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Event Calendar

Upcoming Events for Sat Mar. 23, 2013

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Michael Guidry - Artistic Passion and Repurposing

Tue Jan. 1, 2013 - Sat Mar. 30, 2013
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd
707-745-5435

Current arts and technology exhibit Featuring unique pieces Michael Guidry a multi-media artist primarly working in pastels, ink, and recycled paper and packaging Museum Hours & Museum fees apply

COYOTE CLUB

Sat Feb. 9, 2013 - Sat May. 11, 2013
McIntyre Ranch, St. John's Mine Road
707-648-4552

The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Explore nature through activities, games and crafts. Getting up close to nature helps us to understand the balance we have with the environment. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Families are encourage to come to every meeting. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Instructor: Dee Davis Cost: $5/class resident, $6/class nonresident Adults must register at no cost.

Ghost Walk with Donna Raymond

Fri Feb. 15, 2013 - Fri Oct. 18, 2013
90 First Street
707-745-9791

Spooky tales of the paranormal history of Benicia are revealed on this exciting, interactive and fun Ghost Walk led by a paranormal investigator Devin Sisk and/or sensitive Donna Raymond. Use special ghost detecting tools like pendulums, divining rods, and K-II meters. No children under ten (10) years of age are permitted on tours. Tours on the first and third Fridays of the month.

HORSE DAY AT McINTYRE RANCH - Ages 8-17

Sat Feb. 16, 2013 - Sat May. 18, 2013
McIntyre Ranch, St. John's Mine Road
707-648-4552

Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hands-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmets are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Kids will receive a souvenir t-shirt! Eat a good breakfast, bring a water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Instructor: Jane Mitchell Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class nonresident. Select Saturdays.

Vallejo Museum - “War of 1812: Ships from the Age of Sail” Paintings by Hans Skalagard

Wed Feb. 20, 2013 - Sat Jun. 29, 2013
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum, 734 Marin St
707-643-0077

Hans Skalagard is a world renowned marine painter. He has been described as a “living legend” by art critics. This man is a descendant of Vikings and was born in the Faeroe Islands of Denmark in 1924.

March Madness at Blue Rock Springs

Fri Mar. 1, 2013 - Sun Mar. 31, 2013
Blue Rock Springs, 655 Columbus Prkwy
707-643-8476

Green Fees Rolled Back to 1990's. Weekday $13 * Weekends $16 * Cart fee $12 per rider. Tee times are going fast! Restrictions as follows: Not valid on tournaments, No rain checks, 7-day advance tee time reservation, Valid March 1 through March 31.

Public Boating Courses: Powerboat

Sat Mar. 2, 2013 - Mon Apr. 14, 2014
Cal Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Dr
707-654-1157

Safe Powerboat Handling Course $50. US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved. This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics.

Public Boating Courses:Sailing

Sat Mar. 9, 2013 - Sun Apr. 21, 2013
Cal Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Dr
707-654-1157

Basic Keelboat $50. The Basic Keelboat course will teach you the basic elements of sailing including terminology, boat setup, wind direction and points of sail, sail trim, tacking, jibing, reefing. You'll also learn the more advanced elements of sailing, including close quarter maneuvering, docking, anchoring, navigation rules, and crew overboard recovery. Upon successful completion you will be issued a US SAILING Log Book with Basic Keelboat certification. Cal Maritime’s Basic Keelboat course is taught in the J-22s by US SAILING certified instructors. Classes are Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm at the California Maritime Academy.

Camelot! - Philly Dake Camel Collection

Sun Mar. 17, 2013 - Fri Aug. 30, 2013
Benicia Historical Museum, 2060 Camel Rd
707-745-5435

Camel Collection Exhibit Opening BHM at 1:00 PM. Free event

Great Bowls of Chili Challenge

Sat Mar. 23, 2013
Clock Tower, 1189 Washington Street
(707) 745-9791

A friendly yet fiery competition amongst businesses, organizations, and individuals to make the best tasting chili in town. Come taste for yourself and be the judge! Want to compete? Call (707) 745-9791 or download an registration form here:http://beniciamainstreet.org/13-forms/chili-challange-registration-form.pdf

Sonoma Raceway Hosts 24 Hours of LeMons

Sat Mar. 23, 2013 - Mon Mar. 25, 2013
Sonoma Raceway, Hwys 37 and 121
Tollfree: 1-800-870-RACE

If you’re expecting throaty stock cars or high-performance open-wheel machines, forget it. This endurance road-racing series, which will host 20 events coast-to-coast in 2013, was founded on a particularly questionable concept: all cars must be bought and prepared for no more than $500. Spectator tickets, available at the gate, are $20 per day or $30 for a weekend pass. Kids under 16 will be admitted FREE. The weekend will feature racing from 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, and 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on Monday. For more information on this wild and wacky series, visit 24hoursoflemons.com.

Darryl Anders and Agape Soul

Sat Mar. 23, 2013
Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St
707-552-2400

Join this amazing band for a night of music from their new CD. "In every way, Believe in Love is Darryl Anders and AgapeSoul’s unconditional gift to the urban music market. And, every contribution on Believe in Love delivers an essential reminder as to why soul music starts and ends from the heart" Peggy Oliver/Soul Tracks USA

Napa Valley Elvis Festival

Sat Mar. 23, 2013
Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Avenue
415-990-9039

The Napa Valley Elvis Festival is to celebrate the 1961 film that Elvis filmed with Hope Lange and Millie Perkins in the Napa Valley.