The ninth annual Galt Winter Bird Festival, a celebration of the area’s feathered friends, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at McCaffrey Middle School, 997 Park Terrace Drive. The festival will offer dozens of educational programs, including presentations and workshops by local experts. Tours of the nearby Cosumnes River Preserve and Kingbird Farms, as well as a wine stroll and painting event, will be offered to people who register online in advance.
Admission is free, while tours range in price from $15 to $45.
For more information, visit ci.galt.ca.us/index.aspx?page=495 or call 916-832-9713.
Crab and wine days
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What: Attend Mendocino County’s annual crab feed and wine celebration, sponsored by dozens of the area’s local restaurants, winemakers and fishermen. The festival will include crab cake and wine competitions, as well as seafood and wine tastings.
When: Friday, Jan. 22 through Jan. 31
Where: Locations throughout Mendocino County (Check online for more information)
Cost: Tickets range from free to $100 per event
What: Restaurants in downtown Benicia will spend a week celebrating food and drink with specialty menus and discounts. Guests can download a dining passport online that offers up to 15 percent off at participating restaurants, including Elviarita’s Mexican Grill and First Street Café.
When: Sunday, Jan. 17, through Saturday, Jan. 23
Where: Downtown Benicia
Cost: Free, excluding the cost of meal
What: Enjoy an all-day, family-friendly event full of winter sports and other activities at Tahoe Donner resort’s Snowplay facility. Activities will include tube racing, snowman building, relay races and much more.
When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23
Where: 12790 Northwoods Blvd.
Cost: Tickets range from $4 to $14
What: More than 60 exhibits and vendors will be present at the Marin County Civic Center as it hosts the traveling Gem Faire.
When: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24
Where: 10 Avenue of the Flags
‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
What: The Stockton Symphony and a cast from the University of the Pacific present their rendition of the Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24
Where: Atherton Auditorium, San Joaquin Delta College, 5151 Pacific Ave.
Cost: Tickets range from $17 to $62