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December 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

Pleasanton Ice Rink


 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

2009 

Full Moon
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
16:13 -- 06:33

 

2
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
17:12 -- 07:41

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

3
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
18:21 -- 08:43

Tri-Valley Fly Fishers
    Meeting

 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
19:34 -- 09:36

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

Profitable Selling for Small Business 

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
20:49 -- 10:21

Holiday Bazaar & Breakfast
   Livermore Girl Scouts

LAA  Holiday Gala

Pls Farmers Market

Home for the Holidays

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade

Holidays in the Vineyards

Cantabella Children's Chorus

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

Mickaboo Holiday Party

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
22:02 -- 10:58

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

Library Event:
  Lincoln at 200

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
23:12 -- 11:30

Le Leche Meeting

 

8  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
xx:xx -- 11:59

Handel's Messiah
  Pacific Chamber Symphony

 

9
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
00:20 -- 12:27

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

10
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
01:27 -- 12:55

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
02:33 -- 13:25

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
03:39 -- 13:58

Pls Farmers Market

Valley Concert Chorale
   Harmonious Holiday

The Nutcracker

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

Library Event:
  Author J.L. Powers

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
04:44 -- 14:36

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide

Lvr Farmers Market

Valley Concert Chorale
   Harmonious Holiday

The Nutcracker

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

14
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
05:46 -- 15:20

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
06:45 -- 16:09

 

16  New Moon
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
07:37 -- 17:04

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

17
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
08:23 -- 18:02

 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
09:02 -- 19:01

The Nutcracker

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

19
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
09:35 -- 20:00

Pls Farmers Market

The Nutcracker

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
10:04 -- 20:58

Lvr Farmers Market

The Nutcracker

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

21 First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
10:29 -- 21:56

Turtle Island Quartet

 

22
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
10:53 -- 22:53

 

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
11:17 -- 23:51

A Chanticleer Christmas 

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

24  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
11:41 -- xx:xx

 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
12:08 -- 00:51

 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
12:38 -- 01:54

Pls Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

 

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
13:14 -- 03:00

Lvr Farmers Market

Niles Canyon Train of Lights

Will Durst - Bit Fat Year End
   Kiss Off Comedy Show XVII

 

28
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
13:57 -- 04:08

 

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
14:51 -- 05:17

 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
15:56 -- 06:23

 

31  Full Moon (blue moon)
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
17:09 -- 07:22 

Rockin' In the New Year 

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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.

December 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

 

   
Profitable Selling for Small Business
 

 

 

 


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Dec 4
Friday

 

 

 

Profitable Selling for Small Business
Are your customers cutting back? Is new business becoming harder to find?
Do you hear "your competition has a lower price" too often? Would you like
more prospects calling YOU? Would you like to be seen as an 'expert' in
your industry? Entrepreneurs who master selling basics and have an extra
"edge" find more prospects and close more sales. Here is an opportunity
for training to gain that "edge" in your sales efforts!

In this informative program you'll learn how to:
* Connect with decision makers
* Display confidence in yourself and your company
* Handle objections
* Build credibility
* Ask the right questions
* Learn closing tactics to win a commitment
* Influence the conversation for a mutually beneficial conclusion
* Follow up in a way that creates additional sales opportunities

Who should attend:

* Business Owners
* Managers
* Salespeople
* Sales Support Personnel
* People with NO selling Experience

About Las Positas College:
Community Education at LPC has a commitment to provide new avenues for
personal development, professional development, skill development,
cultural enrichment, and recreational enjoyment for all Community members.
Classes offered by Community Education take place in a stimulating and
friendly learning environment.
Sponsor: Los Positas College
Location:  3000 Campus Hill Road, Livermore
Times:  6:30pm to 9:30pm
Admission: $39
More info: Website: http://laspositas.augusoft.net/index.cfm?fuseaction=1010#Email:  commed@laspositascollege.eduPhone:  925-424-1467, Contact: Francis DeNisco

 

Holiday Bazaar & Breakfast - Livermore Girl Scouts
 

 

 

 


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Dec 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Holiday Bazaar & Breakfast - Livermore Girl Scouts
Christmas Boutique and Pancake Breakfast. Saturday, Dec 5th from 9am - Noon. Open to the Public. A pancake breakfast is available for $6 from 9am-11am. Hosted by the Livermore Cresta Blanca Girl Scouts. Located in the
Sponsor: Cresta Blanca Girl Scout Association
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth Street, Livemore
Times:  9-11am
Admission: $6 for pancake breakfast
More info: contact Valerie at 925 577-9052

 
Home for the Holidays


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Dec 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides throughout the downtown, holiday performances at the Flag Pole Plaza and SNOW in Lizzie Fountain!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

 


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Dec 5
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Featuring local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS !!! Tree lighting to follow parade.
• Parade route is from M Street to McLeod St.
• Lighting of "Bruce Sprucetree" will be at the corner of First Street & South Livermore Avenue.
• Parking & Handicapped Parking are available at the FREE Livermore Valley Center Parking Garage, 2350 Railroad Avenue.
No Dogs or Animals allowed inside the event enclosure.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 5
Saturday
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Holiday beginning at 5:00pm, followed by the Tree Lighting Festival.
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.
Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 5 & 6
Saturday-Sunday
Holidays in the Vineyards
Our Annual wine country tradition, Holidays in the Vineyards, celebrates the season with a weekend full of holiday cheer. All of the wineries present special wines, music, arts & crafts, gifts, and warm holiday experiences for your family and friends to enjoy. Award winning wines are offered along with gourmet foods, unique gift boxes, and holiday treats.

Guests are encouraged to bring toys to their favorite wineries. All toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation after the event.

We look forward to ringing in the Holiday Season with you in Livermore Valley Wine Country.

There is no admission charge for this special event.
Sponsor:  Livermore Wine Growers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 5pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463

Livermore Art Association Holiday Gala
 

 

 

 


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Dec 5
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Art Association Holiday Gala
Come and meet the Gallery artists, nibble on appetizers, and browse the collection of handmade items such as jewelry, pottery, accessories, and paintings.
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  Carnegia Building, 2155 Third Street
Times:  1:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Art Association.  925 449-9927

 
Cantabella Children's Chorus - Gaudete! (Rejoice!)
 

 

 


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Dec 5
Saturday

 

Cantabella Children's Chorus - Gaudete! (Rejoice!)

Sponsor: Cantabella Children's Chorus
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  1:30pm and 4:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Cantabella Children's Chorus or Bankhead Theater
 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Dec 5
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony Hits from Four Centuries
Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Tower:  Made in America
Rachmaninoff:  Piano Concerto No. 3  Marilyn Thompson, piano
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Prelude talk from 7 to 7:30pm.  Symphony concerts begin at 8:00pm
Admission:  $28/$24/$20.  Senior (62 and above): $26/$22/$18  Youth (high school & younger): $8  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office.
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater
Mickaboo Holiday Party


At the Fairgrounds


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Dec 5
Sat

 

 

 

Mickaboo Holiday Party
Wide variety of Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, wreaths, and more...
Also find bowls, wreaths, and garland.
Sponsor:  Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  5pm to 9pm
Admission:  Adult $15, couple $25, Child 10 - 14 $7, 0-9 free Parking: $8
More info:   www.mickaboo.org, 630-383-2017, or Fairgrounds web site
Valley Concert Choral Sing-along Messiah

 


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Dec 6
Sunday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Sing-along Messiah
Be a part of a Tri-Valley holiday tradition! Sing Part I of Handel's Messiah, including the popular Hallelujah Chorus. Singers and music lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in experiencing Handel's spectacular choral masterpiece. Sing, or just come to enjoy. Bring a score or borrow one for the evening. We will be accompanied by VCC's concert pianist Daniel Glover, plus four outstanding professional soloists.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10.00 advance or at the door.  Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Pacific Chamber Symphony - Handel's Messiah

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 8
Thurs

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Handel's Messiah
The Bankhead Theatre will once again resound with the greatest of all holiday treats. The Pacific Chamber Symphony will excite us again with a special performance of Handel's Messiah. The concert will feature a chorus made up of outstanding local soloists and chorus members.

Handel's Messiah is one of the monumental works in all of musical literature. It is probably the most widely performed religious work in the world. It was an instant success when it was first performed in 1742. It was written in just 24 days.

In 1741, Handel was broke, tired, and discouraged. Two unrelated events converged to change all that. First, Handel's wealthy friend, Charles Jensen, gave Handel a libretto that he had written based on the bible and the book of common prayer, and asked him to provide a musical setting. Second, Handel received a commission from a Dublin charity to compose a work for a benefit performance. Handel combined these two commissions, and the result was The Messiah.

On August 22, he started work on the piece, never leaving his house, and barely pausing to eat or sleep. A little over three weeks later, one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of music was complete.

The work was first performed at a charitable event in Dublin on April 13, 1742, with Handel himself conducting from the keyboard. It was an immediate success. It raised 400 pounds and freed 142 men from debtor's prison.

Today, The Messiah is often performed in large halls, with a large chorus and a large orchestra. The original chorus and orchestra, although large by contemporary standards, were of more moderate size. The Pacific Chamber Symphony's interpretation adheres more closely to the earlier performances, and contains many elements from the original Dublin presentation. This approach allows for more subtlety and attention to detail.

In any version, however, The Messiah is an inspired and inspiring work of art that rarely fails to elicit reverence and joy.
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,  

 

The Nutcracker

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 12-13
Sat-Sun

Dec 19, 19, 20
Fri, Sat, Sun

The Nutcracker
Enchant your senses. Thrill to a stage filled with one magical nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers, and a glittering sugar plum fairy. Bring your holiday dreams to life at The Valley Dance Theatre’s 30th annual production of Tchyaikovsky’s holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony Pit Orchestra, it’s guaranteed to provide more than enough enchantment for the entire family.
Sponsors:  Valley Dance Theatre with the Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times: Sat 2:00 & 7:00pm.  Sundays 2:00pm.  Friday 7:00pm
Admission: $33/$27/$24
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony
   or Valley Dance Theatre or (925) 243-0927
Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts

 


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Dec 12-13
Sat, Sun

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts
The Valley Concert Chorale, the Tri-Valley's premier chorus, will perform their annual holiday concerts, which includes the ever-popular audience sing-a-long of traditional carols. Two concerts on Sat., Dec. 12, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 4th and L Streets, Livermore; and Sun., Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

This year's holiday concerts titled "Harmonious Holiday" features three musical selections representing a variety of music: Saint-Saens' Oratorio de Noel (Christmas Oratorio), Stephen Paulus' Christmas Dances, and Courtney's A Musicological Journey Through the Twelve Days of Christmas.

A highlight of the program is the West Coast premiere of Paulus' Christmas Dances, which was first performed in Arkansas last December.

"We are very excited to be premiering this new work by Stephen Paulus," says Doris Slater, the Chorale's president. "It's a wonderful piece to introduce to our audience that captures the spirit of the season."

"Paulus is one of the greatest living American choral composers," explains Bush. "Knowing his music, I was anxious to share this piece with the community. It combines voices with flute and harp in creating beautiful lush chords."

The Oratorio, written in the Romantic style in 1858, was commissioned by the Church of France for Christmas Eve mass. Accompanied by harp, organ and professional soloists, Bush describes it as a gentle, lyrical sacred piece that is not often performed yet is deserving of attention.

Courtney's version of the "Twelve Days of Christmas" comprises every genre of music from the earliest medieval chants to early 19th century American. "It's pure fun," says Bush. "You'll hear the words of "Twelve Days" set to familiar pieces representing every period of musical history."
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Saturday:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
      Sunday:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday, Dec 12: 8:00pm.  Sunday, Dec 13, 3:00pm
Admission: $20.00 advance, $25 at the door. Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

Turtle Island Quartet

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 21
Mon

 

 

 

Turtle Island Quartet
Its name derived from creation mythology found in Native American Folklore, the Turtle Island Quartet celebrates the holiday season with their Solstice Celebration. A voyage through World Holiday Music, the concert explores with a hip, modern twist, the timeless music that has been an integral part of winter holiday celebrations for centuries. Winner of the 2006 and the most recent 2008 Grammy Award for Best Classical Crossover Album, the Turtle Island Quartet fuses the classical quartet aesthetic with contemporary American musical styles.
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  -  Turtle Island Quartet


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A Chanticleer Christmas

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 23
Wed

 

 

 

A Chanticleer Christmas
Returning for the holidays, Chanticleer delivers their signature sound to celebrate the true mystery and wonder of the season. Pieces from Chanticleer’s popular holiday album, “Let it Snow,” which maintained Billboard charts for twelve weeks, along with traditional and best-loved Christmas songs from Gregorian chants to Gospel. “The Chanticleer Christmas” is performed around the country and Bay Area and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show as well as broadcasted on over 225 national public radio stations.
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  -  Chanticleer  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XVII - Will Durst

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 27
Sunday

 

 

 

Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show XVII - Will Durst
Kiss this year goodbye as nationally known political satirist Will Durst tickles your funny bone in "Goodbye 2009," an evening of hilarity, combining standup, improv and loosely written sketches lampooning the major news stories of 2009. Joining Will is Johnny Steele, a Bay Area favorite; Jim Short who has appeared on the Craig Ferguson Show; Steven Kravitz who has worked all over the world; Debi Durst and Michael Bossier who have been doing improv for a century; and the incredibly young and talented Arthur Gaus. Together they will mock and scoff and taunt with taste. The show runs about 2 hours with one intermission and is rated PG-13.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $25/$20/$15.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page - Will Durst website


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Rockin' In the New Year

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
Thursday

 

 

 

Rockin' In the New Year
Re-live your fondest memories of New Year’s Eve past and get ready to make some new ones with this all-star lineup of rock and roll legends! You’ll hear some of the most famous music from the early days of Doo Wop vocal harmony including Only You, 26 Miles (Santa Catalina), The Great Pretender, Image of a Girl, My Prayer and many more! Cap the party off with the great comedy of the evening’s host, Tony Russell.

In addition to these rockin’ doo wop performances, the evening will feature a complimentary wine, champagne, and dessert reception in the theater lobby immediately following the performance.

THE FOUR PREPS In the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, the group amassed eight gold singles and three gold albums. Its million-selling signature tunes include "26 Miles," "Big Man," "Lazy Summer Night," and "Down by the Station." The current incarnation of The Four Preps features the original lead singer, Bruce Belland, Bob Duncan, Joe Dickey and Skip Taylor.

THE BUCK RAM PLATTERS The Platters were one of the most successful vocal groups of the 1950s. Starting with their first hit Only You, the group had 15 gold records and 22 consecutive appearances on the Billboard charts. They spent 211 uninterrupted weeks on the charts, and became the first black group to make the Top Ten Pop Chart. The Platters' greatest hit songs include "The Great Pretender," "You've Got the Magic Touch," "My Prayer" and "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes."

THE SAFARIS, FEATURING JIMMY STEPHENS As lead singer of the Safaris, Jimmy recorded "Image of A Girl" in 1960, and it became an instant hit in the Los Angeles area, followed closely by increasing popularity across the country and the world. With eventual sales of over 1,000,000 copies worldwide, the group toured all over the country with the Platters, Fabian, Brenda Lee and many others.

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $98/$88/$78.  (no student discount)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  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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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Free 2 Give All Month Free2Give is designed to encourage giving and a spirit of generosity during the months of November and December. As part of Free2Give, the Livermore Public Library is partnering with Tri-Valley Haven to collect toys and other gifts for families in need this holiday season. Gifts are needed for children of all ages, from tots to teens.
Collection boxes will be located at all Livermore Public Libraries from November 16 through December 8. Gifts should be new, unwrapped toys that are non-violent in nature. Please go to http://www.trivalleyhaven.org/HolidayWishList2009.pdf for a list of suggested donations. Gifts may be dropped off anytime during library hours, at the Civic Center Library (1188 South Livermore Ave.), the Rincon Branch Library (725 Rincon Ave.), or the Springtown Branch Library (998 Bluebell Drive). For more information, call 925-373-5505 or visit www.livermore.lib.ca.us.
Lincoln at 200: In Fact Rather than Fiction December 6
Sunday
2:00pm

Civic Center Library

Gerald S. Henig, Professor Emeritus of History at California State University, East Bay, discusses Lincoln at 200: In Fact Rather Than Fiction at 2pm on Sunday, December 6 at the Livermore Public Library 1188 S. Livermore Avenue in Livermore. There is no charge for this event.

Professor Henig commemorates the bicentennial anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, separating fact from fiction with a lively presentation on our enigmatic sixteenth president, as he focuses on Lincoln as a great emancipator, commander in chief, political leader, constitutionalist, architect of reconstruction, and as an uncommon man.

Gerald S. Henig will soon complete his thirty-ninth year of teaching. One of the most decorated professors on campus, he received the Outstanding Professor Award and was a four-time winner of the Pi Kappa Delta Best Lecturer Award. After graduating from Brooklyn College, Jerry earned his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. in American history from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has written numerous articles on the political and military history of the Civil War, and is the author of Henry Winter Davis: Antebellum and Civil War Congressman from Maryland, and co-author of Civil War Firsts: The Legacies of America’s Bloodiest Conflict, which was a selection of the national prestigious History Book Club and the Military Book Club. In April 2007, the book was published in paperback as A Nation Transformed: How the Civil War Changed America Forever. In view of his outstanding record, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York honored Jerry with its Annual Alumni Achievement Award for 2008.

Author J.L. Powers December 12
Saturday
1:00-2:30pm
Author J.L. Powers to speak with teens at the Livermore Public Library

J. L. Powers will discuss her career in writing and her path to publishing her first teen novel, The Confessional.
The Confessional, a gritty, powerful, controversial yet thought-provoking novel is a story of murder, racism, anger, bullies, drugs, school violence, and fitting in. The story is told from the point of view of six young men attending an all-boys Catholic high school in a city on the U.S. Mexican border.
Teens that read The Confessional and write a short review for the blog on TEEN SPACE of the library’s website, www.livermore.lib.ca.us, will be eligible to enter a drawing for a free book signed by the author on the day of the event.