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

Camp Shakespeare 2014 Registration
Sign up today for the best summer camp in Davis! Join the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble for exciting theater games, acting workshops, and a special camp production. This summer, campers will play clowns, villains, and soldiers as Camp features one of Shakespeare's most popular comedies: Much Ado About Nothing. Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm with options for early drop off and late pick up. For more details and online enrollment, visit http://www.shakespearedavis.org/education/camp-shakespeare-2014/.

  • Session 1 (Ages 13-17, "Teen Camp"): July 7 - July 18 (Not in the UC Davis Arboretum; location TBA)
  • Session 2 (Ages 7-12): July 21 - August 1 (UC Davis Arboretum, Shields Oak Grove)
  • Session 3 (Ages 7-12): August 4 - August 15 (UC Davis Arboretum, Shields Oak Grove)

Saturday, April 19
Guided Tour: Bicycle Tour of the Arboretum
2 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Soak in the colors, sights and sounds of the Arboretum on a one-hour guided bike tour. Come prepared with your bike and water bottle; the pace will be leisurely to allow for exploration and questions.

Thursday, April 24
Poetry in the Garden: Heera Kulkarni and Kenya Mitchell
12-1 pm, Wyatt Deck
Open Mic after readings (New feature!)
Heera Kulkarni holds two masters degrees from the two continents, Asia & North America, in Social Work and Education, respectively. She teaches Indian classical music and is director of Raga Academy School of Indian Music. She writes poetry in Hindi, Marathi, and English, and has recorded some of her poems and songs in an album called Shama. Kenya Mitchell is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis. She explores the intersection between race, femininity and class in her poetry and prose. Kenya has published two books, Aftermath of a Sociopath and Blue Line To Wonderland, and has pieces in publications ranging from Harvard School of Education's ALANA Anthology to New York Magazine.

Friday, April 25
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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, April 26
PUBLIC PLANT SALE
9 am-1 pm, Arboretum Teaching Nursery
THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Not a member? Join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum at the door to receive a new-member, $10-off coupon. All members receive the regular member discount of 10% off your total purchases. Find out more about becoming a member here. Click for more information.

Sunday, April 27
Fun with Food: Eco-friendly Tie-dye
12-2 pm, Sunday, April 27
Arboretum Gazebo
Bring a white item you want to tie-dye: t-shirt, socks, shorts, pillow-case, you name it! The Arboretum Ambassadors will help you tie-dye and explain how to make the plant- and food-based, eco-friendly dyes provided.

Sunday, May 4
WILD FAMILY DAY
1-3 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Join Wild Campus in partnership with the Arboretum for our 3rd annual Wild Family Day. A UC Davis student organization, Wild Campus is dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna. Come enjoy fun games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and live animals! For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com.

Friday, May 9
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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, May 14
Guided Tour: Walk with Warren
12-1 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, to discover seasonal color in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and plant collections.

Saturday, May 17
PUBLIC PLANT SALE (Clearance Sale)
9 am-1 pm, Arboretum Teaching Nursery
THE NEW FRONT YARD: Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Not a member? Join the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum at the door to receive a new-member, $10-off coupon. All members receive the regular member discount of 10% off your total purchases. Find out more about becoming a member here. Click for more information.

Sunday, May 18
STORYTIME THROUGH THE SEASONS: Under the Tuscan Sun
1-3 pm, Meet at the Arboretum Gazebo
Explore the natural, cultural, and flavorful world of the Mediterranean in this program for children and families. Take part in readings, tastings, and hands-on activities in the Arboretum’s spectacular Mediterranean Collection. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

Friday, May 23
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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.

Thursday, May 29
Poetry in the Garden: Frank Dixon Graham and Tim Kahl
12-1 pm, Wyatt Deck
Open Mic after readings (New feature!)
Frank Dixon Graham is the author of Out On the Reach and The Infinite In Between, both published with his own imprint, Broken Arrow Press. Graham's work, which consists primarily of observations of art and people, nature and love, is published in over twenty-five journals, including: Hawaii Pacific Review, Evansville Review, Clackamas Literary Review, and Harvard University Scriptorium. Graham is Editor-in-Chief of Tule Review and poetry editor for Pitkin Review. He is currently coordinating the California Colloquium on Social Justice Poetry while completing his MFA at Goddard College. Tim Kahl is the author of Possessing Yourself (CW Books, 2009) and The Century of Travel (CW Books, 2012). His work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Ninth Letter, Notre Dame Review, The Journal, Parthenon West Review, and many other journals. He appears as Victor Schnickelfritz at the poetry and poetics blog The Great American Pinup and the poetry video blog Linebreak Studios. He is editor of Bald Trickster Press and Clade Song. He is the vice president and events coordinator of The Sacramento Poetry Center.

Saturday, May 31
YOGA IN THE ARBORETUM
1:15 pm, Arboretum grassy area east of Putah Creek Lodge
Join us for an hour of gentle yoga appropriate for people of all skill levels led by certified yoga instructor Loshan Ostrava, who teaches at the International House. Dress comfortably. Please bring a towel or yoga mat, as well as your water bottle. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

Sunday, June 1
Bugtopia 3.0: Discover Everyday Insects
1-3 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Learn about the hidden insect wonders of the Arboretum from UC Davis Entomology Club members and Arboretum Ambassadors. Tour the collections and learn insect names, trapping methods, and ecology.

Friday, June 6
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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.

Tuesday, June 10
3rd Annual Farewell Reading of the UC Davis Creative Writing Program
7 pm, Wyatt Deck
The Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 3rd annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their theses.

Wednesday, June 11
Guided Tour: Walk with Warren
12-1 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, to discover seasonal color in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and plant collections.

Friday, June 20
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 pm, 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.