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New Year's Eve Gathering -- Mare Island Aglow -- Singers and musicians especially appreciated!
Great New Year's idea for locals and travelers alike!
One of my favorite places to go around here is the Mare Island Shoreline Regional Preserve -- on Mare Island in Vallejo. There's a pleasant mile-long walking trail lit up at Christmas time with views of seven cities and bridges from the top; the eccentric museum/visitor center invites one to hang out for warm drinks and good conversation. We're gathering people for informal singing in the visitor center on New Year's Eve -- doesn't have to be professional quality, just not awful. It'll be more of singing a wide variety of types of songs and encouraging passersby to join in. If you play an instrument, we'd appreciate you EVEN MORE. If you're looking for a place to perform in public just to get your feet wet, here's your opportunity. Or if you want to just come for potluck snacks, warm drinks, maybe an oudoor fire and an interesting place to be, you'll have a grand time.
Check out Mare Island at http://www.mareislandpreserve.org/MareIslandPreserve/Homepage.html
and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Mare-Island-Shoreline-Heritage-Preserve/142887042457848?fref=ts
I've never been to a park more loved by its docents, and it's almost guaranteed you'll have a great time and enjoy the beauty. Please contact me if you're interested. We plan to show up around 8:30 and we'll do some singing intermittently and hike to the top of the hill for the "Mare Island Aglow" experience.