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There are plenty of great events happening this weekend in Pleasanton and Livermore! Take a look.

Get ready to hop on your bike – a family-friendly event is coming this weekend to Pleasanton! The Community Bike Ride will take you through the streets of Pleasanton and Dublin this Sunday, May 31st at 9:30AM. To learn more, click here.

A night of dance is heading to Livermore! Valley Dance Theatre presents their spring showing at the Bankhead Theater tomorrow, May 30th at 7PM. For tickets, click here. 

A high-energy tribute show is coming to Pleasanton this weekend! The Super Diamond First-Class Tribute to Neil Diamond will perform at the Firehouse Arts Center tomorrow, May 30th at 8PM. Click here for tickets.

Kick off the summer with some great reads on Sunday in Livermore! Learn about current bestsellers and upcoming titles with Judy Wheeler, owner of Pleasanton’s Towne Center Books at the Civic Center Library this Sunday, May 31st at 2PM. For more info, go here.

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Put your feet to the pedals this weekend in Pleasanton! If you’re cycling to the farmers’ market this Saturday, you won’t worry about where to park your bike. Free bicycle parking is being provided – and you’ll receive a $1 in carrot cash to use on your fresh finds and other market purchases. The market runs from 9AM to 1PM. For more info, click here.

Listen to tunes from the “Green Isle” this weekend in Pleasanton! Famed member of The Irish Tenors Anthony Kearns is coming to the Firehouse Arts Center this Sunday at 3PM. Get tickets here.

And, since it’s Mother’s Day weekend, here’s a yummy recipe that your mom will love!

Crepes with Peanut Butter and Jam 

Total Time: 35 min
Prep: 25 min
Cook:10 min
Yield: 4 servings
Level: Easy
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 10 cubes
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup strawberry or raspberry jam
1/2 cup (2 ounces) fresh blueberries
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour, sugar and salt. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth batter.

Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Melt 1 cube of butter in the pan. Add 1/4 cup of batter and quickly tilt the pan to form an even coating of batter on the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute, until set and slightly browned. Using a heat-resistant spatula, carefully loosen the sides and gently flip the crepe over. Cook for 1 minute. Repeat with the remaining batter and butter, stacking the crepes on top of each other on a plate as they are ready. You should have 8 or 9 crepes total.

Add 1 tablespoon of peanut butter to each crepe and, using the back of a spoon, spread evenly over the crepes, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Spread 2 teaspoons of jam over the peanut butter. Line 5 to 6 blueberries along the center of each crepe. Fold the crepe in half over the blueberries. Fold the two ends inward and continue to roll into a tube shape. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

Cut each crepe in half horizontally and arrange on a platter. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Happy Mother’s Day from Ponderosa Homes!

Get ready for a weekend of comedy, wine and more this Saturday and Sunday in the Bay Area!

Enjoy a night of comedy and wine this weekend in Livermore! Comedy Uncorked 2014 brings three Bay Area comedy geniuses to Retzlaff Vineyards for an evening of laughs. Benefiting the Open Heart Kitchen, an organization that feeds the hungry of the Tri-Valley, this event will take place on Saturday starting at 7:30PM. To purchase tickets, click here. 

Take in an afternoon of Shakespeare this weekend in San Jose! The laughter and romance of A Midnight Summer’s Dream will be presented by San Jose Youth Shakespeare at the Historic Hoover Theater on Sunday at 2PM. For tickets, click here. 

Come out for an afternoon of the tunes from folk singer-songwriter Carl Tilchen this weekend in Livermore. Join other music enthusiasts for jazz, blues and original songs on Sunday at 2PM at the Livermore Public Library. For more info, click here. 

Join lululemon athletica for a workout session this weekend! The Summer Free Yoga Series is taking place at Santana Row in San Jose on Saturday starting at 8:30AM. For more info, go here. 

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It’s going to be a weekend to sing about in the Bay Area! Check out some of the many things to do this Saturday and Sunday.

Have an ogre of a time this weekend in Livermore! Shrek the Musical is hitting the stage at the Bankhead Theater, where laughter and songs await you on Saturday at 8PM. Reserve your seats here. 

It’s all about winemaking this weekend in Livermore! From Vine to Glass: Through the Eyes of the Winemaker is happening this Sunday at McGrail Vineyards and Winery. Sip on award-winning wine and learn how fine wines are created from 11AM to 1PM. Order your tickets here.

Come experience the classics of composer Stephen Sondheim this weekend in Pleasanton! Sing along to tunes from West Side Story, Sweeney Todd and Into the Woods this Sunday at 2PM at Firehouse Arts Center. Purchase tickets here.

Everyone loves a good picnic, so head over to San Jose this weekend and have one with your family! Presented by New Leaf Community Markets, Picnic-in-the-Lot: BBQ Chicken and Beer Tasting is happening this Saturday at 1PM. Get more info here.

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