Community calendar

Community calendar for Friday, Nov. 1, 2013

By From page A2 | November 01, 2013


Virgil’s Bait Shop Striper Derby Through 11 a.m. Sunday. Register at 201 Main St., Suisun City. Prizes for first, second and third place. Info: 425-5518.

Basketball Skills Competition 9 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church of Vacaville, 1127 Davis St. Open to anyone 18 and older. Info: Greg Robertson 410-7458.

Yippie Yogurt Family Night 7 to 9 p.m., Yippie Yogurt, 1955 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Mention, “I came in for family night,” and receive a $1 off each yogurt. Info: 439-3176.

PAL Hip Hop Dance Class 7 p.m., Matt Garcia Youth Center, 750 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. Bliss Dance Company leads the class. Open to PAL members, ages 13 to 18. Info: 422-6288, www.fairfield-pal.org.

Meet the Ghosts of Benicia’s Past 8:30 p.m., Historic Railroad Depot, 90 First St., Benicia. The paranormal history of downtown Benicia is revealed during this walk led by a paranormal investigator and/or sensitive. Each tour is limited to 20 people and is two hours long. Walking shoes and flashlights recommended. No children under 10 years of age permitted. Reservations required. Info, tickets: 745-9791, www.beniciamainstreet.org.


Veterans Holiday Food Drive 8 a.m. to noon, Solano Food Bank, 2339 Courage Drive, Suite F, Fairfield. Frozen turkeys, canned foods, cash and checks are needed. Drive-through and drop off in back.

Billiard Players 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421.

Rockville Trails Preserve Hike 9 a.m. to noon, Rockville Trails Preserve, Fairfield. Explore rock types and sources with docent Lorenzo Burch on free hike. Rockville Trails Preserve is only accessible by docent-led hikes. All ages welcome, but must be prepared for four- to six-mile hikes up and down rugged, steep and slippery hills on intermediate to strenuous pace. Info and registration: www.solanolandtrust.org or by calling 745-1913.

Solano Land Trust Hike The Hills 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., King-Swett Ranches. Free hike with no reservations required. All ages welcome, but hike is four to six miles off trail, up and down rugged, steep and slippery hills. Bring backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots and sturdy clothes. Meet naturalist Jim Walsh beside his white “TruGreen” pickup truck at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrook Parkway and American Canyon Roads intersect. Info: 432-0150.

Will C. Wood Cross Country Team Booster Club E-Waste and Documents Shredding Fundraiser 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Will C. Wood High School parking lot, 998 Marshall Road, Vacaville. Bring televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, flat screens, wire and ink-jet cartridges. Nominal fee for other items. Info: 449-1000.

National Association for Uniformed Services 10 a.m., Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 660, Travis Air Force Base. Info: Herb Lewis, 448-7285.

Solano County Genealogical Society 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St., Fairfield. Free. Info: Jerry Goggiel, 448-8614.

Pena Adobe Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pena Adobe Park, just off Interstate 80 at Pena Adobe Road, Vacaville. Docents on hand to answer questions and provide insight into Vacaville’s past. Free, no RSVP needed. Info: 451-7699.

St. Dominic Cemetery All-Souls Day Service 11 a.m., St. Dominic Cemetery, East Fifth and Hillcrest Avenue, Benicia. Info: 751-0527. 

Society of Military Widows 12:30 p.m., Airman and Family Readiness Center, building 660, Travis Air Force Base. Info: 422-1868.

Archway Recovery Services Eighth Annual Gala Fundraiser 5 to 9 p.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Orlando Cepeda to speak, barbecue ribs, chicken, links and more for dinner. Auction, stories of recovery. Fee. Info: 435-1804.

Solano County 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Training 6 to 9 p.m., 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. For high school students to engage in community service, learn new skills, experience teaching firsthand and have fun. Teens will be trained to teach science to elementary-aged children in after-school programs in teams of two to four teens. Info: Gloria Gonzalez at [email protected] or 648-0837 or Angelina Gonzalez at [email protected] or 246-7196.

Fairfield Police Activities League Poker Tournament and Casino Night 7 p.m. (6 p.m. check-in), Willow Hall Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., Fairfield. All proceeds benefit Fairfield Police Activities League. Fee involved. Info: 580-1055.

Coming up

Solano Tea Party Patriots 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Benicia Grill II, 2390 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Mark Anthony and Vance Hardisty, hosts of radio talk show “Patriot and Preacher” will speak on current political arena and share a behind-the-scenes look at talk radio. Free. Info: 533-4359.

Citizenship Program 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Vacaville Public Library Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive, Vacaville. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services presents free program on how to become a naturalized citizen. For legal permanent and interested naturalization applicants. Info: 866-572-7587 or www.solanolibrary.com.

Autumn Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Rockville Trails, Rockville Road across from Rockville Hills Park. Get great workout as you trek four to six miles up and down the hilly, rocky terrain. Registration required at www.solanolandtrust.org under “events calendar.” Info: Cathy 745-1913.

Tri-City Unit 2013 World Community Day 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8, Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler St., Vacaville. Theme is “Walking Through Doors of Opportunity.” Continental breakfast, then meeting. Info: Norma Richardson, 422-8053.

Community Angels Holiday Boutique 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10, Fairfield Community Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield. Hundreds of handcrafted items such as aprons, place mats, runners, quilts, ornaments, wooden snowmen, greeting cards, baskets, mosaics and many more items for sale. Baked goods available. All proceeds go to Heather House homeless family services, Lift-3 support group for domestic violence and “Got Choices,” a Girl Scout program at juvenile hall. Info: Linda Patrick, 446-8993, [email protected]

Rancho Solano Holiday Boutique 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24, Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, 3250 Rancho Solano Pkwy, Fairfield. More than 75 artists and artisans present handcrafted items. Admission and parking free. Please bring canned good for a local food bank. Info: 399-7195 or [email protected]

5th Annual Solano Turkey Trot 8 a.m. Nov. 28, Solano Community College, 4000 Valley Road, Fairfield. A “1-Mile Kids Fun Run” will begin at 10 a.m. Other activities include food booths, awards and other fun activities for the entire family. Info: www.solanoturkeytrot.org.

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Seeks Volunteers Orientation in early December, with volunteers asked to give minimum commitment of four to eight hours a week. Program works in conjunction with Internal Revenue Service and state of California to offer free tax preparation to low- and moderate-income taxpayers, with special attention to seniors. Info: 344-0175.


Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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