Bat education series begins soon
The Yolo Basin Foundation will host a series of events featuring bats this summer, with the first offering on May 28.
Each program begins with a presentation on the natural history of the bat as well as an opportunity to view live bats. Participants then carpool to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to watch one of the largest colonies in California of Mexican free-tailed bats as it emerges to hunt for insects at sunset.
The series is offered on a reservation-only basis. Reservations can be made online at yolobasin.org. Organizers suggest a $10 donation to the Yolo Basin Foundation.
Low-income refund program deadline nears
Low-income homeowners who meet certain qualifications can receive a refund on their Davis Park Maintenance Tax and Open Space Protection Tax for 2008-2009 by submitting an application to the city by June 30.
The tax appears on property tax bills. This program is an exemption, not a refund.
Applicants must be owner-occupants of property in the city and must meet the low-income threshold.
Maximum income limits for both taxes are calculated according to 50 percent of the median income for the given household size. The total gross income for a household of one cannot exceed $25,400. For a household of two it cannot exceed $29,050. The maximum for a family of four is $36,300.
Applications are available at the Davis Senior Citizens Center at 646 A St., City Hall at 23 Russell Blvd. and the Police Department at 2600 Fifth St. For more information call 757-5651.
Fourth of July concessionaires wanted
The city of Davis is looking for nonprofit community organizations that would like to host concession stands at the city’s annual Fourth of July gathering this year.
The event features numerous activities geared toward all age groups as well as a fireworks display in the evening. In past years, community groups have set up concession stands offering everything from food to information, according to a press release from the city.
Groups interested in setting up a concession stand should contact Dennis Hubbard in the Community Services Department at 757-5626 or email@example.com. The deadline to apply is May 29. More information is available at cityofdavis.org.
Emergency training classes offered
The American Red Cross of Yolo County is preparing to offer its most complete first aid course this month.
The course – Adult, Infant and Child CPR and First Aid – will be held in two parts on the evenings of May 26 and 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. both nights. Participants will learn how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. Students will also learn CPR, how to rescue a choking person, how to perform rescue breathing and how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), according to a press release.
Other first aid skills include care for bleeding, burns, fractures, sprains, seizures, poisoning, and heat and cold emergencies.
The class will be held at 120 Court St. in Woodland, and interested students can register online at yc-arc.org. More information on this class and others is available at 662-4669.