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​​​​​​Watership Down

by Richard Adams                      














​​EVENTS  

Friends Around the Block Quilt Challenge

​211 8th Street in Colusa ◊ Through April 24

Create a quilt inspired by ​this year's community read!  All entries will be on display

starting April 24.  Throughout the following week anyone who stops in to see the quilts

may vote for a favorite quilt.  A viewer's choice will win a prize any quilter would love! 

Whether you enter a quilt for the challenge, or simply stop by to vote, please join us! 

Interested in taking on the challenge?  Stop by the Friends Around the Block Quilt Shop

for official rules, or visit their Facebook page @Friends Around The Block.


The Farmer's Daughter Community Cleanup​

March 13 @ 9:00am ◊ 5th & Jay Streets

April 10 @ 9:00am ◊ 7th & Fremont Streets

May 8 @ 9:00am ◊  4th & Market Streets

Join the Farmer's Daughter the second Saturday of each month for community cleanup,

as well as other opportunities to volunteer for the town of Colusa.  Community members

of all ages are welcome to join in the participation of keeping the town beautiful.  For more

information, contact sadiebash@gmail.com.




Virginia Read Day

APRIL 24, 2021

Davis Ranches, 7681 Sycamore Slough Road


​9:30 - 11:00am

​Plein Air Painting with Mary Ann Nation

​Join local artist Mary Ann Nation as she leads a Plein Air Painting session in the

beauty and splendor of Davis Ranch.  The first 10 people to register by clicking

here will receive painting supplies to use during the art class.  All other 

participants are welcome to bring their own painting supplies, and do not need

to register.  Sponsored in part by the Colusa County Arts Council & Colusa County
​Free Library.


10:30am - 2:00pm

Self-Guided Story Walk 

Enjoy a self-guided walk around the Davis Ranches, featuring discussion prompts

from Watership Down and interesting facts about the local flora and fauna.  The

Master Gardeners, Resource Conservation District and Davis Ranches Conservation

team will be on hand to answer any questions.


11:00am - 1:00pm

Picnic Lunch featuring Sauced Food Truck

Local Food Truck, Sauced, will be on site serving up delicious fare available for purchase.


2:00 - 3:30pm

Watership Down, Environmental Humanities & Animal Fables with Dr. Michael Ziser

As inaugural director of the UC Davis Environmental Humanities Research

supercluster, Dr. Ziser's research addresses questions about the image and

agency of nonhuman nature in writing and visual arts, engaging along the

way with ecocriticism, agrarianism, science, media and religious studies,

and bioregionalist thought and practice.  Join Dr. Ziser as he discusses 

Watership Down in relation to Environmental Humanities and Animal Fables.




A big THANK YOU to all of this year's sponsors!  For a complete list of donors and organizations that have helped make this year's read possible, click here.

Set in England’s Southern Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring epic follows a band of rabbits on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home to a mysterious promised land. Led by a resolute pair of friends, the journey from their native Sandleford Warren through harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries is full of adventure, courage and survival. Don’t be fooled by the four-legged characters, this classic is filled with rich language and deep insight that will get you through the darkest days of winter and leave you excited for a new spring. 

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