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October 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

Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch

G&M Farms Pumpkin
Patch & Corn Maze

Moore's Bay Area
Pumpkin Patch

Oct Averages

Ave Hi: 78.2º
Ave Lo: 47.6º
Ave Rain: 0.69"
Weather Page

See our
Halloween Events Page
for Tri-Valley Halloween
 & Fall happenings

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

2009

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:50
Moon:
17:26 -- 04:33

Lvr Farmers Market

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:48
Moon:
17:50 -- 05:33

Home & Garden Show

Maria de Barros

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

Full Moon
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:47
Moon:
18:16 -- 06:34

Pls Farmers Market

Art in the Park - Danville

Home & Garden Show

LPC Jazz Extravangaza

Mother of Twins Clothing
   and equipment sale

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

Fall Sidewalk Sale - Pleasanton

Library Event:
  A Taste of Opera

Library Computer Training:
  Searching the Internet

 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:45
Moon:
18:44 -- 07:37

Niles Canyon Railroad

Ravenswood Victorian Tea

Art in the Park - Danville

Lvr Farmers Market

Home & Garden Show

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

Fall Sidewalk Sale - Pleasanton

Tommy T's Ride, Love
   & Laugh for Autism

Library Event:
  The Magic of Harp

 

5
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:44
Moon:
19:16 -- 08:42

 

6
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:42
Moon:
19:53 -- 09:50

Tuesday Tunes 

7
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:41
Moon:
20:39 -- 10:58

 

8
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:39
Moon:
21:33 -- 12:04

Lvr Farmers Market

Fleet Week

Library Event:
  Tibet: Life at 12,000 Feet

 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:38
Moon:
22:35 -- 13:05

Fleet Week

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:36
Moon:
23:44 -- 13:59

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Pls Farmers Market

Fleet Week

"Step Off" Dance Comp

Deaf Nation

Brothels, Bar Rooms
   and Bandits

Art Walk

LVO Opening Weekend Gala

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

Library Computer Training:
  Email Basics

 

11  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:35
Moon:
xx:xx -- 14:44

Niles Canyon
  Speeder Rides

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Ravenswood Tours

Fleet Week

Lvr Farmers Market

Fall Antiques &
   Collectibles
   Street Faire

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Tri-Valley Rep
   Wait Until Dark

 

12  Columbus Day
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:33
Moon:
00:56 -- 15:22

Fleet Week

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:32
Moon:
02:09 -- 15:55

Fleet Week

The American Centure:
   Past Tense or Future Promise?

14
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:31
Moon:
03:20 -- 16:25

 

15
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:29
Moon:
04:30 -- 16:54

Lvr Farmers Market

Museum on Main Lecture
  -  Spirits in Pleasanton

Capitol Steps

 

16
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:28
Moon:
05:39 -- 17:22

Del Valle Dog Show 

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

17  New Moon
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:27
Moon:
06:48 -- 17:53

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Pls Farmers Market

EAA Young Eagles Rally

Del Valle Dog Show

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

Muestra de Arte

Livermore Little League Registration

Library Computer Training:
  Intro to Microsoft Word

 

18
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:25
Moon:
07:57 -- 18:26

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Niles Canyon Railroad

LHG Garage Open

Lvr Farmers Market

Del Valle Dog Show

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

 

19
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:24
Moon:
09:04 -- 19:03

Del Valle Dog Show

 

20
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:23
Moon:
10:09 -- 19:46

 

21
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:21
Moon:
11:10 -- 20:34

LHG Forum -
   Tolever's Airship
 

22
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:20
Moon:
12:04 -- 21:28

Haunted Barn

 

23
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:19
Moon:
12:51 -- 22:25

Golf Show

Gem Faire

Ragtime

Haunted Barn

Pleasanton Ghost Walk

 

24
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:17
Moon:
13:31 -- 23:23

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Pls Farmers Market

Golf Show

Gem Faire

Ragtime

Haunted Barn

Halloween Carnival

Pleasanton Ghost Walk

 

25  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:16
Moon:
14:06 -- xx:xx

Alden Lane Fall Fest

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Golf Show

Gem Faire

Ragtime

Haunted Barn

Recycling Event -
   Go Green Pleasanton

 

26
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:15
Moon:
14:35 -- 00:22

 

27
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:14
Moon:
15:02 -- 01:21

 

28
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:13
Moon:
15:27 -- 02:20

Lvr Downtown
  Halloween Carnival
  (5th grade and under)

Haunted Barn

 

29
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:12
Moon:
15:51 -- 03:19

Haunted Barn

 

30
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
16:16 -- 04:19

Ragtime

Haunted Barn

Pleasanton Ghost Walk

 

 

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween

Sun: 07:32 -- 18:09
Moon:
16:43 -- 05:21

Pls Farmers Market

Ragtime

Haunted Barn

Twilight Frights!

 

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
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010
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.

October 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

 

   
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),
 

Maria de Barros

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 2
Friday

 

 

 

Maria de Barros
Maria de Barros' music transcends taste, preference and even language.  It travels through countries dense with culture, picking up pieces of each along the way, combining distinct inflections of Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean.  Melodies melt off her tongue with the same richness and maturity of a contemporary Cape Verde club singing Ella Fitzgerals.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8pm
Admission: $46/$36/$26 based on seating section.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Maria de Barros web site  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 


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Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 2-4
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show
Perfect show for the do-it-yourself homeowner - from gardening to decoration. Rich wood decking, sunroom enclosures and heated spas.
The Alameda County Central Railroad Society "Live At The Show" 10am-5pm Hundreds of feet of track! Accurately detailed HO & O Scale Trains!
Over 350 Quality Exhibits:
  • New Products
  • Home Improvements
  • Energy Savings Ideas
  • Decorating Ideas
  • Show Specials
  • Landscape Displays
  • Product Demos
  • Live Broadcasts & More

Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Noon-6y, Sat: 10-7, Sun: 10-6
Admission:  General: $6; Kids 12 & Under Free
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 

LPC Jazz Extravaganza

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 3
Saturday

 

 

 

LPC Jazz Extravangaza
The LPC Jazz Extravaganza and Retirement Tribute to Jim Heiner is a perfect way to celebrate a fine educator who dedicated over forty years of teaching experience to the Tri-Valley community and beyond. This performance will feature the Jazz Ensembles directed by Cindy Browne Rosefield and the Vocal Jazz Choir under the direction of Rob Lappa. Plus, Special Guests!
Sponsor: Las Positas College Presents
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $12:00
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Fall Sidewalk Sale - Pleasanton
 

 

 


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October 3-4
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Fall Sidewalk Sale - Pleasanton

Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  10am to 6pm
Admission: Free
More info: City of Pleasanton
 
Art in the Park
 

 

 

 


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October 3-4
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Art in the Park - Danville
On the Grass, in the Charming Front Street Park, by the Danville Library
Featuring Paintings in All Media Photography, Ceramics, Graphics, Fine Jewelry
Live Musical Entertainment, Food, Snacks, Wine, Children’s Hands on Art
Judged Inside Art Show
Co-Sponsored by Alamo Danville Artists’ Society & the Town of Danville


The 11th annual Art in the Park, October 3 & 4, 2009, in Danville, on the Town Green, Front Street Park, in front of the Danville Library. Sponsored by Alamo Danville Artists’ Society. Booth fees for 10’ x 10’ space is $70 for ADAS members and $85 for non-members, plus 10% commission for the Art in the Schools fund. Beautiful location, appreciative public, nice artists make this a fun & worthwhile event. Join us? Applications available by e-mailing The 11th annual Art in the Park, October 3 & 4, 2009, in Danville, on the Town Green, Front Street Park, in front of the Danville Library. Sponsored by Alamo Danville Artists’ Society. Booth fees for 10’ x 10’ space is $70 for ADAS members and $85 for non-members, plus 10% commission for the Art in the Schools fund. Beautiful location, appreciative public, nice artists make this a fun & worthwhile event. Join us? Applications available by e-mailing
Sponsor: Co-Sponsored by Alamo Danville Artists’ Society & the Town of Danville
Location:  On the Grass, in the Charming Front Street Park, by the Danville Library  
Times:  10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission:
More info: Norma Webb 925 828-9170 normawebb@comcast.net

 

Twin Valley Mother of Twins Club Fall Clothing & Equipment Sale

At the Fairgrounds

 


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October 3
Sat

 

 

 

Twin Valley Mother of Twins Club Fall Clothing & Equipment Sale
Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club is hosting our semi-annual Children's Clothing and Equipment sale sponsored by Kaiser Permanente on Saturday October 3, 2009 9AM-2:45PM . Most items still left unsold will be ½ off from 1:45pm-2:45pm.

Sell: Participation to buy and/or sell is open to the public! Unload all your outgrown, gently used children's clothing, toys and equipment and make money in the process.

Shop: Get everything your growing children need for next season or next year at a fraction of the cost of new. Don't miss out on the great bargains! Clothes, Strollers, Toys, Videos, Play Pens, Layettes, Books, High Chairs, Swings, Gates, Cribs, outdoor toys and more!
Sponsor: Twin Valley Mother of Twins Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 2:45pm
Admission: Free
More info: www.tvmotc.org/cesale

 

Tommy T's 1st Annual Ride, Love, & Laugh for Autism

At the Fairgrounds

 


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October 4
Sun

 

 

 

Tommy T's 1st Annual Ride, Love, & Laugh for Autism
Comedians Bobby Slayon, Earthquake, Larry Bubbles Brown and more.
Sponsor: Tommy T's
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  4:00pm
Admission: $30 VIP, $20, General.  Purchase tickets at www.tommyts.com
More info: www.tommyts.com

 
Alden Lane Fall Festival


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Oct 10-11
Oct 17-18
Oct 24-25,
Sat & Sun

 

 

 

Alden Lane Fall Festival
Celebration of autumn.  Pony rides, apple tasting, antique farm equipment, music, and much more.
Scarecrow building contest
Pumpkins for Sale, Pony rides, Petting Zoo for Kids of all ages, Antique Walnut Huller and Broom Maker, Farmer's Market, Candy Cart Apple Tasting: (Over 9 varieties of farm fresh apples), Play Games and learn new Crafts with the Scouts, The Van Arkle Family Antique Farm Equipment, Russell Bearrows Antique Blacksmithing
Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery

 
Art Walk
 

 

 


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October 10
Saturday

 

 

 

Art Walk
The Annual ArtWalk Livermore has become the Bothwell Art Center’s signature event of the year. ArtWalk turns the downtown into a gallery district for a day, bringing out crowds to enjoy a day of art exhibits, music, shopping, wine tasting and dining. This year, we’re adding an Art Banner Auction, with street banners painted by excellent local artists, college and high school students, providing almost two months of public art downtown beginning in early August. The banners will be auctioned off at the close of ArtWalk. Proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. For more information, to volunteer or to learn more about valuable sponsorship opportunities, please visit:
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  Art Walk: 11am to 5pm.
Admission: Free.  Open to all ages.
More info: Bothwell Center web page - Livermore Downtown Association
 
Livermore Valley Opera Opening Weekend Gala
 

 

 

 


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Oct 10
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Valley Opera Opening Weekend Gala
Come and mingle with LVO patrons over delicious appetizers and fine wine catered by Tenuta Winery. Hear commentary from and meet with our Stage Director David Cox and our Music Director Alex Katsman.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  5:30pm
Admission: $50.00
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 10, 11
Sat-Sun

Oct 16, 17, 18
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci
Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) by Mascagni and Pagliacci (Clowns) by Leoncavallo, affectionately called “Cav and Pag,” are usually presented together. Both are outstanding examples of what verismo opera is - vignettes of life of ordinary people with their love, jealousy, and violent, raw passion.

In Cavalleria Rusticana, Turridu, a soldier, returns to find out that his true love, Lola, has married Alfio. After a short fling with Santuzza, he renews his affair with Lola. Santuzza pleads with Turridu but he scorns her. Santuzza reveals the affair to Alfio who swears vengeance. What results is murderous passion.

With Pagliacci, we witness a “play within a play.” Canio, the clown, discovers that his wife,Nedda, has a secret lover. In anguish, he realizes that his performance that is about to come is a mirror of what is happening with his own life. As Canio prepares for his act, he sings his famous laugh-clown-laugh aria, “Vesti la giubba.” He must amuse though his heart is breaking for the show must go on.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $59/$49/$39
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

"Step Off" Dance Competition


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 10
Sat

 

 

 

"Step Off" Dance Competition
West Region Qualifying Round Competition for the largest National Step Competition in history. The Step Off Championship to be held January 2010 in Atlanta. 112 teams will be selected.
Open to everyone. Each of 6 regions will have event dates. Competitors must participate in qualifying rounds. Register at website. $1.5 million prize pool.
Sponsor: 
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  $10.  Parking $8
Admission:  ??
More info:   Step Off websiteFairgrounds web site
 
Deaf Nation


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 10
Sat

 

 

 

Deaf Nation
Deaf Nation is the foremost touring trade show for and about deaf people. Free exhibitions, free entertainment, free seminars and workshops, children's activities and more...
Sponsor:  Deaf Nation
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission:  Free;  Parking: TBD
More info:   Deaf Nation Web Site  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Fleet Week - San Francisco
 

 

 

 


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October 8-13
Thurs - Tues

 

 

 

Fleet Week - San Francisco
Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for Northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. This year approximately 9,000 crewmembers on visiting ships will arrive in the City to participate in Fleet Week. They are all extraordinary individuals and this is our chance to learn about their character and skill, and to observe the pride with which they carry out their duties.
Sponsor: US Military
Location:  San Francisco Bay
Times:  See web site
Admission: Free, including topside ship tours.
More info:  Fleetweek.us

 
Brothels, Bar Rooms, and Bandits
 

 

 

 


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October 10
Saturday

 

 

 

Brothels, Bar Rooms, and Bandits
Return to the Pleasanton of old at "Brothels, Bar Rooms and Bandits, when it was one of the most "desperate" towns in the West. It is 1890 and you are invited to a party hosted by George Hearst, prominent senator and founder of the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota; and the Anaconda mine in Montana.

Hang out with his friends, Calamity Jane, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickock and the many gamblers, women, and bandits who made up the Pleasanton of yesteryear.

Be prepared to be entertained with song and dance, to gamble the night away, and to eat, drink, and make merry.

Don't fret because the Pinkerton's will be on the job watching out for the bandits about town.

"Brothels, Bar Rooms and Bandits," a fundraiser for the Museum On Main Street in Pleasanton, will be held from 7-11 p.m., Saturday, October 10 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard, Pleasanton. Reservations required.

Tickets at $40 person go on sale September 1 at the Museum, 603 Main Street, and include food and gaming chips. Dressing up in period attire is encouraged. The Pleasanton Lion's Club is sponsoring the gaming tables.

For tickets call 925-462-2766 or visit the museum. Cash, credit cards, and gold nuggets are accepted.
Sponsor: Museum on Main
Location:  Museum, 603 Main Street
Times:  7:00-11:00pm
Admission: $40 per person
More info: Museum on Main

 

Fall Antique & Collectibles Street Faire

 


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Oct 11
Sun

 

 

 

Fall Antique & Collectibles Street Faire
It’s the antique show you’ve been waiting for. Don’t miss it. The semi-annual Pleasanton Downtown Association Antique and Collectible Street Faire will be held on Sunday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Main Street. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and produced Jerry and Betsy Goldman of Turn Key Productions.

This event is an antique lover’s dream featuring vintage, retro, and antique home furnishings, clothing, furniture, jewelry, paintings, books, etc. Over a mile of antiques and collectibles will be displayed by more than 400 professional dealers from all over the West, all twenty years or older. This is the 18th year for this outstanding Downtown Pleasanton event that is one of the largest antique fairs in the eleven Western states. Spend the day shopping for that special treasure and prepare to be dazzled by the vast array of quality items available not only from the antique dealers but in the shops throughout downtown.

The show will feature free appraisals by Steve Yvaska, noted appraiser and Journalist. The appraisals will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will be located at the information booth on the corner of Main and Division Streets. Limit three items per person.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  8:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Downtown Association

The American Century: Past Tense or Future Promise?

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 13
Tuesday

 

 

 

The American Century: Past Tense or Future Promise? - John Hamre
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series.
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, America has emerged as the global superpower, entering into a new international system—the third in history—with a single global superpower and a set of regional superpowers. Hamre will discuss the structure of this international system and the prospects for America remaining the global superpower. At a time of unprecedented economic turmoil and unparalleled international diplomatic and security challenges, will America emerge stronger or diminished?
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $30.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts CentereLivermore.com theater page
 
Capitol Steps

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 15
Thursday

 

 

 

Capitol Steps
Politics take another holiday with the return of the Capitol Steps to the Bankhead Theater. The Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill; some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there’s never a shortage of material.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $56/$41/$33.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Capitol Steps  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 


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Museum on Main Lecture - Spirits in Pleasanton
 

 

 


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October 15
Thursday

 

 

 

Museum on Main Lecture - Spirits in Pleasanton
Teri Carlson will speak about her experiences with “spirits” here in Pleasanton.
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
Del Valle Dog Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 16-19
Fri-Mon
Del Valle Dog Show
All breed dog show, all breed obedience trial, all breed agility trial. 10 Specialty shows on Friday, 40 Specialty shows on Sat. Same on Mon. no agility.
Sponsor:  Del Valle Dog Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  TBD
Admission: TBD
More info:  www.dvdc.org, 925-455-4158, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Little League Registration (Granada, Livermore American, Livermore National)
 

 

 

 


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October 17
November 14

Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Little League Registration
Walk in registration will be held Saturday Oct 17, and Nov 14 from 10am to 2pm at the student union at Livermore High School.
WHAT TO BRING: A Birth Certificate & Proof of Residency are required for all players new to any league. Returning players who have recently moved, please bring Proof of Residency.
Granada and Livermore American are offering online registration this year.
Livermore National will also hold registration on December 3rd from 6:30p to 8pm at Mountain Mike's Pizza, 1472 North Vasco Road.
Sponsor: Granada Little League, Livermore American Little League, Livermore National Little League
Location:  Livermore High School Student Union.
Times:  10am to 2pm
Admission: Depends on league and age group.  Payment by personal check or cash only (Credit cards accepted only online.  A processing fee applies).
More info: Granada Little League, Livermore American Little League, Livermore National Little League

 
Muestra de Arte
 

 

 

 


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October 17
Saturday

 

 

 

Muestra de Arte
Murrieta's Well Winery presents the 2nd annual Muestra de Arte, a fine arts show featuring some of the valley's best artists. This event is free to the public and will have paintings, hand-painted porcelain, and gifts for purchase. Come taste the wine and treat yourself to a great art show and a little shopping.
Participating Artists:
Eugenia W. Zobel
Diane Rodriguez
Kathy Hill
Edmee Keele
Linda Jeffery-Sailors
Barbara Stanton
Julie Wright
Mike Robles
Karen Fleschler
Sponsor:
Location:  Murrieta's Well Winery, 3005 Mines Road, Livermore
Times:  12:00 to 4:00pm
Admission: free
More info: call Murrietta’s Well at 925-456-2390 or go to www.murrietaswell.com.

 
Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - "Tolever's Airship"
 

 

 


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Oct 21
Wednesday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum - Tolever's Airship
Don Meeker will give a talk on "Tolever's Airship" built in 1905. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the talk to follow at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center Library located at 1188 South Livermore Avenue. Light refreshments are provided. While there is no charge for the talk, donations are encouraged.
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
 
Haunted Barn

 

 

 


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Oct 22-25
Thurs-Sun

Oct 28-31
Wed-Sat

 

The Haunted Barn
Come out for a night of screams, thrills, and chills - if you dare!  If you like being scared, then the Hauned Barn is the place to be.  Recommended for ages 10 years and older.
We dare you to be the last one through on any night - especially Halloween night.
Volunteers Needed.  Setup, scaring, or taking down.  If interested please email larpdhauntedbarn@yahoo.com
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  The Barn.  3131 Pacific Ave, Livermore
Times:  Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 7pm to 11pm,  Halloween Night:  7:00pm to midnight.
Admission: 7.00 per person.
More info: LARPD, 925-373-5700
Pleasanton Ghost Walk
 

 

 

 


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Oct 23-24
Fri-Sat

Oct 30
Friday

 

 

 

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
Be cautious of what goes bump in the night. Meet dowtown Pleasanton “ghosts” at this fundraising family event. Be afraid, be very afraid until you walk the Ghost Walk to find answers to questions about the tunnels underground and where the ghosts hang out. Ghosts who have lingered in Pleasanton will tell their stories at different downtown locations. Ghost Trackers will assist you along the haunted way. Contact Museum on Main with questions and to make reservations: 462-2766, office@museumonmain.org or go to www.museumonmain.org.
Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location: Museum on Main Street.  603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Oct 23: 6-8pm;  Sat Oct 24: 4:30-8:30pm; Fri Oct 30: 6-8pm.  Tours begin every 30 minutes.  Tours are 2 hours long.
Admission: $18 for adults, $13.00 for children 12 and under.
More info: at the Museum on Main  462-2766  Museum on Main Street

 
Northern California Fall Golf Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 23-25
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Northern California Fall Golf Show
Over 75 exhibitors will feature the latest in golf equipment, apparel, resorts, courses, and more...
Try & Buy the latest in golf clubs. Play interactive's, learn more about golf courses, and more.
Sponsor:  Varsity Communications, Inc.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 11-5; Sat. 9-5; Sun. 9-4
Admission:  TBD
More info:  www.norcalgolfshow.com, 888-367-6420, or Fairgrounds web site
Gem Faire


At the Fairgrounds

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Oct 23-25
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Gem Faire
Fine Jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, minerals, and much more at the lowest prices.
Sponsor:  Gem Faire
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri. 12noon-7pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm
Admission:  General admission $5 weekend pass; Children under 12 Free;  Parking: $8
More info:  www.gemfaire.com, 503-252-8300, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Ragtime

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Oct 23-25
Oct 30-31, Nov 1
Nov 6-8

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Ragtime
Ragtime s an epic musical by the award-winning composer/lyricist team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island, Seussical) paints a nostalgic and powerful portrait of life in turn of the century America. Based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, RAGTIME intertwines three distinct stories that poignantly illustrate history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and love and hate.

Book by Terrence McNally. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Based on the novel, Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow.

Performances are 8pm Fridays/Saturdays and 2pm Sundays Oct 23 - Nov 08, 2009 (9 performances over 3 weekends) 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: $36.50, Seniors (60+): 34.50, Juniors (under 18): $26.50.
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
 

Halloween Carnival - LARPD
 

 

 

 


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Oct 24
Saturday

 

 

 

Halloween Carnival - LARPD
Open to 2-10 year olds and parents.
Come join us for Ghostly Basketball, Spooky Bean Bag Toss, Mini-pumpkin patch, Air Jumps, Face Painting, and lots more.
Sponsor: LARPD
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center Gym.  4446 East Ave, Livermore
Times:  1-4pm
Admission: $6 per child, sold at Robert Livermore Community Center starting Oct 1 or call 373-5700.  Parents are free.  No tickets sold at the door.
More info: LARPD, 925-373-5700

 
Go Green in Pleasanton - Recycling Event


At the Fairgrounds

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Go Green in Pleasanton - Recycling Event
Recycling event. Drive in and drop off your recycling. Electronics, bottles, cans, paper and plastic accepted. No liquids.
Enter at gate 12 on Valley Ave.
Sponsor:  Girl Scouts Fund Raiser
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  1pm to 4pm
Admission:  Free
More info:  Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival

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October 28
Wednesday

 

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival.
Due to the current economic climate, Livermore Downtown Inc. will no longer be hosting the annual downtown Trick-or-Treat event. In it's place, a Downtown Halloween Carnival is being planned for families with children 5th Grade and under.

"We are excited about this evolution to a local family, kid focused Carnival event." Says Board President Anthony McPeake. "The downtown Trick-or-Treat had grown over the years to an event huge in attendance and we can no longer afford to support it at the level needed to insure the safety of our attendees. Rather than cancel the tradition completely, we are reeling it back to an event that is focused on our Tri-Valley children in halloween costumes, enjoying a carnival designed just for them by our downtown merchants and Livermore business community."

This year's carnival will be made up of Carnival games and activity booths and take place on J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza. The Vine Center businesses will be hosting rides and activities in their back parking lot behind the Vine Cinema. Marcel Orthodontics will be recreating the Grease Carnival, complete with a mechanical fun house that will be located on K Street.

To participate, children will purchase a $5.00 fun pass that will give them access to all of the downtown activities. The fun passes may be purchased in advance at the Livermore Downtown Inc. office at 2060 Second Street. They will be available at fun pass booths in each activity location on the evening of the Carnival.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  4:00 to 8:00pm
Admission: $5.00 fun pass per child will give them access to all downtown activities.
More info: Livermore Downtown Association

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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.
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A Taste of Opera Oct 3
Saturday
3:00pm
Civic Center Library
Savor passionate arias by tenor Mathew Edwardsen and relish the lovely soaring voice of soprano Jillian Boye, outstanding lead singers of the Livermore Valley Opera, at the Livermore Public Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue in Livermore, at 3pm on Saturday October 3rd. There is no charge for this event.

This season, Livermore Valley Opera is proud to present the “Earthy Twins,” Cavalleria Rusticana (Rustic Chivalry) by Mascagni and Pagliacci (Clowns) by Leoncavallo—affectionately called “Cav and Pag”—performances in October at the Bankhead Theater. These two operas are usually presented together. Both are outstanding examples of what verismo opera is - a vignette of life of ordinary people with their love, jealousy, and violent, raw passion.

In Cavalleria Rusticana, Turridu, a soldier, returns to find out that his true love, Lola, has married Alfio. After a short fling with Santuzza, he renews his affair with Lola. Santuzza pleads with Turridu but he scorns her. Santuzza reveals the affair to Alfio who swears vengeance.

With Pagliacci, we witness a “play within a play.” Canio, the clown, discovers that his wife Nedda has a secret lover. In anguish, he realizes that his performance that isabout to come is a mirror of what is happening with his own life. As Canio prepares for his act, he sings his famous laugh-clown-laugh aria, “Vesti la giubba.” He must amuse though his heart is breaking, for the show must go on.

Livermore Valley Opera was founded in 1992, and presents fully-staged operas atthe Bankhead Theater, in the spring and fall. The Mission of Livermore Valley Opera is toenrich the community by producing the world's best operas, to foster the careers of talented opera singers, and to encourage a wider appreciation of opera and the associated arts.

Computer Training:
Searching the Internet
Oct 3
Saturday
10:15am to 12:15am

Civic Center Library

Searching the Internet, Saturday, October 3, 10:15am – 12:15pm. Learn how to find information on the Internet using the Google search engine and directory. Participants must have basic Internet skills.
The Magic of Harp Oct 4
Sunday
2:00pm
Civic Center Library
Harpist Dominique Piana presents “The Magic of the Harp” at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, October 4th. There is no charge for this event.

Local harpist Dominique Piana, assisted by Sarah Hawley-Snow and Greg Allen Friedman, will present a program exploring the history of the harp and the different effects and moods it produces. Composers featured in their performance are Handel, Bach, Krumpholtz, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Schumann, Zabel, Posse and Holy.

Dominique Piana was born in Belgium into a music-loving family of German ancestry and raised in the French-speaking suburbs of Brussels. After high school, she turned from the piano to the harp and studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music, commuted to Paris for lessons with illustrious French harpists, then moved to Los Angeles in 1980 at the invitation of master teacher Susann McDonald. She earned an M.A. in Harp Performance at Claremont Graduate University and was hired in 1986 as Adjunct Professor of Harp at the University of Redlands. She is now on the faculty of Holy Names University in Oakland and maintains a harp studio at home. As a pedagogue, she emphasizes a “whole person approach” that allows music to enhance inner growth.

As a solo performer, Ms. Piana has specialized in historical recitals and toured extensively throughout the Western states with her 19th century music and poetry program The Romantic Spirit. Whenever possible, she pairs her evening recitals with morning school assemblies. Her programs for children, families and seniors portray The Magic of the Harp through stories and enchanting or dazzling compositions. She was on the touring roster of the California Arts Council before its demise. As a chamber musician, Ms. Piana has partnered with many singers and instrumentalists. She is the founder and artistic director of the local Pleasanton Chamber Players. Over the years, she has performed most of the well-known works for harp and ensemble and has premiered numerous less known works, including the Ballade for harp and orchestra by Alberstoetter with the Livermore Amador Symphony in December 2007. She also participates every year in the Valley Dance Theater Nutcracker.

Ms. Piana is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music since 1990, has released 3 CDs, written numerous scholarly articles on the harp repertoire and, since 2003, has edited and annotated over 70 titles of transcriptions and original harp music through her company Harpiana Publications.

Tibet: Life at 12,000 feet Oct 8
Thursday
1:30 to 2:30pm

Civic Center Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Richard Finn will show digital photographs of his journey to Tibet. Known as “the roof of the world,” Tibet is the highest region on the planet, with an average elevation of 16,000 feet.

Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call 925 373-5500.

Computer Training:
E-mail Basics
Oct 10
Saturday
10:15am to 12:15am

Civic Center Library

E-mail Basics, Saturday, October 10, 10:15am – 12:15pm. Follow along with the instructor to set up an e-mail account and learn how to open attachments. Participants must have basic keyboarding skills and be proficient using a mouse.
Computer Training:
Intro to Microsoft Word
Oct 17
Saturday
10:15am to 12:15am

Civic Center Library

Introduction to Microsoft Word, Saturday, October 17, 10:15am- 12:15pm. Learn the basics of word processing and how to maneuver through the Microsoft Word menus and toolbars to create and edit a simple document.
Twilight Frights! Oct 31
3-5pm
Civic Center Library
The Livermore Public Library invites teens in middle and high school (ages 13 and up) to attend a Twilight Frights! party in honor of the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Join the book discussions and stay to watch the original movie with other vampire enthusiasts. Enter the frightfully fun costume contest by dressing as a favorite Twilight character. Twilight Frights! will be held from 3:00pm to 5:00 pm on October 31, 2009, in the Civic Center Library Community Room. This is a free event!