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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 -- FEB 3

  • The Full Monty -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sundays through Feb. 3. Tri-Valley Repertory 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. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St, Livermore. Tickets $28 to $38. 925-373-6800.

    Jan. 25, 26 & 27

  • Winter Book Sale -- 5-8 p.m., Friday, for Foundation members only; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 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. 26

  • San Ramon Historic Foundation Crab Feed -- 6-10 p.m. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, crab, pasta, French bread, salad, and a no-host bar. Dougherty Station Community Center 17011 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon. Tickets are $45/adults, $20 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Buy tickets at www.srhf.org, via PayPal or send check to SRHF P.O. Box 1 San Ramon, CA 94583. 925-828-0586.

  • Aerial Hunters -- 1:30 p.m. Wildlife experts Jenny Papka of Native Bird Connection and Jay Sheets of Hawk Talk bring several species of live owls and hawks and will talk about the lives of each bird. Pleasanton Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue. This hourlong program is for children kindergarten age and older. Free tickets will be distributed in the Children's area 30 minutes before the show. 925-931-3400.

    Jan. 27

  • Sharing our Music: An Interfaith Concert -- 7 p.m. Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim 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 multicultural treats. Asbury Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue, Livermore. Free. 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. 4 & 11

  • Auditions -- 7 p.m. Valley Concert Chorale will hold auditions by appointment for their April and May concerts. The Chorale will perform Durufle's "Requiem" and Lauridsen's "Lux Aeterna" in April, and Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony" with the Livermore Amador Symphony in May. The Chorale is seeking experienced singers with sight-reading skills. Auditions and rehearsals will be at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St., Livermore. To schedule an appointment, call 925-462-4205.

    Feb. 9

  • Just Like New Valentine 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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