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December 2012

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Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2012 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon
   

See Our
Christmas
Events
 Page

for Tri-Valley
Holiday events

 

1
Sun:
07:04 -- 16:49
Moon:
19:43 -- 09:21

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Home for the Holidays
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 5:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Pls Hometown Holiday Celeb
     5:00 to 6:30

Lvr Tree Lighting & Parade
     6:00 to 8:00

Celebrating 50 Years
   Livermore Amador Symphony

     8:00pm

 

 

2
Sun:
07:05 -- 16:48
Moon:
20:40 -- 10:00

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Holidays in the Vineyards
     12:00 to 5:00pm

Library Event:
  Author Henry Marku

  Rare Earth
    2:00pm

Valley Concert Choral
     3:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

3
Sun:
07:06 -- 16:48
Moon:
21:38 -- 10:35

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

4
Sun:
07:07 -- 16:48
Moon:
22:37 -- 11:08

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

5
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
23:38 -- 11:39

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Library Event:
  NaNoWriMo Conclusion

    7:00pm

 

6  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:08 -- 16:48
Moon:
xx:xx -- 12:10

 

7
Sun:
07:09 -- 16:48
Moon:
00:40 -- 12:42

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

    10:30am, 11:00am

Mt. Diablo Beacon lit to honor
   Pearl Harbor.

     ~4:30pm to dawn.

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     7:30pm

 

8
Sun:
07:10 -- 16:48
Moon:
01:45 -- 13:17

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Amahl and the Night Visitors
   Livermore Valley Opera

     2:00pm and 5:00pm 

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     2:00 & 7:30pm

Jeff Bordes Holiday Musical
     8:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

9
Sun:
07:11 -- 16:48
Moon:
02:53 -- 13:55

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Victorian
    Yuletide

     12:00 to 4:00pm

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm

Library Event:
  Kurt Adkins, Author of
  Waterhole: A Western Saga

    2:00pm

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     2:00

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

10
Sun:
07:12 -- 16:49
Moon:
04:03 -- 14:40

Library Event:
  Pajama-Time

    7:00pm

 

11
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
05:15 -- 15:32

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

 

12
Sun:
07:13 -- 16:49
Moon:
06:24 -- 16:31

Library Event:
  Story Times - lapsit
  & Preschool

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Children's Book Club

  2nd & 3rd Grades
    4:00pm to 5:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Comedy @ Firehouse
   James Connelly & Katsy Chappel

     7:30pm

 

13  New Moon
Sun:
07:14 -- 16:49
Moon:
07:28 -- 17:38

Library Event:
  Day Hikes in Arizona,
  Nevada, & Utah

    4:00pm to 5:00pm

Art Happens -
   Tour of Livermore Art

     6:00-8:00pm

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:30 to 9:00pm

 

14
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:49
Moon:
08:25 -- 18:48

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

    10:30am, 11:00am

Library Event:
  Children's Book Club
  4th & 5th Grade
 
    4:00-5:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:30 to 9:00pm

The Nutcracker
     7:00pm

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     7:30pm

Sing it Yourself Messiah
   7:30pm

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 16:50
Moon:
09:14 -- 19:58

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Cantabella Children's Chorus
    1:00pm  All choirs
    3:30pm  Performing Choirs 

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm 

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     2:00 & 7:30pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:30 to 9:00pm

Valley Concert Choral
     7:30pm

Tingstad & Rumbel Holiday Show
     8:00pm

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 16:50
Moon:
09:56 -- 21:07

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

The Nutcracker
     2:00pm & 7:00pm

Civic Arts Stage
   Puss in Boots

     2:00pm

Jeri Sager - A very
   Jeri Christmas

     2:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:30 to 9:00pm

17
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:50
Moon:
10:32 -- 22:13

Journey to Living Bethlehem
     6:30 to 9:00pm

 

18
Sun:
07:17 -- 16:51
Moon:
11:05 -- 23:15

 

19  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:51
Moon:
11:36 -- xx:xx

Library Event:
  Fall Craft Programs

    12:00-5:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Chanticleer Christmas
     7:30pm

 

20
Sun:
07:18 -- 16:52
Moon:
12:07 -- 00:16

 

21  First Day of Winter
    
(Winter Solstice)
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:52
Moon:
12:37 -- 01:15

It's the end of the world as we
know it and I feel fine

Library Event (Rincon):
  Fall Craft Programs

    3:30-4:30

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Willie K's Hawaiian Christmas
     8:00pm

 

22
Sun:
07:19 -- 16:53
Moon:
13:10 -- 02:12

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Moscow Boys Choir Christmas
     7:30pm

 

23
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:53
Moon:
13:45 -- 03:09

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

24
Sun:
07:20 -- 16:54
Moon:
14:23 -- 04:04

 

25  Christmas Day
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
15:06 -- 04:58

 

26
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:55
Moon:
15:53 -- 05:49

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

27
Sun:
07:21 -- 16:56
Moon:
16:43 -- 06:37

 

28  Full Moon
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
17:37 -- 07:21

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

Big Fat Kiss Off XX
     8:00pm

 

29
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:57
Moon:
18:34 -- 08:01

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

30
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:58
Moon:
19:32 -- 08:37

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Train of Lights
   4:30pm (Niles)   7:30 (Sunol)

 

31
Sun:
07:22 -- 16:59
Moon:
20:31 -- 09:11

Flash Cadillac
     8:00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Months
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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.

December 2012 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

 

   
Niles Canyon Train of Lights

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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 Niles to Sunol and back, and the later train from Sunol to Niles 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 4:30pm from Niles, 7:30 from Sunol
Admission:  General seating is $25 ages 3 and up.  See the Niles Canyon Railroad.
   $17 for Wednesdays: Nov 28, Dec 5, Dec 12.
   Reserved seating is $40.
   Private Caboose: $600 for up to 24 people.
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.

2012 Dates - From Sunol
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  7:30 Nov 24  7:30
Nov 25  7:30     Nov 28  7:30   Nov 30  7:30 Dec 1  7:30
Dec 2  7:30     Dec 5  7:30   Dec 7  7:30 Dec 8  7:30
Dec 9  7:30     Dec 12  7:30   Dec 14  7:30 Dec 15  7:30
Dec 16  7:30     Dec 19  7:30   Dec 21  7:30 Dec 22  7:30
Dec 23  7:30     Dec 26  7:30   Dec 28  7:30 Dec 29  7:30
Dec 30  7:30            

 

2012 Dates - From Niles
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          Nov 23  4:30 Nov 24  4:30
Nov 25  4:30     Nov 28  4:30   Nov 30  4:30 Dec 1  4:30
Dec 2  4:30     Dec 5  4:30   Dec 7  4:30 Dec 8  4:30
Dec 9  4:30     Dec 12  4:30   Dec 14  4:30 Dec 15  4:30
Dec 16  4:30     Dec 19  4:30   Dec 21  4:30 Dec 22  4:30
Dec 23  4:30     Dec 26  4:30   Dec 28  4:30 Dec 29  4:30
Dec 30  4:30            

 

Home for the Holidays


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Dec 1
Saturday

 

 

 

Home for the Holidays
Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy free horse drawn carriage rides throughout the downtown, holiday performances at the Flag Pole Plaza and SNOW in Lizzie Fountain!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: noon to 4:00pm
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association, (925) 373-1795
 
Holidays in the Vineyards
 

 

 


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Dec 1-2
Sat-Sun
Holidays in the Vineyards
Livermore Valley Wine Country celebrates the season with a weekend full of holiday cheer!
Holidays in the Vineyards is an annual wine country tradition where wineries showcase their tasting rooms with arts and craft vendors, holiday music, special wines, and more.

Guests are encouraged to bring toys to their favorite wineries. All toys will be donated to the Toys for Tots Foundation after the event, directly benefiting children in need throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. For more on the Toys for Tots program, visit http://www.toysfortots.org/ 

We look forward to ringing in the Holiday Season with you in Livermore Valley Wine Country.
This is not a ticketed event, however Tasting Fees may apply and vary by winery.
Sponsor:  Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location: Participating Valley Wineries
Times: Noon to 5pm
Admission: Free.  Tasting Fees may apply and vary by winery.
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or (925) 447-9463

Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

 


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Dec 1
Saturday
Livermore Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
The 2012 Downtown Livermore Holiday Sights & Sounds Parade will feature local marching bands, music, light displays, and of course SANTA CLAUS!!! Tree lighting to follow parade.

This year's Grand Marshall is See's Candies! See's Candies has been working with Livermore Downtown Inc. for more than 15 years, raising much needed funds for the Revitalization efforts of Downtown Livermore. Having the California tradition of See's Candies available to our community is a huge convenience allowing them to focus their holiday shopping towards retailers in their downtown. This year we are thrilled to be partnering with the Main Street Designs Christmas Store in locating our fundraiser there. This will allow our candies to be available at expanded Retail hours.

• Parade will start at 6pm and usually lasts approximately an hour.
• Parade route is First Street from M Street to McLeod St.
• Lighting of "Bruce Sprucetree" will be at the corner of First Street & South Livermore Avenue.
• Parking & Handicapped Parking are available at the FREE Livermore Valley Center Parking Garage, 2350 Railroad Avenue.
• No Dogs or Animals allowed inside the event enclosure.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times: Parade from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Tree lighting following the parade
Admission: Free
More info:    Livermore Downtown Association or (925) 373-1795

Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
 

 

 


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Dec 1
Saturday
Pleasanton Hometown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremonies
The City of Pleasanton will once again host the Annual Hometown Holiday Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. The centerpiece of this free event is a festive community-based parade followed by the lighting of a holiday tree in front of the Museum on Main.

The parade always kicks off with one of Pleasanton’s award-winning high school marching bands from either Amador Valley High School or Foothill High School. The band is followed by dozens of holiday inspired entries including Pleasanton’s own Balloon Platoon, the Pleasanton City Council, hundreds of Cub Scouts and Brownies, local car clubs and dog clubs, and much more.

Main Street Closure – 3:30–7:30pm
Parade – 5:00pm
Floats, Marching Bands, Community Groups, and more

Tree Lighting Ceremony (following parade)
Approximately 6:00–6:30pm

-Special Appearance by Santa
-Mayor Lights the Tree
-Community Sing-a-long
Sponsors: Downtown Association & City of Pleasanton Parks and Community Services
Location: Main Street, Pleasanton
Times: 3:30pm to 7:30pm
More info: Pleasanton Events, Pleasanton Downtown Association.

Livermore-Amador Symphony Concert - Celebrating 50 Seasons

At the Bankhead Theater

 

 


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Dec 1
Saturday
Livermore-Amador Symphony  - Celebrating 50 Seasons
* Darter: Celebrations
* Brahms: Violin Concerto Stuart Canin, soloist
* Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Dr. Arthur Barnes and the orchestra open the Livermore-Amador Symphony's Golden Season—its fiftieth—with music that powerfully celebrates the orchestra's half-century of musical achievement.

Noted Livermore composer Tom Darter's LAS-commissioned work "Celebrations" receives its premiere, kicking into high gear a yearlong celebration of music and festivity. Brahms' monumental First Symphony is often called "Beethoven’s Tenth"; it compellingly captures the revolution of musical technique and emotion in force during the mid-nineteenth century. Brahms' violin concerto is considered one of the greats of the form, and it continues the enthusiastic tone of the season.

The orchestra will be joined by Stuart Canin, concertmaster of the San Francisco Symphony from 1970 to 1980 and concertmaster of the San Francisco Opera from 1970 to 1972. Born in New York City, Canin studied the violin with famed pedagogue Ivan Galamian. In 1959, he surpassed 25 other violinists to capture first prize at the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy. One year later he was honored by his native city with its highest cultural award, the Handel Medal, in recognition of his musical achievements.
Sponsor: Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Time:
  Prelude talk from 7 to 7:30pm.  Symphony concerts begin at 8:00pm
Admission:  $29 / $26 / $23.  Senior (62 and above): $27/$24/$21  Youth (high school & younger): $10  Season tickets also available.
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony (925) 373-6824, or Bankhead Theater

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts - Holiday Songs of Joy

 


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Dec 2
Sun

Dec 15
Sat

 

 

 

Valley Concert Choral Christmas Concerts - Holiday Songs of Joy
“The Chorale’s annual holiday performances of familiar and traditional carols are guaranteed to fill your spirit with the joy of the season,” says John Emory Bush, Artistic Director and Conductor of the Chorale. “The Cantabella Children’s Chorus will perform songs of its own as well as sing with the Chorale. And, there is always the audience sing-along of familiar holiday songs. No one will leave without a smile on their face.”

Featured songs include Conrad Susa’s medley of traditional carols entitled “A Christmas Garland,” and a variety of carols from countries around the world such as Estonia, Germany and South Africa.

Two choirs from the Cantabella Children’s Chorus will perform, one at each of the holiday performances. For the December 2 performance, Cantabella’s Honors Choir will perform Seven Joys of Christmas, arr. by K. Mechem, Op. 25b, and on December 15, the Cantabella Chamber Choir will perform Veni Emmanuel by Zoltan Kodaly, and Hiru Eguberri Kanta (Three Christmas Songs) by Javier Busto. Both performances will be directed by Eileen Chang, who helped the chorus bring home two silver medals from The World Choir Games this past summer.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Sunday, Dec 2:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
      Saturday, Dec 15:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St (4th & L), Livermore
Times:  Sunday, Dec 2:  3:00pm.  Saturday, Dec 15: 7:30pm.
Admission: $20.00 advance, $25 at the door. High school and college students, $10.  Children 14 and under are free.  Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale;  925 866-4003

Mt. Diablo Beacon is lit in honor of the Pearl Harbor attack.

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Dec 7
Friday

 

 

 

Mt. Diablo Beacon is lit in honor of the Pearl Harbor attack.
The beacon on the top of Mt. Diablo had been used until December 7, 1941.  With the attack on Pearl Harbor, the beacon was turned off so as to not guide Japanese planes on night missions.  After the war, there was no longer a need for the beacon, so it has not been used since.
In 1964 the beacon was repaired, and it has been lit once a year, on the evening of December 7th, in honor those who were at Pearl Harbor that day.  The beacon is turned off in the morning on the 8th.   There is a short ceremony in the summit building with several survivors talking about their experience.  Note that space is very limited for the ceremony, and generally only family and press are able to fit in the room.
eLivermore.com attended that ceremony in 2010.  I plan to do so again this year.
Sponsor: Mt. Diablo chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association
Location:  Summit at Mt Diablo.  Beacon can easily be seen in the Livermore Valley.
Times:  Ceremony starts around 3:30pm.  Beacon is lit around 4:30pm.  (Times based on actuals for 2010).
More info:

 
Civic Arts Stage Company Presents Puss in Boots

 


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Dec 7,8,9
Dec 14,15,16
Fri-Sun

 

 

 

Civic Arts Stage Company Presents Puss in Boots
In this world-premiere panto musical by local playwright Kate Hawley, a sassy cat promises to solve the problems of a poor miller’s son. Dressed in her trademark red leather boots, Puss charms the Queen, befuddles the Prime Minister, defeats the powerful wizard Kazaam, and helps her shy master and Princess Sweetiepie fall madly in love. The show features original songs by local composer Chris Houston (James and the Giant Peach, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland). Outrageous comedy, audience participation, and a positive message about being yourself makes this musical a perfect addition to your holiday tradition.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road
Times:  Fri: 7:30pm.  Sat: 2:00 & 7:30.  Sunday 2:00.
Admission: Adult: $18/$15/$10;  Child: $12/$9/$6;  Senior: $12/$9/$6
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
The Nutcracker

At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 8,9
Dec 14,15,16
Sat-Sun
Fri-Sun
The Nutcracker
Delight in the joys of this holiday tradition...a stage filled with one magical Nutcracker, a swirl of lovely snowflakes, adorable mice, dancing soldiers, and a glittering Sugar Plum Fairy.

Valley Dance Theatre, accompanied by the Livermore-Amador Symphony brings your holiday dreams to life in this enchanting event for the whole family.
Sponsors:  Valley Dance Theatre with the Livermore Amador Symphony
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:
Sat, Dec 8:  2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sun Dec 9:  2:00pm
Fri, Dec 14:  7:00pm
Sat Dec 15:  2:00pm & 7:00pm
Sun Dec 16:  2:00pm & 7:00pm
Admission: $34/$28/$24 - $18 youth 17 and under)
More info:
Livermore-Amador Symphony
   or Valley Dance Theatre or (925) 243-0927

Jeff Bordes & Friends Holiday Musical Show


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 8
Sat

 

 

 

Jeff Bordes & Friends Holiday Musical Show
Jazz trumpeter (and Pleasanton native) Jeff Bordes returns for his second annual Holiday Concert at the Firehouse Arts Center. Last year Jeff and his band performed to a SOLD OUT room and featured many surprises and guest appearances and this year’s Christmas-themed show will be no different. Join us as Jeff Bordes and Friends swing the holiday favorites with a taste of New Orleans and the soul of the blues.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child: $12;  Senior: $22
More info:
www.firehousearts.org
 
Livermore Valley Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors


At the Bankhead Theater


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Dec 8
Sat

Livermore Valley Opera - Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl, a poor, crippled boy who lives with his widowed mother, is visited one evening by three kings, who are following the Star of the East to Bethlehem and stop for shelter at their home. Inspired by the tale of a kingdom “built on love alone,” Amahl offers his own simple gift to the Christ Child. The story ends with a miracle sure to warm the hearts of all!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St, Livermore
Times:  2:00pm and 5:00pm
Admission: $12-$25
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Comedy @ Firehouse Arts with James P. Connelly and Katsy Chappel


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 12
Wed

 

 

 

Comedy @ Firehouse Arts with James P. Connelly and Katsy Chappel
James P. Connolly is known for his playful, confident style and unique sense of humor. His latest CD, The Master Plan, debuted to rave reviews on XM Radio’s Comedy Concert Series and has been called 'captivating', 'laced with intelligent humor, edgy opinions', 'leaves them (the crowd) hanging on his every word!' 'Enviromedian' Katsy Chappel opens for him with her slice-of-life humor, skewed on funny with a bend on green ecology. Start the second half of your week with these hilarious comics and laugh right through to the weekend.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $15
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Art Happens - Tour of Livermore Art
 

 

 

 


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July 12
Aug 9
Sept 13
(No Oct)
Nov 8

Dec 13

Thursday

 

 

 

Art Happens - Tour of Livermore Art

Art Happens on the second Thursday each month in downtown Livermore! From 6 – 8:00pm, drop in on exhibitions, demonstrations, open studios, or meet the artists. Join in on art critiques, “make it and take it” sessions, learn pottery painting techniques and more. Enjoy live music, wine tasting, coffee or microbrews while enjoying art in galleries, tasting bars, studios, shops and restaurants. It’s all within walking distance, and the parking is free!

Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Downtown Art Studios, 62 S. L Street.  Livermore
Times:  6:00 to 8:00pm
Admission: Free
More info: http://www.bothwellartscenter.org
 

1 - Bothwell Downtown Art Studios
62 South L Street
www.bothwellartscenter.org
Open studios with featured artists and guests:
Jul • Dave Dunlap Demonstrates Impressionistic Oils
Aug • Multi-faceted Art of Carol Faber
Sep • Julie Hayward Trout
Oct • ArtWalk on Saturday, October 13th
Nov • Jacob Hankinson Portraiture
Dec • Holiday Open House Carolers and Cheer

2 - Art Glass Studios
174 South L Street
925.447.1962
“Make it and take it” from $5 - $15, glass gift shop open with guest artist receptions and demonstrations.
Jul • Do it Yourself Fused Glass Birthday Plate
Aug • Create your own Stepping Stone
Sep • Make a Mosaic Pumpkin
Nov • Fused Glass, Jewelry Making
Dec • Create a Holiday Themed Mosaic

3 - Panama Red Coffee Company
2115 First Street
www.panamaredcoffee.com
Thursday nights–come early for the art, stay for open mic at 7pm.
Jul • Local Views Exhibition
Aug • Theresa Guinasso
Sep • John Beahm and D’Anne Miller The Way We See It
Nov • Display by the Disabled Vet’s Painting Program
Dec • Puspha Dalal Photography on alternative media

4 - Wild Vine Wine Bar & Lounge
2187 First Street
www.wildvinelounge.com
Exhibiting Artist Receptions from 6:00-7:30pm
Jul • Fremont Art Assoc. Plein Air/East Bay Outdoor Painters Exhibition
Aug • Figure Painting Invitational
Sep • Dave Dunlap Impressionistic French Quarter Oils
Nov • Julie Wright & Engela Olivier-Wilson
Dec • Laura Marion Contemporary Portrait Painting
 

5 - Figurehead Gallery
2222 Second Street, Suites 20-21
www.figureheadgallery.com
Rotating displays by gallery artists.
Jul • Goran Konjevod Origami Demo
Aug • Figures and Faces Exhibition
Sep • The Legacy of Ansel Adams and Minor White
Nov • Photography of Walter Davies, Lisa and Ron Rigge
Dec • Bill Owens Suburbia Then, Now, and Beyond

6 - Winemaker’s Pour House
2241 First Street
www.winemakerspourhouse.com
Local artist displays coordinated by artistic edge. Appetizers, wine tasting available for purchase.

7 - Artistic Edge at Blacksmith Square
21 South Livermore Avenue
www.artisticedgelivermore.com
Explore the Edge, New Happenings each month…
Jul • Celebrating “Made in the USA”
Aug • Animal Art
Sep • The Art of Music
Nov • Holiday Sparkle Arts
Dec • The Art of Ornaments

8 - Sanctuary Ultra Lounge
2369 First Street
www.sanctuaryultralounge.com
Perennially rotating exhibition by local artist Trish Fenton. Enjoy the art, the tapas and stop by for a cocktail, it’s Karaoke night!

9 - Livermore Art Association Artist’s Gallery
2155 Third Street
www.livermoreartassociation.org
Rotating displays by gallery artists and special events. Always open during farmer’s market … do your shopping and enjoy local art.

 

 

Journey to Living Bethlehem
 

 

 

 


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Thurs-Mon

 

 

 

Journey to Living Bethlehem
Go back in time and walk through a 30,000 sq replica of the village of Bethlehem over 2000 years ago to remember the true meaning of Christmas. This inter-active live theatre production with over 100 actors present scenes from the story of the Nativity and the birth of Jesus Christ. You will enter the town square to find market stalls where period methods of pottery making, basket weaving and other skills are demonstrated. Ushered in by Roman Soldiers Mary and Joseph enter the town on a live donkey searching for a room. Meanwhile Magi sing and dance when, from the rooftop, the Angel Gabriel appears before the Shepherds and announces the arrival of the new-born son of God. As Balthazar rides atop a live camel they all proceed to the stable for the finale where everyone rejoices in our Lord’s birth and a choral finale is sung by the St. Michael's Choir. The production is inter-faith, free to the public, starts at 6:30p and repeats every thirty minutes for 5 nights from December 13 through 17. The event is adjacent to St. Michaels School (across from Fr. Monsignor Adams Park) at the corner of Third St. and Church St.
Sponsor: St. Michaels Church
Location:  Adjacent to St. Michaels School, corner of Third and Church St.
Times:  6:30 to 9:00pm.  Repeats every 30 minutes.
Admission: Free
More info: journeytolivingbethlehem@gmail.com   510-377-9711
 
Sing it Yourself Messiah - Valley Concert Choral

 


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Friday

 

 

 

Sing it Yourself Messiah - Valley Concert Choral
This event has been a holiday tradition since 2006; and you can be a part of this tradition! Sing Part I of Handel's Messiah as well as the popular Hallelujah Chorus. Singers and music lovers of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in experiencing Handel's spectacular choral masterpiece. Sing, or just come to enjoy. Bring a score or borrow one for the evening. Admission is $10.
Sponsor: Valley Concert Chorale
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church 1225 Hopyard Rd, Pleasanton
Times:  7:30pm
Admission: $10.00  Tickets at Valley Concert Chorale website.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale
Cantabella Children's Chorus - Counting the Joys of Christmas
 

 

 

 


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Dec 15
Sat

 

 

Cantabella Children's Chorus - Counting the Joys of Christmas
20th Anniversary Winter Concert.  Benjamin Britten's A Ceremony of Carols
Sponsor: Cantabella Children's Chorus
Location:  Our Savior Luthern Ministries.  1385 S. Livermore Ave.
Times:  1:00pm Training and Performing Choirs
    3:30pm Performing Choirs Only.
Admission: Advanced Sales:  $17 Adults, $8 Youth (2-17).   At the door: $20 Adults, $10 Youth (2-17).  Under 2 free.
More info: Cantabella Children's Chorus or Bankhead Theater

 

Tingstad & Rumbel Holiday Show


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 15
Sat

 

 

 

Tingstad & Rumbel Holiday Show
Acoustic musicians Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel return to the Firehouse with their special brand of 'American home-style music'. With Tingstad on guitar and Rumbel on oboe, English horn and ocarina, the duo create classically inspired music from America, the British Isles, Asia and Spain. Their mix of original and cover tunes includes Tex-Mex stylings,Caribbean rhythms and Americana fingerpicking that will delight your ears and have your feet tapping.
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  8:00pm
Admission: Adult: $25/$20/$15;  Child: $12;  Senior: $22
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
Broadway Star Jeri Sager Presents A Very Jeri Christmas


Firehouse Arts Center


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Dec 16
Sun

 

 

 

Broadway Star Jeri Sager Presents A Very Jeri Christmas
Broadway star of Cats, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables and Evita, Jeri Sager brings her trademark powerhouse voice to Pleasanton. Her Holiday show is filled with abundant warmth, humor, and joy for the entire family, while adding her own unique twist to Holiday classics...and don’t be surprised if she pulls a few Broadway showstoppers out of the stocking, too!
Sponsor: City of Pleasanton
Location:  Firehouse Arts Center - 4444 Railroad Ave, Pleasanton
Times:  2:00pm
Admission: Adult: $28/$23/$18;  Child: $12;  Senior: $25
More info: www.firehousearts.org
 
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
 

 

 

 


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December 21, 2012
Friday

 

 

 

It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.
This is the day that the Maya calendar ends.
It is the Winter Solstice.
Good day for a party.
But be ready for December 22, and a Merry Christmas!!
Sponsor: The Mayans
Location:  Earth
Admission: Free
More info: various pundits

 
Willie K's Hawaiian Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 21
Friday

 

 

 

Willie K's Hawaiian Christmas
"Any Willie K performance is an adventure, a roller coaster ride of music that connects a repertoire as diverse as his home state of Hawaii with an extraordinary range of styles that suits all ages and backgrounds. Willie K’s reputation as Hawaii’s most versatile artist and one of its best entertainers springs from his musical virtuosity, onstage humor and personable nature. His collaborations are as legendary as his broad musical range, but no matter what he’s playing or with whom, Willie K’s remarkable Hawaiian style comes shining through. "
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $54/$43/$34  Students (17 & under): $14
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Willie K's Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Moscow Boys Choir Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 22
Saturday

 

 

 

Moscow Boys Choir Christmas
The renowned Moscow Boys Choir blends heavenly soprano voices with rich, resonant tenor, baritone and bass notes to create a distinctive and exceptional Russian sound. Founded in 1957, the choir has toured North America a dozen times and this year brings a festive showcase of holiday music from around the world. With their precise and lovely harmonies, the Moscow Boys Choir magically transports listeners to distant lands for an enchanting evening of traditional melodies, folk songs and Christmas classics, as well as new and vibrant works.
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  -   eLivermore.com theater page


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Big Fat Kiss Off XX


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 28
Friday

 

 

 

Big Fat Kiss Off XX
Will Durst and Company take the year 2012 and skewer it with stand-up comedy, improvisation and loosely written sketches. Will is joined by East Bay Native Johnny Steele, improv wizards Debi Durst and Michael Bossier, Mari Magaloni, and Arthur Gaus. This troupe is celebrating their 20th Anniversary of Big Fat Year End Shows and this year's news (and election) is bound to yield much hilarious material. Plenty of laughs for all, this show is rated PG-13.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   TBD
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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Chanticleer Christmas


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 19
Wednesday

 

 

 

Chanticleer Christmas
"A beloved holiday tradition continues as the Grammy Award-winning “orchestra of voices” makes their annual return with “Chanticleer Christmas.” From the candlelit chant that opens the magical evening, through an uplifting and radiant holiday program of Gregorian chants, modern works and classic carols, the evening delivers sheer seasonal enchantment. Chanticleer’s unique blend of 12 male voices from countertenor to bass makes this a not-to-be-missed event for all ages to share and celebrate the peaceful spirit and joyful emotions of the season. "
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  -  Chanticleer Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Flash Cadillac


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Dec 31
Monday

 

 

 

Flash Cadillac
Flash Cadillac’s energy is infectious the minute they hit the stage with everyone’s favorite 1950s and 1960s tunes from “Shake, Rattle and Roll” and “Peggy Sue,” to “I Only Have Eyes for You.” Billed as Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids, they played on American Bandstand, appeared on television’s “Happy Days,” and were featured in “American Graffiti.” With more than 40 years of experience at keeping the party rocking, Flash Cadillac will make this is a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember. Don’t miss a single beat on the last night of 2012. Join the party in the theater lobby immediately after the show for a complimentary champagne, wine and fabulous dessert reception. Everyone will still be rockin’ around the clock when the New Year arrives! Don’t miss a single beat on the last night of 2012. Join the party in the theater lobby immediately after the show for a complimentary champagne, wine and fabulous dessert reception and head home, ready to rock around the clock when the New Year arrives!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $60/$60/$55
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Flash Cadillac Website  -  eLivermore.com theater page


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Livermore Library Events
Livermore Library Events

Sponsor: Livermore Library
Locations: See specific event for its location.
    Main (Civic Center) Library: 1188 S Livermore Ave.
    Rincon Branch: 725 Rincon Ave.
    Springtown Branch: 998 Bluebell Dr
Times:  See Table
Admission: Free.
More info: Livermore Library, 925 373-5500

Photo by Bill Nale
This photo also appears on Google Earth.

 

 

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Author Henry Marku Dec 2
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Author Henry Marku discusses his novel Rare Earth at 2pm on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Yakov, a maverick geologist, makes an extraordinary Rare Earth mineral find in the Canadian sub-Arctic and becomes an unwilling pawn in the hands of a political cartel. His safety relies on Robb, a promising young scientist protecting US interests in the advancing Rare Earth economies. When Robb’s personal coincidences connect Yakov’s discovery to the public murder of a top-level politician, the youthful analyst launches a quest to prove the link--instantly inserting him in the crossfire alongside the beleaguered Yakov. To survive, he must prove who is behind the assassination and why the Rare Earth minerals are being sought with deadly intent. Rare Earth weaves drama, high-tech anecdotes, fictional science, and social conscience to create a novel modeled after those of Michael Crichton.

Harry Marku is the pen name of a local Livermore scientist working in the fields of alternative energy, whose novel is inspired in part by the characters and stories he experienced growing up in the Ukrainian and Romanian immigrant communities of the Western Canadian prairies. Although remotely settled and seemingly mundane, the people of this dying immigrant culture were larger than life, having survived wars, depression and want after risking their lives to escape across the Atlantic to forge a future in the New World. They were hard as nails, a trait well suited to surviving the harsh and unforgiving climate of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Drawing on his workplace experiences as well, Marku explores scientific and social themes in his book, such as the rejection of science as mere hypothesis and devaluation of the human individual.

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.

NaNoWriMo
Conclusion
Dec 5
Wed

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.

Children's Book Club

2nd and 3rd
Grades

Dec 12
Wed
(2nd Wed through March)

4:00 to 5:00pm

Main Library

Calling all readers in second and third grades! The Livermore Public Library invites you to join Mr. Jonathan Hamilton for an afternoon of reading, 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 Wednesday of each month from November 2012 through March 2013, in the Storytime Room.

On the first club meeting, Mr. Hamilton 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.

Day Hikes in Arizona, Nevada, & Utah Dec 13
Thurs

1:30-2:30pm

Main Library

ARMCHAIR TRAVELERS, a monthly program, will take place at the Livermore Civic Center Library on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Blanche Angelo will share photographs of her adventures day hiking in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Blanche will show photographs of Chiricahua National Monument, Saguaro National Park, Great Basin National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Cathedral Gorge State Park, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park.

Adults are invited to this free program on the second Thursday of each month in the Community Meeting Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue, Livermore. For additional information please call 925 373-5500.

Children's Book Club

4th & 5th
Grades

Dec 14
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.

Kurt Adkins
Waterhole: A Western Saga
Dec 16
Sunday

2:00pm

Main Library

Author Kurt Adkins will discuss his book Waterhole: A Western Saga, at 2pm on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. There is no charge for this event. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Set in the old west during the 1870s, Waterhole tells the story of a boy whose mother has mysteriously vanished. The book portrays characters with strong friendships and strong enemies, both of which can last a lifetime. The father-and-son quest for the boy’s mother evolves into an action-packed coming-of-age tale set in a tumultuous time of dramatic change in the western United States. Waterhole takes readers on an adventure from Dodge City, to the Oklahoma and Arizona territories, and out to the San Francisco Bay Area. Whether or not you’re a fan of westerns, join Kurt Adkins on his journey from teacher to wildwest author.

Kurt Adkins is a public school teacher whose passion is teaching fiction writing. In the past seven years, Kurt has seen 135 of his students have their works selected for publication in various student anthologies. Waterhole is Kurt’s first novel, and he is presently working on a sequel.

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

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.

 

 

 

 

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