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Out and About in Martinez

New Exhibit, Ghost Walk, Gypsy Jazz, Full Moon Walk on Mount Wanda, HS Program, Camp Fire Program and the "Blues"...

NEW at the John Muir National Historic Site: John Muir’s Literary Legacy. The exhibit places John Muir in a larger world of nature writers, including Rachel Carson, Aldo Leopold, Edward Abbey and Dr. Seuss. This exhibit will run through January 2013. All five writers used their pens to push the United States forward toward more preservation and protection of our natural resources. The exhibit shows that Muir helped fuel a fire that would burn through the environmental movement of the 1960’s and ‘70s, and continues today. Ultimately, the exhibit challenges visitors to find their role in the preservation of nature.

Friday, August 31: Downtown Martinez Ghost Walk begins at 8:00 pm. The tour starts at Main Street Martinez, 649 Main Street, Suite 106. For more information call: 925.228.3577 or purchase tickets online at www.mainstreetmartinez.org.  Cost is $25 person; Fridays on the Main is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm; Armando’s Happy Hour & a Half at 4:30 pm with GarageLand Rodeo - The Ro-Duo with Jay Olson, 4:30 - 6:00 pm FREE; Armando’s at 8:00 - 11:00 pm, “Gypsy Jazz” with the Hot Club of San Francisco, $15.00 pp; and A Full Moon Walk on Mount Wanda, a Ranger Guided Walk beginning at 7:30 pm, for more information call 925.228.8860.

Saturday, September 1: The Martinez Historical Society invites you to its quarterly program, Dean McLeod presents The Fages-Crespi Exploration of 1772 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Hall. This event is open to the public and is FREE. Refreshments will be served. At the John Muir National Historic Site, a Camp Fire Program beginning at 6:30 pm. Call 925.228.8860 for information. “Blues” at Armando’s with Steve Freund from 8:00 to 11:00 pm. $10.00 pp.

Have a safe Labor Day Holiday!

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

September 8 - Brown Bag Lunch at the Museum; Fund Raiser for City Council Candidate, Dylan Radke; Martinez Community Emergency Response Team Disaster Preparedness Fair; book signing at White Rabbit.

September 14 - Martini Stroll

September 22 -  Italian Street Painting Festival; Martinez Historical Society Polenta Feed

September 29 - Martinis on the Plaza

October 6 - Downtown Martinez Restaurant Tour

October 13 - Martinez Historical Society Home Tour

See you around Martinez...

 

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Gay Gerlack September 01, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Today, at 2:00 pm the Martinez Historical Society will host a program at the Veterans Memorial Hall. Dean McLeod will present "The First European Exploration of Contra Costa County - The Fages-Crespi Exploration of 1772". The event is free and refreshments will be served!

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