Calendar

Now until Nov. 24: West Sacramento Urban Farm Fresh Veggie Box Program: The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program is proud to offer a weekly fresh fruit and veggie box filled with locally grown produce from Center for Land-Based Learning farmers and affiliates. Go to landbasedlearning.org/veggies to learn how you can sign up for this program and get the benefits of fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.

Sept. 13: Teen Club (Teen Room), 5:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program at the library focused on teen development through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 14: Tech Help 1-On-1, 3:00 p.m. Do you want to learn how to get the best out of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Bring your questions and get answers in a 20 minute 1-on-1 session with our tech help. Sessions are by appointment only. Please register at the Information desk or by calling (916) 375-6465. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.


Sept. 14: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders, or enjoys fiber art. Bring a project or start something new. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 15: A Night at the Opera: The Center for Spiritual Awareness presents “A Night at the Opera”, featuring arias O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi, Habanera from Carmen, Nessun Dorma from Turandot and many more with tenor Robert Vann, messo soprano Mary Rauh, bass baritone Robert Sutton and soprano Carley Neill. Show starts at 8 p.m. 1275 Starboard Drive. $25 in advance; $30 at the door; $10 ages 18 and younger. Tickets available at csaeventcenter.com

Sept. 16: Bats and Crafts with Yolo Basin Foundation: Children who are interested in bats are encouraged to join Yolo Basin Foundation for a morning of “Bats and Crafts”. Meet live bats from our local area then have fun creating crafts, playing bat games and dressing up like a bat. Bats are important to the agriculture of the Central Valley. It is important that young children begin to learn about the world around them and to appreciate it. Sacramento and Yolo Counties are home to hundreds of thousands of bats. The Bats and Crafts event aims to end the fears and myths while sharing the importance of these mammals. This special event aimed at young children, especially those that are too young to stay up late to watch the bats fly, takes place Saturday, September 16 from 10 am to noon at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters. Registration required www.yolobasin.org or (530) 757-3780. Yolo Basin Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the appreciation and stewardship of wetlands and wildlife through education and innovative partnerships. The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is owned and managed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. $7 per child


Sept. 18: S.T.E.A.M.ing Mad: Wooden Wonders, 4:00 p.m. Inviting all tweens and teens to get creative! Engineer a Popsicle stick catapult or bridge, design a harmonica, or create a baby turtle. Learn to use a wood burning tool or design your own wood project. There are prizes for creativity, beauty, and architectural soundness. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.


Sept. 20: What’s Happening Seniors?, 12:00 p.m. Are you looking to get together with active seniors and make new friends? Come share stories, learn from one another and find out ‘What’s Happening’ in West Sacramento and beyond. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 20: Evening Book Club, 6:00 p.m. This month’s reading selection will be
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Jumped Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. Please contact Cindy at 916-731-5504 for more information.

Sept. 21: Multi-Sensory Story Time, 6:00 p.m. Children (ages 1-5 years) and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for an inclusive storytime. There will be a focus on children with special sensory needs. Adapted books and sensory toys to be used. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 22: Therapeutic Tai Chi and Qigong Part XXII, 4:00 p.m. Learn a series of movements and breathing exercises for general wellness, stress relief, physical balance, flexibility and fall prevention. In part XXII, we shall continue to learn the Ba Duan Jin movements known as the Eight Pieces of Brocade or the Eight Silken Movements. For this third session, the remaining movements will be introduced as we understand the theoretical and practical aspects of their function to improve health. Come in comfortable clothing; floor mats will be provided. New participants are welcome. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.


Sept. 23: Tech Help 1-On-1, 11:00 a.m. Do you want to learn how to get the best out of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Bring your questions and get answers in a 20 minute 1-on-1 session with our tech help. Sessions are by appointment only. Please register at the Information desk or by calling (916) 375-6465. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 23: Foiled Embossed Art, 1:00 p.m. Come and learn a simple art project using aluminum foil, string and hot glue to create a raised surface. The finished effect can resemble stained glass if colored with permanent markers, or can be given an antiqued look with shoe polish. Great for families! Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 24–30: Banned Books Week: Words have power. Read a banned book and come learn about banned books week with our book display. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 25: Tales for Tails, 4:00 p.m. Children (ages 6-12) are invited to join us for a fun “Read to a Dog” program. You will meet up to four very special dogs and their handlers. Parents/caregivers are asked to stay with their child to help with the reading. After 10 visits a participant may choose a free book. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 26: How to Grow Flowering Bulbs: In this free workshop, UCCE Master Gardeners Erin McDermand and Elizabeth Van Nest will show you how to choose, grow and store flowering bulbs, corms and tubers, including tips on forcing bloom. 10 a.m. to noon at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 West Capitol Ave. For more inforamtion, call 530-666-8737 or email mgyolo@ucanr.edu

Sept. 27: West Sacramento Friends of the Library (WSFOL) Meeting, 6:00 p.m. This non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to serving the West Sacramento community through supporting library programs and services, and welcomes new members. Please contact the WSFOL directly at (916) 375-6465, ext. 4 or email: wsfol99@yahoo.com for more information. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 27: Teen Club (Teen Room), 5:00 p.m. Teens (ages 13-18) are invited to participate in our bi-weekly program at the library focused on teen development through engaging activities. Snacks will be provided. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 28: Tech Help 1-On-1, 3:00 p.m. Do you want to learn how to get the best out of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone? Bring your questions and get answers in a 20 minute 1-on-1 session with our tech help. Sessions are by appointment only. Please register at the Information desk or by calling (916) 375-6465. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 28: All Things String, 6:00 p.m. This crafting circle is for anyone who knits, crochets, embroiders, or enjoys fiber art. Bring a project or start something new. Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Sept. 30: Couples may renew their wedding vows – Scottish style, at Dixon Scottish festival: Couples are invited to renew their marriage vows (Scottish style), at the Saturday, Sept. 30 Dixon Scottish Highland Games on the Dixon Fairgrounds, 655 South First Street, Dixon. The Dixon Scottish Cultural Association will be hosting its 17th annual Scottish community celebration. Club chaplain Bruce Cummings will officiate the 1 p.m. mass renewal-vow ceremony. The Sept. 30 festivities will also feature the region’s finest bagpipe bands, Scottish athletic competitions, Scottish Highland and Irish-step dancing performances, children’s activities, Scotch whisky tasting, rugby tournament, finding your Scottish ancestry at the many clan information tents, Scottish animal exhibits, Scottish living history displays, sheep dog trials and more fun. Popular Celtic, Irish and Scottish folk and rock bands scheduled are Tempest, BlackEyed Dempseys, Arbroath, Flask and Michael Mullen’s Trio of One. Visitors may shop for unique gifts, handmade crafts, jewelry and clothing from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England and taste a variety of British foods, beers and whiskies.Although the marriage-renewal ceremony is free for participants, the fairgrounds general admission is $10; youth and seniors are $8; and children, under age 9, and active-duty military and their families may enter free with valid military ID card. Fairgrounds parking is $5. For details, please visit www.scotsindixon.org.

Sept. 30: Be Brave at The Barn in West Sac: Local band Be Brave Bold Robot will perform a free 3-hour concert at The Barn, 985 Riverfront St. starting at 6 p.m. All ages. The Barn is located at 985 Riverfront St.

Oct. 13: Outdoor Movie Night: Friends of the Main Drain Parkway: Hotel Transylvania 2 scheduled to begin around 7 p.m. Bring chairs and a dessert to share. Location: Venice Court; cost is free of charge. 6 to 9 p.m.; come at 6 p.m. for $2 pizza by the slice. Money to benefit FMDP .

Oct. 20: Bucks for Ducks: The Yolo Basin Foundation invites the public to Bucks for Ducks 2017 the organization celebrates the 20th anniversary of Discover the Flyway from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at The ARC, UC Davis. Last year, over 500 guests attended Bucks for Ducks and helped set a new record by raising over $100,000! All contributions from the event support Discover the Flyway, the hands-on science and social studies school program. The program’s 20th anniversary will be celebrated at this year’s event! Since its inception in 1997, Discover the Flyway has provided field trips to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area for over 60,000 students from the Sacramento region. This special evening includes dinner from Buckhorn Catering, wine and beer from local vendors, live and silent auctions, and a raffle – all on the stadium floor of the UC Davis ARC Pavilion. Stay tuned for the special guest, live auction item, and grand raffle prize announcements! If you’re interested in purchasing a table or becoming a sponsor please contact Kara Smith, Fund Development Coordinator, at ksmith@yolobasin.org Mark your Calendars – Tickets will go on sale Sept. 1!

Ongoing events

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month! Come sign up for a card and check out all we have to offer, from books, DVDs, special programs, and much more at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Latino Heritage Month: September 15 – October 15. Celebrate Hispanic heritage! This is a special national event at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

Want to help end hunger in our community? Yolo Food Bank is seeking 2 or 3 long-term volunteers for their weekly food distribution every Wednesday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Social Services building located at 500 Jefferson Blvd. Join the End Hunger Team today be contacting Ray Bautista at raymond@yolofoodbank.org

Now-Nov 24: West Sacramento Urban Farm Fresh Veggie Box Program

The West Sacramento Urban Farm Program is proud to offer a weekly fresh fruit and veggie box filled with locally grown produce from Center for Land-Based Learning farmers and affiliates. Visit landbasedlearning.org/veggies to learn how you can sign up for this program and get the benefits of fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.

Pinochle: Every Monday (except the first Monday and Holidays) there is a challenging game of Pinochle the West Sacramento Lodge, 3240 Jefferson Blvd. Food is served every Monday with tacos for $1 each and a full meal (salad, bread,, entree and dessert) for $6 once a month. Sound exciting? Call Chairperson Judy Buck at (916)371-4918 or e-mail at judy.buck@ att.net.

Friends and Families of suicide loss support group: The effect of a suicide on friends and family can be overwhelming. Survivors of suicide loss often state that no other loss has been as painful or confusing. In a group with others who have shared a similar loss, support comes from exploring, sharing, and clarifying feelings. Individuals are encouraged to consider attending no matter how long ago the suicide occurred. The group meets monthly at Yolo Hospice. There is no fee for this group, funded by the Ladd Clark Memorial Fund and Suicide Prevention of Yolo County. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, 95618.

Yolo County Library’s New Books by Mail Service: The Yolo County Library is introducing Books by Mail, a new free service that delivers library materials to Yolo County residents through the mail. This program is designed for residents who have a disability, illness or lack of regular transportation that prevents them from visiting a Yolo County Library branch. After completing an application and speaking with library staff, residents can request specific materials be mailed to them directly, and may even request library staff to select materials for them based on personal interest. Residents can be sent items such as audiobooks, regular and large print fiction and non-fiction books, international language materials, music CDs, magazines and DVDs in the library’s collection. Items will be loaned for four weeks and may be renewed by contacting Books by Mail staff. There is no cost to sign up for this program and no cost to return items, as residents will receive library materials in a reusable canvas book mailer with postage pre-paid by the library. Fees will only be charged to a resident to replace damaged or lost items. To learn more about this free service, contact Books by Mail staff at: 530-757-5583 or BooksbyMail@yolocounty.org; www.yolocountylibrary.org; www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

First and second Sundays of the month: VFW breakfast: VFW breakfasts are now only the first and second Sundays of the month at 1708 Lisbon Ave., Bryte/West Sacramento. The cooks are Deb and John Flores.

Free lunch for seniors: A free, tasty lunch is available at Riverbend Manor to any senior, 60 or older, with a resident address in Yolo County. Although lunches are free, donations are always accepted and appreciated. The lunch is tasty, nutritionally balanced, served every week Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Riverbend Manor is located at 664 Cummins Way. In order to plan food supply, a mandatory 24-hour advance reservation is required. For more information, reservations, or directions, call 373-5805.

Widowed Persons Association of California: On the third Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. any and all widows or widowers may attend the newcomers’ buffet and social in the private dining room at the Plaza Hof Brau on the corner of El Camino and Watt Avenue. Cost varies as the choice is from a no-host buffet menu. This is a public service to all widows and widowers and there is no charge to attend the social other than the meal they choose. Also, every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., widows and widowers are invited to Sunday support from 3 to 5 p.m. in the meeting room of the WPAC office. Enter from the back parking lot at 2628 El Camino Ave., Ste. D-18.