FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA

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April Calendar of Events

By From page OSF10 | April 10, 2014

Arts

Asian Art Museum: “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” through May 25; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, 200 Larkin St., San Francisco. Info: 415-581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Benicia Plein Air Gallery: Marshall Lockman is April’s featured artist; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 307 First St., Benicia. Info: 495-2940, www.beniciapleinair.com.

Crocker Art Museum: “Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections,” through April 20; open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday; 216 O St., Sacramento. Info: 916-808-1182, www.crockerartmuseum.org.

De Young Museum: “The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress,” through June 8; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Info: 415-750-3600, http://deyoung.famsf.org.

Gallery 621: “Bits and Pieces: Paint and Paper Works,” by Susan Aulik and TaVee McAllister, through April 27; open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, 621 First St., Benicia. Info: 746-6211, www.gallery621.com.

Lawler House Gallery: “For the Love of Art,” through April 27, open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Info: www.lawlerhousegallery.org.

Legion of Honor: Matisse, through Sept. 7; open 9:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., San Francisco. Info: 415-750-3600, www.famsf.org.

Vacaville Art League Gallery: 23rd Student Art Show, through May 3; reception 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday; open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 718 E. Monte Vista Ave. Free. Info: 448-8712, www.vacavilleartgallery.com.

Clubs/Meetings

Crochet and Knitting Club: 6 to 8:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Free. For adults and teens. Bring your own materials. Info: 866-572-7587.

Democratic Women in Action: Noon Saturday, City Sports Bar and Grill, 155 Browns Valley Parkway, Vacaville. Fee. Info, tickets: secure.actblue.com/page/dwia1-2014.

Fairfield Coin Club: 5:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays, Grace Episcopal Church, 1405 Kentucky St., Fairfield. Guest speakers, coin drawings, numismatic programs, and refreshments. Info: 384-3793, 745-6385.

Fairfield Women in Action: 1 p.m. third Mondays, Paradise Valley Estates, 2350 Estates Drive, Fairfield. A nonprofit group that actively supports the community, including Assist-a-Grad scholarships, domestic violence prevention programs and women’s adult re-education entry.

Fairfield-Suisun Rotary Club: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way, Suisun City. Info: 483-8196.

Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group: 3 to 5 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Kaiser Permanente, Conference Room B behind Pharmacy 1, 975 Sereno Drive, Vallejo. Info: 800-227-2345.

Military Order of Purple Hearts: 7 p.m. first Tuesdays, Veterans Memorial Building, 427 Main St., Suisun City. Info: 429-4156.

Morning Crochet and Knitting Club: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Fairfield Cordelia Library, 5050 Business Center Drive. Bring your own supplies. Info: 866-572-7587, www.solanolibrary.com, [email protected]

North Bay Engineer’s Club: Noon second Mondays, Courtyard by Marriott, 1350 Holiday Lane, Fairfield. Reservations are required, respond no later than Wednesday at noon before meeting. Info: [email protected], 916-388-5655, ext. 200.

North Bay Rose Society: 7:30 p.m. second Monday, Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St., Vallejo. Info: Rhonda Thompson, 649-8233.

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

Senior Coalition of Solano County: Noon to 2 p.m. second Fridays, Solano County Government Center, 675 Texas St., Fairfield. Info: 864-3984.

Society of Military Widows: 12:30 p.m. first Saturdays, Airman and Family Readiness Center, Building 660, Travis Air Force Base. Info: 425-1332.

Solano County Genealogical Society: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. first Saturdays, Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor St., Fairfield. Free. Info: Jerry Goggiel, 448-8614.

Solano County Soroptimist Club: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court, Fairfield. Info: 422-6800.

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

Vision Problem Support Group: 2 to 4 p.m. second Mondays, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1600 Union Ave., Fairfield. For people with vision problems such as macular degeneration. Info: 425-5409.

Widowed Persons Association of California: 2 p.m. third Wednesdays, McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville. Social and recreational opportunities for widowed persons. Info: 447-9522.

Entertainment

Cache Creek Casino: Los Astros Del Ritmo, 5 p.m. Sunday; Xian Lim and Rayver Cruz, 8 p.m. April 19; Thai, Hmong, Laotian and Mien concert, 6 p.m. April 20; Pesado, 9 p.m. April 25; Billy Ray Cyrus, 8 p.m. April 26; all shows are 21 and older; 4455 Highway 16, Brooks. Info: 888-77-CACHE, www.cachecreek.com.

City Winery at Napa Valley Opera House: Bruce Cockburn, 8 p.m. Thursday; Patterson Hood, 8 p.m. Friday; Jay Farrar of Son Volt, 8 p.m. Wednesday; Paris Combo, 8 p.m. April 17; James Vincent McMorrow, 8 p.m. April 18; Tuesday Night Flicks, “An American in Paris,” 7 p.m. April 22; Lucky Penny Productions and 6th Street Playhouse present “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” 8 p.m. April 25-27, May 3-4, 2 p.m. April 27, May 4; David Pack’s “Napa Crossroads” album release, 7:30 p.m. April 28; 1030 Main St. Info: 260-1600, www.citywinery.com.

Empress Theatre: Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours, 8 p.m. Saturday; Wednesday Night Ramble with Terry Hanck, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Hothouse Blues, 7 p.m. April 23; 330 Virginia St., Vallejo. Info: 552-2400, www.empresstheatre.org.

Gordon’s Music and Sound Concert Series: Music from 7 to 10 p.m.: Bang Bang, Tarzan Dragon, Sunday; Open mic, April 27; Stalking Distance, Bleed by Example, Empire District, May 4; 810 Texas St., Fairfield. Info: 422-0313.

Mondavi Performing Arts Center: Laura Cole Norton, 6:30 p.m. Friday; Peter Sagal, 8 p.m. Friday; The John Scoefield Uber Jam Band, 8 p.m. Saturday; Diana Krall, 7 p.m. Sunday; Empyrean Ensemble, 7 p.m. April 28; 9399 Old Davis Road, Davis. Info: 866-754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org.

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater: Justin-Siena Theatre Department’s “Anything Goes,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday; San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers, 8 p.m. April 19; VOENA, 4 p.m. May 4; 100 California Drive, Yountville. Info: 944-9900, www.lincolntheater.com.

The Palms: Joe Louis Walker, 8:30 p.m. Friday; California Honeydrops, 8 p.m. Sunday; Tom Rigney and Flambeau, 8:30 p.m. April 18; I See Hawks in LA, 8 p.m. April 19; 13 Main St., Winters. Info: 530-795-1825, www.palmsplayhouse.com.

San Francisco Symphony: Herbert Blomstedt and Garrick Ohlsson, 8 p.m. Friday; “City Lights” film with orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday; Chamber music, 2 p.m. Sunday; Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique,” 2 p.m. April 24, 8 p.m. April 25-26; Yoshiki, 7:30 p.m. April 28; Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. Info: 415-864-6000, www.sfsymphony.org.

Silo’s: Syria T Berry, 7 p.m. Thursday; Carlos Reyes, 8 p.m. Friday; 7th Sons, 8 p.m. Saturday; Melissa Morgan, 4 p.m. Sunday; Bro Stephen, 7 p.m. April 17; Used Blues Band, 8 p.m. April 18; Acousticgroove, 8 p.m. April 19; 1030 Main St., Napa. Info: 251-5833, www.silosnapa.com.

Theatre DeVille: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, 8 p.m. April 18; Cheating Daylight with special guest Robbie Jiminez, 7 p.m. April 26; Berlin, 8 p.m. May 17; 308 Main St., Vacaville. Info: 474-5361, www.devillevacaville.com.

Uptown Theatre: The Midtown Men, 8 p.m. Saturday; Los Lonely Boys, 8 p.m. April 23; Gavin DeGraw, 8 p.m. April 26; Toad the Wet Sprocket, 8 p.m. May 3; Keb Mo, 8 p.m. May 9; Jim Brickman, 8 p.m. May 10; 1350 Third St., Napa. Info: 259-0123, www.uptowntheatrenapa.com.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre: Starbound Theatre’s “Wizard of Oz,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; Morals on Blast, 6:30 p.m. April 18; “How the West Was Sung,” with the Samantics, 7:30 p.m. April 26; United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, 3 p.m. May 3; 1010 Ulatis Drive. Info: 469-4013, www.vpat.net.

Vallejo Symphony: “Eternal Waters,” 7 p.m. May 10, Dr. James J. Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave., Vallejo. Info: 643-4441, www.vallejosymphony.org.

Winterhawk Winery: Music from 2 to 5 p.m.: Craig Caffall, Saturday; Feral Moon, April 19; Terry Sheets Band, April 26, 4537 Abernathy Road, Fairfield. Info: 428-6997, www.winterhawkwinery.com.

Events

Downtown Art Walk: 5 to 10 p.m. second Fridays, downtown Vallejo. Info: www.vallejoartwalk.com.

Ghost Walk: 8 p.m. first and third Fridays, meet at 90 First St., Benicia. Info: 745-9791.

Passport Sunday: Wine and food tasting, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, various Suisun Valley locations. Info: suisunvalley.com/events/annual-events/passport-sunday.

Poetry by the Bay: Open word, open mic poetry and live music, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays, The Hub Vallejo, 350 Georgia St. Free. Info: 348-2008.

Fitness

Aquatic Fitness: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Aquatics Complex, Allan Witt Park, 1741 W. Texas St., Fairfield. Open to all. Info: [email protected]

Billiards: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Players of all skill levels invited to play. Info: 428-7421.

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

Country Western Line Dancing: 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City. No partner needed. Info: 421-7201.

Fairfield-Suisun Running Festival: Races begin at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, downtown Fairfield. Features half-marathon, 10- and 5-kilometer runs and a family run. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Kroc Center and the Matt Garcia Youth Center. Info: 646-3133, www.runfairfield.com.

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

Healthier Living Classes: 1 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, through May 13, Fairfield Senior Manor, 110 Union Ave., Fairfield. Free. Info, regstration: 643-1797.

Senior Day Program: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, Fairfield Senior Center, 1200 Civic Center Drive. Supervised activities for people with impairments. Enrollment required. Info: 428-7654.

Tai Chi for Health: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, McBride Center, 91 Town Square Place, Vacaville. Low-impact exercise class for people 50 and older. Fee, preregistration required. Info: 469-6672.

Museums

Mare Island Museum: Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. first and third full weekend, 328 Seawind Drive (in former pipe shop), Mare Island. Info: 280-5742, www.mareislandhpf.org.

Peña Adobe/Mowers Goheen Museum: Pre-gold rush-era adobe, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. first Saturday of the month, 1 Peña Adobe Road, Vacaville. Free. Info: 447-0518, www.penaadobe.org.

Rio Vista Museum: Open 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 16 N. Front St., Rio Vista. Free, donations accepted. Info: 374-5169, www.riovistamuseum.com.

Solano History Exploration Center: Open noon to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, The Lawler House, 718 Main St., Suisun City. Free. Info: 425-2740, www.solanohistorycenter.org.

Vacaville Museum: Sallie Fox Day, noon to 3 p.m. May 4; “In Her Shoes: Women Who Walked West,” through May 4, open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, 213 Buck Ave. Info: 447-4513, www.vacavillemuseum.org.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum: Open noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 731 to 4:30 p.m. 4 Marin St., Vallejo. Info: 643-0077, www.vallejomuseum.org.

Western Railway Museum: “Traction Labs” exhibit, open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday; spring trains Wednesday through April 30, open 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 5848 Highway 12, Suisun City. Info: 374-2978, www.wrm.org.

Susan Hiland

Susan Hiland

Susan graduated from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon with a B.A. in Communications. She has eight years experience working for newspapers in Nebraska.
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