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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)


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 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/.


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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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)


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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