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Museum on Main to Celebrate Here Comes 'Holi'
By Sarah Warnick
March 6, 2014

Museum on Main's Preschool Reading Time will celebrate Holi, the colorful Hindu spring festival offering on March 12, 10-11 a.m. Reading Time is a free, monthly book and activity for preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families. Admission is free. No reservations required. For more information phone the museum at 925-462-2766 or online at: education@museumonmain.org FULL STORY

'The Beatles' : A Musical Revolution
December 11, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - The Beatles’ songs continue to stand the test of time. The group’s contribution to the history of the 20th century popular music remains unprecedented and unchallenged. Join Dulais Rhys as he delves into the quality, variety and longevity of Beatles music. ... FULL STORY

Concert in the Park Brings Live Music to Downtown
May 22, 2013

Submitted by Kelley Foulk Pleasanton – The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) popular Concert in the Park series will take place every Friday night from June 7 through August 30, featuring an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to 50’s and 60’s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. F... FULL STORY

1st Wednesday Street Party
July 22, 2013

PLEASANTON - What better way to celebrate than with a street party and a Pooch Parade! Music provided by DJ Joe (located in the beer and wine garden)! 1st Wednesday is sponsored by Hacienda Business Park. Shop, dine and stroll your way through downtown Pleasanton. Visit unique shops and restauran... FULL STORY

Swing into Summer at the Danville Fine Arts Faire
May 26, 2013

Submitted by Claudette Mannina DANVILLE - The Danville Fine Arts Faire celebrates the beginning of summer and its 22nd anniversary on June 22 & 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Danville, the festival features a dazzling spectrum of a... FULL STORY

Razor-Sharp Comedy comes to town
April 29, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE - In these turbulent political times, the bipartisan humor of comedy group Capitol Steps will bring a refreshing, if razor-sharp, perspective when they return for their fifth annual performance at the Bankhead Theater on Monday, May 6. The only group in Americ... FULL STORY

Cheza Nami and the Chinyakare Ensemble
April 22, 2013

Submitted by Catherine Ndungu-Case LIVERMORE - Cheza Nami Foundation is partnering with the Chinyakare ensemble to bring African music, dance and culture to Las Positas college. Students, staff as well as the general public are invited to listen to the beautiful sounds of Zimbabwe, dance to Afri... FULL STORY

First Wednesday street parties are back
April 19, 2013

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON - Pleasanton’s legendary 1st Wednesday Street Parties in May, June, July, August, and September are well-known among Pleasantonians and residents of neighboring cities alike. Once a month, Main Street is filled with vendor booths where pedestrians can learn m... FULL STORY

Crow Canyon Cat Club Cat Show
April 5, 2013

More than 200 cats and kittens of 41 breeds, including the curly haired Rex, the hairless Sphynx, along with fluffy Persians and slinky Siamese will be competing for the Best in the Cat Show! Cheer for your favorite in the Feline Agility Competition. See how it’s done at http://agility.cfa.org/.... FULL STORY

Peep! Peep!
March 8, 2013

DANVILLE - Bring your little chickadees’ down to the Danville Community Center and Town Green on Saturday, March 30, for a very bunny and chick friendly day. This year’s Eggstravaganza event will be filled egg hunts, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Egg hunts will begin on time and are orga... FULL STORY

St Patricks Day Party
March 6, 2013

DANVILLE - Feast of Saint Patrick Day's celebration at Norm's Place promises to be the best on this side of the Rainbow! Don your kelly green and head to Danville for an authentic and memorable Irish experience. Authentic Leprechauns, Bag Pipers, Green beer, 300 lbs. of Corned Beef, 2 Bands - Th... FULL STORY

Red Clay Ramblers
March 5, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – While the award-winning Red Clay Ramblers could have settled for just being the best authentic string band performing today, their creativity and musical versatility have taken them well beyond that mark. For more than 40 years, they have been ambassadors fo... FULL STORY

St. Patrick's Day Festival
March 2, 2013

Dublin is inviting all residents and neighbors to a very special celebration. On Saturday, March 16 and Sunday March 17 Dublin will be like Ireland as the whole city is getting ready for St. Patrick's Day! The festivities include the annual Firefighter's Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station #16 at 7 a.... FULL STORY

Silver Moon Band
March 1, 2013

PLEASANTON - Enjoy the swinging sound of the Silver Moon Band as they perform favorite ballads sung in the style of Old Blue Eyes, Bobby Darin and others. The musicians in this eleven-piece all star group have appeared with such notables as: Steve Allen, Ray Charles, Paul Anka, Tito Puente, Jack Jon... FULL STORY

St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl
February 27, 2013

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON - Discover the Luck of the Irish at the St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl. Downtown merchants, restaurants and local breweries will come together on Friday, March 15, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl. The event is hosted by t... FULL STORY

Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast
February 26, 2013

LIVERMORE - Spring is just around the corner. Residents are invited to the third annual Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast hosted by the YMCA at Camp Arroyo. Egg Hunts will be held every 30 minutes starting at 9 a.m. the last egg hunt will be at 11 a.m. Egg hunts are open to children 11 and under. Break... FULL STORY

Building Blocks of Science
February 22, 2013

PLEASANTON- Building Blocks of Science for parents of 2 - 5 year olds. In this parent workshop, we will discuss the importance of children exploring nature. We’ll provide an overview of the many opportunities Pleasanton has to be in Nature and provide fun and easy activities for parents to do with t... FULL STORY

Crab Feed
February 22, 2013

PLEASANTON - Enjoy a night of all you can eat crab (or chicken) with bread, salad, pasta and a no host bar! Win great prizes with a silent and live auction and enjoy live music by The Regulars! Help support the Alisal Elementary School PTA by attending this annual fundraiser! Tickets are only $45 pe... FULL STORY

American Roots Music with European Flair in town
February 21, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Since the Bankhead Theater opened in 2007, LVPAC Presents has offered Livermore audiences a broad range of musical experiences including some of the world’s finest guitarists and string music players. Continuing in this tradition, the end of February will br... FULL STORY

Best of Smuin Ballet
February 17, 2013

LIVERMORE - Known for their sleek and highly accessible blend of dance styles, Smuin Ballet’s signature works enchant both those familiar with and those new to the world of dance. With exhilarating and expressive movement, the dancers grace the stage in the contemporary Oh, Inverted World, as well a... FULL STORY

Cash Mob hits downtown Pleasanton
February 15, 2013

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON – The Cash Mob is at it again! These groups that meet specifically to patronize a specific local business, have been popping up across the country, and Downtown Pleasanton is no exception. The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) began hosting Cash Mob even... FULL STORY

Visual Splendor of Paco Pena Flamenco
February 13, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – World-renowned guitarist Paco Peña with his company of dancers, singers and musicians will celebrate the sensual rhythms and visual splendor of the Spanish art form in “Flamenco Vivo” at the Bankhead Theater on Tuesday, February 26. Over the past four decade... FULL STORY

Romance on the Rails
February 5, 2013

SUNOL - One of the best ways to celebrate this Valentine's Day is to enjoy a relaxing vintage train ride through scenic Niles Canyon from Sunol to Niles and back. En route selection of wines will be served paired with hors d'oeuvres. The train features Southern Pacific parlor-lounge car #2979, newly... FULL STORY

Irresistible Rhythms of Cuba
February 4, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Ambassadors of the irresistible music of Cuba, the powerhouse band Afro-Cuban All Stars led by expert bandleader Juan de Marcos will arrive for a special Valentine’s Day performance at the Bankhead Theater in 2013. Since the 1990s when Juan de Marcos’ effort... FULL STORY

Wines & Valentines
January 24, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Valentine's Day means more than saying those three magical words with chocolates and roses. At Museum on Main it means preserving the city's heritage for the future generations to come. Museum's annual fundraiser returns on Friday, February 8. The sixth an... FULL STORY

Mindful Drumming
February 3, 2013

Kokomon Clottey, MBA and author of 'Mindful Drumming: Ancient Wisdom for Unleashing the Human Spirit and Building Community' presents the workshop in honor of black history month. Mindful Drumming is a transformative learning process that offers individuals opportunities to heal ancient wounding, to... FULL STORY

Tribute to the Beloved Songs of John Denver
February 3, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller Livermore - Considered one of the best tribute singers today, Jim Curry brings the beloved music of legendary singer/songwriter John Denver to the Bankhead Theater in “Take Me Home.” Denver’s songs such as “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulders,” and “Calypso... FULL STORY

Livermore Rotary Crab Feed
January 26, 2013

LIVERMORE - Livermore Rotary Club is one of the best kept secrets in town. Livermore Rotary Club is located in the historic Livermore Valley community of Livermore. It is one of over 26,000 Rotary International clubs (one of the 57 clubs in District 5170) and is dedicated to serving the local commu... FULL STORY

GNON hosts networking mixer
January 14, 2013

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON - Business owners and prospective business owners will gather to extend their network at Pans on Fire on Hopyard Road in Pleasanton. Residents are welcome to join in for the fabulous networking opportunity. Join Linda Wyner of Pans on Fire for fun, prizes, an... FULL STORY

Induz Valentine's Soiree for a good cause
January 14, 2013

Submitted by Ray Mitra HAYWARD - New Year brings an opportunity to make new resolutions with the best of intentions for all of us. Induz, a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to foster art and culture in our global community continues its mission to give back to the community in the ne... FULL STORY

Frosty's Magic Hat Puppet Show
January 1, 2013

Submitted by Geri Bezio LIVERMORE - Livermore Public Library invites kids to a winter-themed puppet show. The fun-filled program is about a little girl who makes a wish upon a star and then makes a magic snowman. Performer Tony Borders and his puppets in Frosty’s Magic Hat- promise lots of laughs... FULL STORY

Art Meets Poetry, East Meets West
December 21, 2012

Submitted by Lily Xu Guan LIVERMORE - The 7th annual East Meets West exhibit, featuring paintings, photographs, sculpture and poetry, will be held in January at the Civic Center Gallery in the main Livermore Library, 1188 S. Livermore Avenue. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 5, 1... FULL STORY

January Concert with 'The Queen of Bluegrass'
December 18, 2012

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Named as “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by The Wall Street Journal, Rhonda Vincent will bring her exceptional musicianship and crisp pure vocals to Livermore on Thursday January 3rd in the first show of the new year at the Bankhead Theater. Over the last deca... FULL STORY

Puss in Boots
December 11, 2012

PLEASANTON - 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... FULL STORY

Deacon Dave Xmas display rings in holiday season
December 6, 2012

Submitted by David Rezendes LIVERMORE -Livermore’s legendary Deacon Dave and his spectacular Christmas display has celebrated the spirit of the season for the past 27 years by sponsoring a celebration of Christmas at his home located at 352 Hillcrest Avenue in Livermore. There is no entrance fee,... FULL STORY

Home for the Holidays
November 22, 2012

Submitted by Holly Feidy LIVERMORE - Warm memorable holidays begin with decorations and celebrations. Kick off the holiday shopping season downtown and enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, holiday performances. Kids can play in snow in Lizzie Fountain! Downtown Livermore Merchants will be celebr... FULL STORY

Holiday Party featuring The Snow Faerie
November 29, 2012

Submitted by Saundra Anderson PLEASANTON - Starting a wonderful tradition for the little girls, and their favorite teddy bear, Soroptimist International is inviting residents to come along to share in the Xmas festivities! Participants will enjoy a lovely tea party with holiday treats. All the wa... FULL STORY

Christmas Around the World
November 27, 2012

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE - This holiday season the Bankhead Theater will ring with the glorious sounds of the world-renowned Moscow Boys Choir as they appear in Livermore on their “Christmas Around the World” tour. The charming program of traditional melodies, folk songs and Christmas... FULL STORY

Downtown Pleasanton Cash Mobs to Return in January
November 22, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON - Downtown Pleasanton’s new shopping initiative, Cash Mobs, will return on January 16 and will continue throughout 2013 at 6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. In the new year, all Cash Mob participants will be entered into a monthly drawing to win do... FULL STORY

Holiday Tree Lighting
November 15, 2012

DUBLIN - Kick off the holidays with festive celebration at the Community Tree lighting ceremony. The 29th annual tradition will take place at the Dublin Civic Center. Lively sounds of Jazz and Choir will fill the air with gaiety. Dublin Unified School District Children will perform as Santa Claus cr... FULL STORY

Holiday Faire rings in the holiday season
November 9, 2012

DUBLIN - For a setting befitting the holiday season, Dublin Heritage Park is hosting the annual rustic holiday faire. Festivities will feature traditional holiday crafts,unique handcrafted items and holiday favorites performed by the Merrie Old Christmas Carolers. Old-Fashioned St. Nick will arrive ... FULL STORY

Hometown Holiday Celebration
November 7, 2012

PLEASANTON - Sleigh bells will soon ring with a jolly "Ho, Ho, Ho" as Santa will be cruising into town to light up the streets, bringing a magical air to the home town. Following Thanksgiving, tree lighting and community sing-a-long will usher in the Christmas season with this hometown tradition alo... FULL STORY

Dandiya for a cause
November 6, 2012

Submitted by Giriprasad Lankipalle PLEASANTON - At the end of the year whether it is the spookiness of Halloween or the dance of dandia, the spirit is the same - one of celebration. Alisal Elementary PTA invites residents to a night of music and dandia dance celebrating the season. Food and ... FULL STORY

32nd Annual Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival
October 31, 2012

PLEASANTON - Alameda County Fairgrounds will turn into Hawaii as Kumu Hula Association of Northern California presents the 32nd Annual Ia 'Oe E Ka La Hula Festival. Hula Competition, solo and group competition will be the main attractions of the festival. Arts & Crafts Vendors from California and Ha... FULL STORY

Holiday Craft Fair
October 29, 2012

Tri-Valley Haven is hosting a Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, November 1, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Livermore Barn at 3131 Pacific Avenue in Livermore. Come shop for crafts and artwork made by local artisans. Merchandise will include jewelry, textiles, pottery, holid... FULL STORY

Halloween Scary Boo!
October 25, 2012

October is known for pumpkin patches and jack-o-lanterns. Whether kids make a standard jack-o'-lantern or sculpt something frightfully fun, they will be enjoying a quintessential autumn activity. As kids and parents scramble to figure out what the kids will be for Halloween this year and the fun act... FULL STORY

Children Fall Fest
October 17, 2012

Halloween is always a time of year geared for the young and the young at heart. The Town of Danville is offering different events over the coming weekends aimed at giving area children a scary-good time. Treat your tots to a ghoulish evening at the Danville Community Center. The Children’s Fall Fes... FULL STORY

Fall into Fun
October 11, 2012

Submitted by Claudette Mannina DANVILLE - Get ready to fall into fun when the 21st annual Danville Fall Crafts Festival returns to beautiful downtown Danville on Saturday and Sunday, October 20 and 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Danville,... FULL STORY

Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival
October 7, 2012

Autumn is a stunningly spectacular season on the picturesque coast around the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay. Magnificent vistas of seaside farm country dotted with vast, rolling fields of orange, scarecrows, barns, and pick-your-own pumpkin patches. It's the perfect time of year and the per... FULL STORY

Trick-or-Treating for grown-ups
October 3, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk Pleasanton - Downtown merchants, restaurants and local breweries will come together on Saturday, October 20 at the second annual Halloween Brew Crawl event, hosted by the Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) and sponsored by Handles on Main, Pleasanton Main Street Brewe... FULL STORY

Festival of Lights
October 2, 2012

PLEASANTON - As the air gets colder and the moon glows brighter, it is time to rejoice and celebrate the season. The festival of lights, Diwali in all its grandeur and gaiety celebrates the victory of good over evil, of enlightenment over darkness. Diwali, from the sanskrit word 'Deepavali' means a ... FULL STORY

Downtown Halloween Carnival
September 23, 2012

LIVERMORE- Tri-Valley residents have lots of activities to look forward to this autumn. Livermore celebrates its 4th Annual Downtown Halloween Carnival on Saturday, October 27 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Activities for families with children in the 5th grade and younger! Kids will enjoy the Costume Con... FULL STORY

Come-In-Unity Carnival
September 23, 2012

First days of Fall and Halloween is just round the corner. City of Pleasanton has several fun-filled events lined up this season. St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church of Pleasanton are hosting their second Annual Come-In-Unity Carnival which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 23rd at St. Mary &... FULL STORY

GNON hosts Patriotic Mixer
September 1, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON Girls Night Out Networking (GNON), Lois Cox of Prudential Realty, Danielle Fratellone of Amador Chiropractic, and Leslie Gutteridge of Awareness Life Worldwide would love you to join them at a patriotic mixer. Come for fabulous networking opportunities, ton... FULL STORY

U.S. Marines in Pleasanton Concert
August 30, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk Pleasanton - The United States Marines will invade the weekly Friday evening Concert in the Park on August 31 with a rousing presentation of musical fare from their Brass Party Band. The concert is presented by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and held at Lion Waysid... FULL STORY

Traditional Folk Dance for a cause
August 30, 2012

Submitted by Ray Mitra FREMONT Dandia is an age-old celebration of the victory of good over evil and an occasion for the community to get together, and celebrate. The dynamic dance represents the circle of life and the rhythm of the heart beating. Induz has organized an “Induz Dandiya” fundra... FULL STORY

2012 Concert in the Park – Downtown Pleasanton
June 9, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk Pleasanton – Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) popular Concert in the Park series brings along family fun-filled Friday nights till August 31, featuring an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and country to 50’s and 60’s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. The free c... FULL STORY

Alameda County Fair's centennial celebration
By Meenu Gupta
May 31, 2012

The year was 1912. From October 23 to October 27 residents of Pleasanton enjoyed the first Alameda County Fair. By 1939 the Alameda County Fair Association was born evolving the event as a modern racing Fair. 100 years down the line, the Fair has come a long way. Centennial celebration brings alo... FULL STORY

Art Happens
May 21, 2012

Art Happens on the second Thursday each month in downtown Livermore! From 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., 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 tasti... FULL STORY

Summer Competitions galore
May 21, 2012

Submitted by Ajay Bhutoria MILPITAS - GOPIO Silicon Valley in Collaboration with Radio Zindagi, IND TV USA and Association for Kids and Youth Programs is hosting summer competitions for the youth and those young at heart. The sixth annual day promises fun for the entire family. Kids and Youth can... FULL STORY

Induz Mother's day Carnival a great success
May 18, 2012

Submitted by Ray Mitra Induz, a Bay Area non-profit that aims to connect people and cultures through the arts, in association with Safari Kid and DesiBazaar organized its first Mother’s Day Carnival event on Saturday, May 5 at Safari Kid Grounds in Union City. Attended by over 500 people, the ... FULL STORY

Blues benefit Bothwell
May 17, 2012

Submitted by Linda Ryan On Friday, June 1 a special night of Blues to Benefit the Bothwell begins with folk and blues icon Barbara Dane sharing blues foundations from the classics of Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey to her own comments on life, accompanied on piano by the highly-sought after Tammy Hall... FULL STORY

Celebrate May Day with Mom
By Meenu Gupta
May 12, 2012

PLEASANTON It's a sunny Sunday today and just the perfect weather to celebrate May Day along with Mother's Day. Bay Area Musicians and 'Halau' (Hawaiian word for a school, academy) will showcase their talent as the Alameda County Fairgrounds Amphitheater turns to Hawaiian wonderland. Enjoy th... FULL STORY

May Fair
May 11, 2012

Courtesy of City of Dublin In celebration of Mother’s Day the City of Dublin invites the public to a May Fair on the picturesque Dublin Heritage Park & Museums on Saturday May 12 from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fair will feature French music, a Maypole dance, French food and street vendors selling hand... FULL STORY

Bunco Night
May 9, 2012

Submitted by Annette Musso Creative Autism Solutions Team (CAST) is a center that offers myriad therapies that may be required - speech, music, social integration, physical and occupational, to name a few under one roof. CAST is a non-profit organization with a board of directors, an organization... FULL STORY

Thirsty Thursdays
April 23, 2012

'Thirsty Thursdays' at Livermore Summer Farmers' market will showcase local wine tasting, live music, and arts and crafts. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on every third Thursday from May through October 2012 (May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20 and October 18). Event glass is $10 and can be use... FULL STORY

Mothers Day Carnival
April 17, 2012

Submitted by Ray Mitra Union City - Induz, a non-profit in association with Safari Kid and DesiBazaar brings you a unique event to pamper mom to the fullest with everything she loves. This event is a special initiative to encourage children to volunteer and raise funds for a good cause. The event... FULL STORY

Art Happens
April 11, 2012

LIVERMORE- Art Happens is a community outreach program that gives art-adorers the opportunity to see and experience the Arts of Livermore. Art Glass Studio hosts $15 make-it and take-it classes on the second Thursday of each month. Following are a list of the dates and times for the upcoming Art ... FULL STORY

Celebrating Spring
By Meenu Gupta
March 29, 2012

"O Wind, If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?" P.B. Shelley wrote about Spring, a season that is welcomed each year as a new beginning, as a harbinger of hope. The first day of Spring always comes strong, fragrant and vibrant. Induz a non-profit organization founded in 2004, is inviting the ... FULL STORY

Northern California Doll Show comes to Pleasanton
March 29, 2012

A variety of antique to modern dolls, including Gene and Barbies, as well as hand-crafted and manufactured teddies and supplies will be showcased at the Northern California's Doll and Teddy Bear Show in Pleasanton. Over 85 dealers will participate in the event. Young and old enthusiasts and collect... FULL STORY

Earth Day Celebration Concert
March 24, 2012

Andy Z, a children's performer and singer/songwriter is coming to Pleasanton to celebrate Earth Day with your family. He combines music, movement, storytelling and character puppets to create an experience that keeps kids engaged and adults entertained. Andy's songs and albums have won national ... FULL STORY

Middle child with syndrome
March 24, 2012

Middle child with syndrome Funny Side Up By Charleen Earley They say the middle child makes the best comic. And just my luck, I happen to be that child. So maybe I was predestined to be the funny-maker in the family, or maybe, just maybe, on my birth day, I just came out funny. Either way, ... FULL STORY

Mardi Gras Gala
March 18, 2012

Ala Costa Center is hosting its 8 annual fundraising gala, 'A Taste Mardi Gras' on Saturday, March 24. The fun-filled evening will showcase activities including silent auction; live auction; games of chance specialty drinks and dances. This year's event will be held at the Shannon Center in Dublin. ... FULL STORY

The Hunt is On!
March 16, 2012

As Easter approaches after a year-long wait, make it memorable for children with fun-filled activities. Contra Costa Humane Society is hosting a hunt both for kids and their pets. While the kids hunt for easter eggs, dogs will hunt for bones. Parents can help decorating kids' hunting bags with arts... FULL STORY

Broadcast Legend Trish Bell
By Meenu Gupta
March 13, 2012

Dublin resident Trish Bell's mellifluous voice has led her on an extraordinary life long journey. From shock radio at KSJO in the late 1980s to co-hosting with Bill Moen in the Mornings at the legendary KABL in the early '90s, Bell has had a good roller-coaster ride in twenty years of her broadcasti... FULL STORY

Curtain to rise on 'The Wiz'
March 10, 2012

28 high school students have worked together as cast, backstage crew members and orchestra to proudly present 'The Wiz' - the 9th annual musical presented by St. Joan of Arc's Youth Ministry Program. While similar in plot to The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz transforms the show into a more fun, funky,... FULL STORY

Lights, Camera and Sing Along
March 8, 2012

Pleasanton - With over a hundred voices, a twenty year history and a diverse repertoire, Broadway Chorus brings along a shared passion for performance. The Tri-Valley community chorus will perform "Lights...Camera...Sing-along" at the Amador Theater. Breaking from tradition in which the audience sit... FULL STORY

Spring break programs
March 7, 2012

Submitted by Geri Bezio Spring break is just round the corner. For those not travelling Livermore Public Library is offering good options for kids of all ages to spend their spare time fruitfully. Children may choose to make a Spring decoration at the Springtime Craft programs. No registration i... FULL STORY

Jungle of Jewels
March 7, 2012

American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pleasanton is hosting its annual jewelry event, 'Jungle of Jewels' this weekend. Along with a dazzling array of high-end jewelry, precious and semi-precious gems, and costume jewelry, the event this year features animal-print clothing, jungle-themed decor fo... FULL STORY

Dr. Seuss comes to town
March 6, 2012

Preschoolers, come over to Towne Center Bookstore this Thursday and join Cat in the Hat, Horton hears a Who and many of Dr. Seuss's friends. Dramatic reading for early learners (ages 3 to 5) and arts and crafts will be part of the camp session. For reservations please call (925) 846-8826. Hooray ... FULL STORY

Autumn Gem
February 28, 2012

Submitted by Joyce Nevins Autumn Gem the inspiring story of modern China's first feminist will be shown as a documentary film on Sunday afternoon, March 11 at the Livermore Public Library Civic Center. There is no charge for this event. Qiu Jin, a radical women’s rights activist defied tradition... FULL STORY

African Drumming and Dance program
February 29, 2012

Cheza Nami Foundation recently presented the richness of African culture and heritage through 'African Drumming and Dance Program' at Pleasanton Public Library. Participants learnt about the influence of drums and dance on the African continent and participated in an interactive drum circle us... FULL STORY

Up, Up and A-W-A-Y
February 29, 2012

Mad Science of Mt. Diablo present Up, Up and AWAY. Budding scientists will be introduced to the principles of air and pressure. Amazing experiments will show how pressure affects the world around us. Watch the Mad Scientist make a hot air balloon… create giant smoke rings with a vortex generator... ... FULL STORY

Pins for Paws
February 23, 2012

After a hectic week, spend Friday evening bowling with family and friends. Contra Costa Human Society (CCHS) invites you for a fun evening of bowling that will also offer animal supporters an opportunity to express their care for animals. Bowl to your heart's content, enjoy the fun, and enter to... FULL STORY

Mamma Mia, here we go again!
February 22, 2012

MAMMA MIA! - the sensational feel-good musical show has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill at the Orpheum Theater.The story of the single mother coping with her young daughter's marriage on a picturesque Greek isle has been told and retold several times. While she is haunted ... FULL STORY

Heartfelt expressions for a good cause
February 22, 2012

Induz, a non-profit organization dedicated to arts and culture education, expressed itself in a big way this Valentine's. The fifth annual Valentine gala was a huge success. Induz team has raised $5000 from the event. All proceeds will be used to support the Apollo World Artz program for culture, ar... FULL STORY

Grammy Award-winning artist in city
February 21, 2012

Jazz legend and Grammy Award-winning vocalist and pianist Diane Schuur will be at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. Blind from birth, Schuur's journey is exemplary. She discovered the legendary music of Dinah Washington, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald at an early age. Schuur has created her st... FULL STORY

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
February 20, 2012

"A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:/ Its loveliness increases; it will never/Pass into nothingness;" when John Keats wrote that he was talking about tales that have been told and retold down the generations, but never lose their charm. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland penned in 1865 by Lewis Carro... FULL STORY

St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl
February 20, 2012

Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) will be hosting a St. Patrick's Day-themed Brew Crawl on Friday, March 16. St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl will feature costumed guests enjoying local craft beer and appetizer tastings in a variety of downtown businesses. “The first Brew Crawl was so well-recei... FULL STORY

American Idol Contestant coming to town
February 18, 2012

American Idol Contestant Jason Wolf Hamlin is coming to town. Don't miss this golden chance of a fun-filled evening with great wine and food at The Winemaker's Pour House in Livermore. The special evening will feature music by American Idol contestant, Jason 'Wolf' Hamlin. Jason received his golden ... FULL STORY

Luna Negra presents effervescent Latino Dance
February 17, 2012

Luna Negra Dance Theater celebrates the richness and diversity of the Latino culture, giving expression to the stories and creativity of their contemporary choreographers. The richly textured, highly original works reveal a distinctive style that blends the discipline of ballet with the fiery energy... FULL STORY

African Drumming and Dance program in Pleasanton
February 17, 2012

Enjoy a taste of African culture through dance and an interactive drum circle using traditional African instruments. All ages are welcome at the African Drumming and Dance Program in Pleasanton Public Library. Participants will learn about the influence of drums and dance on the African continent an... FULL STORY

Pleasanton Fly Fishing Show  
February 16, 2012

In what has turned into an annual beginning-of-the-year ritual for Northern California fly-fishers, the Fly Fishing Show kicks off the season at the Alameda County Fairgrounds next weekend. Fly-casters, fly-tiers, tackle manufacturers, authors, artists and representatives from angling destinations a... FULL STORY

Jump For The Y
February 13, 2012

For years Tri-Valley YMCA has offered programs to the community which deepen positive values and increase commitment to service to make the community better through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Participating in the cause committed to move people and communities f... FULL STORY

Family fun farm
February 11, 2012

Switch off the television and, for a change, spend a tranquil day with nature. Come to Forest Home Farms Historic Park and the Glass House Museum for family fun on the farm on the second Saturday of each month. On these days you can step back in time to explore the site, enjoy tours, and participate... FULL STORY

Romance on the Rails
February 6, 2012

Dedicated volunteers at Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) who have kept the rail history of the region alive, will once again create the magical sounds of steam whistles and the sight of steel wheels rolling along the rails. Pacific Locomotive Association is hosting a Valentines Day Wine Train on Sund... FULL STORY

Impact of storytelling
February 3, 2012

Impact of storytelling cannot be overemphasized. Whether the storyteller is a parent or grand-parent reading a bed-time story or a teacher in school, storytelling is a powerful learning tool for children of all ages. In telling folk and fairytales to children, there will always be a number who sa... FULL STORY

Girls Night Out Networking
January 28, 2012

"No man is an island" - Girls Night Out Networking (GNON) group is a testament to John Donne's saying. A small group of 12 members that started in 2008 by Frances Hewitt, Owner of FHI Marketing Consultants, currently has over 650 members. GNON that originally started in Pleasanton,has now spread its... FULL STORY

Make Valentine's Day Memorable
January 26, 2012

Be prepared to fall in love, capture a heart and stir the soul as your most unforgettable Valentine's Day begins at the gala event hosted by Induz, a Bay Area non-profit that aims to connect people and cultures through the arts. Hollywood Actor Roger Narayan of Mission Impossible 2 and Eat, Pray, Lo... FULL STORY

Wine, Women and Shoes
January 24, 2012

For the modern woman who radiates uptown polish, downtown edge or both a pair of elegant shoes make the ultimate statement. The simply fun-filled, fabulous 'shoe-tastic' party benefits women and children services at St. Rose Hospital. Now in it's seventh year, WW&S produces over twenty charity e... FULL STORY

Celebrating change on Chinese New Year
January 15, 2012

Chinese New Year, one of the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, celebrates change. According to a Chinese proverb all creations are reborn on New Year's day. Also known as 'Spring Festival' in China, Chinese New Year falls on a different date each year in January or February because... FULL STORY

Third Annual Cab-Stravaganza
January 20, 2012

What’s better in the middle of winter than a hearty glass of Cab? If you are a fan of this iconic grape, this is the event for you. Charles R Vineyards will feature lots of Cab-fun, including special tastings, opportunities to purchase library wines, warm-your-belly food and much more. Be sure to si... FULL STORY

Peter Rabbit's adventures
January 20, 2012

California Theatre Center (CTC) proudly presents its 36th year of professional theatre for youth. Delight in Beatrix Potter's world of the English countryside, of fresh and tempting vegetable gardens, and of the adventures of Peter, Benjamin, the Tailor of Gloucester and a host of other charming cha... FULL STORY

Girls' Night Out shopping extravaganza
By Meenu Gupta
January 17, 2012

Working, cooking, laundry and washing dishes - it's a scene played out repeatedly in every girl's life. Take time out of the dull monotonous routine and re-charge yourself by spending some time out with other girls laughing and shopping! It's a Girls' Night Out at Tommy T's Comedy Steakhouse in P... FULL STORY

Community concert benefits High School music
January 16, 2012

Energy, precision and nuance - spirit of Evolution can be best summed up by these three words. Community Concerts & San Ramon Valley High School present The San Ramon Valley High School Winter Benefit Concert featuring 'Evolution' with special appearances by SRVHS Instrumental Music Students, 'The ... FULL STORY

Grammy-nominated composer to perform in city
January 12, 2012

In the humdrum of today's fast-paced life, his music soothes frayed nerves. David Lanz has been a preeminent force in New Age music for nearly thirty years. Grammy-nominated composer David Lanz will perform on Saturday, January 14 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Lanz will feature selections from h... FULL STORY

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
January 12, 2012

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (BBVD) returns to the Bankhead with their irresistible live show and the aggressive, musically-perceptive approach that has made them a singular standout among the numerous bands that launched the Nineties swing revival. With a massively successful fusion of classic American sou... FULL STORY

Baby and Kids Expo
January 11, 2012

Enjoy bounce houses, face painting, hands-on activities, family-oriented stage entertainment, and find the hottest and latest parenting products and services. Saturday, February 11 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. $10 adults, $5 kids; ages 12 and under free Alameda County Fairgrounds 4501 Pleasanton Avenue, ... FULL STORY

Abstract Dialogue with a visual appeal
January 10, 2012

Large-scale sculptures in clay and porcelain inspired by nature possess a timeless quality. Village Theatre Art Gallery presents Abstract Dialogue during its upcoming exhibition to bring in the New Year. For the two artists featured in this exhibition, John Toki and Pamela Stefl Toki, believe an abs... FULL STORY

Gala celebrates 20 years of success
January 8, 2012

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The sheer veracity of the statement is exemplified by Livermore Valley Opera (LVO) that was founded in 1992. Ever since, there has been no turning back. LVO has been presenting fully-staged operas each spring and fall at the Bankhead Theater i... FULL STORY

Hometown Holiday Celebration
November 14, 2011

Sleigh bells ring and a jolly "Ho, Ho, Ho" are reminders of a new Christmas season. Santa will be cruising into town to light up the streets, bringing a magical air to every city. Enjoy this hometown tradition along Main Street in Pleasanton with your friends and family. Get into the spirit of the s... FULL STORY

Nick Barone Puppets come to Pleasanton
November 29, 2011

Children of all ages will love Nick Barone's puppets that will be in Pleasanton this winter as 'Holiday Treats'. Barone is a professional puppeteer and has been building and performing puppets professionally since 1991. An original thirty minute Christmas show, filled with lovable and friendly monst... FULL STORY

Santa is on his way
November 11, 2011

Get into the spirit of the season as Santa will be cruising into town to light up the streets, bringing a magical air to Pleasanton, setting the stage for the holiday season. Christmas Tree Lane at the North Pole Family Stroll Thursday, November 17 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Ladies can enjoy shopping ... FULL STORY

Studio 7 Trunk Shows Kick off Holiday Shopping
November 12, 2011

Photos Courtesy of Studio Seven Arts Located in the heart of downtown Pleasanton Studio Seven Arts promotes "Personalize Your Holiday" throughout the season, where carefully selected and expert artisans will be present in the Gallery to discuss and offer you unique choices. Jewelry shows feature ... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band Concert
By George March
February 21, 2014

Danville Community Band Spring Concert at the Blackhawk Automotive Museum Join the Band as we trek through and examine "A Gallery of Sound" with a variety of selections from film scores to marches on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00pm. We'll be performing in the main gallery of the Blackhawk Automot... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band “A Gallery of Sound"
By George March
February 21, 2014

The Danville Community presents “A Gallery of Sound” Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Blackhawk Automotive Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA 94506 Join the band as we trek through and examine A Gallery of Sound with selections from film scores to marches. Come see the fabulous... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band Dinner Concert
By George March
January 24, 2014

Celebrate an early Valentine’s Day with dinner and a Winter Festival concert at the beautiful and historic Diablo Country Club, Sunday, February 9, 2014. Joining the band will be vocalist Laurie De Seguirant, a Bay Area performer for over 30 years. Enjoy an entrée choice of Stuffed Chicken Breast... FULL STORY

Festival of India and Parade
July 29, 2013

Submitted by Deepak Chhabra PHOTOS Courtesy of Deepak Chhabra Video Credit Sitaarre TV FREMONT - For the past 20 years, Festival of India and Parade in Fremont organised by FIA symbolizes the unity, integrity, culture and best of the things that are hall mark of Indian community in Bay area. ... FULL STORY

Cooking is a waste of my thyme
May 23, 2013

Funny Side Up By Charleen Earley It started out fun, but then things got fuzzy. I wanted to make a meal that I often order at one of my favorite restaurants (yes Mexican) called tortilla soup. Well, to cut right to the cheese, I mean chase - you know it’s been a long time since you've cooked w... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band
May 11, 2013

Submitted by George March DANVILLE - The Danville Community Band, under the direction of Robert Calonico, Dr. Lawrence Anderson and Teri Musiel, concludes its 2012-13 season with a musical journey featuring tunes and composers from continental Europe; including Gershwin’s American in Paris; Von S... FULL STORY

Let's go to the hop!
April 8, 2013

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Whether you’re a wall flower or you love to bunny hop join Museum on Main for a stroll down memory lane at the first annual Dance of the Decade fundraiser, a 1950s “Sock Hop.” The CoolTones Big Band will play live music on Saturday, April 27 from 7 p.m. to ... FULL STORY

Danville Community Band In Concert
By George March
March 29, 2013

Danville Community Band Spring Concert - Americana Join the Danville Community Band as it travels through 200 years of American music classics and marches on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. We'll be performing in the main gallery of the Blackhawk Auto Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville, CA ... FULL STORY

Networking Mixer
January 18, 2013

Submitted by Gigi Paradis WALNUT CREEK - GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) and 1515 Restaurant in Walnut Creek would love you to join them for fabulous networking opportunities, tons of raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun! To RSVP please contact gnoners@gmail.com by Friday, January 25.... FULL STORY

International Guitar Night
January 16, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – LVPAC Presents welcomes the return of International Guitar Night to the Bankhead Theater on Wednesday evening, on January 23rd featuring the new group of world-renowned guitarists on tour for 2013. A celebration of the remarkable talent and musical diversity... FULL STORY

India's Republic Day Celebrations
January 14, 2013

Submitted by Ajay Bhutoria Republic Day celebrations will soon be in full swing. January 26 is one of the most important dates in the history of India. Celebrated as Republic Day of India and decreed as a national holiday, on this day in 1950 India became a Republic and its constitution was enact... FULL STORY

Cash Mobs are Back!
January 12, 2013

PLEASANTON - Starting this Wednesday for every third Wednesday of the month Cash Mobs are back at the Museum on Main located on 603 Main St. It's a great way to meet new people, support the local economy and have fun! If you have any questions about Cash Mob, please write to Events@PleasantonDo... FULL STORY

Comedy Legend Gary Mule Deer coming to town
January 5, 2013

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE – Gary Mule Deer’s wry self-effacing style of comedy and his amiable approach to country music has kept audiences laughing around the world for more than four decades. He will appear at the Bankhead Theater for the first time in a single performance on January... FULL STORY

A Danville Community Band Dinner Concert
By George March
January 5, 2013

The Danville Community Band, under the direction of conductor Robert Calonico, returns to the Blackhawk Country Club for an evening dinner concert with ‘What I did for Love’ on Sunday, February 10th, 2013. The band will be joined by vocalist, Jodi Aldredge. The event is open to all. Plan to bring y... FULL STORY

GNON celebrates 2013
January 3, 2013

Submitted by Gigi Paradis DUBLIN - Kick off the New Year with GNON and the Coco Cabana! GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) and the Coco Cabana Restaurant would love you to join them for fabulous networking opportunities, tons of raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun! RSVP by January 15 by... FULL STORY

Nut Cracker
December 14, 2012

Valley Dance Theatre will light up the stage and delight audiences of all ages with the favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker till Sunday, December 16. This seasonal tradition features classic choreography paired with Tchaikovsky's extraordinary score will be performed live by the Livermore-Ama... FULL STORY

Art Walk
December 1, 2012

Submitted by Gary Harrington PLEASANTON - This Saturday, December 8th, join public art enthusiasts on the last Saturday Public Art Walk in Pleasanton for 2012. Walkers will learn about the mystery of two Centennial Park sculptures which even the artist did not know. Take this two-hour walk of s... FULL STORY

Christmas Carol
November 18, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - Don’t be a holiday Scrooge! Visit the ghosts of Christmas past,present, and yet to come in A Christmas Carol on Friday, December 7 at 7 p.m. Museum on Main brings dynamic film and Broadway actor Duffy Hudson back to the Firehouse Arts Center in this unique ... FULL STORY

Diwali Multicultural Festival
November 14, 2012

MILPITAS - Arima Entertainment invites community to celebrate the Mega Diwali Multicutural Festival on Sunday, November 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants can show case their performance in dance, vocal, music, karaoke, instrumental. To register please go to www.arimausa.com. Tickets are $5 per p... FULL STORY

Magical Holiday Evening
November 10, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON - On Saturday, November 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Downtown Pleasanton will host its annual holiday kick-off – 'Magical Holiday Evening.' Downtown shops, restaurants and businesses will usher in the holidays with festive decorations, live music and caroling, b... FULL STORY

Toy Drive
November 8, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis PLEASANTON - GNON’s hosting a Toy Drive where new unwrapped toys will be collected for the Toys for Tots program. Please RSVP to gnoners@gmail.com by Tuesday, December 4. Event Cost is $10 per person for members and $15 per person for non-members. Toy Drive Thursday... FULL STORY

Train of Lights
November 8, 2012

SUNOL - Niles Canyon Railway (NCRY) that has kept the proud steam and rail history of the region alive, is all set to create the magical sounds of steam whistles, the smell of coal smoke and the sight of steel wheels rolling along the rails. Buzzing with railroad excitement, experience the magic of... FULL STORY

Sitaarre TV
November 5, 2012

Courtesy of Poonam Bajaj 'Sitaarre TV' is the premiere South Asian Television Program in the Bay Area. With the primary mission of reaching the growing South Asian market, it went on the air in July 2007. Sitaarre TV features Bollywood and Hollywood star profiles, entertainment, local talent, com... FULL STORY

Drum and Dance Circle
November 5, 2012

LIVERMORE - Explore African music and rhythms at a fun and family friendly community drum circle. Cheza Nami foundation brings community together through African culture. Residents of the community are welcome to join in and participants are not required to bring any instruments though they may choo... FULL STORY

Holiday Boutique
October 29, 2012

Join the holiday shopping fun at the annual Holiday Boutique held at Our Savior Lutheran Ministries located at 1385 S. Livermore Ave in Livermore, Ca. Doors will be open on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come and browse through jewelry, knitted items, jams and jellies, photo cards, ho... FULL STORY

5th Annual Silicon Valley Trivia Challenge
October 26, 2012

Put your knowledge to the test for a good cause on November 3 at the Junior League of San Jose’s Silicon Valley Trivia Challenge. The evening's fun will include cocktails, dinner-by-the-bite and no-host cocktails starting at 6 p.m., trivia to follow. Trivia Challenge teams of 2 - 4 participants can... FULL STORY

Monster Mash
October 24, 2012

Take the little ones to a Halloween event you won’t want to miss. Trick or treat at participating stores, take complimentary costume portraits, enter the costume contest and check out lots of children’s entertainment. Monster Mash Sunday, October 28 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Blackhawk Plaza FULL STORY

Cash Mob promises fun
October 19, 2012

Submitted by Kelley Foulk PLEASANTON – It’s time for another Cash Mob! The Pleasanton Downtown Association (PDA) is excited to announce that Cash Mobs will now be held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. The start time and meeting location will remain the same, but the shopping location will be ... FULL STORY

Saturday Art Walk
October 8, 2012

Join the Harrington’s on their Saturday Art Walk. Latest Public Art sculpture, 'Wind Song', will be presented for the first time. The 2-hour Walk and Talk begins at 9 a.m.on October 13 from the Pleasanton Civic Center parking lot off Old Bernal Ave. The Walk varies each time, but this walk inclu... FULL STORY

Fiddle expert Natalie MacMaster comes to town
October 4, 2012

Submitted by Nancy Mueller LIVERMORE Bankhead Theater welcomes the return of Canadian fiddle virtuoso Natalie MacMaster on Tuesday, October 23 for an evening that showcases the joy and vivacity of her Cape Breton-style music at its very best. Known for her exuberant live performances, MacMaster... FULL STORY

Evening wit TV Horror host
October 4, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick PLEASANTON - This October, spend An Evening with TV Horror Host John Stanley, the legendary San Francisco Bay-area TV horror host and “Creature Features” movie reviewer. The Museum on Main’s annual Ed Kinney Lecture Series programs 'An Evening With TV Horror Host' will ... FULL STORY

Navratri Celebration with Dandia Dance
October 1, 2012

PLEASANTON Nine nights of revelry, Navratri, is celebrated with Dandia dance and music galore. Sankara Eye Foundation is hosting this popular and highly energetic event in Pleasanton. The rhythmic beats, clattering sticks and jingling bells create an ambience of social engagement, and celebration f... FULL STORY

GNON get-together
September 26, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis Come for the fun of meeting and chatting with other women at GNON (Girls Night Out Networking)! Make new friends while networking and eating GREAT food. Event sponsored by Juliet Torres of American Laser Skincare Center. Event catered by Aurora Catering. Please RSVP t... FULL STORY

Fall Scavenger Hunt
September 24, 2012

Kids are invited to pick up a Halloween bag and scavenger hunt clue at the Museum on Main between 10 a.m. and noon. The clue helps lead them to their next destination, where they will get a treat and another clue, and so on. Costumes encouraged! For details please write to Kelley Foulk, Pleasanto... FULL STORY

An Evening with Mark Twain
June 2, 2012

Submitted by Sarah Warnick This June, spend An Evening with Mark Twain. The Museum on Main’s annual Ed Kinney Lecture Series programs “An Evening With…” presents Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also known to many as Mark Twain, who will retell his adventures out West on Tuesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. Twain... FULL STORY

GNON seminar
May 21, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis Girls Night Out Networking fondly called GNON presents WIGS (Women In GNON Seminars). It’s Your Health, Your Choice! Learn why so many women experience hormone problems, sleep disturbances, fibromyalgia and weight gain. Dr. Leslie Hewitt, owner of Anatomy Power Well... FULL STORY

GNON celebrates fourth year of success
May 11, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis It’s GNON (Girls Night Out Networking) 4 Year Birthday Bash! Join the fun as GNON celebrates 4 years of success! This incredible event is a must for your calendars. Raffle prizes, great food, and wonderful friendships to be made! For details please visit www.gnontriva... FULL STORY

GNON Day at Races
April 30, 2012

Submitted by Gigi Paradis It’s Girls Night Out Networking (GNON) at The Races! Join the fun as GNON and the Pleasanton Satellite Wagering Facility hosts a once a year date night at the races. Bet on the horses! Bring a date! Bring a donation for the Pleasanton Military Families! Visit www.gnon... FULL STORY

Bay Area RV Expo Spring Showcase
March 14, 2012

Stop by the Bay Area RV Expo Spring Showcase ongoing till Monday, March 19, and start spending this year in comfort while traveling in your brand new RV! For free admission, free parking, the premier event showcases Tent trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheels, travel trailers and more. Bank financing w... FULL STORY

Children’s Variety Show
March 13, 2012

Come and enjoy the zany escapades of the lovable amazing Mr. Pete. A former Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus Clown, Mr. Pete is a one-man circus that hypnotizes audiences of all ages with a combination of magic, juggling, unicyling and comic audience interaction. Don’t be late for the sho... FULL STORY

Shining Stars of Pleasanton
March 13, 2012

Submitted by Wendy Gutshall The Firehouse Arts Center featuring dueling pianos, elegant food stations, fine art and a hosted bar will be the setting for a community celebration of good people doing great things in Pleasanton on Friday, March 23. According to Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Apr... FULL STORY

Relay for Life Sock Hop
March 12, 2012

Submitted by MariAnn Albrecht Relay for Life in Tracy is hosting a family-friendly sock hop at the West Valley Mall. There will be a costume contest, sock hop, raffles and lots of fun for the whole family! All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life Tracy. Tickets are $10... FULL STORY

Valentine Concert
January 29, 2012

Submitted by George March Danville Community Band, under the direction of conductor Robert Calonico,continues its 10th Anniversary season with an evening dinner concert and the enchanting sounds of a 'Musical Potpourri' on Sunday, February 12 in the ballroom of the historic Diablo Country Club. ... FULL STORY

Valentines for a cause
January 24, 2012

Enjoy a lively evening filled with love and paired with fine wines and beers at the annual Valentine's Day inspired event. This year the gourmet dinner will be held at the newly renovated Handles Gastropub in the old Pleasanton Hotel. Live auction and the popular two-bit auction will be the main at... FULL STORY

Exclusive Scotch Tasting at India Community Center
January 23, 2012

Steve Beal is regarded as one of the top distilled spirits experts in America. Beal is a familiar figure to both the consumers who enjoy and those in the trade who make and sell fine single malts. Admired and well-known by top-shelf bartenders from the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country, ... FULL STORY

Vine Cinema Classic Movie Night
January 16, 2012

Vine Cinema is the cornerstone of the recently renovated Vine Center. The center is now a local destination draw for all types of patrons wishing to enjoy a safe night out while supporting great local business. January through March, see classic movies on the big screen at the Vine Cinema in Liverm... FULL STORY

Diablo Women Chorale seeks new singers
January 11, 2012

Diablo Women’s Chorale is seeking singers of all ranges for the spring season. The 70th annual spring concert will be at St. Matthew in May this year. Rehearsals are on Monday, January 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Interested singers may arrange an informal audition wi... FULL STORY

Leaping Into The New Year
January 10, 2012

How can you be only 4 years old and drive? 5¼ years old and be of legal drinking age? By being born on Leap Day, of course! Join Trapped In A Rumor Improv at The Village Theatre in Danville as we LEAP into 2012! We look forward to providing you with "Comedy Sliders," a delicious tasting sample of sh... FULL STORY

Valentine celebration for a cause
January 9, 2012

Images of hearts, doves, winged cupid have dominated February, the month to celebrate love for a long time, dating clear back to the Middle Ages. Indulge in romance this Valentine's Day while sending out compassion to those in need. From gourmet dinner to romantic dances and enthralling entertainmen... FULL STORY

An Afternoon of Bollywood Music
January 7, 2012

Jhankar Live presents a breathtaking bollywood music concert at the Dublin Library. Started in 2006 by a group of passionate music enthusiasts, the team excels in presenting soft, melodious songs as well as fast-paced numbers. JhankarLive also performs for charitable causes and supports educatio... FULL STORY

A Cash Country Christmas
December 4, 2011

After a resounding success last year at the Firehouse James Garner is back! Johnny Cash fans know all of his hits like "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," and "A Boy Named Sue," but many are surprised to learn that Cash recorded memorable versions of many holiday classics on numerous Christmas albums... FULL STORY

Magic of Xmas
November 29, 2011

Tapestry, an arts organization in the East San Francisco Bay Area, presents its holiday program, 'The Magic of Christmas'. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Cindy Krausgrill has directed the program presenting a blend of sacred and secular music. Donations will b... FULL STORY

Three Great Directors
November 28, 2011

A classic Film Series hosted by Dr. Candy Klaschus, Coordinator of the Humanities program at Las Positas College. Sign-up for free films on first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. Some films are mature in content and may not be suitable for children. Howard Hawkes Dec. 1 Bringing Up Baby Jan.... FULL STORY

Las Posadas for the entire family!
November 27, 2011

Las Posadas is a nine-day celebration with origins in Spain, now celebrated chiefly in Mexico, Guatemala and parts of the Southwestern United States[1][2], beginning December 16th and ending December 24th, on evenings (at about 8 or 10 p.m.). Pleasanton Public Library and Pleasanton Tulancingo Si... FULL STORY

Fog City Stompers come to town
November 23, 2011

Playing the great old standards from the 1920s and 1930s, including tunes made famous by Bix Beiderbecke, the Fog City Stompers play in the traditional dixieland jazz style. Don't miss the golden chance to be at the free concert sponsored by the Friends of the Pleasanton Public Library. Fog City... FULL STORY

Holiday Music Concert
November 23, 2011

Enjoy the masterful horn-playing of the Vintage Brass Quintet in this free holiday music concert at the Pleasanton Public Library. Vintage Brass Quintet is a group of local musicians who have enjoyed playing together for more than ten years. Our repertoire covers a wide range of styles. We specia... FULL STORY

Old World Folk Band
November 23, 2011

Ellis Island Old World Folk Band has delighted audiences for nearly three decades with its performance of klezmer music, the music brought to the United States in the early 1900’s by the Jews of Eastern Europe. Ellis Island will bring laughter to your lips, a tear to your eye, joy to your heart a... FULL STORY

A Charlie Brown Christmas
November 20, 2011

This holiday season, Grammy-nominated pianist David Benoit, accompanied by his quartet and a local children’s chorus, will bring to life the magical music from the Charlie Brown television specials. Benoit describes this music as “happy jazz” – sophisticated but still all about having fun. Benoit’s ... FULL STORY

Nuncrackers bring a merry holiday season
November 17, 2011

Featuring all new songs and filled with "Nunsense" humor, 'Nunsense Christmas Musical' promises a cheerful holiday season. First “TV Special” taped by the sisters in their convent basement studio for Cable Access, it stars the nuns you love plus Father Virgil and some of Mt. Saint Helen’s most talen... FULL STORY

Holiday Winter Market
November 17, 2011

Dublin Heritage Park and Museum is treasured as a quiet vacation, far from the turbulence of daily life. Participate in holiday activities and let the holiday winter market do its magic. Old St. Nick will arrive in a tractor pulled ‘Jingle Bell Wagon’ and be available for children's visits and photo... FULL STORY

Letters from Santa
November 17, 2011

Santa Claus will be busy posting personalized letters to kids this Xmas! All you need to receive the letter is submit information on the registration form. The question and answer form is available for pick up at the Shannon Community Center located at 11600 Shannon Avenue in Dublin and online at w... FULL STORY

Sing it yourself Messiah
November 16, 2011

A holiday tradition since 2006, Valley Concert Chorale's 'Sing it Yourself Messiah' welcomes singers and music lovers of all ages and talent to experience this spectacular choral masterpiece. The evening will also present concert pianist Daniel Glover, and four outstanding soloists. For tickets, vis... FULL STORY

Breakfast with Santa
November 14, 2011

Here's your chance to have a hot pancake breakfast with Santa and take a photo with him! Tickets for the annual event are priced at $7.50 for Dublin residents and $9 for non-residents. Proceeds from this event will benefit Dublin High School Irish Guard Band Boosters. Several seating times are avail... FULL STORY

Santa and Mrs. Claus coming to town!
November 12, 2011

Head to Downtown Pleasanton's Magical Holiday Evening for a fun-filled evening of festivities. This magical holiday event will usher in the holidays with festive decorations, twinkling lights and a magical entrance by Santa Claus.Sweet sounds of live holiday music and smells of tempting holiday trea... FULL STORY