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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.

The Caber Toss, Stone Put & More Celebrated At Highland Festivals

Many thousands of fans descend on Pleasanton at the Alameda Fairgrounds for the Scottish and Celtic cultural event that features games, music, animals, and Scottish living history.

Three Big Events For Foodies, Antiques Lovers & Film Buffs

August and early September bring big annual events drawing huge crowds to downtown Benicia; the annual Peddler’s Fair, an antiques and collectibles street fair that draws upwards of 20,000 each year, the annual Taste of First Street, where local restaurant provide nibbles paired with wine, and the Benicia Film Festival, where 38 short films are shown along with social events.

Order + Chaos Exhibit Opens This Month At Arts Benicia Gallery

An eclectic art exhibit at the Arts Benicia Gallery is entitled Order + Chaos, where 20 artists will be exhibiting their work, chosen by juror Catherine Clark. The exhibit runs Aug. 6-Sept. 11.

Artists From Around The Bay Participate In Plein Air Paint-off Event

The public is invited to watch 40 plein air painters in action and stroll downtown at a new event sponsored by Benicia’s plein air painters. Held August 27, painters from San Francisco, Oakland and other Bay Area cities are coming to Benicia to paint Benicia’s scenic beauty. Prize-winning paintings will be awarded cash prizes handed out by Mayor Elizabeth Patterson.

Quintessential Family Fun At The Solano County Fair

A slice of Americana, the county fair is a centuries old cultural icon. The annual Solano county fair, July 27-31, 2016, celebrates the best of county offerings in food, music, animals, crafts and more, along with fine entertainment and family fun.

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.

From Plein Air To Studio, Nikki Basch Davis’ New Painting Style

Benicia’s Nikki Basch Davis, who began creating art in town 27 years ago as a plein air painter, recently began a studio practice for a change of pace. Her new work is being shown at the Benicia Library art gallery in June and July 2016.

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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.