Environmental Film Festival returns to Davis on Oct. 13

Details What: Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour When: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Where: Brunelle Performance Hall at Davis High School, 315 W. 14th St. Tickets: $10 each, available online and at the door Inspirational films that share stories about the environment and community participation will be […]

Three Holy Land documentaries air in October

“Tragedy in the Holy Land — Other Ways to Peace with Justice?” is the theme of a series of documentaries to be shown in Davis during October. Each show starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre, 616 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $10.50 general, $8 for senior citizens and students. Those who […]

Enjoy an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station

Soroptimist International of Woodland will host an Evening on the Green at Plainfield Station, County Roads 98 and 29, at 6 p.m. Saturday. Guests will enjoy barbecued tri-tip or chicken, beans, potato salad and a beverage while being entertained with classic rock and oldies by the band, Mr. Chitlin, on the shady outdoor back patio […]

Folk musicians gather for a jam

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Cemetery welcomes all to celebration of life

Live violin and mandolin world fusion music by Bob Wren, spoken word poetry and a community art show are planned as part of the Davis Cemetery’s third annual celebration of life. The event runs from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at the cemetery, 820 Pole Line Road. Admission to the performances and the […]

Dancers get ready to take the stage Saturday

Tickets are still available for Everybody Dance Now!, the second annual Davis High School Jazz Choir dance competition, which begins at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. Modeled after television shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “American Idol,” this one-night dance competition is open […]

Picnic swings with The Undulations

Post-modern swing music will fill Central Park on Wednesday as The Undulations perform from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Picnic in the Park. The Undulations, which have produced six albums since 1985, perform regularly throughout Northern California. The Davis Farmers Market will be open in the park, Third and C streets, from  4:30 to 8:30 […]

Apply soon for ‘Community Idol’

Saturday is the deadline to apply for the 2011 edition of “Community Idol,” a talent competition presented by Davis High School’s Advanced Treble Choir. “Do you sing? Are you 18 years of age or older? Are you dreaming about your 15 minutes of fame?” asks a flier promoting the competition. “Step into the spotlight at […]

Around the world with your local paper

Oh the places you’ve been! Italy, Indonesia, Alaska, the Jersey Shore, national parks, historical sites and even a “tropical Davisville staycation!” were among this year’s Enterprise on Vacation destinations.

And remember, it’s not too soon to start planning for next year’s contest. Pack up a paper when you go to San Francisco or Singapore, and be creative!

Americans released from Iranian prison head home

MUSCAT, Oman (AP) — Two Americans freed from an Iranian prison told reporters Saturday they were “eager to go home” just before boarding their flight to the U.S. from Oman, the Gulf state that helped mediate their release after more than two years in custody on accusations of spying. Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer were […]

Standing In: Davis, here’s my dirty little secret

It’s my secret. No, it’s not that I shop at Target. Or Costco. Or that when UCLA and UC Davis match up on the hardwood, I root for the Bruins. I’m a Republican. Do I owe you an explanation? Of course not. But since we’re an unusual breed in Davis, and I know you value […]

Welcome back to DPNS

Lucca Braudagan, 6; Maddie Doherty, 4; Tommy Doherty, 6; and Sienna Braudagan enjoy the teeter-totter at Friday evening’s welcome-back picnic at the Davis Parent Nursery School’s campus on West Eighth Street. DPNS is a nonprofit, parent-participation nursery school that offers several play-based programs. The school was founded in 1949. For more information, visit www.davisparentnurseryschool.com. dpns1W […]

Satellite likely in ocean, but may have hit U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s as big as a bus and weighs 6 tons, but officials probably will never be able to pinpoint exactly where a massive NASA satellite plummeted to Earth. NASA space junk scientists believe that all — or nearly all — of the parts of their 20-year-old dead satellite safely plunged into the […]

New comics lineup starts Sunday

To our readers: You’ll find a new lineup of color comics in our paper Sunday, necessitated by a shift to a new printer. New to Enterprise readers are “Pearls Before Swine,” “Prince Valiant,” “Shoe,” “Sally Forth,” “Pickles” and “Marvin.” Familiar daily strips now enjoying a full-color presentation on Sundays are “Mother Goose & Grimm,” “Baby […]