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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: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

Bio: Mark Barnum, Bay Area Waterways Tugboat Captain

Benicia’s Mark Barnum is a tugboat captain, helping navigate huge ships through the tricky waters of the San Francisco Bay.

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.
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Benicia’s Brewing History, And A Resurgence Of Craft Beer

In addition to the history of beer brewing in Benicia, craft beer makes a strong comeback with micro breweries throughout the Bay Area. Benicia pubs and wine bars are specializing in craft brews on tap and in the bottle.

Interview: The Wheels Keep Turning For Downtown Merchant Greg Andrada

Benicia’s Wheels in Motion bike and sports shop is still going strong after 25 years, helping locals and area riders fix their bikes, give advice and doing custom fittings for customers to ensure they their bikes are properly set up, along with hosting an unofficial bike club.

Measure S Facilities Bond Brings Upgrades To Benicia Schools

The Benicia Unified School District’s Measure S Bond has resulted in a Facilities Master Plan, available to the public on the district’s website, that is generating not only upgrades to aging buildings, but enthusiasm for replacing old classroom layouts (rows of desks) with 21st century learning environments.

Highlighting Benicia's Scenic Beauty From Above

A drone video of Benicia’s scenic beauty launched in Fall of 2015, and captures the towns highlights: historic buildings, waterfront, downtown shops and restaurants, the State Capitol, the Yacht Club, marina and more, culminating with a spectacular sunset.

Trends: Scott & Christina Strawbridge Take A Spontaneous Biplane Ride

Christina and Scott Strawbridge decide spontaneously to tick a biplane ride off their bucket list with a biplane ride over the Pacific Ocean in Pismo Beach.

Olive Oil Tasting, Food, Music, Wine And More At Tiny Mankas Corner

Food, wine, live music and more are packed into Fairfield’s Mankas Corner, making it an viable stop for visitors.

Backwards Glance: In The 1900s Butter Was Big Business In Benicia!

At its peak, Benicia was churning out 3,000,000 pounds of butter at a plant on Benicia’s waterfront, supplied with milk by approximately 200 dairies along the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers.

Bike, Hike, Swim: A Three Part Series On Summer Offerings

Bikes have overcome their cumbersome, impractical roots in the 1800s to provide any would-be cyclist with myriad choices from basic to custom, electric to recumbent. Benicia offers riders bridge-to-bridge loops as well as challenging hills and the beautiful flats downtown.
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Events Calendar

May 2016

*This course is sponsored by Solano County Water Agency and Benicia Community Gardens Interested in learning all about greywater and installing systems professionally? This course is designed for...

Cost: $50- Solano County businesses, $650- Outside Solano County

Where:
Provided upon registration
Fairfield, CA


Sponsor: www.beniciacommunitygardens.org
Telephone: 510-423-3102
Contact Name: Laura Allen
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"Institute of Urban Homesteading tour of sites in Vallejo & Benicia offers a foray into the suburban wilderness and features sites ranging from a permaculture food forest to a mini livestock...

Where:
Avant Garden Staging Area
First & D Streets
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Community Gardens
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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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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
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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
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Sponsor: Napa Valley Museum
Telephone: 707-944-0500
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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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The Diablo Symphony is proud to feature violin superstar (and past DSO Yen Liang Young Artist Competition winner) Stephen Waarts at its final concert of the 2015-16 season, "Kindred...

Cost: $33.00

Where:
Lesher Center For The Arts
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek,, CA  94596
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Sponsor: Diablo Symphony Orchestra
Contact Name: Diablo Symphony Orchestra
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*This course is sponsored by Solano County Water Agency and Benicia Community Gardens Interested in learning all about greywater and installing systems professionally? This course is designed for...

Cost: $50- Solano County businesses, $650- Outside Solano County

Where:
Provided upon registration
Fairfield, CA


Sponsor: www.beniciacommunitygardens.org
Telephone: 510-423-3102
Contact Name: Laura Allen
Website »

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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
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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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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
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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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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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Reading Judy Moody by Megan McDonald

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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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 »

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

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Women may be the minority in the franchising world, but whether they are breaking into existing industries or franchising their own companies, many of them are paving the way for others to do the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce
777 Peters Avenue
Pleasanton, CA  94566
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Sponsor: FranNet of the Bay Area
Telephone: 408-772-9868
Contact Name: Elizabeth
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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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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

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 »

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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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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
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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

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 »

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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

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 »

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