* Children ages 6 to 8 are invited to spend a “howling” afternoon getting ready for Halloween during the city’s Halloween Haunts program, which takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. Guests will enjoy crafts, games, songs, dance and treats and all are encouraged to come in costume. The cost is $27 per child. Call 530-757-5626 or visit www.cityofdavis.org for more information and to register.
* Youths ages 11 to 15 can receive American Red Cross baby-sitter training during a two-day program at the Community Pool Building in Community Park. Training includes child and infant CPR, choking rescue and first aid. Training hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and the cost is $150. For more information, contact the Davis Community Services Department at 530-757-5626 or visit www.cityofdavis.org.
Explore how children impacted by early trauma and loss, including those placed in foster care, can struggle with anxiety and depression at a program from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yolo County One Stop Center, 25 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Reservations are encouraged, but not mandatory. For more information about this workshop or any of the Foster and Kinship Care Education classes, contact Cherie Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or [email protected] Information also is available at http://www.yolofostercare.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Students interested in 4-H, the largest youth development organization in the country, are invited to the Norwood club’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the Holmes Junior High School multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. 4-H is for youths between the ages of 5 and 19.
Thursday, Nov. 7
“Born for Love — Attachment Parenting” is a three-part class series which takes place Nov. 7, 14 and 21, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. This free class series will feature local marriage and family therapist Debra Wiegel, who will discuss ways foster parents, kinship providers and other caregivers can facilitate a child’s secure attachment. Classes will be conducted at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road, in Building 700, Room 727. Participants may attend any or all of the three-party series. For more information about this class series, contact Cherie Schroeder at 530-574-1964 or [email protected] Information also is available at: http://www.yolofostercare.com.
Friday, Nov. 8
* Students attending elementary schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District get a day off thanks to a teacher work day.
Saturday, Nov. 10
* Looking for great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment and clothing? Come to the annual Ski & Snowboard Swap, sponsored by the Davis High School ski team. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the DHS gym on Oak Avenue just north of 14th Street. Admission is $3 for the first two hours, then free after 11 a.m. Several ski stores from the area will sell new equipment and clothing. Team members will offer ski and board waxing services. Have something to sell or donate? Bring it Saturday, Nov. 9, between 4 and 8 p.m., or before the swap on Sunday, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Fees apply only to items that are sold. Proceeds benefit the Davis High ski team. For more information, email [email protected]