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Cultural and Educational Activities – to Inspire You


Senior Speaker Series
The Village has been hosting the Speaker Series for close to five years, ever since we began planning for the Village.  We sponsor a broad range of speakers on topics of interest to older adults, topics such as downsizing and decluttering, maintaining a sense of humor, being wise about having our end-of-life paperwork in order, taking care of our health, financial planning, being smart about purchasing hearing aids, yoga and nutrition, end-of-life planning, and more. The Speaker Series meets on the third Thursday of each month from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Benicia Public Library (Dona Benicia Room).


Thursday Mornings at the Movies

 We’ve been hosting a monthly movie for close to five years as well.  We have shown films that range from dramas about older adults that bring tears to everyone’s eyes to hilarious comedies that keep us laughing all day. Our film series is shown on the first Thursday of each month from 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. at the Benicia Public Library (Dona Benicia Room).


The (Popular) Monthly Field Trip
This has turned into one of the most popular of our Village activities. Once a month, a crew of members travel in carpools to go someplace to visit, to learn, to explore, and to appreciate . . . a range of things! For example, we have been to the Oakland Museum, Chabot Planetarium, the Marine Mammal Center, the Railroad Museum (in Sacramento), Tao House, Mt. Diablo, and the diRosa Museum of Contemporary Art. And that’s just for starters!


Our Own House Concerts

A couple of times a year, we host intimate house concerts at the home of one of our members whose living room can accommodate 40!  Just recently, we sponsored “Paper Moon,” a musical duo, and Foeva Na Koaloha, a women’s ukulele ensemble that brought the house down!


Attendance at Local Performances
We take advantage of local theatre and go as a group to enjoy both dramas and comedies.