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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.

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.

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!!!!

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

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.

Schulz Museum - Social Commentary

Sat May. 3, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

An avid reader and active member of his community, Schulz created Peanuts from the perspective of an informed observer. The Cold War, Vietnam, and environmental issues are just some of the subjects that he touched upon in his work. Social Commentary will highlight socially attuned Peanuts strips through original art, topical ephemera, and reaction letters from the archives.

Schulz Museum - Summer Classes

Mon Jun. 2, 2014 - Fri Aug. 15, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Classes in computer gaming, LEGO animation, art, cartooning, and even ice skating will run through August 15. Find a complete schedule and register at schulzmuseum.org/learn/classes-camps. Call for schedule, fees and reservations at 707-284-1263.

Napa Valley Museum - Walter H. Everett: American Illustrator

Thu Jun. 5, 2014 - Sun Aug. 31, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

WALTER H EVERETT (1880-1946) As a gifted child, Walter was preoccupied with drawing and painting. He rode a bicycle 30 miles each day from New Jersey to Philadelphia in order to take art lessons from Howard Pyle, the father of American illustration, at the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry (now Drexel University). Later Everett was invited to continue his studies at the famed artists’ colony, the Brandywine School. By his early 20’s Everett was already nationally acclaimed for his work as an illustrator in some of the most prestigious publications in the country.

Napa Valley Museum - Wayne Thiebaud: Works on Paper

Sun Jun. 29, 2014 - Sun Sep. 14, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle

Organized by Wayne Thiebaud and Paul Thiebaud, this collection exhibits Wayne’s work since 1948 when he began his undergraduate studies at California State University, Sacramento, through his graduate studies and continues on into his professional work up to 2004. According to Paul Hitchcock, Director of the University Library Gallery, “This collection reflects the passion Wayne has for teaching. This assemblage of work includes examples that follow numerous stages of development to reach a final numbered and signed work.” The collection is on loan from California State University, Sacramento courtesy of an anonymous donor who gifted the collection to the University and curated by Meagan Doud.

Beat the Heat is Back! at Mare Island Golf Club

Tue Jul. 1, 2014 - Thu Jul. 31, 2014
Mare Island Golf Club, 1800 Golf Club Drive
(707) 562-4653

Back by popular demand... Not only can you escape the heat by playing Mare Island this July, you can take advantage of this unbeatable mid-day special... Monday - Friday July 2014 2 complimentary beverages with your paid round! Book your tee time between 11 AM and 2 PM...only $29* per player! (includes green fee, shared cart fee, and 2 beverages)

SolTrans Summer Slice

Sun Jul. 6, 2014 - Sun Aug. 31, 2014
707-648-4666

Youth Bus Passes Sliced! July 6th thru August 31st, 2014 •Youth Local Day Pass - Only $1 •Youth Multi-Zone Day Pass – Only $4 •Youth Local 31-Day Pass - Only $15 Applies to Youth ages 6 -18 Youth Day Passes can be purchased for same-day use on board SolTrans local routes. Youth 31-Day passes available at the Vallejo Transit Center. Unavailable at other sales outlets, quantities are limited. Promotional passes expire 8/31/2014. No refunds or exchanges.

2014 California State Fair - Food-Family-Fun!

Fri Jul. 11, 2014 - Sun Jul. 27, 2014
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.

Winterhawk Winery Food Truck Fridays

Fri Jul. 11, 2014 - Fri Sep. 19, 2014
4537 Abernathy Road
707-428-6977

Please join us for our premier Food Truck Friday's featuring fabulous food and music.

Napa Valley Museum - World of Wonder Summer Discovery Days

Tue Jul. 15, 2014 - Fri Jul. 25, 2014
55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Each week, kids will engage in imaginative adventures, express their creativity and learn through exploration! Whether unearthing treasures from the past in a state-of-the-art archeological pit, exploring artful connections with Gyotaku fish painting or cooking a traditional Mexican meal, your children will experience enriched museum education in their own back yard! 10am-Noon. •Daily Rates per child: $7 for Museum Members and $10 for Non Members •Weekly Rates per child: $28 for Museum Members and $40 for Non Members •Ideal for grades 2nd thru 5th •Pre-paid reservations Required! 707.944.0500. Space is limited to 20 students per session.

City Sugar

Fri Jul. 18, 2014 - Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Bay Terrace Theatre, 51 Daniels Avenue
707-561-6489

City Sugar is a dark comedy in 2 acts about a disenchanted radio DJ, Leonard Brazil, who is King at the local Leicester Sound 103 FM. His interactions with the employees at the station and the teens who listen to him on the radio unravel into the Contest of the Century!, in which he himself, disillusioned, with the hype of mass media, the sugar coated pap he has to play over and over, and the commercialism of it all, has his own meltdown as he dreams of one day working at Capitol Music in London.

SONOMA BOULEVARD DESIGNCharrette 2:Form-Based Code Development

Tue Jul. 22, 2014 - Fri Jul. 25, 2014
415 Virginia Street
707-645-2610

The Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan is part of Propel Vallejo (formerly the Planning Initiatives Project), a three-year planning effort resulting in the Sonoma Boulevard Specific Plan, a General Plan Update and a comprehensive citywide Zoning Code Update.

Vallejo Chamber's Networking at 5:30

Thu Jul. 24, 2014
Emeritus at Vallejo, 350 Locust Dr.
(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.

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!

Festa Italiana at V. Sattui

Sat Jul. 26, 2014
1111 White Lane St, St Helena
Tollfree: 1-800-799-2337

Under the oaks - great food, fine wine - and music by Nino L'Italiano! This year we will host our nineteenth annual Festa Italiana under the oaks here at V. Sattui Winery, and you are invited! As in past years, we will be celebrating V. Sattui's Italian heritage with an outdoor feast straight from the villages of Toscana and Lombardia. Our chefs will fill bowls and platters with delicious pastas and garden-fresh salads, then slice and dish up roasted wild boar, grilled tri-tip and fresh salmon.

Benicia Waterfront Festival

Sat Jul. 26, 2014 - Sun Jul. 27, 2014
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.

Free Family Movie Night: Frozen

Sat Jul. 26, 2014
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn Street

Doors open at 7:30pm Movie starts at dusk Don’t forget your blanket! Stop by our stand for popcorn, water, hot dogs and ice creams Adults must stay on site with their children.

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat Jul. 26, 2014 - Sun Jul. 27, 2014
Hanns Park, Skyline Drive at Redwood Prkwy

Vallejo Shakespeare in the Park, in partnership with the Greater Vallejo Recreation District and City of Martinez, presents A Midsummer Nights Dream. This is a free community event, open to the public, with picnic style seating. Patrons are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on during the performance, there will be no chairs provided.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Keenen Ivory Wayans

Sat Jul. 26, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-337-6272

The trail-blazing linchpin of a sprawling family of comic entertainers. $45 / $35 Note: This show is rescheduled from March 22. All tickets from the March show will be refunded and must be repurchased for the new date. Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Vallejo Pow Wow

Sat Jul. 26, 2014 - Sun Jul. 27, 2014
Service Club Park

Contest Dancing. Master of Ceremonies: Tom Phillips, Sr., Arena Director: Earl Neconie, Head Woman: Tina Puthoff, Head Man: Justin Goggles, Jr., Host Northern Drum: All Nations, Host Southern Drum: Red Buffalo. Free Admission. Fee for Parking.

2nd Annual Vallejo Hot Rod Car Show and BBQ

Sat Jul. 26, 2014
Vallejo Yacht Club, 485 Mare Island Way
707-812-7215

Classics, resto rods & muscle cars! This event promises to be a day of cool cars BBA and great live music. Proceeds to benefit Rebuilding Together and Season of Sharing/Benicia Community Action Council.

Obtainium Cup Contraptor's Rally

Sun Jul. 27, 2014
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.

Benicia Historical Museum exhibit Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers – A Legacy of Historical Artistry

Sun Jul. 27, 2014
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd.
(707) 745-5435

Exhibit Opening , refreshments, reception, and program presentation. Featuring the history of this prestigious interiors wall covering company,including hand-screened heritage papers displays & printing process demonstration. Free admission.

Napa Porchfest

Sun Jul. 27, 2014
City of Napa
707-255-1836

Out of the garage and onto the porch!Join us for Napa’s very own Porchfest! This is a free outdoor music event that takes place on the porches of fifty historic homes in Napa, featuring local bands performing nearly every genre and style of music.

"Chasing Ice" Film Viewing

Tue Jul. 29, 2014
Rush Ranch 3521 Grizzly Island Road
707-685-5908

See Chasing Ice, an award-winning documentary that tells the story of National Geographic photographer James Balog's harrowing quest to capture the world's changing glaciers with time-lapse photography. Sarah Ferner and Heidi Nutters of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are presenting the movie in participation with a National Science Foundation Study Circle on climate change communication. Please join Sarah and Heidi for the movie and a brief discussion about your experiences in talking and learning about climate change. Rush Ranch is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which studies and protects coastal habitats and estuaries. REGISTRATION: Space is limited. Learn more and RSVP at bit.ly/ChasingIceFilmViewing. See you at the movies! Free!

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.

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! Special Guest Tommy Rox

Wed Jul. 30, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

TOMMY ROX is considered by fans and peers alike as one of the most versatile musician / entertainers of the present day. As a performer he is outrageous! As a musician, he’s clearly a cut above. Tommy will be joined by theNorth Bay All-Stars and a few surprise guests! The All-Stars are Don Bassey on bass and vocals, Kevin Frazier on saxophone and vocals, Mike Emerson on keyboards, Matt Silva on guitar, and T Moran on drums.

Wildlife Associates: Wild Neighbors at Springstowne Library

Wed Jul. 30, 2014
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Discover our amazing animal neighbors. Meet a red fox, porcupine, white-tailed kite, and hawk! Free.

Rebuilding Together Prep Days

Thu Jul. 31, 2014 - Fri Aug. 1, 2014
TBD
707-580-9360

Vallejo Military Home Rehab

Relay For Life-Vallejo

Sat Aug. 2, 2014 - Sun Aug. 3, 2014
St Patricks-St. Vincents High School,1500 Benicia Rd
Tollfree: 800-ACS-2345

One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Won’t you join this year and be a part of Relay? Help mark this milestone and celebrate the successes achieved together during the last 27 years.

First Saturdays at Blue Rock Springs Park

Sat Aug. 2, 2014
Blue Rock Springs Park 650 Columbus Parkway
707-648-5317

Come enjoy hikes & various nature activities in GVRD parks the first Saturday of each month this Summer.

Rebuilding Together Vallejo Workdays

Sat Aug. 2, 2014
TBD
707-580-9360

Vallejo Military Home Rehab

UNIQUE to VALLEJO

Sat Aug. 2, 2014 - Tue Aug. 26, 2014
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, 337 Georgia St
707-246-8899, 510-815-6924

Photography Show. Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, located in beautiful downtown Vallejo, is the venue of an exciting new photography show in August. The show will feature work of local photographers highlighting the unique places and events only Vallejo has to offer.

Napa Historic Bicycle Tour

Sat Aug. 2, 2014
City of Napa
707.255.1836

There’s no better way to see this great city than on a leisurely, 2 hour bike tour. Cyclists will be introduced to many of the signature and historic sites of the city within the beautiful area of Spencer’s Addition/ABC Streets and surrounding neighborhoods. The tour will include many local gems and also several hidden jewels off the beaten path.

Rebuilding Together Vallejo Workdays

Mon Aug. 4, 2014
TBD
707-580-9360

Vallejo Military Home Rehab

Mascot Day at Jelly Belly

Wed Aug. 6, 2014
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!

Busy Bee Dogs at Springstowne Library

Wed Aug. 6, 2014
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Welcome to the magical world of the Busy Bee Dogs - formerly homeless pets who currently amaze and educate audiences of all ages through heart capturing extraordinary entertainment.

Mare Faire: Celebrate the Original Mare Island

Fri Aug. 8, 2014 - Sun Aug. 10, 2014
at South end of Railroad, bldg A-167
707-557-9816

6th Annual Mare Faire will take place at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and throughout Mare Island 10:00am-8:00pm, with the Preserve and many other Mare Island attractions open earlier beginning at 9:00am Saturday. More than 30 naturalist guided discovery outings, docent led history tours of the Preserve and tours of other Mare Island attractions will be offered over the 2-day weekend. The FREE public event, headquartered at the Preserve Visitors Center, Building A-167, a former bomb storage magazine, will also feature educational displays, slide shows, movies, music, an art show and plein air paintout for artists and items to purchase.

VBETT Community Unity Mardi Gras Family Reunion Weekend

Fri Aug. 8, 2014 - Sat Aug. 9, 2014
City-wide

Vallejo Community Unity Official Family Reunion Weekend "Memories Walk" and VIP Mardi Gras Reception Fundraiser. Bringing families, friends, alumni, businesses and community together one official weekend a year.

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

Comedy at the Empress featuring Dennis Regan

Fri Aug. 8, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress presents Dennis Regan, featuring Phil Johnson. Hosted by Karinda Dobbins. Headliner Dennis Regan is one of America’s favorite comedians! His quick wit and brilliantly funny insights into the world around us never fail to keep audiences laughing. He is one of the elite, few comics who have had multiple appearances on both the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the Late Show with David Letterman. Featured act Phil Johnson brings his playful humor and likable, endearing manner to the stage. Our host Karinda Dobbins opens the show with her sharp, distinctive tumor, infused with hilarious social commentary.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintners Dinner: Jericho Canyon Vineyard

Fri Aug. 8, 2014
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry Street
Tollfree: 1.800.427.4124

Spend a Friday evening immersing yourself in a complete Napa experience during the Wine Train’s Vintner’s Dinner featuring Jericho Canyon Vineyard. Drink exquisite wines, dine on a menu artfully paired to the afternoon's vino and chat with Napa Valley Wine Train’s Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald and guest hosts Marla Bleecher and Nick Bleecher while you gaze upon Napa’s Vineyards from your elevated booth in the Wine Train’s 1952 Vista Dome Car. The menu for your afternoon has been specially crafted for this event, and will not be seen again.

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.

Benicia Peddler's Fair

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
First Street from J to the waterfront
(707) 745-8680

51st Annual Benicia Peddlers Fair * 300 Select Vendors * 20,000+ Loyal Fans * Wonderful Benicia Restaurants * Many Unique Stores on First St * Food Vendors

Napa Valley Museum Free Family Fun Days: Extreme Cupcake Decorating

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

If you love cupcakes, come show it! Have a deliciously good time decorating cupcakes using unusual frosting, colors and flavors! Ready, get set – decorate!

Vietnam War-Veterans Remembered

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane

Vallejo to Honor Vietnam War Veterans on August 9, 2014; Deadline June 9, 2014 VALLEJO, CA (APRIL 18, 2014) - The Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building Council (VVMBC) will honor Vietnam War Veterans on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1300 hours (1PM) at the Vallejo Veterans Memorial Building, 420 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Vallejo CA 94591. This coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Emily Martin

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to manga artist and instructor Emily Martin. Martin’s artwork can be found illustrating the comic parody Princeless and on her website www.megamoth.net.

Genesis House Huge Yard Sale Fundraiser

Sat Aug. 9, 2014 - Sun Aug. 10, 2014
1149 Warren Ave.
707-552-3395

There is always something for everyone!! Lots of Goodies! All proceeds will benefit our Residential Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program.

GVRD 70th Birthday Celebration

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Blue Rock Springs Park, 650 Columbus Parkway
707-648-5317

The Greater Vallejo Recreation District, also known as GVRD, is happy to announce its celebrating its 70th Birthday Party! You are cordially invited to help us celebrate on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 11:00am until 4:00pm at Blue Rock Springs Park! There will be a live concert by the Purple Haze Band, food, a Kids Corner with a bounce house and all around good time fun. The best part of all…admission is FREE. We invite you to come and celebrate GVRD’s rich history and contributions and to thank the community for supporting the District throughout the years. Learn new things you didn’t know (or may have forgotten!) and reminisce about days past. FREE!

Free Family Movie Night: Disney's Planes

Sat Aug. 9, 2014
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St.
707-980-8004

Doors open at 7:30pm Movie starts at dusk Don’t forget your blanket! Stop by our stand for popcorn, water, hot dogs and ice creams Adults must stay on site with their children.

25th Annual Fairfield-Vallejo Coin & Collectibles Show

Sun Aug. 10, 2014
Fairfield Community Center, Assembly Rm, 1000 Kentucky St, Fairfield
707-567-6938 or 707-384-3793

This is an all day event with coin dealers both buying and selling as well as knowledgeable collectors. There will be a youth table with a free gift for all youngsters accompanied by an adult, raffle drawings with gold& silver coin prizes and a luncheon service. Admission $1/Free with card, and free parking.

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.

Vallejo Choral Society - 2nd Annual Summer Choral Workshop

Sun Aug. 10, 2014
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 Doyle Drive
707-653-6827 or 707-643-4441

Announcing the 2nd Annual VCS Summer Choral Workshop August 10th from 7:00pm - 9:30pm Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 Doyle Drive, Vallejo Cost: $10 Dr. Buddy James will our guest conductor for the second annual VCS Summer Choral Workshop on August 10th at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 Doyle Drive in Vallejo. The program, running from 7:00-9:30pm, will be focused on the Faure Requiem. You will have a chance to rehearse and learn about this magnificent masterpiece of the French repertoire.

Schulz Museum - Punchlines in Peanuts

Wed Aug. 13, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane

) Do you have all-time favorite Peanuts strips that make you laugh out loud? Charles Schulz was a master of comedy, pairing his clean drawing style with carefully crafted punchlines. Learn about the art of joke-telling and explore how Schulz has kept readers laughing for decades in the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s upcoming exhibition, Punchlines in Peanuts. The exhibition runs August 13 through December 7, 2014, and features 70 original comic strips with some of the most clever punchlines in Peanuts.

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

51st Annual Vallejo Chamber Golf Tournament - Morning in the Sun!

Fri Aug. 15, 2014
Blue Rock Springs Golf Course, 655 Columbus Parkway
707-644-5551

Join the Vallejo Chamber at Blue Rock Springs Golf Course for a "Morning in the Sun!" The day begins with an early KUIC Radio Coffee Break at 8:00am, shotgun start at 9:30am, heavy hors d'oeuvres by 3:00pm, and prizes, raffles, and contests spread throughout the day. Sponsorship opportunities are available! We are looking for hole hosts with fun games and contests to have on the course! Please contact Josette Lacey at the Chamber if you are interested.

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.

Castello di Amorosa's Hot Havana Nights

Fri Aug. 15, 2014
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St. Helena Hwy.
707-967-6274

: Hot summer days lead to cool, sexy evenings in the Napa Valley. Join us on Friday, August 15th for a night of wine, sultry Latin dancing, authentic slow roasted Cuban food paired with Castello wines. Try an assortment of fine cigars or bring your own for our lounge. Wear your sexy Cuban threads and bust out that Fedora or Panama Hat. Sultry salsa beats from the Carlos Herrera Band will get you on the dance floor and keep you there as we celebrate Hot Havana Nights!

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintner's Lunch: ZD Wines

Fri Aug. 15, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

ZD Wines is a family owned and operated winery that has been around since 1969. They are dedicated to producing delicious wines in an environmentally fashion. They have been certified organic for over a decade, and are a solar powered winery. Join President, Brett deLeuze, and Assistant Winemaker, Brandon deLeuze, on board the Napa Valley Wine Train as they share with you their expertise and unique insights to ZD’s winemaking process. It will surely be a memorable afternoon filled with delicious wine from ZD, paired artfully with Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald’s superb cuisine, as you watch the fabulous vistas of the Napa Valley glide slowly by. Book Now! Per-person: $179

Relay for Life-Benicia

Sat Aug. 16, 2014 - Sun Aug. 17, 2014
Benicia High School, 1011 Military West, Benicia

One day. One night. One community. One Fight.Won’t you join this year and be a part of Relay? Help mark this milestone and celebrate the successes achieved together during the last 27 years.

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.

Vallejo Business Alliance Expo & Networking @ 5:30

Thu Aug. 21, 2014
First Bank, 116 Springstowne Center
707-644-5551

Vallejo Business Alliance Mixer Come out and join us for the annual VBA Mixer at First Bank in Vallejo! Network with those who are members of the Solano County Black Chamber, Solano County Fil-Am Chamber, Solano County Hispanic Chamber, and the Vallejo Chamber!

Napa Valley Museum Film Showing: Kings of Pastry

Thu Aug. 21, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Sixteen contenders seek the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (“MOF”), France’s highest honor in the sublime art of patisserie, employing vast amounts of sugar, butter and eggs to create gorgeous, fantastical and delicious creations. Some of the world’s most accomplished chefs gather in Lyon for three intense days of mixing, piping and sculpting everything from delicate chocolates and elaborate cream puffs to six-foot-high sugar sculptures.

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

Fri Aug. 22, 2014 - Sun Aug. 24, 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.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintners Lunch: Castello di Amorosa

Fri Aug. 22, 2014
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry Street
Tollfree: 1.800.427.4124

Rising above the hills in the Napa Valley is Castello di Amorosa, which translates to the “castle of love” in Italian. Castello di Amorosa is an authentically-styled, 13th century Tuscan castle winery replete with high walls and five defensive towers and over 30 acres of estate vineyards. It was built over a 15-year period by Dario Sattui, a fourth generation winemaker and owner of V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena, California. http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/ Book Now! Per-person: $179

Free Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie

Sat Aug. 23, 2014
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn St.
707-980-8004

Doors open at 7:30pm Movie starts at dusk Don’t forget your blanket! Stop by our stand for popcorn, water, hot dogs and ice creams Adults must stay on site with their children.

Benicia Historical Museum Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ Fundraiser

Sun Aug. 24, 2014
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd, Benicia
707-745-5435

Fun in the Sun with two bands in concert, BBQ meals for purchase from Beaver Creek Smokehouse restaurant, beer brewing exhibit & demonstration, free concert entrance for children under 12. Free entry to the Museum exhibits, including “Bradbury & Bradbury – A Legacy of Historical Artistry”. No-host bar; eat inside of outside; shade tents available. Concert tickets $15.00 Available at: Bookshop Benicia, ABC Music (First Street) & Benicia Museum office, gift shop and online.

Hugz for Hermz, Benefit Concert for Herman Wilson

Sun Aug. 24, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.

An amazing talent line up ~ all in support of their Beloved Fellow Musician: ``RICK STEVENS (of Tower of Power,Your Still a Young Man) ``TANYA SCARLETT ``GREG ERRICO(of Sly & the Family Stone) ``CARLOS REYES ``THE USED BLUES BAND WITH SPECIAL GUEST DARRELL MANSFIELD ``KENNY WILSON ``EDDIE NEON ``SUSPECTS OF SOUL ``RONNIE STEWART AND WEST COAST BLUES CARAVAN OF ALL STARS ``JEFF CURTIS ``KE'LEE BORDEAUX AND MANY MORE OTHER SPECIAL GUESTS!!!

Vallejo Yacht Club Ida Tyler 24th Annual Flea Market

Sat Aug. 30, 2014
485 Mare Island Way
707-643-1254

Start collecting your 'treasures' to sell at our annual flea market. Rent a space (members $20, non-members $25) or donate your items to be sold at the Members Table. Join us for Fun-Food-Bargains. If its legal sell it. Visiting non-food vendors welcome.

Visions of the Wild Festival

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

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Visions of the Wild Festival will be held in Vallejo, CA from September 3-6, 2014. It will include art shows, speakers, films, music, and field trips. The goal is to connect diverse urban communities to the wildness of nature around them. The festival is sponsored by the U.S. Forest Service, the Vallejo Community Arts Foundation, and many other agencies and organizations. CONNECTING NATURE, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintners Lunch: Provenance Vineyards

Fri Sep. 5, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

The inaugural release, Provenance Vineyards 1999 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, established the winery's style: an elegant yet powerful richness with deep, intense flavors that reflect the vintage and vineyard. With the 2000 vintage they expanded the family of wines to include Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Merlot. Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc, their only white wine, made its debut with the 2003 vintage. In August 2002 they acquired the winery known formerly as Chateau Beaucanon, located on Highway 29, for the home in the heart of the Rutherford appellation. Enjoy wines from this rich heritage paired with Chef Mcdonald's unique menu items. http://www.provenancevineyards.com/ Book Now! Per-person: $179

First Saturdays at River Park

Sat Sep. 6, 2014
River Park Wilson Avenue & Mare Island Causeway
707-648-4600

FREE: Come enjoy hikes & various nature activities in GVRD parks the first Saturday of each month this Summer.

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.

Schulz Museum - Journey to the Reuben: The Early Years

Thu Sep. 11, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane
(707) 579-4452

The Reuben Award is the highest honor bestowed annually by the National Cartoonist Society. Schulz was the first artist to receive this recognition twice—once in 1955, and again in 1964. Examine the years leading up to Schulz’s acceptance of this prestigious professional accolade through his early cartoons for The Saturday Evening Post, and rare Peanuts strips from the 1950s.

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, attendance is free to the public.

Vallejo Celebrates Youth

Sat Sep. 13, 2014
360 Glenn Street
707-648-5317

The 7th Annual “Vallejo Celebrates Youth,” a one day festival held at Children’s Wonderland will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The purpose of this event is to Celebrate Our Youth while providing families and children with resources and information to provide a healthy childhood and strengthen the community. The Greater Vallejo Recreation District, First 5 Solano, Kaiser Permanente, and our community partners will have the opportunity to promote what we have to offer for the youth of Vallejo and provide a variety of events and activities for children to participate in. FREE Resources, FREE Fun and FREE Food will be provided.

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!

Vallejo Comedy Circuit presents: ROBERT HAWKINS

Sat Sep. 13, 2014
Bay Terrace Theater, 51 Daniels Ave.
(707) 290-6995

VALLEJO COMEDY RETURNS! $15 Yeah we said the last show was the last one ever...at that venue! We've found a new home at: BAY TERRACE THEATER 51 Daniels Ave., Vallejo CA some may know it as home to the MIRA Theatre Guild, which is now also home to the new MIRA Community Cultural Center. It's only one show for now. More to come? Perhaps.... We had an opportunity that we couldn't refuse, so we made it happen! FEATURING: ROBERT HAWKINS Seen in his own half-hour "Comedy Central Presents" special Seen in "Ron White's Comedy Salute To The Troops" on CMT Seen in VALLEJO on SEPTEMBER 13TH! Questions or concerns? Let us know. We're glad to be back and can't wait to see you! This event will be general seating (no group reservations/first come first seated). Let us know if you need special arrangements and/or whatnot. Student pricing still available, just too wordy to mention on the flier.

Comedy at the Empress presents Jeff Applebaum & Friends

Fri Sep. 19, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Jeff Applebaum & Friends, A Red Dragonfly Comedy Showcase. Headliner and longtime Bay Area favorite Jeff Applebaum is handpicking his favorite comics to feature for this comedy showcase featuring the best and talented young comics. Jeff will headline the show with his comedy examining his particular life experiences, which include being the only white kid on his Little League team in Queens, and his work experience prior to comedy - working as an engineer, using his two degrees from MIT!

41st Annual Fine Arts & Craft Fair

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

Celebrating 41 years and recognized as the longest running Arts & Craft fair in the area, fine artisans and quality crafters line First Street to share their creativity.

13th Annual Recovery Rally

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
Allan Witt Park, West Texas & 5th Street
(707) 552-5295

Join the Voices for Recovery: Real People, Real Recovery. Free Bar-B-Que with DJ music. Fun for the whole family. Speakers and testimonials. Bring your family and a blanket. September is National Recovery Month.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Isley Brothers

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
14455 Highway 16

Tickets On Sale 5/2 $89 / $79 / $69 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

3rd Annual Ursula Awards Film Festival

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
USA World Classics Event Center, 1525 Sonoma Blvd
(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 …

Vallejo Jazz Society presents The Roger Glenn Sextet

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

$15 Admission, $7.50 VJS Members

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Worlds Away

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Ave
707-643-4441

Mussorgsky, Night on Bald Mountain; Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1; Ravel, Pavane for a Dead Princess; Gershwin, An American in Paris. With Cellist Matt Allen.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintner's Lunch: Swanson Vineyards

Fri Sep. 26, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Swanson Vineyards is a family winery founded on a passion for evolving the existing standards of wine and food. In the 1950s, long before founding Swanson Vineyards, the Swanson family introduced the first lifestyle product, Swanson frozen dinners, which helped women get out of the kitchen and enjoy life. In 1985, at his 25th Stanford University reunion, W. Clarke Swanson, Jr. was inspired by a tip from a fraternity brother and successful vintner to purchase a parcel of vineyard land on the Oakville Cross Road in the heart of Napa Valley. Join Swanson's Winemaker Chris Phelps on board The Napa Valley Wine Train for a memorable afternoon of delicious wine, paired artfully with Executive Chef Kelly Macdonald's superb cuisine, as you enjoy the fabulous vistas of the Napa Valley glide slowly by. http://winetrain.com/events/vintners-lunch/swanson-vineyards Book Now! Per-person: $179

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2014

Sat Sep. 27, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Are you ready for the fright of your life and more zombies than ever? Every weekend from September 27 through November 2 (plus Fridays October 3,10, 17, 24 and 31), Fright Fest, presented by Snickers®, turns Six Flags Discovery Kingdom into an eerie adventure. The best Halloween experience in Northern California features haunted attractions, spooky shows, children’s activities, crazy coasters, and tons of frightening fun. Park opens Fridays at 4:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 12 Noon.

Oktoberfest 2014

Sun Sep. 28, 2014
Benicia Clock Tower, 1189 Washington
707-746-0380

Food * Beer * Wine * Music. Proceeds benefit: Benicia Community Action Council, Families in Transition, Catholic Social Services, Children's Nurturing Priject, BUSD Special Friends.

Bay Area Stage presents Aladdin (Jr.)

Fri Oct. 3, 2014 - Sun Oct. 5, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador Street
(707) 649-1053

Inside the Royal Palace gates in the faraway city of Agrabah, Princess Jasmine prepares to choose a husband ("Arabian Nights"). Against Jasmine's wishes, her father the Sultan insists that she pick from among three visiting Princes by tomorrow. Shows on Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3:00 pm. For tickets and reservations call 707-649-1053

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintners Dinner:Boisset/Raymond

Fri Oct. 3, 2014
Napa Valley Wine Train, 1275 McKinstry Street
Tollfree: 1.800.427.4124

Inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond Vineyards is a diverse destination dedicated to inspiring its guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsy. Five generations of the family helped create this Napa icon with an enduring reputation for elegant, certified organic, Biodynamic® wines. http://www.raymondvineyards.com/ Book Now! Per-person: $179

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.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sun Oct. 5, 2014
707-642-3653
Tollfree: 800-4-VALLEJO

"RUN & ROW TO THE RHYTHM OF THE CITY" - SAVE THE DATES OF SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH & 5TH FOR MORE THE RETURN OF THE VALLEJO WATERFRONT WEEKEND COMMUNITY EVENT IN VALLEJO. PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE MIRA COMMUNITY CULTURAL CENTER.

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.

Comedy at the Empress presents Maureen Langan

Fri Oct. 10, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Maureen Langan, featuring Mike Capozolla. Hosted by Priya Prasad. Headiner Maureen Langan performs all over the world. You can hear her wry, wicked and smartly piercing wit every Sunday night at 10pm on KGO radio. She was a finalist in the 2009 San Francisco Comedy Competition and is a regular at Caroline’s on Broadway in New York City. Featured act Mike Capozzola is a Bay Area based stand up comedian and a published cartoonist. He’s also appeared in a batch of TV commercials that you’ve shut off. He’s a regular invited performer at SF SketchFest and has performed in London, Edinburgh, Vancouver and Jerusalem. Other jobs have included three different species of mascot, a police sketch artist, substitute teacher and taxi driver. Our host, Priya Prasad, has her own style of comedy. She is witty, intelligent and thought-provoking.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintner's Lunch: Judd's Hill

Fri Oct. 10, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Judd's Hill, tucked amidst the beautiful vines of Napa Valley, is owned and operated by two generations of the Finkelstein family. Art, Bunnie, Judd and Holly Finkelstein are vintners dedicated to producing ultra-premium, handcrafted wines. The family has been making wine in Napa Valley since the 1970's and continues to produce signature wines that are fruit-driven, concentrated and just simply delicious. Taking an intimate and personal approach to winemaking, Judd's Hill limits annual production to less than 3,000 cases. Their popular MicroCrush winemaking service offers custom winemaking and Bottle Blending Day Camp experiences for individuals and groups. Enjoy the artful pairing of these MicroCrush wines with Chef's gourmet cuisine. Book Now! Per-person: $179

Napa Valley Museum Free Family Fun Days: Day of the Dead Miniature Ofrendas

Sat Oct. 11, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707.944.0500

Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos by creating your own personalized Ofrendas using small jewelry boxes, beads, pictures and cloth.

Muckfest MS

Sat Oct. 11, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.

MuckFest MS rallies you and your friends for a mucky romp through mud and obstacles in support of a world free of multiple sclerosis. The run is pure athletic hilarity on a 5K course full of mud, and featuring 15+ outrageous obstacles that will spin, swing and fling you up, down and sideways. The only cramp our muckers get is from laughing too hard. Admission: $55.00 - $105.00 Per Person Parking: $5.00 - $10.00 Per Vehicle

Benicia Old Town Theatre Group presents Dial M for Murder

Fri Oct. 17, 2014 - Sat Nov. 8, 2014
B.D.E.S. Hall, 140 West J St, Benicia
707-746-1269

Tony is convinced his wife Sheila is having an affair and, wracked with jealousy, decides to dispatch her in what he’s convinced is the perfect murder … until, that is, his plan falters in the most unexpected way.

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.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Lou Gramm

Sat Oct. 18, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

"The Voice of Foreigner" in a hit-filled night of classic rock! $49 Reserved - Seats w/access to floor near stage $35 GA - Standing only on floor near stage, no seats Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Napa Valley Wine Train Vintner's Lunch: Grgich Hills

Fri Oct. 24, 2014
1275 McKinstry St.
Tollfree: 1-800-427-4124

Taste wines created by Mike Grgich, one of the men responsible for putting Napa Valley wines on the map. This wine making legend was the winemaker behind the 1973 Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, which won the famous 1976 Paris Tasting. After this monumental tasting, the world began to recognize that Napa Valley was producing delicious wines rivaling those of France. His daughter, Violet, who is involved with every aspect of the wine business, will be on board with guests, sharing stories about her father, and about her love of wine country.

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.

Napa Valley Museum Free Family Fun Days: Cornucopia!

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Have an A–Maize–ing time celebrating the end of 2014 with our corn husk craft making program. Activities include corn husk sunflowers, owl ornaments and frontier dolls.

The Biggest Loser RunWalk at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Sun Nov. 9, 2014
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
(815) 464-1265

A race for all fitness levels, whether you are ready to set a personal record or this is your first race, come join us at The Biggest Loser RunWalk! Each registered participant and finisher will receive the following: The Biggest Loser RunWalk Finisher's Medal Commemorative Technical T-Shirt Drawstring Backpack Chip-Timed Race for Runners and Those Tracking Personal Goals Free Downloadable Race Photos Award Divisions for Runners and Walkers Save more, play more!

Napa Valley Film Festival

Wed Nov. 12, 2014 - Sun Nov. 16, 2014
Various Venues

The Napa Valley Film Festival is a five day extravaganza that showcases the best in new independent film-making and world cinema. Between star-studded films, celebrities, parties, galas, delicious food and amazing wines, you'll definitely want to attend this premiere Napa Valley event!

Comedy at the Empress presents Ryan Stout

Fri Nov. 14, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Ryan Stout, featuring Dhaya Lakshminarayanan. Hosted by Brendan Lynch. Headliner Ryan Stout was only 22-years-old when he won the prestigious Boston International Comedy Festival’s competition. He is now a seasoned comedian with well crafted material who has performed all over the world. He is a regular guest on Chelsea Lately and has also appeared on Conan, HBO’s Funny as Hell, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham and his own special Comedy Central Presents Ryan Stout. Featured comic Dhaya Lakshminarayan was named Best Comedian 2013 in the SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Readers Poll. She’s also appeared as a storyteller on NPR’s Snap Judgment. Host Brendan Lynch’s astute observational comedy will surprise you with its bold sarcasm, absurd twists, and hilarious punch lines.

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.

Comedy at the Empress Theatre presents Darren Carter

Fri Dec. 12, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Comedy at the Empress Darren Carter, featuring Keith Lowell Jensen. Hosted by Natasha Muse. As soon as headliner Darren Carter takes the stage he unleashes a captivating flurry of impersonations, observations, and off-the-wall social commentary that is a comedy experience unlike any other. Darren's contagious charm and vivid imagery paints a picture that is both relatable and one of a kind--no wonder critics nationwide are calling his act 'one of a kind' and 'a must see'. With acerbic wit, brilliant delivery, and an animated style of his own Darren Carter captivates a crowd and leaves his audiences rolling in laughter and begging for more. Featured comic Keith Lowell Jensen has performed with Robin Williams, Doug Stanhope, Will Durst, Norm Macdonald and Bruce Campbell. He's toured the country as the atheist on The Coexist? Comedy Tour and as the emcee for Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation. Our host Natasha Muse is a comedian, a skeptic, a mom, and at least the second-funniest transsexual you know. Her cerebral writing, whimsical wordplay, and unique perspective on life have earned her the adoration of audiences and the respect of her peers.

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.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Concert for the Animals

Sun Jan. 25, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood Avenue
707-643-4441

It's all about the animals at this show for all ages, presented in partnership with the Humane Society of the North Bay. Respighi, La Primavera from Trittico Botticelliana, Prkofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumble Bee, and Saint-Saens, The Carnival of the Animals. With Nathan Cheung and Eric Tran, the Happy Dog Duo.

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Sérénité

Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Hogan Auditorium, 850 Rosewood
707-643-4441

Bartok, Romanian Folk Dances; Debussy, Sacred and Profane Dances; Ravel, Introduction and Allegro; Ibert, Divertissement for Chamber Orchestra.

Easter Egg Hunt at Children's Wonderland

Sat Apr. 18, 2015
Children's Wonderland, 360 Glenn Street
707-648-4600

Mr. Cottontail will be visiting Childrens Wonderland (Polaroid Pictures $2.00.) Bring a basket on Saturday to gather your eggs. You must pre-register for this event. Two Hunts: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Castle doors open at 10:00am and close at 12:30 to reopen at 1:30pm. $3.00 particiapation fee, under 2 years is free. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPAINED BY AN ADULT.

Vallejo Symphony presents Diane and Friends

Mon Nov. 9, 2015
First Presbyterian Church, 1350 Amador St
707-643-4441

Vallejo Symphony's Principal clarinetist Diane Maltester is joined by pianist LaDene Otsuki and cellist DAwn Foster-Dodson, performing Bernstein's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano and classics from the clarinet repertoire. The concert ends with the Beethoven Trio for Clarinet, Piano and Cello.