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May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

May & June Gardening Classes at Community Garden

Want to expand your knowledge of gardening?  The Hannah and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden, sponsored by the Yolo County Health Department, is holding four free gardening classes in May and June.  Hosted by the Yolo County Master Gardeners and Tuleyome’s Home Place Adventures Program, these events will be held at the community garden adjacent to the Bauer Building at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

On Saturday, May 24 at 11:00 a.m., join Master Gardener Barbara Ohlendorf for a presentation on Integrated Pest Management. Barbara will cover the basic principles, importance of beneficial insects and how to preserve them, least toxic insecticides, top 10 garden pests and nontoxic controls, and pests to be on the lookout for in the garden.

Something for Everyone at the Winters Community Library

Something for Everyone at the Winters Community Library

There are a number of special programs being offered at the Winters Community Library, a joint-use library partnership between the Yolo County Library and Winters High School.

The Tales 4 Tails program occurs every Tuesday, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., through the end of June.  The program allows young readers to meet with a gentle service dog for 15 minutes and practice reading skills with that special listener.  Space is limited, so contact the library [(530) 795-4955] soon to reserve time with a big, lovable pooch. 

An English Conversation Group will be starting on May 8.  It will be held weekly on Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.  It is geared toward adults, but open to all who wish to improve their conversational English skills.  Come practice your language skills in a friendly, communal atmosphere.  No registration necessary.

5 Reasons to Attend the Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival

5 Reasons to Attend the Sacramento Beer and Chili Festival

The 2014 Sacramento Beer & Chili Festival is coming up this Saturday, April 19, and the combination beer and chili is too mouthwatering to pass up! Below are Sacramento365.com's Top 5 reasons why you should attend the third annual chili cook-off:

Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Sign up now with a Spring Break Special on tuition

Hurry, as the Spring Break Special for California Northstate Summer Health Science Camp will end on Friday April 25th...If you buy one Summer Health Science Camp tuition, you will receive 50% off the second tuition!  Get your friends to join you for even more fun; check out our website at: www.cnsu.edu/science-camp.

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

How to Think Like a Dog, April 18 at the Davis Branch Library

(Woodland, CA) – The Yolo County Library’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis, welcomes veterinarian, animal behaviorist and author, Dr. Sophia Yin, for a speaking engagement on Friday, April 18, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m..  Dr. Yin and her Family Fido dog class instructors will present “How to Think Like a Dog”.

The Family Fido pre-class dog talk is a fast-paced, game-show workshop that is designed to prepare dog class participants for developing a great relationship with their dog.  The talk is free and open to the public.  It is the pre-class for Dr. Yin’s “Family Fido: training people and their pooches” course.  One does not have to be registered in the Family Fido class to attend the pre-class.

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength offers great opportunity to teenage girls!

Strive for Strength is hosting a powerful daylong retreat April 14, which addresses some of the issues teenage girls are facing every day, such as family and friend relationships, bullying, social pressures and self-image.  

As part of the day's event, attendees will have the opportunity to listen to leaders, who will bring their own examples of empowerment and what it means to be a young woman today. Scheduled speakers/mentors are:

*Lauren Cook - a recent graduate from UCLA with a double major in communication studies and psychology, and the author of "The Sunny Side Up!", which focuses on gratitude and goal setting.

* Noelle Bean - a singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, who says she writes about real life and wants to inspire young people through her music.