Meals on Wheels Yolo County’s Operation Accelerate initiative, International Festival Davis


Meals on Wheels Yolo County expanded its services through its Operation Accelerate initiative, which aims to connect rural communities and underserved neighborhoods.

“Thousands of seniors across Yolo County are being fed, isolated and struggling with ongoing pandemic disruption,” the nonprofit said in a press release. “So many wait for a knock on their door with a hot, healthy meal, smiles and conversations of ‘MOW Yolo.'”

The press release noted that skyrocketing food and fuel costs are hurting the nonprofit’s work, increasing its spending by 40%.

“Unlike many similar senior nutrition programs, MOW Yolo freshly prepares the more than 10,500 meals that are currently delivered to the doorsteps of nearly 550 aging adults each month,” the press release noted. “Your generosity of money and time expands the impact of MOW Yolo by offsetting the exceptional food and fuel costs that threaten its success.”

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To learn more about the nonprofit organization or to donate, visit mowyolo.org.

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The International Festival Davis returns to Central Park at the corner of Fifth Street and B Street in Davis after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event, which runs from 11am to 6pm on Sunday October 2, is free to attend and, according to the website, offers a “cultural extravaganza” that draws over 5,000 visitors.

“Come celebrate culture and community in Davis’ Central Park with six hours of music and dance, international cuisine, craft activities, arts and crafts and informational booths,” states the event’s website. “From COVID isolation to connecting with the community, I-Fest will demonstrate community vibrancy and health!”

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The event is organized by I-House, which bills itself as a “social hub where people from around the world come together to celebrate our common humanity, share cultural practices and traditions… and address global issues for a better future.”

The group is looking for volunteers for the event. If interested, visit signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4faca92da6f9c61-ifest.

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Woodland’s The HIVE concludes its National Honey Month Concert Series with a performance of Pamela Parker’s Fantastic Machine at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 24 at 1221 Harter Ave.

“Pamela Parker creates a rock ‘n’ roll chemistry by blending sensual, soulful vocals with powerful rock anthems,” the event’s Facebook page pointed out. “The band have built on their dynamic stage presence and immersive vocals a sound that can propel you, make you dance or take you on a journey.”

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The concert is free to the public and The HIVE will have food and drink for sale.

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Davis’ Fitness and Wellness Academy hosts free outdoor yoga classes every Friday at Arroyo Park in Davis.

The one-hour courses for all experience levels start at 10:00 am and are held at the park at 2000 Shasta Dr. held in Davis.

“We will meet near the basketball courts,” the event’s website reads. “Please bring your own mats and other equipment you may need for the sessions.”

The Academy is a company that “helps individuals and organizations improve their physical, mental and nutritional health”.

Visit facebook.com/groups/yogafriday for more information.

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