January 2020

What Does Health & Wellness Mean to You?

Every New Year health gurus and wellness coaches start bullet pointing goals and creating lists on how best to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  This prompts you to begin a mental dialogue with yourself about how you want to do better…

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Family Snow Adventures

Soccer, baseball and football take a backseat during the winter months. But that doesn’t mean kids’ physical activity has to sit the winter season out. Here are some great winter sports kids — and their parents — can look to…

Work Gym Pour

It’s January, the kids are back in school, your mother in law has been shipped back to Florida, and you're back to your usual 7:30 AM commute. You’ve made a promise to yourself to try that new kick-boxing class.   …

Benicia Fitness Centers

Benicia CrossFit 685 Stone Rd #17, Benicia, CA 94510  707.742.3095 | http://www.beniciacrossfit.com/   Benicia Fitness 606 1st St, Benicia, CA 94510  707.745.1511 | https://www.beniciafitness.com/   Benicia Health & Fitness Club 1150 W 7th St, Benicia, CA 94510  707.751.0273 | http://www.beniciahealthandfitnessclub.com/  …

2020, the year of the woman in Benicia

Founded in 1847, Benicia was named after a woman (the wife of General Vallejo), and in the second decade of the millennium, the city’s arts, government, science and commerce sectors are all being led by members of the female sex.…

When life gives you lemons

“When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade” This well-known adage encourages us to make something positive out of adversity or tragedy.  Embodying this upbeat expression is local resident Nadina Riggsbee who established the Drowning Prevention Foundation after the accidental drowning…

Councilmember Tom Campbell

Everyone in Benicia knows four term City Councilmember Dr. Tom Campbell, who prides himself as being a fiscal watchdog for the City. What you may not know is that Dr. Campbell has 7 college degrees which include Orthodontics, Dentistry, Law,…

Mandala Well-Being Spa

Imagine you are stepping into a tranquil spa. The aesthetics are clean and uncluttered, but comforting. You are here for a facial, but will leave with much more than clear pores. You are at Mandala Well-Being Spa and your relaxing…


Lee Wilder Snider: A Retrospective @ Benicia Public Library @ Marilyn Citron O'Rourke Art Gallery - Benicia Public Library
Jan 14 – Feb 13 all-day

“Lee Wilder Snider: A Retrospective”, will be on display in the Marilyn Citron O’Rourke Art Gallery at the Benicia Public Library from January 14th through February 13th, 2020. Lee is a local Benicia artist known for her amazing landscape works. An artist’s reception will be held at the library, on Jan 26th from 2-5 pm, and the public is invited to join the artist, friends and fellow Benicians to enjoy refreshments, and view Lee’s work; much of which will be on loan from local collectors.

Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week @ Carmel-by-the-Sea
Jan 19 – Jan 26 all-day
Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week @ Carmel-by-the-Sea | Santa Monica | California | United States

Carmel-by-the-Sea will host the first annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week, January 19-26, as part of Visit California’s Restaurant Month. Culinary Week offers an impressive lineup of restaurants that allow visitors to immerse in Carmel’s Old World elegance and modern charm. Carmel-by-the-Sea’s eateries will feature a variety of different cuisines that range from local to international. Each restaurant will provide either special prix fixe menus, special offers or demonstrations. Sign-up today at www.carmelculinaryweek.com for your Carmel-by-the-Sea Culinary Week Passport.

Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat with Peppino D’Agostino @ The Guard House
Jan 26 all-day

Players of all levels and styles are welcome at the Martin Taylor Guitar Retreat in sunny California, USA. Whether you’ve been playing for years, or you just know a couple of chords, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in learning guitar at this three day guitar retreat with two of the world’s leading acoustic guitarists; Martin Taylor and Peppino D’Agostino.