* Keep up with all the goings-on around town atÂ davisenterprise.com/events.
* Tuesday, Sept. 11: The Davis Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. A brief review of the book â€śTimebombâ€ť is planned, in addition to round-table sharing. Family and friends are welcome at all meetings. For information, contact Mary Sprifke, 530-756-5102.
*Â Wednesday, Sept. 12: 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 [emailÂ protected] or 530-753-3436, or visit the Facebook page.
*Â Wednesday, Sept. 12: Travis Credit Unionâ€™s free financial literacy series features â€śKeys to College Financingâ€ť at 6 p.m. in the Blanchard Room at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Rising college tuition costs continue to outpace inflation. Through combination of long-term savings and an understanding of financial aid opportunities, you will learn how to make continuing education for your children and yourself a reality.
*Â Wednesday, Sept. 12: TheÂ Yolo Citizensâ€™ Climate Lobby chapter meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at 228 Rice Lane in Davis. Its focus is on bipartisan federal legislation to address global warming. Go online toÂ www.yoloccl.orgÂ or Facebook.
*Â Wednesday, Sept. 12:Â JoinÂ Science CafĂ©Â at 5:30 p.m. at G Street Wunderbar, 228 G St. in Davis. Jared Shaw of the UC Davis chemistry department willÂ discus federal funding and some projects of his that are federally funded. The free event and complimentary soft drinks are courtesy of the UCD College of Letters and Science.
* Thursday, Sept. 13:Â Davis Kiwanis meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Davis Symposium, 1620 E. Eighth St. in Davis. The guest speaker isÂ Wendi Counta, executive director of Progress Ranch. First-time guests receive a free lunch. For more information, contact George Barden at 530-304-5712 (for information on speakers) or Becky Roseman at 916-396-8467 (membership).
* Thursday, Sept. 13:Â The 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. Special guest Rebecca Pope will talk about staying healthy and gaining wisdom with Chinese longevity practices.
* Thursday, Sept. 13:Â NAMI Yolo Countyâ€™s next Davis Connection meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m.Â in the Community Room at CĂ©sar ChĂˇvez Plaza, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The group will continue to meet every Thursday at the same time and place. NAMI Connection is a free, 90-minute support group run by people who live with mental illness for other people who live with mental illness.
* Thursday, Sept. 13:Â The Teen Advisory GroupÂ for ages 13 to 18 meets at 4 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Teens are invited every second Thursday to discuss and develop ideas for library teen programs, special projects, recommendations for the collection and more.
* Friday, Sept. 14:Â Join the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., at 5:30 p.m. for Anime After HoursÂ in the Blanchard Room. We will watch three episodes of the anime of your choice. Free pizza and popcorn while supplies last. Ages 13-18 only.
* Saturday, Sept. 15:Â Yolo Audubonâ€™s Emmett Iverson and Holly Coates will lead a half-day tour along Cache Creek at Wild Wings park. Located east of Woodland, off of Highway 16, Wild Wings is a housing division that backs up to a riparian corridor chock full of mature cottonwoods and willows that attract migrating songbirds. The tour will meet at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Goldeneye and Wood Duck streets. Participants will bird until around noon. The trails can be bushy and sandy, so comfortable closed-toe shoes and long pants are suggested.
* Saturday, Sept. 15:Â Community volunteers are invited to participate in Putah Creek Cleanup Day, beginning at 9 a.m. at Winters Rotary Park on Californiaâ€™s largest single day volunteer event â€” California Coastal Cleanup Day â€” to clean several areas along the floodplain, channel and adjacent roadways of Putah Creek in Winters. This cleanup marks the thirtieth year that Putah Creek Council has hosted cleanups on Putah Creek, and during that time volunteers have removed the majority of large legacy dumping sites and continued to remove tens of thousands of pounds of smaller litter, tires, furniture, and other waste that makes its way into the creek annually.Â Volunteers are asked to register in advance so organizers can provide the correct amount of food and supplies. To register for this event and find out about other Yolo and Solano County cleanup sites, please go to www.putahcreekcouncil.org. For more information, contact Amy at [emailÂ protected] or 530-795-3006.
*Â Saturday, Sept. 15: The public is invited to a free workshop, â€śAdvocacy for the Long Haul,â€ť from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Davis Friends Meetinghouse, 345 L St. It will be led by staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker lobby in the public interest that seeks to promote just, peaceful, and equitable policies in the U.S. government. To register for the workshop, go to https://act.fcnl.org/event/advocacy-teams_attend/382. For information, contact Stu Pettygrove at [emailÂ protected].
* Saturday, Sept. 15: UCCE Yolo County Master Gardener Sandra Schickele will give a free talk onÂ what to consider when removing lawn, various methods to complete the lawn removal, and how to implement low-water plants in your new landscape from 9 to 10 a.m. in Building 400 at Woodland Community College, 2300 E. Gibson Road in Woodland.Â For more information, call 530-666-8737 or email [emailÂ protected]
*Â Saturday, Sept. 15:Â The Davis Origami GroupÂ meets at 1 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Learn to fold paper into different shapes. First hour is for beginners; open to all ages and abilities.
* Sunday, Sept. 16: The community is invited to a free question-and-answer session with the UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Mary L. Stephens Davis Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. There will be a discussion on planting a fall garden. For more information, call 530-666-8737 or write [emailÂ protected]
* Sunday, Sept. 16: International House Davisâ€™s book club, Books Beyond Borders, meets from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss Yiyun Liâ€™s memoir â€śDear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life.â€ť Li taught at UC Davis for several years, and her memoir recounts her struggle with depression and the solace she sought in books. The discussion will be at I-House Davis, 10 College Park. For more information, see www.internationalhousedavis.org.
* Sunday, Sept. 16: Emily Hews, development director of the Council of Protestant Churches in Nicaragua (CEPAD, USA) will be in Davis to present an update on the current situation in Nicaragua, where recent street protest and violence have disrupted the peace. The event is from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Davis Community Church Fireside Room at Fourth and C streets and is free and open to the public. Hews will highlight the work of CEPAD, an interdenominational organization working for social justice and the development of rural communities in Nicaragua. For additional information, call the church office at 530-753-2894.
* Tuesday, Sept. 18: The Stephens Branch Library hosts theÂ Aguas Frescas Series at 7 p.m.Â Come and enjoy our homemade aguas frescas (Spanish for â€ścool watersâ€ť) while creating a maker-project at 315 E. 14th St. Septemberâ€™s project is book-making.
* Wednesday, Sept. 19:Â The Stephens Branch Libraryâ€™s Chinese Film SeriesÂ Â presents â€śA Tale of Three Citiesâ€ť at 7 p.m. at 315 E. 14th St.Â This is a Chinese-Hong Kong war-romance film based on the real-life story of action star Jackie Chanâ€™s parents, Charles and Lee-Lee Chan. Films are screened in Chinese with English subtitles.
* Wednesday, Sept. 19:Â Yolo Audubon will feature a joint presentation by four of the countyâ€™s top birders on wildlife viewing opportunities in Nome, Alaska, at its next meeting, set for 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. Steve Hampton, Michael Perrone, John Sterling and Manfred Kusch all traveled to the nationâ€™s far north over the last year and they will share stories, pictures and sound recordings from their journeys.
* Thursday, Sept. 20:Â Davis Kiwanis meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Davis Symposium, 1620 E. Eighth St. in Davis. The guest speakers are Cherie Schroeder and Katelyn Woods of the Foster & Kinship Care Education Program in Yolo County. First-time guests receive a free lunch. For more information, contact George Barden at 530-304-5712 (for information on speakers) or Becky Roseman at 916-396-8467 (membership).
* Thursday, Sept. 20: Finley Terhune will give a presentation on gender identity at 4 p.m. in the Valente Room at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., discussing the difference(s) between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and gender expression and the importance of pronouns and names. Terhune also will share personal experiences and answer questions from the audience. No RSVP is necessary. The program runs about an hour. For more information, call 530-757-5696.
* Saturday, Sept. 22:Â Davisâ€™ biggest yard sale, University Retirement Communityâ€™s annual Bizarre Bazaar, returns to Davis on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at University Retirement Community, 1515 Shasta Drive in West Davis. Shoppers will find everything from furniture and appliances to housewares, glass and crystal, artwork, electronics, tools, collectibles and much more. (Items that shoppers will not find are books, clothing, jewelry, luggage and mattresses.) Now in its 17th year, the Bizarre Bazaar has gained a reputation for offering excellent quality at low prices.
* Saturday, Sept. 22:Â The community is invited to the Davis Central Park Gardens, Third and B streets, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for information and demonstrations by UCCE Yolo County Master Gardeners on creating a successful winter vegetable garden.Â For more information, call 530-666-8737.
* Saturday, Sept. 22: Discover India at 4 p.m.Â in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. Discover the sights and sounds of India with this new monthly program for school-age children.
Â * Sunday, Sept. 23:Â Yolo Audubonâ€™s Kevin Guse will lead a full-day trip to Point Reyes. Fall migration there can be spectacular and this annual tour is always a highlight of the birding year. The tour will focus on finding rarities and exploring known hotspots to experience the wide range of songbirds, raptors and other migrants that pass through the area. Tour participants will meet at 6 a.m. at the Park-N-Ride lot off of Mace Boulevard (northeast of I-80) and should expect to return around 7 p.m. Bring a lunch, snacks and plenty of fluids.
Â * Sunday, Sept. 23:Â Davis Community Church will offer an afternoon sampler of contemplative spiritual practices including individual or group spiritual direction, Soul Collage, Centering Prayer and Singing Bowls Meditation. Participants select two sessions. Runs from 1 to 3:45 p.m. in the Davis Community Church Fireside Room, 412 C St. in downtown Davis. $10 suggested donation. Pre-registration required at dccpres.org/integrated-spirituality.
* Sunday, Sept. 23: UCCE Master Gardeners of Yolo County will discussÂ Â year-round kitchen gardeningÂ from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. The areas of discussion include: edible flowers and herbs of the fall garden; planting a winter garden from seed; and planting garlic and onions and cover plants, such as fava beans. For more information, call 530-666-8737 or email [emailÂ protected]
* Sunday, Sept. 23: Vegan Outreach presents Mac Down Davis â€” aÂ Â family-friendly event where mac and cheese lovers will get a chance to sample and vote for the best vegan mac-and-cheese, made by some of the areaâ€™s favorite local chefs. Animal Place and Purple Tree Cafe, two local nonprofits, will showcase a variety of edible vegan goodies. There also will be free giveaways from Bare Chips and The Cultured Kitchen. All are invited to join the fun beginning at 1 p.m. at Davis Community Church Fellowship Hall, 412 C St.Â Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased in advance on the Eventbrite page. For more information on becoming a vendor or sponsor, contact Jackie at [emailÂ protected] Vegan Outreach is an international, nonprofit organization educating the public about veganism and making vegan food more accessible. For more information, visit veganoutreach.org.
* Monday, Sept. 24:Â The Stephens Branch Library presents Teen Readers Book Club: Campus Fiction at 4 p.m. Find your reading tribe with this exciting new group. Read any book of campus fiction to share. Discuss favorite past reads, favorite characters, best authors and more. Discover and swap recommendations (or books) to read for our next afternoon talk. Ages 13-18. Meet in the Small Conference Room, 315 E. 14th St.
* Thursday, Sept. 27:Â The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., presents the Tuleyome Lecture Series: Noninvasive Wildlife Survey Methods, at 6 p.m. Join Rahel Sollmann and learn about her work in field studies and noninvasive wildlife survey methods. Wonder what goes into all those studies scientists and volunteers do out in the wild? Hereâ€™s your chance to find out.
* Thursday, Sept. 27:Â Davis Kiwanis meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Davis Symposium, 1620 E. Eighth St. in Davis. The guest speaker isÂ Liz Romero with Yolo Hospice. First-time guests receive a free lunch. For more information, contact George Barden at 530-304-5712 (for information on speakers) or Becky Roseman at 916-396-8467 (membership).
* Friday, Sept. 28: â€śHarvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in Americaâ€ť will show at 7 p.m. at the Davis Friends meeting (Quakers), 345 L St.Â This documentary examines the direct connection between the long history of U.S. economic interest and military intervention in Latin America and the unprecedented wave of migration that is transforming the cultural and economic landscape of the U.S. Based on the ground-breaking book by award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! Co-host, Juan GonzĂˇlez.Â The screening is free and open to the public.
* Saturday, Sept. 29: The Village Feast,Â from 1 to 4 p.m. at Central Park, 401 C St., is presented by Davis Farm to School and the Les Dames dâ€™Escoffier International, Sacramento. Guests will enjoy a bountiful meal andÂ can bid on more than two dozen culinary experiences, eclectic adventures and artwork in a silent auction.Â Tickets are $95. A table of eight is $750. A table guarantees group seating; all other seating is first come, first served. Visit bit.ly/thevillagefeast for tickets, and the Davis Farm to School website for additional details at https://www.davisfarmtoschool.org/.
* Saturday, Sept. 29: Sol Collective is back at the Stephens Branch Library withÂ Maker Kids: Codex Making at 2:30 p.m.Â Join up to learn about codices created by Mesoamerican civilizations like Mexica, Maya and Mixtec. Acquire the skills to make and create your own codex during this workshop.Â Meet in the Childrenâ€™s Activity Room, 315 E. 14th St.
* Sunday, Sept. 30:Â The Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. presents a Family Movie, at 2 p.m. All children and their families are invited to view a family friendly movie (G or PG) and enjoy popcorn at the library. For movie title call 530-757-5596. This popular event is held on the last Sunday of each month.
* Thursday, Oct. 4:Â Davis Kiwanis meets from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Davis Symposium, 1620 E. Eighth St. in Davis. The guest speaker is Tony Fletcher, camp director of Enchanted Hills Camp for the Blind.. First-time guests receive a free lunch. For more information, contact George Barden at 530-304-5712 (for information on speakers) or Becky Roseman at 916-396-8467 (membership).
* Wednesday, Oct. 10: Travis Credit Unionâ€™s free financial literacy series features â€śPsychology of Spendingâ€ť 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.
* Saturday, Oct. 13: TASTE 2018 will feature samples of the regionâ€™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.
* Wednesday, Nov. 14: Travis Credit Unionâ€™s free financial literacy series features â€śBudgeting for Homeownershipâ€ť 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.