Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Square Tomatoes celebrates its anniversary

The Square Tomatoes Crafts Fair will celebrate its second anniversary in Central Park on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with brownies, dancing and a contest. The Cloth and Fiber Contest offers a $50 prize for the best item made from yarn, felt or cloth. This includes cloth dolls, clothing, silk screening, knitting […]

Feels like a million miles away

Dear Annie: Several months ago, my husband and I moved to the Ozarks after falling in love with the area. We left behind a lot of dear friends and the life we had known for 25 years, but we are quite happy here. The only sadness is my brother. He and his wife still live […]

Here’s what you need for a perfect wedding

Every wedding has to go wrong in order to go right. This is something I learned late — during my own wedding — when my husband stopped speaking, put his head in his hand, and stared at the ground. He had forgotten his best man’s name. He was in the process of introducing him as “my longtime roommate and […]

Here’s the key to preventing sudden Facebook friendship death syndrome

Who doesn’t love a little magic? Today, I’ll share some with you — a magic word to make your life infinitely more pleasant, particularly on Facebook. That word is: Whatever. “Whatever” gives you permission to not react. It teaches you that you don’t have to treat any and every comment or post — online and off — like […]

Check doctors’ vitals before they check yours

Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll shows that people don’t know how to determine that. Being licensed and likable doesn’t necessarily mean a doctor is up to date on best practices. But consumers aren’t sure how to uncover much […]

Richard ‘Dick’ Robenalt

Dec. 7, 1926 – July 20, 2014 Richard C. ‘Dick’ Robenalt died of multiple health problems after a 2½-year decline. He was born in Lima, Ohio, in the midst of the Great Depression to Carson Buchanan Robenalt and Esther Elizabeth Schnell Robenalt, the oldest of four brothers. He credited his mother for the practical life […]

‘Bak2Sac’ free train ride program launched

The Yolo County Visitors Bureau has introduced a new program designed to get bicyclists to ride to Davis, patronize local businesses and get a free train ticket back to Sacramento on the Capitol Corridor trains. Called “Bak2Sac,” the program involves several businesses in Davis as co-sponsors who stand to benefit from increased visitation. “The program […]

‘South Pacific’ storyline still making waves

Check it out What: “South Pacific” Where: Wells Fargo Pavilion, 1419 H St., Sacramento When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Tickets: $35-$80 Info: Visit www.californiamusicaltheatre.com It was some enchanted evening at Music Circus’ opening of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, “South […]

‘The Miracle Worker’ auditions set for WOH

The Woodland Opera House will hold auditions for the drama “The Miracle Worker” at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, for children ages 8-14 and at 7 p.m. for youths over 14 and adults. Auditions will continue at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, for the same age ranges. Auditions will be cold readings from the […]

Wineaux: Dodging wines that irk, provoke, irritate and vex

We keep a sign on our study door that we bought at the San Diego Zoo: “Please do not annoy, torment, pester, plague, molest, worry, badger, harry, harass, heckle, persecute, irk, bullyrag, vex, disquiet, grate, beset, bother, tease, nettle, tantalize or ruffle the animals.” I like it for two reasons — it reminds me not to take […]

Additional casting notice for ‘Hello Dolly’

The Woodland Opera House will hold a second audition for the musical “Hello Dolly.” Roles still available include Ambrose Kemper, Ernestina, Barnaby Tucker, and adult male and female singing and dancing ensemble. The audition will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at the theater, 340 Second St. Individuals should be prepared to sing […]

Hear Los Tres de Winters on Thursday

Los Tres de Winters will present a free outdoor performance from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Rotary Park Gazebo at Main Street at Railroad Avenue in front of the Community Center in Winters. The trio plays Norteño-style music, with accordion, bajo quinto and bass. This lively music is a hybrid of […]

Picott to play at The Palms Playhouse

Since releasing the first of eight studio albums 13 years ago, Rod Picott has earned a reputation as a songwriter with a talent for gritty honesty and wry eloquence. He will showcase his latest album, “Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail,” on a West Coast CD release tour that includes an 8 p.m. Friday, July 25, […]

Fairy-tale romance in Barnyard Theatre’s ‘Pinky’

Barnyard Theatre presents two staged readings of “Pinky,” by David Templeton, on Saturdays, July 26 and Aug. 2, at 8 p.m. in the historic Schmeiser Barn, 35125 County Road 31, west of Davis. Based on true events, “Pinky” is a charmingly odd comedy about love, friendship and other role-playing games. When David meets Pinky, he […]