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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.

Programs at the Winters Community Library in February

Programs at the Winters Community Library in February

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of February at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

  • February 4: Africa to the Americas: Fenix Drum and Dance Company, 6:30 p.m.  Celebrate and learn about the influence of African music and dance showcased in this energetic and interactive performance featuring live drumming and storytelling.
  • February 10: Drop-In Valentine’s Day Crafts, 2:00 p.m.  Create a fun craft for Valentine’s Day!  All supplies provided by the library.

The following ongoing programs continue in February:

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in February

The following special programs will be held during the month of February at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

Yolo County Library Collaborates with UC Davis Campus Community Book Project

(Woodland, CA) – Join the Yolo County Library and the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project for an interactive workshop entitled, “Equitable, Inclusive and Just Communities: Exploring historical policies, constructs and practices to create healthier societies” on January 31 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

Reminder: Equitable, Inclusive & Just Communities Workshop January 31

Reminder: Equitable, Inclusive & Just Communities Workshop January 31

The Yolo County Library invites all to attend an interactive workshop entitled, “Equitable, Inclusive and Just Communities: Exploring historical policies, constructs and practices to create healthier societies” on January 31 from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

This workshop, a part of the UC Davis Campus Community Book Project, will review the various levels of cultural and social inequities that have affected diverse groups in the U.S. as well as helpful techniques and movements to create an improved and more self-aware society.  The workshop will be facilitated by Sandy Holman, director of the Culture C.O.-O.P. and an award-winning author, who will provide insight and information on how to make local communities more accepting.  She is known for her optimistic, proactive, holistic, culturally relevant and intergenerational methodology.

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

Individuals interested in becoming U.S. citizens can now find resources at the new ‘U.S. Citizenship Corner’ at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

The U.S. Citizenship Corner, located inside the library by the government materials section, provides free information and resources for individuals to take home, as well as a U.S. Citizenship Kit that cardholders can check out.

In addition, the library is hosting a series of free workshops on U.S. citizenship.  The first workshop, entitled ‘How to Become a U.S. Citizen’, is scheduled for February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features special guest Vilaysay Chang from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of District 22.  She will be available to answer questions about the naturalization process.  All programs and workshops are free to attend and no reservations are required.

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Knights Landing Revitalization Input Meeting January 21

Yolo County is seeking input from residents and local businesses concerning economic development in Knights Landing.  The community is invited to attend a one-hour meeting on Thursday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. to consider a community revitalization study, funded by the California Department of Housing & Community Development through the Community Development Block Program.  Come learn about the study, meet the consultants and give your feedback at this meeting, the first of three (future meeting dates yet to be announced), being held at the Knights Landing Community Center, located at 42114 7th Street in Knights Landing.