Woodland Community Center hosts summer program exhibit and senior art show – Daily Democrat

Woodland residents looking to sign up for upcoming recreational activities were in luck Friday evening as the Community and Senior Center hosted the Woodland Department of Community Services’ summer recreation program expo, or “REXPO.”

From 4 to 7 p.m., dozens of residents enjoyed complimentary popcorn, hotdogs and other refreshments while walking around the center, located at 2001 East St., learning about summer programs offered by the city and its recreation partners. If they registered at REXPO, they received a 10% discount.

“Today, we showcase summer recreational opportunities and programs happening throughout the city that are available to both youth and adults,” said Community Services Program Manager Kris Bain. “The turnout was really good. REXPO really drew people to the facility to see what’s going on here. A lot of people never come to the Community Center.”

Inside the main gym, dozens of booths provided information to anyone curious enough to stop by. Booths in attendance included the Woodland Swim Team, Welcome Baby Yolo County, MAD Science, 530 Cheer, CalFresh, Just Serve, Woodland Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs, United Way, Woodland Soccer Club, Boy Scouts, YMCA, Mindful Meditation and dozens others.

Various organizations put on live demonstrations, including a routine by 530 Cheer, a dance by the Woodand Thumpers, and a mini pickleball court hosting a live game.

“This event helps kick off summer registration for the programs we offer,” Bain said. “The 10% discount today was a great incentive. Everyone can still sign up for classes and summer programs here at the community center office or online, but they just won’t get the nice discount.”

Bain mentioned that REXPO will take place next year on the second Friday of March.

Down the hall in another downtown ballroom, a High Art Show captivated attendees featuring artwork by local artists, including seniors who attend the Wednesday morning classes held there.

“We have a mix of students, alumni and partner agencies from the Davis Senior Center that also display some art,” said Dallas Tringali, program manager for the community services department. “I am not surprised at what they are able to do artistically. You have these lifelong artists who, after retirement, can pour their time into their art. The least we can do is give them a place to display it.”

Artwork on hand included paintings, drawings, ceramics, needlework, quilting and wood carving. Some of the artwork or prints were available for sale.

“I’m just used to saying I’m an artist,” said local artist Malayne Kyburz. “I attended the center’s classes on Wednesday morning and they did a good job letting us know there was going to be an art show. I think it is very important that the community center offers such events. It gets people out of their homes and they can appreciate what Woodland has to offer.”

As part of the event’s ambiance, beer and wine tastings were provided by Simas Family Vineyards and Blue Note Brewery. The Kiwanis Club of Woodland provided a hot dog lunch.

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