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What’s happening

Friday, Oct. 16 * The Yolo District Friends of Scouting will host an evening of free family fun from 5 to 9:30 p.m. in Davis’ Central Park, Fourth and C streets. Highlights include the Pinewood Derby and district finals championship, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, a cake walk, Scout displays and a screening of “The LEGO Movie.” * […]

Violinist Simone Porter to perform with Sac Philharmonic

The Sacramento Philharmonic presents its main fall concert on Saturday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in the Sacramento Community Center Theatre, 1301 L St. in Sacramento. Featured will be 19-year-old violinist and rising star Simone Porter, fresh from her Oct. 1 debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Los Angeles Times music […]

‘Incendies’ next up in international film series

The International Film Series continues at International House, 10 College Park, Davis, on the first and third Fridays of the month. The films are sponsored by the United Nations Association of Davis and I-House, and there is no charge, but donations are appreciated to help cover the cost of the DVD rental or purchase, facilities […]

On Friday, gather to sing hymns, anthems

Davis Area Sacred Harp, or DASH, sings American traditional hymns and anthems from 7 to 9 p.m. on the third Friday of the month — this Friday — at 345 L St. (corner of Fourth Street). All singers are welcome, beginning and experienced. There are extra books for newcomers to use. To make sure of the schedule, […]

Wineaux: Wining and dining with Papa Francisco — or not

Since I live with a Pope and since both of us keep abreast of the sins both mortal and venial of the church we left behind, the recent papal visit provided all manner of entertainment. Not to mention welcome relief at the temporary relegation of Donald and friends to below-the-fold. Especially noteworthy (and those notes […]

Women in Business: Why professional motivation matters so much

By Reesa Staten Nike made the phrase “Just Do It” a part of the American lexicon. Nike’s goal was to inspire us to channel our inner athlete and embrace physical challenges. I would like to encourage you to push yourself in the same way — but this time, in the context of your work. If […]

Go Big Blue! Devils celebrate Homecoming

Hunter Sprague plays the trumpet in the Davis High School Band during Friday’s Homecoming Parade through downtown Davis. The parade — and the football games that followed Friday night — culminated a week of school spirit that featured a musical theme — “Davis HiTunes,” carried out in the class floats (hip-hop for the seniors, rock […]

Constitution Day Essay Contest deadline nears

The deadline for the third annual Davis Constitution Day Essay Contest is coming up, at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16. The competition is in recognition of the 228th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17. Essays must be 500 words or less and address this year’s topic: “The U.S. Constitution Establishes […]

Second Chance Week calls for waste reduction

Second Chance Week is a grassroots public awareness campaign held each October to promote reuse, repair, resale and donation opportunities throughout California. Local governments, community groups, reuse businesses, and other organizations cooperate to provide new uses for reusable items. Since 1997, hundreds of organizations have coordinated events for Second Chance Week, resulting in the reuse […]

Program serves as prequel to Second Chance Week

This year’s Apartment Move-Out Waste Reduction Program involved 13 local non-profit groups, 83 community volunteers and 45 apartment properties, which combined, had residents moving out of more than 2,142 units at the end of August. The results of this year’s program were very positive. A large volume of reusable and recyclable materials were diverted from […]

Health officer: Get your flu shots

Dr. Ron Chapman, Yolo County’s health officer, urges Yolo County residents to get vaccinated against the flu, either by a doctor or pharmacist or at one of the county’s upcoming vaccination clinics. Every year the flu leads to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths across the United States, including 78 influenza-associated deaths in […]

Learn the tricks of origami

Origami creations by members of the Davis Origami Group are on exhibit through Oct. 30 at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The display celebrates World Origami Days, Oct. 24-Nov. 11. In addition, origami artists will host a special event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, in the […]

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