It’s not your garden-variety tea party

Davis Central Park Gardens and Ciocolat have paired up again to host the second annual Mother’s Day Tea in the Garden on Sunday, May 8. Residents are invited to honor a favorite mother in their lives by treating her to a four-course high tea served among the flowers. Garden volunteers have added special personal touches […]

Tickets available for BeerFest at Sudwerk

Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will host the seventh annual Davis BeerFest from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sudwerk, 2001 Second St. The Davis BeerFest 2011 will feature tastings of more than 100 microbrews from more than 30 breweries. The admission price includes live music, grilled sausage sandwiches, Sudwerk […]

Cooking class schedule available at Co-op

Seats are still available for May cooking classes at the Davis Food Co-op. The spring class schedule is available at the store at 620 G St. or by calling Julie Cross at (530) 758-2667 ext. 139. It can also be viewed online at davisfood.coop/classes. The Co-op offers a wide range of classes for children and […]

4-H about more than just livestock

When Claire Phillips was a child growing up in Arbuckle, 4-H opened the door to crafts and activities she might never have done otherwise, from learning how to work with leather — making a belt and a wallet — to raising livestock, and plenty of other arts and crafts along the way. Now that her […]

Co-op wine tasting benefits Acme Theatre Co.

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a wine-tasting of “Buyer’s Best New Wines” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit Acme Theatre Company,  a nonprofit community theater group for young artists of high school age. Its mission is to present […]

We’re lucky in lavender

What’s that purple flower?!? You’d be surprised how often I get that question. In winter, it’s rosemary or lilac vine (Hardenbergia). In spring, California lilac (Ceanothus) blooming in the Arboretum draws admiring visitors and bees. Thanks to the City of Davis, some of our roadsides have low-growing shrubs with vivid purple flowers right now: Spanish […]

Point of Brew: Lessons for Picnic Day from Joseph Schlitz

Many years ago, I was a technical consultant for the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. They were, at the time, among the biggest brewing companies in the world, but they were facing stiff competition in a changing beer climate in which low-calorie beers were making in-roads. Schlitz was late to that game. I was such an […]

Engagement: Elmen-Gruys-Ackerman

Kjerstin Elmen-Gruys of Los Angeles and Michael Ackermann of Palo Alto are engaged to be married Oct. 1, 2011, at Thomas Fogerty Winery and Vineyard in Woodside. The bride-elect is the daughter of Julie Elmen and Ken Gruys of St. Louis, formerly of Davis. She graduated from Princeton University in 2004. She is currently a Ph.D. […]

Talking to kids about money

Top 5 kids: Job-hunting tips for teens 1. Network: Tell your friends and family you’re looking for a job — they may know people who are looking for help. 2. Fill out an application: If you want to work at a restaurant or store, stop by during a quiet time and ask to speak to […]

SADVC unveils spacious new headquarters next week

Can you help? The following is a list of items and services the Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center needs for its new administrative headquarters: Washer/dryer Drywall materials and installation Paint, painters Glass window repair Construction services Wall shoe racks Women’s clothing and shoes (especially business attire) Children’s clothing Diapers/baby wipes Linens/bedding Car seats WOODLAND […]

Girl Scouts host Father/Daughter Dance

Tickets are still available for the Davis Girl Scouts annual Father/Daughter Dance. The event, with a “Dance Safari” theme, will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 29, at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Girl Scouts and girls who might be interested in Scouting are welcome to attend the dance with their […]

Sustainable gardens can tickle all five senses

Learn more What: UC Davis Arboretum plant sale When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30 Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, on Garrod Drive across from the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital Info: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu By Diane Cary What is the difference between looking at a photo of a beautiful garden and being in the garden itself? […]

Epicurean Esprit benefits hungry seniors

“A Taste of Yolo County’s Finest Wine and Cuisine” is the theme of the 22nd annual Epicurean Esprit, which raises funds for the Elderly Nutrition Program in Yolo County. The event will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the country estate of Kim and Trish Timothy, 37687 County Road 18 in […]

Palm Gardens offers senior housing search tips

Freedom of choice, independence and individuality are traits that characterize the American psyche no matter how old a person is. Yet with age, new challenges arise that defy one’s notion of these ingrained traits, including the challenge of where to live. Palm Gardens knows all about the difficulties families face in looking for the right […]