Poetry Reading Series features Clover

Joshua Clover, a poet and UC Davis professor, will be the featured guest at the Poetry Night Reading Series at 8 p.m. Thursday. The venue is the John Natsoulas Gallery, 521 First St. in downtown Davis. Clover is an award-winning poet, film and music critic and theorist who has published multiple books. He received his […]

Embroiderers hear about Italian needlework

The Valley Oak chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Vima Micheli will speak on Italian needlework, on which she is a renowned expert. The program is sponsored by Jacqueline Mathews. Guests are welcome.

Talk slated on ‘How Israel Targets Terrorists’

What are the ethical and legal consequences when nations target, for lethal action, terrorists who are preparing attacks? An Israeli expert on the subject will explore these issues at a talk at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Congregation Bet Haverim in Davis. Rafi Bitton, a lecturer in the law school at Tel Aviv University, […]

Dementia care forum offered in Woodland

“A Loving Approach to Dementia Care” will be the focus of a community education forum offered free to the public by Citizens Who Care for the Elderly on Saturday. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. at Palms Garden Assisted Living, 240 Palm Ave. in Woodland. Linda Wayman, author of “A Loving Approach to […]

Protesters hold vigils for injured vet

OAKLAND (AP) — Anti-Wall Street demonstrators held vigils for an Iraq War veteran seriously injured during a protest clash with police in California as some Occupy encampments came under growing pressure from authorities to abandon sites in parks and plazas. A crowd of at least 1,000 people, many holding candles, gathered Thursday night in Oakland […]

Tour showcases plants that adapt to seasonal change

Californians have the pleasure of enjoying their gardens year-round. Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday will learn how to create a garden with beauty and interest in all seasons. The free public tour begins at 2 p.m. at the Gazebo on Garrod Drive on the UCD campus. The tour leader will point out […]

Bekebrede’s art will go to a lucky raffle winner

Heidi Bekebrede’s ceramic plate encouraging music students to practice will be raffled off at the American String Teachers’ Association’s Fall Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive in Sacramento. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5 and may be purchased at the recital or in advance at […]

Hand-crafted wares go up for bids at UCD center

Get some early holiday shopping done at the UC Davis Craft Center’s 10th annual Gallery Staff Show and Silent Auction, which begins Friday and continues through 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. The gallery will be full of jewelry, glass work, textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, photography, painting, drawing, screen printing and mixed media made by the […]

Rowland will sing the blues at fundraiser Friday

Blues sensation Kyle Rowland and his band will headline the 10th annual Blues Harvest fundraiser Friday for the Yolo Adult Day Health Center. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Heidrick Ag History Center, 1962 Hays Lane in Woodland. Tickets are $40 in advance and are available at The Avid Reader, 617 […]

Hear poetry read Thursday in the garden

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by two local poets at noon Thursday. C.J. Sage edits The National Poetry Review and Press. Her poems have appeared and are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, The Journal, New Orleans Review, Orion, Ploughshares and […]

Madrigal Dinner reservations available now

Local residents are invited to celebrate a traditional Olde English Christmas and experience the joys of the season as the Davis High School Madrigals transport guests back in time at the annual Madrigal Dinner. Reservation forms are available for the 43rd annual dinners on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at the University Covenant Church, 315 […]

See ‘Hidalgo’ Friday at International House

“Hidalgo,” a 2004 U.S. film directed by Joe Johnston, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film series, now in its 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

Sandhill cranes lead author to an epiphany

Alaskan author Hank Lentfer will be at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., in downtown Davis, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to discuss his new book, “Faith of Cranes: Finding Hope and Family in Alaska.” “Faith of Cranes” weaves together three parallel narratives: the plight and beauty of sandhill cranes, one man’s effort to recover hope amid destructive climate change […]

Hear Cold Shot twice this week

Local fans of Cold Shot, a duo featuring Rene Martucci and Richard Urbino, have two opportunities to hear them this week: Thursday at Our House Restaurant and Lounge and Friday at The Davis Graduate. Cold Shot will play from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at Our House, 808 Second St. in downtown Davis. Only those over […]