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.