may 31

  • DogFest Walk 'n' Roll -- 9 a.m. Come for an inspiring opening ceremony, a leisure walking course and plenty of two- and four-legged fun along the way. Dan Ashley from Channel 7 and his band, PUSH, will be the featured entertainment, but this family-friendly, pet-friendly event also features a $5 pancake breakfast, agility and dog training demos, a kids zone, an inspiring presentation from a grad team and, of course, the Walk 'n' Roll. Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Then fundraise to earn a cool DogFest prize. If you raise $100, you'll get a DogFest bandanna to sport at DogFest.

  • Starship Concert -- 8 p.m. Starship featuring legendary lead singer Mickey Thomas with the soaring vocals that propelled Jefferson Starship (now Starship) through the '70s and '80s with hits like "Jane" "We Built This City (... on Rock 'n' Roll)," "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now," "Sara" and "No Way Out," just to name a few. This one-night-only live concert also features vocal powerhouse Stephanie Calvert, Jeff Adams on bass, John Roth on guitar, Phil Bennett on keyboards and Darrell Verdusco on drums. Amador Theater, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. Reserved seating tickets are $45 to $55. Box Office 925-932-5359.


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  • The Beginnings of Las Trampas Regional Wilderness -- 11 a.m. The Saturday Speaker series along with the Connecting Parks and People Exhibit presents two people who advocated for Las Trampas as a regional park will share their stories from the 1960s and 1970s. Manfred Lindner, Chair of the Las Trampas Wilderness Committee and Sally Germain Goldner, Danville chair for the successful annexation of Contra Costa County to the EBRPD in June of 1964. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave, Danville.

    may 31 & June 1

  • Spring Rep -- 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The Valley Dance Theatre presents its 2014 spring repertoire production with dancers performing excerpts from the flamboyant Spanish style of Don Quixote, the lyricism of Romeo and Juliet and the Broadway-style drama of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, along with several newly premiering works. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for students 17 years and younger. Call 925-373-6800 or go to www.bankheadtheater.org.

  • Pet Adoption Days -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Valley Humane Society will be flooded with animals during Maddie's® Pet Adoption Days. All weekend long, cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies will go home fee-free to qualified adopters. This is a national event with more than 200 participating rescues and shelters in 14 communities nationwide, with the bulk of them in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties. The goal of this year's event is to find homes for 10,000 animals. Maddie's Fund has earmarked $10 million to return to shelters in grant form based on adoptions performed during the event. Located at 3670 Nevada St. in Pleasanton, Valley Humane Society will also adopt animals out of Stoneridge Mall in Pleasanton from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. 925-426-8656.

  • Goodguys Rod & Custom -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Join the Goodguys at the Summer Get-Together for a festive weekend which includes a giant Show & Shine with American made and powered cars and trucks of all years, makes and models as well as special indoor specialty exhibits. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Avenue. Admission is $17/adults and $5 for children 7 to 12, $8 parking. 925-838-9876.

    THROUGH may 31

  • Teen Art Show -- Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The exhibit will showcase talented local teen artists from Foothill High School. The exhibit will feature both 2-D and 3-D work. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Gallery admission is always free, and donations gratefully accepted. 925-931-4849.

    through June 7

  • 'Fresh Works' exhibit -- Gallery hours: noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A new juried exhibit featuring 68 artists with a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, photography, drawing, sculpture, mixed media. Firehouse Arts Center Harrington Gallery, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Donations always appreciated. 925-931-4849. Live demonstrations by exhibiting artists will be held each Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    THROUGH June 8

  • Connecting Parks and People Exhibit -- Museum Hours: 1 to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and noon to 3 p.m., Sunday. This exhibit will trace the history of East Bay Regional Park District focusing on the Iron Horse Regional Trail and Las Trampas Regional Wilderness Preserve. There will be a video, maps, brochures, artifacts displayed and Saturday 11 a.m. programs on May 24 and 31. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave, Danville. Free to members, modest fee for nonmembers to donations welcome. 925-837-3750.

    through June 13

  • 'The Storybook Makers' exhibit -- Gallery hours, noon to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Featuring more than 30 artists from around the Bay Area and beyond, this family-friendly exhibit celebrates the fine art of children's book illustrations. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville.

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