March 2018

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11th Annual Foot Race In Downtown Benicia

Benicia Education Foundation gears up for 11th annual Run for Education 5 and 10K foot race, April 22, 2018, along with waterfront warmups, kid’s fun run and a beautiful, chip-timed race course.

Craft Beers Wash Down Well with Good Pub Grub

Benicia is the place to be for local craft beer from breweries like Mare Island Brewing Company and Breuhol Brewing. Try these and other artisanal beers on tap with upscale pub fare.

Betty Jensen, on Living a Fulfilled Life

Like many women, Betty Jensen fills myriad rolls: Chief Assistant to the Benicia Unified School District Superintendent, pastor’s wife, mom and grandmother, charity worker and volunteer.

Jerrold Turner, Benicia Artist, paints with emotion and colorful harmony

Benicia Library features plein air painter, Jerrold Turner, in the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Gallery March 27-April 26. The retired structural engineer is active in the San Francisco Bay Area Arts, sharing his inspiration and passion in community workshops.

Ten Fun Things to Do in and Around Benicia

Finding fun things to do this month just got easier! To up March’s entertainment quotient, here’s our top ten list of events, activities and places to explore.

Photographs Demonstrate a Love of Natural Beauty

Photographer Tina Cabezut delights in showcasing the natural beauty of the Arizona desert. Her exhibit at the Milinda Perry Gallery highlights her ability to focus on images that bring harmony, balance and contentment.

Original Dance Production to Premier March 17

Benicia Ballet premiers Legacy, a full-length ballet that reflects the emotions and challenges of living with Parkinson’s Disease, as it is expressed through the dance.

Fashion History Exhibit at MoMA

Benicia’s fashion maven Christina Strawbridge shares her impressions of the exhibit, Items: Is Fashion Modern? finishing it’s run at MoMA in New York. With it’s vast array of items juxtaposed in unusual groupings it offered a stimulating picture of fashion through the ages.

Show Off Your Flower Garden Style with Creative Containers

Benicia gardens come alive in Spring with imaginative containers with colorful floral displays. Get in the game by searching flea markets for creative vessels to repurpose as garden art.

One-day Printmaker Sale, April 7 at HQ Gallery

Six fine art printmakers will be featured April 7 at an artist reception, with a one-day sale of their prints. The HQ gallery is one of Benicia’s newest galleries, adjacent to the 621 and Plein Air galleries in downtown Benicia.

Benicia Yacht Club Cruises into Boating Season

Boating season is on the horizon this month as the Benicia Yacht Club plans its annual Opening Day on the Strait event, with food and drink, vendor booths, kid activities, sailboat racing, dinner and dancing.

Simplify & De-clutter this Spring with Annie Fix It

Benician Ann Corcoran shares her downsizing skills as she reimagines her life after her husband, Michael Nourot, passed away. With her new business, Annie Fix It, she helps others achieve the fine art of simplifying their lives.