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July 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

July Averages

Ave Hi: 89.4º
Ave Lo: 54.2º
Ave Rain: 0.02"
Weather Page

1
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:33
Moon:
15:54 -- 01:26

Alameda County Fair

1st Wednesday
   Street Party

A visit with Abraham
   Lincoln

Lvr Library Event -
   Magical Funhouse

Lvr Library Event -
   Manga Summer Camp

 

2
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:32
Moon:
16:56 -- 01:58

Alameda County Fair

Lvr Farmers Market

B-52s -
   Wente Concert

 

3
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:32
Moon:
17:56 -- 02:36

Alameda County Fair

Concert in the Park 

 

4  Independence Day
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:32
Moon:
18:51 -- 03:19

Alameda County Fair

Pls Farmers Market

Livermore Old Fashioned
     4th of July

Pleasanton 4th of July
     Concert & Celebration

 

5
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:32
Moon:
19:41 -- 04:09

Alameda County Fair

Niles Canyon Railroad

191st Army Band

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Library Event -
   Jazz in July

 

6
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:32
Moon:
20:24 -- 05:03

(Fair closed Mondays)

 

Full Moon
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
21:01 -- 06:01

Alameda County Fair

Tuesday Tunes 

8
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:31
Moon:
21:32 -- 07:00

Alameda County Fair

Wednesday Night Live!

Lvr Library Event -
   Manga Summer Camp

Lvr Library Event -
   Tickling the Funnybone"

Lvr Library Event -
   Quack & Wabbit

   Puppet Theater

 

9
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:31
Moon:
22:00 -- 08:00

Alameda County Fair

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream
  (preview)

Lvr Library Event -
   Armchair Travelers:
   Burning Man

 

10
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:30
Moon:
22:25 -- 08:59

Alameda County Fair

Concert in the Park 

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Drea
  (gala opening)

 

11
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:30
Moon:
22:49 -- 09:57

Alameda County Fair

Pls Farmers Market

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Summer Carnival

Discover Heritage Homes

Lvr Library Event -
   Heather Magic

Art Under the Oaks

 

12
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:30
Moon:
23:13 -- 10:56

Alameda County Fair

Niles Canyon Railroad

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Library Event -
   Jazz Idiom

Art Under the Oaks

 

13
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:29
Moon:
23:37 -- 11:56

(Fair closed Mondays)

 

14
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:29
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:58

Alameda County Fair

Tuesday Tunes

15  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:28
Moon:
00:04 -- 14:03

Alameda County Fair

Wednesday Night Live!

Lvr Library Event -
   Manga Summer Camp

Lvr Library Event -
   Recycled Music

LHG Forum -
   Influence of Radio
   on the country. 

 

16
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:28
Moon:
00:36 -- 15:12

Alameda County Fair

Lvr Farmers Market

Museum on Main Lecture
  - 
Fleet City

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull (preview)

Frankie Valli -
   Wente Concert

Wine Stroll

 

17
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:27
Moon:
01:14 -- 16:23

Alameda County Fair

Peter Pan

Concert in the Park 

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull (opening)

18
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:26
Moon:
02:01 -- 17:33

Alameda County Fair

Pls Farmers Market

Peter Pan

EAA Young Eagles Rally

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull

 

19
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:26
Moon:
02:59 -- 18:37

Alameda County Fair

Niles Canyon Railroad

LHG Garage Open

Peter Pan

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Lvr Library Event -
   Jazz and the Great
   American Songbook

 

20
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:25
Moon:
04:08 -- 19:34

 

21   New Moon
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:24
Moon:
05:24 -- 20:20

Tuesday Tunes 

22
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:24
Moon:
06:43 -- 20:59

Blondie & Pat Benatar -
   Wente Concert

Wednesday Night Live!

 

23
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:23
Moon:
08:00 -- 21:32

Lvr Farmers Market

Taste of Terroir

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Kathie Griffin -
   Wente Concert

 

24
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:22
Moon:
09:14 -- 22:02

Peter Pan

Concert in the Park 

Christmas in July

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull

 

25
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:21
Moon:
10:24 -- 22:30

Pls Farmers Market

Peter Pan

Christmas in July

Lark in the Park

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

Hot Import Nights

Lvr Library Event -
   Skateboarding

 

26
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:21
Moon:
11:33 -- 22:58

Niles Canyon Railroad

Ravenswood Tours

Peter Pan

Christmas in July

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull

Lvr Library Event -
   Jazz in July

 

27
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:20
Moon:
12:39 -- 23:27

 

28  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:19
Moon:
13:45 -- 23:59

Tuesday Tunes 

29
Sun:
06:09 -- 20:18
Moon:
14:48 -- xx:xx

Steve Miller Band -
   Wente Concert

Wednesday Night Live!

 

30
Sun:
06:09 -- 20:17
Moon:
15:50 -- 00:36

Lvr Farmers Market

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  The Seagull

 

31
Sun:
06:10 -- 20:16
Moon:
16:47 -- 01:17

Peter Pan

Concert in the Park 

Lvr Shakespeare Fest
  A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

 

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:  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.

July 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

 

   
A Visit with Abraham Lincoln - Museum on Main
 

 

 


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July 1
Wednesday

 

 

 

A Visit with Abraham Lincoln - Museum on Main Lecture
"A Visit with Abraham Lincoln: Civil War Presentation #2" by re-enactor Roger Vincent, will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1 at the Museum On Main Street, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton. A $2 per person donation is welcomed. Please call 925-462-2766 for reservations.

Vincent brings a warm, authentic portrayal of our 16th president of the United States, the Great Emancipator. He will give an overview of Lincoln’s life from the humblest of beginnings to the White House, read excerpts from Lincoln's great speeches, and share anecdotes and old jokes which Lincoln told to many that gathered around him.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  6:30 to 7:30pm
Admission: A $2 per person donation is welcomed.
More info: Museum on Main

Alameda County Fair
 

 


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July 1-19
Wed to Sunday (2.5 weeks)

Closed Mondays

94th Annual Alameda County Fair
This year the fair opens on a Wednesday and is closed on Mondays.
Location: Alameda Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Tues-Thurs: 11am-10pm;  Fri-Sun: 10am-10pm, July 4: 10am-9pm.  Closed Mondays
  Carnival hours: 12pm untill closing.
Admission:
 

Admission

Pre-Fair

At the Gate

Adults 13-61

$8

$10

Seniors 62+

$6

$8

Children 6-12

$4

$6

Child under 6

Free

Free

Fun Pack
4 General Admission
1 General Parking
2 "Buy 1 get 1 Free Drink"
vouchers for carnival area

$25

 

Season Pass
Good for all 17 days
Available online only

$30

 

Parking

 

$8

VIP Parking

 

$20

Family Bonus Book
30 ride coupons

$15

 

More info: Alameda County Fairgrounds

Livermore Old Fashioned Fourth of July


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July 4
Saturday
26th annual Livermore Old Fashioned Fourth of July
Spectacular Fireworks, Family Games, Carnival Area, Hat Parade, Live Music, Food & Beverages, Fun for the entire family..  Special Musical Guests: The Sun Kings
Please Take Notice:  No cans, bottles, fireworks, barbecues, alcohol, or pets will be allowed in the park.  Cooler & bags will be checked.  Bicycle parking area (bring your own lock).  No bicycles will be allowed on the grass area.  Stay safe and have fun!.

$3 Per Walk In.  Pedestrian gates will close at 9:30pm  Pedestrians may enter from the bike path at Arroyo Road and Chateau Way
$15 per car.  Parking lots close at 8:30pm unless lots fill early.  Enter from Concannon Blvd or Arroyo Road.  Come early to guarantee parking!
Location: Robertson Park, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore
Times:  Gates open at 3:00pm.  Fireworks start at 9:30pm.
Admission: (from 2008): $15 per car load, or $3 per walk-in
More info: call LARPD at 925-373-5700.  LARPD Brochure.  -  Volunteer Form

Pleasanton Fourth of July Concert & Celebration
 

 

 

 


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July 4
Saturday

 

 

 

Pleasanton Fourth of July Concert & Celebration
Community members are invited to "Our Day: Celebrating America's Birthday" from noon until 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Fourth of July, in Lions Wayside Park.

This eleventh annual, all-volunteer event will feature the Pleasanton Community Band, under the direction of Bob Williams. They will perform a musical tribute to Victor Herbert on his sesquicentennial year, plus "A Lincoln Portrait" for the bicentennial of his birth. Past and present military personnel and their families also will be honored. This event is part of the Pleasanton Downtown Association's Concerts in the Park series.

Audience members can bring their own lawn chairs and picnics, or they can purchase the food at the event.

This year's event celebrate 11 years that a group of volunteers has organized the local celebration for their friends and neighbors. The event was created by W. Ron Sutton, local resident and president of ACCUSPLIT, who believes that our nation’s birthday should be honored by more than just barbecues and fireworks.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Lions Wayside Park, corner of First and Neal Streets, Pleasanton
Times:  12:00 to 1:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

 

The 191st Army Band

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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July 5
Sunday

 

 

 

The 191st Army Band
United States Army Band - CW2 Richard Servantez, Commander & Director "Band of the Wild West"

This is a free concert, you must have a ticket to attend. To avoid the handling fee you can visit the ticket office in person during business hours. The ticket office is open noon to 6:00PM Tuesday through Saturday. There is an 8 ticket limit per person.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Shakespeare's Associates - A Midsummer Night's Dream
 

 

 


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Preview:
   July 9 (Thur)
Opening:
  July 10 (Fri)

Performances
July 11,12
July 19
July 23,25
July 31
Aug 2
Aug 6,7,8,9

Family Nights:
July 12 & 19
(Sunday)

 

Shakespeare's Associates - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Love incites madness and fairy juice confuses four young lovers fleeing a tyrannical father and an unjust law. All four find themselves in an enchanted forest where fairies and sprites intervene in human affairs, local workers rehearse amateur theatricals, and the boundaries between reality and imagination blur. Hilarity, love, magic and music merge in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies.
Jim Concannon will be signing wine bottles in the tasting room at Concannon Vineyard each Friday night before the showing of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:   7:30pm
Admission: General: $35/$30.  Discounts for seniors.
   Gala Opening with dinner: $100
   Discounts for Preview and family nights."
   Tickets go on sale April 2009.  Call 800-838-3006
More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Chris George
 

 

 


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July 15
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Chris George
The Livermore Heritage Guild is pleased to announce Chris George as the guest speaker of our History Lecture.
Chris George is a student at Las Positas College, taking a course in "Radio Broadcasting".  The Livermore Heritage Guild helps sponsor his interest in Broadcasting, he in turn does ad spots for the Heritage Guild.  His talk will be about the radio and its influence on the country, when families sat around listening to the ratio for news and entertainment.  "Remembering a Bygone era, Old Time Music and Patter".
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
 
Shakespeare's Associates - The Seagull
 

 

 


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Preview:
   July 16 (Thur)
Opening:
  July 17 (Fri)

Performances
July 18
July 24, 26
July 30
Aug 1

 

Shakespeare's Associates - The Seagull
After a short, but successful run at The Bankhead Theater, THE SEAGULL returns to the outdoor venue at Concannon.
"A rising star and one on her way down, a cutting edge writer and a popular novelist, a school teacher, a doctor, two housekeepers and a farm manager meet together at the shores of a majestic lake. Love is in the air, and love drives us to the ridiculous and the sublime!"
Chekov, the founder of modern realism's masterpiece of tragi-comedy.
Jim Concannon will be signing wine bottles in the tasting room at Concannon Vineyard each Friday night before the showing of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Concannon Vineyard, 4590 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:   7:30pm
Admission: General: $35/$30.  Discounts for seniors.
   Gala Opening with dinner: $100
   Discounts for Preview and family nights."
   Tickets go on sale April 2009.  Call 800-838-3006
More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 
Discover Heritage Homes - Museum on Main
 

 

 


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July 11
Saturday

 

 

 

Discover Heritage Homes - Museum on Main Lecture
Discover Heritage Homes will be held on Saturday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to noon on the front lawn of the museum. No reservations are needed. Docents will provide information on heritage homes and buildings. The Museum will focus on one to two structures in the valley and provide pictures and fact sheets. Appointments can also be made at that time to conduct heritage home research in the museum’s archives. Learn more about Pleasanton’s architectural heritage.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Lawn in front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  9:00am to noon
Admission: Free
More info: Museum on Main
A Summer Carnival

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 

 


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July 11
Saturday

 

 

 

A Summer Carnival
Valley Dance Theatre, accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Youth Orchestra, is proud to present the fully-staged ballet Carnival of the Animals. This lively family favorite showcases more than 40 dancing lions, elephants, swans, and roosters, as well as a graceful jellyfish that truly glows in the dark.

Classical ballet and contemporary dance will delight the young and young-at-heart, including selections from Vivaldi’s Winter, Carmen Suite, and Don Quixote, plus great moments from musical theater — “One” from A Chorus Line, Cinderella Waltz, and Shoeless Joe Jackson. Don’t miss this marvelous summer carnival of music and dance!
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission: $18.00.  Students tickets are $8.00.
More info: Valley Dance Theatre or Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 

Art Under the Oaks

Alden Lane Photos

 


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July 11 & 12
Saturday and
Sunday
Art Under the Oaks
Arts & Crafts:
See the magic happen right before your eyes -- artists will be actively creating new works of art while they talk about their techniques and answer your questions as well as exhibiting finished pieces. Oil and watercolor artists will be featured, as well as crafts-men and women displaying sculptures, fiber art jewelry, seaweed baskets, ceramics; local wineries pouring samples; food, beverages, fruit tasting, live music and much, much more.

Entertainment:
Music lovers can enjoy live music both days. Joey Altman and the Back Burner Blues Band will perform on Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Also playing are The Cool Tones, performing Saturday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Returning for their annual performance are The Stony Ridge Ramblers, performing on Saturday from 2:30-4 p.m. Sunday performances include Jack Pollard’s Party of Two playing from 11-1 p.m. Sycamore Strings Academy will perform from 1:30-2:30 p.m. To conclude the event on Sunday, one of our favorites, the Pleasanton Community Concert Band will perform from 2:30-4 p.m.

Fruit Tasting:
Fruit tree expert, Ed Lavio of Dave Wilson Nursery along with our own fruit tree experts, will be here at Art under the Oaks on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th to offer you tastes of all the succulent peaches, nectarines and plums that ripen in mid July. They will also be available to give advice and consultation on all the different varieties of fruit and nut trees available. So come with all your questions and prepare to have your taste buds tingle.

Fruit Tree Savings:
This is also the time to take advantage of our pre-season pricing on Special Order fruit trees. Our order books open this weekend for the 2010 season; and you can choose from over 225 varieties on different rootstocks to fit all yards and gardens. All* stock on hand fruit trees are 20% off this weekend too! What could be better -- fun, expert advice and savings all at one time.

Prizes:
Don’t forget to register for our hourly drawings. $25 gift certificate from Alden Lane Nursery good towards any Alden Lane merchandise. For our Grand Prize we will be giving away a piece of art donated by the Livermore Art Association worth over $200. This prize will be given away at the conclusion of the event on Sunday.

Historic Oak Tree Nostalgia
Alden Lane Nursery's own 400 year old historic oak fell last year; but we are preserving it in our hearts and in art -- Linda Jeffry Sailors and the local art association set up the Heritage Oak Project to create art from its fallen branches. The artists took pieces of the our fallen historic oak tree and created original art and there are still limited quantities of these diverse artistic projects made from our fallen oak. This is your chance to purchase a unique piece of local history unavailable anywhere else. Click Here to learn more about the fascinating history of our fallen oak tree.

* citrus & avocados not included
Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery, Livermore Art Association
Location:  Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
Times:  11:00AM to 4:00 PM
Admission: Free - additional parking at Sunset Office Plaza (corner of Concannon & Holmes - Free with Free Shuttle Busses.
More info: Livermore Art Association  Alden Lane Nursery, or call 447-0280

Wine Stroll - Pleasanton Downtown
 

 

 

 


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July 16
Thursday

 

 

 

The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s Annual Downtown Summer Wine Stroll
This event is our opportunity to showcase in a unique way the diverse businesses and services we have to offer here in downtown Pleasanton. Sip a variety of delicious local Livermore wines in a variety of downtown locations.

Presale tickets will be available for $25 beginning on June 16th at the following locations: Clover Creek 670 Main St., Towne Center Books 555 Main St., Studio 7 400 Main Street, and the Pleasanton Downtown Association office 830 Main St. Suite A.
PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN.
Tickets purchased in advance will be $25 per person Ticket price includes a commemorative wine glass and tasting map. THIS EVENT SELLS OUT EVERY YEAR! Don't wait until the last minute to purchase tickets.

IF there are tickets available the day of the event they will be $30 and can be purchased between 5:45 and 7:30 p.m. in front of the Museum on Main (look for the Pleasanton Arch). Tickets are limited to 1000. Tickets must be redeemed by 7:30 p.m.

Over 25 Livermore wineries will showcase their wines throughout the Downtown in a variety of locations. (Click here to visit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association website.)
Event is rain or shine, no refunds. We are not responsible for lost, misplaced or stolen tickets.

  • A Touch of Health, 377 St. Mary St./Retzlaff Vineyards
  • About Face Skin Care, 125 W. Neal Street, Suite B/Garre Winery
  • Aldrin Adamos, D.D.S., 219 Division Street/Palomares Vineyards Winery
  • All About Me & My Girls, 550 Main Street/Bodegas Aguirre Winery
  • American Harvest, 438 Main Street/Westover Winery
  • Berry Patch, 350-A Main Street/Rodrigue Molyneaux
  • Bibiane Bakery, 349 Main Street, Suite 140/Charles R Vineyards
  • Clover Creek, 670 Main Street/Wente Vineyards
  • Euphoria Nail & Body, 660 Main Street/Eagle Ridge Vineyard
  • Gourmet Works, 420 Main Street/Little Valley Winery
  • Jewelers Gallery, 614 Main Street/Deer Ridge Vineyards
  • Little Valley Winery, 739 Main Street, Suite J/Little Valley Winery
  • MD Spa, 531 Main Street/Hidden Creek Wine
  • Milfleur, 200 Ray Street/Murrietta's Well
  • Murphy's Paw, 410 Main Street/Fenestra Winery
  • Pans on Fire, 310-B Main Street/Stony Ridge Winery
  • Residential Pacific Mortgage, 30 W. Neal Street, Suite 105/Fenestra Winery
  • Resurrection, 125 West Neal Street, Suite A/Cuda Ridge Wines
  • Savvy Seconds, 560 Main Street/Winery 21
  • Serenity Stoneworks, 252 Main Street/White Crane Winery
  • Sincerely Yours Cards & Gifts, 711 Main Street/Les Chenes Estate Vineyards
  • Studio 7 Fine Arts, 400 Main Street/Crooked Vine Winery
  • Thriving Ink & Co., 55 W. Angela Street #105/el Sol Winery
  • Touch of Elegance Hair Salon, 148 Ray Street E/F/Tamas Estates
  • Towne Center Books, 555 Main Street/Elliston Vineyards
  • Valley Plumbing Home Center, Inc., 272 Rose Avenue/Ryhan Estate Vineyards
  • Y.A. Tittle & Associates, 260 Main Street/Tenuta
  • Your Stage Toys, 63 W. Angela Street/McGrail Vineyards and Winery

Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Pleasanton
Times: 6pm to 9pm
Admission: $25 advanced, $30 the day of the event (if tickets remain).  Includes a commemorative wine glass and event map.
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Fleet City
 

 

 


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July 16
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Fleet City
Tommie Simpson, director of the Camp Parks History Center in Dublin, will speak about "Fleet City" at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at Lynnwood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton. The lecture is part of the Ed Kinney Lecture Series presented by the Museum On Main Street in Pleasanton.

Camp Parks, named in honor of Rear Admiral Charles W. Parks, CEC, USN, was a Navy Base during World War II, having been commissioned in 1943 as a home to the Navy Seabees. Nearby Camp Shoemaker and the U.S. Naval Hospital Shoemaker were built during the war and the three Navy bases were called "Fleet City."
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4444 Black Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10 donation ($5 for ALVHS members).  $5 for teachers with valid ID and $3 for students with valid ID.
More info: Museum on Main

Peter Pan

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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July 17-19
July 24-26
July 31, Aug 1-2

Fri-Sun

Peter Pan
PETER PAN was produced on Broadway with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard and more recently a major hit starring Cathy Rigby, this is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, the children Wendy, Michael and John, pirates and Indians, embellished with show-stopping songs, "Never Never Land", "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying".
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays: 8:00pm, Saturday: 8:00pm (also 2:00pm 7/25 & 8/1).  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $36, Seniors (60+): $34, Juniors (under 18): $26
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
 
Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience: "A Taste of Terroir"
 

 

 

 


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July 23
Thursday

 

 

 

Livermore Valley's Wine & Food Experience: "A Taste of Terroir"
Join Livermore Valley Winemakers and Bay Area Chefs for a delectable evening of wine and food pairings showcasing the Valley's bountiful "terroir" (a french word for soil and is pronounced "ter-wah"). Each winemaker and chef team has worked hard to create innovate wine and food pairings for guests to enjoy. Guests can cast their vote for People's Choice Award as they taste all 16 of the creative pairings. In a blind tasting, our Culinary and Media Judges for the evening will present awards for Most Innovative Pairing, Judges' Best, and Best Use of Local Ingredients (Awards announced at 8:15pm). Guests can also enjoy live music on the patio and bid on silent acution lots.

Agricultural parking - Please carpool! Must be 21 to attend.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Conservancy & Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Palm Event Center, 1188 Vineyard Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  6 to 9pm
Admission: $75 per person.  Tickets go on sale June 2009
More info: Livermore Valley Wine Country  925-447-WINE (9463) or Tri Valley Conservancy

 

Christmas in July
 

 

 

 


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July 24-26
Fri-Sun

 

Christmas in July
Enjoy Ice Skating, Holiday Treats, Holiday Music, Pre-Holiday Shopping, appearances by Santa & other special guests, Holiday Crafts, Personalized Ornaments, Prizes & Giveaways!

Summer Skating Rink will be located on J Street between First Street & Second Street. Fee is $5 for 1/2 hr of skating. Skates included in the price and are available at the rink (or you can bring your own!)

Look for the Summer Tube Wreaths in front of participating downtown businesses for special Christmas in July deals!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  J Street between 1st and 2nd.
Times:  Friday: 5pm to 9pm;  Saturday & Sunday: 1pm to 9pm
Admission: Free, except for Summer Skating Rink (See above)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Lark in the Park - Veteran's Park
 

 

 

 


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Lark in the Park - Veteran's 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 Veteran's 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:  Veteran's Park
Times:  10am to 1:00pm
Admission: $25 for a full year's membership
More info: Museum on Main
 

Hot Import Nights
 

 

 


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Hot Import Nights
Largest Automotive lifestyle event in the world. It's a total sensory overload with car shows, model competitions, music, free stuff and more.
Sponsor: Action Media
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  4pm to 11pm
Admission: General Admission: $30;  Parking: $8
More info: Hot Import Nights web site, 949 789-7439, or Fairgrounds Web Site

 
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Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library

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Magical Funhouse

Michael Stroud

July 1
Wednesday
2:30pm

Rincon Branch

The Livermore Public Library’s Rincon branch will be presenting the special free program “Magic Mike’s Funhouse” on July 1 as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

Master magician Michael Stroud promises a highly-interactive show filled with sleight-of-hand, comedy, and surprises. He has performed internationally on stage and in television, and is the author of nine magical how-to titles published by Klutz press.

Magic Mike will perform Wednesday, July 1 at the Livermore Public Library’s Rincon branch, located at 725 Rincon Avenue. The free event will begin at 2:30pm, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

The Livermore Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Game is a free program for all young people and their families. Children earn a variety of prizes for reading books, as well as attending storytimes, crafts, and special events at Livermore’s three library locations. Participation is free, and registration is not required to attend events. Special events throughout the summer are scheduled to include; magic shows, puppetry, animals, and international music, performance, & stories. The Summer Reading Game begins June 12 and ends August 15, 2009. Click on the Summer Reading Game link from the Livermore Public Library’s web site http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5504 for more information.

Manga Summer Camp July 1, 8, 15
Wednesday
2:00-4:00pm

Main Library

Manga and anime fans are invited to the library to enjoy three Wednesday programs hosted by manga and anime enthusiast Maris Kanouff.

On Wednesday, July 1st, activities will include manga book talks, drawing, and a craft.
On Wednesday, July 8th, bring your own handheld electronic games or enjoy our Wii games.
The final camp day, Wednesday, July 15th, camp ends with a viewing of the movie, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children.
Each camp will begin at 2:00 and end at 4:00 in the Community Room B of the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center.

Jazz in July

Mimi Fox /
Cindy Browne Rosefield Duo

July 5
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

Internationally known jazz guitarist Mimi Fox is joined by bassist Cindy Browne Rosefield on Sunday, July 5 at 2pm to kick off Jazz in July, a month-long series of free jazz events at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue in Livermore.

Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and is one of the most widely acclaimed jazz guitarists on today’s scene. She has performed/recorded with Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall, Charlie Byrd, Stanley Jordan and many more jazz greats. She has released 8 albums and her 2006 double CD Perpetually Hip was hailed as a “masterwork” by scores of jazz publications.

Mimi maintains a whirlwind touring schedule playing major international as well as national festivals and venues, as well as writing and performing original scores for orchestras, documentary films and dance projects. She conducts clinics worldwide, heads the guitar department at the Jazz School in Berkeley, and is adjunct professor of jazz studies at New York University.

Cindy Browne Rosefield is a noted jazz clinician and music instructor with more than 30 years experience as a touring and recording musician playing everything from jazz to classical to folk. Cindy is presently Director of Instrumental Music and Performing Arts Coordinator, at Las Positas College.
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.

"Tickling the Funnybone"

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte

July 8
Wednesday
10:30a

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library will be presenting a free performance by Storyteller Diane Ferlatte on July 8th, as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

Diane Ferlatte is an award-winning international storyteller and recording artist based in the East Bay. In her performances, the multi-talented Ferlatte sings, signs (American Sign Language), and uses percussive instruments, accompanied by Erik Pearson on banjo and guitar. Her Livermore program, “Tickling the Funnybone,” celebrates the joys of laughter.

Storyteller Diane Ferlatte will appear Wednesday, July 8, at the Livermore Public Library’s Civic Center location, at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. The free performance will begin at 10:30am, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

The Livermore Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Game is a free program for all young people and their families. Children earn a variety of prizes for reading books, as well as attending storytimes, crafts, and special events at Livermore’s three library locations. Participation is free, and registration is not required to attend events. Special events throughout the summer are scheduled to include magic shows, puppetry, animals, and international music, performance, & stories. The Summer Reading Game begins June 12 and ends August 15, 2009. Click on the Summer Reading Game link from the Livermore Public Library’s web site http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5504 for more information.

Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theater presents "Froggie & the Ribbits Speak Out" July 8
Wednesday
2:30pm

Rincon Branch

The Livermore Public Library’s Rincon branch will offer a free presentation of Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre’s new show, “Froggie & the Ribbits Speak Out,” on July 8th, as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

Quack & Wabbit Puppet Theatre, founded by Yumi Ozaki & Tanya Crowley, specializes in live, engaging presentations that are both humorous and tender-hearted. In “Froggie & the Ribbits Speak Out,” children learn through the magic of puppetry about accepting differences in others and ways to deal with bullying, anger management and conflict resolution.

“Froggie & the Ribbits Speak Out” will be performed Wednesday, July 8 at the Livermore Public Library’s Rincon branch, located at 725 Rincon Avenue. The free event will begin at 2:30pm, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

The Livermore Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Game is a free program for all young people and their families. Children earn a variety of prizes for reading books, as well as attending storytimes, crafts, and special events at Livermore’s three library locations. Participation is free, and registration is not required to attend events. Special events throughout the summer are scheduled to include magic shows, puppetry, animals, and international music, performance, & stories. The Summer Reading Game begins June 12 and ends August 15, 2009. Click on the Summer Reading Game link from the Livermore Public Library’s web site http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5504 for more information.

Armchair Travelers:
Burning Man
Douglas Wright
July 9
Thursday
1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, JULY 9TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.. Douglas Wright will share digital photographs and films of his adventures at Burning Man, an annual festival staged on an ancient lakebed in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. Douglas Wright has participated in Burning Man for the past several years. In 2008, nearly 50,000 people attended Burning Man, and during the event, Black Rock City becomes the 10th largest city in Nevada. Douglas will talk about some of the guiding principles of Burning Man, including leaving no trace, decommodification, and radical self-expression.
Heather Magic July 11
Saturday
10:30am

Springtown Branch

The Livermore Public Library’s Springtown branch will host the free program “Heather Magic” on July 11th, as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

Award-winning magician and speaker Heather Rogers brags of having begun her career in a gorilla suit at the age of six, and running away with the circus at twenty. For her library appearance, Rogers promises a hilarious show full of magic, comedy and juggling, with audience participation and magic tricks for all of the children.

The Heather Magic program will take place Saturday, July 11th, at the Livermore Public Library’s Springtown branch, located at 998 Bluebell Drive. The free event will begin at 10:30am, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

The Livermore Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Game is a free program for all young people and their families. Children earn a variety of prizes for reading books, as well as attending storytimes, crafts, and special events at Livermore’s three library locations. Participation is free, and registration is not required to attend events. Special events throughout the summer are scheduled to include magic shows, puppetry, animals, and international music, performance, & stories. The Summer Reading Game begins June 12 and ends August 15, 2009. Click on the Summer Reading Game link from the Livermore Public Library’s web site http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5504 for more information.

Jazz Idiom: Blueprints, Still and Frames

California Poet Laureate Al Young and jazz photographer Charles L. Robinson

July 12
Sunday
 

Main Library

California Poet Laureate Al Young and jazz photographer Charles L. Robinson will speak at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, July 12, as part of the Jazz in July 2009 series. There is no charge for this event.

Al Young and Charles L. Robinson are co-authors of Jazz Idiom: Blueprints, Still and Frames; The Jazz Photography of Charles L. Robinson; Poetic Takes and Riffs by Al Young. Thirty-nine jazz luminaries are captured in this book, including Julian “ “Cannonball” Adderley, Louis Bellson, Ray Brown, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Johnny Hodges, Carmen McRae, Thelonious Monk, Nina Simone, and Anita O’Day. Poet Laureate of California Al Young riffs, bobs, and croons his way across the page, providing poetry, anecdotes, and insight into the players captured on film by photographer Charles L. Robinson. Robinson was a friend to many of the musicians photographed and, as a result, often caught them in moments of candor and intimacy.

Al Young is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has taught writing and literature at Stanford University, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Michigan. The recipient of Guggenheim, NEA, and Fulbright fellowships, he lives in Berkeley and was Poet Laureate of California.

Charles L. Robinson earned a BA in biological science as well as an MS in vocational rehabilitation counseling from California State University, San Francisco. At the invitation of Ralph J. Gleason, Robinson became staff photographer of the Monterey Jazz Festival for several years.

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Jazz in July series, a month-long series of free jazz events. For additional events, check the library’s website at http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us.

"Recycled Music" show July 15
Wednesday
10:30am

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library will host a free English/Spanish bilingual family concert by the musical duo ZunZun July 15 as part of the library’s Summer Reading Game, “Be Creative @ Your Library.”

ZunZun is a performing arts group that celebrates the environments and cultures of the Americas through music. ZunZun’s “Recycled Music/Basura Batucada” program highlights innovations in instrument making through time from recycled items (steel drums, panpipes) and ends with the creation of a recycled band made from items found around the home (cans, bottles, bags, cups etc.).

ZunZun’s performance will take place Wednesday, July 15th, at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, 1188 South Livermore Avenue. The free performance will begin at 10:30am, and will take place outside the library, with the audience to be seated on tarps. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for best parking and viewing opportunities, and to bring appropriate sun gear.

The Livermore Public Library’s “Be Creative @ Your Library” Summer Reading Game is a free program for all young people and their families. Children earn a variety of prizes for reading books, as well as attending storytimes, crafts, and special events at Livermore’s three library locations. Participation is free, and registration is not required to attend events. Special events throughout the summer are scheduled to include magic shows, puppetry, animals, and international music, performance, & stories. The Summer Reading Game begins June 12 and ends August 15, 2009. Click on the Summer Reading Game link from the Livermore Public Library’s web site http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call 373-5504 for more information.

Jazz and the Great American Songbook

Pianist Dennis Edwards
and
bassist Steve Webber

July 19
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library

Pianist Dennis Edwards and bassist Steve Webber present “Jazz and the Great American Songbook,” part of the Jazz in July 2009 series at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, July 19. There is no charge for this event.

Pianist Dennis Edwards and bassist Steve Webber narrate the lives and play the music of America’s greatest “pop” composers including George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and Henry Mancini in this very special CD release celebration program.

Dennis Edwards is recognized as both a pianist and composer/arranger whose work includes contemporary orchestral and modern jazz styles. He has played in symphonies, jazz orchestras and pop groups from Seattle to LA, and has studied under pianist Barry Barnum and Dr. Leroy Ostransky, who wrote The History of Modern Jazz. Mr. Edwards was Production Coordinator for A&M Records in Hollywood and has collaborated with a wide variety of artists in the recording, entertainment and television industries. He has recorded eight CDs of his own on the Omega Records label. The Sacramento Bee described one of Dennis’s performances as “Absolutely awesome!” and Music Review states that his concerts are “…a great blend of excitement, warm elegance and musical fun!” More about Dennis Edwards, including sound samples, can be found at www.dennisedwardsmusic.com.

Bassist Steve Webber studied music at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University. He plays and records regularly in bands and orchestras throughout the greater Bay Area, including Bennet Friedman’s woodwind ensemble, KCSM radio host/pianist Dick Conte’s quartet, and the award-winning Santa Rosa Junior College big band.

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Jazz in July series, a month-long series of free jazz events. For additional events, check the library’s website at http://www.livermore.lib.ca.us.

Skateboarding Program July 25
Sat
2:00-3:30pm

Main Library
Craft Room

The Livermore Public Library, in cooperation with Livermore’s skateboard store 6TwentyOne, invites all skateboarding enthusiasts to attend “Sk8Saturday.”

Skateboard artists from 6TwentyOne will be on hand to demonstrate the art and photography of the skateboarding culture. Skateboarding techniques, skateboard history, skateboarding resources and footage of expert skateboarders will be presented in the Craft Room of the Civic Center Library from 2:00- 3:30 pm, Saturday, July 25, 2009.
This free event is open to all ages.

Modern Jazz Quartet Night Harvest July 26
Sunday
2:00pm

Main Library
 

Modern jazz quartet Night Harvest will perform at 2pm on Sunday, July 26 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue in Livermore. There is no charge for this event.

Night Harvest blends elements of Asian, Celtic, Gypsy, Zydeco, Brazilian and African music into virtuosic, improvisatory jazz creations. Their songs have been featured on KKSF, KPFA, A Prairie Home Companion, and NPR news.

Violinist/guitarist Jim Hurley has performed and recorded with Queen Ida’s Grammy-winning Bon Temps Zydeco Band, Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Dan Hicks, Al Stewart, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (with Jon Anderson from Yes), Josh Groban, Smokey Robinson, Stanley Jordan, the Waybacks, Tempest, Ancient Future, and many other artists and ensembles. His TV credits include appearances on Saturday Night Live, and on CNN’s Worldbeat and Showbiz Today. He has played at the New Orleans and Monterey jazz festivals, and for audiences in 15 countries. Jim teaches violin, guitar and more at his Open Strings Music Studio, in Livermore.

Guitarist Art Thompson, award-winning senior editor of Guitar Player magazine, house guest of Tom Petty, Prince, Steve Miller and Neil Young, brings an encyclopedic knowledge of his instrument and of jazz and international guitar styles. He has played on bills with Dick Dale, Gregg Allman, and The Stray Cats. His specialty is the classic jazz guitar styles of Wes Montgomery and George Benson.

Bassist Paul Schimmelman is a third-generation jazz bassist, a veteran of the Chicago jazz scene, who studied with the legendary Rufus Reid. A descendant of kappellmeisters, his studio credits include the iconic “gravy train” TV commercial theme.

Drummer/percussionist Kelly Fasman is one of the busiest professionals around. She has performed with Kenny Loggins, The Moody Blues, Joan Baez, and Joan Rivers. House drummer for The American Musical Theatre of San Jose for 17 years, she also plays for Teatro Zinzanni, Broadway By the Bay, and Theatreworks. Kelly played with The Montclair Women's Big Band at the 2005 Grammy Awards, and toured and recorded with Musical Circus Fantasia in Japan and ‘Dreamgirls’ on the West Coast. She enjoys teaching 30 students in Pleasanton.

The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.