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Community calendar Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013

By From page A2 | January 12, 2013


March Against Stomach Cancer registration 8:30 a.m. march 10 a.m., raceway in Sonoma, 29355 Arnold Drive, Sonoma. Info: 933-3918.

Your Body Works Grand Opening and Open House 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 424 Executive Court North, Suite C, Fairfield. Free event with tours and free demonstrations. Info: 863-9620 or www.yourbodyworksfairfield.com.

“Folklore of Lake Solano Birds” guided walk 10 a.m. to noon, meet at boat ramp/canoe rental area at Lake Solano Park & Campground, 8685 Pleasants Valley Road, Winters. Info: 432-0150, ext. 200.

Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop 10 a.m. to noon,  Loma Vista Farm, 150 Ranier Ave., Vallejo. Demonstrations and hands-on opportunities to give you skills to prune your fruit trees. Info and registration: 556-8765.

It’s Your Move Chess Club 10 to 11 a.m., Suisun City Library, 601 Pintail Drive. Group instruction and personalized coaching to improve chess skills and strategies. Info: 419-5161.

Writers Resource Center 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. Beginning, intermediate and advanced writers encouraged to attend. Info: www.writersresourcecenter.org.

Friends of Benicia Library Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Benicia Public Library, 150 E. L St. Downstairs in the  library basement. Info: 746-4343.

4-H Skills Day and Chili Cook-off 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,  Green Valley Middle School, 1350 Gold Hill Road, Fairfield. Solano County 4-Hers will show off what they have learned in their projects this year. Info: 784-1319.

Cat Tales Rescue Adoption Event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Petco, 1370 Holiday Lane. www.catalesrescue.org.

Saturday Stories 11 a.m., Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Free. Song, stories and finger plays for the whole family. Info: 866-57ASKUS, www.solanolibrary.com.

Overcomers Outreach AA/NA Meetings 1 p.m., Living Worship Christian Center, 312 Mini Drive, Vallejo. Christian 12-step support program led by Michael Gildon, pastor. Info: Rick, 712-4492; Pastor Michael, 426-3488.

Interpretive Walk on Quail Ridge 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, gather at Markley Cove Resort, 7521 Highway 128, Napa. A winter walk led by Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy executive director Frank Maurer. Call in advance by Friday evening to reserve a spot, and to get directions: 530-219-4477.


Cat Tales Rescue Adoption Event 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Petco, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. www.catalesrescue.org.

Solano County 4-H Science, Engineering and Technology Training  1 to 8 p.m., 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, 4-H office, 501 Texas St., Fairfield. Registration deadline Wednesday. Chance to learn new skills, experience teaching first-hand and have fun. Teens will be trained to teach science to elementary-aged children in after-school programs. Teens must participate in both days of training. Info: Gloria Gonzalez at [email protected] or 648-0837 or Angelina Gonzalez at [email protected] or 246-7196.

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.

Coming up

Delta Tea Party Patriots Meeting 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Veteran’s Memorial Hall, 610 St. Francis Way, Rio Vista. Guest speaker will be Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. Info: deltatpp.org.

Paratransit Coordinating Council Meeting 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Suisun City Hall, Council Chamber, 701 Civic Center Blvd., Suisun City. Info: 399-3226.

Turning Purple to Fight Cancer Fundraiser 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant, 1730 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. Portion of the proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Info: Jacakie at 486-4145 or [email protected]

Master Gardeners of Solano County Presentation on Edible Landscaping 7 p.m. Thursday, Vacaville Public Library, 1020 Ulatis Drive. Info: 866-572-7587.

Free e-waste dropoff 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Solano Christian Academy, 2200 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield. Info: Call 425-7715 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.

Pet Adoption Faire 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19, Pet Club, 5125 Business Center Drive, Fairfield. Info: [email protected] or 864-9688.

Fairfield-Suisun-Vacaville Tri-City NAACP Meeting 10 to noon Jan. 19, Mount Calvary Baptist Church Zoe Building, Room V115, 1745 Enterprise Drive, Fairfield.

Fairfield-Suisun and Travis Lions Club Crab Feed 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. dinner, Jan. 19, Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Includes crab, spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert. Fee. Info: Patty at 864-0468 or Mary at 386-6863.

Nor-Cal Elite fastpitch softball crab feed 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 19, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Dr., Suisun City. Info: 290-9638 or www.eteamz.com/norcalelitesoftball.

“Living the Dream: A Multicultural Celebration in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” 3 to 5 p.m. Jan 20, Solano Community College Theater, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Fairfield. Keynote speaker Simeon Wright. Info: [email protected]

Birds of Prey Identification Workshop and Hike 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, Rush Ranch Nature Center, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun City. Presentation in Nature Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and following a brief break, you can test your identification skills on a short but steep hike up Suisun Hill to observe eagles, falcons and hawks. Free. RSVP to Mary Beth at [email protected] or 685-5908.

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope

Brad Stanhope is a former Daily Republic editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 24 years as a sports editor, associate editor and news editor before leaving the Daily Republic in 2014. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.

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