California Duck Days
The California Department of Fish and Game will host California Duck Days, an event that includes workshops on duck calling, bird box building and live bats.
Sixteen field trips to sites around the region include Central Valley Raptors, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area and the Mystery Bird Trip. Mallard ducklings and live raptors will be on display. Children can fish for trout, which will be cleaned and packed to take home, in the pond.
The family-friendly Duck Days event, sponsored by the Yolo Basin Foundation will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters in South Davis. Food for purchase will be available.
The Welcome Reception on Friday, Feb. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be held at the Davis Art Center. The reception, free and open to the public, will exhibit Yolo County high school students’ wildlife art and California Junior Duck Stamp art.
California Duck Days activities are $20 to $25 per person, and children under 16 years old are free. The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters is located at 45211 County Road 32B, Davis, CA.
For more information, visit yolobasin.org or call the Yolo Basin Foundation at (530) 757-3780.
Eva and Ginger Rutland speak at West Sacramento Library
Author Eva Rutland, and her daughter, Ginger Rutland, will speak at the Arthur F. Turner Community Library.
Eva Rutland, 90, has authored over 20 novels, including fiction, romance, non-fiction and a memoir depicting life in Sacramento during the 1950s and 1960s as a mother of an African American family. Her most recent novel is No Crystal Star.
Her daughter is a former television journalist and an award winning documentary writer, who is now an associate editor at the Sacramento Bee. She provides commentary and interviews on Capitol Public Radio.
Sponsored by the Yolo County Library, Arthur F. Turner Community Library and the West Sacramento Friends of the Library, this event is part of the Yolo County Library Local Author Series.
The Yolo County Library branch is located at 1212 Merkley Ave. in West Sacramento. The event is on Feb. 28 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free.
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