By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 at 5:22 am in Family Outings.
Oh Ramona: Active Arts Theatre is staging Beverly Clearyâ€™s beloved tale of â€śRamona Quimbyâ€ť at Berkeleyâ€™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: Ashkenazâ€™s new kidsâ€™ 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 www.ticketweb.com.
Nighttime adventures: Explore Pleasantonâ€™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 www.ci.pleasanton.ca.us/services/recreation.
Stroll the Bay: Explore the Bay without getting wet or windswept at Sausalitoâ€™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.