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Public Health & Wellness Fair April 10

Public Health & Wellness Fair April 10

In celebration of National Public Health Week, April 7-14, the Yolo County Health Department invites the community to attend this year’s Public Health & Wellness Fair on Thursday April 10 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., at 137 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

This free, family-friendly event includes bike helmet fittings and traffic safety games, car seat inspections, blood pressure screenings, healthy eating activities and food samples, Sidewalk CPR activities, rides on the smoothie bike, and much more.  Residents are encouraged to walk, bike, stroll or roll over to the fair and find out how public health services in Yolo County can help make America the healthiest nation in one generation.

“Join us April 10 to find out how you can take preventive measures, both big and small, in your families, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools to live longer and healthier lives,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Don Saylor.

Native Film Screening of "Black Indians: An American Story" - 2/22!

Native Film Screening of "Black Indians:  An American Story" - 2/22!

In honor of Black History Month, the State Indian Museum is proud to present a very special Native American Film Screening of “Black Indians: An American Story” on Saturday, February 22, at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.  

Narrated by James Earl Jones, the engaging film explores the cultural and ethnic fusion of Native and African Americans and brings to light an often forgotten aspect of America’s pastThe special film presentations are free with regular Museum admission and seating is limited (first come, first served).  The State Indian Museum will be open that day and guests are encouraged to explorethe treasures on display that proudly showcase the enduring Native American culture. 

For more information about this special event or other activities happening at the State Indian Museum, call 916-324-8112 or visit www.parks.ca.gov/indianmuseum

Play & Learn Workshops at the Winters Community Library in March

The Winters Community Library, a branch of the Yolo County Library system, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters, will host a four-part parenting workshop for the parents and caregivers of children ages 1 to 4 in March. The series will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday in March (March 6, 13, 20 and 27).

During the series, toddlers, preschoolers and their caregivers will have the opportunity to play together with developmentally appropriate toys, learn together with an early childhood specialist, and get to know other parents in the community with like-aged children.  Dramatic play, music and art, gross and fine motor skills, as well as books and puppet play will be incorporated into the series.  Presenters will include a pediatrician, an occupational therapist, a child psychologist and a nutritionist.

Parent Forum for WUSD Budget and Program Planning

Parent Forum for WUSD Budget and Program Planning

The Washington Unified School District (WUSD) is inviting parents to play a role in developing a plan that will provide optimum educational benefits for all students. A parent meeting, Feb. 18, will seek input in creating the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), a vital element of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).

Please get involved in decisions facing the WUSD on how new state education funds will be spent on West Sacramento students. The WUSD plan must address the needs of all students, and include a special focus on low income, English learners, and foster youth.

Parents, please attend the public meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., at the Washington Unified School District, room 75, 930 Westacre Rd. (the portable building across the street from the skate part.)... Read More

Arthur F. Turner Library Winter Book Sale

Arthur F. Turner Library Winter Book Sale

The West Sacramento Friends of the Library will host the winter book sale, Saturday, Feb. 8 (9 a.m.-4 p.m.) and Sunday, Feb. 9 (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) The sale will include books for adults and children, CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, audio books, and LPs. Sale prices Saturday usually range from 10-cents to 1-dollar. On Sunday, the sale price is $3 per bag! For more information: (916) 375-6465, ext. 4, or email WSFOL99@yahoo.com.

The Arthur F. Turner Community Library is located at 1212 Merkley Ave., West Sacramento 95691... Read More

African American Folktales February 2

The Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is pleased to present “African and African American Folktales” on Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 2:45 p.m.  This special event for the whole family will include a performance by the amazing Kirk Waller, a storyteller who utilizes his musicality, physicality, emotion and spoken word to convey a wide array of African and African American folktales, stories and legends.

This program will be held in the Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Branch Library, located at 315 East 14th Street in Davis.  The Blanchard Room is accessible for persons with disabilities.  Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Davis Branch Library, all programs are free and no reservations are required.

For more information about the Yolo County Library, visit: www.yolocountylibrary.org or connect with

Health Department Offers More Flu Vaccine Opportunities

(Woodland, CA) – With the increase in seasonal influenza (flu) activity nationwide, the Yolo County Health Department is again urging residents who have not been vaccinated this year to do so. To assist, the department will be offering a special free flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, January 25, and will be extending its regular immunization clinic on Monday, January 27 as there will be no clinic held on the Martin Luther King holiday on Monday, January 20.