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Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

Benefit for My Sister's House emergency shelter features dad and daughter duo

VIDEO OF KOICHI AND ELLIE REHEARSING

When minister’s assistant Koichi Mizushima and his 9-year-old daughter Ellie take the stage at the Crest Theatre, their duet will be a song of love and a message of hope for women and children in crisis.

Mizushima, former owner of Kamon Restaurant, is with the ministerial staff at the Sacramento Buddhist Church. He and his daughter are among the featured performers at a gala for My Sister’s House, “Change...A New Beginning,” on Monday, May 19, at the historic downtown Sacramento theater.

“American Winter” Screenings in Woodland & Davis

“American Winter” Screenings in Woodland & Davis

As part of CalFresh Awareness Month, screenings of the documentary, “American Winter” will be held on May 21 at 6:00 p.m. on the Woodland Community College campus and on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. on the UC Davis campus.

Directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz (“Taxicab Confessions”, “The Defenders”), American Winter is a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of eight families struggling in the wake of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  The film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the economy as it is playing out in the lives of American families, and highlights the human impact of budget cuts to social services, a shrinking middle class, and the fracturing of the American Dream.

Sacramento Has Talent Features a Dozen Top Performers April 10

Sacramento Has Talent Features a Dozen Top Performers April 10

Access Sacramento’s premiere benefit talent show “Sacramento Has Talent” will feature a dozen premium local performers, all hoping to be named champion in the 2nd annual televised stage show April 10 at The Crest Theatre in downtown Sacramento.

Tickets are available now from Tickets.com.

Performer Line up  (Alphabetical order-Click each Link for more on the performers)

 

Elvis is in the house - Woodland Opera House on March 1

Elvis is in the house - Woodland Opera House on March 1

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African American Folktales February 2

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is pleased to present “African and African American Folktales” on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.  This special event for the whole family will include a performance by the amazing Kirk Waller, a storyteller who utilizes his musicality, physicality, emotion and spoken word to convey a wide array of African and African American folktales, stories and legends.

This program will be held in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis.  The Blanchard Room is accessible for persons with disabilities.  Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Branch Library, all programs are free and no reservations are required.

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Digital Media Download Workshops in January

Three workshops to assist residents with using the Yolo County Library’s free digital media download service will be held in January at the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis.

“In addition to traditional print material, the library provides a variety of eBooks and eAudiobooks for download,” said Yolo County Librarian Patty Wong.  “We invite patrons to learn more about this service by attending one of the workshops offered.”

On Wednesday, January 8, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the workshop will focus on how to use the service to download eBooks to a Kindle or the Kindle Reading App.  Participants should bring their charged device, wireless laptop (optional), library card, USB cable and Amazon.com account sign-in and password.  This workshop will be held in the Children’s Activity Room.