Around the Bay in June

Vallejo's Savage & Cooke Distillery will be sponsoring a summer promotion at all Saturday home games for the Vallejo Admirals minor-league baseball team.

Free Hot Dogs for Kids

Vallejo’s Savage & Cooke Distillery will be sponsoring a summer promotion at all Saturday home games for the Vallejo Admirals minor-league baseball team. All kids 10 and under will receive a free hot dog meal including chips, a drink and a Rice Krispies Treat when accompanied by a paying adult. This is in addition to adult-accompanied kids 10 and under always having free admission to any Admirals home game. The Vallejo Admirals’ first home Saturday game is June 8 at 1 p.m. Tickets, information and the complete 2019 schedule are online at vallejoadmirals.com.

 

Trivia Tuesdays at Rosenblum

It’s as easy as drink, play, win! At Trivia Tuesdays, you’ll experience five rounds of 10 questions on pop culture and music—now with free popcorn. Every Tuesday, just buy a drink to play and win. Rosenblum Cellars is located on the waterfront, right in front of the Jack London Square ferry terminal. Trivia begins at 6 p.m. with your host, Nicole. Check out the Rosenblum Facebook page for weekly topics and clues! Must be 21 years old to compete. For more information, call (510) 601-2200 or visit www.rosenblumcellars.com.

 

Meet the Animal Keeper

Visit the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, at 2 p.m. on any Saturday in June and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the wild. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or maybe even touch a tortoise. The events are free and Randall Museum is located at 199 Museum Way in San Francisco. Visit www.randallmuseum.org for more information.

 

Mardi Paws Gala & Auction

Join the Humane Society of the North Bay on Saturday, June 8 for a Mardi Gras-themed gala and auction fundraiser on the historic Vallejo waterfront at the Mare Island Brewing Company Coal Shed Brewery for an evening of colorful good times, good food and great friends. League of Chefs Catering will be serving a delicious creole dinner (with vegetarian options), and Mare Island Brewing will be serving its handcraft beers and select wine (no host bar). Show off your best Mardi Gras style and complement it with special light-up drinkware, rings, masks and beads. There will be silent and live auctions and a fun photo booth where you can snap a picture with one of the adorable, adoptable dogs. There will also be a Mardi Gras parade of adoptable dogs during the reception hour. Tickets are $100, or you can reserve a table of 10 for $1,000. Visit hsnb.org for more info and tickets.

 

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

On Sunday, June 9, more than 2,000 triathletes from around the world will take over the streets and Bay waters of San Francisco for the 39th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Sending racers on a challenging 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the San Francisco shoreline, an 18-mile hilly bike ride out to Golden Gate Park and an eight-mile trail run through the Presidio, this high-profile athletic event showcases the beauty of San Francisco. This world-renowned triathlon, in which only pro triathletes, age groupers and relay teams can participate, is sold out within hours of the registration opening every year. Fans will not want to miss their opportunity to see this world-class sporting event at Marina Green, where they can observe the swim start and end, the athlete transition areas and the finish line. Spectators are also invited to enjoy the free fitness festival throughout the weekend. The Fitness Festival and Expo is featured on Saturday and Sunday at Marina Green in San Francisco. The festival offers the opportunity for sampling, product giveaways, product displays, sweepstakes and other promotions. Included in the festival are a food court, beer garden and experiential vendor displays. The fitness festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, with the race start at 7:30 a.m. and awards ceremony at noon. Visit www.escapealcatraztri.com for more information.

 

North Beach Festival

The North Beach Festival, now in its 65th year, returns on June 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to San Francisco’s famed Little Italy neighborhood. The festival will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, tasty gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, a kids’ chalk art area and the infamous blessing of the animals ceremony. Circus Bella will bring its popular one-ring circus to the North Beach Festival featuring static trapeze, a nine-person juggling act, contortionists, hula-hoop, original clowning and more. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue, Green Street, Vallejo Street and Columbus Avenue. For more details, including stage lineup and vendors, please visit sresproductions.com or call (800) 310-6563.

 

Potomac Father’s Day Cruise

Time to honor dad with a cruise on San Francisco Bay aboard the Presidential Yacht Potomac on Sunday, June 16. Sail for three hours enjoying a hearty box lunch, hosted wine bar and sites around the bay from Oakland to San Francisco. Sail around Alcatraz and Angel Island paying tribute to that very special dad. Tickets are $85 for adults, $80 for seniors and $60 for children 2 to 12 years old. Call (510) 627-1215 or visit usspotomac.org for reservations or more information.

 

EcoArt Camp for Kids

Arts Benicia’s annual EcoArt Camp is more than just a summer camp. It’s an eco-friendly free-range artistic experience for third through sixth graders who like to build, sculpt, paint, draw and collage. While discovering their own creativity, students will develop respect for resources and learn about the importance of recycling reusable products and reducing consumption of disposable products in everyday life. EcoArt camp sessions are sure to stimulate and nurture the creative expression of our next generation of conscientious artists. Sessions are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 17-21 and June 24-28. For more information, visit artsbenicia.org.

 

Waterfront Flicks is Back!

Come on out to the Oakland waterfront this summer to enjoy free outdoor screenings of Hollywood blockbuster favorites, every other Thursday evening at sundown on the Jack London Square Ferry Lawn. Festivities begin around 8 p.m. with movies beginning around 9 p.m. Arrive early for pre-film festivities including trivia and prize giveaways, good eats, and to set up those lawn chairs and blankets. Waterfront Flicks begins on Thursday, June 27 with Crazy Rich Asians. Other movies this summer include A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns. Visit www.jacklondonsquare.com for the complete schedule.

 

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