Blackhawk Calendar

October and November 2019

Sat., Oct. 26
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
@ Bishop Ranch 2700 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.
Join us Saturday, October 20th in Walnut Creek and join the fight against Alzheimer’s!
Registration: 7:30 am and Walk Begins: 9:30
Visit for details.

Sat., Oct. 26
Pumpkin Jubilee 2018
@The Danville Livery
The Danville Livery will be celebrating Halloween once again with their 14th annual Pumpkin Jubilee Festival. Kids and families are invited to dress up in their best Halloween costumes and participate in this year’s festivities.
Time: 12-3pm
Cost: Free

Sat., Nov. 9 
Na Mele Koho `Ia – Choice Songs
@Art Gallery at the Village Theatre
Favorite Hawaiian and Tahitian dances, songs, chants, and music selected by the dancers of Na Mamo No’eau will highlight this exceptional concert.
Time: 2pm and 8pm
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Mon., Nov. 11
Danville Veterans Day Celebration
@Veterans Memorial Building- 400 Hartz Avenue
Help honor our Veterans by participating in some of the activities in Danville this Veterans Day.  A special tribute video and slide show will be shown honoring Vietnam Veterans and other Veterans service organizations in the San Ramon Valley. Throughout Veterans Day Weekend the Veterans service organizations will be hosting an extended open house at the Veterans Memorial Building, showcasing the military displays, military vehicles and more.
Time: 8am-5pm
Cost: Free

 Sat. Nov. 16
Adventures in Jazz Featuring Erik Jekabson New Orleans Band
@San Ramon Library – 100 Montgomery St
Trumpeter/Composer/Arranger/Educator Erik Jekabson will lead an All-Star six-piece band to transport you right to Bourbon Street in New Orleans, featuring the amazing Kenny Washington on vocals. So kick up your heels, bring your parasol, and enjoy a fun and entertaining evening of outstanding New Orleans style music.
Time: 7:30pm

Fri., Nov. 29
Lighting of Old Oak Tree
@Diablo Road
Make memories with your loved ones at Danville’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Watch as Father Christmas and the Snow Angel sprinkle a little magic dust on the old oak tree and bring it to light. Warm feelings will quickly quell the cool air as local choral groups provide musical accompaniment and neighborhood businesses pass out hot beverages. Want to keep the magic going? Stroll downtown and enjoy refreshments, entertainment, and holiday shopping through the festively decorated streets.
Time: 5:15-8:30pm
Cost: Free

Sat., Nov. 30
Small Business Saturdays
@Danville Livery
This is a nationally promoted event that encourages shoppers to support small businesses American Express rewards their customers for purchases on their American Express card at any small business on this day.
Time: 12-3pm

 Sun., Dec. 1
Santa Arrives at the Livery
@Danville Livery
Santa Claus officially arrives at the Danville Livery! Enjoy a magical day of horse and carriage rides, strolling entertainment, live music, and don’t forget to have your picture taken with Santa during our annual event!
Time: 12-3pm

Sat., Dec. 7
Speaker Series: Harry Sherrard “Brooklands”
@Blackhawk Museum
Brooklands, the world’s first purpose-built race circuit, opened in 1907 and was the birthplace of British motorsport. Powerful and spectacular cars raced on its dauntingly steep banking, and it was the location of the first British Grand Prix. But Brooklands was much more than a great sporting arena. It was also central to the golden days of land speed record attempts, and Malcolm Campbell and John Cobb developed their record-breaking machines there. Moreover, Brooklands was a major centre for aircraft design, construction and flight testing for over 80 years, and Brooklands aircraft have broken numerous height, distance and speed records. As the design and production site for the Wellington bomber and Hurricane fighter, Brooklands played a crucial role in the Second World War. Post-war, much of the design and manufacturing of the revolutionary supersonic passenger aircraft, Concorde, took place at Brooklands. Today, Brooklands continues as an award-winning active museum, dedicated to preserving its motoring and aviation past.

Harry has been involved at Brooklands for many years, and he makes regular appearances as a museum speaker. His talk covers the absorbing history of Brooklands, from its conception to the present day.

Time: 10:30-12:30pm

Every Monday
Tips for Change Community Fundraising Events
@Gianni’s Italian Bistro
Gianni’s Italian Bistro opens up their restaurant to support our local non-profit community. Tips for Change is a fun and unique way for local charity organizations to raise much-needed funds. Volunteers and supporters of local non-profits suit up and become your servers for the evening with all tips and 10% of sales going to support their organization. This event occurs most Monday evenings between 5 and 8pm and is open to the public. Reservations required.
More information at

Every Saturday
Farmers’ Market
@Railroad Ave. Municipal Parking Lot – Downtown
Get the freshest seasonal fare at the Danville Certified Farmers’ Market. You’ll find fruits and vegetables direct from local farmers, along with fresh-cut flowers, bedding plants, fresh breads, and delicious specialty food items you can eat in the market or take with you to enjoy at home. It’s the perfect place to stock up for the week or shop al fresco while socializing with friends. This event is located at Railroad & Prospect Avenues and offers free parking in the adjacent lot.
Time: 9am-1pm
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