Out and About in Martinez: Sin Silver, Delta Wires, Cars and Candidates

Music, Lunch at the Museum, Disaster Preparedness Fair, Madness on Main Street, Book Signing at White Rabbit, "Sustainable Workshop" and meet City Council Candidate Dylan Radke.

Here is the entertainment schedule for Armando’s this weekend: Friday, September 7, Happy Hour & a Half, Sin Silver from 4:30 to 6:00 pm, FREE - from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, Carolina Lugo and Carole Acuna’s Ballet Flamenco, $19.00 pp. Ballet Flamenco is recognized as one of the top Flamenco and Spanish Dance Company’s in the Americas. - Saturday, September 8, the Delta Wires will perform from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, $10.00 pp.

Roxx on Main is featuring “Do-Duo” on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 pm and on Saturday, September 8 the Hopeful Romantics will be performing at 7:00 pm.

Martinez has a lot of activities for you to choose from this Saturday, September 8:  The Martinez Museum hosts a Brown Bag Luncheon the second Saturday of every month at 11:30 am. Bring your memories and your lunch, beverages and desserts are provided.

September is National Disaster Emergency Preparedness Month. Community Emergency Disaster Preparedness (CERT) is sponsored by the Martinez Police Department and FEMA to prepare the community for any disaster, large or small. They will host a FREE Disaster Preparedness Fair from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the downtown Safeway Parking lot. This will be an educational and fun experience with hands on learning and prizes for kid’s participation. FREE hot dogs.

Main Street Martinez is hosting “Madness on Main Street Car Show” from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Main and Ferry Streets. There will be music, vendors, raffles, awards and fun for the whole family.

Carrie Cunningham will be at the White Rabbit Boutique for a book signing, “A Soul’s Oasis: A Woman’s Transformational Journey Through Difficult Life Events” from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The book will be available for $16.00 at the event.

The City of Martinez will host a FREE workshop in support of its waste prevention, recycling, and resource conservation efforts, “Sustainable Citizen”. The class will be held in City Council Chambers from 10:00 am to noon. The class is free but registration is required, email SCrsvp@cityofmartinez.org or call the City’s recycling hotline at 925.372.3531.

You are invited to meet Martinez City Council Candidate Dylan Radke at an event hosted by Ken and Gay Gerlack from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Dylan will share his vision for Martinez and give you an opportunity to ask any questions about his candidacy. Dylan was the co-chair for Measure H and is the current chairman of the Parks, Recreation, Marina, and Cultural Commission. Please call 925.228.6717 for details.

On Tuesday, September 11 the Martinez Library Book Club is back and ready to restart its regular schedule. They will meet once a month on the second Tuesday at 6:45 pm. This month they will review and discuss the summer reading selections: Rumors of Peace by Ella Leffland, The Rhetoric of Death by Judith Rock, and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

Thursday, September 13 is the Chamber Mixer from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The UPS Store at 1155 C Arnold Drive is the host this month. Admission is free and you can contact Reba Bower at 925.228.2345 for details.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

September 14 - Martini Stroll

September 18 - Contra Costa Master Gardeners, “What Went Wrong in Your Garden? - and How to Fix It” - at the Martinez Library

September 21 - Diablo Regional Concert Band will present a FREE concert at the Martinez Veterans Hall; Day for Kids, hosted by the Boys & Girls Club

September 22 - Italian Street Painting Festival downtown; Martinez Historical Society Polenta Feed at the Shell Clubhouse

September 29 - Martinis on the Plaza

October 6 - Downtown Martinez Restaurant Tour

October 13 - Martinez Historical Society Home Tour

Do you have an event that you would like to share with our Patch readers? Please send the information to: Gay Gerlack at ggerlack@aol.com.

See you around Martinez…

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