Film series closes with some Irish flavor

“The Quiet Man,” a 1952 U.S. film directed by John Ford, will be screened Friday to close out the International Film Series’ 15th year. The series is co-sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and International House. Doors at I-House, 10 College Park, open at 7:30 p.m. and the film begins promptly at 8 […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Steelin’ Dan rocks The Palms on St. Patrick’s Day

Steelin’ Dan, a Steely Dan tribute band, will perform a St. Patrick’s Day concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main St. in Winters. Doors open at 7 p.m. The band won the 2011 Sammie Award as best cover band and a 2008 Best of Sacramento Award as “best show stealers.” Tickets […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

School board to hear update on repair plan

Details What: Davis Board of Education meeting When: 7 p.m. Thursday Where: Community Chambers, Davis City Hall, 23 Russell Blvd. Watch it: Live on Davis cable Channel 17 and as streaming video on The Davis school board will hear an update on plans to repair the long-closed Davis High School multipurpose room when the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Donors lift campaign to aid UCD students

We Are Aggie Pride, a nonprofit organization created by UC Davis students, has raised more than $17,000 and plans to begin providing financial help for students who need emergency assistance in April. For contributing, donors receive a T-shirt good for discounts at local businesses. The money raised might help a student who has been injured be […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Francisco plays at Village Homes

Yolo County singer-songwriter Belle Francisco is the featured performer at this month’s Village Homes Performers Circle, from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Monday in Davis. Francisco’s original music encompasses a colorful blend of blues, folk, jazz and rock styles. Her songs are an exploration of justice, human development, bonding, love and loss all in support of soul […]

March 21, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Melodrama auditions planned in Winters

Auditions for “Green Gold is My Valley,” a classic melodrama by Germaine Hupe, are scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, April 3 and 5, at the Winters Community Center, 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters. Performances will be May 11-12. This production incorporates all the elements of a classic melodrama — the villain, the hero, the […]

March 20, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Vinyl record fans will be in heaven come Sunday

Not every modern music collection exist in a digital cloud. Many of us still enjoy buying physical albums in brick-and-mortar buildings. These record enthusiasts and music fans won’t want to miss the Armadillo Music & KDVS 90.3 FM Vinyl, CD and Music Fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 :30 p.m. Sunday at the […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

UC Davis ranks among the nation’s top medical schools

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UC Davis School of Medicine among America’s best medical schools for the quality of its educational programs in rural medicine, primary care and research. The annual listing appears today on the news magazine’s website and will be published in the guidebook “Best Graduate Schools 2013,” available April 3. […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in UC Davis | Tagged ,

Midstream Players present ‘Red Feather Ladies’

The latest offering from the Midstream Players of the Davis Senior Center is an adaptation of the play “The Red Feather Ladies Investment Group Activities.” The play will be presented at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Senior Center, 646 A St. It’s a worldly farce, with ample elements of self-deception and illusion — […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Travels to Ecuador, Galapagos Islands recounted

World traveler Rick Powers will recount more of his adventures in a presentation from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 27, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Powers will show pictures and tell of his travels in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. All are welcome to attend this free event. Sign up by […]

March 15, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Food safety talk set at Senior Center

The USDA estimates there are 48 million cases of foodborne illness that occur each year in the United States. Want to know how long you can safely keep meat in the refrigerator? Or how long to boil an egg? Cyrus Soltani, center volunteer and former restaurant manager for Ikea, will lead a discussion on food […]

March 25, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Randall to talk about her family’s Titanic experience

The 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic brings Davis resident Joan Randall back to speak at the Davis Senior Center at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3. The center is at 646 A St. Randall’s grandparents and mother were all Titanic survivors. Her mother, Louise Kink Pope, was 4 years old when the ship […]

March 18, 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 […]

March 14, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Daylong conference features child development workshops

Parents, teachers, child care professionals and others who are interested in child development are invited to attend a daylong conference Saturday, March 24, at the Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. It is sponsored by the city of Davis Child Care Services Office, with funding by the California Department of Education. The […]

March 16, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,