News digestSept. 11 remembrance
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department will host a brief ceremony to observe the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, beginning at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the flagpole outside of Fire Station No. 1, 3560 Nevada St. in Pleasanton.
Fire Chief James Miguel will make brief comments, followed by the ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty, and the playing of bagpipes. The observance will be followed by refreshments and an open house of the Fire Department headquarters and Fire Station No. 1.
Art Walks start tomorrow
Tomorrow's weekly walk in Pleasanton organized each Saturday by World Walk to Wellness is an Art Walk through the northern half of downtown. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot next to City Hall, 200 Old Bernal Ave., for a tour of the art with guest leaders Nancy and Gary Harrington, who have donated several of the sculptures. As the Harringtons lead the 90-minute tour, they will share stories about the artists and talk about plans for future pieces.
A guided tour of the downtown's southern public art will take place Oct. 13; both will be repeated Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. A quicker-paced overview of the art will take place Oct. 20.
This is the second year that World Walk to Wellness has hosted Saturday morning walks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive weekly emails of walk locations.
Calling guitar fans
Guitar Fest LIVE! returns to Livermore next weekend for the fourth year with free workshops and concerts, and an Acoustic Guitar Competition, for non-professionals 18 and older, with finals taking place Sunday afternoon.
The festival opens with a free concert Friday night, Sept. 14, and continues with free guitar clinics from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, and more free performances that afternoon and evening. A guitar equipment showcase will be open to the public 3-6 p.m.
The Larry Carlton Trio will perform Saturday night, the only event that is not free. For a complete schedule, go to www.guitarfestlive.com.