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A First Street Primer, F Street to G Street

Downtown Benicia’s power block in the mile-long shopping district, from F Street to G Street on First Street is retail dense with 11 boutiques, 7 salons, places to eat and more.
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A Renaissance Man with a World View

Retired educator Tom Young, often found at the Benicia Dog Park or traveling the world, inspired a generation of kids to overcome their fear of science.

BUSD’s Online Registration will Save Parents Time

Benicia Unified’s Superintendent heard and reacted to parent requests to register their students online for the upcoming school year.

Benicia Library caters to Teens

The extraordinary Benicia Public Library, the hub of downtown Benicia, offers many special programs to its patrons, including teens, who have their very own “zone.”

A First Street Primer, F Street to G Street

Downtown Benicia’s power block in the mile-long shopping district, from F Street to G Street on First Street is retail dense with 11 boutiques, 7 salons, places to eat and more.

Benicia Main Street Gears Up for Annual Music Festival

Downtown Benicia plays host once again to the annual Waterfront Music Festival with two days of nonstop rock and roll, a vendor village and food and drink, with the dramatic backdrop of the Carquinez Strait.

Summer Movie Magic at City Park Gazebo

With picnic blankets, pillows and popcorn, Benicia families turn out in droves for the Movie Night Under the Stars summer offerings.
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Events Calendar

August 2017

Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

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Join us for St. Dominic's Catholic Church's Annual Mass on the Grass! Each year, our Dominican -inspired Catholic parish celebrates the Feast of St. Dominic with a special outdoor Mass...

Cost: FREE

Where:
St. Patrick St. Vincent High School
1500 Benicia Road
Vallejo, CA
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Sponsor: St. Dominic's Catholic Church, Benicia
Telephone: 707-747-7220
Contact Name: Erin Jacobs
Website »

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August 13, 16, 17, 18  noon - 5pm.  Starving Artists Sale.  Big sale, great prices, one of a kind art. Come, shop, and support local artists and The Hub. This sale includes all...

Cost: free

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707-561-6514
Contact Name: The Hub
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
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Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Sundays 12-4pm by request"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

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Silk Scarf Painting Workshop. Learn how to paint on a silk scarf and learn how to manipulate the fabric for different designs. Then take your own creation home.  Class size requires 2 minimum...

Cost: 15.00

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Telephone: 707-561-6514
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

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Computer aided language lab for beginner and intermediate adult ESL learners. Free! Meets on Monday mornings

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

"Build, strengthen and practice English language skills, make new friends - Free! Meet on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings"

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

August 13, 16, 17, 18  noon - 5pm.  Starving Artists Sale.  Big sale, great prices, one of a kind art. Come, shop, and support local artists and The Hub. This sale includes all...

Cost: free

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-561-6514
Contact Name: The Hub
Website »

More information

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm Edna Cline Room

Where:
Benicia Library
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Figure Drawing/Painting Session. 3rd Wednesday of each month.  Nude model has been hired for this quick and long pose drawing/painting session.  All skill levels welcome. Fee:...

Cost: $20

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA  94590
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Telephone: 707 561 6514
Contact Name: The Hub
Website »

More information

Meets the third Wednesday of each month

Where:
Library Dona Benicia Room
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Website »

More information

Learning Public Speaking the Supportive Way! Toastmasters – Where Communicators and Leaders Are Made. The Benicia Capitol Speakers Toastmasters club is a fun and supportive group who meet...

Cost: Free!

Where:
Benicia Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
601 1st Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Benicia Toastmasters Club #2080
Telephone: 707-290-4377
Contact Name: Larry J. Miller
Website »

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

State Capitol open Thursdays 12-4pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

August 13, 16, 17, 18  noon - 5pm.  Starving Artists Sale.  Big sale, great prices, one of a kind art. Come, shop, and support local artists and The Hub. This sale includes all...

Cost: free

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-561-6514
Contact Name: The Hub
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market. The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food, delicious hot foods, arts and crafts, live...

Cost: Free Attendance

Where:
First Street Benicia
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

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"Solano Land Trust's staff scientist, Sue Wickham, leads you on this outdoor volunteer opportunity"

Where:
Various locations
Location varies each month
, CA  94585
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Sponsor: Solano Land and Trust
Telephone: 707-432-0150
Website »

More information

"State Capitol open Fridays, 10-5pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

August 13, 16, 17, 18  noon - 5pm.  Starving Artists Sale.  Big sale, great prices, one of a kind art. Come, shop, and support local artists and The Hub. This sale includes all...

Cost: free

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Telephone: 707-561-6514
Contact Name: The Hub
Website »

More information

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707-745-9791. A...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Benicia Main Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

"Families enjoy free admission & free popcorn during the summer outdoor movie that begins at dusk. Bring pillows, blankets, low-back chairs, then sit back and enjoy the movie. Food & beverages are...

Where:
City Park Gazebo
First Street and Military West
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: City of Benicia
Telephone: 707-746-4285
Website »

More information

"Come enjoy an afternoon in the park and watch a full professional Shakespearean production of Titus Andronicus, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Bring a blanket or low beach chair to sit on, as no...

Where:
2100 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park
Website »

More information

Discovery the paranormal history of Downtown Benicia on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert.  Space is limited; prepaid reservations are required and can be made by calling...

Cost: $25.00 per person

Where:
Benicia Main Street Offices
90 First Street
Benicia, CA  9451
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Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are discovered on this fun, interactive tour led by a paranormal expert. Space is limited. Prepaid reservations are required by calling 707-745-9791. A...

Cost: $25 per person

Where:
Benicia Main Street
90 First Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Housman
Website »

More information

MILINDA PERRY GALLERY OF BENICIA PRESENTS THE ART OF WORLD RENOWNED CALIFORNIA ARTIST JACK LAYCOX (1921-1985) FROM THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF HIS NIECE, CYDNE KAYE July 10th through...

Cost: 0

Where:
Milinda Perry Gallery
117 East F Street
Benicia, CA  94510
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Sponsor: Milinda Perry Gallery
Telephone: 707-235-1819
Contact Name: Donna Covey
Website »

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For immediate publication.   A show of paintings and poetry by Marcy Wheeler Title: Wet/Dry Venue: Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery In the Benicia Library 150 East L Street Benicia,...

Cost: free

Where:
Benicia Library Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Gallery
150 East L Street
Benicia, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Public Library
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: H. Bowles
Website »

More information

A series of fun and free activities designed for familiesÑall ages and mobility levels are welcome!

Where:
Rush Ranch
3521 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun City, CA  94585
View map »


Sponsor: Solano Land and Trust
Telephone: 707-432-0150
Website »

More information

Capitol open Saturdays and Sundays 10-5pm

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

For more than 30 years, Napa CA based artist Gordon Huether has contributed large-scale, site-specific artwork to the public realm. His work includes integrated architectural installations,...

Cost: free

Where:
Art Ventures Gallery
888 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park, CA  94025
View map »


Telephone: 650-400-5325
Website »

More information

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

"Fischer-Hanlon House open for tours 1st Sundays & 3rd Saturdays at 1, 2, & 3pm"

Where:
Benicia Capitol
115 West G Street
Benicia, CA  94510
View map »


Sponsor: Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
Telephone: 707-745-3385
Website »

More information

Benicia Main Street draws many people to its popular Farmers Market Thursday afternoons, from April through October.  The Market offers fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, gourmet food,...

Cost: Free attendance

Where:
First Street
Benicia, CA  94510


Sponsor: Benicia Main Street
Telephone: 707-745-9791
Contact Name: Deborah Houseman
Website »

More information

"Come enjoy an afternoon in the park and watch a full professional Shakespearean production of Titus Andronicus, directed by Cate Muzaffar. Bring a blanket or low beach chair to sit on, as no...

Where:
2100 Sonoma Blvd
Vallejo, CA
View map »


Sponsor: Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park
Website »

More information

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