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

EXTENDED through Friday, September 30, 2016.
Walking in the Woods with Chemistry: Exhibit
Multiple locations throughout the Arboretum including: Ruth Risdon Storer Garden, Mediterranean Collection, Conifer Collection, and Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants. For more garden location information CLICK HERE. Explore our temporary exhibit to discover how a plant can cure cancer, what plant molecules create the smell in your soap and perfume, and how a plant defends itself chemically. Spread across several collections in the Arboretum this exhibit reveals some of the research of UC Davis Chemistry Professor Dean Tantillo, Plant Biology Professor Philipp Zerbe, and Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Nhu Nguyen. Co-sponsored by the Tantillo Group, Chemistry Department, Zerbe Group, and the Department of Plant Biology. The exhibit is free;parking is available at no charge on the weekends, but during the week attendees may need to purchase a $9 daily permit for our visitor parking lots.

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Camp Shakespeare

Summer of Heroes Ages 8-12
Session 2: July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shields Oak Grove, UC Davis campus
Campers will take on some of the greatest heroes in Shakespeare & beyond: Henry V, Joan of Arc, Romeo, Juliet, Imogen, and Cyrano de Bergerac! Through theater games and acting workshops campers will explore how these classic characters changed their worlds by fighting for what is right. In the epic final show, campers perform these heroic journeys accompanied by original music, fun dances, and dynamic sword-fights!

Teen Camp Ages 13-18
July 25 – August 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,
Shields Oak Grove (July 25-29)
Location TBA (August 1-5)
This camp is designed for teenagers wanting to sharpen their acting skills. Campers will also explore heroism with the awesome characters listed above. Camp content will include stage combat, acting workshops, movement techniques, improvisation training, and more. Teens won’t want to miss this opportunity to take their love of theater to the next level!

Questions? E-mail Camp Shakespeare education coordinator, Sydney Schwindt, at sydney@shakespearedavis.org or call the Camp Shakespeare phone number, 530-802-CAMP, (530-802-2267)

CAMP SHAKESPEARE REGISTRATION and INFORMATION

Friday, July 29
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome! Parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Friday, August 12
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome! Parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Friday, August 26
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome! Parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Saturday, September 3
Succulent Surprises
10 a.m., Ruth Risdon Storer Garden
Looking for striking low-water plants for your garden? Try succulents! They’re easy care and come in all shapes and sizes. See examples in our Ruth Risdon Storer Garden and learn how to grow them. Parking is free on weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55.

Friday, September 9
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome! Parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, September 11
New! Ask a Master Gardener
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
New! UC Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions, share plant information and highlight sustainable gardening practices. This is an informal drop-in program, not a guided tour. Please stop by to ask and explore with knowledgeable Master Gardeners. The event is free;biking is encouraged, but parking is available in the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot as well as other public parking lots located nearby.

Wednesday, September 14
Walk with Warren
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum, famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of summer in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.This event is free. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where visitors can park in short-term metered spots or all-day spaces with the purchase of a $9 daily pass.

Sunday, September 18
Butterflies, Moths and More: Talk & Tour
10 a.m, Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum
Join entomologist Joel Hernandez to explore the amazing diversity of butterflies and moths both near and far. All ages are welcome. The event is free; biking is encouraged, but parking is free on weekends in Visitor Parking Lot 5.

Sunday, September 18
New! Ask a Master Gardener
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center)
New! UC Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions, share plant information and highlight sustainable gardening practices. This is an informal drop-in program, not a guided tour. Please stop by to ask and explore with knowledgeable Master Gardeners. The event is free;biking is encouraged, but parking is available in the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot as well as other public parking lots located nearby.

Friday, September 23
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during this acoustic jam session at the Wyatt Deck, located on Arboretum Drive (formerly Old Davis Road) next to the redwood grove in the UC Davis Arboretum. Pull out your fiddles, guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, pipes, flutes, squeezeboxes (you name it) and join your fellow musicians for a little bluegrass, old-time, blues, Celtic, klezmer, and world music over the lunch hour. All skill levels and listeners welcome! Parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, September 25
New! Ask a Master Gardener
10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo and Storer Garden
UC Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions, share plant information and highlight sustainable gardening practices. This is an informal drop-in program, not a guided tour. Please stop by to ask and explore with knowledgeable Master Gardeners. The event is free; parking is free and available along Garrod Drive, in Visitor Park Lot 54, Visitor Park Lot 55, or Putah Creek Lodge Parking Lot.