Armando’s - Friday, November 30, 4:30 pm Happy Hour & a Half: Garageland Rodeo & Jay Olson- 8:00 pm: Dmitri Matheny Group - Saturday, December 1, 8:00 pm: Tip of the Top - Sunday, December 2, 3:00 pm: Martinez Music Mafia’s 4th Annual Holiday Pageant & Toy Drive - Monday, December 3, 7:00 pm: Open Mic - Thursday, December 6, 8:00 pm: The Chris Cain Band - Friday, December 7, 8:00 pm: The Snyder / Bump Organ Quartet - Saturday, December 8, 8:00 pm: Taluna - Sunday, December 9, 4:00 pm: Jim Ocean & Friends - Friday, December 14, 8:00 pm: Mark Hunnel & the Blues Survivors - Saturday, December 15, 8:00 pm: Caroompas Room - Sunday, December 16, 4:00 pm: Lowell Trio’s Annual Holiday Concert - for full details and event calendar log on to: www.armandosmartinez.com
California Magic Club - Doors open at 7:30 pm - November 30 & December 1: 2012 Stage Magician of the Year: Magician Rob Zabrecky, performances are SOLD OUT - December 7 & 8: Robert “Bobby Vegas” Kane and Magician David Hirata - December 14 & 15: The Dave Cox Show and Gerry Griffin, performances are SOLD OUT - December 21 & 22: Magician Hank Morfin, December 21 SOLD OUT, seats available for December 22 - December 28 & 29: Performers to be announced - For reservations, questions, or to purchase gift certificates: www.calmagic.com
Send your entertainment calendars to Ggerlack@aol.com
Holiday gift idea: Check with the above businesses for Gift Certificates. Something NEW, Costco has Gift Certificates available for La Tapatia, a great value and gift.
Martinez Events…Mark Your Calendars Now:
November 30 through December 2 - Martinez Holiday Frolic and Snow Park - The Light Parade has been cancelled due to rain, and the activities and Santa have moved indoors to 701 Escobar Street, the former home of the Bow Rack, Friday, November 30: 1:00 to 9:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For details: 925.228.3577 or www.mainstreetmartinez.org
December 1 - Friends of the Martinez Library Holiday Book Sale, 10:00 am for FOL Members, 11:00 am for general public, closing at 4:00 pm. Martinez Library, 740 Court Street - For additional information: 925.229.1869
December 1 through 24 - Martinez Kiwanis is once again selling See’s Candies in two great NEW locations this year. The main store is located at 1135 B Arnold Drive in the Village Oaks Shopping Center between the Village Café and Togo’s, open daily from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. The second location is downtown Martinez at 712 Main Street, next to Starbucks, open weekdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. During the 2011-2012 year the Martinez Kiwanis pledged $12,500 in academic and vocational scholarships to graduates of local high schools and awarded over $20,000 to community and youth service projects in Martinez. If your business or group would like to place a large order please contact: Marlene Haws at 925.370.6553 or email@example.com.
December 2 - Christmas Open House at the Martinez Museum, 4:00 to 7:00 pm, please note time change - Refreshments, Christmas Stories, and a Holiday Sing-a-Long. There will be a special treat bag for each child and a special drawing for adults.
December 4 - The City of Martinez, Martinez Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street Martinez invite you to a FREE Small Business Lending Seminar, Campbell Theater at 636 Ward Street, 5:30 to 8:30 pm. To register: Leanne Peterson at 925.228.3577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
December 7 through 23 - Martinez Art Association Christmas Boutique at the Old Train Depot, open Thursday and Friday from 4:00 to 8:00 pm - Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Information: Marlene Haws at email@example.com
December 8 - Brown Bag Lunch - Martinez Museum, 11:30 am
December 8 - Grant Balfour Signing at Lipary Collectibles, 625 Main Street, 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Come in for $20.00 autographs, Call: Steve for information or reservations: 925.370.6032.
Two “Holiday” Invitations from the National Park Service: On December 8, 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Maritime Center, 1014 Florida Avenue, Richmond, and on December 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Rosie the Riveter Visitor Center, 1414 Harbour Way South, Suite 3000, Richmond you are invited to a FREE cookie swap and holiday craft making. Everyone is encouraged to bring 2 dozen homemade holiday cookies for a cookie swam. The first 25 RSVP’s will receive a free printed community recipe collection. RSVP and submit your family’s favorite holiday dessert recipe to: Lucien_sonder@nps.gov by December 1.
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.
The Compass Star, 915 Main Street, is proud to announce that during the entire month of November, we will be donating a portion of our evening wine bar sales to support Central County Homeless Outreach Inc. They are an amazing organization that helps our homeless right here in our community by providing essential supplies, like food, clothing, transportation, and shelter. We applaud the work that they do for our community and hope that you will join us in our support of Central County Homeless Outreach by dining with us often.
See you around Martinez…