If you hear explosions north of the Davis city limits later this week, never fear — it’s just some routine police training.
The Davis Police Department, in conjunction with the Yolo County Bomb Squad and the Sacramento office of the FBI, will conduct a post-blast investigation class this week, Bomb Squad Commander Nick Concolino said.
As part of that training, there will be a series of small explosions Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at the police range along Pole Line Road north of Covell Boulevard, Concolino said.
Depending on the weather conditions, the explosions may be heard as far away as the Wildhorse area, the north end of F Street and Anderson Road, and County Road 29 near Road 102.
Meetings planned at junior highs
Emerson, Harper and Holmes Junior High schools invite parents to presentations about the 2011-12 school year.
* Emerson: Presentations will start at 7 p.m. in the library, 2121 Calaveras Ave. Incoming eighth-grade parents will gather March 22; incoming ninth-grade, March 23; and incoming seventh grade, April 26.
* Harper: Presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Incoming eighth-grade parents will meet March 15; incoming ninth grade, March 21; and incoming seventh grade, April 21.
* Holmes: Presentations will begin at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room, 1220 Drexel Drive. Incoming eighth-grade parents will meet March 17. Incoming ninth-grade parents will meet March 22. Those unfamiliar with high school graduation requirements and college preparation are invited to hear an overview from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The presentation will follow at 7 p.m.
Parents of incoming Holmes seventh-graders will meet at 7 p.m. April 27.
Open houses are planned at 7 p.m. March 29 at Harper, 6:30 p.m. March 31 at Holmes and 6:45 p.m. May 12 at Emerson.
Show brings science alive for kids
The city of Davis Community Services Department presents Mad Science and its “Sounds Like Science” show at 2 p.m Saturday at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.
This program is designed to inspire children about science, with a focus on the science of sound. Demonstrations include a dinosaur-in-a-can, a glowing electric pickle and a kid-created thunderstorm.
Advance tickets are $7 general and $5 for children 12 and under, available at the Community Services Department at City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd.; The Avid Reader, 617 Second St.; Armadillo Music, 205 F St.; and Dimple Records, 212 F St. A convenience fee is charged at Armadillo and Dimple.
Tickets at the door will be $8 for all ages.
Wine-tasting aids farm program
The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St., will host a tasting of wines from Bokisch Vineyards & Uvaggio Winery from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18. The cost is $1 per taste, and profits benefit One Farm at a Time.
One Farm at a Time raises the funds and awareness needed to ensure the sustainability of local family farms for future generations. Current efforts are focused on establishing an agricultural easement that will protect Good Humus Produce in the Capay Valley as an organic farm into perpetuity.
For more information, contact Julie Cross at firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 758-2667.