CASA of Solano County Orientation Noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m., 600 Union Ave., Suite 204, Fairfield. Free. For those who want to be an advocate for abused and neglected children. Info: 421-2272.
Fairfield Host Lions Club Noon, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Info: 427-6927.
Registration deadline for North Bay Engineer’s Club Holiday Luncheon noon, RSVP to Melissa Ferguson, 916-388-5655, ext. 200. The luncheon is at noon Dec. 10, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield.
Stakeholders Meeting 3 p.m., Solano County Mental Health Services Act Annual Update Stakeholders Meeting, Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas Street, Conference Room A, Fairfield. This meeting’s purpose is to provide updates, seek input, and share information about the Mental Health Services Act. Info: 784-8326.
Armijo Alumni Association 7 p.m., old Armijo High School Library, 824 Washington St., Fairfield. Info: 429-3499.
Solano Sams 7 p.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. RV camping club takes monthly trips within a 100-mile radius of Fairfield. Info: 422-6018or 425-7972.
Suisun Little League Board Meeting 7 p.m., Lambrecht Sports Complex, 4500 Petersen Road, Suisun City. Info: 372-4120.
Winter Plant Sale 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Bldg.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.
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.
Shop ’til You Drop 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 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. Friday, 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. Friday, 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.
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.
Library Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Benicia Public Library, 150 East L Street, Benicia. Sponsored by the Friends of the Benicia Public Library. Info: 746-4343.
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.
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 streets. 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]