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The Art of Telling a Good Story
Join from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 28 at Holiday Inn in Dublin and discover "The Art of Telling a Good Story." Featuring Funny Motivational and Inspirational Speaker, Award-Winning Storyteller and Comedian Kelly Swanson, and hosted by Community Builder Expert and Founder of the Bright Side of Life Community Sahar Kordahi. $25 by July 22. Contact thebrightsideoflifeca@gmail.com or go to www.meetup.com/thebrightsideoflife/events/186162432/. Holiday Inn Dublin, 6680 Regional St., Dublin.

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Labor Day Holiday Singles Mixer
Most singles stay home on holiday weekends and are looking for something fun. This is it! Only $10 at the door includes a fun Mixer Game, which makes it easy to meet new friends; accompanied by appetizers. Join at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Marriott in Walnut Creek. Adults of all ages welcome. Dress to impress. Call (415) 507-9962 or go to www.thepartyhotline.com. Marriott , 2355 N. Main St., Walnut Creek.
 

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Sustainability Fair
Contra Costa Master Gardeners invite you to learn sustainability tips for your garden, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 in Walnut Creek. Over a dozen organizations will be on-hand to share information on strategies for healthy garden practices. Beekeeping, chickens, water conservation, composting, plant sale, food, children's activity area, and more! Call 646-6586 or go to ccmg.ucanr.edu. Our Garden, N. Wiget Lane and Shadelands Drive, Walnut Creek.
 

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Republican After 5 Mixer
This is your chance to come and meet and socialize with other Republicans from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at Father Nature's Hideaway in Danville. Light appetizers provided and no host bar. Free admission, donations accepted. For more information visit www.srvrwf.org. Father Natures Hideaway, 172 E. Prospect Ave., Danville.
 

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9-11 Remembrance Ceremony
The Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley along with local veteransí organizations will host the Annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony for the residents of the San Ramon Valley, at 5;45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Oak Hill Park in Danville. This event will feature prominent guest speakers, hundreds of Scouts, Honor Guard and many other patriotic contributions. Call 275-2412 or go to srvexchangeclub.org. All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3000 Stone Valley Road, Danville.

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Fun On The Farm
The wheels and gears will be turning on different pieces of equipment from days gone by. Discover how contraptions with moving parts made the work go faster. Try spinning wool by hand and then see it being spun into yarn on a spinning wheel. Visit the Tractor Museum. Have Fun on the Farm from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Forest Home Farms Historic Park in San Ramon. Call 973-3282. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
 

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Freeze Frame Photo Competition
From Aug. 15-Sept. 15, the Tri-Valley Conservancy invites photographers to participate in the annual Freeze Frame photo competition! Submissions will be accepted Aug. 15-Sept. 15, and contest rules and registration instructions will be coming soon. Cost is $25 for a photo, $10 for additional photos. Contact 449-8706 or freezeframe@trivalleyconservancy.org. Go to trivalleyconservancy.org. Tri-Valley Conservancy, 1736 Holmes St., Livermore.
 

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Veterans Receive Free Admission to Monte Vista High Football Game
Monte Vista High School Athletic Boosters will host the 3rd Annual "Honoring our Veterans" football game on Friday, Sept. 19 at Monte Vista's Sam Zackheim Stadium. All veterans are encouraged to come enjoy the evening as the Mustangs host the Liberty High Lions. Tickets include free admission and complimentary hot dog, beverage, and home made apple pie. Call VFW at 362-9806. Monte Vista High School, 3131 Stone Valley Road, Danville.
 

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Lafayette Art and Wine Festival 2014
Come to this award-winning art, wine and music festival from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Four stages, 20 tribute bands, 260+ artists, KidZone. Easy access. Food, wine, and beer. Family friendly. Go to lafayettefestival.com. Lafayette Art & Wine Festival - Downtown Lafayette, CA, 3553 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette.
 

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Foodies! The Musical
One of the longest-running original shows in SF History comes to Danville, at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17; and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Village Theatre in Danville. This musical comedy takes a humorous look at the current food scene; restaurants, eating habits, trends, and how we eat. Don't miss the opportunity for a unique, laughter-filled evening. Beer and Wine available for purchase. Tickets are $24, $20 for seniors. Call 314-3400 or go to www.villagetheatreshows.com. Village Theatre, 233 Front St., Danville.

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East Bay Walk to Defeat ALS
The Walk to Defeat ALS is an opportunity to bring hope to people living with ALS, to raise money for a cure, and to come together for something you care about. The Walk to Defeat ALS raises funds that allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research for much of the next year. Join at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. Contact Kenneth McElderry at (415) 904-2572 or kmcelderry@alsagoldenwest.org. Go to walktodefeatals.org. Heather Farm Park, , Walnut Creek.
 

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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.