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April 2009

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2009 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

April Averages

Ave Hi: 70.5º
Ave Lo: 43.4º
Ave Rain: 1.10"
Weather Page

  

April Fool's Day
Sun:
06:52 -- 19:30
Moon:
11:01 -- 01:38

 

2  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:31
Moon:
12:10 -- 02:33

A Tale of Three Cities
  How the US won WWII

Copenhagen Preview-
   Shakespeare's Associates

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

3
Sun:
06:49 -- 19:32
Moon:
13:23 -- 03:19

Beppe Gambetta and
   Dan Crary

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Working - Musical

 

4
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:33
Moon:
14:35 -- 03:58

Pls Farmers Market

Cinderella Classic

Dell Valle Fine Arts - 
  American String Quartet

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Pleasanton Poetry, Prose,
  and Arts Festival

Cat Show

Working - Musical

Lvr Library Event -
   Computer Class:
   Google and Beyond

 

Palm Sunday
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:34
Moon:
15:45 -- 04:30

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

New Orleans Jazz
   Orchestra

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Pleasanton Community
   Concert Band Spring Concert

Cat Show

Working - Musical

 

6
Sun:
06:45 -- 19:35
Moon:
16:53 -- 04:59

 

7
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:36
Moon:
18:00 -- 05:26

Arlo Guthrie

 

8
Sun:
06:42 -- 19:37
Moon:
19:07 -- 05:53

 

Full Moon
  Maundy Thursday

  Passover Begins
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:38
Moon:
20:13 -- 06:20

Marcus Roberts Trio

 

10  Good Friday
Sun:
06:39 -- 19:38
Moon:
21:18 -- 06:50

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

 

11
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:39
Moon:
22:22 -- 07:23

Pls Farmers Market

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

 

12  Easter Sunday
Sun:
06:36 -- 19:40
Moon:
23:23 -- 08:01

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Nowroz Festival

(Ravenswood closed
   for Easter)

 

13
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:41
Moon:
xx:xx -- 08:45

Lvr Library Event -
   Career Open House

 

14
Sun:
06:33 -- 19:42
Moon:
00:19 -- 09:35

 

15
Sun:
06:32 -- 19:43
Moon:
01:09 -- 10:29

LHG Forum -
   Livermore Through
   Elliott Dopking's Eyes
  

16
Sun:
06:30 -- 19:44
Moon:
01:52 -- 11:27

CA Independent Film Fest

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  Tri-Valley Trails

 

17  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:29 -- 19:45
Moon:
02:28 -- 12:27

CA Independent Film Fest

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Working - Musical

 

18
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:46
Moon:
03:00 -- 13:27

Pls Farmers Market

CA Independent Film Fest

Tommy Tune
  LVPAC Spring Gala

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Pleasanton E Waste

Working - Musical

Lvr Library Event -
   Computer Class:
   Microsoft Word

Yoga Workshop

 

19
Sun:
06:26 -- 19:47
Moon:
03:28 -- 14:28

Lvr Farmers Market

CA Independent Film Fest

LHG Garage Open

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Pleasanton E Waste

Working - Musical

 

20
Sun:
06:25 -- 19:48
Moon:
03:54 -- 15:29

 

21
Sun:
06:24 -- 19:48
Moon:
04:19 -- 16:31

 

22  Earth Day
Sun:
06:22 -- 19:49
Moon:
04:44 -- 17:36

 

23
Sun:
06:21 -- 19:50
Moon:
05:11 -- 18:43

 

24   New Moon
  Arbor Day
Sun:
06:20 -- 19:51
Moon:
05:41 -- 19:54

A Chorus Line 

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Friday Movie Night
   Monsters Inc.

25
Sun:
06:18 -- 19:52
Moon:
06:16 -- 21:07

Pls Farmers Market

A Chorus Line 

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Lark in the Park

Alpaca Show

Amador Valley Quilt Show

Lvr Library Event -
   Computer Class:
   E-mail Basics

Spring Stempede

Emergency Survival Expo

26
Sun:
06:17 -- 19:53
Moon:
06:59 -- 22:20

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

Lvr Farmers Market

Ravenswood Tours

A Chorus Line 

Copenhagen -
   Shakespeare's Associates

Alpaca Show

Amador Valley Quilt Show

Spring Stempede

 

27
Sun:
06:16 -- 19:54
Moon:
07:51 -- 23:28

 

28
Sun:
06:15 -- 19:55
Moon:
08:52 -- xx:xx

 

29
Sun:
06:14 -- 19:56
Moon:
10:01 -- 00:28

Making Changes:
   Preventing Obesity &
   Chronic Illness

 

30
Sun:
06:12 -- 19:57
Moon:
11:14 -- 01:18

Oil Solutions

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Dates to be determined:
Calif Independent Film Festival
Other Months
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    2009-2010 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.

April 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

 

   
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

 
Shakespeare's Associates - Copenhagen
 

 

 

 

 


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April 2 (preview)
Thurs

April 3-5
Fri-Sun

April 10-11
Fri-Sat

April 17-19
April 24-26
Fri-Sun

 

Shakespeare's Associates - Copenhagen
by Michael Frayn, directed by Virginia Reed.
Copenhagen, Michael Frayn’s fascinating play about truth and responsibility in a perilous world, produced by Shakespeare’s Associates, opens April 2nd at the Bothwell Arts Center, Eighth and G Streets.

Frayn based Copenhagen on a secret and perhaps fateful meeting that actually took place in German-occupied Copenhagen between Werner Heisenberg, a physicist working on Hitler’s nuclear fission project, and his former mentor, Niels Bohr, the renowned Danish physicist.

The play, which won a 2000 Tony award for Best Play, prompted controversy over what the men might have discussed in that meeting. Was it a struggle for the soul of science, or did Heisenberg simply hope to end the wartime rift between the two? The playwright doesn’t say, but as his characters offer their recollections, truth and memory seem blurred.

There is an underlying theme of “what if,” according to director Virginia Reed. “The audience is engaged in helping to solve the mystery of memory,” she says. “They become observers to its rewriting.”

Reed, who has directed professional productions throughout the Bay Area, says the intimate Bothwell theater has an advantage. “The characters in the play sometimes speak directly to the audience,” she explains. “In a larger space that can begin to sound like a speech. In our production, the audience will feel a part of the remembering.”

The production will have special resonance for a Livermore audience, many of whom work or have worked at Lawrence Livermore or Sandia National labs. Many have struggled with the same questions facing the play’s characters: How do we balance our commitments to science, to our country, to our families, and to our own morality?

Experienced professionals converge on Livermore to perform. Paul Silverman, well-known as a San Francisco-based actor plays Heisenberg. Richard Massery, most recently known for his Shakespeare work in New Haven, CT, is Niels Bohr . Kim Merrill of New York City will join the cast as Niels’ wife Margrethe, who often prods the men with her wit and wry insights.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  West End Theater at the Bothwell Art Center, 2446 8th Street, Livermore
Times:   Th, Fri, Sat:  8:00pm;  Sunday: 2pm  Nightly pre-show talk at 30 minutes prior to curtain.
Admission: Tickets go on sale January 2009.
  General:  $30 ($20 for preview performance on April 2)
  Seniors 65 and over, Full time educators, military ID: $25
  Full-time Students 22 and under: $20
  Preview show (April 2):  All tickets $15.
More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 1-800-838-3006
 

A Tale of Three Cities - David Kennedy

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 2
Thursday

 

A Tale of Three Cities - How the United States Won World War II - David Kennedy
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series

Pulitzer prize winner for “Freedom From Fear” and author of several books and articles, David M. Kennedy, a professor at Stanford University for over 40 years, teaches courses in 20th century American history, political and social thought, foreign policy, literature, and the comparative development of democracy in Europe and America. Kennedy's scholarship is notable for its integration of economic and cultural analysis with social and political history.
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
 
Beppe Gambetta and Dan Grary

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 3
Friday

 

 

 

Beppe Gambetta and Dan Crary
From his unique roots developing as an Italian musician in love with American country and bluegrass as well as the music of his native country, Beppe Gambetta has travelled the world to dazzle and charm music enthusiasts everywhere. Beppe’s musical journey is one of light heart and curiosity whose destination is not totally defined because it is beautiful to find ourselves where we never would expect to be.

Musical legend Dan Crary is a master of the guitar and one of the few artists whose work transcends boundaries of style and genre. Dan’s versatility prevails as his music ranges from Mozart to Anglo-American fiddle tunes to moody, evocative original compositions. “Jammed If I Do,” with guests Tony Rice, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, and Beppe Gambetta, was hailed as one of the decade’s great gatherings of guitarists, and his albums have garnered awards and rave reviews.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $35/$25/$20.  Students (17 & under): $12.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center Beppe Gambetta web siteDan Crary web site.

 

Cinderella Classic - Valley Spokesmen


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April 4
Saturday

 

 

 

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


Crow Canyon Cat Club 29th Annual Allbreed Cat Show
 

 

 

 


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April 4-5
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Crow Canyon Cat Club 29th Annual Allbreed Cat Show
Over 250 cats and kittens of 41 breeds will be on display and competing for Best in Show. Many kittens for sale. Rescue organizations will have loving cats for adoption. Many vendors with arts & crafts, gifts & gadgets for both cats and cat lovers.
Sponsor: Crow Canyon Cat Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 5pm
Admission: Adult $8, Child $5, Seniors (over 60) $5; Family (4 or more) $16.  $8 parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or 925-827-2722, or http://keencat.com

 
Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - The American String Quartet

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 4
Saturday

 

 

 

Del Valle Fine Arts Concert - The American String Quartet
A resident group at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974 and the Manhattan School of Music since 1984, the American String Quartet has garnered international acclaim for their presentation of the complete quartets of Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Bartok and Mozart. The Berliner Morgenpost states, “The finesse, thoughtfulness and depth of performances could not be surpassed”.
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.     www.americanstringquartet.comeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center

See the
www.delvallefinearts.org
web site for the seating
chart.

 
Pleasanton Poetry, Prose, & Arts Festival
 

 

 

 


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April 4-5
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Pleasanton Poetry, Prose, & Arts Festival
Join us for one fulfilling day or the entire weekent!  The Pleasanton Poetry, Prose & Arts Festival will be held at the contemporary and expansive campus of the Pleasanton Cenior Center, near historic downtown Pleasanton on the outskirts of the Livermore Valley wine country.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council, City of Pleasanton
Location:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd, Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday, 8:30am to 7:00pm; Sunday, 9:00am to 3:30pm
Admission: Various - see web site
More info: Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council

 
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra All Start

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 5
Sunday

 

 

 

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra All Start
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra All Stars is a spirited, swinging, 6-piece band steeped in the tradition of New Orleans jazz, blues, swing and spirituals. Founder and Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield is a Grammy nominated, Billboard Award winning trumpeter and composer and the official Cultural Ambassador for the City of New Orleans. The group’s lively performance will evoke the wondrous blues sound, the incredible food, the magnificent architecture, the creative literary spirit and the celebratory joie de vivre of New Orleans.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
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 CenterNew Orleans Jazz Orchestra web site
 
Pleasanton Community Concert Band Spring Concert
 

 

 

 


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April 5
 

 

 

 

Pleasanton Community Concert Band Spring Concert
Spring Concert
Sponsor: Pleasanton Community Concert Band
Location:  Amador Theatre, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton (Amador High School)
Times:  2:00-4:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info:  Pleasanton Community Concert Band

 
Arlo Guthrie

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 7
Tues

 

 

 

Arlo Guthrie
Arlo Guthrie, born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, gave his first public performance at age 13 and quickly became involved in the music that was shaping the world during the 1960s. The release of “Alice's Restaurant” helped foster a new commitment among the '60s generation to social consciousness and activism. In addition to playing the piano, six and twelve-string guitar, harmonica and a dozen other instruments, Arlo is a natural-born storyteller, whose tales and anecdotes figure prominently in his performances.
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 CenterArlo Guthrie web site.

 
Marcus Roberts Trio

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 9
Thurs

 

 

 

Marcus Roberts Trio
The Marcus Roberts Trio’s imagination and quick musical reflexes project a style that is powerful, rhythmic, and free. Traditionally the piano is the focus of jazz trios, yet Roberts prefers all musicians share equally in shaping the music by changing its tempo, mood, texture, or form with musical cues. Roland Guerin and Jason Marsalis possess immense talent both individually and as a unit. Roberts’ highly innovative piano style as well as his philosophy of jazz improvisation merges his love for great music with his creative imagination to create a thoroughly modern sound.
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 Marcus Roberts web site.

 
Nowroz Festival
 

 

 

 


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April 12
Sunday

 

 

 

Nowroz Festival
Featuring exciting musical artists Habib Qaderi onstage, with special appearance by DJ Wassi on two turntables spinning Afghan, Persian, Indian and Arabic music. This year will also include Live Drama, Game Shows, Surprise Guest and spectacular children's carnival.
Sponsor: Idol Entertainment
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or Little Kabul.com

 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Livermore through Elliott Dopking's Eyes
 

 

 


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April 15
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Livermore through Elliott Dopking's Eyes
Presented by Susan Dopking Canfield.
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
 
California Independent Film Festival
 

 

 

 


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April 16-19
Thurs-Sun

 

 

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

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

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

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

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Tri-Valley Trails
 

 

 


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April 16
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Tri-Valley Trails
“Tri-Valley Appreciation,” a lecture about the unique area we live in, will be presented by Steve Thomas from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 16 at the Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. The lecture is one in the Ed Kinney Lecture Series of Pleasanton’s Museum On Main.

No reservations are necessary. Admission is $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members; $5 for teachers and $3 for students with valid ID.

Thomas will talk about the Bay Area with its winning combination of climate perfection, geographic diversity, unique history and recreational abundance.

Learn about interesting places to visit, unique weather, geography, and nature along with easy and interesting walks and hikes.

This program includes over 100 color slides, interesting facts, and stimulating anecdotes. This lecture is a fast-paced presentation that covers the most interesting highlights of each topic with humor, surprises and audience involvement.

The presentation is an outgrowth of his website "Tri-Valley Trails", with over 200 walking and biking trails in the area. The site has over 3,000 photos and maps.
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

City of Pleasanton E Waste
 

 

 


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April 18-19
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Crow Canyon Cat Club 29th Annual Allbreed Cat Show
Recycle TV's, fax machines, monitors, printers, cell phones, computers, video games, vcr's, dvd's, telephones and more. NO: Household appliances, furniture, florescent bulbs or paint.
Sponsor: Crow Canyon Cat Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission:
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or www.noewaste.com

 
Tommy Tune - LVPAC Spring Gala

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 18
Sat

 

 

 

Tommy Tune
LVPAC Spring Gala.
Pulling out all the stops for an evening of first-class entertainment, Tommy Tune and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings will fill the Bankhead Theater with the smooth musical sound you’ve always loved. With the depth of his creative expression it’s not surprising that Tommy received the highest honor for Artistic Achievement, The National Medal of Arts. In addition to singing, dancing, and acting, Tommy has garnered nine Tony Awards for Broadway musicals such as The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine, and Nine. On his unique talents as a director, choreographer, singer, dancer and actor, the New York Times has proclaimed, “Mr. Tune has reshuffled the elements of the traditional Broadway musical into state of the art.” In addition to a show-stopping 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 an exciting evening to remember.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $125/$115/$105/$95.  Price includes post-performance reception.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts CenterTommy Tune's web site

 
Yoga Workshop
 

 

 

 


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April 18
Sat

 

 

 

Yoga Workshop
Learn the language of enlightenment in this ground breaking workshop debuting at Cosmic Dog Yoga. Darwin Stephenson (author of Inspiration Divine: Learning the Language of Enlightenment) and Kelli Barnett (massage therapist and yoga instructor) will guide you to a deeper connection within your true self through simple and powerful practices that you'll be able to bring into your daily life. By combining sensation, emotion and thought with yoga, the Inspiration Workshop will bring you to a higher state of awareness of your Body, Spirit and Mind. Revealing and empowering, the Inspiration Workshop is a journey into personal balance that will infuse energy into your essence of your soul.

* Students should wear comfortable clothes (suitable for yoga) and bring a few items (e.g. photos) that personally elicit different emotions (e.g. happiness, sorrow, peace, heartache, joy, etc.).

Students will be focusing on their mementos to connect with emotion but will not need to share their item or experience with others. We would also like to be aware of any food allergies in advance.
Sponsor: Cosmic Dog Yoga
Location:  1923 Second St. Livermore
Times:  11:30am to 3:30pm
Admission: $35.00
More info: Cosmic Dog Yoga

 

A Chorus Line

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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April 24-26
May 1-3
May 8-10
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line is a musical about seventeen Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. The original Broadway production, directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett, was an unprecedented box office and critical hit, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

ADVISORY: Contains Strong Adult Language and Adult Content.

Performances are 8pm Fridays/Saturdays and 2pm Sundays Apr 24 - May 10, 2009 at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Bankhead Theatre, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California 94550.
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: Adults: $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
 

Friday Night Movie Nights - Monsters Inc
 

 

 

 


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April 24
Fri

 

 

 

Friday Night Movie Night - Monsters Inc.
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

 
Emergency Survival Expo
 

 

 

 


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April 25
Sat

 

 

 

Emergency Survival Expo
Prepare your family today.  Emergency prepardness products for sale.
Free Mini-preparedness seminars.
Health Emergency Information
Pet Safety Information & On-Site Services
Free 72 hour Personal Survival Kits (first 300 guests - limit 1 per family)
Sponsor: LARPD.
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center - 4444 East Ave, Livermore
Times:  10am to 2pm
Admission: Free
More info: LARPD, 373-5700.  Event Brochure

 
16th Annual Spring Stampede
 

 

 

 


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April 25-26
Sat & Sun

 

 

 

16th Annual Spring Stampede
The Spring Stampede brings folks together for a weekend of fun with horses and offers a variety of special events. The Spring Stampede is open to the public and Spectators are free and more than welcome! Come on out and have a root'in, toot'in time!

In 2009 the Mustangs come to town! Yes, BLM Mustang and Burro Adoptions will be held at the Spring Stampede! Adoptions will be held on both Saturday and Sunday, with a preview on Friday, 4/24 between 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Gymkhana on Saturday and Horse Show on Sunday, along with two days of Winery Trail Rides, Cattle Sorting, Tack Swap, Vendors, food and drinks. New this year is the BLM Wild Mustang and Burro Adoptions.
Sponsor: California State Horsemen's Association, Region 5
Location:  Rodeo Grounds, Robertson Park, Livermore
Times:  Events from 7am to 8pm Saturday, 6:30am to 5pm Sunday.  See schedule on web site.
Admission: Spectators Free.
More info: Web Site

 

California Classic Alpaca Show
 

 

 

 


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April 25-26
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California Classic Alpaca Show
Alpaca Halter and Performance Show. See hundreds of alpacas in all colors! Lots of venders, yarn, teddy bears, sweaters, designer clothing, and more! Performance show Sat & Sun. Halter show all day Sat. & Sun. Knitting/Spinning/Weaving demonstrations.
Sponsor: California Alpaca Breeder's Association
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD;  free parking
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or 925 261-9711  www.calpaca.org/classic/index.htm

 
Amador Valley Quilt Show
 

 

 

 


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April 25-26
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Amador Valley Quilt Show
More than 400 quilts - Traditional, Contemporary, & Wearable Art. Fabric Challenge, Memory Quilts, Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Country Store and more.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site

 
Lark in the Park - Orloff Park
 

 

 

 


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April 25
Sat

 

 

 

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

Oil Solutions - Amory Lovins

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 30
Thursday

 

Oil Solutions - Amory Lovins
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series

Physicist Amory Lovins cofounded and is Chairman and Chief Scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, think-and-do tank that creates abundance by design. Published in 29 books and hundreds of papers, and widely recognized with medals, awards, and ten honorary doctorates, Amory advises governments and major firms worldwide on advanced energy and resource efficiency, and has led the technical redesign of over $30 billion worth of facilities to achieve huge energy savings at typically lower capital cost.
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
 
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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
Free Computer Class:
Google and Beyond
April 4
Sat
10:15-12:15

Main Library

Learn advanced Google search techniques and how to search the library’s subscription databases to access car repair manuals, search for health information, read articles from popular magazines and much more.

Classes are hands-on, first come, first served and take place in Community Room B. For more information call 373-5505.

Career Open House April 13
Monday
5-7pm

Springtown

Are you looking for help in making a career change or searching for a job? Join Megan Pittsley, career advisor, for an open house at the Springtown Library on April 13, 2009, from 5-7 p.m. Ms. Pittsley will provide information about the Livermore Public Library’s Free 2 Succeed Job Center, which is located at the Civic Center Library. In addition to providing useful references for job searching and career development, she will schedule appointments for free one-on-one career counseling.
This program will take place at the Springtown Branch of the Livermore Public Library, 998 Bluebell Drive, just off I-580 at the Springtown exit, next to the duck pond. Open to the public. Free of charge.
Free Computer Class:
Introduction to Microsoft Word
April 18
Sat
10:15-12:15

Main Library

Learn the basics of word processing and how to maneuver through the Word menus and toolbars to create and edit a simple document.

Classes are hands-on, first come, first served and take place in Community Room B. For more information call 373-5505.

Free Computer Class:
E-mail Basics
April 25
Sat
10:15-12:15

Main Library

Discover a fun and easy way to keep in touch with family and friends. Participants will receive help in setting up an e-mail account in Google Mail.

Classes are hands-on, first come, first served and take place in Community Room B. For more information call 373-5505.

Learn to make Changes: Prevent Heart Disease, Obesity, & Chronic Illness April 29
Wed
7-9pm

Main Library

Learn how to lose weight, minimize the likelihood of chronic illness, and achieve optimal health - by utilizing your body's own DNA to find the correct diet for you.

Pam McDonald shares why the right diet for your own individual genetic type is so important and presents "The New Medicine - Integrative Medicine."

This powerful approach to optimal health focuses on the whole person - body, mind, spirit, and environment.

Pamela McDonald, author of "The APOE Gene Diet Book," shares 30 years of medical experience, is a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in
Integrative Medicine from University of Arizona. Pamela is a national
speaker and gives lectures, talks, radio & TV interviews.