Pilot helps students soar

Southwest Airlines Capt. James Hechtl doesn’t have to keep track of the miles he flies — he’s got a classroom full of fifth-graders at St. James School on the job for that. They have a United States map on the wall of their classroom, and as Hechtl e-mails in his locations, they mark his route […]

Author presents WWII novel at Covell Gardens

Author Morton Rumberg will talk about his book, “CodeName: Snake,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in Davis. The public is welcome to attend this free event. “CodeName: Snake” is the story of a Jewish assassin operating in Berlin during World War II. Rumberg is a retired U.S. Air Force […]

Wii video games available to play

A new Nintendo Wii video game system is available for use from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Davis Senior Center, 636 A St. Games such as bowling, boxing and virtual skiing and rowing can be played on the Wii system in the back of the center’s lunch room.

Hula class starts this month

Get those grass skirts and leis ready, the Davis Senior Center introduces a new Hula dance class this month from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays. The first class is free to participate. Instructor Helene Otani has danced Hula since she was a child, and has taught for more than 15 years at various senior centers. […]

Flower watercolor workshop planned

The Davis Senior Center, at 646 A St., will offer a special two-day spring flower watercolor workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 18-19, for beginning and continuing students.  On the first day, students will paint a close-up view in the wet-on-wet style with lots of negative painting and lost-and-found edges, according […]

Tax help offered at Senior Center

The Senior Center offers free tax preparation services by experienced volunteers for low- and moderate-income individuals. Appointments will continue through Wednesday, April 13. Appointments, which are each one hour long, can be made by calling the office at (530) 757-5696. Appointments are available during the following times: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays, 1 to 5 […]

Greek celebration set April 12

The Davis Senior Center and Senior Citizens of Davis will present “Opa! Greek Food and Fun!” from 11:30 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for SCD members. Admission includes Greek food, entertainment and raffle prizes. Attendees are encouraged to bring quarters to take part in a special bidding raffle, […]

Center plans St. Patrick’s Day celebration

A St. Patrick’s Day celebration is planned at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The party includes coffee, tea and dessert as well as musical entertainment by fiddlers from the Waldorf School. To reserve a spot for this free event, call (530) 757-5696.

Dementia Reality Tour aims to help caregivers

Immersion Reality Education of Salida will present the Dementia Reality Tour on Saturday, March 19, at Palm Gardens, 240 Palm Ave., Woodland. This event, which is free to the public, will run every 20 minutes between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each session will last 35 minutes. “True understanding comes not only from education but […]


Whitney Reed and Bryan Ireland, both of San Diego, were married on Oct. 22, 2010, at the beach in Mission Bay, San Diego. The bride is the daughter of Dave Reed and Sheryl Cambron, both of Davis. She is a 2003 graduate of Davis High School. She graduated from San Diego State University in 2007. […]

Weight Watchers meetings

Weight Watchers meetings take place weekly in Davis. Redwood Park, 1111 Anderson Rd.: Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Physical Edge, 1460 Drew Ave., Suite 200: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Weight no more

A new Weight Watchers program that focuses on healthier choices may help tip the scale for those struggling to keep the pounds off. After 13 years of the original points program, Points Plus launched in late November. Watching their weight in a whole new way, members on Points Plus are now looking at total fiber, […]

Name droppers: Burkett designs curriculum for Singapore

Holly Burkett, Ph.D., SPHR of Evaluation Works in Davis, recently has returned from Singapore, where she provided technical expertise in curriculum design and program evaluation for faculty with the International Management Development Program of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union). The Union is a leader in technical assistance, research and education […]

Grad students introduce kids to ah-ha! moments of science

On a recent day in a busy sixth-grade classroom in Sacramento, the students are learning how to build a battery from a grapefruit. The students don safety glasses, then poke zinc nails through the fruit’s thick rind and wire the nails to a voltage meter. The Foothill Oaks Elementary School students are, indeed, learning the […]