Today and Thursday
Da Vinci Charter Academy will hold parent information nights tonight and Thursday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the Da Vinci campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Da Vinci will be accepting applications for students for the 2013-14 school year for grades 10 through 12. Applications are available at www.davincicharteracademy.net.
Community members are invited to Da Vinci Charter Academy’s first science fair. Students have been working to design and carry out an experiment that provides data to answer a real-life question. They will be presenting their experimental research from 6 to 8 p.m. at Da Vinci’s campus, 1400 E. Eighth St. Questions range from “How does water salinity affect the power output of a hydro-turbine?” to “How do flavor volatiles affect the perception of sweetness?” to “How does electrical current affect plant growth?”
Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5
Prospective students can visit Da Vinci Charter Academy during a student preview day on Monday or Tuesday, March 5, from 9:45 to 10:50 a.m. (session 1) or 12:30 to 1:35 p.m (session 2). Call Debbie Martin at 530-757-7154 to RSVP. Families should make sure to arrange for transportation and to clear student attendance at their school.
Thursday, March 7
The sophomore class at Da Vinci Charter Academy invites the community to the annual World War I Museum Night and Open House from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, 1400 E. Eighth St. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Saturday, March 9
Davis Parent University Lecture Series continues with a program on understanding and preventing drug and alcohol use. “How to Help Your Kids Say No” takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Speakers include Dean Blumberg, adolescent and family programs manager at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and Jon Daily, author of “How to Help Your Child Become Drug Free.” Tickets are free but must be printed in advance at http://helpyourkidssayno.bpt.me. The program is presented by the Davis Community-Wide K-12 Parent Education Collaborative.
Friday, March 15
The Annual Father-Daughter Dance benefiting the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. Tickets are $35 for dinner, dessert and dancing and may be purchased at the dental offices of James Meinert, 604 Third St.; The Avid Reader, 605 Second St.; or at El Macero Country Club. Dress is formal and a photographer will be available for pictures.
Saturday, March 16
Spend an hour learning about dreams at “Night Time Dreams,” sponsored by the city of Davis. The event is at 2 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $7 general and $5 for children in advance at the Community Services office, 600 A St., Suite C; Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; or The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. Tickets are $8 at the door. For more information, call 530-757-5626.
Tuesday, March 19
Harper Junior High School hosts its annual Open House featuring food trucks and live music performed in the quad by students. The community is welcome to stop by and learn more about the school, 4000 E. Covell Blvd.
Now through April 1
Sophomores and juniors: Interested in doing research at UC Davis this summer? The UC Davis Young Scholars Program offers summer research opportunities in biology and the natural sciences for high achieving high school students. Applications are due April 1. Go to the Davis High School Career Center for more information and an application.