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Adult & Teen Summer Reading
Pleasanton Public Library's Adult & Teen summer reading program, "It's a Mystery @ the Library," begins Saturday, June 14. Win prizes while you enjoy your summer reading! More information at www.adultsummerreading.wordpress.com. Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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4th Annual Terry Patters Golf Tournament
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM. Join this golf tournament being held in memory of Terry Patters who passed away too soon from noon-7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 4 at Poppy Ridge Golf Course, 4280 Greenville Road, Livermore. Tickets are $160 per player, $55 for dinner-only option. Visit http://events.melanoma.org/TerryPattersGolf2014 to buy tickets or make a donation. Call 640-0042. Poppy Ridge Golf Course, 4280 Greenville Road, Livermore.
 

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17th Annual Pooch Parade
The 17th Annual Pooch Parade will be on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Lions Wayside Park. Registration/judging begin at 5:30 p.m., dog tricks at 6:30 p.m., parade at 7 p.m. Winners and raffle numbers will be announced at 7:45 p.m. Enter your pooch, any size, 4 months or older! Entry fee is $10 per category. Proceeds benefit Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. For more information or to download a registration form go to www.trivalleyguidedogs.org. Lions Wayside Park, , Pleasanton.

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GNON and Coco Cabana Calling For All Women!
Girls Night Out Networking and the Coco Cabana Restaurant would love you to join at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7 at Coco Cabana Restaurant, 4500 Tassajara Road, Dublin. Enjoy fabulous networking opportunities, tons of raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun! Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. RSVP and prepay by Aug. 4. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Coco Cabana Restaurant, 4500 Tassajara Road, Dublin.

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Live Love Latch
Join La Leche League of Livermore/Mountain House at this World Breastfeeding Week event from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8 at Ravenswood Park in Livermore. The event will feature an official count of the number of breastfeeding moms and their supporters, a potluck dinner, a free raffle for great prizes, breastfeeding mini photo sessions and vendors. Contact Katherine Havener at (209) 820-8339 or kchavener@att.net. Ravenswood Park, , Livermore.
 

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An 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.

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An 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.

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Quilts of Valor: Rookie Quilt Project
Amador Valley Quilters invites you to help make a Quilt of Valor or fleece scarves and neck coolers for 400 homeless veterans expected at East Bay Stand Down held Sept. 11-14 at Alameda County Fairgrounds. Bring a yard of fleece or cotton from noon-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 20 and Sunday, Aug. 17 at Pleasanton Masonic Center, 3370 Hopyard Road. Call 484-1641 or go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org. Pleasanton Masonic Center, 3370 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.

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A Good Man Is Easy to Find in the Bay Area
A good is easy to find at the Best of the Men Convention! Each woman will meet at least one good man, or receive a full refund at Midnight. Join the fun and meet a good man from 7:30-11:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Marriott, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road. Adults of all ages welcome. Dressy attire recommended for this lovely hotel ballroom. Cover is $20. Call (415) 507-9962 or go to www.thepartyhotline.com. Marriott Hotel, 11950 Dublin Canyon Road, Pleasanton.

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Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals
The west's largest gathering of hot rods and custom cars! The Goodguys 28th West Coast Nationals features over 3,500 1972 and older show cars, plus vendor exhibits, an automotive swap meet, collector cars for sale corral, FREE kids fun, live entertainment, beer garden, mini engine display and more! Join the fun from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Aug. 22-24 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Call 838-9876 or go to www.good-guys.com. Alameda County Fairgtounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.

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Stand-up Comic: Rabbi Bob Alper
It'll be 90 minutes of non-stop laughter when "the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy - intentionally," performs at Beth Emek, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Congregation Beth Emek. Rabbi Bob Alper will present wonderfully unique material thatís intelligent, sophisticated, and 100% clean. Tickets are $20-$36. Go to http://bobalper.bpt.me/. Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.
 

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The Art of Telling a Good Story
Join from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Dublin and discover "The Art of Telling a Good Story." Featuring Funny Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller and Comedian, Kelly Swanson, and hosted by Community Builder Expert and Founder of the Bright Side of Life Community, Sahar Kordahi. Contact thebrightsideoflifeca@gmail.com or go to www.meetup.com/thebrightsideoflife/events/186162432/. Holiday Inn Dublin, 6680 Regional St., Dublin .

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An 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 .

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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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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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Come-in-Unity Carnival
You are cordially invited to join for our 4th Annual Come-in-Unity Carnival, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church. Come enjoy authentic Egyptian food, fun games, and live music! A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Contact Marian at 216-9298 or marianshahid@gmail.com. St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church , 4300 Mirador 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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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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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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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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.