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Found: Halloween Funtivities

Found: Halloween Funtivities

By Ashley Robinson Originally posted Oct. 18, 2012

Updates By Jamee Villa & Chantel Elder Oct. 15, 2014

October is the best month of the year. I mean, how amazing is it when it’s 100 degrees one day, and a crisp 76 the next? It’s like Mother Nature finally let out a deep breath and the world sprung to life with golden leaves and bright blue skies and white fluffy clouds and a soft breeze … and yes, I love October.

But what makes this month particularly important is the celebration of the year’s best holiday: Halloween. I am a fiend for it. I spend the entire month trying to find scary books, watching scary movies – even ones like “The Others” and “The Sixth Sense” in which the ending makes up the whole point of the movie – and going places that embrace the Halloween spirit.

Here are some of my local(ish) suggestions to get into the holiday spirit in the Sacramento area... Read More

Arts center hosts acclaimed dance group's sole U.S. performance

Arts center hosts acclaimed dance group's sole U.S. performance

“iTMOi’ explores through movement and sound the creation of “The Rite of Spring.”

The Akram Khan Company performed its newest theatre/dance piece, “iTMOi,” in Moscow at the start of October. At the end of the month it will be on stage in Montreal. In between the company will give the only U.S. performance, and that will be at the University of California, Davis... Read More

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

October Gardening Class at the Community Garden

Attention Yolo County gardeners and garden enthusiasts!  The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Community Garden in Woodland is hosting a class entitled, “Cover Cropping for Better Spring Soil” on Wednesday, October 22, 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.  The class is free and open to all.

This class, taught by David Linebarger, garden assistant and graduate from the UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Department, will help participants understand what cover crops are, the types of plants that make ideal cover crops for fall and winter in our region, and how to use cover crops to improve your soil.  Cover cropping is a great low-maintenance technique for getting your soils ready for spring and summer plants.

The community garden program is committed to offering garden-based technique and nutrition classes to help the community grow fresh food and live healthier lives. 

West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

West Sacramento Job Fair October 29 - Woodland Job Talk October 21

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services, in partnership with the City of West Sacramento, the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board, will be holding a job fair on Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the City of West Sacramento Galleria, located at 1110 West Capitol Avenue in West Sacramento.

One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

 One Weekend, 500 animals, $20 Adoption Special!

The Bradshaw Animal Shelter again teams up for the Empty Our Shelters Project, October 17-19. For this one weekend, pet adoptions are just $20. A goal of adopting 500 animals to loving homes has been challenged for this intensive effort by Sacramento County, Yolo County, Sacramento SPCA, City of Sacramento and Happy Tails Pet Sanctuary.

Last year, our area shelters found 526 animals permanent homes in three days and were nationally recognized by the ASPCA. The County’s Bradshaw Animal Shelter stood out with the most adoptions – 179! With unending desire to help animals and a good dose of competitive spirit, the Bradshaw Shelter hopes the community will once again come together to be a part of something big by helping to end homelessness for shelter animals.

After Hours Teen Movie Nights at the Library

After Hours Teen Movie Nights at the Library

Teens, are you looking for a fun and free night out with your friends?  Come visit the library after dark!  The Davis branch of Yolo County Library, in partnership with the City of Davis, presents After Hours Teen Movie Night.  On the last Friday of each month, a double feature will be shown in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis. 

Teens in grades 7 through 9 are invited to attend.  Come for one movie or both!  Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and refreshments will be available.  Note: in-and-out privileges will not be permitted.  These events are free and no reservations are required.  The Blanchard Room is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Dr John and the Nite Trippers

Dr John and the Nite Trippers
Dr John and the Nite Trippers
12-03-2014 - 12-03-2014
Mondavi Center, UC Davis
http://www.mondaviarts.org/events/event.cfm?event_id=1448&season=2014
Admission: $37-$87
 
(530) 754-2787
 
http://tickets.mondaviarts.org/single/SYOS.aspx?p=2802
Start Time(s): Wed 8pm
The winner of six Grammy awards and a 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, New Orleans native Dr John has had a long and storied career matched only by his life experience 
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