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The Solano & Napa County 2017 Live Music Scene Brightens Up Winter

From folk to tribute bands and blues to symphony, there’s a huge diversity of music in Solano and Napa Counties to chase away winter doldrums.

Downtown Benicia comes alive in December, with events throughout the month

Benicia Poet Laureate Brings Creative Ideas to the Program

Benicia’s newest poet laureate, Johanna Ely, is passionate about bringing more poetry into the schools, and helping people to not be afraid of poetry. Launching the First Sunday Poetry Series, other events and programs are to follow.

Samantha McNally Watercolors at Downtown Benicia Gallery

Benicia plein air Painter Samantha McNally is the featured artist at the Benicia Plein Air Gallery, a co-op gallery with 13 artist members who paint local scenes in and around town and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Upcoming Benicia Fine Arts & Craft Fair Sept. 17

Nothing Screams “FUN!” Like A Wild West Auction Party

Arts Benicia’s annual fundraising event, with the 2016 theme, The Wild, Wild West—Silver Screen to Steampunk, promises to be another great success with food and wine, specialty lighting, music, photo booth and a lot of art in the live and silent auctions.

Aging In Place Gets Easier With Carquinez Village Project

Benicia’s Carquinez Village Project, a neighbor-to-neighbor support network that includes transportation, programs and services, and a social network for aging seniors to age in place, launches in the first quarter of 2017.

Benicia’s Independence Day Parade: A Century Of Tradition

A historic Benicia photograph of a July 4, 1914 celebration sparks patriotism as we approach Benicia’s robust Independence Day activities. Although the parade and other activities are still intact today, an annual essay contest was part of the early 20th century festivities.

Trends: The Lost Art Of Postcards Is Alive And Well In The City Of Light

Postcards are still a hit in the City of Light, and especially so after the 2015 terrorist attacks. Although Paris is still Paris, with all its history and iconic buildings, security has been stepped up and fashion has been scaled down.

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