* 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 4 must be supervised on the gym floor by a parent or guardian. For more information, call 530-757-5626.
* The Stephens Branch Library will play host to a fun-filled night of mystery and books for tweens. The pre-teen program will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Blanchard Room of the library, 315 E. 14th St. It is free and open to youths in grades sixth through ninth. Tweens will solve mysteries during this program using books that were inspired by the board game Clue. Snacks and drinks will be provided, so spread the word and bring your friends. For more information, visit www.yolocountylibrary.org or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.
* Catch Citrus Circuits — the Davis robotics team made up of local junior high and high school students — at the Sacramento Regional FIRST Robotics competition. The team will compete against 52 other teams from Northern California high schools in the UC Davis ARC Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, and again from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Entry is free and the best time to watch the competition will be during elimination rounds from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Learn more about the event and the competition schedule at http://www.citruscircuits.org.
Friday, March 21
* Davis Parent University continues its lecture series with an appearance by best-selling author John O’Sullivan, who will talk about youth sports and raising high-achieving athletes in a positive atmosphere. The lecture is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Brunelle Performance Hall, 315 W. 14th St. Davis Parent University lectures are free and open to the public.
* Today is the deadline for students in grades K-6 to submit an entry for the Water Awareness Student Art Contest. The theme is “Conserve Water — Every Drop Counts” and original artwork must be on white paper no larger than 11-by-17-inches. See all contest rules and how to enter at www.yolowra.org or call Donna Gentile at 530-666-2733.
* Get your Grad Night tickets! If you haven’t gotten a ticket yet for your graduating senior student, purchase it online through the Davis Grad Night website at http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/tickets. Alternatively, download a form from the website and mail in a check. Ticket prices are $90 through May 31; after that, tickets must be purchased at the door for $110. Scholarship tickets are available through school counselors. Once you have purchased a ticket, submit a photo of your child during his or her kindergarten year for the “Kinder Wall” at Grad Night. For more information on this, please visit http://groups.dcn.org/davisgradnight/kindergarten-photo-wall
* Applications for Sutter Davis Hospital Auxiliary scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year are now available. Residents of Yolo County and Dixon who intend to pursue a human health-related career may apply. High school seniors, college students, Sutter Davis Hospital campus employees and change of career/re-entry applicants are eligible for consideration. Application materials are available at the high school scholarship offices and at the hospital information desk, 2000 Sutter Place. The deadline for submitting the application — including a personal essay, official transcript of academic work and letters of reference — is March 31. Recipients will be notified by mail in April. For more information, leave a message for the scholarship committee at 530-759-7485.