* 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 inches by 17 inches. See all contest rules and how to enter at http://www.yolowra.org or call Donna Gentile at 530-666-2733.
* Join parents, child care providers and teachers at the annual Yolo County Child Development conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. The conference offers a wide variety of workshop topics including infant/toddler and child development, challenging behaviors, parenting and special needs. Registration is $40 if received by March 1; $50 after that. Registration includes lunch from Dos Coyotes. For more information, call 530-747-8236.
Friday, April 4
* Kids between the ages of one 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, April 5
The annual Father-Daughter Dance benefitting the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. at the El Macero Country Club. The event features dinner, dessert and dancing. Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased at The Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St., or at the country club. For more information, contact Laura at 530-753-7299. All proceeds this year will be donated in Brooke Beaubier’s honor.
Become the best babysitter on the block with American Red Cross babysitter training. Learn the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children, including child and infant CPR, rescue breathing, choking rescue, preventing disease transmission and first aid, as well as basic child-care skills like diapering and feeding, handling bedtime and discipline and more. Participants must be between the ages of 11 and 15. Training takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Community Pool Building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and costs $150 per person. For more information, contact the city of Davis at 530-757-5626.
* 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.