Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 22nd, 2014 Northbay UPrising morningshow

Today's feature story...
Pop-up Stores Build Local Economies Through Sharing
[www.shareable.net/blog/pop-up-stores-build-local-economies-through-sharing]


Interview with...
Hadi, teacher of the Sufi tradition and far eastern philosophies, in Vallejo[www.SFbayTaiChi.com], with public gatherings every 1st / 3rd Thursday. Contact [SufiWorks (@) comcast.net] for more information about upcoming events and gatherings.

Interview with...
Peter Bray, Poet extraordinaire of Bencia [www.peterbray.org/pedro] [www.simpletonspath.wordpress.com], writer for the Benicia Herald column, "A Cappella Handyman," every Friday.



Pedro aka Peter Bray at the Rellik Tavern (2012)
[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zvZDZVwWQU]
Set list:
"East Benicia Jail Song" (In response to the CFPPC releasing me via letter from any wrongdoing in the 1990's following a controversial Taproot issue)
"Box Top Shop" (Jerry Hayes and a trivial adversary's tempest in a teapot fostered this one)
"Bottom Back" (Song about The Lido up on blocks on First and A Streets in the early 1990s)
"Dear Writer" (Philosophical poem)
"Colitis Blue" (Early entertaining song for my daughter Cathy with then thought to be Colitis, not Crohn's)
"Can't Find the Pharaoh/Quarry Song/Rooms & Brooms" (Cathartic anthem about Bechtel/SF, prior to becoming a Layoffee)






Community Calender

You are cordially invited to...
The City of Vallejo's Arbor Day 2014 Celebration
 
Join the Vallejo Beautification and Design Review Board in showing our appreciation for
• Solano Resource Conservation District
• Greater Vallejo Recreation District
• City of Vallejo
for their on-going commitment to revitalize Vallejo's Urban Forest in the Hann’s Park/Blue Rock Spring’s Creek Corridor
Maritime Academy Cadets will plant this year's Arbor Tree
See below for the where, the when, and the who!
We look forward to seeing you on April 25, at 4:00 in your walking shoes at Hann's Park!
We'll see you there!!



24th Annual Rush Ranch Open House: Free Fun for the Whole Family!
Saturday, April 26 from 10am to 3pm
Who: The Rush Ranch Educational Council, in partnership with Solano Land Trust
What: 24th Annual Rush Ranch Open House
Where: Rush Ranch, 3521 Grizzly Island Road, Suisun, CA 94585
When: Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 3pm
Why:  Free fun for the whole family!
Cost:  Free!   All purchases and donations support the educational programs and projects of the Rush Ranch Educational Council.

SOLANO COUNTY  –  Bring family and friends to Rush Ranch on Saturday, April 26th from 10am to 3pm for the 24th Annual Rush Ranch Open House.  This jam-packed day is hosted by the Rush Ranch Educational Council, in partnership with Solano Land Trust.  It’s free fun for the whole family!
Live music and square dancing set toes tapping. Live animals on display include bats, birds of prey, horses, and cows.  Scientists lead a marsh walk geared toward all ages –from 7 to 70.  Interactive demonstrations include blacksmithing, Native American flute making and tool creation, wheat weaving, wool spinning, wooden cow roping, and windmill pumping.  Guests can pot plants for their homes and gardens (while supplies last).  Horse-drawn wagons offer tours of the ranch. The special design of the wagons and a solar-powered wheelchair lift enable those with limited mobility to experience the freedom and excitement of exploring beautiful open spaces like Rush Ranch, with highly trained horses and experienced drivers.  On top of it all, children can create art while adults enjoy a local art show and silent auction, and shop for paintings, photographs and crafts to take home that same day.  Raffle winners leave with great prizes.  Guests can purchase a delicious lunch, snacks and refreshments, and shop for t-shirts, patches, and handbooks.
Admission and parking is free.  All sale proceeds and donations support the educational programs and projects of the Rush Ranch Educational Council.  This all-volunteer group hosts field trips to Rush Ranch for over 1,500 third and fourth graders each year where they teach about Native American history and culture.  Once a month they also demonstrate pioneer life, and they’re always working on projects to care for Rush Ranch.  For more information about the Rush Ranch Open House and the Rush Ranch Educational Council, visit www.rushranch.net, www.solanolandtrust.org, or call Mary at 707-422-4491.
Rush Ranch is locally loved and nationally famous.  It’s a working ranch, a beautiful place, and a rare remnant of brackish tidal marsh that serves as a model for scientists around the country.  It’s located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12/Sunset Avenue/Grizzly Island Road intersection.  The entrance gate is on the right.  See [www.solanolandtrust.org/Directions.aspx] for a map and directions.
Rush Ranch is owned and operated by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.


Community Farm Day at the Gill Tract A unique partnership between community members, UC Berkeley students, academics and staff has been preparing a 1.5 acre urban farm and research center on the Gill Tract, and we'd like you to join in planting, learning, playing, and eating together!
Where: The Gill Tract Farm (Jackson St. & Ohlone Ave Entrance) Near the corner of San Pablo & Marin Ave, in Albany, CA
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Schedule:
11:00 AM-2:30 PM: Planting, educational events, and kid's activities presented by UC Berkeley and community organizations
12:30 PM: Lunch provided by the Berkeley Student Food Collective. Please bring additional salads, snacks, or desserts to share our bounty together as a community!
2:30-3pm: Facilitated community discussion: visions for the future of the farm
In the event of heavy rain, the event will be postponed to May 3rd
Sponsored by The Gill Tract Farm Coalition, Student Organic Garden Association, UC College of Natural Resources, and UC Cooperative Extension
We also need volunteers! Meet a requirement for a class, or just be more involved in creating a new co-learning space. Here's how!
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: [http://vols.pt/AtHGfp]
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!



Hike the Hills
Saturday, May 3, 9am-1pm at the King-Swett Ranches
SOLANO COUNTY, CA – Hike the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo – known as the King-Swett Ranches – on Saturday, May 3rd from 9am to 1pm with naturalist Jim Walsh.  Walsh will share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and he’ll give you a great workout!  Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed to the public.
On a clear day you can see views from atop King Ranch that sweep across the Suisun Marsh all the way to the Sierras, with Mount Diablo rising to the south.  From the western edge of Vallejo-Swett Ranch, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais, the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, and the Napa River and marshes.
The hike is free; donations are appreciated.  No reservations are necessary but an RSVP would be appreciated to Jim at 916-870-4824 or [james.walsh (@) landcare.com].  All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a strenuous pace hiking 4-6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle, passing free range cattle along the way.
Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks; boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good grip for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain; long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty; and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain.  Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks and gaiters are also recommended.  Very heavy rain cancels the hike. Call Jim if the weather is uncertain.
Meet Walsh promptly beside his white "TruGreen" pickup truck, at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80).  Be ready to carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.
Since its founding in 1986, Solano Land Trust has permanently protected over 22,000 acres of working farms and natural areas in Solano County.  Learn more at [www.solanolandtrust.org].






MOTHER'S DAY MARCH FOR PEACE
      CODEPINK Monthly Golden Gate Bridge Walk
                  Sunday, May 12, 2013, NOON
Mother's Day, 2013, Golden Gate Bridge
Reclaim the original meaning of the day: "We Will Not Raise Our Children to Kill the Children of Other Mothers!"

11:45 am:  Gather at the SF or Marin end of the eastern walkway of the Golden Gate Bridge. Parking available on all 4 "corners",  just remember to take the last exit on hwy 101 as you approach the bridge, or the first exit after you leave the bridge.
Noon: Walk on the eastern walkway from the north or south ends, to converge in the middle.
1:30pm: Rally on SF side after the bridge walk with a Mike Check Reading of Julia Howe's MOTHER'S DAY PROCLAMATION
Bring your children, your mothers, friends, relatives and your LOVE!
BE GREEN AND CARPOOL
Join us to reclaim the original meaning behind Mother's Day:
From the Civil War era, Mother's Day was created to unite women of the world to organize and promote peaceful solutions to conflict. This Mother's Day please join us on the Golden Gate Bridge.  Bring your mothers and daughters, your sons and fathers, your grandchildren, friends and neighbors to honor our history, and celebrate our passion for PEACE! Wear pink or come as you are, but come in the spirit of unity for nonviolence.
In response to the carnage of the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe's 1870 Mother's Day Proclamation declared:
"Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
All that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience.
We, the women of one country, will be too tender of those of another country
To allow our sons to be trained to injure theirs........Disarm, Disarm!"
Howe called for women of all nations to work together for a more peaceful world.
For creative readings of the full Mother's Day Proclamation:
        [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdI1mx9Q3sA]
        [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnwEK_8YxTw]
In honor of Julia Ward Howe, and in solidarity with all the mothers of the world who are suffering today from the carnage of wars in Afghanistan, Palestine, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere in the world, we invite mothers and their loved ones to join us this Mother's Day to walk united against war.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15th, Northbay UPrising morningshow

Community Alliance with Family Farmers' Local Food Guide [caff.org/programs/local-food-systems/local-food-guide]

California Earthquake Preparedness Month

History of the Vallejo Marine Terminal [VallejoMarineTerminal.com/here/?page_id=4607]

Participate in Vallejo Open Studios 2014! [link]

Docent training at Burbank Experiemental Farm: Luther Burbank's Experiment Farm in Sebastopol is looking for folks who would like to share their love of plants with visitors to Gold Ridge Farm. Docent traning will be held on Wednesday, April 16 at 2pm. there is no commitment. Contact [erinshef@comcast.net] for more information, and check the website at [www.wschsgrf.org].

Gravenstein Apple Fair, The sweetest little fair in Sonoma ...
[www.gravensteinapplefair.com]
Gravenstein Apple Fair held each August features arts, crafts, food, wines and brews, games, live entertainment and farm life activities.

100 Thousand DJs for Change: Roots of contemporary music documentary; all ages, all-styles dance battles ($10 to enter) with cash and prizes, non-stop music by some of the best DJs in Sonoma County. $8 to 10 donation suggested, no one turned away for lack of funds. Noon to midnight. at the Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics, 99 Sicth st., Santa Rosa. [707-528-3009] [arlenefranciscenter.org]

* Creating a City of Sharing [Shareable.net/Sharing-Cities/learn].
* Interviewed: Amanda Palmer on the Gift Economy [Shareable.net/blog/interviewed-amanda-palmer-on-the-gift-economy]
* How to Live Off-the-grid in a Tiny House [Shareable.net/blog/how-to-live-off-the-grid-in-a-tiny-house]

Find a Spring, choosing your source of water [FindASpring.com].

* "Latest Vallejo guide book features hidden gems, arts section, more", 2014-04-08 by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen [link]
* "Vallejo Admirals begin search for players for 2014 campaign", 2014-04-08 by Irma Widjojo [link]
* Solano College to hold Stop the Violence summit with Vallejo events [link]

"A direct antidote to colony collapse disorder" [kickstarter.com/projects/253186733/seedles-grow-the-rainbow]: For the past year Ei Ei and I have been developing a fun and simple way to support the declining bee populations. We took our years of experience using seedballs and innovated even further to create rainbow seedballs or what we call Seedles. We've taken permaculture concepts and strategies and packaged them in a way that everyone can enjoy. Our campaign Grow The Rainbow already has hundreds of people backing the project and we'd love if you would too! Check it out - [http://kck.st/1cQDKwQ]. Can you spread the word for us by sharing this link with friend and family who may be interested in having fun while doing good? It's the perfect design for kids age 3-12 and parents who want to get their kids involved in gardening and growing.

Join us for Earth Day in Vallejo! Both activities will take place on Saturday, April 19.
Earth Day at the Farmers Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Marin Street between Georgia and Virginia
Vallejo Watershed Alliance [www.VallejoWatershedAlliance.org]
The Vallejo Watershed Alliance will join 20-30 other vendors at the downtown Farmers Market. We’ll have a booth with information about our activities and how people can help us improve Vallejo’s waterways. This is a great volunteer opportunity for our Alliance members who’d like to chat with people about what we do, and the event is great fun as well. If you would like to sign up for a 2-hour shift (which gives you lots of time to enjoy the rest of the festival and farmers market, please hit REPLY and let us know.
Creek Cleanup
9 a.m. to noon
Upper Hanns Park/Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor
Park at the dog park/skate park parking lot on Ascot Parkway. Follow the path behind the dog park, cross the bridge, and you’ll see us. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We’ll provide water, tools, and light refreshments.


"I speak for the bees", letter by Geri Spieler of Palo Alto to the editor of "San Francisco Chronicle" [http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/letterstoeditor/article/Letters-to-the-editor-April-7-5380783.php]:
Thank you for the story of the fate of bees ("Program looks to give bees a leg up - or 6," April 4).
We can all do our part to encourage the health of pollinating bees. All it takes is to grow a few "bee-friendly" plants, whether in a pot or the ground. Also try to keep the surrounding area as natural as possible.
Another way to help track the bee count is sign up for the "Great Sunflower Project" (www.greatsunflower.org) out of San Francisco State University. You don't have to be a biologist to participate. Just count bees every week or so and log them onto the website.

Free dental clinic will serve many in Vallejo -
(report from Vallejo Times-Herald)
Hundreds of residents will be able to receive free dental services in Vallejo at an upcoming event.
The CDA Cares dental clinic will take place on April 25 and 26, beginning at 5:30 a.m., at the Solano County Fairgrounds, 900 Fairgrounds Drive.
The event is sponsored by the California Dental Association and its foundation.
Everyone will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis, and there's a limit on how many people can be served per day, organizers said. In the past, the clinic had stopped receiving new patients by 2 p.m., and community members are advised to come early.
English-, and Spanish-speaking dentists, as well as dental and health professionals and community volunteers will donate their time, and provide cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral health education at the two-day clinic.
No identification is required to receive services offered.


SolTrans changes to bus Routes 1 and 3 in effect -
(report from Vallejo Times-Herald)
Changes to SolTrans bus Routes 1 and 3 have gone into effect in an effort to address timeliness problems on one of the routes, the agency announced.
Responding to tardiness issues on Route 1, schedule adjustments will address changing traffic conditions and slower boardings at stops along that route.
The changes affect only weekday timed stops with most changes falling within 1-5 minutes of their current departures, according to SolTrans.
Actual locations of bus stops for these routes have not changed.
Route 1's first run of the morning is most impacted by the changes as it will start 20 minutes earlier -- from 5:30 a.m. to 5:50 a.m.
For a full listing of the proposed schedule changes, go to www.soltransride.com or pick up a flier on board any of the local, fixed-route bus lines.


Tips on growing tomato by Ward Stewart, UC Master Gardener-Solano
for Glen Cove Community Association newsletter, April/May 2014 [www.GlenCoveVallejo.com]:
SPRING IS HERE!
The days are longer and warmer and it is time to think about warm-season vegetables. At the top of the list of vegetables planted by home gardeners are tomatoes. Tomatoes can be challenging because many varieties prefer hot weather with warm nights. In Vallejo we usually have cooler weather; fortunately, we have microclimates that vary greatly. If possible, identify a location in your yard that gets at least 8 hours of sun and is protected from the wind. Prepare the soil by adding organic matter such as compost or you may improve your clay soil by purchasing topsoil that is high in organic matter. It is less expensive to borrow your neighbor’s pickup truck and fill it with soil than to buy bags at your local store.
There is a wide variety of tomatoes from which to choose. When I lived on the East Coast there was no problem growing Beefsteak or other large tomatoes, however, in Vallejo I have had no such luck. My greatest successes have been with smaller tomatoes including various cherry varieties and intermediate sized tomatoes.

Tomatoes seedlings should be planted deep in the ground so that most of the stem with lower leaves removed is buried. Water tomatoes deeply and allow the soil to dry between watering.
If you choose to add fertilizer to the soil around the seedlings be sure that the nitrogen content is not more than phosphorus (the first number of the three numbers on the fertilizer is less than the second) otherwise leaf growth will be stimulated at the expense of fruiting. If you decide to add manure to the soil, do so several weeks or months prior to planting. To help increase soil temperature decrease weeds, cut a hole in a piece of plastic and put the plastic on the ground around the seedling. Cover the plastic with organic mulch in order to prevent the soil from becoming too warm for the roots. The mulch should not touch the stem of the seedlings.
Tomatoes may be planted in April and May; however, weather is a factor in determining when to plant. Since soil temperature significantly affects growth, it is best to wait until the soil has warmed before planting.
Once the plants have begun to grow, they should be supported. There are a number of ways to do so including staking, buying tomatoes cages or creating your own supports using wire fencing.
Don‘t overwater your plants and keep an eye out for green caterpillars on your vines. Finally, as your crop ripens, enjoy them in salads and other dishes, share them with friends and be prepared to freeze or dry the surplus!



A special message from Benjamin Buggs, Founder and Director of Faith Food Fridays [www.faithfoodfridays.com], a ministry of Faith Bible Church of Vallejo [www.fbcvallejo.net]:
Faith Food Fridays provides weekly free food, groceries and other items to Vallejo area individuals and families in need. Since June 24th, 2011 Faith Food Fridays has provided more than 30,000 families with healthy meals and the need has increased from an average of 60 to more than 150 families per week.
Every Friday between the hours of 3 to 6pm, community members in need are invited to come by, fill out a short form if they are new and receive a box filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, dairy and dry goods. Everyone is offered prayer with specific prayer requests sought. After that, they are free to ‘shop’ for free clothing, shoes and small household items. Children are invited to choose a book, after which they can pick out a small toy.
Donations are gratefully accepted to assist in this important effort. We are in need of food donations, books and toys, cleaning supplies, and personal care items. You can also donate your time, our hours are Monday mornings between 8:30 and Noon, Thursday evenings from 4:30-7:00pm and Fridays 2-6pm. We can also sign off on community service hour requirements.
Faith Food Fridays mission is to give individuals encouragement and hope for a better tomorrow, by showing them God’s love for them and all people. We believe in providing a place where recipients can improve themselves, their families and eventually, our entire Vallejo community.
Currently Faith Food Fridays is funded by Faith Bible Church of Vallejo, the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, as well as many local businesses and community member donations.
Our guiding scripture comes from the book of Mark, where Jesus feeds the five thousand. It was late and his disciples wanted to send the people away so they can go and buy themselves something to eat. “But he answered, “You give them something to eat” Mark 6:37


Vallejo’s Earth Day Activities
It’s spring, and the perfect time to celebrate Earth Day! You’ll find a host of activities to choose from, and the whole family will enjoy. Readers can call 645-8258 for more information.
Saturday, April 19 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Earth Day at the Downtown Vallejo Farmers’ Market on Marin Street between Georgia and Virginia
Highlights include:
• Jugglers & performances
• Climbing wall
• Face painting
• Music
• Door prizes
• Kids craft projects and games
• Loma Vista Farm animals to pet
• California native plant sale
• Info on less toxic products for your garden
• Bring in your old mercury thermometer and receive a FREE fever
thermometer in exchange at the Vallejo Sanitation booth
• Check out the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf
• Recycled Art Contest winners will be announced!
The Vallejo Watershed Alliance is hosting a creek cleanup that morning as well; for details and locations visit www.VallejoWatershedAlliance.org.
Vallejo’s Earth Day is sponsored by the Vallejo Sanitation and Flood Control District, VALCORE Recycling, Recology Vallejo, City of Vallejo, Pacific Coast Farmers' Market Association, Solano County Fairgrounds, A-1 Guaranteed Heating & Air, and the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce.


Big Ups to all the poets who came out for the recent National Poetry Month reading at the JFK Library in Vallejo:

Monday, April 7, 2014

April 8th, Northbay UPrising morningshow

Announcing the new vintage video game online museum, have fun while on your desktop!
Preserved courtesy of Archive.org, and it's library of video game consoles [Archive.org/details/consolelivingroom], for example, the Ataru 2600 [archive.org/details/atari_2600_library]

* "Innovative Microgrid Project Is Centered Around A Solar Village" [link]
* "US diners gorge on oysters as polluted bay revives" (Massachusetts)  [link]
* "For Bob Smith, helping at museum preserves his love of Mare Island", 2014-03-25 by Sarah Rohrs from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]
* "Admirals announce 2014 season schedule", 2014-04-05 from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]


News and info from the Ecology Center:
Contact Us! [info@ecologycenter.org] [ecologycenter.org] [510-548-2220]
Big News that Berkeley's School Garden Program Will Continue Next Year. Big Win! Berkeley's School Garden Program Will Continue On...
The school garden and cooking program in Berkeley has been helping our kids eat right and stay healthy for over a decade. This program established a model that has been used in schools across the country. It has continued to run despite losing millions of dollars from its budget because of heroic efforts and leadership on the part of parents, teachers, community members, and the Board of Education.
 The Berkeley Food Policy Council, convened by the Ecology Center, has led efforts to work with staff, decision-makers, and the School Board to keep this program going. A significant victory was won at the last meeting, as the Board approved enough funding for the program to continue in the 2014-2015 school year, although on a scaled-back basis. The funding cuts from 2012 have taken full effect, and the program has been forced to strategically focus on a district-wide pre-K through 7th grade gardening program. Sadly we will lose the cooking programs this fall.
Fundraisers and events to help bridge funding gaps for next year's program continue to be organized. Stay tuned to the Ecology Center's blog [http://ecologycenter.org/blog/] and Facebook feed [https://www.facebook.com/ecologycenter.org]. We also encourage you to follow the Berkeley School Gardening and Cooking Alliance Facebook page [https://www.facebook.com/BerkeleySchoolGardeningandCookingAlliance].

Have you signed on to support the Berkeley Healthy Child campaign? Help Make Berkeley's Future Healthy! Join the Healthy Child Campaign Event on 4/26/14. [berkeleyvsbigsoda.com/join]
This is an effort to improve children's health by taxing sweetened beverage distributors and supporting health and nutrition programs. The Ecology Center is supporting this Coalition as a part of our work to reduce health disparities from diet-related illnesses.
Come to the next Healthy Child Coalition meeting on Saturday, April 26th! At this event, supporters will have a chance to hear updates from the campaign, sign up for volunteer opportunities, or get resources to host a house party. This community-led effort is gearing up for election season, and we need all our supporters to join us to spread the word about this effort to bring a healthy future to Berkeley. Mark your calendars for the next Berkeley Healthy Child Coalition meeting! 
When:  Saturday April 26th, 2 to 5 PM.
Where: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd at 1823 9th Street (corner of Hearst) in Berkeley
Who: Newcomers, meet at 2 PM; regulars, join in at 2:30 PM
Questions?  Check out [BerkeleyvsBigSoda.com] or email [info@berkeleyvsbigsoda.com]. 
You can also engage with this campaign through social media. Like us on Facebook [www.facebook.com/berkeleyvsbigsoda] & follow us on Twitter @BerkvsBigSoda. Spreading the word online can be a great way to support this effort, too!
The Ecology Center and community members involved in the Healthy Child Coalition are hoping that the Sugar Sweetened Beverage Tax will be a long-term source of funding for healthy food access and nutrition education programs in Berkeley.
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These partnering businesses are also offering Ecology Center members special deals to save on solar power:
* Paramount-Solar City: Find out how much you can save with a solar panel installation from Paramount-Solar City. They are offering an additional $400 rebate to current Ecology Center members who choose Paramount-Solar City to install solar panels on their house. To find out how much you can save, contact Bruce Rosenberg at (510) 712-8737. Or visit them at the Berkeley Farmers' Market, April 12th.
* BrightCurrent [http://www.brightcurrent.com/] is passionate about their mission of providing the most simple pathway to affordable, clean power. They are offering a $500 signing bonus to current Ecology Center members to go solar! They will be the Berkeley Farmers' Market on April 24 and 26 to answer questions and explain their program.


Vallejo Community Arts Foundation Forum
THURSDAY - APRIL 10TH - 7 PM,
at the Empress Theatre, 330 VIRGINIA ST.
For more information contact Erin Bakke [702.339.4249], or Vallejo Arts Alliance [artnews@artvallejo.org].
Interested in the future of the arts in Vallejo? Questions about How VCAF Works? Or How You Can Participate? VCAF invites you to an open forum for all members of the public to attend.  Meet your VCAF board, learn about its history,  mission in the community and goals for the future.  There will be open forum time for questions and public discussion. Hope to see you there as we continue to build a thriving and collaborative Arts Community! Viva l'Alliance!


Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., April 10th, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE (www.PoetryByTheBay.com)
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


This Week! Drum Clinic & Chop Talk w/ Byron Cage!
At Consumer Music [www.consumermusic.net] [927 Tennessee Street, Vallejo, CA 94590] [707-642-7368] [consumermusic@sbcglobal.net]




2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk
Friday, April 11th, 5pm to 10pm, DJs spinning, FREE
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


ARTISZEN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER IS HAVING A 3 IN 1 EVENT THIS FRIDAY!

Greetings Artiszen Cultural Arts Center Community!
We are all still blown away by the success of our Evocare Photography Show that has been going on since March 15th! We would like to THANK EVERYONE who came to the launch and those who continue to stop by to see the exhibit. There has been so much positive feedback from the community about the amazing artists and their work. We have lots of exciting shows coming up that are going to be just as spectacular! 
And now that we have shown what we can do as a gallery space, we would like to expand into the next phase of our work as a Cultural Arts Center which is going out into the community and teaching art to our local youth and giving them a place to gather, create, and exhibit their work in an all inclusive, safe, youth friendly space.
But we need help from folks like you to keep the "Art of Community" going at Artiszen CAC. We would like to put a call out to any artists, musicians, teachers, mentors, folks who have knowledge about non-profits, handy-men/women, or just plain kindhearted people who would like to be a part of our collective. If you would like to be a part of the excitement that is happening in downtown Vallejo, please come by and see us!
This Friday Artiszen CAC is having a 3 in 1 event, so it's the perfect time to come visit!!
It's the last day of our Evocare Photography Show! We will be having a raffle, some prizes include: photography by Dan Chase, Sari Blum, and Jim Hedrickson; a CoolPix Digital Camera; an original painting by our very own Verlannia Manchester and more...
It's our monthly Gallery 11:11 Event! So we will be open from 11am to 11pm with all the evening time entertainment and community gathering that you're used to but with a few surprises thrown in! Bring a dish to share if you feel so inspired.
It's also Downtown Vallejo's 2nd Friday Art Walk so all the artist studios will be open. Come out and enjoy all that the Downtown Vallejo Arts and Entertainment district has to offer!

Please join the cultural event happening April 11, 2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk and visit my gallery, open 5 to 10pm @ 700 Marin st., [williamsievertstudio.com].







2nd Saturday bands
Sat., April 12th, 8pm
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


Coastal Wildflower Day
April 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Coastal Wildflower Day supports California State Parks’ stewardship of the natural resources on theSan Mateo coast.  This year, we’re celebrating  the State Parks’ 150th anniversary.  This event is filled with many family-friendly activities such as on-going tours of the native plant nursery and gardens, wildflower hikes to restored areas, a morning habitat restoration project, games and educational activities for youth, native plant garden resources, State Park history and more. Coastal native plants and seeds are available for a donation to take home for your garden.  And the Park Store is offering a tax-free day to celebrate coastal wildflowers.
For more information, visit the Coastside State Parks Association website (www.CoastsideStateParks.org) or contact Cecily Harris at CHarris@CoastsideStateParks.org.


Hike the Hills
Saturday, April 12, 9am-1pm at the King-Swett Ranches
SOLANO COUNTY, CA – Hike the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo – known as the King-Swett Ranches – on Saturday, April 12th from 9am to 1pm with naturalist Jim Walsh.  Walsh will share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and he’ll give you a great workout!  Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed to the public.
On a clear day you can see views from atop King Ranch that sweep across the Suisun Marsh all the way to the Sierras, with Mount Diablo rising to the south.  From the western edge of Vallejo-Swett Ranch, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge and Mount Tamalpais, the San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, and the Napa River and marshes.
The hike is free; donations are appreciated.  No reservations are necessary but an RSVP would be appreciated to Jim at 916-870-4824 or james.walsh@landcare.com.  All ages are welcome, but participants must be prepared for a strenuous pace hiking 4-6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle, passing free range cattle along the way.
Bring a backpack with plenty of water and snacks; boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good grip for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain; long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty; and protection from sun, wind, fog and rain.  Binoculars, a camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks and gaiters are also recommended.  Very heavy rain cancels the hike. Call Jim if the weather is uncertain.
Meet Walsh promptly beside his white "TruGreen" pickup truck, at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80).  Be ready to carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.
Since its founding in 1986, Solano Land Trust has permanently protected over 22,000 acres of working farms and natural areas in Solano County.  Learn more at [www.solanolandtrust.org].
King-Swett Ranches (Photo by Doug Wirtz)






North Bay Drummm Circle 
April 13th, and every "2nd Sunday" of the month
3:30-4pm Beginner Lesson: Intro to Hand Drumming/World Grooves
4-5pm All levels Facilitated Drummm Circle + Community Celebration.
Located @ IntegriTea, 717 Marin St, Vallejo CA
Cost Adults: $10; Kids 13 + under: $5; Seniors 65 + up $8; Babies under 2: Free.
Bring a drum or percussion if you have one, or play one of Jeni's drums for an additional $5 each (first come, first serve). Questions? Contact Jeni Swerdlow at [jeni@drummm.com] or [510.316.2850]
Are you ready to groove your heart out? This fun, playfully challenging drum circle is facilitated by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR. Open to all ages, levels, cultures, and styles of drumming. No prior musical experience is necessary to participate. Jeni will get your hands moving and grooving on the drum in no time!


Loma Vista Farm "Clean Sweep" Work Day, Garden Dedication Ceremony & Potluck
Saturday, April 19
9:00AM-12:00PM
150 Rainier Avenue, Vallejo
Volunteer host: Shelee


Earth Day Creek Cleanup
Vallejo Watershed Alliance [www.VallejoWatershedAlliance.org] [info@vallejowatershedalliance.org]
9 a.m. to noon,
at upper Hanns Park / Blue Rock Springs Creek Corridor.
Park at the dog park/skate park parking lot on Ascot Parkway. Follow the path behind the dog park, cross the bridge, and you’ll see us. Wear sturdy shoes and clothes, hat, sunscreen and gloves. We’ll provide water, tools, and light refreshments.


350 Bay Area's Earth Day San Francisco Action Parade and Rally, 4/19/14 
Let's put the political in Earth Day! Join us in a march for Climate Justice and the Earth on April 19. Starting from Justin Herman Plaza at 11:30 AM, the parade will end at the UN Plaza, with a rally and speakers at 1pm. Bring your non-carbon polluting form of transportation - bike, electric vehicle, or your feet! 
We are honored to host global climate leader, noted environmental author and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, who will speak at the rally. 
Check out the Earth Day San Francisco Festival [http://www.earthdaysf.org/earth-day.html], taking place at UN Plaza for all sorts of eco-friendly interactive activities, products, music and more!
The Berkeley Climate Action Coalition and the Ecology Center are co-sponsoring this Earth Day event. Click here for more event details [www.350bayarea.org/4780/earthday-sf].


“Get the Rush” at Rush Ranch
Saturday, April 19, 10:00am-1pm
SOLANO COUNTY – Bring the whole family to Get the Rush on Saturday, April 19, from 10am to 1pm at Rush Ranch.  Get the Rush is a series of fun activities offered on the third Saturday of every month.  It’s 100% volunteer-run and free to the public.
10am to 1pm:  Smithy Virgil Sellers and his team demonstrate traditional blacksmithing skills using authentic tools and equipment in the ranch’s historic blacksmith shop. This is an interactive program - you may even get the opportunity to make your own iron nail or other keepsake!
10am to 1pm:  Visit Little Bear at his table full of Native American tools and decorations, most of which he hand-crafted himself. Ask him about his life experiences and the history and culture of Native Americans.
11am to 1pm:  Visitors of all ages and mobility levels are invited to jump aboard a horse-drawn wagon ride, weather permitting.  Wheelchair users are encouraged and can board via a solar-powered wheelchair lift.  Michael Muir and his team of experienced drivers and highly trained horses provide these rides so that those with limited mobility can experience the freedom and excitement of exploring beautiful open spaces like Rush Ranch.
No RSVP is necessary.  These activities wind down about 1pm.  Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward!  Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12/Sunset Avenue/Grizzly Island Road intersection. For questions, call 707-432-0150 x200 or email volunteer@solanolandtrust.org.
Rush Ranch is owned and operated by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Learn more at www.solanolandtrust.org.




Geology Exploration Hike Scheduled at Rockville Trails Preserve
Saturday, April 19, 9 am – 1pm
SOLANO COUNTY – Where did all those rocks come from? Explore rock types and sources at Rockville Trails Preserve in Fairfield on this free docent-led hike Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Are the rocks related to the collision of the Pacific Plate and underlying movement beneath the North American Plate? What is under the ground of the Preserve? Did you know you can see a portion of the Cordelia Fault line at the Preserve? What is the relationship of that fault and the nearby Green Valley Fault to the San Andreas Fault? Where was the nearest volcano—was it Mount Diablo, was it near Napa and Sonoma? When were these rock formations created? Hikers will also look for the effects of landslides and erosion. This is not a technical geology hike—it is a layperson’s physical geography trek covering about 4 miles. Rockville Trails Preserve is only accessible by docent-led hikes at this time.
Space is limited and advance registration is required.  Visit http://conta.cc/1keBfsl, http://www.solanolandtrust.org/CalendarList.aspx or call Lorenzo at 707-330-7263.  There is no drinking water, and there are no bathrooms or parking lots on the premises yet.  Dogs are not permitted.  Since the preserve is otherwise closed, the entry and exit gate will be locked except for the start and end times of the hikes. Meet your guide promptly before 9 a.m. at the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct., near the intersection of Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd., outside of Fairfield.  Be ready to immediately carpool or caravan from there to the trailhead.  Heavy rain cancels. Call Lorenzo if the weather is uncertain.
Bring a backpack with plenty of water and lunch. Wear hiking boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with good tread, and long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that provide protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Hiking sticks, bug repellent, binoculars and a camera are also recommended.
Solano Land Trust’s Rockville Trails Preserve is located along Rockville Road, across from the City of Fairfield’s Rockville Hills Regional Park.  These natural areas are adjacent to one another, yet independently operated.  Both lie between Green Valley and Suisun Valley, near Interstate 80, about half-way between San Francisco and Sacramento.
Solano Land Trust permanently protects natural areas, working farms, and ranchlands in Solano County and connects our community to these lands.  Learn more at solanolandtrust.org.



Marsh Walks at Rush Ranch
Saturday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
SOLANO COUNTY – Two docent-led springtime hikes are being offered in April at Rush Ranch near Suisun City.  Participants will be guided on leisurely walks along the Suisun Marsh, the largest contiguous brackish water marsh remaining on the west coast of North America and a critical part of the San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary ecosystem. These hikes are free and children ages 7 and up are encouraged to attend with their grownups.
On Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., join a fun and informative walk called "Adventuring at Rush Ranch: Birds, Marsh Plants, and the Estuary". Your guide will be naturalist Jane Hawkes. As you explore, you'll learn why Rush Ranch is locally loved and nationally famous. If desired, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy afterward. RSVP to Jane at janeannhawkes@gmail.com or 707-673-7548.
On Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., take a short hike with your guide, Gayle, to an overlook and along the marsh to observe the plants and animals here. Learn the importance of our marsh habitat and how we can protect it. Space is limited.  RSVP to Gayle at 707-745-8322.
For both hikes, bring water, snacks, sturdy closed-toe shoes, layered clothing and protection from the elements.  Binoculars and insect repellent are also recommended. Rain will cancel these events. For questions or if the weather is uncertain, contact your guide.
Meet your guide in the brick courtyard and native plant garden, next to the Nature Center exhibit. Rush Ranch is located at 3521 Grizzly Island Road near Suisun City, about 2 miles south of the Highway 12/Sunset Avenue/Grizzly Island Road intersection.
Rush Ranch is owned and operated by Solano Land Trust, in partnership with the Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, and the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  Learn more at www.solanolandtrust.org.
Rush Ranch marsh view photo by Solano Land Trust


Red Dragonfly Productions presents Comedy at the Empress with...
Will Durst’s BoomeRaging: From LSD to OMG

Written and Performed by Will Durst
Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8pm
Empress Theatre [330 Virginia Street, Vallejo, CA 94590] [707.552.2400]
[EmpressTheatre.org]
$17/advance and $20/door General Admission
Beer-Wine-Martini Bar
Hotel Sponsor: Courtyard by Marriott, Vallejo – Napa Valley
Comic Political Satirist Brings One Man Show To Empress Theatre -
Will Durst’s new solo show Boomeraging: From LSD to OMG lands on the stage of the Empress Theatre on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 8pm.  BoomerAging is a tribute to the joys, achievements and looming terrors that accompany being a member of the Baby Boomer Generation. It assesses their still vibrant role in today’s youth- obsessed society and celebrates them for refusing to grow old in the face of changing times, gravity and the reflection that greets them daily in the mirror.
Utilizing technology specifically designed not to spook the target audience (overhead projector) Durst will explore the Boomers’ revolutions, evolutions and explain how best to embrace the encroaching wrinkles. He also promises to shamelessly stroke the egos and pat the hands of the self- described Most Important Generation of All Time through show segments entitled Racing From The Shadow Of A Mushroom Cloud. The Blinking VCR. Hey You Punks, Get Off My Wireless Router. The Brightside of Extreme Maturation. From Summer Of Love To Winter Of Our Disbelief. Everything You Wanted To Know About Decrepitude But Were Afraid To Ask & Hope I Die Before I… Oh, Too Late.
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice overs and stand up comedy into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense.
His abiding motto is “You can’t make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him, "quite possibly the best political comedian working in the country today." He writes a nationally syndicated humor column and is a frequent contributor on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News & Current TV.



Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., April 24th, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE (www.PoetryByTheBay.com)
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


Coal Shed presents Jose Martinez
Take a moment to slip away from the mainland and visit us at the Coal Shed on Mare Island, April 26th, 5 pm until 9 pm. Our own Jose Martinez is featured in the Tim Rose Gallery with guest art student Ashley Foux.  It promises to be a great show, there will be food and drink and as always, the magical Coal Shed vibe. We hope to see you there! 

How to Find the Coal Shed Studios, 153 Waterfront



Vallejo Grown Potluck
hosted by Loma Vista Farm, 150 Rainier Avenue, Vallejo
on Sunday, April 27, 5PM-7PM.
You're invited! If you haven't been to Loma Vista yet, you're in for a treat.
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Message from "Vallejo Garden Network":
Vallejo People's Garden volunteer Sarah Stroup gave away many bags of beautiful fresh kale from her own home garden to other volunteers at Sunday's potluck. If you haven't tried it yet, KALE CRUNCH is our favorite kale recipe of the month.  It's quick, easy, and delicious! It would be great recipe for kids. We follow Mollie Katzen's recipe, [link]. 


EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation, a demonstration of sustainable living
Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Address: [1305 Hopkins Street, Berkeley, CA, 94702]
Cost: Free
Event Phone: (510) 548-2220 ext. 239
Event e-mail: [register@ecologycenter.org]
Event URL: [ecologycenter.org/ecohouse/]
EcoHouse Tour: Climate Action and Adaptation will provide inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change's impact on you. We'll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects, and the tour will also include a general overview of the water-saving features of the EcoHouse.
Space is limited. Pre-registration by email or phone required.
Join us for an exciting and informative walking tour of our eco-demonstration home and garden. Draw inspiration to reduce your climate impact and climate change’s impact on you. We’ll present ideas for do-it-yourself projects.
How can using recycled cardboard boxes restore the soil in your yard and allow you to grow a thriving, toxin-free garden? What is a food forest and how can you create one? How can you get your roof to filter air pollution, help prevent flooding, and reduce your need for heating and air conditioning?
This introductory tour features our toolshed built with four different natural building methods – strawbale, rammed earth, clay, cob – all topped with a living roof; our constructed wetlands and simple laundry greywater system; an 1100 gallon rainwater cistern; a native raingarden; three kinds of compost; and a lot more.
We’ll give you an idea of what’s possible for an urban home, and provide useful resources and referrals to help you take the next steps.


Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., May 8th, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE (www.PoetryByTheBay.com)
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm






2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk
Friday, May 9th, 5pm to 10pm, DJs spinning, FREE
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


2nd Saturday bands
Sat., May 10th, 8pm
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


North Bay Drummm Circle 
May 11th, and every "2nd Sunday" of the month
3:30-4pm Beginner Lesson: Intro to Hand Drumming/World Grooves
4-5pm All levels Facilitated Drummm Circle + Community Celebration.
Located @ IntegriTea, 717 Marin St, Vallejo CA
Cost Adults: $10; Kids 13 + under: $5; Seniors 65 + up $8; Babies under 2: Free.
Bring a drum or percussion if you have one, or play one of Jeni's drums for an additional $5 each (first come, first serve). Questions? Contact Jeni Swerdlow at [jeni@drummm.com] or [510.316.2850]
Are you ready to groove your heart out? This fun, playfully challenging drum circle is facilitated by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR. Open to all ages, levels, cultures, and styles of drumming. No prior musical experience is necessary to participate. Jeni will get your hands moving and grooving on the drum in no time!


Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., May 22nd, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [thehubVallejo.com] [Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


North Bay Drummm Circle 
June 8th, and every "2nd Sunday" of the month
3:30-4pm Beginner Lesson: Intro to Hand Drumming/World Grooves
4-5pm All levels Facilitated Drummm Circle + Community Celebration.
Located @ IntegriTea, 717 Marin St, Vallejo CA
Cost Adults: $10; Kids 13 + under: $5; Seniors 65 + up $8; Babies under 2: Free.
Bring a drum or percussion if you have one, or play one of Jeni's drums for an additional $5 each (first come, first serve). Questions? Contact Jeni Swerdlow at [jeni@drummm.com] or [510.316.2850]
Are you ready to groove your heart out? This fun, playfully challenging drum circle is facilitated by DRUMMM Rhythmic Events founder Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR. Open to all ages, levels, cultures, and styles of drumming. No prior musical experience is necessary to participate. Jeni will get your hands moving and grooving on the drum in no time!


Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., June 12th, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [thehubVallejo.com] [Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


2nd Friday Vallejo Art Walk
Friday, June 13th, 5pm to 10pm, DJs spinning, FREE
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [thehubVallejo.com] [Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


2nd Saturday bands
Sat., June 14th, 8pm
At The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [thehubVallejo.com] [Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm


Poetry by the Bay
Thurs., June 22nd, 7pm to 9:30pm, FREE (www.PoetryByTheBay.com)
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, at The Hub Vallejo [350 Georgia st., Vallejo] [www.thehubVallejo.com] [www.Facebook.com/TheHubVallejo/events] Open W-F 12 to 6:30pm; Sat. 10 to 4pm; Sun. 12 to 4pm



Pacific Vibes! Tuesdays 9pm to 2am, and Fridays 6 to 9am
[PacificVibes707@gmail.com] [facebook.com/PacificVibes]