Hillel House welcomes visitors

If you missed the grand opening earlier this spring of Hillel House, a spacious new community for Jewish students in Davis and Sacramento, now’s your chance. Hillel plans a community open house from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at 328 A St. downtown. Hours tours will be given at the free event. RSVPs are appreciated, […]

From rock to roots to reggae, Davis Music Festival has it all

That’s the ticket What: Second annual Davis Music Festival, a benefit for arts education in the Davis schools When: 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday Where: Seven venues throughout downtown Davis Tickets: $20 in advance at Armadillo Music, 205 F St., and online at www.davismusicfest.com; $25 at the gate A full day of music and […]

Give blood and see a film

School is out, the July 4 holiday is near and local blood drives continue in full swing this summer. Patients who battle cancer, injuries, burns and blood disorders are counting on blood donors. A BloodSource drive will run from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, June 29, at Regal Stadium 5, 420 G St. in downtown […]

Hear tunes Saturday at Covell Gardens

Donna Wren and Ken Kemmerling will perform a concert of jazz standards and eclectic tunes from 7 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Atria Covell Gardens, 1111 Alvarado Ave. in North Davis. The event is free and open to the public. Wren and Kemmerling will sing and play piano, fiddle, guitar, banjo, folk harp and marimba. […]

Troubadour performs at Village Homes

Singer-songwriter Andrew Corbett is the featured act at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday. “Andrew’s manipulation of the guitar is near flawless,” says the editor of Acoustic Roundtable. “His lyrics are subtle yet imaginative. … His vocals are somewhat reminiscent of songwriting troubadours from days gone by … think […]

Whimsical artwork goes on exhibit

Mixed-media artist Marguerite Schaffron will show her whimsical work in July at Gallery 1855 in the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Schaffron will be honored at a free open house and reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8. For […]

Hucklebucks sing the blues at Picnic in Park

The Hucklebucks, two-time Sammie winners as Best Blues Band, will perform blues, rock ‘n’ roll and soul music Wednesday at Picnic in the Park in Central Park. Their set runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the celebration alongside the Davis Farmers Market, Third and C streets in downtown Davis. Their New Orleans-flavored roots music with […]

Folk musicians jam at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Wyatt Deck, on Old Davis Road next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow […]

Men will gather for monthly Talk Circle

The Davis Community Men’s Talk Circle will gather from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at FamiliesFirst, 2100 Fifth St., next door to the main post office. Men 18 years and older are welcome; admission is free. The Talk Circles are structured, allowing men to feel safe and to talk as they are ready. […]

Capay Tomato festival offers fun for the whole family

Farm Fresh To You and Capay Organic invite the public to Capay Tomato, the farm’s fifth annual festival, which celebrates the taste of organic heirloom and cherry tomatoes. The event will take place Saturday, July 14, from 3 to 11 p.m. and features a full slate of activities for all ages, including tomato tastings, farm […]

5-3-1 Run on July 4 benefits Woodland schools

Davis residents are invited to head north and kick off their Independence Day festivities with the Woodland Schools Foundation’s 5-3-1 Run. Offering the choice of a 1-mile run/walk, a 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk and a 5-mile professionally timed run, this year’s event is geared toward everyone from serious athletes to families with small children. All proceeds […]

SPCA Thrift Store welcomes e-waste

The Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store will offer a free e-waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The SPCA has partnered with California Electronic Asset Recovery to provide an easy and free e-waste collection service for area residents. Local residents may bring their damaged, broken and otherwise unwanted electronic waste […]

Feast on Bastille Day for Winters school lunches

A Bastille Day Feast on Saturday, July 14, at the Historic Wolfskill Ranch in Winters will benefit the Winters Farm to School Connection. Under the canopy of the 150-year-old olive trees lining the driveway at the Wolfskill Ranch, more than 150 guests will enjoy a multi-course feast featuring Rominger Ranch lamb, locally sourced produce and […]

Input sought on business venture for adults with special needs

Members of the Davis Community Church Exploratory Committee invite the community to join them on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St., for the first Mosaic Tea & Coffee Open House. Information about the project will be provided, along with free tea, coffee and baked goods from […]