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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.

To view all scheduled events (regardless of date), click HERE.
Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  AUG  16, 2018
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Benicia Housing Authority
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,  AUG  17, 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,  AUG  17, 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  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew    Saturday,  AUG  18, 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,  AUG  18, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rush Ranch
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful nature of Rush Ranch led by Barbara Fredericks of Benicia Yoga & Wellness. She will lead you on a walk while stopping to incorporate easy yoga moves “for every body.” Meet at picnic tables. This is a free, family-friendly event.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  AUG  18, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  AUG  18, 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,  AUG  18, 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.

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  AUG  22, 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,  AUG  22, 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,  AUG  22, 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.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  AUG  24, 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,  AUG  24, 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  

 
Traditional Hunter Education    Saturday,  AUG  25, 2018
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE —  Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
This is a 2-day class on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. In order to be certified the student must attend the entire class including all sessions. Class starts 8:00 AM Sharp, both days. All students are required to obtain a California Get Outdoors ID (GO ID) prior to registering for California Hunter Education courses. Students will need to show safe handling of firearms and pass the Hunter Education test with a score of 80% or better. There is no minimum age to attend California Hunter Education. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend with young students, especially those younger than age 16, to help define new words or provide additional tutoring during and after class. For details and instructions for registering, click HERE.
Leader: Mark D Phelps
Location:
     7758 Hastings Island Road
     Rio Vista
     Rio Vista  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  AUG  25, 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  

 
Grizzly Ranch Fun Shoot    Sunday,  AUG  26, 2018
9:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Come to Grizzly Ranch to enjoy fun shooting opportunities for hunters of all ages and abilities.Shooting instruction for rifle, archery, and shotgun from 9A until noon. Shooting instruction for beginners is $20. Shooting clays course is open 9A to 3P with five to six challenging stations for a total of 50 clays. Does not include ammunition (non-toxic shot required). Ammunition will be on sale on site at $10 per box. Bring your own shotgun or use one of ours. We have .410, 20 and 12 gauge firearms available. Rifles and archery equipment provided. All ammunition and targets are included. 40-45 minutes at each station. There will be a safety speech and orientation prior to shooting. Register online or get more information by email or at 916-275-0961.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch.

 
Full Moon Paddle    Sunday,  AUG  26, 2018
7:00 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  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  AUG  29, 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,  AUG  29, 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,  AUG  29, 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.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  AUG  31, 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,  AUG  31, 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