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Dublin Senior Center 10th Anniversary Gala
Join to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Dublin Senior Center with a Gala featuring a 1950s Las Vegas-style headliner show, starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin. A "Tribute to Italian Singers" show will be at 7:30 p.m., DJ and dancing after the show. No host bar and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $45. Contact seniorctr@dublin.ca.gov. Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.
 

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'Defeat the Drought' Water Expo
Join Congressman Eric Swalwell, Dublin San Ramon Services District, and the City of Dublin at a "Defeat the Drought" water expo from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Aug. 1 at the Dublin Public Safety Complex at Clark Ave. and Dublin Blvd. This is a great opportunity to learn the many ways to conserve water. Dublin Public Safety Complex, Clark Ave. and Dublin Blvd., Dublin.
 

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Red Cross Interfaith Blood Drive
The Annual Interfaith Community Blood Drive will have two donation sites in Pleasanton for the American Red Cross: 2-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 6100 Paseo Santa Cruz; and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug 1 at St. Elizabeth-Seton Church, 4005 Stoneridge Drive. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code InterfaithCommunity.
 

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National Night Out 2015
National Night Out is a crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored locally by the Pleasanton Police Department. Over 37 million people will join forces on Tuesday, Aug. 4 to celebrate National Night Out's 32nd annual event. Parties vary from potlucks and BBQs to ice cream socials and have included live bands, bounce houses, kids activities and closed off street parties. If you are interested in hosting a party, visit www.pleasantonpd.org for an application. Deadline is July 31. For more information, contact Officer Archie Chu at 931-5222 or achu@cityofpleasantonca.gov.
 

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70 Years of Nuclear Weapons: At What Cost?
Featuring Daniel Ellsberg, Country Joe McDonald, Taiko drummers and more; followed by a short march to the Lab gate and a traditional Japanese Bon Dance. From 8-10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6 at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Go to http://afsc.org/office/san-francisco-ca. Livermore Labs, Vasco and Patterson Pass Roads, Livermore.

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Pleasanton Gem Faire
Get 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 from around the world will be on site at the Gem Faire, from noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7-9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Admission is $7 for a weekend pass. Contact Yooy Nelson at (503) 252-8300 or info@gemfaire.com. Go to www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton 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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Wild West Evening
Enjoy a Wild West Evening, an annual fundraiser for guests to step back in time to a wilder, less gentile Pleasanton that was full of gamblers, bandits and wild women, from 6-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. With BBQ dinner, music, auction and libations with gambling tables. Sponsored by the Pleasanton Lions Club. Call 462-2766 or go to http://www.museumonmain.org/. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., 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.