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Three days of onsite music coming to Solano County Fair

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The Solano County Fair Association (SCFA) has announced that in addition to the planned virtual “The Fair is on the Air” programming, three days of onsite music and fair food have been added to this year’s fair festivities.

SCFA Board of Directors President Manny Angel explained, “Our virtual fair programming will go on as planned, but SCFA wanted to celebrate the reopening of Solano County with the addition of onsite activities that are exciting, fun, and most importantly, safe.”

Angel continued, “Using our drive-in concert format, SCFA will be offering 3 days of live music beginning at 5 pm on Friday with The Delfonics continuing on Saturday with a Juneteenth Celebration and performances by Lakeside and Slave. Finishing on Sunday with the Vallejo Show n’ Shine Cruise-in car show.”

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National Night Out returns to Solano in early August

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FAIRFIELD — National Night Out returns Aug. 3 when local leaders and agencies engage with the community at neighborhood block parties and family events.

The city of Fairfield invites all residents to participate in this year’s event. City officials, the Police and Fire departments, along with community organizations and neighborhood groups also participate.

Residents are encouraged to organize parties.

Smaller gatherings of immediate family and neighbors are encouraged due to Covid-19 restrictions. It’s an opportunity to discuss current crime trends and forge a partnership with local agencies and leaders.

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At the Movie: Plenty of pictures to pick from in early summer box office

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FAIRFIELD — There’s plenty to choose from as the summer movie season kicks into high gear.

Mark Wahlberg stars in the thriller “Infinite,” the story of a man haunted by his memory.

Self-medicated and on the brink of a mental breakdown, a secret group that calls themselves “Infinites” come to his rescue, revealing to him that his memories are real – but they are from multiple past lives.

The Infinites bring him into their extraordinary world, where a gifted few are given the ability to be reborn with their memories and knowledge accumulated over centuries.

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June 3 Arts and Entertainment Source: Rhythm Method 4 won’t stop believin’

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Solano County music lovers experiencing concert withdrawal can rejoice. As more residents get vaccinated and statewide restrictions loosen, live music is trickling back into the community, giving residents all the excitement that comes with seeing artists play live as opposed to on a screen.

One band thrilled to be taking the stage is the Rhythm Method 4, a quartet that specializes in covers of songs spanning all decades of popular music with some originals thrown in as well. In the past month, the group has played shows at Travis Air Force Base, the Filling Station in Suisun Valley and the Green River Brewing & Taproom in Winters.

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At the Movies: ‘Conjuring’ franchise returns to big screen

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FAIRFIELD — The Warren family returns to the big screen this week as “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” arrives.

The third film in the franchise, the plot centers on one of the most sensational cases handled by paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. It starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’ve ever seen before.

The film is rated R.

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Live concerts to be featured at ‘hybrid’ Solano County Fair

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VALLEJO — The 72nd annual Solano County Fair is going to feel a bit more normal this year, but it’s still a year away from midway screams, visitors walking exhibit halls, pig races and the wafting odors of corndogs and barbecue as children pull on cotton candy and nibble on kettle corn.

But the sounds of live music return.

The fairgrounds will host live cruise-in concerts, as well as a food festival and Juneteenth activities.

“Go back four or five months, we decided we had to do a virtual fair again,” Mike Ioakimedes, the executive director and chief executive officer of the Solano County Fair Association, said in a phone interview Wednesday.

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‘It was almost a surreal experience’ | Vacaville high school teacher competes on Jeopardy!

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A Vacaville teacher and Dixon resident is set to appear on Jeopardy! Tuesday night.

“It was exciting and nerve-wracking all at once,” Jeff Mitchum, an English teacher at Vacaville High School and a contestant on this upcoming Jeopardy! show, said.

Though the show was taped in advance, May 11 marks Mitchum’s television appearance, where he will be answering some tough questions, tougher even than the questions his students ask him during class.

“You know, being a teacher, being a good teacher, definitely requires a little bit of thinking on your feet,” Mitchum said. “And I definitely had to do a lot of that while I was playing for sure.”

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