events

aug. 28

  • Music in the Orchard -- 2014 Summer Benefit Concert. Bring your lawn chair and dancing shoes to benefit to local groups the Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation and Team Delany. The Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation supports local students' college and career goals, and Team Delaney was created to help support little but fierce Delaney Newton and her family in her fight against brain cancer. Enjoy the Crawdad Republic a bluegrass quartet born and bred in the heart of the wine country. Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa, 4549 Cross Road, Livermore. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For tickets go to www.purpleorchid.com or at the tasting room at Nottingham Cellars, 2245 C So Vasco Road and Altamont Beer Works, 2402 Research Road, Livermore. No outside food or beverage allowed.

  • Thursdays @ the VT -- 7:30 p.m. Live music returns for the fall for Tri-Valley residents to enjoy. First in the series will be Drew Harrison, singer-songwriter and one of those rare recording artists with the ability to translate life into song. His passionate and intense style resonates in the vein of Bono, Ritchie Havens and John Lennon. Village Theatre and Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $5 at the door. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 925-314-3400 or www.villagetheatreshows.com.

    Aug. 29


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  • Concert in the Park -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series will feature an eclectic mix of music from rock, blues and big band to '50s and '60s oldies, soul, and Latin rock. This week's band will be Public Eye, High Energy Rock and Roll. Pick up or bring dinner "to go" to the park. While guests are allowed to put out blankets and chairs they are asked to wait until the morning of the concert to do so. The use of rocks to hold down blankets is prohibited, as large rocks can damage lawn-mowing equipment. Also, the use of plastic tarps is not allowed. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    aug. 30-31

  • Scottish Highland Gathering & Games -- 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring, from Buckingham Palace, the 1st Battalion Pipes & Drums Scots Guards and the 3rd Marine Air Wing Band, plus more that 30 pipe bands from the US and Canada. Also the US Invitational Heavy Events with pro and amateur athletes. See 100 clans represented, Irish Step Dancing, Sheep Dog Trials and much more. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $21 day pass, $28 two day pass/adults, $13/12 to 17 year old and seniors, Children 11 and under free. Military free w/active duty ID. For more information, go to www.thescottishgames.com.

    Sept. 1

  • Heartland Danville Antiques & Art Faire -- 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discover Danville Association will host the Antique and Art Faire featuring antique retailers and local artists will display their collectibles. The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will host an antique appraisal clinic, and for a nominal fee for an appraisal. Railroad Avenue, Danville.

    sept. 5-7

  • Harvest Festival -- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Shop 24,000 handmade American arts and crafts in hundreds of booths. Find jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, hand-turned wood, ceramics and more. Enjoy outdoor stage entertainment. Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $9/adults, $4/ children 13-17, $7/seniors, children 12 and under free. Parking is $8. For information go to www.harvestfestival.com.

    sept. 5-20

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof -- 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Role Players Ensemble presents Tennessee Williams winning drama set in a Mississippi plantation home where a family struggles with the illusions, greed and deceit in their lives. The Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets range from $20 to $28. 925-314-3400.

    sept. 6

  • Alamo Music and Wine Festival -- 3 to 10:30 p.m. Headlining the event will be the Groove Doctors, an eight-piece band, who will perform incredibly diverse song list from the last 50 years that will gets people of all ages onto the dance floor. Also performing will be the Monte Vista High School Jazz Band, the San Ramon Valley High School Jazz Band, the Stone Valley Middle School Jazz Band, and the Alamo Elementary School Children's Choir. Other activities include food, games and business booths and the kids play zone. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. featuring selections from FAZ's Restaurant, Izzy's Place and the Rotary Burger Barn with hamburgers and gourmet sausages. Dinner tickets are $15.00. The Festival will feature a selection of wines from the well-known Cline Cellars. Since the purchase of food, beer, wine, sodas and water help fund the community, international and school music programs, the Rotary Club of Alamo asks that attendees purchase their food and beverages from the Festival booths and Not bring in outside food or beverages.

  • Mega Health Fair -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This health fair is open to all. The Fair includes medical advice on Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Women's Health, Nutrition and Diet, Dental, Chiropractic Services, Physical Therapy and Alternate Medicine. Various Informational tables from nonprofit organizations. Free Evaluation to Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar, and Cholesterol. Free Flu Shots and Free Bone Density Screening. Venue- Shiva-Vishnu Temple Assembly Hall, 1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore. For more information contact Anand Gundu at anand_gundu@yahoo.com or Karunakar Gulukota karuna95135@yahoo.com or call the temple 925-449-6255.

    sept. 7

  • Shamrock'n Sunday -- 5 p.m. The final concert in the park will features Solsa, a hot mix of popular dance, R & B, pop, rock and Latin hits. Food and beverages will be offered for purchase. Don't forget your chairs and blankets, but please leave your pets at home. Emerald Glen Park, 4201 Central Parkway, Dublin. For more information call 925-556-4500.