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Community calendar for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

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Saturday

Table Tennis 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Info: 428-7421.

Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov.

Annual Wreath-Laying Event 9 a.m., Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road, Dixon. Hour-long program, followed by distribution of wreaths, honoring each of fallen buried there. Plan to arrive early for parking; event will go on regardless of weather. Wreaths will be supplied, all ages welcome. Info: wreathproject@yahoo.com.

Trail Crew Volunteers for Lynch Canyon Open Space Park 9 a.m. to noon, Lynch Canyon Open Space Park, 3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo. Volunteers will help repair eroded damages on existing trails. Meet Solano Land Trust Land Steward Ken Poerner at kiosk in parking lot for orientation and training. Bring backpack with plenty of water and snacks, heavy work gloves, sunglasses, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good tread. Rain cancels event, call if weather is uncertain. RSVP, info: Ken Poerner. 580-6277.

Writers Resource Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., California Business Center, 1652 W. Texas St., Suite 247, Fairfield. Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers encouraged to attend. Info: www.writersresourcecenter.org.

Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Adoption Fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Pet Centered, 2401 Waterman Blvd., Fairfield. Info: www.norsled.org, 800-471-5922.

It’s Your Move Chess Club 10 to 11 a.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive. Group instruction and personalized coaching to improve chess skills and strategies. Info: 419-5161.

Free, Guided Nature Walk 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Solano Park, 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, Winters. Volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop will lead easy-paced tour, with focus on history, native plants and more. Meet guides in front of Nature Center at the west entrance to the park. Fee for parking, no RSVP necessary. Heavy rain cancels. Info: 451-7699. Same-day info: 530-795-2990.

Second Annual Clothing Drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bay North Church of Christ, 1720 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, coats/jackets, headwear, shoes, socks, scarves, gloves, mittens. Info: djhodgers@yahoo.com.

Cat Tales Rescue Adoption 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Petco, 1370 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. www.catalesrescue.org.

Saturday Stories 11 a.m., Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Free. Song, stories and finger plays for the whole family. Info: 866-57ASKUS, www.solanolibrary.com.

Yippie Yogurt Arts and Crafts Night 6 to 8 p.m., Yippie Yogurt, 1955 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Info: 439-3176.

Fourth Annual Christmas Spectacular 7 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville. Info: www.communityprebyterian.com.

Sunday

Aquatic Fitness 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m., Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: millemoe@fairfield.ca.gov.

Cat Tales Rescue Adoption 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Petco, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. www.catalesrescue.org.

Fourth Annual Christmas Spectacular 3 p.m., Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville. Info: www.communityprebyterian.com.

Sleep Train Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids Through Sunday, Sleep Train, 1595 Holiday Lane, Fairfield; 5121 Business Center Drive, No. 104, Fairfield; 140 Nut Tree Parkway, Suite 200, Vacaville. Bring unwrapped gifts for all ages – gift cards, sporting equipment and art supplies are great examples. Info: Shauna Nuckles, 208-819-2859.

Women of Faith Christian Alliance Black and White Banquet 6:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Donation required, with proceeds going to American Cancer Society and Mission Solano. Info: Eloise Marable, 435-8753.

Celebrate Recovery 7 to 9 p.m., First Baptist Church, 1121 Clay St., Fairfield. Experience freedom from your hang-ups, hurts and habits. Info: 422-2500.

Coming up

Family Resource Fair 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Armijo High School, 824 Washington St., Fairfield. Community service agencies will be present. Info: vanessaw@fsusd.org.

Facebook Friends Holiday Party Collecting Toys for Children’s Nurturing Project 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, Stars Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. Dance and donate a toy for a good cause – unwrapped toy for birth to 18-year-olds. If you can’t attend, contact Cindy Rhodes at 623-341-4976 to donate. Info: 623-341-4976.

Rockville Trails Preserve Hike 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21, Rockville Hills Preserve, on Rockville Road across from Rockville Hills Park. Celebrate first day of winter with free hike, going four miles up and down the hilly, rocky terrain to the interior of the 1,500-acre natural area. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Go to www.solanolandtrust.org and visit “events calendar” or call Lorenzo at 330-7263. Meet your guide at the big red Ice House building on Suisun Valley Court, near the intersection of Rockville Road and Suisun Valley Road. Rain cancels the event. Info: 330-7263.

Celebrate Winter Solstice at Rush Ranch 10 a.m. Dec. 21, Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City. Meet in brick courtyard for guided walk along the marsh, with nature games along the way. After exploring, walkers will return to center of ranch to sip cider, learn about barn owls and make pine cone bird feeders to take home. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., there will be a traditional blacksmith shop in action and a display of handcrafted Native American tools. Free. Info: 432-0150, ext. 200; volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.

Christmas Toys, Coats and Food Giveaway 11 a.m. Dec. 21, Pacific Estates Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 300 Pacific Ave., Fairfield. Info: Evangelist Ada Blankenship-Oneal, 422-0639.

Fairfield Yippie Yogurt Youth Training Shop Children’s Christmas Store 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 21, 1955 W. Texas St., No. 4, Fairfield. Children 12 and younger can buy a new or gently used Christmas gift. Yippie youth will help children select and wrap gifts. Donations of new or gently used cosmetic jewelry and smaller household items, wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, gift boxes and art supplies needed, drop off between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. any day. Info: 208-0853, sherilyn.henry@yippieyogurt.org.

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Wausa, Nebraska. She lives in Vacaville with her husband and dog.
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