Give the kids a break and take the night off, thanks to Davis Parents Night Out. Drop off children ages 6 to 13 at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center for three hours of fun. Children will be in age-appropriate groups for gymnastics fun and games. No gymnastics experience is required. The event is from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and costs $10 per child. Children should bring a snack. For more information, call the city’s Community Services Department at 530-757-5626.
The Stephens Branch Library in Davis will welcome elementary school students to a Science Fair Help Day from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St. Graduate students from UC Davis’ department of evolutionary biology will guide students through the science fair path — from explaining the scientific method, to developing a question, to finding information sources to support an experiment. They also will demonstrate and experiment or two. No reservations are required. For more information on this free program, contact Joan Tuss at 530-757-5588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Feb. 21
Kids between the ages of 1 and 12 are invited to Friday Night Live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the city of Davis Gymnastics and Dance Center. For a $5 fee, children can work on gymnastics skills, jump on the trampoline and more. Gymnastics and dance staff will be available for coaching questions, supervision and fun. Children under four must be supervised on the gym floor by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 530-757-5626.
Saturday, Feb. 22
The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., welcomes readers to an Electronic Petting Zoo from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room. Come to the library and try downloadable eAudiobooks and eBooks using OverDrive, the library’s digital lending library. Compare electronic devices and eReaders including Amazon’s Kindle Touch and DX, Barnes & Noble’s Nook Simple Touch, Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Sony’s e-Reader and the Android Galaxy Tablet. No reservations are required. The Electronic Petting Zoo is recommended for adults and children over 10. For more information, contact Joan Tuss at 530-757-5588 or email@example.com.