Flutist featured in annual Wennberg concert

The annual Bodil Wennberg Music Festival returns to the Mondavi Center at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, showcasing orchestra musicians from the Davis public schools. Selections on the program include arrangements of the “Russian Sailors Dance” by Reinhold Gliêre, a movement from the Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) by Ludwig van Beethoven, and the Concerto Grosso […]

Students honored for achievement

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Davis recently recognized 14 students at Davis and Da Vinci high schools as April’s Students of the Month. There are three Rotary Clubs in Davis, which meet at noon Mondays, 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 7 a.m. Fridays. Members provide service to their community and internationally. For more information about Rotary, […]

Credit union holds coloring contest

Yolo Federal Credit Union invites kids throughout Yolo County to enter the second annual “Dreams Come True” coloring contest. Yolo FCU is asking all youth ages 2-17 who live, work, worship or go to school in Yolo County to draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. All youth entries […]

Spring clothes needed at STEAC

STEAC’s Clothing Closet is in short supply of spring and summer clothes, and is requesting donations of  outgrown, gently worn, never-used, extra or no longer needed items. The organization is in particular need of items for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged kids, junior high and high school students, as well as clothing for young to middle-aged adult […]

Program examines Middle East peace

Sarah Pattison will discuss the recent J Street Conference in Washington D.C. in a program titled “Giving Voice to Our Values” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. According to a news release, J Street is a lobby, political action committee and education fund which […]

UCD profs discuss water management

The UC Davis Center for Watershed Science will host a brown bag discussion of the center’s new book, “Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation,” from 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, in the MUII of the Memorial Union on campus. Speakers will include UCD professors Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle and Richard Howitt, who will […]

Food bank distribution planned

The Food Bank of Yolo County will distribute food to eligible Davis residents on Wednesday. Distribution will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Davisville Apartments, Kennedy Place; from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.; and from 6 to 7 p.m. at Owendale Community, 3023 Albany Ave. Participants […]

KDVS holds fundraiser

Radio station KDVS will be holding its annual fundraiser from Monday, April 18, to Sunday, April 24. Under the pizza-themed motto “Radio That Delivers,” KDVS is seeking to raise $60,000 to continue broadcasting independent, non-commercial radio for another year. The radio station is supported mainly by listener donations; pledgers can receive special thank-you premiums for their tax-deductible donations […]

Scrabble club resumes games

The Unofficial Davis Scrabble Club will continue hosting scrabble games at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Davis Farmers Market. Games take place at Picnic in the Park (and afterwards Crepeville) between April and October. All levels of player are welcome, and players should bring their own boards if possible.

Host students from abroad

Youth for Understanding, one of the nation’s oldest and largest international exchange programs, will have an information booth Saturday, April 16, at the Davis Farmers Market. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about hosting students for the 2011-12 school year or opportunities to go abroad on the American Overseas Program. Host families help students […]

Register now for AquaMonsters

Registration is now available online for the spring and summer sessions of the Davis AquaMonsters. The Davis AquaMonsters are a seasonal swim team offering children an opportunity to compete on a recreational team; improve stroke technique; improve fitness; and condition for water polo. Visit http://www.davisaquamonsters.org for the session practice times and the different locations throughout town. […]

Drunken drivers pay the price

It was boredom, essentially, that led to John’s tour through the criminal justice system. The UC Davis graduate student was new in town and decided to check out the Sacramento nightlife one night last July. “I went to a bar and drank a fair share, but I didn’t feel overly inebriated,” said John, 22, who […]

Show highlights African diaspora

UC Davis’ Pan African Student Organization will host the fourth annual African Diaspora Culture Show at 7 p.m. Monday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Several student organizations are collaborating to present this celebration of the diverse cultures of the African diaspora, reflecting black people throughout the world united by an ancestry in […]

Radio show discusses financial woes

“How She Really Does It,” a radio show with Koren Motekaitis, will air a special live show from 11 a.m. to noon Monday on KDRT, 95.7 FM. New York Times best-selling author Geneen Roth returns to the program to discuss how she lost her 30-year life savings with Bernie Madoff, commenting on the similarities between […]