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Donate Blood Sept. 19 in Livermore
The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to donate blood during National Preparedness Month. Donate from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.
 

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'splatter...not your ordinary food, wine and art festival'
Experience the unique food, wine and creative culture of the Tri-Valley at "splatter... not your ordinary food, wine and art festival" from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. Free admission. Call 556-4504 or go to www.dublinsplatter.com. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin.

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Peace Day 2014 in Pleasanton!
Celebrate International Peace Day from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at The Healing Journey, 3950 Valley Ave., Suite B. There will be sidewalk art for kids, live music, refreshments, short classes in QiGong and Yoga, and thought-provoking videos about peace. Call 596-0145 or go to healingjourneypleasanton.com. The Healing Journey, 3950 Valley Ave., Suite B, Pleasanton.

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2014 Pleasanton Harvest Festival
The Pleasanton Harvest Festival is one of the top rated craft shows in the country, offering over 24,000 handmade American arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, delicious foods and fabulous prizes. The festival will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. For tickets and more information, go to www.harvestfestival.com. Alameda Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Western Barbecue
Come to the Western BBQ from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Enjoy Western BBQ, with prizes and live music! Tickets are $10, and available at the VIP Travel Desk at the Senior Center. Get your ticket early as seating is limited. Call 931-5370. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

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Museum Day Live!
Museum on Main and Smithsonian Magazine present Museum Day Live! from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Museum on Main, 603 Main St. The event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Call 462-2776 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Crossroads Doll and Bear Show
This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, and more - from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted. This family friendly show will be from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cost is $7, $4 for children. Call (775) 348-7713 or go to www.crossroadsshows.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasant Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Nostalgia Day Car Show
Come to the Nostalgia Day Car Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 in Downtown Livermore. Help raise money for charities like Every Fifteen Minutes, the Police Depts. in Dublin and Pleasanton, Open Heart Kitchen and more. With raffle prizes and amazing classic cars! Downtown Livermore, , Livermore.
 

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Tri-Valley Haven Annual Art Contest
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Tri-Valley Haven invites students to help raise awareness of family violence by participating in the 18th Annual Student Art Contest, submissions due Sept. 29. This year’s theme is Family Peace. Art work must be original and contain up to four colors. Pictures cannot be larger than 14x14 inches. The winner receives $100 cash and their artwork will be featured on the t-shirt for Tri-Valley Haven's Pace for Peace event. The winner will also receive a commemorative t-shirt and be presented with their prizes at the Pace for Peace event. For more information, contact Jessie at 667-2727 or go to www.trivalleyhaven.org.
 

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Donate Blood for National Preparedness Month
The Red Cross encourages eligible donors to donate blood during National Preparedness Month. Donate from Sept. 16-30 at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. Dates and times vary. For an appointment or more information call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Fire Safety Expo
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department joins the National Fire Protection Association to recognize Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 5-11. LPFD will host a free Fire Safety Expo from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road. A pancake breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. Donations will be accepted in support of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. LPFD personnel will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions and assist the community in protecting their loved ones from fire. Call 454-2361 or go to www.lpfire.org. Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.

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Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch!
Farm Tours! – Pumpkins & produce for sale! – Family Farm Activities! – Local Wineries & Craft Beer! -Live Music! -Food! Sustainable Agriculture Education invites you to celebrate the Harvest season with farm tours, pumpkins and produce for sale, family farm activities, local wines and craft beer, live music and food from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Sunol AgPark, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol. Call (510) 526-1793 ext. 5 or go to www.sagecenter.org/news-events/harvest-festival/. Sunol AgPark, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol.
 

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Free Tour: Wastewater Treatment and Water Recycling Plants
Learn how 10 million gallons of Tri-Valley wastewater is treated every day, from 1:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Find out about rewarding careers in the water industry. Free and open to adults and children 7+ years and up. Call 875-2282. DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
 

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Tri-Valley Trailblazers Present 3rd Annual Horse Faire
The 3rd Annual Horse Faire raises funds for Special Needs programs and EBRPD Mounted Police, and will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Robertson Park in Livermore. With food, shopping, music, pony rides, "Li'l Cowpoke Rodeo Corral" for special needs children 5-15, adaptive riding demonstration, horse chiropractic, saddle fitting, tack sale, jewelry, and more. Special 6 hour Sensory Clinic with Susan Dockter for $195, reservations required (www.proactivehorsemanship.com). Vendors and sponsors still needed. For vendor info contact Barbara Hoffman at (510) 589-2572 or birdhousesbybarb@aol.com; sponsor info contact Diane Wishart at 895-8445 or diwishcpa@gmail.com; for more info and registration forms go to www.trivalleytrailblazers.com. Robertson Park, , Livermore.
 

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13th Annual ArtWalk Livermore
See over 150 artists in a festival where the streets stay open, bringing thousands to a day of art, music and shopping in downtown Livermore. The ArtWalk will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and is free to the public. Call 447-2787 or go to http://artwalklivermore.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.

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Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fair
Come to the Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fair from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 in downtown Pleasanton. Shop from 200+ vendors, find vintage and antique jewelry, clothing, furniture, art and so much more! Free admission and parking. Go to http://www.pleasantonantiquefair.com/. Downtown Pleasanton, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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Pleasanton Gem Faire
The Pleasanton Gem Faire will be from noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 50 exhibitors around the world will be on site. Admission is $7 for weekend pass. Go to www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Gem Faire
The West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show will be noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10-12, at Alameda County Fairgrounds. Over 50 importers, exporters and wholesalers from around the world will be on site Admission is $7, valid for the entire weekend. Call (503) 252-8300 or go to www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Donate Blood for Liver Awareness Month
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood for Liver Awareness Month. Liver disease affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., and some patients will need many blood products should a liver transplant be required. Donate Monday-Saturday, Oct. 1-15 at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Girls Night Out Networking Mixer
GNON, Insignia Designs, and Black Mountain Property Management will host a networking opportunity from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Insignia Designs, 2150 Rheem Drive. Raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay by Oct. 13. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Insignia Designs, 2150 Rheem Drive, Pleasanton.
 

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Ghost Walk 2014
Meet the Ghost of Pleasanton's past. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18 at Museum on Main. Costumes encouraged! Tours depart every 30 minutes. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children. Call 462-2766 or go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton .

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An Evening with Albert Einstein
Broadway and film actor Duffy Hudson returns in a highly anticipated performance as Albert Einstein, the great scientific thinker who revolutionized physics, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors, $5 for members, $3 for students. Call 462-2766 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Ghost Walk 2014
Meet the Ghost of Pleasanton's past. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25 at Museum on Main. Costumes encouraged! Tours depart every 30 minutes. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children. Call 462-2766 or go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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The 7th Annual Killer Laughs Comedy Competition
Killer Laughs features some of the best and brightest comics in the Bay Area. Many who have participated in the past have moved on to do television, movies and more. Audience votes will determine who moves on and will be crowned the Killer Laughs Champion. The competition will take place from 8:30-10 p.m. every Friday, now through Oct. 24 at Vito's Express in Dublin. Call 264-4413 or go to www.bunjoscomedy.com. Vito's Express, 4060 Grafton St., Dublin.
 

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International Dance Festival
Come learn a variety of simple dances from around the world from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Veteran's Hall in Livermore. No partner or experience needed. Wear smooth soled shoes and lightweight clothing. Enjoy folk music, refreshments, and new friends. Children welcome. Call (415) 246-7697 or go to www.folkdance.com. Livermore Veteran's Hall, 522 South L St., Livermore.
 

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Hometown Heroes
The celebration kicks off with presentations by local Military and City officials, followed by a concert of patriotic music. Don't miss your chance to pay tribute to the dedication, bravery and heroism of our veterans on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Dublin Senior Center. Call 556-4511 for more information.

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Native Plant Sale Extravaganza
The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is once again coordinating a Fall Native Plant Sale Extravaganza from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. This full-day shopping opportunity will offer native plant fans a good selection of native plants at the best time of year to plant them. For information and locations, Call (510) 236-9558 or go to BringingBackTheNatives.net.
 

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Farmers Market
Visit the Pleasanton Farmers Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday, on East Angela Street between Main and First streets. The Farmers Market is open every Saturday, year-round, rain or shine, to provide the season's freshest fruits and vegetables, sold by the very farmers that planted, nurtured and harvested the crop. Downtown Pleasanton, E. Angela St., Pleasanton.