Calendar of Events

All events free and open to the public unless otherwise stated.
Information: (530) 752-4880

Map and directions to event meeting places
Winter 2017 Calendar of Events

Friday, March 24
Folk Music Jam Session
12 – 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.
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Camp Shakespeare: Summer of Adventure

Ages 8-12
Session 1: July 10 – July 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Session 2: July 24 – August 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus

Teen Camp: Ages 13-18
July 24 – August 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., (Mon.-Fri.)
Location TBA

Looking for an adventure this summer? Sign up for Davis Shakespeare Ensemble’s Camp Shakespeare and explore the exciting worlds of The Three Musketeers & A Midsummer Night's Dream through acting, improv, stage combat, costume design, dance, music and more! Linked closely with the Davis Shakespeare Festival, campers will be guided by professional artists from the DSE team and will experience nearly all aspects of the theatrical craft. More Information
Visit www.shakespearedavis.org/education/camp-shakespeare-2017/ or call 530-802-CAMP.

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Friday, April 7
Folk Music Jam Session
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Saturday, April 8
Arboretum Public Plant Sale
9 a.m.— 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants for your sustainable landscape. Join us at our first open-to-the-public plant sale of the Spring 2017 season where we will be featuring attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Join and save! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden save 10% off their plant sale purchases and more! Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Sunday, April 9
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, April 9
An introduction to essential backpacking practices:
Take only pictures, leave only footprints

1 — 3 p.m., Arboretum GATEway Garden
Do you like hiking, camping, backpacking, or just being in the outdoors? Come learn how to be better stewards of the environment through the seven “Leave No Trace” guidelines. We will have information and hands on activities for giving both new and experienced outdoor enthusiasts tips on how to lessen your impact on the environment. All ages welcome! Parking is available at no charge on the weekends in the Davis Commons Visitor Lot.

Wednesday, April 12
Walk with Warren
12 — 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Monday, April 17
What’s up with the Arboretum Waterway?
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The Arboretum Waterway has a complex past and exciting future. Come learn about its history, how it came to be the centerpiece of the Arboretum and the plans for renovating and transforming it over the next few years.
Parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Thursday, April 20
Arboretum Plant Sale for UC Davis Affiliates
3 a.m.— 6 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants to create your sustainable landscape at great prices because everything will be marked down. Even though this will be our last sale of the spring season we will still have one of the area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

Members save! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum will save an additional 10% off. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Friday, April 21
Folk Music Jam Session
12 – 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Saturday, April 22
Annual Picnic Day Celebration
10:10 a.m. — noon, campus and downtown
Celebrate UC Davis at this family friendly extravaganza. It’s free for all to come and experience the richness of diversity and achievement at UC Davis in the areas of research, teaching, public service and campus life. Find us at the ever popular parade. Come see our Picnic Day Parade Float. To find out about all the Picnic Day activities including directions and parking visit: http://picnicday.ucdavis.edu.

Sunday, April 23
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Saturday, April 29
Arboretum Public CLEARANCE Plant Sale
9 a.m.— 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
LIFE AFTER LAWN: Find the right plants to create your sustainable landscape at great prices because everything will be marked down. Even though this will be our last sale of the spring season we will still have one of the area’s largest selections of attractive, low-water, easy-care, region-appropriate plants including lots California natives and Arboretum All-Stars. Plus our members save even more! Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum will save an additional 10% off our clearance prices. Not a member? Call ahead or join at the door! New members not only receive 10% off their purchases, they receive an additional $10 off coupon as a thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Sunday, April 30
What’s up with the Arboretum Waterway?
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
The Arboretum Waterway has a complex past and exciting future. Come learn about its history, how it came to be the centerpiece of the Arboretum and the plans for renovating and transforming it over the next few years.
Parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Friday, May 5
Folk Music Jam Session
12 – 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Saturday, May 6
Can You Hear the Eco?
Spoken Word in the Arboretum
5 — 6:30 p.m., Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: Environmental Horticulture 146) UC Davis campus
Join Sick Spits and the Arboretum Ambassadors on the Wyatt Deck for an evening of spoken word about environmental issues and personal reflections. Talk about your relationship with the environment, favorite aspect of the Arboretum, or a passionate environmental matter. All are welcome to speak and listen. Parking is available at no charge on the weekends in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, May 7
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Thursday, May 18
Open Mic Night Under the Stars
7 — 9 p.m., Wyatt Deck (Rain location: Environmental Horticulture 146)
Students and community members are welcome to watch or perform at our open mic in the Arboretum! Delight in an evening of acts from talented community members while enjoying complimentary refreshments. If you would like to perform, email us at openmicnightucd@gmail.com with your name and a description of your performance to reserve a spot. Five to 10 minutes will be given to each performer. Limited spots available. Intended for mature audiences. Parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Friday, May 19
Folk Music Jam Session
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Sunday, May 21
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, May 21
What’s the Buzz and Hum in the Arboretum?
1 — 3 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Ever wonder what the buzz of the bee is all about? Join the Arboretum Ambassadors in a hands-on exploration of the role of bees and hummingbirds in the life cycle of plants. Bring a camera or phone to capture photos for a flower scavenger hunt celebrating flower diversity. Parking is free near the Gazebo (1 hr. limit) and on weekends in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55.

Thursday, May 25
Stargazing: Arboretum Under the Stars
9 — 11 pm, Arboretum Gazebo
Have you ever wanted to see planets, constellations, nebulas, and other celestial bodies up close? Now is your chance! Escape the gravity of homework and midterms by joining the Astronomy Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors to see the beauty the universe holds. Enjoy telescope viewing and complimentary hot drinks. Free one-hour parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 where visitors can park in short-term metered spots or all-day spaces with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Campus parking enforcement ends at 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Friday, June 2
Folk Music Jam Session
12 – 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Sunday, June 4
Tea & Conversations
11 a.m.— 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Join us in the Arboretum for tea and let’s talk. This event is brought to you thanks to a collaboration between the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum Ambassadors. The program is free; parking is free in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, June 4
WILD FAMILY DAY
Noon — 3 p.m., Trellis, Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind Davis Commons Shopping Center)
Join Wild Campus in partnership with the Arboretum for our 6th annual "Wild Family Day.” Wild Campus is a UC Davis student organization dedicated to the conservation of local flora and fauna. Come enjoy fun games and activities for all ages, as well as educational displays and live animals! For more details, email wildcampus411@gmail.com. The event is free; parking is available at no charge in the Davis Commons Visitor Lot.

Wednesday, June 14
Walk with Warren
12 — 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of winter in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Thursday, June 15
6th Annual Farewell Reading of the UC Davis Creative Writing MA Program
7 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck, UC Davis campus
The UC Davis Creative Writing MA program and the Arboretum present the 6th annual student reading on Wyatt Deck. Graduating writers will read selections from their work.Parking is available in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 5 with the purchase of a $9 parking permit. Campus parking enforcement ends at 10 p.m. on weekdays.

Friday, June 16
Folk Music Jam Session
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.

Friday, June 30
Folk Music Jam Session
12 — 1 p.m., Wyatt Deck
Folk musicians are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and play together informally over the lunch hour. All skill levels are welcome, and listeners are invited.
The event is free; parking is available with the purchase of a $9 permit in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass.