Bus headed to Tahoe casino for day trip

Senior Citizens of Davis is planning a gambling trip to Horizon Casino Resort in Stateline, Nev., on Saturday, March 10. “Enjoy a scenic ride to Lake Tahoe with refreshments and entertainment,” an event description said. The bus leaves from the Target parking lot on Second Street in Davis at 7:15 a.m. and returns at about […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Gershwin concert raises funds for Citizens who Care

Citizens Who Care will present its annual benefit concert, ” ‘s Wonderful: The Great Lyrics of Ira Gershwin,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Theatre, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Proceeds help support Citizens Who Care, a Yolo County nonprofit dedicated to improving […]

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Learn about Russian culture

A free series will highlight Russian culture starting this month at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. UC Davis intern Anya Alisova, who was born in Russia, will immerse participants in her native culture through presentations at 9 a.m. Wednesdays. The series starts next week with “Dobro pozhalovat” (Welcome!), followed by “Celebrating Russian Traditional Holidays” […]

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Computer workshop, tutoring offered

Learn how to search the Internet and access the city’s monthly Senior Scene newsletter online at a beginning computer class at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. Volunteer Mo Oloumi will lead the class at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Participants are asked to bring a laptop if they have one. Otherwise, they will be […]

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Shop groceries for science education

By Lisa Justice Explorit Science Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which had its humble beginnings in 1982. At that time a small group of individuals identified a need in the community to create inviting, hands-on science explorations, which allowed people to engage in active learning to discover the wonders and benefits of science. This […]

February 03, 2012 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

SACOG seeks public transit feedback

The Sacramento Area Council on Governments wants to hear from community members about how the area’s public transportation could be improved. A hearing is set at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, to accept comments about bus cost, schedules, destinations and other issues related to Unitrans, YoloBus and Davis Community Transit. The hearing will take place […]

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Library hosts ‘Snowy Day’ reading

The Yolo County Library invites parents, caregivers and children throughout the county to a special event from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of Ezra Jack Keats’ ground-breaking book, “The Snowy Day.” Beth Wrenn-Estes will […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

‘Surviving Breast Cancer Well’ is topic of Y-ME meeting

Dr. Lisa Guirguis will speak on “Surviving Breast Cancer Well” at the Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization’s open door educational meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Guirguis, a surgical oncologist with Sutter Cancer Center, will discuss how to travel the road to breast cancer survivorship, during and after completion of treatment. There will be a […]

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Buddhist course starts Tuesday

The ACI Sacramento/Davis Buddhist Group is sponsoring a five-week course on The Diamond Cutter Sutra at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 7-28 and from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 3. The Diamond Cutter Sutra is honored in all Buddhist traditions as one […]

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Driver safety refresher course planned

A four-hour AARP Drivers Safety Renewal Class is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Only those who have taken the two-day class within the past three years may take this renewal class. Class size is limited and advance registration is required. The cost […]

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Yolo County energy retrofit translates to cost savings

To improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint, Yolo County recently initiated energy retrofits at the courthouse in Woodland and a satellite administration building in Davis. Courtesy of a federal block grant, the updates included installation of energy-efficient equipment and controls and replacement of high-pressure sodium lighting fixtures. “Smart counties and cities are initiating […]

February 07, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Play brain games on Wednesdays

A new brain fitness group will play cognitive exercises and games at 10:15 a.m. Wednesdays beginning next week at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Activities — including TV-style game shows — will help participants reach their brain’s potential. “Fitness involves every aspect of our bodies, including our brains. When we exercise our brains, […]

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Pay attention to wood smoke, toilets, bulky items, batteries

In order to protect public health from wood-burning smoke emissions, from November to February, Davis residents are asked to voluntarily stop using wood-burning devices on forecasted “no burn” days, when the particulate matter in the air reaches certain levels. Forecasted “no burn” days will be posted at www.YSAQMD.org. Residents also can sign up on that […]

February 05, 2012 | Posted in Agriculture + Environment | Tagged ,

Center hosts Valentine’s party, dance

All are invited to attend a Valentine’s Party and Dance from 2:15 to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The afternoon includes musical entertainment by Music From the Back Room, dancing, refreshments and a cake walk — based on musical chairs. Admission is free but those planning to […]

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