Martinez Business Beat, April 11, 2018

Tickets Available For Bay Area Craft Beer Festival

More than 50 local breweries will be participating in the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival at the Martinez Marina April 21, and tickets are available online through April 20.

General admission for beer tasting is $35, and if any are available the event day, will be $45. Of the admission price, $10 will be donated to Main Street Martinez, a nonprofit organization that promotes the city’s downtown shopping business district.

Those buying beer tasting tickets must be at least 21 and provide a valid photograph identification. The ticket covers unlimited beer tasting as well as live music entertainment.

Designated drivers can buy $5 tickets in advance. These will be $10 at the door. Designated drivers also must be at least 21 and produce a valid photograph identification. They will be given a reusable water bottle printed with the event logo, and have access to free water at the Hydration Station. The designated drivers must not drink beer.

Food will be available for purchase.

Those attending may bring lawn chairs.

A free shuttle service from the Martinez Marina through the downtown area to the Martinez-North Concord BART station will be provided. Parking will be free at the Martinez Martina and throughout the downtown area.

Tickets are available online at

Cars, Kids and Coffee Sunday At The Cobra Experience

Cars, Kids and Coffee will take place at the Cobra Experience, 777 Arnold Drive, at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. This is a chance for people to introduce children to a love of cars. Cars Kids and Coffee takes place the third Sunday of every month at the Cobra Experience, a museum dedicated to the Cobra automobile.

Those interested may call 925-558-5585.

‘Top The Cops’ Returns To Sonoma Raceway Today

Bay Area high school students and law enforcement officers will face off at a fun place for the challenge – Sonoma Raceway’s quarter-mile drag strip, where the popular “Top the Cops program returns today.

April 10, April 11

The ANNUAL $5.00 SALE by MASQUERADE on all Jewelry and Accessories will be held on Tuesday April 10 from 7am. to 7pm. and Wednesday April 11 from 7 am. to 3 pm. at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center Lobby. States Linda Waxman, Gift Shop Manager: “This $5.00 Masquerade Sale is very popular and requested annually by our Staff and Patients.”

For more information, call me (925) 370-5818.

Learn to play bocce

Martinez Bocce Federation will be hosting a learn how to play Bocce class on Saturday April 28th at 11am. Instructor will Be Al Surges. Any questions please e mail Martinez Bocce Federation at

Business News Welcome At The Martinez News-Gazette

The Martinez News-Gazette’s weekly Martinez Business Beat column is an opportunity for local businesses and companies to tell our readers about business-oriented news, such as moves, grand openings, awards, promotion of employees, staff changes and changes in goods and services.

The deadline is 3 p.m. Friday for news items to appear in the following Wednesday edition. Please e-mail news releases and accompanying high-resolution photographs and logos to and put “Attn: Business Beat” in the subject line along with the name of your business.

The Martinez News-Gazette also appreciates area companies’ advertising patronage. For advertising services, please call 925-228-6400.

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