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February 2011

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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

2011 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
07:11 -- 17:31
Moon:
06:11 -- 16:31

Library Event:
  Livermore 1906

    7:00pm

 

  New Moon
  
Groundhog Day
Sun:
07:10 -- 17:32
Moon:
06:45 -- 17:32

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 8:00pm

Timothy Ferris
   Ray Dorough Series

     7:30pm

 

3
Sun:
07:09 -- 17:33
Moon:
07:15 -- 18:31

Wine Stroll
     6:00pm to 9:00pm

Creatures of Impulse
   Improv Face Off
 
     7:30pm

4
Sun:
07:08 -- 17:34
Moon:
07:41 -- 19:28

Tri-Valley Rep
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

     8:00pm

 

5
Sun: 07:07 -- 17:35
Moon: 08:07 -- 20:25

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Proton Therapy for Cancer
   Addressing a Big Problem
   with a Small Machine

     9:30 and 11:15

Library Event:
  Quakes and Shakes

    10:30 to 11:30am

Dance for Fun & World Record
    11:00 to 3:00pm

Valley Concert Choral -
   Evening with Daniel Glover

     7:30pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

     8:00pm

 

6   Super Bowl Sunday
Sun:
07:06 -- 17:36
Moon:
08:32 -- 21:21

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Exotic Bird Expo
     9:00 to 4:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

     2:00pm

 

 

7
Sun:
07:05 -- 17:37
Moon:
08:57 -- 22:18

Le Leche Meeting
     10:00am

8
Sun:
07:04 -- 17:39
Moon:
09:24 -- 23:15

 

9
Sun:
07:03 -- 17:40
Moon:
09:54 -- xx:xx

Library Event:
  Valentine Crafts

    12:30 to 5:30pm

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 8:00pm

Dave Mason
     7:30pm

 

10
Sun:
07:02 -- 17:41
Moon:
10:28 -- 00:14

Library Event:
  Taiwan

    1:30 to 2:30pm

Library Event:
  Are You Ready
  Surviving the Big One

    7:00pm 

11  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:01 -- 17:42
Moon:
11:09 -- 01:13

Library Event:
  Valentine Crafts

    12:30 to 5:30pm

Vienna Boys Choir
     8:00pm

12  Lincoln's Birthday
Sun:
07:00 -- 17:43
Moon:
11:56 -- 02:12

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LLNL Science on Saturday
   It's Gust about Time:
   Harnessing the Wind for
   Future Energy Needs

     9:30 and 11:15

Library Event:
  Reader's Theater: Lizzie
  Newton & the SF Earthquake

    10:30am

Livermore-Amador Symphony
    Youth Soloists, Tell, & Till 

     7:00pm, concert at 8:00pm

13
Sun:
06:59 -- 17:44
Moon:
12:52 -- 03:09

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
   Romance on the Rails

Library Event:
  Frisky Frolics: Tin Pan
  Alley Troubadors

    2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Wesla Whitfield 
     2:00pm

Swing, Swing, Swing
     8:00pm

 

14  Valentine's Day
Sun:
06:58 -- 17:45
Moon:
13:55 -- 04:02

The Four Bitchin' Babes
     7:30pm

 

15
Sun:
06:57 -- 17:46
Moon:
15:04 -- 04:50

 

16
Sun:
06:56 -- 17:47
Moon:
16:17 -- 05:33

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 8:00pm

 

17
Sun:
06:54 -- 17:48
Moon:
17:31 -- 06:11

Library Event:
  1906: a Novel
  Dramatic Reading

    7:00pm

 

18  Full Moon
Sun:
06:53 -- 17:49
Moon:
18:46 -- 06:47

Home & Garden Show
     12:00 to 6:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     8:00pm

 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 17:50
Moon:
20:00 -- 07:20

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LLNL Science on Saturday
   Withstanding Climate Change:
   You Can Change the World

     9:30 and 11:15

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 6:00pm

Library Event:
  Classic 1936 Movie:

  San Francisco (At the Vine)
    12:00pm

Youth Music Festival
     2:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     8:00pm

The Yeomen of the Guard
     8:00pm

 

20
Sun:
06:51 -- 17:51
Moon:
21:13 -- 07:53

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 6:00pm

Library Event:
  The 1906 Earthquake

    2:00pm

The Yeomen of the Guard
     2:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     2:00pm

Peter Fletcher
   Classical Guitarist

     3:00pm

 

 

21  President's Day
Sun:
06:49 -- 17:52
Moon:
22:26 -- 08:28

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 5:00pm

 

22  Washington's Birthday
Sun:
06:48 -- 17:54
Moon:
23:38 -- 09:06

Library Event:
  San Francisco's Lost
  Landmarks

    7:00pm

 

23
Sun:
06:47 -- 17:55
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:48

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 8:00pm

 

24  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:46 -- 17:56
Moon:
00:46 -- 10:35

Library Event:
  The Miles Brothers

    7:00pm

Queen of Bingo
  by Theater a Go-Go 

     8:00pm

25
Sun:
06:44 -- 17:57
Moon:
01:48 -- 11:28

Fly Fishing Show
     10:00am to 6:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     8:00pm

Queen of Bingo
  by Theater a Go-Go 

     8:00pm

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   Flutes and Orchestra 

     8:00pm

 

26
Sun:
06:43 -- 17:58
Moon:
02:43 -- 12:25

Fly Fishing Show
     9:00am to 5:30pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Library Event:
  Aftershock!: Teens

  Prepare for Disaster
  Assistance
    1:30 to 3:00pm

Livermore's Got Talet Finals
     7:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     8:00pm

Queen of Bingo
  by Theater a Go-Go 

     8:00pm

 

27
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:59
Moon:
03:31 -- 13:24

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Fly Fishing Show

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm 

Library Event:
  Jack London:
  Eyewidness to the
  Great Quake

    2:00pm

The Music of Doris Day
     2:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep - Studio
    Bat Boy: The Musical

     2:00pm

Queen of Bingo
  by Theater a Go-Go 

     2:00pm

 

28
Sun:
06:40 -- 18:00
Moon:
04:12 -- 14:25

 

         
Other Months
        November 2010 December 2010
January 2011 February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011
July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2010 December 2011
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2010-2011 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.

February 2011 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

 

   
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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Jan 21, 22, 23
Jan 28, 29, 30

Feb 4, 5, 6

Fri-Sun

 

Dirty Rotton Scoundrels - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
Book Jeffrey Lane Music and Lyrics David Yazbek Based on the film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

We're off to the Riviera with Broadway's smash-hit musical comedy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This is the story of two very funny con men who try to out-con each other. When it becomes apparent that the Riviera isn't big enough for the both of them, they make a winner-take-all wager over the fortunes of a naïve American soap heiress: the first one to "clean her out" can make the other clear out and keep the Riviera and its unsuspecting tourists to himself! This hysterical musical comedy will have you laughing and rolling in the aisles!
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Individual tickets: $37.50 for adults (18-60), $35.50 for seniors (60+), $27.50 for juniors (under 18).  
      Season tickets (4 shows): $130 for adults (18-60), $123 for seniors (60+), $93 for juniors (under 18).
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Timothy Ferris

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 2
Wednesday

 

 

 

Timothy Ferris - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
Award-winning author Timothy Ferris makes a passionate case for science as the inspiration behind the rise of liberalism and democracy. Ferris argues that the scientific revolution rescued billions from poverty, fear, hunger, and disease and the values that inspired has dramatically increased the number of persons living in free and democratic societies.
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
    All 5 lectures: $125.  $50 for students
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Wine Stroll - Pleasanton
 

 

 

 


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Feb 3
Thursday

 

 

 

Wine Stroll - Pleasanton
Truffles, Tidbits and Wine Tasting” will be held on Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 6 - 9pm at participating downtown Pleasanton businesses.
Wine strollers will receive a commemorative wine glass and map.
This year's event will kick off at Chase Bank, 561 Main Street. Tickets must be redeemed by 7:30pm.
If there are any tickets available the day of the event, they will be sold at Chase Bank beginning at 5:45pm.
Wineries will be pouring red and white wines, ports, dessert wines and champagnes. Each participating business will feature sweet treats and/or hors d’oeuvres to pair with the selections being poured.
Don’t wait until the last minute to purchase your tickets! Only eight hundred (800) tickets will be offered for this event and will be available for advance purchase beginning Thursday, January 6, 2011 for $25.00:
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: $25.00
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

 
Creatures of Impulse - Improv Face Off


Firehouse Arts Center


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Feb 3-4
Thurs-Fri

 

 

 

Creatures of Impulse - Improv Face Off
Come and see Creatures of Impulse in the third season of their most popular short-form show to date. Creatures of Impulse will share the stage for two nights of scenes, games and theatrical mishaps. You are in for some fun with a new interactive format that gives the audience a chance to win prizes!
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $8.00;  Child: $5.00
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Valley Concert Choral - An Evening of Music with Daniel Glover

 


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Feb 5
Saturday

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral - An Evening of Music with Daniel Glover
VCC's own accompanist and internationally known concert pianist, Daniel Glover, will share his masterful talent at the piano in this annual benefit concert for the chorale.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $25. Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
LLNL Science on Saturday - Fighting Super Bugs: Overcoming Antibiotic Resistance

At the Bankhead Theater


Click here for more Science on Saturdays photos


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Feb 5
Feb 12
Feb 19
March 5

Saturday

 

 

 

LLNL Science on Saturday -

February 5:  Proton Therapy for Cancer: Addressing a Big Problem With a Small Machine
Presenter:  George Caporaso, LLNL scientist and Tom Shefler, Teacher Granada High School
This lecture will discuss the role radiation plays in the treatment of cancer, and in particular, cover how the use of energetic proton beams could improve cancer treatment. Unfortunately, this type of treatment has limited availability due to the large size and cost of current proton therapy systems. A new type of particle accelerator that holds promise of greatly miniaturizing proton treatment systems and making this treatment more widely available will be described.

It's Gust about Time: Harnessing the Wind for our Future Energy Needs
Presenter: Jeff Mirocha and Sonia Wharton, Teacher: Christine Tyler
Can we produce much of the energy we need from clean, renewable sources? Wind energy can lead the way. We will learn why the wind blows, where the winds blow the best, how energy can be generated from the wind, and how science and engineering can ensure a reliable and abundant supply of green, renewable energy to power our future. Its "gust" about time.

Withstanding Climate Change: You Can Change the World
Presenter: Dean Williams, Teacher: Roger Johnson and Tiffany Burkel
This presentation is designed to give middle and high school students a basic understanding of what climate models are and how they function. The evolution of the resolution and complexity of climate models from the mid 1970's to the present is discussed, as are the changes in data set size. Methods for testing climate models against a variety of benchmarks such as historical climate changes or seasonal changes are explained. The presentation shows that various climate models have different strengths and weaknesses and that the average of a number of models produces the best results. Several key issues arising from global climate change are highlighted followed by suggestions for student actions that will help them limit their carbon dioxide emissions.

Superheavy Elements; Search for the End of the Periodic Table
Presenter: Ken Moody, Teacher: Dean Reese
The periodic table provides a way of presenting chemical information that makes it the fundamental tool of the chemist. Consequently, it is displayed on the wall in most science classrooms. Recent discoveries of new elements have extended the periodic table beyond what was thought was possible in the recent past, and demonstrate the existence of a collection of Superheavy Elements with unusual nuclear properties at the limits of stability. We will study the relationship between atoms and elements, and between nuclei and isotopes. We will discuss how radioactive decay provides both the means of detecting single atoms of new elements, and hinders our ability to study their chemical properties. We will discuss how new elements are produced and identified, and how this leads to experiments that tell us about the extreme limits of chemical behavior, the possible breakdown of periodicity, and the ultimate end of the periodic table.

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

Dance for Fun & World Record


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Feb 5
Saturday
Dance for Fun & World Record
Fun, exercise, and dance toward a Guinness Book world record for the most seniors, 50 and up, dancing at the same time. Also wheelchair participants can compete for their own world record. Funds will be used for charity purposes.  Featuring: - Elvis Impersonator, Live Music & Dancers, Snack Bar available
Sponsor: Dr. Marion A. Sanchez
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  11am to 3pm
Admission:   $20 adults.   Parking $8.00
More info:    800 472-3373 Website: www.dancing.TicketLeap.com   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Feb 6
Sun

 

 

 

Northern California Exotic Bird and Supply Exposition
Wholesale to the plubic Exotic birds, pet supply, cages, toys, shampoos, play stands, pet food, bowls, cups, carriers, bird grooming, jewelry, manzanita books, accessories, counter top ecosystems some, repitiles. Special: Free $50.00 door prize, need not be present to win. Hourly raffle winner called every hour, must be present to win a few prizes. Portable GPS, food, toys bird net, and too many others to list
Sponsor: Jim and Laurene Pappas.
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 4pm
Admission: $7 general admission, children under 10 free; $8 parking
More info: www.ncabird.com; 510-785-6647 or Fairgrounds Web Site,
 
Dave Mason

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 9
Wednesday

 

 

 

Dave Mason
Dave Mason's career spans over 37 years and has encompassed producing, performing and song writing, not to mention being one of rock's great guitar players! At 19, Mason penned the song "Feelin' Alright," that has since become a rock and roll anthem, having been recorded by well over 48 artists, the best known version being Joe Cocker's. It's no wonder he was inducted, as a founding member of the group Traffic, into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $51/$40/$29.   Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.dave-mason.com  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Vienna Boys Choir

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 11
Friday

 

 

 

Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir is a world-class ensemble that delights music lovers across the globe with its purity of tone, distinctive charm and a diverse, crowd pleasing repertoire that encompasses Austrian folk songs and waltzes, classical masterpieces, beloved pop songs, holiday favorites and medieval chant. The Vienna Boys Choir presents timeless music with a universal popular appeal. With its broad repertoire, their performance is never just a concert, it’s a musical event that draws in music lovers from all walks of life.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $62/$51/$39.   Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.wsk.at/jart/prj3/wsk_website/main.jart?rel=en  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert:    Youth Soloists, Tell, & Till

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Feb 12
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Youth Soloists, Tell & Till
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Chabrier: España, Rhapsody for Orchestra
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Wieniawksi: Violin Concerto No. 2 (1st movement) Da Eun Kim, soloist winner of the 2010–2011 Competition for Young Musicians
Debussy: Danses Sacrée et Profane Anna Lorenz, harp winner of the 2010–2011 Competition for Young Musicians

The two winners of the Symphony's annual Competition for Young Musicians will be featured soloists on a program of stories and dances from across Europe. Gioachino Rossini’s William Tell celebrates a Swiss patriot, and Richard Strauss teases listeners with the merry pranks of Till Eulenspiegel. Chabrier’s "España Rhapsody" features the dances of Spain, while Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite ends in an exhilarating "Gallop."
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 / $25 / $22.  Senior (62 and above): $26/$23/$20  Youth (high school & younger): $10  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Wesla Whitfield


Firehouse Arts Center


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Feb 13
Sunday

 

 

 

Wesla Whitfield

Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15  Child: $15  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Swing, Swing, Swing

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 13
Sunday

 

 

 

Swing, Swing, Swing
Experience the jumpin' sounds of the Gene Krupa Tribute Big Band as they perform the most popular swing hits of the big band era including Krupa's signature song "Sing, Sing, Sing." This show also stars the Pied Pipers performing their many hits including "Dream," "On the Sunny Side of the Street" and "I'll Never Smile Again," plus Polly Podewell who was the last vocalist to perform with Benny Goodman's orchestra.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $62/$51/$39.   Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Four Bitchin' Babes

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 14
Monday

 

 

 

The Four Bitchin' Babes

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $57
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.fourbitchinbabes.com  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Feb 18-21
Fri-Mon

 

 

 

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

Homeowners can get an early start on their homes and gardens at the Spring Home & Garden show. See the latest products including skylights, carpet, tile, kitchen and bath renovations and more. Special: An entire area will be devoted to landscape displays where you can discover the incredible talents of the Tri-Valley’s best landscape artists. A free flowering plant to the first 300 paid admissions each day of the show courtesy of Alden Lane Nursery.

Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Noon-6, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-6,  Mon: 10-5.
Admission:  General: $6; Kids 12 & Under Free.  Seniors: Friday only, $2.00.  Parking: $8.00
    Discounts:  $2 off coupons in newspapers, $3 discount for all valid AAA membership card holders.
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 

Bat Boy: The Musical - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
 

 


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Feb 18, 19, 20
Feb 25, 26, 27
Mar 4, 5, 6
Mar 11, 12, 13

Fri-Sun

 

Bat Boy - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Based on a June 23, 1992 Weekly World News story about a half-boy, half-bat, dubbed "Bat Boy", found living in a cave.

Ripped from the headlines of the The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical tells the amazing story of a strange boy with pointy ears, his struggle fo find a place in the world that shuns him, and the lone that can create both miracles and madness.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Studio Theater, 1048 Serpentine Lane, Suite 309, Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Single tickets: TBD.  Season tickets (3 shows): $70 for adults (18-60), $62 for seniors (60+), $56 for juniors (under 18).
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse),

Youth Music Festival


Firehouse Arts Center


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Feb 19
Saturday

 

 

 

Youth Music Festival
Join us for an all new youth-driven Youth Music Festival! Enjoy an evening of young, talented performers.
Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $8;  Child: $8
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Yeomen of the Guard


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 19-20
Sat, Sun

 

 

 

The Yeomen of the Guard - Lamplighters Music Theatre Presents
Love triangles abound - with resolutions romantic, comic and tragic - in this tale of intrigue and betrayal set in the foreboding Tower of London.

A political prisoner is framed for a crime he didn't commit and catastrophe and hilarity ensue as others attempt to release him from the devious plot and secure his freedom. Featuring a lovesick jailor, a lovely young woman trapped in a marriage to an unknown man, and a jester who has lost his sense of humor, this dark comedy is the closest thing to grand opera in the Gilbert & Sullivan repertoire. Combining poignancy and tragedy with humor to an extent not seen in any other Gilbert libretto, and boasting some of Sullivan's finest work, Yeomen is considered the best of the canon by many G&S fans.
Sponsor: Lamplighters Music Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission:    Regular: $43/$38.  Senior (65+) & College Student:  $38/$33  17 & under: $21.50 / $19.50
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Lamplighters Music Theatre  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Peter Fletcher Classical Guitarist


Firehouse Arts Center


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Feb 20
Sunday

 

 

 

Peter Fletcher Classical Guitarist

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Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  3:00pm
Admission: Adult: $24/$20/$16  Child: $12  Senior: $18
More info: www.firehousearts.org

 
Queen of Bingo by Theater a Go-Go


Firehouse Arts Center


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Queen of Bingo by Theater a Go-Go
Audiences young and old will howl with laughter as two zany guys, playing two crazy gals, light up the stage in the hit Off Broadway comedy about bingo, family bonds, widowhood, diet crazes, winning and losing and sibling rivalry. Following in the footsteps of Late Night Catechism, Fully Committed and Menopause, Queen of Bingo is about a night in the lives of Sis and Babe, two sisters on the other side of 50, who want to add a little fun and excitement to their lives with a night out at the bingo game. Featuring the “middle bird special” just before intermission, the audience gets to join in the fun with a bingo game of its own, and the winner gets a frozen turkey.
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Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Thurs, Fri, Sat: 8:00pm;  Sunday: 2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$13  Child: $15  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Pacific Chamber Symphony - Flute and Orchestra


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 25
Friday

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - Flute and Orchestra
Master flutist Sheridon Stokes rejoins PCS for a program of works for flute and orchestra: Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Flutes, the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony #5, and the world premier of a work by Los Angeles composer Christopher Caliendo.

Mr. Stokes versatility and intelligence never fails to delight. He will be joined by the Pacific Chamber Symphony’s own principal flutist Janet Ketchum for the Vivaldi concerto. The program will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous Serenade for Strings.
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $39/$34/$29.  Students $7.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony  - LVPAC web site
 

Fly Fishing Show
 

 

 


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Fly Fishing Show
100% Fly fishing show. Demos, new products, seminars, celebrity fly fishing personalities, fly tyers, art and much, much more. Dan Blanton is speaking and tying all weekend, Barry and Cathy Beck are back, and Dave Hughes and Rick Hafele are coming for the first time. Steve Rajeff returns with his casting demos that shows why he is recognized as the best caster in fly fishing.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 6pm (Fri); 9am to 5:30pm (Sat); 9am to 4:30pm (Sun)
Admission: Adults $15; child under 12 - $2, child under 5 free, Sun Family Day, 2 adults and 1 or more kids $25; Parking $8.
     Discount: $25 two day pass; $35 three day pass; Uniformed Military free; Scouts under 16 in uniform free
     Discount: $25 two day pass; $35 three day pass; Active Military w/id: $10; Scouts under 16 in uniform free
More info:  814 443-3638  Fairgrounds Web SiteShow website.
 
Livermore's Got Talent Finals


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Feb 26
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Livermore's Got Talent 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 winners will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of professionals in the performance industry.

All net proceeds from these semi-finals and the finals go to the Rotary Clubs of Livermore’s community service projects and grants and your support will be greatly appreciated.
Sponsor: The Rotary Clubs of Livermore and the Tri-Valley Herald / The Valley Times
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:00pm
Admission:    $49/$39/$29
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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The Music of Doris Day

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Feb 27
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The Music of Doris Day
This nostalgic and fun concert pays tribute to the music, style, and grace of Doris Day. Vocalist Laura Didier is accompanied by the Jim Martinez Trio. Together they present many of Ms. Days’ most popular hits including, “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” “It’s Magic,” “Sentimental Journey,” and “Secret Love.” Sprinkled throughout the concert are entertaining stories from Ms. Day’s career, and a spirited sing-along of “Que Sera, Sera” provides the perfect cap to this delightful salute to one of America’s all-time favorite musical performers!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:   $40/$29/$18.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.DorisTribute.com  -  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, 925 373-5500

Photo by Bill Nale
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Paws to Read Jan 19 to
March 9
Wednesdays

7:00 to 8:00pm

Main Library

This popular program, in which children read to dogs, will begin its new season this January. Paws to Read, a program sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, is based on studies which show that reading with trained therapy dogs can improve a child’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as encourage a child to read more. This program has proved to be very popular, with youngsters perfecting their reading skills.

The Winter program series will take place on Wednesday evenings, January 19 through March 9, 2011,with two sessions between 7 and 8 p.m. Sessions will be approximately 25 minutes long and will be held in the Livermore Public Library Civic Center Storytime/Craft Room. Registration begins Monday, January 10th. Children may register for up to three sessions during the Winter series, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.

For more information or to register, please call the Livermore Public Library's Children's Desk at 925-373-5500, ext. 5504.

Local Historians Discuss "Livermore 1906: during and after the big quake" Feb 1
Tuesday

7:00pm

Main Library

Livermore 1906: During and After the Big Quake will be presented by historians Anne Homan and Richard Finn at 7pm on Tuesday, February 1 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Local historians and Livermore Heritage Guild members Anne Homan and Richard Finn will talk about the effects of the huge 1906 earthquake on Livermore, what the citizens of Livermore did to help each other, and the big effort to help those in need throughout the Bay Area.

Anne Marshall Homan has lived in Livermore for 36 years. After earning her teaching credential and an M.A. in English literature at Holy Names College, she taught a variety of English classes at Livermore High School. In 1996, she retired and began work on The Morning Side of Mount Diablo, now in second printing. She became deeply involved in researching the history of Livermore, and in 2006 she finished Historic Livermore, California A-Z. For two years, she wrote a weekly column on local history for the Livermore Independent.

Richard Finn, a native of Berkeley, came to Livermore in 1959, when the only stoplight in town was at the corner of L and First Streets. He graduated with a degree in mechanical design from Oakland City College and was hired by Sandia National Laboratories. He retired from his position as manager of Integrated Design Services and Engineering Information Management at Sandia in 1996 and now can follow his hobbies of genealogy and local history.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Quakes and Shakes for kids Feb 5
Saturday

10:30-11:30am

Main Library

A program for children, Quakes and Shakes, will be presented by the Lawrence Hall of Science at 10:30 – 11:30 am on Saturday, February 5 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

It happened to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1906, and again in 1989: tectonic plates shifted, the Earth moved, and devastation followed! What can we do if it happens today? Become a junior seismologist and explore the inside and outside of our planet, find out what instruments are used to measure earthquakes, and piece together a proper safety kit to make sure you’re prepared—not scared—the next time the ground starts to quake and shake!

Lawrence Hall of Science is a renowned resource center for preschool through high school, science and mathematics education and a public science center with exciting hands-on experiences for learners of all ages. Established in 1968 at the University of California, Berkeley in honor of Ernest O. Lawrence, UC’s first Nobel laureate, Lawrence Hall of Science is a national leader in the development of innovative materials and programs for students, teachers, families, and the public at large.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Valentine Crafts Feb 9
Wednesday

12:30-5:30

Main Library

Create a cute Valentine craft to give to that special someone or to decorate your home! All craft times will be on a drop-in basis and craft assistants will be on hand to help you at various times throughout the craft time.

All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504, or Rincon at (925) 373-5540, for more information.

Taiwan Feb 10
Thursday

1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. James Koponen will show digital photographs of his trip to Taiwan. 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.
Are you ready?
How to survive the Big One
Feb 10
Thurs

7:00pm

Main Library

Livermore-Pleasanton Emergency Preparedness Manager Genevieve Pastor-Cohen will discuss Are You Ready? How to Survive the Big One at 7pm on Thursday, February 10 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Find out all you need to know to survive the next Big Quake, and other disasters. Genevieve Pastor-Cohen will give an overview of the hazards faced by the Livermore area, emphasizing the four pillars of preparedness: making a kit and a plan, plus being informed and involved.

Genevieve Pastor-Cohen is a certified emergency manager, certified business continuity planner and earned her Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Administration from the California State University, Long Beach. She has been in the comprehensive emergency management industry for 19 years, in which she has served local jurisdictions in disaster recovery and emergency planning and preparedness, since the Loma Prieta Earthquake. Pastor-Cohen joined the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department in 2008 as the Emergency Preparedness Manager. The position involves training and exercising city management staff in responding to disasters, facilitating the Livermore Disaster Council, is the Community Emergency Response Team Program Manager, presents emergency preparedness talks to the community and business and oversees the Citizen Corps Council and more.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Valentine Crafts Feb 11
Friday

12:30-5:30

Rincon Branch

Create a cute Valentine craft to give to that special someone or to decorate your home! All craft times will be on a drop-in basis and craft assistants will be on hand to help you at various times throughout the craft time.

All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504, or Rincon at (925) 373-5540, for more information.

A Reader's Theater Performance Feb 12
Sat

10:30am

Main Library

A Reader’s Theater performance for children of Stephen Krensky’s book, Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake, will be presented at 10:30am on Saturday, February 12 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Under the general direction of Dr. Philip Manwell, Dean; students from the Arts and Communication Division at Las Positas College will offer a special presentation of the children’s book, Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake. The story of ten-year-old Lizzie Newton, who having helped take her grandmother to the hospital after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, sets off on her own to find her parents. Come experience the earthquake from a child’s perspective.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Frisky Frolics: Tin Pan Alley Troubadors Feb 13
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

The Frisky Frolics will perform classic songs from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley at 2pm on Sunday, February 13 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

In today's music industry where October's hot property is November's has-been, the fear of obsolescence exerts a powerful influence on many performers, unless, of course, you're the Frisky Frolics. With a ukulele-driven program of such Tin Pan Alley-era classics as "Cake Eatin’ Man" and "My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes," the quintet revels in the outdated, dusty gems from our grandparents' 78 rpm record collections.

In the hands of Rick "The Dimestore Dandy" Quisol (ukulele, vocals, kan-zoo), Yanos Lustig (sax, piano), Craig Ventresco (lead guitar) and Chris "TeeGee" Green (acoustic bass, backing vocals), the Jazz Age ditties shimmer and sway, tickling the funny bone while soothing the soul. The group’s shows are about far more than music, as a growing number of Frisky Frolics fans can tell you. Performances include vintage clothing and props that further enhance the magic of the long-lost musical treasures. The Frisky Frolics offer a unique opportunity to travel back in time to an era when the harsh realities of the Depression were temporarily softened by snappy tunes, droll lyrics, and the occasional ferocious kazoo solo.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

1906: a Novel
Dramatic Reading
Feb 17
Thurs

7:00pm

Main Library

A Dramatic Reading from “1906: A Novel” will be presented by the Shakespeare’s Associates at 7pm on Thursday, February 17 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

A cast of volunteer readers from Shakespeare’s Associates will bring James Dalessandro’s book 1906 to life with a dramatic reading. With an introduction by Dr. Philip Manwell, the featured selections will provide a glimpse of 1906 San Francisco— part Paris, part Dodge City— corruption, bravery, a journalist, a runaway, a Chinese slave girl and ….Enrico Caruso!

Shakespeare’s Associates, Inc. are the producers of the Livermore Shakespeare Festival, among other theatrical endeavors. Inspired by William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Associates are committed to producing professional theater in the Tri-Valley community.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Classic 1936 Movie: San Francisco Feb 19
Saturday

12:00pm

Vine Cinema

Livermore’s Vine Cinema, 1722 First Street in Livermore, will present a special showing of the classic 1936 movie, San Francisco ,as part of the Livermore Public Library’s Livermore Reads Together series at noon on Saturday, February 19.

View a special showing of the classic 1936 movie San Francisco starring Clark Gable, Jeanette MacDonald, and Spencer Tracy, nominated for best actor. Clark Gable plays rakish Barbary Coast kingpin Blackie Norton, Jeannette MacDonald portrays a singer torn by her love for Blackie and her need to succeed among the opera-going elite, and Spencer Tracy is a priest who supplements spiritual advice with a mean right hook. Time Out Film Guide says “romantic drama…lavish spectacle…and the walls come tumbling down! This Academy Award winning extravaganza’s street-splitting, brick-cascading, fire-raging recreation of the cataclysmic earthquake, remains one of the greatest action sequences in the history of the cinema, rivaling the chariot race in Ben-Hur.’”
One of only a handful of independent movie houses in San Francisco’s East Bay, the Vine Cinema has embraced the “dinner-and-a-movie” concept, providing restaurant quality food with a limited-item menu from the Zephyr Grill and Bar next door. The Vine Cinema (www.vinecinema.com) is located at 1722 First Street in Livermore.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

The 1906 Earthquake Feb 20
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Mary Lou Zoback, former Chief Scientist, USGS Western Earthquake Hazards, will discuss The 1906 Earthquake: Lessons Learned, Lessons Forgotten, and Managing Earthquake Risk at 2pm on Sunday, February 20 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

The 1906 magnitude 7.8 earthquake on the Northern San Andreas Fault marked the birth of modern earthquake science. For the first time, the effects and impacts of a major seismic event were systematically investigated and documented. The full extent of the San Andreas fault throughout California was also mapped for the first time. Damage to structures showed destruction was closely related to building design and construction--a painful lesson oft repeated around the world. Interpretation of repeated surveying data and surface fault offsets led to development of the elastic rebound hypothesis--that earthquakes represent sudden release of elastic energy along a fault resulting from a cycle of slow strain accumulation produced by relative displacements of neighboring portions of the crust--this earthquake cycle is still accepted today with minor modifications.

We now know that a repeat of the 1906 earthquake is only one of a wide number of future major damaging earthquakes likely to impact the Bay Area. We cannot predict earthquakes, however we can predict their likely effects and the most hazardous regions. Looking to the future, a dense array of continuous GPS recorders in Northern California, part of a new initiative by the National Science Foundation called EarthScope, can search for fault interactions and determine if an acceleration of strain rate precedes the next big earthquake, as it may have prior to 1906.

Mary Lou Zoback is currently Vice President, Earthquake Risk Applications with Risk Management Solutions. A 28-year veteran of the United States Geological Survey, Dr. Zoback is a highly respected geophysicist, recognized for her work on the relationship between earthquakes and state of stress in the Earth's crust.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

 

James R. Smith
Author of "San Francisco's Lost Landmarks
Jan 22
Tues

7:00pm

Main Library

Author James R. Smith will discuss his book San Francisco’s Lost Landmarks at 7pm on Tuesday, February 22 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

People who recall San Francisco's prior days bemoan that it just isn't the same... and they're right. San Francisco will always remain one of the world's great cities, but yesterday's San Francisco, with its personalized style and charm, had no rival. San Francisco's earthquakes, 1906 and prior will be presented in a richly illustrated discussion of how the city earned its seal and what really happened.

James Smith’s book San Francisco’s Lost Landmarks is not just a list of places, facts and dates -- this pictorial history shows why San Francisco has been a legendary travel destination as well as one of the world's premier places to live and work for more than one hundred and fifty years. It not only tells of the lost landmarks, but also dishes up the flavor of what it was like to experience these past treasures.

California historian James R. Smith is the author of San Francisco's Lost Landmarks and San Francisco's Playland at the Beach: The Early Years, as well as a number of historical articles. He co-authored The California Snatch Racket: Kidnappings during the Prohibition and Depression Eras with friend and noted author W. Lane Rogers.

The pair also co-wrote Serious Mischief: Crimes in California, slated for publication in 2012. Smith is currently working on San Francisco's Playland at the Beach: The Golden Years, covering 1945 through 1972.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

The Miles Brothers
Before and after the Earthquake
Feb 24
Thursday

7:00pm

Main Libaray

The Miles Brothers: Before and After the Earthquake will be presented at 7pm on Thursday, February 24 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

David Kiehn, Historian of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum will show short films and photographs by the Miles Brothers, pioneers in American cinema, including their 1906 film A Trip Down Market Street, an historic 13-minute journey shot just days before the earthquake.

David Kiehn is the author of Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company, the definitive history of that pioneering film company, published in 2003. His research on the subject, which began in 1995, sparked a renewed interest in this local Niles history, resulting in the first Broncho Billy Silent Film Festival in June 1998, and the formation of the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, a non-profit organization, in 2001. He is the historian and film programmer for the Museum, located at the historic Edison Theater in the Niles district of Fremont, California. In October, 2010, he was seen on 60 Minutes in a segment with Morley Safer about A Trip Down Market Street, a film which he discovered was shot by the Miles Brothers, a San Francisco film company, only four days before the 1906 earthquake.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Aftershock!: Teens Prepare for Disaster Assistance Feb 26
Saturday

1:30 to 3:00pm

Main Library

The program Aftershock!: Teens Prepare for Disaster Assistance will be presented from 1:30pm-3:00pm on Saturday, February 26 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

At Aftershock!, teens will learn first aid for earthquake and fire disasters through a special American Red Cross training course designed for teens. Other topics include first response topics and techniques, and a look at teen volunteer opportunities with the American Red Cross.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

Jack London:  Eyewitness to the Great Quake Feb 27
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Live Oakes Educational Theater presents Jack London: Eyewitness to the Great Quake at 2pm on Sunday, February 27 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event.

Jack London: Eyewitness to the Great Quake is a dynamic portrait of California through the eyes of the renowned author, adventurer and social crusader, Jack London, as performed by Michael Oakes, artistic director of Live Oakes Educational Theater. Follow London as he journeyed throughout the region documenting the devastation of the 1906 earthquake –one of the most articulate of the eyewitness accounts.

Live Oakes Educational Theater combines rigorous research with acting expertise to bring history to life. Since 1994 they have toured their award-winning living-history shows, complete with evocative sets and period costumes, to schools, libraries, National and State Historic Parks, museums, and theaters across the country.

This program is part of Livermore Reads Together, a community-wide reading program featuring James Dalessandro’s book, 1906: A Novel, about the San Francisco - earthquake and fire. The community of Livermore is encouraged to join their neighbors by participating in the Livermore Reads Together free events for children and adults during the month of February 2011. Copies of books and event schedules are available at all Livermore Public Library locations. Livermore Reads Together is generously sponsored by The Friends of the Livermore Library.

 

 

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