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January 2010

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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

2010 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

Jan Averages

Ave Hi: 56.6º
Ave Lo: 36.3º
Ave Rain: 2.93"
Weather Page 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

East Bay Area Figurative
Exhibition (Jan 29 to Feb 27)

 

New Year's Day
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
18:26 -- 08:12

 

2
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:00
Moon:
19:43 -- 08:54

Pls Farmers Market 

3
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:01
Moon:
20:57 -- 09:29

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Farmers Market

 

4
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:02
Moon:
22:09 -- 10:00

Le Leche Meeting 

5
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:03
Moon:
23:18 -- 10:29

 

6
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:04
Moon:
xx:xx -- 10:58

 

7  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:23 -- 17:05
Moon:
00:25 -- 11:28

 

8
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:05
Moon:
01:32 -- 12:00

 

9
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:06
Moon:
02:37 -- 12:36

Pls Farmers Market 

Livermore Talent Semi-Finals

10
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:07
Moon:
03:40 -- 13:18

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Tom Rush 

 

11
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:08
Moon:
04:39 -- 14:05

 

12
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:09
Moon:
05:33 -- 14:57

 

13
Sun:
07:22 -- 17:10
Moon:
06:21 -- 15:54

 

14  New Moon
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:11
Moon:
07:01 -- 16:53

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 

 

15
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:12
Moon:
07:36 -- 17:52

 

16
Sun:
07:21 -- 17:13
Moon:
08:06 -- 18:50

Pls Farmers Market 

The Laurel Ensemble

Cabaret Revue
   Tri-Valley Rep

17
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:15
Moon:
08:33 -- 19:48

Niles Canyon Railroad

Lvr Farmers Market

Cabaret Revue
   Tri-Valley Rep

 

18  Martin Luther King Day
Sun:
07:20 -- 17:16
Moon:
08:58 -- 20:46

 

19
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:17
Moon:
09:21 -- 21:43

 

20
Sun:
07:19 -- 17:18
Moon:
09:45 -- 22:41

 

21
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:19
Moon:
10:10 -- 23:41

 

22
Sun:
07:18 -- 17:20
Moon:
10:37 -- xx:xx

Cinderella

RV Show

 

23  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:21
Moon:
11:09 -- 00:44

Pls Farmers Market 

Cinderella

RV Show

24
Sun:
07:17 -- 17:22
Moon:
11:48 -- 01:49

Ravenswood Tours

Lvr Farmers Market

Cinderella

RV Show

 

25
Sun:
07:16 -- 17:23
Moon:
12:35 -- 02:56

RV Show 

26
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:24
Moon:
13:32 -- 04:01

RV Show 

27
Sun:
07:15 -- 17:25
Moon:
14:39 -- 05:03

RV Show 

28
Sun:
07:14 -- 17:27
Moon:
15:54 -- 05:57

Dark Energy and
   the Runaway Universe
 

Museum of Main Lecture:
   Take a Hike with John Muir

RV Show

 

29  Full Moon
Sun:
07:13 -- 17:28
Moon:
17:12 -- 06:43

Cinderella 

East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition

RV Show

Art & Wine Crawl

30
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:29
Moon:
18:30 -- 07:22

Pls Farmers Market 

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Fighting Super Bugs

Cinderella

RV Show

31
Sun:
07:12 -- 17:30
Moon:
19:46 -- 07:57

Lvr Farmers Market

Cinderella

RV Show

 

           
Other Months
        November 2009 December 2009
January 2010 February 2010 March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010
July 2010 August 2001 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 December 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.

January 2010 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

 

   
Livermore Talent Semi-Finals

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 9
Sat

 

Livermore Talent Semi-Finals
Livermore’s 2010 Talent Competition – Semi Finals

The Rotary Clubs of Livermore are presenting “Livermore’s 2010 Talent Competition – Semi-Finals”. Come and see new and hidden talents take the professional stage and compete to win $2,500. The variety of talents may include an opera singer or a comedian. Perhaps one will be a young pianist who can't reach the pedals. There might even be jugglers or magicians. There are two categories of competitors - 17 & Under, and 18 & Over. The winner of each category will take home $2500. The semi-final winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of professionals in the performance industry including Michael Rice from Shakespeare’s Associates, Tiffany Henderson from Tiffany Dance Academy, Allen Larsen from John Robert Powers, Pleasanton Talent Agency, and long time voice instructor Sally Dunlop.

Witness the selection of who will go on to compete at the finals on February 28, 2010. To see the ’09 finalists and winners go to our website at www.LivermoresTalentCompetition.com.

All net proceeds from these semi-finals and the finals go to the Rotary Clubs of Livemore’s community grant program and your support will be greatly appreciated.
Sponsor: Livermore Rotary
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  9:00am
Admission: Adults: $15.00
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: eLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Tom Rush

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 10
Sunday

 

 

 

Tom Rush
Tom Rush has become a legend and a lure to audiences around the world with his distinctive guitar style, wry humor and warm, expressive voice. Like fine wine, Tom’s voice is both melodic and mature, and ripe in the blending of traditional and modern influences. His show offers a musical celebration, a journey into the tradition and spectrum of what music has been, can be, and will become.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $46/$36/$26.    Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Tom Rush  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 14
Thursday

 

 

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s irresistible live show and aggressive, musically perceptive approach has proven them to be the singular standout among numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. The seven-man group has forged a massively successful fusion of classic American sounds from jazz, swing, Dixieland and big-band music, building their own songbook of original dance tunes.
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  -  Big Bad Voodoo Daddy  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Laurel Ensemble

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 16
Saturday

 

 

 

The Laural Ensemble
The Laurel Ensemble was founded in 2005 to specialize in the rich and varied repertoire written for mixed strings, winds, and keyboard during the past four centuries. The six players who comprise the ensemble—Sarah Holzman, flute; Ann Lavin, clarinet; Christina Mok, violin; Jenny Douglass, viola; Krisanthy Desby, cello, and Lori Lack, piano—have jointly and severally become leaders in the Northern California classical music scene. The name “Laurel” is based on the myth of the transformation of the nymph Daphne into a laurel tree. Like their namesake, the Laurel Ensemble is designed for flexibility, expanding and contracting their size and composition within a concert in order to play a wide range of music. The San Francisco Classical Voice said of a recent performance by the ensemble, “They grabbed the audience’s attention by the throat with the opening bars and never let go. …”
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 Laurel Ensemble go to: http://www.laurelensemble.com/
 
A Caberet Revue of Early Stephen Sondheim Music
 

 

 

 


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January 16 & 17
Sat-Sun

 

 

 

A Cabaret Revue of Early Stephen Sondheim Music
Side By Side By Sondheim fundraiser benefiting TVRT will be performed Saturday, January 16 at 8pm, and Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 2pm, at the Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton, California.

With music by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Jule Styne, and Richard and Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and continuity by Ned Sherrin, you will be treated to an exciting evening of outstanding entertainment.

Suggested tax-deductible donation is $50. A complimentary reception will follow each performance complete with wine, champagne, and appetizers. Call the office at 925-462-2121 or send email to tickets@trivalleyrep.com to make your reservations.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Times:  Saturday: 8:00pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission: Suggested donation: $50.
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

 

Cinderella

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 22-24
Jan 29-31
Feb 5-7

Fri-Sun

 

Cinderella
Cinderella is a magical fairy tale of timeless enchantment that is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. Its recreation in 1965 starring Lesley Ann Warren was no less successful in transporting a new generation to the miraculous kingdom of dreams-come-true, and so was a second remake in 1997, which starred Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits.

Music by Richard Rodgers. Book & Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
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: $36.50 for adults (18-60), $34.50 for seniors (60+), and $26.50 for juniors (under 18)
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
 

RV Show
 

 

 


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Jan 22-31
Sat - full week - Sun

 

 

 

RV Show
Over 100 Manufacturers and lines of motorhomes, travel trailers, 5th wheels, van conversions, cab-over campers, and more.  20 RV dealerships.
Sponsor: GoodTimes Promotions
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds
Times:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.); 10am to 8pm (Sat) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sun)
Admission: $9 adults; $7 seniors (63+); $4 children (8+); children under 8 free; $8 parking.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, RVshow site or 925-931-1890.
  Check web sites listed above for the most up to date information.
Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Jan 28
Thurs

 

 

 

Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe - Alex Filippenko
Part of the Rae Dorough Speakers Series
Observations of very distant exploding stars show that the expansion of the Universe is now speeding up, rather than slowing down due to gravity as expected. Over the largest distances, our Universe seems to be dominated by a repulsive “dark energy.” Dark energy stretches the very fabric of space itself faster and faster with time. But the physical origin of dark energy is unknown, and is often considered to be the most important unsolved problem in physics.
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
Take a Hike with John Muir
 

 

 

 


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Jan 28
Thurs

 

 

 

Take a Hike with John Muir
"Take A Hike With John Muir," a lecture by re-enactor Frank Helling, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 28 at Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton.

The lecture is part of the Ed Kinney Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Museum On Main Street in Pleasanton. Admission: members and seniors, $5; non-members, $10; and students and teachers $3 with school ID. Reservations are not required but can be made in advance with the Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

Take a hike through time with Helling as he explores the life of the environmental activist who devoted his energy to the conservation and preservation of the Western forests of the United States. Also known as "The Father of the National Parks," Muir founded the Sierra Club in 1892. His actions helped to save the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park and other wilderness areas.

A former Pleasanton resident and educator, Frank Helling helped develop the Pleasanton Unified School District’s resident outdoor education program. He has worked with California Migrant Education’s outdoor schools and taught environmental education awareness in the California Department of Education's program "Opening Doors to the World."
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Lynnewood Methodist Church, 4444 Black Avenue, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: members and seniors, $5; non-members, $10; and students and teachers $3 with school ID.
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

 

Art & Wine Crawl
 

 

 

 


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Jan 29
Fri

Also:
March 26
May 28
July 30
Sept 24
Nov 26.

 

 

Art & Wine Crawl
Spend the evening enjoying local art and wine as you make your way to galleries, open studios, businesses and tasting rooms in beautiful downtown Livermore.   
You can pick up a map of participating locations at Ryan Fine Art Gallery 171 so. J St.  All Art & Wine Crawls will take place on final Fridays, odd months.
Ryan Fine Art has planned opening receptions for juried exhibitions to coincide with the crawl. Maps are generally available one week prior to the crawl.

Sponsor: Linda Ryan Fine Art
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  3:30pm to 8:00pm
Admission: Winetasting in the studios, gallery and businesses where wine is not normally sold is free; wine bars may charge their standard fees.
More info: Linda Ryan Fine Art

 
East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition
 

 

 

 


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Jan 29 - Feb 27

Opening Jan 29
Friday

 

 

 

East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition
An East Bay Area Figurative Exhibition begins January 29th and runs through February 27th at the newly opened Ryan Fine Arts Gallery in Livermore. The opening reception will be held January 29th from 5:30 to 8 pm in conjunction with the Art and Wine Crawl, an event also organized by Ryan Fine Art. Ryan Fine Art is located downtown Livermore at 171 So. J Street, Livermore, CA 94550. For more information visit www.lindaryanfineart.com

The Bay Area Abstract Figurative Movement, spearheaded by David Park, Elmer Bischoff and many more from the San Francisco Art Institute and CCAC in the 1950’s put the Bay Area on the map, artwise, and continues to influence artists’ work. Ryan Fine Art is exhibiting works from artists who were influenced by this movement, but also those who have taken their own unique look at the figure and followed their own figurative path.
Sponsor: Ryan Fine Arts Gallery
Location:  171 So. J Street, Livermore
Times:  Opening on Jan 29: 5:30 to 8:00pm.  Regular hours:  See website.
Admission: Free
More info:   www.lindaryanfineart.com

 

LLNL Science on Saturday - Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 30
Feb 7
Feb 14
Feb 21
Feb 28

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance  - January 30
Presenter: Paul Jackson, Teacher: Frankie Tate (Granada High School)

Antibiotics have represented the primary line of defense for treating bacterial infections since 1935 when the first sulfur-containing compounds were introduced. The original antimicrobial substance isolated from the Penicillium fungus is the precursor of penicillin. Some more recently developed antibiotics are chemically designed.

Unfortunately increased use and mis-use of antibiotics has led to increased numbers of pathogenic bacteria resistant to one or more antibiotics. Medical misuse of antibiotics - prescribing antibiotics for viral infections or failure of patients to complete treatment with the full regiment of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistant bacteria that can cause infections that cannot be treated with some antibiotics. Infections caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria are very difficult to treat and can lead to death of the patient.

Antibiotic resistance can also result from bacteria being exposed to antibiotics in the environment. More than 70% of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used as supplements to animal feed. The intestinal bacteria in the animals provided with such feed rapidly show resistance to the antibiotics and, in some cases, have transferred this resistance to pathogenic microbes the environment.

We will present a brief history of antibiotic use and discuss the medical and public policy factors that are, in part, responsible for increased antibiotic resistance in pathogenic microbes. We will then introduce a new generation of antimicrobial compounds that are derived from the bacteria's own genes that may be clinically useful to treat infections caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens.

Distant Worlds: Making Images of Other Solar Systems  - Feb 6
Presenter: Bruce Macintosh and Lisa Poyneer, Teacher: Tom Shefler (Granada High School)

Four hundred years ago, our view of the everything changed as scientists like Galileo proved that the Earth was not the center of the universe but instead orbits around our star, the Sun. Fifteen years ago the world shifted again when the first planets were discovered orbiting other stars. Since then, more than four hundred such other worlds have been discovered - but almost all are invisible, seen only through their gravitational tug on their parent star. Scientists and engineers are working together to build more advanced telescopes and equipment that are allowing us to study these other worlds in greater and greater detail. One limit that has to be overcome is the earth's atmosphere, which distorts and blurs everything we see. A new technique, adaptive optics, uses mirrors that change their shape a thousand times a second to make ultra-sharp images from giant telescopes on the ground.

Last year, using adaptive optics and the 10 meter W.M. Keck telescope in Hawaii, a LLNL team produced the first ever picture of another solar system, showing three giant planets as dim red dots a hundred thousand times fainter than the bright blue star they orbit. In the future, these techniques may even lead to an image with a pale blue dot circling a nearby star - another Earth.

Put it Back When You are Done: Storing Carbon Dioxide in the Earth not the Atmosphere - Feb 13
Presenter: Roger Aines,  Teacher: Ken Wedel (Tracy High School)

Understanding Climate Change - Feb 20
Presenter: Karis McFarlane, Teacher: Dean Reese (Tracy High School)
It is very likely that rising levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere resulting from human activity are increasing global temperatures and changing Earth's climate. Two major greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide and methane, are both carbon based and participate in the global carbon cycle. During this cycle, carbon dioxide from the atmosphere can be taken up by plants via photosynthesis and converted to sugars and other compounds, which can be stored by the plant, used for food by the plant or other organisms, or incorporated into soil where it can be stored for a long time. Thus, the carbon cycle includes pathways for carbon dioxide to be taken out of the atmosphere and has an important role in global warming and climate change. In this presentation you will learn about the carbon cycle, ways that forests and soils store carbon, and how carbon storage and loss from forests and soils might change with changes in climate and human activity.

Harnessing Fusion Energy: The Power of Light - Feb 27
Presenter: Edward Moses

About Science on Saturdays:
Free Lecture Series for Middle and High School Students

Science on Saturday (SOS) is a series of science lectures for middle and high school students. Each topic highlights cutting-edge science occurring at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). The talks are presented by leading LLNL science researchers supported by master high school science teachers. These presentations are offered in several locations. See the schedule below to find locations nearest to you.

Admission is free of charge. Seating is on a first come basis. Seats may not be reserved in advance. See the schedule for the starting times of each presentation, and a map to the venue. Seating is limited. Please come early to ensure that you will find a seat.

Students receive a "Student Notes" worksheet to record key information from the talk. The worksheet will be marked with the official SOS stamp at the end of the presentation. Many teachers use the worksheet to award "extra credit." Students should check with their teacher in advance to determine if they will receive credit for attending SOS.

Teachers who attend the SOS presentations can receive a CD with the presentation slides. If the talk is video recorded, they can receive a DVD of the recorded talk as well. These CDs and DVDs are offered free of charge and are sent by mail after the completion of the lecture series for the year. Be sure to register when you attend to receive your copy of these valuable teaching resources.
Sponsor: LLNL
Location:  Bankhead Theater (Livermore Performing Arts Theater)
Times:  9:30am and 11:15am
Admission: Free - seats are first come first served.
More info: LLNLScience on Saturday web page

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