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Local Festival Solano Stroll Canceled For 2020

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EAST BAY, CA — The largest annual festival in the East Bay, the Solano Stroll, has been canceled for 2020 because of coronavirus, organizers announced.

The event is an East Bay tradition started in 1974 and annually attracts an estimated 250,000 to the Solano Avenue business district in Berkeley and Albany.

The Solano Avenue Association, the business group that organizes the event, said the cancellation was a joint decision by both cities in consultation with the Alameda County Health Department.

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Dixon Grads Will Parade Saturday, June 6

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Many families have marked their homes with graduate congratulations. (Photo by Debra Dingman)

Next Saturday, June 6, there will be 242 seniors from Dixon High School graduating via a car parade with their families through town and to the high school to pick up diplomas. It’s our chance to come out of our homes and congratulate them with flags, whistles, and signs!

DHS Principal Stephanie Marquez has put in tons of hours along with her staff to coordinate with the Dixon Police, parents, students, grad night volunteers, and all the civic clubs to give our local grads an experience worth remembering in the nation’s COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Call For Artists At The Vacaville Art Gallery

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What it Means to be Together – An Online Exhibition – Open to ALL Artists

Vacaville Art Gallery is sponsoring “What it Means to be Together” an online exhibition beginning June 9, 2020

Digital images of physical artwork of any medium, digital art, photos, written word (short stories, essays, prose and poetry) along with short videos are welcome. Membership is not necessary to enter. Artists from all locations welcome.

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Coronavirus: Vacaville Parks and Rec hosting virtual Easter egg hunt, contest

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With California’s population continuing to shelter at home due to state and federal orders in light of the global coronavirus pandemic, people’s Easter celebrations may look very different than they envisioned at the start of the year. Church services will likely be streamed, visits to relatives will be canceled and public Easter egg hunts will not take place.

This includes the Vacaville Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Bunnies and Bonnets Family Fun Day, which was slated for Saturday in Andrews Park. Nonetheless, Recreation Supervisor Melody Ocampo said the department found another solution for Easter fun.

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Solano fair association postpones Youth Ag Day due to Covid-19

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VALLEJO — The 18th annual Youth Ag Day has been postponed due to concerns over the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The Solano County Fair Association announced Wednesday the event scheduled for Tuesday will not occur.

“It is hoped that this is merely a postponement of the event, and not an outright cancellation,” a statement released by the association states.

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Visitors get into character for Vaca-Con 2020

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VACAVILLE — The Ulatis Community Center was inundated Saturday with stormtroopers, anime characters and even a vampire or two for the second Vaca-Con.

“This is a celebration of all things pop culture,” said Elizabeth Crisante, Parks and Recreation supervisor. “This surpassed what we did last year.”

As the crowded center could attest, they had roughly 2,000 to 3,000 people out for the one-day event. They had about 1,800 people last year.

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Pop culture convention returning this weekend

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When Vaca-Con, Vacaville’s first foray into pop culture conventions, had its inaugural event at Ulatis Cultural Center last year, organizers knew it would have a following. They just did not anticipate how much.

“Last year actually exceeded our expectations,” Elizabeth Crisante, recreation supervisor with the Parks and Recreation department, said. “We had close to 2,000 people attend, and we were just hoping for maybe a thousand.”

All that day, the halls of Ulatis were filled with people dressed as familiar characters — ranging from superheroes to supervillains to cartoon characters to video game icons — who visited different booths, played the roleplaying game Cyberpunk 2020 in the Cultural Center Library and even got to play around with lightsabers.

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