Local artist making creative house numbers a Davis staple

There has long been a theme in Davis artist and teacher Linda S. Fitz Gibbon’s ceramic artwork: the juxtaposition of beautiful and grotesque things. But the former is a descriptor most fitting for the functional artwork that has become an ornament on the exterior of more than 10 Davis abodes. The recent project she’s dabbling […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Pinhole camera workshop starts Sunday

Local residents are invited to learn about the magic of pinhole photography at a workshop this month at Art-is-Davis studios. Participants do not need any artistic or photographic experience. This is a fun, hands-on workshop series that is geared to all ages. Space is limited to eight participants. The workshop will meet from 10 a.m. […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Workshop focuses on qigong for digestion

Sutter Health will sponsor a workshop, “Qigong for Digestion,” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Davis Holistic Health Center, 1403 Fifth St. Participants will learn an easy form, grounded in the principles of Chinese medicine, designed to address stomach and other digestive issues. Written instructions will be provided and beginning and experienced practitioners […]

October 30, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Woodland library hosts family event Friday

A Dia de Los Angelitos celebration — Day 1 of Dia de los Muertos — will be hosted by the Friends of The Woodland Library on Friday. This event — which runs from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the library’s Leake Center, 250 First St. — will feature live music, food, a raffle, altar displays […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Yolo Audubon walks the West Pond

The Yolo Audubon Society and the Friends of West Pond will host a two-hour birding and botanizing walk along West Pond in Davis beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6. The free walks, which are open to the public, take place on the first Wednesday of the month. The West Pond area is a comfortable […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Decorate pumpkins at the museum

Only a few small pumpkins are left at the Hattie Weber Museum waiting to be decorated with felt pens and given good homes. The museum, at 445 C St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and offers treats to kids working on the pumpkins. Kids also can play with reproduction antique toys […]

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Camp Kesem needs advisory board members

Camp Kesem at UC Davis is looking for community members to join its advisory board. The camp is a nonprofit, student-run organization that puts on a free weeklong summer camp for children ages 6-16 who have a parent diagnosed with cancer. Camp Kesem provides a fun, safe and understanding environment for its campers, as other […]

November 08, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Native celebration

Jennie M. Luna, a graduate of the UC Davis native studies department and UC Berkeley who is now a faculty member at New Mexico State University, performs a traditional dance. She will give a presentation about the connections between the Day of the Dead celebration, Meso American food and Mexica Danza at noon Thursday in […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Human resources professionals gather for networking

The Northern California Human Resources Association will host a networking social from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Paradise Valley Estates, 2600 Estates Drive in Fairfield. “Join your HR colleagues for a fun-filled evening to cultivate new relationships, catch up with friends and enjoy great hors d’oeuvres,” a news release said. The cost […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Help develop relationships that work

“Come learn how to grow past old, limiting relationship roles and hurts in order to build the relationship you really want to have,” says a news release announcing a new group to begin meeting in Davis. The free group will explore the issues and past hurts that make relationships hard, as well as explore and […]

November 03, 2013 | Posted in Briefly | Tagged ,

Unusual cafe opens at DCC Fellowship Hall

Community members are invited to attend the launch party for Mosaic Tea and Coffee, a “pay-it-forward” venture that also will provide job training for adults and disabilities, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9. The café will be open in the Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 421 D St. in downtown Davis. Mosaic is a project […]

October 31, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Two authors, two road trips, two Americas

Ethan Casey of Seattle and Bill Steigerwald of Pittsburgh, veteran journalists with often clashing political viewpoints, will appear together at The Avid Reader on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. to tell their stories and promote their American road books. Casey’s “Home Free” and Steigerwald’s “Dogging Steinbeck,” both serious works of nonfiction, are enlightening, provocative […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

GVCC celebrates Reformation Day

Children enjoy the costume parade during last year’s Reformation Day celebration at Grace Valley Christian Center. All are invited to come to this year’s event, to be held Thursday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 27173 County Road 98 in West Davis. The evening will begin with a worship service in the sanctuary, followed by […]

October 29, 2013 | Posted in Local News | Tagged ,

Free workshop examines kids’ mental health

How children are impacted by early trauma and loss will be explored at a workshop Saturday presented by the Woodland Community College Foster and Kinship Care Education Program. Various neurological disorders that can present significant problems for both children and adults are the focus of the workshop, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]

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