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October 2019

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

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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

G&M Farms &
Joans Farm & Pumpkin Patch
    open daily Oct 1-31

Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

2019 

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

See Notes on Sun / Moon

1
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:50
Moon:
10:22 -- 21:11

 

2
Sun:
07:03 -- 18:49
Moon:
11:31 -- 21:52

Wine Wednesday
   Garre Vineyard and Winery

     5:00 to 8:00pm 

Witches Night Out
     6:00 to 9:00pm 

3
Sun:
07:04 -- 18:47
Moon:
12:36 -- 22:37

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

 

4
Sun:
07:05 -- 18:46
Moon:
13:36 -- 23:26

 

5  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun:
07:06 -- 18:44
Moon:
14:30 -- xx:xx

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Livermore Airport
   Open House

     10:00 to 4:00

 

6
Sun:
07:07 -- 18:43
Moon:
15:17 -- 00:18

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

 

7
Sun:
07:08 -- 18:41
Moon:
15:59 -- 01:14

 

8
Sun:
07:09 -- 18:40
Moon:
16:35 -- 02:10

 

9
Sun:
07:10 -- 18:38
Moon:
17:07 -- 03:07

Wine Wednesday
   Mitchell Katz Winery

     5:00 to 8:00pm  

10
Sun:
07:11 -- 18:37
Moon:
17:36 -- 04:04

 

11
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:36
Moon:
18:03 -- 05:01

 

12
Sun:
07:12 -- 18:34
Moon:
18:30 -- 05:57

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

 

13  Full Moon
Sun:
07:13 -- 18:33
Moon:
18:56 -- 06:54

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

 

14  Columbus Day
Sun:
07:14 -- 18:31
Moon:
19:24 -- 07:52

 

15
Sun:
07:15 -- 18:30
Moon:
19:54 -- 08:50

 

16
Sun:
07:16 -- 18:28
Moon:
20:28 -- 09:50

Wine Wednesday
   Bent Creek Winery

     5:00 to 8:00pm  

17
Sun:
07:17 -- 18:27
Moon:
21:06 -- 10:51

 

18
Sun:
07:18 -- 18:26
Moon:
21:51 -- 11:52

 

19
Sun:
07:19 -- 18:24
Moon:
22:43 -- 12:52

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

 

20
Sun:
07:20 -- 18:23
Moon:
23:42 -- 13:48

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Duarte Grarge & Lincoln
   Highway Museum Open

     10:00am to 2:00pm

Niles Canyon Railroad
     10:30 to 2:30pm

 

21  Moon Last Qtr
Sun:
07:21 -- 18:22
Moon:
xx:xx -- 14:39

 

22
Sun:
07:22 -- 18:21
Moon:
00:47 -- 15:25

 

23
Sun:
07:23 -- 18:19
Moon:
01:57 -- 16:06

Wine Wednesday
   Nella Terra Cellars

     5:00 to 8:00pm  

24
Sun:
07:24 -- 18:18
Moon:
03:08 -- 16:43

 

25
Sun:
07:25 -- 18:17
Moon:
04:20 -- 17:18

 

26
Sun:
07:26 -- 18:16
Moon:
05:33 -- 17:52

Pls Farmers Market
     9:00 to 1:00 

Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day
     1:00 to 5:00pm

 

27  New Moon
Sun:
07:27 -- 18:14
Moon:
06:45 -- 18:26

Lvr Farmers Market
     10:00 to 2:00pm

Ravenswood Tours
     12:00 to 4:00pm

Sundays at Hagemann Ranch
   Halloween

     1:00 to 4:00pm

 

28
Sun:
07:28 -- 18:13
Moon:
07:57 -- 19:03

 

29
Sun:
07:29 -- 18:12
Moon:
09:09 -- 19:42

 

30
Sun:
07:30 -- 18:11
Moon:
10:17 -- 20:26

Wine Wednesday
   Rodrigue Molyneauzx Winery

     5:00 to 8:00pm  

31   Reformation Day
    
Halloween
Sun:
07:31 -- 18:10
Moon:
11:22 -- 21:14

 

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

 
Other Months
January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019
July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019
January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020
Other Calendar Information
Main Calendar Page School Calendars:  2019-2020 Holiday Dates & Descriptions
Add or Correct Event   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 2019 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

 

   
Witches Night Out

 


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Oct 2
Wed

 

 

Witches Night Out
Our shops will host the best of our Downtown bartenders showcasing their martini creations and special cocktail brews! Witches Hat and Cackle Contest offers opportunity to win fabulous gift certificates and prizes!

And, you won't want to miss out on the shopping deals available at participating Downtown businesses.

2018 Info (will be updated when 2019 info is available):
Gather your Witchiest of Friends for a night of Strolling, Sipping, Tasting and Shopping Downtown!

Witches Night Out Tickets have Sold Out!
If you've missed out on purchasing your ticket... never fear... you can still join the party! Our many restaurants, bars and shopping locations are ready to serve you AND you can still participate in the Hocus Pocus Flash Mob and Hat Contest!

Our shops will host the best of our Downtown bartenders showcasing their martini creations and special cocktail brews! Witches Hat and Cackle Contest offers opportunity to win fabulous gift certificates and prizes!

And, you won't want to miss out on the shopping deals available at participating Downtown businesses.

HOCUS POCUS FLASH MOB...
Again this year, we'll be having our "Hocus Pocus" Flash Mob! YES!!! You get to be in a Flash Mob!! Liz Roberts of Livermore School of Dance has choreographed a dance for us to "I Put A Spell on You" and it is fun, easy and good for all ages!!!

Watch Liz's Training Video to get ready and PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!
Click for Flash Mob Training Video
Flash Mob starts at 7pm at Flag Pole Plaza.

HAT CONTEST...
Time to get creative! To enter, Hats must be 70% Hand decorated. We are looking to celebrate uniqueness and creativity! Good luck!!!

I HAVE MY TICKET - WHAT'S NEXT?!
The night of the event, bring printed tickets to Flagpole Plaza, corner of First Street and Livermore Avenue, along with a valid ID to pick up your Tasting Pass and 2018 Martini Glass. NO ID... NO SERVICE .... Regardless of your age and how old you look. We require ID for ALL participants.

- Free parking structure on Railroad Ave. between Livermore Ave. and Maple Street
- Rain or shine event
- Must have valid ID to participate
- This is an indoor tasting event. No dogs please.

Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  6:00pm to 9:00pm
Admission: 2018 info: Martini Tasting @ Culinary Treats is $40.  Culinary Treats only:  $20.
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Livermore Airport Open House & Air Show

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Oct 5
Sat

 

 

 

Livermore Airport Open House & Air Show
Preliminary - Info is from 2018

 

Airport Open House: Held annually on the first Saturday of October from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Free admittance. Plenty of free parking. We hope you will attend!

The City of Livermore, Airport staff and tenants invite the Tri-Valley community to the 22nd annual Airport Open House and Air Show on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the Livermore Municipal Airport. The Open House features exhibits, food, entertainment, and a fabulous display of aircraft. If you are interested in volunteering, either the day of the event or setting-up on the day before, or to display an aircraft, please click here to complete our participant application. A limited amount of space is available for arts/crafts vendors, non-profit organizations, boutique and gift item vendors, click for the Vendor Interest Application. Click to view the Airport Open House & Air Show Ramp Layout. Click to view the event Parking Map. Click to view the Agenda/Program.

Highlights for Airport Open House and Air Show 2018:

Performances by renowned air show pilots, vicky benzing aerosports, Wild Thing Air Shows, Rich Perkins' Marchetti, and Jacquie B Airshows.
Static display of general aviation, military/warbirds, antique/classic, experimental/homebuilt and aerobatic type aircraft

Military/warbird fly-bys
Parachute demonstration jumps
Representatives from local flight schools
Airborne law enforcement and air rescue aircraft
LPFD Safety House
LPD DARE car and mobile Community Outreach Vehicle (COV)
Kid crafts, face painting, magic tricks and more by Woopsie Daisy Toys of Livermore
Classic/vintage automobiles
Mobile gourmet food from the Food Truck Mafia
Wine Tasting - enjoy local wines from Livermore Valley Wine Growers Association

Sponsor: City of Livermore
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Free Admission.  Wine tasting tickets available for sale.
More info: Livermore Airport Website  -  Open House page - Livermore Winegrowers Association website


 

Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day

 


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Oct 26
Sat

 

 

Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day
Downtown trick-or-treating, costume contest, games, activities, and entertainment for children in the 5th grade and younger.
Join us for the Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day – Livermore's favorite, family tradition!

The Downtown hosts Halloween fun activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the costume contest, Halloween themed activities, downtown business trick-or-treat and more!
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Downtown Livermore
Times:  1:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission:
More info: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795

 

Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch

 


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Oct 1-31

Daily

 

 

 

Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch

Maze, Old West Town, Hay Ride, Farm Animals, Gem Panning, Antique Museum, Pumpkins, Gourds, Indian Corn, Corn Stalks, Straw Bales, Nuts, Refreshments, Gift Shop, and more.

Location:
  4351 Mines Rd in Livermore
Times:  9am to 6pm
Admission: Free.  Group tours are available for a fee.
More info:  Joan's Farm & Pumpkin Patch


G&M Farms Fall Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze
 

 

 

 


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G&M Farms Fall Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Preliminary - Info is from 2017

It’s the G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Livermore, the farm that is so fun it has been featured TWICE on the David Letterman Show! Bring the whole family – there’s harvest fun for all ages at G&M Farms, and it’s easy to find, right off I-580 at Airway Drive in Livermore.

Find your way through the maze, then enjoy G&M Farms’ huge Pumpkin Patch with pumpkins of all sizes – the kids can pick their own! For Mom, there’s fresh produce, decorative gourds and Indian corn. Your little ones will love G&M’s farm animals and the free straw bale maze, pony rides on the weekends, and don’t forget to ride G & M Farms’ famous Cow Train!

G & M Farms Cornfield Maze and Pumpkin Patch was voted “Best Seasonal Attraction” in the East Bay by Diablo Magazine, and when you see it, you’ll believe it!


Location:
  487 East Airway, Livermore
Times:
    Pumpkin Patch:
          Weekdays:  2pm-6pm (morning reserved for field trips)
          Weekends:  10am-6pm
    Corn Maze:
          Mon-Thurs:  4pm-8pm
          Friday: 4-10pm
          Saturday: 10am-10pm
          Sunday:  10am-8pm
Admission:
    Corn Maze:
       Monday-Thursday
          Adults: $8    6-11: $7
       Friday, Saturday, Sunday
          Adults: $10    6-11: $9
      5 and under are free.
      Coupon is available on their website.
   Pumpkin Patch:  free admission
More info: G&M Farms

2006 maze is shown

 

Farmer's Market (Livermore - Sunday)
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Every Sunday
Year Round


 

Livermore Farmer's - Sunday
The Livermore Sunday Farmers' Market is held rain or shine.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Carnegie Park (South K Street between Third and Fourth Street)
Times: 10:30am to 2:00pm
eLivermore Photos
More info: Contact: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795 or Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association
 
Farmer's Market (Livermore - Thursdays) and Thirsty Thursdays
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Every Thursday

April 18 to Oct 3

Livermore Farmer's Market & Thirsty Thursdays
Fresh Produce, freshly baked bread, and much more are for sale.  There is also a variety of food for sale including Barbeque and kettle corn.  The History Center and Livermore Art Association Gallery are also open during the Farmer's Market hours.

The third Thursday of each month is Thirsty Thursday!
There will be wine tasting from local Wineries.
Local Bands will be playing, and arts and crafts will be on display.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
Location:  Thursdays:  Carnegie Park, 2155 3rd Street
Times: Thursdays: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Thirsty Thursdays portion is 5:00-8:00)
eLivermore Photos
More info: Contact: Livermore Downtown Association (925) 373-1795 or Pacific Coast Farmers Market Association

Thirsty Thursdays: Generally the 3rd Thursday of each month
 
2019 Date Band Type of Music Wine Brew
June 20        
July 18        
Aug 15        
Sept 19        


 

Farmer's Market (Pleasanton)

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Every Saturday, rain or shine

 

 

 

Pleasanton Farmer's Market.
The Pleasanton Farmers' Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine to provide you and your family with the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, all California-grown and sold to you by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop.
West Angela St. is closed off between Main and 1st Streets.
Location: Corner of Main and West Angela.
Times: 9AM to 1PM.
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More info: Pls Farmers Mkt
Niles Canyon Railway.

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Feb-Mar
1st & 3rd Sundays

April-Aug
Every Sunday

Sept-Oct
1st & 3rd Sundays

 

Niles Canyon Railway.
Offers Train Rides through historic Niles Canyon on restored vintage trains, on the original transcontinental Railroad route.  Board the train in Sunol or Niles, and ride to the opposite end, then take the return trip when you are ready.
Location:  Downtown Sunol and Niles
Times: Departures from 10:30am 12:30pm, and 2:30pm from Sunol, 11:20am and 1:20pm from Niles
Admission:  Suggested donations of $14 adults, $11 seniors, $8 children 3-12, Free for 2 and under.
eLivermore Photos.
More info: Niles Canyon Railroad
 

2019 dates

 
January (no trains) July 7, 14, 21, 28
February 3, 17 Aug 4, 11, 18, 25
March 3, 17 Sept 1, 15
April 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct 6, 20
May 5, 12, 19, 26 Nov: Train of Lights (No daytime trains)
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec:  Train of Lights (No daytime trains)

 

Ravenswood Docent Tours

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2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.

Closed on:
Easter Sunday
Mother's Day
Sunday before/after Christmas

Ravenswood Docent Tours
Free Docent Tours are given of the Ravenswood Estate developed by Christopher Buckley, Sr in the 1880s.
Location: Ravenswood Historic Site, 2647 Arroyo Road, Livermore
Times: 12:00 to 4:00pm
2nd & 4th Sundays of each month.  See below for special events.
More info: LARPD

Photos & History
eLivermore.com has historical and recent photos of Ravenswood, as well as a written history.  Click Here
 
2019 Dates  
January 13, 27 July 14, 28
February 10, 24 Aug 11, 25 (11th is likely the ice cream social)
March 10, 24 Sept 8, 22
April 14, 28 Oct 13, 27
May 26 (Likely Closed May 12, which is Mother's Day) Nov 10, 24
June 9, 23 Dec (8th is Victorian Yuletide.  Not open on 22nd)

Special Events
 

Date (preliminary)

  Event and Description.
August 11, 2019 Ice Cream Social.  Noon to 4:00pm - Photos
Ice Cream, cookies, and hot dogs are for sale.  Demonstrations, Music, and more.  Tours and Gift Shop are open.
December 8, 2019 Yuletide, A Victorian Christmas at Ravenswood.  Noon to 4:00pm
In December we are decorated for Christmas.  Lots of special events, crafts, and more.

 

Sundays at the Hagemann Ranch - Livermore Heritage Guild

 

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Last Sunday of the month

 

 

 

Livermore Heritage Guild History Forum
Free, Family-Friendly Activities
See historic tractors, buggies, say 'Hi' to the horses (with fence between you), and wander 1880's ranch, on own or on tour.
Antique tractors pulling the re-built hay-wagon occur in May, August, and October
This farmstead site was the Martin Mendenhall ranch (1865) and then the Hagemann ranch (1890).
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Hagemann Rancy, 455 Olivina Ave, Livermore
Times:  1:00pm to 4:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 
Date Theme

January 27

Sweethearts Day.  Everytthing for your Valentine.

February 24

Vintage Collections & Toys

March 31

Children's Day

April 28

Mad Hatter Tea Party

May 26

Vintage Cars & Engines

June 30

Rancero Day

August 25

Go Outside & Play

September 29

This Old Ranch Day

October 27

Halloween

November 24

Holiday Celebration

 

Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum Open

Photos

 


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3rd Sunday of each month

Except May & December

 

 

Duarte Garage and Lincoln Highway Museum Open
The Duarte Garage was built in 1915 by F.H. Duarte on the original Lincoln Highway, the first transcontinental U.S. Highway. When the Carquinez Bridge opened in 1927, the highway was re-routed. This section fronting the north doors was eventually renamed Portola Avenue. Junction Avenue originally ran past the south doors.

The garage sold Associated gasoline and oil products and also performed repairs. In 1923 the south half of the garage was added and became an automobile dealership, selling Durant Star and Flint models. Robert Livermore Jr. was one of the salesmen in the early 1920’s.

In the early 1940’s the garage was converted into a machine shop for rebuilding winery and farm equipment. During the 1970’s the City of Livermore purchased the Duarte Garage and surrounding land for use as a park (now adjacent east of the Garage and caretaker's home). The Livermore Heritage Guild signed a lease in 1976 to restore and maintain the garage for use as a museum.

The Annual Guild Dinner and Annual Auction are both held in the garage. The Auction in particular is a favorite for people from all around.
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Duarte Garage;  Corner of Pine and North L streets.
Times:  10:00am to 2:00pm
Admission: Donations Appreciated.
More info: Livermore Heritage Guild
 

Wine Wednesday & Winery of the Week
 

 

 


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Wine Wednesday & Winery of the Week
Each Wednesday, one Livermore Valley will kick off "Winery of the Week" by hosting Wine Wednesday. The winery will be open on Wednesday from 5-8pm to help guests wine-down from a hefty work week, or just grab a taste of wine before heading out to a fabulous dinner!
Sponsor: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association
Location:  Various area wineries
Times:  5:00 to 8:00pm
Admission:
More info: Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association

See the eLivermore.com Winery Page
 

Date Winery

Jan 30

BoaVentura de Caires Vineyards

Feb 6

Cedar Mountain Winery

Feb 13

Elliston Vineyards

Feb 20

NO HOST

Feb 27

The Singing Winemaker

March 6

Page Mill Winery

March 13

Leisure Street Winery

March 20

Event Weekend:  Barrel Tasting Weekend!

March 27

el Sol Vineyard

April 3

Occasio Winery

April 10

Eagle Ridge Vineyards

April 17

Ehrenberg Cellars

April 24

Dante Robere Vineyards

May 1

Wente Vineyards Tasting Room Arroyo Road

May 8

Murrieta's Well

May 15

Winemaker's Studio at Wente Vineyards

May 22

Retzlaff Vineyards

May 29

Event Weekend; Wine & Wags

June 5

Eckert Estate Winery & Artisan Spirits

June 12

Wente Estate Tasting Room Tesla Road

June 19

Emboldied Wines

June 26

Charles R Vineyards

July 3

Rios-Lovell Estate Winery

July 10

McGrail Vineyard and Winery

July 17

Longevity Wines

July 24

Event Weekend; Taste our Terroir!

July 31

Wood Family Vineyards

Aug 7

3 Steves Winery

Aug 14

Steven Kent Winery

Aug 21

Big White House Winery

Aug 28

Event Weekend; Harvest Wine Celebration!

Sept 4

Darcie Kent Vineyards

Sept 11

Occasio Winery

Sept 18

Fenestra Vineyards

Sept 25

Cuda Ridge Wines

Oct 2

Garré Winery

Oct 9

Mitchell Katz Winery

Oct 16

Bent Creek Winery

Oct 23

Nella Terra Cellars

Oct 30

Rodrique-Molyneaux Winery

Nov 6

Las Positas Vineyards


 

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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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