Celebrate the Woodland Community Festival and the Davis Cherry Blossom Festival

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The Celebrate Woodland Community Festival takes place tonight in Downtown Woodland and features live music, a car show, children’s activities, fire dancing and more.

“We are thrilled to finally be able to host a celebration for the Woodlanders worthy of our 200th anniversary,” said Richard Lansburgh, councilor and co-chair of the city’s Celebrate Woodland committee. “Even though we were a little late, we couldn’t let our 150th anniversary celebration pass without an event dedicated to our community.”

Tania Garcia-Cadena, councilor and co-chair of the committee, added that the festival will offer something for everyone.

“We’re thrilled to have the Woodlanders come downtown and enjoy this special event along with food, drink and merchandise from our local small businesses,” said Garcia-Cadena.

The celebrations begin at 5 p.m. on Main Street and last until about 9:30 p.m., according to the city. Main Street will be closed between First and Third Streets.

Keep an eye on the city’s website cityofwoodland.org and social media accounts @cityofwoodland on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

To learn more about the city’s bicentennial visit Celebrationwoodland.org.

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The 2022 Davis Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, April 9th ​​and Sunday, April 10th at the Sudwerk Brewing Co. at 2001 2nd St. in Davis.

“The Davis Cherry Blossom Festival seeks to cultivate compassion through real human interaction,” according to the event Facebook site specified. “While the festival’s roots come from Japanese cultural student organizations at UC Davis, we strive for the festival to be a celebration and recognition of the rich cultural and artistic diversity of our community.”

Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours is required for entry.

There will be three music stages with live music and taiko (traditional and contemporary Japanese drumming); workshops led by taiko masters; food and art vendors; a local artist gallery; interactive educational and cultural performances; games and activities.

Follow the event on her Instagram @davischerryblossom for lineup, food and vendor updates.

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The Yolo County Office of Education and Woodland Public Library are launching a new nine-week entrepreneurship course for people who want to start their own business.

The Start Your Own Business short course covers the fundamentals of starting and running a small independent business. It starts on Monday April 11th and runs until June 1st.

Classes are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, according to a press release from the city.

“We encourage anyone with an idea or product that they would like to turn into a business to attend and participate,” said Tomas Montoya, a YCOE trainer. “By completing the course, you will have the opportunity to transform your dreams of starting a new business into a viable concept.”

The course will be offered free of charge and, according to the press release, will be taught in person at Square One, the library’s makerspace.

“Students who complete the course will receive a certificate of completion,” the press release added. “People interested in the program are invited to attend a kick-off orientation at Square One on April 11 at 6 p.m..”

The course also includes guest presenters from the local business community. Business owners interested in serving as a guest speaker or offering mentorship can contact Trina Camping at [email protected]

“Participants in the course will also have the opportunity to use Square One, a multi-device creation lab, to create products and marketing materials,” the press release added. “The space includes 3D printers, a laser cutter, sewing machines, vinyl cutters, an electronics bench, woodworking equipment, and audiovisual equipment.”

Visit cityofwoodland.org/squareone Learn more about Square One.

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A virtual open house will be held on Tuesday, April 26, offering job seekers the opportunity to connect with six departments of the California Public Utilities Commission.

YoloWorks!, Yolo County Health and Human Services Agency and the Care Commission will host the event from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

“CPUC has a variety of positions open, including internship, analyst, engineer, administrative judge, attorney, manager, information technology, consumer assistance and more,” said a Yolo County news release. “CPUC offers opportunities for professional development, telecommuting opportunities and competitive benefits packages.”

Attendees will have access to live virtual booths where they can ask questions directly to department ambassadors.

Registration for the event is free and can be done by attending tinyurl.com/CPUCapril26 or the YoloWorks! site.

For business tips, email [email protected]

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