LIVERMORE

Guitar night to bring four greats together

A group of four world-renowned acoustic guitarists will visit the Bankhead Theater on Wednesday for International Guitar Night, an annual event combining classical, folk, jazz and contemporary styles.

Classical guitarist Brian Gore, who founded International Guitar Night in Berkeley, brings Scottish solo jazz guitarist Martin Taylor, French-Malagasy guitarist Solorazaf from Madagascar and Brazilian classical guitarist Celso Machado to this year's event.

The concert, presented by the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, begins at 7:30 p.m. with performances by each guitarist followed by a finale with all four playing together. The Bankhead Theater is at 2400 First St. For details, call 925-373-6800 or visit www.bankheadtheater.org.

-- Jeremy Thomas, Staff

'Sharing Our Music' a free interfaith concert

"Sharing Our Music: An Interfaith Concert" will be presented at Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave. at 7 p.m. Jan. 27.

Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Hindu musicians and singers from several congregations will present a combination of sacred and cultural music. The music will be followed by a reception at which visitors can mingle and enjoy multicultural treats.


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Admission is free. Register for the event at http://bit.ly/13fbH7q. The concert is sponsored by Interfaith Interconnect.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff

DUBLIN

Citizens Police Academy accepting applications

People who live or work in the city are invited to apply for the spring session of the Dublin Citizens Police Academy, a program for civilians to learn about law enforcement work from police officers.

March 21 is the deadline to apply. The next session will be held Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. from April 3 through June 5. Applications are available online at www.dublin.ca.gov/, in person at the Dublin police station at 100 Civic Plaza or by calling Sgt. David Snider at 925-833-6681. Students in the 10-week session will learn about police patrols, evidence collection, drugs and gangs, radio communications and juvenile justice. They also will visit Santa Rita Jail.

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

Receive free help with homework at the library

Students in third through eighth grades can drop in to get help with their homework at the Dublin Library from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

Teen volunteers will help younger students with their assignments. The service is free, and no preregistration is required. However, the first time students drop in, they need to come with a parent to sign up. The tutoring is offered in the program room at the Dublin library, 200 Civic Plaza. For details, call 925-803-7252

-- Denis Cuff, Staff

San Ramon

Enjoy valentine fun at Forest Home Farms

Forest Home Farms Historic Park and the Glass House Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for "Fun on the Farm" on the second Saturday of each month.

On Feb. 9, the theme will be Victorian Valentine Making, and visitors can take part in a free session of making old-fashioned valentines and learning their history. There will be tours of the restored Victorian Glass House Museum at 10 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. There will be a tour of Forest Home Farms Historic Park, including the tractor museum, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Tours cost $5 per person or $8 for both if taken the same day. Children ages 2 and younger enter free. The park is at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. For details, visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov/Parks or call 925-973-3284.

-- Kelly Gust, Staff