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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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April 15 Arts and Entertainment Source: Always Something to Celebrate

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Joseph C. Bock, center, was presented a certificate of appreciation for his many years of outstanding performance of duty to Vacaville veterans organizations. Disabled American Veterans Chapter No. 84 members were also given various Pentagon memorabilia for Vietnam Veterans Day. The DAV invites all veterans and their families to their meetings held on every 2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. at Vacaville Veterans Memorial Building at 549 Merchant St. (Courtesy photo)

FOOD FOREST GARDEN TOUR

The Annual Benicia & Vallejo Demonstration Food Forest Garden Tour is Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Register for a private 30-minute self-guided tour of one of the gardens with your household bubble. Food Forest Keepers (the garden caretaker) will be on hand to talk about the features of their garden. COVID precautions include requiring masks, restricting visits to your family bubble’s registered time and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet.
Get the links to register here: sustainablesolano.org/event/save-the-date-annual-demonstration-food-forest-garden-tour/
Tour blog: sustainablesolano.org/get-back-in-the-garden-2021-garden-tour-reimagined/

TOURO’s RESEARCH DAY

Touro University California (TUC) will hold its 21st annual Research Day, April 21, 1 to 5:30 p.m., showcasing the recent research contributions of faculty and students in science, clinical practice, education and public health. The year’s Research Day will focus on Community Engaged Research. For the first time, this event will be fully remote and open to healthcare and education professionals from all over the country. Keynote speaker Dr. Andrew Tompkins, the Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Addiction Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Register online at research.tu.edu/researchday/.

GENEALOGICAL EVENT

The Solano County Genealogical Society is having a Special 40th Anniversary bonus event.

7th Generation Californian Cecelia Pena along with Tarahumara and Chiricahua Apache Armando Perez will present “Storytelling is in our Blood.” The Pena Adobe Historical Society docents will share their family histories and paths to the Pena Adobe. The California historical landmark #534 is located in what is now Pena Adobe Park in Lagoon Valley in Vacaville. It was built in 1842 by pioneer Juan Felipe Pena, on of Solano County’s first settlers.

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HAM certificate Solano training available in English, Spanish

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VACAVILLE — Training classes for anyone operating a Class C vehicle and carrying hazardous ag materials are available in English and Spanish.

Training is required within 90 days of hire and is renewed every three years. Upon completion of the class, attendees will need to submit their own application with a certificate of training to the California Highway Patrol, which will then issue the Hazardous Agriculture Materials certificate.

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February 25 Arts and Entertainment Source: Always Something to Celebrate

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Colorful hand-painted sombreros are available at Mi Jalisco, 1400 Tennessee St. (Rich Freedman--Times-Herald)

BIG DONATION

The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership announced a charitable contribution in the amount of $10,000 from Solano Community Foundation in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service, which ran from Jan. 18 to Feb. 18 with 30 “Days of Action.” An official day of service that celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy, this year, community members were encouraged to donate new books for children or youth, pre-packaged/non-perishable snacks, new bookmarks, or a gift certificate to purchase such items.

“We are thrilled to partner with CVNL to help bring forth Dr. King’s message of freedom, equality, justice, and love,” said Connie Harris, Chief Executive Officer at Solano Community Foundation. “The books and nonperishable snacks purchased with this grant will be distributed by selected local nonprofit agencies in Vallejo and Fairfield, specifically those that champion youth literacy and help feed the hungry.”

“Here at CVNL, we are grateful to be part of a generous community that supports our work to drive service and volunteerism. Together we can make a difference,” said Rhonda Smith, Solano Volunteers Program Coordinator.

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Boys & Girls Club announces Wake Up virtual breakfast event

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Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic file

VACAVILLE — The Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club announces the Wake Up Your Heart Breakfast Aug. 26 to launch the 2020 annual campaign.

As the new school year begins, the club wants to ensure out-of-school is part of the conversation.

The club works closely with the Vacaville School District to coordinate care around the distance learning schedule.

“Starting on Day 1 of the 2020-2021 school year, and as the schedule evolves through the year, the need for supervision of kids and assistance with distance learning for working parents is a critical component for a child’s success,” said Anna Eaton, CEO of the Vacaville Neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, in a press release.

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Vacaville’s Festival of the Trees moves online for 2020

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VACAVILLE — The city’s Festival of the Trees will look different this year: It will happen online, another shift prompted by the current health crisis.

The tree auction, which benefits Opportunity House, has traditionally taken place at the Vacaville Recreation Center for three days beginning the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Planning for the festival and gala dinner starts in January. More than two dozen committees bring it to life.

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Solano RCD hosting clean boating webinar

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For those seeking recreational activities to do in the summer of COVID, boating is one pastime that is permitted as long as the occupants follow social distancing measures.

Summer is the prime season for boating, which is why the Solano Resource Conservation District (RCD) will be hosting its first Clean Boating Happy Hour to provide tips on boating while protecting local waterways at the same time.

The one-hour virtual event will be presented by Vivian Matuk, environmental boating program manager with California State Parks and California Coastal Commission. She will go over tips and resources to help keep local waterways safe from boat pollution.

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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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