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November 2009

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Daylight Savings Time Ends
  All Saint's Sunday

  All Saint's Day
Sun:
06:33 -- 17:08
Moon:
16:14 -- 05:26

Lvr Farmers Market

Ragtime

 

Full Moon
Sun:
06:34 -- 17:07
Moon:
16:50 -- 06:34

 

Election Day
Sun:
06:35 -- 17:06
Moon:
17:34 -- 07:44

 

4
Sun:
06:36 -- 17:05
Moon:
18:26 -- 08:53

Teen Forum

 

5
Sun:
06:37 -- 17:04
Moon:
19:28 -- 09:57

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

Warren Miller's Dynasty

College Planning Workshop

 

6
Sun:
06:38 -- 17:03
Moon:
20:36 -- 10:54

Hula Festival

Ragtime

Pops from around the World

Broadway Chorus
  Great American Songbook

 

7
Sun:
06:39 -- 17:02
Moon:
21:48 -- 11:43

Pls Farmers Market

Hula Festival

Ragtime

Pops from around the World

Broadway Chorus
  Great American Songbook

8
Sun:
06:40 -- 17:01
Moon:
23:00 -- 12:23

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Hula Festival

Ragtime

VCC Gilbert & Sullivan

Broadway Chorus
  Great American Songbook

 

9  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:00
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:57

 

10
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:00
Moon:
00:11 -- 13:28

 

11  Veterans Day
Sun:
06:43 -- 16:59
Moon:
01:20 -- 13:56

 

12
Sun:
06:44 -- 16:58
Moon:
02:27 -- 14:24

An Evening with
   Jane Hamilton

 

13
Sun:
06:45 -- 16:57
Moon:
03:34 -- 14:52

Tiempo Libre

School for Scandal
  Las Positas Theater

 

14
Sun:
06:46 -- 16:56
Moon:
04:41 -- 15:24

Pls Farmers Market

Nakamatsu & Manasse

Goodguys Autumn Get Together

Livermore Little League Registration

School for Scandal
  Las Positas Theater

15
Sun:
06:47 -- 16:56
Moon:
05:48 -- 15:59

Lvr Farmers Market

Goodguys Autumn Get Together

Tony n' Tina's Wedding

 

16  New Moon
Sun:
06:49 -- 16:55
Moon:
06:54 -- 16:39

 

17
Sun:
06:50 -- 16:54
Moon:
07:56 -- 17:25

 

18
Sun:
06:51 -- 16:54
Moon:
08:54 -- 18:17

Keyboard Conversations
   Chopin & His Heroes

 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 16:53
Moon:
09:44 -- 19:13

 

20
Sun:
06:53 -- 16:53
Moon:
10:27 -- 20:12

Country Folk Art Craft Show

Magical Holiday Evening

Swinging with the Big Band 

School for Scandal
  Las Positas Theater

21
Sun:
06:54 -- 16:52
Moon:
11:03 -- 21:11

Pls Farmers Market

Earlier than the Bird

Country Folk Art Craft Show

Pre-owned Car Show

Lithorama Gem &
   Mineral Show

School for Scandal
  Las Positas Theater

 

22
Sun:
06:55 -- 16:52
Moon:
11:35 -- 22:10

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

LHG Garage Open

Country Folk Art Craft Show

Pre-owned Car Show

Lithorama Gem &
   Mineral Show

School for Scandal
  Las Positas Theater

 

23
Sun:
06:56 -- 16:51
Moon:
12:02 -- 23:08

 

24  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:57 -- 16:51
Moon:
12:27 -- xx:xx

 

25
Sun:
06:58 -- 16:50
Moon:
12:52 -- 00:06

 

26  Thanksgiving Day
Sun:
06:59 -- 16:50
Moon:
13:16 -- 01:04

 

27
Sun:
07:00 -- 16:50
Moon:
13:41 -- 02:05

Niles Canyon Train of Lights 

28
Sun:
07:01 -- 16:49
Moon:
14:10 -- 03:07

Pls Farmers Market

The Dream of the Snow Queen

Great Train Expo

Fog City Cat Club

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

29
Sun:
07:02 -- 16:49
Moon:
14:43 -- 04:13

Lvr Farmers Market

Great Train Expo

Fog City Cat Club

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

30
Sun:
07:03 -- 16:49
Moon:
15:24 -- 05:22

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Pleasanton Ice Rink
 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Nov Averages

Ave Hi: 66.0º
Ave Lo: 40.9º
Ave Rain: 1.75"
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

November 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

 

   
Ragtime

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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

Fri-Sun
 

 

 

 

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
 

Warren Miller's Dynasty

At the Bankhead Theater


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Nov 5
Thursday

 

 

 

Warren Miller's Playground
Skiing Film "The largest action sports film on the planet"
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $18.50
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Pops Travels the World

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Nov 6-7
Fri-Sat
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Pops Travels the World
Start the 47th Season with this Symphone Guild fund-raising event.
Orchestra music, sing-alongs, vocal soloists Wendy Mason and Dale Larsen
Performances of music from around the world:
I Love Paris, Jamaican Rhumba, Sakura, Maple Leaf Rag, Zorba the Greek, Don't Cry for Me Argentina, and more.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location: Location:  The Barn, 3131 Pacific Ave, Livermore
Time:
  Doors open at 7:00pm.  Music starts at 8:00pm
Admission:  $20.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824.
Broadway Chorus "The Great American Songbook" - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre


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Nov 6-8

Fri-Sun

Broadway Chorus "The Great American Songbook" - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Broadway Chorus, a Tri-Valley community chorus, will perform "The Great American Songbook" in three concerts on November 6-8. The show will feature classic selections "I Got Rhythm", "Come Rain or Come Shine", "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" medly, "Ain't Misbehavin", "Moonglow" and "Skylark" and more.

Starting in the 1920's, Broadway, Hollywood and Tin Pan Alley music intertwined to create some of America's most memorable songs. George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren illuminate this era with compositions that remain vibrant decades after their introduction, still a vital part of the contemporary jazz repertoire.

The show will also feature a six-piece band featuring members of the Rudy Salvini Big Band and the Broadway Kids Chorus, made up of local children in grades 1-8.

The three performances will be held on Friday, November 6 at 8 PM, Saturday, November 7 at 8 PM and Sunday, November 8 at 2PM at Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Tickets are available online at www.trivalleyrep.org or at the Amador Theater box office on the show days. Ticket prices are adults 18+ $18, seniors 60+ $15, juniors under 18 $10.

Holders of a Broadway Chorus "business card", available from any Broadway Chorus member, will receive a 10% discount on tickets purchased at the door or on tickets purchased via mail when the card accompanies payment. The discount is not available for online (credit card) purchases. For more information visit the chorus website, www.broadwaychorus.org, or call 925.462.2121
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Amador Theatre
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $18;  Seniors (60+): $15, Juniors (0-17): $10
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse), 

Valley Concert Choral - An Afternoon with Gilbert and Sullivan
 

 

 

 


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Nov 8
Sunday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - An Afternoon with Gilbert and Sullivan
The Valley Concert Chorale will present An Afternoon with Gilbert and Sullivan on Sunday, November 8, at 3 pm, in the Fellowship Hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Livermore. The church is located at 4th and L streets.

This event, featuring a performance by the Valley Concert Chorale of choral arrangements from well-known Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, is the chorale's major fundraiser for the 2009-2010 season. Featured operettas included HMS Pinafore, Pirates of Penzance, Mikado, Iolanthe, Yeoman of the Guard, Ruddigore, and Princess Ida.

Guests will enjoy traditional British tea treats such as tarts, scones, finger sandwiches, and cakes and beverages, as well as have an opportunity to win raffle prizes.

"This event is a fundraiser to help keep our fine chorus running," says Bill Leach, VCC's Board Vice President. "With the lively and humorous music of Gilbert and Sullivan combined with our raffle for great prizes, it promises to be a fun afternoon." Raffle prizes include a two-night stay at a mountain cabin above Lake Donner, dinner and tickets to local performing arts groups' performances and much more.

Seating is limited so advance ticket purchase is highly advised. Call (925) 866-4003 to order.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  3:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: $35.00
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
 

29th Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Nov 6-8
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

29th Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California
Hula dance competition, crafts area, over 100 vendors, authentic foods, local food venders, music and more... Special Features: Hawaiian Food Booths serving local style "Plate Lunch Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Chicken long rice, Teriyaki Beaf & chicken, and more.
Sponsor:  Kumu Hula Association
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, 3pm - 10pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm; Sun, 9am - 6pm
Admission:  Fri, Competition $12; Sat, Competition $15; Sun, Competition $15; Arts & Crafts, Food only (no competitions) $10
     Discount: Order by 10/28/09 - 3 day ticket $30
More info:  www.kumuhulaassociation.com, 650-355-6451, or Fairgrounds web site

 

An Evening with Jane Hamilton

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 12
Thursday

 

 

 

An Evening with Jane Hamilton
Jane Hamilton lives, works, and writes in an orchard farmhouse in Wisconsin. Her first published works were short stories, “My Own Earth” and “Aunt Marj’s Happy Ending,” for Harper’s Magazine in 1983. “Aunt Marj’s Happy Ending” later landed a spot in “The Best American Short Stories of 1984.” Her first novel, “The Book of Ruth,” won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award for best first novel and was a selection of the Oprah Book Club. Her second novel, “A Map of the World,” was an international bestseller.
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 Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 
Tiempo Libre

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 13
Friday

 

 

 

Tiempo Libre
Tiempo Libre, meaning Free Time, is one the hottest young Latin bands today and is the first authentic all-Cuban timba band in the United States. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, the members of the Miami-based band are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. A hit in the U.S. and abroad, the group is also celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of “timba,” an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of “son.” CNN.com says that “…these musicians are firming up a distinctive voice of the Cuban diaspora, and it’s inevitably exuberant” and “surging with determination…”
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $56/$41/$33.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Tiempo Libre  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The School for Scandal - Las Positas College Theater
 

 

 

 


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Nov 12-14
Fri-Sat

Nov 20-22
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

The School for Scandal - Las Positas College Theater
The Las Positas College Theater Department presents The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Performances in the Las Positas College Theater are on November 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8:00 PM and November 22 at 2:00 PM. Admission prices are $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

Director Wendy M. Wisely is setting this production of the classic comedy of bad manners in contemporary America. In describing her approach she states, “When the exploits of Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan make headlines and taking a ‘hike through the Appalachians’ has a whole new meaning, I am struck by how little has changed since 1777 (when the play was written) in regards to the public taste for scandal. The sport of gossip and character assassination is still as in-style as it was then. Characters called Lady Candour, Lady Sneerwell, Joseph Surface and Benjamin Backbite would feel right at home in today’s world of Facebook, Twitter and People Magazine”

The cast of full time Las Positas College students and some community people includes Nikki Abercrombie, Jordan Adelman, Jonathan Baer, Charlie Baker, Nicholas Boer, Elise Christian, Henry Cole, Tom Darter, Blake Edmunds, Matthew Hofstad, Jeanice Jones, Tabbitha McBride, LeAnn McGovern, Allison Meneley, Adam Neylan, Salim Razawi and Abigail Vass. In addition to Wisely, the staff includes Ken Ross, producer; Jeremy Hamm, set and lighting designer and Wesley Morgan, costume designer.

Ticket prices are $12 general admission and $8 for students and seniors. They may be purchased at the Las Positas College Bookstore. Advance reservations can be made by calling (925) 424-1812 and show information can be received by calling (925) 424-1166 or emailing kross@laspositascollege.edu.

Sponsor: Las Positas College Theater Department
Location:  Las Positas College, 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA
Times:  Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm;  Sunday (Nov 22): 2:00pm
Admission: $12 General Admission, $8 Students & Seniors
Tickets: Las Positas College Bookstore
More info:   Las Positas Website, Advance Reservations: (925) 424-1812, Show Information: (925) 424-1166
 

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

 
Nakamatsu & Manasse

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 14
Saturday

 

 

 

Nakamatsu & Manasse
Piano & Clarinet
Del Valle Fine Arts is delighted to welcome back storied pianist Jon Nakamatsu, who thrilled the audience with his recital for us in 2007. Joining him will be clarinetist Jon Manasse. The Manasse/Nakamatsu duo established itself with a highly acclaimed 2004 performance in Boston. Subsequent coast-to-coast touring has included appearances in some of the country’s most prestigious series. Individually, the “Two Jons” have developed extensive repertoires and lengthy discographies. Their performances include concerto engagements, solo recitals, and chamber music collaborations with orchestras, universities, and music festivals worldwide. Jon Manasse has served as the principal clarinetist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and Jon Nakamatsu is the Gold Medalist of the tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In its review of the Manasse/Nakamatsu debut CD, the New York Times said, “…their partnership is complete. Mr. Nakamatsu’s playing is as meltingly beautiful as Mr. Manasse’s.”
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $30/$25/$20.  High School free, college $10 day of concert.
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 information about the Nakamatsu-Manasse duo go to: http://www.parkerartists.com/NewPages/manasse-nakamatsu-duo.html
 
Goodguys 20th Autumn Get Together


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Nov 14-15
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Goodguys 19th Autumn Get Together
Car show and competition. Huge indoor/outdoor happenin' featuring over 3,000 All-American and American-powered cars and trucks; indoor car show and giant outdoor Show 'n Shine; vendors and exhibitors; Goodgals Gallery; huge swap meet and Cars 4 Sale Corral; model car show; Kids' Alley; and more.
Sponsor:  Goodguys Rod & Custom Association.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.(Sat.); 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.(Sun.).
Admission:  $15 adults; $6 youth ages 7-12; children 6 and under free; $8 parking.
More info:  www.good-guys.com, 925-838-9876, or Fairgrounds web site
Tony n' Tina's Wedding

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Tony n' Tina's Wedding
Get yourself invited to "Tony N' Tina's Wedding," now celebrating its 19th Hilarious Year in New York, where you don't just watch the show...you are the show!  Guests are seated on the Bankhead Stage throughout the evening, and it's an all-inclusive event where you're treated like one of the family.  This is not your typical fundraiser.

The event begins with the side-splitting ceremony where anything can happen (and usually does!).  Then, it's time for the most hilarious wedding reception you'll ever attend!  You'll enjoy a full Italian meal, raise a champagne toast, eat the wedding cake and dance away at the party you and your friends will be laughing about for years to come.  While dining, guests will sit among the actors and even have the option to dance with the bride and groom during the infamous money dance, when dollar donations for LVPAC will be accepted.

Starring in the show is "Tina," the headstrong 20-something party girl bride with an attitude - and "Tony," the rowdy, handsome, yet charming groom-to-be.  Other hilarious characters emerge from this quirky cast, which includes an entire wedding party of guests ranging from "Connie," the pregnant maid of honor, to "Father Mark," a priest who thinks he's hip.  As the party unfolds, the only guarantee is that there will be plenty of drama all around.

Please bring a wrapped wedding gift (nice or white elephant) to be placed in the auction to raise money for LVPAC.  Dress the part and come in character as a wedding guest for a fun filled show you won't forget!

Features the cast from the San Francisco Show at Fishermans Wharf.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  12:00pm and 5:00pm
Admission: All seats are $98 including Buffet, Wine, and Show.  $50 Tax Deductible Donation.  (no student discount)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 

Keyboard Conversations - Chopin & His Heroes, Mozard and Bach

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 18
Thursday

 

 

 

Keyboard Conversations - Chopin & His Heroes, Mozard and Bach
Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® returns to the Bankhead Theater to enrich our lives with the some of the most romantic music ever written. CHOPIN & HIS HEROES, MOZART AND BACH Preludes of Bach and Chopin - short mood pictures in sound, as well as Chopin’s melodious, virtuoso variations on the famous melody from Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni La ci darem la mano - one of the greatest seduction tunes ever written!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $46/$36/$26.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Keyboard Conversations  -  eLivermore.com theater page
 


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Swinging with the Big Band

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 20
Friday

 

 

 

Swinging with the big band
The swingin’ sounds of The Tex Beneke Orchestra return to Livermore by popular demand! Not only will you hear the best big band music of all time from such legends as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, and Tommy Dorsey but also take a walk back in time with the Ink Spots and their timeless songs “If I Didn’t Care” and “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire.” To complete this fantastic show, prepare to be serenaded by the lovely Leigh Vance and her Swing Sisters in their homage to the great sister groups of the era including the Andrews Sisters and the McGuire Sisters.
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   -  eLivermore.com theater page
 


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Country Folk Art Craft Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Nov 20-22
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Country Folk Art Craft Show
Come and buy unique creations for your home, garden, and for yourself. Items for sale will include handcrafted furniture, framed wall art, hand painted furniture and accessories, architectural art carvings, holiday items, chocolates, fudge, soups, dressings, all types of gourmet delights, purses, clothing and more.
Sponsor:  Country Folk Art
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Friday 4PM - 9PM, Sat 10AM - 5PM, Sunday 10AM - 4PM.
Admission:  Adult $7, Child $2.  Discounts available online. Parking $8.
More info:   www.countryfolkart.com, 248-634-4151, or Fairgrounds web site
Magical Holiday Evening - Pleasanton shopping


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November 20
Friday

 

 

 

Magical Holiday Evening - Pleasanton shopping
Celebrate the holidays at Downtown Pleasanton’s Magical Holiday Evening, the annual downtown open house. The streets will come alive with the sights and sounds of the holidays.

Start your holiday shopping from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, November 20, and celebrate the season with an evening of holiday festivities. Downtown shops, restaurants and businesses usher in the holidays with festive decorations, twinkling lights, banners, beautiful window displays and holiday treats.

This year’s festivities include visits with Santa and encounters with Elves who will hand out candy canes and peppermint lollipops. There will be carolers, choruses, bell ringers, flutes – all singing and playing your favorite holiday tunes. Balloon sculptors, face painters and Crackers the Clown will all be on hand to celebrate the magic of the season.

Forget about reindeer. You may see some magical mini horses roaming around downtown!
Shop and dine downtown throughout the weekend (Friday evening through Sunday) and you could be the winner of one or more Downtown Pleasanton Gift Cards. Go to www.pleasantondowntown.net for details.
Experience Pleasanton’s beautiful and distinctive downtown with its hometown atmosphere and charm. Bring your family and friends to shop, dine and discover all they have to offer for the holidays!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association.

 

Pre-owned Car Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Nov 21-22
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

Pre-owned Car Show
Credit Union Pre-owned car sale for members and the community. All prices are pre-negotated and approved by the credit unions. Free food and drinks. Trade-ins welcome.
300 certified pre-owned cars all priced at credit union prices. Credit union interest rates start at 4.65% apr.
Sponsor:  Patelco SaFeAmerica, Uncle Credit Union
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 5pm
Admission:  Free
More info:   Fairgrounds web site
Earlier than the Bird

 

 


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November 21
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier Than the Bird
Jump out of bed on Saturday, November 21st and grab your mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, colleague, grandma, aunt, niece...to get a head start on the Holiday Shopping! Downtown Livermore's gift shops and boutiques will be open and ready to serve you from 7am-10am with special deals, offers and treats...think coffee, pastries and mimosas!!! You can also grab breakfast and one of the many downtown restaurants open in the AM! So leave the kids at home with dad or the babysitter and come have a great time while crossing your holiday shopping off your list!

Special prizes given to those still wearing their pajamas!!!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  7am to 10am
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Lithorama 2009 Gem & Mineral Show
 

 

 

 


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Nov 21-22
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Lithorama 2009 Gem & Mineral Show
Lithorama 2009 is a Gem and Mineral Show and Sale
Displays: We will have some of the best displays from clubs in Northern California.
Displays will include: Cabochons, Jewelery, Minerals, Fossils, Freeform Cabochons and more.
Our BIG attraction is the 'GLOW ROOM' this room has displays of 'FLUORESCENT' rocks & minerals.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Lithophiles Gem & Mineral Society
Location:  The Barn.
Times:  Saturday: 10am to 5pm.  Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Admission: $4 for both days.  Children 12 and under free with adult
More info: www.lithophiles.com

 
The Dream of the Snow Queen

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 28
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The Dream of the Snow Queen
When the townspeople gather to celebrate the winter season, a mysterious figure appears. It is the Snow Queen who notices a sad girl, brooding in a corner. While sleeping, the Snow Queen appears and takes her on an exciting adventure where she encounters wonderful and scary creatures. At the palace, the girl is amazed at the beauty and the kindness of the people. As she watches them dance, her heart begins to warm. Returning home, she has newfound joy that the season brings to those who open their heart to the true meaning of the holidays. Was it all just a dream?
Sponsor: Livermore School of Dance
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm and 7:00pm
Admission: $18/$20/$26
More info: Livermore School of Dance - Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center   -  eLivermore.com theater page
 
Fog City Cat Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Nov 28-29
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Fog City Cat Show
Cat show for over 12 breads including judging of zoo competing cats. Lots of venders with gifts, toys, supplies & more.
Pedigreed kittens for sale, household pet cat judging too.
Sponsor:  Fog City Cat Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Sat. 9am - 4pm; Sun. 9am - 4pm
Admission:  Adult $6, Child $3, Seniors $5.  Parking $8
More info:   Fairgrounds web site
Great Train Expo


At the Fairgrounds


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Nov 28-29
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Great Train Expo
The Great Train Expo is a national traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features 200 - 500 tables of train dealers who offer everything from HO scale, N scale, Lionel (0 gauge), G gauge, Z scale, American Flyer (s gauge), hobby tools, die cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, Railroadiania Slides, t-shirts, videos, railroad gift item, books, photos and much more.
Sponsor:  Great Train Expo
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission:  Adults: $7;  Kids 12 & under Free;  Parking $8
More info:   www.greattrainexpo.com, 630-383-2017, or Fairgrounds web site
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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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Teen Forum Nov 4
Wednesday
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Civic Center Library
Calling all teens with great ideas! The Livermore Public Library invites all teens to the Teen Forum on Wednesday afternoon, November 4, 2009, from 4:00-5:30pm in the Craft Room of the Civic Center Library.
Meet with a librarian to discuss your ideas for new teen events, services, book and media collections, volunteer or community service opportunities and more!
College Planning Workshops Nov 5
Thursday
6-8:30pm
Civic Center Library
The Livermore Public Library invites all high school students to attend two college planning workshops on November 5, 2009 from 6-8:30 pm. This free event will take place in the Craft Room of the Civic Center Library.
The first workshop, “Writing Your College Admissions Essay,” provides tips about how to show an admissions committee who you are and what you have to offer. Immediately following the first workshop is the second; “How to Get Into Your First Choice,” provides an overview of what admissions officers want to see in applicants. Both workshops are presented by Kaplan, publishers of testing resources. To register for both workshops please visit www.kaptest.com
"The Deadly Combination" Mystery Writers Nov 8
Sunday
2:00pm
Civic Center Library
Four mystery authors, Ann Parker, Camille Minichino (aka Margaret Grace), Sophie Littlefield, and Juliet Blackwell (aka Hailey Lind), will speak at 2pm on Sunday November 8 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. Whether you like your mysteries paranormal, cozy, hard-boiled or historical, The Deadly Combination mystery writers have something for you. There is no charge for this event.

Ann Parker’s Silver Rush historical mysteries are set in the 1880s in the silver boomtown of Leadville, Colorado. Leaden Skies, the latest in the series, was praised by Publishers Weekly as “a twisty tale of murder and ambition,” while Stephanie Barron, Colorado author of the Jane Austen mystery series, says “Parker’s deft evocation of a lost era in Western American history – the life of a mining boom town – and her complex characterization make Leaden Skies an absorbing read…A riveting historical mystery.”

Camille Minichino’s latest series of cozy mysteries, under the pen name Margaret Grace, features Gerry Porter, a crafter whose specialty is making dollhouses, and is based on Minichino’s lifelong miniatures hobby. The newest in the series, Mourning in Miniature, is out October 2009. Publishers Weekly says “Gerry proves a resilient, enterprising detective and Maddie a delightful sidekick in this tightly honed mystery…” Camille has also published eight novels in the Periodic Table Mystery series.

If you like paranormal mysteries, Juliet Blackwell will introduce you to Lily Ivory, a witch who opens a vintage clothing store in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. Secondhand Spirits is the first in her new Witchcraft Mystery Series, and allows Juliet to indulge in her interest in the world of witchcraft and the supernatural. Under the Pseudonym of Hailey Lind, Juliet has penned the Art Lover’s Mystery Series with her sister Carolyn.
Sophie Littlefield rounds out the program with some hard-boiled mystery action. Her debut novel, A Bad Day for Sorry, features middle-aged rural renegade heroine Stella Hardesty, who has dispatched her abusive husband with a wrench shortly before her fiftieth birthday. Now she’s juggling her sewing machine shop and a series of clients seeking help with their own problem husbands, while fighting a powerful attraction to the local Sheriff. Booklist says “Littlefield puts a new spin on middle-age sleuths in this rollick, rip-roaring debut.” Her young adult novel BANISHED will be released next year.

Lloyd Watts, Author of "The Flow of Time and Money" Nov 19
Thursday
7:00pm
Civic Center Library
Author Lloyd Watts will speak about his book The Flow of Time and Money: How to Create a Full and Prosperous Life at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 7pm on Thursday, November 19. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.

In his book The Flow of Time and Money, Lloyd Watts lays out the principles of how to manage time and money, so as to create a fulfilling and prosperous life, ultimately to make your greatest contribution to the world. This book condenses the two disciplines of time management and money management into a powerful common framework, so they can be understood together.

Lloyd Watts was born in London England, and received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He has worked as an engineer at Microtel Pacific Research, Synaptics, Arithmos, and Interval Research Corporation. In 2000, he founded Audience, Inc. whose vision is to build systems that hear the way that human beings do, and commercialize them in dedicated hardware in the large cell-phone and PC markets. In 2008 he wrote and published The Flow of Time and Money.