Mare Faire and Fennel Festival

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Friday, August 11

8:00am-8:00pm   Self-guided walk San Pablo Bay Wetlands Trail:

10:00am-12noon   St. Peter’s Chapel tours. $5 per person. Corner of 10th & Walnut Ave. near traffic circle on Azuar Dr. Repeats Sat. 1:00pm-3:00pm

10:00am-2:00pm  Visit Mare Island Museum: Railroad Ave. @ 8th St. $5 per person. Repeats Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm.

10:00am-9:00pm   Self-guided walk Scenic Vista Trail Mare Island Preserve: 167 O’Hara Ct. @ Azuar Dr. Mare Island

12noon-12:30pm   160 years of the Naval Ammunition Depot slide show given by volunteer Preserve Manager Myrna Hayes, Visitors Center.

1:00pm-2:00pm   Mare Island Hospital History slide presentation by Dr.Tom Snyder,The Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Repeats Friday and Sunday:

2:30pm-3:30pm   Guided tour of former Mare Island Hospital complex grounds with Dr.Tom Snyder.

6:00-7:30pm   Wine and Walk Join Myrna Hayes for a walk to her favorite “sit spot”. Meet at the Visitors Center for a guided trail walk to the Rowser Garden followed by a gathering with cheese, bread and wine.

7:00pm-9:00pm Mare Island Aglow Mare Faire Lighted Trail Walk Mare island Preserve

Saturday, August 12

8:00am-8:00pm   Self-guided walk San Pablo Bay Wetlands Trail

9:30am-3:30pm   Visit WWII Landing Craft Support Gunboat LCS-102:.The last of its class, the LCS-102 is docked on the Napa River/Mare Island Strait a few blocks south of the Causeway Blue Bridge. It is run by volunteers who will show you around the vessel with the most gun power per ton of any WWII U.S. Navy ship. Located at Nimitz Ave. @ A St.

10:00am-12noon   Learn to make essential oils and salves at Vallejo People’s Garden: corner of Oscar St. and E. Poplar St. off Azuar Dr.– near the Mare Island Health and Fitness Academy and behind the Global Center for Success.

10:00am-11:30am   Walk the Historic Southshore with Preserve Guide Gordon McMahon and Birding Guide Michele Troughton. This is a rare opportunity to visit an area slated to become part of our Preserve, but off- limits except through our permitted hikes with Navy escort. Don’t miss out! Repeats Fri and Sun.

10:00am-4:00pm   Visit Mare Island Museum: Railroad Ave. @ 8th St. $5 per person. Closed Sunday, so be sure to visit Fri and Sat. Repeats Friday 10:00am-2:00pm.

10:00am-9:00pm   Self-guided walk Scenic Vista Trail Mare Island Preserve: 167 O’Hara Ct. @ Azuar Dr.

12noon-12:45pm   Join Cemetery Docent Kyle Green for a tour of the Naval Cemetery. Meet at the Cemetery, a 5 minute walk from the visitor center. Repeats Saturday at 1:00pm

12noon-2:00pm   It’s Lunchtime! Fennel pollen harvested on the Preserve and pollen blends season the cheeses and fresh salads offered for lunch at the visitors center. Available to take on the trail for a picnic at one of our featured “sit spots” or enjoy on the Building A-167 dock at our visitor center.

1:00pm-2:00pm Mare Island Hospital History slide presentation by Dr.Tom Snyder,The Society for the History of Navy Medicine. Repeats Friday and Sunday.This slide show is followed at 2:30pm by a guided tour of the Naval Hospital grounds, now the Touro University campus

1:00pm-1:45pm Join Cemetery Docent Kyle Green for a tour of the Naval Cemetery. Meet at the Cemetery.

1:00pm-3:00pm St. Peter’s Chapel tours. $5 per person. Corner of 10th & Walnut Ave. near traffic circle on Azuar Dr. Repeats Fri. 10:00am-12noon

1:30pm-2:30pm Learn to make fruit liqueurs and cordials with Sarah Cain. Bring either gin or rum and please let us know if you plan to attend so we know how much fruit to have on hand.

2:00pm-2:30pm 160 years of the Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot slide show given by volunteer Preserve Manager Myrna Hayes,Visitors Center

2:00pm-4:30pm Mare Island bike ride with Kayaking and Biking Vallejo. Use our Free bikes and helmets. Meet at visitor center.

2:30pm-3:30pm Guided tour of former Mare Island Hospital complex grounds with Dr.Tom Snyder. Repeats daily, Fri, Sat, Sun

6:30pm-9:00pm, Evening campfire and s’mores at the visitor center. 167 O’Hara Ct. @ Azuar Dr.

7:00pm-8:00pm Favorite “sit spot”, McDougal Lighthouse Memories: Honoring Commander David and Captain Kate with Kay Flavell. Meet at the end of the Old Lighthouse Trail. Repeats Sunday, 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Naval Cemetery. Kay is an avid local history buff and passionate about the history of Kate McDougal and her family, who kept the Mare Island light for 35 years. The Mare Island Lighthouse was closed in 1917 and razed in 1930. If you’d like to experience it in many ways, today, check out the Bed and Breakfast East Brother Lighthouse in Richmond.

7:00pm-9:00pm Mare Island Aglow Mare Faire Lighted Trail Walk Mare Island Preserve

7:30pm Guided sunset walk with Preserve volunteer docent Gordon McMahon.There’s no better experience of the Mare Island Preserve’s “sit spots” than sunset at the Mare Island Hilltop or even on the “western bench” at the bunkers below the Hilltop. The Mare Island Aglow Mare Faire Lighted Trail makes the trek even more spectacular! Follow your walk making s’mores at the campfire at the visitor center. Meet Gordon at the visitor center.

Sunday, August 12

8:00am-8:00pm Self-guided walk San Pablo Bay Wetlands Trail

10:00am-11:30am Come join a morning docent guided walk on the Navy’s Historic Southshore, including a visit to Building A-1, 160 years old, in the Naval Ammo Depot. Meet at visitor center, 167 O’Hara Ct. @ Azuar Dr.

10:00am-9:00pm Self-guidedwalkScenicVista Trail, Mare Island Preserve: 167 O’Hara Ct. @ Azuar Dr.

11:00am-2:00pm Waffle breakfast/brunch featuring our Pollen Ranch fennel pollen dessert seasonings and Bay Area Bee Co. Mare Island Preserve honey with fresh fruit and Sarah Cain’s amazing waffles served with our pastry chef Jules Blanc’s breakfast specials all with with Moschetti coffee or hot tea. Mimosa’s anyone? Served at the visitor center. No reservations required.

1:00pm-2:00pm Mare Island Hospital History slide presentation by Dr.Tom Snyder,The Society for the History of Navy Medicine

2:00pm-2:30pm 160 years of the Mare Island Naval Ammunition Depot slide show given by volunteer Preserve Manager Myrna Hayes, visitor center. Repeats Fri, 12noon and Sat, 2:00pm

2:00pm-3:00pm Favorite “Sit Spots” featuring McDougal Lighthouse Memories: Honoring Commander David and Captain Kate with Kay Flavell. Meet at the Naval Cemetery. Repeats Saturday, 7:00pm at the end of the Old Lighthouse Trail.

2:30pm-3:30pm Guided tour of former Mare Island Hospital complex grounds with Dr.Tom Snyder

4:30pm-5:30pm Discover a few “sit spots” in the Rowser Garden maybe new to you on a guided walk and sit stops with volunteer Preserve Manager Myrna Hayes. Meet at Visitors Center.

7:00-9:00pm Mare Island Aglow Mare Faire Lighted Trail Walk Mare Island Preserve


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Date(s) - Sun, Aug 13, 2017
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Mare Island Preserve Visitor Center
167 O’Hara Ct. at Railroad Ave. , Vallejo

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