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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.

Overwintering 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: mbcrittendon@comast.net 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: info@artsbenicia.org.

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.

Monday

American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation 1 to 3:30 p.m., American Red Cross, 1545 N. Texas St., Fairfield. Free training provided for people who want to volunteer as disaster responders. Info: 438-7062, www.redcrossbay.org.

Vision Problem Support Group 2 to 4 p.m., St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave., Fairfield. For people with vision problems such as macular degeneration. Info: 425-5409.

Rodriguez Music Boosters 6 p.m., Round Table Pizza, 5085 Business Center Drive, Suite 102, Fairfield. Info: 372-6782.

Family Support Group 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Children’s Nurturing Project, 490 Chadbourne Road, second floor, Fairfield. For family members, friends and advocates of people living with mental illness. Sponsored by National Alliance on Mental Illness Solano County. Info: 422-7792.

Teen Grief Support Group 7 to 8:30 p.m., 1411 Oliver Road, Suite 220, Fairfield. Info: Linda Pribble, lpribble@northbay.org, 646-3517.

West Valley Chorus Christmas Concert 7 p.m., 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.

North Bay Rose Society 7:30 p.m., Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo. Info: Rhonda Thompson, 649-8233.

Coming up

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. Saturday, 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: wreathproject@yahoo.com.

Trail Crew Volunteers for Lynch Canyon Open Space Park 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Lynch Canyon Open Space Park, 3100 Lynch Road, Vallejo. Volunteers will help repair eroded damages on existing trails at Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. 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. RSVP or info: Ken Poerner 580-6277. Rain cancels event, call Poerner if weather is uncertain.

Free, guided nature walk 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, 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.

Friends of Benicia Library Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Benicia Library, 150 E. L St., Benicia. Supports musical performances, reading programs and special needs for library. Info: 746-4343.

Second Annual Clothing Drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Baynorth 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.

Fourth Annual Christmas Spectacular 7 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Dec. 15, Community Presbyterian Church, 425 Hemlock St., Vacaville. Info: www.communityprebyterian.com.

Sleep Train Secret Santa Toy Drive for Foster Kids Through Dec. 15, 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.

 

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is the Daily Republic's news editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 17 years as a sports editor and three years as the associate editor before spending three years away from the newspaper (though continuing as a columnist). He returned in December 2010 as news editor. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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