Carnival organizers urge early ticket purchases

The carnival arrives in town this week and organizers are urging everyone to buy their daily passes in advance. Not only do prices go up 20 percent at the door, but a lower percentage of profits will go toward Emerson and Da Vinci junior high schools for their library technology upgrade. The carnival runs from […]

Air quality district offers mower exchange

The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District has launched its annual lawn mower exchange program, which allows residents of Yolo and Solano counties to receive a $100 discount on a new rechargeable mower when they recycle a gas-powered mower. Registration is open at www.worxtools.com/US/Yolo-Solano-LMX.aspx or by calling (866) 765-5403. Participants can choose from one of five […]

Conference examines child sexual abuse

Davis will host the 18th annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference on Saturday, April 28. The conference is free and open to the public. It will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St., Davis (a different location than last year). The title of this […]

Davisite’s play hits the stage in Sacramento

Details What: “The Meaning of It All,” written by Davis resident Robert Lautz When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, April 27-May 27 Where: California Stage’s Wilkerson Theatre, 1725 25th St. (at R Street), Sacramento Tickets: $20 general, $15 seniors/students, $12 for groups of six or more; www.CalStage.org; (916) 451-5822 It will be […]

Bike licenses for sale at upcoming festival

California bicycle licenses will be for sale at a Bike Commute Festival on Saturday, April 28, in the parking lot outside Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board, 650 G St. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bike license may help prevent theft and aids in recovery by entering the bike into a statewide system of […]

For the record

A quote in the Kroll Associates report on the Nov. 18 pepper-spraying at UC Davis referring to a five-gallon can of pepper spray — and mentioned in Thursday’s Enterprise — was incorrect, law-enforcement sources say. The Defense Technology MK-9 product comes in a 12-ounce canister.

Contra dance planned Friday at athletic club

Kick up your heels Friday starting at 8 p.m. at a contra dance at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live […]

Tour seven gardens to benefit Woodland Library Rose Club

Rose lovers won’t want to miss the annual Woodland Library Rose Club Garden Tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. If it rains, the tour will be postponed to Sunday, May 6. The self-guided tour can be taken in any order and features one public garden and six private gardens. It […]

Foreign exchange program has booth at market

Youth for Understanding, one of the nation’s oldest and largest international exchange programs, will have an information booth at Saturday’s Davis Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about hosting students for the 2012-13 school year or opportunities to go […]

Meet this year’s parade marshals

A mayor. An Olympic gold medalist. And a friendly face for fellow UC Davis graduates. Those are your 2012 Picnic Day marshals. Ruth Uy Asmundson Few faces are more familiar to Davis residents than that of Ruth Uy Asmundson, who served on the City Council for eight years, ending in 2010, including two stints as […]

DTA urges focus on neighborhood schools

During last week’s spring vacation, Davis Teachers Association president Gail Mitchell asked The Enterprise for an opportunity to expand on some points she has made at recent school board meetings. “I think the teachers are concerned that the school district doesn’t have a long-term plan for our academic program and budget,” Mitchell said. “The neighborhood […]

23rd annual conference celebrates ceramic art

Fans of ceramic art are in for a treat on April 27-29 when the 23rd annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art returns to Davis. More than 50 exhibitions will fill the downtown, between First and Fifth, B and G streets. Works by professional artists will be joined by art created by students […]

Violinist’s concert raises funds for his tuition

An evening of classical and contemporary music performed by violinist Alexei Kodash, accompanied by Robert Bloch, is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First Street Real Estate, 423 First St. in downtown Davis. The event is a fundraiser for Kodash’s tuition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will start an […]

Woodland Chamber Singers honor mothers, veterans

Tickets are on sale now for the Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring concert, “A Dedication,” celebrating Mothers Day and Memorial Day. The concert will be presented twice — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Tickets are $5 […]