Calling all parents: Free workshops offered monthly

Woodland Healthcare is offering free monthly parenting workshops on the first, second and third Mondays of the month beginning May 7. Woodland Healthcare family therapist Roseanne Testerman Long will facilitate the workshops and offer parents the support needed to nurture their children and build a strong relationship with them. At each workshop, parents can ask […]

Morning tour planned May 5 at city wetlands

Join Yolo Basin Foundation docents for a guided tour of the city of Davis wetlands from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5. May is a beautiful time of year to visit the five habitat types found in these specially restored wetlands, which use treated wastewater and storm runoff to support the needs of resident […]

Per Capita Davis: Acting locally, acting globally

Bill McKibben, founder of the 350.org movement, spoke at the university on Monday. The place was packed, with all 400 seats full. McKibben is a writer and author of “The End of Nature” one of the first, if not the first, book warning about climate change. As I took my seat, I noticed a mom […]

Downtown Davis history tours resume

Now that spring is here, Gerri Adler is resuming her popular downtown Davis history tours to benefit the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Tours begin and end at the museum, 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. Adler, who grew up in Davis, has owned and operated the Lasting Impressions hair salon […]

Stevens talk will showcase Yolo’s judges through the years

Retired Yolo Superior Court Judge Jim Stevens will give a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday on his book, co-authored with Judge Dave Rosenberg, “Judges of Yolo County 1850-1895.” Stevens served on the Davis City Council from 1974 to 1984 and as mayor in 1981. The program, which is free and open to the public, will […]

Prytanean members will gather for reunion

Prytanean Women’s Honor Society and its alumnae chapter at UC Davis will highlight 60 years of scholarship and service at a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in 126 Voorhies Hall and courtyard. Included are memorabilia, refreshments and a short program at 11:45 a.m. Prytanean was established in 1952 at UCD by Dean […]

Learn about transitional kindergarten program at info night

The Davis Joint Unified School District will host a community transitional kindergarten information night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. Children who turn 5 after Sept. 2 and before Dec. 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten.

Explore nature at Discovery Drop-In

Got nature? Naturalists of all ages are invited to visit the UC Davis Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a special chance to explore, observe, investigate and enjoy hands-on activities. “Who knows what plant and animal treasures you’ll discover when you drop by!” a news release said. Visitors of all ages […]

Garden workshop teaches how to attract pollinators

Local gardeners are invited to learn how to support pollinators and enhance the environmental potential of their home landscape during a special workshop on “Your Sustainable Backyard: Pollinator Gardening.” Sponsored by the California Center for Urban Horticulture at UC Davis, the workshop is designed to inspire gardeners and show them how simple gardening practices can […]

Folk music jam session set at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, […]

Blind photographer’s work goes on exhibit

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. […]

Hear poetry in the UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poets Andy Jones and Bob Stanley at noon Thursday, April 26. Jones is a lecturer in the UCD University Writing Program. He is faculty adviser to the undergraduate journal of creative writing, Nameless Magazine, and in 2006 he […]

Performers Circle meets Monday evening

James Smith and Friends — Jamie Knapp, Rick Palkovic, Goran Muhlert and Lucas Silva — will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle gathering. The free monthly open-mic event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. The featured act will play at about […]

C’mon, Davisites, get up and dance!

Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community dance project organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a theater and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer. Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to celebrate the joy of dancing and the adventurous spirit of Davis, which will culminate […]