The sun shone brightly on the Davis Cemetery, and the morning breeze rustled the small American flags placed carefully on more than 700 graves throughout the cemetery. Some early attendees trickled in, as the Davis Brass Ensemble performed a prelude.
Michael Loomis, a Woodland resident and a Vietnam War veteran, sat quietly in one of the metal folding chairs placed in neat rows on the grass.
“It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?” he said.
As more people arrived for the ceremony, members of Davis Boy Scout Troop 466 helped mount the flags from the five branches of the military on their individual poles: Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Marines and Air Force, along with the American flag and the POW/MIA flag.
Take a morning stroll through the gardens of the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday and learn some of the personal stories behind places and plants that have been dedicated by community members. Visitors will see the latest garden feature, Nature’s Gallery Court, a new gathering area in an inviting tree-lined courtyard, surrounded by plantings and […]
Alumni from Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers Theatre will be back for a one-night-only performance Saturday. The cabaret event is a fundraiser for the Young Performers Theatre, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. All YPT participants in the audience are invited to join the cast in singing a special finale number. The show, […]
Local residents are invited to join Davis City Councilman Dan Wolk on Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. for an evening of music and fun at Little Prague, 330 G St., Suite F. Davis’ own Neon Lite will be performing, and Wolk will be there to chat with voters and share his vision for the […]
The Sutter Davis Hospital Farmers Market takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays at the hospital’s entrance, 2000 Sutter Place, through Aug. 30. The market filled with farm-fresh produce and new local products, including spring produce, honey, flowers, plants and garden starts. Market shoppers will find: * Blackberries from Bridgeway Farm in Dixon; […]
We Are Aggie Pride — a nonprofit organization providing a way for UC Davis students to help one another in times of trouble — has doled out 12 awards totaling $13,550. We Are Aggie Pride works this way: Donors receive a T-shirt, good for discounts at local businesses. In turn, the money raised helps students […]
The Davis Board of Education, which ordinarily meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month, will slip in an additional special meeting Thursday to take care of several business items in advance of the upcoming high school graduation ceremonies. It promises to be a lengthy meeting, starting at 7 p.m. in the Community […]
Summer session qigong classes sponsored by Sutter Health begin June 18 at the Davis Holistic Center, 1403 Fifth St. in Davis. Classes meet for 10 Mondays, from June 18 to Aug. 27. Beginning and experienced participants are welcome at all classes. In China, many people take up qigong to age with vitality and good health. […]
Mark your calendars! The second annual Davis Music Festival is fast approaching. The daylong extravaganza, which takes place across seven venues in downtown Davis and features 46 bands, runs from noon to midnight Saturday, June 23. The event, organized by the nonprofit organization Music Only Makes Sense, will raise funds to benefit local elementary, middle […]
Details What: “and the snow fell softly on all the living and the dead,” a dance performance in memory of Della Davidson When: 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday Where: Main Theatre, UC Davis Tickets: $17-$19 general, $12-$14 students, children and seniors; http://theatredance.ucdavis.edu Art fulfills a wide range of functions for both viewers […]
Auditions are planned in June for the Winters Theatre Company’s summer production of “Twelfth Night.” The show will be presented on weekends, Aug. 10-12 and 17-18. This is the company’s annual Shakespeare in the Park performance in the Winters Community Center amphitheater. Auditions will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 18-19, at the Winters […]
“Welcome,” a 2009 French film directed by Philippe Lioret, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 p.m. There is no charge, but […]
Patrons at Monticello Cuisine, 630 G St. in downtown Davis, will enjoy live music Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June. There is no cover charge. Bob Wren will play world music, klezmer, jazz, folk and baroque music on his octave mandolin and violin from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Friday, with the exception of this […]
Wednesday’s Picnic in the Park celebration features the popular Picnic Pops Concert, with the Davis High School Combined Band playing from 6 to 7 p.m. and the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh from 7 to 8 p.m. The weekly family-friendly gathering takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, alongside the Davis Farmers Market. The […]