Workshop offers tips for growing herbs

A Free Master Gardener workshop will run from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets downtown. Master Gardener Karen Slinkard will guide participants through “Tips for Growing Herbs.” Some herbs like it hot, some like it cool, some like it moist, some like it dry. Learn which herbs […]

October 14, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Lyons-Shumway wedding

Clarissa Theodora Lyons and John Peter Shumway, both of New York, were married on Sept. 3, 2011, at Berkeley City Club in Berkeley. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Lyons of Burlingame and Rift Fournier of St. Louis, Mo. She is a 2002 graduate of Davis High School, where she was a member of the Davis […]

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Cook a vegetarian holiday dinner

Who needs a turkey? Try an all-vegetarian Thanksgiving this year or just incorporate more vegetarian dishes into your meal without sacrificing on flavor and the traditional foods you love at this time of the year. A vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner cooking class for adults is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the […]

October 21, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Point of Brew: Rugby football is a sport Americans deserve

Most Americans do not know that the Rugby World Cup contest, which takes place only once every four years, is currently under way in New Zealand. We in the United States are too much engaged in the opening of the football season and closing of the baseball season, with the endless playoffs between this and […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,

Native plants are the stars of Arboretum tour

Enjoy the crisp fall weather and learn about the diversity, adaptability and beauty of California native plants during a free public tour of the UC Davis Arboretum on Saturday. Native plants are popular with gardeners because they are adapted to Davis’ climate and they support native birds and pollinators. The tour leader will point out plants […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Follow these fun Twitter feeds for foodies

Food blogs and chef websites have been around for years, but Twitter is the newest frontier for foodies. Many culinary magazines, famous chefs and restaurants now use Twitter to promote themselves. Find them by going to “Who to Follow,” then searching by name. Everyone from Martha Stewart (@MarthaStewart) to James Beard (@beardfoundation) to Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) have […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Features | Tagged ,

Free gardening workshops offered Saturday

The Food Bank of Yolo County will host two free garden workshops Saturday at 1244 Fortna Ave. in Woodland. Local residents can learn about composting, worm composting and compost tea at 10 a.m. and winter gardening at 11:30 a.m. At the composting workshop, participants will learn how to turn landscape waste and kitchen scraps into […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Gardening | Tagged ,

Enjoy Heartroot at Happy Thursday

Heartroot will perform folk, Americana, blues, jazz and musical theater tunes at Rominger West Winery’s Happy Thursday event from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. The winery is at 4602 Second St., Suite 4, in Davis. Guests will snack on complimentary appetizers and sip discounted wine by the glass as they Heartroot’s music. Stone […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

From field to fork: The time is right for roasted red peppers

DanKennedyW Corn is gone. Tomatoes are heading for the exit (and already got there, flavorwise). Local stone fruit, such as peaches and nectarines, are in their final harvests, judging by farmers markets. But our appetites aren’t quite ready for autumnal foods, not when the temperatures are still in the 80s. This is an ideal time […]

October 12, 2011 | Posted in Food & Drink | Tagged ,

What’s happening for youths

Wednesday * The Davis High ski team will host an information meeting for students and parents at 7 p.m. at the Davis High School library, 315 W. 14th St. The team is co-ed and open to all ninth- through 12th-grade students. Saturday * Students at Emerson Junior High School are hosting a fall pancake breakfast and children’s […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Rec Report: Introducing your teen activity specialists

I love working with teens, but when I say this, people often look at me as though I told them that I love being a garbage collector. Perhaps there is a metaphor hidden in there somewhere. While I don’t think teens are “trash,” I do think they are hidden treasures. Behind their sassy attitudes and […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

‘Junky’s Last Stand’ entertains while it educates about nutrition

Nature’s Theater returns to the Cool Davis Festival on Sunday with a whole new environmental-themed play for children. “Junky’s Last Stand,” written and directed by husband-and-wife team Jeff Falyn and Lyndsay Dawkins, will be performed at 2:30 p.m. in the Veterans’ Memorial Theatre. The performance is free and no tickets are necessary, but since last year’s […]

October 11, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Future subscribers: Orion Tennyson Schoeneman

Michelle Marshall Tracy and Sean Tennyson Schoeneman of West Sacramento are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Orion Tennyson Schoeneman. He was born on Sept. 19, 2011, in Woodland. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces. His mother is a homemaker and his father is an information systems analyst specialist. His grandparents are Cynthia Marshall […]

October 13, 2011 | Posted in Celebrations | Tagged ,

What is this pest eating my plants?

Fall workshops “Tips for Growing Herbs,” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets “Easy House Plants,” 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets “Interesting Local Gardens and Nurseries to Visit,” 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 5, Central Park Gardens, Third […]

October 09, 2011 | Posted in Columns | Tagged ,