Author examines Native American land questions

Beth Rose Middleton, assistant professor of Native American studies at UC Davis, will discuss her new book from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Bookstore. In “Trust in the Land: New Directions in Tribal Conservation,” Middleton examines new and innovative ideas concerning Native land conservancies, providing advice on land trusts, […]

I-House will screen ‘The Queen’

“The Queen,” the 2006 film directed by Stephen Frears, will be screened Friday night at International House, Davis, as part of the International Film Series, sponsored by I-House and the United Nations Association of Davis. Starring Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen, the film examines the relationship between Queen Elizabeth and newly elected Prime Minister Tony […]

Logos Books hosts language, philosophy groups

Logos Books, 513 Second St., will host several events in May. The Philosopher’s Circle, which meets the first Tuesday of the month, will discuss philosophical questions from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. La Table Francaise, a conversational hour for French learners meeting the second Wednesday of the month, will gather from 7:30 to 8:30 […]

Stroll the Arboretum on May 11

UC Davis Arboretum Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts will lead a free lunchtime stroll in the Arboretum’s White Flower Garden and Storer Garden at noon Wednesday, May 11, at the Arboretum Gazebo on Garrod Drive. The tour offers participants the chance to enjoy the spring weather, learn about the Arboretum’s collections, see the demonstration gardens in […]

RootStock hosts olive oil tasting

Eight local producers of extra virgin olive oil will conduct an olive oil tasting and education session from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at RootStock Specialty Gifts and Tasting Room, 22 Main St. in Winters. Producers from Bear Flag Farm, Copper Hill, Frate Sole, Hillstone Olive Oil, Quinta do Sol, Route 3, Taber […]

Support group formed for Asperger’s partners

A free education and support group for female partners of men with Asperger’s Syndrome will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th St. in Sacramento. Therapists Sally B. Watkins, L.C.S.W., and Marilyn Perry, Ph.D., will lead the group, which will continue on the second Tuesday […]

Student composer’s guitar music featured

The Mobius Trio — a group from San Francisco featuring three guitarists, one with seven strings, two with six strings — will perform a free noon concert Thursday, May 12, in Music 115 on the UC Davis campus. Among the works on the program will be “The Transition” by composer Garrett Shatzer, who is a Ph.D […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of May 2: Today: Davis Bicycle Advisory Commission, 5:30 p.m., Community Chambers, City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Davis Open Space and Habitat Commission, 6:30 p.m., Upstairs Conference Room, Building A, 1818 Fifth St. Tuesday: Woodland-Davis Clean Water Agency special meeting, […]

Learn more about fruit tree pruning

The public is invited to a fruit tree summer pruning workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road. Participants will learn about the benefits of pruning fruit trees during the growing season and how to control the size of trees. Yolo County UC Cooperative Extension Master […]

Take a walk on Quail Ridge Reserve

The Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will conduct a walk from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at Quail Ridge Reserve. The reserve is on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa, and the easy-to-moderate walk through native grasses, shrubs and trees will be led by conservancy Executive Director Frank Maurer, a zoologist […]

Woodland equestrian event will benefit veterans

The third annual Woodland Stallion Station Vineyard Classic Combined Driving Event will be held Friday through Sunday, May 6 through 8, at Woodland Stallion Station in Woodland. An equestrian combined driving event includes driven dressage, a cross country obstacle marathon and a cones course. This event will have 50 competitors, each driving a single horse, a […]

400 join Mormons Helping Hands Day projects

Saturday dawned crisp and clear. Just after 8 a.m., several cars pulled up to The Farmhouse and about three dozen people wearing bright yellow vests emblazoned with the Mormon Helping Hands logo descended on the yard and gardens of the residential treatment facility. The Farmhouse is part of the Yolo Community Care Continuum, a nonprofit […]

Farm families’ descendants reunite to celebrate church’s 140th anniversary

When the little wood frame church fell still again, 85-year-old Eileen Hyde and her 6-year-old grandson made their way between the pews. “One hundred and forty years, can you believe this church is that old?” asked Eileen wearing a pastel print blouse and using a cane to move along behind Christian, who had a half-eaten […]

Davis 4-H information night set Tuesday

Golden Valley 4-H will host an information meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Homes Junior High multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Are you interested in arts and crafts? Cooking? Rocketry, animals? These are just some of the things you learn about in 4-H, a nonprofit organization open to all children, ages 5-19. […]