By Lisa Justice Scientists use special pH paper to determine if a substance is acidic or not. But you can make your own kind of pH paper in your kitchen and use it to observe your own chemical reactions. You will need: blackberries, water, dish soap, vinegar, three small bowls, scissors, paper towels, construction paper […]
The Great Patriot Race, a charity fun run benefiting Pioneer High School’s athletic and music programs, is planned for Saturday, March 17, at the school, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Rainy weather last year didn’t deter the determined the runners. This year’s race will be professionally timed by Synergy Race Timing and is sponsored by […]
Friends and family of the Rev. Dina Gardner, daughter of longtime Davis residents Barbara and Bill Greene, are raising funds to help her with mounting medical bills after she was diagnosed last year with a pleomorphic sarcoma. Gardner is a Presbyterian minister and spiritual life coach in Marin County. She graduated from Davis High School […]
How can you help your child get ready for kindergarten? Come and find out at Grace Valley Christian Academy’s free kindergarten readiness parent seminar at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the academy’s kindergarten classroom. The seminar will provide parents with fun and creative activities to enhance their preschoolers’ beginning math and reading skills. A […]
The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association and de Vere’s Irish Pub are getting in the spirit of a saint — no, not St. Patrick, yet — St. Baldrick.
Instead of putting up shamrocks and raising glasses of ale, the Celtic cousins will be taking off their tams and shaving their heads to raise funds for The St. Baldrick’s Foundation on Thursday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at de Vere’s, 217 E St. in downtown Davis.
St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer organization raising money for research against childhood cancers. Last year, 40,065 men and 5,276 women shaved their heads en route to raising more than $28 million.
Save the date! Woodland’s annual Stroll Through History will be back on Saturday, Sept. 8, the first Saturday after Labor Day. This popular event features free guided tours, on foot and by bike, through historic neighborhoods filled with Victorian, Craftsman and Spanish-style homes. Tickets for docent-led tours of a selection of open homes will soon […]
Authors James Scott and Tom Tolley will discuss their new book, “Mather Field” — an overview of the Sacramento Valley’s early history, with a specific focus on the Mather area — at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Esparto Library’s Wintun Room. The event is sponsored by Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library and the Friends of the […]
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to teach lifesaving first-aid and CPR classes throughout the region. The instructor training process requires learning the class material, as well as different presentation formats, followed by practicing in the classroom setting alongside an experienced instructor. Instructors are needed to teach the lay responder class, a two-day […]
A presentation on the high-carb vs. low-carb debate and difference between the two diets is planned at 1 p.m. Monday at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The talk will address how research is conducted, what type of research is used to prove or disprove theories, and how to distinguish between these on your […]
A St. Patrick’s Day celebration will include time to recognize Wellness Challenge participants on Thursday, March 15, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. The free event starts at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. A raffle will be held for those who completed the Wellness Challenge at 12:30 […]
Celebrate the first day of spring by having some creative fun with clay in a workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Local artist Heidi Bekebrede, creator of Cuteware, will lead participants through step-by-step instructions on making a clay butterfly to hang on an interior […]
Tickets are going fast for Breakfast with the Bunny, which begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Only 200 tickets are available for this popular and kid-friendly event, and many have already been sold. Tickets are $10 per person (whether for adult or child) […]
The Davis Senior Center offers workshops designed to improve stability and alignment, as well as specific movement strategies to regain balance when challenging exercises are included. A beginning-level Gaining Balance Workshop will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 19, and will build flexibility and strength in ankles, hip joints and torso. Participants […]
Davis Bicycles! will host a community forum Wednesday evening with Dave “DK” Kemp, the city’s new active transportation coordinator, with discussion focusing on how to improve the walking and bicycling environment in Davis. There will be short announcements about activities Davis Bicycles! is involved in, and then a presentation by Kemp on his early impressions […]