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Thursday, March 15
Vacaville Irish Dance Company. Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with a performance by the Vacaville Irish Dance Company. This group of skilled dancers will share with us a spectrum of traditional Irish dances. At 6:30 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

“St. Patty’s Day Lucky Ladies Stroll” from 5 - 8 pm in Downtown Vacaville. Register for your shopping bag and program in Town Square. Stroll the participating business for special deals that night, vendors, sips and treats! End the night at the Opera House for our big raffles! Guys are invited too! For more info call 707-451-2100.

Saturday, March 17
American Legion Rago-Christoper Post 165 presents their St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser dinner. No-host bar at 5 pm at Vacaville Veterans Hall, 549 Merchant Street. Dinner at 6 pm. There will be both a raffle and a dessert raffle. Tickets are a $20 donation per person. Please call 707-446-3582.

Sunday, March 18
Solano Singles St. Patrick’s Dance from 6 to 10 pm at The Point Restaurant at 355 Main Street. Everyone is invited to enjoy an evening of fun and dancing with our Fabulous DJ Dale. No host bar. Members $10; Non-members $12. For more info: call Linda Charriere at 707-746-7566.

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland at VPAT at 2 pm. Tickets: Adult $44, Senior/Military/Student: $38. An authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration with ‘rip-roaring music, song and dance…a great Irish night’ (Irish News & Entertainment). This treat for the whole family features The Kerry Traditional Orchestra, Irish dance led by champion dancer Connor Reider and Irish song from the Kerry Voice Squad.

Tuesday, March 20
The Barbershop Harmony Society, Davis Vacaville Chapter – The West Valley Chorus joins us in celebration of the start of spring. All are welcome to attend. The event will take place at 7 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Saturday, March 24
Saving Gracie, An Angel Fund for Pets, invites you to a spaghetti dinner fundraiser featuring live music with TRM4! All proceeds will fund emergency veterinary procedures for Solano County families. Join us for a great night filled with raffle prizes, food and FUN! For tickets visit www.savingracie.org

Thursday, April 5
A free monthly support group for people with diabetes and their families. The group meets from 3 to 4:30 pm on the first Thursday of every month in the VacaValley Health Plaza, Suite 290, 1010 Nut Tree Road. There is no charge, but seating is limited. Please call 707- 624-8230. Again on May 3.

Chief Solano Kennel Club, Inc., at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at the Elmira Fire Station. Open to everyone. Visit www.chiefsolanokennelclub.org or call 446-7492.

Saturday, April 7
Solano County Genealogical Society Speaker Series. Richard Rands presenting “Reading Old Handwriting” 11 am - 12:30 pm at Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street. Free parking behind the building. FREE and open to the public. For info call 707-448-8378.

Dave Rocha Jazz Trio – Jazz Appreciation Month Not only will this Bay Area trio delight us with jazz standards and pop tunes, they’ll also share a few of their original compositions. At 2 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. The event is free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Monday, April 16
Basic Watercolor Painting Class Learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting with local artist, Dotty Schenk. She’ll show us how to do a wash and create textures as we compose our very own landscape paintings. All materials will be supplied. The program is for ages 18 and up, and reservations are required. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk. At 2 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Thursday, April 17
During National Coin Week, the Fairfield Coin Club will visit the Town Square Library and share with us stories about the most unique coins in their collections. They’ll also give us pointers on how we, too, can begin coin collecting. All are invited to attend. At 5 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. For more info, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Saturday, April 21
The Leisure Town Bocce Club presents a shredding day from 10 am - 2 pm in the LT parking. $8 donation per generic banker’s box size container. Questions? Call Joan McLain at 707-330-2243.

Saturday, April 21
Join the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement District and many of the Downtown merchants as we “Clean Up” our streets and alleyways. Bring your shovel, broom, rake or special tool as we go through the alleyways hauling away garbage and beautifying our surroundings. For more information on how you can get involved and help call the DVBID office at 707-451-2100. Just a few minutes of your time can make a BIG difference!

Thursday, April 26
Kentucky Derby Hat Event with Sacramento City College guest speaker. Wear your fanciest hat and join us for a celebration of Kentucky Derby hats. Our guest speaker, Sacramento City College’s Professor of Fashion, Lynne Giovannetti, MFA, will share with us interesting facts about hats throughout history. The event will take place at 6:30 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Saturday, April 28
It’s time again for our Spring Wine Stroll. Start in Town Square to purchase your souvenir wine glass and stroll the many participating business for tastes of local wines. For questions call our office at 707-451-2100 or visit our Facebook Page - Downtown Vacaville


Tuesday, May 1
Get ready for Ciñco De Mayo with the Vacaville Folklorico Dance Group. This dance group, comprised of students from the local area, will perform traditional Mexican dances for everyone to enjoy. At 6:30 pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library. For more info, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Thursday, May 3
Chief Solano Kennel Club, Inc., at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday at the Elmira Fire Station. Open to everyone. Visit www.chiefsolanokennelclub.org or call 446-7492.

Saturday, May 5
Solano County Genealogical Society Speaker Series. Teresa Costa Fraser presenting “It’s All About Timelines” 11 am - 12:30 pm at Fairfield Moose Lodge, 623 Taylor Street. Free parking behind the building. Entrance to the lodge is from the parking lot. FREE and open to the public. No reservations needed. For information call 707-448-8378.

“A French Festival” The Orpheus~West Chamber Choir North Bay Ringers and
The Orpheus’ Lyre Orchestra at 7:30 pm. (Orchestra Seating; Crepes ‘n’ Bubbles Reception at 6 pm) Held at Vacaville Performing Arts Theater
1010 Ulatis Drive Vacaville. For tickets call 707-469-4013 or www.vpat.net.

Saturday, May 12
Country Western Festival continues today in Town Square from 11am to 6pm. Enjoy great country music, food and vendors. Don’t forget to bring a chair!

Tuesday, May 15
Fascinator Craft – Make a One-of-a-Kind Hat. Join us for our first-time ever springtime fascinator craft event. All supplies will be provided for you to make a unique glamorous hat. Basic sewing skills are a must to create the craft. The program is for ages 18 and up, and reservations are required. Sign up at the library’s Information Desk. The event will take place at 6:30pm, at the Vacaville Town Square Library, 1 Town Square Place. This program is provided free, thanks to the Vacaville Friends of the Libraries. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS, or visit the events calendar at www.solanolibrary.com.

Friday, May 18
Join us for an evening of music in Town Square from 6-9 pm. Pick up some dinner, grab a chair and enjoy. Cold beverages available for purchase.