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Out and About in Martinez - Music, Magic and Halloween Events

Halloween Fun, Music, and Magic - Join our "spirited" group for the Martinez Ghost Walks!

Martinez Music and Magic:

Armando’s - Friday, October 26 - Happy Hour & a Half: The Rho Duo & Jay Olson at 4:30 pm; Frankie G & the Conviction at 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 27 - Dynamo Jones at 8:00 pm - log on to: www.armandosmartinez.com

Roxx on Main - Saturday, October 27 - Jim Caroompas and the Sister of Mercy, 7:00 pm; November 10 - The 2 of Us, 7:00 pm; log on to: www.roxxonmain.com

California Magic Club- October 26 & 27 - No shows this weekend -  November 2 & 3, Magicians John Gardenier and Joseph Bartholomew with your magical host, Gerry Griffin - For reservations: www.calmagic.com

Martinez Community Events…Mark Your Calendars NOW:

October 26 - Emergency Preparedness - 10:00 am to Noon, Martinez Senior Center, call: 925.370.8770 for details

October 26 - Halloween Crafts and Activities - 1:30 to 3:30 pm, Nancy Boyd Recreation Room, for grades K-5, $10.00 materials fee, for registration: 925.372.3510

October 26 - Martinez Mayor’s Cup - Martinez Chamber of Commerce: 925.228.2345 or Main Street Martinez: 925.228.3577 - Sign up now before it fills up!

October 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 - Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk - extra dates for our Halloween Month, you never know who might show up for these “special” tours - $25.00 pp for information 925.228.3577 or www.mainstreetmartinez.org

October 28 - Spooktacular Trunk or Treat - this is one event you won’t want your children to miss - FREE - www.mainstreetmartinez.org

November 1 - Five Chamber Business Expo, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Learn about the businesses in your community, admission to the public is FREE, for additional information: 925.228.2345 or www.martinezchamber.com

November 6 - Election Day - DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

November 8 - Chamber Mixer, 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Dr. Stephen Harper, D.D.S. - 2805 Alhambra Avenue.

November 9 - Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley, 1301 Alhambra Avenue, are hosting a Poker Tournament. A $60.00 donation buy-in includes 1000 in chips, 2 drink tickets, snacks and prizes. Participants must be 21 years of age or older. To register or if you have questions contact: Tina Busker at 925.228.3896 ext. 102 or Tbusker@bgcdv.org.

November 9 - Foster a Dream - Wine Raffle, Wine Tasting and FOOD! Shell Clubhouse 1635 Pacheco Blvd. - 6:30 to 9:00 pm - Tickets are $20.00 pp; For tickets or additional information: 925.228.0200 or email: info@fosteradream.org

November 10 - Brown Bag Lunch - Martinez Museum, 11:30 am

November 10 - Special invitation to our Martinez Music Lovers from the San Francisco Opera: FREE Community Open House: Onstage technical and musical demonstrations with Maestro Nicola Luisotti, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, soprano Melody Moore and tenor Brian Jagde - Family activities - Screening of Carmen for Families: the Movie at 11:00 am and 1:05 pm - Enter to win an exclusive backstage tour the day of the Open House - for more information please visit the Community Open House webpage, http://sfopera.com/Season-Tickets/Community-Open-House-Registration.aspx - tickets are not required, but by registering online you will be entered in a random drawing to win four tickets to San Francisco Opera’s The Secret Garden performance in March of 2013. For details call 415.864.3330

November 30 through December 2 - Downtown Martinez Snow Park

December 2 - Christmas Open House at the Martinez Museum, 4:00 to 7:00 pm - Refreshments, Christmas Stories, and a Holiday Sing-a-Long

December 8 - Brown Bag Lunch - Martinez Museum, 11:30 am

FREE ongoing activities in Martinez: the Martinez Museum, www.martinezhistory.org or 925.228.8160; the John Muir National Historic Site, www.nps.gov/jomu or 925.228.8860; the Shell Museum, open Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Pacheco Boulevard and Arreba.

Martinez Farmer’s Market Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm year round - Main Street between Castro & Ferry Streets.

A special invitation to all community groups, I am preparing the Martinez Community Calendar for 2013, if you have your events scheduled for next year, please send the information to: Ggerlack@aol.com and your event will be listed on the calendar and you will receive a copy. Many groups hold their events the in the same time slot each year, knowing these dates will help you plan your event!

See you around Martinez…

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