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Tom Carruth, curator of the Rose Collections at the Huntington Library Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, will be the guest speaker for the Livermore-Amador Valley Garden Club Zoom-based meeting on Thursday,

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Livermore is gearing up for the holidays with lighted decor, like the Rodeo Cowboy at Stockmen’s Park. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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More than a record 2,300 participants shared personal expressions of thanks at Pleasanton’s Ken Mercer Sports Park Thanksgiving Day morning during the eighth annual Tri-Valley Turkey Burn Family Fun Run.

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Pleasanton residents came out to burn some calories last week during the city’s eighth annual Turkey Burn sponsored by the Pleasanton North Rotary Club. The event took place on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 24, at the Ken Mercer Sports Park. (Photos - Doug Jorgensen)

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Deacon Dave’s annual Christmas display, seen above in previous years, will open for the season on Friday, Dec. 2. Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Christmas Procession down Hillcrest Avenue in Livermore. The location of Deacon Dave’s, Casa del Pomba (Portuguese for …

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The Valley Dance Theatre’s annual production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker” will open at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore with a matinee and evening performances on Saturday, Dec. 10.

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The Valley Concert Chorale (VCC) will host its annual “Sing-It-Yourself Messiah” presentation at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 4743 East Ave., in Livermore.

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It’s time again for my annual primer on turkeys, those birds that appear in parks, open spaces, suburban streets, and on dinner tables the fourth Thursday in November.

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Shoppers gather around Janice Ward’s Wildfire Designs booth at the Dublin Senior Center’s Holiday Craft Boutique on Saturday, Nov. 12. The event featured a wide selection of handcrafted gifts and items, such as jewelry, pottery, soaps, lotions, clothing and more, created by local senior arti…

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LIVERMORE — Saying the arts contribute to Livermore’s livability and economic strength, city officials on Monday unveiled “Creative Livermore,” a study to begin a 10-year effort to bolster the city’s current cultural venues and expand its future offerings.

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Kymberlie Ingalls, a freelance editor and writing coach, will discuss how to “Create a Relevant Marketing Plan” at the Tri-Valley Writers meeting on Dec. 17.

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The UNCLE Credit Union Art Gallery in Livermore will host a reception from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, in conjunction with a current exhibit on modern expressionism.

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The Pleasanton Art League (PAL) will hold its 15th annual Fall Members’ Show in the Harrington Gallery at the Firehouse Arts Center, 4444 Railroad Ave., now through Saturday, Dec. 17.

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The San Francisco Opera (SFO) has awarded bass-baritone Philip Skinner, a Livermore favorite, its highest award, the San Francisco Opera Medal.

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One parade-goer got into the spirt of the event during the recent Tri-Valley Veterans Parade held in Downtown Pleasanton. Dozens of groups and organizations participated in the popular annual celebration. (Photos- Doug Jorgensen)

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Nonprofit Futures Explored (FE) has launched a new campaign for the annual Giving Tuesday program, to raise funds to support intellectually and developmentally disabled adults in the Tri-Valley area.

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The Pacific Chamber Orchestra (PCO) will perform Handel’s “Messiah” at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Pleasanton on Friday, Nov. 25, St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Orinda on Saturday, Nov. 26, and the Bankhead Theater in Livermore on Sunday, Nov. 27.

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The Thantra School of Arts performs traditional dances in front of the Bankhead Theater during the Diwali Festival of Lights on Sunday, Nov. 6. The event is an ancient Hindu celebration marking the beginning of the Hindu New Year. Diwali is celebrated every autumn or spring in South Asian co…

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Pleasanton Downtown Association hosted the annual Halloween Brew Crawl on Saturday, Oct. 29. Proving that Trick-or-Treat isn’t only for kids, the event included craft brews and ciders from over 25 downtown participants, as well as tasty bites and treats from local merchants. (Photos - Doug J…

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A coalition of churches, businesses, and community organizations will provide dinner for Dublin and Pleasanton residents “needing a place to go on Thanksgiving Day,” including families, senior citizens, and members of the military, according to an announcement by the Tri-Valley Community Out…

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Veterans Day celebrations, as seen above last year in Pleasanton, will be taking place around the Tri-Valley in the coming week. The City of Pleasanton is hosting a downtown parade on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. (Photo - Doug Jorgensen)

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LIVERMORE – High school bards in the Livermore area are invited to pen their finest poems for an opportunity to become a Teen Poet of the Trimester.

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Halloween revelers celebrated the spirit of the season during last weekend’s Kidz Town Halloween Hay Day at Stockmen’s Park in Livermore. Sponsored by Livermore Downtown, the day included a costume contest, trick-or-treating and plenty of family-friendly activities.

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Teenage poets are being encouraged to submit entries for Livermore’s Teen Poet of the Trimester contest, organized by the city’s poet laureate, Peggy Schimmelman.

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Carl Bernstein, one half of the Washington Post investigative team that broke the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of then-President Richard Nixon in 1974, will discuss his 50-year career as a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, best-selling author, and political analyst during an …