Over 300 members of the public crowded into both floors of the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge on April 24 to enjoy the 2014 version of “A Taste of Davis”. Twenty-two restaurants, wineries, breweries, and dessert houses featured their wares, and guests could sample from all tables. The Taste of Davis 2014 Committee was chaired by Lea Rosenberg and Dody Black. Committee members included Renee Liston, Joyce Puntillo, Christopher Young, Robin Souza, Margie Cabral, Dave Rosenberg, Amanda Maples, Heather Barnes, Jean-Paul Montreuil, Robin Dewey, Raquel Silva, Sheryl Cambron and Bill Grabert. Also helping out at the event were Jessica Sneeden and Sheila Bird (Renee’s sister). The beneficiary of part of the proceeds from the event was Davis Community Meals.
Donna Morrison, Warden of the Rebekah Assembly and District Deputy President (center) had fun swearing in the 2014 elected officers of the Davis Rebekah Lodge #253. Left to right are Financial Secretary Jessica Smith, Secretary Nicole Chaffee, Vice Grand Lea Rosenberg, Noble Grand Barb Geisler, Morrison, Treasurer Sheryl Cambron, and Trustee Diana Schmiegel.
Hi Odd Fellows and friends,
Once again, this year a group of us are planning to sing Christmas carols for the residents at Sierra Health Care (715 Pole Line Road) next Wednesday December 18th starting at 6:30pm.
A good voice is not required. A few of us have already signed on but more carolers are welcome.
Please join us bringing some joy and cheer to Sierra Health Care. Your family is welcome to join in too.
FLT, Dave Reed
Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 14 for the annual Breakfast with Santa in Downtown Davis. This year’s event, sponsored by the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge, will be held on Saturday, December 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 415 Second Street in Downtown Davis.
The 2013 Breakfast with Santa marks the eighth year that the event has been hosted by the Davis Odd Fellows.
This year, the breakfast will be served in the Upper Hall of the Odd Fellows Lodge, and Santa and his elves will be on hand to spend time with each child.
Seating is limited and tickets are not sold at the door. The ticket price is $9 per person – same as last year. Breakfast with Santa includes a delicious pancake, sausage and orange slice breakfast with the ever-popular cinna-bread from Woodstock’s Pizza, a goodie bag for each child and an opportunity to take a photo with Santa. The $9 per person charge applies to each adult and to each child. Tickets are available for purchase only at the following two Davis locations:
- The Avid Reader Active – 605 Second Street, Downtown Davis
- Common Grounds – 2171 Cowell Boulevard, South Davis
Tickets will go on sale at these two locations starting Thursday, November 14.
Due to the extreme popularity of this event, there will be three seatings and tickets may be purchased (subject to availability) for any of the seatings: First seating 8:00 a.m.; Second seating 9:30 a.m.; and Third seating 11:00 a.m. “We are delighted to present this fun event for the children and families of Davis. But only 120 tickets are available for each seating and they go really fast,” said event co-chairs Lea Rosenberg and Barbara Geisler. In past years, tickets sold out within two weeks.
Breakfast with Santa is sponsored by generous food donations from the Davis Food Coop, Woodstock’s Pizza, Mazzetta Foods and Kona Coast Food Products, and Puroast Low Acid Coffee.
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) is a long-time fraternal order and service organization and traces its history in Yolo County back to 1870 when the Lodge was chartered. Currently, the Davis Odd Fellows Lodge has 208 members. The Odd Fellows Hall, located in Downtown Davis, has been in its current location on 2nd Street since 1955. The Odd Fellows will continue to make donations to the emancipated foster youth program (helping foster children as they transition to adulthood) and to aid foster children from funds and donations generated from the Breakfast with Santa.
Adults are encouraged to bring their own cameras to record their child’s moment with Santa and the Elves.
Davis Odd Fellows Thursday Live! series of free concerts continues on November 7th with two outstanding groups, The Yolos and Me and Him.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. upstairs at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall located at 415 Second Street.
Thursday Live! is a continuing series of concerts held the first Thursday of each month at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall. The shows are always open for all ages to enjoy. Donations are encouraged with all money going directly to the bands.
Richie Lawrence and his band, The Yolos, feature a veteran crew of Northern California players. Winters, CA native, Keith Cary, from R. Crumb’s Cheap Suit Serenaders, The Davis Symphony Orchestra, and builder of the world renowned bedpanndolin (a stainless steel resonator mandolin), contributes on all things stringed. Bart van der Zeeuw on drums, originally from The Netherlands, and Scott Prawalsky, on upright bass, from Auburn, CA, are the current go-to rhythm section for the north. They appear in more bands than I have socks in my sock drawer and cover the gamut of cool styles including Haitian, Americana, Honkytonk, French Hot Club, and flat out rockin Roots. The icing on the cake is newest member, Katie Thomas, a rising star on vocals. The Yolos perform songs penned by singer, songwriter, piano and accordion player extraordinaire, Richie Lawrence, sideman to I See Hawks In LA and Ray Bonneville. Veteran of TV and live performance, multiple band CDs and 2 current solo CDs, Melancholy Waltz (2010) and Water (2012). All adds up to create a sound unique in Americana; eclectic, heartfelt, and, quoting D. M. Collins of The L.A. Record, “Richie’s voice is gentle and insistent…never intrusive but impossible to ignore. His music is strange and wonderful”. Penny Harding (The Arts and Other Stuff) says, “Even when I’m tired, beat down by the week, and swear I’ll only stay for one set, I end up closing the place down so that I can soak up every delicious morsel of his music”.
Me and Him is the exceptional guitar duo of Kurt Roggli and Martin Lewis. The rich blend of their 2 Martin guitars is a pure delight. Taking cues from Martin’s Welsh roots their music encompasses traditional Celtic tunes as well as contemporary American Folk and Bluegrass. They also take popular songs and make them their own with ear-pleasing results. Kurt has played guitar in !Akimbo, Waiting for Bruce, and most recently with Biscuits and Honey. Martin grew up playing guitar in England and Wales, and has played locally with Dave Nachminoff.
Thursday Live! is sponsored each month by the Davis Odd Fellows Music and Concert Committee with help from KDRT. For more information, or to be added to the email list, contact Juelie Roggli, firstname.lastname@example.org or 530/219-5444.