August 2018

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Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Whimsical Public Art Project in Benicia

Benicia Arts and Culture Commission promoted local artist to paint Traffic Control Boxes in town and let their imagination soar. Hidden artistic gems are sprouting up all over town.

Benicia Library’s 25th Anniversary Triggers Fashion Memories

Benicia’s remarkable Library sends Christina Strawbridge down 90’s fashion memory lane for its ongoing 25th anniversary, channeling with famous supermodels, grunge, jumpsuits and more.

Vallejo Choral Society Thriving after a Century of Song

After a year celebrating the 100th season of the Vallejo Choral Society, of which many Benician’s are members, audiences continue to be impressed.

Benicia Plein Air Galley Features Works by Iris Sabre Aug. 2018

In August, downtown Benicia’s Plein Air Gallery will exhibit paintings by Iris Sabre, art teacher and member artist.

Library administrator and Community Volunteer Helaine Bowles

Helaine Bowles has used her love of reading to move through difficult times as well as direct her passion for community involvement.

Small Bites Dining Night In Downtown Benicia

Each year Benicia Main Street puts on A Taste of First Street, where crowds can sample delectible small bites from as many as15 restaurants, along with wine, from J Street to the waterfront.

Benicia Peddler’s Fair 50 Years Strong

Vendors of all kinds fill First Street for the Annual Peddler’s Fair. The event entices thousands to downtown Benicia, looking for fun or for the perfect rare antique find.

The Physicality of Books Art Exhibit at Benicia Library

Benicia mixed media and painter Carol Dalton shares her love of physicality in her newest exhibit at the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery at the Benicia Public Library.

Modular Housing Units Could Help Housing Crisis

Oakland Developer offers a creative solution to the Bay Area housing crisis building prepackaged, modular units shipped to the site to address demand for affordable living.

Professional Baseball In a Hometown Setting

Vallejo Admirals bring minor league baseball to small town fans and families, with each game providing interactive opportunities for players and kids with close-up seating for all.

Thursday Evenings in Downtown Benicia

The foot of First Street in make Benicia the place to be during the farmers Market, where an impromptu picnic can be enjoyed while watching sailboat racing along the waterfront.