Out and About in Martinez: Awed Ducks, Day For Kids, Italian Street Painting Festival

Day for Kids, Italian Street Painting Festival, Polenta Feed, Free Concert, Music and Magic

Special Note: Volunteers are needed for the Shell / MEF Run for Education on Sunday, October 7. If you can help out, please email Barbara at: bjkapsalis@aol.com. For more information you can call the Race Hotline at 925.313.5562 and leave your name and telephone number.

Check out this weekend’s events: Armando’s - Friday, September 21, Happy Hour and a Half with Awed Ducks at 4:30 pm; United at 8:00 pm; Saturday, September 22, The Whiskey Brothers at 8:00 pm; and Sunday, September 23, The Derek Rolando Show at 3:00 pm.

California Magic Club - September 21 and 22, featuring Mentalist Doug Kevilus and Magician Michael Peterson. For details and reservations: www.calmagic.com.

Day for Kids: The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley invite you to celebrate our nation’s youth by participating in this year’s Day for Kids. Have fun and create memories that will last a lifetime Join them from 2:30 to 7:00 pm on Friday, September 21 at the Boys and Girls Club, 1301 Alhambra Avenue. There will be food, games, prizes and entertainment. The event is FREE. For more information: 925.28.3896, ext. 102.

September 21 - Diablo Regional Concert Band will present a FREE concert at the Martinez Veterans Hall beginning at 7:30 pm. Enjoy the melodies from “Funicili, Funicila” to “Fairest of the Fair” and from “Broadway Show Stopper” to “Nessum Dorma”. Refreshments will be provided.  

September 22 and 23 - Italian Street Painting Festival downtown from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Chalk art, food, entertainment, vendor booths, music, bocce, Farmer’s Market will be held on Castro Street on Sunday, a “marinara” contest, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra impersonators, and two days of fantastic fun!

September 22 - Martinez Historical Society Polenta Feed at the Shell Clubhouse beginning at 6:00 pm. Call Marlene at 925.228.7065 or Annie at 925.372.8710 to see if tickets are still available.

September 23 - There will be a Re-Dedication of the Pistochini Hotel, Boarding House, and Restaurant at 1:00 pm, 822 - 824 Alhambra Avenue. Following the dedication the Martinez Museum will be open for tours and refreshments. In 1905 Marco and his brother, Antonio Pistochini built and ran the hotel until the 1930’s and then they sold the building in 1944.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

September 28 - Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk - www.mainstreetmartinez.org

September 29 - Martinis on the Plaza - this event sells out, get your tickets online at www.TheMartiniFestival.com

September 29 - Turtle Workshop - 925.228-5635, ext. 19

October 6 - Downtown Martinez Restaurant Tour - Proceeds sponsor Oohs, Ahs, & Giggles, FREE programs for children - 925.372.3510

October 6 - Shell / MEF Dinner

October 7 - 10th Shell / MEF Run for Education - 925.313.5562, leave your name and telephone number

October 13 - Martinez Historical Society Home Tour - www.martinezhometour.com or call Carolyn Duncan at 925.864.8457

October 13 - Fall Cemetery Clean-Up - 925.372.3510

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

October 20 - Zombie Brew Crawl - www.mainstreetmartinez.org

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

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.

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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