Memorial Day ceremony
Pleasanton veteran support organizations, community groups and local leaders are joining together to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in military service during the 2023 Memorial Day Remembrance Celebration this Monday.
The program, which begins at 11 a.m. in Centennial Park outside the Pleasanton Senior Center on Sunol Boulevard, will include the presentation of colors, national anthem, "Pledge of Allegiance", invocation, salute to the fallen, "Taps" and keynote speakers.
The Pleasanton Community Concert Band will also perform there throughout the morning and early afternoon.
For more information, go to www.americanlegionpost237.org.
No I-680 closure this weekend
Caltrans has canceled the closure of northbound Interstate 680 between Sunol Boulevard and Bernal Avenue previously scheduled to occur over this Memorial Day holiday weekend as part of the ongoing I-680 pavement rehabilitation project between Sunol and San Ramon.
The agency plans to reschedule a weekend-long closure through the area for a future date range yet to be determined. Crews are continuing to conduct separate overnight closures through the area Sundays to Thursdays associated with the project from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Visit www.680paving.com to learn more.
Night Market at fairgrounds
The 626 Night Market festival is back at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton this holiday weekend, offering food, entertainment and arts-and-crafts vendors spread across over 10 football fields worth of space.
Designed in the spirit of the open-air markets made famous in many Asian countries, the 626 Night Market will be open 3-11 p.m. Friday and 1-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with entrance via Gate 8. Learn more at alamedacountyfair.com.
Cone with a Cop
The Pleasanton Police Department is holding its annual Cone with a Cop community event next Wednesday (May 31) from 2-5 p.m. at Meadowlark Dairy on West Neal Street downtown.
The afternoon will give attendees of all ages the chance to connect with members of PPD, and learn about local safety and security measures. Oh, and everyone in attendance can receive one free ice cream cone (last year PPD and the dairy distributed more than 1,800 cones).
Livermore Memorial Day ceremony Stockmen's Park
A Memorial Day remembrance ceremony is set to take place at Stockmen's Park in Livermore to commemorate the federal holiday that honors those who died while serving in the military.
The event is a collaboration between the Livermore Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 7265, the American Legion Post 47 and the city of Livermore, according to a statement from the organizers.
The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday (May 29) and feature a performance of the national anthem by local resident Jeana Collinsworth and remarks from guest speakers including Livermore Mayor John Marchand and Parks Reserve Force Training Area Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Soto.
There will also be a Quilts of Valor presentation to four veterans and the Livermore VFW along with the Livermore Police Honor Guard will be honoring fallen service members with a three-rifle volley.
Other organizations participating in the event include Blue Star Moms, Daughters of the American Revolution, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Boy Scouts of America.
For those unable to attend in person, the ceremony will be recorded by Amos Productions and available for streaming on the VFW Post 7265 website and YouTube channel.