The 11th “Honoring Veterans Day” in Pleasanton

The 11th annual “Honoring Veterans Day” takes place on Thursday, November 9, at Las Positas College. All are invited to attend the free event.

Pleasanton Veterans Day 2017

The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with the Honor Guard Presenting the Colors, Elaine Johnson singing The Star-Spangled Banner, and the Travis Air Force Band of the Golden West performing. The opening ceremony takes place at the flagpole located near the Veterans Resource Center, Bldg. 1310. Parking is $2, and the nearest lots are C, D and E.

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At 11:30, those interested may attend a barbecue luncheon that is free for veterans, and $10 for all others. “At 1 p.m., we’ll have Retired Senior Chief U.S. Navy SEAL Thom Shea as our keynote speaker,” says LPC’s Veterans First Coordinator Todd Steffan. “Each year we have great keynote speakers like Tuskegee Airmen, survivors of the USSArizona, Vietnam Huey pilots, and now a former Navy SEAL.”

At 7 p.m., Shea will give his talk a second time at the Veterans Memorial Hall, 301 Main Street in Pleasanton. Following the one-hour presentation, Shea will answer questions and autograph books. Although both talks are free, donations to LPC’s Veterans First Program are welcomed.

Pleasanton CA Veterans Day Event 2017

See You There!

For more information call 925-200-9849 or visit AmericanLegionPost237.org

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Yay!! The 2017 Halloween Brew Crawl in Downtown Pleasanton

Pleasanton Brew Crawl 2017

It’s that time of year again, one of the most popular events in Pleasanton in the Fall. The Halloween Brew Crawl, and it is tomorrow October 28th from 5 to 8.

Here are a few things you should know including the New Starting Location. Every participant must check-in at the starting location, Veterans Memorial Building at 301 Main Street (just down the street from our Armario Venema Homes Team office). Check-in is from 4:30-7pm. Beer tasting begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm. No refunds. Of course you must be a least 21 years old with valid ID to participate. Costumes are Encouraged!

Tickets are $45 to $50 at the door, and bring cash as they don’t accept credit cards.

Here is a list of the Breweries that you will see and taste:

Alameda Island Brewing Company, Ale Industries, Altamont Beer Works, DasBrew, Dust Bowl Brewing Co, Eight Bridges Brewing™, Inc, Epidemic Ales, Fort Point Beer Company, Gilman Brewing Company, High Water Brewing, Morgan Territory Brewery, Oak Park Brewing Company, Shadow Puppet Brewing Company, Sonoma Springs Brewing Company, The Lagunitas Brewing Company, Working Man Brewing Company

….and MORE!

Be sure to go early to find parking and have a designated driver…Or even easier, order your UBER.

Have a great time and we hope to see you there.

The Armario Venema Homes Team

Get Ready – It’s Pleasanton’s Annual Ghost Walk – Starts Tomorrow

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It’s that time of year again! The temperatures have dropped, the colors orange and black are more abundant and the annual Pleasanton Museum On Main’s Ghost Walk is here again. This event has been a community favorite for 10 years now.

For 2 weeks, on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 to 8, starting tomorrow Friday the 20th, is the spooky Pleasanton Ghost Walk. The 90 minute guided tour is a unique and goose bump producing event that also teaches you a little something about Pleasanton’s haunted sites and paranormal activities that have been reported here over the years.

Pleasanton CA Ghost WalkSuch a great time for the entire family and costumes are recommended but not required. If tickets are still available, grab them quickly as they sell out every year. The tours take place no matter the weather so be sure to dress accordingly.

Tickets are from $13 to $18 and the tour starts at the Museum on Main here in Pleasanton.

Tours leave every 30 minutes between 6 and 8 at:

603 Main Street  Pleasanton, CA 94566

For tickets or more information, call 925-462-2766 or visit MuseumOnMain.org

Hope to see you there.

Armario Venema Homes Team

This Years Pleasanton Antiques and Collectibles Faire.

Pleasanton CA Antiques Faire

One of our favorite Pleasanton events of the Fall season (although it does happen here twice a year). It’s coming this Sunday October 8th from 8:00 till 4:00 on Main Street close to our office here in Downtown Pleasanton. NO admission fee and yes… your dogs are welcome to attend although appraisals can not be done on your pet, sorry LOL.

But how fun!! Bring those beloved items that your curious about. Maybe it’s origin, it’s age and of course maybe it’s value. We all have those pieces in our home that may have been handed down from our ancestors, or maybe we picked up in our travels abroad, or maybe even picked up at garage sales locally. You never know what you may have stumbled upon.

The Faire has 400+ dealers who specialize in Antiques and Collectibles. So if you are looking to maybe pick up a new piece for your home or as gift, this is the place to be. Some of the categories are: repurposed, upcycled, rustic, collectible, antique furniture and more (clothing, furniture, jewelry, toys, ephemera, home décor, etc).

Steve Yvaska, a very well known Appraiser and Columnist will be doing FREE appraisals from 10:00 till 1:00, so be sure to be there early to reserve a spot of time with him. Limit 1 item per person. His booth will be at the corner of Main and Division.

It’s important to remember that the Faire is no longer being held at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. It is on Main Street in downtown Pleasanton only. Keep that in mind when finding parking this Sunday morning.

We look forward to seeing you there!!

The Armario Venema Homes Team
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The Annual Fall Festival at Aviso Adobe Park is back again

Location:  3465 Old Foothill Road

Date:  Saturday, September 23 from 11 – 3 p.m

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Fall here in the Tri Valley wouldn’t be complete without the 4TH Annual Fall Festival at Aviso Adobe Community Park. This is the kick off event for the fall season.

This event is the perfect place to take the family and enjoy the food, games and crafts. Also, a few interesting events like the local 4H live animal display, authentic Californios music and dance by the California Fandango Project and of course, the must see, the Park’s life sized fiberglass milking cow.

A few other fun it’s to occupy the kids like: Ice Cream Churning, Apple Cider pressing, soap carving, horse roping and of course, the adobe brick making project. The Alviso Adobe park wouldn’t be complete without the onsite taco vendors, Yum!!

This should be a fun day for the kids and parents too. Maybe we will see you there.

The fall events to follow here in Pleasanton are:

  • The Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • The Brew Crawl
  • and The Ghost Walk

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The Annual Scottish Games in Pleasanton 2017 – This Weekend

The Scottish Games this weekend in Pleasanton California – September 2nd and 3rd

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Heritage and culture are always a fun celebration. Some cities and towns have small celebrations and others have large ones. There are things like Italian Fest’s, Medieval Fairs, and Mardi gras and then there is San Francisco’s “Scottish Games.”

California has been the home to the Scottish games since 1866. The Caledonian Club of San Francisco hosts this celebration every year. This is 2 day event now rather than the one day event that it began as. The Scottish Games has been going on for over a hundred years.

The gathering and games started as more of a family picnic and grown more and more over the years. They have been held in San Francisco, Sausalito, Oakland, Santa Rosa and have finally come to rest in Pleasanton. This particular celebration has lasted through the economic depression, wars, earthquakes, and bridge closures.

In tradition the Scottish games, were known as heavy athletics. These events were held in Scotland, they began as strength training for the Scottish military soldiers. During those events, strong men would heave tree trunks, toss large river rocks, and lead weights. As time went on and progression happened the games became more of a family picnic gathering for the town folk.

Scottish Games in Pleasanton CA 2017

The California Gold Rush attracted many scots’s to San Francisco. Along with them came their heritage and their culture. Seventeen men, worked together to organize and plan the Inaugural Scottish Games, they made them happen a week later on Thanksgiving day in November 1866,

What started as tree trunk heaving, river rock distance tossing and lead weight tossing this has definitely evolved into a more modern set of events. The games have grown from 9 events to over 60 competitive games, with additional venues. The games have also extended from 1 day to 2 days. The original events may appear barbaric and well behind the times, however they were designed for men and proving strength.

Some of the modern day events have gone beyond being a test of strength. Just like with anything as time goes forward, things evolve and change to match the current time period. They have drum major events, dancing championship, pipe band competitions and so much more. There are also archery exhibitions, bird of prey shows, reenactments and more.

The games occur at different venues around the fairgrounds. You can now find the Traditional Entertainment stage, Irish Pavilion, Celtic Heritage Stage, Game Grand stands and more. Each stage offers something different dating from original events to modern day events. The stages have been spread out around the fairgrounds so different events can run concurrently.

With the attraction of almost 50,000 attendees, the Scottish Games are an amazing event produced on all on volunteer participation. The event is an amazing honor of the heritage and culture of the Scottish. If you enjoy traveling the world and experiencing culture then the Scottish games at the Alameda Fairgrounds is a highly recommended experience.

HERE is their website for full information, events and tickets.

Contact Us for more information on the Games here in Pleasanton and maybe we will see you there 🙂

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Proud to Support Our Children and all Students of our Award Winning Pleasanton schools.

We are so excited for the concert on August 5th to benefit music in Pleasanton schools! Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier will be performing at Firehouse Arts Center and all proceeds benefit music in Pleasanton Schools!!!

We are proud to have supported our Local kids and this event!!  www.armariovenemahomes.com

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Join us for a night of GREAT music for a GREAT cause! Dwight “Black Cat” Carrier will be at the Firehouse Arts Center on Saturday, August 5th holding a concert to help us raise funds for music in Pleasanton schools. Tickets range in price from $10-$25. Get your tickets now. Invite your friends and family – get a group together – for a fun evening that will impact our kids for years to come. The Flyer is below and Get more details and tickets here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/499364277121721/

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