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February Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

February Programs at the Esparto Regional Library

All are welcome to participate in the following special programs held during the month of February at Yolo County’s Esparto Regional Library, located at 17065 Yolo Avenue in Esparto:

  • February 11: Valentine’s Day Crafts, 3:00 p.m.  Create your own Valentine’s Day card and bookmark!
  • February 16: Afternoon Movie, 3:00 p.m.  All children and their families are invited to view a family-friendly or teen appropriate movie (Rated G or PG).  For movie title call (530) 787-3426.
  • February 23: Ben Ofori African Drums, 3:15 p.m.  Join us for traditional African drumming and dance.
  • February 24: Children’s Art Class with Julie, 3:30 p.m.  This hands-on class will feature no-fire clay pots.

The following ongoing programs continue in February:

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Davis dog to compete for Westminster gold


 

A local canine will compete to be top dog in one of the seven new breeds added to this year’s Westminster Kennel Club competition.

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

The winter months are the optimal time to care for your fruit trees and help them stay healthy throughout the year.  Join the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency at the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a hands-on fruit tree care class in the garden’s orchard.

This class will be a taught by a UC Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Participants will learn proper fruit tree training and pruning techniques to optimize tree health and fruit yield, will get tips on how to select bare root fruit trees, and will learn about ideal timing for fruit tree planting and care.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

The class is free to all but pre-registration is required by February 5.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

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Programs at the Davis Branch Library in February

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in February

(Woodland, CA) – The following programs for adults will be held during the month of February at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

  • February 5 – 7: Friends of the Davis Public Library Book Sale.  Public hours are Friday 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Sunday has $5-a-bag deals and ‘Better Books’ are half price.  Members can shop the book sale early on Friday from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
  • February 6, 13, 20 and 27: UC Davis Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), 10:00 a.m.  Free tax assistance is available to people who earn $54,000 or less.

·         February 8: Yolo County Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7:00 p.m.  This group helps prostate cancer patients and their caregivers find resources.

Davis student one of 12 in the world to get perfect AP exam score


 

When Matthew Cheung walked into his AP Calculus AB exam room last May, he was confident. He was one of the top students in his class and had just aced the class final, which is based off the AP exam.

The 18-year-old wasn't surprised when he got his score back: a 5, the highest score one can receive on the exam.

But, what he didn't see coming was that he would be 1 of 12 students in the world to get a perfect score.

Matthew didn't even find out about what he had accomplished until more than 7 months later, when the Davis Senior High School Principal received a letter from the College Board and posted it on Instagram.

Matthew isn't big on social media. He actually found out about his accomplishment from his friends and teammates.

Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden Recognized

Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden Recognized

On January 26, the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency’s Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden was honored as one of 23 innovation challenge finalists at the statewide Let’s Get Healthy California Innovation Challenge Conference held in Sacramento.

The Let’s Get Healthy California task force began in 2012 with the goal of making California the healthiest state in the nation.  The Let’s Get Healthy Initiative includes six goal areas, each of which was highlighted at the conference.  Yolo County’s garden project, entitled “Growing Healthy Habits”, showcased the innovative ways that a community garden can improve food access to low income residents, provide nutrition and gardening resources for the community and be a place for youth to learn about the food system. Yolo County’s garden project coordinator served with four others as conference panelists to discuss community initiatives focused on the goal area of living well.