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Solano County Open Space is waiting for you!  At this time, all access is exclusively docent-guided. Please note that there are no water facilities or other amenities. 
 
Current activities at Solano Open Space include:
  Hiking
  Horseback riding
  Bird Watching
  Photography
  
 
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Below is a list of outdoor events taking place in Solano County in the next 30 days. To find events scheduled for a particular date, you may click the date on the calendar at the left.

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Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  OCT  18, 2018
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
We'll work from 9 am to Noon. No experience necessary. Tools and instruction provided. Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 must have accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. RSVP for details on meeting point by contacting the Benicia Tree Foundation at 745-4675 or by email.
Location: Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  OCT  19, 2018
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  OCT  19, 2018
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Nature's Bounty Hike    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Get outside and enjoy a great hike in our newest open space! Discover views of Solano County and beyond. Explore nature’s bounty the way our local Native American inhabitants may have used it and come away with a new perspective of our surrounding area. Pre-registration is recommended online.
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the intersection of Rockville Rd and Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA. Be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
9:00 AM

CITY OF FAIRFIELD —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Rockville Trail Crew volunteer work days are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month from 9-12noon, rain or shine! Trail Crew volunteers provide technical assistance with trail maintenance and construction activities on the trails. Trail Crew volunteer duties consist of clearing rocks, trees, brush and other debris from proposed trail routes; build/repair walk ways, bridges or other structures; grade/fill existing trail paths to ensure user safety; and attend all required meetings and training sessions. Volunteers should bring water, gloves and a tool if available. Volunteers should wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. A snack and beverage provided for volunteers. Meet at the parking area. If you are not a regular volunteer, please RSVP to Ranger Teri, (707) 249-3613, or by email.
Location:
     2149 Rockville Rd
     Fairfield  

 
Yoga Hike    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Sorry, CANCELLED.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life. Local Rotarians from the Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon Rotary Clubs are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-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 (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'    Saturday,  OCT  20, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Solano Land Trust volunteers. The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
Kids’ Hike    Sunday,  OCT  21, 2018
9:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Families are invited to join us in exploring the beauty of Lynch Canyon Open Space Park. This month we will be strolling through this gorgeous park while using the natural setting to inspire nature journaling. No registration required. Meet in the parking lot at 9:45. The hike is free and for kids of all ages. Parking is $6 (we are not able to make change). Be sure to bring snacks and plenty of water.
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Sunday,  OCT  21, 2018
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life. Local Rotarians from the Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon Rotary Clubs are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Sunset Paddle    Sunday,  OCT  21, 2018
5:30 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Take in a great Suisun Marsh sunset! Launch at 5:45. Call (707) 341-6141 for reservations.
Location:
     535 Solano St.
     Suite B
     Suisun City  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  OCT  24, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Movement and Meditation    Wednesday,  OCT  24, 2018
4:00 PM

Movement and Meditation to clear your mind and increase your flexibility. Relax and expand your workout to include spiral swimming movements and deep gratitude breathing. Know your limits and be ready to explore whatever comfort level is best for you. Bring a water bottle, dress with layers, eat at least two hours earlier. Be ready to touch the ground, hopfully barefoot. Bring a camera for beautiful sunsets. Remind yourself to feel how good it feels to Breathe. We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 4PM to 5PM
Location:
     301 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Rainy / soggy day location is at Integritea, 717 Marin Street.

 
Monticello Wednesday Night Road Ride    Wednesday,  OCT  24, 2018
6:00 PM

MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB — 
The Monticello Weeknight ride is back! This year we will be meeting on Wednesday nights through mid-September. Meet at Orchard Elementary School in time to roll out at 6:00P. Pace will be intermediate/Tempo average speed will be 17-20 MPH. We will ride the usual Winters loop or switch up as the group dictates. Will regroup at Putah Creek Road and at Allendale. For more enformation, check out the Events link on our Facebook page. Our focus will be on a fun, safe ride for all riders.
Location:
     805 N Orchard Ave
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Orchard Elementary School in time to be ready for a 6:00P roll out.

 
Full Moon Paddle    Wednesday,  OCT  24, 2018
6:30 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Always a popular event! Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  OCT  26, 2018
BACKROADS VINES —  BackRoad Vines
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  OCT  26, 2018
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  OCT  27, 2018
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Saturday,  OCT  27, 2018
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life. Local Rotarians from the Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon Rotary Clubs are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Sunday,  OCT  28, 2018
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Gather the family and begin at the Western Railway Museum. The first electric express train leaves at 10:00 AM with departures every half-hour until 4pm. The ride on a historic life-sized electric train takes visitors back in time on a scenic five-mile trip to Gum Grove Station, a wooded glen far from the trappings of modern life. Local Rotarians from the Fairfield-Suisun, Cordelia, and Dixon Rotary Clubs are rallying together to make the event a success, providing a hay bale fort, food, tractor rides, music, games and of course, pumpkins for sale, just in time for Halloween. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Prices include admission to the Museum and to the Pumpkin Patch, unlimited train rides, use of the Museum's spacious and shaded picnic grounds, and free parking. Tickets are available at the door or you may purchase them in advance online. All proceeds benefit the Western Railway Museum (a nonprofit educational institution) and the local Rotary Clubs who provide thousands of dollars to local community and youth activities each year.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  OCT  31, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Movement and Meditation    Wednesday,  OCT  31, 2018
4:00 PM

Movement and Meditation to clear your mind and increase your flexibility. Relax and expand your workout to include spiral swimming movements and deep gratitude breathing. Know your limits and be ready to explore whatever comfort level is best for you. Bring a water bottle, dress with layers, eat at least two hours earlier. Be ready to touch the ground, hopfully barefoot. Bring a camera for beautiful sunsets. Remind yourself to feel how good it feels to Breathe. We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 4PM to 5PM
Location:
     301 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Rainy / soggy day location is at Integritea, 717 Marin Street.

 
Monticello Wednesday Night Road Ride    Wednesday,  OCT  31, 2018
6:00 PM

MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB — 
The Monticello Weeknight ride is back! This year we will be meeting on Wednesday nights through mid-September. Meet at Orchard Elementary School in time to roll out at 6:00P. Pace will be intermediate/Tempo average speed will be 17-20 MPH. We will ride the usual Winters loop or switch up as the group dictates. Will regroup at Putah Creek Road and at Allendale. For more enformation, check out the Events link on our Facebook page. Our focus will be on a fun, safe ride for all riders.
Location:
     805 N Orchard Ave
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Orchard Elementary School in time to be ready for a 6:00P roll out.

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  NOV  10, 2018
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Yoga Hike    Sunday,  NOV  11, 2018
10:00 AM

GREENBELT ALLIANCE —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Join Greenbelt Alliance for a hike and yoga class at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. Enjoy autumn views of the Carquinez Strait, Mt Tamalpais, and the Napa Valley as we connect mind, body, and soul through yoga at this beautiful locale. Amy Hartman teaches alignment-based hatha yoga and aims to support students of all levels in seeking the truest and most vibrant expressions of themselves. Alignment-based hatha combines pranayama (breathwork), asana, and meditation. The class will help to release tension and stress from the body, gain flexibility, and create spaciousness in your body by holding postures longer. This class will focus on the internal alignment of poses, which allows for a deepening into the posture. This class is suitable for all levels and abilities. Bring water, snacks, dress in layers, and wear good walking shoes. Bring a yoga mat to participate in the class. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or phone (415) 543-6771 x321. To RSVP, visit the event page.
Leader: Amy Hartman
Registration is required.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  NOV  17, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-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 (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.