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Out and About in Martinez - Restaurant Tour, Bocce, Pasta Feed, MEF Run

Restaurant Tour, Bocc Championships, Shell / MEF Pasta Feed and Run for Education

Armando’s - Saturday, October 6 - The Leo Vigil Trio - for additional information: www.armandosmartinez.com

California Magic Club - Saturday, October 6 - David Hirata - for additional information: www.calmagic.com

October 6 - Martinez Restaurant Tour - 1:30 to 4:00 pm - This year is featuring a record 20 participating restaurants: Barrel Aged, Family Kitchen, Pacifica Pizza, Hot Dog Depot, Luigi’s, Compass Star, Starbucks, Little Hunan, Smokey D’s, Marty O’s Pizzeria, Creek Monkey, Haute Stuff, Whiskey Lane, La Tapatia, Legal Grounds Café, Lemongrass, Roxx on Main, Sunflower Garden, Main Street Sweets, and the California Magic Dinner Theater…sample items from all these restaurants for only $15.00 per person.

October 6 - Martinez Bocce Federations Championships - The Final Four - Bocce fans won’t want to miss out, play begins at 4:00 pm at the Martinez Bocce Courts.

October 6 - Shell / MEF Pasta Feed - The Kiwanis Club of Martinez and the Martinez Rotary Club are once again joining forces to put on the “pre-dinner” for the Run for Education. The dinner is being held at the Martinez Senior Center, 818 Green Street from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The price is $15.00 per person and children under 6 are free. All proceed will be donated to the MUSD schools.

October 7 - 10th Shell / MEF Run for Education - 925.313.5562, leave your name and telephone number - Pre-registration is $25.00 for the 5K and $30.00 for the 10K, day of registration is $30.00 for the 5K and $35.00 for the 10K. Registration is easy, log on to: www.theschedule.com and scroll down to the Shell / MEF Run.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

October 11 - Chamber Mixer - 5:30 to 7:30 pm - Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, co-hosted with Englund’s Catering

October 13 - Fall Cemetery Clean-Up 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Alhambra Cemetery - for additional information: 925.372.3510

October 13 - Martinez Library presents Author Marty Brounstein giving a presentation on his book Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust. This event is free and begins at 1:30 pm.

October 13 - Martinez Historical Society Home Tour - www.martinezhometour.com or call Carolyn Duncan at 925.864.8457 for details. Tickets are $25 and the tour is from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

October 13 - Rock Around the Clock at a benefit for Christmas for Everyone at the Veterans Memorial Hall, dress to impress in your 50’s best! The fun begins at 7:30 pm, advance tickets are $15.00 pp and $20.00 at the door. There are a limited amount of tickets, don’t be left out, call 925.228.2233 for reservations.

October 14 - Friends of the Library Wine Event - for tickets: ggerlack@aol.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 - for additional information: 925.229.1869

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

October 26 - Martinez Mayor’s Cup - Martinez Chamber of Commerce: 925.228.2345 or Main Street Martinez: 925.228.3577

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

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.

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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