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Community calendar for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

By From page A2 | December 07, 2013


Solano College Holiday Plant Sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield, HOrticulture Building 1000. Wreaths and swags made by the Horticulture Department, as well as seasonal flowering plants, house plants, succulents and more. Proceeds from sale provide scholarships, equipment and reference material for Solano College horticulture students. Info: Ken Williams at [email protected] or 975-6856.

Craft Fair 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 350 N. Orchard St., Vacaville. Craft and art for home and holidays. Raffles, bake sales, popcorn and hot dogs. Info: 447-0521, www.unityvacaville.

Hike the King-Swett Ranches Hills 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., King-Swett Ranches. Naturalist Jim Walsh leads the free hike, which is four to six miles off trail, up and down rugged, steep and slippery hills. Bring backpack with water and snacks; booths or close-toed shoes with good grip. Very heavy rain cancels hike. Meet Walsh at his white “TruGreen” pickup truck at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway and American Canyon Road intersect off Interstate 80. Info: 432-0150, ext. 200, 415-517-2624 or [email protected]

Olde Tyme Christmas Faire 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Rio Vista Museum, 16 N. Front St., Rio Vista. Fundraiser for Rio Vista Museum. Christmas items, pottery, scarves, jams/jellies/syrups, jewelry and more. Info: 374-2700.

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.

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

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.

Pena Adobe Open House 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pena Adobe Park, 1 Pena Adobe Road, Vacaville. Tour the national- and state-recognized historic adobe and the Mowers-Goheen Museum. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and provide insight into Vacaville’s past. No charge for entrance into park and event is free. No RSVP necessary. Info: 451-7699.

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

Holiday Vendor Fair noon to 3 p.m., Glimpses Coffeehouse, 1501 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Vendors, gift ideas, raffles. All proceeds of raffles go to Salvation Army. Info: 430-1484.

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

Solano County Master Gardeners Wreath Workshop 1 to 4 p.m., Buck Mansion, 225 Buck Ave., Vacaville. Solano County Master Gardeners will help in creation of holiday wreaths. Info: Jennifer Baumbach, 784-1321, [email protected]

Christmas on the Waterfront 2 to 8 p.m., Suisun City waterfront. Features entertainment, Christmas market, food, kids train, charity tree auction, lighted boat parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus, lighting of Christmas tree. Info: www.suisunwaterfront.com.

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

A Visit to Bethlehem 6 to 8:30 p.m., New Hope Christian Fellowship, 4910 Allison Parkway, Vacaville. Visit recreation of Bethlehem at the time of Christ’s birth. Info: 448-7159.

Vacaville American Legion and Disabled American Veterans Poker Tournament 6 p.m., Vacaville Veterans Memorial Hall, 549 Merchant St., Vacaville. Fee at door for fundraiser. Info: 446-3582 or 685-3947.


Birds of Prey Hike 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo. Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a Birds of Prey Migration Hike. Hike will offer raptor identification tips and views of resident and over-wintering birds of prey. All ages are welcome, but be prepared for a moderate-paced 4-mile hike. RSVP is requested. Meet at Lynch Canyon parking lot at 10 a.m. Fee for parking. Info: [email protected] or 685-5908

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

Arts Benicia Free Family Art Day 1 to 3 p.m., 991 Tyler St, Benicia. Families invited to drop in to participate in fun, engaging, educational art activities for all ages related to the current exhibit, Gems II. Info: [email protected]

Schoenstein Open House 2 to 5 p.m., 4001 Industrial Way, Benicia. Tour the plant, including the 3-manual, 19-rank organ headed to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Info: 747-5858.

A Visit to Bethlehem 6 to 8:30 p.m., New Hope Christian Fellowship, 4910 Allison Parkway, Vacaville. Visit recreation of Bethlehem at the time of Christ’s birth. Info: 448-7159.

 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

West Valley Chorus Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Monday, Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville. A men’s chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will perform with special guest Vacaville High Choir, under the direction of Linda Cristman. Fee suggested, plus a nonperishable food item, with all donations going to local charities. Info: 365-8589.

Carol of the Birds: Winter Songs in the Marsh 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Rush Ranch, 3251 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City. Brief demonstration of bird songs followed by a quiet, gentle walk with some uneven ground. Meet guide Gayle Vaughan in the brick courtyard. Rain or strong wind cancels the event. RSVP to Vaughan at 745-8322.

Chief Solano Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 11 a.m. Wednesday, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. RSVP required by Dec. 6. Cookie exchange and Christmas bazaar. Attendees encouraged to bring canned goods for local charities and/or cat food for Cat Tales, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing homeless, unwanted and feral population of Solano County. Info: 292-0962.

Friends of Benicia Library Members-Only Sale 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Benicia Library, 150 E. L St., Benicia. Proof of membership required, memberships can be purchased at door. Info: 746-4343.

Diablo Regional Concert Band Free Winter Concert 7:30 p.m. Friday, Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St., Benicia. Sponsored by Friends of the Benicia Public Library. Info: 746-4343 or www.benicialibrary.org.

Annual Wreath-Laying Event 9 a.m. Dec. 14, 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 and all ages welcome. Info: [email protected]


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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