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

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Wednesday, October 4
11th Annual Opening Night Reading by the Creative Writing Faculty
7 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 126 Voorhies Hall)
Award-winning fiction writers and poets from the UC Davis creative writing program read from their work: Joshua Clover, Greg Glazner, Pam Houston, Jacinda Townsend and Joe Wenderoth. Co-sponsored by the English Department.

Friday, October 6
Folk Music Jam Session
12 — 1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum 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, October 7
Arboretum Plant Sale
Members only: 9-11 a.m. | Public 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

LIFE AFTER LAWN: Fall is time for planting! If you converting your lawn to a low-water landscape or are just interested including more environmentally-friendly, easy-care plants in your gardens, this is the sale for you. Your outdoor space will turn heads and buzz with beneficial wildlife with help from our incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, and gorgeous drought-tolerant plants.

From 9-11 a.m. we invite members of the Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden and members of the Davis Botanical Society to shop from our selection of over 25,000 regionally-appropriate plants, enjoy the best selection and 10% off all their purchases. From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. this sale is open to the public. The event is free; parking is free and available in nearby visitor parking lot 55 and Putah Creek Lodge (PCL) parking lot.

Not a member? Join online, at the door or call ahead! New members receive 10% off their purchases as well as an additional gift of $10 off thank you gift for joining! For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Wednesday, October 11
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 late summer in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, October 13
Meet the Arboretum Tour
5 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
Are you wondering what’s up in the Arboretum? Join us for an informal walking tour led by the Arboretum Ambassadors. You’ll discover more about our gardens and plant collections as well as our free public programming. Whether you’re new to campus or returning, we hope you’ll join us for this tour which ends with light refreshments. The event is free; parking is available for $9 in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Sunday, October 15
Tea & Conversation: Teas Around the Globe
11 a.m-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)

Join us in sampling teas from many cultures around the world. See what happens when you unplug, slow down, and savor! Co-sponsored by the Global Tea Club and the Arboretum. Everyone is welcome to this free public program. Parking is available at no charge in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Thursday, October 19
A Chemist’s Perspective on Plants
7 p.m., University Retirement Community Auditorium, 1515 Shasta Dr., Davis
Dr. Jared Shaw, Professor of Organic Chemistry at UC Davis, will focus on plants and plant extracts as he discusses how we are able to design and build new molecules with interesting properties. To complement the lecture, Dr. Shaw will have samples audience members can smell and/or taste. The event is free; complimentary valet parking is available at the front entrance circle of University Retirement Community.

Friday, October 20
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m.,UC Davis Arboretum 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, October 21
Arboretum Plant Sale
Public 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

LIFE AFTER LAWN: Fall is time for planting! If you converting your lawn to a low-water landscape or are just interested including more environmentally-friendly, easy-care plants in your gardens, this is the sale for you. Your outdoor space will turn heads and buzz with beneficial wildlife with help from our incredible selection of Arboretum All-Stars, California natives, and gorgeous drought-tolerant plants.

Become a member and save! Join online, call ahead or join at the door. New members receive 10% off their purchases as well as an additional $10 off thank you gift for joining! Parking is available in nearby visitor parking lot 55 and Putah Creek Lodge (PCL) parking lot. For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Sunday, October 22
Pacific Flyway Family Day
1-3 p.m., Cruess Hall Courtyard (Rain location: Cruess Hall, room 120)
Join us for a variety of hands-on activities as we explore the migratory birds of the Pacific Flyway in our region. Try on a pair of model wings and imagine what flight might feel like. In addition, visit Instinct Extinct: The Great Pacific Flyway, the art installation, closeby, at the Design Museum. Co-sponsored by the Design Department and the Celia Hastings Memorial Art & Science Education Program.

Sunday, October 29, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Ghostly Green Halloween
12:30-2:30 p.m. UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo
Come out to the Arboretum and wear your spookiest costumes! Learn more about sustainability and upcycling while enjoying a day filled with free upcycled Halloween-themed crafts and knick-knacks. We welcome all ages! Parking is free on weekends along Garrod Drive near the Gazebo or in nearby Visitor Parking Lot 55.

Friday, November 3
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum 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, November 4
Arboretum Plant CLEARANCE Sale
Open to the Public 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery

LIFE AFTER LAWN: Fall is time for planting! If you converting your lawn to a low-water landscape or are just interested including more environmentally-friendly, easy-care plants in your gardens, this is the sale for you. Everything will be marked down at least 10%. Members will save an additional 10% off sale prices.

Become a member and save! Join online, call ahead or join at the door. New members receive 10% off their purchases as well as an additional $10 off thank you gift for joining! Parking is available in nearby visitor parking lot 55 and Putah Creek Lodge (PCL) parking lot. For more information on the benefits of membership visit: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/join_the_friends.aspx.

Wednesday, Novmber 8
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 late summer in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, November 17
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, November 19
Natural Products Tie-dye Workshop
1-3 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum Wyatt Deck
(Rain location: 146 Environmental Horticulture)
Want to learn how to dye fabric sustainably? Bring one white item you want to tie-dye: t-shirt, socks, shorts, pillow-case, you name it! The Arboretum Ambassadors will help you tie-dye and explain how to make the plant- and food-based, eco-friendly dyes. Free parking is available in Visitor Lot 5, at Old Davis Road and Arboretum Drive.

Friday, December 1
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum 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.

Wednesday, December 13
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 late summer in the UC Davis Arboretum's gardens and collections.

Friday, December 15
Folk Music Jam Session
12-1 p.m., UC Davis Arboretum 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.