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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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Monticello Thursday Night Road Ride    Thursday,  JUN  20, 2019
6:00 PM

MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB — 
The Monticello Weeknight ride is back! This year we will be meeting on Thursday 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. 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.

 
7th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Friday,  JUN  21, 2019
MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 7th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am til 1 hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave and various other locations.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  JUN  21, 2019
BACKROAD 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  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew    Friday,  JUN  21, 2019
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  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUN  21, 2019
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  

 
7th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Saturday,  JUN  22, 2019
MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 7th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am til 1 hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave and various other locations.

 
Habitat Restoration    Saturday,  JUN  22, 2019
9:00 AM

VALLEJO WATERSHED ALLIANCE —  Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor
Habitat restoration projects along the Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor need your help before summer! Wear comfortable clothes, sturdy shoes, hat, sunscreen, and gloves. We’ll bring water, refreshments, and tools. To RSVP or for more information, email Info@VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Park in the Wardlaw Dog Park lot. Follow the path behind the dog park. Cross the bridge over the creek and turn right (west) along the path. Shortly after you cross under Oakwood Avenue, you’ll see our site at Mile Marker 0.69.

 
Nature Hike    Saturday,  JUN  22, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
This hike will take visitors westward along Middle Valley Trail leading to Prairie Ridge. Expect about a 5 mile hike at a moderate, but even pace over uneven ground. Muddy spots will have cattle prints. There are steep climbs over several hills with the longest at Prairie Ridge. It’s worth it to see the view of the northern San Francisco Bay and Vallejo. Hike leaves promptly at 9:15 from the parking lot; expect to be back by noon. Docent guides will be discussing plant communities, landforms, and birds at Lynch Canyon pointing out highlights as we go. Bring boots, appropriate clothing, water and a snack. RSVP requested online.
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUN  22, 2019
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  

 
Paddle and Taste    Saturday,  JUN  22, 2019
11:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Waterfront
Join us for a two-hour nature paddle in Suisun Marsh followed by a VIP Beer/Wine Tasting event with our friends at Craft & Cork. Call (707) 341-6141 for reservations.
Location:
     535 Solano St
     Suite B
     Suisun City  

 
7th Annual San Francisco Bay Osprey Days    Sunday,  JUN  23, 2019
MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
It's our 7th Annual SF Bay Osprey Days! Osprey begin to arrive and begin nest building around mid-February, and by late July the Osprey young begin fledging - so this is a great time to come to Mare Island and experience the Osprey Phenomenon! Come join us for Audubon Society and local field guide led outings to view Osprey on Mare Island, presentations about Osprey, challenges to their nesting sites, workshops on webcams and banding, drawing and more! We are of course open all day as usual (10am til 1 hour past sunset) for you to walk or hike at your own pace for your enjoyment! For more information, please visit our website.
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave and various other locations.

 
Lagoon Valley Rescue Adventure Camp    Monday,  JUN  24, 2019
8:00 AM

LAGOON VALLEY ADVENTURE CAMPS —  Lagoon Valley Park
The LVR Adventure Camp is a day camp that starts at 8 am in the morning and goes to 4 pm in the afternoon. It starts on Monday and continues through Friday. Students will spend each day learning basic mountaineering skills, how to make campfires, shoot a bow and arrows, and how to maneuver in a rubber boat. The students will learn to reppell, build camp fires, and how to use an ascender. We will also teach them basic rock climbing skills and horsemanship skills. The students will go swimming everyday except for Friday. The ages are 8-18 years old and its $400 per student for the week. We offer a sibling discount which will be $375 per sibling for the week. If students attend mutliple camps there is a $50 discount on the second or third camp they attend. For more information, visit us online.
Location:
     5790 Rivera Rd
     Vacaville  

 
Monticello Thursday Night Road Ride    Thursday,  JUN  27, 2019
6:00 PM

MONTICELLO CYCLING CLUB — 
The Monticello Weeknight ride is back! This year we will be meeting on Thursday 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. 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,  JUN  28, 2019
BACKROAD 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,  JUN  28, 2019
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  

 
Stargazing    Friday,  JUN  28, 2019
8:30 PM

RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
The evening's presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center by local Astronomy enthusiast, Jon Pannier, will discuss Galileo, who he was, and his contribution to the Astronomy world. Anyone who wants to come at 8:00PM can join a casual discussion regarding your questions, thoughts, and ideas on astronomy and space exploration. Have fun! The outdoor viewing will begin at dark. Telescopes will be on hand. Personal scopes & binoculars are welcome, but be familiar with their setup and use and arrive before dark. Mosquito repellant and warm clothing layers are a must. Children are welcome, but must remain supervised at all times. In order to preserve night vision, flashlights should be covered with red cellophane, and all latecomers should dim their headlights. Cloud cover will force cancellation of the outdoor part of the event. For questions, call 707-689-2639. Free but donations appreciated!
Leader: Jon Pannier
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,  JUN  29, 2019
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  

 
Mare Island Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K    Sunday,  JUN  30, 2019
8:30 AM

MARE ISLAND BREWING CO. —  Mare Island
We will be running from the Mare Island Brewing Company Coal Shed location on Mare Island and stay on the island for the full race. Our Half Marathon course will take you along the historic naval yard on the east side of the island to the highest point of Mare Island for beautiful views of the Bay, Mt. Diablo, and Mt. Tamalpais. It will then run you down by the Old Admiral housing and out to the Mare Island portion of the San Pablo Bay trail on the western side of the island. The 10K will take you by the Old Admiral housing and the San Pablo Bay Trail before heading to the finish. The 5K race will run by the Old Admiral housing before heading to the finish. All courses are still going through the approval process and some tweaks may be made, but the overall feel for the race should not alter too much. Parts of the run through the San Pablo Bay Trail are unpaved. For more information or to register visit us online.
Location:
     851 Waterfront Ave
     Vallejo  

 
Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches    Saturday,  JUL  6, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the wildlife and spring flowers in this area, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. Bring: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Recommended: binoculars, camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, gaiters. Participants of all ages are welcome, but they must be prepared: a strenuous pace hiking up to 6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle. The King-Swett Ranches are working ranches—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. Only heavy rain cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited and registration is recommended. For more information or to register, visit us online.
Leader: Jim
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80). Be ready to carpool or caravan from there.

 
Peña Adobe Open House    Saturday,  JUL  6, 2019
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Peña Adobe Park
The Peña Adobe Historical Society will host “Western Day” at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville. This month’s guests include the Congressional Gunfighters of America, a professional re-enactment group that is dedicated to preserving Old Western history. The Club Members specialize in live entertainment and some have appeared in film, and on television. They utilize period correct costuming and weaponry. Joining the day’s events will also be Rush Ranch’s blacksmith Virgil Sellers. Learn the important role blacksmiths and horses played when the Peña and Vaca families were raising cattle on their ranch on what was to become the city of Vacaville. There is no charge for admission into the historical park. Also explore the Willis Jepson Memorial Garden, and the Indian Council Grounds. Enjoy horseshoe pits, a multi-purpose field, a small pond, and excellent hiking. Dogs are welcome on leashes. Docents will be on hand to lead tours of the Peña Adobe, the Museum and the grounds. For questions in advance, call (707) 447-0518. The park is located at 4966 Pena Adobe Road in Vacaville’s rural southwest section just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance.
Location:
     4966 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80.

 
Summer Fun on the Farm Session 1    Monday,  JUL  8, 2019
8:30 AM

FRIENDS OF LOMA VISTA FARM —  Loma Vista Farm
Be a Farmer for a week! Have you ever wanted to be a farmer--working and feeding animals, cooking food from the garden you helped harvest, planting seeds in the garden and making new friends along the way? Once again the Friends of Loma Vista Farm are sponsoring "Summer Fun on the Farm." For more information please visit us online or call Janice at 510-235-2039. Vallejo Residents: $110 per student per session; Non-Vallejo Resident: $125 per student per session.
Location:
     150 Rainier Ave
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 37, take Fairgrounds Dr. north. Left on Corcoran and left on Rainier.

 
Traditional Hunter Education Camp    Sunday,  JUL  14, 2019
6:00 PM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch Education Center
This class runs from Sunday night until Wednesday night. In order to be certified the student must attend the entire class including all sessions. 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 more information and registration, visit us online.
Leader: Taylor F Byars
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Grizzly Island
     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. (Check in at CWA sign)

 
Summer Fun on the Farm Session 2    Monday,  JUL  15, 2019
8:30 AM

FRIENDS OF LOMA VISTA FARM —  Loma Vista Farm
Be a Farmer for a week! Have you ever wanted to be a farmer--working and feeding animals, cooking food from the garden you helped harvest, planting seeds in the garden and making new friends along the way? Once again the Friends of Loma Vista Farm are sponsoring "Summer Fun on the Farm." For more information please visit us online or call Janice at 510-235-2039. Vallejo Residents: $110 per student per session; Non-Vallejo Resident: $125 per student per session.
Location:
     150 Rainier Ave
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 37, take Fairgrounds Dr. north. Left on Corcoran and left on Rainier.