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AARP’s free tax-prep services continue

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, continues in Davis through April 14. Free tax preparation and assistance is available for seniors and low- and moderate-income taxpayers by appointment at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Call 530-757-5696 for an appointment. Sessions will take place Mondays from 8:30 to […]

Garden doctor: Pruning helps keep citrus trees healthy

Learn more Yolo County Master Gardeners will teach the following workshops: * Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m.-noon: Backyard and worm composting, Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, Woodland * Saturday, March 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Summer vegetable gardening, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets, Davis Question: How do I prune my Meyer lemon? There are […]

Pig out at Pig Day Saturday

The Davis Farmers Market will pay tribute to all things porcine on Saturday when it hosts the 24th annual Pig Day celebration. The market opens at 8 a.m. in Central Park, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., visitors will find baby pigs to pet, people in pig costumes to dance with, and pig-out eats […]

‘Topping out': Sign a building beam at the Shrem Museum

A milestone in construction of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis will be marked with a “topping out” ceremony and celebration on Friday, March 13. The event is free and open to the public. Everyone attending is invited to sign a building beam that will be installed that […]

Need a new best friend?

Mel is a 2-year-old spayed female purebred German shepherd, who’s a fun-loving girl with a sunny disposition. With a little obedience training, she’ll be a great addition to a family. Jerry is a 10-year-old neutered male purebred Lhasa Apso, who would do best with a senior citizen or in a family with adults or older […]

St. John’s shows off cuisine at brunch

St. John’s Retirement Village kicks off its “Experience What St. John’s Has to Offer” series with a Spring brunch from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14, at 135 Woodland Ave. in Woodland. Executive Chef Kap Vong will share his culinary expertise by preparing fresh omelets prepared with local ingredients from Yolo County farmers. He will be […]

Life after lawn: Fifty greens for shade

Go shopping! What: Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden Member Appreciation Plant Sale (open to members only, but anyone can call ahead or join at the door) When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (other sales are open to the public April 11 and 25, and May 16) Where: UCD Arboretum Teaching […]

UCD improving farming, food production with fewer pesticides

Christian Nansen, UC Davis’ new agricultural entomologist, is using his international expertise to zero in on more sustainable farming systems, better food production and fewer pesticides. “The agricultural sector in California is so exciting, because of its diversity and economic importance,” said Nansen, whose agricultural entomology expertise encompasses seven countries including his native Denmark. “Secondly, there […]

Finland study: Frequent saunas may boost lifespan

CHICAGO (AP) — Frequent sauna baths may help you live longer, a study of Finnish men suggests. It would be welcome news if proven true — in Finland where hot, dry saunas are commonplace, and for Americans shivering in a snowy Nordic-like winter. Previous research suggested that saunas might improve blood vessel function and exercise […]

PSAs highlight area nonprofits

In February, Davis Media Access spent two days helping a dozen area nonprofit organizations produce one-minute public service announcements, or PSAs. “DMA is a nonprofit, too, and we know how challenging it can be to market your services on a limited budget,” said Diane Dedoshka, studio manager. “PSA Day is something we do each year […]

Peripheral neuropathy support offered

The Davis Peripheral Neuropathy support group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All are welcome to come and learn more about PN, to connect with others with similar symptoms and to receive support. For more information, or to receive the newsletter, callMary Sprifke at 530-756-5102 […]

Porkers on display at Hattie Weber Museum

The Hattie Weber Museum will get into the spirit of Pig Day on Saturday with an exhibit of the pig collection amassed by senior docent Roberta Stevenson. The porkers range from huge to tiny, from costumed to not, in glass, wood, fabric and clay. Attitudes range from the innocence of the three little pig house […]

Sign up for Monday Niners golf league by March 27

Monday Niners — a nine-hole, nonprofit golf league for women — kicks off April 13 with a barbecue and scramble at the Davis Golf Course north of town. During the season, tee times are 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Monday, which enables working women to sign up for evening play. Dues are $60 for the season […]

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