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Sunday, May 5 -Sallie Fox Day 12-3
An afternnon in the Museum courtyard of free family activities focused on the daily life and times of Sallie Fox, a pioneer girl who arrived in Solano County in 1859.
Saturday, April 20 - Gardens on Tour 10-4
Visit distinguished and delightfully decorated gardens. Refreshments, raffle, plant sale and garden related items available. Master Gardener demonstrations in the Museum Courtyard. Garden Tour Tickets $25.00, available at Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Avenue, Vacaville, Wednesday - Sunday. VISA/MC accepted. (phone orders accepted with charge cards), 707 447-4513.
March 2 - Dinner for Eight at the Buck Estate
Jan 30 - Bunko Bash at McBride Senior Center
December 15, 2012 - Holiday Home and Hearth Tour
A favorite for many years, Vacaville Museum is once again preparing a "Holiday Home and Hearth Tour", on December 15,2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The tour begins at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Avenue, where ticket holders will receive tour maps and a brief description of the festively decorated homes. Light refreshments and entertainment will be offered at the Museum, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tickets will be available November 14, and can be purchased at the Vacaville Museum, Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-4:30 p.m. The cost will be $25 per person, including children, and no cameras, backpacks, child carriers or strollers are permitted in the homes. For additional information, call the Museum, at 447-4513.
November 27, 2012 - Merriment on Main 6pm
In keeping with local tradition, the Museum serves Onion Soup in the courtyard during the 3oth Annual Merriment on Main celebration in downtown Vacaville. Free carriage rides to the Museum are available. Buck Avenue will be closed to vehicles for pedestrian and carriage use thorughout the evening.
November 10, 2012 - Nut Tree Harvest Dinner in the gallery
Does the approaching autumn bring back a longing for the former Nut Tree at harvest time? Pumpkins, hay bales and scarecrows were such a sign of fall at the former Nut Tree that many local residents still sense a craving for pumpkin ice cream as these emblems appear around us this time of year. Vacaville Museum is staging a nostalgic dinner in the Museum gallery to satiate that long lost sensation. The fundraiser dinner will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 6pm.
Original Nut Tree recipes and nostalgic décor will be installed for this special evening. Reservations $150. each, include choice of entree Nut Tree Turkey Tamale or Swiss Steak Stew served inside mini bread loaf
Reservations made by Election Day (Nov 6) will be entered into a drawing for 4 to sit in the actual Nut Tree Dining Room booth.
For Reservations contact Vacaville Museum 707 447- 4513, or stop by the Museum at 213 Buck Ave.
Friday, October 26, 2012 6-10pm Buck Ford Concert and Hoe Down Benefit
Buck Ford and the Pure Country Band Concert and Hoe Down to benefit the Vacaville Museum. Friday, October 26, 2012 6-10 pm at C. C. Yin Ranch, 6319 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville. The event includes a live concert, dancing and a BBQ dinner catered by the Texas Roadhouse. Tickets $50, available at the Museum.
Friday, October 5, 2012 6 pm Art Boxes for Opportunity House
Exhibit and Auction to benefit Opportunity House, Tickets $25
In the creative hands of local artists, ordinary mailboxes have become exquisite works of art. Opportunity House has assisted thousands in achieving their goals of becoming productive citizens in our community. A mailbox is a symbol of identity, a symbol of a home and a new life. it all starts with an address. Attend this special night of creativity and compassion; of friends, fun, wine, and nibbles. Art Boxes will be auctioned off to benefit Opportunity House. Each Art Box is one of a kind...colorful, fun and even a bit outrageous. Participating artists include: Donna Billick, tara Baumann, Adam Burke, Phil Glashoff, Michael loebs, Jill Hunter, Ken hunter, Marleen maltby, Amy McElwain, Maceo Montoya, Judy Neal, Lisa Reinerston, Scott Richmond, Richard Rico, Lisa Rico, Susan Schneider, Erika Van Dewark, Chris Vasquez, Anchor Tattoo artists: sean McMahon, Matt Robison, Anthony Stewart.
Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 707 446-1754
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 6pm BUNKO BASH #23
The Vacaville Museum Guild’s Bunko Bash #23 will be held on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012, at McBride Senior Center, 91 Town Square Center, in downtown Vacaville. Come join us at 6:00 pm for food, wine, and good fellowship. Bunko begins at 7:00 pm. As always, there will be many great prizes to be won, donated by the Museum Guild members, and all proceeds go to the Vacaville Museum, A Center for Solano County History.
Tickets are $25, and go on sale August 15th, at the Vacaville Museum, 213 Buck Ave, Wednesday through Sunday, 1-4:30 pm. For further information, call 707-447-4513.
Saturday, August 18, 2012, 6–8 pm The Solano Library Foundation sponsors a conversation with landscape and figurative artist, Betsy Kendall and her husband, David Rains Wallace, author of more than 17 books on conservation and natural history including Chuckwalla Land –– awarded the Commonwealth Club’s 2012 Best Book Californiana –– moderated by Aleta George, freelance writer and editor, and frequent contributor to national and local publications including the San Francisco Chronicle and Bay Nature Magazine.
August 25, 2012, 3–6 pm Film Screening: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time with special guest, Greenfire Director/Producer Steve Dunsky
Writer of A Sand County Almanac, Aldo Leopold has influenced environmentalists and scientists for decades. The film centers around the evolution of his thinking and challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land. Ben Wallace Solano Land Trust will present the film. Special guest Steve Dunsky, Greenfire Director/Producer, will give a brief talk and answer questions about the film directly following the screening. These Public Programs are open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to: email@example.com or call the museum at: 707-447-4513.
July 27, 2012 - 6-8 pm Seeing Solano III: Solano Land Trust through the eyes of artists, Exhibit Opening and Artists' Reception
The Artists' Reception includes a performance of original music by Dennis Ocampo
Third in a series of exhibits, this show features the work of 16 artists committed to bringing public awareness and support to Solano Land Trust’s mission through exhibits and sales of their art. Seen through the eyes of painters and photographers working in a variety of disciplines, the works reveal the rich beauty and diversity of Solano County’s landscape waiting to be discovered and protected for future generations. Participating artists:
Betsy Kendall Brian Rothstein Carlyle Johnson Chris Ray
Deanna Forbes Diana Krevsky Doug Wirtz Ellen Dodd
Gregory Vasgerdsian Irby Walton Lisa Greenstein Marc Pandone
Mary Lou Correia Nancy Walton Susan Schneider Tim Ray
August 2, 2012 10-1pm 28th Annual Childrens Party
Presented by the Vacaville Museum Guild and Sponosred by Vacaville Fire Fighters IAFF Local #3501
Bring your own bag and pack it with fun. Event includes craft activities and games, petting zoo, fire engine, Recology recyling demonstartions, McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog, Mrs. Jelly Belly, Kelly the Clown, Mr. Pickle, Mother Goose storytime and donations from Burger King and McDonald's.
Tickets Available at the Museum, $3.00 per person includes popcorn and hot dog. Advance tickets sales only, no tickets at the door. Typically tickets sell out early, check for availability before August 3. Children must be accompanied by an adult. At least 1 adult per 5 children. Activities designed for ages 3-9. Scholarships available, apply at the Museum.
July 13, 2012 - 7- 10 pm Cafe Rwanda, by invitation
The Vacaville Museum is pleased to host Rwanda for Justice,a Vacaville human-rights organization, as it celebrates the opening of Humura Centre, its child-abuse refuge in Butare, Rwanda.
Museum members and Invitees will enjoy live music, sample wine and chocolate, relax at the coffee bar and learn about Rwanda for Justice's work with Rwanda's most vulnerable children.
Accompanying this event is a solo gallery show of photography by Kerri Kathleen Allio. Her works portray stunning images of Rwanda and its people. The photography will be open to the public in the gallery July 14- 15 1- 4:30 both days.
June 29, 2012 - Vacville Museum Benefit Golf Tournament
Registration and Putting Contest 10am, Shotgun Start 12 noon Golf Tournament fundraiser to benefit Vacaville Museum at Cypress Lakes Golf Course. Four-person scramble tournament. Tee off at 12pm. Entry fee $99 per person (includes dinner, cart, green fees and tee prize). Download the registration form here, or registration forms also available at Vacaville Museum Food and prizes at the event. For more info contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Museum office 447-4513