Troop leaves its mark far and wide

Top 5 kids: Facts about Girl Scouts 1. The first Girl Scout troop was started by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912 2. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts (girls and adult leaders) in the United States 3. In Davis, 655 girls from kindergarten through high school are registered Girl Scouts 4. Famous American Girl […]

Review medications with a pharmacist

Bring all your medications, vitamins and supplements for an individual review and consultation with a pharmacist on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. “Are you taking medications that conflict or cause complications with one another? Are the doses questionable? Get expert answers in a private setting,” according to an event […]

Drivers Safety Class planned this month

A two-day AARP Drivers Safety Class will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 28 and 29 at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Class size is limited, and advance registration is required. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. To register, bring a check made payable to the AARP […]

Jewelry sale to benefit Senior Center

A jewelry and accessories sale is planned from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. All proceeds from the sale will support the center’s programs and services. The sale will feature a wide selection of jewelry, hats, scarves, gloves, belts and purses. Donations of these types […]

Florian returns to perform folk music

Senior Citizens of Davis will present William Florian in an encore performance at this year’s “Flower Power” luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Back by popular demand, Florian will perform American folk songs of the 1960s and ’70s while also telling stories that will keep the […]

Moonlight Cabaret dance set Sept. 16

Senior Citizens of Davis and the Davis Dance Club will present Moonlight Cabaret from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Doors open at 6 p.m. A DJ music list of favorites will be available with tunes from the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Refreshments, appetizers and door […]

Senior Helpers partners with Alzheimer’s Foundation

With the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease escalating and the needs of families dramatically increasing along with it, Senior Helpers, one of the largest in-home care companies for seniors in the nation, has announced a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals with the disease […]

Moving in

Ellie Glassburner, 90, gets a sneak peek of her new home at University Retirement Community back in July. Glassburner has made history for the second time at URC. She was the first resident to move into the Davis senior community in February 2000 and now — more than 11 years later — she was the […]

For the record

Tuesday’s news brief about next week’s meetings for those interested in Davis elementary school music programs reported an incorrect location. For band programs, students and parents should attend one of two meetings at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave., at 7:30 p.m. either Tuesday or Wednesday. For strings programs, students and parents should attend […]

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75 favorite plants showcased at special Arboretum Plant Faire and Sale

Check it out What: UC Davis Arboretum’s 75th anniversary Plant Faire and Sale When: Saturday, Sept. 24; member sale 9 to 11 a.m., public sale 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis Anyone who grows plants in their yard, garden or home will want to attend the biggest and […]

Farmers Market changes what and how customers cook

Shopping tips * Walk through the market to get a sense of what’s available. * Start small and engage your senses — look, smell, taste. * Buy what you can’t resist. * Recognize that you’re doing this because it’s fun. * Editor’s note: This three-part series profiles locals who are dedicated Davis Farmers Market shoppers […]

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Point of brew: My hopes for Aggie Lager

I have high hopes for Aggie Lager. The name of this beer is the result of a licensing agreement between the brewers at the Sudwerk Privatbrauerei Hubsch, Davis’ only micro-brewery, and UC Davis. The recently announced cooperation will allow Sudwerk to use the logo of the university in its promotion of the beer, presumably on […]

Wine, olive oil and music at RootStock

RootStock, 22 Main St. in Winters, has a busy Labor Day weekend planned. It will join local wineries, tasting rooms, wine shops and restaurants in celebrating International Tempranillo Day on Thursday. The business will host Chris Rose and Jeff and Penny Uppington, Winters residents and home winemakers, who make Tempranillo from locally grown grapes. In addition, Route […]

Putah Creek Council seeks volunteers at plant nursery

By Libby Earthman Putah Creek Council, in cooperation with Lower Putah Creek Coordinating Committee and dozens of local volunteers, grows native plants in a South Davis nursery. Once they are large enough, they will be planted by volunteers along the banks of Putah Creek in the upcoming rainy season as part of several habitat enhancement […]

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