NYT bestselling author will visit Davis bookstore

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger will be at the The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis, on Saturday to discuss her new book for young adults, “Etiquette & Espionage.” Set in Carriger’s popular Parasol Protectorate universe, “Etiquette & Espionage” is the first novel in the Finishing School series for young adults. The author will […]

A million strong: Helping veterans through college

By James Dao The class was humanities, the book under discussion Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” Suddenly an alarm blared and 20 students, some calm and some not, filed out of the makeshift classroom. Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan was under rocket attack, again. The students, most of them uniformed troops, repaired to a cramped bunker where […]

Tour Native American Garden at Arboretum

Local residents are invited to take a guided tour of the UC Davis Arboretum Native American Contemplative Garden to learn about traditional uses of native plants at 2 p.m. Saturday. The group will meet at the Alumni & Visitors Center on campus. The tour is free, and parking is free on the weekends and available […]

Nominees sought for Huynh civil, human rights awards

The city of Davis Human Relations Commission is seeking nominations for this year’s Thong Hy Huynh Memorial Awards, which honor individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions in addressing or improving civil and human rights issues in the community. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Thursday, April 18. The award was established […]

Market cookbooks will be signed Saturday

Thinking about a Valentine’s Day gift for your favorite home cook or Farmers Market shopper? “The Davis Farmers Market Cookbook” (Mirabelle Press, $24.95) will delight any food lover, and authors Georgeanne Brennan and Ann Evans will be at the market from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday to sign and inscribe cookbooks for that special someone. […]

Gamblers Anonymous meets weekly in Davis

Has gambling taken over your life or the life of someone you know? Gamblers Anonymous can help. The group is a nonprofit fellowship of men and women who share their experiences with the purpose of solving their own common issues with gambling and to help others recover from their gambling problems. The group meets at […]

Kids can build a bird house at Davis Ace

Davis Ace will invite children to build a bird house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the hardware building at Davis Ace’s mill yard, 815 Third St. in downtown Davis. The hands-on event is free; all tools and materials will be supplied. For more information, call 530-758-8000.

Monthly journaling group targets grief

Yolo Hospice’s “Journaling through Grief” is a monthly facilitated group that will explore and express thoughts, feelings and reactions to grief in a non-judgmental and confidential atmosphere. The group begins Tuesday and will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month thereafter, at the Yolo Hospice office, 1909 Galileo Court, […]

Gibson House Writers welcome guests

The Gibson House Writers will meet from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at 512 Gibson Road in Woodland. Guests are welcome to visit to see if the writing group is a good match for their needs. Sponsored by the Yolo County Historical Museum and the Gibson House, this is a read-and-critique writing group […]

Speaker will address myths, facts about Israel

“Myths and Facts About Israel” will be discussed by Randy Neal at 2 p.m. Saturday at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. Neal is western regional director of Christians United for Israel, the largest Israel advocacy group in the world with more than 1 million members. Sponsored by the Bet Haverim Israel Matters […]

Library resources featured at support group meeting

UC Davis health sciences reference librarian Mary Wood, along with Greta Galindo of the Woodland Public Library and a colleague from the Davis Branch Library, will discuss library resources on prostate cancer at the Feb. 11 meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group. Men wit prostate cancer, family members and friends are invited to […]

Have a sweet time at Second Friday HeArt About

This month’s ArtAbout celebration, on Friday evening, will become HeArtAbout, an art walk celebrating Valentine’s Day with special exhibitions planned to bring the theme to life. Some are traditional, like ciocolat’s “Whimsical Hearts,” featuring the works of Mary Neri King; others are nontraditional, like Spa Central’s “Kim Stein Photography — Seasons in Paris” or The […]

Anaïs Mitchell, Jefferson Hamer headline Vets’ Center concert

Anaïs Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer will perform in concert with special guest Frank Fairfield at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. The program is presented by the Davis Live Music Collective. Advance tickets are $16, available at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., or online at […]

Camper Van Beethoven plays downtown Davis

The Davis Live Music Collective will kick off its 2013 schedule with Camper Van Beethoven, live at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St., on Monday, Feb. 18. The show is open to fans of all ages, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and music starting at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $18, available […]