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72nd Annual Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival   Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
7:00 AM

Plan to be in downtown Rio Vista on the California Delta this October for a premier sportsmen's event ... the 72nd Annual Rio Vista Bass Derby & Festival. The Sacramento River provides the perfect riverfront venue for the oldest bass fishing event on the west coast and a family-oriented Fall festival including a midway with carnival rides, food, drink, live entertainment, car show and fireworks. Registration required for Derby. Tickets and registration are available online. For full Festival schedule, click here.
Food will be available.
Location:
     Downtown Rio Vista
     Rio Vista  

 
Traditional Hunter Education   Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE —  Birds Landing Fire Station
This is a 2-day class on Saturday, Oct 12, and Sunday, Oct 13. 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. If you have previously held a CDFW license (i.e. Fishing), your GO ID is printed on the license above your name. 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. Course fee is $20 and includes lunch on Saturday. Sunday will include a live fire course. Please bring a highlighter and a completed Student Consent Form. This form is available on the Hunter Education page through the California Fish & Wildlife website.
Leader: Donald J Giottonini
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
     Suisun City  

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
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! Pre-registration is required. Cost for residents is $5 and $6 for non-residents. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-648-4620.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location:
     1 St. Johns Mine Road
     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.

 
Second Saturday Tree Maintenance Day    Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Robert Semple Elementary School
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. Set aside a few hours every second Saturday of the month to give our trees some TLC. Rain cancels.
Location:
     2015 E 3rd St
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting point.

 
Trail Building   Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Come join us in building the first trails at Rockville Trails Preserve! Get a sneak peek of the new trail system, meet cool people who care about land in Solano County, be part of the legacy of getting Rockville Trails ready for public access, and eat pizza! This is an outdoor experience involving physical exertion. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be moving outdoors for approximately 4 hours. Depending on the citizen science goals for the day, you may be hiking, doing physical work, and/or recording observations about plants and animals. You may be using hand tools like clippers; lifting, carrying and lowering supplies; bending over, squatting and kneeling on dirt, grasses and weeds; and sweating. Ages 12 and up who are comfortable with this kind of physical exertion are welcome—those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. All tools are provided. Please bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, sturdy work gloves, and eye protection (e.g., sunglasses). Please wear boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and protection from the elements—sun (sunscreen, hat), wind, fog, rain. Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds! For more info or to participate, contact Jordan.
Leader: Jordan
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  OCT  12, 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  

 
Pumpkin Patch Festival    Saturday,  OCT  12, 2019
9:30 AM

BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
At the Pumpkin Patch, you can purchase your pumpkins, as well as snacks, drinks and other homemade specialties. There are plenty of activities at the pumpkin patch such as tractor rides, field maze, pumpkin chucking, petting zoo, pony rides and the giant hay bale fortress! 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. Non-member admission process are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (65 and up), and $10 for children (ages 2 –14). Members prices are discounted. 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.
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Highway 12 between Fairfield and Rio Vista.