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Community calendar, March 11

* Wednesday, March 11: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop for fun-loving people who want to build mental agility, unleash creativity, and have tons of stress-relieving fun. The group plays games and practices the art of improv for use in everyday life. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. Registration is appreciated but not required by texting 530-304-4393 or emailing [email protected]365体育投注 The cost is a $10 sliding-scale donation at the door.

* Wednesday, March 11: The Yolo Citizens’ Climate Lobby chapter meeting will be held at the Friends’ Meetinghouse, 345 L St. in Davis from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The focus is on bipartisan federal legislation to address the global warming issue. Visit .

* Thursday, March 12: The Yolo Knitters Guild has resumed its regular meeting schedule for spring 2020. The group meets every second and fourth Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Davis Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets. For more information or to be added to the guild’s contact list, email Willa Pettygrove at [email protected].

* Thursday, March 12: 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, March 12: The Davis Shambhala Meditation Center, 133 D St., Ste. H, in Davis, is offering a class on Pema Chodron’s latest book, “Welcoming the Unwelcome: Wholehearted Living in a Brokenhearted World” beginning at 7 p.m. Pre-register at . There is a suggested donation of $100. For more information, call Patti Larson at 530-757-2861 or Bill Fell at 530-753-2846.

* Saturday, March 14: A Community Canopy Arbor Day Tree Planting is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis. Volunteers must have transportation between different planting sites or be willing to carpool with a team leader or fellow volunteer. Volunteers are asked to sign up at .

* Saturday, March 14: Docents will lead a guided tour of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area365体育投注 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 14. To join the tour, meet the tour leaders a few minutes before 9 a.m. in Parking Lot A, the first parking lot, of the Wildlife Area. No registration is needed. More information about the tour and directions to the starting location are available on Yolo Basin Foundation’s website at .

* Saturday, March 14: Local Davis Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts are hosting a food drive365体育投注 to benefit the Short Term Emergency Aid Committee’s food closet. Any resident who receives a flyer can help STEAC by leaving a food donation out by the curb by 9 a.m. Residents who don’t receive flyers can still participate by bringing donations to the drop off site at 642 Hawthorn Lane between 9:30 a.m. and noon.

* Saturday, March 14: Bill Pieper and Anne Da Vigo, two area fiction writers with unique takes on California, will be featured guests at a free reading and book signing at 6 p.m. at the home of Scott Evans, 327 12th St. in Davis. Pieper’s collection of linked stories, “Borders and Boundaries,” is set in the high desert of northeastern California and western Nevada. Da Vigo’s thriller, “Bakersfield Boys Club,” unfolds in the isolated San Joaquin Valley of the 1970s. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

* Saturday, March 14: The community is invited to honor an ancient Persian tradition celebrating the Spring Equinox at Nowruz 2020365体育投注 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The evening will include a performance by the Nariman Percussion Ensemble, kids’ activities and cultural presentations. Persian appetizers, sweets and drinks will be served. Admission is $20 for I-House members, $25 for nonmembers, $10 for students and free for children under 10. Register at .

* Saturday, March 14: West African drum master Mamadou Traore is back for his next Community Drum Circle at The Melon Ball, 1970 Lake Blvd. in Davis, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 14. The evening is in honor of Larry Merson, Traore’s mentor and friend. Proceeds will go to charities that Merson and his wife Teri support. Admission is $15 in advance at Watermelon Music or online at or $20 at the door. Children get in free. Light refreshments will be available to purchase.

* Wednesday, March 18: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop for fun-loving people who want to build mental agility, unleash creativity, and have tons of stress-relieving fun. The group plays games and practices the art of improv for use in everyday life. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. 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, March 19: Mark Reiff, adjunct professor of philosophy at UC Davis, will discuss “Climate Change and Capitalism” at 7:30 p.m. at the Davis Friends Meeting House, 345 L St. in Davis. Reiff’s talk is the third in a monthly six-part series on climate change that is sponsored by the Davis Friends Meeting.

* Friday, March 20: 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 21: An Open Space Putah Creek Parkway Maintenance is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to park on Valdora Street and walk down Evergreen Court to the bike path.

* Saturday, March 21: The Häagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven’s Spring Open House is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can learn to catch and observe bees up close, see honey bees at work in the hive, make a solitary bee house to take home, learn about how plants grow to help bees and plant a sunflower to take home. Located at 1 Bee Biology Road on the UC Davis campus, the bee garden offers free admission and free parking and is open daily from dawn to dusk. For more information, contact Christine Casey at 530-902-8847 or [email protected]

* Wednesday, March 25: “Everyday Improv” is a weekly drop-in improv comedy workshop for fun-loving people who want to build mental agility, unleash creativity, and have tons of stress-relieving fun. The group plays games and practices the art of improv for use in everyday life. It runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Melon Ball at Watermelon Music, 1070 Lake Blvd. Suite 1. Registration is appreciated but not required by texting 530-304-4393 or emailing [email protected]365体育投注 The cost is a $10 sliding-scale donation at the door.

* Thursday, March 26: The Yolo Knitters Guild meets every second and fourth Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Davis Lutheran Church, Eighth and B streets. Join to share interest in yarn, both to crochet and to knit. For more information or to be added to the guild’s contact list, email Willa Pettygrove at [email protected].

* Saturday, March 28: Glide Drive and Pioneer Park Tree Care365体育投注 event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers should park on Glide Drive next to Pioneer Park, 5035 Hamel St. in Davis.

* Saturday, March 28: Two free workshops are offered by UCCE Master Gardeners at the Central Park Gardens on Third and B streets in Davis. From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Master Gardeners will show how to create a miniature garden and how to maintain these colorful and attractive gardens inside the home, on the patio or in the garden. From 11 a.m. to noon, Master Gardeners will discuss how to design and select plants for a water-wise garden that uses very little water even in the hot summer months. Soil improvement methods and maintenance will be discussed.

* Saturday, March 28: The annual Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by Davis Troop 382 is at the Harper Junior High gymnasium from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (A girl may bring any special adult for a dance partner). Games, a photo booth and light refreshments are included. This event is open to all Girl Scouts (in any district) or anyone interested in Scouting. Tickets are $10 each, available at  to purchase. Text with any questions to 530-204-7330.

* Sunday, March 29: All are invited to celebrate 10 years of service for Yolo County seniors at the fourth annual Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance “2020 Vision for Healthy Aging” spring fundraiser and Senior Superstar Award event from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in Davis. Guests will enjoy farm-fresh food, wine, spa water, a produce stand, desserts, auction baskets and a dance party. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Go to . Checks also may be sent to “Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance” 600 A St., Suite C in Davis. For more information, contact Sheila Allen at [email protected] or call 530-757-5583.

* Tuesday,  April 21: Children and their families are invited to join the Yolo County Library and celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros365体育投注, at 6 p.m. at the South Davis Montgomery Library, 1441 Danbury St. in Davis. Children will receive a free book and can participate in educational activities, watch a special performance, and listen to a storytime program. Vendors and organizations also will be present to celebrate with the Yolo County Library. For more information, visit or connect on .

* Saturday, April 25: Tree Davis plans an Arbor Day Celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park, 401 C St. in Davis. There will be a variety of tree-related activities.

* Saturday, April 25: Children and their families are invited to join the Yolo County Library and celebrate Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros365体育投注, at 3 p.m. at the Stephens Branch Library, 315 E. 14th St. in Davis. Children will receive a free book and can participate in educational activities, watch a special performance, and listen to a storytime program. Vendors and organizations also will be present to celebrate with the Yolo County Library. For more information, visit or connect on .

* Wednesday, April 29: Muslim DEIN (Davis Engagement and Interfaith Network), a Davis-based organization of people who engage with the community to improve understanding of Muslims and promote an inclusive community, will host its Community Iftar365体育投注 at 6:30 p.m. in the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

* Saturday, June 20: Tickets are now available for Winters Farm to School’s Summer Feast at the historic Wolfskill Ranch on the south side of Putah Creek in Winters. Tickets are $100 per person if purchased before April 1 and $125 thereafter. Tickets are available at ACE Hardware on Main Street Winters, online at or by calling 530-795-6109.

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