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Solano crab feed season off to fast start

By From page A2 | January 11, 2013

Solano County’s crab feed frenzy is set to start its 2013 run as a bevy of nonprofits and other community group make plans for their seasonal fundraisers.

My wife and I attended our first crab feed – ever – this time last year and had a ball. It was a crab and spaghetti feed to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and its efforts to support community activities. It was a messy affair, but well worth the price of admission, even for those who are not seafood aficionados.

This year’s Kiwanis crab and pasta feed will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. For tickets or more information, call 421-1831.

Here’s the rest of the initial installment.

  • St. Stephen CME Church‘s 11th annual crab feed begins at 5 p.m. with dinner served at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Ulatis Community Center, 1000 Ulatis Drive in Vacaville. Comedian Dennis Gaxiola will perform. For tickets or more information, call 428-3514, 426-0497 or 425-2925. The church website indicates that the event is sold out, but I’d call anyway, just in case they decide they can accommodate a few more guests.
  • The 20th annual Holy Spirit crab feed is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at 1050 N. Texas St. For more information and tickets, call 422-5016.
  • The Will C. Wood High School Quarterback Club will host its inaugural crab feed to support the school’s football program with check-in at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6585 Gibson Canyon Road. For tickets or more information, call 689-3293, 673-6894 or 372-7937.
  • The Solano Sons of Italy in America No. Solano Lodge No. 2534 will host a crab feed dinner and dance from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Holy Spirit Church hall, 1050 N. Texas St. For tickets or more information, call 425-7805 or 422-3391.
  • A crab and pasta feed fundraiser to support Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children begins with a no-host bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Vacaville Moose Lodge, 6585 Gibson Canyon Road. For tickets or more information, call 434-0346 or 421-2272.
  • The Mark’s Growing Center crab and pasta feed starts at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Elmira Firehouse, 6080 A St. in Elmira. For tickets or more information, call 448-8278.
  • The Scarlet Brigade Band will host its 17th annual crab and pasta feed starting at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Entertainment will feature the Fairfield High School Jazz Combo and the Scarlet Brigade Pipes and Drums. Proceeds benefit the Scarlet Brigade Band and the Fairfield High School music program. For tickets or more information, call 438-3065.
  • The Brotherhood of Vietnam Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars annual crab feed will take place Jan. 26 with a no-host bar at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Hall in Vacaville, 549 Merchant St. For tickets or more information, call 330-5945, 446-8505 or 365-3114.
  • Community United Methodist Church will host a crab feed at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 at the church, 1875 Fairfield Ave. For tickets or more information, call 426-2944.
  • The Fairfield Host Lions Club presents its annual crab and pasta feed at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. Dinner service begins at 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 427-1650.
  • The Vacaville High School Safe and Sober Graduation committee plans a crab and pasta feed fundraiser at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 at Elmira Firehouse, 6080 A St. in Elmira. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 567-0883.
  • Members of Boy Scout Troop 100 will host a crab and pasta feed starting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2, with dinner served at 7 p.m. at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. For tickets or more information, call 422-9384 or 386-8953.
  • The Armijo High School Sober Grad Night committee is planning a crab feed from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. For tickets or more information, call 427-1014 or 386-8953.
  • The local Knights of Columbus will have a crab feed from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 9 at Our Lady Of Mount Carmel, 2700 Dover Ave. Tickets can be purchased in the church office or by calling 426-4515 or 429-0149.
  • The fifth annual Armijo High School Band Booster crab and pasta feed takes place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Willow Hall at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, visit www.armijosuperband.info.
  • The Vanden Football crab feed is scheduled from 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Joseph A. Nelson Community Center at 611 Village Drive in Suisun City. For tickets or more information, call 419-9040.
  • The Fairfield Police Officers Association presents its inaugural crab feed to benefit Smith-Magenis Syndrome research, with no-host cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Feb. 23 in Willow Hall at the Fairfield Community Center, 1000 Kentucky St. For tickets or more information, call 646-9795. Order tickets online at www.fairfieldpoa.com.

If your club, group, nonprofit or organization has a crab feed on the calendar, and it’s not listed here, please let me know. The next crab feed installment will publish Jan. 25.

Let the feasting begin!

Have some good news to share? Reach Glen Faison at 427-6925 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GlenFaison.

Glen Faison

Glen Faison

Glen Faison joined the Daily Republic as managing editor in September 2009. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for daily and weekly newspapers in the San Joaquin Valley for 20-plus years. His experience includes time as editor of the Golden Eagle, a military paper serving the Lemoore Naval Air Station. He graduated from Fresno State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and bleeds Bulldogs red. He is an avid fan of the NFL's Washington team, and attended the 1988 NFC Championship Game against the Minnesota Vikings at RFK Stadium. He's a member of the Fairfield-Suisun Twilight Rotary Club and a board member for the Solano County Library Foundation. He married his wife, Jill, in 2005, and has three children: Courtni, Tyler and Hayli.
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  • CharlesJanuary 14, 2014 - 9:27 am

    While the article is dated 2014, the article says 2013.... old data or new... it's cnfusing.

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