

St. Patrick Parade

St. Patrick Festival

Madd Hatter's Tea Party

 

15
Sun:
07:18 -- 19:15
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:26

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

LHG Garage Open

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad

Seussical - Studio Theater

Valley Concert Choral - Rossini

Folk Art & Craft Show

Gem Fair

St. Patrick Festival

Shamrock 5K Run & Walk

 

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 19:16
Moon:
00:38 -- 10:06

Jil Aigrot

 

17  St. Patrick's Day
Sun:
07:15 -- 19:16
Moon:
01:36 -- 10:52

 

18  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:13 -- 19:17
Moon:
02:29 -- 11:44

LHG Forum -
   Restore that old house
 

19
Sun:
07:12 -- 19:18
Moon:
03:16 -- 12:40

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  A Nation Transformed

 

20  First Day of Spring
    
(Vernal Equinox)

Sun:
07:10 -- 19:19
Moon:
03:56 -- 13:39

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

SWFA Golf Tournament

Scrapbook Expo

 

21
Sun:
07:09 -- 19:20
Moon:
04:31 -- 14:39

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

Pls Farmers Market

Savor the Flavor II Wine Tasting

Scrapbook Expo

 

 

22
Sun:
07:07 -- 19:21
Moon:
05:01 -- 15:41

Marriage of Figaro
   Livermore Valley Opera

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

 

23
Sun:
07:06 -- 19:22
Moon:
05:28 -- 16:42

Aquila Theatre Company

 

24
Sun:
07:04 -- 19:23
Moon:
05:54 -- 17:45

Regional Theater:
  Why and Why Now?

 

25
Sun:
07:03 -- 19:24
Moon:
06:19 -- 18:48

Keyboard Conversations

 

26   New Moon
Sun:
07:01 -- 19:25
Moon:
06:44 -- 19:53

Lvr Library Event -
   Teen Film Festival
 

27
Sun:
07:00 -- 19:26
Moon:
07:11 -- 21:02

Ottmar Liebert

Working - Musical

Friday Movie Night
   The Sandlot.

 

28
Sun:
06:58 -- 19:27
Moon:
07:43 -- 22:12

Barrel Tasting Weekend

Pls Farmers Market

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

Goodguys Get Together

Lark in the Park

Working - Musical

 

29
Sun:
06:57 -- 19:28
Moon:
08:20 -- 23:24

Barrel Tasting Weekend

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railway
   Big Steam

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
  David Finckel & Wu Han, cello-piano

Goodguys Get Together

 

30
Sun:
06:55 -- 19:28
Moon:
09:04 -- xx:xx

 

 

31
Sun:
06:54 -- 19:29
Moon:
09:58 -- 00:34

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2009 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

March Averages

Ave Hi: 64.9º
Ave Lo: 41.0º
Ave Rain: 2.09"
Weather Page 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Dates to be determined: 
Wine Country
Golf Campionship

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
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

March 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

 

   
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)
 

Red Grammer

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 1
Sanday

 

Red Grammer
Critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated recording artist Red Grammer has set the gold standard for writing and performing contemporary children’s music. Consistently winning awards for music with uplifting themes, innovative lyrics, and irresistible melodies Red and his wife (co-lyricist Kathy Grammer) have created a treasure trove of music for families and classrooms. Red’s music has a universal appeal that cuts across generations, backgrounds, ethnicity and religions.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $30/$25/$20; Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts CentereLivermore.com theater page
 
Fly Fishing Show
 

 

 


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Feb 27, 28
Mar 1
Fri-Sun

 

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/
 
Innovation: The Search for New Ideas - Bob Borchers

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 5
Thursday

 

Innovation: The Search for New Ideas - Bob Borchers
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series

Bob Borchers has been part of creating some wonderfully innovative products and technologies with over 15 patents granted or pending. From custom shoes to solid gold cell phones and from the iPod to the iPhone, each product emerges in a quest to discover what makes things new. Join this Livermore High ’84 Graduate and now Apple’s Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing as he shares his eclectic and amusing journey in search of innovation.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adults: $40/$30; Students, 21 & under: $20/$15.  15% discount if you buy all 5 in the series (starts Oct 2008)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts CentereLivermore.com theater page
 
The Vagina Monologues

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 27
Fri

Mar 6-7
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

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

 
OSH How-To Fair
 

 

 


 

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May 7-8
Saturday & Sunday

 

 

OSH How-To Fair
Informative how-to demonstrations from industry experts. Hundreds of vendors to answer your home improvement and gardening questions. Family fun activities, gourmet chefs, giveaways, free admission and parking. An event for the whole family!
Sponsor: Orchard Supply Hardware.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday: 10am to 5pm; Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Admission: Free admission and free parking.
More info:
Fairgrounds Web Site www.osh.com,  408-365-2659.
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Alexander Ghindin, piano

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 7
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - Alexander Ghindin, piano
Russian pianist Alexander Ghindin won first prize at the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition. From the opening rounds the 30-year-old Ghindin was the clear favorite, as Donald Rosenberg stated in his coverage for

The Plain Dealer, “A full week before he won first prize in the 2007 Cleveland International Piano Competition...Russia's Alexander Ghindin leapt to the front of the piano pack." He clinched his victory with a performance of Rachmaninoff No. 3 with the Cleveland Orchestra with Jahja Ling. Mr. Ghindin graduated from Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory after completing master class studies with Professor M.S. Voskrensky in 2001. By the age of 13 he had already won the Moscow Young Pianists’ Competition, and at 14 became youngest ever winner at the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1994, later gaining Second Prize at Brussels International Reine Elisabeth Competition in 1999.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
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, 2008.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.org.      http://clevelandpiano.org/ghindin.htmleLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

Craig Chaquico - Zazzed About Pets

At the Bankhead Theater


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March 13
Friday

 

 

 

Craig Chaquico
Valley Humane Society Presents Jazzed About Pets
Sponsor: Valley Humane Society
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $65/$50/$45/$40
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Marriage of Figaro - Livermore Valley Opera

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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March 14-15
Sat-Sun

March 20-22
Fri-Sun
Marriage of Figaro - Livermore Valley Opera
The Marriage of Figaro is considered Mozart’s greatest social commentary. It is a combination of comedy and pathos. Figaro and Susanna joyfully await their coming wedding but it is clouded by the marital woes of their employers, the Count and Countess. The Count seems to have lost interest in Rosina (the same Count and Rosina from the Barber of Seville). He now covets Susanna, Rosina’s maid servant. The two women devise a plan with the help of Cherubino that will teach the Count a lesson he will never forget. Magnificent arias, duets, and ensembles abound that reflect deception, anger, discord, and finally, repentance, and reconciliation.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times: 
March 14 is the Opening Gala, preceding the event in the lobby.
 
Times (PM) Fri Sat Sun
Pre-Lecture 6:30 7:00 1:00
Curtain 7:30 8:00 2:00

Admission:
   Saturday or Sunday:  Orchestra and Center: $59;  Wings, left and right: $49;  Back: $39;  Students $10 off.
   Friday (3/20): Orchestra and Center: $49;  Wings, left and right: $39;  Back: $29;  Students $10 off.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley OperaeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Green and White Gala.
 

 


 


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March 13
Friday
Green and White Gala
No-host cocktails 6:00 PM Dinner 7:00 PM
Entertainment provided by McGrath School of Dance
Tickets on sale now $60 per person
Tickets must be purchased by March 6th.
Sponsor: Dublin Sister City Association.
Location: The Chef's Touch - 11851 Dublin Blvd, Dublin.
Times: 6:00 pm No Host Irish Happy Hour, 7:00pm Dinner
Cost: $60 per person for reservation.  Tickets must be purchased by March 6.
More info: Dublin St. Pat site or (925) 829-4758
Alameda County Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast
 

 


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March 14
Saturday

 

Alameda County Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast
This event benefits the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation and has become a traditional part of the weekend.   .
Sponsor: Alameda County Firefighters - Local 55.
Location:  Fire Station on the corner of Donohue and Amador Valley
Times:  7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m
Admission: $5.00 per person  Tickets at door.
More info:
Dublin St. Pat site
St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade
 

 

 

 


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March 14 & 15
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade
Two fun-filled days of Irish Music and Dance, Food and Drink, Artists' Booths, Commercial Vendors, Non-Profit Displays, Carnival Rides, Games and more!
Location:  See above
Times:  Parade: Sat at 9:30.  Festival: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: Free
More info: Dublin St. Pat site
Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk
 

 

 

 


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March 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Shamrock 5K Fun Run and Walk
Registration and start line take place on Dublin Blvd. in front of California Carpets.
Parking Info: Follow Festival Parking Signs and park either on Clark Avenue or Sierra Court.
Sponsor: City of Dublin
Location:  Downtown Dublin
Times:  Registration 7:15am;  Start Time: 8:30am
Admission:
More info: Dublin St. Pat site

 
Country Folk and Art & Craft Show
 

 

 

 


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March 13-15
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Country Folk and Art & Craft Show
Put some spring time fun & excitement in your weekend at the Country Folk Art Craft Show returing to Pleasanton, this weekend, March 13, 14 & 14 to the Alameda County Fairgrounds - in the Young California building. Our beautiful spring show features many top artisan-exhibitors from across the country - all showcasing a huge array of unique and creative home fashions and decorating accents, such as handcrafted furniture, cozy quilts, florals, traditional and fine art, jewelry, wearable art, gourmet delights, handmade soaps, candles and so much more! So mark your calendar and bring all your friends... You won’t want to miss this fun and exciting shopping opportunity. Come see all your favorite and latest trends for spring & beyond. You're sure to find something special for your home, garden, family & friends - and most importantly - YOURSELF!
Sponsor: Country Folk Art Shows, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times: 5pm to 9pm (Fri), 10am to 5pm (Sat), 10am to 4pm (Sun)
Admission: $7 Adults; $2 Children under 10, Children under 5 free.  $8 parking.  $1 discount coupon at Country Folk Art
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or Country Folk Art  248-634-4151

 
Gem Fair
 

 

 

 


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March 13-15
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Gem Fair
Gems, Jewelry, Crystals, Beads, Lapidary Equipment, Silver, Gold, All your jewelry needs under one roof.
Sponsor: Gem Faire, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times: Fri, 12pm - 7pm, Sat, 10am - 6pm, Sun, 10am - 5pm
Admission: Adult $5 for weekend passes  $8 parking.  Discount: Newspapers, $2 off; website, 2 for 1 coupon.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.gemfaire.com 

 
Madd Hatter's Tea Party at LAA Gallery
 

 

 

 


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March 14
Saturday

 

 

 

Madd Hatter's Tea Party at LAA Gallery
You are invited to the Mad Hatter's Tea Party and Open House at the LAA Gallery on March 14th! We are serving tea and cookies from 1:00-3:30, and everyone is welcome to relax and enjoy the food and art gallery. The event is free. The gallery is overflowing with artworks made by local artists. In order to spring clean, we are having a March Madness sale, with many items discounted 10-20%. The sale lasts the month of March. Also, we are pleased to present collections by our newest gallery members: Jennie McGregor (photography), Erin Davis (pottery), Elena Morris (oils), and Christine McCall (botanicals, jewelry).
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  Carnegie Building, 2155 3rd St., Livermore
Times:  11:30am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Art Association

 
Valley Concert Choral - Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle

 

 


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March 14, 15
Sat, Sun

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle
This concert will feature Gioachino Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle. This "Little Solemn Mass" was written in 1863. He called it the "last of my sins of old age"; and it was described by Napolean III as neither little nor solemn! Rossini originally scored it for 12 voices, soloists, two pianos and a harmonium. The harmonium is a small instrument similar to an organ, but uses reeds that give it a sound similar to an accordian. The organist typically pumps foot pedals to operate the bellows. This work was originally performed in 1864, and an orchestral version was performed in 1869, three months after Rossini's death.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Choral
Location:  Saturday:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton.
      Sunday:  First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  Saturday: 8:00pm;  Sunday: 3:00pm
Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at the door.  Students 18 and under free.  Season tickets are $53.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
 
Jil Aigrot

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 16
Monday

 

 

 

Jil Aigrot
This famous French songbird inhabits the role of one of her country’s most celebrated songstresses, Edith Piaf. Previously an actress, Jil Aigrot has recently thrown herself into the performance that brought her to the big screen in the first place—releasing “Words of Love,” a collection which includes Aigrot’s interpretations of nearly 20 of Piaf’s most noteworthy songs.
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 CenterJil Aigrot web site.
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Restoring that old home.
 

 

 


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February 18
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Restoring that old home
Jeff Kaskey will share information on architectural styles and restoring and remodeling that old house. (rescheduled) Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 So. Livermore Ave. Doors open at 7 pm. Light refreshments.
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
 
Museum on Main Lecture - A Nation Transformed
 

 

 


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March 19
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - A Nation Transformed
Gerald S. Henig will give a talk “A Nation Transformed: How the Civil War Changed America Forever” at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at the Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. The lecture is one of the Ed Kinney Lecture Series presented by Pleasanton’s Museum On Main.

Often called America’s second revolution, the Civil War left a legacy of change unsurpassed by any other event in U.S. history. In many respects, a different nation emerged from the conflict than the one that entered it.

Join Professor Gerald Henig as he discusses the vast and profound transformations spawned by the Civil War, including the new methods for raising, administering, and financing armies; fighting on land, sea, and from the air; gathering intelligence; providing health and medical care; dealing with war dissenters and enemies from within; caring for the maimed, widowed, and orphaned; honoring the dead, and a host of other unanticipated challenges.

Copies of his new book about the Civil War will be available to purchase.

Gerald S. Henig is emeritus professor of history at California State University, East Bay, where he will soon complete his thirty-ninth year of teaching. One of the most decorated professors on campus, he received the Outstanding Professor Award and was a four-time winner of the Pi Kappa Delta Best Lecturer Award.

After graduating from Brooklyn College, Jerry earned his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in American history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

He has written numerous articles on the political and military history of the Civil War, and is the author of Henry Winter Davis: Antebellum and Civil War Congressman from Maryland and co-author of Civil War Firsts: The Legacies of America’s Bloodiest Conflict, which was a selection of the nationally prestigious History Book Club and the Military Book Club. In April 2007, the book was published in a paperback edition, with a new format, a generous number of photos and illustrations, and a new title: A Nation Transformed: How the Civil War Changed America Forever. In view of his outstanding record, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York honored Jerry with its Annual Alumni Achievement Award for 2008.
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

Scrapbook Expo
 

 

 


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Mar 20-21
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Scrapbook Expo
Consumer scrapbook expo featuring full line of products direct from the manufacturer's themselves. Classes and crop parties available. Special Features: Workshops and 
This years events will feature a speacial Thursday evening workshop and all day crop parties on Friday & Saturday. Must have ticket.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 6pm (Fri); 9am to 5pm (Sat)
Admission: $8 adults; children 12 and under free; $8 parking  Discount coupons available at participating local scrapbook stores.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site or www.scrapbookexpo.com   1-888-252-3976
SFWA Scholarship Golf Tournament
 

 

 

 


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March 20
Friday

 

 

 

SFWA Scholarship Golf Tournament
Golf Tournament at Poppy Ridge Coulf Course for the scholarship fund for the Sweet and Fortified Wine Association.
The $150 per player fee for the 18 hole scramble tournament on one of northern California’s most prestigious wine country courses includes dinner
Sponsor: Sweet and Fortified Wine Association
Location:  Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Times:  Begins at 11:00am
Admission: $150 per player
More info: Sweet and Fortified Wine Association, email: sweetandfortified@sbcglobal.net

 
Savor the Flavor II
 

 

 

 


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March 21
Sat

 

 

 

Savor the Flavor II
Tasting of domestic sweet and fortified wines from over 25 of America's most notable producers including Prager, Quady, Ficklin, and Pedroncelli. Wines will be specially paired with a variety of foods to highlight the versatility of American sweet and fortified wines. Visit the Sweet and Fortified Wine Association website at www.sweetandfortifiedwine.org for details and registration.

Savor the Flavor II is a one day program dedicated to showcasing the variety, versatility and quality of American sweet and fortified wines. A morning seminar on marketing sweet and fortified wine with an afternoon session on wine fortification issues. A special luncheon highlighting mid-day dishes paired with sweet and fortified wines is included with the seminar program. The Savor the Flavor II tasting includes unlimited tasting accompanied by "finger foods" specially selected to showcase the versatility of sweet and fortified wines. Tasters will also receive a complimentary copy of the SFWA Savor the Flavor II Recipe Book featuring recipes contributed by participating sweet and fortified wine producers.
Sponsor: Sweet and Fortified Wine Association
Location:  Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Times:  9:30am
Admission: $25
More info: Sweet and Fortified Wine Association, email: sweetandfortified@sbcglobal.net

 

Aquila Theatre Company - Comedy of Errors

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 23
Monday

 

 

 

Aquila Theatre Company - Comedy of Errors
Aquila’s production of Shakespeare’s tale of two sets of identical twins whose lives get turned upside down before they are finally put in order relies not only on slapstick comedy, but also on wonderful performances and imaginative staging. The Aquila Theatre has taken on the challenge of mixing American and British actors to do an excellent job with this confusing, funny and touching farce. Founded in London in 1991 by Peter Meineck, Aquila is now based in New York City. “A classically trained, modernly hip troupe…” The New York Times
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $45/$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 Aquila Theatre Company web site
The Regional Theater: Why and Why Now?

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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March 24
Tuesday

 

 

 

The Regional Theater: Why and Why Now?
Do you have questions about the 2000-seat Regional Theater proposed by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center (LVPAC) for Downtown Livermore? If so, bring those questions to a free presentation on the current status of planning for the Theater. LVPAC staff, consultants and community leaders will briefly discuss financing, programming, the theater’s design and the project’s timetable. And provide answers to your questions! A wine and dessert reception follows the meeting. Sponsored by the Friends of the Regional Theater.
Sponsor: LVPAC
Location:  Bankhead Theater
Times:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: LVPAC
 
Keyboard Conversations - Chopin for Lovers

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March 25
Wednesday

 

 

 

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - Musical Pictures
MUSICAL PICTURES Inspiring sights in glorious sound! The sonic splendor of Rachmaninoff's “Etudes Tableaux,” Debussy's colorful and exotic “Preludes,” and Mussorgsky's astonishing gallery of “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $45/$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 CenterKeyboard Conversations web site.
Ottmar Liebert

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March 27
Friday

 

 

 

Ottmar Liebert
Like his music, Liebert is respectful, creative and open-minded; a thoughtful artist who likes to begin albums with a concept and structure, even if it’s an untraditional one. With his band Luna Negra, Liebert has taken many of his best-loved tunes to incredible new places. His debut album, “Nouveau Flamenco,” sold double-platinum making it the biggest-selling guitar album of all time marking Liebert as one of the most talented, influential and creative guitarists and performers to surface in years.
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 Ottmar Liebert web site
Working - Musical
 

 

 

 


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Mar 27-28
Fri-Sat

April 3-5
Fri-Sun

April 17-19
Fri-Sun

Working - A Musical Based on the Book by Studs Terkel
WORKING A musical based on the book by Studs Terkel. March 27, 28, April 3, 4, 17 and 18 at 8 PM and April 5 and 19 at 2 PM. Las Positas College Theater, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore. Tickets: $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors, $10 Students. Available at the Las Positas College Bookstore and Fine Fretted Friends in Downtown Livermore. Advance Reservations: 424-1812; Show Information: 424-1166. Contains some strong language.
Sponsor: Las Positas College
Location:  Las Positas Theater
Times:  Fri, Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: General: $15;  Seniors: $12;  Students: $10
More info: Las Positas College, or 424-1166

 
Friday Night Movie Nights - The Sandlot
 

 

 

 


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March 27
Fri

 

 

 

Friday Night Movie Night - The Sandlot
Enjoy the movies on a Big Screen with Premium Sound
5:30pm Play Time with trained staff to lead kids in interactive activities
Movies start at 6:30pm.
Refreshments will be sold.  Bring blankets and chairs.
March27: Sandlot
April 24: Monsters Inc
May 29: The Incredibles
Sponsor: LARPD.
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center Gymnasium - 4444 East Ave, Livermore
Times:  5:30pm Play Time
Admission: Free
More info: LARPD, 373-5734.  Event Brochure

 
Barrel Tasting Weekend
 

 

 

 


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March 28-29
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Barrel Tasting Weekend
Livermore Valley's First Ever Barrel Tasting Weekend!

Taste wines right out of the barrel, meet winemakers, and more.
Each winery will host a unique experience during barrel tasting weekend including at least 1 barrel sample for each ticket holder.
This is your chance to pre-purchase wines before they have even bottled (aka "futures")!

ONLY 1600 tickets will be sold... GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!

Tickets are $20 advance ($25 day of event).* Tickets on sale NOW!
Pre-Sell tickets end on Friday, March 27 at 12pm
Tickets can be purchased at any participating winery on the day of the event.

*Ticket includes: a take home Riedel glass with the new Livermore Valley Wine Country Logo, barrel tasting at each participating winery for Saturday & Sunday, and a Barrel Tasting Weekend map which includes all wineries that are participating in the Barrel Tasting weekend.

Participating Wineries & Activities include:
Bent Creek Winery -'07 Cab barrel tasting, winemaker teaches informative blending tips, create your won blend in your tasting glass, food pairings including chocolate truffles and Belgique Truffle Gateau.
Big White House Winery -'07 Sangiovese, '05 Zinfandel, '05 Pinot, '05 Dolceto, '06 Chardonnay and '03 Petite Sirah Barrel Tasting
Charles R Vineyards - Syrah barrel tasting, Craig's Famous BBQ tri-tip sandwiches, and Winemaker will be on hand to answer questions.
Chouinard Vineyards - '06 Petite Syrah Port and Reserv Cab barrel tasting, pairings include homemade bread and dark chocolate
Concannon Vineyard - '06 Petite Syrah and Reserve Cabernet barrel tasting
Crooked Vine Winery & Stony Ridge - '07 Cabernet Sauvignon and '07 Syrah barrel tasting. Winemaker, Jaime Dowell, will be on hand to answer questions
Cuda Ridge Wines -'07 Cab & "07 Merlot barrel tasting, live music, futures available for purchase, winemaker on hand to answer questions.
Deer Ridge Vineyards - '07 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve barrel tasting paired with Cherie's Molten Cabernet Chocolate Cake. The first 100 people sample Tawny Chocolate Port. Artists work demonstrations from 1-4pm each day.
Eagle Ridge - '07 Cabernet Sauvignon & Zinfandel barrel tasting
el Sol Winery- '03 Lodi Primitivo, '03 Contra Costa Petite Sirah barrel tasting, bottle your own wine ('05 Loco Lobo Lodi Syrah $12), delicious food by PW Markets, one of a kind jewelry by Paula Carvalho, hand made clothing by Funzies, and wickless candles by Traci Anderson
Fenestra - '07 Estate Syrah, '07 Estate Mourvedre, '07 Petite Sirah barrel tasting, paired with assorted cheeses and nuts
Garré Winery & Café - '07 Syrah barrel tasting paired with a special cheese bread
Les Chênes Estate Vineyards -'07 Estate Syrah barrel tasting and paired with New York cheeses such as smoke Gouda with bacon. Poppy Ridge Grill will be on site with hors d'oeurves paired with other wines.
Livermore Valley Cellars- '07 Zinfandel, '07 Petite Sirah barrel tasting paired with Brocade Frog herb rubs
McGrail Vineyards & Winery - '06 and '07 Cabernet Sauvignon barrel tasting paired with cheese and nuts
Murrieta's Well - '07 Los Tesoros de Joaquin Petit Verdot barrel tasting, artisan cheese pairing, and futures available for purchase
Page Mill Winery - '07 Zinfandel, '07 Estate Petite Sirah, and '07 Cabernet Sauvignon barrel tasting. Winemaker, Dane Stark, will be on hand to discuss the spectacular vintage
Retzlaff Estate Winery- '08 Cabernet Sauvignon and '08 Merlot barrel tasting paired with assorted cheeses
Tamás Estates - '08 Prima Classe Sangiovese Riserva barrel tasting, artisan cheese pairing and futures available
The Steven Kent Winery - '07 Clone 191 Cab barrel tasting, food pairing, and futures available for purchase
Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room - '07 Small Lot Syrah barrel tasting, artisan cheese pairing, and futures available for sale
White Crane Winery - '07 Estate Cab and '07 LV Zin barrel tasting, futures available for purchase, award winning wines available for tasting, and cheese pairings
Wood Family Vineyards - '07 Cabernet Franc from an oak barrel and neutral barrel. Bart's Blazing Q Pulled Pork Sandwiches will be available. Futures available for purchase.

Sponsor: Livermore Winegrowers Association
Location:  See list above
Times:  12:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Tickets are $20 advance ($25 day of event).
More info: Livermore Winegrowers Association
 

27th All-American Get Together
 

 

 

 

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March 28-29
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27th All-American Get Together
Huge indoor/outdoor happenin' featuring over 3,000 American-Made & Powered hot rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trick trucks. Features: Shop at 100's of vendor/exhibitor boothes or take a trip to the Swap Meet for automotive related parts and Cars 4 Sale. There's fun for the whole family with a Model Car Show and free model make and take, plus a kids play area.
Sponsor: Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Location:   Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Sat.); 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.(Sun.).
Admission: $15 adults; $6 youth ages 7-12; children 6 and under free; $8 parking.  Discount Coupons available at NAPA Auto Parts Stores.
More info:
Fairgrounds Web Site, www.good-guys.com, www.allamericangettogether.com 925-838-9876.
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

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March 28
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - From Spanish Gypsies to Danish Kings
Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutti Overture
Khachaturian:  Flute Concerto, Jeffery Pelletier, flute
Bizet:  Carmen Suite No. 2
Sibelius:  King Christian II
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
Lark in the Park - Hansen Park
 

 

 

 


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March 28
Sat

 

 

 

Lark in the Park - Hansen 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 Hansen Park.  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:  Hansen Park
Times:  10am to 2:00pm
Admission: $25 for a full year's membership
More info: Museum on Main
 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - David Finckel & Wu Han, cello-piano

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March 29
Sunday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - David Finckel & Wu Han, cello-piano
Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han rank among the most esteemed and influential classical musicians in the world today. The talent, energy, imagination and dedication they bring to their multi-faceted endeavors as concert performers, recording artists, educators, artistic administrators and cultural entrepreneurs, go unmatched. Their duo performances take them to some of the most prestigious venues and concert series across the United States, including San Francisco Performances, Stanford Lively Arts, New York's Lincoln Center and 92nd Street Y, Washington's Kennedy Center, Smithsonian Institute, and Dumbarton Oaks, among many others.

In recognition of their widespread contributions to the field of chamber music and their artistic excellence both on and off stage, David Finckel and Wu Han were named Artistic Directors of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in 2004. They are also the founders and Artistic Directors of Music@Menlo, a chamber music festival in Silicon Valley that has garnered international acclaim since its inception in 2003. Prior to launching Music@Menlo, Wu Han and David Finckel served for three seasons as Artistic Directors of SummerFest La Jolla.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: $36, $31, $26.  Children and students through high school: free.  Day of concert tickets for college students:  ~$10.  Season Tickets available until September 15, 2008.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: 925-447-2752 or www.delvallefinearts.org.   www.artistled.comeLivermore.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
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.
Teen Film Festival March 26
Thursday
7:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library is holding a screening and reception for the third annual award-winning Teen Film Festival: An Independent View. The Teen Film Festival is an innovative program encouraging youth to express themselves through video.
Festivities will be held at the Civic Center Library Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 pm. All original films written, directed, filmed, edited, and by teens will be critiqued by Livermore Valley filmmakers/ producers on the evening of the festival. This year’s panel includes Sandra Myers, filmmaker and film production instructor at Las Positas College; Jason Ryder, film production coordinator and producer; and Donna Garrison, independent film producer.
Film submissions for the Teen Film Festival are due by 6:00 PM on March 13, 2009. Entry forms for film submissions are available online or at each Livermore Public Library location. For further information about the Teen Film Festival, please contact Sandy Fouts at (925) 373-5500 extension 5583 or visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.