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Chief Solano Kennel Club Dog Show

Sat Apr. 18, 2015 - Sun Apr. 19, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(707) 446-7492

Annual Dog Show. North Grounds. Admission: $0. Parking: $10.

Benicia Ballet: Swan Lake

Sat Apr. 18, 2015 - Sun Apr. 19, 2015
Solano College Theater, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
707-746-6757

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "Swan Lake" is presented by Benicia Ballet Theatre and Solano Community College with the Symphony Orchestra of Northern California. This program is generously funded by a grant to the Solano Community College Department by the Kitchell Corporation. Artistic Director, Margaret Rose Kenrick Conductor, Steven Thompson

McCune Collection Lecture: Lewis Halloran, Mare Island Museum docent will give a slide show talk on the "History of Mare Island Naval Shipyard"

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St
(707) 644-0764

Due to unforeseen circumstances Dr. Henry Snyder will be unable to speak on Sunday April 19th. Substituting for Dr. Snyder will be Lewis Halloran, Mare Island Museum docent, who will give a slide show talk on the "History of Mare Island Naval Shipyard".

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Jew Amornrat

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Thai Lao Cache Club Show! Use your Cache Club Card or pay $20 at the door Showtime ~ 6 p.m.

Mare Island Golf Club Tri Combo Tournament

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
Mare Island Golf Club, 1800 Golf Club Drive
707-562-4653

1:00 PM Shotgun Start 2 Person Tri Combo Format Peoria Handicap System will be used for the event... USGA handicap is NOT required. $50 per player Public $45 per player Player Card Members $40 per player Mare Island Members (Entry fee includes green fee, cart fee, range balls, lunch buffet before play, and prizes following round) Tri Combo Format: 2 person teams...holes 1-6 play a Shamble, holes 7-12 play Best Ball, and holes 13-18 play Alternate Shot. Peoria Handicap System: The team learns their handicap after the round is completed. The MI Staff will secretly select 6 holes at random. A modified Peoria handicap then is calculated by adding the team's strokes over par on the six selected holes, and multiplying that number by 2.8. This will be the team's allowance to be deducted from their gross score.

TUC March of Dimes Fun Walk

Sun Apr. 19, 2015
TOURO UNIVERSITY CALIFORNIA 1322 Cosset St.
415-940-2645

Touro University - California, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and March of Dimes, will host a March of Dimes Fun Walk to help give every baby a healthy start. For those inspired by the miracle of birth, the March of Dimes is the champion for babies that works to increase the number of healthy babies through decades of Nobel prize-winning research and solutions. By taking part in our walk, you can feel good knowing you’ve made a difference in the lives of babies and their families. I also encourage you to join me at the March of Dimes walk and walk for a special baby or child.

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Apr. 22, 2015
Jelly Belly, One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Celebrate National Jelly Bean Day with a taste of Pancakes & Maple Syrup Jelly Belly® jelly beans, the newest flavor from Jelly Belly, and fundraise for Napa Valley Tour de Cure and the American Diabetes Association.

Empress Theatre presents Earth Day Celebration featuring The Barry Melton Band, Peter Albin, & Roy Blumenfeld

Wed Apr. 22, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Barry Melton from Country Joe and the Fish, Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Banana from the Youngbloods, Roy Blumenfeld from the Blues Project and many others for this special Earth Day Celebration!

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Apr. 23, 2015
Veteran's Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707-644-5551

Co-Sponsored by Rebuilding Together Solano County. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Solano Sunset Rotary Club presents Luau at Sunset

Fri Apr. 24, 2015
Zio Fraedo's of Vallejo, 23 Harbor Way

Solano Sunset Rotary is hosting it's 3rd Annual Luau themed dinner on Friday, April 24th. Location this year is Zio Fraedo's of Vallejo. Special features: Silent Auction * Live Dessert Auction * Raffle * Live Entertainment * Go Hawaiian Attire. More details soon!!

Vallejo CROP Hunger Walk

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Vallejo Ferry Terminal, 289 Mare Island Way
707-694-6274

Rain or Shine. The CROP Hunger Walk in Vallejo is organized by local interfaith and nonprofit organizations and co-sponsored by Church World Service/CROP, a disaster response, refugee assistance, and development program. CROP stands for Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty.

International Taste of Wine County

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St.
707-643-1044 ext:11

On Saturday, April 25, the Center will be transformed into an international venue. Festivities include: music, sampling of cuisine, a premium raffle, and a grand silent & live auction featuring items exclusively for this event and many items are donated by local supporters. This event is to fund the Center's no fee and low fee programs and services.

World of Dance Tour 2015

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.

The World of Dance Tour is the largest International Urban Dance Competition taking place in 14 major markets across the globe. With focus on the art of street dancing and today’s new aged choreography, World of Dance is the largest touring event embracing Urban Dance and Youth Lifestyle. The World’s top dancers, hundreds of participants, and thousands of spectators will partake in performance festival settings, awarding today’s top dancer’s with the most prestigious acknowledgments. The World of Dance Tour promises to deliver an unparalleled experience to both participants and spectators in effort to build the reputation as the global authority in Urban Dance and Lifestyle.

Dia de los Ninos - Day of the Child at the JFK Library

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
JFK Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Nationally known storyteller Olga Loya will share tales of Latin America the Phillipines and Africa. Each child will receive one free book while supplies last. The celebration concludes with a performance by the young dancers of Napa Valley Ballet Folklorico.

Empress Theatre presents Dirty Cello and The Dirty Symphony

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Starting with a bang and never stopping, Dirty Cello features the virtuosic cello stylings of Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco bay area’s most exciting cross-over cellists. Dirty Cello takes you on a wild tour of uptempo music featuring down home blues, Eastern- European dance music, a bit of bluegrass, and some classic rock. With a truly unique voice, Dirty Cello presents a high energy performance of everything a cello can do. Having wowed audiences on numerous tours throughout the U.S., plus acting as cultural ambassadors to China and working the European festival circuit, Dirty Cello has a unique voice that has resonated around the world. Come join us!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Chef Robert Irvine

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Enjoy a cooking demonstration with audience participation and a Q&A session with this star of reality TV shows "Dinner: Impossible" and "Restaurant: Impossible." $45 / $55 / $69 Showtimes ~ 4 p.m & 7:30 p.m.

Western Railway Museum Vintage Comet Trains

Sat Apr. 4, 2015 - Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Western Railway Museum, 5848 State Highway 12
707-374-2978
Tollfree: 1-800-838-3006

The Vintage Comet includes wildflower viewing, and features four award-winning wines from the Suisun Valley Wine-Co Op. Suisun Valley is the second oldest AVA in California (Napa is the first), and is the next major valley east of Napa. Best known for Petite Sirah, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Suisun Valley has been described by Sunset Magazine as "undiscovered and unpretentious, much as Napa was in the 1960s. Cool afternoon breezes from San Francisco Bay bring down high daytime temperatures - a good thing for grapes." The 90-minute trip departs each Saturday in April at 4pm and is geared towards adults, although juice is available for younger patrons.

Phil Serrano & the Crumbs of Comfort

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, end of Railroad
707-249-9633

Rock and Roll and other Fun music with Crumbs of Comfort...get ready for a fun summer of Music on the Dock at the visitor center. A Fundraiser for the Preserve

Group X Fitness Grand Opening

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
786 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707.561.8192

You don't want to miss this event! There will be great raffle prizes, healthy snacks, and a toast to a new era of fitness. A new kind of fitness experience.

Explore Napa Valley: Wild Flower Tour

Sat Apr. 25, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Experience the enchantment of spring time in the Napa Valley. Learn about the beautiful wildflowers that grace our landscape during a leisure 2.9 round-trip walk up to the Veterans Peak located on the grounds of the Veterans Home. Birds and bees abound, so be sure to bring hats, sunscreen and water! We will meet at the Napa Valley Museum at 10:00am sharp to begin the journey. RSVP required. - See more at: http://napavalleymuseum.org

22nd Annual Benicia Classic Car Show

Sun Apr. 26, 2015
First St Green
707-748-7986

The Annual Show benefiting the Benicia High School Panther Band. Come and see some of the best classic cars in Northern California and beyond. Great food, music and trophies for the top entries.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Terrence Brewer Quartet

Sun Apr. 26, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-533-4593

Described by JazzTimes as “A melodic improviser with an exquisite tone and an abundance of soul,” Bay Area guitarist and composer Terrence Brewer leads his superb trio at the Empress. General Admission $15 ($7.50 for VJS Members) Up to two children 18 and under are admitted FREE with a paying adult. Call (707)533-4593 for more information.

Benicia Historical Musuem presents "Unveiled"

Sun Apr. 26, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Stories of love, compassion, culture and tolerance told through the eyes of five Muslim women. Tea and conversation about what lies beneath the veil in a compelling one-woman show. Free and open to the public.

FERRARI CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA

Fri Apr. 24, 2015 - Sun Apr. 26, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli is one of the most popular one-make series, in part because it brings together complete track novices and those who already have competition experience. The former have their own Coppa Shell with a separate classification and final title, while the latter race in the Trofeo Pirelli, also with a title up for grabs, so as to avoid a one-sided contest and assure a good show, from expert competitors racing at a very high level, as well as gentleman drivers who can thus compete on equal terms.

Western Railway Museum Scenic Limited Trains

Wed Apr. 1, 2015 - Wed Apr. 29, 2015
Hwy 12 midway between I-80 and Rio Vista
707-374-2978

Wildflower watchers can once again ride vintage trains at the Western Railway Museum. The Museum will use its historic electric railway equipment on not one but two special trains: the Scenic Limited and the new Vintage Comet Wine Tasting Train. Both trains take visitors on an hour-long, 10-mile round trip ride. Passengers catch views of the native wildflowers that cover the hillsides and fields. The views change weekly and Museum docents are on board to point out whatever happens to be blooming along the way such as poppies, goldfields, brass buttons, butter and eggs, clover, and sheep’s sorrel. Visitors can also tour the Rail Car Display House and the Exhibit Hall, picnic in the Museum’s spacious park, and shop in the Museum Store. Parking is free. The Western Railway Museum runs special Scenic Limited trains every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.

3J’s Motorcycle Track Days

Wed Apr. 29, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
800-870-RACE

Motorcycle riders can enjoy a high-speed day on the twists and turns of Sonoma Raceway on Wednesday, April 29, all in the name of charity. The event will mark 3J’s Motorcycle Track Days’ 18th charity event in Sonoma, and will include a full day of riding around the 12-turn road course, a catered lunch, T-shirt, raffle and an evening reception for all riders. It’s truly the perfect day for any two-wheel enthusiast.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! With Johnny Rawls

Wed Apr. 29, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Don't miss this fantastic night of music at the Empress Theatre at WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE WITH THE NORTH BAY ALL*STARS!! 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Your North Bay All*Stars feature...Don Bassey, Mike Emerson, T Moran, and Matthew Silva...playing Blues, Roots, Americana and Funk. With Special Guest: Johnny Rawls

Napa Valley Museum - Brave Art: The Justin-Siena High School Visual Art Show

Thu Apr. 23, 2015 - Thu Apr. 30, 2015
55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

135 visual art students will have their best work in exhibition at the Spotlight Gallery in Napa Valley Museum from April 23 until April 30. We are. See Us. How does art fit into the lives of our youth? Is it in the way they dress, speak or move? Like dance, music, and theater, the visual arts give our youth a unique means of expressing themselves and exploring new ideas, subjects and cultures. Art gives them a means to capture and communicate their passions and emotions. They are, our youth, creating personal expression in a variety of mediums, including traditional dry and wet media, non-traditional sculpture, digital art and digital film/video.

Schulz Museum First Friday Film Series : To Kill a Mockingbird

Fri May. 1, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), the film adaptation of the Harper Lee novel, stars Gregory Peck as an attorney in the South. The film won 3 Academy awards, including best actor. Cost: Free for members/$5 for public. Sponsored by Craig Schulz.

Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne in Concert

Fri May. 1, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Aryeh Frankfurter & Lisa Lynne, Celtic Harp Duo. Tickets: $25. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert begins 7:30pm.

Empress Theatre presents Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

Sat May. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virigina St
707-552-2400

Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings are coming back to the Empress Theatre for a special tribute to Roy’s brother Robert Rogers. Violin and harp virtuoso Carlos Reyes and keyboardist Jimmy Pugh (Robert Cray Band) will be joining Roy and his band for an exceptional night of music.

Vallejo Yacht Club's Great Vallejo Race

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

A celebration of the oldest inland yachting race in the nation. For the 116th year the Vallejo Yacht Club would like to invite all racers to the Yacht Racing Associations Season Opener and is planning yet another fantastic party upon arrival. Sailing-Dinner-Dancing-Sailing.

Benicia Artists Open Studios

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
991 Tyler Street, #114, Benicia
707-747-0131

Each year on the first weekend in May, the artist and artisan community in Benicia welcomes visitors from all over the Bay Area to experience Open Studios. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artists and join them in their studios and work spaces to see new and exciting works of art. More than 60 studios will be open to the public for these two days.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Flower Moon"

Sun May. 3, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner.

Arts Benicia Exhibit - Open Studios Preview

Wed Apr. 8, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
Arts Benicia Gallery, 991 Tyler Street #114, Benicia
707-747-0131

In concert with Benicia Open Studios 2015, the Open Studios Preview exhibit will be on view in the Arts Benicia gallery from April 8 through May 3. This exhibit is a great opportunity for attendees to get a first look and efficiently plan their studio visits. Free maps will be available at Arts Benicia and around town.

Carnevale Fantastico! Italian Renaissance and Cultural Festival

Sat May. 2, 2015 - Sun May. 3, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Parkway

Join us for a weekend of merriment set in the birthplace of the Renaissance, Italy. Immerse yourself in the culture and revel in the pageantry of one of the most beautiful settings in history, Renaissance Italy. DIRECT FROM ITALY, performing for Carnevale Fantastico! Gruppo Sbandieratori Sansepolcro (Sansepolcro Flag-throwers).

24th Annual Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon & Board Installation

Wed May. 6, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott, 1000 Fairgrounds Dr
707-642-3653

Come celebrate the Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau's 24th year of serving and attracting visitors to Vallejo. This year's event will be held at the beautifully remodeled ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott! No-Host Cocktail Reception at 11:00 am; Lunch at 12 Noon; Keynote Speaker (TBD) 1:00 pm, followed by a don't-miss raffle!

8th Annual Winemakers Dinner

Fri May. 8, 2015
Zio Fraedo's, 23 Harbor Way
(707) 644-5551 Ext. 223

You and your guest(s) will enjoy fine dining paired with delicious wines both white and red. We are currently accepting donations towards our "Silent" and "Live" Auctions. Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 p.m., 5 Course Dinner & Live Auction 7:00 p.m.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan

Fri May. 8, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-772-2243

El mejor mariachi del mundo! $65 / $75 / $85 Showtime ~ 9 p.m.

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents Don't Dress for Dinner

Fri Apr. 17, 2015 - Sat May. 9, 2015
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well.... suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend. Suppose the cook has to pretend to be the mistress and the mistress is unable to cook. Suppose everyone's alibi gets confused with everyone else's. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

Osprey Mom's Day on the Historic and Scenic Mare Island Strait and Napa River Boat Tour with Dolphin Charters

Sat May. 9, 2015
Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way
510-527-9622

Dolphin Charters will host a cruise aboard its 42 passenger vessel the River Dolphin along the Napa River departing the Vallejo Marina “K” dock 42 Harbor Way at 11:00 am and returning to the dock at 1:30 pm. The cost is $45 per person. It is recommended that passengers bring their own lunch, drinks and snacks provided, dress in layers and bring cameras and binoculars. Reservations: 510-527-9622 or 800-472-9942.

Schulz Museum - Comic Artist Workshop for Girl Scout Cadettes

Sat May. 9, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Earn your Comic Artist badge in this special, hands-on workshop just for Girl Scout Cadettes. Work with a professional cartoonist to develop stories and characters and create your own four-panel comic strip from beginning to end. Cadettes will receive their Comic Artist badge upon workshop completion. For fees and reservations visit the Girl Scouts of Northern California website or call (707) 544-5472. Museum Events: Youth programming Classes and Camps Topics: Cartooning and comic art instruction Fine Arts Master Classes Scout Days and Home School Days Ages: Grades 5 and above

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

Sat May. 9, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. have enjoyed tremendous success through the years as recording artists, performers and authors.

Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre presents Jim Brickman, The Platinum Tour

Sat May. 9, 2015
1010 Ulatis Drive
(707) 469-4013

Jim Brickman has revolutionized the sound of solo piano with his pop-style instrumentals and star studded vocal collaborations. With four certified gold albums, he’s sold more than 7 million CDs. Since the release of his debut album No Words in 1994, Brickman has released 40 albums and has the most appearances on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary radio chart. Brickman also has the most No 1s in the 25-year history of the New Age Albums chart. Brickman received top honors with two Grammy Award nominations, two SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” awards and the Canadian Country Music Award.

Napa Valley Wine Train Mother's Day Luncheon

Sun May. 10, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Give your mom a gift as elegant and lovely as she is – lunch or dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train. Avoid the rush and crowded restaurants. Let us pamper her with gourmet service while she experiences breathtaking views of the Napa Valley.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in May

Wed May. 13, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Come join us for a Soul, Funk, and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-Jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Charles Spikes, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri May. 15, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: (800) 427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Vallejo Comedy at the MIRA - Don Friesen

Thu May. 14, 2015 - Sat May. 16, 2015
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave
(707) 290-6995

Just strap yourself in and enjoy the ride as this two-time winner of the prestigious San Francisco International Comedy Competition -- the only two-time winner in it's 33-year history -- ignites the stage with offbeat characters and cutting-edge satire. Clever, insightful and self-deprecating to a fault, Don Friesen brings home huge laughs while conveying an innocence and vulnerability that connects with even the most jaded of audiences. $10 Thursday, $15 Fri & Sat

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Margaret Cho

Sat May. 16, 2015
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

The Woman ~ The Comic ~ The Legend Best known for her in-your-face personality and raunchy sense of humor, Margaret will be performing in our intimate Club 88. Two Shows, One Night! $35/ $49 Showtimes ~ 7:30 & 10 p.m.

12th Annual Vallejo Garden Tour & Festival

Sun May. 17, 2015
734 Marin Street
707-643-0077

A benefit for the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum. Tickets $40 General; $35 Museum Members, All tickets are $40 Day of Tour. Tickets available at the Museum, the Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau in the Vallejo Ferry Terminal, 289 Mare Island Way, and at Zoey June Gift & Garden, 1426 Tennessee St.

43rd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

Sun May. 17, 2015
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St.
707-246-6327

The 43rd Anniversary Coin Show Admission and parking FREE. Considered one of the better one-day coin shows in California and once called "the liveliest coin show in Northern California", the show is an annual public event sponsored by the Vallejo (CA) Coin Club, founded in 1954. Kids welcome! Youth Table. Drawings. Displays. Luncheon service.

Benicia In Bloom

Sat May. 16, 2015 - Sun May. 17, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

The annual Spring Open House celebrates the "greener" side of spring with displays and demonstrations from our eco-friendly partners. Merchants, Restaurants and Businesses showcase the latest trends for spring 2015.

Coyote Hills Kennel Club Dog Show

Thu May. 14, 2015 - Sun May. 17, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(336) 379-9352

Annual Dog Show. Specialities - Fri. All Breeds - Sat & Sun. Admission: $0. Parking: $10.

McCune Collection Lecture- Linda Ardakani, Infinite Possibilities: exploring the World of Printmaking

Sun May. 17, 2015
JFK Library, 505 Santa Clara St
707-542-2022

Printmaker Linda Ardakani, former Assistant Director of the Fine Arts Institute at Washington University in St. Louis and founding member of the St. Louis publishers Association; onetime resident of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, Linda shares the fun of exploring multiple printing processes, including hectograph, silkscreen; photocopier images, letterpress, linocuts and even rubber stamps! Much of her inspiration comes from having lived in a van and camped in state parks for a year with her family; she wrote and illustrated a travel diary documenting her experience.

Napa Valley Museum 4th Annual TOP DRINK: Cocktail Festival

Sun May. 17, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Come enjoy signature Charbay Distillery & Winery Blood Orange Vodka cocktails created by the valley’s best mixologists at the 4th Annual Top Drink Cocktail Festival, a fundraiser for Napa Valley Museum. Featuring bartenders from your favorite restaurants, attendees will cast their vote for Top Drink! Participating Restaurants: •Angele •Goose and Gander •Redd Wood •Auberge du Soleil •Lucy •Morimoto •Oenotri •Cook Tavern

2015 EMS Public Education Day

Tue May. 19, 2015
First Baptist Church, 2025 Sonoma Blvd.
707.784.8908

This May, in honor of National EMS Week, the Solano County EMS Recognition Workgroup will be hosting the 2015 Public Education Day, Free CPR training (non-healthcare provider) in Vallejo, 5/19 8am-12pm. The class will be offered in English and Spanish. Lunch will be provided.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu May. 21, 2015
Avery Green Honda, 800 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707-644-5551

The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

4th Annual Ursula Awards Film Festival

Fri May. 22, 2015
Jesse Bethel High School Theater, 1800 Ascot Way
(707) 642-8228

The Ursula Awards Film Festival is an annual showcase of national filmmakers. It is hosted by Vallejo Community Access Television (VCAT) to honor independent filmmakers and community access television producers. The Ursula Film Festival presents an engaging and entertaining …

Mare Island Bridge to Bridge Triathlon and 5K

Sun May. 24, 2015
42 Harbor Way

The Mare Island Bridge to Bridge Triathlon™ is a great course for beginning or advanced triathletes. It features a picturesque, flat course along the Vallejo waterfront and across two bridges that offer stunning views of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Bay Area Stage presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Fri May. 15, 2015 - Sun May. 24, 2015
The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
(707) 649-1053

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a stage musical based on the 1968 film of the same name produced by Albert R. Broccoli, which was in turn inspired by the novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming. Fleming based his story upon the real Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car, which was built in 1921 by Count Louis Zborowski, the best known amateur racing driver of his time. Zborowski was an eccentric gentleman wealthy enough to own and race many cars both in Europe and America. He took racing very seriously but was known for his fun approach and colorful clothing. At Higham, along with engineer Captain Clive Gallop, the count built four aero-engined cars and called three of them 'Chitty Bang Bang.'

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat May. 30, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds
530-676-8762

Gun show and sale. Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Admission: $10. Parking: $10.

Napa Valley Museum - Napa Valley Collects 2015

Fri Apr. 3, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Napa Valley Collects, honoring the region's private art collectors, is on display April 3 through May 31, 2015. Presented in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley for Arts in April™, the exhibition includes significant works from outstanding art collections throughout the Napa Valley.

BottleRock Festival

Fri May. 29, 2015 - Sun May. 31, 2015
Downtown Napa

BottleRock is a three-day, delicacy-fueled foray into the absolute best music, wine, food and beer the world has to offer. We’re not saying this to brag. We’re saying it to make sure you know what you’re in for when you join the BottleRock movement by purchasing your single-day, three-day, VIP, or Platinum passes. With over 60 bands on 4 stages - all just a few steps away.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit A Call to Arms: The Benicia Arsenal - WWII

Sun Mar. 22, 2015 - Mon Jun. 1, 2015
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Stories, photographs, documents, uniforms, medals and artifacts illustrating the Arsenal’s role in the war featuring the people who worked here and the products manufactured, repaired and shipped to all WWII theaters of operation.

Vallejo Admirals 2015 HOME OPENER

Fri Jun. 5, 2015
Wilson Park, 199 Stewart St

Welcome Back Vallejo Admirals as the take on the Sonoma Stompers in their Home Opener at Wilson Park! First pitch is at 7:05 pm. General Admission Individual Game Ticket $5; Premium Admission Individual Game Ticket $10; Children under five: free admission

Guitarwork Ensemble in Concert

Fri Jun. 5, 2015
Northgate Church, 2201 Lake Herman Rd.
415-297-3542

Guitarwork Ensemble. Tickets: $25. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert at 7:30pm.

Pista as Nayon, Filipino Independence Day Festival - 28th Anniversary

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Vallejo Waterfront, Mare Island Way
707-552-4572 (Tony Salido), 707-319-6864 (Jess Ramos), 707-334-0874 (Georgia Torres)

The festivities kick-off with a great parade at 9:30 a.m. at Capitol and Marin, then continues with non-stop entertainment on two stages and ends at 6:00 p.m. This annual event is one of Vallejo’s largest FREE outdoor festivals that draws crowds wanting to sample Philippine cuisine, soak up Filipino hospitality, and enjoy entertainment that crosses all ages, cultures and ethnicities. Come and experience the Philippine Culture first hand. Bring the whole family.

8th Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Near exit 36 on I-80
(707) 432-0150

Come out and enjoy fresh air, spectacular views and great times at the Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike, named Solano County's Toughest Trail Run! Run a 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon race, or hike 2.5 miles at your own pace. All routes are 100% trail with outstanding views.

Vallejo Admirals Fan Appreciation Day!

Sat Jun. 6, 2015
Wilson Park, 199 Stewart St
707-561-8040

Fan Fest! General Admission Individual Game Ticket $5; Premium Admission Individual Game Ticket $10; Children under five: free admission

Schulz Museum - Ghosting Schulz

Wed Jan. 7, 2015 - Sun Jun. 7, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Schulz proudly wrote, drew, and lettered every Peanuts strip. He did, however, employ cartoonists who assisted him with other cartoon endeavors such as his sports-related comic strip It’s Only a Game and PEANUTS comic books. Learn about Jim Sasseville, Dale Hale, and the artists of Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, who have attempted to capture Schulz’s indefinable line.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in June

Wed Jun. 10, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Kenya Baker, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker. Special Guest: TBA.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Jun. 12, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Art and Concerts in the Park - TBD

Sat Jun. 13, 2015
Childrens Wonderland, 360 Glenn
707-648-5317

Two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere. Free to the public.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Pamela Rose/Wayne De La Cruz Hammond Organ Party

Sun Jun. 14, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Viriginia St.
707.533.4593

Pamela Rose – of Wild Women of Song – and Hammond B-3 ace Wayne De La Cruz debut music from their new CD, Hammond Organ Party, with a stellar line up of Bay Area musicians, including the masterful talents of Charles McNeal on saxophone, Jeff Massanari on guitar, and Kent Bryson on drums. $15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS Members.

Summer Wine Walk in Benicia

Sat Jun. 20, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

Wine Walk welcomes the first day of summer with a wine tasting in Downtown Benicia. Up to 22 different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable outing to “sip, walk, and shop” with friends. Tasting locations will be at the following participating businesses: Angel Heart 4 You, Artcentric, Be Chic, Benicia Main Street, Charlie's Attic & Timeless Memories, Chrysalis Skin Spa & Boutique, Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific, Dos Gatos Gallery, Elisa's Closet, Jordan Real Estate, Lindsay Art Glass, Mernie Buchanan Studio & Art Gallery, Milinda Perry Salon & Consignment, Roberto’s Fine Jewelry, Romancing the Home, Studio 41, Tina Marie's, The Steffen Collection, Urban Notions, and Wellness Wisdom.

2015 Northern California Pirate Festival

Sat Jun. 20, 2015 - Sun Jun. 21, 2015
298 Mare Island Way
Tollfree: 1-866-921-9277

9th Anniversary!! Join us as Pirate Entertainers, Musicians, Singers, Swordfighters, Craftspeople, and more turn Vallejo's waterfront into a Pirate Town the likes of which hasn't been seen since Tortuga! Come on out and have a swashbucklin' great time at the SF Bay Area's only Pirate Festival! Find everything your pirate heart desires at this FUN FOR ALL AGES event!

Napa Valley Wine Train Father's Day on the Wine Train

Sun Jun. 21, 2015
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

This Father's Day, the Wine Train is making the occasion even special for dad. The whole train will have a special menu with a BBQ flair! You will have your choice of the welcome taste of wine or a glass of your choice of available beers. Fathers will also receive a special commemorative pint glass.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Jun. 25, 2015
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1001 Fairgrounds Dr.
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum - "Ohlone Elders and Youth Speak: Restoring a California Legacy"

Sat Apr. 11, 2015 - Sat Jun. 27, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St
707-643-0077

This exhibition celebrates multi-generational efforts of the Ohlone people to keep their cultures alive and thriving.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 26th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 20-22. This has become one of the most exciting races on the circuit with plenty of paint-swapping on the 10-turn, 1.99-mile road course. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2014? Action gets started on Friday, June 21, with NASCAR qualifying, followed Saturday by final practice and the 64-lap Pick-n-Pull Racing to Stop Hunger 200 NASCAR West Series race. The green flag drops on the Toyota/Save Mart 350 on Sunday. In addition to great racing, you’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction, driver Q&A sessions and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

Mare Island Preserve- San Francisco Bay Osprey Days

Fri Jun. 26, 2015 - Sun Jun. 28, 2015
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, 167 O'Hara Ct.
707-249-9633

The San Francisco Bay Osprey Days will take place at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. The free event features 4 guided car tours of nesting sites on the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard cranes and walking tours in the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and a lunchtime "citizen science" gathering at the Preserve visitors center with slide shows featuring images by Eric Dugan and Tim Buckley, as well as an osprey nest viewing boat trip Sunday morning.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Strawberry Moon"

Tue Jun. 30, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner.

Benicia Torchlight Parade

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Benicia’s 4th of July parade stretches all the way down First Street and includes music, dancing, floats, horses, clowns, and live entertainment. A street dance and live entertainment follow the parade on First Street.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Thunder Moon"

Fri Jul. 3, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Fourth of July at PIER 39

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
Fishermans Wharf

Flash! Sparkle! Pop! It’s Fourth of July! PIER 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment and activities in our Entrance Plaza. At approximately 9:30 PM, The City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay*. The best location to enjoy a festive Fourth of July is at PIER 39. *Activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Vallejo 4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
427 York Street
707-644-5551

The 162nd Annual Vallejo July 4th Parade is on with the theme "Let Freedom Ring!" Parade step off is 10:00 am. The 2015 Vallejo 4th of July Parade will travel on its traditional route beginning at Broadway and Tennessee, then turns left on Sonoma Blvd, then right on Georgia through downtown. Enjoy the day and return to the Vallejo waterfront for FIREWORKS at approximately 9:15 pm.

Benicia's Picnic in the Park & Fireworks

Sat Jul. 4, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

This event is a wonderful way to spend the 4th of July. Benicia’s City Park is filled with arts and crafts, delicious hot food, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Fireworks start shortly after 9 p.m. at the foot of First Street making this a great event for the whole family.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom' July 4th Fest

Sat Jul. 4, 2015 - Mon Jul. 6, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it's the ultimate American tradition. For three consecutive days - July 4, 5 & 6 - join us for Coca-Cola® July 4th Fest as we celebrate our country, enjoy the summer and share great times with family and friends.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters in July

Wed Jul. 8, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Invitational Pro-jam with the Groovemasters. Wilson Brooks, Kenya Baker, Lorenzo Hawkins, and Timm Walker.

Art and Concerts in the Park - TBD

Sat Jul. 11, 2015
Hanns Park, 198 Skyline St.
707-648-4630

Free to the Public! Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere.

Obtainium Cup Contraptor's Rally

Sun Jul. 19, 2015
Coal Shed Studios, Mare Island
925-254-7643

The Obtainium Cup Contraptor’s Rally is a 4-mile crazy mad-cap jaunt through the post-Apocalyptic world of Mare Island, braving such hazards as flying monkeys, zombies and bad tea parties. Human-powered vehicles and bicycles from around the Bay Area will be competing based on creativity, tenacity, and participation.

Vallejo Chamber Networking @ 5:30

Thu Jul. 23, 2015
In-Shape Health Club, 124 Lincoln Rd East
707-644-5551

Co-sponsored by In-Shape Health Club. The Vallejo Chamber of Commerce is: Providing Quality Networking Opportunities Promoting and Connecting the Community Strengthening the Local Economy Representing the Interests of Business to Government

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 24, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

On July 18-20, the NHRA Division 7 drag races, presented by Korbel, return to the drag strip at Sonoma Raceway, offering a high-speed indulgence for drag racing fans. The race is the fifth of seven slated for the NHRA’s Pacific Division and will feature drag racing in eleven categories. Competitors will battle for points leading to divisional and national championships, as well as a share of the year-end purse of more than $519,000. The Pacific Division Top Sportsman Series, Top Dragster Series and Sportsman Motorcycle Series presented by Harley Davidson will also run in conjunction with the event. The weekend also features the return of the six-second door slammers of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified Series.

Benicia Waterfront Festival

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

The popular summer event is back with a splash! Benicia celebrates its picturesque waterfront locale with two days of live music, craft beer tastings, tasty foods, vendor village, and kids’ activity area. Downtown Benicia @ First & East B Streets.

2015 California State Fair

Fri Jul. 10, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd.,Sacramento
916-263-FAIR/877-CAL-EXPO

For more than 160 years the California State Fair has provided fairgoers with incredible experiences and a wide variety of attractions which are either large in scale or play on grandiose traditions of fairs, agriculture, and entertainment. "Food-Family-Fun" is always the State Fair theme. Fair Hours: Mon - Thurs 11:00 am - 10:00 pm; Fri-Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm; Magical Midway: Mon/Wed/Thurs 2:00 pm-11:00 pm; Tue/Fri-Sun 11:00 am - Midnight.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents TBD

Sat Jul. 25, 2015 - Sun Jul. 26, 2015
Hanns Park, Skyline St.
510-872-8539

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park will be announcing their summer production in April. Check back for more information.

2015 Solano County Fair - "Meet Me at the Fair!"

Wed Jul. 29, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-sixth Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Family Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and interactive games for kids of ALL ages, non-stop live music and entertainment and, of course, irresistible fair food from corn dogs to barbecue. Concerts Wed - Sat are at 8:00 pm and Sun at 7:00 pm and are FREE with price of admission.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Chuck McKinnon Mactet

Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

An intriguing talent and an exciting, pioneering artist, trumpeter Chuck MacKinnon is a San Francisco native who came of age performing on the fertile local jazz scene. He earned his stripes sitting in with local piano legend Smith Dobson, and later forged a respected place in the demanding New York City music world.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 31, 2015 - Sun Aug. 2, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

It’s not an earthquake, just the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series, which will invade the Sonoma drag strip, July 26-28. The racing is headlined by the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes, which boast 8,000 horsepower and 330 mile-per-hour speeds. All eight track records were set in 2012 and we’ve got your front-row seat to see stars like John Force, Antron Brown and Tony Schumacher as they push the limits to be quicker and faster than ever before. There will also be racing in the Pro Stock and Pro Stock Motorcycle classes. Don’t miss Friday night qualifying under the lights, and remember, every ticket is a pit pass!

Mascot Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Aug. 5, 2015
One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come and visit your favorite mascots at this year’s 6th Annual Mascot Day at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Join your local and national business mascots and celebrate all the silliness these fun-loving characters have to offer. Admission Free!

Art and Concerts in the Park - The Voltones

Sat Aug. 8, 2015
Blue Rock Springs Park - 650 Columbus Parkway
707-648-5317

Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, art displays including paintings, sculptures and other art forms in a festive atmosphere. Free to the public.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Aug. 14, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Vallejo Museum - "War Comes Home"

Tue Jul. 7, 2015 - Sat Aug. 15, 2015
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Through private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history - from the Civil War through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the "War Comes Home" exhibition is presented by Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Cal Humanities' and is a part of the War Comes Home initiative.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in the Penalty Box

Wed Apr. 15, 2015 - Sun Aug. 16, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane

Charles Schulz started playing ice hockey in a small backyard rink his father created and developed a love of the game from an early age. He joyfully portrayed ice sports in Peanuts, with Snoopy and Woodstock making a tiny birdbath their arena, or Snoopy, the world famous hockey player, scoring winning goals on top of his doghouse.

Taste of First Street - An Evening of Food and Wine

Tue Aug. 25, 2015
First Street
707-745-9791

With Downtown Benicia providing the beautiful setting, “Tasters” can enjoy a stroll up and down First Street having a nibble at many of Benicia’s favorite First Street restaurants.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Red Moon"

Sat Aug. 29, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Aug. 28, 2015 - Sun Aug. 30, 2015
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

Open-wheel cars. All-star drivers. Twelve turns and 85 laps to make it to the front of the pack. The excitement of the Verison IndyCar® Series returns to the serpentine Sonoma circuit, Aug. 24-26, for the GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. Fans enjoyed a new era of INDYCAR racing in Sonoma last year, complete with new cars, new engines and a newly revamped circuit. The combination led to the best INDYCAR race we’ve ever seen in Sonoma, with Ryan Briscoe taking the checkers. Briscoe became the seventh different driver in eight years to win in Sonoma. You’ve got to be here to enjoy a full weekend of racing, including the return of the SCCA World Challenge Series and Formula Car Challenge. You’ll also be treated to an expansive vendor midway, charity auction and an entertaining pre-event show on Sunday, highlighted by the Patriots Jet Team air show.

Art and Concerts in the Park - Vallejo Jazz Band

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
707-648-5317

Join the GVRD for a two-hour live musical performance, attendance is free to the public.

Loma Vista Farm's 12th Annual Cioppino Pasta Feed and Silent Auction

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
Florence Douglas Center, 333 Amador Street
510-235-2039

Save the Date! Tickets go in sale June 1st. Get your tickets early, this event sold out last year!

29th Annual Harvest Ball at V.Sattui

Sat Sep. 12, 2015
V.Sattui Winery, 1111 White Lane, St Helena
707-963-7774

Celebrating V. Sattui Winery's 130th Anniversary Featuring the coastal cuisine of Liguria with Michelin Star Chef Luca Collami • "Abbacadabra" live entertainment dinner show • Dance the night away to soul-infused "Big City Revue" • Experience an entire weekend of activities, including: Friday Farmer's Market tour and cooking school, Saturday morning Winemaker vineyard tours and Sunday "morning-after" mimosas & pastries Advance ticket pricing available now!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Bobbe Norris/Larry Dunlap

Sun Sep. 13, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
(707)533-4593

This husband-wife duo presents an exciting program of Standards from the Great American Songbook, Jazz and Brazilian music as well as original music with an intuitive communication that can only come from years of performing together. Their music is sensitively arranged and adventurous, making for performances that are full of surprises.

14th Annual Vallejo Numismatic Society No. CA. Education Symposium

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
707-246-6327

This free Coin Collector's Retreat is hosted by the Vallejo Numismatic Society. All day Symposium will be held on the second floor in the Heritage Theatre. Admission is free.

Fall Wine Walk in Downtown Benicia

Sat Sep. 26, 2015
First St.

Fall Wine Walk offers attendees a chance to taste a variety of regional and imported wines in Downtown Benicia. Up to 21 different wines will be poured inside participating downtown shops, providing an enjoyable afternoon to “sip, walk, and shop.” Attendees can stroll First Street with glass in hand, tasting different wines, from reds to whites to sparkling. Many participating business will also offer hors d'oeuvres to pair with the wine they are pouring.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Corn Moon"

Sun Sep. 27, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend - 2nd Annual

Sat Oct. 3, 2015 - Sun Oct. 4, 2015
707-642-3653
Tollfree: 800-4-VALLEJO

"RUN & ROW TO THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY" - SAVE THE DATES OF SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3RD & 4TH FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Feb. 20, 2015 - Fri Oct. 16, 2015
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Leading the walks are Deborah Hogarty and Serena Desoto. Hogarty has been investigating paranormal phenomenon for more than 10 years. She has investigated the infamous Wolfe Manor, a turn of the century mansion located in Clovis, California, and logged considerable investigative time and resources for the citizens of Historic Locke. Hogarty has been a featured guest on CBS’s Eye on the Bay regarding her investigation at the Historic Ryde Hotel. 8:00pm every first and third Friday of the month through October.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Oct. 16, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Soul Sauce

Sun Oct. 25, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-533-4593

With four different singers, lead vocals are passed around and harmonies abound. Couple that with a group of guys that can groove and you’ve got The SoulSauce Band.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Frosty Moon"

Fri Oct. 30, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.,Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Share the magic of the Napa Valley in November as the sun sets at 4:50 pm. Enjoy your entire evening bathed in moonlight. This moon is named the 'Full Frosty Moon' because frost forms on the ground at night during this time of year. Our Moonlight Escape gourmet dinner takes place upstairs in the Vista Dome rail car with its almost 180-degree view. Guests glide over the evening vineyards touched with the silver light of the rising moon. This is a five-course dinner, including a glass of sparkling wine. Limited seating.

Haul-o-ween Murder Mystery

Fri Oct. 30, 2015 - Sat Oct. 31, 2015
Obtainium Works, 510 Pennsylvania Street
925-254-7643

Another Who-Done-It performed by our own troupe of Victorian usual suspects and you get to have fun figuring out the culprit.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2015

Sat Sep. 26, 2015 - Sun Nov. 1, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS®, is back in 2015! Halloween is back at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for thrills by day and fright by night! As the clock strikes 6 p.​m., the fright begins when hundreds of zombies are released to haunt the park. Watch your back as you wander into our four free themed scare zones, where ghoulish creatures are waiting to jump out of the darkness. Enjoy new and favorite haunted walk-through mazes (additional fee required) when doors open at night. There’s live monstertainment, strolling zombies and much more! Don’t forget to ride your favorite coaster in the dark for an all-new bone-chilling experience. Fright by night is not recommended for children under 12.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Nov. 14, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway

Wed Mar. 18, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Entering its 27th consecutive year, the popular drag racing series offers a safe, legal and controlled environment for drivers to drag race their vehicles. For the road warrior looking to see exactly what their car can do, Wednesday Night Drags is the ideal event.

Sonoma Drift

Wed Mar. 4, 2015 - Wed Nov. 18, 2015
Sonoma Raceway, Hwy 37 & 121, Sonoma
707.933.3957
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Wednesday nights. Sideways cars. Screeching Tires. White Smoke. All this can only mean one thing: the return of Sonoma Drift.

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 26, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Travel back to a time when Grandma did all the cooking and everything was made just the way you liked it. Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train is a traditional Thanksgiving feast in a non-traditional (yet extremely memorable) atmosphere. We'll have all of the customary Thanksgiving fixings, and of course, a perfectly cooked turkey.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sun Jan. 4, 2015 - Sun Nov. 29, 2015
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

There will be a series of 13 events for the 2014 Bracket Drag Racing Series. Gates open at 8 a.m. for each event, with racing spanning from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost for spectators is $15, while cost for competitors is as follows: High School and Trophy ($25); Association classes ($50); Sportsman or Motorcycle ($40); Pro or Super Pro ($60).

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 5, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches (1st Saturday of most months)

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sat Dec. 5, 2015
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo. You'll be led by Jim Walsh and/or James Chang, both expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. COST: Free!

Vallejo Jazz Society presents Clairdee: Soulful Sounds of the Season

Sun Dec. 6, 2015
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

Soulful, swinging vocalist Clairdee and her San Francisco-based sextet celebrate the season with an entertaining variety of jazz, R&B, and contemporary grooves. $15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 13, 2015 - Fri Dec. 11, 2015
Downtown Arts District (Georgia, Marin, Florida Streets)
415-573-4033

Vallejo Art Walk is a monthly event in the Downtown Vallejo Arts District. Most locations are in the central core of the downtown and very walkable but a few are spread out a few blocks in each direction. It is held on the second Friday of each month rain or shine.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Fri Jan. 16, 2015 - Sat Dec. 19, 2015
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

Free Family Day is the 3rd Saturday of the Month. Free Admission 12-Noon to 4 pm.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Sat Dec. 19, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Daring and Dastardly Detectives deliberate on death and . . . book rights? A number of the world's greatest detectives are gathering on the Napa Valley Wine Train to see who will receive the royalties to the recently published best seller, called “The Detectives’ Club.” Under the terms of the contract, any of the eight detectives who are alive at midnight will share in the royalties - $5,000,000. Those who are no longer among the living will receive nothing for their estate. Join them and see if you can solve the murder, or murders, of The Detectives' Club.

Mare Island Historical Museum

Sat Jan. 3, 2015 - Sun Dec. 20, 2015
8th and Railroad Sts
707-280-5742/707 557 -1538

See USS Vallejo control room, ship models, gift shop & more.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 26, 2015
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Moonlight Escape takes place in the Vista Dome car on nights when the vineyards bask in the romantic silver light of the full moon. Enjoy our house wine, paired with a five course gourmet dinner. Savor Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's specially crafted dishes after your welcome glass of sparkling wine. Then relax, enjoy the exceptional nocturnal view of the Napa Valley, two glasses of house wine, and the adventure of a train traveling through the night.

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Dec. 29, 2014 - Mon Dec. 28, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 284-1263

Enjoy stories, movement games, arts and crafts, and a movie for children ages 1 through 5 and their caregivers. $5/child; up to two adults per child are free before 11:00 am; after 11:00 am, regular Museum admission applies.

Napa Valley Wine Train's New Year's Eve Blackjack Ball

Thu Dec. 31, 2015 - Fri Jan. 1, 2016
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Spend your New Year’s Eve in style and luxury with sparkling wine, gourmet dining, casino games, and the Napa Valley Wine Train. Select to ride the dinner train and be welcomed at the station with wine and hors d’oeuvres. Board the train for a twilight dinner through Napa Valley. Return to the station after the three and a half hour journey for socializing, casino tables, a photo booth, and dancing away the rest of 2013. Start the New Year off right with a sparkling wine toast at midnight.

Vallejo Farmers' Market - NOW OPEN UNTIL 2:00 PM!

Mon Apr. 7, 2014 - Thu Apr. 7, 2016
Georgia St from Sacramento St. to Sonoma Blvd
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. The market is open every Saturday, year-round, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the season's freshest fruits, vegetables, greens and nuts along with freshly caught seafood and fresh-cut flowers!