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
Download the complete Fall 2016 Calendar of Events

Friday, December 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. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Wednesday, December 14
Walk with Warren

12 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west-end gardens. Parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 in metered spots or by purchase of a $9 daily pass. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Friday, December 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. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Friday, January 13
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.

Saturday, January 21
Winter Birds in Davis: Slide Show and Tour
10:30 a.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
Our fine feathered friends are fascinating! Learn about birds that winter in Davis during a slide show talk. Then, take a walk to see birds in the Arboretum (weather permitting).

Sunday, January 22
Get Down with Upcycling
1–3 p.m., Wyatt Deck, Arboretum Drive
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Ever wonder what you can do with those empty soda bottles or milk cartons? Turn that trash into treasure! Join the Arboretum Ambassadors and the Aggie Reuse Store for a sustainable craft-making workshop. Learn how to press plants and upcycle everyday waste items into fun and creative crafts.

Friday, January 27
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.

Wednesday, February 8
Walk with Warren

12 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
Join Warren Roberts, the Superintendent Emeritus of the Arboretum and famous storyteller and punster, for an always engaging noontime exploration of the UC Davis Arboretum’s west-end gardens. Parking can be found along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55 in metered spots or by purchase of a $9 daily pass. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Thursday, February 9
Open Mic Night Under the Stars
7-9 p.m., Wyatt Deck, UC Davis Arboretum (Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Students and community members are welcome to watch or perform at our open mic in the Arboretum! Come enjoy an evening of acts from talented community members and 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. 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.

Friday, February 10
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.

Saturday, February 18
UC Davis Biodiversity Museum Day
9 a.m.–1 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters
9 a.m.–4 p.m., multiple locations throughout campus (see below)
Go behind the scenes to explore and engage with scientists and students as you learn about the diversity of life right here on campus from 12 different university museums at this popular, all-ages open house event. Make the Arboretum one of your stops anytime between 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., but be sure to take in the other 11 participating museums anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (For more about this event, other participating campus museums, locations, and times, please visit http://biodiversitymuseumday.ucdavis.edu.)

Friday, February 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.

Saturday, February 25
Birdmania! Build your knowledge and your bird feeder
12-2 p.m., Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Build your own bird feeder to hang in your own backyard, using materials found in your home! Learn about the local birds and bring empty milk jugs, plastic bottles, tin cans, or milk cartons to craft and design your project. Volunteers of the SimpleCraft club of UC Davis will also be there to help us with their crafting expertise!

Saturday, February 25
Amazing Acacias
2 p.m., Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis campus
The late winter display of yellow blossoms in the Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove is spectacular! It’s a must-see event featuring over 50 different acacias from around the world.

Sunday, February 26
Native California Elderberry Flute-making Workshop
1-3 p.m., 146 Environmental Horticulture
People of all ages will learn how to make and play a Native California elderberry flute.  East Bay Regional Parks docent Antonio Flores will talk about the culture of flute making and also about the endangered elderberry beetle. All materials will be supplied. Please bring a sharpened pocket knife if you have one. Adults will need to supervise their young children. All ages welcome. Sponsored by the Arboretum Ambassadors.

Saturday, March 4
Dash & Dine
9 a.m.–12 p.m., Wyatt Deck (rain or shine)
Start your day off right! Come run or walk with the Ambassadors in the Arboretum; and then join us for a light and healthy breakfast.  Pick your distance and discover the Arboretum as you run or walk along our different plant collections and the waterway. Co-sponsored by the Davis Hiking Club.

Wednesday, March 8
Walk with Warren

12 p.m., Arboretum Headquarters
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. Parking on Wednesday, March 8 can be found in Visitor Parking Lot 47 with the purchase of a $9 daily pass. Some members may be eligible for a free parking pass. For more information, please call (530) 752-4880.

Friday, March 10
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.

Saturday, March 11
MEMBER APPRECIATON PLANT SALE
to Support the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden
9 a.m. - 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery
Members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboreutm and Public Garden are invited shop the area's largest selection of attractive, low-water, easy-care, regionally-appropriate plants including lots of Arboretum All Stars and California natives. Not a member? Join online, at the door or call ahead! All members receive 10% off their purchases and at this sale members receive a $10 off member appreciation gift; new members receive an additional $10 off as a thank you for joining. The benefits of membership far outweigh your cost! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Sunday, March 12
Rang Barsey – A celebration of Holi
12–4 p.m., Arboretum Gazebo
The Indian Graduate Student Association in collaboration with the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden present “Rang Barsey”—a celebration of Holi. Have a fun-filled time in this magnificent celebration of joy and love with colors, water, and lots of Indian food at the Arboretum Gazebo. Stay tuned for updates including ticket prices. For more info visit http://tinyurl.com/rangbarsey2017 or email ucd.igsa@gmail.com.

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.