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May 2005

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Colors:  Livermore - Pleasanton - Dublin - Other or multiple

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun: 06:11 -- 19:58
Moon: 02:49 -- 12:55

Niles Canyon Railroad
Lvr Wine Country Fest 
American Art Festival

Teen Art at Livermore
Library thru May 27
Sun: 06:10 -- 19:59
Moon: 03:24 -- 14:07

3  National Teachers Day
Sun: 06:09 -- 19:59
Moon: 03:52 -- 15:18

Sun: 06:08 -- 20:00
Moon: 04:18 -- 16:26

1st Wednesday Street
Cinco De Mayo
Sun: 06:07 -- 20:01
Moon: 04:43 -- 17:33

Sun: 06:06 -- 20:02
Moon: 05:08 -- 18:40

Sun: 06:05 -- 20:03
Moon: 05:35 -- 19:47

Pls Farmers Market
Hawaiian Festival
New Moon
  Mother's Day
Sun: 06:04 -- 20:04
Moon: 06:04 -- 20:54

Niles Canyon Railroad
Ravenswood  Mother's
    Day Event

Sun: 06:03 -- 20:05
Moon: 06:39 -- 21:59

Sun: 06:02 -- 20:06
Moon: 07:19 -- 23:00

Sun: 06:01 -- 20:07
Moon: 08:07 -- 23:55

Sun: 06:00 -- 20:07
Moon: 09:00 -- xx:xx

Sun: 05:59 -- 20:08
Moon: 09:58 -- 00:42

Spa, Pool, Patio Expo 
Sun: 05:58 -- 20:09
Moon: 10:59 -- 01:22
Livermore Scottish Games
Pls Farmers Market
Valley Concert Choral
  The British are Coming
Lvr-Amador Symphony
   May Concert

Spa, Pool, Patio Expo 
Sun: 05:57 -- 20:10
Moon: 12:00 -- 01:55
Livermore Scottish Games
Niles Canyon Railroad
Spa, Pool, Patio Expo 
16  Moon 1st Qtr
Sun: 05:56 -- 20:11
Moon: 13:00 -- 02:23

Sun: 05:56 -- 20:12
Moon: 14:01 -- 02:48

Sun: 05:55 -- 20:13
Moon: 15:02 -- 03:11

Sun: 05:54 -- 20:13
Moon: 16:04 -- 03:33

Lvr Farmers Market &
Thirsty Thursday

ALVHS Lecture Series:
  Hops in Pleasanton
Sun: 05:53 -- 20:14
Moon: 17:08 -- 03:56

Sun: 05:53 -- 20:15
Moon: 18:17 -- 04:21

Pls Farmers Market
SF Bay Wine Auction 
Flyball Tournament
Sun: 05:52 -- 20:16
Moon: 19:29 -- 04:51

Niles Canyon Railroad

Ravenswood Tours
  and Art Show
Flyball Tournament
Real Bicycles Racing Team 
23  Full Moon
Sun: 05:51 -- 20:17
Moon: 20:45 -- 05:26

Sun: 05:51 -- 20:17
Moon: 21:59 -- 06:11

Sun: 05:50 -- 20:18
Moon: 23:06 -- 07:07

Sun: 05:50 -- 20:19
Moon: xx:xx -- 08:14

Lvr Farmers Market
Sun: 05:49 -- 20:20
Moon: 00:03 -- 09:28

Square Dancing 
Sun: 05:49 -- 20:20
Moon: 00:49 -- 10:44
LHG Auction & Dinner
Pls Farmers Market
Square Dancing 
Valley Dance Theatre
Sun: 05:48 -- 20:21
Moon: 01:26 -- 11:59

B17 & B24 Bombers

Niles Canyon Railroad
Antique Faire
Square Dancing 
Valley Dance Theatre
30  Moon Last Qtr
  Memorial Day
Sun: 05:48 -- 20:22
Moon: 01:56 -- 13:10

B17 & B24 Bombers

Sun: 05:47 -- 20:23
Moon: 02:23 -- 14:18

B17 & B24 Bombers



Continuous Events
Lvr History Center
Pls Museum

Teen Art at Livermore

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

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May Averages

Ave Hi: 76.8º
Ave Lo: 47.7º
Ave Rain: 0.44"
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May 2005 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  
Livermore Farmer's Market Pleasanton Farmer's Market
Niles Canyon Railway Ravenswood Docent Tours
1st Wednesday Street Party Livermore Amateur Radio Klub Meeting


Teen Art on Display at the Livermore Library




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On Display:
April 28 to May 27


Teen Art Accepted for Livermore Library Show
Teen Art on Display at the Livermore Library

The Livermore Public Library invites youth to participate in the Livermore Lives Teen Art Exposition! Livermore residents in the sixth through twelfth grades are encouraged to submit a piece of original art, visually expressing a distinct perspective on life in Livermore now or in the past. Entries will be accepted Sunday, April 3 through Sunday, April 9 at the Livermore Civic Center Library. Works will be displayed from April 28 through May 27 in the library art gallery. There will be an artist reception on Saturday April 30 from 2-5 pm. For more information and to access applications please visit the Livermore Public library website at www.livermore.lib.ca.us or contact Anne-Marie Basso at 373-5500 ext.5575. The Livermore Lives Teen Art Exposition is a program of “California Stories Uncovered” project of the California Council of the Humanities.
American Art Festival




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April 29-May 1




American Art Festival

Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site
Camelot - Pleasanton Playhouse



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April 22, 23, 24
April 29, 30
May 1
6, 7, 8


Camelot - Pleasanton Playhouse
Play presented by Pleasanton Playhouse
Sponsor: Pleasanton Playhouse
Location:  Amador Theater - 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
Times:  Friday & Saturday: 8:00pm.  Sunday, 2:00pm.
Admission: Adults: $28; Seniors over 60: $26;  Juniors under 18: $20
Prices based on previous performances
More info: Pleasanton Playhouse

Livermore Wine Country Festival

Photos from 2004

See also on eLivermore.com:

Local Winery Page

Local Olive Oil Page

Harvest fest photos

April 30 - May 1
Sat - Sun




Livermore Wine Country Festival
Much of the below information is from 2004.
25 local Wineries and 5 local Olive Oil producers will be on hand as well as:
200 Arts & Crafts Vendors
25 commercial vendors
20 food booths, many by local restaurants
Main Stage Entertainment from 11-5 with all kinds of bands, including swing, rock, etc.
Come join in the fun!!
portions of 1st, 2nd, J, K, and L streets will be closed in the downtown area.
There will be no amusement rides in 2005.
Sponsor: Livermore Downtown Association
  Downtown Livermore, including 1st street.
Admission: Free Admission
Times: Sat: 10-6, Sun: 10-5
More info: Livermore Events or Livermore Downtown Association
  or 373-1795
Hawaiian Festival




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May 7




Hawaiian Festival
Hawaiian entertainment, Hawaiian foods, Hawaiian/Polynesian arts and crafts, and much more.
Sponsor: Kumu Hula Association
Location:  Fairgrounds
Times:  Last year info:  9am to 6pm
Admission: Last year info:  $5 adults; children 12 and under free; $8 parking.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or 510-786-2890

Spa, Pool, & Patio Expo




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May 13-15
Friday to Sunday




Spa, Pool, & Patio Expo
Expo will feature everything for the patio and backyard. Plus, enter a drawing to win a $7,000 spa, enjoy live radio remotes, meet factory representatives, and save thousands of dollars.
Sponsor: Master Spas and Contra Costa Times
Location:  Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton
Times:  12 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Fri.); 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Sat.); 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sun.).
Admission: Free; $8 parking.
More info: Spa, Poll and Patio Expo. or  Fairgrounds Web Site

Valley Concert Chorale - The British are Coming




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May 14




Valley Concert Chorale - The British are coming.
This concert will feature music from England. We will start with music by Thomas Tallis, who will have his 500th birthday this year. This will be followed by Henry Purcell's Come Ye Sons of Art and Ralph Von Williams Serenade to Music.
Sponsor: Valle Concert Chorale
Location:  Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton
Times:  8:00PM
Admission: Advanced:  $15 ($12 for seniors & Students).
     At the door:  $18 ($15 for seniors & Students)  (prices based on last year)
     Students 18 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.
More info: Valley Concert Chorale

Livermore-Amador Symphony - March Concert





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May 14




March Concert - Livermore-Amador Symphony
  • Rimsky-Korsakov: Overture to May Night
  • Mozart: Serenade No. 10, “Gran Partita”
  • Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, “Classical”
  • Dvorák: Cello Concerto, Lawrence Granger, soloist
The overture to Rimsky-Korsakov's fairy-tale opera is titled appropriately for the evening. Mozart's "Gran Partita" serenade for winds is, as the jealous Salieri would say in Amadeus, "finished as no music is ever finished." A fitting companion work is Prokofiev's homage to the Classical era. Featured soloist is Pleasanton's own Lawrence Granger, a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1979.
Livermore-Amador Symphony
Location:  First Presbyterian Church, 4th & L Streets, Livermore
Times:  8:00PM
Admission: Adult: $15, Senior: $13, Youth: $5.
More info: Livermore-Amador Symphony
Livermore Scottish Games & Celtic Celebration

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May 14-15
Sat - Sun



Livermore Scottish Games & Celtic Celebration
2nd Annual.
The Livermore Games will include a full schedule of Scottish events, including heavy athletics, sheepdog trials, historical reenactments, clan tents, birds of prey, retail vendors, jousting, musical entertainers, pipe bands, antique cars, a tug of war, Highland and Country dancing, wine and whisky tasting, and the ancient Gaelic game of shinty.

The two-day event also will include an outdoor Ceilidh, an evening of Celtic song and dance, in downtown Livermore on Saturday, May 14. This event, sponsored by the Livermore Downtown Merchants Association, will feature many of the entertainers appearing at the Games over the weekend.
Sponsor: LARPD with the Tri-Valley Scotian League
Location:  Robertson Park
Times:  10am to 5pm
Admission: $10 adults ($15 for 2 days) and $7 for persons ages 6-13 and under and 65 years and over.  Kids under 6 are free.  $5 for parking.
More info: Livermore Games site, or  LARPD, or  Livermore Events

ALVHS Lecture - Hops in Pleasanton



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May 19




Lecture - Hops in Pleasanton
Presented by Otis Nostrand and Charles Huff
Sponsor: ALVHS (Amador-Livermore Valley Historical Society
Location: Museum on Main Street.  603 Main St, Pleasanton
Times:  7:00pm
Admission: $10 donation ($5 for ALVHS members).  Reservations Recommended.
More info: at the Museum on Main  462-2766
San Francisco Bay Wine Auction







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May 21




San Francisco Bay Wine Auction
The San Francisco Bay Wine Auction (formally known as the California Wine Auction) raised over $480,000 for children’s charities last year!
This is your opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child by helping the Auction to raise funds for the following children’s charities:
  • Bereavement program for children at Hope Hospice
  • Music programming for underserved children - Oakland East Bay Symphony
  • Neo-natal intensive care unit and new pediatric units - ValleyCare Medical Center
  • Camp Arroyo for Children with Pediatric AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses - The Taylor Family Foundation

The 2004 Theme, the “Grape Gatsby”, promises a wonderfully elegant afternoon (silent auction) and evening (live auction) of wine, food, and dancing!
Sponsor: Livermore Winegrowers Association
Location:  Wente Vineyards Visitors Center, Arroyo Road.
Times:  Silent Auction:  4pm to 7pm.  Live Auction Dinner: 7pm to Midnight
Admission: Silent Auction: $50  Live Auction Dinner ??
More info: Livermore Winegrowers Association Events Page

Flyball Tournament




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May 21 & 22
Sat & Sun




Flyball Tournament
Flyball is a team sport for dogs that was invented in California in the late 70's. 
Flyball clubs from Northern California and Southern California will be participating.
The public is invited to attend, watch this exciting sport and visit canine and other vendors and exhibits.
Sponsor: Gold Rush Flyball Club
Location:  Independence Park, 2750 Holmes, Livermore
Times:  8am to 5pm each day
More info: Gold Rush Flyball Club

Real Bicycles Racing Team Bicycle Race




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May 22




Real Bicycles Racing Team Bicycle Race

Sponsor: Pleasanton Businesses
Location:  Hacienda Business Park
Times: 7:00a to 5:00p
More info: Pleasanton Events

2005 Golden State Roundup (Square Dancing)




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May 27-29




2005 Golden State Round Up
Square dance event is a fun-filled weekend for all; less challenging dancing on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; fashion shows, vendors, and clothing shops will be featured during the three-day event; the public may be invited to join in the dancing.
Sponsor: Northern California Square Dance Association.
Location:  Fairgrounds
Times:  Last Year Info:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Fri.); 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Sat.); 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Sun.).
Admission: Last Year Info: Participants - $30 Weekend Ribbon adults; $15 youth; One-Day Pass - $10 Fri. only, $12 Sat. day, $15 Sat. night (7 p.m. on), $12 Sun. all day; Open to the public at no cost; $8 parking.
More info: Fairgrounds Web Site, or 925-685-9006

Livermore Heritage Guild Auction Dinner




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May 28




Livermore Heritage Guild Auction Dinner
Many items will be auctioned off.  Always a fun event
Sponsor: Livermore Heritage Guild
Location:  Duarte Garage, Portola and L Streets
Times:  Doors open at 5:00.  Pasta Dinner at 6:00.  Auction at 7:00
Admission: $8.00 per person for pasta Dinner
More info: Call the History Center 449-9927.
Valley Dance Theatre's 25th Anniversary Celebration








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May 28, 29
Sat, Sun


Valley Dance Theatre's 25th Anniversary Celebration
The program includes:

Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, The Wedding – a wedding celebration for Princess Aurora and Prince Florimund that includes Puss-in-Boots, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, the Lilac, Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Fairies, the Bluebird, and the Grand Pas de Deux. It is at once dramatic, delightful, and exquisite.

Camille Saint-Saens gift to children, Carnival of the Animals – a zoological dance delighting children with elephants, tortoises, jellyfish, birds, roosters, cuckoos, kangaroos, lions, fossils, a jackass, and a beautiful swan.

Pugni’s Pas de Quatre – originally choreographed as a showcase for the four most famous ballerinas of the time and recreated by four Valley Dance Theatre ballerinas.

Featured composer, Aram Khachaturian’s, Masquerade Suite and Gayaneh Ballet Suite. Masquerade Suite – a gentleman attending a masked ball is especially captivated by one enchanting dance partner. Can he find her again among the masked crowd? Gayaneh Ballet Suite – each Valley Dance Theatre dancer at her best.
Sponsor: Valley Dance Theatre
Location:  Livermore High School Theatre, 600 Maple Street, Livermore 
Times:  Saturday, 8:00pm, Sunday, 2:00pm
Admission: Reserved ground floor seating: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors.  Balcony/open seating: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors.  Groups of 10 or more:  $2 off each ticket.
More info: Tickets: (925) 243-0927  www.valleydancetheatre.com


Antique Faire




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May 29




Antique Faire
This is one of the largest outdoor antique fairs in California. This event is for purists. Only antiques are allowed! Over 400 dealers make this one of the best antique shows anywhere!
Sponsor: Pleasanton Downtown Association
Location:  Main Street
Times:  8am to 4pm
Admission: Free
More info:  Pleasanton Downtown Association, City of Pleasanton, or (925) 484-2199
B17 & B24 Bombers at the Livermore Airport

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May 29 - June 1



B17 and B24 Bombers at the Livermore Airport
Vintage B17 and B24 bombers once again visit the Livermore airport.  You can take pictures, walk through the planes, and talk to the crew.  Flights are also available for a $400 donation.
In recent years a number of other vintage aircraft, many from WWII, have also been on display.
See the eLivermore photos.
Sponsor: The Collins Foundation
Location:  Livermore Airport
Times:  Planes arrive about 3:00pm on Sunday.  Tours available from about 3:00 to 5:00pm.
    Monday & Tuesday:  Tours of both planes from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
    Flights will occur from about 8:00am to 9:00am Monday & Tuesday, and after 5:00pm Sun, Mon, & Tues
Admission: Walk Through Tour: Adults: $8.00; Children 12 & under: $4;  Rides: $400 for 30 minute flight
More info: The Collings Foundation.  For Rides Call - 800-568-8924