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Out and About in Martinez - Martini Stroll, Fishing Derby, Magic and Latin Jazz

Martinez Music, Magic, Martinis and More!

Friday, September 14: Happy Hour and a Half at Armando’s, 4:30 pm - FREE; at 8:00 pm the Kaye Bohler Band - $10.00, doors open at 7:30 pm.

Martini Stroll - Celebrate the Birthplace of the Martini - Join us for "Julio Richelieu Day" (inventor of the martini) and Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder's proclamation at the Martini monument located at the corner of Masonic Street & Alhambra Avenue at 4:00 pm. Immediately following, receive a commemorative martini glass and stroll to the following restaurants for a "bartender's choice" martini: La Tapatia, Sunflower Garden & Barrel Aged. Visit www.MartiniStroll.com  to purchase tickets ($10.00 per person, must be 21, ID required).  Admission is free to the Stroll with purchase of a Martini Festival Ticket (on September 29) at www.TheMartiniFestival.com  simply bring a copy of your ticket to the Stroll.

FREE Fishing Derby, ages 5 through 15 bring your fishing pole and hooks, the bait is supplied. A parent or guardian must accompany participant. Martinez Marina, registration required: call 925.372.3510.

Saturday, September 15: Performing at Armando’s is the Joel Dorham Latin Jazz Octet, doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins at 8:00, $10.00.

For one night only at the California Magic Club, Woody Pittman, doors open at 7:30 pm. For schedule of shows and reservations: www.calmagic.com.

Auction and Chili Dinner is being held at the Grace Episcopal Church, 130 Muir Station Road. The auction begins at 5:00 pm followed by the dinner. There will be a no-host bar. Adult tickets are $12.00, kids 12 and under are FREE. To make reservations: call Ann at 925.370.7387 or Pam at 925.228.6486.

HENRY A. McNAMARA POST 29 AMERICAN LEGION BOYS AND GIRLS STATE RECOGNITION DINNER, Martinez Veterans Memorial Building, 930 Ward Street, 6:00 pm, Social hour commences at 5:00 pm. Adults: $10.00 Students: $7.00. Call Dave Jackson: 925.518.3295 to see if reservations are still available.

Volunteers are needed for the Italian Street Painting Festival on September 22 and 23  from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you can help out, please email Barbara at: bjkapsalis@aol.com.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

September 18 - Contra Costa Master Gardeners, “What Went Wrong in Your Garden? - and How to Fix It” - at the Martinez Library

September 21 - Day for Kids at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley

September 21 - Diablo Regional Concert Band will present a FREE concert at the Martinez Veterans Hall

September 22 and 23 - Italian Street Painting Festival downtown

September 22 - Martinez Historical Society Polenta Feed at the Shell Clubhouse

September 23 - Re-Dedication of the Pistochini Hotel, Boarding House, and Restaurant

September 29 - Martinis on the Plaza

October 6 - Downtown Martinez Restaurant Tour

October 6 - Shell / MEF Dinner

October 7 - 10th Shell / MEF Run for Education

October 13 - Martinez Historical Society Home Tour

October 20 - Brew Crawl

October 28 - Trunk or Treat

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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Gay Gerlack September 14, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Remember, our Sunday Martinez Farmer's Market is year round now...10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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