events

through aug. 3

  • Shrek the Musical -- 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m., Sunday. "Shrek, The Musical," based on the Oscar-winning film, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on the stage. Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at the box office at www.mylvpac.com or call 925-383-6800.

    july 24

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. Enjoy a free summer movie on a giant outdoor screen. Pleasanton residents are invited to enjoy free movies this summer. This week's feature is "The Lego Movie." Please do not place blankets or chairs before 10:00 a.m. Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    july 25

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park series continues wiwth Celtic rock music from Plastic Paddy. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    july 25, 26 & 27

  • Summer Book Sale -- 5-8 p.m. Friday, members only; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and noon - 4 p.m., Sunday. Books, CD's, LP's, videos and DVD's available for all ages. Hard cover $2, softcovers $1 and all children's books are 50 cents. Membership may be purchased at the door. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St. 925-973-2850.

    july 26


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  • Music in the Park -- 6 p.m. The Town of Danville presents its summer concert series, this week featuring East Bay Mudd, a nine-piece band with an upbeat take on soul, funk and R&B classics. Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville. Free.

    july 27

  • Sing A Song of Sondheim -- 2 p.m. Experience the music of Srephen Sondheim. From "West Side Story, "Company," or "Sweeney Todd," this prolific lyricist and composer has done it all. G. Scott Lacy heads a cast of some of San Francisco's finest singers from Society Cabaret's original production, as they bring this songbook to life. Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., Pleasanton. Tickets range from $22 - $27. 925-931-4848.

    july 28

  • R.E.A.C.H. Golf Tournament & Dinner -- 10:30 a.m. registration, noon shotgun start, 4:30 p.m. auction and 5 p.m., dinner. Annual tournament to benefit R.E.A.C.H. for Special Adults, a non-profit organization .

    This charity event includes auctions, raffle and prizes. Castlewood Country Club, 707 Country Club Circle, Pleasanton. Tickets are $150 for an individual golfer, $40 super ticket (entry in putting contest, two mulligans and $30 of raffle tickets), and $45 for dinner only. For deails or tickets call 925-980-6739.

  • Aloha Golf Classic, Dinner & Auction -- 9:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce presents a day of golf at Diablo Country Club.! Thre will be a putting contest followed by a scramble format shotgun start. Golf will be followed by no-host cocktails, a gourmet dinner and the Aloha Live! Auction. Dinner/Aloha Live! Auction tickets are $50-- Deadline: 7/18. Sign up at www.danvilleareachamber.com. Diablo Country Club, 1700 Clubhouse Road, Alamo. Golf packages per person are $195 and include carts, lunch, food and beverages and dinner.

  • International Storytelling Festival -- 6:30 p.m. Masankho Banda will share, "African Tales." Currently living in Malawi, Masankho is a storyteller who shares stories to build peace and shed light on the African culture. He is not only a talented storyteller, but his drum and voice fill the room with joyful sounds. San Ramon Library, 100 Montgomery St., San Ramon. For more information, call the library at 925-973-2850 or visit the library's www.ccclib.org. Free.

    July 31

  • Movies in the Park -- At dusk. A free outdoor showing of "Ender's Game," a military science fiction film based on the best-selling novel of the same name. . Fun activities such as contests, games, and sing-alongs are scheduled during the waiting period just prior to the film showing. Amador Valley Community Park, 4301 Black Ave., Pleasanton. Free.

    aug. 1

  • Moonlight Movie -- 6:30 p.m., craft and children activities, movie follows at sunset. This week's movie is " The Goonies." Families are asked to bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Town Green, 400 Front St., Danville. Free. 925-314-3400 or visit www.danville.ca.gov.

  • Concert in the Park -- 7 - 8:30 p.m. The Pleasanton Downtown Association popular Concert in the Park will feature the modern/alternative rock music of Finding Stells. Lions Wayside Park on the corner of First Street and Neal Street, Free.

    aug. 6

  • Pooch Parade -- 5:30 p.m. registration and judging begins. The Pooch Parade is part of the Pleasanton Downtown Association's First Wednesday street party. Enter your pooch, any size, four months or older, in any or all of seven categories. Registration will be followed by dog tricks, then the parade. Winners and raffle numbers will be announced at 7:45 p.m. at Lions Wayside Park, First and Neal streets. Entry fee is $10 per category. All proceeds benefit the Tri-Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. Donations are tax deductible. For details and registration form, go to www.trivalleyguidedogs.org

    THROUGH aug. 16

  • Everyday Beauty Exhibition -- The art exhibit runs through Aug. 16 and includes original art work representing various elements and interpretations of the theme of "Everyday Beauty," featuring the work of local, regional and out-of-state artists. Village Theatre Art Gallery, 233 Front St., Danville. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Free.

    THROUGH aug. 17

  • Pageant of the Pacific/Trains exhibits -- 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 17. The Golden Gate International Exposition created a magical city on Treasure Island 75 years ago. The museum has trotted out scrapbooks and raided old storage boxes for pictures and stories to recount the fair. Also on display: "Totally Trains-Models and Memorabilia," with the museum's collection. It will feature O-gauge models that span the late 19th and 20th centuries with freight and passenger trains pulled by diesel and steam engines. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville. 925-837-3750.