Davis Waldorf School offers tour

The Davis Waldorf School will host a tour for parents at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the campus at 3100 Sycamore Lane in North Davis. The walking tour will last about 90 minutes. Parents will hear an overview of Waldorf programs, methodology and curriculum and visit several classrooms. The event will conclude with a question-and-answer session […]

Waldorf School hosts storyteller on Saturday

Waldorf early childhood educator Jennifer Mason brings the magic of her storytelling to the Davis Waldorf School on Saturday, using handmade puppets to tell the tale of “The Apple Elves.” Children ages 2-6 and their parents are invited to the free performance. A seasonal craft activity for parents and children to do together will follow […]

Psychologist on radio to talk about success

“How She Really Does It,” a radio talk show with Koren Motekaitis, airs live from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays on KDRT, 95.7 FM, or by live webstreaming at www.howshereallydoesit.com. This week’s guest is Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist whose groundbreaking research is breaking the myths of where success really comes from. She will […]

Family caregivers meet for support

Triple S (Share, Support and Solve), a family caregiver eldercare discussion group, will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, at Woodland Healthcare’s Railsback Building, 1207 Fairchild Court in Woodland. Walk-ins are welcome; bring a brown-bag lunch. For more information, call 530-666-8828.

Sample all the ‘Colors of India’ at Davis benefit

“Colors of India,” an Indian cultural extravaganza, is planned Saturday, Nov. 17, to raise funds for children’s learning centers in rural India. The event is sponsored by the UC Davis chapter of Visions Global Empowerment, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing leadership and life skills to youths affected by poverty and conflict in South Asia. […]

Program examines survival of democracy in Israel

Hillel Damron, filmmaker, author and blogger, will address the question of the survival of democracy in Israel, and the fading dream of the two-state solution, on Thursday, Nov. 29, in Davis. He will speak at 7 p.m. in the Social Hall at Congregation Bet Haverim, 1715 Anderson Road. Damron is former executive director of Hillel at UC […]

Blood drive competition pits UC Davis, Sac State

UC Davis and Sacramento State students, faculty and staff are saving lives again through a good-natured competitive fall blood drive coordinated with the Causeway Classic football game. Sac State kicked off the competition in late October, registering almost 1,800 Sac State community blood donors. UCD will host its blood drive from 10 a.m. to 5 […]

NAMI speaker addresses suicide prevention

NAMI-Yolo invites mental health consumers, family members, friends and concerned citizens to its next monthly potluck dinner and meeting from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Episcopal Church of St. Martin community room, 640 Hawthorn Lane, Davis. The community room is at the rear of the church, accessible from the parking lot and from […]

Holiday marketplace, shows benefit Jesuit scholarships

Christmas Tree Lane — a holiday marketplace and three fashion show musical productions featuring Jesuit High School seniors and their moms — will raise funds for Jesuit’s Loyola Guild to benefit the scholarship fund. The 56th annual event Nov. 26-27 takes place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1209 L St. in downtown Davis. The marketplace […]

Hugs are coming from home

Funds raised through Yolo Military Families’ recent Hugs From Home drive will enable the group to send packages to service members deployed overseas throughout the year, and especially at the holidays. Another fundraiser is planned from 6 to 8 p.m .Sunday, Nov. 11, at The Davis Graduate, 805 Russell Blvd. The barbecue on the patio […]

Per Capita Davis: Cows, wind and airplanes

WEIRD SCIENCE: My last article featured a “Bluff the Reader” challenge to find which of three seemingly ridiculous scientific efforts was, in fact, under way in response to climate change. One of these was to genetically engineer the human body to make it smaller (less resource consumption) and another approach was to create drugs that […]

Arboretum adventures

The public is invited to a free, outdoor, family reading program from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Wyatt Deck under the redwood trees in the UC Davis Arboretum. Events include traditional stories, games and arts from the cultural world of Native Californians. Free parking is available in UCD Parking Lot 5. In the […]

For the record

Susan Lovenburg’s campaign reported nonmonetary contributions in October of $1,055 for donated translation services by Transcend Translations of Davis (for Spanish and Chinese language versions of the campaign’s brochures), $580 for a catering discount from Gourmet Solutionz Catering of Davis and $145 for photos used in campaign literature by photographer William Goldell of Davis. Lovenburg’s nonmonetary contributions were […]

Church’s Christmas Bazaar helps needy artisans

Is your heart stirred by the plight of the poor around the world? Are you looking for a way to help? Come to the University Covenant Church’s second annual Christmas Bazaar to buy gifts for friends and family members while blessing those in need across the globe. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 1 […]