Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Visitors’ Guide: Davis Farmers Market

The Davis Farmers Market has been a downtown staple since 1975 when it was founded by local family farmers looking for a way to sell their produce directly to the public. In 2009, the Davis Farmers Market was crowned America’s favorite large farmers’ market by the American Farmland Trust and thousands of voters. The win […]

Sign up now for teen acting workshop

If you’re a teenager and you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be king or sing or dance the tango, then the Winters Shakespeare Workshop is the outlet for you. Teens ages 13 to 19 may sign up now for the workshop — five weeks of performing fun, ending in a production of “Much Ado […]

Ask the Expert: Dixon Landscape Materials

Great Landscaping Starts Here… Landscape is divided up into hardscape and softscape. These areas are defined in terms of drainage. Hardscape is patios, sidewalks, buildings, thick fences, swimming pools, small buildings — places with no exposed earth for drainage. Softscape is those areas like lawn and garden where there is exposed ground to afford drainage. Hardscape […]

‘The Wind Rises’: This film soars

“The Wind Rises” Four and a half stars Starring (voice): Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Stanley Tucci, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog, Mae Whitman Rating: PG-13, for dramatic content and disturbing images Famed Japanese filmmaker turns serious in his newest animated drama By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Animation fans who think of […]

Hear jazz at the Performers’ Circle

James Williams with the Midnight Jazz Trio is the featured act Monday, March 24, at the Village Homes Performers’ Circle at the Village Homes Community Center, 2661 Portage Bay Ave. East. Williams, a Performers’ Circle regular known for stellar a cappella renditions of jazz standards, will blend his distinctive voice with fellow local musicians Robert […]

Live music, wine tasting at Berryessa Gap

Berryessa Gap Vineyard is playing host to “Meet Us Again For The First Time” to launch its new wine from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 15. The vineyard is at 27260 Highway 128 in Winters. Music is provided by Yolo Mambo and food by Anderson Family Catering and BBQ. The barrel room will be […]

Live figure-drawing sessions resume at Art-is-Davis

Art-is-Davis Co-op, 222 D St. in downtown Davis, hosts live figure-drawing sessions every week. Mondays (6 to 9 p.m.) are dedicated to short poses for gesture and fast studies, and Tuesdays (6 to 9 p.m.) are three-hour poses for portrait and full figure work. The first and third weeks of each month are clothed sessions […]

How to thwart today’s online scams

By Andrea Eldridge I’m a big fan of technology making life easier. Unfortunately, it also makes it easier for scam artists to target potential victims. For many, the relative newness of using email and Web access for banking, shopping and paying bills leaves them vulnerable to crooks looking to steal personal information for financial gain. […]

Geocaching by bike

Author: Neil J. Rubenking ; Special to The Enterprise I couldn’t ask for a better biking town than Davis, with its miles of shady bicycle paths and convenient bike lanes along the streets. I love crossing over and under freeways and railroad tracks without worrying about getting creamed by a vehicle. And if the paths seem […]

This town even has its own poet laureate!

Longtime Davis teacher Allegra Silberstein was officially named the first poet laureate of the city of Davis in March 2010, and she was thrilled with the honor. “It’s such a long way to come for the little farm girl from Wisconsin who never would have thought of calling herself a poet,” Silberstein said last year. […]