Out and About in Martinez

Martinez Events: Entertainment, Kiwanis See's Candies Sales, Martinez Art Association Christmas Boutique, Music Concerts, and Santa Ativities!

Martinez Entertainment:

Armando’s - 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

Roxx on Main - Shows begin at 7:00 pm - Saturday, December 8: Jim Caroompas and the Sisters of Mercy - www.roxxonmain.com

Ray’s Lounge - Saturday, December 8 - 9:00 pm: Blue Moonshine - Contact: 925.229.4755

Send your entertainment calendars to Ggerlack@aol.com

Martinez Events…Mark Your Calendars Now:

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 marlenehaws@yahoo.com.

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 marleneaip@yahoo.com

December 7 - 8 - Holiday Trunk Show - Friday 12:00 to 6:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm - Suz & Bex, 3814 Alhambra Way, Martinez for additional information: suzandbex@gmail.com

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

December 9 - Martinez Music Forum’s Annual Christmas Gift to the Community - First Congregational Church, 1229 Court Street, Martinez - 3:00 pm - Featuring renowned choirs, orchestras, and soloists from the Martinez community. Refreshments and social hour after the concert - Suggested donation: $10.00 to benefit the music programs of the Martinez public schools

December 9 - Breakfast with Santa - Martinez Senior Center - 818 Green Street, Martinez - 8:00 to 11:00 am - $3.50, children 10, younger $2.00 - 925.370.8770

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

December 11 - Martinez Community Chorus Winter Concert, “Let Your Heart be Glad” with the Diablo Regional Concert Band - Alhambra High School Performing Arts Building, 7:30 pm - Suggested donation: $5.00 - Complimentary refreshments - 925.228.3276

December 15 - Santa Beer Crawl - Downtown Martinez - 4:00 to 7:00 pm - Sample local craft beers. Prizes for the best Christmas costume (costumes optional) - $25.00 pre-sale, $35.00 at the door

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.

Honor a Veteran by purchasing a brick for the Memorial Walkway at the Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward Street, Martinez - contact: Carl Edwards 925.372.0133 or George May, Jr. 925.825.7761

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.

Coming Soon: Boys and Girls Club Annual Crab Feed - January 12, 2013 - save this date!

See you around Martinez…

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