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Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Navajo Textile Viewing and Author Talk

Northeast Arizona, land of the Navajo, is home to mother and daughter Lucy and Ellen Begay.

Weaving in the Navajo culture has strong cultural values, and for Lucy and Ellen, weaving is part of their daily rhythm.  Author and collector Gary Beaudoin will soon visit Yolo County to discuss and display the Begays' handmade authentic Navajo textiles.

Gary Beaudoin is the author of Unbroken Web: The Art of Ellen & Lucy Begay, Navajo Weavers.  He is the keeper of a collection of Navajo textiles by the Begays.  The collection spans 20 years of their work and each weaving is one-of-a-kind.  Living a pastoral life in Northeast Arizona, the remote landscape inspires their weaving designs.  The Begays say they weave “what they see”.

November Yolo County Library Closures

November Yolo County Library Closures

All branches of the Yolo County Library, as well as administration and the Yolo County Archives & Records Center will be closed as follows in November:

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

Health & Human Services Winters Service Center Grand Opening Nov. 13

The Yolo County departments of Employment & Social Services and Health Services invite the community to celebrate the grand opening of the Yolo County Health & Human Services Winters Service Center, located at 111 East Grant Avenue in Winters, on Thursday, November 13 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Winters Service Center opened its doors on October 20 to provide employment services; eligibility services for CalFresh, CalWORKs, Medi-Cal and other public assistance programs; children’s mental health services (two days per week); and beginning January 1, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) services (two days per month).

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

September Gardening Class & Anniversary Celebration

The Hanna and Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden will host two garden events in September, both free, sponsored by Yolo County Health Services Department and open to all.

On Saturday, September 6, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., expert canner Rick Boyd will be teaching a class on preserving tomatoes from the garden.  This class will cover the basics of water bath canning, making sauces and making tomato jam.  Pre-registration is required by noon on September 5.

Yolo County will celebrate the garden’s one-year anniversary on Friday, September 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The celebration will feature fresh foods from the garden, a showcase of garden successes in the past year and an opportunity to learn about the various activities and programs the garden offers.  Join the garden staff, community gardeners, Yolo County leaders and community supporters for this festive event.  RSVP preferred.

Yolo County Department Closures During the Winter Holidays

The following Yolo County departments will be closed during the winter holidays: 

Assessor

December 23 - January 1

Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector

December 25 - January 1

County Administrator (including Clerk of the Board and Human Resources)

December 23 - January 1

County Counsel

December 23 - January 1

Health Department

Medical Therapy Unit: December 26, 27 and 31

Immunization Clinic: December 23 – 27

Child Passenger Safety program: December 24

Environmental Health (except emergency response services): December 23 – January 1

WIC: December 23 - 27 and December 31 - January 3

Library

Branch Libraries Closed Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving Holiday

(Woodland, CA) – All branches of the Yolo County Library will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 so staff may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.  Library branches will re-open on the next day they are typically open.  The Yolo County Library’s administration and Archives & Records Center will also be closed on these days. 

Delivery of books and media on a “holds request” will be unavailable during the closures.  Likewise, books and media will not be scheduled to be due during this time.

Many library services will be available online as they always are, 24 hours a day.  Visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org to find online services, including e-books, databases and suggested reading lists, and to find typical library branch hours of operation.  Residents can also connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

Request for Ideas for Future Uses of the Yolo County Courthouse

Yolo County has issued a Request for Ideas in an effort to solicit creative input regarding the future use of the Yolo County Courthouse.  When the Yolo Superior Court completes the construction of their new facility in 2015, the existing building and property will revert to the county for its use upon the court’s departure.  The Board of Supervisors recognizes this as an opportunity to consider alternative and innovative approaches to the reuse of the facility.