By Jackie Burrell
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 at 5:35 am in Family Outings.
Railroad heaven: Take a peek at one of the nationâ€™s largest HO-scale model train layouts â€” 4,300 feet of railroad track (pictured) â€”
at the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Societyâ€™s open house from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18-19 at the club headquarters in Larkey Park. Find details at www.wcmrs.org.
Fret fest: Livermoreâ€™s Bankhead Theater plays host to a two-day Guitar Player Live fest, Sept. 17 and 18, featuring free outdoor performances, music clinics and screenings of â€śThis is Spinal Tapâ€ť and â€śThe Wallâ€ť at the Vine Cinema and Alehouse. Ticket prices vary by event. Get the lowdown at www.guitarplayerlive.com.
Chalkapalooza: Join the global Chalk 4 Peace celebration at Oaklandâ€™s Museum of Childrenâ€™s Art â€“ MOCHA â€“ from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 as young artists draw images of peace in the museum courtyard. Free; www.mocha.org.
Commedia Delâ€™Arte Puppets: Oaklandâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Fairyland hosts â€śThe Love of Three Oranges,â€ť a puppet show based on Serge Prokofievâ€™s opera and the artwork of Maurice Sendak. The show runs at 11 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. Sept. 18-19 and 25-26. Free with park admission ($8); www.fairyland.org.
Music in the Redwoods: Join in the musical fun at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 as LAVA, Pete Escovedos and Bobi Cespedes celebrate World Music Day at Oaklandâ€™s Woodminster Amphitheater. This family-friendly show is the first in a four-week series that includes jazz, classical and percussion music. Tickets $5; www.sundaysintheredwoods.com.