Sunday, Oct. 11: 9:30 a.m. The woodland Presbyterian Church will be holding a Blessing of the Animals at the church, 1324 Columbia Drive. Following the service there will be refreshments, a petting zoo, animals for adoption, and educational actvities related to animals. Offering of supplies for the Yolo County Animal Shelter will also be accepted including flat sheets, towels, blankets, lquid laundry detergent, flea control and monetary donations. Bring pets on a leash or in a pet carrier or cage.
Sunday, Oct. 11: 2 p.m. Meals on Wheels will commemorate 40 years of service at an afternoon celebration at Glide Ranch until 5 p.m. All members of the community are invited to join staff, board and volunteers in recognizing the contributions Meals on Wheels has made to the community. Meals on Wheels Yolo County provides a noontime meal each week day which meets a third of the daily nutritional requirements for seniors. Meals are delivered to the homes of homebound, low income Yolo County seniors by more than 400 volunteers each year, who contribute 20,000 hours annually to ensure seniors receive their meals. Tickets for this event are $40 for adults, $10 for children and may be purchased by calling 662-7035, or at the door. Glide Ranch is located at 36355 Russell Blvd, Between Davis and Woodland. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Kate Hutchinson at 662-7035 x 209; or email: KHutchinson@elderlynutritionyolo.org.
Monday, Oct. 12: 10 a.m. MOMs Club of Woodland will be hosting its Annual Open House at Woodside Park. MOMs Club is a nonprofit organization for Moms Offering Moms Support. There will be chalk and bubbles for children and information for moms. There will also be a raffle.
Monday, Oct. 12: 7 p.m. The American Cancer Society is an essential source of patient information and research funding. At this meeting of the Yolo Prostate Cancer Support Group, Colleen Root, ACS regional health systems manager for hospitals, will discuss how the American Cancer Society works with physicians and allied health professionals in our area. Yolo County Library, 315 E. 14th St., Davis. Free admission. More information: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/yolo_prostate/ or call 661-6449.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 9 a.m. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office reported there will be free mobile document shredding at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland. The document shredding will continue to noon.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 9 a.m. The Yolo County District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Woodland Police Department will beh olding the 2015 Senior Resource and Crime Prevention Fair until noon at t he Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. There will be at least 40 table presentations and a speaker series providing information on crime and fraud prevention. There will also be a free continental breakfast.
Wednesday, Oct. 14: 5:30 p.m. There will bea ribbon cutting ceremony for an electric vehicle charging station at Ramon S. Tafoya Elementary School 720 Homestead Drive. The station is being put in place as a result of a grant from the state energy Commission. Some 16 electric vehicle charging stations will ultimately be installed throughout the Woodland Joint Unified School district.
Thursday, Oct. 15: 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fourth & Hope will hold the Ninth Annual Empty Bowls soup lunch and supper at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 515 Second St., Woodland. Empty Bowls is a national event started in 1990 by a group of high school students in Michigan searching for a way to raise funds for a food drive. What evolved was a class project to make ceramic bowls for a fundraising meal. Guests select a handmade bowl and then are served a simple soup lunch or dinner donated by local restaurants. The bowls are made by art students and artists in Yolo County. Participating schools will also provide bowls made by students who have the opportunity to learn about hunger in their community. Lunch tickets are available for $25 each; supper tickets are $40 and available at the Corner Drug Store, Fourth & Hope Thrift Shop, 607 Main St., Woodland, or online at www.fourthandhope.org. Lunch and supper include a variety of soups from local restaurants, and supper includes appetizers and wine. All proceeds from Empty Bowls are used to provide meals and shelter to homeless people in Yolo County. For more information contact Robert Partlow, 632-7756.
Friday, Oct. 16: 9 a.m. The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible residents at the Yolo Community Center, 14189 First St., Yolo. Participants may receive food at only one site. Eligible participants are asked to bring a bag to carry their food home. For more information call the Food Bank at 668-0690.
Friday, Oct. 16: 9:30 a.m. The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible residents in Dunnigan at the Happy Time RV Park, corner of CR-8 and 99W. Participants may receive food at only one site. Eligible participants are asked to bring a bag to carry their food home. For more information call the Food Bank at 668-0690.
Friday, Oct. 16: 10:15 a.m. The Yolo Food Bank will distribute food to eligible residents in Knights Landing at the Community Center, 7th and Mill streets. Participants may receive food at only one site. Eligible participants are asked to bring a bag to carry their food home. For more information call the Food Bank at 668-0690.
Friday, Oct. 16: Noon. The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club, Inc., will hold open labs for any Yolo County resident 18 or older until 3 p.m. every Friday the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The cost is $1 per session to use the Windows 7 computers and printer; five cents per printed page.Assistance is available. Questions about the club may be addressed by leaving a message at 662-9598 if not covered on the website, www.wsccc.com. Prospective club members are welcome at monthly program meetings, 1 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month except December, as are guests.
Friday, Oct. 16: 6:30 p.m. The Woodland Eagles Aerie will be a hosting a Sausage Dinner and Dance, featuring the Jim Hunter Band. The cost is $15 for adults and $6 for children. The social room is open at 3 p.m. The Eagles Hall is located at 37650 Hwy. 16, Woodland.
Thursday, Oct. 29: 5:30 a.m. The League of Women Votes of Woodland will honor the local Democracy Works Award recipient at a dinner at Mojo’s Upstairs. Dinner will cost $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Anyone who joins the League that evening will pay $20. Dinner entrée choices are chicken or a vegetarian lasagna. There will also be a no host bar available for wine and beer. To make a reservation, please contact Judy Simas at 662-1343. The deadline for submitting a nominee for the Award is Friday, Oct. 16. People who would like to nominate an individual for this Award, should go to the website email@example.com to complete the Nomination Form and either email it or send it to he League’s post office box.
Saturday, Oct. 17: 8 a.m The Ethnic Studies Program and community organization Alianza are hosting the 3rd annual Beyond the Dream Conference until 3 p.m. at Woodland Community College in Community Room 800. It will be free and open to the public. The conference will include a keynote, panel discussion, series of workshops, entertainment, and information tables. The purpose of the conference is to focus on the educational opportunities for AB450 and undocumented students, significant populations in our community and society. A brief 5-minute keynote will be given by Andrew Truman Kim, district project director at the office of Congressman Garamendi. The target audiences of the conference are students and educators of all nationalities. This conference will be the first of its kind at the College, intended for retention and retention success. This conference will be followed with a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals workshop on Nov. 7. Awareness of educational opportunities will be provide to students, parents, and educators will be served through this conference and workshop.
Saturday, Oct. 17: 9 a.m. Legal Services of Northern California and King Hall’s Humanitarian Aid Legal Organization are holding a free Consumer Rights Clinic until noon at the Legal Services office, 619 North St., Woodland. Topics to be covered at the clinic include debt collection, student loans, payday loans, automobile repossession, towing, utility debt, fair debt collection practices, and judgment enforcement. Attendees will receive private legal consultations concerning their legal issue. Low-income individuals and older adults ages 60 and above are encouraged to attend. Reservations are appreciated but not required. To reserve a space, please contact the Legal Services of Northern California office at 662-1065.
Saturday, Oct. 17: 11 a.m. There will be a free pool pump workshop for people in Woodland who own swimming pools sponsored by Woodland Step Up and Power Down. For informartion got to http://woodland.stepupandpowerdown.com/events/splash-into-savings/.
Sunday, October 18: 9 a.m. The Woodland Eagles will be hosting breakfast of Menudo, which costs $9 for a large portion and $7 for a smaller serving. There is also an All-American Breakfast of scrambled eggs, pancakes or biscuits and gravy with bacon or sausage for $6. The social room is open at 8:30 a.m. The Eagles Hall is located at 37650 Hwy. 16, Woodland.
Tuesday, Oct. 20: 7 p.m.The Woodland Camera Forum will present a free program on “50 Shades of Mauve,” Understanding Color in Digital Processing, by member photographer, Gabriel Unda, in Norton Hall, 70 Cottonwood St., Woodland. In addition to Unda’s tutorial, members of the WCF will present some digital images for discussion. Refreshments will be served. For more information on the program or the WCF, contact Susan Bovey at 219-0955, or visit the website at www.woodlandcameraclub.shutterfly.com.
Thursday, Oct. 22: 4 p.m. The Yolo County Cattleman’s Association will be holding a vote to repeal the Modified Point of Origin regulations currently in place in theYolo County brand inspection area. Only cattle producers that are property taxpayers, lessees or residents of the MPO area are pemitted to vote. The voting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Esparto Fire Hall, 16960 Yolo Ave.
Friday, Oct. 23: Noon. The Woodland Senior Center Computer Club, Inc., will hold open labs for any Yolo County resident 18 or older until 3 p.m. every Friday the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The cost is $1 per session to use the Windows 7 computers and printer; five cents per printed page.Assistance is available. Questions about the club may be addressed by leaving a message at 662-9598 if not covered on the website, www.wsccc.com. Prospective club members are welcome at monthly program meetings, 1 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month except December, as are guests.
Friday, Oct. 23: 6:30 p.m. The Woodland Eagles Auxiliary will be cooking a “Scrumptious Chili” dinner with vegetable, salad, dessert and sourdough rolls. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children. The social room is open at 3 p.m. The Eagles Hall is located at 37650 Hwy. 16, Woodland.