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Schulz Museum - Starry, Starry Night

Sat Nov. 2, 2013 - Sun Apr. 27, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Enjoy the mysteries of the night sky Peanuts-style in the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s upcoming exhibition, Starry, Starry Night. Join Peanuts characters as they try to catch falling stars in a pail, howl at the moon, talk to the stars, and contemplate the meaning of life all while standing under the dark canopy of night.

Schulz Museum - Museum Mondays for Little Ones

Mon Jan. 6, 2014 - Mon Dec. 29, 2014
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.

Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum Free Family Day

Wed Jan. 15, 2014 - Sat Dec. 20, 2014
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.

Schulz Museum - Heartbreak in Peanuts

Wed Feb. 5, 2014 - Mon Aug. 11, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Like so many themes within Peanuts, readers could easily relate to the universal and plaintive experience of heartbreak. “There’s something funny about unrequited love,” Schulz said, “I suppose it’s because we can all identify with it.” Over 70 original strips will focus on narratives of lost love in Peanuts, highlighted by enduring stories of Sally and her “Sweet Babboo,” and Charlie Brown’s quest to meet the Little Red-Haired Girl.

Downtown Vallejo Second Friday Art Walk

Fri Feb. 14, 2014 - Fri Dec. 12, 2014
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.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Feb. 21, 2014 - Sat Jun. 21, 2014
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Paranormal history of Downtown Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive and fun Ghost Walk led by paranormal investigator and/or sensitive. Limited capacity and lasts approximately 2 hours, depending on what entity you encounter along the way! Walking shoes and flashlight recommended. No children under ten years of age permitted on tours. Ages 10-16 must be accompanied by adult. $25 per person. Prepaid reservations required by calling (707) 745-9791.

Bracket Drag Racing Series at Sonoma Raceway

Sat Mar. 1, 2014 - Sun Nov. 30, 2014
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).

Wednesday Night Drags at Sonoma Raceway

Wed Mar. 5, 2014 - Wed Nov. 12, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

The popular Wednesday Night Drags program will kick off its 26th consecutive year at Sonoma Raceway on March 5, 2014. The raceway will open its gates most every Wednesday night from March 5-Nov. 12 for fans who would like to race down the world-famous quarter-mile drag strip.

Schulz Museum - Evolution of the Comic Strip

Wed Mar. 5, 2014 - Sun Jul. 6, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Evolution of the Comic Strip, an upcoming exhibition at the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center which is on view March 5 through July 6, 2014, will feature original printing plates, contact sheets, and documentary photographs illustrating the process of publishing syndicated comics before the digital era.

Prime Rib Dinner at Hiddenbrooke Garden Room

Fri Mar. 7, 2014 - Fri Dec. 5, 2014
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Prkwy
707-558-0330 x 224

Prime Rib Dinner Night at the Hiddenbrooke Garden Room. 2 seatings: 6 pm or 7:30 pm. $16.95/person, $8.95/child (12 years or younger), excludes tax and gratuity. RSVP on week in advance. Prime Rib Dinner Night every first Friday on the Month.

Poetry by the Bay

Fri Mar. 14, 2014 - Thu Dec. 25, 2014
The Hub, 350 Georgia St.

Open mic events including poetry and live music. Takes place every second and fourth Thursday of the month. THIS IS A FREE EVENT for the community to come & enjoy live performances from some of the Bay Area's talent & to share their thoughts during our open mic session.

Saturdays at Winterhawk Winery

Sat Mar. 15, 2014 - Sat Oct. 25, 2014
4537 Abernathy Road
707-428-6977

PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR SOME GREAT MUSIC WHILE YOU TASTE OUR WINES, THEN HAVE A GLASS OF YOUR FAVORITE ALONG WITH COMPLIMENTARY PIZZA FROM OUR WOOD-FIRED PIZZA OVEN. ALL FOR ONLY $10.00!!!!

Western Railway Museum Scenic Limited Trains

Wed Apr. 2, 2014 - Wed Apr. 30, 2014
Western Railway Museum, 5848 State Highway 12
707-374-2978
Tollfree: 1-800-838-3006

Now in its 13th year, the Scenic Limited will run on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays in April at 11am, 12:30pm, and 2pm. First Class passengers ride in the 1914 Salt Lake and Utah Railway observation parlor car, enjoying cookies and lemonade served by uniformed attendants. Coach passengers ride in a car that spent its working life on the same rail line the Museum now owns and preserves: the Sacramento Northern #1005. Departs each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in April at 11:00am, 12:30pm and 2:00pm. Coach tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors 65 years and older, and $7 for children 2-14. First Class service is $6 extra and includes cookies and lemonade served by uniformed staff. Buy Tickets Now! Advanced reservations accepted for all passengers through Brown Paper Tickets: http://bpt.me/509674 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Napa Valley Museum - Napa Valley Collects

Thu Apr. 3, 2014 - Sat May. 31, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Napa Valley Collects, honoring the region’s private art collectors, is a three-month exhibition presented at the Napa Valley Museum, in partnership with Arts Council Napa Valley and Visit Napa Valley. The exhibition includes significant works from outstanding art collections throughout the Napa Valley, including artists such as Joan Brown, Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso.

Western Railway Museum Vintage Comet Trains

Sat Apr. 5, 2014 - Sat Apr. 26, 2014
Western Railway Museum, 5848 State Highway 12
707-374-2978
Tollfree: 1-800-838-3006

The Vintage Comet uses the same historic train equipment as the Scenic Limited but departs Saturdays at 4:00pm to take advantage of the beautifullate-afternoon light. Adult passengers learn about, and sample excellent local wines provided by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op. Each Saturday features different wine from Co-Op members. A portion of the ticket price from the Vintage Comet benefits the Solano Midnight Sun Foundation, which provides temporary financial assistance to women with breast cancer who need help paying basic living expenses during their treatments. Departs each Saturday in April at 4pm. Tickets are $25 and include a souvenir wine glass. Museum members can purchase tickets for just $20 (valid membership card required). Passengers sample 4 different wines provided by the Suisun Valley Wine Co-Op. Buy Tickets Now! Advanced reservations accepted for all passengers through Brown Paper Tickets: http://bpt.me/509705 or by calling 1-800-838-3006.

Mare Island Golf Club Mare Island Madness!

Tue Apr. 8, 2014 - Wed Apr. 30, 2014
Mare Island Golf Club, 1800 Golf Club Dr., Mare Island
(707) 562-4653

Now that March Madness is over, it is time to introduce Mare Island Madness! Book a tee time anytime on any day and when you check in you will have the opportunity to "upgrade" your round by purchasing one, two, or all three of the items listed below at an unbelievable savings! Choose one, two, or all three and $ave!* $5 for One, $9 for Two, or $12 for all Three ►One Handful of Reconditioned Golf Balls ►Two 12 oz. Draft Beers (Must be 21 years of age) ►Hot Dog & Small Fountain Soda

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom 2014 Spring Break

Fri Apr. 11, 2014 - Sun Apr. 27, 2014
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Beginning April 11 thru April 27, the Park is open Daily for Spring Break 2014! Special discounted tickets will soon be available at the Visitors Center in the Vallejo Ferry Terminal. Park opens at 10:30am - 7:00 pm each daily during Spring Break. Join in the fun in 2014 as the Park continues to celebrate the thrilling SUPERMAN ULTIMATE FLIGHT, a 15-story high-speed launch coaster featuring one of the tallest coaster inversions in the world!!

The Witness - Easter Musical

Fri Apr. 11, 2014 - Sun Apr. 20, 2014
Faith Bible Church of Vallejo, 901 Solano Avenue
(707) 557-7923

The Witness is a special Easter musical presented by FBCV Performing Arts group. FREE

Lynch Canyon Open Space Docent Led Hike

Mon Apr. 14, 2014 - Mon Aug. 11, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd

Join this free guided hike with your docent, Linda. Learn about the park’s plants, wildlife and human history, including the Native Americans, pioneers and ranchers who once called Lynch Canyon home. WHAT TO BRING: (1) $5 for parking. (2) Plenty of water and snacks. (3) Closed-toe shoes that grip well. (4) Trekking poles if you find them helpful. (4) Protection from sun, wind, fog. (5) Binoculars and camera if you wish. WHAT NOT TO BRING: Pets, flip-flops, anything involving a flame or smoke. WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: Pollen, insects, hills. COST: Free! Parking is $5 per vehicle. MEETING PLACE: Meet your guide in the parking lot at 3100 Lynch. Rd., Vallejo, when the gate opens at 9:00 a.m. REGISTRATION: None required. Just show up! Hikes on April 14, May 12 & August 11, 2014

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents Same Time, Next Year

Fri Apr. 18, 2014 - Sat May. 10, 2014
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they find themselves in the same bed the next morning questioning how this could have happened. They agree to meet on the same weekend each year.

Chief Solano Kennel Club Dog Show

Sat Apr. 19, 2014 - Sun Apr. 20, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(707) 446-7492

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

Napa Valley Wine Train Easter on theTrain

Sun Apr. 20, 2014
Napa Valley Wine Train,1275 McKinstry St, Napa
(800) 427-4124

Easter on the Wine Train is a family experience that speaks to each age group in a different way. The Train itself holds a special magic for children, and the luxurious environment, decadent cuisine and enchanting scenery makes it easy for adults to unwind and focus on the quality of the moment. Let us do all the work, while you spend time paying attention to the people you care about the most. Spend Easter collecting memories instead of Easter eggs.

Hiddenbrooke Easter Brunch

Sun Apr. 20, 2014
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Prkwy
707-558-0330 x 224

Buffet includes carving station, omelet station, pastry display, kids station & more. The Easter Bunny will be visiting so bring your cameras! Seatings at 10am, 11 am & 12 pm at the Hiddenbrooke Clubhouse.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Thai, Lao, Hmong & Mien Concert

Sun Apr. 20, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Thai Lao Cache Club Show! NY YANG ♦ NTXHI YAJ ♦ MALISA ♦ NIT ♦ SUNG MOUA ♦ JOWH NDIEV (aka Under The Bridge) Free with your Cache Club Card or $20 at the door Club 88 - 6 p.m.

City of Vallejo presents Spring 2014 Water-Wise Landscaping

Mon Apr. 21, 2014
JFK Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St.
707-648-5299

Identify different types of irrigation systems and their components. Focus is on drip irrigation design, component identification and best installation practices. Learn proven strategies for using water wisely and get your irrigation questions answered by professionals in the irrigation business.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues

Wed Apr. 23, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues kicks celebrates the rich musical blues heritage of Vallejo. The concert will be an old-style blues revue with featured guests including Bonnie Hayes, Don Bassey, Kenya Baker, Kevin Hayes, Raymond Victor, Steve Freund and Willy Jordan. Just like the other Empress offerings, the Wednesday Night Ramble and Soulshine, surprise and unexpected guests will be announced from the stage.

Top the Cops Drag Racing Program

Wed Apr. 23, 2014 - Wed Aug. 13, 2014
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE (7223)

An added bonus to the Wednesday Night Drags is the Top the CopsTM program, which enters its 20th season in 2014. Top the Cops allows high school students the rare chance to drag race against Bay Area law enforcement officers on the quarter-mile drag strip. Both are given practice runs, leading up to a final-round showdown between the student and an officer who competes in his/her squad car and in full uniform. The Top the Cops program runs from April 23 through August 13.

Vallejo Chamber Networking at 5:30

Thu Apr. 24, 2014
Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane
707-644-5551

Co-Sponsored by Rebuilding Together Solano County. This event is also the annual Long-Time Member Recognition mixer.

Vallejo Parent Nursery School Open House

Thu Apr. 24, 2014 - Sat Apr. 26, 2014
500 Amador
707-644-7576

Vallejo Parent Nursery School Open House A non-profit cooperative preschool licensed by the State Social Welfare Department.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Pesado

Fri Apr. 25, 2014
14455 Highway 16

Pesado has blended various musical genres with their accordion-infused Regional Mexican music. They present traditional Norteño with different styles of music including jazz, tango and pop. $55 Reserved seats/ $39 GA Standing (no chairs) Mucho espacio para bailar! Club 88 - 9 p.m.

CDA Cares Dental Clinic

Fri Apr. 25, 2014 - Sat Apr. 26, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack and Expo Halls, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.

Patients will receive cleanings, fillings, extractions, oral health education and assistance in finding a dentist for follow-up care. Clinic doors will open at 5 a.m. each day so that treatments can begin at 7 a.m.

FERRARI CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA

Fri Apr. 25, 2014 - Sun Apr. 27, 2014
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.

Vallejo Yacht Club's Great Vallejo Race

Sat Apr. 26, 2014 - Sun Apr. 27, 2014
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

A celebration of the oldest inland yachting race in the nation. For the 115th 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.

COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET & E-WASTE EVENT

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
1800 Ascot Parkway
(707)642-8228

Garage stuffed to the rafters? Closets overflowing again? Come out and join VCAT and Jesse Bethel High School for a day of fun for everyone. Booths are available for a fee to sell your unwanted treasures. Bring your old electronics for e-waste recycling. Food, entertainment, kid’s activities and more. This is a fund raiser for VCAT and the Jesse Bethel High School Multi-Media Academy Scholarship Fund. Community Flea Market will be located At Jesse Bethel High School South Parking Lot For information on booth space, volunteering or donations, please contact: Sherry Prewitt, Event Coordinator at (707)642-8228 E-Mail sdpcreations707@gmail.com

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Billy Ray Cyrus

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Owner of a multitude of mutil-platinum albums, and author of one of the most famous song-dance phenomenons in entertainment history. $65 / $49 / $39 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church's Spring Extravaganza

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
1350 Amador Street
707-644-4414

Support your local artisans and businesses, amazing jelwelry, handmade crafts, candles, coffee & tea and so much more.White elephant sale by members of First Pres.Over 30 vendors and fabulous prizes.

Earth Day Preserve the Preserve and the Planet Work Party

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center, end of Railroad Ave, Mare Island
707-249-9633

Meet at the Visitors Center for orientation, safety talk and volunteer sign-in, project site tour and start work.

Pre-Trail Run Jog

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.

Get in shape for the Lynch Canyon Trail Run! Join Docent Karen Peitz on a 7K to 8K trail run/jog. WHAT TO BRING: (1) Cash for parking ($5). (2) Plenty of water and snacks. (3) Trail-running shoes. (4) Protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) There is no potable water on the property. (2) Lynch Canyon is a working ranch—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. (3) In order to protect our natural habitats and your pet's safety, dogs are not allowed. COST: The guided run/jog is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. RSVP: sltvolunteers@gmail.com. DIRECTIONS. Meet in the Lynch Canyon parking lot, 3100 Lynch Rd., Vallejo. WEATHER PLAN: Rain cancels.

Coal Shed Studios presents Jose Martinez

Sat Apr. 26, 2014
Cole Shed Studios, 153 Waterfront

Take a moment to slip away from the mainland and visit us at the Coal Shed on Mare Island, April 26th 5 pm until 9 pm. Our own Jose Martinez is featured in the Tim Rose Gallery with guest art student Ashley Foux. It promises to be a great show, there will be food and drink and as always, the magical Coal Shed vibe. We hope to see you there!

McCune Collection Lecture -An afternoon with Geoffrey Chaucer

Sun Apr. 27, 2014
JFK Library, McCune Rm, 505 Santa Clara St.
707-642-2022

Puppeteers Valerie & Michael Nelson: An afternoon with Geoffrey Chaucer: the Toy Theatre Canterbury Tales project. Join us for a wonderful afternoon of Chaucerian whimsy...in Aprille, "when folks longen to goon on Pilgrimages”, we'll enjoy a special preview of from Page to Stage: the Toy Theatre production of the Canterbury Tales. For more information please visit: Kelmscott Chaucer Toy Theatre Project

Cache Creek Casino Resort presents Live Band Karaoke

Sun Apr. 27, 2014
14455 Highway 16, Brooks
Tollfree: 1-877-77-CACHE

Be a Rock Star! It's you, the mic and the crowd ... with a live band! Club 88 - 5 p.m.

American Canyon Singers performs Mozart's Vespers

Sun Apr. 27, 2014
St. Vincent Catholic Church
707-642-1270

American Canyon Singers led by internationally acclaimed conductor Dr. Cyril Deaconoff, Invite YOU to join us this spring. In partnership with St. Vincent Choir & St. Vincent Youth Choir presents Mozart’s Vespers, Ave Verum Corpus and more. Be inspired by the power and beauty of Mozart’s music! Visit us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AmericanCanyonSingers

3J’s Motorcycle Track Days

Wed Apr. 30, 2014
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 30, 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!

Wed Apr. 30, 2014
330 Virginia St

Don't miss this fantastic night of music at the Empress Theatre for the WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE WITH THE NORTH BAY ALL*STARS!!

2014 Solano Business Connections

Thu May. 1, 2014
Solano Community College, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
(707) 249-1667

Largest Business Networking Event in Solano County. Business professionals from every Chamber of Commerce in Solano County come together for an evening of networking. $10 Admission for Chamber/Solano EDC members. $15 for non-members. Free parking, Music, Great food, Wine, Beer, Raffle, Raffle proceeds will fund new "Chamber of Commerce" Scholarships for MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) students and the Puente Program at SCC. Attend for a chance to win a free iPad!

Comedy at the Empress featuring Don Reed

Fri May. 2, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

The multi-talented Don Reed is bringing his standup comedy act to the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo. San Francisco comic, Ben Feldman will open. Reed has been described as "a comedic Molotov cocktail" with his mix of impersonations, improv, physical comedy and storytelling. The former warmup comic for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" has a career that spans television, film, stage and animation and he'll be bringing his standup comedy talents to the latest installment of the monthly comedy series at the Empress Theatre.

Benicia Artists Open Studios

Sat May. 3, 2014 - Sun May. 4, 2014
991 Tyler Street, #114, Benicia
707-747-0131

Each year the Benicia artists and artisans community welcome you to experience Open Studios. This is an opportunity to meet with artists in their studios and home workspaces to see new and exciting works. Over 60 working, creative environments are accessible for two days to see current work in progress as well as many completed pieces on display. Exhibition and Mosaic Project runs April 18-May 5 at the Arts Benicia Gallery.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents En Vogue

Sat May. 3, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

$69 / $59 / $49 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Solano Community Symphony Annual Pops Concert

Sat May. 3, 2014 - Sun May. 4, 2014
KROC Center, 586 East Wigeon Way
(707) 455-7211

Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) Overture F. Lehar The Sea Hawk E. W. Korngold Music to act II of "Butterfly" (Le Papillion) J. Offenbach Three dances from the music to Shakespear's "Tempest" A Sullivan Stars and Stripes J. Ph. Sousa

Genesis House Huge Yard Sale Fundraiser

Sat May. 3, 2014
1149 Warren Ave.
707-552-3395

There is always something for everyone!! Lots of Goodies! Mothers Day Gifts. All proceeds will benefit our Residential Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program. This is in conjunction with the Glen Cove Association Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale

Vallejo Piecemakers Quilting Club "Sew Amazing" Quilt Show

Sat May. 3, 2014 - Sun May. 4, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormack Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Drive

In 2014 we will be having our first ever quilt show. Here's the essential information: Theme of show: Star Attraction Date: May 3 & 4, 2014 Time: Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Place: McCormick Hall, Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo, CA Admission: $8.00 per person We will have quilts for viewing, quilts for sale, vendor booths, opportunity baskets, a general store, door prizes, and a featured guest artist. At the conclusion of the show we will have a drawing for our beautiful opportunity quilt, Calypso Stars.

"Back to the Futures" Barrel Tasting and Futures Release Party

Sat May. 3, 2014
4045 N. St. Helena Hwy.
707-967-6224

Go “Back to the Futures” at Castello di Amorosa with our Barrel Tasting and Futures Release party on Saturday, May 3, 2014! Spend an evening sampling over 40 of the Castello’s hand-crafted wines, including an exclusive selection of our acclaimed 2012 and 2013 vintage red varietals straight from the barrel. Sip and savor your way from past to future vintages in the Grand Barrel Room, a stunning 12,000 square foot room located three levels beneath the Castello.

Community Day Yard Sale & Resource Fair

Sat May. 3, 2014
Emmanuel Temple Apostolic Church, 900 6th St

There will be a free breakfast from 9AM-10AM & the Yard Sale is from 9AM-2PM. There will be a car wash and a children's carnival and also a BBQ Dinner Sale. There will be a host of local free resource vendors for all ages. It is $10 for anyone who wants a yard sale booth. Thank you so much for your time.

42nd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

Sun May. 4, 2014
Vallejo Veterans Bldg, 420 Admiral Callaghan Ln
707-980-8354 or 707-642-0216

The 42nd 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. Treasure Hunt. Free Coins. Buy & Sell collectable paper money.

City of Vallejo presents Spring 2014 Water-Wise Landscaping

Mon May. 5, 2014
JFK Library, Joseph Room, 505 Santa Clara St.
707-648-5299

WATER–WISE PLANT SELECTION May 5 – JFK Library, Vallejo – Joseph Room Knowledgeable plant specialists from Lowe’s Home Improvement Center will be on hand to provide tips on the selection, placement, and planting instructions of drought tolerant plants for your yard.

23rd Annual Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Luncheon & Board Installation

Wed May. 7, 2014
California Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Drive
707-642-3653

Come celebrate the Vallejo Convention & Visitors Bureau's 27th year of serving and attracting visitors to Vallejo. This year's event will be held at the NEW Dining Hall on the campus of the California Maritime Academy! 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!

5th Annual Dan Donahue Golf Classic

Fri May. 9, 2014
Eagle Vines Golf Club, 560 S. Kelly Road
707-552-3650

The American Canyon Chamber of Commerce's 5th Annual Dan Donahue Golf Classic is fast approaching! Only four weeks until we tee off at Eagle Vines Golf Club! The tournament has nearly 100 entries already. There is a good chance we will reach 144 golfers, which will be a sellout!

7th Annual Winemakers Dinner

Fri May. 9, 2014
Zio Fraedo's, 23 Harbor Way
(707) 644-5551 Ext. 223

Cocktails & Silent Auction 6:00 p.m., 5 Course Dinner & Live Auction 7:00 p.m.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán

Fri May. 9, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

"The Best Mariachi's in the World" On Sale December 20 $85 / $75 / $65 Club 88 - 9 p.m. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Vallejo Symphony Spring Concert - Eternal Waters

Sat May. 10, 2014
850 Rosewood / Georgia
707-643-4441

Handel, Water Music Suite No. 2 in D major and Brahms, a German Requiem. With the Solano Choral Society, Vallejo Choral Society and Samantics. Featuring soprano Lauren Woody, bass/baritone Paul Cheak.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Ron White

Sat May. 10, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Two Shows! Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White first rose to fame as a cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour phenomenon. Always a classic storyteller, his humor draws from real life, ranging from growing up in a small Texas town to becoming one of America’s most successful comedians. His four comedy albums reached No. 1 on the Billboard Comedy charts. He has been nominated for two Grammys and sold more than 14 million albums. $65 Club 88 - 7:30 p.m. & 10 p.m.

Wings of Hope Butterfly Release

Sat May. 10, 2014
Dan Foley Park, N. Camino Alto
925-933-0107

Mount Diablo Solano Oncology Group is the proud presenting sponsor of The Wings of Hope: Butterfly Release event. This event is for friends and families to celebrate and honor the lives of those living or passed, who have been touched by cancer. This heartwarming event includes a ceremonial butterfly release and family friendly activities. Guests are given the chance to reflect and honor those close to them who have been affected by cancer, by releasing a live monarch butterfly in their name. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Cancer Support Community, providing support, education and hope free of charge to anyone affected by cancer. This event will specifically underwrite the direct services for those affected by cancer in Vallejo. Live monarch butterflies are available to release for $25 each. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Cancer Support Community. CSC provides support, education and hope free of charge to anyone affected by cancer in the San Francisco Bay Area. This event specifically, will underwrite the direct services for those affected by cancer in Vallejo. You may bring your family and friends for the festivities. Butterfly sponsorship begins at only $25.

Napa Valley Wine Train Mother's Day Luncheon

Sun May. 11, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
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

Wed May. 14, 2014
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.

Coyote Hills Kennel Club Dog Show

Fri May. 16, 2014 - Sun May. 18, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Dr
(336) 379-9352

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

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Flower Moon"

Fri May. 16, 2014
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.

Solano Community Symphony second annual Golf Tournament

Fri May. 16, 2014
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, 1095 Hiddenbrooke Parkway
(707) 455-7211

A full day of golf, good food, drink and music Contact David McBride: 707-447-5600 for sponsorship & participation information.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri May. 16, 2014
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.

Loma Vista Farm's Spring Festival

Sat May. 17, 2014
150 Rainier Ave
707-556-8765

Acitivties, Train Rides, wool carding and spinning, making hats,visit with the animals, bake walk, green house, popcorn, face painting and lots more.Food and plants will be sold. Admission is free. Activity tickets are 50 cents a piece. White Elephant sale.

Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival

Sat May. 17, 2014 - Sun May. 18, 2014
Highways 37 and 121,Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival will feature nearly 400 historic race cars, including legendary marques like Ferrari, Lotus, Porsche, McLaren and Corvette, among others. You’ll witness 10 unique race groups take to the 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course throughout the weekend with warm-ups and racing slated for both Saturday and Sunday. This is your only chance to see the ultimate collection of historic race cars take to the Sonoma Valley road course. The weekend also features the Wine Country Pavilion with samplings of fine foods and wines from the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. It’s a perfect pairing of the wine country and racing you won’t want to miss! This is also a great weekend for the whole family as the paddock is open for spectators to get an up-close look at the race cars and enjoy the various car corrals dotted throughout the raceway.

Benicia In Bloom

Sat May. 17, 2014 - Sun May. 18, 2014
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 2014.

Vallejo Community Resource Fair

Sat May. 17, 2014
City Park, Sacramento Street at Louisiana Street
707-628-5111

Benefit For: Low income, Senior, Veteran, and Homeless population of Vallejo. This is an event to connect underserved populations with services in out community. If you have a service to offer or would like more information about the event please contact us at vallejocommunityresourcefair@gmail.com or by calling(707)628-5111.

International Taste of Wine County

Sat May. 17, 2014
Florence Douglas Senior Center, 333 Amador St.
707-643-1044 ext:11

Featuring cuisine and wines from local restaurants and wineries, a raffle, silent and live auction. This event is to fund the center's no fee and low fee programs and services. Tickets are $40 per person ,includes entrance to the event, dinner and beverages, tickets available at the centers customer service counter. For further information please call the center at 707-643-1044. A place where seniors 50 and better can Relax, Recharge & Reconnect !!

2nd Annual Epilepsy Awareness Stroll

Sat May. 17, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, 1000 Fairgrounds Dr
800-632-3532

Stroll with us! It's easy to make a difference. Join us for a day of fun while helping to improve the lives of the 140,000 people living with epilepsy in our region. Gather donations from your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. A minimum of $100 per person is required and allows entrance into Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, continental breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, a tee shirt and participation in the Stroll. Children two and under are free.

11th Annual Vallejo Garden Tour & Festival

Sun May. 18, 2014
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.

National Public Works Week Open House

Sun May. 18, 2014
111 Amador St.
707-648-4092

Learn how Public Works supports Vallejo and our residents.

Vallejo Jazz Society Concert The Noel Jewkes Quartet

Sun May. 18, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Viriginia St.
707.533.4593

$15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS Members.

Send My Wife to Uganda, A Music Fundraiser to Help AIDS Orphans

Sun May. 18, 2014
The Kroc Theatre, 586 E. Wigeon Way
707-301-3629

Tickets are $15 at the door. With Musical Performances By: Used Blues Band, Darrell Edwards & Heavy Weather, Gordon Rowland, Amber Snider, Syria T. Berry, Izi Holokahi.

Vallejo Admirals Baseball Spring Training

Tue May. 20, 2014 - Thu May. 29, 2014
Wilson Park, Solano Ave. and Stewart St.
707-803-2371

Come out and watch the Vallejo "boys of summer" get ready for what is going to be an awesome 2014 season! The Vallejo Admirals Baseball Club's Spring Training starts May 20th and ends May 29th. Game time is 10:00 am. Games are played at Wilson Park located at Curtola Parkway and Solano Avenue. Admission is FREE. For more information go to www.VallejoAdmirals.com.

Florence Douglas Senior Center Pasta Pomodoro Fundraiser

Wed May. 21, 2014
Pasta Pomodoro, 163 Plaza Drive
(707) 643-1044

20% of bill goes back to Florence Douglas Senior Center. Have a great LUNCH or DINNER & HELP FDSC!! IMPORTANT !! Please Take a Flyer to Pasta Pomodoro and present it to your server before ordering.

Mare Island Bridge to Bridge Triathlon and 5K

Sun May. 25, 2014
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.

Nature Journaling Field Trip with John Muir Laws

Sun May. 25, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd
707-685-5908

Grab your sketchbook and join a free nature journaling field trip with John Muir Laws at Lynch Canyon. The field trip is part of John's Nature Journal Club, a free, family friendly, intergenerational community who connect with nature through art and field journaling. The field trip will combine nature exploration, sketching demonstrations, a potluck lunch, and time to explore and create your own work. WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: No experience necessary. All ages are welcome. Participants must be prepared for uneven dirt trails; rugged, steep, and slippery hills; sticky seeds and thorny plants; and free-range cattle. Free!

Bottle Rock Festival

Fri May. 30, 2014 - Sun Jun. 1, 2014
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.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat May. 31, 2014 - Sun Jun. 1, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Drive
530-676-8762

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

Roy Rogers & The Delta Rhythm Kings

Sat May. 31, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virigina St
707-552-2400

Blues legend & Vallejo native Roy Rogers in concert with his full band the Delta Rhythm Kings. Considered one of the masters of slide guitar, the multi-Grammy winning guitarist and his band will have you dancing in your seat! With Special Guest: Carlos Reyes.

Pre-Trail Run Power Jog

Sat May. 31, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd
707-685-5908

Get in shape for the Lynch Canyon Trail Run! Let Docent Karen Peitz lead you on a 10K trail run/jog. WHAT TO BRING: (1) Cash for parking ($5). (2) Plenty of water and snacks. (3) Trail-running shoes. (4) Protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). WHAT TO BE PREPARED FOR: (1) There is no potable water on the property. (2) Lynch Canyon is a working ranch—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. (3) In order to protect our natural habitats and your pet's safety, dogs are not allowed. COST: The guided run/jog is free. Parking is $5 per vehicle. RSVP: sltvolunteers@gmail.com. DIRECTIONS. Check in at the Lynch Canyon entrance, 3100 Lynch Rd., Vallejo, between 7:45 and 8:00am, before the park opens to the public. WEATHER PLAN: Rain cancels.

Vallejo Color Vibe 5k Run

Sat May. 31, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
435-554-0134

Get ready for the most colorful day of your life! You'll be blasted with color at each color station while making your pristine white shirt, not so white. Join us after for a giant dance party and color throw! A portion of proceeds will also go towards the Food bank of Contra Costa & Solano! Ticket Prices: $43-$53

Contra Costa Kennel Club Woofstock Cluster Dog Show

Wed Jun. 4, 2014 - Sun Jun. 8, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
(925) 229 - 8040

The Contra Costa Kennel Club is a non-profit organization that serves the dog fanciers of the San Francisco East Bay Area. Admission: $0 / Parking: $10

Summer Fun Junior Golf Tournament

Sat Jun. 7, 2014
Joe Mortara Golf Course, 900 Fairgrounds Drive
(707) 642-5146

Begins: Feb 15, 2014 at 12:01 AM PST Entry Deadline: May 23, 2014 at 11:59 PM PDT Entry Fee: $40.00 Open To: Players aged 7 to 11 as of May 31, 2014. TD Contact: Solano County Fair Association TD Email: golf@scfair.org TD Phone: 707-642-5146 Refundable? No Refund after 5/23/14 11 & Under. Tournament Format: Stroke Play Tee Time: Shotgun 10:00am Lunch provided? Yes. JGANC Members Only? No, $15 additional for non-member Gallery? Yes.

7th Annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike

Sat Jun. 7, 2014
Near exit 36 on I-80

Come out and enjoy fresh air, spectacular views and great times at the Lynch Canyon Trail Run & Community Hike! Challenge yourself to Solano County's Toughest Trail Run! Choose the 5K, 10K, or Half Marathon run, or the free two and a half mile community hike. Learn more and register at lynchcanyontrailrun.org.

Verismo Opera presents Suor Angelica & Cavalleria Rusticana

Sat Jun. 7, 2014 - Sun Jun. 29, 2014
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave
707-864-5508

Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini/Cavalleria Rusticana by Petro Mascagni (in Italian), June, 2014 •June 7 (Saturday 7:30pm), 8 (Sunday 2:00pm), 14 (Saturday 7:30pm), 15 (Sunday 2:00pm), 21 (Saturday 7:30pm), 22 (Sunday 2:00pm), 28 (Saturday 7:30pm), 29 (Sunday 2:00pm) at the Bay Terrace Theater (with Mira Theatre Guild), 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94590 •July 5 (Saturday 7:30pm), 6 (Sunday 2:00pm) at the Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters

Wed Jun. 11, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Soulshine turns up the heat in a pro-jam style concert focused on funk, soul, blues and R&B music. The house band for this series is Timm Walker's Groovemasters featuring Charles Spikes, Wilson Brooks and Lorenzo Hawkins. General Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at the door

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Strawberry Moon"

Fri Jun. 13, 2014
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.

2014 Northern California Pirate Festival

Sat Jun. 14, 2014 - Sun Jun. 15, 2014
298 Mare Island Way
Tollfree: 1-866-921-9277

8th 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! TICKETS: $10 at the gate, children 11 and under free. Avoid Will Call! Purchase tickets online starting May 1st at a discount.

Art and Concerts in the Park - The Voltones

Sat Jun. 14, 2014
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.

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

Sun Jun. 15, 2014
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

How to ride a bike, how to throw a baseball, how to drive a car. Dad's never get enough credit for all that they've taught us. This Father's Day thank Dad with a Beer and Barbecue lunch or dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train. $99-129 per person. Shuttle from Vallejo Ferry Terminal available with reservations. 10:50a & 5:50p departures.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Wed Jun. 18, 2014
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.

Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR

Fri Jun. 20, 2014 - Sun Jun. 22, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits the Sonoma Valley for a 25th consecutive year for the Toyota/Save Mart 350, June 21-23. 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. Clint Bowyer took the checkers in 2012, becoming the eighth consecutive different winner in Sonoma. Who will drink from the Champion’s Goblet in 2013? 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.

Comedy at the Empress featuring Mike Pace

Fri Jun. 20, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Theatre featuring Mike Pace.

Vallejo's 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Sat Jun. 21, 2014
City Park, 425 Alabama Street at Sacramento Street
(707) 322-5748

NEW LOCATION! African American Family Reunion Committee and Greater Vallejo Recreation District in partnership with La Clinica present Vallejo's 26th Annual Juneteenth Celebration Sat. June 21 from 11-6, CITY PARK, 425 ALABAMA STREET near downtown Georgia Street. Health and consumer information, vendors, food, live music, youth artistic expression competition, Home Depot Kids' Clinic and more. Sponsored by KUIC 95.3 FM, Gospel 1190, Kaiser Permanente and xfinity by Comcast. Like us! Follow us!

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Qualifier

Sun Jun. 22, 2014
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 & 121
800-870-RACE (7223)

Sonoma Raceway has hosted record-breaking wins and historic racing moments, but this June will mark the first time the raceway has ever hosted a hot dog eating contest. The hot dog eating qualifier will take place during pre-event ceremonies at the raceway in front of the main grandstand, just hours before NASCAR’s biggest stars take the green flag.

Mare Island Preserve- San Francisco Bay Osprey Days

Fri Jun. 27, 2014 - Sun Jun. 29, 2014
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.

Fourth of July at PIER 39

Fri Jul. 4, 2014
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

Fri Jul. 4, 2014
427 York Street
707-644-5551

The 161st Annual Vallejo July 4th Parade is on with the theme "Let Freedom Ring!" Parade step off is 10:00 am. The 2014 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.

Independence Day on the Wine Train

Fri Jul. 4, 2014
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: (800) 427-4124

See fireworks as you never have before...from a train. The Napa Valley Wine Train's Fourth of July Train is an extremely popular and fun way to experience the founding of our great Nation. First, indulge in an elegant gourmet meal. Then relax as we pull into our front row seat and stop for the fireworks celebration. No rushing, no traffic, and no mosquitoes. The Fourth of July Wine Train sells out fast, so reserve your space today.

3rd Annual July 4 Fireworks Viewing Hike

Fri Jul. 4, 2014
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park, 3100 Lynch Rd.
707-685-5908

Watch the fireworks from the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Depending on visibility, expect to see various communities' fireworks around Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Marin, San Francisco, and Contra Costa. The hike is 4.5 miles round trip, over uneven terrain, at a mostly moderately easy pace with some moderately strenuous slopes. Ticket Prices: $10 per person

NorCal Knockout Rock n' Roll Bike & Car Show

Sat Jul. 5, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr
714-883-3694

Pre-70 American hot rods, kustoms, bombs, gassers, nostalgic race & muscle cars. 40's - 60's styled Choppers, Bobbers, & Cafe Racers. Vintage trailers & speed boats. Any other vehicles by invite only. Live rock'n'roll, surf, garage and rockabilly bands + DeeJay Tanoa Samoa Boy spinning wax all day! Tattoo Artists :: Pinstripers :: Tiki Carvers :: Vendors :: Food :: Bbq :: Drinks :: Merchandise A day full of amazing cars, bikes, dragsters, vendors, BBQ, drinks and live bands all day! The car show is hosted by the Swanx C.C. of Vallejo & The NCKO Crew.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters

Wed Jul. 9, 2014
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. With Special Guests. General Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at the door

19th Anniversary POW WOW - Honoring Our Youth

Sat Jul. 12, 2014 - Sun Jul. 13, 2014
4000 Suisun Valley Rd.
707-297-0580

Traditional Singers, Dancers and Drummers. Arts and Crafts, Food and everyone welcome. Bring your own lawnchair or blanket to sit on. Something for the whole family. Raffles. Free Admission.

Art and Concerts in the Park- SF Scottish Fiddlers

Sat Jul. 12, 2014
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
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.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Thunder Moon"

Sat Jul. 12, 2014
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.

132nd Annual Convention and Coin Show

Sat Jul. 12, 2014 - Sun Jul. 13, 2014
Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane
650-380-4181

FREE PARKING ~ Full BOURSE ~ MEETINGS ~ ACTIVITIES

NHRA Division 7 Drag Races presented by Korbel

Fri Jul. 18, 2014 - Sun Jul. 20, 2014
Hwys 37 & 121

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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Jul. 18, 2014
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.

Comedy at the Empress featuring Rocky LaPorte

Fri Jul. 18, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

New Comedy Series at the Empress Theatre in Vallejo. Featuring Rocky LaPorte.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Jul. 19, 2014 - Sun Jul. 20, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Dr
530-676-8762

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

Vallejo Jazz Society Concert Jennifer Lee and the Ever-Expanding Universe

Sun Jul. 20, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

$15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS Members.

NHRA Sonoma Nationals

Fri Jul. 25, 2014 - Sun Jul. 27, 2014
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!

2014 Solano County Fair Celebrates "Cruisin' the County"

Wed Jul. 30, 2014 - Sun Aug. 3, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Dr
707-551-2000

The sixty-fifth Annual Solano County Fair, celebrates "Cruisin' the County". 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 from 4-H, livestock shows, the midway with Butler Amusements rides and games of skill, a Kids Fun Zone with a petting zoo, pony rides and pig races, interactive games for kids of ALL ages, fireworks 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.

NEW DATES! Bay Area Stage presents Waiting for Godot

Fri Aug. 8, 2014 - Sun Aug. 24, 2014
Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, 734 Marin St.
(707) 561-1960

PRODUCTION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL AUGUST. "Waiting for Godot" is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Shows are Fri/Sat at 8:00 pm and Sun at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $18 General Admission and $15 for Students/Seniors

Art and Concerts in the Park-Purple Haze Band

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn 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.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Red Moon"

Sun Aug. 10, 2014
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.

Empress Theatre presents Soulshine with Groovemasters

Wed Aug. 13, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Soul Funk and Rhythm & Blues Soulshine, the newest Empress experience, turns up the heat in a pro-jam style concert focused on funk, soul, blues and R&B music. The house band for this series is Timm Walker's Groovemasters featuring Charles Spikes, Wilson Brooks and Lorenzo Hawkins. Admission: $7 in advance, $9 at the door

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Aug. 15, 2014
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.

Verismo Opera presents La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

Sat Aug. 16, 2014 - Sun Sep. 7, 2014
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave
707-864-5508

Verismo Opera Presents La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini

World of Dance Tour 2014

Mon Aug. 18, 2014
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.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Sun Aug. 24, 2014 - Tue Aug. 26, 2014
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 IZOD 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.

Visions of the Wild festival

Wed Sep. 3, 2014 - Sat Sep. 6, 2014
1323 Club Dr.

The Visions of the Wild Festival will bring ideas and values of wilderness to a diverse San Francisco Bay Area audience.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Corn Moon"

Mon Sep. 8, 2014
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.

Art and Concerts in the Park - Vallejo Jazz Band

Sat Sep. 13, 2014
Childrens' Wonderland, 360 Glenn St
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, and attendance is free to the public. Co-Sponsored by Leadership Vallejo.

Antiques & Collectibles Evaluation Day

Sat Sep. 13, 2014
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St
707-643-0077

5th Annual Antiques & Collectibles Evaluation Day! Bring in your antiques or collectibles to learn more from local experts. Entry fee is $10.00 which includes one evaluation, each additional item is $5.00. What is it? How was it used? Learn about date, style, materials, historical significance and more! Note: These evaluations will be for information only and are not legal appraisals.

FIA World Touring Car Championship

Sat Sep. 13, 2014 - Sun Sep. 14, 2014
Sonoma Raceway, Hwy 37 & 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

The FIA World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) marks its third annual visit to the States in 2014, and race fans have been delighted by the high-intensity, full-throttle racing with an international flair. With familiarity of the challenging track, the level of competition should be even higher in 2014 as drivers power these full-bodied touring cars around the circuit. You’ll see international stars like Gabriele Tarquini, Tiago Montero and Yvan Muller behind the wheel of entries from Ford, Honda, BMW and SEAT. On Saturday, you’ll enjoy FIA WTCC qualifying, followed by two 13-lap sprint races on Sunday. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind show!

40th Annual Fine Arts & Craft Fair

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
from G Street to the Waterfront Lawn,Benicia
707-745-2120

Event will be held rain or shine; admission & parking FREE. Recognized as One of the Most Diversified and Leading Bay Area Arts and Crafts shows, drawing thousands of affectionados annually.

Vallejo Jazz Society Concert 5

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

$15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

Classic Sports Racing Group's 9th annual Charity Challenge

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sun Oct. 5, 2014
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 and 121, Sonoma
Tollfree: 800-870-RACE

Featuring a fascinating variety of Vintage racing cars. Practice on Friday, and practice and racing on Saturday and Sunday. This will be the 9th Annual Charity Challenge, benefiting Speedway Childrens' Charities of Sonoma. Charity Challenge participants have donated over $500,000 to this worthy cause since the Charity Challenge began in 2003. This will be a heavily promoted spectator event, with fan activities like track rides, raffles and race gear sales. Check back for announcements of event sponsors, and special events and activities for competitors and spectators alike.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Harvest Moon"

Thu Oct. 9, 2014
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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Oct. 17, 2014
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's Annual Fundraiser "Celebrate Vallejo" 2014

Fri Nov. 7, 2014
734 Marin Street
707-643-0077

This very special evening to benefit the Museum will be held on Friday, November 7, 2014 Festivities commence at 6:00pm and will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, raffle, silent auction items and a live auction.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Frosty Moon"

Fri Nov. 7, 2014
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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Nov. 14, 2014
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.

Verismo Opera presents La Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Sat Nov. 15, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Ave.
707-864-5508

La Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Vallejo Jazz Society Concert 6

Sun Nov. 16, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707.533.4593

$15 General Admission, $7.50 VJS members.

Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving Lunch or Dinner

Thu Nov. 27, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Thanksgiving Traditions. 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. The Wine Train Thanksgiving is three and a Half full hours devoted to eating, relaxing, chatting and being pampered. It is so enjoyable, that many guests have returned year after year. Making it their own family tradition.

Napa Valley Wine Train Santa Train

Mon Dec. 1, 2014 - Thu Dec. 18, 2014
1275 McKinstry St, Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

These trains sell out VERY early. It would not be out of line to get your Santa Train reservation in October. People are very sad when we fill up, and sometimes that happens before December. The Santa Express Train is a magical experience for the young and the young at heart. Ride the express train with our special guest, Santa! Ole' Saint Nick is going to bring some friends and carolers on board. This is a fabulous holiday experience for the whole family. These are NOT the regular three-hour lunch and dinner trains. This train runs only for an hour and a half from the City of Napa to the Town of Yountville and back, and is filled to overflowing with happy children waiting to see Santa and his friends.

Napa Valley Wine Train Holiday Favorites Sing Along

Thu Dec. 4, 2014
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
Tollfree: 800-427-4124

Join us at the Napa Valley Wine Train Depot for a fun evening of singing along with local favorite, Andrew Moore. This great community event is free to attend, and a wonderful outing for anyone wanting to soak in some holiday cheer.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 5, 2014
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.

12th Annual Teddy Bear Tea & Holiday Open House

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
734 Marin Street
(707) 643-0077

Enjoy this family event featuring Christmas crafts, festive holiday music, delicious refreshments, storytelling and more. Free admission.

Napa Valley Wine Train Moonlight Escape "Cold Moon"

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
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.

Murder Mystery on the Wine Train

Fri Dec. 19, 2014
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.

Napa Valley Wine Train's New Year's Eve 2013 Blackjack Ball

Wed Dec. 31, 2014 - Thu Jan. 1, 2015
1275 McKinstry St., Napa
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.