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News Digest: St. Pat's Brew Crawl, Barrel Tasting Weekend & Bike safety workshops

 

St. Pat's Brew Crawl

The Pleasanton Downtown Association is holding its annual St. Patrick's Brew Crawl this Saturday evening.

Some 25 downtown merchants and breweries will offer craft beers and ciders with tasty bites throughout the event. Attendees are encouraged to wear green and other festive gear to help create the St. Patrick's Day vibe.

A key fundraiser for the PDA, the event will run from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available for $45 online now at www.PleasantonDowntown.net. If still available, remaining tickets will be sold at Museum on Main for $50 (cash or check only). The event will be held rain or shine.

Barrel tasting

The Livermore Valley Wine Country is presenting its Barrel Tasting Weekend next Saturday and Sunday (March 23-24).

More than 30 Livermore Valley wineries are participating, giving attendees the chance to meet winemakers, sample wines still in development right out of the barrel and purchase futures for their own wine cellars.

For tickets and other information, visit www.lvwine.org. Livermore Valley Wine Country is the newly rebranded name for the Livermore Valley Winegrowers Association.

Bicycle safety

The city of Pleasanton is partnering with Bike East Bay to host a series of bicycle safety workshops coming up, with the first event set for this weekend.

Set for Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the first session is titled "Urban Cycling 101: Day 1 Classroom Workshop," to be held at the Amador Recreation Center, 4455 Black Ave.

The next two sessions will include the "Family Cycling Workshop" on March 23 at Hart Middle School and "Urban Cycling 101: Day 2 On-Road Workshop" on April 13 at Hart.

To register or to learn more, visit www.bikeeastbay.org/education.

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