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Community calendar, Feb. 9

* Sunday, Feb. 9: Davis United Methodist Church is offering a program on gun violence from 9:45 to 10:50 a.m. at the church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. Mary Lou Rossetto of Moms Demand Action will discuss “What Can We Do About Gun Violence?” Moms Demand Action welcomes both non-gun owners and gun owners. The group of “mothers and others” are busy in Yolo County and across the nation, helping to educate citizens and pass sensible gun legislation. Rosetto will discuss facts related to gun violence and talk about the 2020 priorities and the programs that are planned for the local group. For more information, visit or contact the Davis United Methodist Church office at [email protected] or 530-756-2170.

* Sunday, Feb. 9: The Davis Phoenix Coalition benefits from Davis Odd Fellows Bingo. Doors open at noon at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. in Davis. The event will feature around 15 games from 1 to 4 p.m. Presale packets are available now and include a single pack for $12 or a double pack for $20. There will be cash and prizes up to $250, pull-tab winners and raffle baskets. A snack and beverage bar will be open throughout the event, with food and drinks. Coffee is free. Bingo players and all guests must be at least 18 years of age. Visit .

* Monday, Feb. 10: Davis Girl Scouts presents a free STEM night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Girl Scout Cabin, 1520 Tulip Lane in Davis. The event is open to all grade levels. Participants will take part in multiple fun stations and also learn how to become a Girl Scout. No registration is required. For more information, contact Brigitte Harmon at [email protected]欧洲杯竞猜coutshcc.org or 916-827-0037 or visit .

* Monday, Feb. 10: The Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. This group helps prostate cancer patients and their families. Board-certified urologist Kadee Thompson, M.D., director of the Survivorship Prostate Cancer Program at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, will discuss sexual and urinary recovery following prostate cancer treatments. She is formerly the chief of urology at Travis Air Force Base. For more information, call Gil Walker,661-6449.​

* Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Peripheral Neuropathy Support Group welcomes John Richards, owner of Professional Village Pharmacy in Sacramento. His many years as a pharmacist include service on the clinical staff at UC San Francisco and University of the Pacific schools of pharmacy. The group meets 欧洲杯竞猜from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St. For information, contact Mary Sprifke at 530-756-5102.

* Tuesday, Feb. 11: The Yolo County and Sacramento Valley chapters of Brady United Against Gun Violence will host a community forum on gun violence featuring the 2017 poetry and prose anthology, “Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence,” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Pence Gallery, 212 D St. in Davis. Featured presenters include poet Dean Rader, co-editor of the anthology, and contributor Pastor Mike McBride. The event is hosted in association with the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project. For more information about Brady United Against Gun Violence, visit or follow Yolo Brady United on Facebook.

* Wednesday, Feb. 12: Project Linus members gather from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St., to share ideas, patterns and lots of good conversation, as well as help sew Linus labels on handmade blankets that will be given to Yolo County organizations that serve children in need. For general information, drop-off location questions or fabric and yarn donations, contact Diane McGee at [email protected] or 530-753-3436.

* Wednesday, Feb. 12: International House Davis and Imagining America present Daphne Muse and her collection of more than 5,000 letters documenting Black life and culture across the diaspora from 1958 to the present in a presentation from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at I-House, 10 College Park. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Suzi O’Rear at [email protected]欧洲杯竞猜 or 530-753-5007.

* Wednesday, Feb. 12: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop where participants play improv games that help build mental agility, resilience and lots of laughter. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. The workshop is a welcoming space to be silly, build confidence, and meet other fun-loving people. Registration is appreciated but not required by texting 530-304-4393 or emailing [email protected] The cost is a $10 sliding-scale donation at the door.

* Wednesday, Feb. 12: The Yolo County Community Services Department invites community members to an open house about the bike and safety improvements for County Road 98 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the social hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. Additional information about the project can be found at . For more information about the meeting, contact Darlene Comingore at [email protected] or 530-666-8433 or Lilia Razo at [email protected]欧洲杯竞猜 or 530-666-8845.

* Thursday, Feb. 13: The Active Older Adult Wisdom Circle meets at 10:15 a.m. in the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. A meeting for the elders in our community. Watch a YouTube clip and discuss the conscious aging movement and how you can be a part of it.

* Thursday, Feb. 13: The Stephens Branch Library hosts Introducing Process Art Play for You and Your Child欧洲杯竞猜 at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room, 315 E. 14th St. Children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers are invited to enhance their bond by creating art together in this hands-on workshop led by Yolo County Children’s Alliance. This program continues through July.

* Thursday, Feb. 13: NAMI-Yolo, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will hold the next Davis meeting of the Connection support group from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Community Room at César Chávez Plaza, 1220 Olive Drive in Davis. The group meets 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. The group is led by NAMI-trained peer facilitators.

* Thursday, Feb. 13: Keep in Touch欧洲杯竞猜 (KIT) meets in the Stephens Branch Library’s Small Conference Room, 315 E. 14th St., at 4 p.m. Enjoy a calming space for teens and young adults needing inspiration, social support or a place to chat. Relaxing activities will be available. Meets on the second Thursday of each month. Ages 13-19.

* Thursday, Feb. 13: Tania Hary, executive director of Gisha — Legal Center for Freedom of Movement, will speak on “Gaza: Possible Solutions,”欧洲杯竞猜 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Congregation Bet Haverim Social Hall, 1715 Anderson Road in Davis. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Israel Peace Alternatives, and co-sponsored by New Israel Fund and J Street Davis. For information, see Gisha.org, NIF.org, www.bethaverim.org or 530-758-0842.

* Friday, Feb. 14: The Stephens Branch Library hosts Teen Anime After Hours at 5:30 p.m. at 315 E. 14th St. Watch three episodes of anime and enjoy free snacks, while supplies last. For ages 13-18.

* Friday, Feb. 14: The League of Women Voters of Woodland will host a Centennial Gala Celebration, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Historic Hotel Woodland, 436 Main St. in Woodland. Author, lecturer and activist Sally Roesch Wagner will speak on women’s suffrage and the movement that made it happen. Tickets are $45 and include a buffet dinner and wine. Visit or email [email protected]

* Saturday, Feb. 15: A daylong meditation retreat with Doug Kraft focuses on the earliest meditation instructions of the Buddha called “easing awake” through agenda-less, non-dual awareness. It is planned for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis’ sanctuary, 27074 Patwin Road in Davis. There is no charge but donations are accepted. RSVP to 916-205-9936.

* Saturday, Feb. 15: The Stephens Branch Library presents Community Ferment at 11 a.m. at 315 E. 14th St. Come for a fermented foods workshop.

* Saturday, Feb. 15: The Avid Reader will be welcoming back author Nikki Smith欧洲杯竞猜 and her two latest children’s books, “Sarah’s Journey West” and “Charlotte Spies for Justice,” part of the Girls Survive series beginning at 1 p.m. at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. It is free and open to the public. Both works of fiction feature African American young women lead characters. Call 530-758-4040 or visit for more information.

* Saturday, Feb. 15: The Davis Origami Group 欧洲杯竞猜meets at 1 p.m. in the Children’s Activity Room of 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.

* Saturday, Feb. 15: Author Willard Berry will speak about his first novel, “Chasing Gods,” at 2 p.m. at Stonegate Club House, 919 Lake Blvd. in Davis. The book chronicles the calamitous life (1788-1852) of the author’s third great-grandfather, Ephraim Berry, who was brought down by paternal scorn, an economy destroyed by war, and the crop less “Year without a Summer.” Married with family, on a small farm in Buxton, Maine, Ephraim lived a conventional life — until the appearance in 1816 of a charismatic, charlatan preacher, whose spirituality was based on free sexuality for men with their right to have several “spiritual wives.”

* Saturday, Feb. 15: A Valentine’s Kirtan欧洲杯竞猜 provides an evening of chanting sacred and ancient Sanskrit mantras from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Davis Community Church Fireside Room, 412 C St. in Davis. There will be live music, vegan snacks and lots of nice people. The cost is by donation. Beginners are welcome.

* Sunday, Feb. 16: The Stephens Branch Library’s Black History Celebration 欧洲杯竞猜kicks off at 1 p.m. at 315 E. 14th St. Celebrate the diverse history and important contributions and achievements of African Americans. Join the celebration with a hands-on art day with artist NJ Mvondo.

* Tuesday, Feb. 18: The Stephens Branch Library presents the Davis Library Workshop 欧洲杯竞猜7 p.m. at 315 E. 14th St. Join for a monthly crafting/making/tinkering session with all materials provided. This month’s project is hand-lettered signs.

* Tuesday, Feb. 18: The Library Book Club meets at 7 p.m. in the Small Conference Room of the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St., to discuss the novel “Goodbye Vitamin” by Rachel Khong.

* Tuesday, Feb. 18: Liza Grandia, professor of Native American Studies at UC Davis, will speak on “Climate Change and Conservation among Latin American Indigenous People,”欧洲杯竞猜 at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. in Davis. Her talk is the second in a monthly six-part series on climate change that is sponsored by the Davis Friends Meeting.

* Tuesday, Feb. 18: A community meeting to discuss Measure G is set for 8 p.m. at Stonegate County Club, 919 Lake Blvd. in Davis. A member of the DJUSD board of trustees has been invited. For further information, contact Gregg Cook at [email protected]

* Wednesday, Feb. 19: The Genealogical Association of Sacramento will hold its regular monthly meeting at 11 a.m. in the Belle Cooledge Library at 5600 South Land Park Drive in Sacramento. The speaker will be Richard Hanson on “How to Publish your family story using Lulu.”

* Wednesday, Feb. 19: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop where participants play improv games that help build mental agility, resilience and lots of laughter. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. The workshop is a welcoming space to be silly, build confidence, and meet other fun-loving people. Registration is appreciated but not required by texting 530-304-4393 or emailing [email protected] The cost is a $10 sliding-scale donation at the door.

* Friday, Feb. 21: The Davis Smoke-Free Housing Task Force欧洲杯竞猜 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at 600 A St. in Davis in the main conference room. This is a group of community members, tobacco-control advocates and local organizations to plan strategies to increase awareness of the harms of second-and thirdhand smoke in multi-unit housing settings and build community support for a legislated policy restricting smoking in multi-unit housing.

* Friday, Feb. 21: Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during a noon acoustic jam session欧洲杯竞猜 on the Wyatt Deck of the UC Davis Arboretum, on Arboretum Drive next to the redwood grove. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome! The event is free; parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/events.

* Sunday, Feb. 23: Davis United Methodist Church is offering a program on gun violence from 9:45 to 10:50 a.m. at the church, 1620 Anderson Road in Davis. There will be a discussion about this year’s UC Campus Community book selection, “Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives,” by Gary Younge. British author Gary Younge picked a day at random — Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 — and, over an 18-month period, he set out to interview families and tell the stories of each person under 20 who was killed by guns in the United States that day. For more information, visit or contact the Davis United Methodist Church office at [email protected]欧洲杯竞猜 or 530-756-2170.

* Sunday, Feb. 23: Join the UC Davis Arboretum for a Native Californian Elderberry Flute-making Workshop from 1 to 3 p.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture: http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?b=56. Learn how to make and play an elderberry flute with East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores, who will talk about the craft and culture of Native Californian flute making as well as the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.  The event is free; free parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5 (http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?l=34). For more information and directions, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/events.

* Sunday, Feb. 23: Davis Threshold Singers and Davis Odd Fellows will host a Healing Circle of Song as part of the 2019-20 Campus Community Book Project from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Odd Fellows Lodge, 415 Second St. in downtown Davis. For more information, visit Davis Threshold Choir on Facebook, go to or or leave a message for Cindy at 530-758-4826.

* Wednesday, Feb. 26: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop where participants play improv games that help build mental agility, resilience and lots of laughter. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. The workshop is a welcoming space to be silly, build confidence, and meet other fun-loving people. Registration is appreciated but not required by texting 530-304-4393 or emailing [email protected] The cost is a $10 sliding-scale donation at the door.

* Thursday, Feb. 27: The Stephens Branch Library hosts Introducing Process Art Play for You and Your Child欧洲杯竞猜 at 11 a.m. in the Children’s Activity Room, 315 E. 14th St. Children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers are invited to enhance their bond by creating art together in this hands-on workshop led by Yolo County Children’s Alliance. This program continues through July.

* Saturday, Feb. 29: The UC Davis Arboretum presents Amazing Acacias欧洲杯竞猜 at 2 p.m. in the Putah Creek Lodge on the UCD campus: . Don’t miss the spectacular late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove! Join a guided tour featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world. The event is free; parking is free on weekends in Putah Creek Lodge Visitor Parking Lot 55 (http://campusmap.ucdavis.edu/?l=51), off Garrod Drive. For more information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/events.

* Sunday, March 3: The Davis Vintage & Craft Fair欧洲杯竞猜 sets up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. under the Farmers Market awning in Central Park.

* Friday, March 6 & 10: Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during a noon acoustic jam session on the Wyatt Deck of the UC Davis Arboretum, on Arboretum Drive next to the redwood grove. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels welcome. Listeners welcome! The event is free; parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. For information, call 530-752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/events.

* Saturday, March 7: “A Night at the Coconut Grove,” the Davis High School Band Boosters 28th annual fundraiser for DHS Bands, is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Emerson Junior High School, 2121 Calaveras Ave. in West Davis. Guests will enjoy dinner, mocktails, a silent auction and a raffle. Groups performing include the Emerson, Harper and Holmes Junior High School Jazz Bands, a Celia Cottle Jazz Band, the DHS Jazz Band and DHS Jazz Combos. Tickets are $50 for adults, $25 for students and $15 for performers. To purchase tickets, visit .

* Thursday, March 12: The Yolo County Women’s History Month luncheon is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St. in Woodland. Delaine Eastin as its guest speaker. The theme is “Valiant Women of the Vote,” celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The luncheon will be catered by Anderson Family Catering & BBQ of Winters, and the cost is $30. For reservations, make checks payable to WHM, and mail to WHM, P.O. Box 711, Woodland, CA 95776. Payment by credit card may be made online at . Reservations are due Wednesday, March 4. For more information, contact Louisa R. Vessell at 916-451-2113 or 916-799-9932 or email her at [email protected]欧洲杯竞猜 or Katherine Mawdsley at 530-758-5093 or visit .

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