November 2018

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Wine Tasting Event Supports Benicia Education Foundation

Gift shopping, wine tasting and supporting a good cause merge at the Benicia Clock Tower, November 24, to raise money for local school programs.

Locally Handcrafted And Unique Gifts To Delight The Recipients

Put the fun back into holiday shopping with an array of local Maker Markets and Holiday Fairs offering handmade products honoring Old World traditions with a modern twist.

Retired Hasbro Executive Promotes Public Art In Benicia

Terry Scott’s love of public art is noteworthy in his role as Benicia Arts and Culture Commission, as he works to ensure that Benicia public art flourishes and becomes more visible.

Writers and Poets Can Hone Their Skills in Benicia

Local writers and poets of all levels can showcase and develop their skills through Benicia Literary Arts, with workshops, helpers and lots of encouragement.

Evening of Food and Wine Helps Fund House of Hope

Annual Benicia Sip with Soroptimist event also offers a silent auction, raffle prizes and a cash drawing, all in the spirit of helping women in the community.

Impress Holiday Guests with Alternative Pumpkin Desserts

Up the ante for creative Thanksgiving desserts this year with one of these simple recipes from the chefs at Christie Hill restaurant in Tahoe City.

Christmas Tree Lot, Gifts & Concert at Benicia Historical Museum

BHM’s annual Christmas Tree Lot begins Nov. 24, with a Holiday Faire and concert to follow providing family fun, vendor booths and food and drink.

Artist’s Work Evokes Empathy and Connection

Misuk Goltz brings her interpretation of everyday surroundings to life in her watercolors, on view this month at Benicia’s Milinda Perry Gallery.

Last Call for Social Security, BOTTG’s Fall Play

Inspired by Andrew Bergman (Blazing Saddles, The In-law), Benicia Old Time Theatre Group’s fall play will have you laughing in the aisles under the deft direction of Clinton Vidal.

Local Live Music In and Around Benicia

Music you love at local venues continues in November 2018. Check out your favorite bands at Lucca Beer Garden, Vallejo’s Empress Theatre, Uptown Theatre in Napa and Freight & Salvage in Berkeley.

Benicia Artists Showcase Works in Perfect Square Exhibition

Artist members of Gallery 621 in Benicia will feature fine art works that fit into a 12” square in their annual exhibit this November.

Stroll, Sip and Shop Downtown Benicia Stores

Benicia Main Street combines Small Business Saturday with a Wine Walk this month. Shop local stores while strolling First Street, tasting fine wines.

Benicia Kinder’s Sells to Local Business

An unplanned opportunity arose for owners of Heritage Pantry & Spice, to move across the street and become Crossroads Smokehouse & Deli, combining the two menues into one.

Arts Benicia Exhibit A Pairing Of Plants And Plant Life Through Artistic Creations

Artists share the complex relationship between people and plants through various artistic mediums at the current Arts Benicia exhibit In The Fields: Botanical Lore.