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New Gallery Adds To Benicia’s Arsenal Of Art

The new HQ Gallery at the Arsenal, opening May 7 for Artist Open Studios weekend, is located at the entrance of the area known as an artist’s haven, where there are many live-work artist studios. The gallery will show the works of local painters and artists working in other mediums.
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People + Places

Interview: Michelle A. Brown, Raley's Wine Steward

As Raley’s Benicia wine steward, a newly-created position, Michelle A. Brown is passionate about wine and helping customers choose wine appropriate to budget and the food they are serving.

Eighth Annual Footrace At The Water’s Edge

The 8th annual Benicia Run for Education 5K and 10K foot race, April 10, 2016, raises big money for Benicia schools. This year’s event proceeds will fund technology and other programs for students.

Sails Unfurl For Opening Day On The Strait

The annual Benicia Opening Day on the Strait kicks off the boating season once again, April 10, with an annual event that includes opening the Yacht Club to the public, food, games, music and a boat parade.

Bio: Dean Fulton, Benicia Resident & Avid Runner, Goes Shoeless

Dean Fulton, an engineer and resident of Benicia, CA, likes to run in foot races, most recently a marathon, but without shoes. After a foot problem resolved, began running barefoot, fast enough to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
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Celebrating Mexican Cuisine For Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo honors Mexico’s history, but it also provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our south of the border neighbor by sharing the celebration with family, friends and Mexican cuisine.

Let's Play Ball!

The Vallejo Admirals baseball team, part of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, begins their 2016 season May 31, where professional baseball is accessible to sports fans and families at a reasonable price.

Interview: Michelle A. Brown, Raley's Wine Steward

As Raley’s Benicia wine steward, a newly-created position, Michelle A. Brown is passionate about wine and helping customers choose wine appropriate to budget and the food they are serving.

Fun & Interesting Options For Benicia’s Kids This Summer

Bio: Jasmine Powers, Benicia Biker Barre’s Dynamic Owner

Benicia California’s Jasmine Powers runs a unique fitness studio aimed at changing lives, claiming that it’s not about losing inches, it’s about having a positive body image.

Abundant Spring Offerings At Benicia Farmers Market

Asparagus announces spring like no other vegetable, and it is abundant in grocery stores and farmers markets in March and April.

A Cornucopia Of Amenities For Residents & Visitors At Community Park

The 50-acre Benicia Community Park, now 22 years old, has seen continual upgrades and improvements that entice generations of families. A sports complex, dog park, trails, X park, BBQ pits, disc golf, concrete slide, playground, picnic areas and more provide daylong entertainment for visitors and residents.

Trends: A Star Wars-themed Benefit Fashion Show

Star Wars is this year’s theme at the annual Fashion Runway benefit show at the Benicia Clock Tower. The Community Action Council’s Senior Meals on Wheels program is the recipient of the proceeds from the lively annual event, with city dignitaries walking the catwalk.
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Events Calendar

May 2016

At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

Napa Valley's most exciting private art collections, on view for you. Featuring rare works from several notable private collections, and produced in cooperation with Arts Council Napa Valley,...

Cost: $7 adult, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 kids

Where:
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA  94599
View map »


Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
Website »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

"Each year scores of artists open the doors of their live/work and studio spaces throughout BeniciaÕs Historic Arsenal District and all over town, providing a unique glimpse into their creative...

Where:
Arts Benicia Gallery
"771 Tyler Street, Suite 114"
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Arts Benicia
Telephone: 707-747-0131
Website »

More information

Hilarious comedy about neighbors trapped in a bomb shelter

Where:
Historic B.D.E.S. Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group
Telephone: 707-746-1269
Website »

More information

Benicia High School Performing Arts Presents:  Seussical, The Musical April 22, 23, 23, 29, 30 and May 1 ~ Opening night there will be a gala after the show to meet the cast and enjoy some...

Cost: $8 children & students $14 general admissioin $2 discount if purchased online

Where:
Benicia High School Performing Arts Building
1101 Military West Ave
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia High School Performing Arts
Telephone: 707-751-2338
Contact Name: Christine Mani
Website »

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At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

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
Website »

More information

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

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At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

"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
View map »


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

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

"Solano Community Foundation, along with 28 local nonprofits, will participate in this online day of giving that brings community members together to acknowledge and support local nonprofits."

Where:
Give Local Solano
Online

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Sponsor: Give Local Solano
Telephone: 707-399-3846
Website »

More information

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
Website »

More information

Reading Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

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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"Read your poetry and listen to others with Benicia's Poet Laureate, Lois Requist; refreshments are served"

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 »

More information

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At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

"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
View map »


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

More information

Napa Valley's most exciting private art collections, on view for you. Featuring rare works from several notable private collections, and produced in cooperation with Arts Council Napa Valley,...

Cost: $7 adult, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 kids

Where:
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA  94599
View map »


Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
Website »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

Meets in the Dona Benicia Room on the First Wednesday of each month

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 »

More information

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
Website »

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The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College will host its annual Spring Plant Sale from Thursday through Saturday, May 5, 6, and 7. The plant sale will feature 20+ varieties of tomatoes,...

Cost: Free admission

Where:
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture and Plant Science Institute (formerly Building 1000)
Fairfield, CA  94534
View map »


Sponsor: The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College
Telephone: 707-975-6856
Contact Name: Ken Williams
Website »

More information

At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

Napa Valley's most exciting private art collections, on view for you. Featuring rare works from several notable private collections, and produced in cooperation with Arts Council Napa Valley,...

Cost: $7 adult, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 kids

Where:
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA  94599
View map »


Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
Website »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

"Each year scores of artists open the doors of their live/work and studio spaces throughout BeniciaÕs Historic Arsenal District and all over town, providing a unique glimpse into their creative...

Where:
Arts Benicia Gallery
"771 Tyler Street, Suite 114"
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Arts Benicia
Telephone: 707-747-0131
Website »

More information

State Capitol open Thursdays 12-4pm

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

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

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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The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College will host its annual Spring Plant Sale from Thursday through Saturday, May 5, 6, and 7. The plant sale will feature 20+ varieties of tomatoes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture & Plant Science Institute (formerly Building 1000)
Fairfield, CA  94534
View map »


Sponsor: The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College
Telephone: 707-975-6856
Contact Name: Ken Williams
Website »

More information

At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

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

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

Napa Valley's most exciting private art collections, on view for you. Featuring rare works from several notable private collections, and produced in cooperation with Arts Council Napa Valley,...

Cost: $7 adult, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 kids

Where:
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA  94599
View map »


Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
Website »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

"Each year scores of artists open the doors of their live/work and studio spaces throughout BeniciaÕs Historic Arsenal District and all over town, providing a unique glimpse into their creative...

Where:
Arts Benicia Gallery
"771 Tyler Street, Suite 114"
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Arts Benicia
Telephone: 707-747-0131
Website »

More information

"Whether you're 5 or 105, board games are lots of fun. Come play: we'll provide the games!"

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


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

More information

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
, CA  94510
View map »

More information

Hilarious comedy about neighbors trapped in a bomb shelter

Where:
Historic B.D.E.S. Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group
Telephone: 707-746-1269
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College will host its annual Spring Plant Sale from Thursday through Saturday, May 5, 6, and 7. The plant sale will feature 20+ varieties of tomatoes,...

Cost: Free Admission

Where:
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Louise Wilbourn Yarbrough Horticulture & Plant Science Institute (formerly Building 1000)
Fairfield, CA  94534
View map »


Sponsor: The Horticulture Club at Solano Community College
Telephone: 707-975-6856
Contact Name: Ken Williams
Website »

More information

The Jepson Chapter of the Native Plant Society will be holding its spring plant sale with hearty native starts that have been grown in their revamped nursery. Experts will be available to answer...

Where:
Heritage Presbytarian Church
1400 East Second Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Native Plant Society
Website »

More information

At the annual open house merchants welcome the public inside for in-store promotions geared toward spring and summer.

Cost: 0

Where:
Downtown Benicia
, CA

More information

Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 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

The Hunger Games: The Exhibition celebrates the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise and Katniss’s epic journey like never before. This dynamic exploration of the art, science, pageantry and...

Cost: $22.00-$27.50

Where:
Innovation Hanger at the Palace of Fine Arts
3601 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA  94123
View map »

More information

"Take a peek at exquisitely restored homes and gardens, plus an office that began its life as a saloon. Tour includes the Fischer-Hanlon home garden, where refreshments will be served"

Where:
Downtown Benicia Homes
Downtown Benicia Homes
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Historical Society
Telephone: 707-746-6689
Website »

More information

Napa Valley's most exciting private art collections, on view for you. Featuring rare works from several notable private collections, and produced in cooperation with Arts Council Napa Valley,...

Cost: $7 adult, $3.50 seniors, $2.50 kids

Where:
Napa Valley Museum
55 Presidents Circle
Yountville, CA  94599
View map »


Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
Website »

More information

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present Recollection, A Gathering of Work by Katrina Van Male and Bonnie Weidel. Both of these artists were long-time...

Cost: no cost

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


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Kathryn Weller Renfrow
Website »

More information

"Each year scores of artists open the doors of their live/work and studio spaces throughout BeniciaÕs Historic Arsenal District and all over town, providing a unique glimpse into their creative...

Where:
Arts Benicia Gallery
"771 Tyler Street, Suite 114"
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Arts Benicia
Telephone: 707-747-0131
Website »

More information

Benicia/Vallejo Chap. Ducks Unlimited Dinner Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Benicia Clocktower.  Doors open at 4:45 p.m.  Dinner at 6:30 p.m.  Come for a great evening of games,...

Cost: $75 & up

Where:
Benicia ClockTower
1189 Washington St.
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia/Vallejo Chap. Ducks Unlimited
Telephone: (707) 745-0974
Contact Name: Bill Warren

More information

Hilarious comedy about neighbors trapped in a bomb shelter

Where:
Historic B.D.E.S. Hall
140 West J Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Old Town Theatre Group
Telephone: 707-746-1269
Website »

More information

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