Author teaches us about ‘Living Wild’

Alicia Goldberg Funk will present her new book, “Living Wild,” at noon Sunday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Readers will enjoy tasting wild desserts and drinks that are easy to prepare from plants growing locally in their own back yards. They’ll find out which native plants are the easiest to […]

Tahoe’s far-reaching impact assessed in new book

Author Scott Lankford will present his new book, “Tahoe Beneath the Surface,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. Lake Tahoe transformed America, not just once but many times over — from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe, Lankford says. Along the […]

Stroll the oak grove at concert Sunday

“Around the World in 80 Oaks,” a free outdoor concert celebrating and honoring the origins of the majestic trees in the Shields Oak Grove at the UC Davis Arboretum, is planned for 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The venue is the Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. Under the direction of Bob Wren, the Sacramento City College World […]

Folk music jam set Friday in Arboretum

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

‘Mary Poppins’ is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

Check it out What: “Mary Poppins,” presented by the national touring company When: Through June 19, 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays with 2 p.m. matinees Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Where: Sacramento Community Center Theater, 1301 L St., Sacramento Tickets: $24 to $94, (916) 557-1999, http://californiamusicaltheatre.com SACRAMENTO — It was no ill wind that blew in […]

Festival celebrates the tomato, in all its summer glory

Farm Fresh to You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fourth annual festival celebrating organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes, from 3:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The farm is at 23800 Highway 16 in Capay. The festival features activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm tours and live […]

Donations welcomed for Pence Gallery sale

The Pence Gallery will accept donations of decorative/fine art objects and collectibles July 2-7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for its annual Trash to Treasures sidewalk sale. Donations could include lamps, vintage linen, jewelry, artwork, frames, silverware, glassware, tea sets, dolls, vases, etc. Each donor will receive a tax receipt and the heartfelt thanks […]

Pickin’ at the picnic

The Plainfield Pickers — from left, Jim Jelks, drums and vocals; Harold Crawford, banjo and vocals; Scott Stone, guitar and lead vocals; and Jim Hilliard, bass and vocals — bring their own special blend of Western swing and bluegrass music to Picnic in the Park on Wednesday from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth […]

Second Friday ArtAbout tickles several senses

Davis’ monthly Second Friday ArtAbout, a real treat for the eyes, also will appeal to the ears this month, as live music will be featured on the E Street and G Street plazas downtown. The event is an evening of art viewing and artists’ receptions at galleries and businesses in downtown Davis and beyond. All […]

Cellists perform at Sacramento church

Local cellist Priscilla Hawkins will present a free recital at noon Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1300 N St., on the Capitol Mall. The first half of the program will feature Hawkins with pianist Olga Simons, performing music composed by Remo Giazotto (based on a theme by Albinoni), the “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff (transcribed for […]

Hear Cold Shot at local eateries

Fans of Cold Shot, a Davis-based duo that covers iconic songs of the 1970s, ’80s, ’90s and today, will perform Friday at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The after-work party is for all ages; there is no cover charge. For more information, call The Graduate at (530) 758-4723. Cold Shot also will play from […]

Woodland Camera Forum will hear from travel photographer

The Woodland Camera Forum will present Jan Lightfoot, who organizes a Solano County online photography group, at its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Lightfoot will present images she has taken on her travels, […]

Crocker outdoor jazz series starts June 16

The Crocker Art Museum’s Thursday concert series heads outdoors to the shady comfort of the museum’s courtyard at 216 O St. in Sacramento for a full season of jazz this summer. From Cajun and Brazilian to smooth tunes, the concerts will offer up the best of the museum’s former Third Thursday Jazz series and new […]

Woodland Camera Forum gathers June 21

The Woodland Camera Forum will present Jan Lightfoot, who organizes a Solano County online photography group, at its monthly meeting at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The program, which is free and open to the public, takes place at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Lightfoot will present images she has taken on her travels, […]