Relationship expert on local radio

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at Harriet Lerner is one of the nation’s most trusted and respected relationship experts. Her bestselling book, “The Dance of Anger,” has sold more than 5 million copies. […]

Learn Alexander golf technique at free session

Wildhorse Golf Course is offering a free introductory Alexander technique session to improve posture and balance in the golf set-up. Want to learn Ben Hogan’s secret? It’s the foundation of the Alexander technique. The session will run from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Wildhorse Golf Course, 2323 Rockwell Drive. For more information, […]

Live jazz, Santa set at craft fair

Ken Kemmerling and Ephraim George will play live piano and clarinet jazz music from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at this month’s Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair. The fair — featuring art, handmade crafts, a card-making table and hot mulled cider — runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday under the pavilion in Davis’ Central Park. Santa […]

Rotary seeks abuse prevention grant applications

The Rotary Club of Davis is accepting grant requests from nonprofit organizations or agencies for programs targeting primary prevention of child abuse. Applications may be requested by contacting Judy Wolf at 530-297-7584 or judy6789@sbcglobal. net. Applications are due by Thursday, Dec. 20. The typical grant ranges from $3,000 to $10,000. Rotary raises funds for its […]

Synagogue dedicates 50th anniversary Torah

A final celebration of Congregation Bet Haverim’s 50th anniversary — featuring the dedication of the new Torah that synagogue members have scribed hand in hand with one of the few female Torah scribes in the world — will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary building at 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. The public is welcome to attend.

In addition to receiving a new Torah of their own, Bet Haverim leaders will present one of the congregation’s previous Torahs to Congregacion Adat Or Yisrael of Santa Maria …

Tour Waldorf School on Jan. 10

Parents are invited to tour the Davis Waldorf School at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. The campus is at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes and visit several classrooms, observing lessons from preschool through eighth grade. The visit will conclude at 10 a.m. after a question-and-answer session and […]

Korean language class will be offered at I-House

International House Davis presents a new Korean class taught by UC Davis student Helen Shin, who is majoring in global studies. Born in South Korea, Shin has traveled around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, New York, New Jersey, Boston and California. She would like to share her culture by teaching Korean to community members. […]

Group to explore rich world of dreams

Unity Center of Davis is sponsoring a Dream Group starting Tuesday, Jan. 8. This group will explore the rich world of dreams through group work. Janet Beach, certified dream work practitioner, will facilitate eight weekly two-hour evening sessions that will explore the multiple layers of meaning and insights of participants’ dreams. In what Beach describes […]

Talk, workshop examine grief process

A talk on “The Sacred Work of Grief” is planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, followed by a daylong workshop from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. The activities will be co-led by Francis Weller, a marriage and family therapist and author of […]

Wolk introduces bond to address delta crisis, water issues

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, has introduced The California Clean, Secure, Water Supply and Delta Recovery Act of 2014, legislation to put a new water bond before voters to address the crisis in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and other critical water issues facing California. “There are pressing water challenges facing the state that require funding […]

Ruling allows remote caller bingo as fundraiser

State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, is praising a decision by a Sacramento Superior Court judge enabling greater use of remote caller bingo, a fundraising tool for nonprofit organizations throughout the state. The ruling late last week affirmed the court’s tentative decision to require the California Gambling Control Commission to continue the regulation of the game, allowing […]

Draw a bug, win a shirt at Bohart open house

How creative are you a drawing a bug? A ladybug? Honey bee? Bumble bee? Or other insect? Visitors to the open house at the Bohart Museum of Entomology on Saturday are invited to draw a bug and enter it into a contest for a free insect-related T-shirt. The open house, free and open to the […]

Campaign shifts gears in Woodlanders’ mind-set

Davis resident Maria Contreras Tebbutt received high honors last week for realizing her goal of persuading people to use “greener” transportation. The Sacramento Area Council of Governments celebrated her accomplishments, along with those of nine other organizations and individuals, at its 14th annual SACOG Salutes Regional Awards Program in Sacramento. Champions of transportation, smart growth planning and air […]

Yolo Crisis Nursery: Tiny tots in need all year

By Becky Heard It’s official. The holiday season is in full swing. Nearly everywhere we look, festivities abound. The Yolo Crisis Nursery is no different. As this column goes to print, supporters will have already procured and wrapped Christmas gifts for 25 of our most disadvantaged families. Without this support, our clients simply would go […]