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If you think you have what it takes, or know someone who does, come by the Chico Heat office starting Monday @ 10am!
We will be doing auditions Monday - Friday from 10am-3pm

(530) 725-5444
1722 Mangrove Ave. Suite 24

Tryouts will end once all the spots (and a couple on-call's) are taken!

Stansbury Home Open for Tours Saturday & Sunday

location: 307 W. 5th Street, Chico (cross street Salem)
hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm
phone: 530 342-3037

Take a tour of the Stansbury Home and learn about one of Chico's most iconic families! We're open every Saturday and Sunday, 1:00pm-4:00pm
The Stansbury Home is a Victorian home built by Dr. Oscar Stansbury in 1883. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and in 1991 was listed as supporting the South Campus Historic District. While the home is now the property of The City of Chico, the Stansbury Home Preservation Association helps to fund and maintain the 19th century historic residence.
Donations of $5 per adult and $3 for children 12-and-under are requested.


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Personal Defense Training PDT -Chico | 2018


Azad’s Martial Arts Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT).  PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere. No prior experience is needed. PDT will address basic defense against common attacks including personal safety tips for men and women known as Safety Awareness Skills (SAS).


For 2018 sessions offered 4-times per year, February, April and two more session TBA!


*Pre-registration is required. For more information: or contact Azad’s Martial Arts Center at (530) 892-AZAD (2923) or 896-0777.



Volunteers & sponsors needed: Chico Pioneer Day Parade

We rely on the support of our volunteers.
Volunteers will receive our appreciation and a free lunch at the community BBQ in the Plaza. If you can help, please email or call.
THE CHICO PIONEER DAY PARADE is May 5, 2018 and is an event licensed under The Celebration of People, Inc. a US tax-exempt nonprofit organization under the category of 501(c)(3). We have many expenses such as permits and fees from the city, insurance and equipment rental. Your monetary donation is appreciated and tax deductible.


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Butte College Auto Tech Scholarships

The Silver Dollar Speedway (SDS) is continuing its efforts to offer scholarships to Auto technology students at Butte College.

SDS will be accepting donations during the 2018 race season, and the funds will be distributed to the Butte College Foundation (BCF) to assist students in the Auto Technology Program.

Donations are tax deductable and the Butte College Foundation will provide a receipt (if requested) for donations of $50 or more. Each $ 500 prvided to the BCF will create a scholarship for and Auto Tech student.

During SDS events, there will be a cash can at the t-shirt booth. During the off-season, you can mail your contributions to:
Silver Dollar Speedway, attn: SDS Scholarships, 2334 Fair Street, Chico, CA  95928

To learn more about the scholarships, contact Butte College Foundation | | 530 895-2359

Community Band Festival -Paradise | March 15

Paradise Performing Arts Center- 777 Nunneley Road, Paradise

Featuring performances from the PHS Band and Community Bands from Oroville, Chico, and Paradise. this will be a combined number at the end of the show featuring ALL BANDS AT ONCE!
FREE admission, donations always accepted. Silent Auction.
All proceeds will go towards helping the PHS Band.

For more information call Bob 530 872-6425 x3089

Handi-Riders Spring Horse Camp -Oroville | March 19-23

We have openings for our Spring Horse Camp. Students will learn how to take care of horses, and learn how to ride. Various skill levels can be accommodated.

Students will be having lots of fun riding in the arena, enjoying trail ride adventures, reading stories about horses, and doing horse related arts and crafts.

These camps will not only provide a fun experience, but are educational with a multimodal approach. Helmet and snack provided
Students will need to bring lunch and boots (or very sturdy closed toe shoes).

Hurry! Classes are filling fast! Click here for more information and to register:

Start Smart Class -Willows | March 21

CHO Willows- 464 N Humboldt Ave, Willows,

In an effort to prepare young drivers to drive responsibly by offering new driver education classes for new drivers and their parents.
We will address such topics as the safe driving practices, the rules of the road, and new driver license requirements.
This class is free of charge. Call (530) 934-5424

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Symposium guest speaker Patrick Lencioni -Chico | March 22

Sierra Nevada Big Room- 1075 E 20th Street, Chico

This year we are thrilled to have the opportunity to host Patrick Lencioni, author and founder of Table Group Inc. If you are in leadership at any level of your company, you can’t afford to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Mr. Lencioni speak. Tickets will go fast so reserve yours now!
Recognized as a true pioneer in leadership and business, Patrick Lencioni is a New York Times best-selling author and according to the Wall Street Journal “one of the most in demand speakers in America.” In 2008 he was named by Fortune magazine as “one of the new gurus you should know.”

Author of 10 business books to date, Mr. Lencioni writes books that focus on topics ranging from organizational health and teamwork, to leadership and employee engagement. He is perhaps best known for his 2010 New York Times Bestseller, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Other books include The Advantage (2012) and The Five Temptations of a CEO, and his most recent work The Ideal Team Player (2016).

To purchase tickets call 530 717-2212. Seating is limited.


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Chamber of Commerce Dinner, Re-imagining Oroville | March 22

Gold Country Casino- 4020 Olive Hwy, Oroville

Join the Oroville Chamber of Commerce and Oroville Economic Alliance as we celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and continue our efforts toward "Re-imagining Oroville" as a community of purpose, prosperity, and momentum. 
(530) 538-2542

Dinner Menu:
Bacon Apple Stuffed Chicken | Prime Rib | Green Salad with Ranch and Italian Dressing | Oven Roasted Fingerling Potatoes | Bacon and Blue Penne Pasta | Roasted Vegetables | Sheet Cakes

Tickets: $75 per person, $525 for a Table of 8

Title Sponsor: Cal Water - Oroville
Platinum Sponsor: Oroville Hospital
Gold Sponsors: KRCR News Channel 7 | Deer Creek Broadcasting

Sterling City Historical society presents The Harvey Girls -Paradise | March 22

The Gold Nugget Museum will host members of the Stirling City Historical Society on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. for a presentation on Fred Harvey’s railroad “eating houses” and the famous Harvey Girls. Harvey is credited with establishing the first restaurant chain in the United States.
Before Harvey came along, rail passengers had few options for a decent meal. There were no dining cars, and the food served at roadhouses near the railroad’s water stops usually was barely edible. Rancid meat, cold beans, and stale coffee were the order of the day. Harvey’s high quality dining fare contributed to the civilizing of the American West. The Harvey Girls, single women of “good character” who worked as waitresses, made the dining experience more pleasant.
The presentation will be offered by Lee Dummel, Old West historian and reenactor, and Mary Schaefer, Harvey Girl reenactor. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.
The Gold Nugget Museum is located at 502 Pearson Road in Paradise. For additional information, call (530) 872-8722 or go to


Harbor Freight Hob Fair -Oroville | March 23, April 5-6


Butte County Employment and Social Services- 78 Table Mt. Blvd., Oroville

Now hiring for our new Oroville, CA Harbor Freight Tools location. We are looking for associates who can deliver Value for the Hardworking.
Please visit to view open positions in this area and please apply before attending the Job Fair.

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Wine Tasting Bubbles & Bling, Purple Line Urban Winery, March 24

Oroville Quota International and Purple Line Urban Winery Present

Bubbles & Bling 

A wine tasting fundraiser to support local community projects


Saturday, March 24th, 6:00pm


Purple Line Urban Winery

760 Stafford Street, Oroville


Join us for a night of music and dancing, vendors and raffles, hors d'oeuvres and great wine made by our own local winery, Purple Line Urban Winery


A $20 donation will provide 5 tastings


Tickets can be purchased at:

Purple Line Urban Winery, (530) 534-1785

Curves, (530) 533-8663

Kelly, (530) 370-5855

Any local Quota member


All proceeds will go to benefit Oroville Quota International, a non-profit organization that provies support to low income families in our community. 

Search for Talent Performance -Oroville, March 24
Oroville Exchange Club Presents Search for Talent Performance
Saturday March 24th, 6:00pm
Historic State Theater, 1489 Myers St, Oroville, CA 95965
Tickets: $5 Adults, $10 Family
Available at the chamber, box office, or at (530) 591-9018
Tryouts March 17th 1:00pm

Easter Egg Hunt 2018, HeartShine -Bangor | March 24

Hickmans Family Vineyards- 77 Orange Ave, Bangor

6th Annual Egg Hunt in the Vineyards- Saturday March 24th, 2018 from 2-4. $25.00 per family of 4 and any additional guest $5.00. We will have our annual Easter egg Hunt for both kids and adults.
We have hidden some golden eggs for adults 21 and over filled with great prizes- including North Sierra Wine Trail tickets.
For the kids, over 3000 eggs are hidden in both vineyards.- 2:30pm for kids 0-7 and 3:00pm for 8 and up. We will have a food Truck for our hungry customers. For Adults wine and food tastings.
Kids can enjoy the carnival games and prizes. Fun for all ages, a event not to miss.

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Sohnrey Family Foods Easter Event -Oroville | March 24

41 Skillin Lane, Oroville

Come out to Sohnrey Family Foods for our first Easter egg hunt! Tickets are $5 a child, Ticket includes one entry, one lunch and egg hunt. Don't forget a basket and chair! Sign up today and let us know if you will be joining in on the fun.

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Coffee With A Cop -Gridley | March 24

The Gridley-Biggs Police Department will be holding a "Coffee with a Cop" event at the Rail House Pub & Grill at 1495 Hwy 99 in Gridley on March 24, 2018 from 8:30am-10:30am.

This event is a way for the police personnel and community members to introduce themselves, build relationships, discuss community concerns, and meet informally together.

Community members of Gridley and Biggs are encouraged to attend and ask questions and learn more about the Department's service in the Gridley and Biggs communities.
Please join use for coffee, tea and snacks! Everyone is invited to attend. See you there!!

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Arbor Day Festival -Oroville | March 24

Union Square Market- 1305 Myers Street, Oroville

Come to Oroville's Arbor Day Festival. Downtown Oroville at the beautiful Union Square next to Miners Alley Brewery. There will be vendors, educational talks, hands on demonstrations, raffles, music, good people, and beer.
Get your roots deep as we celebrate our biggest allies on this planet = TREES! Doors open at 10am. Look forward to seeing you there!

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Volunteer Fair at Butte College | March 27

Butte College Campus Center Quad

In honor of the life and work of civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez, we hope to inspire Butte College students, faculty, and staff to connect with local community organizations in need of volunteer support. The annual Butte College Volunteer Fair will have representatives from various community groups that provide opportunities in the areas of animal services, child services, social and justice services, crisis services, sustainability and many more are still signing up!

Our current guest list includes:
- Salvation Army - Oroville
- African American Family & Cultural Center
- Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
- CA Health Collaborative "Smoke Free North State"
- E Center Head Start
- Community Action Agency of Butte County
- Butte Humane Society
- Rural SURJ of NorCal—Showing Up for Racial Justice
- The Jesus Center
- The Community Legal Information Center
- Caring Choices
- Butte County Office of Ed. Child Development Programs
- Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley
- Stonewall Alliance Chico
- Alzheimer's Association
- Butte College Student Life - Student Government
- Butte College Safe Place and Wellness Program
- Work Training Center and Affiliated Programs

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Age Well Drive Smart Class -Willows | March 28

CHP – Willows- 464 N Humboldt Ave, Willows

Keys to driving safer and driving longer - age 65 and over driving presentation.
In an effort to prepare drivers to drive responsibly by offering age well driver education classes for mature adults.
We will address such topics as the safe driving practices, the rules of the road, and new driver license requirements.
This class is free of charge. Call (530) 934-5424

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Cause an Effect: Relay For Life Chipotle Fundraiser, March 28

Cause an Effect 

Relay For Life Chipotle Fundraiser


1960 E 20th st Ste 100


March 28th 4:00pm-8:00pm


Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to supprot Relay For Life. Team: Love Those Lips Md. Come in to the Chipotle at 1960 E 20th st Ste 100 in Chico on Wednesday, March 28th betwee 4:00pm and 8:00pm. Bring in a flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Relay For Life. Team: Love Those Lips Md. 


Online orders will not be included in the fundraiser total. To ensure your purchase is counted in the fundraiser, be sure to order and pay in-restaurant. Gift card purchases during fundraisers do not count towards total donated sales, but purchases made with an existing gift card will count.

Vietnam Veteran Appreciation BBQ -Chico | March 30

Chico Vet Center- 250 Cohasset Road, Suite 40, Chico
BBQ from 12:00pm-2:00pm

Please join the Chico Vet Center for a BBQ lunch to thank and appreciate our Vietnam Veterans.
friends, family and supporters of our Veterans are welcome. For more information contact Justin 530 899-6300

Easter Bunny at Shuberts Ice Cream & Candy -Chico | March 30

Friday, March 30th, 10:00am-3:00pm
Saturday, March 31st, 11:00am-3:00pm

178 E. 7th Street, Downtown Chico | 530 342-7163


Easter Egg Hunt/Scholariship Drive | March 31

FREE Paradise Recreation & Park District Easter Egg Hunt and Scholarship Drive


Saturday March 31st, 2018

9:30am - 11:30am Don't be late! Egg Hunt 10:30am


Aquatic Park

Preschool to 6th Grade

Help raise money for our Children's Summer Scholarship Fund

Wonderful silent auction

Please come enjoy the morning while helping the children in our community


The Paradise Recreation & Park District's Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 31st, 2018. We invite all Ridge families to join us at the Aquatic Park to visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy the 4-H petting zoo, and participate in the Easter egg hunt. proceeds from this event will be used for our Children's Scholarship Fund. 

The PRPD Children's Scholarship Fund allows children whose families are affected by financial limitations to participate in our recreation programs. We offer many activities including the Aquatic Park Day Camp, swim lessons, Camp Coutolenc, Tiny Tots, gardening, and many sports programs. We are seeking donations for our scholarship program to help give the children of the Paradise Ridge a cance to have an active healthy summer. 


We hve enjlyed continued support from many of you and thank you so much for your kindness. 

Corning Easter Festival | March 31

Free family friendly music festival in the community skatepark off of Toomes Ave in Corning. Music starts at noon with 5 bands playing country, folk, soft rock, and cover songs. There will also be children's games and crafts, laser tag, an Easter egg hunt and fantastic food and snack providers. The Easter festival will feature many diverse vendors and non-profits. There will also be a DREAM VACATION raffle.


For questions call Clayton Rapoza at 530-776-8434, email, or on Facebook

Fire Safe 2018 Event Calendar, Feb 21 - May 29

Magalia Forest Health Tours

Best Management Practices - POA     Feb 21

Prescribed Fire Exploration - PID        March 21

Native Cultural Practices - USFS        April 18

Watershed Health - PID                       May 23


Community Events Planned - Forest Health Workshops

Saving the Ridge, 7:30pm (POA Club House)     March 7

Forest on the Ridge, 6:30pm (POA Main)            March 29

Forest Ranch                                                        April ?

Oroville Wildfire Fair - Visitor Center                    May 19


Community Fire Safe Council Meetings

BC Fire Safe Council                                           March 7 (1st Wednesday)

Paradise Fire Safe Council                                  March 14 (2nd Wednesday)

Berry Creek                                                          March 8 (2nd Thursday)

Yankee Hill                                                           March 11 (2nd Sunday)

Forest Ranch                                                       March 20 (3rd Tuesday)

Feather Falls                                                        March 21 (3rd Wednesday)


South County Fire Safe Council Advisory Group

Outreach for FSC Formation                               March 15


Additional Meetins:

CWPP Work Group                                              March 6, 9:00am

BCFSC Board Meeting                                        March 7, 9:00am-12:00pm

Wildfire Awareness Month                                   May



Free Graphic Design, Tuesdays

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926


Tuesdays 1:00pm to 5:00pm, ask for Max


logo design, posters, cards, social media images, fliers, labels, business cards, digitizing images


Sign up or drop in





Habitat for Humanity Pop-up Dinner | April 5

Bacio Pop-up dinner benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Butte County. Pril 5th 6-9pm at Lakeside Pavilion


Thursday Night Market -Chico | Apr 5-Sep 27

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 5th Street, including side streets and the fabulous City Plaza! This festive, weekly market is a ton of fun and features a bounty of farm-fresh produce from CDFA certified farmers, mouth-watering prepared foods from food trucks and booths, handmade, local arts and crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.

  • Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors
  • Local talent showcased each week from magicians to belly dancers and classic rock to bluegrass
  • Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry
  • Fun for kids with balloon-twisting clowns, face painters, inflatables, and other hands-on activities
  • Personal services, community based organizations, and not for profits
  • Ride your bike and use the FREE Bike Valet parking service provided by Chico Velo Cycling Club
  • This is a rain or shine event!




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Laws & Paws Co-ed softball tournament | April 28 & 29

Laws and Paws 5th Annual Co-Ed Softball Tournament


April 28th and 29th


Lely Park, Orland Ca. 


Cost: $250 (Double Elimination)


Deadline to enter is April 24th or when we get the first 16 teams. All proceeds benefit the Orland P.D. K9 Unit. ASA Rules, no sliding and each team pitches to the other. 


Contact Officer Carmon or Simpson at (530) 865-1616

VIPS Academy 2018 -Paradise | May 7

Class  May 7 to May 23

Do you think you have what it TAKES to be a “Volunteer In Police Service” (VIPS) for the Paradise Police Department? It does not TAKE as much as you think.
If you have an interest to serve your community and have some free time on your hands then you are a prime candidate for the position. There is nothing more interesting than working with the professional men and women of the Paradise Police Department and observing first hand how law enforcement protects and serves the local community.

The town of Paradise is looking for a few more good men and women to serve as volunteers with the Police Department. If you are interested you can call 872-6161 or check us out by coming to the police station and talking to a VIPS member or checking out the town of Paradise web site at and search for the VIPS link. There is a VIPS application on the web site or at the Paradise police station, 5595 Black Olive Drove, Paradise. Applications will be accepted until one month before the VIPS academy class begins.

Deadline for applications March 21
Invite applicants by March 26 for interview


Emotional Tune-Up Seminar CARD | March 22
When: Thursday, March 22, 10:30am–3:00pm (doors open at 10am)
Where: Lakeside Pavilion -2565 California Park Drive, Chico
Price: Free
This series of breakout workshops is devoted to emotional well-being and enhancing your overall outlook on life. A mix of professionals and laymen facilitate the groups, sharing their unique experiences, insights and tools with guests. 
Click here to see the full presenters list.


Scout-O-Rama 2018 -Chico Mall | March 24

Chico Mall- 1950 E. 20th Street, Chico (next to Dick's Sporting Goods)

Join Chico Mall and the Boy Scouts of America for a day of fun activities, camping tips and more. Recruiting information will be provided for anyone interested in joining the organization.
Adult Program leaders will host carnival games throughout the common area inside of Chico Mall and setting up a sample campsite outside with interactive demonstrations on camp cooking, knots and lashings, basic first aid and general safety. Don't miss the Pinewood Derby next to Dick's Sporting Goods!
Activities will take place inside Chico Mall and in the parking lot near Outback Steakhouse.
Please contact Ranchero West District - Boy Scouts of America for more information.

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ARC Wine, Beer, Spirit Tasting Benefit -Chico | March 25

date: March 25
time: 3:00pm-6:00pm
location: ARC Pavillion- 2020 Park Ave, Chico

Raising our glasses and funds to support Arc's Family Support Programs that serve individuals with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism and other developmental disabilities.
Sample and taste wines, brews and spirits from regional and locally owned and operated wineries, breweries and distilleries.
In addition to Arc client artwork, there will be a small silent auction and live music by "Soul Posse."
Spend your Sunday afternoon supporting The Arc while you mingle with old friends and make new ones.
Tickets are only $30, available at Arc Stores, Arc Administration, from Arc board members and online at CHEERS!


Sons of Italy Chico Spaghetti Feed -Chico | March 25

time: 1:00pm-6:30pm
location: Chico Elk's Lodge- 1705 Manzanita Place, Chico

Please join us for our annual Spaghetti Feed! A portion of the proceeds support local high school scholarships, Lone Pine 4H, and Chico State Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry.
Advance tickets: Adult = $14.00 | Child = $ 7.50 (ages 6-10) | Child (5 & under Free
At the Door: Adult $16.00 | Children ages 6-10 = $8.50

Spring Jamboree Chico CARD | March 31

Date: Saturday, March 31
10:00 AM Ages 0-3 (2 eggs hunts)
11:00 AM Ages 4-5
11:45 AM Ages 6-8
Site: Caper Acres — Bidwell Park One-mile

The Bunny is coming to town! Children 8 years old and younger are invited to meet the Easter Bunny at the Annual Spring Jamboree! We will be hunting for colored eggs, making crafts, jumping in a bounce house and taking pictures with the Easter Bunny!  Sponsored by MIX 95.1.


Easter Egg Hunt, Colusa Lions Club | March 31

Colusa County Fairgrounds- 1303 10th Street, Colusa

Pre-school thru 3rd grade invited...2400+ real eggs. We have four age groups with prize Easter baskets for those that find a golden egg
Hosted by the Colusa Lions Club

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Tire Amnesty Days -Williams | March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

For passenger truck or car tires without rims.
Colusa county residents only. No more than (9) tires per user will be accepted*

Colusa County Road Department- 5714 E. Street, Williams

for a Transportation Exemption ro carry up to (20) tires or for additional information, please contact Colusa county Public Works at (530) 458-0466
Funding for this program is limited. Coulsa County reserves the right to stop accepting tires for free disposal at any time, with or without notice.


Running Brave - The Race to End Suicide Chico 1Mile, 5K, 10K Run | March 31

Join Running Brave - The Race to End Suicide for Running Brave Chico, a 1 mile fun run/walk, 5K & 10K event being held at beautiful One Mile Recreation Area on Saturday, March 31st from 8:00am to 12:00pm.
The Running Brave event, which began in Redding, CA, is being hosted in Chico for the first time this year. It is an effort to raise awareness about suicide and mental health, promote wellness, and support suicide prevention efforts in our community. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised through this event go to supporting the local American Foundation for Suicide Prevention chapter.
Please join the Race to End Suicide by signing up, inviting friends and colleagues to attend, sharing the event, and supporting the cause. Together, we will raise community awareness and end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
Race registration includes:
- A Running Brave T-Shirt
- A professionally timed 5K & 10K race
- Prizes for top finishers in each race
- Access to pre-race and post-race activities such as:
Music | Giveaways | Speakers on mental health | A local mental health & suicide prevention resource fair

Register Here:

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Donate Scrap Metal Materials, Tooling to benefit North State High Schools

Donate unsued scrap metal material or tooling that could be donated for use in our North State H.S. and Community Colleges.
North State Manufacturer’s Directory (Grow Manufacturing)
Contact JJ | 530 892-9600  x211

Miss Butte County -accepting applications

Applications are out !! 2018 Miss Butte Co., Miss Teen and Missette.

Hard copy applications are available at the Butte Co. Fair office or at Wheeler Ranch and Feed in Biggs.
Online applications are available next week thru the Butte Co. Fair.
There are many new and exciting changes in store for you this year. If you would like more information please call Kari 530 693-1777. available anytime.
We are looking forward to a great program this year and are excited to meet you. Hurry in soon, for there are only 10 spots per category and applications close in APRIL.

Strawless Challenge

Did you know that by 2050 there will be more plastic by weight in the ocean than there is fish? That is why the sustainability management association along with local businesses such as hula’s Chinese Barbecue, Kleen Kanteen, Recology Butte Colusa and many more are teaming up to start the Strawless Challenge. The Strawless Challenge is an effort to reduce single-use plastic by having restaurants offer straws by demand or other alternatives such as paper or reusable straws.

Join the movement today at or join us on instagram and together we can be the change.

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As you may know, MONCA is in need of a new HVAC system- not only for the comfort of our guests, but for the protection of our art! Donations are tax-deductible and can be made online at or by mailing a check to:
Museum of Northern California Art
900 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926

California Naturalist Certification Course -Chico | Spring 2018

The Chico Creek Nature Center will be offering the University of California Naturalist Certification Course from March 28 to May 23, 2018.  The Chico Creek Nature Center was chosen as a host site for this 40-hour program, which combines a science curriculum with guest lectures, field trips an eight hour capstone project and other project-based learning to explore the unique ecology and natural history of the Big Chico Creek Watershed.  


The California Naturalist Certification program is designed for members of the community with an interest in local ecology.  It is also appropriate for college students and advanced high school science students.  Four academic credits are available upon completion of the course for an additional fee.  

Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m., with Saturday field trips from 8:30 p.m. on April 7 and 25 and May 5 and 19.

The cost per participant is $390.  A limited number of need-based scholarships will be given.  Participation is limited to 25.  Adaptations for accessibility can be arranged. Applications are available online at and at the CARD office.



Caitlin Reilly will serve as the lead instructor.  Questions should be directed to her at 530-815-5259 or

3-D Printing program -Chico Library | Thurs, Sat

Butte County Library Chico Branch, 1108 Sherman Ave, Chico, CA 95926

Thursdays 3-7pm, Saturdays from 3-5pm


Sign up or drop in

1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico (530)-891-2726 |

Quit Tobacco Information Series -Chico | Thursdays

date: every Thursday in Feburary (Feb 1, 8, 15, 22)
time: 5:30pm
location: Murphy Commons Apartments- 1290 Notre Dame Blvd

Do you want to quit smoking but are not sure where to start? Butte County Public Health is offering a free "Quit Smoking Information Series." Each session will cover a different topic about quitting tobacco.
Health Educators will be available to answer questions and provide community respources. Keep your New Year's Resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Session are held every Thursday in February at 5:30pm (across from Marsh Junior high). Snacks and Quit Kits provided.
Contact Melissa Anderson at 530 538-6448 or


Feb 1 - Intro to Quitting
Feb 8 - Creating a Plan
Feb 15 - Taking Control
Feb 22 - Staying in Control

How to Keep Your Business Safe Workshop -Red Bluff | April 1

How to Keep Your Business Safe Workshop

Red Bluff Chief of Police Kyle Sanders and Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt will discuss how to keep your business safe, including active shooter response information.

Tehama County Department of Education, Assembly room. 1135 Lincoln Street, Red Bluff, CA 96080 Thursday, January 4, 2018 7:30AM-9:00AM (Check-in time is 7:15AM)


Cost: Free to members. Non-members: $20. Annual membership fee: $40.

Mail payment to Tehama County EAC, PO Box 303, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or register and purchase memberships at the door.

Send questions or RSVP to or contact Coral Ferrin at 530-527-4183, Ext. 3010. For updates, like our Facebook page at:

Guitar Greats at the Museum -Paradise | March 3-April 1

hours: 12-4:00pm, Wednesday-Sunday
location: 502 Pearson Road, Paradise

The exhibit runs March 3rd through April 1, 2018, Wednesday through Sunday, 12-4pm, and features the guitars of local collector Jim Campbell. They include solid body electric, hollow body electric, and acoustic guitars, including one 100-year-old Gibson. There are several signature models—nearly exact replicas of the guitars of legendary musicians. Those musicians include Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, BB King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. The very first signature guitar, Charlie Christian’s 1939 Gibson ES 125 CC, will be on display.

JAM SESSION March 3-24 | Gene Kelly, a local guitarist and singer, will lead the music. The format will be open mike, featuring players from Paradise and surrounding areas.
Admission is $5 for museum members and $10 for nonmembers and includes a free glass of wine or a beer. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
The Gold Nugget Museum is located at 502 Pearson Road in Paradise. For information, call (530) 872-8722.



Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 10am to 2pm
Bell Memorial Union Auditorium-
Contact Career Center: Art Cox  530-898-5253
Employer registration ($350)

Supper Club benefit Butte Humane Society -Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Apr 4

Butte Humane Society's Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community.
Join us at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.- 1075 East 20th Street, Chico
for a "four paw" dining experience. 15 percent of the sales will go to Butte Humane Society. Not only will you fill your belly, but your heart will be full good karma!
time: (TBA)
For any question please contact Rachel Dell'Agostino at (530) 343-7917 or via email

Theatre on the Ridge, Brighton Beach Memoirs -Paradise, April 5-22
Brighton Beach Memoirs, A Comedy by Neil Simon
Part one of Neil Simon's autobiographical trilogy, this is a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene Jerome must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother, Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states," If you didn't have a problem, you wouldn't be living here."
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
April 5 though April 21
Sunday Matinees: April 8, 15 & 22

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children, Awareness & Identification | April 6

Friday April 6, 2018
Friday May 11, 2018
Friday June 29, 2018
9am to 4pm

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education

Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico, CA 95928


Presented by, Deena Graves, A.B.C. National Speaker


Did you know that foster care is a pipeline for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children?

These workshops are for Foster Parents, Relative Caregivers, Group Home Staff, Social Workers, Teachers, Police, Fire, Probation Staff or anyone in the community that works with youth. Also recommended for interested community members.


You will leave with:
- Awareness about what and where this is happening in our state;
- Understanding why children in foster care are so vulnerable and how they can be influenced by a trafficker;
- Identification of the warning signs; the ability to spot red flags that indicate a child is being sexually exploited and victimized.

28th Annual Poker Ride | April 7

Glenn County Sheriff's Posse, INC. presents 28th Annual Poker Ride Saturday April 7th, 2018 at Eames Ranch, Elk Creek, CA. Poker hand + Tri tip lunch $30 per rider, two riders to a team. $35 per rider at the gate. Lunch $10 each. First riders out at 9am trail closes at 10pm. Belt buckles for high hand, $50 for 2nd best hand & $25 for 3rd best hand.


For more info call (530)865-5510 or email

Poppy Walk & 5K Run benefit Peg Taylor Center -Chico | April 7


Saturday, April 7  | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM | Bidwell Park- One Mile Recreation Area

Run, Walk, Roll or Stroll at the 8th Annual Poppy Walk & 5K Run on Saturday, April 7th in Bidwell Park! Celebrate Spring and benefit the Peg Taylor Center's life saving daily health care. Walkers and Runners will both take off at 8:30am. Families are welcome, and children 12 and under walk free with an adult.  Save $ on pre-registration through March 20.


The event takes place at the One Mile Recreation Area, at 300 South Park Drive in Chico.

Register online at, at Fleet Feet in Downtown Chico, or at the Peg Taylor Center at 124 Parmac Road, Chico. Register early to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Race day registration is from 7:30am to 8:15am. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk both start at 8:30am. (Timed runners start in front.) For more information, call (530) 342-2345 or go to



Mad Hatter's Wonderland Luncheon, benefit Chico Children's Museum | April 7

Chico Elk's Lodge, Manzanita Place- 1705 Manzanita Avenue, Chico





Presented by Beta Chapter of Omega Nu foundation. Proceeds benefit Chico Children's Museum

Tickets available from an Omega Nu menver or



TRAPS OF THE TRAFFICKER Youth Prevention & Intervention -Chico | April 7

Saturday, April 7, 2018 | 10am-1pm
Friday, May 11, 2018 | 5pm-8pm
Saturday, June 30, 2018 | 10am-1pm
Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico, CA 95928

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education


These Workshops are designed for youth to provide information about the Tricks, Traps, and Lures of Child Sex Traffickers
Presented by, Deena Graves, A.B.C. National Speaker


Youth will leave with:
- Awareness about what to watch for to stay safe
- Understanding why youth are so vulnerable and how they can be influenced by a trafficker;
- Identification of the warning signs; the ability to spot red flags that indicate a youth is being sexually exploited and victimized.

Human trafficking is a $32 billion dollar global industry, involving over 100,000 victims in the United States. After drug trafficking and counterfeiting, it is the world’s most profitable criminal activity. This new training is specifically designed for youth as a first step in combatting the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in California. We are working to raise awareness to the crisis at hand and increasing youth’s ability to protect themselves by knowing the Tricks, Traps, and Lures of Child Sex Traffickers.

Chico Idol, Children's Choir of Chico | April 7, 15

Children's Choir of Chico presents: Chico Idol. A live Singing Competition Open to all students in Chico and surrounding areas.

Two divisions | Junior: ages 9-12 | Senior: ages 13-18
Cash awards in each division
1st place $ 300. | 2nd place $ 200. | 3rd place $ 100



Round 1: Saturday, April 7, Preliminary qualifying competition
Round 2: Sunday, April 15, Finalists competition afternoon show

Information, details and registration at |

Chico Walks for Autism | April 8

location: Bidwell Park / 1-mile-
time: 8:00am

We hope everyone has had the best holiday season! As you look forward to the new year, mark the date April 8th (it’s a Sunday): Chico Walks for Autism! More details to come.

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the Yellow Door / Josie Blagrave, MA
Josie is currently the Director for the Autism Clinic at California State University, Chico. She has worked with families with autism and other disabilities in the greater Chico area since Fall of 2000. Josie is currently pursuing her PhD in Psychology and hopes to increase awareness and support through individuals with autism and their families through her work with The Yellow Door.

Little Red Hen's Children's Carnival Fundraiser -Chico | April 8


Sycamore Filed, Bidwell Park


Immediately following the Chico Walk for Autism, come to Sycamore Field.

Autisum Resources | Bounce House | Games | Sensory Activities | Food

FREE ADMISSON, Game tickets 25 cents.


A fundraiser benefiting Little Red Hen's Autism Programs

For more information: (530) 897-0900

Cinderella’s Closet, prom dress giveaway -Chico Mall | April 8

April 8, 11 am – 6 pm

Chico Mall, space 713 (across from American Eagle).


Join Chico Mall and the Student California Teacher’s Association, Chico Chapter, for the 14th Annual Cinderella’s Closet prom dress giveaway for local high school students.

Families may come to Chico Mall and choose a dress for their student. In addition to dresses, there will be shoes and accessories to try on, and there will be food and a DJ.

If you would like to donate dresses or accessories, donations may be dropped off at Chico Mall Management Office Mon - Fri from 9am - 4pm.
Please call 530-343-0706 if you have any questions.

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Cinderellas Closet -Chico Mall | April 8

Chico Mall, space 713 (across from American Eagle)- 1950 E. 20th Street, Chico

Join Chico Mall and the Student California Teacher’s Association, Chico Chapter, for the 14th Annual Cinderella’s Closet prom dress giveaway for local high school students.

Sunday, April 8, 11am–6pm at Chico Mall, space 713 (across from American Eagle).

Families may come to Chico Mall and choose a dress for their student. In addition to dresses, there will be shoes and accessories to try on, and there will be food and a DJ.

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Prom Project | April 10-13

Prom Project

Headquaters: 1435 Myers Street Oroville Ca, 95966


April 10th-12th 2:30pm-6:00pm

April 13th 2:30pm-6:30pm

15th annual Prom Project. FREE prom dresses & suits for high school students who need assistance.Accepting donations of dresses, plus-sized dresses are especially needed. Tuxedos and shoes. 


Drop off location:
Curves- 2190 Meyers Street, Oroville | 530 533-8663
Esplanade Cleaners- 164 E 2nd Ave | 530 342-4306
The Cleaning Connection- 7515 Skyway, Paradise | 530 877-8678
164 E 2nd Ave, Chico | 895-1642


Paradise/Scheduling (530) 877-8678

Chico (530) 895-1642

Oroville (530) 532-1214

Paradise/Garments (530) 877-8388

We believe Prom is an important milestone in many teen's lives! We believe that every teen deserves a chance to enjoy their prom without the financial hardships or constraints. Some teens never get the chance to think about Prom due to their financial situations.
Please Help Support Local Teens in Attending Prom!
Help give a local teen the opportunity to make their own magical memories of Prom Night. | 530 303-7042 ask for Emily

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Sponsored by: Child Abuse Prevention Council of Butte County, Youth for Change, Quota International, Heart 1-877-4-run-away, Stonewall Chico, Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley

Golf Tournament for Chico State Mechanical, Mechatronic, and Manufacturing April 13

The Society of Automotive Engineers, Chico Chapter Present:

Chico State Mechanical, Mechatronic, and Manufacturing Golf Tournament


April 13th, 2018


Start Time: Registration 11:30am, Shot-Gun Start 1:00pm, Dinner Awards and Raffle 6:00pm


Location: Bidwell Park Golf Course


Price: $110 per player


Includes green fee, cart fee, and dinner


Tournament Style: Four person scramble (1, 2, or 3 representatives matched with top students). 


Teams: MMEM students will be matched with teams of industry professionals. This is an opportunity to network, share, and visit Chico with students that are the most involved within the Engineering College (invite only for stuents). 


School Benefit: The current Plumas shops haven't benn updated since the sixties. Our goal is to raise funds to renovate the shops and help the classes and clubs operate in a more effective manner. We are looking to install air conditioning, update electrical systems, provide additional storage, and offer shop space for the senior capstone design projects. 


Sponsorships are available 


sign up online at


For adittional questions please contact

Blake Alfonso:  (925)337-0931

Shane Ahlers:  (530) 635-1422

Honey Bee Festival Hobby Day -Orland | April 14

Olivarez Honey Bees- 6398 County Road 20, Orland
(530) 865-0298

Please join us at our ranch in Orland, California, for a fun-filled, informative day with guest speakers, demonstrations, food trucks, and more. Pre-ordered package bees will be available for pick up. Our packages are 3 pounds of Italian, Carniolan, or Saskatraz bees with a mated marked queen.

Admission will be: $5 for Adults | $3 for Children 12 & under
All admission proceeds benefit local organizations: Laws and Paws and The Town & Country Humane Society

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CASA for a Night in Casablanca -Chico | April 14

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Palms- 2947 Nord Ave, Chico


Join NVCSS CASA for a Night in Casablanca!
An event that benefits the Court Appointed Special Advocates program of Butte & Glenn Counties

$75 per person
Dinner | No Host Bar | Live & Silent Auctions

Tickets are available through April 4 by calling 530 247-3372

CASA of Butte County was founded in 2000, and CASA of Glenn County in 2007, with major support from the courts. CASA of Butte and Glenn Counties is one of nearly 1,000 CASA programs nationwide, with over 76,000 women and men serving as volunteers in these programs.

For more program information:
Facebook Page:

The CASA Programs of Butte, Glenn, Shasta & Tehama Counties are administered by Northern Valley Catholic Social Service (NVCSS).

March for Science -Chico | April 14

CSU,Chico / Bell Memorial Union Building- 548 W. 2nd Street, Chico

The peaceful and non-partisan local event is meant to highlight the important role that scientific research plays in our daily lives in the North State community, and sound a call to support scientific research and evidence-based policies.  
Inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility are central to the mission and principles of the March for Science. Scientists and people who care about science are an intersectional group, embodying a diverse range of races, sexual orientations, gender identities, abilities, religions, ages, socioeconomic and immigration statuses.
The event welcomes all people who support science.
The March for Science – Chico can be found @ChicoMarch4Sci on Twitter and Instagram, and on the web at

To attend this event, please RSVP at the website:

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Cooking Competition benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the NV -Paradise | April 14

April 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Venue: Paradise Veterans Hall 6550 Skyway Rd Paradise, CA 95969

Join us to COOK, TASTE and SPONSOR a 4-Course Cooking Competition This tasting event will feature master and amateur chefs demonstrating their culinary skills and special recipes.
The evening will include a sampling of 16 dishes, cash bar, live entertainment, and a raffle. We have 3 local celebrity judges select the prestigious Golden Spoon and Best Decorated Station and our 300 tickets holders vote for the People’s Choice award.


More Information:


Tickets $15 each or $50 for a family of 4. For more information contact Alex at (530) 899-0335 or email

Afternoon of Star Power at Chico Mall | April 15

April 15 from 1pm-3pm at Chico Mall.
Join Chico Mall and Girls on the Run of the North State for an Afternoon of STAR POWER!

Special guest speaker from Action News Now, Meaghan Wallace.
Red carpet photo opportunity, inspirational craft activity and refreshments included.
All proceeds to benefit Girls on the Run of the North State.

Limited to 100 participants.
$20 per mother & daughter pair ($10 per ticket)



Small Animal Field Day | April 15

Location: Silver Dollar Fair Grounds (Beef Barn)
Start Time: 8:00 am

The Small Animal Field Day is meant to fill the gap which both the Silver Dollar Fair and Butte County Fair have in regards to small animal competition.  This event provides youth the opportunity to do showmanship, participate in knowledge bowls, and have their animals judged.  This event allows youth to grow in knowledge and confidence.  

Reminder - Entries are due in the county office by 5pm on March 29, 2018, 5:00pm
Butte County 4-H Office- 2279-B Del Oro Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965
Entry forms are online:

We have forms for additional shirts since people were interested last year.
Also we have two new classes:
- Educational Display
- Poultry Pet Class
- Rabbits
- Dogs

- Pigmy Goats

- Serama Table Top Show

Youth and volunteers to help with the event.  Please contact either Erin Dewell at 530-570-5140, Sandra Toews at 530-228-1231, or the 4-H Office at 530-538-7201 if you are interested in getting involved.

This event needs sponsors!  Please help us look for donors and sponsors to help make this event successful.  All donations are tax deductible.


Chico Bread Festival benefit Chico Museum | April 15

Tin Roof Bakery & Cafe- 627 Broadway Street, Suite 170, Chico
time: 11:00am-3:00pm

Join us at the 2nd Annual Chico Bread Festival to learn about and celebrate naturally leavened bread!
We will have local vendors and free bread tastings, special Bread Fest lunch menu featuring bread from the bakers that comprise the Chico Bread Guid, educational room on topics such as fermentation and the history of wheat, as well as tickets for sale to attend hands-on bread classes, gorgeous raffle prizes, and live music to really get this bread party started.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Chico Museum  with an informational booth to share about wheat and grain in the history of the greater Chico area.

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California Nut Festival -Durham | April 21

Patrick Ranch Museum- 10381 Midway, Durham

the 2018 California Nut Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 11am-4pm at the historic grounds of the Patrick Ranch Museum in Chico. The crowd-favorite culinary event is presented by the Butte Agriculture Foundation and sponsored by Tri Counties Bank and Meriam Park – A Development for Food Innovation, C.F. Koehnen & Sons, PG&E, California Olive Ranch, RUSH Personnel Services, Farmers' Circle members and involved media partners.
This event provides much needed support for the historic Patrick Ranch Museum.

Tickets for the 2018 California Nut Festival go on sale March 5 and will be available online or at participating TriCounties Bank locations. General admission tickets to the California Nut Festival are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the event. While not geared for children, event tickets for children ages 7-12 are $10 and the event is free for children six and under.
For more information about the 2018 California Nut Festival, please visit call 530-519-1882 or



Big Day 5K/1K Color Run, benefit Fallen Officers -Chico | April 21

Pleasant Valley Baptist Church- 13539 Garner Lane, Chico
Located at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, using a course that only BigDay5k has run before!

Big Day 5k Color Run is a wonderful opportunity for you and your family and friends to support the families of fallen officers.
All proceeds will benefit California Fallen Officers In The Line of Duty Fund. For more information:

The 1k single loop is an easy paved/trail route, perfect for anyone who is just beginning their fitness journey or children who aren't ready to complete a 5k yet. The 5k course is also an easy grass/trail, is triple looped and designed with several color stations to turn your white technical shirt, provided in your race bag, into a rainbow of delirium! Stylish Big Day sunglasses will be provided for eye protection. This extremely entertaining experience will provide a timing system through reusable chips.



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Hoops for Healthy Futures, Boys and Girls Clubs NV | April 21

B&GCNV, Chico Teen Center- 601 Wall Street, Chico
Chico Country Day Schhol, Gymnasium- 102 W 11th Street, Chico

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley is excited to announce our first ever 16 team adult 3-on-3 basketball tournament, Hoops for Healthy Futures.
This Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 21st at the Chico Teen Center and Chico Country Day gyms. Check in will open at 8:00 am at both sites.


As a Club fundraiser, the tournament ensures that we can continue to provide top-tier sports, fitness, and recreation programs to more than 2,000 youth each year at 10 Club sites in Butte and Glenn Counties. In addition to playing a guaranteed 3 games, the event will feature a 3 point competition and other events to highlight individual player's skills and abilities. The goal of the event is to help purchase much needed sports and fitness equipment for our Clubs. Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley is committed to year-long activities and programs to ensure the health and well-being of all of our members.

Jesus Center Spring Luncheon -Chico | April 21

date: April 21
time: 11:00am
location: Lakeside Pavilion- 2565 California Park Drive, Chico

Wm. Paul Young is the author of the world-wide bestsellers, The Shack and Cross Roads. With nearly 20 million copies sold and 49 consecutive weeks at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller list, The Shack has inspired conversations about God around the world.


Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Spring Open House | April 21

Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve- Fourteen Mile House Road

This is our big event of the year! Join us for a family-friendly day of activities and displays celebrating the natural wonders of the Reserve and how we protect them. Audio-visual displays will highlight some of the valuable research and programs that go on here and Reserves staff will be on hand to talk and give demonstrations. We will have short hikes, kids' activities, and snacks. Come learn about grassland restoration, hike through the wildflowers, and identify bugs.
Email Jon Aull at to RSVP.

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Celebrate Earth Day -Chico Mall | April 22

Chico Mall- 1950 E 20th Street, Chico

Chico Mall is partnering with Chico Creek Nature Center and California Native Plant Society for an Earth Day Celebration. Join Chico Mall from 1pm–3pm for an educational afternoon including a free rock painting craft.
Stay tuned as more details unfold.

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Chico Affordable Housing Forum | April 26

New Vision Church Chico- 1600 Mangrove Avenue, Suite 177/180, Chico

As a non-profit agency that serves homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless, affordable housing is vital. So in our research we found this forum coming up in Chico and thought we would share for anyone interested.

Speak directly with: Land Developers • Builders & Realtors • Butte County Housing Authority • Chico Housing Action Team

With home prices averaging over $300,000, a 1% vacancy rate on rental housing, and lower than average wages, Chico is facing a crisis of home availability and affordability.

Our panel brings together experts in developing and building, along with those who work to find housing for citizens.

We will pose a series of questions to the experts in an attempt to identify ways that we might find actionable answers to creating more affordable housing.

In addition to moderator questions, there will also be opportunities for the public to ask questions.

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Gold Nugget Days Parade -Paradise | April 28

2018 Gold Nugget Days! 60th Diamond Jubilee
the parade on April 28, noon to 2pm.


Come join the festivities and sixty years of Gold Nugget Days history! Join our Paradise community as it celebrates its annual Gold Nugget Days in the heart of the Northern California Gold Country.

Parade Application form [PDF]


The museum is located at 502 Pearson Road in Paradise. For information, call (530) 872-8722

Gold Nugget Days -Paradise | April 26-29

2018 Gold Nugget Days! 60th Diamond Jubilee

Come join the festivities and sixty years of Gold Nugget Days history! Join our Paradise community as it celebrates its annual Gold Nugget Days in the heart of the Northern California Gold Country.
The event begins with the Gold Nugget Queen Contest, located at the Paradise Performing Arts Center, Thursday, April 26 at 7pm.
Events continue throughout the four-day celebration,
building to a crescendo for the parade on April 28, noon to 2pm.

Parade Application form [PDF]

There will be local celebrities and surprise guests. The Pair-O-Dice Chapter of E. Clampus Vitus’ Donkey Derby will reenact the transport of the 1850s fifty-four pound nugget from the West Branch of the Feather River to Old Magalia.

Looking for fun after the parade? The Paradise Depot Party, located in Community Park, will feature live music, libations, and food truck fare throughout the afternoon and into the early evening.
To top it off, the first Gold Nugget Days Hoedown will be held at the Paradise Elks Lodge from 7pm to 11pm.
Sunday at the museum: savor the deep pit barbecue, and enjoy live music, games, and more. The Gold Nugget Museum is proud to host this family-friendly event!

The museum is located at 502 Pearson Road in Paradise. For information, call (530) 872-8722

Caper Acres 3rd Annual Fantasy Fun Run | April 28

5K or 1 Mile Run/Walk – Participants are encouraged to “Dress to Impress” in your favorite fairy tale or children’s character costume. Choose to participate in the 5K or 1 Mile Loop, all races are timed.
Registration includes race T-shirt & chip timer bib. (T-shirt guaranteed for early registration)
Enjoy race day family fun activities provided by local businesses. Register online at (TBA). All proceeds go to the Caper Acres Renovation Project, event is hosted by the City of Chico Parks Department.  For more information visit:

Date: Saturday, April 28th
Time: Check-In at 7:00 AM, Race starts: 8:15 AM
Site: Sycamore Field in Bidwell Park (near Caper Acres)
Fee:  Visit for all race fee information

Packet Pick Up at Fleet Feet Sports on Friday, April 27th, 12:00-6:00pm


Beale Air Force Base Air & Space Expo -Marysville | April 28

time: 9:00am-5:00pm
location: Flightline, Beale Air Force Base.

Check back on the Air Show Website for updates on confirmed performers.

Beale AFB was established in 1942 as Camp Beale and is named for Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1822–1893), a former Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and a Brigadier General in the California Militia who was an explorer and frontiersman in California. Camp Beale became a United States Air Force installation on 1 April 1951 and was renamed Beale Air Force Base.and about 40 miles (64 km) north of Sacramento.

Contact Information
Director- Lt. Col. Sean Neylon 530-634-0783 |
Ground Operations Director- Capt. Steve Riedl 530-634-8239 |
Air Operations Director- Maj. Zach Johnson 530-634-5571 |

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Marketing Office 634-2283 |
Sponsorship Proposal [PDF]

Air Show Website

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Chico Pioneer Day Parade & Community BBQ | May 5

time: 10:00am-5:00pm
location: Downtown Chico Plaza
theme: Celebrating the Chico Promise, a Journey of Learning - Preschool through Masters.

Parade starts at 10AM, BBQ and music on the Plaza to follow.
This is a FREE event for adults and children of all ages.
Community BBQ at the Plaza food for sale. Craft Fair and Vendors
For more information please contact: Connie Wright (530) 521-2331, Richard Elsom (530) 680-8060,

We rely on the support of our volunteers.
Volunteers will receive our appreciation and a free lunch at the community BBQ in the Plaza. If you can help, please email or call.
THE CHICO PIONEER DAY PARADE is an event licensed under The Celebration of People, Inc. a US tax-exempt nonprofit organization under the category of 501(c)(3). We have many expenses such as permits and fees from the city, insurance and equipment rental. Your monetary donation is appreciated and tax deductible.


Parade Application:
Vendor Application:

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Relay of Life -Chico | May 5

time: 10:00am
date: May 5
location: Pleasant Valley High School- 1475 East Avenue, Chico

Relay for Life is an event that unities cancer patients, survivors and caregivers in the fight against cancer.Since cancer never sleeps, Relay for life is an 24 hour event. It is truly a touching event that helps fund cancer research and support.

Register Today and Form a Team
The sooner you get started, the more money you can raise. The more money you raise, the more incentive prizes you earn. So register early and get ready for a great fundraising season.


Lord's Gym Mud Run -Oroville | May 5

location: Directly behind Feather Falls Lodge- 3 Alverda Drive, Oroville

The Lord's Gym Mud Run is a challenging 5-mile, military-style mud obstacle race held in Oroville, CA to raise money for local charity.
This year the Mud Run will be held on May 5th, 2018 at the incredible location on reservation land behind Feather Falls Casino.

The Lord's Gym Mud Run tests the endurance and mental toughness of beginners and experts alike. Crawl through mud pits, jump over walls, run across rivers, swing, climb and hang by your fingertips as you brave our grueling 5 mile course. Awesome fun for both individuals and teams.
The Main Race is open to everyone ages 13 to 101. Teams from local businesses can choose to compete against each other in the legendary "baddest" Business Bell competition. The Kids Mud Run is a separate race open to ages 4-12. Spectators and families can celebrate all day with food, inflatables, competitions and more at the Mud Fest.

530 635-4260

Special Needs Carnival -Durham | May 5

time: 10:00am-2:00pm
location: Durham Community Park- 9447 Midway, Durham

Just a reminder that the next Special Needs Carnival will be held on Saturday, May 5th from 10-2 in Durham Park. This event is always free of charge to adults and children with special needs and their immediate family.
The Carnival provides specially adapted games, craft activities, face painting, and bounce houses all geared toward the needs of disabled children and their immediate families.
Our goal is to allow all special needs participants full access to games and activities regardless of their disabilities. We also provided a hot dog lunch, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones all free of charge to all of those who attend.


Supper Club benefit Butte Humane Society -The Handle Bar | May 9

Butte Humane Society's Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community.
handlebarJoin us at The Handle Bar- 2995 Esplanade #104, Chico
for a "four paw" dining experience. 15 percent of the sales will go to Butte Humane Society. Not only will you fill your belly, but your heart will be full good karma!
time: (TBA)
For any question please contact Rachel Dell'Agostino at (530) 343-7917 or via email

Wheels, Wine & Ribs | May 12

A benefit for Chico Oaks Youth Rugby. Saturday May 12 Bike ride leaves from Chico Women's Club at 3pm. Rib cook off with beer and wine starts at 5pm at Chico Women's club. Ticket includes: bike ride through our beautiful Bidwell Parl to 5 mile and back. All you can eat rib dinner, wine and beer. Wine tasting from local wineries. Live music featuring The Damn Dirty Apes. Games, bounce house and silent auction. 

Gold Rush Car Show -Oroville | May 11 & 12

Oro Dam Cruiser Gold Rush Car Show.

Downtown Oroville.


Trophies awarded 2:30pm-4:30pm






Oro Dam Cruisers use proceeds to support local youth organizations, public safety, community improvement projects, and other non-profit.



Contact: Lou Plaster  (530) 533-4001 | PO Box 1510, Oroville, CA 95965

Feather Fiesta Days Parade -Oroville | May 12

Downtown Oroville

Lineup 8:00am, Parade starts at 9:30am sharp.


Want to be a part of Oroville's 22nd Annual Feather Fiesta Days Grand Parade on May 12? Here's the application. Applications can be mail to:


Oroville Exchange Club

P.O. Box 1046

Oorville, CA  95965

Entries closed May 1, 2018


Kiddie Parade
Deadline no later than May 8, 2018.


Paradise Chocolate Fest & Schedule of Events | May 12

Saturday, May 12th | 9:00AM–5:00PM
Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center- 6626 Skyway, Paradise

The Chocolate Fest is ‘choc-full’ of events, activities, contests and fun and of course, all things chocolate related! At the Chocolate Fest, you can wow your taste buds with artisan-produced chocolate delights and rub shoulders with multi-award winning Chocolatiers. Tap your toes to musical entertainment while you savor an ice cream sundae or visit the Chocolate Cuisine Challenge. Dive into the chocolate pie eating contest, or take a walk through the park and enjoy fine art and crafts booths, delicious food, giant inflatables, costumed characters and so much more.

Chocolate Wine & Brew | May 11, 7pm-10pm |
Paradise Community Park (Pearson Road & Black Olive Drive) [LINK]


Paradise Chocolate Festival | May 12, 9am–5pm |
Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center- 6626 Skyway [LINK]


Chocolate Chase, 5K Walk/Run | May 12, 8:00am |
Beyond Fitness- 7224 Skyway, Paradise [LINK]


All About Books Festival | May 12, 9am-5pm |
Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center- 6626 Skyway


Young Author's Writing Contest | May 12, 9am-5pm | 
Terry Ashe Park & Recreation Center- 6626 Skyway


Chocolate Thunder Motorcycle Run | May 19, 9:00am |
Sierra Steel HD- 501 Mangrove, Chico [LINK]


Tour 'de Chocolate Bike Ride | May 20, 8:00am |
Paradise Community Park (Pearson Road & Black Olive Drive) [LINK]


Benefit for: Youth on the Ridge Community Foundation- PO Box 2621, Paradise, CA 95967 | | 530.342.4896


Your Volunteer time = $$ for the 2018 Paradise Chocolate Fest Beneficiary group(s) of your choice.

Growing Great Futures, Farm-to-Fork Dinner benefit Boys & Girls Glubs of the NV -Orland | May 12

Capay Farms- 7929 Co. Rd. 9 Orland, CA 95963

Time: 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Your sponsorship to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the North Valley will ensure local kids are off the streets with a safe place to go to all year-round and secures your seats for you and your guests at a family-style farm to fork wine & beer dinner.
In appreciation for your sponsorship, Heirloom Food Company’s Executive Chefs Nathan Johnson and Sean Mindrum will present a local harvest with delicious creativity, showcasing the abundance of local agriculture and the people who produce it.


More Information:


Tickets $100 For more information and to get involved contact: Rashell Brobst, CEO – or tel 530.899.0335

Construction Career Day -Oroville | March 16

78 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville

Laborer's Local 185 are hosting Construction Career Day at our office in Oroville, Friday, March 16th from 11am-4pm.
Bring a resume with a list of qualifications/experience and be prepared to meet with Contractors hiring NOW.
Apprenticeship Opportunities Available. for more information:

Contractors Hiring:  All American Construction | Kiewit construction | Lamon construction Co. | Northern California Construction Training | Nor-Cal Pipeline Services | Pavement Coatings Company | Roeebbelen Contracting | Sierra Traffic Markings | Teichert Construction


Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs -Chico | May 19


Horsehoe Lake, Upper Bidwell Park


To kick off National Fishing Week, the city of Chico will be welcoming kids to its 31st annual FREE “Hooked on Fishing, not on Drugs”** event. It is one of the largest single-day children’s fishing events in the entire United States!
Kids 15 and under are invited to come to Horseshoe Lake in Upper Bidwell Park from 7:00 AM to Noon on Saturday, May 19th, for a chance at the 8,000 pounds of channel catfish that will be planted for the event. Admission is FREE, along with all tackle, bait, and instruction [limit 1 fish per child]. Kids can even have their catfish cleaned for free.

Since this is a “kids only” lake, no fishing license is required for anglers under 16. Expert local anglers will be on hand as coaches. There will be a separate “Huck Finn Pond” for the youngest anglers, age 1 to 5. There will be plenty of rods and reels available to use free, but all are encouraged to bring their own. Bring your favorite “secret” catfish bait, but please, no lead sinkers at Horseshoe Lake.

A special program run by the Chico Bass Club and Shakespeare Fishing Tackle awards a new rod and reel combo to any child who catches and releases one of the lake’s resident bass, carp, bullheads, or herps.
The 500 loaner rods are rigged up by the Chico Bass Club and Paradise Bass Club. The loaner tackle includes special Danielson “Enviro-Quest Steel” sinkers, as required by lake regulations. Some 5,000 live nightcrawlers are donated by Oro Dam Bait, and the Chico Rod and Gun Club generously allows the use of their on-site facilities.

 The yeoman task of cleaning the thousand-plus catfish brought in falls to the Chico Rotary Clubs. A perennially popular aquarium display of the fish, herpetological, and invertebrate life of the lake is run by the Chico Area Flyfishers.

Key donors last year included; Captain Rollo’s Kids, California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Chico Rotary Clubs, Chico Area Flyfishers, Bryan V. Kerchal Memorial, Butte County Fish and Game Commission, Thomas Manufacturing, Franklin Construction, and Shakespeare Fishing Tackle.
Event chairman [and co-founder] Pete Giampaoli started the event some 31 years ago with a simple mission: “Our goal is for every child to have the opportunity to catch a fish, and hopefully give them an alternative to the many negative influences that are all around them. Fishing is a sport that anyone can participate in for their entire life. I would also really like to thank all of our great volunteers and those who contributed that have helped make this event possible for 31 years.”


Oroville Airport Day Fly-in | May 19

FREE Admission
225 Chuck Yeager Way, Oroville Airport

Young Eagles | EAA Chapter 1112
Aircraft, Custom cars, Motorcycles, Search & Rescue Demonstrations

SPONSORED BY: Troy Farms | Precision Pump Co | Golden State Tree | E-Z Pal Bait | PeeWee Signs | Wayne Wilson Artworks | Table Mountain aviation | Sully Bergstrand | Shield Electric & Solar | R Soudan Construction | DArryl's Painting | Oroville Inn | Gold City Mercantile | Oroville Ford Auto Center | Res tech Technology Solutions | Oroville Toyota / Cheverolet | SDM Home Inspections | Recology Butte Colusa Counties

HeartShine Mini-Miss Goers & Supporters | May 20

Due to several unforeseen factors, our 2018 Mini-Miss California HeartShine Pageant, for ages 12 and under, will be postponed from Sunday, March 18th to Sunday, May 20th.
The positive signs from this decision are already shining bright, including a TV commercial spot coming soon, our surprise VIP guests are now available to join us and we can offer our discounted "early bird" entry fee of $99 thru the end of March!
SAVE the DATE - May 20th in Chico at the Chico Elks Lodge
We appreciate your understanding & support.


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Silver Dollar Fair -Chico | May 24-28

Entertaiment Schedule

Jackson Michelson - May 25, 7:00pm
Dyan Scott - May 25, 8:00pm
Decades - May 26, 8:00pm
Eddie Money - May 28, 8:00pm



Oroville Barrels Bites Bounty benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the NV | June 1

The public is invited to walk, tour and enjoy everything the bounty of downtown Oroville has to offer while sampling local beer, wine, food and shopping.
All ticket holders must be 21 yrs. or older and will get to taste beer and wine provided by local breweries & wineries along with food from local chefs at various participating business locations in Downtown Oroville.
In addition, participating businesses will be offering shopping specials for the evening. A unique raffle highlighting local businesses will be available along with a chance for you to vote for the “Best Barrel”, “Best Bite” and “Best Bounty” experiences from the tour.


More Information:

This is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley’s Oroville Teen Center and Juvenile Hall. The goal of this event is not only to give treasures and fundraise for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley, but also to support and shop local.
For more information, to become a volunteer or to get involved please contact Alex Beehner at (530) 899-0335 x2209.
Tickets are $20 each or $30 for a VIP Pass

Bike Rodeo benefit Paradise | June 1


Salvation Army Paradise Service Center, Youth For Change and Adventist Health, are holding a Bike Rodeo event to fundraise for new bike for local children. there will be a bike giveaway, family picnic at Beyond Fitness- 7224 Skyway Paradise

for more information contact Krista 530 872-1534 |

Supper Club benefit Butte Humane Society -The Handle Bar | June 6

Butte Humane Society's Supper Club serves to support our mission of saving lives, finding homes, and inspiring compassion within our community.
Farm Star PizzaJoin us at Farm Star Pizza- 2359 Esplanade, Chico
for a "four paw" dining experience. 15 percent of the sales will go to Butte Humane Society. Not only will you fill your belly, but your heart will be full good karma!
time: (TBA)
For any question please contact Rachel Dell'Agostino at (530) 343-7917 or via email

Theatre on the Ridge, Enchanted April -Paradise, June 7-24
Enchanted April, A Romantic Comedy by Matthew Barber From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim
When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.
"Enchanted April is as good as they come: a lush, throughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet...a magical triumph." - LA Times
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
June 7 through June 23
Sunday Matinees: June 10, 17, &24

Butte County Olive Festival -Oroville | Jun 16

time: 9:00am-2:00pm
location: 1480 Lincoln Street, Oroville (at the Old Courthouse Park)

Our 8th Annual Butte County Olive Festival Fundraiser. June 16 2018 at the Old Courthouse across from the Ehmann Home. We are expanding our vendor and craft faire and inviting more olive and olive oil producers and farmers from the North State.

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Restaurant Week | July 6-15

Chico is bringing you the second annual display of Downtown Chico's culinary arts and creativity in one, big, 10-day event! Restaurant Week showcases Downtown Chico's premier restaurants through the provision of exclusive eats, creative menu items, unbeatable deals and contests with awesome prizes!

Participating Restaurants (TBA)


Theatre on the Ridge, Radioland's Back to the Beach! -Paradise, July 26-Aug 5
Radioland's Back to the Beach! Written and Directed by Jerry Miller
We’re back on the air with a brand new installment of TOTR’s very own Radio Show. This time around we are heading out to the surf and sand for all the great sounds of summer with your old favorites, rising stars, new serials, and favorite radio quiz show Beat the Stars! So gas up the woody and wax up your surfboards for Radioland’s Back to the Beach!
Performance Dates
Second Stage Showcase Series
Limited Run
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
July 26 through August 4
Sunday Matinees: July 29 & August 5

Chico Concours d'Elegance car show | Aug 18

The 40th annual 2018 CHICO CONCOURS d'ELEGANCE promises to be a full day of music, refreshments, entertainment and, of course, beautiful automobiles in the park-like atmosphere of Butte Creek Country Club. We sincerely hope that you will choose to attend as either a participant or spectator.

Sponsored by: Recology Butte Colusa Counties, MIX 95.1, 103.5 The Blaze, 1290 KPAY News, Deer Creek Broadcasting.

This is a FREE event to spectators.


Facebook Event:

TBA coming soon!

The Chico Concours d'Elegance has a Non-profit designation. Proceeds Benefit: Butte College Automotive Technology, Chico Rotary, CSU, Chico State Men's Rugby & Chico State Womens Rugby Teams, & other local charities.

Recology Butte Colusa Counties | Action News Now | CBS-12 KHSL | NBC-24 KNVN | Butte College Motorsports Club | Butte Creek Country Club | Lifetouch School Photography | Engelbrecht Advertising, 1035 The Blaze | Mix 95-1 | 1290 KPAY News | The Graphic Fox | Chico Entrprise Record | Chico Noon Rotary | Chico State Men's Rugby | Chico State Womens Rugby | Thomas Manufacturing | Thomas Hydraulic | Mt. Shasta Spring Water


Pasta on the Plaza, benefit Boys & Girls Clubs NV | Sept 2

Rotary Plaza 628 Wall Street Chico, CA 95928
Join us at 5:00pm and imagine the pasta-bilities you can create for local youth by supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley 10th annual “Pasta on the Plaza” Spaghetti Dinner.
This fundraiser directly supports our Chico Campus which serves over 700 youth annually, ranging from the ages of 6-18.


The evening includes: All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner Live music Family activities Raffle and more! Tickets are just $10 per person or $35 for a family of 4. For tickets and how to become a sponsor, please contact us (530) 899-0335 or visit us at

Theatre on the Ridge, Women in Jeopardy! -Paradise, Sept 6-23
Women in Jeopardy! A comedy by Wendy Macleod 
Thelma and Louise meet The First Wives Clubin this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After All, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in this hilarious off-road adventure.
"A highly entertaining mystery-comedy, all about those fuzzy feelings of empowerment; watching women triumph in friendhsip and the biological unfairness of middle age." - The Boston Globe
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
September 6 through September 22
Sunday Matinees: September 9, 16, & 23

Theatre on the Ridge, Women in Jeopardy! Sept 6-23
Women in Jeopardy! A comedy by Wendy Macleod 
Thelma and Louise meet The First Wives Clubin this fun and flirtatious comedy. Divorcées Mary and Jo are suspicious of their friend Liz’s new dentist boyfriend. He’s not just a weirdo; he may be a serial killer! After All, his hygienist just disappeared. Trading their wine glasses for spy glasses, imaginations run wild as the ladies try to discover the truth and save their friend in this hilarious off-road adventure.
"A highly entertaining mystery-comedy, all about those fuzzy feelings of empowerment; watching women triumph in friendhsip and the biological unfairness of middle age." - The Boston Globe
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays
September 6 through September 22
Sunday Matinees: September 9, 16, & 23

Taste of Chico | Sept 23

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 12-4pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

On Sunday, September 23rd, Taste of Chico will celebrate its 33rd year! Taste of Chico showcases the finest restaurants, caterers, breweries, wineries and non-alcoholic beverage distributors from throughout the North State...and food trucks, too! Ticket-holders are treated to fabulous fare while they roam the downtown streets taking in shopping, entertainment, arts and culture. Three main stages host continuous live music, while the "City Plaza Open Air Art Gallery" proudly showcases the work of dozens of local fine artists. Hands down, Northern California's premier Food, Beverage, Music, and Arts Festival!
Interested in learning more about this event?  Contact us at if you have questions or are interested in participating or sponsoring!

Interested in volunteering?  Please send an email to to be added to the mailing list. Taste of Chico relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers!

Corning Olive Festival 2018 | Oct 6

Sat 10 AM
Corning Community Park- 1301 Toomes Ave, Corning

The Olive Festival is all about Corning. Come for the food and stay for the fun! We will have craft vendors, informational booths, raffles, and more!
If you are interested in having a booth, please contact us with your information (530) 824-5550. FCFS; space is limited!

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Harvest Sidewalk Sale -Chico | Oct 12-13

Friday & Saturday Oct 12-13
Second Friday and Saturday in October, starting at 9:00am
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Prices are FALLing in Downtown Chico! Come RAKE in the savings and celebrate the changing of the season! Harvest Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up some incredible deals and even get a jump-start on holiday shopping.  This event is designed to showcase our Downtown

Chico businesses and highlights include:
- Merchants utilizing sidewalks to showcase specials
- Restaurants offering fall-themed menu items and signature dishes
- Storefronts decorated to kick off the fall season
- DCBA decorates street corners with hay bales, pumpkins, and scarecrows to create special ambiance


Theatre on the Ridge, High Noon on Wall Street -Paradise, Nov1-18
High Noon on Wall Street, An Original Musical by Jerry Miller
In a classic showdown of good versus evil, the Academy Award-winning High Noon gets a modern twist as we find our hero facing down a pack of corporate raiders. Frank Miller is getting out of prison for insider trading, and he’s out for revenge on the clean-cut executive that turned him in. All that drama is set to the tune of a portfolio of your favorite hits from the past. Don’t miss the action. It all takes place at “High Noon”...… on Wall Street.
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November 1 through November 17
Sunday Matinees: November 4, 11 & 18

Theatre on the Ridge, High Noon on Wall Street, Nov 1-18


High Noon on Wall Street, An Original Musical by Jerry Miller
In a classic showdown of good versus evil, the Academy Award-winning High Noon gets a modern twist as we find our hero facing down a pack of corporate raiders. Frank Miller is getting out of prison for insider trading, and he’s out for revenge on the clean-cut executive that turned him in. All that drama is set to the tune of a portfolio of your favorite hits from the past. Don’t miss the action. It all takes place at “High Noon”...… on Wall Street.
Performance Dates
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
November 1 through November 17
Sunday Matinees: November 4, 11 & 18

Christmas Preview -Chico | Nov 18

November 18, 2018 | 4:00-8:00pm
Phone: 530-345-6500
Open to the public

Since 1978, Christmas Preview has been a Downtown Chico tradition...drawing folks together in the heart of our community to officially kick off the holiday season!  Downtown merchants roll out the red carpet and present the finest in hometown hospitality, debuting their holiday offerings, showing off fabulous decorations, and providing delicious refreshments and entertainment. The DCBA coordinates strolling carolers, and a few other on-street events and activities and invites SANTA to come on down for photos with the kiddos! You have not experienced the holidays in Downtown Chico if you have not experienced Christmas Preview.

Here are just some of the on-street highlights (from 2017):
    Santa Claus available for a visit and photo opportunity with the kiddos (Santa booth located on Main Street between 3rd & 4th.  Santa photos will be available for purchase only.  No personal photos will be permitted.) And many more!

Community Christmas Tree Lighting -Chico | Dec 7

December 7
Downtown Chico Plaza

City Plaza will come alive from the glow of the more than 2,000 LED lights during the lighting of the Annual Community Christmas Tree! Guests will enjoy a musical program and join Santa, the Mayor and others in the countdown to light the tree in City Plaza. Make it an evening in Downtown Chico with dinner and drinks at a popular restaurant.
-City has decorated the 90 foot giant Redwood tree behind the city plaza stage this year!
-Santa visits!
-Mayor addresses the crowd
-Performances by the Children's Choir of Chico and Sounds of the Valley Women's Chorus
- Wonderful, 'feel-good' community strengthening event


Butte County Library programs -Chico Durham Paradise Oroville Biggs Gridley

UPCOMING EVENTS: Childrens Monthly Calendar, Young Adult Calendar,  Adult Calendar

Visit the Public Library in your area for a lis tof available classes and programs.













Become a CASA Volunteer!

NVCSS CASA will be holding two CASA training sessions in early 2018.
Training in Shasta County [Redding] begins on Wednesday, January 10 and will be held in the CASA Center at NVCSS at 2400 Washington Avenue.
Butte County training [Chico] begins on Thursday, February 1 and will take place at
our office in Chico.

CASA volunteers are appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children, to make sure they don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social service system or languish in inappropriate group or foster homes. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. CASA volunteers are definitely superheroes for the work they do for these children!

Download the volunteer application by visiting the NVCSS website:
Application deadline for Shasta’s training is January 4; Butte’s deadline is January 27.
For more program information:
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Northern California Residents Disaster Assistance

Residents of Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Yuba who suffered damage or losses from the devastating fires that began October 8, 2017 and continue to burn, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), if they are able to do so.
The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of October 10, 2017 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in a total of six northern California counties: Butte, Lake, Napa, Mendocino, Sonoma and Yuba.
Survivors who primarily reside in one of the six designated counties can apply online at or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362. The toll-free numbers are open 7am to 10pm seven days a week.
Applicants will be asked for the following information:
•    Social Security number
•    Address of the damaged primary residence
•    Description of the damage
•    Information about insurance coverage
•    A current contact telephone number
•    An address where they can receive mail
•    Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds
Disaster assistance for homeowners and renters may include grants to help pay for:
•    Temporary housing
•    Essential home repairs
•    Uninsured and underinsured personal property losses
•    Other serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance.

Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available for businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners and renters. Disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.

FEMA grants do not have to be repaid. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits.
Registering with FEMA is required for federal aid, even if a survivor has registered with another disaster-relief organization, such as the American Red Cross.
Survivors should register even if they have insurance. FEMA cannot duplicate insurance payments, but underinsured applicants may receive help after their claims have been settled.
For more information on California recovery, visit the disaster web page at ,   Twitter at and the CalOES website,

CodeRED Notification System

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System now allows residents and businesses to log into their CodeRED Accounts from Google, Facebook and Twitter. Please visit  to create a managed account & take advantage of the additional options the CodeRED system offers.
Residents and Businesses can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App which will allow you to receive emergency notifications anywhaere CodeRED is used.


Visit for information on the CodeRED Mobile Alert App and how to log into the system from social media accounts.

Fire Assistance Center Open for Victims of Ponderosa Fire

Butte County will open a Fire Assistance Center (FAC) to help residents who lost their homes or other structures in the Ponderosa Fire. Residents can come to the Fire Assistance Center to learn the benefits of working with the County to get their property assessed for proper cleanup and disposal as well as to get help navigating the process of rebuilding. County staff will meet one-on-one with residents who lost their homes or structures to walk them through the steps for rebuilding. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and to help residents complete forms and applications. Residents are encouraged to call 530-538-2954 or 530-538-7473 to schedule an appointment, but walk-in service is also available.

Forms from the District Attorney’s office will be available for residents affected by the Ponderosa Fire to access financial help available through the California Victim Compensation Bureau. Residents who lost their homes and those who had to evacuate may be eligible to receive reimbursements for losses caused by the fire such as medical/dental expenses and temporary lodging or relocation expenses.

Location: 7 County Center Drive, Oroville inside the Department of Development Services
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Deadline to submit information by 1/12/18

Jarvis Gardens accepting admission for low-income senior housing

If you are a Senior Citizen needing affordable housing, applications for admission to the wait list are being accepted at JARVIS GARDENS, 2001 NOTRE DAME BLVD CHICO, CA.  JARVIS GARDENS SENIOR APARTMENTS is a 49 unit apartment complex for seniors - whose head of household/co-head or spouse is 62 years of age or older.  For more information call the facility at (530) 345-1384
TTY/TTD: - 711

Handi-Riders therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs

If you or someone you know could benefit fromTherapeutic Horsemanship and are intersted in attending a class, call for more information. You do not need prior experience.


Handi-Riders is a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, International) member and Premier Accredited Operating Center. Our program is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an accepted form of therapeutic activity for the physically, developmentally and emotionally challenged. We are proud to have served Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the past 30 years.

Handi-Riders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in Butte County in 1981 by a dedicated group from the equestrian community and Butte County Schools Special Education Department. These individuals worked together to provide a unique form of therapeutic activity for children and adults with special needs: Therapeutic Horseback Riding. | 530-315-0654 or 530-533-5333 | PO Box 1885, Chico, CA 95927

Wings of Eagles is accepting applications for Financial Assistance |

"Wings of Eagles" is accepting applications NOW! Please log onto and fill out our Application for Financial Assistance. Accepting online applications only!

"Wings of Eagles," The Joseph Alvarez Organization for seriously ill children, has a goal of providing emotional and financial assistance to all families in the counties of: Butte, Glenn, Tehama, Sutter and Colusa who have children with a pediatric cancer or a life-threatening illness diagnosis.

Application [LINK]




Fire Victims Cothing Donations Needed

Azad’s Martial Arts Center is accepting and collecting donations of clothing items for men, women and children to assist the victims of the recent fires in the Paradise area.  
Please bring new or your lightly used clothing items to Azad’s Martial Arts Center located at 313 Walnut Street Suite 150 Chico California 95928.  
For more information please contact Azad’s at 892-AZAD or 896-0777.


Animal Emergencies & Preparedness

In the event of a disaster or emergency, Butte County Animal Control, Butte County Public Health Department and the North Valley Animal Disaster Group have established an animal disaster plan. Evacuation services and animal sheltering may be available for families who are unable to return to their homes or are temporarily unable to provide for their animals in the midst of a disaster.

Animal Disaster Preparedness Brochure [PDF]

Checklist for Your Pets:
• Sturdy leash, collar with ID tag and carriers
• Muzzles for dogs
• Grooming supplies
• Paper towels and wipes
• Food, water and medicine for 1 week
• Non-spill bows, can opener and plastic lid
• Sanitation supplies including litter and box if applicable
• Photos of your pet for reunification
• Crate with bedding
• Emergency contact phone numbers, including vet
• License and vaccination records
• Pet first aid kit and handbook
• Water spray bottle in warmer climates
• Other; portable fencing, treats





Farmers Markets -local



Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round UPDATED
Chico Wednesday morning farmers market! year-round
Come see what's fresh EVERY Wednesday 7:30am-1pm in the North Valley Plaza Parking lot on Pillsbury Road.


Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round  UPDATED
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & E 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico


Downtown Thursday Night Market | April 6 - Sept 28, 2017  UPDATED

Explore Downtown Chico’s Thursday Night Market weekly  6:00-9:00pm on Broadway from 2nd to 5th Streets and enjoy special events in the Downtown Plaza.



Chapman Farmers Market, Friday | year-round  UPDATED
We are now inside Community Park! We are located in the parking lot next to Chapman School. 1010 Cleveland Ave. 2:00pm-5:30pm every Friday.




Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 10 - Oct 25  UPDATED
Paradise Tuesday morning Farmers Market in the Alliance Church parking lot at 6491 Clark Rd.
We will be here every Tuesday 7:30am-12pm ! Come see what's fresh!
Starting Open now – Oct 15


Evening Farmers Market, Thursdays | May 12 – Sep 15, 2017  UPDATED
4pm–7pm, 5720 Clark Road




Wednesday Night Farmer's Market | Starting March 15, 2017 UPDATED

Come downtown 4:00-8:00pm to help support our growing market.
For more info about becoming a vendor,

Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | May 14 – Oct 29, 2017 UPDATED
New Location: River Bend Park at Montgomery Street


Oroville Hospital Farmers Market, Wednesdays | June 7 t- Sept 27, 2017 UPDATED
11:00am-5:00pm 2809 Olive Hwy, Oroville




Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 16 - Aug 22, 2017 UPDATED

Spruce Street- Cross Street Hwy 99. 5:00pm-8:00pm




Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | Jun 8 - Aug 17, 2017 UPDATED
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning




Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June - August UPDATED
In downtown Arbuckle. The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 5:00-7:00 and is hosted by the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee. The Market features locally grown fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, olive oil, meat and crafts. It also features a weekly bbq dinner. For more information on this Market, please contact:, or visit




Colusa Certified Farmers Market, Thursday | June - Sept UPDATED
Veterans Memorial Park- Located on 10th and Market Streets. The Market is held on Thursday evenings from 4:00-7:00pm and is hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce. The Market features fruit, vegetables, nuts, eggs, flowers, crafts and fresh mushrooms from Colusa’s own Premier Mushrooms. For more information on this Market, please contact:




Red Bluff Saturday Certified Farmers' Market | year-round  UPDATED

8:00am to 12:30pm, Home Depot, 100 Main Street.


Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June - September  UPDATED

5:00pm to 8:00pm 633 Washington Street and Pine Streets, downtown

Contact: 100 Main St/PO Box 850, Red Bluff, CA 96080 | P 530 527-6220 | F 530 527-2908

Want to be a vendor? Obtain a vendor application online at


Torres Shelter The Adopt-a-Room program - Chico

The program allows businesses, individuals and private donors to “adopt” a room for a specified amount

and demonstrates the donor’s commitment to supporting


Donated funds then pays for the furnishing of the adopted room and goes directly to help offset costs of providing utilities and services provided free of charge to our guests.


Rooms available for adoption include the four family rooms, new dining hall, new kitchen, and computer room. Other options to adopt include a children’s playground

area, bike storage, and the patio area. 

For more information on how you can Adopt-A-Room, please contact the Executive Director Brad Montgomery at, (530) 891-9048, or at


Vessel turn-in program

Do you have an old, rotten, unusable boat? Through a grant awarded by the California Divison of Baoting & Waterways, the Butte County Sheriff's Office Marine Unit is providing a free vessel turn-in program at Crown Metals, located at 4801 Feather River BLVD, Oroville.


Vessels constructed of aluminum, fiberglass, and wood are accepted, with or without trailers. Vessels must be void of all fuel and oil. Please remove trash and unrelated rubbish prior to turning in your vessel. All previously registered vessels with hull ID number must be accompanied with a title showing ownership.


Qualifying vessels will be accepted on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00am until noon.


Questions? Call (530)533-7718 or visit

Flu Season & Vaccination Locations BCPH

Lab Confirmed Flu Cases Mark The Start of Flu Season in Butte County | Butte County Public Health

Flu activity is on the rise in Butte County with more than 16 lab confirmed flu cases reported by local healthcare providers. Since December 1st, severe flu cases have led to four hospitalizations in Butte County. The flu vaccine is still available at many pharmacies and clinics.
Flu season typically peaks in January or February and can last as late as May. For millions of people each year, symptoms of flu illness can vary from mild to severe, including: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, and fatigue. Severe flu complications can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Flu viruses are constantly changing from one season to the next. Vaccines released for this year’s flu are not as well matched as vaccines in the past, but are still an important step in protecting you and your loved ones and may reduce the severity of flu symptoms.

In addition to getting vaccinated, you and your family can help prevent spreading the flu by:
- Avoiding close contact with sick people
- Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough or sneeze
- Washing your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- NOT touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Staying home from work or school if you have flu like symptoms


A free flu vaccination clinic will be offered by the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) on Tuesday, January 27, from 2:00-4:00pm at 202 Mira Loma Drive in Oroville.
No appointments are necessary. Vaccines are available for people 6 months of age and older, including pregnant women. Both the flu shot and nasal spray vaccine (FluMist) will be available.

1. Wal-Mart #2044 | 2044 Forest Ave, Chico, CA 95928 | 530-899-8650
2. Walgreens | 1042 Nord Ave, Chico, CA 95926-4308 | 530-566-1358
3. Raley's Pharmacy #249 | 2485 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico, CA 95928 | 530-895-0895
4. Rite Aid #6557 | 5075 Olivehurst Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-891-6722
5. CVS/pharmacy | 1120 Forest Ave, Chico, CA 95928 | 530-894-5112
6. Rite Aid #6076 | 4980 Freeport Boulevard, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-343-9495
7. CVS/pharmacy | 801 East Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-345-1363
8. Walgreens | 132 Mission Ranch Blvd, Chico, CA 95926-2186 | 530-893-1337
9. Raley's Pharmacy #245 | 211 West East Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-899-3790
10. Walgreens | 860 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926-1220 | 530-899-0887
11. Walgreens | 2507 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95926-1110 | 530-332-9654
12. Safeway Pharmacy | 1366 East Ave, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-899-2322
13. CVS/pharmacy | 1496 East Avenue, Chico, CA 95926 | 530-896-5404
14. CVS/pharmacy | 2780 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973 | 530-345-9009

1. CVS/pharmacy | 6800 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969 | 530-876-0186
2. Rite Aid #6522 | 875 North Alta Avenue, Paradise, CA 95969 | 530-872-2700
3. Safeway Pharmacy | 6020 Clark Rd, Paradise, CA 95969 | 530-877-7001
4. Walgreens | 7576 Skyway, Paradise, CA 95969-3233 | 530-876-8222
5. Rite Aid #6015 | 1449 East F Street Suite 102, Magalia, CA 95954 | 530-873-0800

1. Rite Aid #6526 | 3101 Green Valley Road, Oroville, CA 95966 | 530-533-8083
2. Raley's Pharmacy #236 | 2325 Myers Street, Oroville, CA 95966 | 530-533-6876
3. Walgreens | 2703 Oro Dam Blvd E, Oroville, CA 95966-5116 | 530-534-1283
4. CVS/pharmacy | 850 Oroville Dam Blvd, Oroville, CA 95965 | 530-534-1554
5. Wal-Mart #1575 | 355 Oro Dam Blvd E, Oroville, CA 95965 | 530-534-1495

1. Rite Aid #6547 | 10570 Twin Cities Road, Gridley, CA 95948 | 530-846-3334
2. CVS/pharmacy | 260 Spruce St, Gridley, CA 95948 | 530-846-3634
3. Safeway Pharmacy | 1596 State Hwy 99, Gridley, CA 95948 | 530-846-7360


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