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The Livermore High School Premier Quartet greeted guests with classical music as they entered the gymnasium at Granada High School for the annual Reclassification Ceremony held on October 8.

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At the Rotary Club of Livermore meeting on October 9, the Rotary Club of Livermore and Livermore Educational Foundation awarded $12,800 in in the first round of mini-grants to teachers and community groups.

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The Foothill High School Marching Band and Color Guard will lead the way as 35 high school and middle school bands march down Pleasanton’s Main Street at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, in the 45th annual Band Review. All are invited to an exciting and enjoyable day and evening of music and ent…

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It was a sold out, semi-formal party that filled the barrel room of The Palm Event center with fans, friends and family in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lineage, the flagship wine brand first released in 2009 by fifth generation vintner, Steven Mirassou.

The annual meat and plant sale fundraiser, hosted by Livermore High School PTSA’s Safe & Sober Grad Night, takes place on Oct. 19-20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Livermore High School’s large gym.

The 43rd USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum took place September 19-21 in Spokane, Wash. Ben Barrientos, the President of the Livermore Lions Club, along with his wife Ann, attended the event. This forum is held annually in either the U.S. or Canada.

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton is hosting a Halloween Spirit Run on Sunday, Oct. 27, under the arch on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton. The event features 5K and 10K courses, plus a Kids Challenge for youths aged 12 and younger. Tickets for the 5K and 10K are $45 (price increases after Oct…

With October being Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Moms Demand Action is focusing on education and prevention around this issue at the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Lynnewood United Methodist Church, 4466 Black Ave., Pleasanton, in Room C Youth Room (2nd driveway, buildi…

Golden Circle Seniors meets on Mondays at 12:30 p.m., at the Senior Center in the Community building on East Ave. We do sewing, knitting and crocheting all year, saving our items for our annual bazaar in November, with 95% of the proceeds donated to local charities.

A Mass of Remembrance will take place on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Elizabeth Seton, 4001 Stoneridge Dr., Pleasanton. Attendees are asked to bring a small memento or picture of their loved one who has died.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children 10 years old and younger are invited to come in costume and pick up instructions from the starting location outside of the Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasantonl. Children will solve clues in orde…

On the weekend of Oct. 18-20, Las Positas Vineyards’ featured food pairing flight will be their new Cheesecake Cupcake & Wine Pairing. They will also offer their Reserve Flight. Tasting Room hours are open 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whistlestop Writers will host an open mic for writers of all genres and abilities on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Swirl on the Square, 21 S. Livermore Ave. in downtown Livermore.

The Friends of the Pleasanton Library will have a special "pop-up" media sale — one day only — on Saturday, Oct. 19. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Friends will sell gently used CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and video games at crazy-cheap prices!

Life Transitions for Aging Adults’ “Relationships with Adult Children/Siblings” with Gregory Burns, LMFT, takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m, at Borromeo Hall, St. Charles Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore.

The Livermore Public Library hosts a free dance lecture and demonstration when Nitya Narasimhan takes the stage with her solo performance “Essence of Indian Art.” Narasimhan will introduce audience members to the ancient art form of Bharatanatyam, a traditional narrative dance form performed…

Halloween Candy and Wine Pairings are happening at Cedar Mountain Winery, 10843 Reuss Rd., Livermore, on Oct. 25, 26 and 27, from noon to 4 p.m. A flight of six wines and Halloween candies (including one Library Wine paired with a special Halloween treat) are $15; candy only is $5.

An annual Holiday Boutique will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attendees can shop for stained glass ornaments, kitchen crafts, home décor, jewelry, Doterra Skin Care, and much more. A snack bar will be serving breakfast and lunch. Two handmade quilts will be raffled t…

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The Pleasanton Rotary Halloween Spirit Run will take place in Pleasanton on Sunday, October 27th. A long standing Pleasanton tradition, the event features 5K and 10K courses plus a Kids Challenge. Proceeds support scholarships for Pleasanton students and community & international project…

Lovers of traditional Christian hymns are invited to “Then Sings My Soul,” a Tri-Valley hymn sing on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at GraceWay Church, 1183 Quarry Lane, Pleasanton.

Pleasanton Library’s Adult Literacy Program needs patient, caring volunteers to help adults gain English reading, writing, and conversation skills. Tutors work one-on-one with students, or lead small group conversation practice, citizenship test preparation, or book clubs.

Because Valley Humane Society had an encouraging response to the Matching Gift Challenge, partners have agreed to extend their offer to match donations through October 15.

Calling all little ghouls, witches, princesses and super heroes to downtown Pleasanton: the free annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt takes place on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation and the Wente Foundation for Arts Education are pleased to announce that together they raised nearly $500,000 for under-served East Bay children at the 25th annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction on September 21.

Quilt judge Kitty Oliver will be the guest speaker at the October 12 general meeting of the Amador Valley Quilters. Her presentation will include how to prepare a quilt for entºry into a show, and salient features that make the quilts attractive to judges.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Dr. Manpreet K. Singh, a world-renowned expert and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Child Psychiatry and Child Development) at Stanford University will present a seminar on the topic of mood disorders in children and adolescents. The seminar is …

Local author Ed Miracle recently released his science fiction novel Maker Messiah in paperback and ebook formats on Amazon. Set partially in Tracy, Livermore, Oakland and Berkeley, Maker Messiah presents the turbulent story of a new technology that dethrones the world's power elites while it…

A Livermore Community Blood Drive takes place on Friday, Oct. 18, from noon to 6 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Avenue.

Statistics indicate that one out of every eight women will develop breast cancer sometime in her lifetime. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 98 percent. Mammograms are the most effective form of early detection.

Rising Young Leaders, a local nonprofit organization, will be hosting a Kickoff Night on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Livermore Civic Center Library, 1188 S. Livermore Ave.

A TRYathalon is a fun, non-competitive family event that playfully mimics a real triathlon. Teams are made up of child/adult pairs who challenge themselves in three events: Running Course (choice of a short fun run course, .5 mile or 1 mile run); Wheels Course (choice of .5 mile and 1 mile c…

More than just a hashtag, the Third Annual Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce business awards was a celebration of what member businesses brought to Livermore. Chamber CEO-President Dawn Argula welcomed over 200 attendees to the Sept. 26 luncheon.

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What measures 20 inches, is hot pink and lime green, and has the word “Trouble” splashed across its frame? It’s the one thousandth bike that was donated to a deserving community member — thanks to the work of students in the Del Valle Bicycle Repair Program.

Downtown Pleasanton on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m., Adults can have Halloween fun too! Sip on craft brews and cider all while enjoying tasty bites and live music along the way strolling through over 25 downtown locations! Visit pleasantondowntown.net.

The Livermore Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary is hosting their annual Holiday Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 527 N. Livermore Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All are invited to shop for handmade treasures, take a chance on a raffle, have lunch, and purchase delicious baked goods. Proceed…

Livermore Indivisible’s Immigration and Human Rights Committee will host “A Conversation with Alameda County Sheriff Ahern” on Friday, Oct. 11, from 3 to 5 p.m., at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 678 Enos Way, Livermore.

The 5th Annual DOGtoberfest takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Robert Livermore Community Center Park, 4444 East Ave., Livermore. Hosted by the Livermore Area Recreation and Park District (LARPD), DOGtoberfest features canine demonstrations, pet vendors, rescues, food…

Back by popular demand, the City of Pleasanton will be hosting a free document-shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Civic Center parking lot located at 123 Main Street.

To celebrate the centennial of Livermore Post 47, The American Legion is asking area veterans to share their stories, photos, uniforms and militaria with fellow citizens. The Legion is staging a showcase of veterans’ service to the nation in the main hall at the Veterans Memorial Building, 5…

The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Livermore (UUCiL) will show the movie “Gender Revolution” on Sunday, Oct. 13, from noon to 3 p.m., with a forum discussion to follow the movie. UUCiL is located at 1893 North Vasco Rd. in Livermore. Visit uucil.org.

“How Does Your Faith/Congregation Address Environmental Concerns?” will be the topic of this month’s Interfaith Interconnect Religion Chat on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 6:15 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 2020 Fifth St., Livermore. The event is free and open to all.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce and the City of Pleasanton are partnering to promote local business through innovation and entrepreneurship. “Women in Business, An Economic Development Luncheon” is set for Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery.

Pleasanton Library will host the VA Palo Alto Rural Mobile Medical Outreach team to facilitate free examinations, consultations, and referrals for veterans on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Tri-Valley branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting two events: one for high school girls in grades 9, 10 and 11 on Tuesday, Oct. 8; and another for girls in grades 9-10 on Thursday, Oct. 17. Both take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Robert Livermore Comm…

Lynnewood United Methodist Church offers a friendly congregation where all are welcome. Their winter schedule has begun, with Sunday services held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Childcare is provided. Lynnewood is located in Pleasanton at 4444 Black Ave. Visit www.lynnewood.org or call (925) 846-0221.

Sip by Harvest Moon at Rodrigue Molyneaux Winery takes place on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 12:30 to 7 p.m. Attendees will enjoy live music from 4 to 7 p.m., and winemaker Meredith Sarboraria will give harvest update talks at 2 and 5 p.m. There will be a harvest sale on RM Cabernet Sauvignon and…

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews Sukkot takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Poxon-Hudson Home, 2383 Lancaster Ct. in Hayward. Attendees will build a sukkah and enjoy a potluck brunch to celebrate the harvest holiday, and activities will be available for children and adul…

Author, Harvard-trained geriatrician and professor at University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Louise Aronson will discuss “Reimagining Your Best Elderhood” on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m., at Livermore’s St. Borromeo Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave. All are invited to attend the free talk and bo…

Before Pleasanton starts renovation on the big slide at Mission Hills Park, 600 Junipero St., residents are invited to take a last ride on the iconic slide on Friday, Sept. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring picnic dinners and refillable water bottles. The City will provide…

The Altamont Cruisers will host their 30th Nostalgia Day Car Show in downtown Livermore on Sunday, Sept. 29. All are invited to enjoy the free, family-friendly show taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over three decades, the car show has grown to display more than 600 muscle cars, street rods…

The National Charity League Livermore Chapter held its 5th annual Kick-Off Meeting at Crooked Vine Winery on Sept. 15. The league is a national organization for mother and daughter members committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experience. The Livermore chapter h…

At 15 years old, David Doyle lost his father. David’s wife Anita also lost her father; she was just 11 when he died. David and Anita both had three siblings. And they both witnessed their widowed mothers’ struggle to carry on.

Sipping with the Symphony returns on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., as part of Page Mill Winery’s Twilight Tastings, benefiting valley nonprofits.

Tri-Valley Cultural Jews is hosting a secular, humanistic observance of Yom Kippur with a Kol Nidre service on Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Bothwell Arts Center, 2466 Eighth St., Livermore.

Wine-down for the weekend with a glass or bottle of Charles R wine on the garden patio at the Fourth Friday Free Concert with Spencer James on Sept. 27, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Pleasanton is holding its semi-annual jewelry event on Oct. 11-13. Beforehand, the Discovery Shop is requesting donations of necklaces, bracelets, rings and watches. Vintage, designer, costume and precious jewelry items are welcomed.

In celebration of National Family History Month, the Livermore – Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) is holding two public outreach events at the Livermore Library to promote community interest in family heritage by helping people locate their ancestors in census and other records. The event…

The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of San Jose, will officiate 9 a.m. mass on Thursday, Oct. 3, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 1315 Lomitas Ave., Livermore, followed by a special 9:45 a.m. talk, “Ministry to the Less Fortunate - Iraq, Africa and the Middle East.”

On Thursday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 8 p.m., the Friends of the Vineyards (FOV) are hosting the 5th annual Twilight Tasting at Page Mill Winery, 1960 S. Livermore Ave., Livermore.

Tri-Valley Haven’s October Pace for Peace takes place on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m. Walkers and runners participating in the 5K/10K run through Livermore wine country may register at 7 a.m. at 3663 Pacific Ave., Livermore, or register online.

On the weekend of Sept. 28-29, Las Positas Vineyards will feature their new Cheesecake Cupcake Truffle & Wine Pairing Flight, along with offering a Reserve Flight. Tasting Room hours are 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact curt@laspositasvineyards.com.

The Livermore Art Association is showcasing the works of diverse artists at its exhibit titled “Show of Champions,” in the Civic Center Branch of the Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Ave. The exhibit, located in the front hall of the library, will remain on display throughout t…

The Dublin Partners in Education (DPIE) will celebrate their annual Speakeasy Gala on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 6 to 11 p.m., at the Shannon Community Center, 11600 Shannon Ave., Dublin. The evening will feature a hosted bar, seated dinner, silent and live auctions, and a DJ for dancing.

The Sunflower Hill Sip & Paint event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Hagemann Ranch, 455 Olivina Rd., Livermore. Tickets, $75, include a gourd, a glass of Livermore Valley wine, light appetizers, and painting supplies and design guidance.

Steins will be raised in salute to autumn at St. Bart’s Oktoberfest, set for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 3 to 7 p.m., at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Livermore.

Runners, pedestrians, hikers and bicyclists are gearing up for the “Niles Canyon Stroll and Roll” on Sunday, Sept. 22, for which a scenic stretch of Niles Canyon Rd. between Sunol and Fremont will be closed to automobiles to give outdoor lovers exclusive access to the canyon.

After 10 years, REACH (Resources Education Activities Community and Housing for Special Adults in the Tri-Valley) has acquired two Livermore properties that will provide independent living for six adults with developmental disabilities. The new homes will bring the total number of individual…

The much-anticipated Woodstock 50, commemorating the iconic counter-culture event in 1969 where 400,000 young people came together in the name of music, peace, and love, did not happen this past August, despite all the behind-the-scenes efforts to pull it off.

Author and police sergeant Adam Plantinga will speak to local writers and interested members of the public about “The Police: Fiction versus Reality” on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. The talk is hosted by the Tri-Valley Branch of the California Writers Club (CWC).

A Livermore Community Blood Drive will be held on Friday, Sept. 20, noon to 6 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., Livermore.

Alviso Adobe Community Park is hosting its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This living history event will feature hands-on activities, presentations and interactive demonstrations for all ages, including face painting, hands-on butter making, canning and ap…

The annual Livermore Valley Wine Auction, a black tie affair to benefit underprivileged local youth, is set for Saturday, Sept. 21, at 5 p.m. It will be held at the event center at Wente Vineyards, 5050 Arroyo Road. Tickets cost $275 a person, or $2,500 for a table of 10.

The Pleasanton Art League (PAL) is hosting Paint Pleasanton 2019 Sept. 20 – 22.

The Amador Valley High School competition cheer team hosted a clinic on September 8, during which participants were taught cheers and a dance. They will be cheering at the Junior Varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 13 at Amador.