Thursday, 15 November 2018

Community calendar, Oct. 10

* Keep up with all the goings-on around town at davisenterprise.com/events.

* Wednesday, Oct. 10: Project Linus meets to make blankets for children who are seriously ill, traumatized or otherwise in need from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. For general information, drop-off location questions, or fabric and yarn donations, contact Diane McGee at [email protected] or 530-753-3436.

* Wednesday, Oct. 10: The Korean Language and Culture Class meets at 4 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This group is for adults who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Korean language and culture.

* Wednesday, Oct. 10: Travis Credit Union’s free financial literacy series features “Psychology of Spending” at 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Psychologists have found that there are several forces that govern our consumer behavior and cause us to make decisions that are not necessarily rational or in our best interest. However, understanding why we buy what we buy can help us make better decisions in the future.

* Wednesday, Oct. 10: Sutter Care at Home Hospice offers Grief and the Holidays workshops in Davis from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Adults who have lost a loved one and are anticipating having a difficult time at the holidays are invited. The workshops are available to all community members, regardless of whether their loved one received hospice care. There is no charge to join. For information and to pre-enroll, call Bereavement Services at 916-388-6215 or 916-388-6243.

* Thursday, Oct. 11: Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle meets at 10:15 a.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This group meets monthly to discuss and explore the conscious aging movement.

* Thursday, Oct. 11: The library’s Teen Advisory Group for ages 13-18 meets at 4 p.m. Teens meet every second Thursday to discuss and develop ideas for teen programs, special projects, recommendations for the collection, and more at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.

* Thursday, Oct. 11: The Sierra Club Yolano Group invites everyone to a potluck dinner and community forum on diversity and inclusion at 7 p.m. in the Blanchard Room in the Stephens Branch Library, 314 E. 14th St. in Davis. Bring your favorite dish to share and help make this a “zero waste” event by bringing your own plates, cups, utensils and a cloth napkin. The Yolano Group will provide beverages and reusable tableware for those in need.

* Friday, Oct. 12: The UC Davis Student Alumni Association invites UC Davis students, alumni, staff and community members to help kick off Homecoming Weekend at the 106th anniversary of Pajamarino. Participants are encouraged to wear their pajamas and gather at Vanderhoef Quad on campus by 4 p.m. with the pajama parade stepping off at 4:30 p.m. The parade will then join Discover Davis at 5 p.m. at the E Street Plaza between Second and Third streets. For more information, visit https://alumni.ucdavis.edu/events/homecoming-and-pajamarino.

* Friday, Oct. 12: Anime After Hours for ages 13-18 begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The group will watch three episodes of the anime of your choice. There is free pizza and popcorn while supplies last.

* Friday, Oct. 12: The Avid Reader will host UC Berkeley professor Richard A. Walker, author of “Pictures of a Gone City” for a book event. The hour-long event begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. It is free and open to the public. Call 530-758-4040 or visit avidreaderbooks.com for more information.

* Friday, Oct. 12: Yolo Cabrillo Civic Club No. 26 will host a bunco fundraiser at Holy Rosary Parish Hall, 315 Walnut St. Doors open at 6 p.m., games begin after refreshments are served. Club members are asked to donate a prize. The preregistration $20 entry fee includes delicious soup, sandwiches, chips, soft drinks, water and bunco. Game prizes and a fun raffle will be part of the night. Cost will be $25 at the door if not preregistered. All proceeds will benefit patient services for Yolo County Hospice. To preregister, contact Shaari, 530-383-3874.

* Saturday, Oct. 13: TASTE 2018 will feature samples of the region’s finest foods and beverages from wineries, craft breweries, meaderies, cider makers, restaurants and other food vendors from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is hosted by the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis in the Good Life Garden. Guests will be welcomed with a commemorative tasting glass to enjoy sips of their favorite beverages, along with a variety of sample bites and live music by Jazz Gitan, a Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz quartet. Tickets are $35 general, $25 for students with ID, 21 and over.

* Saturday, Oct. 13: Listen to stories come alive with sound effects, dramatic narration and masked movement at “Voice of the Wood: Halloween,” beginning at 4 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.

* Saturday, Oct. 13: The Avid Reader presents an upcoming event with Francis Pring-Mill and his new book “In Harmony with the Tao: A Guided Journey into the Tao Te Ching.” The hour-long event begins at 7:30 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. It is free and open to the public. Call 530-758-4040 or visit avidreaderbooks.com for more information.

* Saturday, Oct. 13 — Sunday, Oct. 14: Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. Learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. There is no cost, but it organizers request registration for this two-day class at davis.shambhala.org so they have an idea of attendance. Meet from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, and 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., Suite H (above First Northern Bank).

* Sunday, Oct. 14: . Sahaya International, a Davis nonprofit organization, presents the 12th annual Sahaya Walks, a family-oriented fundraiser to support children from India who are living with HIV, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at International House Davis. The event, including lunch and all activities, is $25 for adults and $15 for children. Families of three or more pay $20 for adults and $10 for children. To learn more, visit www.sahayawalks.org or contact Koen Van Rompay at [email protected]

* Sunday, Oct. 14: NAMI Yolo County, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next Family Support Group for adults who have close relatives or significant others living with such mental illnesses from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the cafeteria main conference room at Woodland Memorial Hospital, 1325 Cottonwood St. in Woodland. Meetings will continue on the second and fourth Sundays of every month, except on major holidays. Meetings are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 530-756-8181 or visit www.namiyolo.org.

* Tuesday, Oct. 16: Free your body, mind and heart: use your breath with gentle Viniyoga movement and meditations from the Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing to lower stress and build kindful resilience at Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on every Tuesday. Drop in or call 415-315-9871 for info.

* Tuesday, Oct. 16: The Davis Genealogy Club invites the public to a free presentation by popular returning speaker, genealogist James Baker, on “The Best Online Sites for German Genealogy” at 1 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Visit DavisGenealogy.org for more or call Lisa Henderson at 530-753-8943.

* Wednesday, Oct. 17: The Korean Language and Culture Class, meets at 4 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This group is for adults who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Korean language and culture.

* Thursday, Oct. 18: The Davis Parkinson’s Support Group invites the community to attend a free program, “Understanding Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease,” at 1:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Denise Davis, the Alzheimer’s Association program coordinator, will discuss the different aspects of these diseases and cognitive impairment in general. She will list warming signs and make suggestions on how to fight Alzheimer’s. Handouts will be distributed. No RSVP is needed. For more information, call 530-757-5696.

* Saturday, Oct. 20: The Davis Phoenix Coalition will host a free Upstander Carnival for pre-K through elementary-aged children from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Davis Central Park 401 C St. Familiar carnival games will feature an added element of learning to be an “upstander” — someone who stands up to bullying.  There also will be free prizes, tote-bag giveaways to early arrivers and a bounce house. Sponsors are sought who share in the mission of promoting safe and inclusive spaces for all to help as volunteers and to share information about their organization. For more information, email [email protected]

* Saturday, Oct. 20: A fermented foods workshop, “Building Community Ferment,” begins at 11 a.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis.

* Saturday, Oct. 20:  Davis Origami Group meets at 1 p.m.at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. All can learn to fold paper into different shapes. The first hour is for beginners and it is open to all ages and abilities.

* Saturday, Oct. 20: Caturday at the Library begins at 2 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This is an afternoon of joyful celebration of the pets in our lives, including kitten and cat adoptions, a showing of the documentary “Kedi,” a cat-themed family story time, kitty cat crafts for kids and adults (including origami with the Davis Origami Group), and cat and dog mini-lectures by UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Melissa Bain, Emma Grigg, and Mikel Delgado.

* Sunday, Oct. 21: The Yolo County Master Gardeners invite the community to a free gardening forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Stephens Branch Library Children’s Area Conference Room, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. There will be a question-and-answer session and discussions on “Dividing Perennials” and “Using Mulch to Control Weeds and Conserve Moisture without Creating a Muddy Garden.” For more information, call 530-666-8737, or email [email protected]

* Tuesday, Oct. 23: Free your body, mind and heart: use your breath with gentle Viniyoga movement and meditations from the Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing to lower stress and build kindful resilience at Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on every Tuesday. Drop in or call 415-315-9871 for info.

* Wednesday, Oct. 24: Yolo County Division 83 of the California Retired Teacher’s Association has its 30th anniversary celebration, with memories, a slide show of the early years and lunch with a birthday cake at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Yolo County Office of Education’s Conference Room. All retired teachers are invited. Call or e-mail Judy Simas at 530-662-1343 [email protected] before Oct. 22 to make a reservation and to request a ride or directions.

* Wednesday, Oct. 24: The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Garden will host a free worm composting class from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at 137 N. Cottonwood St. in Woodland, featuring UC Master Gardene Steve Radosevich, who will be bringing worms to give away to participants. The city of Woodland will also be in attendance to distribute free countertop compost buckets for the kitchen. Classes are offered for free throughout the year at the Community Garden.  To learn more about the garden activities and classes, visit www.yolocounty.org/garden. Pre-registration by Oct. 23 is required. To register, contact David Linebarger at 530-666-8429 or [email protected].  Participants are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes that can get dirty. In the event of steady rain, the class will be cancelled.

* Wednesday, Oct. 24: The Korean Language and Culture Class, meets at 4 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This group is for adults who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Korean language and culture.

* Sunday, Oct. 28: The Yolo County Master Gardeners will discuss year-round kitchen gardening from 2 to 4 p.m. Topics will include planting bare root fruit trees, feeding trees after harvesting the fruit, olive crops and berries, planting fall vegetables, garden journals and favorite tools and preserving herbs and edible flowers to harvest now. For more information, call 530-666-8737, or email [email protected]

* Tuesday, Oct. 30: Free your body, mind and heart: use your breath with gentle Viniyoga movement and meditations from the Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing to lower stress and build kindful resilience at Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., from 6 to 7 p.m. on every Tuesday. Drop in or call 415-315-9871 for info.

* Wednesday, Oct. 31: The Korean Language and Culture Class, meets at 4 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This group is for adults who wish to gain a basic knowledge of Korean language and culture.

* Sunday, Nov. 4: The Davis Chocolate Festival, organized and hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, is back for its third successive year. The event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. on both floors of the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. Tickets are $7, available at Avid Reader Active, 605 Second St., at Common Grounds, 2171 Cowell Blvd., and at https://OddFellowsChocolateFest.Eventbrite.com.

* Thursday, Nov. 6: Sutter Care at Home Hospice offers a Grief and the Holidays workshops in Davis from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Adults who have lost a loved one and are anticipating having a difficult time at the holidays are invited to this workshop. The workshops are available to all community members regardless of whether their loved one received hospice care. There is no charge to join. For information and to pre-enroll, call Bereavement Services at 916-388-6215 or 916-388-6243.

* Wednesday, Nov. 14: Travis Credit Union’s free financial literacy series features “Budgeting for Homeownership” at 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. This seminar presents valuable tips about moving and settling into a new house, keeping records, communicating with your lender and creditors, making sure your new home is energy-efficient to save money, taking advantage of the financial benefits of owning a home, hiring a contractor if you choose to remodel, improving your credit score if you choose to refinance and more.

Source: https://www.davisenterprise.com/community/community-calendar-oct-10/

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