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Watch the classic film Steamboat Bill Jr (1928) starring film legend Buster Keaton

Watch the classic film Steamboat Bill Jr starring film legend Buster Keaton

Where can you come hear live piano playing to the silent films just as occurred in the early days of films in the early 1900’s? At the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum located at 37395 Niles Blvd in Fremont, Ca. (510) – 494-1411. This is the theater once used by Charlie Chaplin!

Feature Film: Steamboat Bill Jr. with Buster Keaton
With a couple of classic short films.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Doors open at 7:00p.m.
Films start at 7:30p.m.
The event will feature the musical improvisational skills of piano/keyboardist/composer, Greg Pane.

Watch a clip: http://behindthemagic.com/btm/main/July_2001/SteamboatBillJr.mov

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Wente Sparkling Wine Cellars Vineyard Autumn by Charlotte Severin

Wente Sparkling Wine Cellars Vineyard Autumn by Charlotte Severin

Pleasanton Art League and Museum on Main proudly present their second art exhibit and cordially invite the community to join them in this fascinating Imagination Expressed.

When: August 10th – October 5th, 2008

Where: Pleasanton’s Museum on Main, 603 Main Street, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Reception: Sunday, August 10th, 2008 at 3:00-5:00 PM; Refreshments will be served.

Small Workshops: Artists will talk about their particular art form at various times throughout the August 10th – October 5th exhibit: Wednesday-Friday 9:30-11:30 AM and Saturday-Sunday 2:00- 4:00 PM.

Sale: Artwork will be available for sale.

Participating Artists: Linda Beach-pastel; Nancy Briemie-basketry & textiles; Janet Crampton-Pipes-jewelry;
Pushpa Dalal-photography; Lisa Davis-mixed; Anne Emery-textiles & watercolor; June Ferreri-watercolor; Karen Fleschler-watercolor; Bettie Goosman-oil; David Goosman-wood turnings; Dee Haag-watercolor; Sally Haig-acrylic; Glenyse Henschel-watercolor; Sudan Hersch-pastel; Carole Hilton-photography; Gina Kaiper-oil; Mary Lloyd-oil; Dorothy Maestas-watercolor; Heidi Mann- oil; Kent Moore-sculpture; Margene Rivara-glass; Diane Rogriguezwatercolor; Gail Ruvalcaba-baskets & pottery; Charlotte Severin-watercolor; Pat Smith- watercolor; Barbara Spanskie-oil; Nancy Storch-tempura & watercolor; John West-watercolor and Eugenia Zobel-porcelain painting.

For more information call Pat Smith at 846-4138 or Charlotte Severin at 846-6382, Pleasanton Art League;
Museum on Main at 462-2766 or email at office@museumonmain.org

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Visit the Museum of San Ramon Valley and learn more about Danville and San Ramon Valleys history

Visit the Museum of San Ramon Valley and learn more about Danville and San Ramon Valley's history

There is a new exhibit at the Museum of San Ramon Valley running from August 5 – September 27.

The exhibit, We the People: A Century of Political History in the Valley 1900 to 2000 is an entertaining, informative and fun exhibit featuring photos of Presidents, Governors, Other elected officials, Historic campaign buttons and memorabilia.  It features Artifacts from County Clerk’s Office and local residents,  Danville’s John Baldwin and  “homegrown” Congressman, Teddy “Bear” Roosevelt.

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history and heritage. The collections and exhibits reflect our human experiences, institutions and cultures that were shaped by the valley’s landscape, environment and early settlers. The Valley’s past is featured in a permanent exhibit that includes artifacts, an historical narrative frieze and pictures of historic buildings. The Museum collects, stores and protects artifacts from the San Ramon Valley. A Museum Store offers exciting gifts and remembrances for visitors. In addition to a permanent exhibit on Valley history, the Museum sponsors revolving exhibits and several guided tours including the Alamo Cemetery and Old Town Danville.

Swing by and check out the museum located at the corner of Railroad and Prospect Avenues in Downtown Danville. Summer Hours to August 23: Tuesday to Saturday 10 to 1, Admission Free – Donations Welcome or visit their website at www.museumsrv.org

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