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EventsAn 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.
EventsMixer for Tri-Valley Rental Property Owners
The City of Pleasanton and Abode Services will host a resource mixer for Tri-Valley rental property owners from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at the City of Pleasanton's Operations Service Center, 3333 Busch Road. Light lunch and door prizes. Clifford Fried, a Partner at Fried and Williams Attorneys at Law, will speak on how to deal effectively with difficult tenant situations. Information will also be available regarding strategies for good tenant selection, programs for tenants that are also beneficial to landlords, and more. Space is limited. To reserve a spot, contact Flora Garcia at 373-5313 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 21. Operation Services Center, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.
Celebrate the Harvest Season from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 at Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road. Music, games, prizes, inflatables, puppet shows, petting zoo, face painting, chili cook off, and pie contest. Hamburger or hotdog, chips and drink available for $5. Nachos, cotton candy, popcorn, caramel apples, chili and pie available for purchase. Call 484-2482. Harvest Valley Church, 3200 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
EventsThe 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.
EventsHalloween Brew Crawl
Downtown merchants and local breweries will come together for a night of adult trick-or-treating at the Halloween Brew Crawl from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. Participants will sample over 40 beers and tasty bites at 32 locations on and around Main St. Guests are encouraged to come in costume. Tickets are $35 and available at Red Coats Pub, Studio 7, and at https://pleasantondowntownassociation.instagift.com/halloween-brew-crawl-2014. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
Meet the ghosts of Pleasanton's past during the Museum on Mainís popular Ghost Walk. This family-friendly tour will take you to some of Pleasantonís most haunted sites along Main St. Tours depart the museum every 30 minutes between 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18, 24-25. Costumes encouraged. For tickets and more information, go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsWidowed Men and Women of Northern California Champagne Brunch
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join for a champagne brunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Castlewood Country Club. RSVP to Jill at (510) 881-4758 or email@example.com by Oct. 18. Castlewood Country Club, 700 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton.
EventsInternational Dance Festival
Come learn a variety of simple dances from around the world from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the Veteran's Hall in Livermore. No partner or experience needed. Wear smooth soled shoes and lightweight clothing. Enjoy folk music, refreshments, and new friends. Children welcome. Call (415) 246-7697 or go to www.folkdance.com. Livermore Veteran's Hall, 522 South L St., Livermore.
The Pleasanton Senior Center VIP Club will have a free Fashion Show on Monday, Sept. 27 at the Senior Center. Lunch for $3. All are welcome. Call 931-5370. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
EventsWidowed Men and Women of Northern California Lunch
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join for lunch at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at Casa Orozco in Livermore. Cost is your menu choice. RSVP to Gloria at 846-8320 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, Oct. 26. Casa Orozco, 325 South L St., Livermore.
EventsCandidate for State Controller Betty Yee at Tri-Valley UDC
Betty Yee, candidate for State Controller, will be at the Tri-Valley United Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 5580A Springdale Ave., at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Yee will speak about the urgency of the Get Out The Vote efforts and will be introduced by Tim Sbranti. All are welcome. Free. Contact 416-0510 or email@example.com. Tri-Valley United Democratic Campaign, 5580A Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsThe Bright Side of LOVE!
Join the Bright Side of Love fest from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Larkspur Landing Hotel. Learn how to step into and embrace love in all of its colors. Bring your heart and be ready to play with love. Cost is $25 by Oct. 15. Go to www.meetup.com/thebrightsideoflife/events/209614922/. Larkspur Landing Hotel, Pleasanton, 5535 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
EventsLawn to Garden Party
Help Pleasanton homeowners convert their front yard into a garden in one day, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Western Garden Nursery and educators will be on hand to guide participants through all the steps. Registration required. Go to www.stopwaste.org/gardening. Deshmane home, , Pleasanton.
EventsTri-Valley Veterans Day Parade
The Pleasanton American Legion Post 236 will host the 2014 Tri-Valley Veterans Day Parade at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. The parade will feature flyovers by Korean War era helicopters, the US Army 191st Band, and bands from Foothill High School, Oakland Military Institute, and the Piedmont Bagpipe Band. Marching units will include Color Guards from all branches of the service as well as local veteran organizations. A special unit, the Star Wars 501st Legion will be present as well. Additionally, Toys for Tots will be collecting toys for children in need in the Tri-Valley region. Join this special event to honor our veterans. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsGirls Night Out Networking Mixer
GNON, NuSkin and Hairlights Salon will host a networking opportunity for women at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at Hairlights Salon. With raffle prizes, great food and fun. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay required by Nov. 3. Go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Hairlights Salon, 4307 Valley Ave., Suite F, Pleasanton.
EventsTri-Valley Haven Holiday Craft Fair
Join for the Tri-Valley Haven Holiday Craft Fair from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at The Barn, 3131 Pacific Ave., Livermore. Shop for unique handcrafted items made by local artisans and support the Haven's services for survivors of abuse, assault and homelessness. Go to www.trivalleyhaven.org. The Barn, 3131 Pacific Avenue, Livermore.
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.
EventsCowboy Hootenanny Folk Festival
Celebrate Sunol Regional Wilderness' pioneer and ranching heritage from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Sunol Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Road, Sunol. Pony rides, petting zoo, ranching and pioneer skills demos, quilting, branding, making old fashioned toys and games. Live music and square dancing. BBQ food for sale. Parking is $5. Call (510) 544-3249 or go to www.ebparks.org. Sunol Regional Wilderness, 1895 Geary Road, Sunol.
EventsCommunity Thanksgiving Dinner
A coalition of local churches, businesses and community organizations are sponsoring a Thanksgiving Dinner for seniors, military, singles and anyone needing a place to go on Thanksgiving Day, from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 27 at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Dublin. Enjoy a wonderful meal with light entertainment and children's activities. Call 846-4381 or go to www.tvc-thanksgiving.com. St. Raymond Catholic Church, 11555 Shannon Ave., Dublin.
EventsDublin's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
The City of Dublin's 31st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4 at the Dublin Civic Center. The Dublin Unified School District Children's Choir and the Fallon Middle School Jazz Band will provide seasonal entertainment. Refreshments will be served, and children may meet a special guest from the North Pole. Call 556-4500 or go to www.dublin.ca.gov. Dublin Civic Center, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
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.