Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome
October 7, 4 PM
Your UFC Board and the Scholarship Committee invite members to tune in to our remote Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome to
be aired on YouTube on October 7th at 4 pm. You may watch on your
television, your computer, or your cell phone as Scholarship Chair Janet Collins
introduces our scholarship winners. They will inspire us with
descriptions of their academic achievements, their charitable work, and
the extraordinary efforts they have made to pursue their goals.
In addition to our remarkable honorees, we will hear from our keynote speaker, Lois Wolk,
who served as UFC President in May of 1983 when Chancellor Meyer
officially granted UCD Support Group status to UFC. She will talk about
the history of University Farm Circle and how its members have supported
UCD students in many ways through good times and bad. Finally, Ann Fersht will welcome Newcomers and will join UFC past President Carlene Ozonoff in describing the innovative programs and events of the coming year.
your newsletter for instructions about signing up for interest sections
and bringing your own refreshments. Although we are not able to gather
for a large event this year, you may want to celebrate by viewing the
YouTube program with a “close cohort” of friends. For more information,
contact Linda Marshall (email@example.com) or Elizabeth Lasensky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Speaker Series: A virtual program with Dr. Meghan Zavod
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Meghan Zavod
will present "21 Things Your Dermatologist Wants You to Know". Dr.
Zavod is a board-certified dermatologist and established the dermatology
department at Sutter Davis in 2005. Dr. Zavod practices medical
dermatology, mainly dealing with skin cancer. Members enjoyed her
previous presentation several years ago, and many have asked to hear
from her again. We will use a virtual platform for this one-hour
presentation. Watch for the first UFC newsletter in the fall, where you
will find details on how to join us for this informative program.
Contact Pat Stromberg, 530-756-3660 (email@example.com).
Celebrating Wayne Thiebaud's 100th Birthday
Note: Because of the museum closure due to the pandemic, this event has been canceled—but don't miss the show when the lockdown is lifted! Meanwhile, the Crocker has virtual programs, like Thiebaud 101
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento
Please join us late fall (date TBD) for a visit to the Crocker Museum in Sacramento to see a retrospective of Sacramento's most renowned artist, Wayne Thiebaud.
Best known for his tantalizing paintings of cakes and pies, Thiebaud
has long been affiliated with Pop art, though his body of work is far
more expansive. This exhibition represents the artist’s achievements in
all media, with pieces drawn from both the Crocker’s holdings and from
the collection of the Thiebaud family—many of which, until now, have
never been shown publicly. We will have private docent led tours and
make sure that everyone has a safe and positive experience while at the
museum. Small groups will be given tours at different start times. Small
group options for lunch will be offered for those that are interested.
Contact Elysa Hillis, 530-304-0777 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Speaker Series: Kim Stanley Robinson, Davis Author
Thursday, November 12, 2020
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
UFC welcomes Kim Stanley Robinson
to our Speaker Series. Recognized internationally for his
thought-provoking science fiction, or “climate fiction,” Mr. Robinson
explores future worlds impacted by dramatic climate change. A winner of
the two most prestigious science fiction prizes, the Hugo and Nebula
awards, Mr. Robinson is the author of more than 20 books and numerous
essays and articles. He has been cited by critics as our “greatest
political novelist” and a must-read author, who writes compellingly
about our current and future environmental problems. Please join us to
hear Mr. Robinson discuss his work, his vision and, yes, the role of
COVID-19 within this new world. Contact Myra Appel, 530-902-3392 (email@example.com).
Speaker Series: A Holiday Cooking Class
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
for a few new ideas for a holiday meal to serve to families and
friends? Wanting recipes that are easy to prepare, inspire creative
variation, and garner enthusiastic compliments from your guests? Madison Suoja,
Education and Outreach Specialist from the Davis Co-op, will share her
grandmother’s recipe for a no-fail pie crust and demonstrate how one
batch of crust will serve as the foundation for delicious appetizers,
entrées and desserts. We will have the recipes and list of ingredients
in hand as we watch Madison via Zoom lead us through the preparation of
three courses, plus an extra delicacy. Madison will respond to our
questions and comments throughout the class and suggest how we can
change up each recipe to make it our own creation. Attendees will have
access to the taped demonstration and will be able to view it at their
leisure. Join us to share in a fun and informative cooking class. Please
contact Myra Appel, 530-902-3392 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Santa's Workshop…a paper crafting class
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Pick up materials in Woodland or Davis.
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
1:00 pm, Zoom
Meeting to display finished cards.
The class is limited to 30 participants.
an early start on the holidays with some fun gift packaging. In this
“class-at-home,” you'll be making 6 cute gift tags and 2 gift card
holders. Gift cards are a popular choice, but can be rather impersonal.
These great gift card holders will make the gift card more fun to open
and way more personal. Impress your friends and family with your crafty
skills and enjoy a creative experience where almost all of the work is
done for you.
You will receive a kit of
pre-cut and pre-stamped materials, including card stock, die-cut shapes,
and ribbon. Everything you need to create the projects will be included
in the kit, except for adhesive. You can use white glue, glue sticks,
double-stick Scotch tape, or another adhesive of your choice to assemble
the tags and gift card holders. Participants will be emailed photos of
the items, along with some helpful hints for assembling the projects.
The class is limited to 30 participants. We will hold a Zoom meeting one
week after everyone gets their kit to allow all to display their
people feel safe, two or three friends could get together, 6 feet apart
and with masks, to assemble their projects together, which would make
this activity much more fun.) Contact Debbie Roberts, 530-758-4207 (email@example.com).
Candlelight at Home for the Holidays
Friday, December 11, 2020
3:00 to 5:00 pm (drive-through pick-up at Odd Fellows parking lot)
Observing cherished traditions is important, and none are more cherished than the ones we observe during the holidays. University Farm Circle invites you to join your UFC sisters in our traditional Candlelight Dinner, “Candlelight at Home for the Holidays.” This year’s dinner will be quite different, but still allow us to gather in spirit to support students in need at UCD and enjoy a delicious gourmet-quality meal in the process.
Dinner will be catered by Michelin-trained restaurateurs, Michael and Cynthia Raub of Pannier Foods, and will include an entrée and side dish, a homemade dinner roll, and a sweet treat. You may order as many dinners as you wish at a price of $25 each. We request that you open your hearts this year and make an especially generous donation of non-perishable food for the UCD Food Pantry when you pick up your dinners. As we are all aware, this has been a difficult year for many and food insecurity among students is a sad reality. For full details, read the December newsletter or contact Mary Ann Doerzbacher, 412-559-5161 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Speaker Series: Eat Your Microbes! Fermented Foods,
Probiotics & Gut Health
Thursday, January 14, 2021
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Reservation deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Our speaker for January is Professor Maria Marco
from the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis. She studies microorganisms and their relationships with food and health. Abstract: Fermented foods are currently the #1 health food trend. What are fermented foods exactly? What is
the hype all about? How are fermented foods different from probiotic foods? Based on what has been discovered about the human gut microbiota, how can we use the microbes in our diet to promote health? This talk will cover these questions and address what remains to be done in this emerging area of microbiome science. Please join us for this informative talk. Contact Kalli Louis, 916-303-0113
Other programs being considered include:
- Classes/Workshops on Watercolor Painting & Flower Arranging
- Visits to UC Davis Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven, Botanical Gardens, & the Jacuzzi Family Vineyard and Olive Press in Sonoma
- Tours of Araceli
Lavender Farm in Dixon, Gekkeikan Sake, and Outlet Stores in Folsom,
Historic Houses in Sacramento, & the Amazon Fulfillment Center
- Tea and Tour at the Sacramento Zoo
- Behind the Scenes Tours of Music Circus in Sacramento & UCD Museums
- Tour and shopping opportunity at the UCD Arboretum with Suzanne Ullensvang
- Panel on the History of University Farm Circle
- Lecture and Demonstration on natural fibers
- Speaker Series: Scott Christenson, MD – oncologist at UCD Health System and Medical Director for Yolo County Hospice Program
- The Annual UFC Spring Luncheon