events

Through nov. 9

  • San Ramon Valley Exhibit -- 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday through Nov. 9 The Museum of the San Ramon Valley presents "The First People of the San Ramon Valley" exhibit. This newly updated and expanded exhibit will include tools, stone and shell, wood and fiber, maps, natural foods, games and hunting and gathering. A special slide show about Ishi, the last Yahi, will be on view. 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville. Free, donations always appreciated. 925-837-3750.

    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 more information go to www.harvestfestival.com.

    sept. 5-20


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  • "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. For more information, call 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 a diverse song list from the last 50 years. 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.

  • 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 will include free evaluations for blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol. Free Flu Shots and Free Bone Density Screening. The venue is 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.

    Sept. 9

  • An Evening with Architect Charles Huff -- Architecture in Downtown Pleasanton. 7 p.m. Join Pleasanton Architect Charles Huff in a presentation on the architecture of Historic Downtown Pleasanton. Huff will discuss the architecture, renovation and restoration projects of key Pleasanton structures. He will particularly address the building at 603 Main Street, original built in 1914 as Pleasanton's Town Hall, now home to Museum on Main. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $10 General Admission, $7 seniors, $5 members and $3 student/teachers with ID. Tickets may be purchased at the Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton or call 925-462-2766.

  • Tuesday Tunes with a Twist -- 6:45 p.m. The Livermore Cultural Arts Council presents, Eden Aoba Taiko, the Japanese musical art of taiko drumming. Livermore Plaza in front of the Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Free.

    sept. 11

  • 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony -- 5:30 p.m. commencement, 6:40 p.m. conclusion. The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley along with local veterans' organizations is hosting the Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony for the residents of the San Ramon Valley. This event's master of ceremonies will be Karen Stepper, past president of the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley; addressing the crowd will be prominent keynote speaker David Yuers and guest speaker Richard Price, president of the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley. There will also be hundreds of Boy and Girl Scouts with an array of American flags, joint police and fire department honor guard, the San Ramon Valley High Chamber Choir, a flight of doves and many other patriotic contributions. There will be an essay contest based on this event with cash prizes for students in grades one through 12. Residents of the five San Ramon Valley communities are urged to attend. All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville.

    sept. 12

  • Fight Night -- 7 p.m. Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott present an engaging and practical presentation to help couples learn to fight well. This entertaining evening for couples who are seeking ways to turn conflict into greater connectedness and intimacy. Cornerstone Fellowship, 348 N. Canyons Parkway, Livermore. Admission is $32 per couple or $20 singles, $35 and $25 at the door. 925-447-3465 or www.lesandleslie.com.

    sept. 13-14

  • Tri-Valley Woodcarver's Show -- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tri-Valley woodcarvers are hosting their annual woodcarving show with more than 90 pieces of handcrafted works of art in the competition exhibit and hundreds more on the exhibition floor. There will be live demonstrations on carving, pyrography (wood burning), wood turning, painting whittling and more. Children (and adults, too) are welcome to try their hand at carving at the soap carving station. Many of the carvers will be on hand to answer questions about the pieces. Veterans Hall, 301 Main St., Pleasanton. Admission is free! Tri-valleycarvers.com.