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A big white fireplace with a thin mantle tests the artistry of Christine Bovo and Joy Alberts, Benicia design professionals who create two very different holiday mantle designs.
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Events Calendar

November 2017

The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
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Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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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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On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

Where:
Benicia State Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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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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"Rodolfo, an aspiring poet falls in love with Mimi, a fragile seamstress. Their intense passion is only matched by their youthful idealism. Can their tender relationship survive the cruelties of...

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Ave
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: Verismo Opera
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Intro to color theory, basic brush strokes, starting your portfolio and journal. Class size limited to 10 persons. $15 per person. Please pre-register and pay at THE HUB sales counter, 350 Georgia...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707 561 6514
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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
Website »

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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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On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

Where:
Benicia State Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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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On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

Where:
Benicia State Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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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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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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 »

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On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

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


Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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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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"The 9th Annual Solano Turkey Trot will be held Thanksgiving Day. Event organizer is Solano Hearts United, a partnership between Fleet Feet Sports of Vacaville and three local nonprofits: Mission...

Where:
Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA
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Sponsor: Solano Hearts United
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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
Website »

More information

On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

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


Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

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


Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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"In its 38th year, Winter Wonderland features a Holiday Marketplace with arts & crafts, live entertainment, childrenÕs activities, free snow sledding and holiday parade. Starts noon Friday; free...

Where:
Downtown San Rafael
4th & 5th Streets
San Rafael, CA
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Sponsor: City of San Rafael
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"In its 38th year, Winter Wonderland features a Holiday Marketplace with arts & crafts, live entertainment, childrenÕs activities, free snow sledding and holiday parade. Starts noon Friday; free...

Where:
Downtown San Rafael
4th & 5th Streets
San Rafael, CA
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Sponsor: City of San Rafael
Website »

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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

On Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2 PM, the Benicia Chamber Players will perform chamber music in the historic Benicia State Capitol building at 115 West G. Street in downtown Benicia.  The Benicia...

Cost: Admission is $20 ($5 for students). Tickets are available in advance at Mozart,

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


Sponsor: Einstein, Mozart & Me

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Join community members at this community paint party and enjoy an afternoon of fun.  Fee: $25 includes all paint supplies and 1 beverage. Ages 12 yrs + and adults. Advance registration is...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707 561 6514
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Two Benicia Women Tackle the Mantle Challenge

A big white fireplace with a thin mantle tests the artistry of Christine Bovo and Joy Alberts, Benicia design professionals who create two very different holiday mantle designs.

Upcoming Exhibit at Milinda Perry Gallery

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Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

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