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Community calendar for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012

By From page A2 | December 06, 2012

Thursday

Winter Plant Sale  8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Building1000, Parking Lot 6, Fairfield. Sponsored by the Horticulture Club of Solano Community College, featuring holiday wreaths and swags made by the Horticulture Department, as well as seasonal flowering plants, house plants and succulents. Proceeds provide scholarships, equipment and reference materials for SCC Horticulture students. Info: 486-0179.

Creating a Culture of Innovation 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Brandman University, 4820 Business Center Drive, Suite 100, Fairfield. Presented by the Northern California Human Resources Association. Info: 415-291-1992.

Chief Solano Kennel Club, Inc. 7:30 p.m., Elmira Fire Station. Meeting open to everyone. Info: 446-7492 or www.chiefsolanokennelclub.org.

Friday

Winter Plant Sale  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun  Valley Road, Building 1000, Parking Lot 6, Fairfield. Sponsored by the Horticulture Club of Solano Community College, featuring holiday wreaths and swags made by the Horticulture Department, as well as seasonal flowering plants, house plants and succulents. Proceeds provide scholarships, equipment and reference materials for SCC Horticulture students. Info: 486-0179.

Shop ’til You Drop 6 to 9 p.m., Wooden Valley Winery, 4756 Suisun Valley Road, Suisun Valley. Enjoy Wooden Valley Wines while shopping for all of the wine lovers on your list. Info: 864-0730.

Disaster Preparedness Awareness Workshop 7 p.m., 2500 N. Texas St., Fairfield. “Be Red Cross Ready,” presented by Harvest Family Life Center. Seating is limited. Reservations: 422-5200, [email protected]

Diablo Regional Concert Band winter concert 7:30 p.m., Benicia Public Library, Fireplace area,150 E. L St., Benicia. Sponsored by the Friends of the Benicia Public Library. Conductor: Cora Martens.  Info: 746-4343, www.benicialibrary.org.

Coming Up

Christmas Parade and Holiday Market 10 a.m. Saturday, First Street, Benicia. Parade starts at First and D Streets, and continues up First Street, ending at H Street. Holiday market hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m, located on First Street between B and D streets. Info: 745-9791.

Pet Adoption Faire 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Pet Club Store, 5125 Business Center Drive, Fairfield. The Solano County Animal Rescue Foundation has dogs and cats available for adoption. Info: [email protected], 864-9688.

Food and Clothing Drive 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, BayNorth Church of Christ, 1720 W. Texas St., Fairfield. A hot meal and gently used clothing and coats for men, women and children will be provided. Info: [email protected]

Soroptimist Toys for Tots 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Solano Town Center mall, lower level near Sports Authority, collecting unwrapped toys for kids of all ages. Info: Karen at [email protected]

Interpretive Walk on Quail Ridge 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Quail Ridge Reserve at the southern end of Lake Berryessa. Walk the scenic hillsides of California to see native grasses, shrubs and trees, and learn about the wildlife and native habitats. Led by QRWC executive director Frank Maurer. Walkers will gather at Markley Cove Resort. Reservations, directions and info: 530-219-4477.

U-Jam Fitness Class and Toy Drive 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Kroc Center, 586 East Wigeon Way, Suisun City. As admission price, please bring at least one toy for a child to received for Christmas this year. Toys must be new and unwrapped. Info: www.factbook.com/events/292244307560675/.

Mad Hatter Holiday Parade and Festival 4 p.m. Saturday, Historic Downtown Vallejo, Georgia Street to the Waterfront. Celebrating the 160th birthday of Alice in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter Parade begins at 4:30 p.m. at Marin and Georgia Street. The tree lighting will be held after the parade, followed by the lighted boat parade on the waterfront. The Mad Hatter Masked Ball will be at 7 p.m. at Alice’s Palace, 620 Marin Street.

Vallejo Choral Society 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador, Vallejo. Grammy award winner Andrew Brown conducts the Vallejo Choral Society, Vallejo Symphony and Campanelli Children’s Chorus in Britten’s Saint Nicolas Cantata featuring tenor Steven Ziegler, Biebl’s Ave Maria, and many more traditional carols. Tickets and info: 653-6827 or 643-4441.

Worldwide Candle Lighting 6 p.m. Sunday, The Hampton Inn & Suites, 800 Mason St., Vacaville. The Solano County Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will host this local candle lighting to remember children who have died. The ceremony features music, readings, poems and refreshments. Bring a picture of your lost one for display on remembrance tables. Info: Vesta Thompson 434-8518, [email protected]

Vacaville Accordion Club Christmas Party 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Elk’s Lodge, 500 Bush Street, Woodland. Info: 925-256-9055.

Holiday Home and Hearth Tour 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15, Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave. Eight delightfully decorated homes will be open for you to view, six of which are new to the public this year. Holiday refreshments will be served at the museum. Tickets are on sale Nov. 14 through Dec. 15 at the museum. Info: 447-4513.

Christmas Music Sing-a-long and Cookie Exchange 11 a.m. Dec. 15,  Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Sponsored by the Chief Solano Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Advance reservations by Dec. 12. Info:451-7768.

Domini Williams

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