Golden retrievers benefit from Woodland fundraiser

Saturday, Oct. 8, is the date of “Kibble and Bids Golden Harvest,” a fundraiser to benefit Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue Group, which raises money for veterinary services for abandoned, abused, surrendered and stray golden retrievers. Guests will be welcomed by friendly canine golden greeters as they enter the Antique Truck Museum, one of two […]

‘White Collar Craft’ showcased at Gallery 625

The “workaday world” is sometimes all that is seen and experienced when encountering people in their jobs. The September exhibition of Gallery 625 aims to expose the artist behind the office worker in the “White Collar Craft” show of the artwork of two employees in the Yolo County Department of Social Services. Brian Curley and […]

Dance the night away at I-House

Yolo Mambo will play international dance music at an end-of-summer dance party Saturday, Sept. 17, at International House, 10 College Park in Davis. “We will have a blast!” promises Calvin Handy, I-House board president. Admission is $10 at the door. There’s plenty of parking in the lot at I-House and on the street. Doors open […]

Two local theater groups nab Elly Award nominations

Woodland Opera House and the Davis Musical Theatre Company are among 57 theater groups honored with more than 400 Elly Award nominations for the 2010-11 season. The nominees were announced at an informal nomination reception Sunday sponsored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance. The top 81 vote-getters will receive the awards at the 29th […]

Wineaux: Expense is in the eye of the shopper

I haven’t ranted for weeks (aside from the occasional snarky comment that you’ve come to expect) in spite of worse and worse political news, but the heartbreaking unemployment numbers have put me over the edge. Here goes. Remarks I keep hearing: “You go to the Davis Farmers Market? It’ so expensive.” “Oh, I don’t have […]

Raw emotions rise and fall in ‘Miss Saigon’

Check it out What: “Miss Saigon” at Sacramento’s Music Circus Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: Through Sunday, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $42-$74 general; $30-$35 youths; call (916) 557-1999 or visit http://tickets.com SACRAMENTO — Music Circus closes its 61st season […]

Tree-Lighting Choir begins rehearsals soon

Students hoping to participate in this year’s Tree-Lighting Choir, for children in grades K-2, will begin rehearsals at the Davis Art Center on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Director Mindy Manville and assistant director Kaitlin Coppinger will teach seasonal songs and movements for this chorus to perform at the downtown Davis tree-lighting […]

Kids’ music classes fund instruction for homeless preschoolers

Spaces are available in Kindermusik “Our Time” classes for 18-month-olds to 3 1/2-year-olds, starting Sunday from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. The course fee is $95 for a six-week session. Classes will meet at a private home in South Davis. Discounts are available for refer-a-friend and siblings. A portion of the money from these classes will […]

Hear folk music at UCD Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at the Wyatt Deck on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join […]

Budding stars can hone their craft

It’s time to sign up now for fall theater, dance and voice classes at the Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St. in downtown Woodland. Classes include “Creative Drama” for children ages 7 to 9 and “Improv Mania” for children ages 10 to 14. “Creative Drama” is designed to develop the young actor’s creativity and confidence […]

Davis author plans book-signing

Davis author Jerry Fishman will present his book, “How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. “How Nixon Taught America to do the Kent State Mambo” is a fantasy history of the Kent State massacre in which […]

Dunn’s photos on display at Gallery 1855

Jim Dunn, a premier avian photographer, will show his work throughout September at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road, Davis. The public is invited to a free open house and reception for the artist on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. The exhibit will be open Mondays […]

Chamber Music Society begins 25th season in September

The Chamber Music Society of Sacramento will begin its 25th anniversary season with a concert Saturday, Sept. 17, at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. There will be six programs by the Chamber Music Society in Davis this year, with artists including violinist and artistic director William Barbini and violinist Kineko Okumura, both veteran performers and […]

Auditions set for ‘Junky’s Last Stand’

Auditions are scheduled in the coming week for teenagers and young adults to play all the characters in the upcoming theatrical production of “Junky’s Last Stand.” The performance is part of the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. The festival is an opportunity to introduce […]