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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.
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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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Northern California Pirate Festival Invades Vallejo’s Waterfront

The huge, annual Pirate Festival is happening Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, 2016. The largest of its kind in California, the festival is a family-friendly event with swashbuckling fun for all.

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.

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.
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Events Calendar

June 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
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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 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
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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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Reading Who Cloned the President by Ron Roy

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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"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

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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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

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
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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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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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"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 »

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"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
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
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Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are require by calling 707-745-9791.

Cost: $25

Where:
Downtown Benicia
90 First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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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 »

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