Community events

“Canada’s Tar Sands are perhaps the most visually compelling example of all that is wrong with our addiction to fossil fuels and why we must change or face dire consequences for all life on Earth,”Garth Lenz states in his award-winning slideshow talk, The True Cost of Oil: Images of Beauty and Devastation

Garth Lenz, a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, is an internationally  published, environmental photojournalist best known for his work presenting environmental and social justice issues.  He has photographed extensively throughout Canada’s temperate rainforest and boreal forests, gathering images of the plight of the pristine Canadian boreal region and its people now confronted by a vast industrial project.  The Alberta Tar Sands are the third largest, most carbon- intensive old reserves on the planet, and their exploitation is a global threat.

Lenz will present The True Cost of Oil at 7p.m., Monday, January 14 at the United Methodist Church of Davis (1620 Anderson Road). Hosted by Cool Davis, the suggested donation for Lenz’ public presentation is $20 at the door; students are free.   Space is limited to 200, so pre-register at www.cooldavislenz.eventbrite.comto assure yourself of admission.   Check the calendar at www.cooldavis.orgfor updates or email info@cooldavis.orgfor more information.

Save the Date - Climate Crisis:  Putting Faith into Action
Conference for faith-based groups and interested individuals
Featuring speaker: Susan Stephenson of Interfaith Power and Light
Update on the impact of the Climate Crisis on the Yolo County region
Workshops on Institutional transformation, household transformation,
and advocacy issues: spiritual/moral imperatives and social justice
Sunday, February 3, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis
Contact Lynne at to help plan or to sign up.

SATURATE YOLO, an art exhibit of iPhone-created images, by Davis artist Dave Webb

WHERE: Tsao Gallery, inside the Davis Art Center, 1919 F Street, Davis, CA 95616. Hours: Mon-Thurs: 9:30-7 pm; Friday: 9:30-5 pm; Saturday: 10-4 pm. Closed Sunday.

WHEN:  The exhibit runs from January 5 to February 2, 2013. Gala Reception is on Friday, January 11 from 7-9 pm (see correction note below)

MORE:  Featuring 60+  printed images and a five-frame electronic installation that rotates dozens more images, Webb’s exhibit is presented in conjunction with the City of Davis’s “Phone Art Month,” as declared in proclamation by the City Council on October 25, 2013 (proclamation available on request). SATURATE YO

SATURATE YOLO is funded in part by a grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. In keeping with the democratic intention of Phone Art Month, Davis residents are invited to post their own phone art during the month of January on a designated Facebook page (search “Phone Art in Davis”). The page will go live on January 5, in synch with SATURATE YOLO.

Save the Date - Soroptimist International of Davis--Texas Hold ‘Em Night

Think fast-paced poker games, fabulous food, lots of fun and good works to boot, and what do you get? It’s Soroptimist International of Davis’ annual Texas Hold ’Em Night fundraiser, Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event is at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second St. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tournament play starts promptly at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 each for tournament play and $40 each for “Greenhorn,” non-tournament tables. To go along with the theme, Western wear is encouraged.


Soroptimist International of Davis is a group of business and professional women who donate their time and resources to provide service to others. Over the past few years, much of that support has centered on the emancipated foster youth program. The funds will help pay college tuition, living expenses, clothing for job interviews, transportation, and other items needed to support young adults’ transition from status as a foster child to becoming a productive adult member of the community.


To purchase event or raffle tickets or for more information, contact Allison Wooley at allison312520@gmail.comor Juelie Roggli: or 530-756-3276. Tickets and more information are also available online at