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Wonderful Bird Watching Opportunities In Benicia

The Pacific Flyway, a major north-south migratory bird route from Alaska to Patagonia, runs through the Suisun Marsh adjacent to Benicia, CA. The San Francisco Bay Area is the largest stopover along the route, so bird watching is rich with opportunity to see more than 200 bird species, including scaups, falcons, kestrels, western meadow larks, herons, pelicans and marsh wrens.

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.

Bringing Joy to Senior Citizens and the Homeless with the Gift of Song

The Carquinez Choraliers, a musical group founded by Benicia’s Jeanie Brown, entertains and brightens the lives of Benicia and Vallejo seniors with songs from Broadway shows and movies from bygone eras.

Solano’s Best Kept Secret is its Symphony Orchestra

With Masetro Semyon Lohss at the helm, the Solano Symphony is entering its 30th season of fine orchestra concerts in Solano County.

Mixed-media Collage Series, Daily Fabric Of Life, at Benicia Gallery

Artist Susan Sharman’s upcoming Benicia Library Art Gallery features embroidered images in a series of textile collages that form the basis of “The Daily Fabric,” 9/13 through 10/16 with a reception Sunday, 9/18.

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.