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Out and About in Martinez - Music, Magic, Reunion and Art in the Park

Music, Magic, Remembering Martinez - Decades Reunion, Art in the Park, and more...

On the music and entertainment scene...Tonight, Fridays on the Main: the Killbillies.

At Armando's: Friday, August 17 - Happy Hour & a Half: the Drifter Sisters at 4:30 pm. At 9:00 pm the Kyle Jester Blues Show. Saturday, August 18 - Caroompas Room at 9:00 pm. Sunday, August 19 - Banjojazz at 4:00 pm. Log on to www.armandosmartinez.com/calendar for details.

Headlining at the California Magic Club: The "One and Only" Michael Finney on August 17 & 18. Next week: August 24 & 25, the incredible Dana Daniels. For reservations and additional information: www.calmagic.com.

Everyone is invited to "Exultate Deo", a piano, flute, and songs vespers concert featuring the works of Bach, Ibert, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and other sacred/inspirational compositions. This free concert will be on Saturday, August 18, at 4:30 pm, at the Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. Donations at the door will be greatly appreciated. For additional information contact Ruth Wright at: drwrightnotes@yahoo.com.

Tonight is the "kick-off" of events for the Remembering Martinez - Decades Reunion. There will be a dinner from 6:00 to 11:00 pm at the Boys and Girls Club. Saturday, August 18, the activities begin with a picnic at Rankin Park from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. On Saturday night from 7:00 to 11:00 pm is the Street Dance and Car Cruise on Main Street. Sunday, August 19 is the breakfast at the Boys and Girls Club from 9:30 to 11:00 am. Other activities for the alumni are special events at the Martinez Museum on Saturday from 9:00 am until noon and on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Alumni are encouraged to visit the museum and record their memories of Alhambra High and growing up in Martinez. The interviews will be videotaped in a sound booth.

Alumni and everyone else in town will want to visit the 43rd Annual Art in the Park on Sunday, August 19 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Susana Park will be the setting for this exciting event. There will be arts, crafts, food, drink, and live music. Admission is free.

Happening at the Martinez Library: Tuesday, August 21 - A Flutopia Summer Concert featuring Tracy Darden from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Don't miss this opportunity to relax and enjoy the sounds of the summer. This event is free and is appropriate for adults and families.

Gardening Series: Navlet's is hosting a class on drought tolerant and native gardens on Saturday, August 18, at 10:00 am. Visit www.navletsgardens.com for additional information.

Don't forget our Farmer's Market on Thursday and Sunday from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Coming up next week...Downtown Ghost Walk, make your reservations at Main Street Martinez.

If you would like your event listed send the information to: Ggerlack@aol.com

See you around Martinez...

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Gay Gerlack August 19, 2012 at 12:48 PM
Art in the Park TODAY...Susana Park...10:00 am to 5:00 pm!

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