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October 2012

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:49
Moon:
19:33 -- 08:36

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

2
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:48
Moon:
20:08 -- 09:33

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

3
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:46
Moon:
20:47 -- 10:29

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Watercolor Class
     5:30-8:30pm

The Witching Hour
     6:00pm to 9:00pm

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 7:35pm

 

4
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:45
Moon:
21:29 -- 11:23

Fleet Week

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

5
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:43
Moon:
22:16 -- 12:14

Fleet Week

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Home & Garden Show
     12:00 to 6:00

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

 

6
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:42
Moon:
23:07 -- 13:01

Fleet Week

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Handicapping Seminar
     9:00am

Lvr Airport Open House
     10:00 to 4:00

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 6:00

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

La boheme
  Livermore Valley Opera

     4:30pm Opening Gala
     8:00pm

 

7  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:40
Moon:
xx:xx -- 13:45

Fleet Week

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Home & Garden Show
     10:00 to 5:00

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

La boheme
  Livermore Valley Opera

     2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

 

Columbus Day
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:39
Moon:
00:02 -- 14:25

Fleet Week

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:37
Moon:
00:59 -- 15:02

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:36
Moon:
01:59 -- 15:37

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Watercolor Class
     5:30-8:30pm

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 7:35pm

Jake Shimabukuro
     7:30pm

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:35
Moon:
03:01 -- 16:10

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

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:33
Moon:
04:06 -- 16:43

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Children's Book Club

    4:00-5:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

Pacific Chamber Symphony
   The Genius of Mozart

     8:00pm

 

13
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:32
Moon:
05:12 -- 17:17

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Tri-Valley Comic Book
   and Collectible Show

     9:00-4:00

Deaf Nation
     9:00 to 5:00

Doll & Teddy Bear Show 
      10:00 to 3:30

ArtWalk
     11-5

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

La boheme
  Livermore Valley Opera

     8:00pm 

14
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:30
Moon:
06:21 -- 17:54

Fall Antique Faire
     8:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Close to You
   Tribute to Carpenters

     2:00pm

La boheme
  Livermore Valley Opera

     2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

 

15  New Moon
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:29
Moon:
07:32 -- 18:34

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

16
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:28
Moon:
08:45 -- 19:20

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

17
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:26
Moon:
09:56 -- 20:12

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Watercolor Class
     5:30-8:30pm

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 7:35pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

 

18
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:25
Moon:
11:03 -- 21:09

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

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

Bobby Kimball
     8:00pm

19
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:24
Moon:
12:05 -- 22:12

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event (Rincon):
  Paws to Read

    3:00 & 3:35pm

Library Event (Rincon):
  Fall Craft Programs

    3:30-4:30

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
     6:00 - 8:00pm 

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

Bobby Kimball
     8:00pm

 

20
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:22
Moon:
12:58 -- 23:18

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Halloween Brew Crawl
     5:00 to 8:00pm

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
     6:00 - 8:00pm  

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05pm-12:00am

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Firehouse Fright Night
   Ghostbusters

     9:30pm

21  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:21
Moon:
13:44 -- xx:xx

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

 

22
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:20
Moon:
14:24 -- 00:23

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Harvest Moon Dog Show
     8:00am to 6:00pm

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

23
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:18
Moon:
14:59 -- 01:28

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Natalie MacMaster
     7:30pm 

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

24
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:17
Moon:
15:31 -- 02:30

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Watercolor Class
     5:30-8:30pm 

Library Event:
  Paws to Read

    7:00 & 7:35pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

25
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:16
Moon:
16:01 -- 03:31

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm 

Ed Larson
   Unequal Race for the South Pole
   Rae Dorough Speaker Series

     7:30pm 

Creatures of Impulse
   Teen Improv - NightMare

     7:30pm
 

26
Sun:
07:27 -- 18:15
Moon:
16:31 -- 04:31

Library Event (Rincon):
  Story Times - baby/toddler
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event (Rincon):
  Paws to Read

    3:00 & 3:35pm

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
     6:00 - 8:00pm 

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm 

Creatures of Impulse
   Teen Improv - NightMare

     7:30pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

27
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:14
Moon:
17:01 -- 05:29

Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run
     8:00-4:00

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Horse Faire
     9:00am to 5:00pm

Fall Scavenger Hunt
     10:00am to 12:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Lvr Downtown
  Halloween Carnival
  (5th grade and under)

     1:00pm to 5:00pm

Carnival for Heifer International
     3:00-7:00pm

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
     6:00 - 8:00pm 

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05pm-12:00am

Creatures of Impulse
   Teen Improv - NightMare

     7:30pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     8:00pm

Firehouse Fright Night
   INsidious

     10:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:12
Moon:
17:33 -- 06:27

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Alden Lane Fall Fest
     11:00am to 4:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

West Side Story
   Tri-Valley Rep

     2:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-10:00pm

 

 

29  Full Moon
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:11
Moon:
18:07 -- 07:25

Library Event:
  Baby Story Times

    11:00-11:30am

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

Library Event:
  NaNoWriMo Kickoff

    7:00pm

 

30
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
18:45 -- 08:21

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Fall Craft Programs

    12:00-5:00pm

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

 

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween
Sun:
07:32 -- 18:09
Moon:
19:26 -- 09:16

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Pirates of Emerson
     7:05-11:00pm

 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

See our
Halloween Events Page
for Tri-Valley Halloween
 & Fall happenings

Oct 1-31 (every day):
Joan's Farm and Pumpkin Patch
G&M Farms Corn Maze

 
Other Months
January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012
July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012
January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2012-2013 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.

October 2021 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

 

   
Pirates of Emerson - Haunting Fields
 

 

 

 


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Sept 28-Oct 31
See schedule below.

 

 

 

Pirates of Emerson - Haunting Fields

The award winning Pirates Of Emerson are bringing chills, thrills a cut throat terror to the Bay Area for the 20th year. Consuming over 4 acres including 6 haunted. Attractions: Bumpkin Patch, Carnevil, Bone Ball, Fields Family Corn Maze, Misfortune Teller and more!

Special Features: An event not to be missed for any true adventurist! Featured on the Discovery Channel as one of the 7 scariest haunted housed in the country, The Pirates of Emerson is a very intense atmosphere, with extensive use of smoke, strobe lights, animatronics and scores of freaky costumed characters. Not recommended for children under 13.

Doing our best to make Pleasanton UN-Pleasant!

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  See below
Admission:
General Admission: Fri, Sat, & Halloween: $25.  All other nights: $20.00   -  This ticket will allow you entrance into all 5 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Speed Pass add $10.00   -  Tired of waiting in lines? A Speed Pass will allow you to bypass the normal lines and use a special entrance into the Haunted Houses. The only other people in these lines are other Speed Pass holders. With your General Admission ticket, it will allow you priority entrance into all 5 Haunted Houses, both Mazes and the Bumpkin Patch!
Combo add $5.00. This option will give you 10 Monions for $5.00 (a $5 savings).
V.I.P. TICKET   $75.00   This super Speed Pass ticket allows you UNLIMITED access into absolutely EVERTHING we offer!   (except items for sale)
Corn WALK only $10.00.   This will allow you access to our Corn Walk.


More info: Pirates of Emerson website - 510-657-2121 - Alameda County Fairgrounds,

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

 

 

 

 

 
Sept 28
7:05-10:00
Sept 29
7:05-10:00
Sept 30
closed
Oct 1
closed
2
closed
3
closed
4
closed
5
7:05-11:00
6
7:05-11:00
7
7:05-10:00
8
closed
9
closed
10
closed
11
7:05-10:00
12
7:05-11:00
13
7:05-11:00
14
7:05-10:00
15
closed
16
closed
17
7:05-10:00
28
7:05-10:00
19
7:05-11:00
20
7:05-12:00
21
7:05-10:00
22
closed
23
7:05-10:00
24
7:05-10:00
25
7:05-10:00
26
7:05-11:00
29
7:05-12:00am
28
7:05-11:00
29
closed
30
7:05-11:00
31
7:05-11:00

 

 

 

 

 

Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting

 


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October 3
Wed

 

 

Witches Night Out and Martini Tasting
Grab your BFF's for a night of Shopping, Martini Tasting, and fun, fun, fun!
Participating merchants will be hosting downtown Martini Tastings. Enjoy amazing creations by our outstanding downtown mixologists and bartenders.
Wear your best witches hat and we want to hear your witchiest cackle!
Pick up your Martini Tasting pass - "While Supplies Last!" (Must be 21 or older to purchase Tasting Pass).
Livermore Downtown Inc. and the Livermore Police Department ask you to please drink responsibly! And do not drink and Drive. Taxi information will be available at all Martini Tasting Locations!

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6pm to 9pm
Admission: Martini Tasting is $25. (sold out)
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 
Watercolor Class
 

 

 

 


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Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesday

 

 

 

Watercolor Class
4 session Watercolor Class taught by Dennis Collins.
Dennis Collins has twenty years of experience teaching art in public schools, colleges, and universities.  He is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.  Dennis works with transparent watercolors, employing boht Wet-On-Wet and dry brush techniques.  Over the years he has mastered control over the media and produces award winning artwork.
This session includes 4 classes, held on 4 consecutive Wednesday nights, October 3, 10, 17, and 24 from 5:30 to 8:30pm.  If attending please bring your Mr. Collins list of items as well as your own supplies.  Thank You!
To sign up please contact Way Up Art and Frame at 925-443-3388 or email frameit@wayupartandframe.com
Sponsor: Way Up Art and Frame
Location:  Bothwell Art Center.  2466 8th St.  Livemore
Times:  5:30 to 8:30pm
Admission: $100 for the 4 sessions
More info:  contact Way Up Art and Frame at 925-443-3388 or email frameit@wayupartandframe.com

 
Fleet Week - San Francisco
 

 

 

 


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October 4-8
Thurs - Mon

 

 

 

Fleet Week - San Francisco
Since 1981, San Francisco Fleet Week has been an annual opportunity for Northern Californians to honor the men and women serving in the United States Navy, Coast Guard and Marines. This year approximately 9,000 crewmembers on visiting ships will arrive in the City to participate in Fleet Week. They are all extraordinary individuals and this is our chance to learn about their character and skill, and to observe the pride with which they carry out their duties.
Sponsor: US Military
Location:  San Francisco Bay
Times:  See web site
Admission: Free, including topside ship tours.
More info:  Fleetweek.us

 
Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 5-7
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Capital Showcase Home & Garden Show
Whether you own your home or rent - you'll find everything you need to enjoy your home all in one location. Autumn brings thousands of homeowners to the Alameda County Fall Home & Garden Show. This show gives home-owners the perfect opportunity to get their home improvement projects completed before winter months. Bring warmth indoors with natural lighting from skylights, ceramic tile, and the latest in kitchen and bath renovations. Continue to enjoy your outdoor environment with winter color in your landscape, rich wood decking, sunroom enclosures and heated spas.
Sponsor:  Capital Showcase
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  Fri Noon-6, Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-5
Admission:  $6 adults; child under 12 free;   Parking $8
   $2 off coupon on their website.
More info:  www.capitalshowcase.com, 925 682-7227, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Airport Open House


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Oct 6
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Airport Open House
The Airport Open House & Air Show is a free community event, featuring exhibitsd, food, entertianment, and a fabulous static display of Livermore based aircraft! Aerobatic pilots will delight visiotros with aerial performances throughout the day! Our local radio station, KKIQ (101.7 MHz ) will be here giving away prizes and broadcasting live. Join us at the Airport! Meet representatives of local flight schools. Sign up your 'Young Eagles' to experience flight and learn about aviation from a pilot. View the amazing fleet of Livermore Aircraft as well as airborne law enforcement & anir rescue aircraft. Plus admire the many classic cars and last-minute surprises that will be on display! Arrange a special group tour for your Girl/Boy Scout Troop or other organization or family group! The Rotary Club of Livermore Valley will provide food at a nominal cost, so come and enjoy this fun-filled, family-friendly day!

Sponsor:  City of Livermore
Location:  Livermore airport
Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: City of Livermore
 

Handicapping Seminar with Dennis Miller & Special Guest


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Oct 6
Sat

 

Handicapping Seminar with Dennis Miller & Special Guest
Horse Racing Pubicist and host of the Handicap seminars at the race track during the Alameda County Fair. Our guest for the seminar is Gary Oetman, Horse Owner and Handicapper.
Sponsor:
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9:00am
Admission:  $5 Adults
More info:   www.PleasantonOTB.com/   or Fairgrounds web site
 
Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club - Used clothing & Equipment Sale


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Oct 6
Sat

 

Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club
The Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club's Used Clothing & Equipment Sale is held twice a year and features over 20,000 items - including clothing, gear and toys - from 200+ sellers. If you're looking for maternity wear, clothing for newborns to teens, car seats, single and double strollers, swings, bouncy seats, baby carriers, cribs, high chairs, safety gates, toys, books, videos/DVDs and more--we most likely will have it available. All items offered for sale by our sellers go through a quality control process, and items that are found to be stained, worn, or broken are not sold. Don't miss out on the great bargains - most unsold items will be 50% off from 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm! Want to be a seller? Participation is open to the public! Unload all your gently used children's clothing, toys and equipment and make money in the process! Details and more information at www.tvmotc.org/cesale. Note: Strollers and carts are not allowed inside the buildings; Cash or check only.
Sponsor: Twin Valley Mothers of Twins Club
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 2:15pm.  Half off sale 1:30-2:15.
Admission:    Adults $2, Children $1.   Parking Free
More info:      or Fairgrounds web site
 
Livermore Valley Opera - La boheme


At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 6, 7
Oct 13, 14
Sat-Sun

Livermore Valley Opera - La Boheme
Puccini’s beautiful setting of Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger.
A poet, a painter, a musician, a philosopher, a seamstress, and a singer. All have dreams larger than their wallets and the rent is past due. But for all they lack in funds, they do not starve for either their love of life or each other.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Sat: 8:00pm.  Sun: 2:00pm.  Opening Night Gala: 4:30pm
Admission: $74/$64/$54/$39.  Student: $64/$54/$44/$29
    Season Tickets (Ba boheme & La Traviata) $136/$116/$96.  Student $116/$96/$76  Opening Night Gala at Uncle Yu's: $75.
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Jake Shimabukuro


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 10
Wednesday

 

 

 

Jake Shimabukuro
"Jake Shimabukuro is known for singlehandedly transforming the ukulele into an instrument of incredible virtuosity with his unique and revolutionary techniques. He calls on a remarkable breadth of musical influences and breathes fresh life into everything from covers of hard-driving rock classics and jazz songbook standards, to traditional Hawaiian music and his own original melodies. Shimabukuro believes, “if everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place” —his passionate energy, creativity and style creates a musical magic that makes it so. "
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $63/$54/$43  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Jake Shimabukuro Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Pacific Chamber Symphony - The Genius of Mozart 


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 12
Friday

 

 

 

Pacific Chamber Symphony - The Genius of Mozart
The Pacific Chamber Symphony opens its 25th season (and 5th season at the Bankhead Theater) with an all-Mozart program. The program features Pacific Chamber Symphony Principal French Horn Glen Swarts in the Concerto in E-flat. Two other works round out the first half of the concert: the Cassation No. 2 and the Symphony in D, which Mozart reworked to became the overture to the opera “La Finta Giardiniera”.

The program concludes with the great Symphony No. 40 in g minor. The famous yearning motive of the first movement of this work is a harbinger of the Romantic Era. Sections of this symphony are heard in the classic Jack Nickelson film “Five Easy Pieces.”
Sponsor: Pacific Chamber Symphony
Location:    Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $45/$36/$30.  Students $7 (17 and under)
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Pacific Chamber Symphony  - LVPAC web site
 

Art Walk

 

 

 

 


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Oct 13
Sat

 

 

 

Art Walk
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the 11th Anniversary ArtWalk Livermore set for October 13th, 2012, from 11am to 5pm. ArtWalk is a fun, friendly cross between an arts festival and an exhibition tour, bringing thousands to downtown Livermore to enjoy an "Art District for a Day".

Last year we made a few changes to the event making it more user-friendly and allowing ArtWalkers to experience more of the event by consolidating exhibits into spaces in booth spaces in downtown pocket parks and the Livermore Valley Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater, as well as the Chamber of Commerce parking lot and Blacksmith Square.

In addition to the clustered art booths, art-destinations will be listed on the map with their special offerings for the day. These are businesses that regularly engage in art-making or art-exhibiting, such the Figurehead Gallery, or art studios ranging from the Bothwell Downtown Art Studios to Firehouse Art Studios to Art Glass Studio.

The Art Banners that livened up parts of downtown Livermore during the month of September will be displayed for up-close viewing at the Livermore Valley City Center Plaza. A silent auction of the banners is part of the festivities, with a wine, beer and beverage bar close by. The silent auction closes at 4:30pm, and proceeds benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Arts & crafts for children will be found at Lizzie Fountain.

Please enjoy a stroll through our 2012 ArtWalk Artist Gallery to preview a sampling of what you will find at ArtWalk.

Proceeds from ArtWalk benefit the Bothwell Arts Center, which in turn assists many artists, performers, musicians, dancers, students and teachers of the arts with affordable working space.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  11am to 5pm
Admission:   Free
More info:   Art Walk Website  -  925 447-ARTS  -  Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 

Alden Lane Fall Festival


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Oct 13-14
Oct 20-21
Oct 27-28
Sat & Sun

 

 

 

Alden Lane Fall Festival
Celebration of autumn.  Pony rides, apple tasting, antique farm equipment, music, and much more.
Scarecrow building contest
Some events from last year:
Pumpkins for Sale, Pony rides, Petting Zoo for Kids of all ages, Antique Walnut Huller and Broom Maker, Farmer's Market, Candy Cart Apple Tasting: (Over 9 varieties of farm fresh apples), Play Games and learn new Crafts with the Scouts, The Van Arkle Family Antique Farm Equipment, Russell Bearrows Antique Blacksmithing
Sponsor: Alden Lane Nursery
Location:  981 Alden Lane, Livermore
Times:  11am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Alden Lane Nursery

 
Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Oct 13
Saturday

 

Tri-Valley Comic Book & Collectible Show
Bringing pop culture to the Tri-Valley!

We will have comic books, art, toys and a while variety of cartoon and movie related items.
Sponsor: Toy Havoc
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission:  Adults $5, Children(12 & under) FREE   Parking $8.00
More info:  www.toyhavoc.com    or Fairgrounds web site
 
Deaf Nation


At the Fairgrounds

 

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Oct 13
Sat

 

 

 

Deaf Nation
DeafNation is the foremost touring trade show for and about deaf people. Deaf Nation provides exhibitions and entertainment around the United States at no charge to the public. Our philosophy is that free admission brings a diversity of attendees who can share our culture, needs, language, and information. The DeafNation Expo began in 2003, starting with 6 Expos. Today, DeafNation hosts 15 expos annually, having attracted in excess of 230,000 attendees since. Free exhibitions, free entertainment, free seminars and workshops, children's activities and more...
Sponsor:  Deaf Nation
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  9am to 5pm
Admission:  Free;  Parking: $8
More info:   Deaf Nation Web Site  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Northern California Doll & Teddy Bear Show


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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October 13
Saturday

 

Northern California Doll & Teddy Bear Show
We invite you to attend our Doll & Teddy Bear Show held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. We have over 85 dealers with 130 tables. The fairgrounds are convenient to freeways and have heating and air conditioning. We welcome the young and old enthusiasts and collectors to come to the show. There will be a variety of antique to modern dolls, including Gene and Barbies, as well as hand-crafted and manufactured teddies and supplies. Doll repair dealers will be at the show to discuss your needs. Books and magazines will be available for those interested in learning more about this hobby that brings back the child in us. Visitors will be able to meet doll artists. Many teddy bear artists will be on hand to chat with, including some that make bears from recycled fur coats. Many dealers are willing to answer questions or give appraisals
Sponsor: Larry & Betty Herman
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  10am to 3:30pm
Admission:   Adult $5; Children 6 - 14 $2 Discount: $1 off adult admission coupon available on website   Parking $8.00
More info:    Show Website  or Fairgrounds web site
 
Fall Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire

 


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October 14
Sunday

 

 

 

Fall Antiques & Collectibles Street Faire
The Antique Faire is returning to Downtown Pleasanton. Over 400 dealers. Genuine Antiques & Collectibles Only.

This is the place to shop for vintage, retro and antique home decorations, clothing furniture, jewelry, art, pottery, books and collectibles. All collectibles will be 20 years or older.

With over 400 dealers filling up Main Street, this event is an antiques and collectibles lover's dream with items that will entice and excite you as you stroll through downtown Pleasanton. The event runs Sunday only from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. No admission fee.

The Pleasanton Downtown Antiques and Collectibles Faire is run by Jerry Goldman. If you need dealer or show information, please contact Jerry at Turnkey Show Productions, (650) 242-1294 or email jerry@turnkeyprod.com, or website www.pleasantonantiquefaire.com

Sponsor: Turn Key Show Productions
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  8am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association, Pleasanton Antique Fair web site, (650) 242-1294, jerry@turnkeyprod.com

 

Close to You: A Live Tribute to the Carpenters


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 14
Sun

 

 

 

Close to You: A Live Tribute to the Carpenters
Travel back to the 70s and 80s with us and celebrate the classic songs and sounds of the ever-popular music duo, The Carpenters. With songs like We’ve Only Just Begun, For All We Know, and Rainy Days and Mondays, Michelle Whited leads the popular Close To You musical group in a stunning tribute as they recreate the signature Carpenters sound. Join us and experience this remarkable musical interlude from an era we all cherish.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child: $12;  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show


At the Fairgrounds


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Oct 18-22
Thurs-Mon
Harvest Moon Classic Dog Show
Five days of dog shows with over 8,500 dogs in competition including conformation, junior showmanship, obedience, rally and agility. Huge selection of vendors offering everything possible for your dog. Special junior showmanship competition held on Sunday afternoon.
Sponsor:  Del Valle Dog Club and Skyline Dog Fanciers of San Mateo County
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8am - 6pm
Admission: No Admission Fees.  Parking $8
More info:  www.dvdc.org, www.skylinedogfan.org, 408 683-4851, or Fairgrounds web site
 
Bobby Kimball.  Hear the original TOTO Lead Singer


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 18-19
Thurs-Fri

 

 

 

Bobby Kimball. Hear the original TOTO Lead Singer
You’ll remember Kimball best as the longtime front man of the rock band Toto, and winner of multiple Grammy Awards. Since the dissolution of the second revival Toto in 2008, he’s been touring the world over, non-stop. 'I’ve never been this busy in my whole career in music.' he says, 'I love touring, and I always have fun on the road with the fans.' Come to the Firehouse and have fun with Bobby during his Pleasanton stop!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: $45/$40/$35
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Pleasanton Ghost Walk
 

 

 

 


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Oct 19-20
Oct 26-27
Fri-Sat

 

 

 

Pleasanton Ghost Walk
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past in the annual event by Museum on Main. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night!

Tours depart the museum each 30 minutes between 6pm and 8pm on the nights of Ghost Walk. The walks last for 2 hours and take place rain or shine - so dress appropriately! Costumes are encouraged!
Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location: Museum on Main Street.  603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  6:00-8:00pm.  Tours begin every 30 minutes.  Tours are 1.5 to 2 hours long.
Admission: $18 for adults, $13.00 for children 12 and under.
More info: at the Museum on Main  462-2766  Museum on Main Street

 

Halloween Day Brew Crawl

 


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October 20
Fri

 

 

 

Halloween Day Brew Crawl
Shop along Main Street and sample local craft beer and food pairings while enjoying a beautiful fall evening. To add to the festive, holiday spirit of this event, guests are encouraged to wear costumes. It’s trick-or-treating for adults.
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  5:00pm to 8:00pm
Admission: TBD
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association
 
Firehouse Fright Night Movie Festival


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 20, 27
Sat

 

 

 

Firehouse Fright Night Movie Festival
GHOSTBUSTERS, Rated PG Saturday 10/20 9:30 pm Come and enjoy a Halloween classic at the Firehouse Arts Center with a special appearance from THE BAY AREA GHOSTBUSTERS along with more tricks and treats starting at 8:30pm on the Firehouse Parkside Patio! Come dressed as your favorite character from the movie 'Ghostbusters' for a chance to win prizes!

INSIDIOUS, Rated PG-13 Saturday 10/27 10:00 pm Whether you were truly freaked by this movie or you just don’t want to admit it, bring your friends to a late night showing of 'Insidious'. Come prepared to act out a scene from your favorite horror movie (no longer than one minute) for a chance to win prizes! Scene contest limited to the first 10 acts that sign up starting at 9:15pm in the Firehouse Arts Center lobby. Scenes will be performed on the Firehouse Arts Center Stage 20 minutes prior to the start of the film.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  Oct 20: 9:30pm.  Oct 27, 10:00pm
Admission: $10
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 

West Side Story - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater Main Stage

At the Bankhead Theater


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Oct 20,21
Oct 26,27,28
Nov 2,3,4
Sat, Sun
Fri-Sun
Fri-Sun

 

West Side Story - Tri-Valley Repertory Theater - Main Stage
The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.
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: $38 Regular, $36 Seniors, $28 Juniors
   Season Tickets for Main Stage (West Side Story, The Full Monty, Oliver!):  adults 18-59 $97.50; seniors 60+ $92.00; juniors 0-17 $60.00
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Tri-Valley Repertory TheatreeLivermore.com theater pageLivermore Valley Performing Arts Center
 
Natalie MacMaster


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 23
Tuesday

 

 

 

Natalie MacMaster
"Fiddle expert Natalie MacMaster embodies all the joy and vivacity that is Cape Breton-style music at its very best. Whether on the concert stage or at a folk festival, playing traditional Celtic music or contemporary folk tunes, she has thrilled audiences around the world with her fiddling fireworks. MacMaster’s live performances are a testament to her incandescent musicianship and boundless energy, featuring foot-tapping Celtic jigs, strathspeys, reels, plaintive airs and heartrending ballads, together with world-class step dancing."
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:   $63/$54/$43  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Natalie MacMaster Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Ed Larson - The Unequal Race for the South Pole - Rae Sorough Speaker Series

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Oct 25
Thurs

 

 

 

Ed Larson - The Unequal Race for the South Pole - Rae Dorough Speaker Series
In a sensational “race” that captured the world’s attention 100 years ago, teams led by Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott became the first to reach the South Pole. Amundsen won this “race” in part because Scott’s expedition was burdened with an extensive scientific program. Pulitzer Prize winning historian Edward Larson retells this story in light of Scott’s science and Amundsen’s focus. Larson’s recent book on science in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, “An Empire of Ice”, was a finalist for Britain’s prestigious Hessell-Tiltman Prize in 2012.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  7:30pm
Admission:  $30.   Students (21 & under): $14
    Series of 4 Lectures PLUS Special Astronauts' Event:  $100
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -    -  eLivermore.com theater page


 

Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe presents NIGHTMARE


Firehouse Arts Center


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Oct 25-27
Thurs-Sat

 

 

 

Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe presents NIGHTMARE
Creatures of Impulse, Teen Improv Troupe bring another season of horror-based improv sure to leave you asking, 'How’d they do that without a script?' Your suggestions help drive the characters and stories for this un-scripted theatrical adventure! No show is exactly the same, so come and see all three nights.
Sponsor: Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: Adult: $8;  Child: $5
More info: www.firehousearts.org - Creatures of Impulse Teen Improv Troupe
 
Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run


At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Oct 27
Sat

 

Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run
Run, walk, climb, crawl - you will experience it all. Dirty Girl 5k Mud Run is for woman of all ages and athletic capabilities. Come enjoy a day of excitement, laughter and camaraderie. Dirty Girl is a 5k mud run for women of all ages and athletic abilities. Don't worry - it's not a "race" in the traditional sense. It is an untimed obstacle course designed to push you slightly out of your comfort zone, but only as far as you are comfortable going.
Sponsor: Dirty Girl
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  8am - 4pm
Admission:  $75    Parking $8.00
More info:  aneukom@godirtygirl.com,  800 370-0179    or Fairgrounds web site
 
Fall Scavenger Hunt

 


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Oct 27
Saturday

 

 

 

Fall Scavenger Hunt
Kids are invited to pick up a Halloween bag and scavenger hunt clue at the Museum on Main between 10 a.m. and noon. The clue helps lead them to their next destination, where they will get a treat and another clue, and so on. Costumes encouraged!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Pleasanton
Times:  10:00am to 12:00pm
Admission:
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association,
 
Carnival to Benefit Heifer International
 

 

 

 


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Oct 27
Saturday

 

 

 

Carnival to Benefit Heifer International
All are invited to attend the 38th annual Carnival to Benefit Heifer International from 3-7 PM on Oct. 27th at First Presbyterian Church, located at the intersection of 5th and K Streets in Livermore. 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, fresh vegetable sales, craft sales, music, and a costume parade. Come in either street clothes or Halloween costumes. Stop by after the Livermore downtown Halloween event and squeeze in more Halloween fun !
Sponsor:
Location:  First Presbyterian Church  2020 Fifth St.  Livermore
Times:  3:00-7:00pm
Admission: Free, items for sale.
More info:   http://livermore.patch.com/announcements/heifer-carnival

 
Horse Faire
 

 

 

 


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Oct 27
Saturday

 

 

 

Horse Faire
Local Adaptive Riding Programs showcasing their riders in various equine assisted activities
Family Fun:  Vendor Alley, Live Music, Kids Petting Zoo, Food Trucks, Flying Fillies Drill Team, Alameda Co Mounted Sheriff's Patrol
Free Clinics:  Therapuetic Riding, Evaluations, Trailer Safety, Nutrition, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic Care.

Special Guest Trainer:  Susan Dockter will conduct a 6 hour clinic for horse/rider "Building a solid foundation for success". 
Resurvation required for this.  Space is limited.  $175.00  ProActiveHorsemanship@gmail.com  (Proceeds to benefit Reins In Motion

Sponsor: Tri Valley Trail Blazers and Reins In Motion
Location:  Robertson Park
Times:  9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: Free.  Parking is free.  Fee for the 6 Susan Dockter clinic (see above)
More info: Tri Valley Trail Blazers and Reins In Motion

 
Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival

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October 27
Saturday

 

Livermore Downtown Halloween Carnival.
Join us for the 4th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival Saturday, October 27th, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm!
Activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the Costume and Scream Contest, Carnival Games, Activities and some Surprise Entertainment.
To participate, children will need to purchase a $5.00 Fun Pass that will give them access to all of the downtown activities.

Fun Passes are available at the booths, day of, at Livermore Valley Plaza and J Street and at K Street.

You won't want to miss:
- Scream Contest at Lizzie Fountain
- Suprise Fun at Flag Pole Plaza
- Costume Contest at Livermore Valley Plaza 2pm - 5pm

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795
Location: J Street and K Street between First and Second Street as well as the Livermore Valley Plaza and the Flag Pole Plaza.
Times:  1:00 to 5:00pm
Admission: $5
More info: Livermore Downtown Association

     

 

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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Event Date / Time / Location Description
Baby Storytimes Oct 1,8,15,22,29
Nov 5
Monday

11:00-11:30am

Main Library

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. Stick around after storytime, to visit with other moms/dads and babies. The Baby Storytime schedule is as follows:

Mondays, September 17 through November 5, 2012 from 11:00am -11:30am.

This program will take place in the Children’s Storytime 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: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Pajama-Time Sept 10, 17, 24
Oct 1,8,15,22,29
Nov 5,12,19,26
Dec 3,10
Monday

7:00pm

Main Library

Come join us for “Pajama-Time” Family Storytimes at the Civic Center Library on Monday nights, September 10, 2012 through December 10, 2012, at 7 p.m. The themes for the September through December Family Storytimes are as follows:
• Monday, September 10: PAJAMATIME FAMILY FIRE TRUCK TIME! Dress like a firefighter if you like, and join us for a special event all about fire trucks and fire safety.
• Monday September 17: FALL IN FOR STORYTIME! Autumn is near, and we’ll be sharing books that remind us of the season. Don’t be “leafed” out!
• Monday, September 24: DUCK! IT’S STORYTIME! It’s a great night to flock into the library for an evening of stories that will really “quack” you up!
• Monday, October 1: STORYTIME IS MUSIC TO OUR EARS! Listen to a symphony of funny stories about music and musical instruments. We might even listen to a tune or two- perhaps played on a kazoo!
• Monday, October 8: STORYTIME GOES ABROAD! We’ll travel the world from the comfort of our own library storytime room, with stories of fun all over the world! Pack light-perhaps just a teddy bear and a friend or two.
• Monday, October 15: STORYTIME LOVES CATS! Curl up at the library with your family and friends for some kitty stories that you’re sure to enjoy even more than a ball of yarn!
• Monday, October 22: DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE STORYTIME! Mo Willems’s famous Pigeon takes the front seat for a storytime full of silly characters who can’t always get what they want.
• Monday, October 29: GOOD NEIGHBOR STORYTIME! Here’s an opportunity for you to introduce yourself to your neighbors- and introduce them to the joys of Pajamatime Family Storytime at the Livermore Public Library! We think everyone will love these silly stories about the people who you meet, when you’re walking down your street.
• Monday, November 5: STORYTIME LEFT IN THE DARK! Daylight Savings Time is over, and the dark has crashed all around us. Take comfort: we’ll leave the lights on for you, and share some stories that should leave everyone in bright spirits.
• Monday, November 19: THANKS FOR STORYTIME! Gather your family together for stories about family, togetherness, and fun! We’ll feel grateful to have you there.
• Monday, November 26: A “ONCE UPON A TIME” STORYTIME! Tonight, we get hooked on the classics, with just a few old favorites that are always new to someone!
• Monday, December 3: BEDTIME FOR THE BEARS! Your teddy bear deserves an evening out now and then! Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy if you like, and a few friends and enjoy fun stories about teddy bears.
• Monday, December 10: STORYTIME SNOWED IN! Storytime’s about to take a short winter’s nap, but not before we warm up to some cool stories set in the snow. Bundle on up and head into your library to share in the joy with us!
These programs will be held in the Storytime Room of the Civic Center Library, at 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. 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.
Story Times - Lapsit & Preschool Sept 11-12,
   18-19,25-26

Oct 2-3, 9-10,
    16-17, 23-24,
    30-31
Nov 6-7, 13-14,
    20-21, 27-28
Dec 4-5, 11-12
Tues-Wed

10:30am (lap)
11:00am (presch)

Main Library
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Sept 14,21,28
Oct 5,12,19,26
Nov 2,9,16,23,30
Dec 7,14
Friday

10:30 (baby / toddler)
11:00 (presch)

Rincon Branch

Come join us at the Livermore Public Library for Fall storytimes, beginning Monday, September 10, 2012, and continuing through the week of December 10, 2012. A variety of storytimes will be held at the Civic Center and Rincon branches:

Civic Center Library – 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore
• Baby Only (Pre-Walkers): Mondays at 11:00 a.m. (September 17 through November 5 only)
• Lapsit : Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool: Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
• “Pajamatime” Family storytimes: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Rincon Branch (Hora del Cuento Bilingüe) – 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore
• Baby/Toddler: Fridays at 10:30 a.m.
• Preschool: Fridays at 11:00 a.m.

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 consult the website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Paws to Read Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Wednesday

7:00-7:25pm
7:35-8:00pm

Main Library

 

Oct 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16
Friday

3:00-3:25pm
3:35-4:00pm

Rincon Library

Is your child experiencing difficulties reading or simply needs some encouragement to enjoy reading? If so, the free 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 for Paws to Read at the Civic Center Library is as follows:
• September 5 through October 24, 2012.
• There are two sessions every Wednesday. The first session is from 7:00pm- 7:25pm. The second session is from 7:35pm- 8:00pm.
• Registration begins on Monday, August 27, 2012.

The Fall program for Paws to Read at the Rincon Library is as follows:
• October 19 – November 16, 2012
• There are two sessions every Friday. The first session is from 3:00pm to 3:25pm and the second session is from 3:35pm to 4:00pm
• Registration begins Monday, October 8, 2012.

Children may register for up to three sessions during the Fall Program, as space allows. Drop-ins may be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participating children should not be fearful of dogs or have allergies to pets.
For more information about the Civic Center series or to register, please call the Livermore Public Library’s Children’s Desk at 925-373-5504.

 

Children's Book Club Oct 12
Friday
(2nd Friday through Jan 2013)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in fourth and fifth grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Ms. Rebecca Hart for an hour of book discussion and fun at the Civic Center Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore. This free book club will meet from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the second Friday of each month from September 14, 2012 through January 11, 2013, in the Storytime Room.

At the first club meeting, Ms. Hart will present several books for nomination. Book club participants will decide which book to read as a group. Each participant will obtain a copy of the chosen book and then read it.

Registration is required. Bring a friend and enjoy the fun! To register for this program or for more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

Fall Craft Programs Sept 21
Oct 19
Nov 21
Dec 21
Jan 18
Friday

3:30-4:30pm

Rincon Library
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Oct 30
Nov 21
Dec 19
Tuesday

12:00-5:00pm

Main Library

The Livermore Public Library presents the following free children’s craft programs for the Fall 2012 season:
• Rincon Library: 725 Rincon Avenue, Livermore:
    September 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm - BACK TO SCHOOL CRAFT
    October 19, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm- 4:30pm -FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30 pm – THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December 21, 2012, Drop in from 3:30pm-4:30pm- WINTER CRAFT
    January 18, 2013, Drop in from 3:30pm -4:30pm – WINTER CRAFT
The Rincon Library has regular craft days the third Friday of every month from October through December 2012 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

• Civic Center Library: 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore:
    October 30, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm – FALL CRAFT
    November 21, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- THANKSGIVING CRAFT
    December19, 2012, Drop in from 12:00-5:00pm- WINTER CRAFT

Crafts are designed for children in grades Pre K- 5. No registration necessary.
For more information, please contact the Youth Services Desk at (925) 373-5504, or the Rincon Library at (925) 373-5540, or visit the Library’s website: www.livermorelibrary.net.

 

NaNoWriMo
Kickoff
Oct 29
Monday

7:00pm

Main Library

At midnight on November 1, 2012 armed only with their wits, the vague outline of a story, and a ridiculous deadline, more than 250,000 people around the world will set out to become novelists. Why? Because November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, the world’s largest writing challenge and nonprofit literary crusade. Participants pledge to write 50,000 words in a month, starting from scratch and reaching “The End” by November 30, 2012.
In support of local writers, the Livermore Public Library will host a series of events to inspire and motivate as well as offer its space as a novel writing zone—a place to research, write and connect with other would-be writers.

Local authors Ann Parker, Camille Minichino, J.L. Powers, and Lorena Bathey will be encouraging aspiring authors through a series of free events at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for any of the events.

So what’s the point? “The 50,000-word challenge has a wonderful way of opening up your imagination and unleashing creativity,” says NaNoWriMo Founder and Executive Director (and 12-time NaNoWriMo winner) Chris Baty. “When you write for quantity instead of quality, you end up getting both. Also, it’s a great excuse for not doing any dishes for a month.” Although the event emphasizes creativity and adventure over creating a literary masterpiece, more than 90 novels begun during NaNoWriMo have since been published, including Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, both #1 New York Times Best Sellers.

A Kick-Off Event will be on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00pm. Authors J.L. Powers and Lorena Bathey will talk about how to get started on your novel as well as how to weather the ups and downs in the writing process.

Join fellow writers on Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00pm to commemorate the half-way point of NaNoWriMo. Authors Ann Parker and Camille Minichino will provide motivation and discuss how to overcome writer’s block.

Celebrate the conclusion of NaNoWriMo, Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:00pm at the Civic Center Library. Participants are invited to a cake and coffee reception to share stories about the experience and discuss their accomplishments.
For more information on Livermore Public Library’s National Novel Writing Month events, visit www.livermorelibrary.net or contact Jennifer Mosel at 925-373-5500 x5576.

     

 

 

 

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