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10th Annual Mare Faire & Fennel Festival   Friday,  AUG  11, 2017
8:00 AM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Join us August 11-13 as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve and the 160th Anniversary of the Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot with history tours, guided hikes, including along Mare Island's Southshore, chances to view the famous local osprey, visits to the old Naval cemetery, wine tastings, cooking classes, bikes rides, plus more workshops and presentations Catch the amazing sunset and then continue into the evening with a campfire and a Lighted Trail up to the summit of the Preserve. On Saturday, there will also be tours of a WWII Gunboat, tours of St Peter's Chapel, and displays at Mare Island Museum. Don't miss out on a fennel-pollen themed breakfast or lunch at the Visitors Center, offered both Saturday and Sunday. Most events are free, but check individual event listings. For details, see the Mare Faire & Fennel Festival brochure online, or call or text to 707-249-9633.
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
DIRECTIONS: Located at multiple venues around Mare Island. See brochure for details. The Preserve Visitor Center is located in Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave.

Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Science Friday   Friday,  AUG  11, 2017
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Solano Land Trust Properties
Get involved in science on our lands! Solano Land Trust staff scientist Sue Wickham will teach you all you need to know. BRING: Water, snacks, sturdy gloves, pants, sturdy closed-toe shoes. Come prepared for variable weather (bring layered clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and protection from sun, wind, and fog). Optional: bug repellent, your favorite gardening tools, and binoculars to enjoy the birds! ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED two or more days in advance: Sue at 707-590-0307 or by email.
Leader: Sue Wickham
Registration is required.
DIRECTIONS: Provided upon RSVP.

Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  AUG  11, 2017
9:00 AM

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
     289 Mare Island Way

Stargazing   Friday,  AUG  11, 2017
8:00 PM

Don't miss a Rush Ranch stargazing event led by local astronomy enthusiast, Jon Pannier. The evening begins with a short presentation in the Rush Ranch Nature Center. Outdoor viewing begins when darkness falls. 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
     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.

Perseid Meteors Shower Moon Paddle   Friday,  AUG  11, 2017
11:00 PM

The Perseid meteor shower is perhaps the most beloved meteor shower of the year for the Northern Hemisphere. Perseid meteors tend to strengthen in number as late night deepens into midnight, and typically produce the most meteors in the wee hours before dawn. Reserve your spot for this paddle online or get more information by email.
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City