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Free Concert and Picnic July 4 Celebration
Celebrate our nation's birth from noon-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at Lions Wayside Park, at the intersection of First and Neal Streets. With a performance by the Pleasanton Community Concert Band. Guest speaker will be Rob Williams, on "What We Learned From the Civil War." Free American flags for the first 200 people. Lions Wayside Park, First St. and Neal 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, 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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'Conserve Water!' Video Contest
SoundPost Youth Foundation, along with a group of 20 high school students, will hold a video contest to raise awareness on the California drought. Open to anyone ages 14-18 in the Bay Area. The theme is "Water," and should be at most 2 minutes long. Due by July 10, voting will be July 15-Aug. 5. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony, held on Aug. 16 at the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Contact Pallas Wang at (510) 928-1799 or soundpostyouth@gmail.com. Go to https://soundpostyouth.org/conserve-water-video-contest.html.

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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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Pleasanton's Annual Summer Wine Stroll
Over 30 downtown locations will become tasting rooms from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, July 18th for Pleasanton's Annual Summer Wine Stroll. each guest will receive a commemorative wine glass and event map. Tickets available beginning June 18 for $35 at PleasantonDowntown.net, Red Coats, and The Rose Hotel; $40 after July 10; $45 the day of the event (if not sold out) at the Firehouse Arts Center. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Event
Bring your leftover paint, pesticides and e-waste to this free household hazardous waste event from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Registration for drop-off time is required at www.stopwaste.org/onedayevent. You'll receive email confirmation and information on accepted materials. Pleasanton Fairgrounds, Bernal Ave., Pleasanton.

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Summer LoveFest 2015
Come to an "All About Love" community festival and fundraiser for the TriValley Young Performers Academy, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 19 at the Mission Plaza Shopping Center, 1991 Santa Rita Road. With food vendors and exhibitors, live music, improv games and fun activities for all ages, and expert Speakers on loving ourselves, our bodies, our food, our purpose and community. Cost is $10-$35. Go to http://bit.ly/SummerLoveFest. Mission Plaza Shopping Center parking lot, 1991 Santa Rita Road, 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.