Free festival showcases films made by foreign teens

International House, Davis, and Senses Cultural are combining forces to present a free film festival in Davis on Tuesday, Oct. 23, showing films made by 16-year-olds in Mozambiqe and India. The two short films to be shown are “Fire in our Hearts” (India, 27 minutes) and “Home is Where You Find It” (Mozambique, 27 minutes). […]

Norwood 4-H at Farmers Market on Saturday

Representatives of the Norwood 4-H program will be at the Davis Farmers Market on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come meet 4-H members and learn more about the club. The market takes place in Central Park, Fourth and C streets.

Learn about ornamental grasses at Arboretum

Visitors to the UC Davis Arboretum are invited to join a guided public tour Saturday of ornamental grasses in the Arboretum’s West End Gardens. The group will meet at 10 a.m. at Nature’s Gallery Court on Garrod Drive. “Come observe ornamental grasses in their finest season of the year, and learn more about the design […]

Ride the Lincoln Highway at Hattie Weber Museum

Maps, pictures, books, signs and license plates are featured in the latest Hattie Weber Museum exhibit highlighting the Lincoln Highway, the nation’s first coast-to-coast automobile route. Local businessman and cyclist Bill Roe followed the old Lincoln Highway route on a 3,300-mile bicycle journey in 1999. His experiences are chronicled in his book, “All the Way […]

Fundraiser helps DHS student grant program

Enjoy dinner at The Davis Graduate on Wednesday and raise money for the Davis High School Blue & White Foundation’s student activity grant program. The program provides funding to support curricular and extracurricular activities — such as sports training camps, fine art workshops, tutoring and items such as costumes, sports equipment and musical instruments — […]

DHS auto tech students offer oil changes, other services

Need an oil change? The Davis High School auto shop provides oil changes and general service throughout the school year. Make an appointment for your car, truck, van or SUV by emailing auto shop teacher Robert Thayer at Most oil changes cost less than $30 and other services are available as well. All work […]

Per Capita Davis: Bluffing the reader

I guess I’m somewhere in between in terms of where I go for news and events. On the one hand, I still read the newspaper instead of getting news online. On the other hand, and I don’t know exactly where it falls on the spectrum between old and new news sources, but I listen to […]

Costumes for sale at DMTC

The Davis Musical Theatre Company will host a costume sale from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the theater lobby, 607 Peña Drive. Halloween costumes, vintage and period clothing, jewelry and other items will be for sale. All sizes are available. “Come get creative and build a one-of-kind […]

Author to quiz locals about constitutional reform

Join the conversation What: Author Christopher Phillips hosts a Constitution Café, seeking input on a constitutional revision to fit a modern American’s life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness When: 7 p.m. Friday Where: Blanchard Room, Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis Admission: Free How would contemporary American society rethink the framework of […]

Greet Fernandes at Sunday event

Davis voters are invited to meet Alan Fernandes, a candidate for the Davis Board of Education, at an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of Lisa Haass, 2021 Klee Place in Wildhorse. All are welcome to hear Fernandes’ ideas for the school district, ask questions and share their own ideas.

Meet Lovenburg at four events this weekend

Four Emerson Junior High School teachers will co-host a West Davis coffee and dessert event from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at which local voters can meet Davis Board of Education member Susan Lovenburg, a candidate for re-election. Teachers Carlette Hartsough, Kathy Koblik, Gabrielle Avila-Tuttle and Debbie DePaula will welcome guests at 2206 Lassen Place. […]

Bob Dunning: Scrooge strangled my acting debut

ACTING DREAMS DASHED … one of the reasons I felt so strongly about last week’s school district cancellation of Emerson Junior High’s presentation of “A Christmas Carol” is that I had a part in a play of the same name at the old Davis Junior High School a few dozen Decembers ago … there were […]

Two hurt in weekend crashes

Two people were hospitalized following weekend crashes in the Davis area, according to the California Highway Patrol. Marcy Ann Kennedy, 35, of Citrus Heights, struck a guard rail shortly before 11 p.m. Friday when her Ford Focus ran off eastbound Interstate 80 west of County Road 32B, Officer Bryan Konvalin said. She was taken to […]

Meet the doulas of Sutter Davis

“Meet the Doulas” is an informational meeting for expectant mothers who plan to deliver their babies at Sutter Davis Hospital. The gathering is from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the meeting rooms at Sutter Davis Hospital, off the cafeteria hallway. Parents will learn how doulas’ labor support techniques can help them have confidence in […]