Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rockville Hills Park, 2140 Rockville Road. In celebration of the life of Jack Doub, a teenaged mountain biker from North Carolina who died in 2002. Please bring a bicycle, helmet, water bottle, gloves and wear closed toed shoes. Register at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., or at www.fairfield.ca.gov. Info: 428-7714.
The Journey of Parenting 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., The Mira Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo. A symposium designed for parent, teachers and other members of the community living and working with children to age 21. Sponsored by The Parent Movement. Registration and info: 653-6703, www.theparentmovement.org.
Compost Workshop 10 a.m. to noon, Loma Vista Farm, 150 Rainier Ave., Vallejo. Instructor Rita LeRoy will teach you to use your kitchen scraps and yard waste to make rich, healthy soil amendment. To register, contact 556-8765, www.lomavistafarm.org.
National Association for Uniformed Services 10 a.m., Airman and Family Readiness Center, building 660, Travis Air Force Base. Info: Herb Lewis at 448-7285.
Nature Hike 10 a.m., Lake Solano County Park, 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, Winters. Learn about the natural and human history of this region with volunteers Cricket Kanouff and Kitty Van Newkoop. Info: 432-0150, ext. 200.
Pet Adoption Faire 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pet Club store, 5125 Business Center Drive, Fairfield. The Solano County Animal Rescue Foundation has dogs and cats available for adoption. Info: 864-9688, [email protected]
Star Wars Reads Day with R2-D2 10 a.m. to noon, Vacaville Public Library-Town Square. Join R2-D2 for activities, crafts and prizes. Info: 866-572-7587.
Art, Wine and Chocolate Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Suisun City Waterfront District’s Harbor Plaza. Presented by the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District. Featuring wine, chocolate, arts and crafts and live music. Info: www.visitsuisuncity.com.
Chocolate Dessert Bake-Off 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., (entries accepted from 9 to 11 a.m.), Suisun Waterfront. Amateur bakers are invited to enter the annual Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Chocolate Bake-Off at the Art Wine and Chocolate Festival. Entry forms and rules are available online at www.visitsuisuncity.com/event/art-wine-chocolate-festival.
Solano County Genealogical Society 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street, Fairfield. Free. Info: Jerry Goggiel 448-8614.
Society of Military Widows 12:30 p.m., Airman and Family Readiness Center, building 660, Travis Air Force Base. Info: 422-1868
Northern Solano Democratic Club 60th Anniversary Party 6 p.m., Courtyard Marriott, Fairfield. Tickets and info: www.northernsolanodems.org.
Blessing of the Animals 9 a.m., Grace Church, 1405 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Info: 425-4481.
Gordon Valley Car Show 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 6485 Gordon Valley Road, seven miles from Rancho Solano off Wooden Valley Road and Wooden Valley Cross Road. Food, drinks, raffle, wine tasting and beautiful cars. Proceeds benefit Gordon Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Info: 421-2246, [email protected]
Community Service Sunday at Winterhawk Winery 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. A benefit for Solano Hearts United. Wine tasting, music by the Michelle Michael’s Band, food available from Rockville Grill. Info: 428-6977.
Fairfield Women in Action Bunco Bash Fundraiser 3 p.m., Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St., Fairfield. All proceeds go to Assist-A-Grad Scholarships, adult school re-entry scholarships, domestic violence shelters for Solano County and others as needed. Info and tickets: 447-1833.
Capacity-Building Workshops for Nonprofits Sessions from 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Solano Community Foundation’s training room, 470 Chadbourne Road, Fairfield. Training sessions are “Funders’ Panel” and “The Importance of the LOI (Letter of Intent or Inquiry).” Registration: 399-3846, www.solanocf.org.
American Legion Reams Post 182 10 a.m., Wednesday, Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas St., Info: 208-5333.
Genealogy Workshop 7 p.m., Wednesday, Vacaville Public Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive. The library’s genealogy maven, Ellen Porter-Cheechov, and Solano County Genealogical Society president Jerry Goggiel will answer questions and share research tips. Info: 866-572-7587.
California Retired Teachers Association General Meeting and Italian Buffet 11 a.m., Thursday, The Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Vacaville vocal artist Holly Stell will entertain. Raffle tickets will be sold in order to provide grants for Solano County teachers. All retired teachers are urged to participate. Info and reservations: Dorothy Johnson, 448-7081.
Ladies Night in Vacaville 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, downtown Vacaville. Hosted by the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District. Shop, dine and stroll downtown Vacaville. Info: www.downtownvacaville.com, 451-2100.
Rio Vista Bass Derby Festival 4 to 10 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. Downtown Rio Vista on main and Front Street. Carnival, amusement rides, fishing contests, art and craft vendors, food vendors, local bands. Info: 374-2700.
So Mush Fun Benefit 8 a.m., Oct. 13, Lagoon Valley/Pena Adobe Park, Vacaville. Solano County’s own Iditarod, a run/walk and dry land carting event for dogs and humans. A fundraiser for NorSled. Info: www.norsled.org.