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News - September 6, 2013

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The anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001 will be observed in a brief ceremony hosted by the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department on Wednesday, September 11. The event is open to the public and will be held at the flagpole outside Fire Station 1 at 3560 Nevada Street in Pleasanton beginning at 9:45 a.m.

The purpose of the event is to honor the victims of September 11, their families, first responders, and all those who have served in the military since that day.

The agenda will include comments from Fire Chief Jim Miguel, the ceremonial ringing of the bell in memory of those who died in the line of duty, and the traditional playing of bagpipes. Members of both the Livermore Police Department and the Pleasanton Police Department will also be in attendance.

The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and tours of the Fire Department headquarters and Fire Station 1. For more information, contact the LPFD at 454-2361.

The Museum on Main is inviting people to step right in to "It's A Circus!" with a day of circus-related events, including crafts, a photo booth, a strong man challenge, a kid-friendly tightrope and a visit to the fortune teller, with popcorn and more.

The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28.

It's part of the ninth annual nationwide Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone. Last year's event drew more than 400,000 participants to museums across the country.

The day of family fun will be held at Museum on Main, 603 Main St.

Slip on your dancing shoes and celebrate the coming of fall with an evening of music, dancing and friendship, while helping veterans in the bargain.

The Harvest Moon Benefit Dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Pleasanton Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main St.

The Mellotones Combo will play music of the 30s, 40s and 50s; The cost is $10 and drinks and dinner will also be available.

All proceeds will help support needy veterans and their families. For more information, call 443-2224 or 443-2245.