The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival returns Thursday evening with inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation. This year’s event will include a silent auction and raffle. Doors to the Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., open at 6:30 p.m. with the films beginning at […]
Author Kathleen Barry will present her recent book, “Unmaking War, Remaking Men: How Empathy Can Reshape Our Politics, Our Soldiers, and Ourselves,” on Saturday, Oct. 22. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Amid all of the war news that saturates our lives, this book answers […]
“Real Steel” 3.5 stars Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand, Hope Davis, James Rebhorn Rating: PG-13 for intense action, brief violence and fleeting profanity Well, color me surprised. Previews for “Real Steel” made it look like an unholy marriage between “Rocky” and “Transformers,” with the worst qualities of both. And, […]
WOODLAND — The Yolo County Library’s eBook collection is now compatible with the world’s bestselling eBook reader, the Amazon Kindle. Library patrons can download free popular and classic eBooks to a Kindle device, or any mobile device running the free Kindle app, such as iPhone, iPad or Android. To get started, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org. Yolo County […]
The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, welcomes readers to its active older adult book group from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Blanchard Room. The featured title for this month will be Joan Chittister’s “The Gift of Years: Growing Old Gracefully.” The book group will continue to discuss […]
The Davis Farmers Market is looking for Davis community musical groups that would like to perform holiday music at the Saturday markets on Dec. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Groups may perform for 30 minutes or one hour, and can sign up to perform for one date or more. Interested groups may contact the Davis […]
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments — fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, squeeze boxes, you name it — and play together informally over the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the UC Davis Arboretum. The free jam session will take place at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis […]
Thirty years after a fire devastated her family, Joan Callaway has written a book about her experiences, the story of one woman’s climb out of the abyss after sudden loss, a story of survival, coping and healing of the whole family.
She would go on to help found Bereavement Outreach, Citizens Who Care, and All Things Right & Relevant. Joan was handed lemons and continued to make lemonade. Her book shows how she did it
The book, “It’s an Ill Wind, Indeed, … that blows no good” is available at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis; as an eBook through Amazon.com; or by contacting Joan directly at [email protected]
All are invited to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Yolo County Library’s satellite branch at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The library has been open two days a week for the past year, thanks to the support of the Davis Joint […]
Want to learn contra dancing? A free beginner’s lesson will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. The dance follows at 8 p.m., to music by the Angell Brothers with caller Erik Hoffman. Newcomers will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. For more information, visit www.sactocds.org.
Pianist Lara Downes, a favorite with Mondavi Center audiences for the past decade, has released a new album titled “13 Ways of Looking at the Goldberg.” The album begins with J.S. Bach’s opening aria from the “Goldberg Variations,” followed by new variations by highly regarded contemporary composers, including Jennifer Higdon, who won the 2010 Pulitzer […]
Cable provider Comcast is preparing to transform the Davis cable system’s “Limited Basic” television channels — very roughly Channels 2 to 34 — from an old-style analog format to a new digital format, starting Oct. 18. Some Comcast customers — specifically those who have Limited Basic cable service in their homes, and have the cable coming straight […]
The Capitol Chamber Players will open their season with a baroque concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at Congregation B’nai Israel, 3600 Riverside Blvd. in Sacramento. The concert, titled “Happy Birthday Zipoli,” will feature rarely heard music of Domenico Zipoli, an Italian baroque composer whose birthday falls on Oct. 17. Susan Erickson, a Davis […]
I have four Bobs in my Davis wine life. Sometimes I toss out their names in this column, so I thought I should introduce them — and their wines — a bit more officially and systematically. Four Bobs can be confusing, even to me. Bob Simas arrived on my scene a little over a year […]