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Sheep Shearing Day
Sheep Shearing Day is a unique opportunity to experience a day on the 16 acre Boone family farm. This event has quickly grown into one of the San Ramon Historic Foundation's largest annual fundraising events, drawing over 1,000 community members. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. Before April 13, cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children 3-12, under 3 free. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon.

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5th Annual Town of Danville Earth Day
The Earth Day Event is a free, fun, hands-on event that for participants of all ages interested in sustainable practices, pollution prevention, eco-friendly gardening, energy efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, water conservation, fuel-efficiency, green building options and much more. Join on Sunday, April 19. Contact recreation@danville.ca.gov.
 

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Contra Costa Commission for Women
Contra Costa Women's Commission is inviting the public to an open house and committee meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 in Rep. Candace Andersen's Lafayette Office. The public will have an opportunity to meet with Commissioners to find out about its purpose, objectives and how to be involved. Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Commission Chair Dr. Julianna Hynes at jkinghynes@xlence.org. Rep. Candace Andersen's Lafayette Office, 3338 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.
 

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'Addams Family' Musical
The talented student actors, singers and dancers of San Ramon Valley High School will perform this musical comedy about the wacky, spooky Addams Family at 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, April 16-25 at the SRVHS Performing Arts Center. This is a family friendly show for everyone. Tickets are $20 reserved seating, $15 for adults, $10 for students, and may be purchased in advance or at the door. Contact Heather Clay at 997-2005 or HeatherRClay@gmail.com. Go to www.srvhstheatre.com. PAC, 501 Danville Blvd., Danville.
 

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Walt Whitman Live!
In this special Poetry Month performance, actor and writer Tim Holt presents Whitman's life and work in poetry and prose at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 27 at the Danville Library. Witness America's Poet of the Open Road as he celebrates the energy, the sprawling expanse and diversity of America in the mid-19th century. Call 837-4889. Danville Library, 400 Front St. , Danville.
 

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San Ramon Valley Republican Women Present: Overcoming Obstacles
Join SRVRWF on Tuesday, April 28 at Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, with special speaker Darlene, a 2nd generation native of Oakland, CA, who served in the Administration of President George W. Bush, U.S. GSA and California Governor Pete Wilson Chief Deputy Director/Planning Officer for the Interagency Support Division. Now retired, she is a consultant, helping women to feel good. Cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Contact Linda King at 785-8771 or srvrwf.lunch@gmail.com. Crow Canyon Country Club, 711 Siver Lake Drive, Danville.

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Devil Mountain Run
The East Bay's oldest foot race takes to the streets of Danville at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 3. The annual run, powered by Herrmann and Cooke, includes a 5K and 10K, a free Kids Fun Run and Expo. Cost is $25-$42. Contact Janet Fazio at 407-3130 or janet@janetfazio.com. , Railroad Ave., Danville.
 

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Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Non-Violence
Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center and the Project Censored Club will present peace activist Kathy Kelly, founder of Voices for Creative Non-Violence, from 12:30-2 p.m. on Monday, May 4 at the DVC Pleasant Hill Campus. Call 933-7850. For more information on Kathy Kelly, go to www.vcnv.org. Business and Foreign Language Conference Room, DVC , 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill.
 

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Project Censored
The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center will host an evening with Project Censored, a media research, education, and advocacy initiative, with a 6 p.m. potluck and 7 p.m. presentation, on Tuesday, May 5 in Bortin Hall at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, free for students. Call 933-7850 or go to www.ourpeacecenter.org. Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek.
 

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Make Memories with Mom at The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Make memories with Mom and relax in the Garden on a beautiful Spring day, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 10 at The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek. Free admission for Moms and kids under 12. Picnic seating, hands-on activities and tours available. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 students/seniors. Call 944-9352. The Ruth Bancroft Garden, 1552 Bancroft Road, Walnut Creek.
 

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Animals on Broadway
Enjoy a free, fun community festival celebrating the special bond between pets and people at "Animals on Broadway," from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Benefiting Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation. Contact Kathleen Huls at 296-3118 or khuls@arflife.org. Go to https://www.arflife.org/arf-events/665/animals-on-broadway. Heather Farm Park, 301 N. San Carlos Drive, Walnut Creek.
 

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Contra Costa Commission for Women Leadership Panel Discussion
The Contra Costa Commission for Women in partnership with the Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership at JFK University, will present a Leadership Panel Discussion featuring powerful women who have excelled in their chosen fields, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Refreshments will be served. Register at www.womenscommission.com. JFK University Institute of Entrepreneurial Leadership, 2151 Salvio St., Suite 350, Concord.

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Memorial Day Holiday Singles Wine Tasting
Single professionals of all ages are invited to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday by meeting new friends who appreciate fine wines from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 24 at the Marriott in Walnut Creek. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door, and include all the wines you can taste accompanied by appetizers. Contact Rich Gosse at (415) 507-9962 or rich@richgosse.com. Go to www.thepartyhotline.com. Marriott Walnut Creek, 2355 N Main St., Walnu.

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Pugtacular
Northern California Pug Club presents the 20th Annual "Pugtacular" from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7 at The Grange Hall in Danville. The region's largest gathering of pugs and their fans features fun and games, contests (i.e. best costume, curliest tail), raffles, pictures with "Santa Paws" and more. Benefits Pug Rescue. Cost is $5 for adults, $2 for kids 6-12, free for 5 and under. Contact Lucia Torres Simon at ltorressimon@yahoo.com. The Grange Hall, 743 Diablo Road, Danville.
 

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Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 75
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 75, San Ramon Valley - meets every third Wednesday of the month at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Post Commander Ernie Petagara at 362-9806. Mail to: VFW Post 75 San Ramon Valley, P.O. Bos 1092, Danville, Ca 94526. Or visit www.vfwpost75.org. Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave., Danville.
 

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Visit the USS Hornet
Across the Bay from San Francisco, take the family to visit the USS Hornet, a restored aircraft carrier in Alameda. The USS Hornet served in WWII and recovered the Apollo 11 astronauts. Tour the bridge, hangar deck, engine room, navigation bridge, captain's bridge, primary flight control and flight deck, or ride in the flight simulator. The Hornet is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for seniors; $12 for military and students with ID; $6 for ages 5-17; children under 5 are free. Parking is free. The USS Hornet is at Pier 3, 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda. Call (510) 521-8448 or visit www.uss-hornet.org for details. Pier 3 , 707 W. Hornet Ave., Alameda.
 

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Glass House Museum Tours
The Glass House Museum, a restored Victorian at 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd. in San Ramon, is open for tours the second Saturday of each month - at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - when you can step back in time to explore the site and participate in free activities. Next door is Forest Home Farms Historic Park with tractor museum, which offers tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Cost is $5; $8 for both tours on the same. Tour tickets can be purchased at the Gift Shoppe. For more details, call 973-3284 or visit www.SanRamon.ca.gov. Glass House Museum, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
 

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Danville Farmers Market
The Danville Farmers Market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday at the Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, at the corner of Railroad and Prospect avenues. Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers Market. You'll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. Call 825-9090 or visit www.pcfma.com for more details. Railroad Avenue Municipal Parking Lot, Railroad Ave. and Prospect Ave., Danville.
 

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Tour of the Blackhawk Museum
The Blackhawk Museum sponsors a docent-led tour of its Renowned Exhibitions at 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. The tour is free with admission. For information, call 736-2280. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville.