Da Vinci hosts Spring Fling

A unique shopping experience provides a fun day for friends and fundraising for the Da Vinci High School Boosters and 2011 senior class. Vendors from Miche Bag, PartyLite, Stella & Dot, Tastefully Simple and a quilter will demonstrate and sell their products from at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Da Vinci High School multipurpose room, […]

Library festival celebrates reading

The Winters Community Library invites local residents to attend the annual Family Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the library, 708 Railroad Ave. in Winters. The festival is free and open to all ages. It offers an opportunity for children, parents, grandparents and other caregivers to participate in Spanish and English […]

Seats open on county boards

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is seeking candidates to fill vacancies on several advisory bodies. To submit an application or obtain more information, visit http://www.yolocounty.org (go to Government > Board of Supervisors > Advisory Bodies), call the clerk of the board’s office at (530) 666-8195 or contact your Yolo County supervisor. Vacancies are available […]

Library shortens hours for training

All seven Yolo County branch libraries — including the Stephens Branch Library at 315 E. 14th St. in Davis — will have shortened hours on Monday, April 11, so staff members may attend systemwide training. The library’s Central Services and County Archives also will be affected. Branches will reopen from 2 to 6 p.m. if […]

Create garden art, sculpture

Local residents can learn how to create colorful ceramic works to enliven their home, inside or out this spring at the Davis Art Center. Bird baths, bird houses, vessels and plaques are just some possibilities; adult and teenage students are invited to bring their own project ideas. This four-week hand building clay class is taught […]

‘Paint-a-plate’ classes set weekly

If you enjoy glazing ceramics and don’t have the time for a monthly session, you can register for a single “paint-a-plate” class that meets every Saturday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Davis Art Center, 1919 F St. Taught by Linda S. Fitz Gibbon, the class provides students with a slip cast bisque form, […]

It’s an early spring at the city wetlands

Celebrate spring with a free guided morning tour through the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2. The seasonal shift from winter to spring is reflected in the bird species seen at the wetlands. As winter migrants leave, summer migratory birds are returning to nest and breed. Many species are […]

DAC offers new summer classes, mini-camps

While planning summer programming, Davis Art Center staff membersr let creativity and convenience act as our guiding lights. Keeping these mantras in mind, we’re happy to again offer our handy-dandy kids’ mini-camps. Mini-camps are one- or two-week-long classes that meet several times a week (usually Monday through Friday) for up to three hours each day. […]

Shakespeare novel presented Friday

Was the greatest writer in history a fraud? Joe Conrad thinks he has proof — the original, handwritten plays. The problem? The handwriting is not William Shakespeare’s and a ruthless collector has hired a relentless mercenary to retrieve the manuscripts. How far would you go to keep the Shakespeare papers safe? These are questions raised […]

Scrubs sale to benefit Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary

The Woodland Healthcare Auxiliary plans a fundraiser selling medical scrubs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the DCR Room, next to the Café in Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St., Woodland. Scrubs are by Rosa’s Medical Uniforms, which offers not just the typical one-colored scrubs, but also different motifs, colors and holiday designs in many […]

See Kennedy’s photos at cemetery

An exhibition of framed photographic works of Gene Kennedy will be on display this month at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Next month’s artist is Joseph Finkleman. For more information, call (530) 756-7807 or visit http://www.daviscemetery.org.    

Hear the Beer Brothers Friday

The Beer Brothers, an acoustic duo that has played together for many years — often with groups such as 48 Straight, the RB&C Band and Casualties of Friendship — will be featured Friday at Root Stock. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at 22 Main St. in downtown Winters. The Beer Brothers are […]

Mower exchange on April 5

Mowers for the Yolo-Solano Mower Exchange program are on display at Yolo County’s Administration Building, 625 Court Street in Woodland. Those interested in turning in their gas mower to purchase a zero emission, rechargeable mower at a reduced rate are encouraged to stop by to see both models that are being offered. Only residents of […]

For the record

Sunday’s story on the local organization 25 Teachers’ Salaries contained an error in a figure. Mark Graham suggested that if $6 billion in military spending was transferred to education, the nation’s schools could rehire some 100,000 teachers who have been laid off over the past four years.