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Community calendar Thursday Jan. 17, 2013

By From page A2 | January 17, 2013


Senior Day Program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for persons with cognitive or physical impairments. Enrollment required. Fee. Info: 428-7654.

Free Job Search Assistance Workshop 9:45 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Workforce Investment Board of Solano County, 320 Campus Lane, Fairfield. Also Jan. 22, Jan. 23, Jan. 29 and Jan. 30. Job placement coach will present tips and tools for getting a job. Info: 863-3551.

Brain Boosters 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. For those wanting to strengthen their memory. Enrollment required. Info: 428-7654.

Senior Video Chair Exercise Program 12:15 p.m., Suisun City Senior Center, 318 Merganser Drive. For seniors 50 and older. Improve flexibility and physical and emotional health. Enrollment required. Info: 421-7203.

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: Jackie at 486-4145 or [email protected]

Hip Hop Hustle 5 p.m., Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. Burn calories and drop pounds with easy-to-follow hip-hop and dance moves. Info: www.GoKroc.org.

Worship Hula 5 p.m. (up to 12 years old), 6 p.m. (ages 13 to adult), Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. Info: www.GoKroc.org.

Grandparent Support Group 6:30 to 8 p.m., Fairfield High School, 205 East Atlantic Ave., Fairfield. A support group for grandparents who are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren. Info: 438-3385.

Bocce Lessons and Games 5:30 to 8 p.m., John Magnetti Memorial Courts, 1200 Civic Center Drive. The Fairfield Bocce Federation, free for people 16 and older. Seniors 85 and older receive free membership. Enrollment required. Info: 425-5301 or 425-5592.

Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville. Fee, preregistration required. Info: 469-6672.

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

Gardening Class 7 p.m., Vacaville Library-Cultural Center, 1020 Ulatis Drive. Led by the Master Gardeners of Solano County. Free. Info: 866-572-7587, www.solanolibrary.com.

Growing Through Grief Group 7 to 8:30 p.m., NorthBay Bereavement Center, 1411 Oliver Road, Suite 220, Fairfield. Facilitated by Barbara Bean Jenson, LCSW. Info: 646-3517.

Boy Scout Troop 182 7 p.m., Dan O. Root Elementary, 820 Harrier Drive, Fairfield. For boys ages 11-17. Info: 426-2567.


Women’s Shooting Club 10 a.m. to noon, Center Mass Shooting Range, 27 Commerce Place, Vacaville. For beginners and experienced shooters. Firearms classes are available and also taking registration for shotgun shooting. Info: Marcia Serrao, 447-2698 or www.TakingAimWSC.com.

Fairfield Police Athletic League fundraiser 6 p.m. Friday, Fairfield Community Center Willow Hall, 1000 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Poker tournament with prizes. Fee. Info: 580-1055

Nicotine Anonymous Support Group 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Info: 580-7827.

VacaValley Ramblers Square Dance Club 7 to 9:30 p.m., Masonic Hall, 897 Cotting Lane, Vacaville. Couples, singles and children 10 and older. Info: 685-3969.

Food Addicts Anonymous 7 to 8:30 p.m., Kaiser Permanente, 3700 VacaValley Parkway, Vacaville. For people recovering from addictive eating, bulimia and undereating. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Info: 800-600-6028, www.foodaddicts.org.

Celebrate Recovery 7 to 9 p.m., Liberty Church, 2641 N. Texas St., Fairfield. For people seeking recovery from their hurts, habits or hang-ups. Info: 425-9673, ext. 317; www.LCCWord.org.

PAL Hip Hop Dance Class 7 p.m., Matt Garcia Youth Center, 750 Travis Blvd., Fairfield. Bliss Dance Company leads the class every Tuesday and Friday. Open to all PAL Members, ages 13 to 18. Info: 422-6288, www.fairfield-pal.org.

Vivendo El Programa 8 to 9:30 p.m., Unity Hall, 711 Empire St., Fairfield. Spanish-speaking group of Narcotics Anonymous. Free. Info: 372-1304.

Friday Night Clean and Serene 8 p.m., Community United Methodist Church, 1875 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield. Free Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Info: 251-5982 or www.napasolanona.org.

Coming up

Free e-waste dropoff 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 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. Saturday, Pet Club, 5125 Business Center Drive, Fairfield. Info: [email protected] or 864-9688.

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

Fairfield Church of Christ Monthly Meal and Clothing Giveaway 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Fairfield Church of Christ, 2200 Fairfield Ave., Fairfield. Info: 425-2373.

Lego Engineering Fun 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Jan. 26, Lawrence Hall of Science, Inventor’s Lab, 545 Magazine St., Vallejo. Design and build Lego creations and make them come to life using motors and programmable mincomputers. Free, no preregistration needed. Info: 651-7161.

Northern California Fibro Friends 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 1010 Nut Tree Road, Suite 240, Vacaville. Celebration of the fourth anniversary. No charge. Info: Valma Honeyfield at 530-756-9153 or [email protected]; or Jan Fowler at 448-5786.

Salvation Army Western Territorial Youth Band 6 p.m. Saturday, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. All-star band. Free. Info: Kelsey Pearce, 439-7889.

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

Golden Hills Mustang Club General Meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Star’s Recreation Center, 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. For Mustang car enthusiasts. Info: www.goldenhillsmustangclub.com.

‘Three Billy Goats Gruff’ performed by dogs 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Busy Bee Dogs Productions presents the classic folktale for children and families. Free. Info: [email protected]

Saturday Club of Vacaville’s 22nd Annual Sugar and Spice Tea 1:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 26, 125 W. Kendal St., Vacaville. For women looking for an afternoon of tea and goodies. Open to public. Fee. Info: Marge at 448-3027.

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.

Elks Family Reunion 6 p.m. Jan. 27, 556 Parker Road, Fairfield. For past and present members of Tri-City Elks Lodge No. 1662. Music, dancing, food. Info: 425-6743.

Suisun Valley 4-H Club meeting 7 p.m.  Jan 28, Feb 25, March 18, April 15, May 20, Cordelia Fire Hall, 2155 Cordelia Road, Fairfield. Info: cesolano.ucanr.edu/4-H_Program/Solano_County_4H_Clubs/

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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