Wednesday, September 17, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Local choirs raise funds for Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network

sparks choirW

Laura Sandage directs the UU Sparks Choir with Ray Frank on guitar. Courtesy photo

By
From page A4 | January 16, 2014 |

Martin Luther King Day will be celebrated again in Davis this year with the help of the Free Range Singers and the Unitarian Universalist Sparks Choir.

An event called Rhythm of Love, organized by local choir director Laura Sandage, is a concert and community sing that Sandage said she hopes to make into an annual event. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in rural West Davis.

“Last year it was called Come Together Singing, and we raised over $1,500 for Yolo County CASA,” Sandage said. “This year, Yolo Interfaith Immigration Network will be our beneficiary.”

Sandage said by choosing a new beneficiary each year, she hopes to share the wealth and increase public awareness of the many local humanitarian organizations in Yolo County. The Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis is co-sponsoring the event.

“We are glad to support YIIN’s efforts for immigration reform,” says church board president Marty West.

YIIN President Alison Pease will speak briefly at the event. Formed in 2008, YIIN’s activities include a “special partnership with the migrant families who come to our region to work every spring,” Pease said. “We are grateful for their hard work, and we have been privileged to partner with them at the Madison Migrant Center in cultural, artistic and educational activities for children and youth as well as adult English as a second language classes.”

Music at the event will feature the two choirs on plenty of rhythm-driven popular and contemporary songs, with support from Johnny Flores on drums, Nancy Lower on piano and Ray Frank on guitar.

“There will be a longer portion of the program this year devoted to choirs and audience singing all together,” said Sandage. “People seemed to really enjoy that.”

Lorie Hammond, director of Peregrine School, where Sandage leads an elementary school chorus, attended the concert last year and encourages families to put it on their calendars this year.

“The event leaves everyone with an uplifting feeling of a community united in a dream which Martin Luther King began, but many hope to continue,” Hammond said.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

.

News

New water rates take effect in November

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1

 
A pot o’ gold for Rainbow City revival

By Dave Ryan | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Marsh trial guilt phase enters home stretch

By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1

 
Weakened Odile heads toward U.S.; tourists evacuated

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Three women stuck in Putah Creek while paddleboarding

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A2

 
Bob Dunning: News about our modest college town

By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

Crews battle wildfire’s explosive growth

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2 | Gallery

 
AAUW hosts conversation with Gilardi

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Master Gardeners will answer questions Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Storyteller will draw on music, dance

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Show off your electric vehicles on Sunday

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Learn about youth leadership program on Sept. 28

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Sign up now for free Community Yard Sale

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Saylor meets constituents at Peet’s

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Free introductory yoga, chanting workshop offered

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Rotary seeks project requests

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Sign up soon for a new year of Writing Buddies

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Register to vote by Oct. 20

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

Senior Center to host jewelry sale

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

 
.

Forum

Time to go get help

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Bicycle bells needed for safety

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Are we going to wait until someone here dies?

By Rich Rifkin | From Page: A6

 
Firefighters went above, beyond

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Grocery bags are biohazards

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Can’t we work collaboratively?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

Please vaccinate your children

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Tom Meyer cartoon

By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

Mental-health treatment lacking

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

 
Braly’s column lightens the heart

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

.

Sports

UCD women take third at elite golf event

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

 
Aggie men stay in 10th to finish St. Mary’s Invite

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Formidable UCD defense melts Hornets

By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Devils go the distance to triumph at Chico

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

Diamondbacks slam Giants

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Baseball roundup: Peavy, Posey lead Giants past Arizona

By The Associated Press | From Page: B2 | Gallery

Sounders win U.S. Open Cup in overtime

By Staff and wire reports | From Page: B2

 
AYSO roundup: Ultra Violet illuminates a victory

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

Alliance roundup: Soccer success comes on the road and at home

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
Legacy roundup: Gunners get a win over Woodland

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

 
.

Features

Name Droppers: Bamforth leads international brewing institute

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4 | Gallery

 
Name Droppers: UC Davis announces eight new fellows

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A7

Just desserts? A sweet treat is worth the effort

By Julie Cross | From Page: A10

 
.

Arts

Apply now for Davis Community Idol

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

 
Classic ‘Hello, Dolly!’ wows at Woodland Opera House

By Bev Sykes | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
Davis students prepare dishes for Empty Bowls fundraiser

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

Nine Davis artists chosen to show in KVIE Art Auction

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Sacred Harp singers will gather

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9 | Gallery

.

Business

.

Obituaries

.

Comics

Comics: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

By Creator | From Page: A8