Downtown Davis history tours resume

Now that spring is here, Gerri Adler is resuming her popular downtown Davis history tours to benefit the Hattie Weber Museum of Davis. Tours begin and end at the museum, 445 C St. in the northeast corner of Central Park. Adler, who grew up in Davis, has owned and operated the Lasting Impressions hair salon […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Stevens talk will showcase Yolo’s judges through the years

Retired Yolo Superior Court Judge Jim Stevens will give a talk at 2 p.m. Sunday on his book, co-authored with Judge Dave Rosenberg, “Judges of Yolo County 1850-1895.” Stevens served on the Davis City Council from 1974 to 1984 and as mayor in 1981. The program, which is free and open to the public, will […]

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Prytanean members will gather for reunion

Prytanean Women’s Honor Society and its alumnae chapter at UC Davis will highlight 60 years of scholarship and service at a reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in 126 Voorhies Hall and courtyard. Included are memorabilia, refreshments and a short program at 11:45 a.m. Prytanean was established in 1952 at UCD by Dean […]

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Learn about transitional kindergarten program at info night

The Davis Joint Unified School District will host a community transitional kindergarten information night from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Elementary School, 1441 Danbury St. in South Davis. Children who turn 5 after Sept. 2 and before Dec. 2 are eligible for transitional kindergarten.

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Explore nature at Discovery Drop-In

Got nature? Naturalists of all ages are invited to visit the UC Davis Arboretum from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, for a special chance to explore, observe, investigate and enjoy hands-on activities. “Who knows what plant and animal treasures you’ll discover when you drop by!” a news release said. Visitors of all ages […]

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Garden workshop teaches how to attract pollinators

Local gardeners are invited to learn how to support pollinators and enhance the environmental potential of their home landscape during a special workshop on “Your Sustainable Backyard: Pollinator Gardening.” Sponsored by the California Center for Urban Horticulture at UC Davis, the workshop is designed to inspire gardeners and show them how simple gardening practices can […]

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Folk music jam session set at Arboretum

Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at the Wyatt Deck in the UC Davis Arboretum. “Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Blind photographer’s work goes on exhibit

Pete Eckert, founder of the Blind Photographers Guild, will show his work in May at Gallery 1855 at the Davis Cemetery District office, 820 Pole Line Road. Eckert is internationally known and has won many awards. He will be honored at a free reception and open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. […]

May 03, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Hear poetry in the UC Davis Arboretum

The UC Davis Arboretum invites fans of good writing and beautiful gardens to enjoy a reading by poets Andy Jones and Bob Stanley at noon Thursday, April 26. Jones is a lecturer in the UCD University Writing Program. He is faculty adviser to the undergraduate journal of creative writing, Nameless Magazine, and in 2006 he […]

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Performers Circle meets Monday evening

James Smith and Friends — Jamie Knapp, Rick Palkovic, Goran Muhlert and Lucas Silva — will be the featured act at Monday’s Village Homes Performers Circle gathering. The free monthly open-mic event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. The featured act will play at about […]

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C’mon, Davisites, get up and dance!

Davis residents of all ages are invited to join Dance Dance Davis, a community dance project organized by Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D., a theater and dance alumna and local arts consultant and dancer. Gilbride seeks to recruit at least 100 Davisites to celebrate the joy of dancing and the adventurous spirit of Davis, which will culminate […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Free preschool hearing testing expands

More than 500 Yolo County preschool children will receive free hearing screenings thanks to Hear! Here!, the Woodland chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America, and its partners. Testing will be done by trained personnel from the Center for Hearing Health, a contract provider offering hearing tests to school districts throughout the Northern California region. […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Schools | Tagged ,

Free workshop set for special education parents

Parents of special education students are invited to a free workshop from 6:30 to 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in the Yolo County Conference Room, 600 A St. in Davis. The session is titled “Special Education: Basics and Beyond,” and will feature education advocates from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, who will discuss the laws […]

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Fairfield native wins Pulitzer Prize for poetry

By David DeBolt FAIRFIELD — The past 48 hours have been a “whirlwind” for Tracy K. Smith. The Fairfield native and Brooklyn poet turned 40 Monday, and won a Pulitzer Prize for poetry. “It’s really surreal,” Smith told the Daily Republic by phone Tuesday. “I’m so happy and I’m also so very stunned.” The Pulitzer […]

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