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January 2012

Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest

01/15/12

Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest

The Benicia Poet Laureate Program has partnered with The National Endowment for the Arts, The California Arts Council, The Solano Arts Council, The Poetry Foundation and The Benicia Public Library to present Poetry Out Loud, a National Recitation Contest. Benicia and Liberty High Schools are participating in this second annual event.  Our High schools are the only schools in Solano County to compete thus far.  Ronna Leon, Benicia’s Poet Laureate, is proud to have achieved her goal of bringing such an important national event to Benicia. “Learning great poetry by heart develops the mind and imagination,” said Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. “It isn’t just an arts program. By immersing themselves in powerful...

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2012 Tree Planting Season In Benicia Starts With Two Volunteer Events In January

01/15/12

2012 Tree Planting Season In Benicia Starts With Two Volunteer Events In January

The Benicia Tree Foundation (BTF) has partnered with the Benicia Unified School District (BUSD) to garner grants from California ReLeaf to plant 80 trees at Benicia High School (planted in 2011) and another 80 trees (to be planted this year) at Joe Henderson Elementary School. The partnership is built upon volunteer support consisting of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community members. Two events are planned this month in support of these efforts: 1. Tree Maintenance at Benicia High School: Saturday, January 14, 2012 from 9am to Noon. Benicia High School is located at 1101 Military West, Benicia, CA 94510. The tree planting site is at the base of the athletic fields near the corner of Military West and Denfield Avenue. The activity will mostly focus on...

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