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Yolo County’s State Fair exhibit wins the gold…and two Blue Ribbons!

Yolo County’s State Fair exhibit wins the gold…and two Blue Ribbons!

Yolo County adds three more awards to its impressive collection of California State Fair exhibit recognitions. On opening day of the state fair, judges announced the Yolo County 2016 exhibit was awarded the gold ribbon, as well as blue ribbons in the categories of “best craftsmanship” and “best of produce, products or artifacts”.

With this year’s counties exhibit theme, “California Delivers”, Yolo County showcased how it is taking agritourism to new heights by “delivering” food and fun with its vast array of festivals, farm tours and events year round. As is the tradition for Yolo County, the exhibit integrates a learning environment with whimsical characters, animated displays, and a bounty of local produce and products.

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Mining the Miners” in July

Sutter’s Fort to present “Hands on History: Mining the Miners” in July

Continuing a popular series of fun and interactive “Hands on History” activities offered each month, Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park (SHP) will present a special “Hands on History: Mining the Miners” event on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

Health & Human Service Agency hosts job fair June 23; prep event June 6

More than 40 employers will gather in Woodland on June 23 to offer jobs to those seeking employment.  Prior to that, on June 6, the Yolo County’s Health & Human Services Agency will be available to help job seekers prepare for the job fair.

Employment services experts will be on hand on June 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency, located at 25 N. Cottonwood Street in Woodland, to help job seekers succeed at the job fair, including tips for properly completing job applications, preparing resumes and nailing the interview.  Those interested in attending the prep event are encouraged to RSVP at: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054eabaf22abfa7-howtoget.

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

Programs at the West Sacramento Library in July

The following special programs will be held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento:

July 2 and 16: IT Consultant by Appointment Only, 2:00 p.m. Participants can ask questions and bring their laptops or mobile devices. Samples of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Apple devices will be on hand. Time slots are limited so make a 15 minute appointment in English or Spanish at the information desk or by telephone at (916) 375-6465.

July 5: Sports-Themed Activity Sheets, 11:00 a.m. Children ages 6-12 and their parents or caretakers are invited to participate in sports-themed activity sheets like crosswords and word searches. Turn in your finished activity sheet to be entered to win a prize. All supplies provided by the library.

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in July

Programs at the Davis Branch Library in July

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library, located at 315 E. 14th Street in Davis:

• July 10 & 24: Reducing Stress with Tai Chi, 12:15 p.m. Learn relaxing meditative exercises in this beginner Tai Chi class based on Chinese martial arts. All ages are welcome.

• July 16: Food Olympics, 2:00 p.m. Try our Brazilian-inspired menu to celebrate the Summer Olympics.

• July 16: Origami Club, 2:00 p.m. Join the Davis origami group and learn to fold. Open to all ages and abilities.

• July 28: Davis Library Book Group, 7:00 p.m. Join us for a discussion of Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project and distribution of the group’s next book, Robert Crais’ Suspect.

July programs at the Winters Community Library

July programs at the Winters Community Library

(Woodland, CA) – The following special programs will be held during the month of July at Yolo County’s Winters Community Library, located at 708 Railroad Avenue in Winters:

• July 6: Chocolate Olympics, 2:00 p.m. How well do you know your chocolate? Children and families of all ages are invited to attend this delicious program celebrating the joys of chocolate.

• July 11: Special Fire Fighter Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Come meet Mr. Duvall, the Fire Department’s Chaplain, and his service dog, Kepi.

• July 13: Maidu Center, 2:00 p.m. Explore California Native American history with the Maidu Museum in Roseville and learn about its mission to protect and preserve this culture.

• July 14: Food Olympics, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Brazil, the place of the Summer Olympics, by tasting a gold medal Brazilian-inspired menu!