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April 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
     

April Fool's Day
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:30
Moon:
05:40 -- 18:08

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Trouble Bubbles at the
   Hot Springs

      8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

Library Event:
  Teen Art Exposition
  & Contest
  On Display

     All Month

2
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:31
Moon:
06:05 -- 19:05

Cinderella Classic

Pls Farmers Market 
     9:00 to 1:00

BeauSoleil Avec Michael
    Douchetiavolo

     8:00pm

Sunol Repertory Theatre
   Trouble Bubbles at the
   Hot Springs

      8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

 

3  New Moon
Sun:
06:50 -- 19:32
Moon:
06:32 -- 20:01

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

     10:30 to 3:00pm

Pleasanton Concert Band
   Spring Concert

     2:00 to 3:30pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     2:00pm

 

4
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:33
Moon:
07:00 -- 20:59

Le Leche Meeting
     10:00am

5
Sun:
06:47 -- 19:33
Moon:
07:32 -- 21:58

 

6
Sun:
06:45 -- 19:34
Moon:
08:08 -- 22:56

 

7
Sun:
06:44 -- 19:35
Moon:
08:50 -- 23:52

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

 

8
Sun:
06:42 -- 19:36
Moon:
09:37 -- xx:xx

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

9
Sun:
06:41 -- 19:37
Moon:
10:32 -- 00:45

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

The Best of Doo Wop
     8:00pm

10
Sun:
06:39 -- 19:38
Moon:
11:32 -- 01:34

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Tours 
     12:00 to 4:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     2:00pm  

 

11  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:39
Moon:
12:37 -- 02:18

 

12
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:40
Moon:
13:45 -- 02:58

 

13
Sun:
06:35 -- 19:41
Moon:
14:54 -- 03:34

 

14
Sun:
06:34 -- 19:42
Moon:
16:06 -- 04:08

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

15
Sun:
06:32 -- 19:43
Moon:
17:18 -- 04:41

Flying Karamazov Brothers
     8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

16
Sun:
06:31 -- 19:43
Moon:
18:33 -- 05:15

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Sotto Voce -
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

17    Full Moon
   Palm Sunday
Sun:
06:30 -- 19:44
Moon:
19:48 -- 05:51

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

     10:30 to 3:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     2:00pm  

18
Sun:
06:28 -- 19:45
Moon:
21:03 -- 06:31

 

19   Passover Begins
Sun:
06:27 -- 19:46
Moon:
22:15 -- 07:16

 

20
Sun:
06:26 -- 19:47
Moon:
23:20 -- 08:08

 

21  Maundy Thursday
Sun:
06:24 -- 19:48
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:05

Drive a Bike - Free Bicycle Safety
   Education Class

     5:30pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     7:00pm

22  Good Friday
  Earth Day
Sun:
06:23 -- 19:49
Moon:
00:17 -- 10:06

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

 

23
Sun:
06:22 -- 19:50
Moon:
01:06 -- 11:08

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti
     7:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

A Life in the Theatre
  Shakespeare & Associates

     8:00pm

 

24  Moon Last Qtr
  Easter Sunday

Sun:
06:20 -- 19:51
Moon:
01:46 -- 12:10

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
  Wildflower Train

     10:30 to 3:00pm

 

 

25
Sun:
06:19 -- 19:52
Moon:
02:21 -- 13:11

 

26
Sun:
06:18 -- 19:53
Moon:
02:51 -- 14:09

 

27
Sun:
06:17 -- 19:54
Moon:
03:18 -- 15:06

 

28
Sun:
06:15 -- 19:54
Moon:
03:44 -- 16:02

David Rakoff

 

29  Arbor Day
Sun:
06:14 -- 19:55
Moon:
04:09 -- 16:58

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

 

30
Sun:
06:13 -- 19:56
Moon:
04:35 -- 17:55

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Lvr Wine Country Fest
     10:00am to 6:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

 

Other Months
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.

Arpil 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

 

   
Shakespeare's Associates - A Life in the Theatre
 

 

 


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Preview
Mar 31
Thurs

Performances
April 1-3
Fri-Sun

Apr 7-10
Thur-Sun

Apr 14-17
Thur-Sun

Apr 21-23
Thur-Sat

Shakespeare's Associates - A Life in the Theatre
“A hilarious and heartfelt look at two actors battling to share a dressing room and the spotlight … an inside and often outrageous look at the world of show business.”
Seating in the 60-seat theater is limited: advanced reservations suggested.
NOTE: No one under 12 years old will be admitted.
Opening night - April 1, includes a reception after the show with the cast and crew.
Sponsor: Shakespeare's Associates
Location:  Bothwell Arts Center - West End Theater.  2466 8th Street, Livermore
Times:   Thursdays: 7:00pm;  Fri & Sat: 8:00pm;  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission:
 

Day

General

Full Time Educator
Senior (65+)
Full Time Student (w/Valid ID)

Thursday, March 31 Preview

$25

$25

Thursdays other than March 31

$30

$28

Fridays

$32

$30

Saturdays

$35

$33

Sundays

$30

$28

Add $1.99 service fee to all tickets 

More info: Shakespeare's Associates - 925-443-2273
 

Trouble Bubbles at the Hot Springs - Sunol Repertory Theatre
 

 

 


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Mar 12
Mar 18,19
Mar 25,26
Apr 1,2

Fri-Sat

Trouble Bubbles at the Hot Springs - Sunol Repertory Theatre
Trouble Bubbles at the Hot Springs or Hold Your Nose as You Walk By

By Gary McCarver Directed by Kathy Morris
Sponsor: Sunol Repertory Theatre
Location:  Sunol Glen School Theater, 11601 Main St, Sunol
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $15
More info: Sunol Repertory Theatre

 

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 2
Saturday

 

 

 

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
For the past 34 years BeauSoleil has been the very heartbeat of Cajun music and culture, and has carried the torch of tradition while continuing to chart uncharted waters with ingenuity and innovation. BeauSoleil has daringly blended zydeco, Tex-Mex, western swing, blues, New Orleans traditional jazz and Caribbean calypso into their framework.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $51/$40/$29.   Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.rosebudus.com/beausoleil  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Cinderella Classic - Valley Spokesmen


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April 2
Saturday

 

 

 

Cinderella Classic Bike ride.
This unique bicycle tour is for women and girls of all ages and abilities. It winds through the Amador, Livermore, Diablo and San Ramon Valleys. The metric-century (100k/65 miles) is mostly flat with a few moderate hills. The Challenge route of almost 100 miles is for fit, experienced riders only. Charming Princes will be at three rest/food stops along the way with snacks and a cold lunch at the second stop. Our SAG service patrols the route to provide rider assistance if required. A Cinderella Ride Patch is awarded to every rider.
Please, no Ride-a-longs.
Sponsor: Valley Spokesmen
More info: Valley Spokesmen

Cinderella Patch, 2010
2010 patch.
 

Pleasanton Community Concert Band Spring Concert


Firehouse Arts Center


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April 3
Sunday

 

 

 

Pleasanton Community Concert Band Spring Concert

Sponsor: Pleasanton Community Concert Band
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm to 3:30pm
Admission: TBD
More info: www.firehousearts.org - Pleasanton Community Concert Band
 
Best of Doo Wop

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 9
Saturday

 

 

 

Best of Doo Wop
Take a trip down memory lane to the 1950s and 60s, when fingers snapped and toes tapped to the sounds of doo wop music. Featuring the great music you know and love such as: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," "Pink Shoelaces," "I Only Have Eyes For You" and dozens of other hit songs from the Doo Wop era! "All New Best of Doo Wop" brings your favorite music back to the Bankhead stage with new groups and a very funny comedy host.
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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Flying Karamozov Brothers

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 15
Friday

 

 

 

Flying Karamozov Brothers
Named after the Dostoyevsky novel, the Flying Karamazov Brothers mix visual fireworks, visceral physicality and theatrical innovation to create a post-modern sensibility where anything is possible. They combine skill and wit to form a work that is both kaleidoscopic and passionate. Objects, musical instruments (traditional and invented) and their own bodies are transformed into a fresh polyrhythmic performance. "4Play", their latest original show directed by Paul Magid, is a unique blend of humor, nouveau cirque, visual music, dance and theatre.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $51/$40/$29.  Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.fkb.com  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Sotto Voce


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 16
Saturday

 

 

 

Sotto Voce - Del Valle Fine Arts
Tubas! You just can't have too many of them. "High Art for Low Brass" is how this quartet consisting of two euphoniums and two tubas characterizes its music. After twelve years of performing across North America and Europe, Sotto Voce has firmly established itself as a unique ensemble with an extraordinary sense of musicianship. The members of the group are all stars in the tuba/euphonium world, published composers, and university professors. The quartet prides itself in challenging preconceived notions about tubas by composing, arranging, and commissioning virtuosic new works to create a diverse repertoire comprising original compositions and arrangements of music from all eras (from English madrigals to the music of Frank Zappa). Sotto Voce performed for Del Valle Fine Arts in April 2006 and were an audience favorite. TubaNews.com says, "All of the players ... are at the absolute top of their game. Whether they are playing lyrical ballades, latin dance rhythms, or jazz improvisations, the clarity, style, and musicianship are matched by very few quartets in the world."
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:    $33 / $27 / $21
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Drive a Bike: Free Bicycle Safety Education
 

 

 

 


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April 21

 

 

 

Drive a Bike: Free Bicycle Safety Education.
Dublin, April 21st—As a response to a community need, East Bay Bicycle Coalition has initiated several Bicycle Safety Education Classes throughout the Spring as a way to offer free informational services and resources to community members. On April 21st, 2011, from 5:30 – 9 pm, The Traffic Skills 101 Class will be held at the Dublin Civic Center Library, 200 Civic Plaza at City Hall, for all Dublin residents to attend. Traffic Skills 101 provides a great opportunity for bikers of all experience levels and ages 14 – adult to either learn new basic skills or add to their current knowledge of all the ins-and-outs of bicycle safety. The class covers topics such as riding in traffic, appropriate bicycle commuting equipment, crash avoidance, and the rights and responsibilities of bicyclers. No bicycle is needed for this workshop—come ready to learn more about how to confidently ride with traffic!

East Bay Bicycle Coalition is a volunteer-run organization that advocates both for bicycle commuting and supports bicycle commuters as an effort to use alternative modes of transportation for East Bay residents to get around their community and the greater Bay Area. The Coalition will also be offering other classes throughout the months of March – June all across the East Bay to accommodate those living in neighboring communities. Please refer to our website for a listing of all locations and classes available in the next few months.
Sponsor: East Bay Bicycle Coalition
Location:  Dublin Civic Center Library, 200 Civic Plaza at City Hall
Times:  5:30-9:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: www.ebbc.org/safety, 510 845-RIDE (7443)

 

All Shook Up - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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Apr 22, 23
Apr 29,30 May 1
May 6, 7, 8

Fri-Sun
No performance April 24 (Easter).

Two performances on April 30

 

All Shook Up - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
Librettist Joe DiPietro's exuberant jukebox musical shoe-horns the songs of Elvis Presley into a narrative that's part camp, part romantic farce.  The loopy tale of mismatched lovers in a 1955 Midwest burg incorporates classics that range from sweet romantic ballads such as "Love Me Tender" to the rollicking  "Devil in Disguise" and the hip-swiveling title song.  Starting with a gender-bending plot device reminiscent of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, DiPietro stirred in a dash of Footloose, then seasoned the brew with humorous flashes from sundry vintage shows such as The Music Man and By By Birdie.  An underrated gem, driven by sidesplitting tongue-in-cheek humor, those evergreen chart-toppers, and a tinge of genuine heart.
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm.  There is both a 2:00pm and 8:00pm performance on April 30.
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 info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti

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April 23
Tuesday

 

 

 

Resurrection Dance Theater of Haiti
Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti (RDTH): This dance troupe hails from St. Joseph's Home for Boys in Port au Prince. St. Joseph's is a home for boys who have been rescued from life on the streets in Haiti. They now reside at St. Joseph’s Home for Boys. Through art and dance they tell the stories of their life experiences. Their performances range from sharing the history of Haiti including, their nation's struggle against slavery, past and present, to Haitian life lived in both the rural and urban settings of Haiti. The troupe uses the arts to build and express self-esteem, incorporating drumming, dance, song, and the visual arts. Narration is contributed by the Executive Director and founder (in 1985) of St. Joseph’s Home for Boys, Michael Geilenfeld. The Resurrection Dance Theatre of Haiti has performed across the US and Canada including performances at Dance Africa Chicago and Dance Africa New York. Theirs tours are intended to raise awareness about Haiti’s challenges as well as to raise funds for the ongoing work of St. Joseph’s. St. Joseph's was completely destroyed in the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010. An American seminarian was there at the time, and did not make it out alive. St. Joseph's Home for Boys is part of a trio of homes. Wings of Hope, Fermathe, Haiti, is arguably one of the finest group homes in all of the Caribbean for children with special needs. It is currently uninhabitable from the earthquake. Trinity House and School, the third home, is located in Jacmel, and was started by the boys of St. Joseph's Home in Port au Prince. This tour will raise funds and awareness for all three schools, as well as the communities in which these homes reside. Bill Nathan was a former street child and child slave who grew up at St. Joseph's, and is now the Director of the Home. He is also the world-renowed drummer that plays with RDTH. A quick internet search of his name will reveal a number of stories about his inspiring story.
Sponsor: Haitian Timoun Foundation
Location:  Livermore High School Theater.
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $12 Adults, $6 Students.  100% of you ticket purchase goes to HTF.
More info: Haitian Timoun Foundation
 
David Rakoff

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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April 28
Thursday

 

 

 

David Rakoff - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
A two-time recipient of the Lambda Book Award for Humor, David Rakoff is a regular contributor to Public Radio International's This American Life and The New York Times Magazine. His latest book of sharply-observed essays is entitled Half Empty, in which he defends the commonsensical notion that you should always assume the worst, because you’ll never be disappointed.
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


 

Livermore Wine Country Festival
  April 30-May 1
Sat - Sun


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See also on eLivermore.com:

Local Winery Page

Local Olive Oil Page

Harvest fest photos

Livermore Wine Country Festival
Join us for the 20TH ANNUAL WINE COUNTRY FESTIVAL!!
Featuring Premium Wines from 30 local wineries and beer from local micro breweries, shopping & dining, entertainment, arts & crafts, family fun and MORE!
Livermore Valley wine tasting in three locations; beer booths; Fine Arts and Crafts; food courts; a Children’s area with activities and games and much, much, more.
Please, no Outside Alcohol, No Dogs, No Animals, No Skateboards, No Bicycles.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:
  Downtown Livermore, 1st street from P Street to Maple Street.  2nd Street from N to K streets.  Also at Blacksmith Square.
Admission: Free Admission. 
   Wine Package is $30.00 ($25 advance sale) and includes glass and 1 oz. tastes at all wine booths.
   Beer Package is $30.00 ($25 advance sale) and includes beer sampler glass and tasting  and 3oz. tastes at all beer booths.
   May be purchased online at Livermore Downtown Association
Times: Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-5
More info: Livermore Downtown Association - Wine Festival Web Page
  or 373-1795
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
This photo also appears on Google Earth.

 

 

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Teen Art Exposition & Contest

On Display

April 1-30

Regular Hours

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library invites teens to participate in the 2010 Teen Art Exposition and Contest. The Friends of the Livermore Public Library is sponsoring this unique opportunity for teens to share their artistic talent with local artists and the citizens of Livermore.

Livermore residents in the sixth through twelfth grades are encouraged to submit a piece of original art. Works eligible for this exhibit are limited to visual media including painting, sculpture, photography, textiles and collage. Entries will be accepted Tuesday, March 1, 2011 through Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Civic Center Library. The first five entrants will each receive a $10.00 gift certificate generously donated by Way Up Art and Frame in Livermore.

Teen artwork will be on display from April 1 through April 30 in the Civic Center Library Art Gallery during the library’s regular hours. Artwork will be shown as space allows. On Tuesday, April 2, 2011, artwork will be judged and ribbons awarded.

The community is invited to attend the Artist’s Reception that takes place on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in Community Room A of the Civic Center Library.

For more information and to access entry forms, please visit TEEN SPACE on the Livermore Public Library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us or contact Sandy at 373-5500 ext. 5583.

 

 

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