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News - May 6, 2011

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Fair theme is '99 Years Young'

This year marks the 99th annual Alameda County Fair. Organizers have planned 17 days of family-centered fun with "99" themes including 99 cent Wacky Wednesdays with 99 cent admission before 3 p.m., 99-second Bull Rides to win a prize, and 99 cent beers in the Grandstands before the second race every Thursday.

There will also be a 99-year-old "meet and greet" special guest who attended one of the very first fairs, and a 99 Kisses Contest with the winner receiving $99 for kissing a partner 99 times.

This year's fair will run June 22 to July 10, and will be closed Tuesdays. Learn more at

Registration is open for the 2011 Pleasanton Junior Football League season, for contact football and cheerleading for boys and girls in grades 2-8 as well as flag football for boys and girls in grades 2-12. Everyone plays in PJFL; there are no tryouts and no cuts.

Contact football registration is $285 and includes a uniform and equipment. Practice begins in early August; games are Saturdays at the Pleasanton Sports Park beginning in early September.

Flag Football registration is $165 for players in grades 2-8; practice begins the third week of August with games Saturdays at Hart Middle School beginning in mid-September. New this year is the High School Flag Football Division for grades 9-12; registration is $100 and includes equipment.

PJFL cheerleading is for all skill levels and costs $250-$300, which includes a uniform and training. Cheerleaders practice begins in late June.

Registration ends June 2. Go to

The Tri-Valley Conservancy is holding its second annual Livermore Valley wine competition in June, with entries due May 20. All wines to be entered must be made with grapes grown in the Livermore Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area). Wines entered must be available for purchase, and winemakers are asked to submit their signature or best wines; each winery can enter a maximum of five.

Judging will be done by 16 qualified wine judges at the Wine Steward in Pleasanton. For more information and entry forms, call the Tri-Valley Conservancy at 449-8706.


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