Paws for Thought: Spread the word about Spay Day

Spay Day 2012 is almost here! The Sacramento Area Animal Coalition works with local veterinarians and their staff who volunteer their time, expertise and facilities to reduce pet overpopulation by altering dogs and cats of low-income Yolo and Sacramento County pet owners. This year’s event is Sunday, Feb. 26. Spay Day Sacramento has been the […]

Resident leaders move greening forward at Mutual Housing

With the completion of pilot programs this past month, the Sacramento/Yolo Mutual Housing Association wrapped up the first phase of its Green Leaders program in Davis. The programs at Moore Village, Owendale, Tremont Green and Twin Pines as well as Sacramento’s Foothill Plaza ran for five months. “This program helps our residents become more aware […]

Sacramento Philharmonic features violinist David Kim in two concerts

In a concert billed as “The Romantics,” Sacramento Philharmonic Music Director Michael Morgan has engaged David Kim, concertmaster of the acclaimed Philadelphia Orchestra, to play Camille Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, written at the height of a Golden Age of violinists. “This work is played more frequently than almost all of the late 19th century […]

Botanical garden photos exhibited at Gallery 1855

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Henry Paine, titled “Succulents of the Huntington Botanical Garden,” will be on display at Gallery 1855 during February. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Community members are invited to attend a free open house […]

See ‘Milk’ on Friday at International House

“Milk,” a 2008 biography of slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, directed by Gus Van Sant, 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 […]

Madrigals lead choral workshop for children

The award-winning Davis High School Madrigal Singers will host a choral workshop for children in grades kindergarten through six from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18. The workshop will take place in the Instructional Performing Arts Building at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St., with a joint grade-level concert with the Madrigals following […]

See Hitchcock on Super 8mm film

Fans of old movies will be in for a treat at 8 p.m. Saturday, when projectionist Akshay Nanjangud shows Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Foreign Correspondent,” mounted on seven 400-foot Super 8mm film reels. It will be shown on a Bolex SP-80 projector. “Foreign Correspondent” is set at the dawn of World War II. It was an Oscar nominee […]

Composer to be celebrated at Empyrean Ensemble concert

Check it out What: Empyrean Ensemble concert honoring composer Ross Bauer When: 7 p.m. Sunday, with a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. Where: Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts Tickets: $20 general, $8 students; www.mondaviarts.org, (530) 754-2787 The music of composer and longtime UC Davis faculty member Ross Bauer — who marked his […]

Contemporary folk guitarist performs in Davis

Julia Van Horn, a budding musician inspired by the Brazilian music and American folk harmonies that surrounded her growing up in Davis, is the featured performer at the first 2012 meeting of the Village Homes Performers Circle. The event runs from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 […]

Yee bill is second effort to cap CSU executive pay

By Nanette Asimov For the second time this month, a state senator has introduced legislation to limit executive raises at the California State University system within two years of a tuition increase or risk no boost in the allocation it receives from the state. Base pay for newly hired executives also would be limited to 5 percent more than […]

See storytellers in action Sunday

“The Submarine Show” with Slater Penney and Jaron Hollander — featuring no props and no words, but 40 minutes of adventure — is coming to International House, Davis, at 2 p.m. Sunday. I-House is at 10 College Park. Penney recently moved to Davis from the Bay Area with his wife, Christine Germain, who is studying […]

Nominations sought for DHS Hall of Fame

The Davis High School Blue & White Foundation is seeking nominations of outstanding individuals, teams and/or groups to be considered for the Class of 2012 inductees into the Davis High School Hall of Fame. Nomination categories include alumni at large, alumni athletics, alumni fine arts, DHS faculty and staff, and friends and benefactors of DHS. […]

Poker tournament tickets available now

Soroptimist International of Davis will host its annual Texas Hold ‘Em & More fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Co-chairs Lea Rosenberg and Autumn Labbé-Renault invite the community to enjoy an evening of gaming, including a Texas hold ‘em poker tournament, bingo and blackjack […]

Vote in Readers’ Choice survey now

It’s time to vote for your favorite businesses and individuals in the annual Davis Enterprise Readers’ Choice poll. Now is your chance to reward all those people and businesses who have won your loyalty. Voting is online at www.davisenterprise.com/readerschoice beginning Sunday and continuing through Sunday, Feb. 15. A ballot also appears on Page A8 of today’s […]