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Out and About in Martinez: BBQ Festival, LGBT Exhibit, Ghost Walk Coming Up

King of the County BBQ, Friday Nights on Main and coming soon: Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk

This weekend is the 6th Annual King of the County BBQ Challenge and Music Festival. Once again it is being held at the Waterfront Park Marina from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Admission and parking are free. There will be over 100 Arts & Crafts Vendors, a Petting Zoo, kids rides and activities. Lots of entertainment and great food, what a great way to spend the weekend! Full details: www.CountyBBQ.com

Free to Be, celebrating the pride of LGBT continues to run through June 30 at I've Been Framed, 411 Ferry Street.

The Martinez Downtown Ghost Walk will begin on Friday, June 22. The walks start at the Main Street Martinez office at 649 Main Street, Suite 106 at 8:00 pm. Arrive a little before 8:00 and wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Tickets are $25.00 a person, call: 925.228.3577 or www.mainstreetmartinez.org for reservations.

Entertainment Scene:

Friday Nights on Main: June 15 - Hopeful Romantics from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. FREE

Armando's: Happy Hour and a Half, June 15 - Chappell & Dave Holt from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. FREE. From 8:00 to 11:00 pm - Thomas Martin & Friends, $10 cover. June 16 - Chelle & Friends from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, $10 cover. Doors open at 7:30 pm.

Caroompas Room is playing at Dallimonti's in Pleasant Hill, 1932 Oak Park Blvd starting at 8:30 pm.

See you around Martinez...

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Becky Kapsalis June 18, 2012 at 10:26 PM
I'll be on the next Ghost Walk. Wonder if I'll get scared? lol Can't wait! :o)
Chris Kapsalis June 18, 2012 at 10:45 PM
People should be much more affraid of the living than the dead.
Gay Gerlack June 19, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I will be posting some photos from the preview Ghost Walk...Martinez is a city a that has "everything"!
Sam McAdams June 22, 2012 at 06:48 AM
Gay, as the VP of the historic society and some sort of advocate for Main Street, what would you say to reconcile "historic preservation" in this town?
Gay Gerlack June 25, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Sam, I just got home from a trip this morning, otherwise I would have gotten back to you sooner. To reconcile: is to reach a compromise agreement about differences...I feel that to make Main Street, and all of Martinez successful, is to work with, and promote it's assets...Martinez's history is one of it's greatest assets. I want to preserve Main Street's historical buildings and encourage small independent businesses. I'm not sure if you were asking if working with both groups is a conflict, I don't feel it is. I am on a large number of community boards, in several service groups, and a Commissioner on the PRMCC. Now that I'm "semi-retired" just trying to give back to the community. Hope this answers your question...if not, my email is Ggerlack@aol.com.

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