Calendar of Events

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Information: (530) 752-4880

Map and directions to event meeting places

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Friday, September 26
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Wednesday,October 8
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens.

Thursday, October 9
Opening Night: Readings by the Creative Writing Faculty
7 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 126 Voorhies Hall)
Award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis Creative Writing Program read from their work: Joshua Clover, Lucy Corin, Yiyun Li, Katie Peterson, Margaret Ronda, and Joe Wenderoth. Co-sponsored by the English Department.

Friday, October 10
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Saturday, October 11
PLANT SALE to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden

9 - 11 a.m., Members only | Not a member? Call ahead (530.752.4880) or join at the door! LEARN MORE
11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Open to the public

THE NEW FRONT YARD: We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their "New Front Yard" by replacing high-water-use plants with low-water alternatives. That's why this October you are going to find just what you need from the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-apprropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboreutm All-Stars. LEARN MORE and CHECK OUT our CURRENT INVENTORY.

Sunday, October 12
The Art of Science*
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 126 Voorhies Hall)
Join us and experience science in a whole new way! Enjoy UC Davis graduate student scientists presenting their research through song, dance, photography and other media. Participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities and engaging live demonstrations. This event is free and all ages are welcome! Co-sponsored by UC Davis scientists and the Powerhouse Science Center.
*This event is also part of a larger event called Harvest: A Gathering of Food, Wine, Beer, and the Arts (see below).

Sunday, October 12
Harvest: A Gathering of Food, Wine, Beer, and the Arts
1-10 p.m., UC Davis Gateways District
This all-day event, part of the Mondavi Center’s “Performance Enhancement” series includes our above-referenced “Art of Science” event (free) as well as a mix of free and ticketed programming like a family-friendly zone on Vanderhoef Quad, the debut of a new exhibit at the Nelson Gallery, interactive displays, food, wine, beer, pumpkin carving, live music, and more. For more information visit: http://mondavi.ucdavis.edu/harvest

Saturday, October 18
Nature Discovery Drop-in Day
1-3 p.m., Trellis in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join us for a free, fun-filled family afternoon exploring our local wildlife. All-ages are welcome.

Sunday, October 19
Among the Oaks
11 a.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Explore an amazing variety of oaks from around the world in the Peter J. Shields Oak Grove. Learn about the life cycle of oaks and see why autumn is acorn time in the grove.

Friday, October 24
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Saturday, October 25
PLANT SALE to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Open to the Public
Members save 10%. Become a new member and receive 10% off and an additional coupon for $10 off. LEARN MORE

THE NEW FRONT YARD: We know that many homeowners out there are in the process of developing their "New Front Yard" by replacing high-water-use plants with low-water alternatives. That's why this October you are going to find just what you need from the area's largest selection of attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-apprropriate plants including lots of California natives and Arboreutm All-Stars.
LEARN MORE.

Sunday, November 2
Native American Uses of California Plants
2 p.m., UC Davis Welcome Center
Enjoy an engaging, family-friendly tour of the Native American Contemplative Garden and discover traditional uses for a variety of California plants.

Friday, November 7
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Sunday, November 9
Storytime Through the Seasons: Under the Redwood Tree
1-3 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Join the Arboretum Ambassadors for a free, outdoor reading program exploring the cultural and natural world of Native Californians. Enjoy traditional stories, games, and arts. All ages are welcome!

Wednesday, November 12
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens

Sunday, November 16
Go Green Drop-in Day
1-3 p.m., Trellis in the California Native Plant GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Want to be more sustainable? Have fun learning about conserving resources through hands-on activities. All ages are welcome!.

Friday, November 21
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Friday, December 5
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.

Wednesday, December 10
Wednesday Walks with Warren
Noon, Arboretum Gazebo
Join our Superintendent Emeritus Warren Roberts--famous storyteller and punster--for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum's West-end gardens.

Friday, December 19
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.