Sunday, April 26, 2015

Dodd speaks as part of public policy series

Assemblyman Bill Dod, D-Napa, will appear at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St., as the latest speaker in the bookstore’s ongoing public policy series, “Solutions.” His program will start at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7. The event is free and open to the public. Dodd was elected in November 2014 to represent California’s 4th Assembly District, which […]

Mapping where human action is causing earthquakes

The U.S. Geological Survey on Thursday released its first comprehensive assessment of the link between thousands of earthquakes and oil and gas operations, identifying and mapping 17 regions where such quakes have occurred. The report was the agency’s broadest statement yet on a danger that has grown along with the nation’s energy production. By far the […]

‘English Vinglish’ 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 […]

National Poetry Month event set in Winters

Winters Out Loud Poetry Open Mic invites the community to celebrate National Poetry Month from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Rootstock, 22 Main St. in Winters. There is no charge. Everyone is invited to read or recite original poetry as well as works by favorite poets. Sign up beginning at 7 p.m. […]

Crary, Evans and Spurgin bring bluegrass and more to The Palms

Dan Crary, Bill Evans and Steve Spurgin, all of whom have deep roots in American music, are a new acoustic trio playing a combination of cutting-edge bluegrass, folk and Americana music. They will perform at The Palms on Saturday, April 25. Dan Crary is a pioneer of flatpicking guitar solos in a bluegrass band. A […]

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ is fun for all ages

If you go What: “Little Shop of Horrors” When: Through May 10, at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays Where: Woodland Opera House, 340 Second St., Woodland Tickets: $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $12 for children 17 and under on the main floor; $15 for adults and $7 for children in the […]

‘We’re off to see the Wizard’

From left, Gabe Avila as the Tin Man, Eduard Arakelyan as the Scarecrow, Cass Olson as Dorothy and Steve Isaacson as the Cowardly Lion, star in DMTC’s Main Stage production of the classic musical “The Wizard of OZ”. The show runs from Friday, April 24, through Sunday, May 17, at 8:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays […]

Tour de Cluck tickets on sale now

Tickets are on sale now for the sixth annual Tour de Cluck, a fun, family-friendly fundraiser that is celebrated in conjunction with May is Bike Month in Davis and the Sacramento region. The event centerpiece is a bicycle tour, or “coop crawl,” of backyard chicken coops in Davis, as well as other fowl-centric activities that will […]

Patwin is ‘Where The Wild Things Walk’

Patwin Elementary School will host its 10th annual walkathon from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the school, 2222 Shasta Drive in West Davis. The walkathon is one the school’s largest events and fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Where the Wild Things Walk.” Superintendent Winfred Roberson will kick off the fun by […]

The Show Ponies to perform at Davis Bike Collective

The Show Ponies, a high-energy quintet with bluegrass, country and rock influences, will play at the Davis Bike Collective, 1221 Fourth St. in Davis, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 24. The band’s third release, “Run For Your Life” — which features two collaborations with Punch Brothers banjoist Noam Pikelny — was released in October. Band members […]

NAMI group offers family support

NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next meeting of the Family Support Group in Woodland from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in the Cafeteria Conference Room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St. Meetings will continue there at that time on second and fourth Sundays. They […]

Fleetwood Mac tribute band plays Woodland Opera House

Fleetwood Mask, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, brings its show to the Woodland Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16. Based in the Bay Area, Fleetwood Mask recreates the look and sound of the iconic rock band, Fleetwood Mac. This retrospective of hits from Fleetwood Mac’s early blues period up to the present day, […]

Survival skills to be taught at preserve

Outdoor adventurers can tune up their survival skills at a workshop Saturday morning at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve west of Woodland. Participants will learn how to start a fire by friction using a modified bow drill technique and also how to start a fire with a sparker. Students will have the opportunity to make a […]