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September 2015

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2015 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
06:37 -- 19:36
Moon:
21:43 -- 10:01

 

2
Sun:
06:38 -- 19:35
Moon:
22:25 -- 11:10

1st Wednesday Street Party
     6:00 to 9:00pm 

 

3
Sun:
06:39 -- 19:33
Moon:
23:09 -- 12:17

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

Smokey Robinson
   Wente Concert

     8:15pm  

 

4
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:32
Moon:
23:56 -- 13:20

 

5  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
06:40 -- 19:30
Moon:
xx:xx -- 14:19

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Scottish Games
     9:00 to 6:00

The Ray Charles Project
     8:00pm

 

6
Sun:
06:41 -- 19:29
Moon:
00:46 -- 15:13

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Scottish Games
     9:00 to 6:00

Harvest Wine Celebration
     12:00 to 5:00pm

 

Labor Day
Sun:
06:42 -- 19:27
Moon:
01:39 -- 16:01

 

8
Sun:
06:43 -- 19:26
Moon:
02:33 -- 16:45

 

Admission Day (CA)
Sun:
06:44 -- 19:24
Moon:
03:29 -- 17:24

 

10
Sun:
06:45 -- 19:23
Moon:
04:24 -- 18:00

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

 

11
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:21
Moon:
05:20 -- 18:33

 

12  New Moon
Sun:
06:46 -- 19:20
Moon:
06:15 -- 19:05

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Children's Fair - LARPD
     10:00 to 4:00

 

13  Grandparent's Day
Sun:
06:47 -- 19:18
Moon:
07:09 -- 19:35

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Circus and Acrobats of China
     2:00pm

 

14
Sun:
06:48 -- 19:17
Moon:
08:04 -- 20:05

 

15
Sun:
06:49 -- 19:15
Moon:
08:58 -- 20:37

 

16
Sun:
06:50 -- 19:14
Moon:
09:53 -- 21:09

 

17
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:12
Moon:
10:48 -- 21:45

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

 

18
Sun:
06:51 -- 19:10
Moon:
11:43 -- 22:24

Blue Sky Riders
     8:00pm 

19
Sun:
06:52 -- 19:09
Moon:
12:38 -- 23:07

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Art on the Green
   Bothwell Arts Center Event

     2::00 to 5:00pm

Livermore Heritage Guild
   Annual General Meeting

     5:00pm

 

20
Sun:
06:53 -- 19:07
Moon:
13:32 -- 23:56

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 3:00pm

Rain Dance Art Exhibit & Reception
     1:00 to 3:00pm

 

21  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
06:54 -- 19:06
Moon:
14:25 -- xx:xx

 

22
Sun:
06:55 -- 19:04
Moon:
15:15 -- 00:50

 

23     First Day of Autum
    
(Autumnal Equinox
Sun:
06:56 -- 19:03
Moon:
16:03 -- 01:49

 

24
Sun:
06:56 -- 19:01
Moon:
16:48 -- 02:54

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

 

25
Sun:
06:57 -- 19:00
Moon:
17:31 -- 04:02

San Francisco Comedy
   Competition

     8:00pm 

26
Sun:
06:58 -- 18:58
Moon:
18:12 -- 05:12

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00

Madama Butterfly Gala Dinner
     4:00pm

Madama Butterfly
   Livermore Valley Opera

     7:30pm

House Rent Party
   Bothwell Fundraiser. 

     8:00 to 10:00pm

 

27  Full Moon
Sun:
06:59 -- 18:56
Moon:
18:53 -- 06:24

Lvr Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00pm

Nostalgia Day Car Show
    9:00am to 4:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Madama Butterfly
   Livermore Valley Opera

     2:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:00 -- 18:55
Moon:
19:34 -- 07:36

 

29
Sun:
07:01 -- 18:53
Moon:
20:17 -- 08:48

 

30
Sun:
07:02 -- 18:52
Moon:
21:02 -- 09:58

 

     

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

September 2015 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 Ravenswood Docent Tours
Niles Canyon Railway Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting

 

   
1st Wednesday Street Party (Pleasanton)

 

 

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Sept 2
Wednesday


 

1st Wednesday Street Party
Celebrate Green in downtown Pleasanton! Division Street between Main Street and Railroad Avenue will be full of earth friendly and green companies. Stroll through their booths, pick up great freebies and learn more about how to be green! Public Eye will be performing in the Entertainment Garden.

Shop, dine and stroll your way through downtown Pleasanton. Visit our unique shops and restaurants and hit the middle of Main Street and the additional wide variety of businesses and community organizations who will have booths set up market their products and services as well as provide information.

Don't forget to check out ArtBlock, a live art and music experience with 30+ artisans on W. Angela Street. If you are an artist interested in being an ArtBlock vendor please fill out this form and submit to info@StudioSevenArts.com

To participate as a vendor, please complete and submit the application from the Information & Forms section of our website.

Main Street will be closed from Del Valle Parkway to Bernal Avenue from 4:30 to 10 p.m.
Location: Downtown Pleasanton.
Times: 6-9PM
Admission: Free
More info: Pleasanton Downtown Association

2015 Dates Theme Band
June 3 Jump into Summer Steel Rose
July 1 Red, White & Blues Stereo Bounce
August 5 Dog Days of Summer Fast Times
September 2 Celebrate Green Public Eye

 

Concerts at Wente
 

 

 

 


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Junly15, 21, 28

Aug 3, 19, 25, 26

Sept 3

 

 

 

Wente Concert Series
Every summer for more than 25 years, The Concerts at Wente Vineyards has showcased world-renowned entertainers in the winery’s picturesque natural amphitheater. Guests enjoy pre-concert sunset dinners outdoors or in The Restaurant at Wente Vineyards. Past artists include James Taylor, Sheryl Crow, Harry Connick, Jr., John Fogerty, Ringo Starr, Willie Nelson, Diana Ross, Train, Brad Paisley, The Counting Crows and many more.
Sponsor: Wente Vineyards
Location:  5565 Tesla Road, Livermore
Times: Gates open at 6:00pm.  Performances begin at 8:15pm  See Wente site for more details.
More info: Wente Vineyards Concerts

 
2015
Date
Day

Performer

Terrace Orchestra Outdoor
Dining
Restaurant
Dining
Front Row
Dining
July 15 Wed Third Eye Blind and Dashboard Confessional $89 $139 $219 $269 $289
July 21 Tues An Evening With Lyle Lovett and his Large Band $79 $129 $209 $259

$279

July 28 Tues Pat Benatar & Niel Giraldo $79 $129 $209 $259

$279

Aug 3 Mon Sheryl Crow $119 $169 $249 $299 $319
Aug 19 Wed Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Aug 25 Tues Peter Frampton & Cheap Trick $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Aug 26 Wed Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri $99 $149 $229 $279 $299
Sept 3 Thurs Smokey Robinson $99 $149 $229 $279 $299

 

Scottish Games

At the Fairgrounds

 

 


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Sept 5-6
Sat-Sun

 

Scottish Games
One of the world's largest Celtic Festivals. 30 pipe bands. World Championship Heavy Events + Amateur, Woman's & Maters Invitational. Western Highland Dancing Championships.
Living History - MaryQueen of Scots, Highland Warriors, Roman Legion & Invading Vikings. Gathering of Clans. Celtec Heritage - Fiddling, Harping & Singing. 6 stages continuous entertainment - traditional to Celtic Rock. Childrens Glen, Scottish Country Dancing. Irish Step dancing. Birds of Prey. Sheep Dog Trials. Clydesdale Horse Team. Five-A-Side Soccer, Rugby & Shinty Tournament. Whisky Tasting. British food & drink. 5 buildings with 100 + Vendors.
Sponsor: Caledonian Club
Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:   8:30am to 6pm.
Admission:   Parking: $10
At the Gate: 1 day $24, 2 day $31; Student (12 - 17) $13; Seniors (65+) $13; 11 & under FREE;
        Online: 1 day $19, 2 day $26; Student (12 - 17) $11; Seniors (65+) $11; 11 & under FREE;
        Military (with active duty ID) FREE, 11 & under FREE
    Check web sites below for any updates.
More info: Caledonian Club or Fairgrounds web site
The Ray Charles Project


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 5
Sat

 

 

 

The Ray Charles Project
In a tribute to the genius of Ray Charles, a sextet of outstanding musicians offers their take on highlights from Ray’s songbook. The band unites elite jazz and blues musicians including Grammy Award-winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, Bay Area guitarist Chris Cain, Glenn Walters on vocals, bassist DeWayne Pate, David K. Matthews on piano, and drummer Deszon Claiborne. With songs like “Georgia on my Mind,” “Unchain my Heart,” and “Hit the Road Jack,” they honor the amazing gifts of a musical legend.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:   $39/$25  Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Harvest Wine Celebration

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Sept 6
Sunday

 

Harvest Wine Celebration
See Our Harvest Wine Celebration page

On Sunday of Labor Day Weekend, over 40 wineries celebrate the exciting crush season. Each winery hosts activities including wine tasting, arts, crafts and music. Wine lovers have come from all over the Bay Area and beyond for the past 30 years to enjoy this unique event. This exclusive event is open only to ticket holders- don't miss out on this wine country celebration.

Tickets on sale June 11th

Tickets include entrance into participating wineries, wine tastings, commemorative Livermore Valley Wine Country glass, wine discounts and a program.

The 2015 Harvest Wine Celebration is a one day event, but you can make it a two day experience. Many wineries honor wristbands, have additional special activities, and are open on Monday.

Ticket sale proceeds benefit the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association, a non-profit organization which supports the wineries and growers in the Livermore Valley American Viticultural Area. We appreciate your support.

Location:  Local Wineries
Times: noon to 5pm
Admission: $45 advanced, $55 day of. 

Non-Drinking Ticket $5.  This is an adult event. Children are discouraged to attend. Pets are not allowed.

Tickets are available at: Participating wineries, www.LVwine.org,
First Street Wine Company in Livermore, The Wine Steward in Pleasanton, Bay Area Safeway Stores

More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association or Call 925-447-WINE (9463) for more information.

Children's Fair - LARPD
 

 

 

 


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Sept 12
Saturday

 

 

 

Children's Fair - LARPD
• Petting Zoo & Pony Ride (fee charged)
• LPD K-9 Demo
• Local Performances
• Livermore Police Car Seat Checks (10am-Noon)
• Livermore/Pleasanton Fire Depts Safety Trailer & Fire Truck
• FREE Make-it Take-it Crafts
• Inflatable Activity Center (fee charged) in the Gym
• Pool open
• Train Rides (fee charged)
• RLCC Cafe Open
No Pets allowed at the Fair.
Sponsor: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)
Location:  Robert Livermore Community Center, 4444 East Ave, Livermore
Times:  10am to 4pm
Admission: Free Admission.  Some activities charge.
More info: Livermore Area Recreation and Parks District (LARPD)  373-5700

 
Circus and Acrobats of China


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 13
Sunday

 

 

 

Circus and Acrobats of China
Since 1953, the National Circus and Acrobats of China have mesmerized and mystified audiences of all ages with their remarkable combination of Chinese martial arts, illusion and acrobatics set to traditional music. The troupe executes stunning feats of physical precision and balance using hoops, poles, balls, ladders and cycles, in a magnificent display of visual wonder and excitement. Their award-winning stunts, spectacular lighting and costumes leave audiences spellbound and cheering for more.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  2;00pm
Admission:  $69/$52   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Blue Sky Riders


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 18
Fri

 

 

 

Blue Sky Riders
Anything can happen when three veteran singer-songwriters come together but when it comes to the Blue Sky Riders, the results are a perfect marriage of lyrics, melody and rich vocal harmonies. From the moment they met, Grammy Award-winning legend Kenny Loggins, Songwriter of the Year Gary Burr, and Georgia Middleman, who wrote Keith Urban’s hit single “I’m In,” found a mutual creative spark that has bloomed into music that merges their three remarkable talents into a single powerful voice.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $79/$62   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Annual General Meeting
 

 

 


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Sept 19
Saturday

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild Annual General Meeting
At our Annual General Meeting, you'll have a hearty Tri-Tip BBQ Dinner.  Then we will present Hagemann Ranch History and Progress
September 19th
Duarte Garage opens at 5:00,
Dinner at 6:00
Meeting at 7:00
Presentation 7:30
Get your tickets at the Livermore History Center (Carnegie Building) ASAP!
(925) 449-9927
Open through the Thursday Farmers Market, and 11:30 - 4:00 Wednesday through Sunday
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Duarte Garage - L St. and Portola
Times:  5:00 Doors open, 6:00 Dinner, 7:00 Meeting, Presentation 7:30pm
Admission: Dinner tickets are $25.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Art on the Green
 

 

 

 


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Sept 19
Saturday

Was also:
June 20
July 18
Aug 15
 

 

Art on the Green
Art, crafts, jewelry, dance, demonstartions
Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater
Times:  2-5pm
Admission: Free
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center

 
Rain Dance - Art Exhibit and Reception


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 20
Sunday

 

Exhibit shown from
Sept 2 to Nov 2

 

 

 

Rain Dance - Art Exhibit and Reception
See it, soak it up, revel in it. Rain Dance comes to the Bankhead Theater. This art exhibit features six artists’ interpretation of everyone’s favorite California Dreamin’: water. The art works range from abstract to representational and are executed in a variety of media. The artists featured are Jason Conn, Danielle Eubank, Kerry McGehee, Linda Ryan, Julie Hayward Trout, and Bernard Weston. The exhibit opens September 2 and is on display through November 2, 2015. The Bankhead Theater lobby will be open to the public starting on September 5 on Tuesdays through Sundays, 12-6 p.m. The Artists’ Reception is on Sunday, September 20 from 1–3 pm., and is free and open to the public. Native American dancers from the Indian Education program at the American Indian Center will perform pow wow dancing at the reception. This visual feast for the eyes in art and dance creates an atmosphere of cool water and a celebration of dance and song in pleasing, natural acoustic beats. The perfect opportunity to bring in the Rain. Image here by Danielle Eubank: Beira II
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  1:00-3:00pm
Admission:    Free
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC Online Ordering page
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition


At the Bankhead Theater

 


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Sept 25
Fri

 

 

 

The 40th Annual San Francisco Comedy Competition
The San Francisco Comedy Competition has anointed a Who’s Who of comic champions, launching them to stardom. Over the years, legends such as Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Ellen DeGeneres have emerged from this stand-up contest. Hundreds apply, hoping to move from preliminaries to finals in four weeks of almost nightly shows before judges. Now in its 40th year, this fierce competition still keeps audiences on the edge of their seats...until they’re rolling in the aisle with laughter.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  8:00pm
Admission:  $49/$32   Students (17 & under): $16
Tickets:  Bankhead Theater Box Office info  -  LVPAC web site
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 

Livermore Valley Opera - Madam Butterfly Gala Dinner


At the Bankhead Theater


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Sept 26
Sat-sun

Livermore Valley Opera - Madam Butterfly
Madama Butterfly Opening Night Gala Dinner, September 26, 2015, 4:00PM. At UNCLE YU"s at the VINEYARD
Join LVO’s Artistic Director Alexander Katsman, our guest Stage Director, and other opera lovers for a wonderful 3-course dinner prepared by host and opera devotee, Nick Liang at Uncle Yu’s at the Vineyard. Then, take a short walk to the Bankhead Theater for dessert and coffee before enjoying Madama Butterfly. A separate ticket is required to attend the opera performance.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  4:00pm
Admission: $90
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
Livermore Valley Opera - Madam Butterfly


At the Bankhead Theater


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Sept 26,27
Oct 3,4
Sat-sun

Livermore Valley Opera - Madam Butterfly
A heartbreaking love story. A tragic betrayal! An American naval officer marries a young Japanese girl for convenience. He leaves her while she faithfully awaits his return. Set in 1902 Japan, Giacomo Puccini’s devastating saga of devotion, tradition and sacrifice is among the most beloved operas of all time and is a perfect choice for introducing new people to opera. It is sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Pre-Opera lecture begins one hour before each performance.
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Opera
Location:  Bankhead Theater - LVPAC web site - eLivermore Bankhead Theater page
Times:  Sat: 7:30pm.  Sun: 2:00pm
Admission: $89/$72/$60/$39   Student: $79/$62/$50/$29
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  -  Livermore Valley Opera  -  eLivermore.com theater page

 
House Rent Party - Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
 

 

 

 


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Sept 26

Saturday

 

 

 

House Rent Party - Rick Estrin & the Nightcats
Hot West Coast Blues with a smoking hot harp is the theme for the annual House Rent Party to benefit the Bothwell Arts Center. Rick Estrin and The Nightcats- jaw-dropping guitarist Chris "Kid" Andersen, stand-up drummer J. Hansen, and dynamic multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell - will serve up fresh and modern original blues injected with a solid dose of gritty roadhouse rock 'n' roll at the Bothwell Arts Center. Partygoers will enjoy some of the best live blues music they've ever heard.

"These are serious musicians out to have a hotter than hot good time. It's tough to stay in your seat when Estrin and his musical cohorts get cooking." -Chicago Sun-Times

"Infectious, captivating, powerful blues ... Intense Chicago-style harp playing, witty songs and tough-as-nails grooves" -Living Blues

"This is the harmonica player your momma warned you about" -Linda Ryan, co-Manager of the Bothwell Arts Center

Tickets are $20 in advance at the Bankhead Theater (LVPAC), then $25 at the door of the Bothwell the day of. This will be the second "House Rent Party" produced or arranged by www.ValleySingOut.com to support the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore.
Sponsor: Bothwell Arts Center
Location:  Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St.  Livermore.
Times:  8:00pm to 10:00pm
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
More info: Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center  Phone:  925-447-2787

 

Nostalgia Day Car Show

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September 27
Sunday
Nostalgia Day Car Show
For twenty five years the Altamont Cruisers has held its Nostalgia Day Car Show on the streets of downtown Livermore, where the show has grown to display 700+ muscle cars, street rods, custom and classic cars and draws over 10,000 spectators annually. Our motto has always been "Cruisers Against Drugs", and our annual Nostalgia Day Car Show has allowed us to prove that we mean it. To date, this fundraiser has enabled us to donate over $350,000 for local organizations that promote the Tri-Valley youth, help strengthen their families and help keep kids off drugs.

If you would like to become an Altamont Cruiser and be a part of our annual Nostalgia Day, our club welcomes fellow car enthusiasts. In addition to helping local charities, our club offers many social events and members attend car shows and other activities together. Membership Application

We truly appreciate your support, and look forward to seeing you again this year.

See photos from the 2014 show.
Sponsors: Livermore Downtown and Altamont Cruisers
Location: Downtown Livermore
Times:  9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission:  Free
More info: Altamont Cruisers Car Club

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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

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