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Vitalant Winter Classic Blood Drive -Chico | Jan 26

Saturday, January 26 | 7:00am–4:00pm
Vitalant Winter Classic Blood Drive
Located at Vitalant Chico- 555 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico
As a thank you, receive an insulated Vitalant travel tumbler and grant wishes with Make-A-Wish.
Enjoy hot chocolate and delicious refreshments after your donation.
Call 530.893.5433 or visit for more information.



Camp Fire Recovery Financial Assistance Community Forum -Chico | Jan 3-8

890 Fortress Street, Chico


Tri Counties Bank, in association with the SBA, USDA, SBDC, 3CORE, Paradise Chamber of Commerce, Butte County Economic Development Corporation and Alliance for Workforce Development, is organizing a community forum to inform businesses, homeowners and renters affected by the Camp Fire.
A team of experts from the above organizations and bankers from Tri Counties Bank will be there to answer any questions you may have.


Attend one of the sessions below and you will learn about:
- Financial assistance you may be eligible for
- Applications deadlines
- Getting firsthand information from experts
- Resources from Tri Counties Bank available to you

This event is open to the public and free to attend. No RSVP required.
Jan 3 - 1pm, Jan 3 - 5pm, Jan 8 - 5pm

For more information about this event, call Sonny Ventimiglio at 530-520-8959
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How To Rebuild Your Business After the Camp Fire Disaster -Chico | Jan 6-30

Location:  Butte College SBDC, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico | 8:30am-10:30am

FREE Seminar.

If you are interested in attending, please log onto our website or call us to register before the training. | (530) 895-9017


4 Weeks Series With upswings in disasters like the Paradise Camp Fire, business continuity plan is key. 
This 4-weeks 2-hours per week series will help you decide how to move forward with rebuilding your business successfully. Topics include:  reviewing legal requirements i.e., license, fictitious name statement, seller’s permit; business valuation, relocation and restart; identifying your business model; opportunities to reinvent your business; maintaining your customers and identifying new markets and customers; steps for putting together your recovery plan; access to grants and loans; identifying and addressing financial obligations; and resources in your community. This training will help you complete a workable plan that can easily be followed and visited regularly to ensure direction; and guide you through the completion of a plan to address your business disruption for rebuilding immediately, and accessing capital if needed.
Sponsor:  City of Chico

Paradise Town Council Meeting | Jan 8

The Town of Paradise is having the January Town Council Meeting at the City of Chico Council Chambers, to view the Agenda visit:
To View the meeting Live:

Ideas to Assets Seminar, information on Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Intellectual Property | Jan 10

Time:  1:30pm–4:30pm
Location:  Butte College Skyway Center SBDC, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico


FREE Seminar on “Ideas to Assets” for information on Patent, Trademark, Copyright, Intellectual Property, etc.  If you are interested in attending, please log onto our website or call us to register before the training. | (530) 895-9017

Seminar:  Ideas to Assets - A Practical Guide to Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks
This workshop will introduce you to legal principles  and considerations likely to be  encountered while converting your ideas to assets; requirements and procedures associated with protecting an invention (patent); and a brand (trademark) and transferring intellectual property rights (either acquiring or conveying ownership or use rights by assignment or license), or dealings with others, such as manufacturers and distributors. Time permitting, enforcing (or defending against) claims of possible infringement will be discussed. This class does not constitute legal advice, but the training is done by an attorney.

Tool Replacement Program offered -Chico | Jan 11-12

Current distribution is set for January 11th and 12th. Hours of operation for January 11th will be 11am-6pm,
and January 12th from 9am-3pm. Please visit the Valley Contractors Exchange (VCE) website for more information,

California Service Tools- 629 Entler Ave., Building 4, Suite 29, Chico


VCE is sponsoring a tool replacement program for contractors and trades people who lost their tools in the recent wildfires. Items donated will include tape measures, work gloves, power tools, tool kits, safety equipment, fasteners and much more.
With the additional burden many trades people are facing with the loss of their tools, the Valley Contractors Exchange explored ways to provide replacement tools at no cost to construction industry victims of the wildfires. 
To be eligible for tool replacement, a person needs to be employed in construction and will need to show a FEMA case number, SBA Disaster number, their contractors license number (or the license # of the contractor you are employed by) and their ID.


Donations are being accepted for either new or slightly?used tools in good repair. All donated items are tax deductible through the VCE Community Fund.

An Evening of Motivation, Eric & Heather Lofholm & Ruthie Bolton | Jan 15

Join Eric and Heather Lofholm and Former WNBA star, Ruthie Bolton for an evening of motivation.

The event will take place at the Center for the Arts in Chico, Ca.

The CUSD Center for the Arts is located at the Pleasant Valley High School campus at 1475 East Avenue, Chico, California.


Classic Movie Series -CARD | Dec 20, Jan 17

Classic Movie Series - Sponsored by North State Audiological Services, Crystal Chalmers, Au.D, Doctor of Audiology 
Spend the afternoon with friends, a good movie, a bag of popcorn and a refreshing glass of lemonade—on us!  We’ll be showing some great classics as well as some funny favorites on the first and third Thursdays of the month.  Lakeside Pavilion. Free Event!
Thursday | 12/20 | 1:00 PM | Home Alone
Thursday | 1/17 | 1:00 PM | The King's Speech

Chico Chamber Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony | Jan 17

Sierra Nevada Brewery- 1075 East 20th Street, Chico


The The 81st Annual Dinner & Business Awards Ceremony “Bright Community, Bright Future” will take place January 17, 2019 in the Big Room, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. We invite you to attend an “evening of hope” as we recognize those businesses in our community who most dramatically impacted Camp Fire relief efforts. Also included in the program, installation of our 2019 Officers & Directors and 2018 Business & Professional Scholarship Presentation. A buffet dinner will be served. For more details or sponsor information please contact Heather Ugie, Engagement & Marketing Manager, or 530.891.5556 x314. We expect this to be a sell-out event. Reserve your seat or table now. Dress is business casual.


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Northern Cal Ballet Nutcracker -Oroville | Jan 18-20

State Theatre- 1489 Myers, Street, Oroville

Jan 18th, 7:15pm showing

Jan 19th, 2:15pm and 7:15pm showings

Jan 20th, 3:15pm showing


Northern California Ballet presents: Out of the Ashes, The Nutcracker with live music by Paradise Symphony Petite Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Lloyd Roby, and a Choral Ensemble under the direction of Sam Gronseth.


Previously purchase tickets for Dec performances are still valid.
Tickets available at: Tari Laughlin 530 218-7315, Heather Wallin 530 990-1677,
Bamford Family Farms 530 370-8605, Northern California Ballet 530 680-5308.


Restaurant Week | Jan 18-27

Explore Butte County is excited to announce Butte County’s inaugural Restaurant Week, January 18-27, 2019!
Butte County exemplifies how seemingly contrasting characteristics come together perfectly. From the rural to the urban, farm to city, and valley to mountains, Butte County comes together to create a truly special experience for visitors and locals alike. We believe the story of our area can be told through food.
That’s why we’re excited to announce this year’s theme of PERFECT PAIRINGS.


Parkside Tap House- Almendra Winery & Distillery-  The Rawbar Restaurant & Sushi- 

Momona Noodle + Bao- Grana Wood Fired Foods-  Red Tavern Bistro- 

Tres Hombres- Broadway Heights-  Diamond Steakhouse-

If you have questions about or need help with registration, please call (530) 918-4585

PARTNERS: Explore Butte County | California Restaurant Monnth | Downtown Chico | Oroville Chamber or Commerce | Downtown Oroville Business Assoc. | Chico Chamber of Commerce | Paradise ridge Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

Pancake Breakfast fundraiser -Oroville Applebee's | Jan 19

Applebee's- 2160 Feather River Blvd., Oroville



$10 donation. Tickets available at the Oroville Chamber or call 530 591-9018

Proceeds benefit Child Abuse Prevention Programs

Women's March on Chico | Jan 19





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Age Well Drive Smart Class -Willows | Jan 23

CHP Willows- 464 N Humboldt Ave, Willows


An Age Well, Drive Smart class is a senior driver education class. It was developed to assist senior drivers, 65 years of age and older, to continue to drive safely. This is a FREE class and is taught by a CHP Officer and CHP Senior Volunteer. The curriculm addresses such topics as aging and its effects on safe driving, maintaining good physical health, self assessment, and more. Contact the Willows CHP office to sign up for this class. (530) 934-5424

Snow Goose Festival of the Pacific Flyway -Chico | Jan 23-27

Snow Goose Festival Headquarters & Welcome Center, Chico Masonic Family Center- 1110 W. East Ave. Chico


Wildlife Education | Exploration & Birding Adventures | Informative & Hands-on Workshops | Wildlife Art Show | Free Nature Activities for the Entire Family

Our action-packed 5-day event celebrates the remarkable journey of millions of waterfowl and raptors along the Pacific Flyway that call the Northern Sacramento Valley their home during the winter months.

Here are just a few highlights that will be part of our 20th Anniversary:

Farallon Islands: A Mecca for Birds and Birders, by Naturalist & Birding Guide David Wimpfheimer, keynote speaker at Saturday’s “Gathering of Wings” Banquet & Silent Auction
Remarkable Lives: The Intertwined Worlds of Birds and Humans, exhibit opening Thursday, January 24 at the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology, CSUC
2018 Audubon Photography Awards traveling exhibit, featuring 12 spectacular bird photographs, on display at the “Snow Goose Festival Wildlife Art Exhibit”, Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA), January 24 - 27
Banquet & Silent Auction
Special Guest & Keynote Speaker: Naturalist and Birding Guide David Wimpfheimer

Audubon Photography Awards traveling exhibit -Chico | Jan 24-Feb 10

2018 Audubon Photography Awards traveling exhibit, featuring 12 spectacular bird photographs, on display at the “Snow Goose Festival Wildlife Art Exhibit”, Museum of Northern California Art (MONCA), January 24-February 10.

Call for Artists
Artists working in all media whose subjects include wildlife and habitat along the Pacific Flyway, North and South, are invited to submit artwork for a juried exhibition to take place during Chico’s 2019 Snow Goose Festival in its 20th year. We are looking for work that somehow demonstrates a unique use of materials, subject matter and approach.  A jury from the museum’s exhibition committee will make the final selections for the exhibition. 
The formal opening reception is Friday, January 25th from 5 to 8pm. The reception is a free event for the community at large.

Submission Guidelines:
(Application Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019)
All work must be for sale.  Art works, sold and unsold, must remain in the exhibition until 5 p.m. on February 10, 2019.

Citizen's Academy -Orland | Jan 26-March 30

Orland Police Department- 817 Fourth Street, Orland


Orland Police Department will be hosting its 23rd annual Citizen’s Police Academy beginning January 26, 2019. “The Orland Police Department Volunteers In Police Service is a valuable asset to the Orland community, Glenn County and the Orland Police Department” said Officer Cessna. The first step to becoming a member of the VIPS is to attend the Citizen’s Academy.
A 10 week program designed to provide our citizens with information on the various aspects of municipal policing. The Citizen’s Academy curriculum includes procedures from patrol, crime scene investigations, traffic control, K-9 procedures, and an overview of the Criminal Justice System.
The academy is open to anyone 15 years of age and older. Successful graduates between 16 and 18 years of age may join the police department’s cadet program. 
For more information on the Citizen’s Police Academy or the VIPS program contact Officer Kyle Cessna at the Orland Police Department (530) 865-1616, by email at , or stop by the Orland Police Department at 817 Fourth Street

Start Smart Class -Willows | Jan 29

CHP – Willows- 464 N Humboldt Ave, Willows | 5pm-7pm


In an effort to prepare young drivers to drive responsibly, the California Highway Patrol is offering new driver education classes for new drivers and their parents/guardians. Start Smart, presented by the CHP, addresses such topics as the safe driving practices, the rules of the road, and new driver license requirements. Contact the Willows CHP office to confirm your registration to this FREE Class. (530) 934-5424

Basic Sales & Use Tax Seminar -Chico | Jan 31

Location:  Butte College SBDC, 2480 Notre Dame Blvd., Chico | 9am-11:30am
FREE Seminar. If you are interested in attending, please log onto our website or call us to register before the training. | (530) 895-9017


A representative from California Department of Tax & Fee Administration will provide information on basic sales and use tax requirements including, How To: acquire sales permits; prepare resale and exemption certificates; determine what is taxable and non-taxable; file your sales and use tax return electronically; identify your deductions, exemptions, and tax rate; become an eClient; file and pay online; maintain adequate records; navigate the application process; understand the definition of what is a sale, and other important facts and responsibilities of a business owner. 
Co-Sponsors:  California Department of Tax & Fee Administration & City of Chico 

Paradise Rotary Crab Feed Fundraiser -Chico | Feb 2

Chico Elk's Lodge- 1705 Manzanita Ave., Chico | 5:30pm-10pm


Rotary Club of Paradise’s annual Crab Feed Fundraiser is Monday, February 4th at the Chico Elks Lodge. 
Feast on all you can eat Crab, Tri Tip, and Jumbo Shrimp—with all net proceeds going directly to help rebuild some of Paradise’s most cherished non-profits.
We’ll have music from The Rockhounds and a twenty dollar raffle with the big winner taking home ONE HUNDRED BOTTLES OF WINE


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Cioppino or New York Steak Dinner Fundraiser -Oroville | Feb 2

109 Table Mountain Blvd., Oroville | 6pm-9pm


Appetizers 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Silent Auction 8pm
No host beer & wine. For more info call 530 533-8194.
Tickets limited- purchase by Jan 25th. Table Top Restaurant & Catering, Oroville YMCA, Mid Valley Title, Evergreen Home Loans

Proceeds go towards Oroville Kiwanis: Hooked On Fishing, BCEO Special Olympics, Kiddies Day Parade, YMCA

Sexual Exploitation of Children Awareness and Identification Adult Workshops -Chico | Feb 22, April 26

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education presents Commerical Sexual Exploration of Children: Awareness & Identification


These workshops are the foster parents, relative caregivers, group home staff, social workers, teachers, police, fire, prohibiton staff or anyone in the community that works with youth. Also recommended for interested community members.


Dates & times: Friday, February 22, & Friday, April 26, 2019.9am Registration, Workshop 9:30am-4:30pm, lite lunch will be provided.

Location: Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico

Call (530) 897-6235 to reserve a spot. (PDF FLYER)


Almond Blossom Run -Durham | Feb 24

Durham High School- 9455 Putney Dr, Durham, 9:00am


Registration is now open for the 2019 Almond Blossom Run! 
Join us on Sunday, February 24th for a run through Durham's beautiful blossom-lined streets!

Ruck, Rock & Revelry & Brewfest -Orland | March 9

Glenn County Fair & Fairgrounds- 221 East Yolo Street, Orland

The 2019 r3 is going to be bigger and better than last year! More beer, more food, more music and more fun! The Brewlympics will make it's debut. Get your team signed up and compete for Brewlympic glory! Only 20 team spots available, so don't wait too long. Start your training for the ruck march and challenge yourself to finish the 10 mile route. This will be an epic event!



Chico Cioppino Feed | March 15

1705 Manzanita Place, Chico
doors 11:30am, Lunch served 12:15pm, until 3:00pm


"The mission of the Chico Cioppino Feed is to annually raise significant funds for causes that are responsible and positively effective in their mission and our community."
Lunch Menu: Cioppino (Seafood Stew) | Caesar Salad | Rustic Garlic Sourdough Bread | Free Flowing Wine in your Complimentary Wine Glass. Lunch is catered by New Hock farms.
The Chico Cioppino Feed is a program of the Butte Agriculture Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Thursday Night Market -Downtown Chico | April 4-Sept 26

Downtown Chico | 6:00pm-9:00pm


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.
- Downtown shops and restaurants open late and ready to serve
- Streets are lined with more than 100 popular vendors
- Local talent showcased each week from painters to belly dancers and classic rock to youth bands
- Authentic crafts and artwork and handmade clothing and jewelry
- Fun for kids with the Imagination Playground, balloon-twisting clowns, 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


Taste of Chico | Sept 22

Downtown Chico | 12pm-4pm


The finest bites, sips and sounds of Chico! Save big on advance ticket sales.
For 34 years Taste of Chico has showcased the finest food and drink purveyors from throughout the North State. Participants are treated to fabulous fare while they roam the streets of downtown taking in shopping, entertainment, arts and kids activities.
Three stages host continuous live music while the Plaza Art Gallery proudly presents the work of dozens of local artists.
The Cold Zone offers tastes from local breweries, wineries and cideries along with our headlining band.

Ticket types: Wine and Dine*, Full Course.
*please note liquor licensing laws apply, patrons entering the Cold Zone area  must be over the age of 21.
Taste of Chico is a "rain or shine" event. No refunds will be granted due to inclement weather. 
To find out which restaurants will be participating, Visit the website:  updating the list regularly.

Harvest Sidewalk Sale -Chico | Oct 4-5

Downtown Chico | Starting at 9:00am


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

FREE Parking Friday -Downtown Chico | Dec 13, 20

Come downtown, park for free and do some Holiday shopping.
*remember, all other parking restrictions and laws apply including time limits.


2-1-1 Butte County Helpline

CALL: dial 211 to speak with a community resource specialist and get connected to FREE and low-cost services. Confidential, Free, Multilingual

TEXT your zip code to 898211



Basic Needs, Children Parenting Family services, Health Insurance, health & Dental Care, Transporation, Employment & Job Training programs, Alcohol & Drug treament, Nutrition programs, Utilities Payment assistance, Counseling & Support services, Recreational activities, Veteran services


SPONSORED BY: BCAG | First 5 Bute county | California Health Collaborative | Fran Watters & Mary Anne Houx Children's Fund | NVCF


E-Centers Early Childhood Development Services

For income eligible families with infants, toddlers, and pre-School age children.

Focus on preparing children for Kindergarten, while providing comprehensive services including: nutritious meals, health screening, and services for the family. 10% of Head Start slots are allocated to children with special needs. E-Center offers home-base, full-day, extended-day and part-day options in butte and Yuba Counties.

Call 530 741-2995 to schedule an appointment or visit online

Growing Up Chicos Baby & Family Expo | Feb 9

Chico Mall- 1950 E. 20th Street, Chico


A free event for all things baby and family in Butte county! There will be informational booths, workshops, performances, kids crafts and activities, giveaways, free face painting by Funny Faces and more!


For information on being a vendor please contact Rachele Thompson at 530-519-0320 or


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Traps of the Trafficker Youth Prevention Workshops -Chico | Feb 22, April 26

Butte College Foster & Kinship Care Education presents Traps of the Trafficker:
Youth Prevention and Intervention

These workshops are designed for caregivers to bring youth and will provide information about the tricks, traps, and lures of child sex traffickers. Presented by Deena Graves, A.B.C. National speaker.


Dates & times: Friday, February 22nd, and Friday, April 26th, 2019. 6-8 pm snacks will be provided.



Location: Butte College Skyway Center- 2480 Notre Dame Blvd, Chico

Call (530) 897-6235 to reserve a spot (PDF FLYER)


Personal Defense Training PDT -Chico | 2019


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 2019 sessions offered 4-times per year!
Next session stars in January!

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



Carr Fire Information

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

Jesus Center In Need of Supplies
Jesus Center in need of supplies -Chico
deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bug spray, sunscreen, razors, trial-size shampoo, trial-size conditioner.
Drop off donations at: 1297 Park avenue, chico  or send to Jesus Center directly from online shopping.

See Something, Say Something

Across the country, in our communities, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends.  We go to work or school, the grocery store, or the gas station.  It's easy to overlook these routine moments, but as you’re going about your day if you see something that doesn't seem quite right, say something.  By being alert and reporting suspicious activity to your local law enforcement you can protect your family, neighbors, and community.
"If You See Something, Say Something®" engages the public in protecting our homeland through awareness-building, partnerships, and other outreach.

Reporting Suspicious Activity
To report suspicious activity please contact your local law enforcement. Describe specifically what you observed, including:
 - Who or what you saw;
 - When you saw it;
 - Where it occurred; and
 - Why it's suspicious.
If there is an emergency, call 9–1–1.


Donations of Socks Needed -Chico Jesus Center

Clean socks make a world of differnce to our guests.
Donations can be dropped off at the Jesus Center- 1297 Park Avenue, Chico 95928.  Monday-Friday between 9:00am-4:00pm, or shipped directed to the Jesus Center from Amazon.

Farmers Market- local



Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round
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.

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

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Downtown Thursday Night Market | April 6 - Sept 28

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.





Morning Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 15 - Oct 9  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!

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Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | May 14 – Oct 20
New Location: Dove's Landing 2600 Oro Dam Blvd.





Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | May 16 - Aug 15 UPDATED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | Jun 7 - Sept 7
Northside Park on West & Tehama Streets. 5:00pm-7:30pm. Northside Park, Corning
For more info about becoming a vendor,




Arbuckle Certified Farmers Market, Wednesday | June - August
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
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

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


Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June - Sept

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



Willows Community Market | June 2- August 26

8am- 11am Saturdays 811 N. Humboldt St, Tractor Supply Parking Lot

Contact: Willows Chamber of Commerce if interested in being a vendor (530) 934-8150



ASSE Exchange Student host families needed

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE), in cooperation with your community high school, is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Norway, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few.

ASSE students are enthusiastic and excited to experience American culture while they practice their English. They also love to share their own culture and language with their host families. Host families welcome these students into their family, not as a guest, but as a family member, giving everyone involved a rich cultural experience.

To become an ASSE Host Family or to find out how to become involved with ASSE in your community, please call the ASSE Western Regional Office at 1-800-733-2773 or go to  to begin your host family application. Students are eager to learn about their American host family, so begin the process of welcoming your new son or daughter today!


Founded by the Swedish National Department of Education, ASSE International (formerly American Scandinavian Student Exchange) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, public benefit organization. ASSE is officially designated as an exchange visitor program by the United States Department of State.

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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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 |

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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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.














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!

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

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.

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





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

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

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

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

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


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

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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