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events

Feb. 7

  • Winter Gardening Talk -- 6:30 p.m. The San Ramon Library begins its winter gardening lecture series with a talk by Contra Costa Master Gardeners Susan Morrison and Roxy Wolosenko on "Conserving Water in the Home Landscape." San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery Street. Event is free; registration available at http://ccclib.org/locations/sanramon.html or call 925-973-2850.

    Feb. 9

  • Just Like New Valentine Crab Feed -- 6 to 10 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 veterinary medical needs. 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.


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    Feb. 10

  • What I did for Love -- 5:30 p.m. The Danville Community Band with guest vocalist Jodi Aldredge presents an evening dinner concert for an early Valentine celebration. Blackhawk Country Club, 599 Blackhawk Club Drive, Danville. Tickets are $48. Call 925-736-6500 for reservations.

    Feb. 13

  • Pleasantonians 4 Peace -- 7 p.m. A candlelight Vigil to reflect on the human and monetary costs of wars, honor veterans and visualize ways of moving toward a more peaceful world. In front of the Museum on Main, 603 Main St., Pleasanton.

    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 back through time and meet a parade of colorful characters. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville. Tickets are $35. buy them at 925-837-4400 or online at www.danvilleareachamber.com.

  • Chiara String Quartet -- 8 p.m. Del Valle Fine Arts presents Chiara String Quartet. This distinguished string quartet is known for bringing fresh excitement to the traditional repertoire of new music. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets range from $25 to $39. Call 925-373-6800.

    feb. 17

  • The World of Webber -- 2 p.m. A Cabaret Tribute to the Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring songs from "Evita," "Phantom of the Opera," "Cats" and more. Performed in intimate cabaret concert style by Tielle Baker, Kelly Brandeburg and Kyle Martin. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets are $15 - $25. www.firehouseseats.org, 925-931-4848.

    Feb. 20

  • Wind 'n' Sea Sailing Club -- 7 p.m. The club is holding a sailing training class at a member's home in Danville. This class will be "basic sailing skills, knots and terminology" and will be followed by further sailing classes. Contact Jan at 925-837-3381.

    feb. 23

  • Vienna Bonbon and Russian Drama -- 8 p.m. The Livermore-Amador Symphony concert featuring Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5, Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Opus 20, No. 1 and performances by the winners of the 2012—2013 Competition for Young Musicians, Young Sun (Angel) Kim, violin, and Vivian Sung on piano. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore. Tickets are $23 to $29 for adults, $21 to $27 for seniors and $10 for youth. 925-373-6800.

    march 1 & 2

  • Best of Smuin -- 7:30 p.m. Smuin Ballet presents three ballets that highlight the eclectic style and innovative spirit evident in the company's nearly 20-year history. Includes Michael Smuin's tribute to Frank Sinatra, "Fly Me to the Moon;" Trey McIntyre's modern ballet "Oh, Inverted World," featuring music from The Shins and Amy Siewert's "Soon These Two Worlds," set to music by the Kronos Quartet. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are available at www.smuinballet.org or by calling 925-943-6800.

    march 8

  • Ragin' Cajun Mardi Gras -- 6:30 to 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. March 15

  • 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 show with the Earthcapades. Lissin and Hearty present performances that combine juggling, circus skills, storytelling and comedy to teach environmental science and respect for Earth. 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.

    march 9, 10, 16 & 17

  • La Traviata -- 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday; 4:30 p.m. opening night gala. Verdi's heartbreaking story of a lost woman who is rendered virtuous by her tortured and shattered love for the one man who dared to love her in spite of her past. A pre-performance lecture will take place one hour prior to each performance. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets range from $39-$74 for adults. 925-383-6800.

    march 16

  • The Danville Crab Feed -- 5:30 doors open, 7 p.m. dinner. The Danville Rotary Foundation is sponsoring a fresh crab dinner, live music, auction items and raffle prizes. Proceeds benefit the Veteran's Memorial Building, Del Amigo Continuation School, and the Discovery Center and other local youth and community programs. The Big Gym, St. Isidore, 400 La Gonda Way, Danville. Tickets are $50. 925-838-8721.

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