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May 2011

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

1
Sun:
06:12 -- 19:57
Moon:
05:03 -- 18:52

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

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

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian Tea
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     2:00pm

 

 

2  New Moon
Sun:
06:11 -- 19:58
Moon:
05:34 -- 19:51

Le Leche Meeting
     10:00am

3  National Teachers Day
Sun:
06:09 -- 19:59
Moon:
06:08 -- 20:49

Capitol Steps
     7:30pm

4
Sun:
06:08 -- 20:00
Moon:
06:49 -- 21:47

 

Cinco De Mayo
Sun:
06:07 -- 20:01
Moon:
07:35 -- 22:42

 

6
Sun:
06:06 -- 20:02
Moon:
08:28 -- 23:32

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     7:30pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

 

 

7
Sun:
06:05 -- 20:03
Moon:
09:27 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Pilates for a Cause
     9:30am

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     2:00 & 7:30pm

Livermore Valley Wine Auction
     6:00pm to 10:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     8:00pm

Mother's Day
Sun:
06:04 -- 20:04
Moon:
10:29 -- 00:17

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    All Shook Up

     2:00pm

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     2:00 pm

 

9
Sun:
06:03 -- 20:04
Moon:
11:35 -- 00:58

Martina Filjak -
   Del Valle Fine Arts

     8:00pm

 

10  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:02 -- 20:05
Moon:
12:42 -- 01:34

 

11
Sun:
06:01 -- 20:06
Moon:
13:50 -- 02:07

M.O.M.'s Reading Time 
   10:00am

12
Sun:
06:00 -- 20:07
Moon:
15:00 -- 02:39

Library Event:
  Adventures of a Retired Librarian

    1:30 to 2:30pm

 

13
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:08
Moon:
16:11 -- 03:11

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     7:30pm

Chanticleer, Out of This World
     8:00pm

14
Sun:
05:59 -- 20:09
Moon:
17:23 -- 03:45

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Carnegie Library Centennial
     10:00 to 4:00

Library Event:
  Top Teen Poet Contest

    1:00 to 2:30pm

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     2:00 & 7:30pm

Livermore-Amador Symphony -
   Holst's Planets and Dale Wolford

     7:00pm talk, 8:00pm concert

15
Sun:
05:58 -- 20:10
Moon:
18:37 -- 04:22

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Tri-Valley Student
   Chess Tournament

     11:00-3:30

Butch Thompson Trio
     2:00pm

Rebecca of
   Sunnybrook Farm

     2:00pm

 

16
Sun:
05:57 -- 20:11
Moon:
19:50 -- 05:04

 

17  Full Moon
Sun:
05:56 -- 20:11
Moon:
20:59 -- 05:52

 

18
Sun:
05:55 -- 20:12
Moon:
22:01 -- 06:47

Tour of California
  Stage 4 Start in Livermore

     Morning

Ohlone Perspectives,
   Past, Present, & Future

     7:00pm 

19
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:13
Moon:
22:55 -- 07:48

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

20
Sun:
05:54 -- 20:14
Moon:
23:40 -- 08:52

Design 4 Living Conference
    6:30 to 9:30pm

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   A Touch of Brass 

     8:00pm

Broadway Chorus
   Some Enchanted Evening

     8:00pm

21
Sun:
05:53 -- 20:15
Moon:
xx:xx -- 09:56

Design 4 Living Conference
    8:30 to 3:00

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Library Event:
  Theater Games and Sneak Preview

    10:30 to 11:30

Broadway Chorus
   Some Enchanted Evening

     8:00pm 

22
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:16
Moon:
00:18 -- 10:58

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Historic Home Stroll
     11:00 to 5:00

Ravenswood Tours 
     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Beatles Concert Experience
     2:00pm

Broadway Chorus
   Some Enchanted Evening

     2:00pm

 

23
Sun:
05:52 -- 20:16
Moon:
00:50 -- 11:59

 

24  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:17
Moon:
01:19 -- 12:57

 

25
Sun:
05:51 -- 20:18
Moon:
01:46 -- 13:54

 

26
Sun:
05:50 -- 20:19
Moon:
02:11 -- 14:50

Lvr Farmers Market
     4:00pm to 8:00pm

27
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:19
Moon:
02:37 -- 15:46

 

28
Sun:
05:49 -- 20:20
Moon:
03:04 -- 16:44

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

LHG Auction
     5:00pm 

29
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:21
Moon:
03:34 -- 17:42

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

B17 , B24 Bombers

Niles Canyon Railroad 
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Art in the Vineyard
     11:00 to 5:00

 

30    Memorial Day
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
04:07 -- 18:41

B17 , B24 Bombers

Memorial Day Ceremony
   Pleasanton 

     12:30 to 2:30pm

 

31
Sun:
05:48 -- 20:22
Moon:
04:46 -- 19:39

B17 , B24 Bombers

 

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2011 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
   
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
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The information on this calendar was obtained from many sources, and many organizations.  Every attempt is made to provide accurate information.  Organizations sometimes make changes, and I am not always informed.  Please follow the "More Info" links to check for updates from the sponsoring organization.  If you find errors, please email webservant@eLivermore.com.

May 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

 

   
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
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

 

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
 
Capitol Steps


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 3
Tuesday

 

 

 

Capitol Steps
Over twenty-five years ago, the Capitol Steps began as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that employed them. Most cast members have worked on Capitol Hill – some for Democrats, some for Republicans, and others for politicians who firmly straddle the fence. No matter who holds office, there's never a shortage of material. Says Elaina Newport, "Typically the Republicans goof up, and the Democrats party. Then the Democrats goof up and the Republicans party. That's what we call the two-party system."
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:     $62/$51/$39, Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Capitol Steps  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm


Firehouse Arts Center


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May 6,7,8
May 13,14,15
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Sponsor:
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri 10/8: 7:30pm;  Sat 10/9: 11:00am & 7:30pm;  Sun 10/10:  2:00pm
      Fri: 7:30pm;  Sat: 2:00pm & 7:30pm;  Sun:  2:00pm 
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$10  Child: $12/$9/$6  Senior: $12/$9/$6
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Pilates for a Cause
 

 

 

 


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May 7

 

 

 

Pilates for a Cause
Join certified Pilates instructor Salome Garau-Taylor for an All Levels Pilates mat class at Retzlaff Vineyards.
Proceeds benefit the Open Heart Kitchen
Sponsor: Retzlaff Vineyards
Location:  Retzlaff Vineyards, 1356 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
Times:  9:30am
Admission: $10/per person suggested donation.
More info: Retzlaff Vineyards

 
Wine Auction
 

 

 

 


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May 7
Saturday

 

 

 

17th Annual Wine Auction
Join us for the Livermore Valley Wine Country’s 17th Annual Wine Auction themed “Back to the Classics". This years' venue is the Barrel Room at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery. Guests will enjoy an elegant three course dinner prepared by Wente Vineyard's Catering Executive Chef, Jeff Farlow. The Silent and Live Auction's will include award-winning wines from the Livermore Valley as well as, exotic travel, sports and lifestyle lots. We'll exceed your expectations with a spectacular dessert creation by Leena Hung, Wente's Pastry Chef, that will be paired with Ports from around Livermore Valley Wine Country. This is the event not to be missed!

The Event will begin at 6:00pm with wine tasting and a Silent Auction. The Live Auction will begin around 7:30pm during which, guests will enjoy a three course sit down dinner.

This year's proceeds will benefit these local children's charities: Children's Skin Disease Foundation, Camp Wonder; Open Heart Kitchen, Box Lunch Program; and Valley Care Foundation, Mobile Health Unit.

You will feel the camaraderie of joining together - all for the good cause of helping children in need. Our Auction is a quest for all things good in life! Space is limited so reserve your tickets today by selecting the BUY TICKET option on our website or by calling the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation at (925) 447-WINE (9463) for more information.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  The Barrel Room at Wente Vineyards Estate Winery  5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:  6:00pm Silent Auction & Winemaker Hour / 7:30pm Three Course Dinner, Live Action & Dessert Port Pairing
Admission: $225 each.   $100 of that is tax deductable.
More info:   Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association - (925) 447-9463

 

Martina Filjak


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 9
Monday

 

 

 

Martina Filjak - Del Valle Fine Arts
Del Valle Fine Arts takes pleasure in once again presenting the latest Gold Medal winner of he prestigious Cleveland International Piano Competition. This season it's 2009 medalist Martina Filjak. A child prodigy in her native Croatia, Ms. Filjak made her debut at age 12 with the Zagreb Soloists Chamber Orchestra. A graduate of the Music Academy of Zagreb and the Vienna Conservatory, she has won numerous competitions in addition to the Cleveland Piano Competition, including first place at the 2007 International Viotti Piano Competition, the 2008 Maria Canals International Competition in Barcelona, and the 2001 International Johannes Brahms Competition.

This year she made her Carnegie Hall debut; upcoming events include solo recitals and appearances with leading symhony orchestras throughout Europe and the United States. Donald Rosenberg, writing for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, says "Martina Filjak ... exudes artistic finesse, discipline, and power. [She is] an adventurous musician with exceptional command of keyboard possibilities."
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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M.O.M's Reading Time
 

 

 

 


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May 11
Wed

 

 

 

M.O.M.'s Reading Time
Preschoolers are invited to Sail Away to Adventure, a pirate theme, with books and crafts at M.O.M.'s (Museum On Main's) Reading Time on May 11th from 10:00am to 11:00am. M.O.M.'s Reading Time is a free literacy program designed to introduce preschool aged children to books and activities about the unique people, cultures, and events in their community. M.O.M.'s Reading Time takes place the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Museum On Main, 603 Main Street in Pleasanton.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 11am
Admission: Free
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

 
Chanticleer

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 13
Friday

 

 

 

Chanticleer
The sun, the moon, the stars and the planets, the universe beyond them….composers have always been fascinated by their seductive power. Chanticleer’s newest explorations are from Berkeley-based composer, DJ Mason Bates, in a world premiere about transmissions from outer space and "Cells Planets" by Erica Lloyd of Little Grey Girlfriend.
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  -  http://www.chanticleer.org  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Carnegie Library Centennial: Art & History Fair
 

 

 

 


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May 14
Saturday

 

 

 

Carnegie Library Centennial: Art & History Fair
On May 14, 2011, the Livermore History Guild and the Livermore Art Association are joining forces to celebrate the Livermore Carnegie Library’s Centennial with an art & history fair on the grounds of Livermore’s Carnegie Library. There will be several history exhibits, including some child-friendly exhibits and a restored Model-T fire engine. Over 15 local artists will be displaying their works, and a jazz trio will provide music. To round out the festivities, the Riata will sell BBQ sandwiches from their grill, and the Donut Wheel will bring out their shaved ice stand and also sell birthday cupcakes. Admission is free.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild, Livermore Art Association
Location:  Carnegie Building, between J & K, 3rd & 4th, Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission: Free, items and food for sale.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild, Livermore Art Association
 
Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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May 14
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Holst's Planets and Dale Wolford
Holst: The Planets
Rachmaninoff (arr. Norman): Vocalise   Dale Wolford, soprano saxophone
Villa-Lobos: Fantasia for Saxophone     Dale Wolford, soprano saxophone
Suppé: Poet and Peasant Overture

The Planets by Gustav Holst was the most radical piece of music ever written by a major British composer when it premiered in 1920. Its seven movements depict the astrological influences of the planets and became a source of inspiration for Hollywood composers. From the sinister "Mars, the Bringer of War" to the ethereal "Neptune, the Mystic," The Planets is still strikingly fresh and modern. Guest soloist Dale Wolford will be featured in the Latin sounds of "Fantasia for Saxophone" by Villa-Lobos and the beautiful "Vocalise" of Rachmaninoff. The season ends with the spirited Poet and Peasant Overture of Franz von Suppé.

Saxophonist Dale Wolford first appeared with the LAS in 1974 as a winner of the youth solo competition. His versatile career has included performing or recording with Philip Glass, Bernadette Peters, the Santa Cruz New Music Works, and the Nuclear Whales Saxophone Orchestra. He premiered the Sonata for Saxophone and Piano by Gunther Schuller and has toured with the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Mr. Wolford teaches at San José State University and the University of California, Berkeley.
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

Tri-Valley Student Chess Tournament
 

 

 

 


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May 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Tri-Valley Student Chess Tournament
The Thomas Hart Chess Club and Carden West School are pleased to sponsor the Tri-Valley's First Annual Chess Tournament. This chess tournament is open to any Tri-Valley student grades 1-8. This tournament is a "Swiss" style tournament, where players are progressively matched up with other players closer to their levels, and are ranked on a scoring system based on wins, losses and draws. So even if you lose your first match, you won't be eliminated from the competition.

This tournament is open to all levels - however, this is not a chess class, and a basic understanding of the rules of chess is expected.

Please note this is not a rated or USCF-sponsored event.

We will also be using basic tournament rules, including touch move and chess clocks. (Note: We will not be notating / recording these games; however players are welcome to record their own games if they wish)

Snacks, prizes and trophies will be provided.

Entry tickets are $7 plus processing in advance or $10 at the door, space permitting. Please note that we are limited to 80 entrants, so students will be entered on a first-come, first-served basis.

There will be two divisions:
Junior: Grades 1-5
Middle: Grades 6-8

This event is a great way to let your child compete in a friendly chess tournament and meet other local chess players. We hope to see you there!
Sponsor: Thomas Hart Chess Club & Carden West School
Location:  Carden West School, 4576 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA
Times:  11:00am to 3:45pm
Admission: $7.00 per entry plus $1.17 fee.
More info: http://trivalleychesstournament.eventbrite.com/

 

Butch Thompson Trio

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 15
Sunday

 

 

 

Butch Thompson Trio
The Butch Thompson Trio has earned critical and popular acclaim across the United States and around the world for its fresh approach to classic early jazz offering blues, stomps, ragtime and pop songs, all tied together with Butch's entertaining, informative commentary. From Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" to Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo", from down and dirty blues out of south side Chicago to the roaring stride of 1920s Harlem, this little band puts on a very big show.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:  $51/$40/$29.   Students (17 & under): $12
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  www.butchthompson.com  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Tour of California Stage 4 Starts in Livermore

Click here for 2009, 2010, & 2011 photos in Livermore


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May 18
Wednesday

 

 

 

Amgen Tour of California Stage 4 Starts in Livermore
This year Livermore will have the Start of a stage.
The stage will start in downtown and heads to San Jose.

eLivermore.com will be there to catch all of the action.
Sponsor: Amgen
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  Race starts at 11:45am.
Admission: Free to watch.
More info: Tour home page Livermore Downtown Association


2010 Stage 4 through Livermore.  This year Stage 4 begins in Livermore


 

Ohlone Perspectives: Past, Present, & Future - Ed Kinney Lecture Series
 

 

 

 


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May 18
Wed

 

 

 

Ohlone Perspectives: Past, Present, & Future - Ed Kinney Lecture Series
Join Cultural Anthropologist and author on California Indians Dr. Beverly Ortiz in a discussion on the beauty and vibrancy of local Ohlone cultures past, present and future. You'll hear about the myriad ways the Ohlone are keeping their history and cultures alive while living as modern Americans. Dr. Ortiz is a Naturalist at Coyote Hills Regional Park and a Lecturer in the Anthropology Dept. at Cal State East Bay. Dr. Ortiz coordinates an annual Gathering of Ohlone Peoples at Coyote Hills and is passionate about teaching and preserving the traditions of Ohlone culutes. The lecture is Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. at The Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton. $5.00 for members & seniors, $10.00 for Non-members, $3.00 for students and teachers with ID. Contact the Museum to reserve tickets.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., 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

 
Broadway Chorus "Some Enchanted Evening" - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre


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May 20-22

Fri-Sun

Broadway Chorus  "Some Enchanted Evening"   - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
Tri Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus will perform SOME ENCHANTED EVENING® The Songs of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN on May 20, 21 and 22.

More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower, we dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio and in clubs and, yes, in elevators and supermarkets too. Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre’s Broadway Chorus will perform SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: The Songs of RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN an evening of music from all the favorite Rodgers and Hammerstein shows. The audience will hear favorites such as: “There is Nothing Like a Dame”, “I Enjoy Being a Girl”, “It’s a Grand Night for Singing”, “Climb Every Mountain” and, of course, “Some Enchanted Evening”. Now some sixty years later, the classic musicals that changed theater forever are still cherished today by fans of all ages. Broadway Chorus will treat the audience to an evening of this wonderful and unforgettable music that will leave them singing and tapping their toes all the way home.

The show is directed by Jenny Matteucci and will feature two pianos played by Cesar Cancino and Hadley McCarroll along with Daniel Lockert.

The show will also feature the Broadway Kids Chorus, made up of local children in grades 1-8, directed by Jenny Matteucci and Leslie Roadarmel.

The three performances will be held on Friday, May 20 at 8 PM, Saturday, May 21 at 8 PM and Sunday, May 22 at 2 PM at Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton.

Tickets are available online at www.trivalleyrep.org or at the Amador Theater box office on the show days. Ticket prices are adults 18+ $20, seniors 60+ $17, juniors under 18 $10. There is a 10% discount when tickets are purchased at the door for those who hold a Broadway Chorus “business card” available from any Broadway Chorus member. For more information visit the chorus website, www.broadwaychorus.org, or call 925.462.2121
Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Amador Theatre, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Times:  Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Adults: $20;  Seniors (60+): $17, Juniors (0-17): $10
More info: Broadway Chorus WebsiteTri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse), 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - A Touch of Brass


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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May 20
Friday

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - A Touch of Brass
For the final program of the year, the Pacific Chamber Symphony presents its interpretation of Beethoven’s great Violin Concerto.

The program, and our season, concludes with the gentle lyricism of the Saint-Saens Second Symphony.
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
 

Design 4 Living Conference
 

 

 

 


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May 20-21
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Design 4 Living Conference: Changed When God's Power Transforms Women's Lives
Francesca Battistelli will be LIVE and in concert on Friday night!
Keynote Speaker: Lisa Harper, Women of Faith speaker and best selling author is a hilarious storyteller and theological scholar.
Featured Speaker: Debbie Alsdorf, has been leading women for the past 25 years. She serves as a Women’s Ministry Director, author, speaker and the founder of Design4Living Ministries that exists to equip women to Live Up! in the life God has designed for them.
If that wasn't enough we will have Potter's Field Ministries. The Rozell’s, present a dramatic and musical presentation that expresses a vivid illustration of the relationship that mankind has with God, the Master Potter and us as the clay.
Sponsor: Cornerstone Fellowship
Location:  Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 North Canyons Pkwy, Livermore
Times:  Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Saturday 8:30am to 3:00pm
Admission: $50 both days, $20 Friday only, $35 Saturday only, optional $8 lunch on Saturday
More info: http://livermore.cornerstoneweb.org/Livermore/MinistriesGroups/AdultMinistry/womensministry/womens_design4living.aspx

 
Historic Home Stroll
 

 

 

 


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May 22
Sunday

 

 

 

Historic Home Stroll
Join us for a Sunday afternoon of touring some of the gems of our historic homes and buildings in our downtown area. This year six homes and the Second Baptist Church will be stops on this magnificent self guided walking tour. Several stops are associated with the golden age of film production in the early 20th century in Pleasanton, including Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm with Mary Pickford. Tickets for the tour are $25 and can be purchased now or on the day of the tour at the Museum. We will be showing several of the films or remakes at the Museum on Main from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.on the day of the tour. The Museum is indebted to members of the Pleasanton Heritage Association for opening their homes. All proceeds will benefit the programs of the Museum on Main.
Sponsor: Museum on Main Street
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  11:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: $25
More info:  Museum on Main Street at (925) 462-2766

 
The Beatles Concert Experience


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May 22
Sunday

 

 

 

The Beatles Concert Experience
Never before has there been a tribute to the Fab Four quite like 'Come Together: The Beatles Concert Experience.' In this live music performance and multi-media presentation, 'Come Together' recreates the look, sound and history of the Beatles, taking you back into time to witness the Beatles phenomenal rise to pop stardom.

Through authentic costumes, superbly intricate live performances and soaring vocal harmonies, 'Come Together' takes audiences on a musical journey from the early years of the Beatles's British Invasion through their legendary 60's and 70's recordings with highlights of the Sgt. Pepper era, as well as their solo careers. There is even a special salute to John Lennon! All your favorite Beatles songs are here, including "She Loves You" "All My Lovin" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" "I Saw Her Standing There" and many more. Over thirty five Beatles hits are included in this multi-media touring stage show, performed in historic detail by the world's most celebrated and authentic Beatles tribute artists in a spectacular new show that has dazzled audiences worldwide.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2:00pm
Admission:     $42.50 / $37.50 / $32.50
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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Livermore Heritage Guild Auction
 

 

 

 


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May 28
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Auction
Come and enjoy an evening of old fashioned fun, food, and bidding wars at the Guild's annual auction. It all takes place at the Duarte Garage located on the old Lincoln Highways at the corner of Portola and L Streets in Livermore.

Lynn Owens is the auctioneer and when he is on the podium, one never knows what you wind up taking home.

More donations are welcomed. Check your deepest cupboards, basements, attics, garages and closets and help us make this a fun and successful event.

The money we raise helps fund Guild projects in our community.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild,
Location:  Duarte Garage, corner of Portola and L St., Livermore
Times:  Preview items at 5 p.m. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. with the auction to follow at 7 p.m.
Admission:
Dinner: $10.00 if purchased ahead of time at the History Center in the Carnegie building.  $15.00 at the door.
More info: LHG web site, or Call 925 449-9927 for more information.
 

Art in the Vineyard
 

 

 

 


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May 29
Sunday

 

 

 

Art in the Vineyard
Mark your calendars for one of the Bay Area’s most popular events. On Sunday, May 29, Livermore Art Association and Wente Estate present the 39th annual "Art in the Vineyard", which has become a tradition in the Livermore Valley. From 11:00-5:00 pm, soak up the beautiful setting of Wente Vineyards Estate Winery while enjoying the inspired artworks of thirty-five of the area's most talented artists. There will be live music by Vested Interest, wine, food, and art demonstrations throughout the day. Admission is free. A $15.00 Wine tasting fee includes a commemorative wine glass ($10.00 for Club Wente members). Wine tasting begins at 11.00 am. Food and refreshment will be offered by Wente Vineyards and Strizzi’s Restaurant for a nominal fee. Wente Vineyards Estate Winery is located at 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore, CA 94550.
Sponsor: Livermore Art Association
Location:  Wente Vineyards Estate Winery, 5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times:  11am to 5pm
Admission: Free.  Wine Tastine is $15 which includes commemorative wine glass
More info: Livermore Art Association,
 
B17, B24, & P51 at the Livermore Airport

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May 29-31
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B17 & B24 Bombers plus P51 Mustang fighter at the Livermore Airport
Vintage B17 and B24 bombers once again visit the Livermore airport.  This year a P51 joins them.  You can take pictures, walk through the bombers, and talk to the crew.  Flights are also available in the B17 and B24 for a $425 donation.
In recent years a number of other vintage aircraft, many from WWII, have also been on display.
See the eLivermore photos.
Sponsor: The Collins Foundation
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  Walk Through Tour times:  Sunday: 12-4; Monday, 11-4, Tuesday, 10-4
   Flight Experiences take place before and after the tours.
Admission: Walk Through Tour: Adults: $12.00; Children 12 & under: $6;  Rides: $425 for 30 minute flight on B-17 or B-24.
More info: The Collings Foundation.  For Rides Call - 978-562-9182
Memorial Ceremony - Pleasanton
 

 

 

 


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May 30
Monday

 

 

 

Memorial Ceremony - Pleasanton
The Pleasanton Community Concert Bad will perform.
Sponsor:
Location:  Pioneer Cemetery
Times:  12:30pm to 2:30pm
Admission: Free
More info:

 
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

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The Adventures of a Retired Librarian May 12
Thursday

1:30 to 2:30

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Rosemary Dukelow will show photographs of the year she spent traveling solo to 50 countries and 6 continents.

Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library

Top Teen Poet Contest May 14
Saturday

1:00 to 2:30pm

Main Library

On Saturday, May 14, 2011, Livermore Public Library will present “Livermore’s Top Teen Poet Contest”. Charan Sue Wollard, Livermore’s Poet Laureate, and Connie Post, Livermore’s Poet Laureate Emeritus, will co-sponsor this event. The contest will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm in the Community Room of the Livermore Public Library. All Livermore teens, ages 12 to 17 are invited to submit poems to perform. Poetry submissions will be accepted at each Livermore Public Library branch from April 1, 2011 through May 7, 2011. Approved poems will be performed before an audience and judges based on the age of the poet. A select panel of judges will determine the winners of each age division. Winners will be chosen based on poem content and performance. Contest winners will be announced and prizes awarded immediately after each age division. Family and friends are invited to attend this free event.

For further information and to download the submission form, please visit Teen Space on the library’s website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us or call Sandy at 373-5500 extension 5583.

Theater Games and Sneak Preview May 21
Saturday

10:30-11:30am

Main Library

Children of all ages are invited to the Livermore Public Library for “theater games”, a program in which audience members will be encouraged to participate in the fun! Toward the end of the program, the Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy will present a sneak preview of their summer camp production, Into the Woods.
Kenn Adams, veteran improviser and instructor at the Tri-Valley Young Performers Academy, and author of the book How To Improvise A Full-Length Play; The Art of Spontaneous Theater, will host the program. Mr. Adams has worked with children for over 20 years in New York and California.

 

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