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November 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

All Saint's Day
Sun:
07:32 -- 18:09
Moon:
13:20 -- 23:58

Library Event:
  Baby Storetime

    10:30am

Library Event:
  Reading Across the Map

    7:00pm 

 

2  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:33 -- 18:08
Moon:
13:55 -- xx:xx

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

 

3
Sun:
07:34 -- 18:07
Moon:
14:26 -- 00:59

Library Event:
  Writing Club

    6:30-8:00pm 

4
Sun:
07:35 -- 18:06
Moon:
14:54 -- 01:58

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    3:00-3:25pm
    3:35-4:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Hairspray

     8:00pm

 

5
Sun:
07:36 -- 18:05
Moon:
15:20 -- 02:55

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Tri-Valley Rep
    Hairspray

     8:00pm

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends
  All Saint's Sunday
Sun:
06:37 -- 17:04
Moon:
14:47 -- 02:52

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Tri-Valley Rep
    Hairspray

     2:00pm

Carnival to Benefit
   Heifer International

     3:00-7:00pm

 

7
Sun:
06:38 -- 17:03
Moon:
15:14 -- 03:48

Le Leche Meeting
     10:00am

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
     7:00pm Pajama Time

Leo Kottke
     7:30pm

Election Day
Sun:
06:39 -- 17:02
Moon:
15:44 -- 04:45

Library Event:
  Baby Storetime

    10:30am

Library Event:
  College Workshops

    6:30 - 8:00pm

9
Sun:
06:41 -- 17:01
Moon:
16:16 -- 05:41

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

 

10  Full Moon
Sun:
06:42 -- 17:00
Moon:
16:53 -- 06:38

MacHomer
     7:30pm 

11  Veterans Day
Sun:
06:43 -- 16:59
Moon:
17:34 -- 07:35

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    3:00-3:25pm
    3:35-4:00pm

Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre
     7:30pm 

Broadway A-Z - Broadway Chorus
     8:00pm

12
Sun:
06:44 -- 16:58
Moon:
18:21 -- 08:29

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Livermore Free Shred Event
     9:00am to 12:00pm

Pumpkin Soup & Wine Paring

Triple Forte - Piano Trio
   Del Valle Fine Arts
     8:00pm
 

Broadway A-Z - Broadway Chorus
     8:00pm

13
Sun:
06:45 -- 16:58
Moon:
19:14 -- 09:20

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Broadway A-Z - Broadway Chorus
     2:00pm

 

14
Sun:
06:46 -- 16:57
Moon:
20:11 -- 10:07

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
     7:00pm Pajama Time 

15
Sun:
06:47 -- 16:56
Moon:
21:11 -- 10:49

Library Event:
  Baby Storetime

    10:30am

MOMIX "Botanica"
     7:30pm 

16
Sun:
06:48 -- 16:55
Moon:
22:14 -- 11:28

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

 

17
Sun:
06:49 -- 16:55
Moon:
23:18 -- 12:03

 

18  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:50 -- 16:54
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:36

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    3:00-3:25pm
    3:35-4:00pm

Al Steward
     8:00pm 

19
Sun:
06:51 -- 16:53
Moon:
00:24 -- 13:08

Earlier than the Bird
     7:00am to 12:00pm

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

The Robert Cray Band
     8:00pm

 

20
Sun:
06:52 -- 16:53
Moon:
01:32 -- 13:40

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Library Event:
  Guitarist Peter Fletcher

    2:00pm  

21
Sun:
06:53 -- 16:52
Moon:
02:42 -- 14:15

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
     7:00pm Pajama Time

 

22
Sun:
06:54 -- 16:52
Moon:
03:54 -- 14:53

 

23
Sun:
06:55 -- 16:51
Moon:
05:08 -- 15:37

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

 

24    New Moon
    
Thanksgiving Day

Sun:
06:56 -- 16:51
Moon:
06:21 -- 16:28

 

25
Sun:
06:57 -- 16:50
Moon:
07:31 -- 17:26

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:15pm (Sunol)   7:15 (Niles)

 

26
Sun:
06:58 -- 16:50
Moon:
08:34 -- 18:29

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:15pm (Sunol)   7:15 (Niles)

 

27
Sun:
06:59 -- 16:50
Moon:
09:28 -- 19:35

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:15pm (Sunol)   7:15 (Niles)

 

28
Sun:
07:00 -- 16:49
Moon:
10:14 -- 20:42

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
     7:00pm Pajama Time 

29
Sun:
07:01 -- 16:49
Moon:
10:52 -- 21:46

 

30
Sun:
07:02 -- 16:49
Moon:
11:25 -- 22:47

Library Event:
  Storytime

    10:30am Toddler 
    11:00am Preschool

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:15pm (Sunol)   7:15 (Niles)

David Benoit - "A Charlie
    Brown Christmas"

     7:30pm

 

     
Other Months
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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.

November 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

 

   
Hairspray - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 22, 23
Oct 28, 29, 30
Nov 4, 5, 6

Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

TBA - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater
Show to be Announced
Due to royalty restrictions, they cannot announce the show name until August 15th.
It is the winner of Eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations, including Best Musical.

Ben Brantley of the New York Times said “this show is as sweet as a show can be without promoting tooth decay. It succeeds in recreating the pleasures of the old-fashioned musical comedy without seeming old-fashioned by taking the infectious hooks and rhythms from period pop and R&B and translating them into the big, bouncy sound that Broadway demands.”
Ummmm.... Google the first part of the quote from the review......
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: Check Tri-Valley Rep website.  Prices not available as this was written.
     Season tickets (3 shows): Adults (18-59): $97.50;  Seniors 60+: $92;  Juniors under 18 $60.  Please add $7.50 per season ticket.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California


At the Fairgrounds

 


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Nov 4-6
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival of N. California
Hula dance competition, crafts area, over 100 vendors, authentic foods, local food venders, music and more... Special Features: Hawaiian Food Booths serving local style "Plate Lunch Kalua Pig, Lomi Salmon, Chicken long rice, Teriyaki Beaf & chicken, and more.
Sponsor:  Kumu Hula Association
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri, 3pm - 10pm; Sat, 9am - 6pm; Sun, 9am - 6pm
Admission:  Adults Fri $12, Sat & Sun $15, children 5 & under FREE, Arts & Crafts & food $10    Parking $8
More info:  www.kumuhulaassociation.com, 650-355-6451, or Fairgrounds web site

 

Carnival to Benefit Heifer International
 

 

 

 


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Nov 6
Sunday

 

 

 

Carnival to Benefit Heifer International
The 36th annual Carnival to Benefit Heifer International will be held from 3-7 PM on Saturday, November 6th at First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 5th Street, Livermore, CA. All are invited to attend this fun family event. Proceeds will benefit Heifer International, an organization that fights world hunger by promoting sustainable agricultural practices in developing countries and the USA. This year's attractions will include games, a cake walk, an animal exhibition, home cooked meals, baked goods, craft sales, and a costume parade. Come in either street clothes or Halloween costumes ! Internet donations to Heifer International will be facilitated at the carnival. Heifer gifts items will also be available for purchase. For more information, please call (925) 447-2078.
Sponsor: Heifer International
Location:  First Presbyterian Church of Livermore, 2020 5th Street, Livermore, CA.
Times:  3-7pm
Admission: Internet donations to Heifer International will be facilitated at the carnival. Heifer gifts items will also be available for purchase.
More info: (925) 447-2078.

 
Leo Kottke


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 7
Mon

 

 

 

Leo Kottke
Returning by popular demand, Leo Kottke’s finger-picking style and signature sound have inspired legions of players and been woven into American musical tradition. In four decades of music making, Kottke has created an entirely new language for six- and 12-string guitars, embracing folk styles and pop melodies as readily as jazz and classical influences. With a relaxed, engaging stage presence that belies the unique musical vision that drives him, Kottke is profoundly original, enticing and surprising listeners year after year.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $18/$29/$40   Students (17 & under): $14
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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MacHomer


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 10
Thurs

 

 

 

MacHomer
Rick Miller’s one-man spectacular features more than 50 voices from the popular hit television series The Simpsons in a hilarious rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. What began as a fringe festival mash-up has evolved into a multimedia experience without losing a whit of the original lunacy. With spot-on impressions from TV’s most comically dysfunctional family, Miller’s imaginatively-staged version of the Bard’s bloodiest tale has capacity crowds of all ages yelling “D’Oh!” and making MacHomer one of the world’s biggest little hits.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $29/$40/$51  Students (17 & under): $14
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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Broadway A-Z - Broadway Chorus  - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre


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Nov 11-13

Fri-Sun

Broadway A-Z  -  Broadway Chorus     - Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre

Sponsor: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse)
Location:  Amador Theatre, 1155 Santa Rita Road in Pleasanton
Times:  Fridays & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday Matinees: 2:00pm
Admission: Price not available at the time of this writing.
     Season tickets (3 shows): Adults (18-59): $54;  Seniors 60+: $45;  Juniors under 18 $27.
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre (formerly Pleasanton Playhouse), 
Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 11
Fri

 

 

 

Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre
With the heartbeat of Mother Earth in their ceremonial drums, and elaborate, intricately-detailed regalia, Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre shares the cultural and artistic legacies of the Lakota people through spectacular imagery, music, storytelling, and dance. Cokata Upo! Come to the Center is a work based in the living history and oral tradition of the Great Plains. Filled with creation tales and present day refl ections, it delivers a powerful and uplifting message of hope and renewal of the spirit.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $39/$51/$62  Students (17 & under): $14
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 Free Community Shred Event
 

 

 

 


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Nov 12
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Free Community Shred Event
The City of Livermore is celebrating “National Recycling Week” (November 7 – 14) with a FREE Community Shred Event for Livermore residents* on Saturday, November 12, from 9am – 12noon in the front parking lot of Livermore’s City Hall at 1052 South Livermore Avenue.
Livermore residents* may have up to three (3) “banker boxes” of material securely shredded onsite by certified document destruction company, Shred-it. Materials accepted include:
- White and colored paper (paper clips & staples OK)
- File folders
- Window envelopes
- Personal information
- Old tax documents
While at the drop off location, residents can pick up recycling information provided by Livermore Sanitation, as well as identity theft prevention tips.
*Identification required
Sponsor: City of Livermore
Location:  the front parking lot of Livermore’s City Hall at 1052 South Livermore Avenue.
Times:  9am – 12noon
Admission: Free
More info: Visit the City of Livermore at www.cityoflivermore.net or call the City of Livermore’s “Recycling Helpline” at 925-960-8015 for more information.

 
Pumpkin Soup and Wine Pairing
 

 

 

 


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Nov 12
Saturday

 

 

 

Pumpkin Soup and Wine Pairing
We are having a fun and low-key event featuring Bonnie’s homemade pumpkin soup just in time for the season! We’ll also be offering 2 bottle gift packs at a terrific price. These are perfectly designed for your holiday table or for seasonal gifts.
Sponsor: Charles R Vineyards
Location:  8195 Crane Ridge Road, Livermore, Ca. 94550
Times:  Noon to 4:30pm
Admission: Free
More info: Bonnie Bartlett - (925) 454-3040  -  bonnie@charlesrvineyards.com
 
Triple Forte - Piano Trio


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 12
Sat

 

 

 

Triple Forte - Del Valle Fine Arts
This dynamic piano trio brings together three of Canada's most renowned young soloists: violinist Jasper Woods, cellist Yegor Dyachakov, and pianist David Jalbert. Individually, all three have performed throughout North America and internationally, have been winners of prestigious awards, and have made numerous recordings. Del Valle Fine Arts audiences likely remember David Jalbert's outstanding performances for us in 2003 and 2007 (the latter in duet with cellist Denise Djokic). Longtime close friends with shared musical sensibilities, together the trio have been capturing attention for the passion, intelligence, and sensitivity of their performances. As Ontario's Welland Tribune expressed it, . . . the musicians are very hip and very young. The performance was spellbinding . . . their energy could barely be contained."
Sponsor: Del Valle Fine Arts
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:    $35, $29, $23
     Season Tickets (5 performances) are available for $140, $116, or $92, a 20% discount off individual concert ticket prices.
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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MOMIX "Botanica"


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 15
Tues

 

 

 

MOMIX "Botanica"
Renowned for works of inventive physical beauty, revolutionary dance company MOMIX traces the unfolding of the earth’s seasons in a mesmerizing multimedia experience set to an eclectic score. With stunning costumes and props, this troupe of impossibly nimble dancer-illusionists evoke animal and plant forms in wild color and shapes, to explore nature’s changing imagery. Their amazing physicality creates a whimsical, imaginative landscape – an unforgettable fantasyland that is surreal, awe-inspiring, family-friendly, and simply enchanting.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $29/$40/$51  Students (17 & under): $14
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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Al Stewart


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 18
Fri

 

 

 

Al Stewart
Popular mythology, history, astrology and romance come together in the alluring songs of Scottish singer-songwriter Al Stewart. Part of the legendary British folk revival of the 1960s and 1970s, Stewart developed his own unique style, evoking tales of historical characters and events with a satisfying folk-rock vibe. Best known for his hit singles Year of the Cat and Time Passages, Stewart’s latest album Uncorked with guitarist Dave Nachmanoff , revisits songs that are rich and remarkable ... and vintage Al Stewart.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $18/$29/$40   Students (17 & under): $14
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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Earlier than the Bird

 


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November 19
Saturday

 

 

 

Earlier Than the Bird
EARLIER THAN THE BIRD - November 19, 2011 -- 7am - 12pm Downtown Livermore

Jump out of bed on Saturday, November 19th and grab your mother, daughter, sister, girlfriend, colleague, grandma, aunt, niece...to get a head start on the Holiday Shopping! Downtown Livermore's gift shops and boutiques will be open and ready to serve you from 7am-12pm with special deals, offers and treats... think coffee, pastries and mimosas!!!

You can also grab breakfast at one of the many downtown restaurants open in the AM! So leave the kids at home with dad or the babysitter and come have a great time while crossing your holiday shopping off your list!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  7am to 12pm
Admission: Free (items for sale)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

The Robert Cray Band


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 19
Sat

 

 

 

The Robert Cray Band
Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame and a mainstay in the Billboard Blues chart, fi ve-time Grammy award-winning guitarist Robert Cray has been called a “modern blues poet.” Cray developed a passion for guitar early, establishing a unique style that helped reshape and bring new life to the world of blues in the 1980s. With his signature blend of rock, rhythm and blues, combined with smooth, seductive vocals that speak of love and loss, Cray’s music electrifies the heartstrings and captures the soul.

This unforgettable, intimate evening with The Robert Cray Band is an event not to be missed – the centerpiece of LVPAC’s 5th Anniversary Gala to raise funds in support of artistic programming, educational outreach and operations. In addition to a high-energy performance by the legendary Robert Cray, the evening includes a luxurious reception with complimentary world-class wine and champagne, sumptuous desserts, plus tea and coffee, served in the theater lobby immediately following the concert.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $79/$89
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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David Benoit "A Charlie Brown Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Nov 30
Wed

 

 

 

David Benoit "A Charlie Brown Christmas

Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $34/$45/$51  Students (17 & under): $14
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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Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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Dates at the right


 

Niles Canyon Railway Train of Lights.
Experience the magic of our brightly decorated holiday train, covered with thousands of lights, as it winds through the darkness of Niles Canyon on a 75-minute round-trip ride from Sunol to Niles and back, and the later train from Niles to Sunol and back.
This annual fundraising event is presented by the Pacific Locomotive Association to benefit Niles Canyon Railway projects throughout the year. We are sincerely grateful for all of our supporters who help our non-profit, tax-exempt, living history museum continue to operate and grow.
Trains run both from Sunol to Niles and back, and from Niles to Sunol and back.
Location:  Downtown Sunol
Times: Departures from 4:30 and 7:00pm
Admission:  General seating is $25 ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $15 for the first three Wednesdays.
eLivermore Photos.
More info: Niles Canyon Railroad.  Info should be on the Niles Canyon site mid to late September.  Ticket purchases around the 2nd week of October.

2011 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 25  4:15 Nov 26  4:15
Nov 27  4:15     Nov 30  4:15   Dec 2  4:15 Dec 3  4:15
Dec 4  4:15     Dec 7  4:15   Dec 9  4:15 Dec 10  4:15
Dec 11  4:15     Dec 14  4:15   Dec 16  4:15 Dec 17  4:15
Dec 18  4:15 tbd tbd Dec 21  4:15 tbd Dec 23  4:15  
  tbd tbd Dec 28  4:15 tbd tbd  

 

2011 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 25  7:15 Nov 26  7:15
Nov 27  7:15     Nov 30  7:15   Dec 2  7:15 Dec 3  7:15
Dec 4  7:15     Dec 7  7:15   Dec 9  7:15 Dec 10  7:15
Dec 11  7:15     Dec 14  7:15   Dec 16  7:15 Dec 17  7:15
Dec 18  7:15 tbd tbd Dec 21  7:15 tbd Dec 23  7:15  
Dec 26  7:15 tbd tbd Dec 28  7:15 tbd tbd  

 

     
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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Event Date / Time / Location Description
New "Reading Across the Map" book Discussion Sept 20
Nov 1
Dec 6
Tuesdays

7:00pm

Min Library

If you enjoy reading and conversation, plan on attending the Livermore Public Library’s newest book discussion group – Reading Across the Map Book Club – Cultural Differences in Fiction.

Most people feel at home in their own culture, but what about when one is exposed to another culture and another set of beliefs? How do contemporary Western novelists deal with issues of cultural difference? In this book club, we will look at novels that feature encounters with non-Western cultures, and the consequences that can range from encouraging to disastrous, however are almost always transformative.

The first meeting of the year will feature Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, by Helen Simonsen. Please join us on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7 pm in the Storytime/Craft Room at the Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. In a book that has been compared to the work of Jane Austen, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand is the story of a retired British Army major whose life is changed when his brother dies and he begins a friendship with a Pakistani shopkeeper in his small and very traditional village. “Funny, barbed, delightfully winsome storytelling…It’s about intelligence, heart, dignity and backbone…” raves the New York Times.

The second book meeting will feature The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, and will be on Tuesday, November 1 at 7 pm. Narrated by the wife and four daughters of a fundamentalist missionary who takes his family to the Congo in the 1960s, The Poisonwood Bible is a haunting story of the tragic undoing of a family against the backdrop of the political upheaval of postcolonial independence. Newsweek called this novel “fully realized, richly embroidered, triumphant.”

The third meeting will feature Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, by Paul Torday and will take place on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. A novel written entirely through letters, memos, diary entries, and interviews, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is the quirky story of a British bureaucrat who is called upon to perform the impossible – introduce the sport of salmon fishing to the Yemen. Through this process his view of his life and his world is completely transformed. Booklist praises it - "a wacky plot, vivid characters, and a knowing sense of politics and bureaucracy. A remarkably assured first novel, this one is a pure delight." This book will be produced as a major motion picture in 2012 starring Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt.

The book choices and meeting dates for 2012 will be made available at a later time. The book group will be led by Carol Bloodworth, a local resident. For more information on this book club, please contact Carol at 449-7860.

The Livermore Public Library sponsors two additional book clubs. The Political Issues Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, and reads books about issues and trends that are driving current affairs in both the national and international arenas. Topics that have been covered include politics, governance, economics, military affairs, history, sociology, science, the climate, and religion. The We’re Talkin’ Books! Club is a member-centered book group led by a small group of book club veterans, with reading selections based on member recommendations and consensus. No homework required– share your insights or just listen in! Contact Rich at 872-7923, for further questions about the Political Issues Book Club, and Susan at 337-1282 regarding the We’re Talkin’ Books! Club.

 

Paws to Read  

Sept 23 - Nov 18
Fridays
3:00-3:25pm
3:35-4:00pm
Rincon Branch

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the Paws to Read program, sponsored by the Livermore Public Library and the Valley Humane Society, might be the solution.

The Paws to Read program matches elementary-aged beginner readers with trained and certified dogs in a non-judgmental environment. For 25 minutes, your child will read to their furry friend with the dog’s owner quietly looking on to help with any tricky words. Programs of this type have been successful across the country, and testimonials from Livermore parents have been extremely positive.

The Fall program will start in September with two series, one at the Civic Center Library, and the other at the Rincon Branch Library:
• Civic Center Library: Wednesdays, September 7-October 26, 2011 7 p.m. (two sessions, 7-7:25 and 7:35-8 p.m.). Registration for this series begins Monday, August 29th.
• Rincon Branch Library: Fridays, September 23-November 18, 2011 3 p.m. (two sessions, 3-3:25 and 3:35-4 p.m.). Registration for this series begins Monday, ---September 12th.

Children may register for up to three sessions during the Fall 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.

Writing Club for Young Adults Sept 1
Oct 6
Nov 3
Dec 1
Thursdays

6:30-8:00pm

Main Library

Have you ever written--or wanted to write--a story, novel, song, poem, or play? Young Adults, ages 12- 21, are invited to join The Writing Club at the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center. The Writing Club will meet once a month on Thursdays, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, for a fun- filled evening of writing with author J.L. Powers! There is no charge to join.

Take your writing a step further as you learn about publishing your works and how to expand your writing horizons. Write and edit each other’s work while making friends and having fun!

For more information, please visit TEEN SPACE on the library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net, or contact Sandy at 925-373-5500 extension 5583.

Fall Storytimes Sept 12 to Dec 12
Multiple days
Visit the Livermore Public Library for fall storytimes, beginning Monday, September 12, 2011 and continuing through the week of December 12. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center Library and Rincon Branch Library:
Civic Center Library –
• Baby/Toddler: Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool: Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
• “Pajama-time” Family Storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.
Rincon Branch Library (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) –
• Baby/Toddler: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Pajama-Time Family Storytimes Sept 12 - Dec 12
Mondays

7:00pm

Main Library

Come join us for “Pajama-Time” Family Storytimes at the Civic Center Library—every Monday night through December 12, 2011at 7 p.m. Here are themes for Family Storytimes from September through October:
  • Monday, September 12: STORYTIME GOES BACK TO SCHOOL--The older kids are going back to school, but family members of all ages can get in on the action with an evening of fun classroom stories.
  • Monday, September 19: STORYTIME STAYS UP PAST BEDTIME--Get in your pajamas and head to bed by way of the library—we’ll read you a few stories and sing some songs, and get you a good start off to dreamland!
  • Monday, September 26: AN EVENING WITH ELEPHANT AND PIGGIE--Mo Willem’s comic pair makes us laugh while showing us what best friends are all about. We invite you to bring your friends and family to the library as we share some of our favorite moments with Elephant and Piggie.
  • Monday, October 3: STORYTIME SWIMS WITH THE FISHES--It’s an under-the-sea Family Storytime, as we share whale tales, and shark tales and other fishy fun. We know you’ll be hooked!
  • Monday, October 10: KNIGHTS, PRINCESSES AND DRAGONS--Armor is unnecessary, however pajamas are a great idea for a royal adventure of a Family Storytime. Be sure to bring the princes and princesses in your life!
    Monday, October 17: A NEW PET--What animals will the characters in tonight’s stories attempt to bring home? Let’s find out if they get to keep them! Leave your own pets at home—but stuffed animals are welcome.
  • Monday, October 24: IT’S MAGIC!--Make yourself appear at the library for some stories of sleight of hand and trickery—and maybe even a silly illusion or two from our storyteller!
  • Monday, October 31: STORYTIME IN DISGUISE--A wolf may be in sheep’s clothing—this will be a night for characters pretending to be something they’re not! You can wear a costume if you like, however pajamas are always welcome.


These programs will be held in the Storytime/Craft Room of the Civic Center Library. All ages are welcome to these free library programs. Contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504 for more information, pick up a storytime schedule at any one of the Livermore Public Libraries, or visit the website at www.livermorelibrary.net .

Baby Storytimes Oct 11 - Nov 15
Tuesdays

10:30am

Main Library
Children's Craft room

Livermore Public Library presents special story times for “pre-walkers”. These 20-minute programs are for you and your baby to bond through books, songs, and gentle tickles. Linger after story time and visit with the other moms, dads and babies. There will be two sessions:
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., August 16 through September 6, 2011
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., October 11through November 15, 2011
All programs will take place in the Children’s Craft Room of the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, and are free of charge. For further information, please contact Youth Services at (925) 373-5504, or consult the website
Free College Workshops for Teens Nov 8
Tues

6:30-8:00pm

Main Library

Are you college bound and need assistance on writing your college application essay? Do you want to find out how to get in to your first choice school? On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, in the Storytime Room of the Livermore Public Library, Civic Center, a Kaplan representative will be on hand to provide helpful writing hints and answer your college admission questions.

The first workshop, Accepted: Getting Into Your First Choice School, from 6:30pm to 7:15pm, is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers expect from applicants’ high school experiences. Topics covered include a variety of admissions policies and the key factors used by admissions officers when making admissions decisions.

The next workshop, College Application Essay Workshop from 7:15pm to 8:00pm, is designed to show students and parents what college admissions officers want to see in an essay. The workshop will examine the types of topics students will encounter, cover the four steps to writing a winning essay, and critique a sample admissions essay.

Parents are invited to attend both workshops. Students must register on the Kaplan website: http://www.kaptest.com/enroll/SAT/94550/events.
For questions or more information, please call Sandy at 925-373-5500 ext. 5583, or visit the library website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Guitarist Peter Fletcher Nov 20
Sunday

2:00pm

Min Library

Award-winning New York classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform a diverse program of music at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, at 2pm on Sunday, November 20, 2011. There is no charge for this event.

Peter’s program will include the Chaconne in D minor by J. S. Bach; Francisco Tarrega’s ever popular Recuerdos de la Alhambra; two exciting crowd pleasers by Spanish composer Joaquin Turina; Grieg’s Chanson de Solveig from Peer Gynt; and music of Praetorius, Ponce and Reusner. This afternoon will culminate with Niccolo Paganini’s flashy Caprice No. 24.”

Peter Fletcher began guitar study at the age of seven under classical guitar instructor, John Sutherland. In December 1983, he made his formal debut at the age of fifteen under the auspices of The Brasstown Concert Association in North Carolina. Fletcher furthered his studies in Master Classes with David Leisner, David Russell, Oscar Ghiglia and Pepe Romero.

Peter Fletcher’s three early recordings, The Art of Classical Guitar, A Peter Fletcher Recital, and Federico Mompou: Guitar Works, have received critical acclaim. During a recent trip to Spain, Fletcher had the privilege of meeting Mompou's widow, Carmen Bravo, at her home on the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona, where Fletcher performed from his recording and discussed interpretation. On their meeting, Carmen Bravo states, "On that occasion, I heard him play the music of Federico Mompou and was able to observe in him a refined sensibility, much affinity for this music, plus a high technical level that justifies his excellent artistic trajectory." His current release, Peter Fletcher Plays Baroque Music for Guitar was released in October 2008 on the Tower Hill Records label.

The season of 2011-12 will undoubtedly be the most auspicious ever in an already distinguished career, appearing in over 100 cities at such prestigious venues as St. Xavier University in Chicago, IL, his fifth appearance at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City, where Peter will be premiering a major work by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco entitled “Divan of Moses- ibn-Ezra” with acclaimed tenor David Michael Schuster. In addition, Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Schuster will give the world premier of a work they have commissioned from New York based composer Clarice Assad.

Peter Fletcher believes in carrying on the Segovia tradition of expanding the comparatively small classical guitar repertoire. He plans to do this by transcribing from other instruments (mainly the piano) and also by commissioning new music.
The Friends of the Livermore Library have generously underwritten this program as part of the Friends Authors and Arts Series. For additional events, check the library’s website at www.livermorelibrary.net.

 

 

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