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jan. 17

  • "Livermorium" -- 7:30 p.m. Danville-Alamo-Walnut Creek AAUW presents guest speaker. chemist Dawn Shaughnessy who will present a layperson's address on the new element Livermorium. Shaughnessy heads the Lawrence Livermore Lab team that helped discover six new elements on the Periodic Table. One element, Number 116, was recently named "Livermorium" for the laboratory and the city of Livermore. San Ramon Community Center, Alcosta Room, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon. A free event for members and their guests. For more information, call 925-973-3200

    Jan. 18

  • Preschool Performance -- 10 a.m. The Town of Danville is offering an inexpensive introduction to live entertainment for preschoolers and their parents. This month's performance will be "The Keith Show," which features comedy, acrobatics, juggling and daredevil tricks. Village Theatre, 430 Front. St., Danville. Tickets are $3. Parents and children must have tickets. To buy tickets visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.

    jan. 19

  • "The Climate Reality Project" -- 7 p.m. A slide show and conversation developed by Nobel Prize Laureate Al Gore and presented by Erica Stephan, a climate activist and former climate change policy advisor to the British embassy in Washington, explains how climate change increases the frequency and intensity of "dirty weather" and how fossil fuel companies have sown doubt in the public mind. The slide show will be followed by discussion of technological and citizen solutions to the climate crisis and how to get involved. IBEW Hall, 6250 Village Parkway, Dublin. This event is free/$3.00 donations accepted. For details, call 925-462-3459.

  • Dress a Girl Around the World -- 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Come and make simple dresses for girls in third world countries. Volunteers needed to sew, iron or cut. If you can't make the Sew-Fest but would like to sew, call for kits that you can sew from home. Questions: call Suzanne Beck at 925-352-8447 or suzbeck@yahoo.com.

  • Winter Crab Feed & Gala Auction -- 5:30 p.m. no host bar, 7 p.m. dinner. Danville Knights of Columbus presents its annual fund raiser. Family-style, all you can eat fresh Pacific Coast crabs, Pasta, salad, garlic bread and dessert. Silent auction, door prizes, 50/50 Raffles, music and dancing. St. Isidore Catholic Church, 440 La Gonda Way, Danville.

  • Cost: $45. To buy tickets go to www.kofc4060crabfeed.eventbrite.com.

    jan. 19 -- fEB. 3

  • The Full Monty -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 3. Tri-Valley Reportory Theater presents this popular musical that tells the story of six unemployed steelworkers, low on cash and prospects, who decide to present a strip act at a local club after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St, Livermore. Tickets $28 to $38. 925-373-6800.

    jan. 21

  • Interfaith Peace Convocation -- 7 p.m. Music and songs from the Freedom Movement and guest speaker Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun Magazine, chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, Rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue in Berkeley, and author of 11 books, including "The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country From the Religious Right." He will speak on "A Spiritual Progressive Strategy for the Next Four Years." San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church, 902 Danville Blvd., Alamo, Free admission/refreshments. 925-837-5243.

    jan. 24

  • 'Lost Decency' -- The Untold Afghan Story. 7 p.m. In his moving memoir, Atta Arghandiwal, of Dublin, shares his own story as well as that of the people of Afghanistan in a turbulent journey to escape the war-torn country. He reveals the truth about his beloved and once peaceful nation and how it became one of the deadliest and most dangerous in the world. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Ave, 925-931-3400.

    jan. 25, 26 & 27

  • Winter Book Sale -- 5-8 p.m., Friday, for Foundation members only; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday7. The San Ramon Library offers gently used books at great prices. San Ramon Valley Library, 100 Montgomery St. Call 925-973-2850 or e-mail Sanramonlibraryfriends.org.

    jan. 27

  • Sharing our Music: An Interfaith Concert -- 7 p.m. Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Unitarian musicians and singers from several congregations will present a combination of sacred and cultural music. The music will be followed by a reception where guests may mingle and enjoy multi-cultural treats. Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore. Free, but seating is limited. Register at http://interfaith-concert.eventbrite.com/.

    jan. 28

  • Fellowship Breakfast -- 7:30-9:30 a.m. The Pleasanton YMCA will hold its 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Fellowship Breakfast at the Hilton Pleasanton, 2050 Johnson Dr. The keynote speaker will be Pleasanton police Chief Dave Spiller. Tickets are $40, proceeds benefit YMCA programs for Tri-Valley teens. Call 925-263-4444 or contact Kelly O'Lague Dulka at kdulka@ymcaeastbay.org.

    feb. 9

  • Just Like NewValentine Crab Feed -- 6-010 p.m. Valley Humane Society fundraiser features cracked crab, pasta, Caesar salad, bread, dessert, and coffee or tea. A no-host bar offering beer, wine, and nonalcoholic beverages will be available, raffle baskets and silent auction items. All proceeds benefit Jackie Barnett's Just Like New fund. The program provides financial assistance for urgent veterinary medical needs in the Tri-Valley.Tickets are $50 and available online at www.valleyhumane.org, or by mail; please send checks to Just Like New-VHS, PO Box 3436, San Ramon, CA 94583. Contact Cindy Ferrin at cferrin@pacbell.net or 925-323-8517 for details.

    Feb. 15

  • Preschool Performance -- 10 a.m. This month's performance will be Adventure Theater with Kenn Adams. In this show, the audience makes the sound effects, creates the story and even comes on stage to play the parts. Village Theatre, 430 Front. St., Danville. Tickets are $3. Parents and children must have tickets. To buy tickets visit www.villagetheatreshows.com or call 925-314-3400.

    Feb. 16

  • Reel Blondes -- 7 p.m. wine and hors d'oeuvres, 8 p.m. performance. Join the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce for "Reel Blondes, 'Back to the Roots.'" Travel with Blondie back through tine in her tanning booth time machine and meet a parade of colorful characters and famous ancestors. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $35. buy them at 925-837-4400 or online at www.danvilleareachamber.comb.

    march 8

  • Ragin Cajun Mardi Gras -- 6:30-11 p.m. Ragin' Cajun is the annual fundraiser for the Sandra J Wing Healing Therapies Foundation, which provides cancer patients with financial assistance for complementary healing services during chemo or radiation therapy. Enjoy music, dancing, buffet dinner, beads, live auctions, and more. Palm Event Center, 1184 Vineyard Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $95 and sold online at www.healingtherapiesfoundation.org or call 866-862-7270.

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