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.

    june 6

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association's Concert in the Park series: West Grand Boulevard will kick off the season with classic soul and motown. Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal streets. Free.

    june 7

  • Tribute to Patsy Cline -- 8 p.m. Joni Morris and the After Midnight Band presents a "Tribute to Patsy Cline," the legendary first female member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets range from $15 - $25, youth $12. Tickets available at www.firehousearts.org or 925-931-4848.

    june 10

  • An Evening with King Henry VIII -- 7 p.m. Once described as one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne, King Henry VIII is known in modern times for his six marriages and his role in the separation of the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, Frank Mullen, journalism teacher at the University of Nevada, portrays King Henry VIII. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $10, $7 seniors, $5 members and $3 student/teachers with ID. Tickets can be bought at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St,, Pleasanton or call 925-462-2766.

    june 12

  • Rodeo Family Night -- 4:30 p.m. gates open, event starts at 6 p.m. Come for some rodeo fun featuring team roping and wild cow milking. Come early for the $1 hotdogs! Robertson Park Rodeo Arena, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore. Admission is $1.

    june 13

  • Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m., craft and children activities, movie following at sunset, as the town of Danville welcomes back the Moonlight Movies series. To kick off the movie season will be "The Croods," a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy set in a fictional prehistoric era. Families are asked to bring a blanket and lawn chairs. Town Green located at 400 Front St., Danville. Free. 925- 314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

    june 14

  • Star-spangled Thank You Drop Zone -- 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Blue Star Moms Chapter Drop Zone events to collect donations for the upcoming "Star-Spangled Thank You" care package mailing to the Troops in June. Sponsor a care package mailing, make a postcard or two, or drop off a donation. Visit www.bluestarmoms.org and click on care packages for more information, including a list of suggested donations. Drop Zone event: Danville Veterans Memorial Hall, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville

  • Livermore Rotary Rodeo Parade -- 10 a.m. The Parade honors the town's western heritage and includes an eclectic mix of marching bands, equestrian units, clowns, local businesses, color guard units, scouts, antique vehicles, dance groups. The parade will run along Second Street, downtown Livermore.

    june 14 & 15

  • Livermore Rodeo -- Gates open at 11 a.m. both days. Grand Entry at 3 p.m., Saturday only, featuring stagecoaches, sponsor flags and the rodeo queens. The two-day event features saddle bronc and bareback riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and bull riding. Robertson Park Rodeo Arena, 3200 Robertson Park Road, Livermore. Tickets range from $15 to $25 and may be bought at the gate. www.livermorerodeo.org

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