Mother Nature sculpture wins Trophy du Trash

Eleven exuberant teams competed in the third annual Junk 2 Genius Team Art Competition, which took place last Friday near the Davis Art Center’s outdoor stage in Community Park. The event, co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center and reCREATE of Roseville, raised more than $5,000 to support Art Center programs. The theme of this year’s contest, […]

Korematsu teacher celebrates her first book

Back when she was an aspiring but unpublished children’s author, Nikki Smith never read any of her manuscripts to her students. More often, she would test them out on her own two children, and kept her two worlds — writing and teaching — separate.

But a couple of years ago, when she was teaching her fourth-graders the narrative form of writing, she decided to take a chance and use her own work as an example.

On Tuesday, Smith got to share that same story with a new class of fourth-graders at Korematsu. But instead of a manuscript, it was a real, fully illustrated book — a Little Golden Book, in fact, released just this week and now available in stores and online.

Downtown Davis welcomes students, hosts fall events open to all

Special to The Enterprise With “Downtown UC Davis Guides” in hand, new and returning students are already descending upon downtown, eager to discover shops, restaurants and services through self-guided tours. The brochures will be the first of a variety of doings designed to draw students, visitors and locals to shop and dine downtown this fall. […]

Farmers Market celebrates harvest at Fall Festival

One of the highlights of autumn is the Davis Farmers Market Fall Festival, which this year takes place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Visitors to Central Park, Fourth and C streets, are invited to stroll through the Davis Farm to School Connection’s Avenue of Scarecrows and bid on a scarecrow to […]

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Author details history of early bicycle racing

The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame will present Andrew Ritchie, author of “Quest for Speed,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Hall, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis. Ritchie, a former bicycle racer himself, has been writing about cycling for 30 years, and has published several books. He has a Ph.D. […]

I-House dance party is a bargain

International House, Davis, has slashed the price of admission for its dance party Saturday night to $5 per person. UC Davis students, international scholars, visitors and residents are welcome. YoloMambo will play music for dancing. The doors at 10 College Park open at 6 p.m. and dancing starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call […]

Sip wine, enjoy The Beer Brothers

Local residents are invited to kick back on the RootStock patio with a glass of wine Friday evening as they enjoy the music and humor of The Beer Brothers. RootStock is at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters; the duo will play from 6 to 8 p.m. The Beer Brothers are a acoustic duo featuring […]

Point of Brew: A pot of ale, and who was Shakespeare?

As a young man in the 1950s, I used to enjoy beers from Flowers Brewery in Stratford-upon-Avon. The brewery owned a lot of delightful old pubs in the villages and small towns found down the leafy lanes of Warwickshire that we used to cruise on Sunday evenings. I was fond of these beers partly because […]

Senior book group starts meeting at library

Older adults who are interested in reading and discussing books on aging are welcome to join a book group at the Stephens Branch Library. The group will hold its first meeting from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Blanchard Room at the library, 315 E. 14th St. No reservations are required, and […]

Bicycling films sought for local festival

Davis Bicycles! is seeking short films on bicycling and bicycling-related topics for its fourth annual film festival. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, Sept. 25. DB! welcomes submissions that explore the wonderful world of two-wheeled transportation (tricycles and trailers also welcome) and bicycling culture. The suggested duration is three to 10 minutes. Works by Davis […]

Dunn’s photos of birds exhibited

Avian photographs by Jim Dunn will be on display at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road, throughout September. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Dunn’s work is regularly featured in domestic and international field guides, Nature Conservancy publications and images for the University of California’s Natural Reserve […]

Folk musicians will jam in Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday 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 your fellow […]

South Korean film to be screened Friday

The International Film Series continues Friday with “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring,” a 2003 South Korean film directed by Ki-duk Kim. Films are shown on the first and third Friday nights of each month, from September through June, at International House, 10 College Park. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., and the film […]

Fairies cavort through Arboretum in Shakespearean play

The Davis Shakespeare Ensemble kicks off its second season with Shakespeare’s most magical comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The human and fairy worlds collide in this hilarious and enchanted adventure through the forest inspired by what makes Davis one of a kind — bicycles! Performances, directed by Rob Salas, are at 8 p.m. Thursdays through […]