Contra dance planned Friday at athletic club

Kick up your heels Friday starting at 8 p.m. at a contra dance at the Davis Athletic Club, 1809 Picasso Ave. in Davis. A free lesson for beginners starts at 7:30 p.m. Newcomers also will receive a half-off coupon toward their next dance. Contra dancing requires no partner and no experience, and there’s always live […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Dance | Tagged ,

Tour seven gardens to benefit Woodland Library Rose Club

Rose lovers won’t want to miss the annual Woodland Library Rose Club Garden Tour, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29. If it rains, the tour will be postponed to Sunday, May 6. The self-guided tour can be taken in any order and features one public garden and six private gardens. It […]

April 22, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Foreign exchange program has booth at market

Youth for Understanding, one of the nation’s oldest and largest international exchange programs, will have an information booth at Saturday’s Davis Farmers Market, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Volunteers will be available to answer questions about hosting students for the 2012-13 school year or opportunities to go […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged

Meet this year’s parade marshals

A mayor. An Olympic gold medalist. And a friendly face for fellow UC Davis graduates. Those are your 2012 Picnic Day marshals. Ruth Uy Asmundson Few faces are more familiar to Davis residents than that of Ruth Uy Asmundson, who served on the City Council for eight years, ending in 2010, including two stints as […]

DTA urges focus on neighborhood schools

During last week’s spring vacation, Davis Teachers Association president Gail Mitchell asked The Enterprise for an opportunity to expand on some points she has made at recent school board meetings. “I think the teachers are concerned that the school district doesn’t have a long-term plan for our academic program and budget,” Mitchell said. “The neighborhood […]

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

23rd annual conference celebrates ceramic art

Fans of ceramic art are in for a treat on April 27-29 when the 23rd annual California Conference for the Advancement of Ceramic Art returns to Davis. More than 50 exhibitions will fill the downtown, between First and Fifth, B and G streets. Works by professional artists will be joined by art created by students […]

April 19, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Violinist’s concert raises funds for his tuition

An evening of classical and contemporary music performed by violinist Alexei Kodash, accompanied by Robert Bloch, is planned for 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, at First Street Real Estate, 423 First St. in downtown Davis. The event is a fundraiser for Kodash’s tuition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he will start an […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Fundraiser | Tagged ,

Woodland Chamber Singers honor mothers, veterans

Tickets are on sale now for the Woodland Chamber Singers’ spring concert, “A Dedication,” celebrating Mothers Day and Memorial Day. The concert will be presented twice — at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 13, at the Pioneer High School Performing Arts Theater, 1400 Pioneer Ave. in Woodland. Tickets are $5 […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Greg Willett Trio makes it a Happy Thursday

Rominger West Winery invites local residents to celebrate Happy Thursday, the weekly happy hour event, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at 4602 Second St., Suite 4. Guests may treat themselves to discounted wine by the glass, appetizers from Stone Soup Catering and jazz and pop tunes by the trio. For more information, visit

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Melodrama set for Winters dinner theater

Mark your calendars: On Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, the Winters Theatre Company will perform an original melodrama, “Green Gold of the Valley,” written by Germaine Hupe. This is a classic melodrama with evil villains, sweet heroines and handsome heroes. The audience will be encouraged to “boo” and “hiss” to their hearts’ content. Dinner will […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

An artistic glimpse behind the Cuban curtain

“Fashion is not something that exists in clothing only. Fashion has to do with ideas, with the way we live, with what is happening. Clothing tells the truth about an age.” — Bjork By E. Emmet Brady Heather Caswell has always envisioned The Wardro­be, her downtown Davis fashion boutique, as more than just a retail […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,

Film series shows ‘The Station Agent’

“The Station Agent,” a 2003 American film written and directed by Thomas McCarthy, will be screened Friday as part of the International Film Series. 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 p.m. […]

April 17, 2012 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Yolo Crisis Nursery plans open house

By Becky Heard and Heather Jeppeson The year was 2001. Then-Assemblywoman Helen Thomson and Yolo County Supervisor Lois Wolk (among other local leaders) understood they were about to unveil something groundbreaking. It would change lives. And keep children safe. More than a decade later, it’s more evident than ever that the two women were right. […]

April 18, 2012 | Posted in Children | Tagged ,

Holiday Sale application period opens June 1; workshops set to make Green Table items

Calling all vendors! The Davis Art Center’s 22nd annual Holiday Sale application period opens June 1. Special consideration will be given this year to non-jewelry vendors in response to feedback from the community requesting a more diverse selection of goods. An application form will be available online at The Holiday Sale is the Davis […]

April 26, 2012 | Posted in Art | Tagged ,