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Old Meets New at the Firehouse Arts Center

September 2, 2015 4:38 pm

What the Firehouse Arts Center lacks in size it more than makes up for in cutting-edge acoustics and technology. Its modest 227-seat theater, the focal point of the venue, pays homage to the building's history (as a former firehouse), but incorporates warm colors, contemporary audio equipment, and eco-friendly touches. From recycled building materials to solar-powered electricity (at least 15% of the entire building's electricity comes from its solar panels), Firehouse Arts Center considers Mother Nature in its design whenever possible.

The venue also boasts a 2,000-square-foot fine arts gallery, which you're welcome to explore even when there's no show on the main stage. The arts center also has a classroom where adults and teens alike can learn a little bit more about art and the ins and outs of theater. Check the online schedule for upcoming performances and events being held at the Firehouse Arts Center.

Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566
(925) 931-4850

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Burn Fat for Breast Cancer Event

September 1, 2015 11:24 pm

September 5th Event

Do you enjoy working out? Would you like to raise money for a good cause? 925 Training Center is hosting a “Burn Fat for Breast Cancer” fund raising event this Saturday. Registration is $10. Click on the Facebook link below to register for this charitable event:


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Want to Make Your Own Bedroom Headboard? Check Out These DIY Tutorials!

August 26, 2015 5:13 pm

Purchasing a new headboard can get pretty expensive. Luckily, there are a number of creative ways to craft a headboard — or at least something that resembles one! Try out one of these awesome DIY tutorials for unique headboard alternatives.

Under $40 Wooden Headboard [echoesoflaughter.ca]
With a few pieces of scrap wood and some keen measuring skills, you can create this rustic, designer-inspired headboard in less than one afternoon. It’s also easy to customize to your specific bed size.

DIY Ruffled Fabric Headboard [bhg.com]
If you’re looking to add a sweet, feminine touch to a bedroom, this fabric-covered headboard is the perfect DIY project. If you’re not an expert seamstress, don’t worry: you don’t need to have any sewing skills, because this project only requires a simple hot glue gun, spray adhesive, and a drill.

Simple DIY Headboard [starsforstreetlights.com]
If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional, this classic design is the perfect choice. A cardboard base makes this project inexpensive, but cutting the board into an elegant shape and covering it with a luxurious fabric makes it look anything but.

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