Origami lovers will meet at library

The Davis Origami Group will meet from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Blanchard Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. First-timers and advanced folders are welcome.  The first hour will be geared for beginners. For more information, email [email protected] or call (530) 753-6093.

June 21, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged , ,

Summer reading: a pathway to adventure

Picture this: your kids using the summer months to enrich their minds by reading award-winning novels instead of passing the hours by throwing dirt at each other.

Kids may be reluctant to read when it’s required, but when presented with the array of novels at the public library and the opportunity to make their own selections, they just may find something that engages their interest.

Most studies indicate that students who read recreationally out-perform those who don’t. Not reading over the summer has the potential to stunt your child’s intellectual growth, despite how studious they are during the school year.

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Jewelry-making classes offered at Davis Art Center

Artist/educators Diana Taylor and Jill Bowlus are teaching new weeklong jewelry classes this summer at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. The classes are designed for students ages 8-18. In Wire-Wrapped Jewelry, students will create pieces of jewelry — a ring, pendant or other one-of-a-kind item — using various wrapping tools and techniques incorporating shape […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Musicians return home in benefit for Opera House

Check it out Who: The Nickel Slots, in a performance to benefit the Woodland Opera House When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $15 general, $8 for 17 and under; www.woodlandoperahouse.org Sammie Award-winning Americana band The Nickel Slots will perform a rare theater show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

‘Triple Espresso’ offers a big shot of humor

That’s the ticket What: “Triple Espresso” When: Through July 22, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Cosmopolitan Cabaret, 1000 K St., Sacramento Tickets: $20-$43 general; $10-$21.50 students; tickets.com, (916) 557-1999 There are some for whom “Triple Espresso,” the new “highly caffeinated comedy”at […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Theater | Tagged ,

Yolo County Fair entry forms due Friday

Those planning to enter one of the many Yolo County Fair exhibitions and contests must submit entry forms to the fair office by Friday. Residents of Yolo, Solano, Colusa, Sutter and Yuba counties are invited to enter their homemade products in the Yolo County Fair in the following categories for adults: baked foods, clothing, canned foods, […]

June 27, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Go ahead, get Sidetracked

Sidetracked — front row, from left, Pat Roth, autoharp and vocals; Anne Barre, bass and vocals; and Mary Miles, percussion and vocals; and back row, from left, John Palmer, fiddle, mandolin, Irish whistles, guitar and accordion; Greg Roth, guitar, harmonica and vocals; Mark Helmar, guitar; and Drew Allen, guitar, harmonica and vocals — will perform […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Davis dancer off to study at Russia’s Bolshoi

The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the world’s most famous ballet companies, and to study at the Russian school is a dream most ballerinas have but few ever realize.

It’s a dream that will come true this summer for 21-year-old Kaitlin Coppinger, who has been accepted to study with the Bolshoi School of Ballet in Moscow as well as the Joffrey Ballet School in New York. She leaves Sunday.

The journey to Bolshoi wasn’t an easy or even obvious one for Coppinger, who started her ballet studies at the age of 2 in Woodland. When it came time for her first ballet examination at age 5, she froze and couldn’t find the courage to perform the routine.

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Violinist retires from UCD Symphony after decades of service

Clairelee  Bulkley — who first played in the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra during the 1960-61 season — is stepping down after decades as a member of the violin section. Bulkley was honored at the orchestra’s June 1 concert with a plaque and framed photographs in recognition of her many decades as a participant. Her deep […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Mondavi Center | Tagged ,

Discover dance on Saturday at Davis gallery

Check it out What: “What Do You See?,” an evening of dance and discovery When: 7-9 p.m. Saturday Where: John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. Admission: Free Picture this: It’s Saturday night, and you find yourself checking out the art at the Natsoulas Gallery. But wait, some of the art is moving! The Linda Bair […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Spend an evening in Paris on Friday

“Midnight in Paris,” a 2011 U.S./Spanish film written and directed by Woody Allen, will wrap up the International Film Series’ season on Friday. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. The film […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Wine, cheese, chocolate and Cash at RootStock

Thursday is the new Friday in Winters, as Route 3 Wines kicks off the weekend with a complimentary wine-tasting paired with artisan cheese and chocolate truffles. The fun runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at RootStock, 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. On Friday, Denny Colleret of Vacaville, lead singer in a Johnny Cash tribute […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Author of new novel speaks at bookstore

Neil Abramson, author of the novel “Unsaid,” will present his book at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. As a veterinarian, Helena had mercifully escorted thousands of animals to the other side. Now, having died herself, she finds it is not so easy to move on. She is […]

June 13, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Author of adventure memoir speaks Tuesday

Francis Slakey, author of the new adventure memoir “To the Last Breath,” will discuss his book at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St. in downtown Davis. Before Slakey, a Georgetown physics professor, set out to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean, he had shut himself off […]

June 12, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,