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August 2012

07/30/12

Recommended Reading From Local Book Clubs

Featured Book Club: No official name, formed in 2010 Number of Members: 12 Accepting New Members: With two new members, the club is currently full Frequency: Once a month on Wednesday at 11am Location: Rotates at members’ homes for a “yummy” lunch & book discussion Local plein air artist Pat Ryll was the first to contact Benicia Magazine for our new feature spotlighting local book clubs and their literary selections. Benicia likes to read, and there are many book clubs registered with Bookshop Benicia (Bookshop Benicia has its own book club.) Pat’s group won our $50 gift certificate contest to Bookshop Benicia for future purchases. Pat shared these details about how their club operates: A moderator researches the featured book’s...

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Benicia’s Annual Antiques & Collectibles Fair Returns This Month

07/30/12

Benicia’s Annual Antiques & Collectibles Fair Returns This Month

With only one more year until the Fair’s golden anniversary, the annual event is still packing in the crowds. One of the largest fairs of its kind in Northern California, First Street is closed to vehicle traffic from J Street to the waterfront each year. It is said to attract upwards of 20,000 visitors for the antiques and collectibles event. This year it will take place August 11, 8-5. Savvy shoppers come early to snag the best finds as dealers set up their booths. They also get premium parking on downtown streets that are generally full by 9am for many blocks on both sides of First Street. Parking is also available on East 2nd and D Street. Disabled parking is available at Bank of the West at First & J Streets.  The Fair is free of charge. This outdoor,...

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