July Arboretum Events
Sunday, July 15
Cross-Pollination: Art/Nature Workshop
10 a.m.-noon, Arboretum Gazebo
The UC Davis Arboretum and the Davis Art Center present Cross-Pollination: Art/Nature Workshop, a hands-on, interactive workshop where participants will explore the relationship between creativity and the natural world. All ages are welcome to visit the Shields Oak Grove, collect natural materials, make art, and discover what happens when we encourage cross-pollination between art and nature. The free workshop will take place on Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-noon, at the Arboretum Gazebo, on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus. Learn more at http://davisartcenter.org/discoveryart/.
Session one: July 16-27 (wait list only); Session two: July 30–August 10
Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Early drop-off and late pick-up options available
Fee: Sliding scale
Davis Shakespeare Ensemble and the UC Davis Arboretum invite campers aged 7-15 to participate in Camp Shakespeare, two weeks of theater games, camp activities, acting workshops, and a special camp production of one of Shakespeare’s most exciting plays, The Tempest, outdoors in the Arboretum. This year campers will get a chance to be everything from monsters to magicians! Two two-week sessions are available. Session 1, July 16-27, is full but names are being taken for a wait list. A few spaces are still available in Session 2, July 30-August 10, so enroll today! Camp takes place Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., and early drop-off and late pick-up options are available. The fee for the camp is on a sliding scale. For more information, visit http://www.shakespearedavis.com/ or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 20
Folk Music Jam Session
12–1 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Old Davis Road, UC Davis
Folk musicians are invited to play together informally during an acoustic jam session on Friday, July 20, noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Wyatt Deck, located on 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 welcome. Listeners welcome. Parking is available for $7 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and A Street. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/.
Saturday, July 21
Tired of Mowing Your Lawn?
10–11:30 a.m., Nature’s Gallery Court, Garrod Drive, UC Davis
Tired of mowing your lawn? Learn how to save water, energy, and money with a sustainable home landscape. The UC Davis Arboretum will offer a special “how to” tour exploring how to convert a home landscape from lawn to low-water, low-maintenance, beautiful plantings. The free tour will take place on Saturday, July 21, 10–11:30 a.m. Meet at Nature’s Gallery Court on Garrod Drive on the UC Davis campus (look for the colorful mosaic mural). Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 55. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880 or visit http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/.