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This Weekend’s Suisun City Area Events

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SUISUN CITY, CA — Happy weekend, Suisun City! As more local businesses and venues reopen and it becomes safer to gather in small groups, don’t miss what’s new on your Suisun City Patch community calendar. Here’s a roundup of local events coming up in the area this weekend.

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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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12 Juneteenth events around the SF Bay Area

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San Francisco Black Film Festival XXXIII: June 17-20. The festival celebrates African American cinema and the African cultural diaspora with  a diverse collection of films from emerging and established filmmakers. Films include “Subjects of Desire”, “Social” and “Little Drummer Boy.”

Solano County Juneteenth Celebration — Cruise In: 5-10 p.m. June 18, noon-8 p.m. June 19-20, Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo. The celebration includes a health and wellness fair, fashion show, poetry and comedy. $20-$50.

Monument Reckoning Sculptures: 5:30 p.m. June 18, Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Sculptor Dana King’s installation of 350 sculptures, who represent the first Africans stolen from their homeland and sold into slavery in 1619, encircles the vacant plinth of slaveholder Frances Scott Key, which was partially toppled by protesters last Juneteenth.

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Library offers virtual class in car ownership for youth

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FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Library is offering a virtual class for teens and young adults titled, “Be Prepared for Car Ownership.”

The class will occur on Zoom and be available from 4 to 6:30 p.m. June 29.

Chaya Milchtein is an automotive educator, journalist and speaker who founded Mechanic Shop Femme, offering knowledge in basic car mechanics. Teens who register will receive a free emergency roadside kit to keep in their car.

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Solano cruising toward end of state blueprint – and start of county fair

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FAIRFIELD — Vacaville accounted for eight of the 15 new coronavirus cases reported Wednesday in the county as Solano awaits the end of most state business restrictions starting next week.

The new reports take the countywide total to 33,533.

Vacaville is up to 8,805 with the eight new cases, while Fairfield (9,112) and Vallejo (9,905) each added three cases to their counts, the county reported. Suisun City had one additional case for a new total of 2,293.

There were no new reports for Dixon (1,922), Benicia (1,002), Rio Vista (391) or for the unincorporated area of the county (103).

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Mission Viejo Area Red Cross Blood Drives Coming Up Soon

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MISSION VIEJO, CA — The Red Cross has an emergency need for eligible blood donors as surgeries and other procedures ramp up as the coronavirus pandemic recedes.

The need is especially great for platelet donations, which are primarily given to cancer patients during treatment. Platelet donations must be transfused within five days and are always in high demand due to their short shelf life.

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CHP Cracking Down In Solano Area For Memorial Day Weekend

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SOLANO COUNTY, CA — Memorial Day weekend typically kicks off vacations for many in Solano County and all over the Golden State. With so many drivers hitting the road this week, the California Highway Patrol is reminding residents to buckle up and drive safely.

The agency’s Maximum Enforcement Period begins at 6 p.m. this Friday and continues through 11:59 p.m. Monday. Throughout the weekend, officers with the CHP’s Solano Area Office and across the state will be scanning for distracted drivers or those impaired by drugs or alcohol, the CHP said in a statement.

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Memorial Day events return across Solano County

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Fairfield — Covid-19 was forced to cancel many traditional Memorial Day events in 2020, but those memories will return to the entire county this year.

The Sacramento Valley National Cemetery is looking for volunteers to help raise the flag on the cemetery from May 29th to 30th. The graveyard is located on 5810 Midway Road. Anyone interested in helping should contact the graveyard.

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Solano County Fair again goes virtual

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The Solano County Fair Board of Directors could debate whether to return to a pre-pandemic actual fair until the cows come home. In the end, only the livestock auction will be in person and the rest virtual June 17-20.

“There was quite a bit of back-and-forth discussion. I don’t want to say it was an easy decision. It was a prudent decision,” said Mike Iokimedes, executive director and CEO of the fairgrounds.

Wednesday’s decision during the board’s monthly Zoom meeting wasn’t cut-and-dried, Iokimedes said, with an eye on the governor’s June 15 target date of easing COVID-19 restrictions in California.

Board of Directors president Manny Angel researched the possibilities and surmised that the fair “wasn’t going to happen” for the second straight year, Iokimedes said.

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California’s County Fair Guide: Where To Find The Fun In 2021

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CALIFORNIA — Don’t let this year’s fair season pass you by!

To reunite Golden State residents with their annual fix of corn dogs, cotton candy, carnival rides, farm critters and blue-ribbon exhibits, California fairgrounds are reconfiguring plans for the county fair season, as health-mandated restrictions ease for the summer of 2021.

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