Celebrations

Public invited to Campfire Night at John Muir Historic Site

By DONNA BETH WEILENMAN Martinez Tribune MARTINEZ, Calif. – Residents, visitors and youngsters will get a chance to spend some time under the stars, roasting marshmallows and singing songs during a free campfire night Saturday at the John Muir National Historic Site. This has been an annual event at the …

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Decades Reunion to bring together Alhambra alumni

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Calling all Alhambra graduates to the fifth triennial “Decades Reunion.” The popular event is scheduled for Aug. 14-16, 2015. Coordinator Mary Breshears Perez and her committee are expecting over 1,000 Alhambra alumni and their spouses to flock to Martinez to renew old friendships and celebrate their memories. …

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Art in the Park set for Aug. 16

By RYAN CALHOON MARTINEZ, Calif. – The historic Art in the Park is coming back to our hometown of Martinez on Aug. 16. The event will be held in Susana Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All the art is handcrafted by local artists, and according to longtime Art …

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Beaver slaps spotlight on Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Nature enthusiasts, conservationists and wildlife rescue organizations were out in spades last Saturday to celebrate a species that once faced extermination in Martinez. The 8th annual Beaver Festival drew more participants and visitors than ever, growing from just eight booths in 2008 to over 40 booths at …

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Vintage Fashion Show and Luncheon to benefit Hospice

A vintage show and luncheon will be held next month to benefit the Bruns House, an inpatient hospice care home for patients who require acute symptom management. The theme of the luncheon is “Pretty in Pink” with a vintage glamour dress code. Music will be provided by Eddie Toganon. The …

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National Park Service to host free Campfire program

Join the National Park Service for a free campfire program on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at John Muir National Historic Site (NHS) in Martinez, California. The program begins at 7 p.m. and lasts roughly 1 1/2 hours. Rangers will lead the group in songs, skits and stories to celebrate the legacy of …

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