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The Bothwell Arts Center will offer a 5-week series of classes, “Shaping Tomorrow’s Visionaries,” designed to inspire students to examine issues, develop principles, and appreciate diversity, community, humanity and the environment.

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Former Livermore schoolteacher Patricia Boyle has written a young adult fantasy, “Traitor in the Realm,” about a teenage artist and her foster brother who become trapped in a magical world where they must balance a desire to return home against rescuing a medieval kingdom from a royal traitor.

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Doris Miller – a longtime resident of Sunol – has written down her adventures as one of the first civilian Americans to help the Philippines recover from the devastation of World War II in her book, “Welcome to Luzon.”

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The Museum on Main in Pleasanton will reopen to the public on Tuesday, March 23, with a traveling exhibit that focuses on several recently naturalized American citizens.

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The Bankhead Theater in Livermore marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID shutdown with a live performance by Jackson Rohm in the plaza, on Friday, March 12. Organizers lit up the front of the building, honored the date with signage, kicked off a small fundraising campaign, and opened t…

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The Livermore Art Association (LAA) has taken a bold step in moving programs to an online format with the innovation and skill of its dedicated members.

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The Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center will offer “Vineyard Vibes and More,” a series of free online shows featuring local musicians and comedians, on five Sunday evenings during March and April.

Fairlands Elementary School’s fifth-grade class spent the past six weeks working on a living-museum project to celebrate Black History Month in Pleasanton.

The East Bay Holocaust Education Center, a new nonprofit organization based in Pleasanton, is sponsoring an artwork, writing, and video contest open to high school students in the East Bay area.

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In her 44 years, Senait Mesfin Piccigallo has traveled more, experienced more and prevailed over more than most people even hear about others going through, making her the quintessential author for a book about living as an immigrant in the U.S.

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Visit Tri-Valley, a destination marketing organization, and the San Francisco-based U.S. Cultural & Heritage Marketing Council will host two virtual meetings in February to discuss the development of a local cultural and heritage tourism plan.

Local artists Kathleen Hill and Brenda Struiksma set up a new display art walk at Republic Square at Livermore, a new shopping area scheduled to open in 2021, adjacent to San Francisco Premium Outlets. The works range from landscapes and abstracts using a variety of media to handcrafts, incl…

Livermore Reads Together (LRT) is a community reading program featuring the powerful graphic novel series March, co-written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated by Nate Powell.

Nana-Dictta Graves has garnered many titles during her life — internationally acclaimed professional fine micro-mosaic artist, restoration and conservation specialist, hat designer, healing arts practitioner, moderator, keynote speaker, and expert strategist on creative vision are just a few.

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The developer of Republic Square at Livermore, a new shopping area scheduled to open in 2021, is sponsoring an outdoor art walk featuring the works of 38 San Francisco Bay area artists.

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The Cantabella Children’s Chorus will present a free online holiday concert on Saturday, Dec. 19. The link to the 40-minute concert will be available throughout the evening, beginning at 4 p.m., at www.cantabella.org.

Like many acting troupes, Encore Players of Livermore has been working on ways to bring performances to the community while conforming to shelter-in-place restrictions.

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Dawn Benson displays Scoring Chix recycled cleaning pads on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center’s outdoor Mini Art Mart at the Bankhead Plaza. The event featured handmade art and decorations for Christmas. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

Documentary street photographer Tao Guan will discuss his Museum on Main exhibit, The Pleasanton Ones, in a YouTube presentation at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 5.

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Local artists painted holiday scenes on the front windows of the Bankhead Theater. The project was initiated as part of the Holiday Signs and Sounds effort, which is coming up in December. All the work is being done by volunteers across all age groups. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

More than 430 patrons of the arts “attended” a virtual benefit for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center on Nov. 21, raising nearly $200,000 through sponsorships, ticket sales, raffles and online auction, and other donations.

Two artists popular with local audiences – pianist Jon Nakamatsu and Celtic fiddler Natalie McMaster – have been added to the lineup for the “Best of the Bankhead,” a virtual benefit for the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 21.

The Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) conducted a virtual Zoom competition, “Youth Excellence in Arts Awards” in Music and Literary Arts, on Nov. 6 and 8.