What’s happening for youths

Thursday It’s articulation day at Davis public secondary schools, meaning students are released from school before lunch. The city of Davis will once again sponsor “Day on the Green” in Central Park, Fourth and C streets, offering food, fun and games for teens. For more information, contact the city at (530) 747-5626. Saturday High school […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Students join ‘read for the record’ effort

Top 5 kids Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign was launched in 2006 with a different book being read by people all over the country every year. Previous year’s books: 1. “The Little Engine That Could” (2006) 2. “The Story of Ferdinand” (2007) 3. “Corduroy” (2008) 4. “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” (2009) 5. “The Snowy Day” […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Books | Tagged ,

Birch Lane hikes, bikes, scans and notifies

Birch Lane Elementary School celebrated international “Hike it, Bike it, I Like it” day a week late due to inclement weather on Oct. 5. But then again, just about every day is “hike it, bike it, I like it” day at this school. While nearly 260 students checked in on Wednesday after walking or biking […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Willett fun run on Sunday

The Willett Elementary School PTA welcomes the Davis community to attend its 14th annual Willett fun run at 1 p.m. Sunday. The fun run offers three race choices — 5K, 1K and ¼ mile. Racers may run or walk in the race of their choice and are encouraged to dress in costume. A small children’s […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Next Generation | Tagged ,

Balance workshops offered at Senior Center

The Davis Senior Center offers workshops designed to improve stability and alignment, as well as specific movement strategies to regain balance when challenging exercises are included. A beginning-level Gaining Balance Workshop is planned from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, and will build flexibility and strength in ankles, hip joints and torso. Participants will […]

October 26, 2011 | Posted in Seniors | Tagged ,

Taste wines to benefit Willett PTA

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of wines from Kuleto Estate and Odisea Wine Company from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit the Willett Elementary School PTA. The PTA will use the funds for programs that enhance the students’ […]

October 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Celebrate Thanksgiving at I-House

Tickets for International House’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner Saturday, one of I-House’s most popular events, are sold out. But don’t despair — some tickets might be available at the door, which open at 5 p.m. The buffet dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. I-House is at 10 College Park. A traditional American Thanksgiving meal — with turkey, […]

November 18, 2011 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Columnist compiles his musings on bicycling into a book

From 2004 to 2008, Phillip Barron wrote monthly columns on bicycling for The Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, N.C, the best of which have been compiled into his new book, “The Outspokin’ Cyclist.” Barron, an avid cyclist who now lives in Davis, wrote about issues ranging from solo mountain biking to how to bike in the […]

October 19, 2011 | Posted in Bicycling | Tagged ,

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 ,