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Out and About in Martinez - Clear Your Fines, Fall Book Sale, Day of the Dead

Zombie Brew Crawl, "Day of the Dead" Reception, Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale and Pop Up Press

Mark your calendars and check out the many happenings in Martinez, we have events and activities for all ages!

Armando’s - Friday, October 19 - Happy Hour & a Half with the Killbillies, 4:30 pm; Ray Obedo & Mistura Fina, 8:00 pm; Saturday, October 20 - Olde Skool, 8:00 pm; log on to: www.armandosmartinez.com

Roxx on Main - Saturday, October 20 - Hope Savage & Danny White Duo, 7:00 pm; October 27 - Jim Caroompas and the Sisters of Mercy, 7:00 pm; November 10 - The 2 of Us, 7:00 pm; log on to: www.roxxonmain.com

California Magic Club - October 19 & 20 - Magician Jeffrey Korst and your Magical Host, Gerry Griffin, doors open at 7:30 pm for an evening of fun and magic! For reservations: www.calmagic.com

October 15 - 20 - “Clear Your Fines!” at the Martinez Library - This is an opportunity for teens to clear any overdue fines - check in at the desk with your library card or valid photo ID to prove you are in a grade between 6 - 12 or are between ages of 13 - 18 and attend one of the Read-In Sessions and read for one hour.

October 20 - Zombie Brew Crawl - 2:30 to 5:30 pm - 20 local craft beers. There is a free shuttle from North Concord BART Station, and an after party at Creek Monkey Tap House. Tickets are $25.00 in advance, $35.00 at the door. www.zombiebrewcrawl.com

October 20 - Friends of the Martinez Library Fall Book Sale - 10:00 am for members only, 11:00 am for general admission, grocery bag of books, $8.00, $15.00 for two bags, sale ends at 4:00 pm, for additional information: 925.229.1869

October 20 - Martinez Art Association presents “Day of the Dead”, artists reception, 2:30 to 5:30 pm, 630 Court Street.

October 21 - The Martinez News-Gazette is hosting another installment of Pop Up Press at Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Avenue. This is a spellbinding presentation of live storytelling that will delight, educate and entertain you with a collection of very special guests. Cost: $5.00 at the door. Call: 925.293.6360 for additional information.

October 22-23 - Kids Learn Basic First Aid, 12:30 to 3:00 pm, Rankin Aquatic Center, 100 Buckley Street, Snacks, books, and equipment will be provided. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of course, $25.00 to $30.00, for registration: 925.372.3510

October 23 - Candidates Forum, 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Alhambra High School

October 24 - Alhambra Cemetery Tour - 10:00 am to Noon, interesting stories of who’s who in our local cemetery, FREE, but donations are appreciated. For additional information: 925.372.3510

October 25 - Marty O’s Halloween Hunt, 3:30 to 5:00 pm, Holiday Highlands Park, ages 3 - 12 years, FREE, space is limited, call 925.372.3510 for registration

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 - $25.00 pp for information 925.228.3577 or www.mainstreetmartinez.org

October 28 - Spooktacular Trunk or Treat - 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 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 10 - Brown Bag Lunch - Martinez Museum, 11:30 am

November 30 through December 2 - Downtown Martinez Snow Park

December 2 - Christmas Open House at the Martinez Museum, 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

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 Markets: Thursday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm through October 25,
Court Street, between Main & Escobar Streets - Sunday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm year round - Main Street between Castro & Ferry Streets.

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