Welcome to the BMG’s Mom-nificent Family Spotlight!

Contributed by Benicia Moms Group

In the heart of our town, lies a vibrant hub of connection, support, and community—The Benicia Moms Group (BMG). For over 20 years, this organization has been dedicated to empowering moms and transforming lives through its wide array of programs and initiatives.

More than just a mom group, BMG embodies the very essence of community spirit, offering companionship, understanding, and solidarity of mothers navigating the beautiful chaos of motherhood.

Benicia Moms Group is hosting a column for Benicia families, it includes family friendly events, kids’ crafts, travel advice and ideas, as well as places to go.

This issue includes what’s happening in May.

Highlights/Holidays/Themes

Mother’s Day – May 12th 

Benicia restaurants typically outdo themselves on Mother’s Day. From fabulous breakfast goodies at One House Bakery to brunch at Venticellos and Sailor Jack’s to wonderful dinners at Bella Siena, Lucca and the Union Hotel. Want to do something outside? How about a picnic at one of our lovely parks. Want to stay home? Watch a movie together, plant a garden, share a book, or cook together. You can be sure that Mom will be happy with whatever you do.

Upcoming Events

May 1st – First Wednesday Street Fest, Walnut Creek 5:30-9pm

May 4th – Lynch Canyon Kite Festival 10am-2pm, Fairfield https://solanolandtrust.org/lynch-canyon-kite-festival

May 11th – International Bird Rescue Open House 10:30am-3:30pm, Fairfield https://www.birdrescue.org/get-involved/open-house/

May 14th  – Tiny Tuesday: Dinosaur Days 10am-Noon @Lindsay Museum, Walnut Creek https://lindsaywildlife.org/events/tiny-tuesday-dinosaur-days/

May 18th – Opening Day on the Strait 10am-10pm, Benicia

May 18th – Family Fun Day at The Museum—Free Admission 10am-4pm, Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

May 19th – Bay Area Butterfly Festival 2024 10am-5pm, Vallejo

May 25-26-27 – Bay Area Kidfest Sat/Sun 10am-6pm & Mon 10am-5pm, Concord

May 25 – Fiesta in the Park 10am-7pm CreekWalk Park, Vacaville

Craft of the Month

Mother’s Day Handprint Flowers

https://www.madetobeamomma.com/handprint-flowers/

Supplies: 

  • Construction Paper
  • Pencil/Pen for Tracing
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Glue Stick
  • Miscellaneous: pipe cleaners, stickers, glitter, popsicle sticks, foam shapes, and your imagination!