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The History of Benicia’s Ferry Crossings & Shipbuilding Industry

From the Pony Express to WWII, the city of Benicia has a long history of waterfront commerce, keeping Benicia’s economy connected to the tides.
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Events Calendar

June 2018

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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"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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Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
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Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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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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    Until July 12th, Art Ventures Gallery will be displaying the recent work of local artist, Jim Caldwell. He is based in the Bay Area and was raised in California, but his studies in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Art Ventures Gallery
Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

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Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
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Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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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    Until July 12th, Art Ventures Gallery will be displaying the recent work of local artist, Jim Caldwell. He is based in the Bay Area and was raised in California, but his studies in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Art Ventures Gallery
Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

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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
Website »

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Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters by John Steptoe

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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  Join us for this educational class to learn how to navigate selecting a Financial Advisor! Developing an Income Distribution Strategy customized to fit your lifestyle is the key to...

Cost: $37 Resident/$46 Non Resident

Where:
Benicia Community Center
370 E. L St.
Benicia, CA  94510
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Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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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'Symphony of the Soil' explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Sustainable Solano
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'Symphony of the Soil' explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers...

Cost: Free

Where:
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Sustainable Solano
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    Until July 12th, Art Ventures Gallery will be displaying the recent work of local artist, Jim Caldwell. He is based in the Bay Area and was raised in California, but his studies in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Sponsor: Art Ventures Gallery
Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

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Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s...

Cost: Free

Where:
Benicia Public Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Sustainable Solano
Website »

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"Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the worldÕs...

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Sustainable Solano
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Learning Public Speaking the Supportive Way! Toastmasters – Where Communicators and Leaders Are Made. The Benicia Capitol Speakers Toastmasters club is a fun and supportive group who meet...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Benicia Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
601 1st Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Toastmasters Club #2080
Telephone: 707-290-4377
Contact Name: Larry J. Miller
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Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

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    Until July 12th, Art Ventures Gallery will be displaying the recent work of local artist, Jim Caldwell. He is based in the Bay Area and was raised in California, but his studies in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Sponsor: Art Ventures Gallery
Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

State Capitol open Thursdays 12-4pm

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 »

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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 ,...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

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Join us for this educational class to learn how to navigate selecting a Financial Advisor!   Developing an Income Distribution Strategy customized to fit your lifestyle is the key to...

Cost: $37 Resident/$46 Non-Resident

Where:
Benicia Community Center
370 E. L St.
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »

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Meets in the Dona Benicia Room on the fourth Thursday 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

Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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

    Until July 12th, Art Ventures Gallery will be displaying the recent work of local artist, Jim Caldwell. He is based in the Bay Area and was raised in California, but his studies in...

Cost: Free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Sponsor: Art Ventures Gallery
Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

  First Street Cafe will offer up a delightful evening of catchy Americana Pop music. Based out of Sacramento, the band According to Bazooka is known for their unique and accessible upbeat...

Cost: Free

Where:
First Street Cafe
440 First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Telephone: (530) 758-2653
Contact Name: Rene Martucci
Website »

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Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

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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

Verismo Opera presents Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner and L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006...

Cost: General Admission $30, Seniors and Students $20

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Telephone: 170-786-45508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

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Music you love at local venues continues in May. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

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