Thank a teacher with a ticket to high tea

Have you thanked a teacher lately? A perfect opportunity is available now, thanks to AAUW-Davis and Monticello Seasonal Cuisine. T(ea) is for Teachers is an appreciation tea to honor teachers and support Tech Trek, a summer camp to introduce junior high school girls to math and science careers. The fundraiser is planned from 4 to […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Mental health support offered in Spanish

NAMI-Yolo, a chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness, sponsors an ongoing support group in Spanish for those who care for a family member or friend living with a psychiatric disorder. The group provides Yolo County families with a secure and friendly environment for sharing experiences, problem-solving strategies and information about mental illness, including topics […]

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Help stamp out hunger at food drive Saturday

Local residents are invited to help “stamp out hunger” by participating in a food drive Saturday for the Food Bank of Yolo County. This is the 20th annual drive hosted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Residents can leave nonperishable foods — such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice and cereal — in […]

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Learn to meditate at beginners course

A short course in beginning meditation will continue from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, May 14 and 21, at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. “Meditation is a powerful tool that helps us improve our daily lives and reach our highest spiritual goals. Drawing from authentic ancient Tibetan Buddhist texts, we’ll study everything […]

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Enjoy a walk through Winters

All are welcome to join the Davis Dynamos Walking Club for a walk through Winters on Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20. The 5K or 10K walks leave from Main Street at Railroad Avenue between 8 a.m. and noon. The route is designed so walkers will see the highlights of Winters and the Putah Creek Nature Trail. […]

May 13, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Parents encouraged to attend concussion management program

Parents of athletes in grades 9-12 are invited to an educational talk about sports-related concussions and management from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the multipurpose room at Harper Junior High School, 4000 E. Covell Blvd. Assembly Bill 25 went into effect on Jan. 1, requiring all high schools that have athletic programs to have a […]

May 11, 2012 | Posted in Blue Devils | Tagged ,

Explorit’s spider project featured on radio

The current edition of “Davisville” looks at spiders in Davis and Yolo County, with a specific focus on the Explorit Science Center’s “Spiders in Your World” community science project for 2012. Explorit board president Lars Anderson explains why spiders who chosen and what the center wants to accomplish. Spiders are never far away, nor have […]

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Bingo benefits Angels of Hope

Looking for something fun to do with mom on Mother’s Day? Bring your mom, grandma or wife to a fun-filled day of bingo hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows. Cash prizes of up to $250 per game are paid out. The doors open at noon and games start at 1 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 […]

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Enjoy wine, art in Winters park

Roots to Wine — an association of wine growers and producers in Davis, Winters, Capay Valley, Dunnigan Hills and English Hills — will host Wine and Art in the Park on Saturday in Winters. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Rotary Park at Railroad Avenue and Main Street in downtown Winters. […]

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Wine-tasting shows ‘a woman’s touch’

The Davis Food Co-op, 620 G St. in downtown Davis, will host a tasting of “A Woman’s Touch: a selection of wines from some of the leading female winemakers” from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $1 per taste. In celebration of the United Nations’ International Year of Cooperatives, profits will benefit the […]

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Birds featured at Winters reception

Everyone is invited to enjoy birds and bagels at the opening reception Saturday of “B-B-B-Birds the Word,” a mixed-media group exhibition hosted by Lamoreux Gallery, 9 E. Main St. in Winters. The event runs from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and the show will be up throughout the summer. The exhibition will feature color photographs […]

May 10, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

DHS drama students go ‘Out on a Limb’

The Davis High School drama department will present “Out on a Limb” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Brunelle Performance Hall at DHS, 315 W. 14th St. The program includes “fun, short scenes,” a DHS spokeswoman said, and edgy comedy. Tickets are $15 general and $10 for students. All proceeds will go toward […]

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Postal Service will keep rural post offices open

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news conference the new plan will save the mail agency half a billion dollars each year […]

May 09, 2012 | Posted in Associated Press | Tagged ,

Cal State trustees confirm presidents’ raises

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California State University trustees say they still plan to give campus presidents a 10 percent raise despite public outcry, but say they’ll amend their executive compensation policy Tuesday to change where the funds for raises come from in a move they hope will appease outraged faculty, students and lawmakers. Public pressure […]

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