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Sutter Davis Farmers Market to launch June 2

Sutter  Davis Farmers Market to launch June 2

DAVIS - Davis Farmers Market and Sutter Davis Hospital have partnered to promote healthy eating under the slogan, "Good health begins with farm-fresh food." On Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. Sutter Davis Hospital’s Farmers Market will launch with a grand opening ceremony to welcome the new market to Davis. The market will be held June through the end of September on every Thursday at the front entrance to the hospital.

The grand opening will include:

- Fresh fruit and vegetables from several local vendors
- Cooking demonstrations by Chef Josh Montalban
- Health screenings by Sutter Davis staff
- Gift giveaways
- Guest appearances by Sacramento River Cats players and mascot Dinger

Sutter Davis Hospital is located at 2000 Sutter Place.

Davis BeerFest set for June 4

Davis BeerFest set for June 4

DAVIS - Citizens Who Care, in partnership with Sudwerk Brewery in Davis, will host the Seventh Annual Davis BeerFest on Saturday, June 4. The Davis BeerFest 2011 will feature tastings of more than 100 microbrews from over 30 breweries.

The BeerFest will run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Sudwerk Restaurant and Brewery, 2001 Second Street, in Davis. The admission price includes live music, grilled sausage sandwiches, Sudwerk brewery tours, and a commemorative tasting glass.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and $10 for designated drivers. Tickets are now available at Sudwerk and online at davisbeerfest.org. Please note: All guests must be age 21 or over.

Don’t miss this year’s Davis BeerFest which is sure to be another fun-filled event! All proceeds benefit Citizens Who Care, a local nonprofit agency offering social support and services to older adults and their family caregivers.

Enjoy books, ice cream? This Solano County fundraiser is for you

Enjoy books, ice cream? This Solano County fundraiser is for you

Enjoy books, ice cream? This Solano County fundraiser is for you
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Library lovers and literacy advocates with a sweet tooth can satisfy two cravings this month at Fenton's Creamery and Restaurant at the Nut Tree in Vacaville. Proceeds from the sale of the "Snickerdoodle," the Sundae of the Month for May, ...

Celebrate the sunshine at 'Picnic in the Park' Wednesday

Celebrate the sunshine at 'Picnic in the Park' Wednesday

DAVIS - Soak up the sunny weather and bring the family to "Picnic in the Park" from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Davis Farmers' Market in Central Park (4th and C Streets). Every Wednesday, shop the farmers'market, enjoy live music from local bands, buy dinner from local vendors at the International Food Faire, and purchase beer or wine from Davis Soroptomists.

Wednesday's live performance will feature Acoustic S&M -- 50 Years of Folk & Rock music. There's plenty of entertainment for the whole family, including bounce houses, pony rides by Pony Ranch Parties, clowns, face painting, Rocknasium's rock climbing wall and more.

The 2011 Picnic in the Park season began in March and continues through October 26.

Whole Earth Festival takes place May 6-8 at UC Davis

Whole Earth Festival takes place May 6-8 at UC Davis

DAVIS - UC Davis will host its 42nd Annual Whole Earth Festival this weekend, May 6-8 in the Quad on campus. The events theme "Consciousness, Cultivating, Compassion," highlights the drive to ensure as little waste as possible is generated during the festival in efforts to preserve the environment.

The mission of the event is to create a community driven festival of education, music and art while cultivating organic produce grown from gardens into tasty, nutritional meals to feed volunteers, staff and performers. Festival goers will be provided with information about how frugality and ecological sustainability come hand in hand, and we should be careful with the resources we create and consume.

For more information, visit the festival's website at http://wef.uc.davis.edu.

Volunteers needed to harvest community fruit April 30

Volunteers needed to harvest community fruit April 30

DAVIS - Call for volunteers to help harvest fruit! Village Harvest is an organization that picks fruit from backyard trees in Davis and donates it to local food agencies to feed the hungry in Yolo County.

Harvests are a fun and easy way to volunteer your time and see a tangible result of your effort. A typical harvest lasts three hours and yields 500-1,000 pounds of nutritious fruit that goes to families in need.

If you'd like to help out, the group will meet this Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the parking lot of the Nugget Market in south Davis, near Burger King. You must arrive at 9 a.m. sharp. To join this harvest, email linda.schwartz@villageharvest.org.

For more details, visit www.villageharvest.org/davis.

May Music Madness comes to Downtown Vacaville

May Music Madness comes to Downtown Vacaville

VACAVILLE - Downtown Vacaville comes alive in the month of May with live music happening every day somewhere in the “Heart of the City.” The Downtown Merchants had over 200 performances last year and there will be even more this year thanks to music events added in the month of May.

It all starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 1 with a Sunday Music Brunch in Town Square with the “Fellas” playing a great mix of rock and blues. Pick up some breakfast or brunch at one of our 26 restaurants and enjoy a lovely day downtown.

The following Sunday is Mother’s Day and will feature Charlie Wade and the Blues Tones with All Size Carpeting hosting the Mother’s Day brunch. The following Sundays also start at 11 a.m. and will be featuring Stingy Brim on May 15, Jason & Savannah on May 22 and Fiesta Days will be in full swing for May 29.

Monday nights will feature Beau’s Blues Mondays hosted at WineStyles in the corner of Town Square from 7-10 p.m.