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Top Tickets: May 10–16

Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with hiking, poetry reading, and brew sipping.


Family Hike
Join Chabot Space and Science Center as they kick off their educational Summer Hike Series with a guided walk in the Oakland redwoods. chabotspace.org.


Altamont Beer Works

Food and Drink

Livermore Valley Craft Beer Festival
Try more than 40 breweries, taste local eats (at discounted prices), and listen to five live bands, while benefitting the Shriners Hospitals for Children. lvcbf.com.




5th Annual Ecopoetry Event
Spend your evening at the John Muir National Historic Site in Martinez and enjoy poetry readings by local poets and students at the home of the famed author. Reservations are required. nps.gov/jomu.


Pleasanton Downtown Association




Pleasanton’s Annual Wine Stroll
Enjoy tasty bites, live music, and a commemorative wine glass during downtown Pleasanton’s annual wine stroll. pleasantondowntown.net.




Bay Area Life 2018
5/12 Join Walnut Creek’s Valley Art Gallery for the opening of the latest exhibit that showcases the life and land of the Bay Area. The exhibit will be on display through June 23. valleyartgallery.org.

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