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Craft Beer & Mare Island’s Legacy On Tap In Vallejo

Mare Island Brewing Co., now 18 months strong with craft brews in the Vallejo Ferry building, creates a strong sense of history in addition to great craft beers with names that harken back to early shipbuilding days.
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People + Places

New Center Opens For Teens

A new teen center opened in late January to serve Benicia’s youth. Founded by Barbara Gervase, who lost her son to suicide when he was a high school student, the center offers teens a hangout space to socialize or access resources if they are troubled or feel alone. It features a lounge area with large, comfortable sofas, a large screen for movies, a cafe eating area, games, ping pong and more.

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

Interview: Benicia Unified Superintendent Dr. Charles Young

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Creating Sustainable Ecosystems In Benicia With Backyard Food Forests

The Benicia Community Gardens, run by volunteers, expands their reach beyond the two community garden borders into helping families create their own food forests in their backyards. The aim is to teach residents how to create sustainable ecosystems while growing their own food.

New Center Opens For Teens

A new teen center opened in late January to serve Benicia’s youth. Founded by Barbara Gervase, who lost her son to suicide when he was a high school student, the center offers teens a hangout space to socialize or access resources if they are troubled or feel alone. It features a lounge area with large, comfortable sofas, a large screen for movies, a cafe eating area, games, ping pong and more.

Interview: Benicia Makerspace Founder Nicci Nunes

Bio: Sensei Rex Reade

Stay at home dad, graphic artist, award-winning musician and Tae Kwon Do & Karate Black Belt, teaches kids to learn not only martial arts, but courtesy and self-control.

Growing An Orchard In Your Own Backyard

Growing your own backyard orchard is easier and more enjoyable than ever in Benicia. Options are plentiful with an ideal growing climate and a wide selection of heirloom and novel varieties available, including interspecific fruits such as apriums and nectaplums.

Benicia’s Social Media Presence & Online Resources

Benicia California has many online resources for users, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Meetup.com, Google + and Nextdoor. These resources have thousands of #hashtag yields.

Multi-agency Partnership Garners Success For Benicia State Parks

Backwards Glance: Antique Stitchery Extols Washington’s Values

A 1932 handkerchief, with a decorative narrative on the border commemorating George Washington, rendered in cross-stitch with a phrase by Henry Lee (father of general Robert E. Lee), is housed in the archives of the Benicia Historical Museum.
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Events Calendar

February 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
Website »

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

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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 Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
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Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

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 Museum hosts the Benicia LibraryÕs Love Poetry contest reading and award ceremony. Light refreshments will be served

Where:
"Stone Hall, Benicia Historical Museum"
2060 Camel Road
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Historical Museum
Telephone: 707-745-5435
Website »

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Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Amololu

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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Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Amololu

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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"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 »

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

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"Possible sightings could include: white-tailed kites, Northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, merlins, peregrine falcons, and more. This is primarily a driving tour. Will cancelif raining"

Where:
White Gate on Skaggs Road
White gate on Skaags Island Road
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Services
Telephone: 707-769-4200
Website »

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"Possible sightings could include: white-tailed kites, Northern harriers, rough-legged hawks, merlins, peregrine falcons, and more. This is primarily a driving tour. Will cancelif raining"

Where:
White Gate on Skaggs Road
White gate on Skaags Island Road
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: US Fish & Wildlife Services
Telephone: 707-769-4200
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

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

Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

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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
View map »


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

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

Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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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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

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

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

Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

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"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
View map »


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

More information

Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

Everyone falls in love with the whirlwind of occurrences that could only happen on an Arabian Night!

Where:
Spreckles Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Ronhert Park, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Spreckles Theatre Company
Telephone: 707-588-3400
Website »

More information

The finest actors in the Bay Area take the stage in Edward AlbeeÕs cultural landmark that has been riveting audiences for over 50 years and ruthlessly tears down the faade of the American family

Where:
Vallejo Naval Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: Bay Area Stage
Telephone: 707-649-1053
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

Used Book Sale Second Saturdays 10am-4pm

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


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

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

Used Book Sale Second Saturdays 10am-4pm

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


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

More information

Verismo Opera Presents Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Ticket Prices $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)...

Cost: $30 (general) $25 (seniors) $20 (students) under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Downtown Theater
1035 Texas St.
Fairfield, CA  94533
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

Everyone falls in love with the whirlwind of occurrences that could only happen on an Arabian Night!

Where:
Spreckles Performing Arts Center
5409 Snyder Lane
Ronhert Park, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Spreckles Theatre Company
Telephone: 707-588-3400
Website »

More information

The finest actors in the Bay Area take the stage in Edward AlbeeÕs cultural landmark that has been riveting audiences for over 50 years and ruthlessly tears down the faade of the American family

Where:
Vallejo Naval Historical Museum
734 Marin Street
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Bay Area Stage
Telephone: 707-649-1053
Website »

More information

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