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September 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

1
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:36
Moon:
18:07 -- 03:45

Tuesday Tunes 

2
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:34
Moon:
18:34 -- 04:44

1st Wednesday
   Street Party

Lvr Library Event -
   Albert Rothman:
   "A Brooklyn Odyssey"

 

3
Sun:
06:39 -- 19:33
Moon:
18:59 -- 05:44

Lvr Farmers Market

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

Full Moon
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:31
Moon:
19:23 -- 06:43

Concert in the Park 

 

5
Sun:
06:41 -- 19:30
Moon:
19:47 -- 07:43

Pls Farmers Market

Scottish Games

 

6
Sun:
06:42 -- 19:28
Moon:
20:13 -- 08:44

Harvest Wine Celebration

Scottish Games

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Farmers Market

 

Labor Day
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:27
Moon:
20:41 -- 09:47

Harvest Wine Celebration

 

8
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:25
Moon:
21:14 -- 10:52

Tuesday Tunes 

Admission Day (CA)
Sun:
06:44 -- 19:24
Moon:
21:53 -- 11:59

 

10
Sun:
06:45 -- 19:22
Moon:
22:40 -- 13:07

Lvr Farmers Market

 

11  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:21
Moon:
23:37 -- 14:11

Harvest Festival Art & Craft

Guitar Player Live!
   Shrapnel Records Guitar Night

 

12
Sun:
06:47 -- 19:19
Moon:
xx:xx -- 15:11

Pls Farmers Market

Harvest Festival Art & Craft

Guitar Player Live!
   Superstar Competition Finals

1969 Altamont with Bill Owens

 

13  Grandparent's Day
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:17
Moon:
00:43 -- 16:02

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Harvest Festival Art & Craft

Guitar Player Live!
   Guitar Genius Showcase

 

14
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:16
Moon:
01:54 -- 16:46

 

15
Sun:
06:49 -- 19:14
Moon:
03:09 -- 17:23

Tuesday Tunes

16
Sun:
06:50 -- 19:13
Moon:
04:24 -- 17:56

 

17
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:11
Moon:
05:37 -- 18:26

Lvr Farmers Market

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  Film Industry

 

18  New Moon
Sun:
06:52 -- 19:10
Moon:
06:48 -- 18:55

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

19
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:08
Moon:
07:59 -- 19:24

Pls Farmers Market

EAA Young Eagles Rally

Children's Fair (Livermore)

Tri Valley Jazz Festival 

Teddy Bear / Doll Show

Desert Woman's Show

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

20
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:07
Moon:
09:08 -- 19:55

Niles Canyon Railroad

LHG Garage Open

Children's Fair (Livermore)

Lvr Farmers Market

Desert Woman's Show

Chanticleer

Hollywood in Pleasanton

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

21
Sun:
06:54 -- 19:05
Moon:
10:17 -- 20:30

James Taylor -
   Wente Concert

 

22  First Day of Autum
    
(Autumnal Equinox)
Sun:
06:55 -- 19:04
Moon:
11:23 -- 21:09

Tuesday Tunes 

23
Sun:
06:56 -- 19:02
Moon:
12:26 -- 21:53

 

24
Sun:
06:57 -- 19:00
Moon:
13:23 -- 22:43

Lvr Farmers Market

J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suites

 

25  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:58 -- 18:59
Moon:
14:14 -- 23:38

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark
 

26
Sun:
06:59 -- 18:57
Moon:
14:58 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market

Lvr Airport Open House

Alexander Quartet & June Oh

Family Expo / Kid's Faire

See Jane Run Women's Triathlon

Livermore Heritage Guild
   Annual Meeting

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark
 

27
Sun:
06:59 -- 18:56
Moon:
15:35 -- 00:35

Ravenswood Tours

Nostalgia Day Car Show

Lvr Farmers Market

Wedding Faire

Family Expo / Kid's Faire

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

28
Sun:
07:00 -- 18:54
Moon:
16:07 -- 01:34

 

29
Sun:
07:01 -- 18:53
Moon:
16:35 -- 02:34

Tuesday Tunes

30
Sun:
07:02 -- 18:51
Moon:
17:01 -- 03:33

 

Sept Averages

Ave Hi: 86.5º
Ave Lo: 52.5º
Ave Rain: 0.16"
Weather Page 

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
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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.

September 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

 

   
Harvest Wine Celebration

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Sept 6-7
Sunday to  Monday

 

Harvest Wine Celebration
See Our Harvest Wine Celebration page

The 28th Annual Livermore Valley Harvest Wine Celebration showcases over 40 wineries' wines and their unique personalities during the peak of Harvest Season!

NEW THIS YEAR:
There will be 20 wineries pouring wine at the Harvest Village (Located at Robertson Park) on Sunday and Monday. In addition to the wineries, there will be live music, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, adult fun and more! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the fun!

For those who enjoy the winery experience, there will be over 20 wineries pouring wine at their winery location. Each of these wineries will host music, arts and craft vendors, food vendors, and more! Complimentary shuttle busses will take guests between each of these wineries on Sunday only.

On Sunday & Monday of Labor Day, wineries are open to ticket holders only. No outside food or drink is allowed into the wineries or the Village.
This annual wine country tradition continues to be the primary fundraiser for the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association. We appreciate your support
Location:  At all local wineries and Robertson Park
Tickets on sale NOW
Ticket includes:
entrance into Livermore Valley wineries,
entrance into the Harvest Village located at Robertson Park,
wine tasting of at least 2 varietals of wine from over 40 wineries,
complimentary shuttle buses running between wineries (Sunday only)
live entertainment, a take home wine glass, official event program, and good time!

Tickets are available
ON-LINE at www.LVwine.org
The Wine Steward in Pleasanton
First Street Wine Country in Livermore
and at Participating Wineries
(on-line tickets will be held at will-call and available for pick-up beginning at 11am on event day)

2 Day Ticket $50 advance/$75 day of event
Sunday Only Ticket $45
Monday Only Ticket $40
Non-Drinking Ticket $10
Non-Drinking ticket valid for 2 days
This is an adult event and we do not encourage children.
Children over 12 must have a non drinking ticket.
Complimentary shuttle buses run on Sunday only.
Times: noon to 5pm
Admission:  : $50 advanced, $75 during event.  Sunday only ticket: $45, Monday only ticket: $40 in advance or day of event. Purchase a glass for tasting at all wineries. Non-drinking ticket: $10 (good for both days)
More info: Livermore Winegrowers Association  Call 925-447-WINE (9463) for more information.

Scottish Games

At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 5-6
Sat-Sun

 

Scottish Games
Scottish Highland Gathering and Games, presented by the Caledonian Club of San Francisco! Only in Pleasanton can the term, "The Big One" be realized. As one of the world's largest Celtic gatherings, the event on Saturday and Sunday, September 5 and 6, is one of the Greater Bay Area's best entertainment values for the entire family. Shop and compare! So much to do and see at an admission price far below its value!

The haunting bagpipes and drums are magnified by more than 25 pipe bands from the U.S. and Canada, all competing for top recognition, and, all providing a unique experience in the "Massed Bands" held each afternoon as part of the spectacular closing program in front of the main grandstands. More than 750 bagpipers and drummers, augmented by the always popular U.S. Marine Band, San Diego and their spectacular marching and show tunes.
Olympic class athletes throwing a 130-pound, 22 foot log into the air with precise strength and agility, propelling the "caber" end-for-end to attempt a perfect score. These same athletes from the U.S. and England using their skills in seven other disciplines of strength, including the World Championship for the Scottish Hammer.

Highland dancing competition and Scottish country dancing exhibitions to the sound of bagpipe and fiddle, plus Celtic harpers and
fiddlers, all part of the weekend activities.

Entertainment - the Games are the epitome of Celtic music - from the classical troubadours singing Celtic tunes, to the accompaniment of their guitar. Melodic musical groups will present a multitude of vocal styles, to the feverish amplified pitch of rock-and-roll, Celtic style - All of this on eight stages with more than a dozen acts throughout the fairgrounds.

Mary Queen of Scots and her Royal entourage holding court and strolling the fairgrounds in 1562.

The Roman Legion, invaders of Scotland centuries ago, and the Vikings who followed, practicing combat and brushing up on their skills to face the famous Highland Warriors who make their presence known with their leader Chief Diarmid. Moving forward to the 1800's and the Gordon Highlanders in their dazzling kilts and red coat uniforms, firing upon the enemy with their Martini-Henry rifles and the rapid pounding sound of the Gatling Gun. -All of this, a part of Living History at the Scottish Gathering and Games. Perhaps you have a bit of Scottish heritage within your veins. Check it out among nearly one-hundred clans represented in their colorful clan tents.

Five-A-Side soccer brings teams from California and Nevada to compete each afternoon. This year the Games had added rugby and shinty on a new playing field. Three games of Rugby and two of Shinty, Scotland's oldest team sport will compete.
The Children's Glen games, prizes and face-painting are a treat for the little tykes. They, along with their parents, will be enthralled by the Birds of Prey, exhibiting falcons, owls and other raptors.
The Clydesdale wagon team and the Highland Cattle are must-see.
British Motor Car Cavalcade
For the adults, "Taste of Whisky at the Games" is an opportunity, at a modest price, to experience top single malts and blended whiskies, and attend a whisky seminar to learn about Scotland's famed spirits. A new addition is the Red Lion Pub, where one can purchase a variety of imported ales and beers and enjoy ethnic foods. There are more than one-hundred vendors within five buildings, plus Scottish/British and standard fairgrounds food. The old adage, "something for everyone" stands true and tall at the 144th Scottish Highland Gathering and Games - and, you don't have to be Scottish to enjoy this captivating experience.
Sponsor: Caledonian Club
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 6pm.  Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: 
   Advanced Sale:  Adult 1-day $12.00 /2-day $20.00 * Youth 8-16, Seniors 65+ & Handicapped $8.00.  
   Advanced Grand Stand Seating:  Box Seat per day: $10;  Reserved Seat per day: $5;  Bench Seat per Day (not assigned seat): $5.
   Parking: $8.  Under 8: Free
   Tickets also available on the day of the games.  $17 for a one-day adult and $25 for an adult 2-day ticket. Seniors 65+, youth 8-16 and handicapped are $10. Under 8 and military with active duty ID are free.
   Check web sites below for any updates.
More info: Caledonian Club or Fairgrounds web site

Guitar Player Live!


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 11, 12, 13
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Guitar Player Live!
Juin us for the LVPAC and Guitar Player Magazine's first annual Guitar Player LIVE! brining players, guitar legends, and manufacturers together for a weekend celebration of all things guitar - live performances, artis clinics, and the latest gear.  Take the rare opportunity to get up-close and personal with world-class guitarists as they share their techniques and talents.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page

Shrapnel Records Guitar Night - Friday Sept 11
Times:
  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $49/$39/$29.  Students (17 & under): $12.

Guitar Player's Guitar Superstar Competition Finals - Saturday Sept 12
Times:
  8:00pm
Admission: Adults: $23 in advance, $29 at the door.  Students (17 & under): $12.

Guitar Genius Showcase - Sunday Sept 13
Times:
  3:00pm
Admission: Adults: $49/$39/$29.  Students (17 & under): $12.

Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center,
 


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Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 11-13
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft show is the largest indoor arts and craft show on the west coast. Attendees can meet and buy directly from top artisans with unique arts and crafts. Entertainment - both on stage and strolling, delicious festival cuisine, and demonstration artists.
Entertainment - both on stage and strolling, delicious festival cuisine and demonstration artists.
Sponsor: Western Exhibitors
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, 10am - 5pm.
Admission: Adults $9, Youth(13 - 17) $4, Child 12 & under Free, Seniors $7.  Parking: $8
More info:  www.harvestfestival.com, 415 447-3205 or Fairgrounds web site
 
1969 Altamont with Bill Owens

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 12
Saturday

 

 

 

1969 Altamont with Bill Owens
Hear the stories behind the photographs as Bill shares his wit and wisdom on the 1969 Altamont concert. Many young residents and visitors to Livermore, east of San Francisco are not aware that it was the infamous Altamont Speedway Free Festival took place here forty years ago. The Altamont Speedway Free Festival was a rock concert held on Saturday, December 6, 1969, at the Altamont Speedway in northern California, between Tracy and Livermore. Headlined and organized by The Rolling Stones, it also featured, in order of appearance: Santana, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Crosby, Stills & Nash, with the Rolling Stones taking the stage as the final act. Bill Owens shot the concert for the Associated Press newswire. “Our plan was to be the first news photographers to transmit images of the event. We didn’t know if the UPI (United Press International), Newsweek, or television stations were covering the event but it turned out that they weren’t,” says Owens. “I made images of the violence at the Altamont concert and sold them to Rolling Stone and numerous national magazines. Bill Owens is an internationally renowned photographer living in Hayward. His most famous work, Suburbia, has been exhibited in museums around the globe. He is also an author, digital movie producer, brewer, distiller and “raconteur.” The exhibit will be on display to patrons of Bankhead Theater performances throughout the month of September.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  1:00pm
Admission: 7:00
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center,

 
Museum on Main Lecture - Film Industry in Pleasanton and Niles
 

 

 


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September 17
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Film Industry in Pleasanton and Niles
Lecture by D. Kiehn, Film Historian about the film industry in Pleasanton and Niles
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
Wait Until Dark - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
 

 


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Sept 18-20
Sept 25-27
Oct 2-4
Oct 9-11

Fri-Sun

 

Wait Until Dark - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Wait Until Dark involves a sinister con man and two ex-convicts who are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll (with several grams of heroin sewn inside), which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind wife, Susy. The con man and his ex-convicts, through a cleverly constructed deception, convince Susy that the police have implicated Sam in the woman’s murder, and the doll, which she believes is the key to his innocence, is evidence. She refuses to reveal its location when she figures out she is the victim of a bizarre charade. Susy knows the only way to play fair is by her rules, so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights leaving both of them to maneuver in the dark until the game ends.

Written by Frederick Knott.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Studio Theater, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309, Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: $25 for adults (18-60), $22 for seniors (60+), $20 for juniors (under 18), and $19 each for groups purchasing 20 or more tickets.
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),

Children's Fair - Livermore
 

 

 

 


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Sept 19-20
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Children's Fair
Local Performances
Livermore Police Car Seat Checks (Saturday only, 10-noon)
Bicycle Rodeo (bring a bike & helmet - Sunday only, 10-1)
Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Departments Safety Trailer & Fire Truck
Free Make-it & Take-it Crafts
Inflatable Activity Center (fee) - Gym
Carnival Games (fee) - Gym
Food Booths
Parent and Kid's Information
Pool # Deli Open During the Event!
Petting Zoo ($3) and Pony Rides ($5) located in the East Ave parking lot.
Please - no pets at the fair.
Saturday Performances:  Kalai Loil, Livermore Martial Arts, Curtain Up Prod., I Sit and Stay (Search & Rescue Dog), Trinity Dance Arts, Ballet Folkoric, Storyteller John Weaver.
Sunday Performances: Hui O' Kalani, Amador Judo, Mad Science, Amador Dance Xtreme, I Sit and Stay (Search & Rescue Dog), Livermore Idol Winner
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave., Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission: Free (some items cost money - food for sale)
More info: call LARPD at 925-960-2400 or 925-373-5700

 
Tri Valley Jazz Festival


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Sept 19
Sat

 

 

 

Tri Valley Jazz Festival

Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info:   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Teddy Bear / Doll Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 19
Sat

 

 

 

Teddy Bear / Doll Show

Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info:   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Desert Woman's Show


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Sept 19-20
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Desert Woman's Show

Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info:   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Hollywood in Pleasanton
 

 

 

 


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Sept 20
Sunday

 

 

 

Hollywood in Pleasanton
HOLLYWOOD is coming back to Pleasanton on Sept. 20 this year. We had lots of fun with it last year. The Museum On Main became a theater that was premiering an Abbott and Costello movie made in Pleasanton, “ It Ain’t Hay.” Abbott and Costello did a “live” radio show of Who’s On First direct from our front yard. The crowd hovered around the red carpet to see the movie stars. John Wayne, Greta Garbo, Mae West, and others graced us with their presence as well as all the stars that were in the six movies we presented to the public. Silent movies were shown in the Museum theater. Actors in the movies we presented did various things at their downtown movie sites, from filming scenes to rehearsing to press conferences.

This year we are selecting more of the movies that were made in Pleasanton from 1910-1943. We have not completed our selections but will be presenting Huck Finn with Jack Pickford and Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm with Mary Pickford. Stay tuned to find out the names of the other movies.

We are currently looking for actors, directors, and stage hands for our movies. If you are interested, please call Rebecca Bruner at 577-8802 or the Museum On Main at 462-2766.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Museum, 603 Main Street
Times:  1-4pm.  The red carpet: 1:00 to 1:30 pm; Silent Movies 1:30 to 4:00pm; Live Performances: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Admission: Adults $10; Children uner 12: $8
More info: Museum on Main
 

Chanticleer

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 20
Sunday

 

 

 

Chanticleer
Chanticleer, based in San Francisco, is known around the world as "an orchestra of voices" for the seamless blend of its twelve male voices ranging from countertenor to bass and its original interpretations of vocal literature.  The Grammy Award winning ensemble lends its signature sound to mark the 250th anniversary of the earliest surviving American secular composition and demonstrates the diversity of song in America.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  3pm
Admission: $56/$41/$33 based on seating section.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Chanticleer  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 


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Pacific Chamber Symphony - J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suites

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 28
Thurs

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - J.S. Bach - Orchestral Suites
Bach’s four Orchestral Suites are monumental peaks in the Baroque writing for orchestra, captivating in their use of colors and textures. Hearing them all live in one performance is sure to be a revelation and a joyous experience.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $38/$32/$26
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony,  

 
See Jane Run Women's Triathlon
 

 

 

 


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Sept 26
Sat

 

 

 

See Jane Run Women's Triathlon
The See Jane Run Women's Triathlon (AKA See Jane Tri) rocks. It’s a race. It’s a milestone. It’s a moment of triumph. And it’s got camaraderie and girl fun written all over it. Picture this. Swim 400 yards in open, calm water, bike 11 miles, then run 3 miles. Cross the finish line and enjoy the celebration expo with family and friends. A portion of each registration goes directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Last year the event raised over $17,000 as a result of the donation and individual fundraising.
Sponsor: See Jane Run
Location:  Shadow Cliffs Regional Park, Pleasanton, CA
Times:  8:00am
Admission: $95
More info: events@seejanerun.com

 
American's Family Expo; Kid's Faire


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 26-27
Sat-Sun

 

American's Family Expo; Kid's Faire
Largest California Children's Event! Hundreds of interactive childrens activities, fun family booths and non-stop childrens entertainment. Barney live on stage!
Craft Cities; Princess Pavilion; Wild West Show; Strawberry Shortcake stage show; Cabbage Patch Kids stage show; Clown-Town circus fun; meet over 25 characters including Dora the Explorer, and more

Sponsor: Event Solutions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 5pm
Admission: Adults: $8;   Children 2-12: $5;  Parking $8
   Discount tickets available at the kids faire web site listed below.  It is not clear whether the $8/$5 price is the discounted price or regular price.  It is listed as "Regular admission".
More info:   www.thekidsfaire.com  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Heritage Guild Annual General Meeting
 

 

 

 


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Sept 26
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Annual General Meeting
While you enjoy music from our good friends of the Valley Banjo Band, we will have Chicken and beef Ball-tip (similar to Tri-tip) along with assorted salads. Drink tickets are $1 each, and three will get you a glass of wine, or one ticket for a soda or water.

Then stick around for our meeting to vote for new officers and a revision of the bylaws, and then we will present our 'headliner' Susan Canfield who will show a series of photos from her father Eliott Dopking.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Duarte Garage (Portola and L Streets)
Times:  6:00pm
Admission: Dinner is $16 for adults, $10 for kids 10 and under.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild

 

Livermore Airport Open House


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Sept 26
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Airport Open House
The City of Livermore, Airport staff and tenants invite the Tri-Valley community to celebrate their 14th annual Airport Open House on Saturday, September 26, 2009 from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM at the Livermore Municipal Airport.

The Airport Open House is a free community event, featuring exhibits, food, entertainment, and a fabulous static display of Livermore based aircraft. Our local radio station, KKIQ, will be here giving away prizes and broadcasting live from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The Livermore Airport is home to over 600 aircraft, including General Aviation, Military/Warbirds, Antique/Classic, Experimental/Homebuilt, and Aerobatic type aircraft. The local Chapter 663 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will be signing up youngsters age 8 – 17 for ”Young Eagle” airplane rides that will take place at a later date. The rides will provide them with an opportunity to experience flight, and learn about aviation from an EAA pilot.

Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the event by the Rock and Roll band Soundchek, in addition to KKIQ Radio.

Come to the Airport! Meet representatives of local flight schools. View the amazing fleet of Livermore aircraft as well as airborne law enforcement and air rescue aircraft. Food will be available at nominal cost, or bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day!
Sponsor:  City of Livermore
Location:  Livermore airport
Times:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: City of Livermore

 

Alexander Quartet & June Oh

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 26
Saturday

 

 

 

Alexander Quartet & June Oh
Formed in 1981, the Alexander String Quartet has performed in the major music capitals of five continents, securing its standing among the world's premier ensembles. Widely admired for its interpretations of Beethoven, Mozart, and Shostakovich, the quartet has also established itself as an important advocate of new music.

Members Zakarias Grafilo, violin; Frederick Lifsitz, violin; Paul Yarbrough, viola; and Sandy Wilson, Cello, constitute a major artistic presence in their home base of San Francisco, serving as directors of the Morrison Chamber Music Center at San Francisco State University and in residence with San Francisco Performances. Of a recent group of performances by the quartet, The New York Times raved, "The intimacy of the music came through with enhanced power and poignancy in the Alexander quartet's vibrant, probing assured and aptly volatile performances."

They will be joined by the noted pianist June Oh, a founding member of the Tilden Trio and a faculty member at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and at Dominican University of California.
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: TBD
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: www.delvallefinearts.org.,  eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
   For more about the Alexander String Quartet at: http://www.asq4.com/
 

Nostalgia Day Car Show

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September 27
Sunday
Nostalgia Day Car Show
For nineteen years the club has held its Nostalgia Day Car Show on the streets of downtown Livermore, where the show has grown to a display of over 700 muscle cars, street rods, custom and classic cars and draws over 5000 spectators. Our motto has always been "Cruisers Against Drugs", and our annual Nostalgia Day Car Show has allowed us to prove that we mean it. To date, this fundraiser has enabled us to donate over $200,000 for local organizations that promote the Tri-Valley youth, help strengthen their families and help keep kids off drugs.

The Altamont Cruisers along with our 2009 Nostalgia Day Sponsors are sure to put on another fun car show in beautiful Downtown Livermore, tentatively scheduled for September 27, 2009 from 9 AM to 4 PM. The show is FREE to all of the spectators, and there are food booths and vendors of every type.
See photos from the 2003 show.
Sponsors: Livermore Downtown and Altamont Cruisers
Location: Downtown Livermore, around the Carnegie Building
Times:  9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission:  Free
More info: Altamont Cruisers Car Club

Wedding Faire


At the Bankhead Theater

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Livermore Valley Wine Country Wedding Faire
MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY...
Experience the Romance at the Livermore Valley Wine Country Wedding Faire September 27th at the Bankhead Theater!
Browse the Livermore Valley Wine Country's collection of wedding professionals and services.
We have gathered the experts for an intimate and distinct open house. See the trendsetters of the season, taste the local wines and wedding cakes, be pampered with a facial, take a horse and carriage ride, compare prices and quality and start to create you own wedding memories. You can plan your big day in one day at one location!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD.
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795,  eLivermore.com theater page

 
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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

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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Albert Rothman, author of
"A Brooklyn Odyssey"
Sept 2
Wednesday
7:00pm

Main Library

Local author Albert Rothman will speak about his book A Brooklyn Odyssey: Travails and Joys of a Boy’s Early Life at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 7pm on Wednesday, September 2. There is no charge for this event.

“Brooklyn is a place of many lands and a boy may have many childhoods there.” So begins the tale of Albert Rothman, writer, poet, chemical engineer and child of the Great Depression. Albert spent his formative years in several of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods, playing the traditional street games that city boys have invented over the years, discovering the pleasure of books and the public library, riding his bicycle all over Brooklyn and learning the freedom and joy of outdoor spaces from the rooftop of his apartment house. Yet, beset by illness, loneliness, bullies, anti-Semitism, and his own confusion, he felt like a stranger in every neighborhood and school.

In A Brooklyn Odyssey, Rothman weaves a multi-colored tapestry of life in a time and place unknown to many of us - the life of a small boy in an extended family in a large city, decades ago. Yet the story is familiar to us all in his recounting of the confusing and mysterious world that is childhood.
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us.