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Interview: Social Worker & Mom Of Seven, Asha Allen Finds Time For Marathon Swimming

Adoptive Father of Three, David Sells on His “Deepest Reward”

Deeply rooted and active in the Community, IT Developer, musician, sailor and lay minister David Sells talks about family life with husband Yann Jourvenot, two dogs and their three active boys.

A three-city vacation to Manhattan, Charleston NC, and, Bermuda!

After seeing a Broadway play in the Big Apple, Bermuda beckons as the perfect meeting spot with friends: The Strawbridge’s (Benicia) meet the Higgs (London) for a relaxing beach holiday before heading to Charleston, South Carolina.

A Passion for Protecting Neglected and Abandoned Animals

A long-time advocate for animals, Benicia’s Peggie Hartig has rescued wolves in addition to dogs, and volunteered at local animal shelters, rescue foundations and humane societies.

Living a Full Life After Retiring from Teaching

Gardening, volunteering, grandkids, music, art various other endeavors keep long-time teacher Elaine Ponziani-Seput busier than ever.

A Fun Getaway Road Trip from Yolo to Mendocino

Food & travel writer Bob Ecker takes us on a journey (in a fast, sexy car) from Winters, California, to Mendocino, sampling food, beer, wine and country inns.
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Events Calendar

June 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

"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 »

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

Verismo Opera Presents Carmen by Georges Bizet Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Melissa Mallory, Conductor,...

Cost: $25 (general) $20 (seniors and students), under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
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Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
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

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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"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

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

Reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

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

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"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

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present an exhibition of Hand-Pulled Prints on fine art paper by artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin....

Cost: no charge

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

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

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 »

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The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present an exhibition of Hand-Pulled Prints on fine art paper by artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin....

Cost: no charge

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

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

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

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

Meets in the Dona Benicia Room on the fourth Thursday 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

"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 »

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"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

The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present an exhibition of Hand-Pulled Prints on fine art paper by artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin....

Cost: no charge

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

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

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

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
View map »


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

More information

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The Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library is proud to present an exhibition of Hand-Pulled Prints on fine art paper by artists Susan De Haven and Carol Brent Levin....

Cost: no charge

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

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

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

Verismo Opera Presents Carmen by Georges Bizet Tickets & information: 707-864-5508, Brown Paper Tickets 800-838-3006 Stage Director, Frederick Winthrop and Melissa Mallory, Conductor,...

Cost: $25 (general) $20 (seniors and students), under 12 yrs. (free)

Where:
Bay Terrace Theater
51 Daniels Avenue
Vallejo, CA  94590
View map »


Sponsor: Verismo Opera
Telephone: 707-864-5508
Contact Name: Frederick Winthrop
Website »

More information

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