Bicycles blessed at back-to-school service

Davis Lutheran Church will offer a blessing of bicycles welcoming students and families back to school at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28. The blessing will take place on the front lawn of the church at Eighth and B streets. A barbecue will follow the service.

Tour Native American Contemplative Garden on Aug. 27

Native Californians traditionally use plants for food, clothing, building materials, medicine, tools and games. Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum on Sunday, Aug. 27, will learn about traditional uses of California native plants during a free public tour of the campus’ Native American Contemplative Garden. This garden honors the Patwin people who lived at the […]

NewStar Chinese School hosts open house Sunday

NewStar Chinese School registration is open for the 2011-12 school year. The school’s mission is to teach students both Chinese language and culture through classroom instruction, extracurricular activities, cultural events and field trips. Simplified Chinese (writing), Han Yu Pin Yin (Pinyin) and Pu Tong Hua (standard Mandarin) — which are used in China, Singapore, Malaysia […]

Loyal customers help market, farmers succeed

Shopping tips Go to the market with someone who is a regular shopper Try different products to find out which farmers you prefer Be adventuresome; don’t be afraid to try something you’ve never had before Ask the seller how to prepare it, if you don’t know * Editor’s note: This three-part series profiles locals who […]

Water safety instructor course offered in September

The city of Davis will offer a four-day American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course at the Community Pool Building & Pool on the weekends of Sept. 10 and 18. The course costs $200 and runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. It is a prerequisite to work as a swim instructor for […]

Hey-Nows! perform Friday at RootStock

The Hey-Nows!, an acoustic duo that merges a power pop attitude with an Americana sensibility to create a style of music that it calls “popabilly,” will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at RootStock in Winters. The duo plays a combination of originals and cover tunes, mixing obscure gems by the likes of Big […]

Bike parade registrants come from all over

Riders from as far away as Arcata, Modesto and San Jose will join Davisites in a community effort to break the Guinness world record for longest single line of bicycles in motion. “It’s early and we have almost two months to go, but early registrations for the bike parade are revealing. We’re drawing riders from […]

Learn more about heart attacks at club meeting

The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The subject is “Heart Attack — Preventing and Living Through Them,” by Christina Stokke, R.N., of Woodland Healthcare. The meeting is free and open to the public.

See wildlife on your morning walk

The Sierra Club offers “brrrisk” morning walks in Davis on Tuesdays and Thursdays year-round. This no stroll in the park. Work up a sweat! The group meets at 7 a.m. at Peet’s Coffee & Tea at The Marketplace shopping center at Covell Boulevard and Sycamore Lane in North Davis. Walking distance is about 4.5 miles […]

NAMI support group meets Wednesday

A support group for those who care for a family member or friend with serious mental illness will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the César Chávez housing complex multipurpose room, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The complex is just north of the Lexington Apartments on the east side of Olive […]

Public meetings

The following is a list of public meetings of local governmental agencies for the week of Aug. 15: Thursday: Davis Tree Commission, 6 p.m., Davis Police Department, 2600 Fifth St.

Help brainstorm Club iRoc activities

Parents and caretakers, along with their young adults ages 18 and older who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or challenges with social skills or academics, are invited to join Club iRoc’s meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, at 907 Third St. in downtown Davis. Attendees will brainstorm ideas to improve Club iROC’s […]