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Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  NOV  1, 2017
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  

 
Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Saturday,  NOV  4, 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 required online.
Leader: Jim
Registration is required.
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.

 
Rush Ranch Ramble   Sunday,  NOV  5, 2017
9:30 AM

GREENBELT ALLIANCE —  Rush Ranch
Explore the natural and cultural history of Rush Ranch. We’ll hike the Marsh Trail along the edge of Suisun Marsh, the largest tidal marsh on the west coast, then get put out to pasture on the South Pasture Trail to view Patuin (Native American) grinding rocks.After our hike, we can visit the nature center and barn in this spectacular open space preserve owned by the Solano Land Trust. Greenbelt Alliance has been working with the land trust and other local groups to help create a regional park district for Solano County. Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or call him at 415-543-6771 x321. This is a moderate hike of 4-1/2 miles over fairly level terrain. Rain cancels.Meet in front of the visitor center.
Leader: Nancy Topp
Registration is required.
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.

 
Women's Hunt   Friday,  NOV  10, 2017
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
This is a two-day event! Grizzly Ranch is located in the famed Suisun Marsh, bordering Grizzly Island State Wildlife Area. The ranch is over 900 acres and the wetlands are managed by CWA biologists. The blinds consist of two and three man tanks and stand-up blinds. Decoys, stools and boat transportation to and from the blind are provided. Hunts are filled on a first come-first serve basis! This hunt is open to all females 18 and older. Hunters are limited to register for only one date during the 17-18 waterfowl season. The $150 per hunter registration fee includes a CWA membership, overnight accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, plus decoys, blinds, boats, and game cleaning facility. Guides are provided at each blind. The volunteer/mentor guide will help with blind safety, waterfowl identification, decoy placement, bird retrieval, calling, etc. Hunting dogs are allowed but must be kept in a dog crate or vehicle when you are not hunting. You will be responsible for the behavior and actions of your dog, as well providing adequate food and water. For more information and to register, click here.
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)

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  NOV  11, 2017
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! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
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.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  NOV  18, 2017
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.