Lutheran leader speaks to UC Davis group

The Belfry, the UC Davis Lutheran and Episcopal Campus Ministry, will host the Rev. Alexia Salvatierra as its 2016 St. Augustine Lecturer. This event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, in 194 Young Hall, with a reception at 216 A St. immediately following the lecture’s conclusion. Both events are free and open to the general public. Salvatierra founded […]

City recruits for Davis Planning Commission

The city of Davis is accepting applications from local residents age 18 and older who are interested in serving as an alternate member on the Planning Commission. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input — a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. Commissions also provide an avenue for determining the community’s […]

Genealogy expert offers tips to break down walls

Stuck in your genealogy research? Come hear some strategies to jump-start your research for success. On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 1 p.m., the Davis Genealogy Club will present “Tips for Breaking Down Brick Walls” by experienced researcher Lisa Gorrell at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Eventually, every genealogist comes across a problem that […]

Explorit: Insects inspire young engineers at Science Action Club

Last Saturday, a group of eager sixth- through eighth-graders pored over satellite images of cloud cover from NASA, comparing them to their own observations. This critical step of a process called ground truthing relies on citizen scientists to provide data that will help NASA refine the accuracy of its satellite technology. It’s also one of the […]

UFC hosts wine and cheese pairing event

Do you love cheese? What about wine? Ever think about getting that pairing just right? The University Farm Circle will host an event on “Pairing Wine and Cheese” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. Cheese expert Moshe Rosenberg will guide participants in creating […]

Library staffers help probationers’ families connect through books

A new program at the Turner Community Library in West Sacramento gives probationers the opportunity to be their child’s first teacher through story times, teachings and shared interactions. The Families Together program, funded by a $15,000 donation from the King-White Family Foundation, is a 10-week program in which probationers and their families visit the library once […]

Lisle is next up in fitness series

Would you like to make healthier choices and learn how to reduce disease symptoms and risks? If your answer is “yes,” you might want to hear Dr. Doug Lisle speak about “The Continuum of Evil and the Secret to Healthy Change” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Leake Room at the Woodland Public Library, […]

Nutrition expert speaks at UCD Med Center on Feb. 11

Michael Greger, a best-selling author and creator of the seminal website NutritionFacts.org, will speak about “Food as Medicine: Preventing and Treating Disease With Diet” on Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. at the UC Davis Medical Center, 4610 X St. in Sacramento. Greger’s talk will be in Lecture Hall 1222 in the Educating […]

Young-adult writers will read, discuss and sign their works

The Avid Reader welcomes local author Kristen Held for a reading, discussion and signing of her debut young-adult novel, “Holding Court” on Sunday March 6. Her conversation with fellow local author and YA novelist Katherine Longshore, a contributor to the new anthology “Tyranny of Petticoats: 15 Stories of Belles, Bank Robbers & Other Badass Girls,” will […]

Do you volunteer? Apply for a scholarship

The Yolo Community Foundation, an affiliate of Sacramento Region Community Foundation, seeks applications from high school seniors who have volunteered with a recognized Yolo County nonprofit at least 60 hours during their junior or senior years of high school. YoYoSA student awardees will receive a $1,000 scholarship to support post-high school education, which may include […]

Gala dinner will support Yolo Farm to Fork

The first day of spring, March 21, will see a celebration of Yolo County’s agricultural bounty to benefit the programs of Yolo Farm to Fork. Foods from the farms, ranches and vineyards of Yolo County will be featured in a gala dinner that begins with wine and appetizers from 5:30 p.m. and continues with a […]

Tuleyome Tales: How to identify mushrooms

There are loads of mushrooms popping up all over the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument region right now, and learning how to properly identify them can be somewhat tricky. There’s an old joke that goes something like: Trying to identify a mushroom by its cap alone is like trying to identify a bald man by […]

Fast for a day to build bridges

The Muslim Student Association at UC Davis is inviting the community to participate in a day of fasting with the Muslim community on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Fasting is one of the spiritual acts done by followers of the Islamic faith, and it is practiced all over the world. In addition to Ramadan, which is the […]

Dutch cycling expert will speak in Davis

Davis Bicycles! will host an event open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 9, featuring a talk by Dutch cycling expert Herbert Tiemens. The group will gather at 6 p.m. at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. Tiemens will be fresh from a winter cycling conference in Minneapolis and advising officials in […]