Ruben’s Christmas Elves

Ruben M. Contreras was diagnosed with a terminal form of Brain Cancer (DIPG) which has a 0% survival rate.  He courageously fought for over a year and lost his battle with cancer at the age of 7. Ruben was laid to rest at the Davis Cemetery.

The UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center provided Ruben treatment for 12 months. While receiving treatment, Ruben’s family witnessed the outpouring of support for each child while toys were gifted for the holidays.

After Ruben passed, Ruben’s family established the Ruben’s Christmas Elves toy drive which is now in its 3rd year.  All toys donated to benefit the UC Davis Pediatric Cancer Center. Join the Contreras family in making this holiday season just a little easier on the families dealing with the unfair reality of pediatric cancer. 

The Contreras family has put together an Amazon wish list for donation ideas that can be found here.

 

 

Drop Off Locations:

Davis Cemetery District 820 Pole Line Road Davis, CA 95618

Kuk Sool Won of Woodland 618 Cottonwood Street Woodland, CA 95695

Man Cave Barber Shop 9 Main Street, Suite 111 Woodland, CA 95695

UC Davis ECE Electrical 734 Farrell Street Woodland, CA 95695

 

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

Honoring all those who have served and are now serving, the Davis Cemetery District and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6949 are pleased to bring you this year’s event on Monday, November 11, 2019, from 11 am – 1 pm.

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Carswell, WWII Veteran

This year’s program will feature performances by The Davis Brass Ensemble, National Anthem by Carol Kessler, and musical selections by the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Annual Wreath Fundraiser

Family and friends of loved ones can order a holiday wreath to be placed on a grave or displayed at your home. 22″ fresh Noble Fir wreath will be sold for $25 each. All proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of our beautiful cemetery as well as to help fund various outreach events throughout the year. Please contact jess@daviscemetery.org for more information or to order your wreath today. Quantities are limited.

Dia de los Muertos

2019 Event Details

11:30am Altar Viewing and Pan Dulce

12:00pm Danza by Adelita Serena and Kalpulli Tlayolotl

12:30pm Calling Ancestors

1:00pm Mariachi Puente and Mariachi Del Valle

Ven honrar a los antepasados y seres queridos, que se han cruzado al mundo de los espiritus, en este aminado evento comunitario con Danza Mexica, arte, poesia, chocolate con pan dulce, y musica.

Come honor ancestors and loved ones who have crossed into the spirit world at this lively community event with Danza Mexica, art, poetry, chocolate with pan dulce, and music. Altars will be displayed.

ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their grave sites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand painted Easter egg pot complete with babies breath and tulips. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at embingham19@gmail.com or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Monday, November 5 @ 4 pm

Board of Trustees

Meeting Agenda

Date:                    November 5, 2018

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:             820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA

Board of Trustees:  Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Dennis Dingemans, Heidy Kellison, Marilyn Mansfield (alternate), and Stephen Souza

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda (Action)
  3. Approval of Minutes (Action)
  4. Trustee Announcements
  5. Public Comments

 

Information Items:

  1. Superintendent Report (Written)

Action Items:

  1. District Superintendent Appointment and Assistant Superintendent Search
  2. Purchase of Golf Cart
  3. Removal of Dead Trees
  4. Audit Contract
  5. Special Employee Performance Awards
  6. Consultant Contract
  7. Adjournment and Setting Next Meeting Date

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by 4 pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618 by Office Manager Christi Postlethwaite.

Davis Cemetery July 5th Special Board Meeting

 

Davis Cemetery District Board

Special  Meeting

Agenda

Date:                 7/05/2018                 

Time:                4:00 PM   

Location:          820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Stephen Souza.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

New Business

  1. Petrea Marchand of Consero Solutions will present her recommendations to the board.
  2. Consideration of any recommendations suggested by the Petrea Marchand’s report.
  3. FY 17/18 budget adjustment
  4. FY18/19 budget adjustment
  5. Brown Act Training session with County Supervisor Provenza.

 

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak Community Outreach Director

 

 

 

Stasia Tikkanen “Landscapes with a Gist” Open House Sunday, April 8th

Gallery 1855 will host a one-of-a-kind exhibition by local artist Stasia Tikkanen. “Landscapes with a Gist” will run from April 3 to 30. An open house is planned from 1 to 4 p. Sunday, April 8.

The exhibit features conceptual landscapes that include a night-and-day series, an in-studio series exploring perception related to the time of day. The artist paints two scenes from the same environment, one in nightlight and the other in daylight to see how light alters the perception of a scene. In this series, she has explored subjectively chosen scenes in Davis.

Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., Tikkanen moved to Davis 16 years ago. With a bachelor’s degree in fine art studio from the University of New Mexico, she has worked as a professional studio artist, decorative painter and in galleries for a total of 20 years.

In 2013, she became a full-time studio and plein air artist.

“While painting in studio or outdoors in the tradition of plein air, I seek a general notion or idea in each environment I explore and try to capture it in my work,” Tikkanen said.“While painting, I ask myself, what does this scene make me think or feel? What is the gist of this scene? Be it a mood, a metaphor, symbolism or just an internal musing on my part, I find revealing it through landscape captures a reflection of human nature.”

The idea of conceptualizing landscapes got the attention of several patrons interested in specific themes. In 2014-2015, Tikkanen was privately commissioned to paint a landscape series featuring the high deserts and mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. This series reflects the culture of the area through color and subject while portraying the unique lighting of the high desert mountains and land features.

In 2016, Juanita Bucot published one of these paintings, “The Sandias,” as a book cover of her fiction novel “Spirit Gone Wild,” a journey through the southwest in the 1960s. Also in 2016 the artist focus extended further into the outdoors and scenes of Northern California.

After exhibiting in the 2017 Davis Art Studio Tour sponsored by the Davis Art Center, Tikkanen continued her Northern California focus with an in-studio series titled “Night and Day — A study of perception related to light.”