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Upcoming events

    • October 13, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Taber Ranch Vineyard, 16628 CR 81, Capay

    We will enjoy covered outdoor/indoor seating for a light lunch of artisanal pizza and salad and six Taber Ranch wines while we hear the history of this part of Yolo County and Taber Ranch. Seating is limited to 50. Contact: Mary Ann Doerzbacher or Elysa Hillis.

    • October 18, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Make a beautiful fall decorated pumpkin planter that can be used as a centerpiece for Halloween and Thanksgiving. You bring the pumpkin and UFC supplies the succulents, tools, and materials. Contact: Mary Sternad or Pat Stromberg.

    • October 27, 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Buehler Alumni Center, 530 Alumni Ln, UC Davis
    Register

    The UFC Board and Scholarship Committee invite you to attend our Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome, where we will award eleven outstanding students with $4,000 scholarships. New this year, two Yolo County high school students who will be attending UC Davis will be awarded $2,000 scholarships. After hearing about the recipients’ future plans, light refreshments will be served.

    Online registration for this event is open. We encourage you to carpool. (Click on the number registered for this event on the UFC home page event calendar to see who is attending.) For detailed information on parking, please use this link: Parking Options and Costs_092722.pdf .

    News Flash: If you missed the Interest Sections sign-ups at the Annual Newcomers Welcome on September 29th or are interested in signing up for additional sections, there will be a Mini Sections Sign-up at the Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome.

    • November 01, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Davis Food Co-op, 537 G St, Davis

    In this class you will make a big pot of ricotta, taste it plain and salted, and turn it into fluffy, tender gnocchi. You will also learn some simple sauce recipes that take advantage of fall produce. When you register choose either the November 1 or the November 2 class. Each class is limited to 16 participants. Contact: Debbie Roberts.


    • November 02, 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Davis Food Co-op, 537 G St, Davis

    In this class you will make a big pot of ricotta, taste it plain and salted, and turn it into fluffy, tender gnocchi. You will also learn some simple sauce recipes that take advantage of fall produce. When you register choose either the November 1 or the November 2 class. Each class is limited to 16 participants. Contact: Debbie Roberts.

    • November 10, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Davis Farmers Market Cookbook author and fly fisherwoman Ann Evans recounts her adventures in Alaskan waters, where she's been fishing for salmon and halibut since 2011. Learn her favorite recipes for the 100 pounds of fish she brings home. Contact: Elysa Hillis.

    • November 15, 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 1340 Equine Ln, Davis

    View some of the raptors in our area and discover efforts of the center's staff to rehabilitate injured raptors. This is a self-guided outdoor-only tour, but staff are on-site to answer questions you may have. This event is limited to 12 people. Note: The Raptor Center has closed off and on due to Avian Flu in local birds. If the center is closed in November we will go to Sutter's Fort 10:30-12. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson.

    • November 17, 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 22 Main St, Winters

    Georgeanne Brennan, Corinne Martinez, and Nicole Salengo have combined their knowledge of wines to establish this French-inspired tasting room. Taste six delicious aperitifs, accompanied by appetizers. Afterward, lunch or stroll the local shops. Contact: Mary Ann Doerzbacher or Elysa Hillis.

    • December 01, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Broadway Plaza, Walnut Creek

    Join a holiday shopping and lunch-on-your-own trip to Walnut Creek's Broadway Plaza. The bus will depart from South Davis at 8:30 a.m. and arrive back in Davis at 5:00 p.m. Bring your own water or drink on the bus in a covered container and wear comfortable walking shoes. Contact: Mary Ann Doerzbacher.

    • December 11, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Locations to be provided later

    This popular bi-annual event is a major fundraiser for UFC scholarships. Tour-goers will have plenty of time to visit the UFC boutique at El Macero Country Club and visit each of the five unique and beautiful homes on the 2022 home tour. Contact: Molly Hillis or Susan Rodgers.

    • December 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • El Macero Country Club

    Please save the date for one of UFC's most treasured traditions, the annual Candlelight Dinner. We will gather with our UFC friends at El Macero Country Club to share the spirit of the holidays. Contact: Susan Rodgers or Elysa Hillis.

    • January 10, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 340 Second St, Woodland

    Join a docent-led tour to learn the history and behind-the-scenes activities of the Woodland Opera House. It is part of the California State Parks system, but totally self-supporting, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Contact: Debbie Roberts.

    • January 19, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    The White Elephant Exchange is a great chance to trade new or like-new items for something that better fits your taste and lifestyle and to pass along those holiday and birthday gifts that just aren't you. Contact: Lea Rosenberg or Elysa Hillis.

    • January 19, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Several locations in Woodland

     We will tour one of Woodland's most beautiful homes, built in 1890 and lovingly restored and maintained to this day. Then we will walk to lunch (optional), and pass by City Hall on our way to the Woodland Public Library for a short tour of one of the last functioning Carnegie libraries in California. This event is limited to 15 people. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson.

    • January 26, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Want to know how to set goals for your finances? How to establish a trust so your children don't have to pay probate taxes? These are some questions to consider before we meet Jen Kukis, Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, and Jennie Bretschneider, Estate Planning Attorney. Contact: Kalli Louis.

    • February 02, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Join our group of creative crafters and create cards for Valentine's Day and general use. All necessary materials will be provided for this fun-filled craft event. Contact: Mary Sternad or Pat Stromberg.

    • February 09, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Join your UFC friends for a fun, fact-filled afternoon of trivia with local quizmaster Julia Walker. We'll enjoy a box lunch while testing our knowledge in categories such as history, geography, film, music, and books. Contact: Elysa Hillis.

    • February 15, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 125 I St, Old Sacramento

     Walk through the California State Railway Museum and see an amazing number of exhibits, including locomotives, toy trains, historic documents, and a gallery dedicated to the Golden Spike that connected the nation from East to West. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson.

    • February 16, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Napoli's Culinary Academy, 1401 Fulton Ave, Sacramento

    Time to be determined. Check the newsletter for updates.

    Learn to make pizza or calzone, and then eat your creation. The chef will guide us through the steps to make our own creative goodies. Contact: Pat Stromberg or Lea Rosenberg.

    • March 02, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Home of Karen Cook

    This continues to be one our members' best-loved programs. Share favorite books that you have read this year and bring books to put on the book exchange table. Contact: Karen Cook.

    • March 07, 2023
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 1221 Harter Ave, Woodland

    Tour The HIVE, a family-owned business that bottles and ships varietal honey. Taste and learn about varietal  honeys and mead, then sit outside under a covered patio and enjoy a lunch catered by Z Specialty Foods. Contact Kathy Greenhalgh or Elysa Hillis.

    • March 16, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • 392 Old Davis Rd, UC Davis campus

     A fun and informative behind the scenes tour of the institute, including a visit to the sensory theater and general information about current research and learning. This tour is limited to 25 people. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson

    • March 23, 2023
    • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Sausalito

    Enjoy shopping, strolling, sightseeing and springtime in Sausalito. This is a totally on your own day. Comfortable walking shoes are a must. The bus will depart at 8:00 a.m and return to Davis by 5:30 p.m. Contact: Mary Ann Doerzbacher.

    • March 30, 2023
    • 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Winters and UC Davis

    Spend an afternoon with Director Javier Fernandez-Salvador learning about the UC Davis Olive Center. Carpool to the Wolfskill Experimental Orchard and Super High Olive Orchard in Winters for a tour and lecture, then return to UC Davis for a tasting and food pairing. Contact: Jan Bower.

    • April 03, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Diane Power Zimmerman grew up immersed in a family business called Nut Tree. She will tell a story of a unique 20th-century business from her latest book, where she chronicles the 75-year history of the business. Contact: Kalli Louis.

    • April 13, 2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 6686 Sievers Rd, Dixon

    Enjoy a tour of Ruhstaller Brewing Company and learn about the process of producing beer, from growing hops to bottling. We will sample beer during the tour and a food truck will be onsite for individual purchases after the tour. Contact: Phyllis Baecker or Andrea Forrest.

    • April 20, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis

    Join us to hear from Lori and Kelli of Neatworks. Their business mission is to help people make the time and space for what matters. Their specialty is organizing, downsizing, and workflow. Contact: Pat Stromberg or Kathy Greenhalgh.

    • April 21, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 2701 L St, Sacramento

    This self-guided tour takes you through Sutter's Fort where knowledgeable docents can answer your questions. There will be an optional lunch following the tour. This event is limited to 15 people. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson

    • May 05, 2023
    • 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Locke

    We will learn the history and culture of the town of Locke on a docent-led walking tour. There will be a no-host lunch at Al's Place in Locke following the tour. Contact: Phyllis Baecker or Sally Nishida.

    • May 18, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Location to be determined

    The Spring Luncheon has always been a highlight of the year. It's a time to come together and celebrate all the programs and friendships developed over the previous year. We welcome all members, but especially encourage newcomers to share in this special event. Contact: Jan Bower or Kalli Louis

    • May 23, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Home of Maria Lago

    Join all of your Newcomers friends and their plus-ones as we bring the year to a close, reminisce about past activities, and talk about plans for the summer and the coming year. Contact: Maria Lago or Hope Thompson.

Past events

June 07, 2022 Canceled - Araceli Farms—Lavender Farm Guided Tour
May 26, 2022 Newcomers Appetizer & Beverage Finale
May 18, 2022 Hawaiian Luau
May 12, 2022 Annual UFC Spring Luncheon
May 06, 2022 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
May 04, 2022 Canceled: Touring with Local Roots Food Tours
April 21, 2022 Canceled: Rainwater Ranch/Berryessa Gap Winery
April 13, 2022 Newcomers Matchbook Winery Lunch and Wine Tasting
April 07, 2022 Canceled: The Séka Hills Olive Mill & Wine Tasting
April 01, 2022 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
March 30, 2022 Virtual Intercampus Day, UC Berkeley
March 24, 2022 Crocker Art Museum
March 10, 2022 Canceled: White Elephant Exchange
March 04, 2022 Canceled: Newcomers First Friday Coffee
March 03, 2022 Novels and Noshes
March 01, 2022 Canceled: Newcomers Tour of the California State Capitol & Stanley Mosk Library
March 01, 2022 Canceled: Exploring Winters
February 17, 2022 Canceled: Newcomers Tour of the Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science
February 10, 2022 Canceled: Trivia Lunch with Julia Walker
February 04, 2022 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
January 25, 2022 Soup's On!
January 12, 2022 Speaker Series: Nutrition—Separating Fact from Fiction with Dr. Debbie Fetter
January 07, 2022 CANCELED: Newcomers First Friday Coffee
December 10, 2021 Candlelight Dinner
December 03, 2021 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
November 16, 2021 Speaker Series: The Science of Earth's Climate System with Dr. Howard Spero
November 16, 2021 Newcomers Tour of the Woodland Opera House
November 05, 2021 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
November 02, 2021 Canceled: Speaker Series: Harvest of Impact: A UFC/UCD Panel Presentation
October 13, 2021 Newcomers Tea
October 08, 2021 The Great Bear Vineyards Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience #2
October 07, 2021 Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome
October 01, 2021 Newcomers First Friday Coffee
September 23, 2021 Annual Newcomers Welcome
May 21, 2021 Event Full: Experience a Delightful Wine and Cheese Pairing at Great Bear Vineyards—in Davis!
April 19, 2021 Rediscovering Yolo County's Food, Wine and Agriculture
March 09, 2021 WRAPS! A Spring Davis Food Co-op Zoom Cooking Class
February 11, 2021 Genealogy and Oral History for Beginners
January 14, 2021 Speaker Series: Eat Your Microbes! Fermented Foods, Probiotics & Gut Health
December 11, 2020 Candlelight at Home for the Holidays
December 08, 2020 Santa’s Workshop… a paper crafting class
December 01, 2020 Speaker Series: A Holiday Cooking Class
November 12, 2020 Speaker Series: Kim Stanley Robinson, Davis Author
October 27, 2020 Speaker Series: A virtual program with Dr. Meghan Zavod
October 07, 2020 Scholarship Reception and Fall Welcome on YouTube

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PO Box 858, Davis, CA 95617-0858
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