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Celebrate 'Poem in Your Pocket Day' April 14

Celebrate 'Poem in Your Pocket Day' April 14

DAVIS - Celebrate “Poem in Your Pocket Day” with the lines you love from Emily Dickinson to Eminem, on April 14 at the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis. City of Davis Poet Laureate Allegra Silberstein will host an afternoon of poetry readings for children, tweens, teens and adults in the library’s Blanchard Room from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Pocket size poems will be available to pick up and there will be opportunities to write and finish poems that have the first line started.  Anyone with a poem in their pocket will be rewarded with a paperback book of their choice.

Throughout history, poems have been stowed in pockets in a variety of ways, from the commonplace books of the Renaissance to the pocket-sized publications for army soldiers in World War II.

'Bands for Boobs Benefit Concert' takes place April 9

'Bands for Boobs Benefit Concert' takes place April 9

WOODLAND - Show your support for breast cancer research at the 2nd Annual Bands for Boobs Benefit Concert on Saturday, April 9 from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Browns Corner, located 392 West Main Street in Woodland. The event is free for all ages.

"Be a bra" and support the breasts you know by becoming an advocate for breast cancer treatment, research and awareness. While you're there, you can also help Team Cupcakes for the Cure as they will be holding their second fundraiser at the concert in honor of the Sacramento Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For more information about the concert, email bandsforboobs@gmail.com or call (530) 383-1679.

Woodland Free Museum Day & Tours April 9

Woodland Free Museum Day & Tours April 9

WOODLAND - A total of 11 historical sites and museums will be offering a Free Museum Day and Tours on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. - 3p.m.

The tour will include the Christian Church Museum, Hedrick Ag History Museum, Hays Antique Truck Museum, Reiff¹s Gas Station, and Spring Lake School House.

In addition, guests will be able to visit the Historic Woodland Railroad Depot, Woodland Fire Museum which houses an 1854 Clapp & Jones Woodlands first steam/horse drawn fire engine. The Historic Gibson House is the home of the Yolo County Historical Museum set on a two and half acre park.

A recent addition to the Woodland Community is the Woodland Museum of Biblical Archeology on West Street. Woodland, established in 1857, is the home of the Woodland Opera House which was the first Opera House to serve the Sacramento Valley in 1885.

You can start your tour at the Gibson Mansion, 512 Gibson Road in Woodland.

Mondavi Center announces Marsalis, Pink Martini concerts

Mondavi Center announces Marsalis, Pink Martini concerts

DAVIS - Two exciting big bands will bring the Mondavi Center to life this summer, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Pink Martini. The performances, presented as "Just Added" events, will begin at 8 p.m. in the Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall on the UC Davis campus. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform on Saturday, June 18, and Pink Martini will perform on Tuesday, July 5. Tickets will be available starting April 18 from the Mondavi Center Ticket Office at 866-754-2787 and online at www.MondaviArts.org.

"Jackson Hall has traditionally been quiet over the summer, but a first visit to the Mondavi Center by the extraordinary Pink Martini, and a return engagement by Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, always a favorite, were too good to pass up," said Jeremy Ganter, associate executive director and director of programming for the Mondavi Center.

'Keep Hope Alive Concert' at UC Davis set for April 10

'Keep Hope Alive Concert' at UC Davis set for April 10

DAVIS - On Sunday, April 10, The Sheila Kar Health Foundation will team up with The Davis H.O.P.E Program and UC Davis’ Professor Charles Bamforth, PhD, to present "Keep Hope Alive Concert." The concert will take place from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Freeborn Hall on UC Davis's campus, 1 Shields Avenue. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.

The goal is to provide a fun and accessible forum and event to raise awareness amongst students and the community in Davis and Sacramento ensuring that the homeless, and others in need, have access to education, healthcare, and tools to improve their lives.

Throughout the day, guests will enjoy live performances by funk band Seamoose, rap duo Zion 1, and Reggae Legends S.O.J.A. Donations are welcome and donors will receive complimentary VIP tickets. Tickets are $19 for Students, $24 for General Admission and $70 VIP Tickets.

Sac City College World Music Ensemble to perform at UC Davis

DAVIS - The Sacramento City College World Music Ensemble, directed by Bob Wren, will present a series of three concerts celebrating the UC Davis Shield's Oak Tree Grove on the following dates:

· Sunday, April 17, at 4:00 pm
· Sunday, May 15, at 5:00 pm
· Sunday, June 12, at 5:30 pm

Admission for all three concerts is free. The April and May concerts will be located at the Gazebo in the Shields Grove at the UC Davis Arboretum, and the public is invited to play along with the World Music Ensemble.

The June concert will begin at the Gazebo, and will feature a strolling concert through the grove, with music from some of the countries represented by the 80 varieties of oak trees in the grove, poetry read by the City of Davis Poet Laureate, Allegra Silberstein and commentary presented by docents relating to the oak trees.

 

The Gazebo is located on Garrod Drive near the Veterinarian Medical Building on the UC Davis campus.

Mondavi Center announces 2011-12 season

Mondavi Center announces 2011-12 season

DAVIS - The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis recently announced a 2011-12 season filled with an eclectic mix of music, dance and more. The Center’s 10th season runs from September 30, 2011 to May 19, 2012, and includes a U.S. Premiere. Subscriptions go on sale Saturday, April 9 at the Mondavi Center Ticket Office, 866-754-2787 and online at www.MondaviArts.org.

“Our goal is to give audiences in the Sacramento region a very rewarding challenge—having to choose from among the amazing musicians, dancers, speakers and thinkers we are presenting in our 10th season,” said Mondavi Center Executive Director Don Roth. “The U.S.