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EventsLivermore-Pleasanton Fire Department Fire Safety Expo
The Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department joins the National Fire Protection Association to recognize Fire Prevention Week from Oct. 5-11. LPFD will host a free Fire Safety Expo from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road. A pancake breakfast will be from 8-11 a.m. Donations will be accepted in support of the Fallen Firefighters Foundation. LPFD personnel will be on hand throughout the event to answer questions and assist the community in protecting their loved ones from fire. Call 454-2361 or go to www.lpfire.org. Fire Training Tower, 3333 Busch Road, Pleasanton.
EventsSunol 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.
EventsFree Tour: Wastewater Treatment and Water Recycling Plants
Learn how 10 million gallons of Tri-Valley wastewater is treated every day, from 1:30-3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at the DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility. Find out about rewarding careers in the water industry. Free and open to adults and children 7+ years and up. Call 875-2282. DSRSD Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility, 7399 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton.
EventsTri-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 firstname.lastname@example.org; sponsor info contact Diane Wishart at 895-8445 or email@example.com; for more info and registration forms go to www.trivalleytrailblazers.com. Robertson Park, , Livermore.
EventsFree Fall Festival at Alviso Adobe Community Park
The City of Pleasanton will host a Free Fall Festival from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 at Alviso Adobe Community Park. There will be a presentation by Meadowlark Dairy, a visit with Fiona— the life sized, fiberglass milking cow, site tours, a live animal display by the local 4-H, authentic Californios music and dance by California Fandango Project, and games and crafts for children. Call 931-3439. Alviso Adobe Community Park, 3465 Old Foothill Road, Pleasanton.
Events13th Annual ArtWalk Livermore
See over 150 artists in a festival where the streets stay open, bringing thousands to a day of art, music and shopping in downtown Livermore. The ArtWalk will be from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 and is free to the public. Call 447-2787 or go to http://artwalklivermore.com. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
EventsPleasanton 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.
EventsPleasanton Gem Faire
The Pleasanton Gem Faire will be from noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Fine jewelry, precious and semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold and silver, minerals and much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 50 exhibitors around the world will be on site. Admission is $7 for weekend pass. Go to www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
The West Coast's Premier Jewelry and Bead Show will be noon-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10-12, at Alameda County Fairgrounds. Over 50 importers, exporters and wholesalers from around the world will be on site Admission is $7, valid for the entire weekend. Call (503) 252-8300 or go to www.gemfaire.com. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsVFW Afternoon Tea Dance
The VFW post 6298 of Pleasanton presents the Mellotones Combo Jazz Band for your listening and dancing pleasure, from 1-3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the War Memorial Hall, 301 Main St. The band features music from the great American songbook in a variety of ballroom dancing rhythms and styles. Lunch is provided. Cost is $10. Proceeds used to help needy veterans and their families. Call 443-2224. War Memorial Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton.
EventsGreater Tri-Valley Fall Networking Social
Join your HR colleagues for a fun-filled evening to cultivate new relationships, catch up with friends, and enjoy great hors d'oeuvres from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Faz Restaurant. Cost is $25 for NCHRA members, $35 for non-members. Call (415) 291-1992 or go to http://www.nchra.org/events/event_list.asp?DGPCrSrt=&DGPCrPg=3. Faz Restaurant, 5121 Hopyard Road, Pleasanton.
EventsDonate Blood for Liver Awareness Month
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood for Liver Awareness Month. Liver disease affects more than 30 million people in the U.S., and some patients will need many blood products should a liver transplant be required. Donate Monday-Saturday, Oct. 1-15 at the Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave. To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org. Pleasanton Blood Donation Center, 5556-B Springdale Ave., Pleasanton.
EventsGirls Night Out Networking Mixer
GNON, Insignia Designs, and Black Mountain Property Management will host a networking opportunity from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at Insignia Designs, 2150 Rheem Drive. Raffle prizes, socializing, great food and fun. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. RSVP and prepay by Oct. 13. Call 487-4748 or go to http://www.gnon.org/rsvp.html. Insignia Designs, 2150 Rheem Drive, Pleasanton.
EventsGhost 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 .
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.
EventsGhost 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
EventsNative 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.
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.