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August 2008 California Events

  Wednesday, August 6, 2008

“Dog Days of Summer”

First Wednesday Street Party – August 6

The Pleasanton Downtown Association Celebrates Dog Days

Stroll down Main Street and visit vendor booths set up by a wide variety of businesses to market and sell their products and services. Make sure to stop in at the many unique shops, businesses and restaurants in our unique downtown. You will also have the opportunity to learn more about local community and nonprofit groups. Take a break from all the excitement and listen to the sounds of Jeff Reed on his guitar near the corner of Main and St. John. Don’t miss your chance to cast a “vote for your favorite cow “on the front lawn of the Museum on Main Street. After the contest, the cows will be displayed in various locations around town.

August 6, from 6-9 pm , during the 1st Wednesday Street Party in downtown Pleasanton . This month's featured band is the Houserockers. Main Street will be on the route for the annual Pooch Parade presented by the Tri- Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers so pretty up your pup, large or small. Registration begins at 6 p.m. at Wayside Park at the corner of First and Neal Streets. Entry fee is $10 per dog per category. All proceeds benefit Tri Valley Guide Dog Puppy Raisers. The first 150 entries will receive goody bags.

Enjoy the music of the Houserockers in the beer and and wine garden on Main Street, This 11-piece band is one of the hottest performing groups in Northern California, bringing to life rock and soul classics from the 60's to the 90's. Beer, including selections from Anheuser Busch, Trumer Pils and local micro-brews will be on tap. Great wines from the Livermore Valley will also be available for purchase.

Sponsors of all 1st Wednesday Street Parties this year include the Bay Area News Group, Anheuser-Busch, Trumer Pils and Movin 99.7.

Main Street will be closed from St. John Street to Old Bernal Avenue from 5 to 10 p.m. There will be plenty of off-Main Street parking available.

For more information, visit or contact event coordinator Nickie Hoppe at the Pleasanton Downtown Association (925) 484-2199, ext. 4#.

About the Pleasanton Downtown Association

The mission of the Pleasanton Downtown Association is to promote the economic vitality and hometown character of downtown Pleasanton . The PDA is a strong downtown community of dedicated individuals and business owners who, by cooperative efforts, community events and activities, work to make the downtown a richly rewarding place to visit and shop.

BREA - Big Wednesday Car Show. Location: Bobby McGee's Restaurant, 200 S. State College Blvd., Brea, Ca. (714) 529-1998. Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FALLBROOK - Glass Art Show. Fallbrook's annual event featuring a world of glass art is held at the Fallbrook Art Center. Location: 103 South Main at Alvarado, Fallbrook California. 92028. Admission $5/person. Hours: M-Sat 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call: (760) 728-1414.

FULLERTON - Los Fabulocos – Roots Music at Fullerton Summer Concerts in the Park. It's a night outdoors with family and friends. Bring picnic chairs, a picnic dinner and blankets to this casual evening of entertainment. The Fullerton Museum Center leads a free family arts & crafts booth and food is available for purchase.  Location: Fullerton Sports Complex ( 560 E. Silver Pine St . , Fullerton , Ca 92835) off Bastanchury between Harbor and Brea Blvd.  Time: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Cost: Free. Call (714) 738-6545.

MARINA DEL REY - Hornblower’s New Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises - The best happy hour in Marina del Rey, Hornblower celebrates summer with breathtaking views of the sunset from the deck of a Hornblower yacht and a front row seat to view the sailboat races. Hornblower’s two-hour Cocktail Cruise features complimentary appetizers, drink specials and amazing views. The appetizer menu varies but may include favorites such as, chips and salsa, fresh garden crudités with herbed ranch dressing, Jamaican seasoned beef skewers with mango-pineapple salsa, firecracker chicken with chili cream, and vegetable spring rolls with ginger plum sauce. Tickets are $28 per person plus tax. Boarding begins at 6:00pm and cruises from 6:30pm- 8:30pm. The cruise is open to the public and reservations are required. Location: 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA. Call: (949) 646-0155.

PLEASANTON - Dog Days of Summer First Wednesday Street Party. Music by  Houserockers, annual Pooch Parade, Jeff Reed on guitar near the corner of Main and St. John, and cast a vote for your favorite cow on the front lawn of the Museum on Main Street. After the contest, the cows will be displayed in various locations around town. Beer, including selections from Anheuser Busch, Trumer Pils and local micro-brews will be on tap, plus Livermore Valley wines. Time: 6-9 p.m. Call: (925) 484-2199, ext. 4#.