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Volunteer Opportunity: Hillside Restoration   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
Join the North Coast Slope Soarers on a restoration project involving spreading grass seed and straw on a relatively steep restored slide along the entrance road. Meet at King Ranch entrance road. RSVP required to Sue.
Leader: Sue Wickham
DIRECTIONS: Directions given upon RSVP.

Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
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 birds and other wildlife that call this area home, 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 or high fire danger cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited. Registration is recommended 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.

Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
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.
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area

Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at the Adobe   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
11:00 AM

Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and look for Christmas gifts! Tour the historic Peña Adobe, and the Mowers-Goheen Museum. The Peña Adobe, California Historical Landmark #534, was home of the Peña family, who with the Vaca family, settled in Vacaville over one hundred seventy five years ago. Books by local authors will be available, Armijo Theater Productions students will read excerpts of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Starbound Theatre students will sing Christmas carols, and organist and harpist Dotty Schenk will play holiday selections on an old oak reed organ. There is no charge for admission into the historical park. Docents will be on hand to lead tours of the Adobe, the Museum and the grounds. For questions in advance, call (707) 447-0518 or email us.
     4699 Peña Adobe Road
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance..

Santa Visits the WRM   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
11:00 AM

Santa Claus is coming to the Western Railway Museum! Visit Santa on board a historic electric train. Trains will depart every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00am, 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate included. Admission is $15 per person or $5 for members and includes all activities at the museum.  For event details, please see the event page, or contact the museum. You can purchase your tickets online.
Leader: Santa
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista

8th Annual Mad Hatter Holiday Festival   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
2:00 PM

The Mad Hatter Holiday Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting is California's most whimsical fantasy holiday happening and attracts thousands to Vallejo's historic downtown with its magical and fire-shooting Wonderland recreation that turns the city into a fantasy world for children and adults alike! Festival starts at 2P with music, food, train rides, dancing horses, and Alice in Wonderland characters. At 4P the Mad Hatter Parade will begin down Georgia St from Sonoma Blvd to Santa Clara St. The Tree Lighting will take place behind the library at 6P with holiday caroling, performances, Wonderland characters, and the Fire-shooting Santa Gnome. And at 6:30, be sure to catch the Vallejo Yacht Club's Lighted Boat Parade along the Waterfront.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Mad Hatter Festival will be in front of the JFK Library.
Mad Hatter Parade starts at Georgia Street and Sonoma Blvd.
Tree Lighting will be behind the JFK Library.

Christmas at the Waterfront   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
2:00 PM

Join us Saturday Dec. 2 from 2-8PM for our traditional Christmas on the Waterfront event at the Harbor Plaza (Main Street at Solano Street). Start your holidays with a day of old-fashioned family Christmas activities at the beautiful Suisun City Waterfront.Find the perfect gift at the Christmas Market! Browse the 50+ artisan and quality vendor booths featuring unique gifts, stocking stuffers and holiday treats. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy local entertainment and food, warm yourself at the community bonfire with friends and family, watch the annual lighted boat parade and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Bring the kids and take your own photo with Santa, or have a glass of wine (must be 21+ yrs. old) with souvenir glass. Please bring a canned good or unwrapped toy to share with a family in need. Bins are located at the Wine Booth.
     Main & Solano Streets
     Suisun City  

8th Annual Mare Island Aglow Holiday Lighted Trail Walk   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
5:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Every weekend evening Friday–Sunday, 5:00pm-8:00pm. Rain or shine! Walk the 1-mile paved trail with holiday lighting to the Naval Cemetery, Rowser Garden, and the Spirit Ship. Music, refreshments, gift items, and a campfire at the Visitors Center, at the south end of Railroad Ave. Free but donations always appreciated.
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave (1595 Railroad Ave)

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
5:00 PM

Join us for a parade down Main Street from Lira's Supermarket to City Hall. At 5:30 we will have a Tree of Lights Lighting Ceremony. Lights can be purchased in memory of a loved one to benefit Hospice of San Joaquin.
     Main Street
     Rio Vista  

Rio Vista's Lighted Boat Parade   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
6:00 PM

Enjoy the holiday lighted boats along the Rio Vista Waterfront as they travel along the Sacramento River from the Delta Marina Yacht Harbor to the River Vista Bridge. From 6-7PM. For more information, call (707) 374-2315.
Location: Rio Vista  
DIRECTIONS: Starting point will be at the Delta Marina and will continue to the Rio Vista Bridge and back.

Suisun Christmas Fireworks Paddle   Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
6:30 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Waterfront Marina
Only in Suisun can you get fireworks over the waterfront in December! Plus an almost full super moon may show up. $45 person. 8 spots available. Call to reserve at (707) 341-6141. Exact time will be updated.
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City