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FAB FIVE for the Weekend

By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:22 am in Family Outings.

Ramona Quimby (Active Arts Theatre)
Oh Ramona: Active Arts Theatre is staging Beverly Cleary’s beloved tale of “Ramona Quimby” at Berkeley’s Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. Check out Ramona, Beezus and the gang at matinee and evening performances from Jan. 23 to Feb. 7. Tickets $14-18.

Seismic Trombones: Thrill to the sound of those sliding T-bones at this free concert by the Seismic Bones quartet, which includes Tony Collins, Jeff Bowlsby, John Monroe and Pleasanton school district music teacher Jason Borris. A little Verdi, a little Bach and lots of Dizzy, Thelonious and Duke. The fun starts at 2 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Pleasanton Library. Free.

Soggy Sunday: Ashkenaz’s new kids’ concert series turns every wintry Sunday into a sunny music fest, starting Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. with Caribbean music by Asheba. Tickets $4-$6 at the door or via

Nighttime adventures: Explore Pleasanton’s Laurel Creek Park on a winter night hike with Pleasanton city naturalist Eric Nicholas on Jan. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by a grown-up. Tickets $8-$11, register at

Stroll the Bay: Explore the Bay without getting wet or windswept at Sausalito’s Bay Model Visitors Center. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-run indoor science station lets visitors roam the wetlands and rove the Delta. Open Tuesday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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