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- June 27, 2008

Danville's Sesquicentennial - 2008

A collaboration among the Town of Danville, Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley and the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

June 28

7 p.m. - Debut of "Vintage Danville: 150 Years of Memories by Beverly Lane and Laura Grinstead, photo editor Ralph Cozine, at the Library, 400 Front. St.; $25 per person. Hosted by volunteers from the Museum, the Town and the Library foundation

* Food and drink underwritten by BlakeHunt Ventures, Castle Construction and BevMo!

July 1 - New Old Town Walking Guide, co-sponsored by the Town and the Museum

July 1-16 - "Glimpses of the Past," a mini exhibit at the Museum featuring photographs, artifacts, a video of Hay Days parades, and two commemorative quilts (Danville's 125th and 150th anniversaries).

July 1-2 - "Vintage Danville" book is available at the museum; open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (extended hours); authors Beverly Lane and Laura Grinstead will be there to sign and talk about the book. Volunteers from the Museum and the National Charity League will support these extended hours. Historic characters will be there to talk with visitors.

July 3 - Events throughout Danville, beginning at 10 a.m. manned by volunteers from the Museum, National Charity League, Kiwanis, Town of Danville and Role Players Ensemble

10 a.m.-7 p.m. - Museum open; Vintage Danville book sales and signing, exhibit

5-7 p.m. - Josephine and Dan Inman (Dureen and Geoff Bishop) will visit with people. Dan (Geoff) will bring a 1/2 size pioneer wagon with tools and will also talk about Dan as a cooper (wheel and barrel-maker)

Historic characters visiting all over

"Glimpses of the Past" exhibit (including video of Hay Days)

4-8 p.m. - Farmers Market

4-7 p.m. - Free barbeque at the Town Green, 400 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m. - Hay rides and Branch Line train rides provided by volunteers from the Museum of the SRV, with tractor from Forest Home Farms

Hay Days at the Railroad Avenue Parking Lot - events sponsored by Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley

5-8 p.m. - Kids Carnival Games (modern and old fashioned)

Musical Entertainment

Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream Social

5:30 p.m. - Kids & Pets Costume Parade

6 p.m. - Old Fashioned 1850s-1950s Bathing Suit Show

7 p.m. - Horse Exhibition by the Diablo Arabian Horse Association

7:45 p.m. - Coronation of Miss Pioneer Belle

8 p.m. - "Danville's Got Talent" - Role Players Ensemble Old Time Talent Show with Museum volunteers in the Veteran's Hall on Hartz Avenue (nominal fee)

July 4

9 a.m. - Parade in Danville, sponsored by Kiwanis and Town