Pedal power rules! May is Bike Month in Davis

A variety of Davis groups will host bicycle events during May to promote the positive health, social and environmental impacts of bicycling. A listing of the Davis May is Bike Month events can be found online at http://www.cityofdavis.org. Million Mile May Challenge: Residents throughout the region are asked to participate in the challenge to use […]

Maypole procession, dance kick off school’s fair

The Davis Waldorf School invites local families to celebrate spring at its annual day of games, food and festivities, with a May King and Queen and a traditional maypole dance. The May Faire celebration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday  with garland-making, hair-braiding and bakery treats. The Maypole Procession performed by Waldorf students begins at 10 […]

Measure A, kid vid and community partnerships

Last month I wrote about some of Davis Media Access’ work with a regional collaborative spanning seven community media centers in Northern California. I’ve been helping to write a collaborative grant application between our centers that would have us expanding our reach into underserved areas in our respective communities. It’s been a wonderful experience to […]

Scientist seeks samples of brown widow spiders

A UC Riverside scientist is asking for the public’s help to track the distribution of brown widow spiders in California. Brown widows’ range expanded rapidly in Southern California since their introduction in 2003, he said, and they may move northward this summer into Central California. “The brown widow is spreading like wildfire,” said UC Riverside […]

Norwood 4-H Club holds May meeting

Norwood 4-H Club families will gather at 7 p.m. Wednesday to discuss their accomplishments at the annual Yolo County 4-H Spring Show. The meeting is at Holmes Junior High School, 1220 Drexel Drive. The public is welcome. The election for youths interested in running for a 2011-12 club office will be held in June. In […]

Poetry series continues Wednesday

The Poetry Night Reading Series welcomes poet and novelist Greg Glazner to the Bistro 33 stage at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Born in Anson, Texas, Glazner earned a bachelor’s degree from Hardin-Simmons University, and master’s and master of fine arts degrees from the University of Montana. His books of poetry include “From the Iron Chair,” which won the prestigious Walt […]

Golf, concert benefit Blue & White Foundation

Celebrate the coming of summer and the end of the school year on Saturday, May 21, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. Enjoy a day of golf or an evening of music and help support Davis High’s nonprofit alumni association, the DHS Blue & White Foundation. Tee-off for the seventh annual BWF Golf Tournament […]

AIPAC speaker kicks off Israel Week on Thursday

Congregation Bet Haverim will kick off its annual weeklong celebration of the 63rd anniversary of the formation of the state of Israel with a program on the consequences of the current upheavals in the Middle East. Emily Blanck, a staff member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, will discuss the impacts on Israel of […]

Volvo fans meet May 15 in Davis

Volvo enthusiasts from throughout Northern California will bring their cars to Davis’ Central Park Pavilion on Sunday, May 15, for their 13th annual car show and club meeting. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featured will be rare and original Volvo cars from the 1950s onward, including 544s, 1800s, 120s and […]

Two Wolk energy bills move forward

The Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications has approved legislation by state Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, to provide Californians with easier access to clean, renewable energy. The bill was one of two measures in Wolk’s renewable energy package to receive approval last week. “Senate Bill 489 will allow agricultural businesses and homeowners to more […]

Bingo games benefit Mexican American Concilio

Looking for something fun to do with Mom on Mother’s Day? Try bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. This month’s games benefit the Mexican American Concilio of Yolo County. The Concilio provides scholarships for students and grants to agencies that help the disadvantaged. The nonprofit organization also supports a […]

Free workshops offered at Central Park Gardens

Harvesting mushrooms in the comfort of your own kitchen is quite doable. Master Gardener Bill Reinert will present a free workshop on “How to Grow Mushrooms at Home” from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Central Park Gardens in Davis. Mediterranean gardens are well-suited to the Central Valley climate. Master Gardener Jan […]

213 hand-made blankets collected for Japan

Project Linus of Yolo County, one of more than 370 chapters nationwide who serve children in need, committed to sending 200 blankets to the children of Japan and of the American families evacuated following the earthquake and tsunami. “A big thank you goes to Scott Yoder, owner of the Pak Mail store in Oak Tree […]

Thompson hosts “Biketown USA” fundraiser

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, will host a “Biketown USA” fundraising dinner Sunday night at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. This is his 10th annual Yolo County event. Area friends and supporters are invited to join the congressman from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for an Italian dinner and an opportunity […]