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Vitalant Monthly Blood Drives [LINK]




For all blood drives:
Face mask/covering is required to donate
Appointments are strongly encouraged to accommodate social distancing. To make an appointment, call Vitalant at 530-893-5433

Vitalant Chico Center
555 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico



Personal Defense Training

Azad's Martial Arts Center

313 Walnut St, Chico, CA



Take charge of your safety!

Learn street-proven techniques!

Limited to first 20 sign-ups- FREE!


Please pre-register at

3-week sessions for every month! Call Azad's for schedule.

April Business Challenge | FREE EVENT

classes are entirely free during the month of April.

Tuesday & Thursdays.


A Series of special training lesson for all business owners and business leaders.

Reduce the stresses and re-energis the business community. This training will leave you fully charged and centered to hlep you succeed in buisness. Participants do not need to be fit or in good shape. Classes are fun and easy to follow.


7:30am VIA Zoom. To join classes, pre-register by email or call 530 892-AZAD / 530 896-0777


This training is sponsored by: Azad's Martial Arts & Family Center | Chico Chamber of Commerce | Downtown Business Association (DCBA).

North Complex (Bear Fire) Fuels Reduction Assistance Program

Bear Fire Fuels Reduction Assistance Program


PARADISE ALLIANCE CHURCH is offering a one-time, volunteer based assistant program to create defensible space and wildfire education. Volunteers will help property owners create a defensible space by removing brush, weeds, and trimming low lying tree branches in the first 100 ft of space around future homes or RVs.


ELIGIBILITY : Property owners that live in the Bear Fire footprint. Property owners must be low-income or unable to complete the work themselves (elderly or disabled).


To sign up for the program call (530)877-7069


OR fill out the registration form @

Menu Mastery SBDC Webinars | April 14, 21, 28

April 14, 21, 28

9:30 AM - 11 AM

Webinar series with Tom Bruce, of Central Coast Food and Beverage


Three segments:

April 14 - The A-Z of Menu Mastery



April 21 - Ultimate Cash Flow Pricing Formula



April 28 - Menu Marketing Made Easy


Spring Farm to Table -Oroville | April 17

Downtown Oroville 


Join us for a very special evening of dining in Downtown Oroville. Celebrate local farms and restaurants at our Spring Farm to Table dinner. Held in the beautiful outdoor setting of Historic Downtown Oroville, this multi-course, family-style dinner will be prepared by chefs from our local restaurants.

This lovely evening under the stars will feature locally sourced food, live music, beer, and wine.

Your ticket includes one complimentary glass, one drink ticket, and a 3-course meal.
Tickets (Each Ticket is for a Table for Six)


Drive- up Family Fair -Colusa | April 17

Saturday, April 17th 2021 Starting at 9:15 am 

Come and Celebrate The Month of the Young Child

Entry is free and the event will be taking place at the Colusa County Fairgrounds.

1303 10th St, Colusa  

Make a Kite at Museum of Northern California Art (monca) | April 17

Make a Kite @ monca

Saturday, April 17, 2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm.

monca, Museum of Northern California Art, 900 Esplanade, Chico, Ca 95926


Tables will be set up for kite making outside of monca on the corner of Esplanade and Washington Streets across from Chico High. Kits to build your kite are $15, personal instruction and use of art materials from monca will also be available.


COVID regulations will be in effect - tables socially distanced and masks will be required.


There are a limited number of kits and thet are available on a "first come, first serve" basis. Make your reservation early.


Stop by during museum hours Thursday- Sunday from 11am-5pm, or call the museum at (530) 487-7272 and leave a message with your name and phone number.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Food Bag Distribution Event | April 17

Collaboration between State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) North State Office, Far Northern Regional Center, Anthem Blue Cross, Kelly's Kitchen, California Foundation for Independent living centers, DAN Network, and the Disability Action Center.


supplies are intended for individuals with disabilities in our community and their families.


2nd Event: April 17, 2021 10am-2pm 

Medical Specialty Center Clinic Office parking lot 

284 Spruce St, Gridley, CA 95948


3rd Event: April 17, 2021 1-4 pm

Disability Action Center (in the parking lot)

2453 Athens Ave, Redding, CA 96001



Drive- Thru Dinner Fundraiser -Chico | April 21

Soroptimist International of Bidwell Rancho invites you to a drive- thru fundraiser!


Pulled Pork sandwich, Pasta salad, Coleslaw and Bundt Cakes!


April 21st, 2021

Pick up from 5-7PM

25 Bellarmine Ct, Chico, CA 95928


$15 for 1/ $25 for 2

For tickets:


COVID Compliant- Please wear your mask!

Rebuild Paradise Roadmap to Recovery Q&A | April 21

April 21, 5:30pm


Wildfire survivors wisit  to register for United Policy Holders upcomming insurance claim and recovery help webinars.

Butte County Planning Commission Workshop -Chico | April 22

April 22, 2021 @ 10:30 am


Butte County Planning Commission will hold a public workshop to review planning efforts related to the North Chico Village Vision Plan and provide feedback to staff. Due to protocals established for COVID-19 community response, this hearing will be held via an online format. Members of the public who wish to participate are encouraged to register in advance of the hearing by emailing


For more information and to see what has already been discussed at our community workshops, please visit

Drop-In Build for Tiny Homes -Oroville | April 22, 23, 27, 28

1790 Montgomery St, Oroville


Drop in and help! No special skills needed, we'll put you to work creating housing for survivors of California wildfires. 
1790 Montgomery St, Oroville (behind the old Ford Dealership). NOTE NEW BUILD DAYS TUES-WED-THURS-FRI 8:30am-3pm 
There is plenty of room for social distancing! 

PO Box 1583, Oroville, CA 95965 | 530 720-1199 |

Late Spring Career and Internship Fair -Chico | April 23

The Late Spring Career and Internship Fair is open to students and alumni from all majors seeking career positions and internships. Employers represent business, government, non-profit, technical, agriculture, healthcare and social services, and local Chico sectors. 


If you have questions, please email us at



Love Chico Volunteer Day

April 24th is Love Chico Volunteer Day!


At Hooker Oak Elementary School, they are planning a Nature Center & Garden Beautification Day.

Saturday, 4/24/21

9-11:00 AM


Families are needed to come out and help with basic cleanup including, weeding and raking paths, and laying bark in both the Nature Center and Garden.


They also need someone with equipment and experience to remove two redbud trees (plus haul away).


Spread the word!

Gold Nugget Days Queen Contest -Paradise | April 23

Queen Contest 2021
April 23 | 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT


This event will be closed to the public to ensure the safety of our participants. Six candidates will vie for the coveted title of "Gold Nugget Queen, 2021." These delightful young ladies have waited over a year to be considered for this title and the opportunity to display their unique talents before our esteemed judges.

While we'd love to have the public witness this event, current State Covid protocols, and a general respect for others, discourage large gatherings and the potential for a spreading of the Covid-19 virus.

In order to acknowledge our participants for the 2022 Queen Contest, high school Juniors and Seniors who lived in the Paradise school district before the fire will be considered. This allows for participation after our cancelled 2020 GND's event. For questions, please call 530-413-9129, or send us an email at



Gold Nugget Days Parade -Paradise | April 24

Our premiere Gold Nugget Days Parade will take place on Saturday, April 24th, from 12pm-1pm. The parade is planned to take the traditional route of Skyway - Holiday Market to the Paradise Community Park. Please stay turned to changes*.


Open to the public, though we strongly encourage face masks, distancing, and proper sanitation.


If you're interested in participation in the parade and are willing to abide by the state mandated saftey protocals: masks, distancing, and handwashing. Fees do apply.

For questions please call (530) 413-9129

*if significant increase in Covid-19 cases or hospitalizations will result in delay or possible cancellation of the event.


PARADE APPLICATION | Theme:  “Our Golden Ridge”  Entry Deadline:  April 16, 2021
1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Awards in Each Category


Donkey Derby Gold Nugget Days - Paradise | April 24

62 & 63 Annual Donkey Derby
April 24, 2021 | 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM PDT
Old Magalia Community Church- 13700 Old Skyway, Paradise


Come watch the 62nd & 63rd Annual Donkey Derby, that Replicates the 54 Pound Willard Nugget Coming Back to What Was Known as Dogtown (Present day Old Magaila).

Come Join Us In The Celebration of "Bringing Home The Gold!" 13700 Old Skyway Old Magaila Community Church.

The Event will be held down behind the church on the old Sawmill baseball field. The church will be having a pancake breakfast. The Clampers will have Coffee, Water, Soda, and Gatorade down below at the event site.

Bring a chair. There will be shuttle service up and down the hill. Handicap parking will be in the church parking lot, Please Park Well off the Road, thank you very much.

Fees/Admission: Open to the public




Paradise Gem and Mineral Show Gold Nugget Days | April 24-25

Paradise Gem and Mineral Show - Gold Nugget Days
April 24, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT

April 25, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM PDT
475 Pearson Road, Paradise (across from Hudson's Appliance)


Paradise Gem and Mineral show. Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25, 2021. 9am to 5pm; 9am to 4pm, respectively. 475 Pearson Road. Rain or shine.

With Covid safety as a top priority, and a genuine respect for others, your Paradise Gem and Mineral Club will be hosting their annual event at their new clubhouse and lapidary works, 475 Pearson Road.

Lots of activities for the kids in the "Kid Zone," a silent auction, door & raffle prizes, food truck frenzy, and scholarship program announcements.

A membership station, with experts on-hand, to ask questions and join in the regrouping of one of Paradises' oldest non-profit organizations. Mark your calendars and stay connected on facebook at Paradise Gem and Mineral Club
Mask wearing event


If you are a vendor and are interested please message the club or call Carol Eggleston - 530 343-0894 info:

Gridley FFA Rib Feed| April 24th

Please join us for our annual Rib Feed & Silent Auction.

5-8 pm


ALL YOU CAN EAT! Ribs, Garlic Bread, Beans, Salad & Dessert... Kids eat free!

Tickets are $20 per person!

*purchase tickets Online or From an FFA Student.


Location: Gridley Garden Area 

400 East Spruce St.

Gridley, Ca 95948

Chico Spring Clean Day | April 24

Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 9am-12pm

The Chico Spring Clean Day is coming Saturday, April 24th to a park, greenway, or open space near you!

This City Council-inspired community cleanup event will run from 9am-12pm. You can sign up to volunteer with your family, friends, or by yourself in either a designated area or in your own neighborhood.

We’re looking forward to helping make Chico shine, and thanks to all of the folks who are working hard behind the scenes to make this event happen!

Sign up for The Chico Spring Clean Day!

Volunteer to clean up in a designated area in the Chico community, or choose to make a difference in your neighborhood!

Share your #ChicoSpringClean photos!

Signed up for The Chico Spring Clean? Share your before and after photos of the areas YOU made a difference in by tagging your photos with #ChicoSpringClean!

Sign up as a business or organization

Are you interested in signing up your business or organization to volunteer for The Chico Spring Clean Day?

To sign up a group of volunteers for a designated area or neighborhood cleanup, please contact Shane Romain, Public Works Department Parks Services Coordinator, by phone at (530) 896-7831 or by email.




PARTNERS:  Butte County Public Works | RECOLOGY Waste Zero | Waste Management | Neal Road Recycling |  

Berry Creek Survivors Community Meeting -Oroville | April 24

FEather River Recreation & Parks District will discuss palns for Berry Creek Park. We need your support and input. All of the Berry Creek community are invited to join at Eagle Pavillion in Riverbend Park.

The Horse Festival Gold Nugget Days -Paradise | April 25

April 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Take Clark Road to Forest Service Road to 6705 Moore Road. Paradise Horse Arena - Watch for signs!


Gold Nugget Days, 2021 presents: 22nd Annual - The Horse Festival, proudly hosted by the PARADISE HORSEMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Food, booths, games, raffles and so much more.... Come out for a fun-filled day! Free event


info: Nichole Jolly at 530-321-6525


Paskenta Pioneer Day | April 25

80th Annual Paskenta Pioneer Day

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Simpson Finnell Park, Paskenta CA


Country Breakfast -7am

Parade- 10am

Horse show/gymkhana - 11am

High point belt buckle prizes, cowchip bingo, 50/50 raffle, snack bar 530-321-3831

Make a Difference Day -Paradise | April 30, May 1

Join the Ridge Community as they focus on cleaning up the major roadways and parks in Paradise.

april 30th and May 1st.

Paradise Community Park- 5570 Black Olive Drive, Paradise


Schedule of events:

8:30am Drive through registration and task assignments at Paradise Community Park

8am | Disperse to group projects

NOON | Meet back at Paradise Community Park fro a FREE drive-trhough sack lunch.


Please remember to bring a mask, work gloves, water bottle, and own rake, weedeater or spade shovel.

Berry Creek Tree Removal Program BCFSC

A no-cost tree removal program focused on removing hazardous trees that threaten standing structures within the North Complex/Bear Fire footprint. No more than 2 days of work will be dedicated to each standing structure.


-Funds are only available for removing hazardous trees that impact the standing structure.

- Hazardous trees threatening standing structures must not me elligible for the Counties Government Tree Removal Program

- Fire debris must be removed from the property in order for work to take place.


This program will be conducted on a first come, first serve basis. Due to limited funding BCFSC cannot guarantee the ability to help all qualified landowners in need of tree removal.


Please contact Matthew Wooley at Butte Fire Safe Council (BCFSC) to enroll in the program. 530 877-0984, 530 966-0068 |

STONYFORD RODEO | April 30, May 1-2



Our 78th year for Stonyford's annual PRCA rodeo will be a 3-day event: Friday, April 30 and Saturday May 1, 2021 will be PRCA events and Sunday May 2, 2021 will be an amateur event. It's three days of rodeo excitement. The first day will be on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 5 p.m. and will be all PRCA events.

The second day is on Saturday May 1, 2021 and will be both PRCA and amateur events. The day begins with breakfast, followed by a parade through town, then the rodeo at 1:00 p.m.

The third day's amateur events begin at noon on Sunday, May 2, 2021.


We have added a new event to our Friday and Saturday Performance: WPRA Breakaway Roping. Also, we are changing Mutton Bustin' to Friday and Saturday.  

All tickets are general admission (except VIP top row and Box Seats tickets). General Admission seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets for Sunday's amateur events will be only be available at the gate.

To be placed on a waiting list for Box seats, or VIP seats contact Barbara at (530) 963-3197.


Tickets will be available at the following locations in early April. 2021

    Stonyford General Store, Stonyford
    Carl's Feed, Willows
    Boot Barn, Chico & Yuba City
    Bucke's Feed & Grain, Orland
    Marie's Lakeshore Feed, Clearlake
    Rainbow Ag, Lakeport
    Ace Hardware, Arbuckle

Plenty of free parking.


Butte Humane Society benefit Flippin' Dough Pizza -Chico | April

Flippin' Dough Pizza are donating 25% of every Daily special purchased in April to Butte Humane Society.


1270 E First Ave, Chico, CA 95926 | 530 519-8341

California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation | April-June 1

2021 Scholarship Program


The California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation (CLLCF) is pleased to invite all qualified California residents to apply for a scholarship. This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet educational expenses.


Applications Accepted

April 1- June 1,  2021


Apply online at



Valley Contractors Exchange Scholarships

We want to give your high school and college bound construction students some money!  Visit our website for more information on the following scholarships.  DEADLINE MAY 15, 2021

Scholarship applications are available for the 2021 Fall awards.  See application information inside and download full application packet from our website or contact Elizabeth to get it by email.


Members’ Graduating Seniors
If you have a student graduating high school and are the owner or key employee of a member company, take a look at this scholarship.  The student must be continuing their education in the Fall, in any field.  University, community college, trade school, apprenticeship program, etc. all qualify as continuing education.


College Students in Construction Industry Program
College students enrolled in a construction industry program can apply for this scholarship, designed to promote careers in construction.  Students must have completed 48 overall credits, with 12 in their chosen field, by the end of Spring semester.


Lamon Memorial Scholarship
Dedicated to the contributions the Lamon family have given over the years to the Yuba/Sutter area, students with a permanent address in those counties can apply for this ‘bonus’ scholarship.


Win an entire beef cut & wrapped!

Raised by Los Molinos FFA, Animal Science Class


Only 100 Tickets are being sold!!!

$50 per ticket, Winner- Takes-All


*Please make any checks payable to: Los Molinos High School*


Cut and Wrap Generously Donated By, Messina Meats, Corning.


Contact Ms. Tenneson For more Information at

Pioneer Poker Run -Oroville | May 1

Saturday, May 1

Gold Country Casino Resort- 4020 Olive Highway, Oroville

Registration: 8am-10:30am

$20 cash entry fee.


Yard Sale benefit Butte County Historical Society -Oroville | May 1

May 1st, 8am-2pm

the Ehmann home- 1480 Lincoln Street, Oroville


All kinds of good stuff, cheap.

An opportunity to support the Historical Society whose mission is to preserve Butte County's rich and varied history. | | 530 533-9418  or  530 533-5316

Chico Noon Rotary Omelet Brunch | May 2

Chico Rotary's big breakfast burrito drive-through. Go to  and purchase your ticket, head over the the Chico Elk's Lodge on sunday, May 2 from 8am-11am and grab a delicious breakfast burrito.


Funds raised help support Chico rotarty community projects.

Tehama District Fair | April 29-May 2

100th Anniversary
650 Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff

If you have any questions please call the Fair office at 530-527-5920.




Get Ready for some arena wreckage because the DESTRUCTION DERBY is BACK!  Catch all the excitement Sunday, May 2nd at 6:00 PM in the Main Area.  
Want to Enter? Stock Bolt and Chain Class! Bring what you got!! 
Details & Registration available on our website


Fair Handbook 2021 [PDF]

Move Your Retail or Service Business Online SBDC | May 4

Part 1-of-4



In these webinars will discuss everything you need to know:

- reach your target audience

- Get more leads

- Start generating revenue


In this live session you will learn:

- How to understand the state of your offline business

- How to audit your business

- Stages of online lifecycle

- the inital steps to create your e-commerce store

- Steps for designing your store

- Essential pages to create

- Content you need to add to essential pages

- Specialized approaches for service and product-based stories

- How to list your products

- Pro tips



Presented by: Shane Barker- clout Consulting & Butte College SBDC



Paradise Ridge Community Workshop #2 | May 5



Interact with other participants to brainstorm improvements that would enhance livability in the Upper Ridge area. Potential topics will include housing, transportation, resiliency/fire safety, communications, infrastructure, and more.


Sign up for updates on the Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan

Construction and Manufacturing Job Fair | May 5

May 5, 1pm-4pm

Virtual ZOOM



Register to connect with local construction and manufacturing companies looking for valuable employees.



Sign-up to meet qualified potential employees anxious to show you they are right for the job.


On Wednesday, April 28th, from 10:30 am to 11:00 am, GMI and VCE are hosting an info session for employers in preparation for the live event. We'll answer your questions, review your booth setup, and discuss best practices to get the most out of the event. Email Liz Pankhurst at to receive the zoom meeting invitation. All are welcome. 

For any questions, you may call or text Liz at 530-519-8984.



Thursday Night Market -Chico | May 6

Explore Downtown Chico's Thursday Night Market on Broadway between 2nd and 4th 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, booths and Downtown restaurants, handmade, local arts & crafts, and live entertainment for all ages.  MAY 6 - SEPT 16, 2021


* Downtown shops and restaurants open late and ready to serve

* Streets lined with 100+ 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

* Local wine and beer sampling on 3rd and Broadway

* Rain or shine event

* No Pets allowed - please leave your pets at home it is a violation of the health code for vendors to serve you if you have a pet!   


VENDOR PACKETS NOW AVAILABLE!  Check the website for recent updates



Quota of Gridley Salad Luncheon | May 7

May 7, 11am-1:30pm

Butte County Fairgrounds / Jake's - 199 East Hazel Street, Gridley


Local vendors and more.

ticket price $15

Tickets may be purchased from any Quota member or at Ace Hardware, Cindy & Company, Bank of the West or Taylor Accountancy. Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Take-out boxes available.

Downtown Salsa Taste-Off -Oroville | May 8

1382 Myers Street Oroville CA 95966 


Join Downtown Oroville for the 10th Annual Salsa Taste-Off!

Shops will be showcasing their best homemade salsa, going head to head for bragging rights!

The event starts at 1382 Myers Street where you’ll receive your voting ballot.

Additionally, if you make purchases during the event, you can enter into a raffle for prizes. 


Drop-In Build for Tiny Homes -Oroville | May 8, 11, 12, 13

1790 Montgomery St, Oroville


Drop in and help! No special skills needed, we'll put you to work creating housing for survivors of California wildfires. 
1790 Montgomery St, Oroville (behind the old Ford Dealership). NOTE NEW BUILD DAYS TUES-WED-THURS-FRI 8:30am-3pm 
There is plenty of room for social distancing! 

PO Box 1583, Oroville, CA 95965 | 530 720-1199 |

Red Bluff Farmers Market 2.0

Come join the Saturday Market in Downtown Red Bluff! On Saturday, April 10th for their Special Expanded Saturday Farmers Market! The Market will run from 9 AM until 2 PM on Washington and Pine Streets.


They will have: Live music, car shows, great food and fantastic downtown specials!


Farmers and vendors can find registration forms at


Questions - Call the Chamber 527-6220

Waste Tire Amnesty Days -Glenn County | May 8

 Saturday, May 8th and June 12th 9am-1pm at the Glenn County Transfer Station.


West end of County Road 33, near Artois.


Free Drop Off :

  • For Passenger truck or car tires WITHOUT RIMS.
  • NO CHARGE to residents pf Glenn County.
  • No more than nine (9) tires per resident will be accepted.
  • For a Transportation Exemption to carry up to 20 tires, please call Glenn County Environment Health at (530) 934-6210.

This event is sponsored by the County of Glenn and funded by the Local Government Glenn County Landfill reserves the right to stop accepting tires for free disposal at any time, with or without notice.

Orland Police Co-Ed Softball Tournament | May 15

Orland Police Department K-9 unit is proud to announce that their annual Co-ed softball tournament is a go for this year. If you are interested in the details, please see below.


When: May 15

Where: Lely Park, Orland CA.

Cost: $250 ($50 for one hitter unlimited homeruns)


Deadline to enter is May 4th or when they get the first 8 teams.

Contact Officer Roenspie at (530) 865-1616


All proceeds benefit the Orland P.D. K9 Unit.


Red Suspenders Day Parade -Gridley | May 15

Red Suspenders Day began in 1961 as a dance to raise revenue for the volunteer firemen of Gridley. It's now a community wide celebration spanning two days.

This event continues to honor local firefighters and police with a parade, Firemen's games, Unjustice court and two days of family fun!


Annual Red Suspenders Day Parade.
Pancake Breakfast starts at 7.
Bed Races start at 9:30,
Parade starts at 11:00.
Car show 9am | FREE ENTRY

Car and Motorcycle show from 8am to 1pm.




This listing will be updated with parade info as it is available. Deadline is May 8th




Spring Garden Stroll, Mimosa Brunch benefit Childrens Choir -Chico | May 15

Saturday, May 15, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.| @ private gardens in north chico


join the children’s choir of chico at their spring garden stroll & mimosa brunch on saturday, may 15 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the grounds of a private home in north chico

stroll through private gardens and a family orchard enjoying brunch, libations, live music and gardening presentations featuring the butte master gardeners, the butte rose society and floral native nursery.  special guest will be jennifer jewell, host of nspr’s “cultivating place” and author of her newest publication, “under western skies”, which will be available for purchase and to be signed

live entertainment includes “the singing bidwells”  and an ensemble from children’s choir of chico.  drawings will be available for plant nursery items, as well as for a 3 night stay at a north lake tahoe cabin.

brunch will feature delicious selections from roots catering, filbert avenue baking co., kinders bbq and driscoll’s berries

advanced tickets only can be purchased online via, or on eventbrite.  all proceeds will benefit children’s choir of chico.


children’s choir of chico is a non-profit school of choral music education for singers from pre-kindergarten through adult women. singers are welcomed from the greater chico area including durham, paradise, oroville, orland and bangor.

Glenn County Fair -Orland | May 20-23

"Sweet Delights & Carnival Lights"

221 E. Yolo Street, Orland


Following the California Department of Public Health Industry Guidance for Amusement Parks & Theme Parks (April 2021), the Fairgrounds will open for a modified 2021 Glenn County Fair. We look forward to celebrating the return of this annual tradition with all of you! Stay tuned as more details will be released in the coming weeks. 

Attention all Livestock and Still Exhibitors: 
The entry deadline is fast approaching, April 19th is the last day to enter your projects online. Livestock exhibitors must also have completed the YQCA training and have their Certificate of Eligibility and Release of Liability turned into the office in order to participate in the Fair.   






Paradise Elk's Lodge Car Show | May 22

May 22, 2021 10:00 AM

Paradise Senior Center 877 Nunneley Rd, Paradise, CA.


$20 donation per vehicle pre-registration. Proceeds go to Paradise Elks Charities.

For more information, contact : Paradise Elks Lodge 2026 (530) 877-3977


There will be 6 categories:


Pre 1955 Car and Truck            1995-2015 Car and Truck                                                     

1955-1974 Car and Truck          Best Motorcycle

1975-1994 Car and Truck          People's Choice Car and Truck     


                         1st and 2nd Place for Cars

                         1st and 2nd Place for Trucks


Send entry and fee by May 15th        Paradise Elks Lodge 2026   

Register at the show $25.00              P.O Box 418 Paradise, CA 95967

Check in 8AM-10AM

Paradise Ridge Community Workshop #3 | May 26



Interact with other participants to review and discuss initial concepts and potential improvements developed by the project team after Workshop #2.


Sign up for updates on the Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan

Glenn County Fair 2021 | Livestock Plan

The Glenn County Public Health Department has approved our plan for an in-person livestock grading event and auction.
Please see below for the overview and FAQ's. Please call or email the Fair Office for questions. 

221 E. Yolo Street. Orland, CA 95963 | 530-865-1168


These events are single day shows & sales. The schedule is as follows:
-Tuesday, May 18th: Hog Grading & Sale
-Wednesday, May 19th: Steer & Small Animals Grading & Sale
-Thursday, May 20th: Sheep & Goat Grading & Sale
-Friday, May 21st: Dairy Grading & Sale
Exhibitor Guidebooks
Below are the 2021 Exhibitor Guidebooks
Livestock Guidebook
Stills Guidebook
Online Entries

13th Annual Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet| May 30

Event Time: 7:30 am -2pm


Free Ride in Bike Show


Located in the Chico Elk Lodge #423

1705 Manzanita Ave.,Chico CA


For more info. Call, Text, or Email:

Rick Haner (707) 292-3033; 

Gordon (530) 570-5136;

Lord's Gym Mud Run Kids! -Oroville | June 5

We are thrilled to announce that the FREE Lord's Gym Kids Mud Run will take place on Saturday, June 5, 2021!

This is a FREE outdoor obstacle race for children between the ages of 4 and 12. 

The location is 3556 Oro Bangor Hwy, Oroville CA. Spaces are limited. Sign up today!


We are sad to announce that the Lord's Gym Adult Mud Run will once again be postponed. 
To everyone who has been looking forward to it this year—We are so sorry! 
We hope to return in the future. The Kids Run IS happening this year and will take place on 
Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6; it is open to children ages 4 through 17. 
Spaces are limited, so sign up today:

Biggs High School Sober Grad Night| June 11

The parents of the Biggs Senior Class have begun planning for our student's graduation
night Friday, June 11, 2021. Statistics show that licensed drivers under 21 are responsible
for 17% of fatal alcohol related crashes, even though only 10% licensed drivers are
under 21. To make this night safe for our students, we are planning a Sober Grad Night
Party. This party will be held after the graduation ceremony and will be filled with exciting
games and activities for our graduates. We will be raffling prizes that are donated by
generous merchants like you!
We would like to invite the community to support this special evening by making a
donation to help ensure that ¡t is a safe and memorable night for our 2021 graduates.
Below are ideas for donations:
Cash/Check Donations                   General Merchandise
Gift Cards/Certificates                    Sample Products
Promotional ltems                           Discount Coupons
Scholarships                                   Money Lei Fund
lf you would like to make a monetary donation, checks can be made payable to:
Biggs High School Sober Grad 2021
We THANK YOU for considering our request and we would sincerely appreciate any
form of donation. lf you have any questions or to arrange for pick up, you can contact
Cheryl Jackson (530) 693-0866 
Shelley Slusser (530) 282-2501

Waste Tire Amnesty Days -Glenn County | June 12

Saturday, June 12th 9am-1pm at the Glenn County Transfer Station.

West end of County Road 33, near Artois.

Free Drop Off :

    For Passenger truck or car tires WITHOUT RIMS.
    NO CHARGE to residents pf Glenn County.
    No more than nine (9) tires per resident will be accepted.
    For a Transportation Exemption to carry up to 20 tires, please call Glenn County Environment Health at (530) 934-6210.

This event is sponsored by the County of Glenn and funded by the Local Government Glenn County Landfill reserves the right to stop accepting tires for free disposal at any time, with or without notice

Paradise Ridge Community Workshop #4 | June 15




Interact with other participants to review and discuss refined concepts and potential improvements developed by the project team after Workshop #3. These concepts and improvements will be incorporated into the Draft Plan to be released for public review in Fall 2021.


Sign up for updates on the Butte County Upper Ridge Community Plan

Butte County Farm Bureau Summer BBQ -Gridley | June 17

Butte County Fairgrounds- 199 E. Hazel Street, Gridley

No-host social 5:30pm

Dinner 7pm


Adults $20 inadvance, $25 at the door.

Child $10 9-12yo, Kids 8yo under free.

Cause for Paws Raffle benefit FoCCAS -Colusa | drawing June 25

Benefitting the Friends of the Coulsa County Animal Shelter (FoCCAS)


You could win one of many great prizes. Tickets are only $5 each.

Tickets can be purchased at:  the Pioneer review- 310 5th Street

or from the FoCCAS volunteers or memebers.


Tickets available March 26th through June 23, 2021.

winner drawn on June 25, 2021

Oroville Airport Day | July 4

Looking for 4th of July fun?


Go to the Oroville Airport located at 225 Chuch Yeager Way Oroville, CA 95965 For: Aircraft, Custom Cars, Food, Motorcycles, Formation flying Demos, and Vendors + FREE ADMISSION!


Bring your Hot Rod or favorite ride for cars & coffee! Sunday 4th of July 8 AM - 1 PM 


Rotary of Oroville Fireworks display will be held after dark!


Call 530-370-6266 for more info.

Honey Run Covered Bridge Association Golf Classic -Almanor | Aug 7

The Honey Run Covered Bridge Association will host its first annual golf tournament

Bailey Creek Golf Course, 433 Durkin Drive, Lake Almanor, California

Saturday, August 7, 2021.


All proceeds will be used for the reconstruction of the bridge and preservation of the park.

This golf tournament will be a best ball scramble and open to all levels of golfers. It will be a fun event that will include golf, lunch, drinks on course, dinner, raffle/auction prizes and entertainment.

For those who do not play golf, dinner-only tickets will be available for purchase. Please support the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association’s 1st Annual Golf Classic through sponsorship or participation.

Registration, participation & sponsor information can be found on the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association website: and direct on the tournament website: 


HRCBA is a qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit, and most donations are tax deductible.

Yuba-Sutter Veterans Stand Down | Sept 9

Back in action planning on their 21st Annual Yuba-Sutter Veteran's Stand Down


September 9, 2021 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds


If anyone would like to help out with their planning for the Stand Down please reach out to them!


For more information check out their website

Needs Assessment Survey for NORTH COMPLEX Fire Survivors

Butte County, in collaboration with 2-1-1, North Valley Catholic Social Service and North Valley Community Foundation, has established a needs assessment survey for North Complex Fire survivors.

The needs assessment survey is a tool to help recovery organizations assist and identify the needs in our community, in relation to the North Complex Fire. 
The information obtained through the survey is confidential and does not necessarily guarantee access to disaster case management or recovery resources. By submitting the survey, fire survivors may receive communications from local disaster recovery agencies. 
The North Complex Fire Needs Assessment Survey is available online. North Complex Fire survivors are encouraged to participate. 
[Survey Link]

FREE Groceries -Paradise | Saturdays

Free groceries will be available for families and individuals affected by the Camp Fire or anyone in need, All are welcome. 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Saturday.

Frist Christian Church of Paradise- corner of Pearson and Ptenz Roads.  11am-1pm

Sundays after church noon-2pm.

Free Food For Veterans -Chico | Sundays

Sundays, 11am-1pm

Vectors- 171 Rio Lindo Avenue, Chico


Please bring boxes or bags to carry your items. Brind veteran ID or proof of Military Service.

For more information:  530-343-3040

Virtual Home Builders Resource Connection 2021


How to stack savings from the Rebuild Paradise Foundation


1. Use our mapping tools to coordinate your surveys with neighbors.

2. Apply for the Missing Middle Grant-save up to $5,000.

3. Apply for the Septic Infrastructure Grant-save up to $7,500.

4. Build a home from the Residential Floor Plan Library-save months of time in planning and save money on design costs+fees in permitting.

5. Coming soon!  Visit the virtual Home Builders Resource Connection to view contractors, service providers, and other helpful resources for your build.

6. Use our homeowner's insurance flyers to shop around for the best insurance to meet your needs.


All resources can be accessed at


Home Builders Resource Connection 2021



Personal Peace Institute AAFCC | Every Wednesday

African American Family & Cultural Center

Personal Peace Institute web conferencing


Evey Wednesday, 6pm-7pm

No cost, NO payments, NO judgment

Become the most peaceful version of yourself, learn tools and excercises to relieve stress and anger, find inner balance in life.

This program will be hosted remotely with ZOOM web conferencing App. you can participate anywhere you have an internet onnection, a smartphone, tablet or computer* data rates may apply.


For more information or to join this program contact AAFCC 530 532-1205  or

This project is funded by the Butte County Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)


Tiny Pine Foundation -donations

Tiny Pine Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that builds portable home for wildfire survivors in need of shelter CampFire, Bear Fire, and others.

Tiny Pine Foundation will be moving their manufacturing facility on Feather River Blvd., near Walmart in Oroville.

They will also open a Public Store for discounted new and used building supplies for sale to help in the rebuilding process. Tiny Pine Foundation is partnered with river Valley Community Outreach to help in this effort.


Tiny Pine Foundation would like to raise $ 5,000 towards a moving budget.

PO Box 1583, Oroville, CA 95965
530 720-1199

Free Food for Veterans!

Every Sunday veterans can get free Groceries to take home.


Only two requirements:

To please bring boxes or bags to carry your items 

Bring Veteran ID or Proof of Military Service.


Location: Vectors, 171 Rio Lindo Ave, Chico, CA 95926 

Between 11am-1pm

Town of Paradise: Defensible Space Program Notification

This week Paradise property owners will receive letters from the Paradise Fire Department outlining the defensible space requirements to keep your property fire safe.

What does this mean to you?

Property owners are responsible for keeping their property fire safe. In the letter, "hazardous vegetation" just means any dry brush or weeds on your property, or combustible vegetation such as scotch broom.

Here is a summary of requirements that apply to all parcels in Town:

• Removal of hazardous vegetation within 100 feet of any

structure, including those on adjoining parcels

• Immediately around all structures must be kept free of

combustible materials, including firewood

• Parcels 1.5 acres or less require removal of hazardous

vegetation on the entire parcel

• Parcels larger than 1.5 acres require removal of hazardous

vegetation 30 ft. from all property lines

For questions, email or call (530) 872-6291 x301.

Computers for Classrooms

Desktop computers

All refurbuished desktop computers come with LCD, keyboard, mouse, cables, Win 10, Pro 64bit, Microsoft office, anti-virus, and one year warranty.


$100 iCore 7 2nd -3rd 8.0GB RAM, 120 SSD Primary & 500 GB Back up hard drive, DVD/ CDRW and 19" LCD monitor.

$175 iCore 5HP All in one:8.0GB RAM,  500 GB hard drive, DVD/ CDRW and 22" Display with WiFi.

$200 iCore74th gen 8.0GB RAM, 250 SSD Primary & 1 TB Back up hard drive, DVD/ CDRW and 19" LCD monitor. Latest model


Laptops Computers

Models and specs vary 4GB RAM, 120+ HD, Win 10, OPEN OFFICE. WiFi ready, and Anti virus(60 day warranty on HD, Programs installed, battery and hardware) Please ask about our specials.


$150 iCore 5 Laptop:4GB RAM, 320GB Hard drive, optical drive, Win 10, Microsoft OFFICE. WiFi ready, and Anti virus(90 day warranty on HD and battery, amd one year warranty on the harddrive and installed programs)


$250 iCore 7 Laptop: 8GB RAM, 250 SSD Hard drive, optical drive, Win 10, Microsoft OFFICE. WiFi ready, and Anti virus(90 day warranty on HD and battery, amd one year warranty on the harddrive and installed programs)


Computers for classrooms, a non-profit computer refurbisher since 1991

411 otterson drive, Suite 100, chico 95928



Silver Dollar Fair 2021 | Livestock entry info

for current information, visite the fair website:


Market Steer entry closes | Jan 27

Market Hog, Lamb, & Goat closes | March 29

Rabbit Meat Pen entry closes | April 27


Livestock Check-in, Weigh-in | May 25

Livestock Judging | May 26

Rabbit Meat Check-in, Weigh-in & Judging | May 26


Silver Dollar Fair Opens | May 27

Junior Livestock Auction | May 29


Contact: Shelley Livingston, Exhibits Representative Phone: 530-895-4436/ 530-895-4666 or Email:
Entry Information, entry forms, Independent Exhibitor Packet, Exhibitor Handbook, Local & State Rules & General Information



Colusa County Fair | Livestock entry info | UPDATED

The 2021 Colusa County air has been cancelled by the board of directors 021921. Monitor thier FB pages for updates on the virtual livestock auction.


Livestock Exhibitor Info
Market Beef: Market Steer, Market Miniature Steer - Feb 7, noon
Pre-Weigh In: Feb 7, 9am-11am




Pre-Weigh In is scheduled for Sunday, February 7,  2021 from 9:00am to 11:00am. 
Please use our new Livestock Gate located by the softball fields. (8th and Colus Ave). This will be the only gate open for trucks and trailers to enter the grounds. 
Masks must be worn by ALL guests, and proper social distancing protocol is mandatory. Once your steer has been weighed and tagged we ask that you leave the grounds promptly.   
If you have any questions please contact Laura or Araceli at the Fair Office at 530-458-2641. 
**All livestock entry deadlines and the 2021 Livestock Exhibitor Handbook will be publish later this week. Please watch for information on our Facebook page as the week progresses.**


The 2021 Colusa County Livestock Show and Auction will go this year!  At this time it is unknown if we will be allowed to have a show and auction at the Fairgrounds, or if the show and auction will be virtual. More information will follow over the next few weeks.

OptumServe COVID-19 Testing Site -Durham | Opens March 10

Butte County Public Health (BCPH) announces a third testing location for the State’s COVID-19 Testing Site, OptumServe, to open March 10, at the Durham Memorial Hall at 9319 Midway in Durham.

This location is considered a Traveling Testing Team and will operate one day a week. Appointments are open to the public and scheduled every Wednesday, 10am to 6pm. 


Additional OptumServe testing locations include:
•    Chico State Campus: Shurmer Gymansium - remains option to the public two days a week, Thursday and Friday, from 9am to 6pm.
•    Chico: 900 Mangrove Avenue in Chico - remains open to the public six days a week from 7am to 7pm.


All OptumServe testing sites are by appointment only. Schedule your appointment:
•    Online at:
•    By phone: 1-888-634-1123


Testing for COVID-19 remains an important tool to stop the spread of illness and remains a top priority for BCPH. If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should get tested. This is true even after being vaccinated as you may still be able to spread the disease to others who are not vaccinated.

For more information on COVID-19 testing including a list of all testing sites in Butte County, visit:

Tax Preparation Assistance | March-April

In collaboration with several community partners, including CSU Chico, CAA provides tax preparation assistance to hundreds of people each year, under an IRS-guided service known as VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. We help over 1200 families annually to file accurate tax returns, putting needed money back into their budget and benefitting our local community.

We know that some people have chosen to go to other VITA programs outside of the county, which you are welcome to do.It’s our understanding that those programs are also impacted and may have to extend their wait lists.We deeply appreciate your understanding of the effort that is being made to meet the safety needs of everyone while delaying service no longer than absolutely necessary.Thank you again for the opportunity to assist you.IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Volunteers are specially trained to help identify if you are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), as well as other tax credits that can increase the amount of your tax refund. The program this year begins early in February and runs through the first weekend in April. For information about the program, including scheduling an appointment and volunteering: Call us at (530) 712-2600 and press * when you hear VITA Email us at
To schedule an appointment online, please go to:


What to Bring
-Photo ID
-Social Security Card for you, your spouse, and dependents
-Birth dates for you, your spouse and dependents on the tax return
-W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc from all employers
-Interest & dividend statements from banks (Forms 1099)
-All Forms 1095, Health Insurance Statements
-Last year’s federal & state returns
-Proof of bank account routing & account numbers for direct deposit such as a blank check
-Both spouses must be present if filing joint tax return
-Total paid for daycare provider & daycare provider’s tax ID number
-Forms 1095-A, B or C, Affordable Health Care Statements

Depression/ Suicide Text Line

Many people Don't like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. A trained crisis worker responds immediately and will continue to text with you.

It is a 100% FREE service for ANYONE.


Text Number is 741741

2-1-1 Helpline

Get connected to relief and recovery resources for individuals and families impacted by the North Complex West Zone (#BearFire)



Call 2-1-1

fire survivors shelter in goutside of Butte County should call the tool free number 1-866-916-3566.

TEXT your Butte county zip code to 898211

SIGN UP for text alerts with updates from 2-1-1 by texting Butte211Fire to 898211

VISIT for resources online.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

COVID-19 Testing Glenn County | Tues-Sat

Free tests without insurance,

Orland Memorial Hall- 320 3rd Street

Tuesday through Saturday, 7am-7pm

Testing for all ages, walk-in welcome. Please help us keep Glenn county healthy and safe.

Debris Burning

The following are burning permit requirements:

for burning debris in small 4-feet x 4-feet piles:

-maximum pile size 4 foot in diameter

-clear all flammable material and vegetation within 10-feet of the outer edge of pile

-keep a water supply close to the burning site

-an adult should be in attendance with a shovel until the fire is out

-no burning shall be undertaken unless weather conditions (particulary wind) are such that burning can be considered safe


violations of any burning permt terms are a vilation of state law

Enloe Free Flu Shot Clinic

It's time to get your flu vaccine
Not sure where to go? Drop by Enloe Medical Center's final free drive-thru flu vaccination clinic of 2020. 
Caregivers will be on hand while supplies last. Vaccines are appropriate for ages 3 and up. When you attend, please:
 • Wear a mask. These are required.
 • Use clothing that allows vaccination to your upper arm.

For more information about Enloe’s vaccination clinics, please call (530) 332-6444

Learn more at:

Lea nuestro volante en español [PDF]

Homeless Veterans Services -Chico

There are homeless services at the new Chico VA Outpatient Clinic

1601 Concord Avenue, Chico, CA 95928


Tuesdays | 9am-noon

Thursdays | 1pm-4pm

Outside of Walk-in hours, please call the Chico Homeless Triage number during clinic hours (530) 635-2467

Or call the National Call Center for homeless Veterans 24/7  1-877-424-3838

Supporting the American Red Cross


Join your favorite radio station and the American Red Cross to help our communities impacted by wildfires. Your donation enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover. Your gift will not only help with immediate needs like food and shelter, it will also get people on the road to recovery. Thank you!


KPAY Newstalk 93.9 FM




KZAP 96.7


MIX 95.1

Three ways people can apply for FEMA assistance

If you were impacted by the on-going wildfires in: Butte, Lake, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo counties, you may be eligible for assistance from the federal emergency management agency (FEMA).


If you suffered loss, contact your insurance provider to file a claim and also, be sure to apply with FEMA. 

You can apply online at http://www.disasterassistance dot gov

using the fema app from your smartphone or tablet

or by calling 1-800-621-3362. (FEMA)



Butte County Sheriff Search & Rescue | Bear Fire fundraiser

Our team has been involved with the #BearFire since 2:41pm on Tuesday and we will be involved for days and weeks to come - as long as we are needed.

We are completely volunteer and donor-funded and these operations take a massive toll on our equipment. For example, the generator on our mobile command trailer died this morning and will need to be quickly replaced for our operations to continue.

If you are able we would love your support. Please donate using the link below.
Donate [LINK]

Paradise Gleaners #BearFire donations

Hello communities, supporters, friends and family we are still in need of monetary donations
If you would like to do so our link is below

This is to make the hot meals for families of the bearfire/North complex fire

Donations are being excepted at the Paradise Gleaners out of Oroville / 1245 Oro Dam Blvd.,
Oroville CA 95965
You can also Donate monetary donation to Gleaners at the link


The much needed items listed:

1st aid
Tents/ sleeping bags
Gas cans

Shoes all sizes children to adults

Baby supplies (mostly diapers and strollers)


Any food we can cook to feed hot meals we can work with.

Flash lights

Shovels if possible

Warm clothing as winter is approaching for children and adults


Sinclair Cares: Western Wildfires Relief Fund

As wildfires impact our region, The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter and resources for evacuees and firefighters. 

Sinclair Broadcast Company has joined forces with The Salvation Army to activate Sinclair Cares: Western Wildfires Relief Fund. Sinclair will also match the first $25,000 in nationwide contributions.

Your donation will help provide relief for those affected by the Western U.S. Wildfires. Thank you for your generosity.

For more information and to find out how you can donate!/donation/checkout

Mental Health Screening Health Test

It should be as normal to take a #mentalhealth screen as it is to screen for other chronic health conditions like
heart disease or diabetes. Help us normalize mental health screening by taking a screen at

Chico Recreation Summer Camp Registration | starts May 22

C.A.R.D. is gearing up for summer fun. Best news yet, registration for summer camps and aquatics begin Friday, May 22!

Learn about all the dozens of camps and aquatics we have by reading our digital PLAY Activity Guide here:

Inspire School of the Arts

The Inspire School of Arts & Sciences was hit hard in 2018 by Camp Fire with over 50% of families affected, causing the school's poverty level to rise to 45%. The COVID-19 pandemic broke out and caused more loss of income for Inspire families. Help launch the critical campaign, even a small amount makes a difference!


Learn more here:

Red Bluff Chamber of Commerce


Red Bluff residents helping possible struggling Red Bluff restaurants meet their normal weekly expectation to remain open. Red Bluff restaurants sharing their menus, specials and services (dine in, take out, drive through or deliver. 


(530) 527-6220 | WEBSITE


Red Bluff Restaurant Menus and Update Info - Facebook Group



Are you Fire Season Ready? Butte County Fire Safe Council Survey

Butte County Fire Safe Council, Butte County Resource Conservation District and the University of California Cooperative Extension is interested in how residents are preparing for wildfire.


Please consider taking 15-20 minutes to participate in this survey to inform us about how residents and communities are preparing for wildfire. This will help inform our county and our partners on what communities are doing to prepare for wildfire and how best we can tailor programs to best serve local residents.

You can access the voluntary survey here:
UC Cooperative Extension Wildfire Preparedness Survey


In addition, we are hosting a free home hardening webinar with Dr. Stephen Quarles UC Cooperative Extension Advisor Emeritus & retired senior scientist for insurance Institute for
Business and Safety, on June 30th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

For details register here:

Did you feel that earthquake? The MyShakeApp

If you don’t have the app, find out more here:


How Can Just a Few Seconds Help
 - Public Warning – Alert individuals to take protective actions such as Drop, Cover, and Hold On.
 - First Responder Mobilization – Open fire station doors for rapid deployment of emergency response equipment and personnel.
 - Health Care – Notify medical providers to stabilize and/or stop delicate procedures and maintain critical medical facility operations.
 - Utility Infrastructure – Safeguard energy sector grid and other utilities infrastructure for strong shaking with warning alarms and automatic controls to prevent combustions, flooding, and loss of water distribution systems.
 - Mass Transit Systems – Prevent fatal collisions or derailments by automatically slowing and/or stopping trains, clearing bridges, and diverting inbound airport traffic.
 - Workplace Safety – Employees take protective actions, initiate elevator recall procedures to ground floor, place sensitive equipment in safe mode, secure hazardous materials, and halt production lines to reduce damage.



Azad’s Martial Arts Family Center is offering a series of self-defense classes for all adults in our community called Personal Defense Training (PDT). 
FIRST-TIME ADULT PDT is entirely FREE* and open to the general public.  PDT is designed to make students and the public more aware, prepared, and ready for any hostile situation anywhere.


Farmers Markets -local



Morning Farmers Market, Wednesday | year-round 2020
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.

Facebook Page:


Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | year-round 2020
Come see what's fresh EVERY Saturday 7:30am-1pm – rain or shine. Wall & East 2nd Streets, Downtown Chico Municipal Parking Lot

Facebook Page:


Downtown Thursday Night Market | TBA - Sept 24 2020

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 | June 2 - Oct 2020
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!

Facebook Page:



Morning Farmers Market, Saturday | 2021
New Location: Dove's Landing 2600 Oro Dam Blvd.




Gridley Farmers Market, Tuesday | CANCELLED

Daddo Park- Virgina & Hazel Streets, downtown Gridley. 5:30pm-8:00pm
Facebook Page:




Corning Farmers Market, Thursday | TBA
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 16 - August 26 UPDATED
In downtown Arbuckle. La Vanche Hursch Park, 308 Fifth Street, in Arbuckle
The Market is held Wednesday evenings from 4:00pm-7:00pm 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

Vendors will be more spread out this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but market goers are not required to wear masks or gloves to attend. Hand sanitizer will be readily available, and gloves will be provided for those handing food items. 

Market goers are also encouraged to bring their own bags.




Colusa Certified Farmers Market, Thursday | June 4 - Sept 2020
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 2020

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


Red Bluff Certified Farmers' Market, Wednesday | June 3 - August 26 2020

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

Kids Activities 5:30-7:30PM every Wednesday

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 | TBA

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



Burn Permits Required starting May 1

starting Friday, May 1 to burn dooryard debris, according to the Butte County Air Quality Management District and Cal Fire-Butte County.


Unincorporated parts of Butte County and the cities of Gridley and Biggs
Cal Fire-Butte County is asking residents to apply for a permit online rather than visiting Cal Fire offices as in previous years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The permits can be accessed at  Burn permits are free. Call 538-7888 if you have questions.

WATCH THE VIDEO - Landscape Debris Burining



The town of Paradise has allowed burning through May 31 with a valid burn permit and on permissive burn days. Permits can be accessed on the town of Paradise’s website or by contacting the fire department at 872-6264. They cost $25. BURN PERMITS ENDS MAY 31


Residential burning may only be conducted on a permissive burn day. Call 530 332-9407 or toll free at 1-855-332-9407 for information on the burn day status. 
Burn day status is also posted on the Butte County Air Quality Management District’s website,

Scholarships for Tehama County residents

Have you been dreaming of going to college or furthering your education? Need help with finances or schoolbooks?


If you are over age 17 and live in Tehama County, you could be eligible for a scholarship.

Apply for a Community Crafters of tehama Scholarship, sponsored by Tehama Together.

Now through June 15, 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.


Butte County Food Assistance

the following locations are offering food supplies to individuals and families in need. One-tim euse per event. Identification and proof of your situation may be required at or prior to event. Food resources are limited and events are subject to change. Please contact organizer to check status.

Check out  or use the APP to find food resources near you.



Oroville Salvation Army- 1640 Washington Avenue, Oroville | 9am-noon, 1pm-3pm



Chico Rescue Mission-2612 Esplaande, Chico | 10am-11am

Chico Salvation Army- 567 East 16th Street, Chico | 1pm-3pm

North State Food Bank- Guardian Building, 200 E. Spruce Street, Gridley | 10:30am-=11:30am

North State Food Bank- Bigg Methodist Church, 441 C. Street, Biggs | 9am-11am, 6pm-7pm



Chico Salvation Army- 567 East 16th Street, Chico | 1pm-3pm

Grace Lutheran Church- 150 Ford avenue, Gridley | 9am-noon

North State Food Bank- Rhema Word of Faith, 574 E. 12th Street, Chico | 10am-11:30am

North State Food Bank- Mt. Joy Bible Fellowship, 15522 Nople, Forest Ranch | 11am-noon

North State Food Bank- Community Hall, 11 maple Creek Ranch Road, Cohasset | 11am-1pm



Christian Life Assembly of God- 1526 Humble Avenue, gridley | 10am-noon


CalFresh Application Assistance

Help us help you with your CalFresh application 530 636-0649 |

Partially funded by USDA SNAP and equal opportunity provider and employer, and the California Department of Social Services.

CA WIC Free Food

WIC provides healthy food and support services to families. If you are pregnant or a caretaker of a child under the age of five and your income has been affected by recent events, you may qualify for WIC. Applying is easy and you will receive your food benefits within a few days.

Apply online  or call (530) 552-4025.


WIC does not affect immigration status for anyone who is currently in the U.S.

Orland Food Pantry | reopens April 6

Orland Food Pantry- 19 Colusa Street, Orland | Monday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 3pm-5pm | Provide emergency food for the communities of Orland, Hamilton City, Capay, Artois, Ord Bend
reopends April 6.

Shasta/Tehama Covid19 Food Response

Delivery of non-perishable food is available for seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are medically vulnerable in shasta and Tehama Counites.


Residents of Shasta or Tehama county whoe are seniors (age 60+), people with disabilities, or are medically vulnerable.

Food items are non-specific, non-perishable, dry goods. No substitutons available. Pet food is offerend upon request.

Deliveries are schedules for Monday through Friday, 9am-12pm.

Fill out the form  or call 2-1-1.

View Form

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank USDA

Yuba-Sutter Food Bank USDA
See Facebook Page for dates, times [LINK] | 530-673-3834 |USDA Food Distribution boxes, delivered to 65+, Emergency food box drive thru


Yuba City Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | Monthly scheduled USDA distribution. We are conducting a DRIVE-THRU distribution. Stay in your vehicles, and please use distancing protocols.

Marysville Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | monthly, 2nd Wednesday, 9am-10am

Wheatland Food Bank- 111 C Street, City of Wheatland | monthly, 2nd Monday, 9am-10am

Brownsville Food Bank- AFA 8408 LaPorte Road, Brownsville | monthly, 2nd Saturday, 11am-1pm

Foothills Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | monthly, Friday, 9am-10am


Yuba Sutter Food Banks

Agape Food Closet- 10615 Live oak Blvd., Live Oak | Sunday 11am |530-300-4497

Christian Assistance Netowrk (CAN)- 232 teegarden Avenue, Yuba City | Monday-Thursday 1pm-3pm | 530-671-5154

Crossroads Community Church- 445 B Street, Yuba City | Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursdays, 2pm-3pm | 530-751-9168

Foothill Food Pantry- 10775 Texas Hill Road, Dobbins | Thursday, 12pm-1:30pm | na

Hillside Community Church- 16920 Aero Way, Brownsville | Sunday, 1:15pm-2:30pm | 530-675-9576

Hope for the Heart Relief Center, Church of Glad Tidings- 4444 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City | Wednesday & Friday, 10am-2pm | 530-671-3160, x245

Loma Rica Community Center- 111234 Loma Rica Road, Loma Rica | Call for appointment | 530-645-8629

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church- 345 Oak Street, Colusa | Saturday, 9am-11am | 530-458-4170

Riverbottoms Ministry- 2nd Street near Whiteaker Hall, Yuba City | Wednesday & Friday, 11am | lunch

Riverbottoms Ministry- St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City | Thursday, 6pm | take out dinner

The Salvation Army- 401 Del Notre Avenue, Yuba City | Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am-11am | 530-216-4530 x4539

The Salvation Army- Life building Center, 131 Fir Street, Marysville | Everyday, 10am-11am | 530-749-6811 | hot meal & bagged meal

The Salvation Army- 68 2nd Street, Yuba City | Everyday, 12pm-1pm | 530-216-4530 | hot meal & bagged meal

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church- 1390 Franklin Road, Yuba City | Monday-Friday, 1:15pm-3:15pm | 530-673-7353

St. Joseph Catholic Church- 8th & B Streets, Marysville | Wednesday & Friday, 10am-12pm | 530-742-6461

St Vincent de Paul- 222 Clark Avenue, Yuba City | Monday thru Thurday, 9:15am-11:15am | 530-671-5154 | call for appointment

Twin cities Rescue Mission- 940 11th Street, Marysville | Monday-Sunday, 8am & 7:30pm | 530-743-8777 | Breakfast & Dinner

Yuba City Food Bank- 760 Stafford Way, Yuba City | See Facebook Page for dates, times [LINK] | 530-673-3834 |USDA Food Distribution boxes, delivered to 65+, Emergency food box drive thru


Salvation Army Sinclair Cares -food drive

About the Campaign
In these uncertain times, we can stand together while physically apart.
Thank you for donating to The Salvation Army – Sinclair Cares – Your Neighbor Needs You relief fund. Your support goes directly back into your local community, helping The Salvation Army deliver food, shelter, and hope.
Sinclair Broadcast Group will match the first $100,000 in donations.

Coronavirus Information

Get the latest information from trusted sources:

Centers for Disease Control | Butte County Public Health | Law Enforcement | State & City Governments | School Districts | Local Newspaper & TV Media | Chambers of Commerce


Butte County Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 


530-552-4000 | 





Butte County Sheriff Search & Rescue

Butte County Search & Rescue - to provide a professional, large scale response to missing person's cases, with the ultimate goal of finding the missing person(s) alive.


If you would like to become a part of our team - we are always recruiting for new members. Our next General meeting is May 14th, please plan on attending, and see if becoming a member of our team is a good fit for you.

Butte County Search & Rescue are funded entirely by donations. These funds will help us "keep the lights on", and insures that we will be there the next time our community needs us.




Butte County Fire Safe Council

The Butte County Fire Safe Council will help you reduce the fuel on your property and make your homestead more defensible thru licensed contractors at NO COST to you. 


Contact BCFSC at (530)762-9717 or 

Get your landowner agreement now! 

Camp Fire Resources


Resource you need all in one location. updated daily. [LINK]

Gridley Animal Control TNR Program

Learn TNR and get the feral cat problem in your neighborhood under control.


Sponsor a feral cat today by donating $55! Contributions can be mailed to: Gridley Animal Control, 685 Kentucky St. Gridley.



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

No-Cost Chipper Service

For Fire Hazard Reduction:


1. Call the BCFSC at (530) 877-0984 

2. The Chipper Program operates from the end of the fire season, typically in November, through May 15 

3. How to stack rows for the Chipper Program: 

    - Stack cut brush and limbs in a row within five feet of the road or driveway edge.  Stack with the ends facing toward the road or driveway. 

    - Rows should be stacked no more than four feet high.

    - Keep mud, rocks, roots, and rootballs out of the rows.

    - Keep poison oak out of the rows. 

    - Locate the rows so the truck and chipper can easily access them; no off-road locations allowed.

4. Please note that the chipper material will not be hauled away. 

5. The Chipper Program does not provide chipping for orchard material or timber harvest material. 

6. Limds end up to eight inches diameter and not more then 10 feet in length may be chipped.


Terra Fuego Fuel Crew Low-Cost Assistance

Burned area restoration work. Terra Fuego Fuels Crew. Low-cost assistance for lands affected by the Camp fire:

- Brush cutting and chainsaw work for fire victims,

- Improvement of burned or partially burned areas,

- Reduction of standing dead material,

- Limitations of felling to < 10" diamenter trees,

- Some restrictions apply.


Cost $250. / Day fora 6-Person Fuels Crew.

for more informatuion  |  530 899-8399


Terra Fuego is a nonprofit 501c(3), have supported frie prevention and training in California since 2011. Providing nationally recognized training for underemployed residents in Butte County and manage landscape prescribed fire and forest improvement projects.  or Instagram @terra_fuego

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





Guitar Classes - Druham Rec

Registration Now Open

1 - ON - 1 lessons 

30 minute classes



Spots Open for Saturdays 9am - 1pm


call DRPD (Druham Recreation & Park District)  for more info


Habitat For Humanity

We have been challenged this year like no other and we are grateful for all of you who helped Habitat build affordable housing for our communities. Our long-term planning has begun and we are collaborating with others in our county to be sure that affordable housing remains a top priority.
Your help in the past has made a significant difference to so many people.


Butte Strong Fund- supporting Camp Fire Relief Effort

Three major philanthropic initiatives supporting the Camp Fire relief effort have joined forces to create the Butte Strong Fund — a partnership that will work to provide a roadmap for recovery. Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants in these areas: Housing | Children & Youth Services | Health and Wellness | Education | Community Development | Business Recovery


The Butte Strong Fund is a partnership of the North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Fire Recovery Fund. Representatives from each organization will work together throughout the long-term process to identify and fund local recovery organizations.

Thousands of people donated roughly $25 million for Camp Fire relief to the NVCF.


APPLY FOR FUNDING (Organizations only)

Tax-deductible donations can be sent to Butte Strong Fund, 240 Main St., Suite 260, Chico, CA 95928 or by visiting  and clicking Donate.The North Valley Community Foundation (NVCF) uses just 1 percent of donations to put a small dent in the cost of processing, documenting, vetting grant applications and, most important, distributing funds to the people who need it.

E Center Provides Services For Families -Head Start

In response to the tragic events surrounding the recent camp fires in Paradise and surrounding areas, E-Center would like to raise awareness for all families of our various free of charge services.  E-Center’s Head Start programs offer no-cost early childhood development services to income eligible families with infants, toddlers and pre-school age children. Our program focuses on preparing your children for kindergarten, while providing comprehensive services including nutritious meals, health screenings and services for the family. In addition, 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 Yuba, Sutter, and Butte Counties. Call 530-741-2995 to schedule your appointment or visit  for more information. 


E Center is a private non-profit agency that builds healthy communities through education, employment and environmental awareness. We are an agency that envisions strong, healthy communities that are inclusive of all.
E Center- 1506 Starr Drive, Yuba City, CA 95993 | Phone: 530-634-1200, Fax: 530-671-1042 |

Head Start Programs Office- 840 Cooper Avenue, Yuba City, CA  95993 | 530-741-2995, Fax: 530-822-9584
Toll Free: 1-866-417-4255

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

Applications Being Accepted for Low-Inclome Senior Housing -Chico

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

Carr Fire Information

Butte Humane Society: Pet Food & Supply Pantry for Camp Fire Victims

Pet Food & Supply Pantry open everyday! 9 am to 5 pm at 1356 Longfellow Ave Chico

Supplies Avaliable:

Dry cat food, Wet cat food, Cat litter, Cat litter boxes, Cat treats, Cardboard cat carriers, Dog kennels/crates of all sizes, Leashes, Harnesses and collars, Dog and cat beds, Dog jacket/sweaters, Food and water bowls, Cat and dog toys, Wire dog pens

For more information go to:


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

Safe Boating Course Card

Safety is the number one priority for you and your crew while you're out on the water, and getting a head start before your trip is now easier than ever. to complete a state approved, NASBLA! certified, boating safety course.

If you have not completed a safe boating course yet it's not too late! You can either complete an in-person or online course from your state of residence (see links below), or you have the option to complete a classroom course from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary or United States Power Squadron.


California Department of Boating and Waterways
The California course cannot be taken online. (See the CDBW site for details.)


Check out these other fun sites for more water safety tips:

Find out more about WEAR IT!
National Water Safety Congress
The United States Coast Guard - boating safety page

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.


Women's Resource Clinic


We are a faith-based pro-life crisis pregnancy clinic in Chico.

We serve pregnant women in our community no matter what their choice is. We offer tools and resources for women to feel empowered to become mothers.


115 W 2nd Ave., Chico, California. Call (530) 897-6100


Mobile Medical Clinic Hours- Friday 10am-4pm
2255 Pillsbury Rd. Chico, CA (Butte Bible Fellowship Parking lot)


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.

Facebook Page:

Rattlesnake Alert

San Francisco, CA – California Poison Control System (CPCS) ( reminds Californians that with warm weather, rattlesnakes are more likely to be found on hiking trails and sunning in rural areas. Even baby rattlesnakes possess dangerous venom as soon as they hatch.


A rattlesnake bite can produce painful swelling, bruising, tissue destruction, bleeding problems and, in rare cases, can be fatal. Most bites occur between the months of April and October. Click here to hear the sound a rattlesnake makes.


Some rattlesnake bite prevention tips include:

  • Wear boots and long pants when hiking.
  • Stay on trails when hiking, away from underbrush and tall weeds.
  • Do not touch or disturb a snake, even if it appears dead.
  • Carefully inspect logs or rocks before sitting on them.
  • Never hike alone in remote areas. Always have someone with you who can assist in an emergency.
  • Teach children to respect snakes and to leave them alone!

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:
Facebook Page:

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.













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,

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.

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.

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

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

Temporary Restraining Order Clinic -Oroville | Daily

Daily by appointment.

1931 Arline Rhine Memorial Drive.

Call: 530-532-6427.

Free. For victims of domestic violence.

Sponsor, Catalyst Domestic Violence Services.


Summer Meals CHAMPS

Free summer meals for teens & kids!


Breakfast and lunch available to teens and kids 18 years old and younger


Call 530-532-5668 or 211 for locations or the Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry


Text 'Hungry' or 'Comida' to 877-877


Provided by CHAMPS

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]




Help Stop the Spread of Invasive Pests and Diseases

Our forests are threatened by nonnative insects and diseases that can kill large number of trees. Goldspotted oak borer, Sudden Oak Death, pitch canker, Emerald ash borer, Asian longhorned beetle can be transported long distanced in firewood. Once transported into new areas, these insects and diseases can become established and kill local trees. 


How Can You Help:

  • Leave firewood at home - do not transport it to campgrounds or parks
  • Use firewood from local sources
  • Burn all firewood before leaving your campiste if leaving the local area





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

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





Vessel turn-in program BCSO

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