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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.

Storehouse appreciates help

Storehouse appreciates help

Storehouse appreciates help
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On behalf of the clients and volunteers at the Vacaville Storehouse, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the local merchants who have partnered with us to provide a great deal of assistance to local families in need. ...

Red Robin to open new restaurant in Woodland April 25

Red Robin to open new restaurant in Woodland April 25

WOODLAND - Alert your taste buds! Red Robin Restaurant will open a new location in Woodland at 2031 Bronze Star Drive at the Woodland Gateway Shopping Center across from Target, on Monday, April 25 at 11 a.m. Red Robin offers more than two dozen high-quality gourmet burgers served with Bottomless Steak Fries® (which means free refills!) as well as a variety of salads, entrees, soups and wraps made with the freshest ingredients, many of which are made in-house.

To celebrate Red Robin’s grand opening and demonstrate its commitment to the community, the new restaurant has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) to host a Burgers With A Heart® fundraiser. During grand opening week, from April 25 to May 1, Red Robin will donate 50 cents from every gourmet burger sold to support NCMEC’s child safety initiatives.

UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

UC Davis to offer new olive oil production classes in May

DAVIS - Two new olive-oil production courses will be offered May 10 and 11 at the University of California, Davis, coordinated by the UC Davis Olive Center.

The courses are open to the public, with a registration of $285 per person for each. More information and registration are available online at: http://olivecenter.ucdavis.edu/.

The first course will focus on the Business of Olive Oil Production. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the UC Davis Conference Center. The second course, titled Quality Olive Oil Production, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.