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EventsAn Evening With Author Steve Minniear
Join an evening with Steve Minnear, author of "Dublin and The Tri-Valley, The WWII Years," on Tuesday, March 11 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Minnear's book is about the military base and hospital activities in Camp Parks and Camp Shoemakers of Dublin during WWII. Books will be available for purchase and signature. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsSt. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl
Downtown merchants and local breweries will come together for the St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, March 15. Sample beer from Altamont Beer Works, Eight Bridges Brewing, Main Street Brewery and so many more! Pre-sale tickets available for $30 at PleasantonDowntown.net; Redcoats Pub, 336 St. Mary St.; and at Studio Seven Arts, 400 Main St. The week before, tickets are $35. Day of, remaining tickets for $40 at Firehouse Arts Center. Tickets include beer tasting at 26 locations, commemorative beer glass and tasting map. Hosted by the Pleasanton Downtown Association and sponsored by Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Call 484-2199. Downtown Pleasanton, , Pleasanton.
EventsTeam Delaney Blood Drive
The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. on Friday, March 14; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 15 at Purple Orchid Wine Country Spa & Resort, 4549 Cross Road, Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: DELANEY) to schedule an appointment. Purple Orchid Wine Country Spa & Resort, 4549 Cross Road, Livermore.
Events9th Annual Transit Fair at Pleasanton Senior Center
The Transit Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, March 17 at the Pleasanton Senior Center, and will feature representatives from local transit agencies to share information on transportation options. A St. Patrick's Day meal will also be offered for $6 adults, $3.75 seniors. Reservations must be made by 1 p.m. on Friday, March 14. For reservations or details call 931-5365. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
EventsVFW Afternoon Tea Dance
The Mellotones Jazz Band as presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars provides a variety of music from the 30's, 40's and 50's from the great American Songbook for your dancing and listening pleasure, from 1-3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at Veterans Memorial Hall. Proceeds benefit needy veterans and their families. Food is provided. Call 443-2224. Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsBlood Drive Livermore
Donate blood and save a life! The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, March 21 at Asbury United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4743 East Ave., Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: ASBURY925) to schedule an appointment. Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.
EventsBunjo's Comedy All Star Show
See this hilarious show from 8:30-10 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at Vito's Express, 4060 Grafton St., Dublin. Featuring some of the best comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Cost is $10. Call 264-4413 or go to bunjoscomedy.com. Vito's Express, 4060 Grafton St., Dublin.
EventsEast Bay Singles Convention
Meet new friends at the East Bay Singles Convention, from 7:30-11:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For adults of all ages. Dressy attire. Call (415) 507-9962 or go to www.thepartyhotline.com. Pleasanton Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton.
EventsFoothill High School Winter Show
Foothill High School Band Boosters present their annual Winter Guard, Percussion and Drum Major Competition on Saturday, March 22 at Foothill High School, showcasing the region’s top talent. Drum majors start at 8 a.m. with awards at 4:45 p.m., percussion begins at 9 a.m. followed by Winter Guard at 1 p.m., with awards at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Foothill High School music program. Contact Julie at 520-5566. Foothill High School, 4375 Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
EventsBirthday Dinner in Pleasanton
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join a Birthday dinner at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at La Vite Ristorante, 3037 Hopyard Road. RSVP to Barbara by March 17 at 426-8876 or firstname.lastname@example.org. La Vite Ristorante, 3037 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
EventsFriends of Pleasanton Library Spring Book Sale
Come to the Spring Book Sale from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 21 for members only of Friends of the Library, (memberships are $10 at the door); 10 a.m.-4 p.m. for all on Saturday, March 22; and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, March 23 at the Pleasanton Library. Call 462-4362 for details or to volunteer. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsPleasanton Senior VIP Presents Trish M Vocals
Pleasanton Senior VIP will present the vocal talents of Trish M. on Monday, March 24 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Lunch will be served for $3.50. All are welcome. Sign up at 931-5385. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
EventsHow Common is ADHD?
Dr. Lisa Benton-Hardy, M.D. will discuss the diagnosis of ADHD, how to support the child with ADHD at home and at school, supportive treatments for ADHD and possible medication treatments for ADHD, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Hart Middle School. Contact email@example.com. Free registration here: http://bit.ly/1jPhBE1 Thomas Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton.
EventsEast Meets West: Sophia Sattar Art Event
Firehouse Arts Center hosts noted mixed-media painter and calligrapher Sophia Sattar, discussing and demonstrating her work in conjunction with the special installation of her work on display from March 8–April 5. She will discuss the merging of East and West, classic with contemporary, as art brings people together by opening dialogue about culture and community, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 at Firehouse Arts Center. Light refreshments will be served. Suggested donation $7. Call 931-4849 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsBlood Drive Pleasanton
Donate blood and save a life! The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 27 at Simpson Strong-Tie, Conference Room, 5956 W. Las Positas Blvd. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: STRONGTIE) to schedule an appointment. Simpson Strong-Tie, 5956 W. Las Positas Blvd., Pleasanton.
EventsMt. Diablo Iris Society Show and Plant Sale
The Mt. Diablo Iris Society Show and Plant Sale will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, at Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore. The show is free and open to the public. For more information call Mary Sindicic at 606-0355 Alden Lane Nursery, 981 Alden Lane, Livermore.
EventsPizza Party in Pleasanton
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to pizza at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 at Gay Nineties Pizza, 288 Main St. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for non-members. RSVP to Athene by March 25 at 846-0111 or email@example.com. Gay Nineties Pizza Company, 288 Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsNature Photography Hike
Join the Pleasanton’s naturalist as he leads you on a photographic journey off the beaten path, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 29. See what images you can capture as you explore in nature. Ages 18 and up. Cots is $5 for residents, $8 for non-residents. Register at www.pleasantonfun.com using code 56854. Call 931-3485. The Preserve, 5800 Laurel Creek Drive, Pleasanton.
EventsGoodguys 32nd All American Get-Together
The Goodguys All American Get-Together will be from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, March 29-30 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. See over 3,000 cool cars and trucks of all years, makes and models on display! Plus vendor exhibits, AutoCross racing, free kids games, and the Custom Car of the Year contest! Tickets are $17 for adults, $6 for kids. Call 838-9876 or go to www.good-guys.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsBunjo's Comedy All Star Show
See this hilarious show from 7:30-9 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 at The Winemakers Pourhouse, 2241 First St., Livermore. Featuring some of the best comedians from the Bay Area and beyond. Cost is $10. Call 264-4413 or go to www.bunjoscomedy.com. The Winemakers Pourhouse, 2241 First St., Livermore.
EventsAxis April Fools' 5K Run/Walk
Come out for healthy fun and giggle your way through the Hacienda Business Park from 8:45 a.m.-noon on Sunday, April 6. For individuals, families and teams. Costumes are encouraged! Register online at www.axisaprilfools5korg. For more information, call 462-1755 or go to www.axishealth.org. Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton.
EventsAnnual CFA Allbreed Cat Show
Over 200 cats and kittens will be on display and competing for Best in Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Watch the antics of Feline Agility Competition. Rescue groups will have loving cats for adoption. Arts, crafts, gifts and gadgets for sale for cats and cat lovers. Proceeds go to health research. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for seniors and children under 10. Call (510) 332-5898 or go to www.crowcanyoncatclub.org. Exhibit Hall, Alameda Co. Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsEvening with Seabiscuit Historian Jani Buron
Join an evening with Seabiscuit Historian Jani Buron, author of "The Spirit of Seabiscuit" at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7 at Firehouse Arts Center. Buron, a former Pleasanton resident, recollects her life on Ridgewood Ranch in the 1940's, along with Seabiscuit and his owners Charles S. and Marceia Howard. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsGlitz and Glamour
Donations Wanted! The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pleasanton is requesting donations of women's accessories, costume and fine jewelry for its annual jewelry event "Glitz & Glamour." The event will be held April 25-27. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.
EventsFresh Works 4th Annual Open Juried Exhibit Call for Submissions
Open to Bay Area artists, all 2-D and 3-D media; no jewelry. Video art contingent upon space; artist provides equipment. All work must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited in Pleasanton. Deadline for submitting entry form and fee is at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. The exhibit runs May 3-June 7, with an opening Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery. Contact Julie Finegan at 931-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.firehousearts.org. Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAn Evening With Civil War Researcher Ernie Manzo
Join an evening with Civil War researcher Ernie Manzo discussing the Civil War Ear batteries and forts that surrounded the San Francisco Bay Area at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at Firehouse Arts Center. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAn Evening with King Henry VIII
Once described as one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne, King Henry VIII is known in modern times for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church. Join an evening with journalist and teacher Frank Mullen portraying King Henry VIII at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8 at Firehouse Arts Center. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAn Evening with Donner Party Survivor Margaret Breen
Dr. Doris Dwyer, professor of history and humanities at Western Nevada College, takes the stage as Margaret Breen, a member of the ill-fated Donner Party, on Friday, Aug. 8 at Firehouse Arts Center. Breen joined the California wagon train of 81 pioneers who in 1846 found themselves trapped in the snow in the Sierra Nevada. Admission is $10. Call 462-2766. Firehouse Art Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAn Evening with Henry Ford
American cultural history professor Dr. Doug Mishler takes the stage as American industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 18 at the Firehouse Arts Center. As Ford, Mishler will explore Ford's many sides including his support of welfare capitalism and his political positions during WWI and WWII. Call 862-0624 or go to www.museumonmain.org. Seniors $ Members $3 Students Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsAn Evening with Architect Charles Huff
Join Pleasanton Architect Charles Huff in a presentation on the architecture of Historic Downtown Pleasanton on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Huff will discuss the architecture renovation, and restoration projects of key Pleasanton structures over the years He will particularly address the building at 603 Main St. Cost is $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 .
EventsAn 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.
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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.