Lewin performs at Farmers Market

Longtime Davis resident and musician Gabe Lewin will perform from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Davis Farmers Market. Lewin plays mostly old style melodious folk songs, as well as some blues and a variety of original songs, ranging from soft rock to blues and country bluegrass. He frequently plays both […]

Writing group meets Sunday

The Third Sunday Writing Group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Joseph Finkleman will facilitate two original writing exercises. Participants will leave with two new pieces of writing and having heard everyone else’s work as well. The workshop is free.

Enjoy Quail Ridge Reserve in spring

The Quail Ridge Wilderness Conservancy will conduct an early spring walk in honor of forthcoming Earth Day from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Quail Ridge Reserve. The reserve is located on a peninsula at the southwest end of Lake Berryessa, and the easy-to-moderate walk through native grasses, shrubs and trees will be […]

Nozuka headlines Asian Pacific Culture Night

The public is invited to Asian Pacific Culture Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Freeborn Hall on the UC Davis campus. The headlining act will be Justin Nozuka, an acoustic folk-soul musician. The event will also feature UCD and community talent, including Bakuhatsu Taiko Dan, the Vietnamese Student Association, the Thai American Student Association and the Davis […]

Briefly: Torres discusses Honduran coup

Gerardo Torres, a Honduran resistance leader, will speak at 7 p.m. Friday at the International House, 10 College Park in Davis. Torres, a member of the FNRP, or Frente Nacional de Resistencia Popular (National Popular Resistance Front), comes to Davis following his appearance at the Latin American Solidarity Coalition national conference in Washington, D.C. The […]

R&R hosts retirement party

Friends, consignors and customers are invited to a party from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at All Things Right & Relevant, 1640 E. Eighth St. The party is in honor of Judy deCesare, longtime manager of R&R, who is retiring. For further information, call (530) 759-9648.

Tree-O plays at Rominger West

Rominger West Winery will feature live music by Tree-O during its “Happy Thursday” event from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Tree-O, an acoustic string band, plays original songs and arrangements of contemporary and classic American gems. The band features George Haver on guitar, Rick Palkovic on mandolin and Jamie Knapp on […]

‘Heart to Heart’ goes French

“Coeur à Coeur” (the “Heart to Heart” radio show) will feature French music and poetry, as well as comments intended to provide guidance and inspiration, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, on KDRT 95.7 FM Davis. The show is hosted by Dr. Gitane, psychotherapist and coach.

Winters hosts education forum

Community members are invited to “It Takes a Village,” a forum on education planned from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shirley Rominger Intermediate School, 502 Niemann St. in Winters. The forum will discuss the potential impact of the state budget, the new reality of rising expectations and decreasing resources, and what lies ahead for education […]

Ophthalmologist volunteers in Vietnam

Ophthalmologist Mark Drabkin, M.D., who lives in Davis but practices in Sacramento, will travel to Vietnam later this month as a volunteer for Surgical Eye Expeditions International, donating his time and professional services to restore eyesight, provide lectures and exchange valuable skills while in the country. At the invitation of eye surgeons in developing countries, and […]

Census: Hispanics surpass blacks in most metro areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics now outnumber African-Americans for the first time in most U.S. metropolitan areas, shifting the political and racial dynamics in cities once dominated by whites and blacks. Census figures released Thursday highlight the growing diversity of the nation’s 366 metro areas, which were home to a record 83.7 percent share of the […]

Police step up enforcement, education for Picnic Day

In some ways, Davis police want this year’s Picnic Day celebration to reflect last year’s event. Not the drunken debauchery that led to 516 calls for service and 33 arrests, of course. The gropings, fistfights and out-of-control parties they can do without. But cops say they’re hoping for nice weather and decent-sized crowds so they’ll […]

Tea party with Bekebrede

Heidi Bekebrede will be hosting a two-week tea party class at the Davis Art Center for kids ages 5 and up from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Students will make tea cups out of clay on April 19; make invitations and decorations April 20; glaze the cups on April 26; and set up and […]

Explorit every week for these lucky kids

At Castori Elementary in Sacramento, students have been able to sign up for weekly Explorit programs as an extra-curricular activity, getting their hands on everything from solving mysteries with forensics to discovering anatomy though gooey dissections. Danisha Keeler, student learning coach at Castori Elementary, has booked about four Young Scientist Series programs with Explorit each […]