Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BRIEFLY: Girl Scouts sponsor clothing drive

February 28, 2011 |

It’s spring cleaning time again, and this year you can make a difference by simply cleaning out your kids’ closets. Through Friday, Girl Scout Troop 1765 is hosting a children’s clothing drive for the Davis community. They are collecting any type of new or gently used infant or children’s clothing for the Davis Community Clinic, a free health care clinic for lower-income families in Yolo County.

Drop-off bins are at Davis PDQ, 216 F St.; Baciarini’s Martial Arts, 612 Fourth St.; and the Davis Community Clinic, 2015 John Jones Road, next to Sutter Davis Hospital.

Film examines marketing to kids

Parents who are wondering what and who’s behind marketing to children are invited to a free screening of the film “Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood.” The film examines the practices of a marketing machine that sells kids everything from junk food to violent video games.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Davis Waldorf School, 3100 Sycamore Lane. A moderated discussion will follow.

Trailers of the film may be seen at http://www.YouTube.com and http://www.commercialfreechildhood.com. To RSVP, call (530) 753-1651 or e-mail office@daviswaldorf.org.

Sign up now for Peer to Peer course

Enrollment is under way for the spring “Peer to Peer” course, a free, 10-week recovery education course for people with a serious mental illness.

The course, coordinated by NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is led by a team of trained mentors, who themselves have a mental illness and are now able to teach coping strategies to others.

The program’s philosophy embraces individual empowerment and support from peers and families.

The course covers developing a personal relapse prevention plan, the biological basis of mental illness, personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, information on addictions, basic self-care, and enhancement of personal activity and functioning.

Classes meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays, March 9 to May 11. For information or to register, leave a message at (530) 756-8181 or e-mail friends@namiyolo.org.

Pancake breakfast aids firefighters

The West Plainfield Volunteer Fire Department invites local residents to its 33rd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Lillard Hall. Proceeds from the all-you-can eat breakfast will be used to help build an on-site training facility.

Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 7 to 12 and free for kids 6 and under. Lillard Hall is at the fire station, 24901 County Road 95, a mile north of County Road 31 (Covell Boulevard).

For more information, call the station at (530) 756-0212.

Deadline nears for enviro awards

If you know an individual, business or nonprofit organization that has gone above and beyond to improve the environmental quality of life in and around Davis, nominate them for the city of Davis’ Environmental Recognition Award.

Last year’s recipients were Marshall B. Hunt, individual; Davis Farm to School Connection, nonprofit; and the Hallmark Inn, business.

Nominations close Friday. Honorees will be selected in March by the Davis Natural Resources Commission and receive their awards in April from the Davis City Council.

Nomination fliers are online at http://www.cityofdavis.org; at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; or at the Davis Public Works Department, 1717 Fifth St. For more information, call Dani Hester at (530) 757-5686.

See where your food is grown

Locals are invited to a free farm tour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at Farm Fresh to You in the Capay Valley. Families can picnic in the farm garden and listen to live bluegrass music from The Bottom Dwellers of Woodland. The tour also will feature art activities for kids and adults and a market stand selling drinks and fresh produce.

The farm address is 23800 State Highway 16 in Capay. (Note: an article in March issue of Sunset has an incorrect date for the farm tour, but Sunset’s website has the correct information.)

Admission is free but tractor rides to the fields for asparagus harvesting cost $3 for adults and $1 for children 12 and under.

No RSVP is necessary. For more information, call the office of Farm Fresh to You, an organic produce home delivery service, at (800) 796-6009 or visit http://farmfreshtoyou.com and click on the “Events” button. Next month’s farm tour is scheduled Saturday, April 9, and will feature strawberry harvesting.

Support Little League at Uncle Vito’s

Community support is what allows Davis Little League to succeed, so community members are invited to visit Uncle Vito’s Slice of New York for pizza, salads and cold brew while supporting DLL on Wednesday, March 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The restaurant is at Second and E streets in downtown Davis.

Guests should print out a copy of the Uncle Vito’s fundraising flier (available at http://www.davislittleleague.org) and bring it in when they order or have it ready for their delivery driver. The flier is good for in-house dining, to-go and delivery orders. Twenty percent of all money brought in will be donated to Davis Little League.



Enterprise staff



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Comics: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (set 1)

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Comics: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 (set 2)

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