Pleasanton's final 1st Wednesday of the summer tonight will focus on environmental issues with vendors offering information on energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation and recycling.
Sponsored by the Pleasanton Downtown Association, this third annual "Green Scene event will focus on people, services and businesses working to take care of the planet, said Julie Vlahon, the PDA's events coordinator.
Among the nearly 200 vendors booths at the event, those involved in environmental issues will be marked with green balloons.
Green Scene vendors will include Zone 7 Water Agency, New Leaf Community Markets, High Definition Solar, Safeway, Tri-Valley Lawn Painting, The Solar Company, The City of Pleasanton Community Services Department and Green Stock Solar.
During the event, Public Eye will offer live music in the Entertainment Garden, and more live music will be offered at ArtBlock on West. Angela Street with saxophonist Jeffrey Jones and at St. Mary's Street with guitarist Eric Rozran.
At the Entertainment Garden, adults 21 years of age and older can enjoy a variety of wines and beers. Murrieta's Well, Entwine and Mitchell Katz Winery will serve varietals by the glass. Handles Gastropub will serve craft brews from its tap trailer.
Children will be offered free balloon animals at the Entertainment Garden and, farther north on Main Street, a chance to climb Spider Mountain, twist and turn on giant trampolines, visit a pony from Horizon East Stables, get their faces painted or try on glitter henna tattoos. They can also test their virtual skills at Game Truck.
The Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association also will offer fresh summer produce, flavorful prepared food and beautiful blooms from growers also selling their produce at Saturday's Farmers Market.
A wide assortment of summertime food and beverages will be offered during the event. These will include Big City Country Boy, Street Dogs, Lobsta Truck, J Shack and Rice Rockit, along with several downtown eateries that will be offering drink and food specials during 1st Wednesday.
The featured artist at ArtBlock this month is painter and photographer Jeff Hemming, along with a wealth of other talented painters, sculptors and jewelers.
The 1st Wednesday event will run from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 2.