Tickets for the 2014 Davis Grad Night Celebration are now available for purchase online through the Davis Grad Night website at http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/tickets. Scholarship tickets are also available through school counselors. Grad Night gives graduates a fun, safe and sober way to celebrate completion of their high school education. For the past 28 years, Davis graduates have been enjoying this event, which includes music, dancing, casino games, outdoor activities, shows and a huge raffle, with plenty of food and refreshments. Nearly 90 percent of graduates attend each year. So, as you’re thinking about the ideal stocking stuffer or gifts for Hanukkah, don’t forget a ticket to Grad Night 2014! Tickets are $75, which covers the cost of all activities, food and drinks for the entire evening. Prices go up after Jan. 1, to $90.
Also, dig out that kindergarten picture of your senior to be sure they are included in the awesome “Kinder Wall” at Grad Night — send your pictures (copies are OK) with graduate’s names on the back, to: Sandy Langley at 2026 Klee Place, Davis 95618. Please provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like the photo returned.
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. This meeting will feature a gift exchange, so those attending should bring a wrapped present valued at $10 or less. The club also will be collecting spare change for charity.
The fifth year of the Davis Parent University Lecture Series kicks off at 7 p.m. with an evening featuring author and educator Mike Riera. Riera is the author of “Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers” and “Right from Wrong: Instilling a Sense of Integrity in Your Child.” The event takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W 14th St. Admission is free and seats are first come, first served. For more information, visit http://davismedia.org/dpu.
Wednesday, Dec. 11
* Whole Foods Market in Davis will donate 5 percent of all store sales between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, to the Davis Schools Foundation. Every purchase, including gift cards, will help DSF raise funds for classroom instructional aides, technology and counselors throughout the school district. The store also will provide kids activities, including placemat coloring from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and cookies in a jar from 2 to 5 p.m. Whole Foods is at 500 First St. in the Davis Commons shopping center.
Friday, Dec. 13
* Today is the deadline to submit a nomination for the city of Davis Golden Heart Awards. The awards are bestowed annually on junior high and high school students for outstanding community service or for overcoming personal challenges. Nominations are due in the Community Services Department, 600 A St., Suite C, by 5 p.m. Call 530-757-5626 or visit www.cityofdavis.org for more information.
Tuesday, Jan. 21
* Students attending secondary schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District get a day off thanks to a teacher work day.