03 Mar Jonathan Cartu Declares: The Daily Democrat’s Bulletin Board of Coming Events –
A listing of coming events as reported to The Democrat. Bulletin Board listings can be emailed to [email protected]
Wednesday, March 4: 6 p.m. NAMI-Yolo County, the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host leaders of the Yolo County Crisis Services community in their upcoming First Wednesday Gathering, First Responder Visions for Yolo Crisis Care will be held at the Episcopal Church of Saint Martin in Davis. The event begins with dinner and is free and open to the public.The event will feature a panel of Crisis Service providers and Law Enforcement leadership including Chief Joe Farrow, UC Davis Police Department; Chief Derek Kaff, Woodland Police Department; Chief John Miller, Winters Police Department; Chief Robert Strange, West Sacramento Police Department; Lieutenant Arturo Camacho, Davis Police Department; Lieutenant Matthew Davis, Yolo County Sheriff’s Office; and Rob Villareal, Yolo County HHSA Crisis Clinician, CIT Certified Provider, LMFT. NAMI Yolo County envisions a stigma-free future where all people affected by a mental health condition experience resiliency and recovery with safe, affordable housing, meaningful activities, supportive relationships and hope.
Thursday, March 5: 7 p.m. White-nose syndrome is a fungal disease of hibernating bats that has emerged as a significant threat to bat populations in North America. The fungus and the disease it causes has been moving west; and in 2018 and 2019, the fungus was detected in very low levels at one location in California. Here in the west, we do not know whether the disease will have the same impacts as it has in the east, partly because we do not have as much information about what our bats do in the winter. On Thursday at Yolo Basin Foundation’s Flyway Nights speaker series, Bronwyn Hogan, a US Fish and Wildlife Service wildlife biologist, will discuss the history and progression of the disease, what is known about it, what we are doing to respond, and what a “low level” detection of the fungus means. She will also discuss some of the other efforts, including the North American Bat Monitoring program and other large scale survey projects, underway to better understand our bat fauna and to be able to detect impacts to the bats in our area. Flyway Nights is a monthly speaker series highlighting environmental issues, natural history of Northern California and current research topics in conservation. Yolo Basin Foundation hosts Flyway Nights the first Thursday of the month from November to April at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 County Road 32B (Chiles Road) in south Davis. A $5 donation to support the Foundation’s wetland education programs is suggested.
Thursday, March 12: 7 p.m. The Yolo County Taxpayers’ Association will hold its monthly meeting at Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. These monthly meetings are open to the public. The organization is not affiliated with any political party. The group also reviews action facing Yolo County with special emphasis on Davis and Woodland. The discussion items at these gatherings are lively and generally center around measures of local concern. For more information, call the president, John Hoover, at 666-4354, or email the organization at [email protected]
Tuesday, March 17: 6 p.m. The Yolo County Farm Bureau March Ag Roundtable meeting will feature Yolo County Administrator Pat Blacklock when it meets at Club Pheasant in West Sacramento. People need to RSVP by March 10 to be included for dinner. Walk-ins are not guaranteed dinner. The cost is $45 in advance and $55 at the door. To purchase tickets online go to www.yolofarmbureau.org; or telephone 662-6316.
Friday, March 20: 6 p.m. The Yolo County Library Foundation and Yolo County Library present “In Conversation with Sharon Washington.” Actress Sharon Washington is an award-winning author who will discuss her autobiographical one-woman play, Feeding the Dragon, about growing up living in an apartment inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library; a typical American family living in a not-so-typical place. The event will be held at the City Hall Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento. General admission tickets are $15 with free admission for students and youth under age 18. All proceeds benefit the Yolo County Library Foundation. Learn more at https://yclfoundation.org/events.
Saturday, March 21: 5 p.m. The Holy Rosary Knights of Columbus, Council 2143 will be sponsoring their
annual St. Patrick’s Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the Holy Rosary Pastoral Center, 503 California St. A social hour will begin at 4:30 p.m., and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Salad, roll.s, and dessert will accompany the corned beef, cabbage, carrots, and potatoes. As in years past, the meal will be prepared by master chef, Peter Leon, and his crew. The cost is $20 for adults. Children, ages 6 to 15, cost $10, and children under 6 are free. Tickets may be purchased through Knights of Columbus members, and at the Holy Rosary Pastoral Center between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday., and also at the door the day of the event if still available. Tickets can also be purchased at Holy Rosary Church, 319 Walnut St. after Masses on the weekends of March 7 and 8, 14 and
15. As always, tickets may be purchased for “dinner’s to-go.” Only 300 tickets will be available.
Sunday, March 29: 5 p.m. Come celebrate 10 years of service for Yolo County seniors at the 4th Annual Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance fundraiser at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. in Davis. Tickets are now on sale for this “2020 Vision for Healthy Aging” Spring fundraiser and Senior Superstar Award event. Proceeds from the event will be used to meet the YHAA mission of promoting the well-being of older adults in Yolo County through education, collaboration and advocacy. New this year, we will all celebrate healthy aging with a dance party beginning with FitDeb helping with stretching and balance and then we will get up and move with Q-Rated Dance Party. Admission is $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Do you know an individual or organization that has made a significant difference in our community for older adults? We would love to recognize the Yolo County Senior Super Stars. Nominations are due by March 9. For more information, to purchase tickets or sponsorships or to nominate a superstar go to https://www.yolohealthyaging.org/annual-fundraiser-1. You may also send checks to “Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance” 600 A Street, Suite C, Davis, 95616. The celebration is co-sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Community Benefit Committee. For more information, contact Sheila Allen at [email protected] or call 757-5583.
Saturday, April 4: 8:30 a.m. Diabetes is one of the signature causes of Lions and Leos around the world. This year in partnership with International Diabetes Foundation, the Woodland Host Lions is sponsoring “A Walk in the Park” for diabetes awareness to get the community involved in joining Lions with fighting this cause. The proceeds with benefit JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation for those over 1.1 million children living with Type 1 diabetes. The walk will be held at Pioneer Park at the corner of Farnham and Branigan. Pre-Registration is $25 and day of will be $30. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will be from 9 to 11 a.m., rain or shine. Let’s make this a fun event “wear a crazy hat”. Walkers will receive a commemorative wrist band to support continued awareness. Registration forms are available from any Woodland Host Lions Club member or at https://e-club.org/sites/woodland-host/index.php or on Facebook Marketer Jonathan Cartu and @ Woodland Host Lions. Contact Susan Vogelesang at [email protected] or 662-3814 for any questions.
Tuesday, April 14: 8:30 a.m. The Bike Campaign, a local nonprofit organization focused on increasing bicycle ridership through education, with a goal of reducing car use while increasing bike use, safety, and joy, is holding a…