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Community calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

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Wednesday

Senior Center Craft Shoppe 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Handmade gifts for family and friends. Info: 428-7421.

Free Job Search Assistance Workshop 9:45 to 11 a.m., 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield.. Workforce Investment Board offers workshop with job search pathway session, job placement coach, no-cost opportunities for networking and finding job leads. Info, reservations: 863-3551.

Country Western Line Dancing 10 a.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. Gain cardiovascular health by staying physically active and learn the latest line dance routines. Info: 421-7201.

American Red Cross Volunteer Orientation 10 a.m. to noon., 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.

Vaca Valley Garden Club 10 a.m., Bethany Lutheran Church, 621 Orchard Ave., Vacaville. Info: 448-3311.

Carol of the Birds: Winter Songs in the Marsh 10 a.m. to noon, 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., 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.

The Fire Within Survivors of Domestic Violence Support Group 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Hope Center, 289 Amador St., Vallejo. Come for education, information, resources and referrals. Info: 648-1986.

Solano 29ers Cribbage Club 6:30 p.m., Leisure Town Clubhouse, 100 Sequoia Drive, Vacaville. Learn and play cribbage with members of the American Cribbage Congress. Info: Jackie Doppelt, 447-7568.

Alzheimer’s Support Group 7 to 9 p.m., VacaValley Hospital, Adult Day Center, 1020 Nut Tree Road, Vacaville. Discussion to increase caregivers’ knowledge of dementia, symptoms, behavior management and available resources. Info: 454-3006.

Twin City Steppers Square Dance Club 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive, Suisun City. Weekly square dance instruction for ages 10 to adult. First two weeks free, then fee. Info: 429-3637, 422-5170.

Thursday

Suisun Senior Partners 9:45 a.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Advisory committee consists of board of directors and seniors to encourage the growth of the senior center. The public is welcome to attend and encouraged to share ideas.

Sons in Retirement, Branch 99 Noon, Elks Lodge, 302 Parker St., Vacaville. Lunch meeting with guest speakers. No initiation. No monthly fees other than voluntary contributions to cover expenses. Info: 447-2953.

Solano Silver Round Club 5:30 p.m., Hometown Buffet, 1350 Gateway Blvd., Suite D2, Fairfield. Info: 642-0216.

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.

Westwind 4-H of Solano County Club 7 p.m., UC Cooperative Extension Office, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. Info: 784-1319, http://cesolano.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program.

Solano Classic Car Club 7 p.m., Denny’s, 2980 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. Info: Berkeley Kent, 422-2251.

Compassionate Friends Support Group 7 to 9 p.m., Fairfield Family Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St. For bereaved parents. Info: Sherry Sanchez-Schmidt, 208-1773, sherryj707@aol.com.

National Council of Negro Women 7 p.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. Info: 422-8053.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2333 7:30 p.m., 427 Main St., Suisun City. Info: 429-9140.

Order of Eastern Star 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Hall, 412 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. Info: 429-8254.

Coming up

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. Sunday, 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. Sunday, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Donation required, with proceeds going to American Cancer Society and Mission Solano. Info: Eloise Marable, 435-8753.

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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