Recovery Happens Counseling Services is offering a professionally facilitated parent support group in Davis. The group, for parents of teens and young adults with substance abuse issues, meets on Fridays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at 204 F St., Suite E. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cost is $35 per person and clients must commit to attending group every week. For more information, contact Amy Rose at 916-595-5224.
Mental illness in youth is the topic of a free lecture at 6 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center Club Room, 203 E. 14th St. The lecture, sponsored by the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, is part of Brain Awareness Week. Dr. Cameron Carter of the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences will discuss “Serious Mental Illness in Youth: Causes and the Quest for Cures.” All community members are welcome.
* The Emerson Junior High School PTA is bringing the carnival back to town. Located once again at Cannery Park at J Street and Covell Boulevard, the carnival will feature popular rides like the Zipper, Century Wheel and Cliff Hanger, as well as games and food. Advance purchase all-day passes are $20, good for unlimited rides. All proceeds support classroom technology at Emerson and DaVinci junior highs. Purchase tickets now at Fleet Feet, 615 Second St., and Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. Tickets also will be sold on select days at the Davis Farmer’s Market.
The Davis High School Future Farmers of America and agriculture department will hold their annual plant sale on April 26 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and April 27 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Davis High greenhouse on the Oak Avenue side of the campus. Plants include everything from petunias to tomatoes and range in price from $2 to $15. For more information, contact Ellie Michel at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 16
* Come support children’s nutrition, expand access to quality school meals, and enhance the healthfulness of the school food environment at the Davis Joint Unified School District’s nutrition advisory committee meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. For more information, contact Student Nutrition Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-759-2186.
Thursday, June 6
* The city of Davis presents the annual Sixth-Grade Graduation Party from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C, beginning May 21. Activities include foosball, board games, video games and more. Information will be sent home from area schools, including a medical release form that parents must fill out and sign in order for students to enter the party. For more information, call 530-757-5626 or visit http://www.cityofdavis.org.
June 17-Aug. 9
* The Vault opens for business on Monday, June 17, providing a summer hangout for students in grades 7-12 weekdays until Aug. 9. Sponsored by the city of Davis, the Vault is housed at King High School, 635 B St., and is open on a drop-in basis Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30 to 8 p.m. and Fridays 3:30 to 9 p.m. The Vault is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and July 4. The cost is $1 per day or $25 for the whole summer. To learn more, call 530-757-5626 or visit http://www.davisteenscene.org.
* Youth ages 11 to 15 can receive babysitter training and CPR/First Aid certification during a two-day class in the Community Pool Building. The class is offered by the city of Davis Community Services Department from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. The cost is $150. Additional trainings will be July 13-14 and Aug. 10-11. For more information and to register, call 530-757-5626 or visit http://www.cityofdavis.org.