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An Evening of Poetry
Join an evening of poetry from 6-p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., featuring Bonnie Nish, Daniela Elza, Jabez W. Churchill and Clara Hsu. Fred Norman, author of "A Hill of Poems," will emcee the event. Towne Center Books, 555 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Livermore Half Marathon
The Second Annual Livermore Half Marathon will be March 28. We already have over 30 States represented and a total of 3200+ registered. Volunteers needed for the Friday registration, March 27, and race day. For details and online registration, go to www.runliv.com.

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Goodguys 33rd All American Get-Together
Over 3,000 American made and powered vehicles will be on display, plus exhibits, the Goodguys Autocross racing competition, a huge swap meet and cars for sale area, kids activities, awards and more. Come from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cost is $20. Call 838-98786 or go to www.good-guys.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Girls Night Out Networking Trade Show
GNON and Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate will host their 10th Annual Trade Show from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 in downtown Pleasanton. All Bay Area women are welcome. Shop with over 14 vendors, get raffle prizes and eat great food. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay required. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. , 4725 First St., Ste 150, Pleasanton.
 

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No Foolin' The Arts Mean Business
Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research, Americans for the Arts, will speak on the economic impact of the arts on communities and tourism at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. A reception with refreshments will be at 5 p.m. Contact 846-8910 or info@VisitTriValley.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
 

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Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Passover Seder
Tri-Valley Cultural Jews will hold their annual Community Potluck Second Seder on Saturday, April 4 at the Bothwell Arts Center in Livermore. The kid-friendly haggadah is secular with lots of singing. A potluck dinner will proceed the ceremony. Free to TVCJ members and children, $15 for adult non-members. Call Jamie at (510) 888-1404 to RSVP, and tell what you will bring. Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 8th St., Livermore.
 

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Annual CFA Allbreed Cat Show
See 200 cats and kittens on display and competing for Best in Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Watch the antics of Feline Agility Competition. Meet Danny, CFA's Ambassador Cat. Rescue groups will have loving cats for adoption. Shop for all things feline. Door prizes. Proceeds go to health research. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for seniors and kids under 10. Call 827-2722 or go to www.crowcanyoncatclub.org. Young California Hall, Alameda Co. Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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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, April 8 at DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive. Find out about rewarding careers in the water industry. Free to adults and children 7 years and up. Call 875-2282. DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
 

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'8 Shots of Ink' Celebrating the Literary Arts in Pleasanton
See a special debut screening of the film "8 Shots of Ink," documenting the history of the Pleasanton Poet Laureate program, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Hosted by Sandra Harrison Kay, current Pleasanton Poet Laureate with past Pleasanton Poets Laureate Jim Ott, Kirk Ridgeway, and Deborah Grossman; Teen Poets Laureate Maya Lyubomirsky and Nicole Tsuno; and Tri-Valley Writers of Northern California President Deborah Bernal. Open mic session to follow hosted by "Open Mic Night with My Friends." Sign-up is 5:30 p.m. in person only. 12 spots available. Participants who sign up by 6 p.m. will receive a free ticket to the event. Tickets are $10 adults, $5 students. Call 931-4848 or go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8. The theme is "Teddy Bear Hugs." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, Pleasanton, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton's Public Art Walk
Nancy and Gary Harrington will lead a Southern Art Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, leaving from the Pleasanton Civic Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave. Walkers will receive a brochure with a map of the Art Walk, locations of the art, its name and artist. In partnership with World Walk to Wellness. Pleasanton City Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Friends of Pleasanton Library Spring Book Sale
The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will host its Spring Book Sale 6-9 p.m. (members only; memberships available at the door) on Friday, April 17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 at the Pleasanton Library. No strollers allowed. No electronic devices like PDAs and scanners. Adult volunteers needed. For sale or volunteer information call Nancy Bering at 462-4362. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with A Rebel Soldier
Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the disbanding of Confederate troops, Fred Rutledge takes the stage as a Confederate Cavalryman, and shares tactics, weapons, equipment, and stories of those who fought on both sides, on Tuesday, April 21 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 seniors and students, $5 members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center , 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will offer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training from 6-9:30 p.m. on Monday evenings from March 30-April 27, and from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 18. Learn about basic disaster preparedness and beyond. Registration required, space limited. Contact 454-2361 or CERT@LPfire.org. , , Pleasanton.
 

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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Four Pleasanton gardens will be showcased in this year's Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which features gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants. Free, though donations are accepted. The tour will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Register now. Go to www.BringingBackTheNatives.net. Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, varies, Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton's Public Art Walk
Nancy and Gary Harrington will lead a Northern Art Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, leaving from the Pleasanton Civic Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave. Walkers will receive a brochure with a map of the Art Walk, locations of the art, its name and artist. In partnership with World Walk to Wellness. Pleasanton City Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Susan B. Anthony
As Susan B. Anthony, former actress and journalist Suzan Gallerito addresses the achievements of the American icon, including her work in anti-slavery, education reform, and women's pay and right to vote, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center , 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 13. The theme is "Pirate Party." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Beer Tasting and Sudsy Supper
Sample beers from local breweries, dance to the Mellotones and sup on pub food at the Beer Tasting and Sudsy Supper from 5:30-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Livermore. Tickets are $30 for adults, $30, $15 for youth 7-20, and $8 for children 2-6. Go to sudsysupper.brownpapertickets.com. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore.
 

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An Evening with Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Peter M. Small will portray Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known as F.D.R., and take a look back at his accomplishments as an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 9 at Firehouse Arts Center. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/store/c9/An_Evening_with..._Tickets.html. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10. The theme is "Here Comes Summer." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Pleasanton's Public Art Walk
Nancy and Gary Harrington will lead a Southern Art Walk at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, leaving from the Pleasanton Civic Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave. Walkers will receive a brochure with a map of the Art Walk, locations of the art, its name and artist. In partnership with World Walk to Wellness. Pleasanton City Offices, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8. The theme is "Magical Moon." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Laura Ingalls Wilder
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of books spanning generations, taught us about pioneer life, and inspired the 1970s-1980s television show Little House on the Prairie. Learn more about her at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center , 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Andrew Carnegie
A rags-to-riches story, Scottish-born Andrew Carnegie emigrated with his poor family to the US in 1848. By 1901 Carnegie sold his steel company for $480 million, and at the time of his death had donated almost all of his fortune. Doug Misler, actor and professor, portrays the steel mogul at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for students and seniors, and $5 for members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The theme is "Mother Goose." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with The Harringtons and Pleasanton Public Art
Gary and Nancy Harrington, benefactors of public art in Pleasanton, will discuss public artworks in the community, including "Poppies" at the Veteran's Memorial Building, "Girl Reading" at the Pleasanton Library, and "Pioneer Founders," a large scale installed in 2014, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and students, and $5 for members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center , 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The theme is "Firefighting Heroes." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14. The theme is "Spooky Stories." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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An Evening with Harry Houdini
Broadway and television actor Duffy Hudson takes the stage as illusionist and magic mastermind, Harry Houdini, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at Firehouse Arts Center. Hungarian-American born illusionist and stunt performer, Houdini is best known for sensational escape acts. Tickets are $10, $7 for seniors and students, $5 for members. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/ed-kinney-series-an-evening-with.html. The Firehouse Arts Center , 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The theme is "Opposites." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

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Museum on Main Reading Time
Preschoolers (ages 2-5) and their families are invited to meet at the Museum on Main for books and crafts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9. The theme is "Hanukkah Celebration." Admission is free. No reservations required. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/moms-reading-time.html. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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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.