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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.

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!!!!

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

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

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

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.

Vallejo Wednesday Farmers' Market at Unity Plaza

Wed Aug. 6, 2014 - Wed Sep. 24, 2014
Unity Plaza, Santa Clara & Georgia Streets
925-825-9090
Tollfree: 1-800-949-FARM

Vallejo has a NEW weekday Farmer's Market...Wednesdays from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Unity Plaza (Georgia & Santa Clara). Dates: August 6 - September 24. The Vallejo Certified Farmers' Market is a proud member of the Vallejo community. The farmers' market offers the freshest and best fruits and vegetables, direct from the fields and orchards of California's family farms. Enjoy fresh flowers and lots more!

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.

Wilderness 50 - Celebrating Western Wilderness at Vallejo Museum

Thu Sep. 4, 2014 - Sat Oct. 11, 2014
Vallejo Museum, 734 Marin St.
707-643-0077

In concert with Wilderness 50: Visions of the Wild, ten recognized Bay Area artists exhibit their wilderness inspired paintings, drawings and prints expressing the diversity and grandeur of Western wilderness in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Museum Open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Opening Reception, September 5: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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.

Inventor's Lab at Suisun City Library

Thu Sep. 18, 2014
601 Pintail Drive
510.292.5862

The Inventor's Lab is a mobile program based in Vallejo, bringing the best of the Lawrence Hall of Science to Solano County. Children and their families engage with science and engineering through engineering challenges where they create their own prototypes and test and rebuild their designs at the Lab and throughout the county.

Theatrical Third Weekend at the Hub: Working for the Mouse

Fri Sep. 19, 2014 - Sat Sep. 20, 2014
The Hub, 350 Georgia St

Working for the Mouse blows pixie dust in your eyes while offering a hilarious glimpse behind the ears of the Magic Kingdom.

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!

California Coastal Clean Up Day

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
Vallejo Marina, 42 Harbor Way
707-645-8258

Every September, thousands of Californians go in search of those trash to clean up and have a ball doing it. Volunteers Needed!

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.

Napa Valley Museum - Book signing with MJSchaer

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
55 Presidents Circle, Yountville
707-944-0500

Napa Valley Museum invites you to meet the photographer Michael Schaer and get a personal signed copy of his book by nature. The book includes photographs from Schaer's current exhibit at the Museum, featuring photographs of mountain vistas, landscapes, and native wildflowers from the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe regions. Born from his passion for the outdoors, by nature showcases the beauty of nature in the Bay Area's backyard. Exhibit runs through September 28. All photographs are for sale with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the Museum.

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.

Empress Theatre presents An Evening with Mimi Fox

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Internationally renowned guitarist, composer, recording artist. Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and is one of the most widely acclaimed jazz guitarists on today’s scene. Whether delivering jaw-dropping solo sets, performing dazzling duets with sympathetic partners, or leading a hard-charging combo, Mimi is a consummate improviser who seizes the imagination of her listeners with her passion, soul and unerring ear for beauty.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Isley Brothers

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

From gritty R&B to Motown soul to blistering funk, the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley have enjoyed one of the longest, most influential, and most diverse careers in the pantheon of popular music. $69 / $79 / $89 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

Castello di Amorosa's Harvest Celebration & Stomp

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
Castello di Amorosa, 4045 St. Helena Hwy.
707-967-6274

Harvest is the best time of year to visit Napa Valley, and we're celebrating the 2014 season at the Castello with our Harvest Celebration & Grape Stomp Competition! Join us for an evening of food, wine, dancing, and of course, stomping at Castello di Amorosa! - Savory foods paired with Castello wines - Grape Stomp photo op - Live Music by Sticky Notes - Barrel making demonstration by Nadalie Cooperage - Meet our winemaking team - Taste 2014 wines straight from the fermentation tank - Tour underground cellars - Complimentary shuttles to downtown Calistoga All inclusive. You must be 21 or older to attend.

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 …

Art Connector Potluck

Sat Sep. 20, 2014
Artiszen, 337 Georgia St.
702.339.4249

The Art Party Continues! Boy, do we love these Saturday potlucks! It's a great time to catch up, share ideas and see what everybody's been up to, and keep on plotting our creative course! You know the drill...bring a dish to add to the table, a set of helping hands (your own, preferably), your lovely brain, and any good karma you have to spare.

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

8th Annual Mare Island Zombie 5K Run/Walk

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
1310 Johnson Lane
209-795-7832

Runners beware! One of the most exciting, nail-biting, zombie-chasing events is coming your way at 9 a.m. on Sunday, September 21, 2014, as Touro University California hosts its 8th annual “Mare Island 5K Zombie Run/Walk.” This year’s event, benefitting the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) and Global Center for Success, is led by Touro’s Sports Medicine Club and promises to deliver a thrilling experience while exercising and promoting health. Participants must try to avoid Zombies throughout the race and be the first across the finish line before getting infected! And don't miss the FREE Health Fair in Lander Hall Gym - Open to Public 9:30 - 11:30 am

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Worlds Away

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

Mussorgsky, Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor (featuring David Requiro), Ravel, and Gershwin. David Ramadanoff conducting.

"The Real Dirt on Farmer John" Screening & Discussion

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
Mare Island Heritage Preserve, 1595 Railroad Ave
530.756.6555 xt 19

Free admission, donations gratefully accepted. Documenting 70 years — the Petersons were prolific filmers of their own lives — "The Real Dirt on Farmer John" paints a picture of a man whose enigmatic passions went against the grain of life in tiny Caledonia, Ill., a town about 75 miles west of Chicago. “In the end, it’s really an optimistic story about the resurrection of the American soul, and it starts with the soil." After the film we'll have a lively Q&A session with the guests and you!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Banda S7

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Conciertos de Musica Latina! Cache Club Show! Free with your Cache Club Card or $20 at the door Club 88 - 5 p.m.

Birds of Prey Migration Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sun Sep. 21, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.
(707) 432-0150

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident, migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Empress Theatre presentsHot House Funk with Ric Alexander’s Tribute to Maceo Parker

Wed Sep. 24, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Ric Alexander is a force on saxophone who’s joined us at the Empress many times on our Wednesday night show. This time, Ric will bring his band and their tribute to sax legend Maceo Parker. This will be HOT! Ticket Price: $9 online – $11 at the door

Vallejo Chamber Networking at 5:30

Thu Sep. 25, 2014
Vallejo Insurance Associates, 840 Tuolumne St.
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

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

Vallejo Sister City Assn International Dinner & Auction (Year Ten)

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
USA World Classics Event Center, 1525 Sonoma Blvd
707-342-6036

The 10th Annual Vallejo Sister City Association Dinner & Auction. Sample international foods, with live and silent auctions and open bar to support Vallejo's Sister City Association. Foods from each Sister City; Trondheim, Norway; La Spezia, Italy; Akashi, Japan; Baguio, Philippines; Bagamoyo, Tanzania; Jincheon, South Korea. Tickets on sale NOW at the Vallejo Visitor Center in the Vallejo Ferry Building, the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce, or the Vallejo Museum.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Fright Fest 2014

Sat Sep. 27, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-644-4000

Fright Fest Presented by SNICKERS® is back with more zombies than ever before! Halloween descends on Six Flags Discovery Kingdom as the park transforms for Thrills by Day and Fright by Night! Enjoy frightful fun and spine-tingling adventures that bring Northern California to a new level of terror. Visit the park for Fright Fest starting Saturday, September 27 from noon to 10 p.m., and Fridays and weekends through November 1 for scary, spooky fun!

Jelly Belly Candy Palooza 2 at Jelly Belly Visitor Center

Sat Sep. 27, 2014 - Sun Sep. 28, 2014
Jelly Belly Candy Co, One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Celebrate everything sweet in life at the Jelly Belly Candy Palooza 2. Free self-guided tours of the Jelly Belly factory throughout the event. Free entrance and parking.The Jelly Belly Visitor Center is proud to host another spectacular Candy Palooza at the Visitor Center in Fairfield! Candy Sampling, Quality Art and Craft Vendors, Carnival Rides, Midway Games, Wine and Chocolate Experience, Pony Rides and much more! FREE ADMISSION, FREE PARKING, FREE TOURS! More details and event information will be made available as the date approaches. *some attractions, like the rides and games, will require a fee*

Mankas Garden Concert Series - Suspects of Soul

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
2252 Mankas Corner, Fairfield
Tollfree: 1-888-823-8463

Suspects of Soul was created to fill a need for great music at a time when none was available. Brought together by a mutual understanding of how to successfully play a room, Suspects of Soul fearlessly gathered on stage for the first time without a rehearsal knowing there was no musical challenge that could not be met. On that night in September, 2011 Herman Wilson, Jason Stewart, Stacy Starkweather and Marc Carmi Smith became Suspects of Soul.

Napa Valley Museum - Oktoberfest and Car Show

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
Napa Valley Museum, 55 Presidents Circle
707-944-0500

Get out your lederhosen for the Napa Valley Museum Oktoberfest & Car Show, a fundraiser for the Museum presented in part by The German Lodge of Napa. The Car Show will feature classic, antique and sports cars, hot rods and motorcycles. Come enjoy traditional German music, beer, food and more. Event admission is complimentary but car entry is $20 per vehicle ($15 for Museum Members).

Fall Wine Walk in Downtown Benicia

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
First St.

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

"Feels Like Fall" Music in the Rowser Garden

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center, end of Railroad Ave, Mare Island
707-249-9633

3rd annual Mare Island Fundraiser. "Feels Like Fall" in the Rowser Garden Evening Picnic Dinner Potluck with Root Beer Floats, Sunset Walk and Music . . . all for a good cause!

Participatory Budgeting Voting

Sat Sep. 27, 2014 - Mon Oct. 6, 2014
Throughout Vallejo
707-648-4577

Voting for Cycle 2 is approaching quickly - are you ready to decide how to spend $2.4 million to make Vallejo better? Every Vallejo resident age 16 years or older is eligible to vote - even if you're not registered. All you need is proof of your Vallejo address. The ballot will be released on September 10th, 2014 - stay tuned for more information, or click here to sign up as a poll worker or part of the outreach team and be among the first to see what projects are on the ballot. - See more at: www.pbvallejo.org

Artiszen Cultural Arts Center - Jose Martinez

Sat Sep. 27, 2014
Artiszen Cultural Arts Center, 337 Georgia St
(707) 649-8984

Join us Sep. 27th for the opening reception of Artiszen's very first One Man Show featuring amazing artist Jose Martinez. Martinez is from Napa and creates his art at the Coal Sheds Artist Studios on Mare Island. Please join us in welcoming this extremely talented young man and his guest art student Ashley Foux to the downtown art scene.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Live Band Karaoke!

Sun Sep. 28, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

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

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.

Empress Theatre Presents: 1st WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE!

Wed Oct. 1, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Your North Bay All*Stars feature...Don Bassey, Mike Emerson, T Moran, and Matthew Silva...playing Blues, Roots, Americana and Funk. Cover - $9 Advance; $11 at Door and Full Bar.

Ghost Walk on First Street

Fri Oct. 3, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
90 First Street, Benicia
707-745-9791

Spooky tales of the paranormal history of Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive, and fun Ghost Walk with paranormal experts.

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

7th Annual Benicia Scarecrow Contest

Fri Oct. 3, 2014 - Mon Oct. 20, 2014
Throughout City

Scarecrows are on display starting October 3 through October 31. Businesses on First Street and throughout Benicia will show off imaginatively created scarecrows. A directory of participating ballots will be listed on Benicia Main Street’s website and available at all participating businesses. Three mystery judges will pick 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in Best Scarecrow. The public is invited to vote on “People’s Choice” by picking up a ballot at participating businesses, Benicia Main Street, or during the Thursday night Farmers Market. Voting ends Monday, October 20; selected winners from the mystery judges and “People’s Choice” will be announced shortly thereafter.

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.

Empress Theatre presents The Sun Kings

Sat Oct. 4, 2014
330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

The Sun Kings – Premier Beatles Tribute Band – Going into their 14th year and considered one of the premier Beatles Tribute acts in the country, The Sun Kings continue to amaze their fans and win over skeptics with their uncanny channeling and respect for the music they perform. With a repertoire of over 150 songs, and spanning the entire Beatles epoch – from Hamburg to the Rooftop – The Sun Kings shine in concert with spot-on arrangements and vocal harmonies delivered with a driving energy, joy, and vitality that recall the earliest Beatles performances. Experience The Sun Kings in concert and you will hear the concert The Beatles never gave!

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.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Oct. 4, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

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

Household Saints, a solo exhibition by Mark Martin

Sat Oct. 4, 2014 - Sat Oct. 25, 2014
Coal Shed Artist Studios, Building 153, 4th Ave & Waterfront St.
510-207-8743

Opening Reception, Sat. Oct. 11 11am -5pm. Closing Reception, Sat. Oct. 25 11am - 5pm. Open by appointment starting Oct 4.

Inventor's Lab at Springstowne Library

Wed Oct. 8, 2014
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-572-7587

Automata: Hand-Powered Machines Choose a motion, make the cams, levers, and linkages to design and build a mechanical sculpture that you get to take home. Free.

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.

Vallejo Rotary Club's 4th Annual RocktoberFest!

Fri Oct. 10, 2014
Dan Foley Cultural Center, 1461 N. Camino Alto
707-342-2304 or 707-980-1379

Proceeds to benefit Vallejo Rotary's community projects. The ticket price includes: Taste (all you can eat) great German/American food. Enjoy (all you can drink) domestic beer plus a variety of local wines. Plus you will receive a complimentary beer mug! German dancers from the Golden Gate Bavarian Club will be performing and providing games. In between the dancing and games; music by Vallejo's own - Young Ones! We invite you to join us for a fun filled evening to raise money for Vallejo Rotary's community programs. See you there!!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Kenny Rogers

Fri Oct. 10, 2014 - Sat Oct. 11, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Two shows! Known for his instantly identifiable raspy vocals and an extraordinary ability to vividly inhabit each song he performs, Rogers has enjoyed great success during his storied career of nearly five and a half decades. $75 / $89 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

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

Western Railway Museum Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival

Sat Oct. 11, 2014 - Sun Oct. 26, 2014
Highway 12, Fairfield
707-374-2978

Each Saturday and Sunday from October 11 – 26, the Western Railway Museum presents its annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Celebrating its 17th year, this classic harvest festival is a highlight of autumn, and for many, a family tradition.

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.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Maia Kobabe

Sat Oct. 11, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-284-1263

Meet, watch, and talk to Maia Kobabe, the author and illustrator of the all-ages medieval fantasy adventure comic The Thief’s Tale. Her comics can be found online at thiefs-tale.smackjeeves.com.

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

California Maritime Academy Day on the Bay

Sun Oct. 12, 2014
200 Maritime Academy Drive
707-654-1060

Join us for an exciting day on the San Francisco Bay onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear to celebrate Fleet Week and enjoy a front row seat at the U.S. Navy Blue Angels air-show. Continental breakfast, live music, lunch and an assortment of snacks are included in the ticket price. Wine and beer will be available for purchase.Ticket Prices: $150/person

Empress Theatre Presents: WEDNESDAY NIGHT RAMBLE! with special guest Bobby Walker

Wed Oct. 15, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

The North Bay All Stars will host the gathering of musical friends in the latest installment of The Wednesday Night Ramble at the historic Empress Theatre in downtown Vallejo with Don Bassey on bass, T. Moran on drums, Matt Silva on guitar and Mike Emerson on keyboard. Cover - $9 Advance; $11 at Door. Full Bar.

Haunted Depot on First Street

Fri Oct. 17, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Historic Benicia Railroad Depot
707-745-9791

The normally mild-mannered Southern Pacific Railroad Depot will mysteriously transform into a frightful depository of ghosts, goblins and spirits daring the public to pay a visit.

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.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Oct. 18, 2014 - Sun Oct. 19, 2014
Solano County Fairgrounds
530-676-8762

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

Salute to the O’Kane Division of Sea Cadets Fundraiser

Sat Oct. 18, 2014
8th and Railroad Sts
707-642-4925

Navy League fundraiser with Meat Loaf, Roast Turkey dinner at the Mare Island Museum. It is a fundraiser for the Richard O'Kane Sea Cadets annual budget. Tickets $30.00 (donation) from John Hoffmann at 707-642-4925 or mail to P.O. Box 3370, Vallejo,CA 94590. Make checks payable to Navy League Council #1. Hors d'oeuvres at 4:00 pm; Dinner at 5:00 pm Please RSVP by Oct. 11th

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.

Birds of Prey Migration Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sun Oct. 19, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.
(707) 432-0150

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident, migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Jelly Belly Haunted House

Mon Oct. 20, 2014 - Fri Oct. 31, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane
707-428-2800
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Candy factory tours include the fun and kid-friendly haunted house at Jelly Belly Candy Company. Tours detour through a decorated haven of Halloween delights. Learn about the making of Jelly Belly jelly beans, candy corn and more on 40-min. tours, samples follow. Free.

Empress Theatre presents Hot House Blues with Special Guests

Wed Oct. 22, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Hot House Blues at the Empress Theatre takes place the 4th Wednesday of every month and features some of the best blues musicians on the planet. Previous featured artists were Tommy Castro, Kevin Russell, Steve Freund, Terry Hanck, and many others are coming soon!

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Scott Weiland

Fri Oct. 24, 2014
14455 Highway 16

Performing Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver and more... $59 Reserved - Seats w/access to floor near stage. $45 GA - Standing ONLY on floor near stage (NO Seats) Club 88 - 9 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.

Munchkin Masquerade at Jelly Belly

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
707-428-2800
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come in costume and join the fun at Jelly Belly. Kids 10 and under parade through Jelly Belly (open to the first 300 children in costume). Parade begins at Jelly Belly Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m. and marches through the Haunted House on the candy factory tour. Face painting, clowns and treats. Free.

Benicia Halloween Costume Contest & Sidewalk Stroll

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
First Street & Military East, Benicia
707-745-9791

Benicia's Halloween tradition continues on Saturday, October 25th at 10am with the annual Halloween Costume Contest and Sidewalk Stroll at the City Park, located at First and Military Streets.

Halloween Breakfast at Jelly Belly

Sat Oct. 25, 2014
Jelly Belly, One Jelly Belly Lane
Tollfree: 800-953-5592

Come in costume to celebrate Halloween with a special breakfast at the Jelly Belly Café with Mr. Jelly Belly and friends. Advance tickets required to reserve your space. $12.99 for children ages 3+ and adults, 2 and younger free. Tickets sold online at JellyBelly.com

Koham Press "Happiness and Other Diseases" book signing

Fri Oct. 31, 2014
Koham Press, 628 Marin St.
510-472-4732

"Happiness and Other Diseases" by Sumiko Saulson, book reading and signing. Costume Contest! Music by DJ Krishna! Prizes!

Empress Theatre presents Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary

Fri Oct. 31, 2014 - Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St.
707-552-2400

The Rocky Horror Show is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s, the musical tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist unveiling his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. The costume party and dancing starts at 9:30 pm – The movie starts at midnight!

North Bay Science Discovery Day

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road

Unleash your inner scientist … experiment with robotics … walk on the wild side of the animal kingdom … play with microbes and DNA. Free Admission. Free Parking

Better Vallejo Halloween Party

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
Vallejo Community Center, 225 Amador

Better Vallejo will be hosting a Halloween Dance at the Community Center on Amador Drive, our dance is being sponsored by GVRD. There will be bats, witches, drinks, pumpkins and food. There will also be dancing and a costume contest. The ticket price will be $15.00 at the door. Funds from this dance will go to support Better Vallejo activities and hopefully allow us to support volunteers at Hogan Middle School. The kids will trick or treat the night before and you can come dance the Monster Mash with us on Saturday night. Must be age 21+.

Zodiac - 2-day Code Seminar

Sat Nov. 1, 2014 - Sun Nov. 2, 2014
Maritime Academy
Tollfree: 1-855-9-ZODIAC

True identity revealed in 2 codes - 3rd is Zodiac. "Mt. Diablo" (bus bomb) code. Seminar 10-11:30 AM & 2-4 PM, both days. Attendees will receive signed code decryptions and other materials never made public, including copy of letter from the Zodiac to the author. And SFPD's composite sketch with 2 subject photos.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Nov. 1, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

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

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.

Schulz Museum - Second Saturday Cartoonist: Rachel Ann Millar

Sat Nov. 8, 2014
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Meet, watch, and talk to illustrator and cartoonist Rachel Ann Millar. Her self-published comics include Jerk Water Drones and Xtra Large Gal and can be found on her web site www.rachelannmillar.com.

Schulz Museum - Peanuts in Wonderland

Sat Nov. 8, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Lewis Carroll Society of North America will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) with an exhibition that explores Alice in illustration; in the comics, including Schulz’s famous Cheshire Beagle; and in graphic novels.

Vallejo Symphony presents Diane and Friends

Sun Nov. 9, 2014
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.

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!

Inventor's Lab at Springstowne Library

Wed Nov. 12, 2014
Springstowne Library, 1003 Oakwood Ave
Tollfree: 1-866-57-ASKUS

Zoom, Twirl, Fly - explore principles of force and motion as well as your own creativity as engineers. Build and test whirlygigs, gliders and other cool flying contraptions. Free.

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.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's Holiday in the Park

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Jan. 4, 2015
1001 Fairgrounds Dr
707-643-6722

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom presents their Annual Holiday in the Park, Northern California's BIGGEST Holiday Celebration. Featuring millions of dazzling lights, the Bay Area's biggest Christmas tree, Santa's Workshop, Christmas Tree Forest, holiday-themed shows, select rides and attractions and the Blitzen's Wonderland Mountain Snow Hill. The holiday fun kicks off on November 28, and runs weekends through December 14. Holiday in the Park will be open daily from December 19, 2014 to January 4, 2015 (closed December 24 and 25). Hours vary; please check Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's website.

Loma Vista Farm's Christmas Tree Lot

Fri Nov. 28, 2014 - Sun Dec. 14, 2014
150 Rainier St
707-642-4925

Enjoy hot chocolate as you walk around the Farm and select that perfect tree. Remember to pick up a special handmade wreath, find just the right craft as a gift or ornament, and wander into the Greenhouse to buy a beautiful plant for that special someone. Christmas Tree Sale Hours: Christmas trees will be available for pick up at the Farm on Friday, November 28. Sales continue through December 14, every Thursday & Friday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

15th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Jelly Belly

Sat Nov. 29, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield

Festivities begin at 5 p.m., Parade and Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 p.m. A winter wonderland begins with a sing-along and comes to life when Santa and friends turn on the lights of the tree at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. Santa leads a parade of fun and frolic. Musical performance, entertainment and evening candy factory tours. Free.

Meet Santa Claus at Jelly Belly

Sun Nov. 30, 2014 - Wed Dec. 24, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane

Visit with St. Nick on several days at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center, beginning November 30th to December 24th. Santa will be in residence 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on most days. Times will vary depending on holiday scheduling, please call (800) 953-5592 or visit www.JellyBelly.com for Santa’s appearances.

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.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Dec. 6, 2014 - Sun Dec. 7, 2014
900 Fairgrounds Drive
530-676-8762

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

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.

Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches

Sat Dec. 6, 2014
King-Swett Ranches
916-870-4824

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

Birds of Prey Migration Hike at Lynch Canyon

Sun Dec. 7, 2014
Lynch Canyon, 3100 Lynch Rd.
(707) 432-0150

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Schulz Museum - Juxtapositions

Wed Dec. 10, 2014 - Mon Apr. 13, 2015
2301 Hardies Lane
707-579-4452

Schulz once remarked, “I’m speaking to people about things that really affect them.” An authentic approach to emotional issues helped make Peanuts unique. Characters expressed feelings of doubt, insecurity, depression and other sentiments atypical of a daily comic strip. From Lucy’s psychiatric advice to Charlie Brown’s apprehensions, this exhibition follows the sophistication of Schulz’s writing in over 70 comic strips that focus on the human condition.

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.

Cache Creek Casino Resort Presents Kathleen Madigan

Sat Dec. 13, 2014
14455 Highway 16
Tollfree: 1-888-77-CACHE

Over Kathleen Madigan’s 25 year career she has performed on nearly every standup television show ever made. Leno, Letterman, Conan, Ferguson and so on. She was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for Best Concert Comic and her third hour-long special, Madigan Again, was named one of iTunes Best Comedy Albums of 2013. $39 / $49 Club 88 - 8 p.m.

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.

Brunch with Santa at Jelly Belly

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: (800) 953-5592

Join Santa and friends for a yummy brunch and entertainment. Bring your camera for those unforgettable moments. Advanced tickets must be purchased online. Tickets available at JellyBelly.com.

Birds of Prey Identification and Natural History Hike

Sat Dec. 20, 2014
Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
707.685.5908

Join Larry Broderick and the Solano Land Trust Raptor Team for a hiking tour featuring resident and over-wintering birds of prey. Previous sightings include golden eagles, bald eagles, rough-legged hawks, Cooper's hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, ferruginous hawks, peregrine falcons, prairie falcons and other more common birds of prey. Broderick brings over 25 years of experience studying, researching, identifying, rescuing and rehabilitating birds of prey. Over the last decade he has been sharing his love of hawks on these Solano Land Trust birds of prey hikes and tours. He’s a gifted and entertaining teacher who is anxious to share his knowledge of and passion for raptors with anyone who is interested. He distinguishes a ferruginous hawk from a red-tailed hawk and a prairie falcon from a peregrine falcon from great distances. He is known to demonstrate the wing beat movements and wing configuration patterns of different species by using his spread arms. Advance registration required (see below).

Jelly Belly 5th Annual Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Tue Dec. 23, 2014
One Jelly Belly Lane, Fairfield
Tollfree: 1-800-953-5592

Hosted by Vacaville Chabad, celebrate the Festival of Lights with the lighting of a giant Jelly Belly bean filled Menorah at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center. A Hanukkah Wonderland featuring free demonstrations and activities for children and adults will begin at 4:00 p.m. Take home a souvenir photo with Mr. Jelly Belly dressed up as Hanukkah hero “Judah the Maccabee.” Guests can also enjoy traditional Hanukkah foods.

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.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Feb. 7, 2015 - Sun Feb. 8, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Dr.

Gun show and sale. Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Expo Hall Sunday - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - Expo Hall General Admission: $10 per person Parking: $10.00 per vehicle

Vallejo Gem & Mineral Spring Bling

Sat Feb. 28, 2015 - Sun Mar. 1, 2015
Solano County Fairgrounds, McCormak Hall, 900 Fairgrounds Dr.
707 334-2950

Come see an amazing collection of jewelry, gems, rocks, and crafts from over 70 artists and dealers; thousands of rare, unusual, and one-of-a-kind items, all for sale at great prices. Some of what you'll find: Jewelry, beads, turquoise, jade, opal, fossils, minerals, crystals, specimens, and rough rocks and slabs. Door Prizes, Wheel of Fortune. $10 Admission.

Code of the West Gun Show

Sat Apr. 4, 2015 - Sun Apr. 5, 2015
900 Fairgrounds Drive
(530) 676 - 8762

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

Vallejo Symphony Concert - Sérénité

Sun Apr. 12, 2015
Lander Hall, Touro University, Mare Island
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.

43rd Annual Vallejo Coin and Collectibles Show

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

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

2015 Solano County Fair

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

The sixty-sixth Annual Solano County Fair. The Solano County Fair is the place to experience the many sights, sounds and smells that give a county fair its magic including competitive exhibits 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.