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Exuberance & Humanity Help Define The Burning Man Experience

65,000-plus people from all over the world converge at Burning Man on the Nevada desert playa to create a temporary city each year; a non-commercial, unforgettable sensory feast: a mixture of art and architecture, rollicking raves, art cars, music, fashion and other forms of human imagination.
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People + Places

Interview: William “Tags” Tageson’s 50-year Maritime Career

Bill Tageson, “Tags” to his many friends and acquaintances, on his 50-year career as a U.S. Navy officer and diver, and oil-spill abatement / cleanup consultant along with other maritime disaster recovery such as sunken ships and airplanes.

Bio: Benicia Middle School Teacher Pat Hall

Benicia Middle School teacher Pat Hall teaches drawing, painting, sculpture and stagecraft, also works oversees a mentoring program at BMS, and with Arts Benicia to help kids get their artwork shown in an annual exhibit. She’s an artist in her own right.

Telling Benicia’s Story Through Its Iconic Buildings

Benicia’s historical buildings, including the State Capitol, Guard and Engine House, Clock Tower and Commanding Officer’s Quarters, set amongst tree lined streets and waterfront charm, help tell its present-day story.

Bio: Ric Small Mentors Benicia Kids And Builds Wells In Uganda

Ric Small, with his wife Kema, is deeply rooted in community service. Ric serves as a police chaplain and mentors young adults, as well as building wells for clean water in Uganda.
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Gary Passama, NorthBay's President and CEO, to Pass the Torch in 2017

Summary: More exciting changes are happening at NorthBay Healthcare. Following recent announcements of modernization of facilities, cutting edge technology, a Welcome pavilion and key services, NorthBay has promoted from within for their new President and CEO.

Upcoming Benicia Fine Arts & Craft Fair Sept. 17

Suzanne Foley Sprague Makes Partner At Gizzi & Reep

The Benicia law firm of Gizzi and Reep has chosen Suzanne Foley Sprague as partner, bucking the trend of difficulty for women to advance as law firm partners.

Interview: William “Tags” Tageson’s 50-year Maritime Career

Bill Tageson, “Tags” to his many friends and acquaintances, on his 50-year career as a U.S. Navy officer and diver, and oil-spill abatement / cleanup consultant along with other maritime disaster recovery such as sunken ships and airplanes.

Exuberance & Humanity Help Define The Burning Man Experience

65,000-plus people from all over the world converge at Burning Man on the Nevada desert playa to create a temporary city each year; a non-commercial, unforgettable sensory feast: a mixture of art and architecture, rollicking raves, art cars, music, fashion and other forms of human imagination.

Going Beyond Produce At The Benicia Farmers Market

60 Vendors display a variety of wares at the Benicia Farmers Market—in addition to produce, there’s grass fed beef and fresh fish, local honey, fresh flowers, baked goods, arts and crafts and more.

Tony Baldwin, Professional Organist, To Play At Historic St. Peter’s Chapel

Renowned cathedral organist Tony Baldwin will be giving a concert at Mare Island’s St. Peter’s Chapel, the oldest naval chapel in the country with its added bonus of a priceless collection of Tiffany stained glass windows.

Nothing Screams “FUN!” Like A Wild West Auction Party

Arts Benicia’s annual fundraising event, with the 2016 theme, The Wild, Wild West—Silver Screen to Steampunk, promises to be another great success with food and wine, specialty lighting, music, photo booth and a lot of art in the live and silent auctions.
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Events Calendar

September 2016

Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
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Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
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UCBG - Your Gardening Resource! Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of...

Cost: Free to shop

Where:
UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
200 Centennial Dr.
Berkeley, CA  94720
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Sponsor: UC Botanical Garden
Telephone: 510-643-2755
Contact Name: UC Botanical Garden
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"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays 12-4pm by request"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
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"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays 12-4pm by request"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
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Iconic Benicia and then some...",  new works by Susan Street, will open at Umpqua Bank  on September 6 .  There will be a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 pm. ...

Cost: free

Where:
Umpqua Bank
1395 East 2nd Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Telephone: 707-319-1136
Contact Name: Susan Street
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Computer aided language lab for beginner and intermediate adult ESL learners. Free! Meets on Monday mornings

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Computer aided language lab for beginner and intermediate adult ESL learners. Free! Meets on Monday mornings

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Iconic Benicia and then some...",  new works by Susan Street, will open at Umpqua Bank  on September 6 .  There will be a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 pm. ...

Cost: free

Where:
Umpqua Bank
1395 East 2nd Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Telephone: 707-319-1136
Contact Name: Susan Street
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Where:
Library Dona Benicia Room
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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Reading The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Where:
Library Dona Benicia Room
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Iconic Benicia and then some...",  new works by Susan Street, will open at Umpqua Bank  on September 6 .  There will be a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 pm. ...

Cost: free

Where:
Umpqua Bank
1395 East 2nd Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Telephone: 707-319-1136
Contact Name: Susan Street
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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"The City of Vallejo, Askari Sowonde Productions and SactoMoFo present Food Truck Mania, including a delicious assortment of gourmet food trucks from all over northern California, live music,...

Where:
Vallejo Waterfront
289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: "SACTOMOFO, City of Vallejo, Askari Sowonde Productions"
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We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Please feel free to join us! 

Cost: Come check us out at no cost!

Where:
Benicia Chamber Of Commerce
601 1st Street
Conference room is in the back
Benicia , CA  94510
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Telephone: 510-388-9227
Contact Name: Paula
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Iconic Benicia and then some...",  new works by Susan Street, will open at Umpqua Bank  on September 6 .  There will be a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 pm. ...

Cost: free

Where:
Umpqua Bank
1395 East 2nd Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Telephone: 707-319-1136
Contact Name: Susan Street
Website »

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"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

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The Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live...

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510

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Iconic Benicia and then some...",  new works by Susan Street, will open at Umpqua Bank  on September 6 .  There will be a reception on Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 pm. ...

Cost: free

Where:
Umpqua Bank
1395 East 2nd Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Umpqua Bank
Telephone: 707-319-1136
Contact Name: Susan Street
Website »

More information

"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

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As people stroll downtown during the month of October they will be greeted by scarecrows fashioned by downtown businesses. The public is invited to vote on their favorites.

Cost: Free

Where:
First Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA
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As people stroll downtown during the month of October they will be greeted by scarecrows fashioned by downtown businesses. The public is invited to vote on their favorites.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA  94510

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Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707-745-9791.

Cost: $25

Where:
Downtown Benicia
90 First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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