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By CARRIE GREEN/Winters Chamber of Commerce

Spring has officially sprung! And with all this great weather, comes even better events. Make sure you stay connected and check us out at discoverwinters.com or like us on Facebook. There’s big things in store for our little town.

In case you haven’t heard, the Chamber’s throwing a party to kick off Youth Day weekend this Friday, April 27, from 6-9 p.m. at Rotary Park. We’re calling it Friday Night in the Park, and folks can come out and experience local food, local spirits, local art and crafts — and most of all, local fun.

Smokehouse Reunion will perform live at the gazebo beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Duck Derby will start the festivities on the creek, behind the Community Center at 6 p.m. We will then have the Youth Day Opening Ceremony at 7 p.m.

The fun continues on Saturday with the 82nd Annual Youth Day. Start the morning off with the Rotary Pancake Breakfast at the Community Center from 6:30-9:30 a.m. The Kiddie Parade will start at 9:45 a.m., with the main parade starting at 10 a.m.

At noon, City Park will be the place to be with vendors, a horseshoe tournament, food, crafts, a beer garden and families galore. The Kids Fair will be held in the Little League Field from 12-4 p.m. Later that evening from 7-10 p.m., the Black Rock Project will be performing in the park with free admission. There are really so many great events that day. Check the website at wintersyouthday.com for more information.

On Monday, April 9, the Abbey House Inn hosted the monthly Chamber Mixer. There, folks had an opportunity to meet the new owners, Eric and Pam Tavenier, and take a tour of the beautifully updated rooms. The Mixer was co-hosted by Chris and Pat Calvert, Ciarlo Fruit & Nut and their award-winning olive oils, who were also recently featured on Good Day Sacramento.

Next month’s Mixer will be held on Monday, May 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. where the Winters Chamber and the Davis Chamber will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of 3 Palms Nursery (26990 County Road 95A). And did you know — 3 Palms Nursery is the only wholesale production nursery in Yolo County? So, come join us as we celebrate Phil’s love and passion, and a very successful 30 years. This event is open to both chamber members and the public.

On Saturday, May 12, City Park will be transformed into a haven for treasure seekers and bargain shoppers alike when the citywide yard sale takes place. Come early to get the good stuff! Contact Bruce Guelden, 795-4919, for more information or space availability at the park.

On Saturday, May 19, the Winters Rotary Club will host the Winters Food & Wine Gala at the Mertz Ranch (4301 Putah Creek Road). Tickets are on sale, and you can buy them at First Northern Bank, Ace Hardware, or online at wintersgala.com. The price is $50 per ticket, which is a bargain for the dozens of restaurants, wineries and breweries you can sample and enjoy. It is bound to be a great night. PSA: tickets would make a great Mother’s Day gift (on May 13, by the way).

The Elder Day Council is looking for Winters residents who are, or will be, 90+ years old this year to honor at this year’s Elder Day on June 2. If you, or someone you know, fits this category, please contact the Elder Day Council Chair, Wally Pearce, for more information: denropro@gmail.com or 530- 771-7265.

Save the date:  The second Winters Guitarfest will be held in Winters on June 29-30. Hosted by ARC Guitar and the Sacramento Guitar Society, the festival will feature a number of accomplished luthiers. Luthiers are builders of artistically crafted guitars and other fine stringed acoustic instruments. The two-day event will showcase demonstrations, workshops, and of course, live music. One- and two-day tickets can be purchased online at wintersguitarfest.com

The Winters Chamber of Commerce is here to promote businesses in Winters, and to help visitors explore our great city. If you have an upcoming event, please send details to the Chamber and we will help get the word out. In addition to a social media presence, we have a weekly newsletter to subscribing recipients with information our members can use.

The Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center is located at 201 First Street. We are open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays, when we are open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feel free to stop by, or you can reach us at 795-2329 or director@winterschamber.com.


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