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Stand-up Comic: Rabbi Bob Alper
It'll be 90 minutes of non-stop laughter when "the world's only practicing clergyman doing stand-up comedy - intentionally," performs at Beth Emek, from 7:30-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Congregation Beth Emek. Rabbi Bob Alper will present wonderfully unique material that’s intelligent, sophisticated, and 100% clean. Tickets are $20-$36. Go to http://bobalper.bpt.me/. Congregation Beth Emek, 3400 Nevada Court, Pleasanton.
 

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The Art of Telling a Good Story
Join from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at the Holiday Inn in Dublin and discover "The Art of Telling a Good Story." Featuring Funny Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller and Comedian, Kelly Swanson, and hosted by Community Builder Expert and Founder of the Bright Side of Life Community, Sahar Kordahi. Contact thebrightsideoflifeca@gmail.com or go to www.meetup.com/thebrightsideoflife/events/186162432/. Holiday Inn Dublin, 6680 Regional St., Dublin .
 

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Pie and Beverage in Dublin
The Widowed Men and Women of Northern California invite you to join for pie (a la mode optional) and beverages at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30 at Coco's Bakery Restaurant in Dublin. RSVP to Ruby at 462-9636 or hskoog@comcast.net by Wednesday, Aug. 27. Coco's Bakery Restaurant, 7505 Dublin Blvd. , Dublin.
 

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Artist Registration Deadline for 12th Annual ArtWalk Livermore
Tuesday, Sept 2, 5pm deadline. Artist registration for the 12th Annual ArtWalk in Livermore closes at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31. This event brings thousands to a day of art, music, wine and shopping in Livermore's eclectic downtown. Contact 447-2787 or info@bothwellartscenter.org. Go to http://artwalklivermore.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
 

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5th Annual Green Scene at First Wednesday Street Fair
The City of Pleasanton and Hacienda Owners Association will host the 5th Annual Green Scene Fair from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the First Wednesday Street Party. It will feature exhibitors specializing in green practices, products and services, live music and demonstrations. Downtown Pleasanton, Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Night of the Livermore Dead Zombie Pub Crawl
The plague starts at the Downtown Art Studios, where citizens get turned into zombies and turned loose in Livermore's Downtown, from 6-10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 4. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Contact Linday Ryan at 447-2787 or lryan@livermoreperformingarts.org. Bothwell Arts Center's Downtown Art Studios, 62 South L St., Livermore.
 

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Donate Blood Sept. 5
In honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to donate blood. Many sickle cell patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to treat complications of the disease. Donate from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5 at California Water Service in Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. California Water Service, 195 South N. St., Livermore.

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An Evening with Architect Charles Huff
Join Pleasanton Architect Charles Huff in a presentation on the architecture of Historic Downtown Pleasanton on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Firehouse Arts Center. Huff will discuss the architecture renovation, and restoration projects of key Pleasanton structures over the years He will particularly address the building at 603 Main St. Cost is $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 .
 

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Fight Night
What is Fight Night? A fun event for couples of any age or stage from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 at Cornerstone Fellowship in Livermore. Filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical, new strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. Presenters Les and Leslie are authentic master communicators. Cost is $20 or $40. Go to https://atkinsent.brushfireapp.com/lesandleslie/427298. Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway , Livermore.
 

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Donate Blood Sept. 13
In honor of Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross is encouraging eligible donors to donate blood. Many sickle cell patients face a lifetime of blood transfusions to treat complications of the disease. Donate from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Lowes in Livermore. Call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Lowes, 4255 1st St., Livermore.
 

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Dublin Library Book Sale
Friends of Dublin Library invite you to the Fall Used Book Sale. Most prices are $1 or less. Funds from sales go towards purchasing the Library's materials and supporting its programs. The event runs from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 with a Members-only Night, Memberships available from 5:30 p.m.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13; and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14. Sunday is Bag Day: fill a paper bag (provided) for $4. Bag Day Special: 1/2 off on selected audio-visual, vintage and specially priced items. Call 828-1315 or go to www.dublinfriends.org. Dublin Library, 200 Civic Plaza, Dublin.
 

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GNON Networking Event
Girls Night Out Networking and Renee Huber of State Farm Insurance want to invite women to a networking opportunity from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 at State Farm Insurance, 320 St. Mary St. Raffle prizes, socializing, great food, and wine by White Crane Winery. RSVP and prepay by Sept. 14. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. State Farm Insurance, 320 St Mary St., Pleasanton.
 

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VFW Afternoon Tea Dance
VFW Post 6298 presents a Benefit Tea Dance featuring The Mellotones, a seven piece jazz combo playing music from the great American songbook. The afernoon includes a light lunch and a drink. The event runs from 1-3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Memorial Hall, 301 Main St. Cost is $10. Call 443-2224. War Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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VFW Afternoon Tea Dance
The Veterans of Foreign Wars present The Mellotones Jazz Combo playing a variety of listening and dancing tunes from the great American song book in a variety of ballroom styles, from 1-3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the War Memorial Hall, 301 Main St. Cost is $10. Call 443-2224. War Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.

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Girls Night Out Networking
Girls Night Out Networking and State Farm Insurance would love you to join them from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at State Farm Insurance, 320 St. Mary St., for fabulous networking opportunities, tons of raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun! Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. RSVP and Prepay required by Sept. 14. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. State Farm Insurance, 320 St. Mary St., Pleasanton.
 

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'splatter...not your ordinary food, wine and art festival'
Experience the unique food, wine and creative culture of the Tri-Valley at "splatter... not your ordinary food, wine and art festival" from noon-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Emerald Glen Park in Dublin. Free admission. Call 556-4504 or go to www.dublinsplatter.com. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin.

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2014 Pleasanton Harvest Festival
The Pleasanton Harvest Festival is one of the top rated craft shows in the country, offering over 24,000 handmade American arts and crafts, live music and entertainment, delicious foods and fabulous prizes. The festival will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday-Sunday, Sept. 19-21 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. For tickets and more information, go to www.harvestfestival.com. Alameda Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Western Barbecue
Come to the Western BBQ from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22 at the Pleasanton Senior Center. Enjoy Western BBQ, with prizes and live music! Tickets are $10, and available at the VIP Travel Desk at the Senior Center. Get your ticket early as seating is limited. Call 931-5370. Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.
 

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Crossroads Doll and Bear Show
This lighthearted show and sale is for enthusiasts of all ages with a sales floor packed with dolls, teddy bears, antiques, miniatures, clothes supplies, and more - from antique to modern and the carefully hand crafted. This family friendly show will be from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Cost is $7, $4 for children. Call (775) 348-7713 or go to www.crossroadsshows.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasant Ave., Pleasanton.
 

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Nostalgia Day Car Show
Come to the Nostalgia Day Car Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, September 28 in Downtown Livermore. Help raise money for charities like Every Fifteen Minutes, the Police Depts. in Dublin and Pleasanton, Open Heart Kitchen and more. With raffle prizes and amazing classic cars! Downtown Livermore, , Livermore.

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Sunol AgPark Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch!
Farm Tours! – Pumpkins & produce for sale! – Family Farm Activities! – Local Wineries & Craft Beer! -Live Music! -Food! Sustainable Agriculture Education invites you to celebrate the Harvest season with farm tours, pumpkins and produce for sale, family farm activities, local wines and craft beer, live music and food from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Sunol AgPark, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol. Call (510) 526-1793 ext. 5 or go to www.sagecenter.org/news-events/harvest-festival/. Sunol AgPark, 505 Paloma Way, Sunol.

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Come-in-Unity Carnival
You are cordially invited to join for our 4th Annual Come-in-Unity Carnival, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4-5 at St. Mary and St. John Coptic Orthodox Church. Come enjoy authentic Egyptian food, fun games, and live music! A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Contact Marian at 216-9298 or marianshahid@gmail.com. St. Mary & St. John Coptic Orthodox Church , 4300 Mirador Drive, Pleasanton.
 

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Tri-Valley Trailblazers Present 3rd Annual Horse Faire
The 3rd Annual Horse Faire raises funds for Special Needs programs and EBRPD Mounted Police, and will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Robertson Park in Livermore. With food, shopping, music, pony rides, "Li'l Cowpoke Rodeo Corral" for special needs children 5-15, adaptive riding demonstration, horse chiropractic, saddle fitting, tack sale, jewelry, and more. Special 6 hour Sensory Clinic with Susan Dockter for $195, reservations required (www.proactivehorsemanship.com). Vendors and sponsors still needed. For vendor info contact Barbara Hoffman at (510) 589-2572 or birdhousesbybarb@aol.com; sponsor info contact Diane Wishart at 895-8445 or diwishcpa@gmail.com; for more info and registration forms go to www.trivalleytrailblazers.com. Robertson Park, , Livermore.

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Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fair
Come to the Pleasanton Antiques & Collectibles Fair from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 in downtown Pleasanton. Shop from 200+ vendors, find vintage and antique jewelry, clothing, furniture, art and so much more! Free admission and parking. Go to http://www.pleasantonantiquefair.com/. Downtown Pleasanton, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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Ghost Walk 2014
Meet the Ghost of Pleasanton's past. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-18 at Museum on Main. Costumes encouraged! Tours depart every 30 minutes. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children. Call 462-2766 or go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton .

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An 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.
 

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Ghost Walk 2014
Meet the Ghost of Pleasanton's past. Let the spirits guide you on this haunted tour of the things that go bump in the night from 6-8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24-25 at Museum on Main. Costumes encouraged! Tours depart every 30 minutes. Tickets are $18 for adults, $13 for children. Call 462-2766 or go to museumonmain.org. Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.
 

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The 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.
 

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Hometown Heroes
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.

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Native Plant Sale Extravaganza
The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is once again coordinating a Fall Native Plant Sale Extravaganza from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. This full-day shopping opportunity will offer native plant fans a good selection of native plants at the best time of year to plant them. For information and locations, Call (510) 236-9558 or go to BringingBackTheNatives.net.
 

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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. , E. Angela St., Pleasanton.