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Retired Benicia Optics Engineer’s Artistic and Detailed Pencil Drawings

Career engineer Mark Bremer returned to the art of drawing post-retirement in 2014, and is a member artist at downtown Benicia’s HQ Gallery.
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A First Street Primer, I Street to J Street

Downtown Benicia’s 900 block features popular restaurants Nine Zero Seven, Venticello’s, Pacifica Pizza and Matsuri Sushi, as well as two salons.

Marsh, Mud, and Microbes California wetlands Exhibit

Through October 2017, the Benicia Library Gallery features photos of two Northern California wetlands sites, including Archaea, a 3-billion year old life form.

Music you love at local venues

Rock, blues, Irish Music, tribute bands, symphony music and more can be found within easy reach for Benicia residents—Check out these bands playing in Benicia and local towns in October.

A Showcase of Unique Films

Carter’s Biz Café at the Benicia Commanding Officer’s Quarters will host the second annual North Bay Art & Film Festival October 6-8, 2017 with a lineup of national and international films.

Uplifting Workshops for Women at Commanding Officer’s Quarters

A series of workshops address various topics to pause, tune in and replenish the spirit—and navigate busy lives in a changing world.

Benicia’s Biggest Zombie Party

Some adults go all-out with their deliciously costumed zombie personas, some come as themselves, but all have a great time tasting great brews downtown.
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Events Calendar

October 2017

The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
Website »

More information

Sally Mack has been photographing two northern California wetlands sites, Guadalcanal Village and Cullinan Ranch, for many years. In addition to subjects such as pickleweed, reeds, and water, there...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Helaine Bowles
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
View map »


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
View map »


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

More information

October 15, 2:00-4:00pm. Make ‘n Take Dream Catcher Workshop. Make your own dream catcher with instructor Rose Aruda. Fee: $25 includes all materials. All ages welcome. Pre-registration...

Cost: $25

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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Tchaikovsky - The Tempest Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 Mozart - Symphony No. 39 Marc Taddei, conductor Cecil Licad, pianist We begin our season with a bang! Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest...

Cost: $35-$60

Where:
Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street
Vallejo, CA  94590
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Sponsor: Vallejo Symphony Association
Telephone: 707-643-4441
Contact Name: Tim
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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
Website »

More information

Sally Mack has been photographing two northern California wetlands sites, Guadalcanal Village and Cullinan Ranch, for many years. In addition to subjects such as pickleweed, reeds, and water, there...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Helaine Bowles
Website »

More information

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
View map »


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

More information

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
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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

Sally Mack has been photographing two northern California wetlands sites, Guadalcanal Village and Cullinan Ranch, for many years. In addition to subjects such as pickleweed, reeds, and water, there...

Cost: free

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


Sponsor: Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery
Telephone: 707-746-4343
Contact Name: Helaine 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

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

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

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

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 »

More information

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman

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


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

More information

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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

"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

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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

Meets the third Wednesday of each month

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


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

More information

Meets the third Wednesday of each month

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


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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The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

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

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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

October 5, 7:30-10pm. Pottery Class. Learn to work with clay and create pottery. Taught by Erika Pazmandi-Hagen.  $35 for 16yrs up, $70 if we provide materials, $30 for 55yrs and older, $65 if...

Cost: varied

Where:
The Hub
350 Georgia Street
Vallejo, CA
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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

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

Where:
Various locations
Location varies each month
, CA  94585
View map »


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

More information

The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

"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

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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits luring you inside for a scare.  October...

Cost: $6/Adults, $4/Children

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

Show More...
Show Less...

The first major exhibition of Gottfried Lindauer’s portraits of the Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, ever assembled in the United States, The Māori Portraits: Gottfried...

Where:
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA  94118
View map »


Sponsor: de Young Museum
Telephone: 415-750-2636
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

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

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

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

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits luring you inside for a scare.  October...

Cost: $6/Adults, $4/Children

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

October 21, 12:00-5:00pm Day of the Dead Painting Party.  Join this community paint party for an afternoon of fun.  Fee: $25 includes all paint supplies and 1 beverage. Ages 12 yrs + and...

Cost: 25

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

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

"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

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot has been mysteriously transformed into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits luring you inside for a scare.  October...

Cost: $6/Adults, $4/Children

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

From September 7 to October 24, Art Ventures Gallery (www.artventuresgallery.com) will be displaying psychedelic artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Come join us and...

Cost: free

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

More information

Show More...
Show Less...
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