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Nature Hike at King-Swett Ranches   Sunday,  SEP  1, 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.

 
Labor Day Hike   Monday,  SEP  2, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Explore the hills between Suisun Valley and Green Valley, and see sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Enjoying the vistas of Solano County and searching for wildflowers. Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, rain cancels, 9am-1pm. Registration recommended online.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Kids’ Hike - Nature Dectectives   Monday,  SEP  2, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Spend Labor Day with Solano Land Trust on a hike at Lynch Canyon! During this hike, participants will strengthen and exercise their nature detective skills. All ages are encouraged to join the hike. Meet in the parking lot at 9:45; hike starts at 10. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Free. Pre-registration recommended online. NOTE: There is a parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  4, 2019
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  

 
Monticello Thursday Night Road Ride   Thursday,  SEP  5, 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,  SEP  6, 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,  SEP  6, 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  

 
California Traditional Hunter Education   Saturday,  SEP  7, 2019
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE —  Hastings Island Hunting Preserve
This is a 2-day class on Saturday, Sep 7, and Sunday, Sep 8. 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 $10. Student manuals are provided. Bring a pencil/pen/highlighters. Hamburger-fries-onion rings for lunch will be available for purchase from the grill each day.
Leader: Mark D Phelps
Location:
     7758 Hastings Island Road
     Rio Vista  

 
3rd Annual Bill Oren Memorial Shoot   Saturday,  SEP  7, 2019
9:00 AM

THE 100 CLUB OF SOLANO & YOLO COUNTIES —  Bird's Landing Hunting Preserve
Please join The 100 Club of Solano & Yolo Counties at this fundraising event supporting local first responders. The event includes 50-target Fun Shoot (ammo not included), Lunch, Goodie bag, live music by Vinyl Ride, 50/50 Raffle, Live & Silent auctions, and Awards Ceremony. Early Bird entry fee is $75. After 09/01/19, entry fee is $100. Lunch only is $20. Registration starts at 8AM and event starts at 9AM. Purchase tickets in person via cash, check, or credit card, or buy in advance online.
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing, CA 94512
     Suisun City  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  7, 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  

 
Suisun Marsh Walk   Saturday,  SEP  7, 2019
9:30 AM

SUISUN MARSH NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION —  Peytonia Ecological Reserve
As the seasons change in the Suisun Marsh, it cycles through many different conditions. And all year it is alive with the many resident birds and plants. Now is a good time to take a trek through Peytonia Ecological Reserve in Suisun and learn more about the flora and fauna of these unique wetlands. The Suisun Marsh Natural History Association has scheduled a 1-1/2 hour guided walk through the reserve on Saturday. The walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will highlight the current and past uses of plants growing there as well as the natural history of resident birds and animals. Binoculars and walking shoes are recommended. This walk is likely to fill early, so enroll today! For more information or to register, call the Wildlife Center at: (707) 429-4295. This event is free to members and $5.00 for non-members. All proceeds assist the Suisun Marsh Natural History Association in its Suisun Wildlife Center.
Entrance Fee: $5
Registration is required.
Location:
     1171 Kellogg St
     Suisun City  

 
Peña Adobe Open House   Saturday,  SEP  7, 2019
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Peña Adobe Park
The Peña Adobe Historical Society will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, welcoming “Folklorico Juvenil - Danzantes Unidos de Vacaville” as our special guest. This talented group consists of middle school and high school Vacaville youth who enjoy sharing their culture with the community. Most of the group met in Elementary school where they were first introduced to the beautiful art of traditional Folklorico Dance. 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.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  11, 2019
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  

 
Monticello Thursday Night Road Ride   Thursday,  SEP  12, 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,  SEP  13, 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  

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Science Friday   Friday,  SEP  13, 2019
8:30 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Solano Land Trust Properties
Get involved in science on our lands! 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: Contact Jasmine by email or at 707-709-9028.
Registration is required.
DIRECTIONS: Provided upon RSVP.

 
Visions of the Wild: Hike at King-Swett   Friday,  SEP  13, 2019
9:00 AM

BAY AREA RIDGE TRAIL —  King-Swett Ranches
Join us for a hike on the King-Swett Ranches. This Solano Land Trust property is a protected expanse of hills and valleys between the cities of Vallejo, Benicia and Fairfield. This nearly 4000 acre expanse is only open on docent led hikes and includes a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail. Learn about the wildlife that call this area home and the human history of the Ranches. Jasmine Westbrook, Project Manager for the Solano Land Trust, will join us for the hike to talk about range management, including the use of prescribed fire. Minimum age = 12; no pets allowed.
Leader: Jasmine Westbrook
Location: Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan   Friday,  SEP  13, 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  

 
Annual Members Appreciation Day   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILROAD ASSOCIATION —  Western Railway Museum
Featuring returning attractions, such as rides North of Rio Vista Junction on a seldom used portion of the Sacramento Northern Railway and the opportunity for museum members to operate a vintage streetcar. For the first time members will have the opportunity to take a tour in car barn 2! We will also be giving short rides on a velocipede handcar! Visitors of all ages will find something they love about this event, so mark your calendars! This event is open to all, Members and non-members alike, however we highly recommend signing up as this will provide the returning visitor with many opportunities at this event and beyond! See you there!
Location:
     5848 State Highway 12
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Between Fairfield and Rio Vista.

 
Coyote Club   Saturday,  SEP  14, 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.

 
Nature Discovery Zone   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
9:00 AM

VISION OF THE WILD FESTIVAL —  Farmers Market
Explore the natural world with fun activities for children and adults. The Nature Discovery Zone features a wide array of people and organizations that help conserve forests, rivers and animals.
Location:
     300 block of Georgia Street
     Vallejo  

 
Nature Hike   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Explore the hills between Suisun Valley and Green Valley, and see sweeping views of Solano County and beyond. Enjoying the vistas of Solano County and searching for wildflowers. Moderate to Strenuous, 4-6 miles, rain cancels, 9am-1pm. Registration recommended online.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet at Icehouse at the corner of Rockville Rd. & Suisun Valley Rd. 

 
Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Help us take care of Lynch Canyon's 1,000 plus acres. Projects include improving trails, fixing fences, weeding, and the like. This is physical outdoor work. There is usually no shade. Be prepared to be outdoors for approximately three hours using hand tools like shovels and hoes; 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 type of physical work are welcome—under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and must have a liability waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian. When you arrive, ask the leader for a free parking pass. No registration required. Just show up and be ready to work at 9am! WHAT TO BRING: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, heavy work gloves, eye protection (e.g., sunglasses), boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rough, steep, and slippery terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from sun, wind, fog. Meet promptly in the parking lot. Rain or high fire danger cancels. Call Jordan at 315-262-4090 if the weather is uncertain.
Leader: Jordan
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,  SEP  14, 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  

 
Historic Mare Island Navy Cemetery Tour   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
12:00 PM

MARE ISLAND HERITAGE TRUST —  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
The cemetery on Mare Island is the Navy's oldest cemetery in the West, with graves there dating back to the 1850's. Park at the Visitor's Center and meet at the cemetery, just a few hundred feet up the trail. We will be offering two tours, one starting at 12pm, and the other at 1pm. Realistically, 40 people is the maximum number at this time for each tour. If there are more than 40 people that arrive BY NOON for the first tour, we will ask folks who arrive after that to join us for the 2nd tour at 1pm. We hope you understand, and we will try to accommodate everyone. And if more people show up, we will add another tour, starting at 2pm. We hope this will be a monthly event on second Saturdays. Please give us a call at 707-241-4285 if you have any questions about the tours. The event is free, but your donations to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve are always encouraged, and help keep the park going!
Leader: Kyle Green
Location:
     167 O’Hara Ct
     Mare Island
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Preserve Visitor Center, Building A-167, at the end of Railroad Ave

 
Full Moonrise Paddle   Saturday,  SEP  14, 2019
7:30 PM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Always a popular event! Nothing like watching the moon rise over the water. Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Kayak Adventure   Sunday,  SEP  15, 2019
9:30 AM

VISIONS OF THE WILD FESTIVAL —  Cullinan Ranch
This event is co-sponsored by Visions of the Wild Festival, Kayaking & Biking Vallejo, and Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Bring your own kayak or reserve one of the 14 spots provided by Kayaking & Biking Vallejo. All the gear and vessels are provided for 14 kayakers. For more information or to register, visit this event's page.
Registration is required.
Location:
     San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: To access the site you must be traveling west-bound on Highway 37. The parking lot is located 3.4 miles west of the Mare Island Highway 37 overcrossing.

 
Nature Paddle   Sunday,  SEP  15, 2019
10:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Enjoy getting out in the middle of nature on a Grizzly Waters Kayak! Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  18, 2019
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  

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  SEP  20, 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,  SEP  20, 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  

 
Stebbins Cold Canyon Workday   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
8:00 AM

TULEYOME —  Stebbins Cold Canyon
Tuleyome will continue to assist UC Reserve System with their restoration efforts at Stebbins Cold Canyon. This favorite hiking spot is in constant need of restoration due to the high number of visitors. Come help keep this great spot safe and enjoyable! Please bring snacks, lunch, WATER, and work gloves – Tuleyome will provide needed tools. Dress for the weather and getting dirty! A $5 donation to Tuleyome is requested, but is not required to participate in this event. For more information or to RSVP, click here. If you have questions, contact Nate by email.
DIRECTIONS: Directions given after RSVP.

 
California Coastal Clean-up 2019   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
9:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Join fellow Californians in cleaning up our waterways in this yearly event. Reserve your spot for this paddle by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
California Coastal Clean-up Day   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
9:00 AM

Keep Solano Clean & Green! Come be a part of cleaning up Solano County's coastlines and creeks! Make our waterways beautiful and healthy for wildlife. There will be clean-up locations in your city and local parks throughout Solano County. For more information or to register, click here. For more locations around Fairfield and Suisun, visit the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District online.
DIRECTIONS: Various locations around Solano County.

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew   Saturday,  SEP  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  

 
Yoga Hike   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Enjoy a walk in the beautiful open space of Rockville Trails Preserve led by Barbara Fredericks. She will lead you on a walk while stopping to incorporate easy yoga moves “for every body”. You will carpool from the meeting place to the trailhead. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended online.
Leader: Barbara Fredericks
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the intersection of Rockville Rd and Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, CA. Park by the big red barn and be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  21, 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  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 10-17 -- 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 707-648-4620. $25 for residents and $30 for non-residents. Pre-registration is required.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
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.

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'   Saturday,  SEP  21, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Solano Land Trust volunteers. The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities.
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.

 
Tai Chi in the Park   Wednesday,  SEP  25, 2019
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  

 
Bocce on the Backroads   Friday,  SEP  27, 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,  SEP  27, 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  

 
Novice Women’s Pheasant Hunt Weekend   Saturday,  SEP  28, 2019
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Birds Landing Hunting Preserve and Sporting Clays
Women’s Pheasant Hunt Weekend (Sat, Sep 28 and Sun, Sep 29) at Birds Landing Hunting Preserve & Sporting Clays is an amazing opportunity to complete hunter education, get shooting instruction and go on a mentored hunt (with loaner guns available) the next morning. It’s a fast and easy way to give hunting a try without a major commitment of time or money, and you’ll meet other women you can continue to hunt with down the road – lasting friendships are formed at this event! If space is available, we will allow already-licensed women and significant others to join us for the entire event, or just for the hunt. Call Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Coordinator Sarahbeth Gonsalves at 559-972-3441 or by email to see if spots are available. For ages 21+. Cost is $250 per person, which includes meals, lodging, hunting license and upland stamp (bird cleaning is available at Birds Landing for an additional fee), 1 year CWA membership and all equipment. For more information or to register, visit online.
Leader: Sarahbeth Gonsalves
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
     Suisun City  

 
Garden Volunteer Day   Saturday,  SEP  28, 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  

 
Napa River Cruise to benefit Mare Island Heritage Trust    Saturday,  SEP  28, 2019
4:00 PM

MARE ISLAND SHORELINE HERITAGE PRESERVE —  Vallejo Marina
Join Mare Island Heritage Trust for an early evening fundraiser boat trip. Invite friends to join you aboard the River Dolphin with Dolphin Charters. Cruise the Historic and Scenic Mare Island Strait and Napa River while enjoying wine, delectable appetizers with Cypress Grove cheeses, and live music! Watch the sun set in the west and the magical lights of the Carquinez Bridge and C & H Sugar turn on – all for a good cause! Cost is $60 per person. For reservations call 510-527-9622 or 800-472-9942, or visit Dolphincharters.com.
Leader: Myrna Hayes
Location:
     42 Harbor Way
     K Dock
     Vallejo  

 
Birds of Prey Hike   Sunday,  SEP  29, 2019
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks are proud to present this popular series of birds of prey hikes of the winter migration season. Lynch Canyon is home to golden eagles and hawks. It is also a magnet for migrating and over-wintering birds of prey. It provides them with over 1,000 undeveloped acres where they can hunt and rest. Some feathered visitors come from as far away as the Arctic Circle. This hike will be between 4-6 miles. Meet in the parking lot. Space is limited. $10 per person. Pre-registration required online. **NOTE: There is a separate parking fee of $6 at Lynch Canyon, cash or check, payable to Solano County Parks.
Entrance Fee: $10
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Mare Island PedalFest   Sunday,  SEP  29, 2019
10:00 AM

MARE ISLAND BREWING CO. —  Mare Island
The Mare Island PedalFest is focused on gathering all ages and abilities for two-wheel fun while exploring the spectacles and scenes of Mare Island. The event will feature three family-friendly components: an urban cyclo-cross race for all levels called the Wet Mile Urban CX; a cruiser bike ride tour showcasing the historical landmarks of the island, and a youth BMX bike rodeo with Olympian Donny Robinson. The event benefits the Mare Island Museum Foundation and the Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition. Find out more or register online.
Location:
     Mare Island Brewing Co.
     850 Waterfront Ave
     Vallejo